Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #151

From kitchen table to lounge floor. I needed a bit more room to spread out.

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I was playing around with some new dies and embossing folders and figuring out the best sandwiches for cutting. I’ve not used the crease pad in my Bigshot for a while and as my trusty machine is around 6 years old, sometimes a few shims are called for to get a clean cut.

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Once I’d cut and embossed a stack of pillow boxes, I used all the other bits and pieces to make this card. I don’t think I’ve got the balance quite right. The curved edge was throwing me a bit. It’s now winging its way to a friend. I hope it brings some cheer on this miserable wet day.

I can’t believe how much rain we’ve had overnight here. Just the sort of day to stay in and go on a virtual journey around the desks of Britain and beyond.

32 comments:

jill said...

beautiful card & looks so elegant

Annie said...

I love butterflies and you card is just perfect.
Hugs,
A x #38

Neet said...

I have that butterfly folder/die - I find it so useful for cards as there are so many tiny ones on it.
Lovely card you have made, looks fine to me and it will brighten the recipients day I am sure.
Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Karen said...

I love the die cut butterflies and your card is gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love your butterflies...so pretty on the card. And the best sandwich possibilities?? Cheese and chutney for me please..yum!
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Queen Of Toys said...

Beautiful card and love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing


Eliza #26

Sandra said...

Oh you will be popular once your friend receives this, it's lovely Fi

Victoria said...

thank you for the look around your crafting space today

vicky #104 woyww
http://angeldrummer.blogspot.co.uk/
Ps I also have saturated canary candy on my blog

inkypinkycraft said...

A really cheery card and ot is wet wet wet here too, yuck! Have a great day hugs trace x 97

Redanne said...

That is a really lovely card, I adore butterflies, they remind me of summer. I know we need the rain but isn't it just getting ridiculous..........Anne #61

Sunshine Girl said...

I craft on my lounge floor occasionally too - I like the card it looks balanced to me. Thanks for sharing on this wet rainy day! - Sunshine Girl No. 20

Twiglet said...

Very pretty. Cheers you up on a foul rainy day!

Alison said...

Love the butterflies...I used to use the floor, but my floors are all tiles here and it's too sore on the knees!
Alison xx

sandee said...

Rainy days make for the best crafting days I think, I actually feel more motivated! Lovely card, your friend will love it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #139

Sian said...

lol about the spreading out. It's a rocky road..

Really pretty card - it's bound to bring a bit of cheer!

Julia Dunnit said...

I see no imbalance, just pretty! Crease pad? I know not of it. She said, like Yoda. Can it save the embossing folder I've got that ALWAYS creases the paper or card? Just that one, again and again. argh.!

May said...

Beautiful card.... Just Perfect.. Hugs May x x x No10

lisa said...

Your card looks perfect to me. Those butterflies are beautiful and so well set off by the elegant panels.
The floor makes a perfect crafting surface doesn't it.
Pouring it down here in Yorkshire too!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super card, sometimes you just got to play with the shims and see what happens, all looks fab though. Enjoy WOYWW, am working through the list in shifts! Take care Zo xx 77

Danielle said...

Beautiful card - love the green and pink colors together. dani138

Astrid Maclean said...

Great die cutting going on there and I really like the card!! Here it's pouring too, I'm sure we can all do with some cheering up!

Happy WOYWW #34

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like your butterfly card. I think you have the balance done well. All the curvy edges of the bottom, die cuts and stamped flourishes really go good together. The embossing on the card and butterflies is icing on the cake!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love that card! I really like all the different butterflies. I feel a bit like Noah's wife today with all this rain! #36

Hazel said...

Lovely to have new goodies to experiment and play with - lovely card - (Hazel, #173) x

Queen Lightwell said...

Lovely card, looks very well-balanced!
#189~Deeyll

okienurse said...

Cute card! Love the pink and butterflies! My big shot is old also and I tried to use the crease pad the other day and it got stuck. I think like me it is begining to sag in spots! LOL! Have a great day. Vickie #41

Ginger said...

I have those butterflies and love that die cut! It's a beautiful card:)
FYI - I sent you an email, it might be in your spam box. Just wondering if you are in for the next Mail Art Exchange? The week of May 7th is what we are looking at. I need to know in the next couple days :) Thanks!

Tertia said...

That really is a lovely card! Nothing more fun than playing with new toys, is there?
Happy belated WOYWW

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your use of shim, gorgeous card
Bridget #1

alexa said...

Lovely sweet and happy card - makes me feel warm and promises summer despite the downpours!

BumbleVee said...

I came, I looked..I stared at your sea.....and stared some more....sigh...

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card Fi:D sorry i didn't get to you sooner. Great dies and matching embossing folders too, I can never get the hang of matching them up, can you give me any tips?

Lisa
xx