Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #259

It’s the kitchen table again, but you guessed that, didn’t you?

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Kitting for class tomorrow. It’s a regular Tuesday afternoon thing around here. Two of my ladies are keen for a Triple Stamping refresher. I love the technique, but I have to admit it’s not a favourite of mine for classes. All those layers of white cardstock and corresponding coloured mats can be a little tedious to cut for several people at once.

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It gives a good end result and I wouldn’t expect everyone to cut their own. They don’t come to class to learn how to use a trimmer, do they? I killed two birds with one stone as I’d also had a request for some male cards. I think this fits the bill.

It’s the WOYWW anniversary crop this weekend and I’m so excited to see everyone again. In the meantime I have ATCs to finish and cakes to bake. If you’re coming along and want to swap let me know and I’ll try to make sure I have enough. Cards, not cakes, that is!

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If you fancy a go at making a flower like this one, I’ll have some supplies with me and would be happy to show you how. A great way to use up all those card scraps.

It’s over to Julia’s place for more desk based shenanigans. See you there.

45 comments:

Alison said...

A lovely lot of crafty activity!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have a friend who tried to make one of those triple cards. I don't think she knew what she was doing. At least, the ones she made didn't look like yours. I'm super impressed. And I hope you have fun at the crop. I hope to see photos.

While I was leaving the above paragraph, Julia came online. So looks like I'm #2 this week, but I appreciate the early visit.

alexa said...

You are a very thoughtful teacher! And that flower is very pretty - I thought at first it was fabric. If there's ever the chance of an online tutorial ... :)

Nikki C said...

That card turned out wonderful I'm going to have to try and make one of these I like the effect they gave when done happy woyww hugs Nikki 3

sandra de said...

Great card and very pretty flower. Hope you have a great time at the crop.
Sandra @10

sandra de said...

Great card and very pretty flower. Hope you have a great time at the crop.
Sandra @10

Helen said...

Great cards, and love that big flower!! Helen 8

Lynda Beazley said...

A beautiful card.. I can't seem to cut straight with my trimmer at the moment. Maybe time for a new one…. or a lesson! I thought that the flower was fabric, its beautiful. Have a happy week
Lynda B 20

Belinda Basson said...

Love that flower, now I am really sorry I live so far away...next year is on my bucket list to come to the crop!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you for doing the cakes..you're my hero!
Do you know what? I'd like to have a go at doing a flower..but be warned, I'm not very adept with paper! It's so pretty though and it'll be fun to do something different!!
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

jill said...

Love ,love love the card & the colour Fiona. Happy woyww Jill #5

Neil said...

Good morning. Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting us in to peek at your creative space. You've been busy. I'm sure folks will appreciate not having to trim card and the finished card is lovely. I do like the look of that large flower. Have fun at the crop.

Hope you have a good week too.
Neil #40

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great cards! I would love to make flower like that so count me in please - Oh! did I say….Yay! the crops only 3 days away! Chris46

Andrea said...

great card i have never tried teh technique but iy does look fab if not alittle tricky ...but worth it..yu are kind doing al the matting .as for me i would need the trimmer lesson... as I never cut anything straight!...beautiful flower I wish i was going too..maybe one day you could do a tutorial. have great time crafty hugs andrea #45

Eliza said...

Wish I could be at the crop but a tad to far to swim. You're an angel helping LLJ with the catering, thank you for helping her and Julia. I have not tried that card, I think I would flunk at it. Yours looks fantastic and you are such a thoughtful person cutting/trimming.

Hope you have a wonderful time.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Sleepy head Yoda 26

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Fi, couldnt agree with you more - I once spent an hour and half of a two hour workshop cutting up my cardstock for a star book. Cheated is how I felt, to be honest. Love the card you've made, as you say, perfect for a bloke..lots of straight lines and alignment and yet some art too.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Look forward to seeing you, love your makes and designs. Enjoy your day. Take care Zo xx 50

Carole said...

I would like to learn more about that fabulous flower...wish I could be there...have fun. Be well Carole #52

Chrysalis said...

It's a lot of work, but the final card is well worth it. Hope the class went well a xxnd that you have a great time at the crop. Chris # 17

Jackie said...

Sounds fab for the crop and your baking cakes!!!!! Hope there will be lots of pictures for next week of the crop
Jackie 13

scrappyjacky said...

Great for a male card.

Jo said...

Your desk looks so organised, great card x

my cup of tea said...

Very nice male card! Love the colors. Your flower is beautiful too! Have fun next week! So wish I could be there...but I will be swapping some ATCs! Have a great week!
donna#73

Nan G said...

Wow! That flower is made from card stock!? It's fab! Love the triple stamp/layered card. I never attempted that for a class. You go girl! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #10

Gita said...

The triple stamping I've only tried a couple times. Definitely alot of cutting. Brigita #80

fairy thoughts said...

oh id love a cake but never mindi have given julia some.ATC s to swap for me if you hjave enough.love the triple sbasmping not seen that before
janet #24

Stacy Sheldon said...

I don't think I have ever seen that triple stamping done as a guy card before That is cool!and I think they are really lucky the gals in your class that you have taken the time to cut all the pieces for them too. Stacy #85

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh pretty flower! I'll def. watch a demo. Looks quite useful and cute to boot!

See you Saturday!
Happy near 5 year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Paper rainbow said...

I really like your flower topper! :)

Denise said...

I like the effect on that card . I saw your step by step photos when you were cutting lots of bits out! That flower looks fascinating x

Sandra said...

No wonder your classes are so popular. You're very kind

sandysewin said...

Yes, all that cutting prep for the class does sound tedious. Hope everyone has a good time.

I'm totally jealous that you all get to get together for a Woyww crop! I'm sure it will so much fun.

Your Lemony Snicket books backdrop always makes me smile, btw. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #58

Annie said...

I'm only just doing my rounds to catch up with all my blogging friends....it's been a busy day with lots of extra cuddles needed by my little poorly munchkins.
Fab card today. I'm not able to come to the crop this year but am really looking forward to swapping ATCs next week.
Hugs,
Annie x #27

Angela Radford said...

Gosh that is a lot of work but the card looks great.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I just love that card, Fiona, and after looking closely at your top photo I realized that the paint splatters are actually done with a stamp. SO cool!

Love the pretty flower on the box top as well! xo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Fiona Happy WOYWW and do like that male card - nice colours. Have fun with the baking and do enjoy your Crop weekend. Cheers and have fun RobynO#19

Angie said...

I have to say that for some reason that technique is not my favorite but you TOTALLY ROCKED it! Maybe I just haven't seen the right images for this technique before! I just love the splatters!!! Hope you have a great class! Happy WOYWW! #66 Angie

peggy apl said...

How nice for you to be able to go to the WOYWW crop and meet up with blog friends! I'm sure it will be so much fun! The card looks great and i love the flower!
Thank you for the visit!

Beverly said...

I definitely like a kit that lets me create and has all the non creative labor done. Card is great and that flower is gorgeous!!

Twiglet said...

That flower is really lovely. Do you want to swap ATcs? If so, email twiglet517 at hotmail.co.uk. x Jo

Louise said...

You definitely nailed it..great card x

Neet said...

Gorgeous flower - so sorry I cannot come and learn how to make one but it is a tad too far for a day out for me.
Not done hose triple cards for ages - you have reminded me - now I will do one.
Hugs, Neet 18 xx (thanks for your earlier visit)

Sheena said...

I really love the modern feel this male card has x
I really wished I lived closer xxx

S said...

Fab flower and love that colorful card too!

Gail said...

What a great looking card and the flower is gorgeous!