Wednesday, 14 January 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #293

It’s more like “Where is Your Workdesk? Wednesday” around here this week.

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This is the spot where my desk usually stands. It was taken down for the duration of the festivities and the legs were put up in the attic, by mistake I’m sure. Without them the top is little more than a giant tray so behind the sofa it remains, for now.

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Instead of a workspace, I’ll share the other two cards we made in class last week. The technique here, was using a variety of small stamps to create the look of patterned paper, which we then cut up to decorate our screen cards.

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This was our “Twenty Minute” card. Although it’s considerably quicker in class as the cutting is done by me in advance. It’s just a matter of some punching and then assembling. A design you will no doubt recognise as a favourite of mine, if you’re a regular visitor. I haven’t run out of ideas for it yet. I tend to make a batch in different colours/styles, ready to add a sentiment when I know what I need it for.

Joining in with Julia and her merry band, as always on a Wednesday.

26 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

They are beautiful cards, I hope you get your desk back soon
Bridget #1

Annie said...

I'm enjoying another twinnie fun day here so am just grabbing 5 mins to visit my fav blogs.
I'd be lost without my desk so really hope you get yours back very soon. Love the cards.
Hugs,
Annie x #26

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very pretty cards!! That's smart to make cards in advance but leave off the sentiment. You'll be prepared for anything!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #17

debs14 said...

Especially love the last card. Beautiful!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That screen card really does look effective and like a proper full size screen too! That little heart card is gorgeous, it would make a brilliant Valentine's card for those who dont' like the smushy stuff! I spy you have a Seasalt bag - there's a branch of that opened up in Marlborough about six months ago. They've got some lovely stuff but it's quite pricey....
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

Barbara Eads said...

I love your cards. Back in the day---when we had scrapbook stores, I, too taught classes. I tried to pre-cut and punch as much as I could to help things move along faster. I would try to focus on one particular technique and make the rest as easy as possible. It will be interesting to see when you get your work desk back up!

Shel C said...

I love the little heart card. Cute and simple and effective :) Happy WOYWW Shel#56

Eliza said...

Your cards are really beautiful, I hope your desk finds it's way back to you soon.

Thanks for visiting already

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 43
Happy WOYWW

alexa said...

There's a couple of neat ideas: making cards and then adding the sentiment later, and making your own with flower stamps - I'd never have guessed that wasn't a shop-bought craft paper. Yikes about the legs, and hope someone climbs up and gets them for you soon.

Sian said...

A perfect multi purpose card. I hope you get your table back soon!

Twiglet said...

Everyone needs a desk - sneaky move to put legs in the attic. lol

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hope you get your work desk back soon! Lovely cards, clean and simple! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love those cards, Fiona. You make beautiful ones.

I can relate to the desk problem. When my basement flooded, the cleaning crew boxed everything up. I couldn't put anything together without the legs to the bookcases. It was a nightmare, and I finally opened most of the boxes and found them in three or four. Any place they could just stash them was good enough for this crew. Hope you find your legs faster than I found mine (grin).

Thanks for visiting while I slept. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Louise said...

lovely cards and i hope you get those legs out of the loft soon!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Fiona,

What beautiful cards. I really love the first one that folds out.

I like seeing how you photograph your cards in front of what looks like old children's books. Very cool.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (12)

fairy thoughts said...

Oh dear your poor desk hope he makes it out soon. I thought the screens were covered in patterned paper so that technique obviously works ..... great job
janet #19

Sandra said...

You are the card queen for sure. I need to channel you when I make cards x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no! Missing legs!! I wonder how long it would be if you 'make do' all over the house before the legs are restored? I know Mr D would be back up in the attic like Flynn if I started in the lounge!!
I love the cards, and the design you often come back to? I never recognise it!

KraftyKaren said...

Hope you get your legs back soon. A fab idea for the screen card, I have just got the perpetual calendar stamp set and can see a lot of potential for using those stamps to make your own backgrounds

Abi said...

I really like your cards Fiona. They are so clean and pretty. I love that second one particularly. So clever to leave the sentiment till last.

Alison said...

I always love seeing your cards, Fiona! Xx

Kelly said...

Great cards. Love the simplicity of the second one. being without a real work desk is no fun. Hopefully we will both be back to rights soon. Creative Blessings! Kelly #69

My not so simple life said...

love the cards, hope you get your desk back soon.

My not so simple life said...

love the cards, hope you get your desk back soon.

Jo said...

They are lovely, sunny cards x

Kyla said...

Love the cards, especially the one using small stamps to make a larger design.

Kyla #23