Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #344

It's a whole month since I last managed to show you my work space. December sort of swallowed me up, with too many demands on my time. Blogging just had to go. This was the state of play, at the kitchen table, yesterday afternoon. Evidence of the mad dash to prepare for class today.

























When I woke up in the morning I had no idea what we'd be making. Not a comfortable feeling. I picked one stamp set, four ink pads and got started. Five hours later I had four card samples and a pile of kits. Phew! I've always worked best under pressure, but this was a little too close to the wire even for me. Not an experience I'll be repeating any time soon.

























Here's one of them. A card to send to old friends, who didn't get the usual Christmas card greetings from me. That turned out to be the straw that broke the camel's back this year. At least it would have been, if I hadn't given myself permission to pack them away so they didn't keep looking accusingly at me from their spot on the dresser. On the bright side I'll be well ahead next year.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers. Looking forward to catching up with you all.

23 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Under pressure or not you always pull it out of the bag. Lush card! Take care Zo xx 42

Darlene said...

holy smokes - talk about pressure. If I tried that before teaching they
would not get anything as nice lol.
darlene #57

Annie said...

I love the way you just come up with an idea and run with it....and the results are so lovely too.
Here's hoping we can all enjoy and share many happy crafty times in 2016.
Hugs,
Annie x # 20

Barb said...

I love your card Fiona. I'm sure your girls will enjoy making it too. Barbxx #28

Helen said...

great card - good job you had such a great idea. We put so much pressure on ourselves, somethings have to give. I am sure the card will be loved by someone.

Maria Ontiveros said...

My workspace is relatively clear at the moment!
I might actually go create something soon.
rinda

My not so simple life said...

wow thats what you make under pressure?! I just make a mess lol

Sharon said...

Those look lovely. Very cheerful to receive on a winter's day

Cheri said...

well the card is gorgeous despite the last minute rush. I could NOT work under that kind of pressure!

Shaz Brooks said...

Fab cards to have made under so much pressure! Great to because you could just change the sentiment for any occasion. Brilliant. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8xxx

sunshinepen said...

Lovely card ....Great to see your work space. And nice to meet you.

Crafty hugs Pen x # 49

alexa said...

What a super result! I'd have been like a rabbit frozen in headlights, I think ... You've made a very creative start to the year.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love how you combine stamps and they all seem to work together flawlessly and with great color combinations. Way to go, Fiona. Happy WOYWW on Thursday from #1.

butterfliecrafter said...

great cards, very sunny and you can never go wrong with butterflies :-) Vicky#9

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Fiona, life got hectic for me to over Dec but it's nice to be back blogging now. Love your cards, have a great week RobynO#21

Sian said...

I'm sure the "hello" cards were very enthusiastically received. It's a great idea for this time of year. I would have been very happy to turn up to class and make these!

Twiglet said...

I think we often come up with great stuff under pressure - your litle cards are fab. A happy, healthy and crafty New Year to you!

Jo said...

I'm another one who works better under pressure. That is beautiful card.

Jane Willis said...

I'm sure I couldn't make anything so gorgeous if I was under pressure!
Jane

Susanne said...

Lovely cards, but that is a lot of pressure to put yourself under - hope your schedule works out better in the future.

Angela Radford said...

I do find that when under pressure somehow we come up with a great idea and I'm sure the girls will love it. Wishing you a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela 32x

Christine said...

My eldest daughter always used to say that - especially after a no homework done weekend!!! Love the card.

Happy New Year to you and yours
Have a good week
Christine
Bishopsmate #53

KraftyKaren said...

Happy New Year!!!

Really lovely card - look forward to seeing what else you made for class