Wednesday 1 April 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #304

I seem to be in a blogging time warp, at the moment, where it’s always Wednesday. Although this was the state of my kitchen table on Tuesday afternoon.


Stacks of cardstock and kit leftovers being sorted into some semblance of order and I do mean *some*. Not an entirely successful endeavour, but there’s always another day.


The task I was in the middle of when you visited last week was completed to my satisfaction and that niggling scrap of green is now gone.

We’re on Easter holidays here and an empty kitchen table is a rare occurrence. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Linking up with Julia and the deskers today.

PS My cursor has a mind of its own this morning and it won’t let me go back and make corrections without deleting whole sentences. Very strange.


Helen said...

glad you had time to create, holidays or not! happy WOYWW Helen 3

MrsC.x said...

your finished card is very pretty, and in all your left overs there must be at least 2 christmas cards waiting to be stuck together so thats 2 started for this year thats you ahead of the game :)

happy woyww
Mrs C.xx

Anonymous said...

A year or so back I sorted my usable scraps into page protectors to make myself a cardmaking binder. I put in a solid piece of cardstock, if it was big enough for a card blank, then some coordinating scraps of card and patterned paper. I didn't add embellishments, but whenever I needed a card an didn't have an appropriate one in my stockpile, I grabbed the binder, flipped thru and picked a sleeve and made the card with the contents. I had a sleeve with a pile of stamped sentiments, die cut or punched out and with just a little work I could make something nice. It saved my bacon quite a few times when I needed a card NOW. And saved me from a pile of scraps that was overwhelming :) Sorting can be fun, and good therapy, but sometimes it just drives me MAD.

Have fun sorting, and a lovely card, BTW.

Happy WOYWW and I'm not fooling'!
Mary Anne (1)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

*sings* Let's do the Timewarp again! It's just a jump to the left.........
I know what you, Wednesdays zoom around at the moment...bit like bin day!! My eldest boy is home at the moment, so I'm enjoying the cluttered dining room table too, lol. That's when I see him..he got a new PC for his birthday and is in raptures!! I know my place.......;-)
Love that tree stamp.
Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

Mrs.D said...

That tree stamp is beautiful, makes a lovely card. I know what you mean about Wednesday, comes around far too frequently.
Chris #22

Julia Dunnit said...

Nothing better huh..a kitchen table in constant use. I suspect that the heart shaped aperture wrapped with ribbon won't qualify as a scrap? Well, it wouldn't here! Such a pretty card..funny about the green!

Annie said...

Good luck with sorting the cardstock...looks like you are well on your way with it.
Annie x #14

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I keep putting all the scrap at the back of my mind but it needs sorting and using!
It's a bit like Ground Dog Day! Wednesdays, I mean.
Love the card too. Happy woyww, Angela x 29

Glenda said...

I stuff scrap into a drawer, but never seem to use it. I must do something about that!
Glenda #34

sandra de said...

I put my scraps in an accordian file and then close the flap! amazing how quickly the scrap collection grows.
Have a lovely easter break.
sandra de @35

Christine said...

Lovely card - it really is a smashing stamp ..... I haven't had a Mother's Day pressie yet ..... hmmmm

Love those books in the background .... are they real?

Bishopsmate #36

Miriam said...

Hi Fiona, just popping in to say hi. I'm like the donkeys tail with blogging. Happy Easter to you & yours x

Eliza said...

It would be good if we could travel at warp speed to connect with each other. You got to play this week like me, I do love the card you have made. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful crafty week.

Eliza & Yoda 41

Artatag said...

It is good you had time for some crafting, it turned out beautiful!
Gabriele 20

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous card and I love scraps - wondering what you are going to do with the tags with the punched out tree??? Next time we are away we should perhaps swap our piles of scraps and challenge each other to do something with it :D

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Sorry meant Ground Hog Day, brain not working!
Angela x

voodoo vixen said...

Love the card, will have to go back and see what the green was about, but it looks lovely now!! I used to keep all the offcuts and then it got so overwhelming that I binned the lot! LOL Happy WOYWW, Annette #22

rose AKA Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

"Some semblance of order" is phrasing I totally understand! It is my most common goal. A goal with no beginning and never ending!

And, yeah, lovely card!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I like the subtle colours and would love to be swinging under that tree :) Whenever I have a sort out the finished result is only ever a semblance of order ... comes of having much too much stash so there's no hope for me! Have a great Easter weekend and a happy WOYWW today. Elizabeth x #40

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Fiona, loved that card when I saw it the other day. Really struggling today, am round late, had to go to Docs, got a rotten chest infection thats not clearing. Thought it was going after last week, but its come back with a vengeance. Now have another lot of anti-biotics, and steroids to take for a week. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #37

Patrink said...

I love the thinking of you card. Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing, Happy WOYWW
Pat #64

Lizzie said...

That's a great card, Fiona. I love the swing in the tree.

I know just what you mean about sorting stuff... I make a start on my studio, but it's like the Forth Bridge. I never really seem to finish sorting out, before starting on the next project - so stuff gets pulled out and the mess begins all over again!
You've got some good "scraps" there though - I think you'll manage one or two cards from those!

Happy Wednesday!
Lizzie (#60)

Lisca said...

What a lovely card (with swing) and those scraps will make a few cute Christmas cards. I have several envelopes where I stuff usable scraps in certain colors. When I need to puch something small, I look at the scraps first.

Have a great week and Happy Easter!

GlorV1 said...

I love your card. It's always great creating. Happy Easter.

Unknown said...

Is it even possible to get AND keep scraps sorted and organized? If you discover how, please share. Truly admire the tree card; simple yet rather elegant. Don't even try to figure out why the computer does what it does or it will drive you insane Happy Easter! diane #23

Denise said...

I love that tree stamp - your cards are always gorgeous Fiona x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona
Lots of interesting stuff on my your desk .... Some of it looks Christmassy so i guess it's time to pack it away.
Cute card ..... Especially with the little swing

alexa said...

A lovely, stylish card - it looks very well in that circle. Sorting card is probably one of those never-ending tasks!

Jo said...

That is a beautiful card x