8 May 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 205........a bit of action!

Well hello everyone, its been far too long since I did any kind of blogging let alone joining in Julia's WOYWW blog hop! As you can see my desk is busy tonight, just finished the easel card on the left of the pic and just about to start another. If you want to join in WOYWW pop over to Julia's blog to find out what its all about ;-

Been having a play with my fab new Martha Stewart Doily cutter! Its brilliant, and as you can see cuts perfect doily's. I used 220gsm card stock for this one here and it was pretty easy to punch through. Its really easy to use too. Cuts a doily from 6 inches up to 12 inches.

Got quite in to CD crafting over the past couple of weeks & ended up buying a rake of them on E-Bay, although I did treat myself to 3 from Kraftyhands web shop. I used the Chic Boutique CD to make the three cards on the above pic. Love the colours & the die cut images are easy to cut out. Never really dabbled in CD crafting before as I was very unsure about printer settings & types of paper to use. However now I have a decent printer & sussed out the paper to use, its been great to try various CD's that are out there.

Well the past few months have been a real turmoil for me. I have two of my close family fighting Cancer and 5 weeks ago lost my very dear Big Brother, very sad, he was too young at 60 to leave this world, he was the eldest of six and I am the youngest. We were very alike in our ways & outlook on life and he was always the one I turned to in a time of need or crisis. I shall miss him more than I can say, I feel at a loss. I Craft to take time out, and I can say hand on heart I am so very glad I do! Its really kept me sane & busy in these tough times, it really is great therapy!

 Happy to share with you all this post! Take care everyone & Thanks for stopping by!
Have a crafty week


Gita said...

I saw your post and was like....aww, poop (just used another word, lol). I thought I missed it. But, it's still Tuesday here by me. :-) Love your doily MS punch. And pretty cards too. Brigita

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lavinia,

So glad you joined us this week!!! I've been thinking about you a lot. So very sorry to hear of your brother's passing and also those that are battling with cancer. It's a tough fight and they will need all the support you can give.

Don't forget to take care of yourself too. You are right, crafting is a great way to relieve stress.


Annie said...

It never fails to amaze me what wonderful tools you card makers have and that little doily is simply wonderful....how pretty are the results. Gorgeous cards on show too.
A x # 53

Francesca said...

Hi Lavinia, love your cards , really pretty. Sorry for your loss, hope things will be better soon. Francesca #85

Candace said...

Love the doily punch

Great work space, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week and happy crafting

Candace #62

Sumaiyah Dymonz said...

Your cards are exquisite! So sorry for the loss of your brother. I lost my oldest brother in June at 53 - too young (and I'm the baby of 6 as well...). Art does heal and I'm glad to hear that it is helping you through tough times.

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous cards and do love the Doily punch looks super x
Have a Beautiful week Heather WOYWW # 74

Bobby said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but glad you have crafting for therapy. You do such a wonderful job on your cards.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Lavinia
you have some very very pretty cards going on there for us to see today, for a first timer to CD crafting you seem to have taken to it like a duck to water.
So sorry to hear your sad news I hope your crafting can give you some comfort
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I poked around on your previous posts and all of your cards are very beautiful! Happy Wednesday from your newest follower. :)

Gita said...

Funny thought I left a comment last night....anyway, love your MS punch. Your cards look fantastic. Brigita #122

okienurse said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about the loss of you beloved brother...always a sad day regardless of age! Love those cards and the doily cutter. I haven't seen one before now I am going to go looking for it!Just noticed you are from Manchester...maybe again...I have lots of friends in Liverpool, Burnley, Nelson, Bradford and around that area. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #36

Julia Dunnit said...

Huge hug and condolences Lavinia, he will leave a hole in your life, but I'm glad you had him in your life for the short time..it's just not fair is it. Your cards are gorgeous, the therapy is so important isn't it. And you could easily be a Martha Stewart sales rep!!


G'day Lavinia
I usually don't get around for WOYWW till Friday as when Julia posts the link I am at work in the evening here in Oz. My day off isn't till Friday then but I'm home sick all this week so here I am just one day late(I couldn't type yesterday due to sore hands and why I am home!!). So sorry to hear your brother passed away. My sister died 2yrs ago at age 51 and I still miss her heaps. Like you creating was my salvation at the time. How funny...on my blog on Tuesday I shared how to make easel cards LOL. Mine are heart shaped ones made for Mother's day. Love the ones you have made though :o)
Annette In Oz #39

Maxam Made said...

Hi Lavinia, so nice to see you at WOYWW#205! Your art work is so beautiful! That doiley cutter is pretty cool and your cards are beautiful!! You tempt me to try using cd images!! I am so sorry to here of the cancer strike in your family and the loss of your dear brother! we have been fighting cancer here too, so I understand in a way I never would have. Sending you a big hug..
Ginny M#120

Alison Wade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. Firstly, big hug for your very sad loss. You must miss your big brother so much. Cancer is so cruel and takes people far too early. Secondly, welcome to the wonderful world of digital and CD-Rom crafting! I mainly craft in this way now. There are so many wonderful sources of designs. Loving what you have made already. Ali x #25

mark gould said...

Happy really really late woyww sorry it's taken so long, hardly any computer time.
Your cards look great, very elegant. happy hopping, mark

Debs said...

Hey Lavinia, another lovely batch of cards from you again!! The Martha Stewart punch does look fab and I think you're really getting to grips with the CD crafting!! Never a disappointment seeing your cards! :-)

Love & hugs Crafty Debs xxxx

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