Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WOYWW 11th February

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog

 This card I made for a swap where the theme was Iris Folding.  I'd never tried it before and can't say it's my thing, but nice to try new crafting projects.

Got some cards ready to be put together.

I'll put photos of the finished cards on next weeks WOYWW.

Happy WOYWW.


  1. Ooh look..real desk and erm, legs?!! I'm not an iris folder but I always quite like the results..and I love the papers you put together for that, they're lovely matches.

  2. Hi Sue your card looks good. It's not something I've tried either, but as you say good to try new things. Anne x #30

  3. Ooh, I think the iris folding is really lovely! I love the papers you've used, great tonal choices there, they work really well!
    Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

  4. Your Iris Folding card is beautiful! I love the colours you chose! I have also tried it before, and although the results are beautiful, I can't say it's my thing either! Lindart #59

    1. Hi Sue - thanks for letting me know about the number change to #60. This has happened to me before, not sure why it happens. Guess I should wait awhile to see if the number will actually stick! -Lindart #60!

    2. Lindart, I've had it happen as well. I think it's because more than one person is putting their details in at the same time.

  5. Your cards are so cute! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

  6. Julia, I hadn't notice my leg was in the shot:)

    Thanks. I was pleased with the end result.

    Anne, I'd probably do it again, as it is a good way of using up scraps.

    LLJ, The papers were from a craft magazine I had sometime last year.

    Lindart, Think if you don't mind fiddly, then it's ok. I've never liked fiddly things:)

    Sandy Leigh, Thank you.

  7. Oh I used to do iris folding years ago. It was very popular in the Netherlands then. I used Japanese origami papers with tiny designs on them. Yes, it's fiddly but I found it relaxing.
    Your other cards look like they will be beautiful once finished.
    Have a good week,

  8. Your talent sure shows in these workbench projects!

  9. You've got some lovely cards in process, Sue, and well-done with trying out the iris folding!! That is one of a long list of techniques that I haven't gotten to yet! Enjoy your day! I'm not WOYWWing, just stopping in for an overdue visit! Hugs, Darnell

  10. I love the iris folding, not tried that. Have a great week #Helen 1

  11. Your desk is so tidy! I've tried the iris folding. Pretty, but not something I'd do all the time either. Love the colors you used in your card.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #19

  12. Oh I remember iris folding. I have several different pattern shapes if you get bored with a They are..somewhere! Shel@paperoctillostudio #45

  13. Lovely colors and design for your Iris fold Sue.

    Hugs Diane

  14. Hi Sue, it is such a long time since I did any Iris folding and I agree it is a good way of using up bits of card. Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 37

  15. Lisca, Thank you. There are loads of lovely free templates for Iris Folding.

    Hazel, Tank you.

    Darnell, Hope you get iris folding crossed off you list. Always nice to try new things.

    Helen, Thank you.

    Sandy, Thank you. I cannot work with a busy desk, but when I have been doing several projects at a time and the other leaf of the table goes up it can look like a bomb has hit it:)

    Shel, Thank you very much.

    Diane, Thank you.

    Angela, Thank you for stopping by.

  16. Looks like lots of crafting going on. Too cold and snowy to be out much.


  17. Sue, Actually crafting has been thin on the ground for me. Just don't know where my mojo has gone.

  18. Short and sweet. What is Iris folding, exactly? Great to see your space. Happy WOYWW
    Pat #71

  19. You say it's not 'your thing', but you surely created such a pretty card with the technique! This reminds me of the old Log Cabin quilt pattern. You did well! I took a class in Iris, and didn't do much after. I think what bothered me about it, when using c/stock, it made the motif quite thick. I keep planning to try it using plain dp, so it won't be so thick. It's therapeutic once you get started, and I love your card! Pats to the puppies. TFS

  20. Pat, Thanks for stopping by. I'll pop into your blog and let you know about Iris Folding.

    MaryH, Thank you. I used papers, so it wasn't thick.

    Girls say thanks for the pats.

  21. Can't say I'm an iris folder either, but I love it when they look like patchwork quilts.
    Sorry I'm late this week!
    p.s. I've added a photo of the whole flower for you x

  22. Laura, Thanks.

    I am off to see the photos of the Amaryllis:)

  23. I love the way your card turned out. I think there is an iris fold card cut out at the Silhouette store. I'm like you - love the results. :-)

  24. Great iris fold card, Sue! Those papers and colors look fantastic - good to nibble! LOL Hope all is well for you xo

  25. April, Thank you.

    Donna, Thank you.

  26. I think the card is really effective - love the colours :)

    Carmen x #46

  27. Carmen, Thank you.


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