Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WOYWW #252

Good morning, had a busy weekend, gave the mothers day cards to their recipients, so I can now show the cards from the "sneak peak", not yet though, I need to show you my desk for this week first:

This is a card in progress, there is a background being flattened underneath the Cuttlebug and hubbys book (not a very exciting read and no idea how it got into my craft room), then are loads of bits ready for colouring and adding together to make a card. Here is a close up of the "bits"

Eventually all the bits were added together and they became this:

There are a few hints of my normal style, but this was done as a commission, hence the personalisation and the golf theme, it turned out better than I though it would, as I hate doing male cards (unless its just trees) and adding a theme is even harder. The golf tees and wooden leaves have been gilded and the burlap has been die cut using a Tim Holtz Bigz die to match the leaves.

And as promised from last week, here are the finished mothers day cards:

This one uses a sweet poppy stencil as the focus, all the flowers are made from cardboard, those sharp eyed among you will notice that a few more bits were added after the sneak peak from last week - I just got carried away with bling. Here is the other one:

Also with added bling!

Anyway, must dash, a quick look at the other desks on Julias blog and off to work

Bye for now

Donna x


  1. what stunning mothers day cards they are beautiful. i love the flowers,the colours used and the layering,they have so much texture and interest ...amazing. As for the male card well done to you!....I also hate men cards .sooo difficult to do .have a fab crafty creative week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #45

  2. Thank you for posting your finished projects, something many don't do. You did an outstanding job on the golf card! My favorite is the poppy Mother's Day card. I like how the message is lifted up off the card and the variety of textures. Beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Loving that male card - fantastic colours.

    ~Elaine #71

  4. Hi Donna, thanks for visiting me earlier. I love all of your cards, but the first one for Mark is amazing, love the gorgeous colours and how masculine it feels. Cx #49

  5. Gorgeous cards! The golf card is great too. Thank you for sharing and for your earlier visit to my space. Isn't fun to visit crafters all over the world via Julia's Blog hop?

  6. your desk! Great use of all those bits--the golf card came out great. And your Mothers Day cards are stunning. And now I'm off to check out sweet poppy stencils...
    Have a great week.
    -K #89

  7. Oh Donna - that black butterfly is amazing! And I love the macho card - so difficult to do just the right one, eh? Have a great week x

  8. Hi Donna the Mother's Day cards are gorgeous. Also well done with Male card- I don't like making them either. Thanks for visiting me ( just up the road :-) ) Anne x #28

  9. Oh wow - what stunning makes. Just love the golf card and the poppy Mother's Day card is just stunning. I often amuse myself by checking out the supplies on woywers desks - I don't however recognise the little pots to the right. Some kind of paint or ink? MMM I wonder.....Happy WOYWW Cindy #72

    1. thanks for the lovely comments. The little pots are Pebeo moon paints, haven't had much chance to play with them yet, maybe something for next weeks post.....

  10. those cards are all stunning! Your flowers are gorgeous. Lovely! Creative Blessings! Kelly #97

  11. Hello Miss Donna, your desk always look beautiful full of your bits for the cards, you do make some of the most gorgeous cards, that golfing one is fantastic and those 2 Mother day cards, I love them both so different but both gorgeous, I loooooove your cards, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week, ((( IG HUGS )))...

  12. Hi Donna and thanks for visiting my desk. You've done a beautiful job of the MD cards and 'Mark' is going to be very impressed with his the backgrounds you've created. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#40

  13. WOW... those are awesome cards! Love the dimensions of them!
    Hi happy woyww to you! Thanks for sharing!
    Kimmer #109 last, but not least, yet again... I think this is a record! LOL

  14. Gorgeous as always Donna! Who'd have thought you could make a man's card without changing your style too much?! Genius! xx

  15. Gorgeous cards, the golf one works really well- love the colours! Thanks for sharing, Lisa #88 xx

  16. 3 beautiful cards, love how you embellished the guy card.
    Happy WoYwW
    Minxy {was #6 now #23}