Tuesday, 26 March 2013

WOYWW 199 - The Birds

It's that snoopy day again...that day to get a peek into all the other crafty desktops and see what everyone else is up to! If you would like to join in or even just look around, go to Julia's blog at  Stamping Ground.
Be sure to leave her a comment though as she hosts this wonderful fun.

My desk is busy...busy with birds...bird cards that is. Look carefully, they are way at the back, along with all the left over bits from creating!

 I finally finished the series of bird cards for the scientist at my daughters work. They have been delivered and now I am hooked on  making more. There is something relaxing about making them...they just evolve...each a little different than the last. I have used a variety of birds on them , these have K and Co 3-D birds but some had embossed Kraft chipboard birds, and some even had stamped and coloured birds. I did up some similar cards last year but these are all just a little different from those.
Here is a close up.                                      

I decided to send one to my daughter in Monaco. I have written before about how I am making inspirational cards to send to her. She is so very far away and this is a nice way to keep in touch,. We email and facebook but it is not the same as a handwritten note in a nice card!
Here is the card I made for her. It is just a little different again...
Here is a photo of the inside...I have had to crop very tightly as I had already written the letter on the inside of the front flap. I have cropped it out for privacy.
Hope you enjoyed your little visit. See you next week! 

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49 comments:

Sue McDonald said...

love the little bird cards. I agree its nice to receive little notes,I used to send them to my daughter when she was away at Uni.

Happy WOYWW

Frankiesue #26

Neet said...

Those cards are absolutely beautiful. Lovely touch with the one for your daughter, how nice to be able to do this with one another. Not the same as seeing her though I guess. Still, think of the reunions.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW/Easter to you
Hugs, Neet xx 1

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

These are just gorgeous Mo! I love the pretty birds and all the elements are really pretty! Love those stands you have them on - gorgeous!! Susan xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous, beautiful bird cards.
luv
Debby

butterfly said...

Oh, the bird cards are just wonderful! LOVE all your jars of goodies - though I think I've probably said that before! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#36

Pia S said...

Love your bird cards! Such lovely designs! Your choice of kraft is perfect for the theme of nature.

Di said...

Hi Maureen! Those little birdie cards are adorable! As you say, it's so lovely to receive notes in the post - my Mum wrote to me every single day I was at boarding school - four and a half years worth. How I wish I'd kept her letters now.

Laughed here about me working on storage for clear.acrylic stamps - I left 'em until last too 'cos I always knew they'd be the worst to do. Bit like leaving smart men's shirts at the bottom of the ironing basket until last :)

Have a lovely day and Happy WOYWW!!

Hugs, Di xx

Glenda said...

Thanks for your visit this morning! I love, love, love your space. So many pretties so close at hand for you. Love the cards too! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda#65

Helen said...

What a lovely way to keep in touch! they are very pretty. Have a good week. Helen, 12

Liz Black said...

What gorgeous little cards, I'm sure the recipients will be delighted with them. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz @ 69

Amanda said...

These are beautiful and really work well with all the Kraft card.
Love Amanda @ 76 X

BJ said...

Super bird cards, love them all. BJ#67

Redanne said...

A nice view of your desk today and those bird cards are so beautiful, love the little tickets you added to them. The one for your daughter is lovely too - I agree it is always nice to send/receive a handwritten message. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #33

Cardarian said...

Ohh your birds are sooo lovely! Thank you for asking about my knee the other week - I am struggling but I have started with swimming and I think it helps my knee a lot!
I hope you are ok!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful little cards!! I agree, I love to receive post and was a great letter writer in my youth but it's a dying art - I don't count those printed out round robins either - not personal enough!! Happy Easter, Cindy #91

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your birds are stunning- what awesome cards

MiniOwner said...

Your cards are super, and yes, I agree so nice to receive a little note (rather than an email). Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. Happy Wedenesday, :o)
Sue x (Miniowner@29)

SueH said...

Oooo, I really love those cards, they are really pretty and great for any occasion.
I agree too, the art of communication is dying in the younger generation thanks to technology. I’m all for the more personal forms of communication and much prefer to send a card or even talk on the phone rather than send emails.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 101
x

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous cards and designs, such a lovely personal thing to do x
Happy Easter WOYWW heather #86

Barbara said...

Those cards are fantastic!! I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive one of those.

Ria Gall said...

your little bird cards are stunning the work you have put into them really shows so beautiful
Have a really great WOYWW day, and Happy Easter to you and yours
Ria #94

Kristi said...

Wow! I adore your bird cards! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

famfa said...

How thoughtful, a written card is so nice to receive. The cards are amazing. Well done,

Famfa 111

Sandy Leigh said...

Your bird cards are beautiful. But what's really amazing are all those clear jar bins, so neatly filled and stacked--brilliant! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #28

Sue said...

Hi Maureen!! these are fab fab fab!! totally gorgeous I love them..huge hugglesssssssss hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, how incredibly perfect are your little bird cards, Maureen! I think "bliss" is the word to describe them best! Your daughter will treasure all the cards she receives from you!!

Have a wonderful week! Darnell #43

Anonymous said...

Love the stash of goodies you have to work with back there. Beautiful cards. SueC#137

sandee said...

NOTHING replaces a card in the mail. They are so few and far between these days in our techie world! I bet your daughter just loves getting them! Your card are stunning! Thanks for visiting my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North carolina ♥

Caro said...

Gorgeous little bird cards and I just know that your daughter will love it. It is so special to get a handwritten note especially when it is enclosed in a handmade card! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #73

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous bird cards, and I love all your storage pots at the back! Have a great week, hugs, Shaz xx

Laura said...

Thanks for letting me drool over your desk and bird creations
Happy Wednesday
Laura
81
:)

Lisa-Jane said...

They are absolutely delightful! The birdy images are really pretty without being twee - perfect!

Sue said...

Hi Maureen thanks for your help on making my photos bigger :))) and those little hearts on my card is using sequin waste..I use it like a stencil and just distress ink over it..I buy it from the store I get my ribbons from..so you might be able to get it over there ..if not let me know and I'll be happy to send you some hun huggles xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue

Pallavi said...

cute birdies! all of your cards are super adorable..happy woyww!

Anita Scroggins said...

Beautiful cards - I, however, would be bat crazy by now after doing that many cards!!!! You did such an amazing job on these. WOW!

Remember, you can always order a class kit from the store - they come with all the supplies (except glue, ink, etc) and full color instructions.

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I love your layering and how it adds to the nesting effect.

Hettie said...

Oh wow! These are gorgeous. And so appropriate for Spring time, in theory at least. Here our birds are still wearing scarves and mittens as it is so cold!
I am sure your daughter will love hers.
Hugs
xx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Those are so pretty, Maureen! :)

Daniella said...

Those are so beautiful!! I love them! Your daughter will be thrilled to get one!!
xxDaniella#130

lisa said...

These are absolutely beautiful, I love them and I agree that sending proper post is always somehow much more special.
Happy Easter
Hugs Lisax #60

Barb King said...

So pretty Mo, you've got some beautiful birds there. Barb #108

Tracy said...

These cards are so pretty. I really love all the dimension to them. I like all the embellishments and elements you added to them.

MaryH said...

Even with your beautiful projects, your desk & work area looked SO tidy. These cards are magnificent! I've never done anything remotely like this. Loved them. Your daughter will treasure this card, and Monaco, so far away. No, FB, etc. is just not the same thing. No way to hug her close! I'm happy for you that Ms C & Mr P are close enough to ease some of the 'missing' for you! TFS & HUGS

April Story said...

Love the bird cards. And the sentiment and stamp inside are awesome. April #175

Andrea said...

belated woyww wishes and what ace cards i love the layer sand colours used and those fab sentiment tickets so pretty, hop you have awonderful Easter weekend off for bit more hopping before work hugs Andrea #64 ps where did you get those ever so pretty stands for your cards they look fab ive seen them before but never coloured like your green one ?

Wishcraft said...

They're lovely, such a gorgeous set of cards... Love all your jars too, they look fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Maureen
I'm new to WOYWW and am slow at getting around to visit but I am enjoying looking in on others creative spaces like yours :o) Your birdy cards are gorgeous and yes a nice hand made card in the mail is the best. Both my daughters live on the other side of Australia to me...I miss them alot.
hugs
Annette In Oz #132

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Maureen,
A great creative space, I really love the wee birdees super cute great work!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW!
May God bless you with a happy safe Easter as we remember His great gift to us, Shaz in Oz.x #14

Anonymous said...

I'm really late to the party this week Mo, but I love your little bird cards. You should come and enter them over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge this month where we have a theme of birds.

Hugs
Brenda
I couldn't get the site to link but there's a linked photo on my blog if you'd like to enter, or just search for us in Google!