Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What on Your Workdesk Wednesday - 147

What a week! What weather! What's on your workspace?  I'll show you mine if you'll.......


......show me yours.

Inspired by the bright, fresh colours appearing in my garden, mainly a pretty golden yellow on my kerria shrub, I decided to make a masterboard ready for Easter cards.  I only ever make three for in-laws as my family have never been 'into' cards at Easter - eggs are a totally different thing altogether though.  Lots of spring colours and some free stamps from Craft Stamper plus a few fillers.  Bunnies at the bottom and the green flower were just a try-out and were cut off later.

Here's a closer look and the cards I made - I love lime green.


Keeping it short and sweet this week as I know how long it takes me to get round as many other desks as I possibly can.
Pop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground for a nosy at more desks.

Happy WOYWW to one and all.

37 comments:

BJ said...

Lovely cards Anne. How exactly does the "masterboard" work then? BJ #73

sandee said...

Your Easter cards are just fabulous, I love those bright cheery colors!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neet said...

What gorgeous cards Ann, you do cards so well.
Cannot believe this weather - need to be out enjoying it whilst it lasts. Over Easter???
Hope Sorrel is enjoying the warmth and not getting too hot.
Hugs, Neet xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are lovely cards, Ann. I am a big lime green fan, too. It goes with practically everything. Happy WOYWW from #3.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. Beautiful Easter cards. The design you have created is lovely.
Regards Florence xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Ann, I love the pretty Spring colours, they are so pretty :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xxx

JoZart said...

Simple but so effective cards, love them.
I'm between visitations by the grandees... awaiting the next lots so I was able to post. I'm worried now that the next lots won't get here due to the petrol strike and I've really been looking forward to it.
Love Jo x

voodoo vixen said...

Love what you have done with the cards, the lime green really gives the enitire thing a lovely zing! Annette #22

jude said...

I am loving your spring like colours on your Easter cards ...gorgeous
Have fab wednesday and creative week ahead hugs judex 67

Laura said...

Beautiful cards. I am with BJ, what is a 'masterboard'
#118

Judy said...

These are pretty cards Ann.Easter..yipes so near !!Where is the year going?!!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

They are gorgeous love the colours. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

May said...

Love these cards Ann, the colours are fab..... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No14

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I do love your Easter cards. Your garden must look lovely!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#48

butlersabroad said...

Lovely Spring colours Ann and they've made great cards. Any more cheek from you though and I'll be straight over to nick my sunshine back! They did a guided busway thing in Cambridge last year, it goes right behind my MIL's house in an old railway cutting. Not sure how well it's used as it had not long been open when we were last there, but it was incredibly quiet, and they did a really good job of the installation and the maintenance work behind the houses (fences and planting etc).

Hugs
Brenda 30

MaggieC said...

Lovely fresh card, and would be fine for any other card at this time of the year. I am another who is not sure what a "masterboard" is and what does it do? Thank you for your =visit this week. I am quite happy to have bees around in the garden, but not in my craft room. Wasps - no way, they are spiteful and vicious, but bees are generally fairly safe. have a good week. xx Maggie #7

Laura said...

Thanks for explaining about the masterboard Ann. Another thing added to my i-have-to-try-that-soon list!! x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The masterboards are fab, love the colours and it seems a great way to get a background that you really want. The resulting cards are really pretty too :)
Hugs, LLJ #74 xx

Danielle said...

Love that you created a masterboard then made your cards. They are lovely by the way. dani42

trisha too said...

Lovely Easter cards, Ann!

:)trisha
#41

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, what beautiful paper you have made, so gorgeously bright. I'm only going to make a few easter cards this year as I don't feel like making many. I'm rebelling LOL!I know where your family are coming from it's all in the chocolate. x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!! :)
I love how you made the masterboard!
Mary Jo #125

kay said...

fabulous masterboard,your finished cards are lovely,have a great week :)
#64

fairy thoughts said...

lovely cards, gorgeous colours. I dont make easter cards either, much more into the chocolate!!
the flower stamp is one of my fav free stamps too.
janet #16

VonnyK said...

Your cards are gorgeous, the colours are beautiful. I noticed your cutter, it is the same as mine, which is evil and won't work properly. Do you have trouble with yours?
Have a great week.
Von #47

pat said...

Thank you, thank you.
I finally figured out why I am always in the hundreds!! Time change, you know!

Angie said...

Your background works so well on your cards ...love them.
I do hope you are wrong about the snow lol xx 17

Neesie said...

I have just bought 3 Easter cards but never thought to make my own! I know I'm a numpty and been living in a cave for the last 12 years so maybe by next year I'll be able to show mine.
They'll not compare with your's though...they are beautiful.
Love the colours
Happy WOYWW Neesie #31

karen said...

Beautiful cards you have made! The colours are so Spring-y! They will be well received I am sure!
xoxo Karen #179

Peggy said...

Good Morning! Still trying to make all the rounds to the desks. What a great idea to do the masterboard and those cards are so cute! I haven't done the masterboard in a long time thanks for the reminder.

Queen Of Toys said...

Beautiful cards and bright cheery paper. Thank you for sharing

Happy crafting
Eliza

Sherry Edwards said...

Fabulous Easter cards Ann, the colours are so zingy (if that's a word!) x

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week :)
WoYwW # 3

Laura said...

Beautiful stamping -- gorgeous cards! I, too, am confused about the master board -- is it like a sample, to try out the inks and stamps and decide what you like? Happy Thursday from #151.

Minxy said...

Great cards, it's fab how just one bit of stamped paper can become so much more!
Sorry i'm late, you know how it is!!
Minxy #10

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous master board, gorgeous looses, so bright and fresh. Such a great idea or making a whole batch of cards, I love it x
Sophie no.183

Suzanne said...

Sorry I'm late visiting...
Those colours are beautiful, I spot the Craft Stamper free gift stamp of hares - I really love that stamp. Your cards came out really lovely. Suzanne x

Katie said...

I love all the colors you used! They are so perfect for Easter!