Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW #197 and my first Tunnel Card!

I had a productive day yesterday and here's hoping today is similar! I took this wee photo of my desk last night before putting away yesterday's makes and cleared up ready for today - i'm popping this photo onto today's 'What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?' over at Stamping Ground. I'd also like to direct you all over to Kath Stewart's blog!! Kath is a design team member for Craftwork Cards and she also takes part in WOYWW.... and today she's got a fabulous Craftwork Cards giveaway too!!!

My first Gorjuss card with my new papers is there, and the 'Thank You' card from yesterday's blog post. I'm slowly building my collection of distress inks and i have a 'reference' card on my cupboard door there - it has samples of the colours with the name under for quick easy choice - i have the same strip of colour on the base of each ink pad so i dont have to rummage through them all - quick and easy! My daughter's school homework is there too as she likes to sit at my desk to work!

But my favourite make from yesterday is my first attempt at a tunnel card! I have gotten a whole truck load of inspiration this week from the Craftwork Cards blog - Tina and Mel both posted several amazing cards on the blog yesterday using the Floral Fusion papers and tunnel cards and kraft flowers and I was totally inspired to go do one myself!

I played around with distress inks and my foam blending tool on the new kraft flowers and posted this piccie on my facebook page yesterday. I've used 'crushed olive' on the leaves and cut them apart and glued them to the back of the largest flower - its coloured with 'brick red' as is the smaller flower. The others are coloured with 'Dusty Concord' and I used that same colour to tint a length of jute.

I popped this onto the centre of a tunnel card and used a Craftwork Cards birthday sentiment and more coloured kraft flowers and my new favourite Card Candi - purple with pearly white stars!
Here are a few close ups of the finished card from my table!

I have glittered sections of the flowers and added a card candi to the centre and mounted it on the die cut piece that i covered with purple gingham paper. I've used 'Dusty Concord' to tint the edges of the gingham paper and the edges of the card. I've also used a fine liner to edge around the aperture.

My purple ribbon was white and ive tinted that with the same Dusty Concord.

This bottom left flower is the pop out segments of the flowers and some extra purple candi!

I hope you like it!!!
Mo xxx


  1. Oh yes I like very much!! BEAUTIFUL cards!! Love your desk and the storage at the back of it...can never have too much storage lol! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #54

  2. Wonderful, love the depth and detail to this - really Inspiring x Looks like you have had a lot of fun this week :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #46

  3. Beautiful! Have a fun week. Helen, 11

  4. wow maureen loving your tunnel card...they're so much fun to do aren't they...thanks for sharing your busy desk today...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (40) xxx

  5. Both cards are lovely but the tunnel effect cards is my favourite! Tracy #67

  6. I love it! I have never seen one. Love the fun flower and great colors. I LOVE distress inks. It is an illness with me I fear as I have them all now. Working on the stains, and the paints. Oh my...Enjoy the week! Winnie#65

  7. That is sooo beautiful.
    Carol.x #53

  8. some great cards there and the tunnel card is really pretty lovely colours used on it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria 60

  9. What a lovely intricate card design. I love the 3D card trend.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  10. Three lovely cards on your desk and that tunnel one looks a load of fun. Not tried one of those - yet - but it's on my list now.
    Thanks for dropping by earlier, much appreciated.
    Ann B

  11. Love the cards on your desk and the Tunnel card looks like a lot of fun to make! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

  12. Well done you with the tunnel card. Thanks for visiting my blog x Jo

  13. Beautiful make and thanks for the details Maureen x fab workspace too

    Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW

    Annie x

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  14. What a lovely tunnel card - never made one myself! Your flower is just sooo amazing!

  15. Great card - I love all the colors. April #108