Saturday, 31 May 2008

Paisley Tree - All Occasion Card


Here's my card for today. The stamp is Paisley Tree by Impression Obsession, and is one of those gorgeous stamps where the card practically makes itself. I stamped it in black twice, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then cut some of the paisleys out and added to the first image with dimensional dots. I filled in all the tiny nooks and crannies with my sakura glue pen and sprinkled with extra fine glitter. The background card is the palest of pale pinks.


Whenever I use glitter it seems to get EVERYWHERE. I try to contain it, but no, everything gets a touch of bling when I have the glitter out. Mike had a meeting, at home in the UK last year, with a guy who turned up looking very businesslike - charcoal grey pinstripe suit, white shirt, elegant silk tie, you get the picture. They sat down at the kitchen table, where I craft (no craftroom.........sigh), which I had obviously cleared and cleaned before the important meeting.

When he left, I could see as he turned to shake our hands at the door, that he had sparkles all over, on his face, on the immaculate grey suit. I didn't say anything - well what could I say 'excuse me, you glitter?', but I often wondered if he had a hard time from his wife when he got home. She probably thought he had spent the afternoon at a lapdancing club!

33 comments:

  1. Oh Enfys...I love the glitter story! That makes me laugh.

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  2. This card is beautiful and what a funny story about the glitter, hopefully his wife is a crater and understood.

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  3. What a beautiful and elegant card. You are right in your previous post, black does make a nice card and failrly simple to do. Great work. When you talk about the glitter story I have to grin with guilt! I am so guilty of many people walking out of my house with sparkles of some sort on them. Adds a little touch of character!

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  4. Beautiful card Enfys. Glitter does get everywhere doesn't it! My hubby often goes to work sparkly, but I don't I tell him....

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  5. Very beautiful & elegant! I adore that stamp & how you have made it 3D. I always think black gives such a dramatic finish & compliments any colour.
    What an hillarious story about the 'glitter man'. Hope his wife believed him! lol

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  6. awesome story,, how AWESOME is paisley huh?

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  7. En, this card is aimply beautiful :) So refreshing to see something so different! I do a lot of blog hopping, and you always inspire me :)
    with the variety of designs, and your funny stories are the best :)
    No surprise for me that you have so many visitors!


    Carol x
    DT Mate!!

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  8. Hi Enfys
    I'm still laughing at your glitter story! I glitter at the kitchen table too(no craftroom here either!) and no matter how much you clean up there's always some left lol!
    Your card is so elegant I love black and white and the paisleys are beautiful

    Juliex

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  9. Hi
    I love your site..I enjoy reading your comemts and looking at your creations. That was a funny story. I could just see that guy shaking hands at the door.Glitter all over FUNNY..Thank you and all for so much fun Mindy Barlow

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  10. Laurie in USA, MNSunday, June 01, 2008

    Beautiful card.

    Next meeting, your hubby might suggest a coffee shop. :O)

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  11. Wow, this is my first time in your blog, but it sure won't be the last!! I love your work! Many super details and ideas to pick up here :)

    I hope I am the lucky one to receive your blog candy. I would love to have those stamps!!

    I will post a note in my blog to let everyone know you have a blog candy going on!

    Kristin (from Norway :))

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  12. What a beutiful card you made here. I love it. :)

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  13. Love this soooo elegant

    Mmmm glitter tale sounds sooo familiar lol

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  14. Hi Enfys, this is so beautiful, elegant! Nice to see something different! Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Justine x

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  15. Everyone should have a little glitter in their life - especially men in grey suits!! Love that Paisley tree, so sharp and elegant.

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  16. Beautiful card!

    I bet he did glitter!!!

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  17. The story makes all worth while.

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  18. Love the glittery man story RROFL xx Brilliant!! And I LOVE that card - it is so elegant xxx

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  19. Your blog is STUNTASTIC!!
    Love it!!
    Congrats on the super high counter!!!

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  20. ooh i love this card so elegant and that story is too funny !!!

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  21. Enfys, the glitter story is priceless! I could not help but laugh! This card is elegance all over! Nice work!

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  22. Great stuff.
    I just found your blog and love it.
    Look forward to reading more.
    my website
    www.papercraft-ideas.com

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  23. I love this... I will have to check into getting the stamp!

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  24. OMGoodness, I was laughing out loud about the glitter story!!!! Too funny! And I love your beautiful card Enfys!!!

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  25. WOW! What an elegant card...and so very clever with the paisley! :)

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  26. Hi just popped over from Kath's to have a look. Love your cards but the paisley tree if fabulous.....
    will be back soon
    Lorraine x

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  27. Beautiful, it looks like lace.

    xxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Oooh I sooo love the way you created the tree for thisbeautiful card Enfys:)

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  29. Very sophisticated - love it

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  30. This card is just gorgeous.
    Great glitter story.X

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Enfys x