Sunday, 8 June 2008

Flowerpots - Walk in my Garden


This card was made using the border feature on the Walk in my Garden cartridge. The flower pots were run through the cuttlebug using the tiny mosaic folder. I quite like the colours on this one.

You will have noticed I haven't done my usual daily posting this past week, the reason being I had to return to the UK in a rush as my daughter was not well (getting better now). So everything has been incredibly hectic.

When I finally got my craft stuff out again, it was a fairly typical session for me. Stare blankly at the stuff on the table, decide to stamp an image, start colouring before the outline ink is dry, try again, get stazon ink on my new white top, get out my prismacolour pencils and remember that I have left the gamsol in the US. Remember that someone said you can use baby lotion, look at the resulting mess and think again - oh no! baby OIL not lotion - abandon stamping, have a cup of tea, stare blankly at the stuff on the table, get the cricut out, cut flowerpots out at 4" and discover that they are big enough to bath a baby in, have another cup of tea, do a bit more blank staring, cut again at a reasonable size, remember a cute saying stamp and spend half an hour going through my stuff looking for it before I remember it's in America. Finish the card - time for a gin and tonic.

22 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Enfys I do hope your daughter is on the mend. I was in America when my daughter was taken very ill last year and it was such a worrying time. Best wishes to you all. Kim.

Anice said...

Welcome home En. I'm glad to hear that your daughter is on the mend. I know what you mean about staring blankly when you are creating..I've been doing it for weeks..just it's the computer screen I'm staring at whilst I try to design..I hope inspiration returns quickly to both of us!!
Anice xx

michelle said...

Hi Enfy's glad your dughter is doing ok, your crafting day sounds like mine most days lol !! i always manage to make a mess of something or misplace something even though i just had it, i swear i have a crafting ghost sat next to me that hides my stuff ! Sometimes i can sit in my little craft room and nothing just nothing will come to mind it is so frustrating.
i wish you would come and join us at hallmark scarpbooks and do the weekly challenges it is so much fun and i know you would simply rock the challenges !!
well after all your mishaps your card turned out just beautiful !!
huge hugs for you and your daughter !!
michelle x

Lynn said...

Enfys, I hope your daughter is doing so much better. Beautiful card and knowing you....you will have your mojo back in no time!

DeeDee said...

Oh gosh, I hope your daughter is doing better now!!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who sits and stares blankly at my craft table....LOL!!! I love this card...that mosaic folder is great isn't it!!!

Cris said...

You get started on your crafting like I do! Sometimes I wonder how I ever get anything finished...LOL! I know...let's just start with the gin/tonic and see what happens!
Hope Alex is doing much better....you are all in my thoughts.

Allison said...

glad to hear your daughter is bit better and I just love the colours on the card
AllisonX

Tip Top said...

Card looks fantastic!! But, I'd go for the G&T to start with then at least it might not seem to take as long!!

Glad your daughter is on the mend.

kath said...

Hi Enfys - great to have you back again and that your daughter is feeling better - we've missed you and hey never mind about the card - that's crafting for you but it look pretty good to me.

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Enfys
So sorry your daughter has been unwell but glad to hear she is getting better. As all the others have said you are not alone staring at the wall for inspiration! Mine's not a G&T mine's a glass of wine! Your card is beautiful and that tiny mosaics folder is just perfect for the flowerpots.

Nikki said...

Wow! I love how you made use of the cuttlebug mosaic folder for the pots. Very clever!

:)

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Enfys, I hope your daughter is doing better. Was wondering where you were, missed you on the MB along with your darling creations. This week has been one of those non creative days for me too, but I see by your lovely card, your creativity is back! Lovely card, love the mosaic flower pots. hugz to you all!

"Um Buggin"

AShu93 said...

That was one of the funniest things I've ever read & then I saw Cris' comment about starting with the gin & tonic - lol! If it works, let us know.

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh girl....It sounds like you spent a day with me!!! LOL!!! You had me really laughing out loud. And I love your card! Thanks for the giggles!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

forgot to say that I'm glad your daughter is doing much better now! HUGS!

Ivy said...

You have me on the floor laughing!! I thought you were talking about me for a second!! :o)After the sitting blankly, drinking tea, getting your new top dirty...the card came out fabulous! And I am glad to hear that your daughter is doing better.

okie_ladybug said...

I LOVE THIS!! Enfys you always have the best ideas!!

Amy said...

What a beautiful card! I love it.

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, this is beautiful...........I have been keeping you and your family in my prayers....hugs..

Katie Renz said...

Your post was very funny today and I enjoyed it. Well wishes to your daughter and you of course.

Sonia Kertznus said...

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better. Very pretty card.

Lana said...

Enfys Glad to hear your daughter is doing better.
I must say I love reading what you put on your blog as i Can always relate to what you are saying. lol
Your card is stunning it is one of my fav cuts on that cart and the colours are glorious.