Sunday, 10 August 2008

Hope Your Day Shines

I love the sunshiny colours on this card - as I write this looking at rain pouring down outside, it cheers me.

I cut the sun from doodlecharms in orange spotty paper. then on blackout in pale yellow. I wrapped orange organdy ribbon around the whole thing and finished off with a bow and some prima flowers.

I am flying to Spain in the morning -
have you ever travelled light on holiday? We are flying with a charter company, so don't have much baggage allowance, I could use it all up just on shoes. So I am being very organised, which means piling clothes on the spare bed in neat little stacks, which keep growing...and growing.... as they grow I mutter to myself 'I can do without this' and take one strappy little top which weighs about 1oz off the pile and replace with a pair of bronze leather sandals that weigh 2lbs.
I am always fascinated by those articles in magazines where they kit you up for a three week stay in a 5* hotel with just a swimsuit and a sarong, which you deftly twist into an evening dress, a skirt, a top (and probably a dressing gown), you then slip a witty giant flower into your hair and are supposed to look fabulous for the whole three weeks. Funny, it doesn't work like that for me, the sarong would come untwisted in the middle of the dance floor revealing vast areas of sunburn, and the flower would fall wittily out of my hair after five minutes.

100 comments:

LisaMH said...

Very cute card. I have bookmarked your blog so I can visit again and see your awesome projects. Thanks for sharing! LisaMH

ClassicZippo said...

I love your card! Thanks for your very informative and witty blog as well as your generous "blog candy" draw. Your blog is bookmarked as one of my favorites!

Christine (formerly Heather) said...

Rofl!! You're so funny!! And proud, I'll bet.. first British gold of the Games to Wales! First title in 35 years.. Well done to Nicole Cooke!

Have a great holiday, sweets.. Don't get TOOOO burnt!

Chris xx

Christine (formerly Heather) said...

Hi again, En.. Just to let you know I have posted links on my blog to your lovely Blog Candy. Please count me in! :o)

Chris xx

Stamp In Style,Cut It Cute said...

Wow! I just love the colours and the design on this!
Suze x

Beryl said...

My first visit to your blog, I love the cards. Your discription of the wilted flower and sarong had be in fits. I hope you enjoy your holiday
Beryl x

sassylm said...

Cute card.
Love all your work, and thanks for the wonderful blog candy!

Su said...

Hi Enfys just love your site and this card is such lovely colours very summery.
I would like to be entered in the draw for your blog candy. Congratulations on sssooooo many hits.
http://cornishmaidsu-crafts.blogspot.com

DeeDee said...

Ooooh very cute Enfys...yummy papers...I hope you have lots of fun on your trip...I hate when they limit your luggage...it's too hard to pack all you need!!! HAVE FUN!!! HUGS!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful cards, very inspirational.

Jozza said...

Love the colours of this one En!! Fabby :o)

Great blog candy btw!

xxx

Jozza said...

Ooh....forgot to say that there's an award for you on my blog (and congrats on all the hits you've had!)

xxx

Kim said...

Love the colours on this Enfys and Max and Kiki's new photos are gorgeous, what beautiful children!

Lori said...

I am sending an award your way. I love your work & you are such an inspiration to so many of us. It is the Brilliante Weblog Award. For rules see my blog.
Lori
livelaughscrap-leedle.blogspot.com/

~JulieH~ said...

Congratulations on 65000 hits I'm not surprised your blog is fab! Thanks for the chance of some blog candy! and have a wonderful trip!

You were obviously thinking of your trip when you made this gorgeous sunny card as it could never have been inspired by the yukky UK summer we're having!!!

Juliexx

Swimmom said...

Very generous blog candy! Thos birdies are so cute! And I love your cards - tfs!

Hilmarose said...

Love the suns on the card!

Kerry said...

This card is such a beautiful colour. So bright and chearful. A ray of sunshine on such a dull day in West Sussex. I've added a link to your blog from mine.

LoriA said...

I love the Shine card. Have fun in Spain

JanisD said...

Oh that card is too pretty & I just love the bright orange & yellow. Fresh looking. Thanks..

Janis


http://scrappergrl.blogspot.com/

carol said...

You should be seeing lots of this in Spain! have a great time :) Fab blog candy, and i love the new pictures of Kiki & Max, so adorable :)

Carol x

Anonymous said...

I like the way you did your sun... and the colors work, too.

Swedie

Just call me G said...

Your card depicts summer just how we used to know it.. (insert crying face)

We must have gone to the same holiday packing school!

Anonymous said...

Smile, that is what this card makes me do. 'Bright and fresh. LOVE IT!
Love your blog candy too. I've been admiring that collection of birds.
Von1

KraftyKim said...

Sweet card. Love watching to see what you come up with next. I do not have a blog to link your site to.....but I would love the chance to win your blog candy.
Have a great time in Spain, I grew up there as a youngster (Dad in the Air Force).

Patricia said...

Your cards are beautiful. Congratulations on your hits! I must have alot of them because I have your blog bookmarked. Thanks for the blog candy draw. Unfortunately I don't have a blog of my own, otherwise I would mention it!

Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I love your cards and Blog!!! You do outstanding work. TFS

Anonymous said...

oops. I left the anonymous comment. I cant do it any other way for some reason. I love your blog and work. Bookmarking it to check it out often. TFS angelmom916-cricut.com

Stevie Merryweather said...

We could bo with some of that sunshine in New Zealand :)

Maria said...

Great blog!!!
I love the card you made and all the other things too.
I just subscribed to your blog. I can't wait to see what else you'll post.
I don't have a blog of my own, but would love to be entered to win some blog candy.

Thanks,
Maria

Joy said...

Very cute cards. Please include me in the blog candy draw! I don't have a blog yet. I am JoJoBug on the MB. I was really inspired by your work!

cricuteerwannabe said...

This cow card is adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win "blog candy!"

Sorry...I don't have a blog to link to yours. I arrived here through the Cricut MB. :)

Crayola58 said...

Your sunshine card is fantastic, Enfys.

Anonymous said...

Hello Enfys, Your sunshine card reminds me of fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning, It makes me smile.

Thanks for your blog and your offer of blog candy, good luck to all,

Laura said...

Wow! You are one talented lady. Your grandchildren are beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing with us. I would love to be entered in the contest for the blog candy. I really like your blog. I will have to subscribe to this. It's great inspiration!

Laura
Anna'smom from Cricut MB

Bunny B said...

Cute card! :) Oh, I've also blogged about your candy! Thank you!!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Milly Moo Cards said...

I just love your blog - you are so funny. Your cards are great - a real inspiration - and your blog candy looks fab. I have put a link on mine to yours. Have a super holiday. Terri

carolann said...

What a lovely card so bright and cheery well done hun xxx

Justine said...

ha ha ha that's sooo funny Enfys!!! This card is stunning, lovely and sunny, very appropriate!I have got you on my blog roll already, I will post a link to your Candy on my blog now. Thanks for the lovley comments you leave me and for the chance to win! Have a great time Enfys!!!
Justine x x

Laurinda said...

What great cards! I'm new to card making and I know I'll improve with some practice. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Laurinda (Cricut MB)

Anonymous said...

I always love visiting your blog!! I marked your blog as one of my favorites!! Thanks for your blog candy draw. Budgirl from the Cricut Mb's.

Betty Brett said...

As always, I love your cards! You inspire me to use mu circut more! Have a wonderful holiday in Spain. I can just see you dancing around in your sarong :-D
BettyBee

Lola612 said...

What a beautiful card and a GREAT way to use that sun. Your cards are always an inspiration to me. Thank you!

Allison said...

this is fab love the bright colours, will put a post on my blog for your candy
AllisonX

KER said...

Love your colors on this Enfys.

Your blog candy is great too.

KER

Debbie said...

Hi.

Great card, love those sunshiney colours. Love your take on holiday packing, who needs a sarong when you can have shoes anyway!!!! You'll look great on the beach in your high heels, don't worry.

Dare I mention Blog Candy again.

Love Debbie xx

michelle said...

This card has summer written all over it !! i just love it !! great blog candy i will link you up on my blog !!

wendy said...

I love the texture and layers of the card :)

Cazzy said...

I love the card Nicola, so cheerful!

Going to put a link to your candy on my blog now,

Cazz xx

Cazzy said...

Wow, I just read how many hits you are celebrating! Congratulations Nicola!

cougarchick said...

Very cute. I bookmarked your blog so that I can come back and visit again. Your "blog candy" drawing is very generous. Keep up the good work :)

melanie said...

Beautiful card, love it :)

Laura and Angela said...

amazing cards- I'm really impressed by the colours and shapes: no wonder you get so many hits!

I have linked you on my blog :) Thanks for the chance!

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

Fantastic artwork!

I've linked your blog candy here:
http://amandajenks.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-candy.html

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Ivy said...

Super cute card Enfys!

jules p said...

wow you blog is amazing. please enter my name in the blog candy drawing.

Jules p

crafting diva said...

Hi Congrats on reaching 65,000 hits thats just WOW!!! you also have some really great card on your blog I really like the babys bottle card. Blog candy looks wonderful so I have put a link on my blog for you so if you could add me to your draw that would be great many thanks and heres to another 65,000 hits!!!!

Ann said...

I love this card - it's raining here too and I think there is something wrong with my guttering as I seem to have a waterfall hitting my window.
I have put a link to your BLOG CANDY on my blog. Haven't visited your blog before - followed a link here, but will certainly visit again some of your work is inspiring.
Ann xxx

Sammi said...

Awesome card... different shape - I LOVE it!! :)
I posted about your lovely candy on my blog... Congratulations on all those hits!! :)

Carol said...
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Carol said...

WOW ... Love this card, it's so bright and perkey and creates instant smiles! I always enjoy visiting your Blog and viewing your wonderful creations. Thanx for sharing your talents with us all! Hugz, Carol

Jill said...

Love your projects and your blog candy looks fabulous. Your drawing is on my son's birthday! I check your blog often and look forward to seeing your projects!

Terrie B x said...

Fabulous card Enfys..TFS!!!:)x

Lana said...

Gorgeous sunny card Enfys!
I hope you have lots of glorious sunshine on your hols.
Very yummy blog candy again!
Hugs
Lana x

Dawny P said...

This is a bright and cheery card En and I love it. Nice idea you did with the ribbon as well and the colours are super pretty. Hope you have a great hol as well. I forgot to put your blog candy link on (daft trout that I am lol xx)but I'll do it tomorrow. Hope you are ok xxxx

Donna said...

wow, congratulations on your hits, that is amazing. Your cards are beautiful so i'm not surprised, i am going to add a link on my blog candy list to your blog. Donna x

Nikki said...

Oh Enfys, I so love these colors, it would definitely would make my day shine!

BTW, very cool blog candy, you know I'm going to leave a post on my blog about it!

:)

j said...

Fabby card,love the colours
Brill candy !!!!
Have a great holiday.

Jean

Iris said...

Hello Enfys

your card is wonderfull and i look on your blog to see what wonderfull things you make.
I link your side on my blog, and i posted a link to your great blog-candy
http://kreativebastelideen.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-candy.html
sorry for my english

greetings from germany
iris

Su said...

Hi Enfys
Its me again just to say if you hop across to my blog you will find a nice surprise. Please enjoy Su xx

AShu93 said...

Have a great time on your trip! Loved the part about the sarong. You always make me laugh! :)

Andrea said...

Hi Enfys, congratulations for 65.000 Hits on your blog. The candy is great and i posted on my blog.
Your cards are wonderful.
xAndrea

Riti said...

Hey Enfys...
i have have completely fallen in love with this card... it gives me a great feeling all together.. i have not been keeping well since past 3 1/2 months, and this ORANGEYYY card makes me all nice & cheerful... great job done..
i too have yr blog bookmarked on my laptop.. so u'll find my comments on yr work every now & then. well the blog candy surely looks tempting...guess if i win it i just wouldn't feel any sicker..rolf !!! GREAT CARD & A GREATER BLOG!!!

Ann said...

Love this card! So bright and cheerful! :D

Annelies said...

Very nice card! I've put a link to your blog on mine: http://scrapannelies.blogspot.com/2008/08/enfyss-blog-candy.html
Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Debbie P said...

Enfy, your work is amazing, I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

Pauline C said...

This is a real "feel good" card - I'm going to bookmark your blog too so can visit again. Also thanks very much for your generous blog candy draw ... will pop back to my blog now and advertise it, and hope you will enter me - thanks muchly!
Hope you have a fab time in Spain .. your remarks about the "capsule wardrobe" so made me laugh ... do they think we all wash the entire ensemble every night and hang our knickers over the shower rail??? I'm sure most of us would look pretth wilted with the "one sundress fits all" approach to holiday dressing!
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Your card is very nice. Love the colors. Just found your blog and have bookmarked it. Thanks for a chance at the blog candy. That is amazing to get 65,000 hits in 8 months. I can see why. I enjoy your blog.

debby4000 said...

Hope you have a great Holiday. Have linked your blog for the fantastic candy

Caro said...

Cool card! (and great blog candy!). I will reference your blog when I update mine on Friday.

lisa said...

Saw your blog on SKScraps! She's right! You are GREAT! What inspires you and your wonderful talent? I'll definitely come back. Congrats on the 65000!!!

Terria said...

I absolutely love your cards you are very talented I have linked your blog candy in the my alerts here .
Have great Thursday!!

Helena said...

OOh wow, love the colours and the cute desgin to this card!

Helena said...

OOh and I have also linked you in my blog, lol!!!!

http://allgluedup.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-candy-you-dont-want-to-miss_14.html

Cortes fan said...

What a lovely, happy, sunny card!!!!! I love your blog and will definately have a go at some of the gorgeous cards!! The Candy would come in very handy!!!! SusieQ. (Haven't got a blog) (Not yet anyway)!!! xx

sam said...

I love you're blog candy! i left a link on my blog! You're cards are lovely to! I love the blue one with the flowers on it! x, sam

Sammee said...

Colourful card, just what we need with the weather as it is - hope you get some sun in Spain. Know what you mean re packing.... I can't wait for the day I can travel in style with one of those little suitcases on wheels, rather than rucksacks galore loaded down with things to amuse the kids LOL. Have a fab holiday.
Great blog candy, have added to my blog - regularly visit your blog for inspiration
Sam x

Trace Dee said...

Wow what a fab card. i think i will have to go dig paper dolls out you have given me some good ideas. Thanks for the chance of winning some fab blog candy x x x

TinaJewel said...

I love your cards! They are neat! I subscribed to you with my Google RSS feed reader and linked to you on my Giveaway Blog, too.
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Radiogirl said...

That card is a cutie.

Tip Top said...

Fab! Link is on my blog too and I've just realised I've not left a comment! Agghhhh!! And with ribbon on offer, how gormless of me!!!

Well done on the thousands of hits!!!

RaeAnne said...

i agree with you, i love the bright and sunny colors

awesome

=D

Marika said...

I'd like to patrecipate to your blog candy. Your link is on my italian blog.
Marika

www.2002sunflower.blogspot.com

Bastelfrosch said...

Your cards are wonderful!
You hace a wonderful site and I congatulations to 65000 hits of your blog.
LG Annett

Katie said...

LOLOLOL!! Enfys that is so true. Don't they also say about the skirt you twist into a knot, that you can stuff in your case and can use for day or night. Tried it and I looked like I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards! Don't get me started on only needing a slick of lip gloss!
Super card as always!!

Katie
x

Angela said...

Hello,
your Sunshine Card is very cute and your blog is very great.I love your blog candy and i posted a link on my blog.
Many greetings
Angela

ribenaruby said...

Lovely cards so full of inspiration! There's a link on my lovely jubbly blog candy section. Thanks, you're so generous.

Jessi said...

wow, what a wonderful car, i love the colors.

thanks also for the great chance at your blog candy!
linked you at my blog!!

have a nice day!
Jessi

Craftymaw said...

I love your bright "sunshine" card. I also love all the other cards on your blog, such great talent !!!!!
Keep up the excellent work !!!!
Please put my name in for the blog candy drawing, Thanks.

Doris said...

cute!