Friday, 19 September 2008

Belated Birthday Card

Once again, the inspiration for this card came from a $1 set of clear stamps by Inkadinkadoo. I immediately thought of the snail from the Walk in my garden Cricut cartridge, and cut her (well, it must be a female snail in that pretty floral skin!) at 2 1/2" out of a pattern paper by Bo Bunny, then cut the shell from another pattern paper by Martha Stewart. It lacked definition so I cut a shadow in yellow and lots of white doodling. I popped some prima flowers on her antennae, with a small black button in the centre. My crafting friend Phyllis produced the googly eye with eyelashes (how cute), and she was ready to go.

Someone asked me what white pen I use for doodling? I find the Inkessentials pen fantastic, it's a very fine tip, and very white. Shows up very well on dark paper.

Off to a crop again tonight, down at Scrapbook Fanatics. I have a load of stuff to do at the moment, but tonight will be just for pleasure, I think I will get out my photos of Kiki and Max and make a page or two..............

24 comments:

Kath said...

My En you are on a craftathon...producing masses - can't keep up...so enjoy your scrap night tonight and love this card with Mr Snail and his googly eyes.
Hugs
kath
xxxxxx

DeeDee said...

Oh Enfys.....this is just too adorable for words.....I LOVE THE RED!!!! HUGS!!

Dawny P said...

Love that snail En - he is fabulous. I love his googly eyes, and you say your friend produced them? Do you mean she actually made them? How flippin clever - I am majorly impressed with that!! Hope you have a good crop and enjoy your photies xxxx

Diane said...

Adorable card!! I love everything about it...so clever!!

Enfys said...

Dawn, Phyllis didn't make the googly eyes I meant she produced it out of her stash! You buy them like that, aren't they great?

~ j said...

such a pretty snail. great card :)

CathyRose said...

Love the doodling you do on your cards. You have a wonderful style!

Lorraine said...

This is so adorable. Love that snail! When I come visiting your going to have to show me how to use my cricut. I've only used it one time...it's gathering dust!

Terria said...

This card is so very cute!! I envy you we lost all our local scrapbook store,I really enjoyed the late Friday and Saturday crop:(

SammieJay said...

What a fun card! I love those yellow antennae best!
SammieJay

Allison said...

such a cute little snail with his googly eyes- enjoy your scrap night
AllisonX

Christine (Craftling) said...

En, I really love this snail card.. She's so pretty! That cute googly eye is great! :o)

Chris xx

Stampin' Meg said...

LOLOL the daisy's on the end of the snails antenae!!!!!!! That is THE cutest thing that I have seen all week!

Nikki said...

OH too cute Enfys!

Lizzy said...

Hi En, say hi to Phyllis if you see her soon. I'm one of the gals you met last spring at Paper Playhouse. I've finally started following your blog..Love your work. Be back to the area in a month or so.
Norma

Lizzy said...

Just wanted to say hi, and let you know how much I enjoy your blog and lovely artwork.
Norma

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Enfys this is so cute!! Great design and I love her flowery body and antennae!!

Juliexx

Tip Top said...

That eye is so funny!!! It just makes the snail!

sharon said...

wOW..another stunning make, thanks for your kind words, I will certainly keep a look out for your cards in Papercraft Inspirations, now wouldn't that be a good idea for a blog..2 designers..1 magazine.xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute card! The expression on the snail's face and the flowers on its antennae are priceless.

I'm going to lift your idea, if you don't mind.

PJ (Jessie Adams)

Cheryl Walker said...

Too cute !!!!!! love this darling card!

paulssandy said...

Now isn't she adorable. I have this cartridge and have yet to use it! You have inspired me to pull it out!
Sandy O
www.papertransformer.com

QweenDavia said...

ok this is way cute! how clever to use the snail...then send through the "snail mail" LOL you make me smile everytime I look at your cards!

TT said...

i love the idea of the snail on the late card. i'm usually late on gift stuff. thanks for the idea. great job.
theresa