Thursday, 29 January 2009

Hugs Card for Papertake Challenge




This card was made using Dawny's sketch over on Papertake Weekly challenge site, fun to do. The stamp is House Mouse, coloured with copics. The unusual stitch is called the 'I threaded the machine wrongly and didn't notice until it was too late' stitch. I shall probably use that one again.


The house is still cold, we are still miserable, to think that I was brought up in a draughty old house high on the Welsh hills, with only coal fires for heat. How have I changed over the years into this pathetic creature huddling in a shivering heap for lack of central heating? I tell you one thing though, I have discovered the answer to one of the great mysteries of life - yes, I now know that the hot flush (flash) can be a positive and much welcomed event, so THIS is what they are for, built in radiant heat for when the boiler is on the blink. Wowee, I wonder if this is Nobel prize winning stuff.....................................

32 comments:

pinky said...

Love your card and your crazy stitching. Maybe the sewing machine is having a hot flush too!
hope you warm up again...
Pinky

Terrie B x said...

Love you card..I love the stitching It`s great!!!
Sorry you havent got your bolier fixed yet Enfys...Time for the water bottles eh!!!!
`Stay Warm`:)~X~

Tonniece said...

Aweeee, I love this card. That image is so cute.

lol, I'm with you on the flashes thing. Gosh I hope you get it fixed reaaaallll soon, it has been a while now.
Sending you all the warmth I can spare because I hate the cold too.

Valonda L. said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment. Always fun to make a connection with someone across the globe.
((hugs))

InkHearts said...

I really like the stitching! And don't think of them as hot flashes...think of it as your "inner child" playing with matches! LOL
Blessings!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I so enjoy coming to your blog and reading your stories. Your card is cute and you coloring is AWESOME. Hope you get that boiler fixed soon.

DeeDee said...

Oh you are GOOD! Hot flashes useful.....hmmmmm....okay then, if you say so!!! Love your card....so sweet! HUGS!!

Jennifer Talley said...

So cute! Love that little guy!

Kath said...

gorgeous card for the sketch En...love the papers and cute image
Hugs Kath xxxxx

willow said...

Oh Enfys, so sorry you are still cold, as much as I love an open coal fire I couldn't be without my central heating, I think I would be in bed with my electric blanket on.
Great card and love the stitching!
Thanks for the message you left on my blog, its nice to know someone is reading the waffle I put on there.
Sending very warm hugs!!!

kisatrtle said...

Did you try bribing the repair man with the HEY HOTPANTS card??? It's just a thought.

Seriously, I love the new card. How do you find the time to craft so often.

I am green with envy. Today is my fourth day of me vs. clutter and I think the clutter is kicking my *ss.

Michelle said...

That is a GORGEOUS card! I LOVE it!! Your coloring is awesome!!!

Gramrussell said...

The stitching is great. You really should say it was a very carefully planned bit of creativity!! An of course, you should know that hot flashes NEVER come when you could use them.

Sharon Caudle said...

Girl you are just too funny!!!! I can't stop giggling! And your card is too cute! That image is too precious and I love how you colored it. I call them personal summers myself. I'm wishing you many during this cold spell! :) hugs!

loopylou said...

awwww,really cute enfys. i like the stitching, i am going to beg my mum to do some stitching on my cards, she has a lovely sewing machine!!! i had to look twice to check i was on the right blogas the froggies have jumped away from the top!!!! lol!!! easter bunnies!!!

Jackie said...

Cute card!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I just had to come and let you know that I'm happily married too.....and he is tall dark and handsome, but has never had any money since he met me ;))

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and love that image...nice coloring too!!

Amy said...

love the card, I know what ya mean about cold houses, I used to heat with wood and coal.. talk about being warm and toasty., have a good one and stay warm,Amy

Amy said...

love the card, I know what ya mean about cold houses, I used to heat with wood and coal.. talk about being warm and toasty., have a good one and stay warm,Amy

sharon said...

Hello Enfys,
Thanks for your kind comments and visiting my blog.
I do love your work!

Sharonx

Lythan said...

I really love that sewing stitch. Most unusual. ANd the colours on this card are divine. How you feel warm soon!

Justine said...

This is stunning Enfys, I love the House Mouse stamps, i have some, but not used them in a while, you've inspired me to get them out again!! Have a great weekend!

Hugs Justine x

Norine said...

card is too cute love that stitching story and really like that stitch.
sorry about your heat i hate being cold but funny about the hot flashes
Hugs
Norine sending warm wishes to you

Susan (peebsmama) said...

So cute!

DonnaMundinger said...

You're hilarious Enfys! Hot flashes may serve a useful purpose, but it's the night sweats that get me. Soggy bed...yuck! Darling card! xxD

little cardmaker said...

Here in the desert, those hot "flushes" aren't as appreciated! LOL. I'm glad you enjoy yours. And of course...love the card.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colour combo and beautifully coloured!
Clairex

Anonymous said...

OH I just love this card !!!! soooo cute!!
Snowmanlover from the Cricut Message Boards

maddy hill said...

love the card the colours are awesome !

tomiannie said...

So cute! I love the colors.

steph said...

This is lovely - gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! And congrats on the cutting cafe dt news! x

Susie Sugar said...

This little mouse card is just sooooo sweet I love it
all Your cards are fantastic Enfys.

There is a little somthing on my blog for you

Love Susie xx