Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Cutting Cafe - Blog Candy Post Below........


You may have noticed a new blinkie on my side bar, Regina Easter has asked me to join the design team at the Cutting Cafe, her new site where you can purchase printables to download and print. As Regina is one of my crafting heroes, I was delighted to be asked. I already work with her on her BBTB site, those of you who know her work will understand why I admire her so much. This card is made with the big frame, I printed it off and heat embossed the border in black, cut around the edges. Did you know that if you print something onto coated cardstock, the ink stays wet for long enough to emboss it? I then printed the inner, paler pink shaped piece, which fitted perfectly into the shaped card. The lovebirds were cut from the Joys of the Season cartridge at 3", with the blackout feature on. A couple of Martha Stewart punched borders, some ribbon and gems and I was done. These printables are perfect if you love shaped cards, but don't have a die cutting machine, or design studio, and of course you have them tucked away on your computer to use over and over again.
The papers are by DCWV, gems are Papermania.

I printed the frame with the dots again, but decided to use it just as an accent for this card. Such a striking shape, and I love those dots. The sentiment circle is another printable, I punched it out and added a nestability circle behind.
Yes, we have heat, I am toasty warm and happy. Just as well really, as we have a very cold snap coming with some snow expected. Mind you, those of you who live in northern parts of North America would laugh at the miserly sprinkling of snow we get, which inevitably brings the whole country to a grinding halt. Roads are blocked with cars that have skidded on the snow, the trains stop running because of snow on the lines, .....................HELLO, we know that here in the UK we can expect at least one snowfall a year, but we always seem to take a huge collective gasp of surprise when it happens, then collectively fall apart.

45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the punched borders and the frame looks brilliant on both cards :)

    jo xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Enfys, these are gorgeous. I love the colours you have used, the frames are brill. joey.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. YAY! Enfys!! WELCOME to the team girlie!!! I'm so excited I get to see more of your loveliness now!!! These 2 cards are GREAT....I need to try those shapes soon!! HUGS!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. They are both stuning but I especially love the one with the love birds. So beautiful.

    Caryn xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow Enfys these are amazing!!! and congratulation on being invited onto the Cutting Cafe team!!!
    Justine x

    ReplyDelete
  6. First of all....I am so happy you are on our team!!!! WELCOME!!!

    Now.....these cards are spectacular!!! This is my favorite FRAME!!! I love what you have done with them - YOU ROCK GIRLIE!!!!

    Hugs, T

    ReplyDelete
  7. Welcome to the Cutting Cafe' design team Enfys, i have recently joined too, and feel so honoured to be working alongside such a talented bunch of crafters.I love both the cards you have done with the 'Big Frame'. T x

    ReplyDelete
  8. This love bird card is absolutely stunning!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. cute card

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  10. fantasic Enfys and gonratulations on getting to work with Regina

    ReplyDelete
  11. Both cards are lovely, but I just love the black and pink one!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi En
    Big Congrats on joining the Cutting Cafe DT! Your cards are gorgeous! Glad you are all cosy and warm before the snow comes!

    Hugs

    Juliexx

    ReplyDelete
  13. HI En,

    You are my inspiration... I wait each morning to see what work of art you will be showing us.

    Please include me in your drawing for the candy.

    Love,

    Carol from HP

    ReplyDelete
  14. Enfys...COULD YOU BE MORE TALENTED?? :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow nfys, they aer amazing cards and that first black and pink one is breathtaking, i love cards that are a bit of a different shape. many congratulations on making the design team xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. beautiful cards; you always give me inspiration with your creations!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous card!
    Love the colour combo of the first one!!
    Hugs from Maya :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful Enfys, the punched borders and frame are awesome.
    Congrats on joining Regina's team.

    ReplyDelete
  19. SUPER-ENFYS!!! That's what you are! These are such fun, pretty cards! I'm going to have to go see what I've been missing on Regina's Cuttin Cafe!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love to get your emails and to look at your blog. You have such great ideas.

    Maybe a prize should be to be at your side for a day watching you design cards and working with you. When you are in Florida, I'd love the prize to come over and spend the whole afternoon or evening. You have such great ideas. I do good work, but I don't have the creative genius you seem to have. You deserve the awards you have won. Great getting acquainted with you and your work. I have to figure out which cart makes the elaborate cutouts on the card fronts. Realy gorgeous. Carolyn

    ReplyDelete
  21. Carolyn WilkersonSunday, February 01, 2009

    I have a hard time doing this. I am not too much of a tech wizard. But I do love your cards and enjoy your newsletters and the blog. Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  22. wonderful cards Enfys...
    congratulations to the Cutting Cafe DT!!!
    great to have you.

    hugs
    claudia

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Enfys! I haven't chatted with you too much since I don't hang out at the Cricut message board anymore! Welcome to The Cutting Cafe' team! Wow, these are both gorgeous! That first one is so STRIKING!! I love it! I cannot wait to see what else you create!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Congratulations on nthe good news!Beautiful creations, I too love to print out as and when i need them. The first one is adorable, so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Welcom to the cutting cafe team!!! Your blog looks wunderful!! You make lots of wunderful cards. Looking forward working with you!! Love from Holland,
    jacqueline

    ReplyDelete
  26. A Huge Congratulations Enfys, I am so thrilled to be working along side you.........
    Your creations with the shapes are fab!!!!
    If you pop on to my blog you will be able to grab a gorgeous free download from Funky Fairy's for 24hrs only
    Hugs
    Lana x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congrats on the design team, Regina does wonderful work and you will be a great addition to her team
    love both cards but really love the pink & black with the birds and all the details
    hugs
    Norine

    ReplyDelete
  28. That pink and black card is stunning. Congratulations on joining the Cutting Cafe Team.
    eileen

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love these cards ..they are so great!!! Colleen

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi, Enfys. I live in Vancouver, BC, and can definitely understand your snow situation. We rarely get much snow here on the "wet coast" of North America, but when we do (and WE DID this winter!) it's chaos. On another note, I have a Welsh heritage too, as my grandparents were born in Builth Wells. I love Wales...my mum and sister and I spent a few weeks touring beautiful Wales a few years ago and I think I left my heart there.
    Love your sweet card!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow! this is fabulous and I love the colors...excellent work & tfs!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Welcome to The Cutting Cafe' team! Love your work!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy to have you on the Cutting Cafe team!
    Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  34. These are gorgeous!!

    Congrats on your success!


    TOnya

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have just been introduced to your site and OMG I am in love !! You smiled, I felt it... hehehehe. Seriously the b/pink card is to die for. I have been longing for digi stamps and now I have found your site ! Woo hoo. And candy to boot? This really is MY day.
    Thanks for what you do.

    Janie in BC

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have a question.... what type of paper do you use to print of the pink & white design?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Yaaah!!!You have heat Enfys...Your cards are `gorgeous`..love the last card :)~X~

    ReplyDelete
  38. These are very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your time to post them for all to see. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. WOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW
    yours work are fabulous! I will take many inspirations from your creations. Thanks
    sweet kiss from Italy
    Elena

    ReplyDelete
  40. Awww - fantastic and well done to you!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love the pink and black Enfys! And you've got me addicted to cupcake cards and Regina's stuff! I can't get enough of either!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I LOVE all your cards!!! Such an inspiration!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Joannah

    http://myscones.com/

    ReplyDelete
  44. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Kaylee

    http://www.craigslistpostingonline.info

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x