Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Life's a beach.........

So I have this new cartridge that I couldn't wait to try out. I made this card for one of Mike's sailing buddies. The card is 5 1/2" square. I added layers, then shaded them in a little with my copic markers. The anchor was cut at 2 1/2" and I hand doodled the chain. I stuck some navy corrugated card behind the aperture.
I can't tell you how much trouble this simple little card gave me. Everything went wrong, including dropping a black ink pad on the almost completed card. The inside sentiment reads....it's time for a gin and tonic. I know it should be 'make margaritas' but hey, I'm a Brit, we don't do margaritas, we do G & T
We were going to go and renew our driving licences today, but there is a real thunderstorm going on out there, so we are keeping to the house. We took our Florida driving test five years ago, although you can drive on a UK licence here, but when we bought our car the insurance required a US licence, so we have to go an renew it every time we come over. They cut up our old licence, take a new photo and we do an eye test. Because we are 'non-resident aliens' we can't go to any old test centre, we have to drive about 25 miles to a special place where they know what a British passport is. So they give us a piece of paper, the new licences come in the mail, usually the day before we leave for home, then we come back and they cut it up and the whole cycle starts all over again. It has become part of the routine of being here, we have found a great little diner for lunch and we know all the staff at the test centre by name. We may get an invite to their staff Christmas party this year :)


32 comments:

  1. Two Fantastic cards Darling , I love them both
    Hugs Susie xx

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  2. Love the cards, very cute. I have a cousin in Florida dealing with the storms right now too. The whole license thing is a real bummer. I can't believe they don't just let you keep your current license, it's not like you don't have a U.S. residence! I could go on and on but what can you do ya know? Anyway, great cards I can't wait to get my LAB cartridge. Provocraft has just made it available to all it's retailers so I've got my order in for some!

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  3. Super cards!! Did the lemons come from LAB too? I haven't noticed those. Margaritas, Gin & Tonic, who cares? I say just throw some lemon in and go with it!

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  4. Oh, forgot to tell you....CONGRATS ON YOUR TOP 3 AT TPE!! Great job!

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  5. I love the cards, great designs you have come up with.x

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  6. These are 2 terrific cards, love them both, the sail boat is adorable, and the lemons look great.

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  7. Lovely cards Enfys. Hope the weather has brightened up!

    Lisax

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  8. Love them both, great sailing card, lovely and bold in colour, we all could do with a lemon card lol.
    Pinky

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  9. Great cards! Love the little lemons - just so darn adorable! Hugs!

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  10. i have got to get this cart enfy....great job

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  11. gorgeous cards as always En and you do make me laugh....what a saga just to get your drivers license renewed
    Hugs Kath xxxxx

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  12. These are both great! The lemons look luscious!

    Hugs,

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  13. Oh En you've done this cart proud ! 2 fab cards this cart looks very versatile!
    What a palava with the deriving license laws! Hope the weather improvs so you can get it done!

    hugs
    juliexx

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  14. Both of these are fab! i really must use my Cricut more!!
    Funny story about the licenses, but how annoying....hope the storms soon go away :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  15. I love both cards. I have LAB but haven't had the time to really play with it the way I would like to. Now, seeing your card I'm just itching to fire up my E and get going. Won't be this week though. Lucky me, I have my 3-1/2 year old grandson here for a week. His mom and dad are here but are escaping to Miami for 4 days so we have Roan all to ourselves. So much fun at this age. No cardmaking for me. I'll be racing around the house with a cape tied around my neck playing Robin to his Batman and loving every minute. Thanks for sharing your cards and the hoot of a license story. I'm a Florida resident year-round. I know how crazy our DMV can be.

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  16. Fabulous cards! great hand drawn chain!
    Enjoyed the license story...had no idea that's how things were done! Not surprised though! Glad you keep coming back!!!
    take care
    Blessings, Maria

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  17. Haven't got this cart yet but now you make me want it more!! I always love to read your posts! They always leave me with a smile!Hugs!

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  18. Hi Enfys, love your blog and fabulous cards,what a lovely life you lead. I've never been to the states but hope to one day.Rubber Romance stamps are made in Florida I'm a fan of those, amongst others. I'll look forward to working with you on the cute daisy may design team.I love funky hand too , I see you design for them.happy crafting .jane x

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  19. Oh your cards are wonderful!
    Love your gorgeous designs,colours and detail!
    What a palava with the driving test! I definitely think they should put you on their xmas list!
    hugs
    kim x

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  20. Oh I love your two cards, especially the second one, its gorgeous, the colour scheme is really bright and sunny, and definately right for G&Ts so dont take any notice of their margarita's. Im sorry to hear that the weather hasnt been good hope you didnt get caught in the storm and you manage to sort out your licences. take care love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  21. Great cards, Enfys!!! Love them both!
    Peet x

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  22. Lovely cards!

    Its good to have you on-board at Cute Daisy May!

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  23. Love the new cards. I really want to get this cart. BTW, I posted about you yesterday. Pop over and see what I said.

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  24. Wow Enfys both of these are awesome - i love the sailing one and your hand doodled chain is awesome i thought it was a chain!
    Brilliant cards
    love tasha xx

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  25. I love them. I especially like the colors on your lemon card.

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  26. two amazing cards ~so very different ~but both bright and cheerful!!
    vanessa xx

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  27. Hi Enfys! Gorgeous cards! How exciting is CDM!! Can't wait to start now!!
    Love Becky xx

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  28. Oh girl ~ These are so darn cute! I am sorry that it took you awhile on that second card...but it was certainly worthwhile...Love them both ;)

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  29. fabby cards and so sorry you're having thunderstorms, believe there might some on the way here too- hopefully they will miss Scotland out!
    AllisonX

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  30. FAB cards, and who cares what you call the drink, if it has lemons in it, go with it!

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  31. Fantastic cards and I think the G & T sentiment is a great idea!

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