Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Two days, two cards......


Time to share the very unproductive results of a two day swarm (cricut crop) that I went to in Ocala at the weekend. Two cards in two days, and I had taken enough stuff with me to make a card for the entire population of the UK, well the world probably. It was fun of course, so who's counting...... . Anyway, here is my first card, Tilda sitting on her swing (the swing was stamped for me by my lovely pal DawnyP). I used the MS hearts border on the edge. Normally I would have machine stitched around the white panel, but the sewing machine was about the only bit of kit I didn't take with me.
The second card is the result of a challenge that I found really hard, we were presented with an envelope containing random papers, diecuts, brads, ribbon and so on. We had to use them ALL on our card, which even for me, who likes to throw a lot of stuff at a card, was a stretch too far. Anyway, Tilda came to the rescue again and I managed to use everything in my bag, plus Tilda. I added some glitter to the stars, and glossy accents to the balloons and popped everything up off the card. I chopped the metal rim tags in half and added some tiny sticker letters.

I think I left my mojo behind in Ocala though, (I may have lost it on the way there come to think of it), and have had a totally useless day today, there are about 5 torn up projects in the trash can, and you may be able to see the blue cloud above my house from where you are............
Saturday is national scrapbook day, and I am going to another all day crop, may as well take advantage of these things while I am here, when I am back in the UK I am a very lonely little crafter.

29 comments:

Rose said...

Well 2 cards made at a SWARM is MORE than I have ever know someone to get made!! You did a fantastic job on both. I just love seeing these stamps used :-)

suemon said...

Wow Enfys, they are both gorgeous, love seeing your creations.
hugs
Sue

Kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous cards but only two....bet it was all drinking coffee and chatting....and great fun...enjoy ....know what you mean about us lonely crafters....Hugs Kath xxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous cards! Lovely colours and detail!
How fabulous going to a scrapbook get together sounds like great fun.
hugs
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Well Enfys, I cannot believe youve lost your mojo, your cards are brilliant, I think youve done extremely well considering what they gave you to work with. Brilliant in fact. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lana said...

Enfys I love both of these cards ;0) The 1st one is fab and I adore the colours you have used and you finished it off perfectly with that gorgeous MS punch I need......
The second one has given me inspiration because I also have this stamp and didn't really know whether I liked it or not but you have made my mind up and I will be getting it out.
Hugs
Lana x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Don't fret at all. These are both gorgeous and shows your fabulous creativity!

Hugs,

Jules said...

Hi Enfys

Your posting made me laugh. I can just imagine what I would be like if I had to take my crafting stuff to a crop .. .. even taking stuff from my craft room to the dining room table downstairs seems like a military maneoevre. (Even then I have to keep running up and down the stairs to get extra things).

Your cards are lovely as always but I particularly love Tilda on the swing. She looks gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Allison said...

these are so cute En
AllisonX

eiyiyi said...

I thought the skies looked strange to the west! Your cards look great. You must have had a great time chatting and buying to only end up with two cards. Wish I had been there. Been in a bit of a card funk myself. I finally got into LAB yesterday and had some fun. I'm sure great things will come from Saturday's adventure. have fun!

nessy said...

two gorgeous tilda card ~so much detail ~delightful
vanessa xx

CRYSTAL said...

OMGoodness..... {sending you some mojo magic} Love, love, love the image on the second card. Beautiful job as always!!!!

Kristina said...

Enfys, I think your cards are lovely. You did a great job using all those items on the challenge card. I've never been to a crop, but every time my SIL and I get together to scrap we get nothing done ( I can't craft and talk at the same time :))
By the way, LOVE the new look your blog is sporting, the black and what is so striking!

Jessie Lubyk, said...

Very adorable cards. I wouldn't feel bad, you got something accomplished....lots of days I have no Mojo to get me going. But you'll find yours very very soon. Take Care :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling cards En! I have NEVER gotten anythhing done at a SWARM but I've always had a ball. Still pack up nearly everything I own though in hope I just my be productive. LOL Hugs, D

Margie said...

Very pretty cards as usual! Love that Tilda!

Tasha said...

Enfys both of these cards are wonderful, i am loving the colours of the first one and all the etail in the second. Both images are fab
love tasha xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Love the way you cut the tag in half and the MS punch. Got one on order-the doily one- but by the time my name comes up reckon they'll be out of fashion!Sad you're lonely over here but you've got your bloggy friends. BettyXXX

kisatrtle said...

Two days, two cards. Ithink you get more done when you stay at home. LOL However, they are both ubber cute.

Better luck at accomplishing more on Saturday. I'm hoping to get some time to scrap, but...three kids and a hubby that loves to take the dog to the dog park will probably have other plans.

Dawny P said...

Wowwza, I just cannot believe the fabulousness I've missed while being a bad blogger!! I am loving Tilda on the swing - gorgeous colours. The seocnd card is stunning. Can't decide which one I like best to be honest. Well I'm off for a proper nosey at your stuff now before beddy-byes. Speak soon and biggest hugs xxxxxxx

Sonia Kertznus said...

At least you had lots of fun... I didn;t know it was a swarm taking place in Ocala. I would have loved to go... maybe next time.

I have heard of people going to swarms and doing nothing crafty, but lots of chatting and new friends but you manage to do those two cards, and they are gorgeous as always....HUGS...SK :)

freetimegone said...

I have told you before and I'll tell you again, I love your work and really look forward to your daily messages in my email box. I love the image on the cards and your scalloped edges. Fabulous job as always.

Becky said...

wow, I love these cards, love the design you did on the first one and the 2nd one :).

Justine said...

sounds like fun! your cards are stunning as always En!! You worry too much!
Hugs Justine x

Scrappymax said...

Enfys, these are adorable, the swing is one of the ones I picked up at Ally Pally so you've given me lots of inspiration. Sorry you've lost your mojo but knowing you it will soon be back (not that anyone would have noticed anyway).

Sorry you're a lonely little crafter in the UK, we will just have to meet and craft together.

Linnie said...

love your cards en wish i could have been there.
luv
linniex

lisa said...

Both your cards are lovely Enfys. The envelope challenge one is great-well done, I wouldn't have had a clue where to start. Your US crafting life sounds really fun, make the most of it.

Lisax

craftaddict said...

It does not matter that you only made to lovely cards as long as you enjoyed yourself! Love Tilda on the swing.
hgs
eileen

loopylou said...

wow enfys, they are both beautiful, love them so cute xxxx