Sunday, 31 May 2009

Just a Note

The papers used here are by we R Memory Keepers, and this was such a quick card to do. I cut the label shape out of a graph paper from the pad using my Go Kreate die, doodled around the edges a bit and stamped the sentiment. The flowers were cut from the pad, I distressed the edges with my fingernail as I don't have one of those fancy edge distressers, and freehand cut the stem and leaves. A button was definitely called for, and I found this huge orange one lurking in my button tin.
I was driving around the streets of Birmingham, hopelessly lost at 3.30am today - Mike has gone sailing around the Greek islands for a couple of weeks, and had to meet the rest of the crew at a sailing buddies house. We got there okay, well he was driving. Unloaded his stuff, said goodbye and off I drove into the darkness. My sense of direction is poor, well, let's be honest, it's non-existent. So there I was driving around, totally disorientated, peering out to see a familiar landmark.......the Brummies are a lively lot though, it was amazing how many cars were on the road at that time. So this hapless blundering went on for about thirty minutes before I remembered that I had a sat.nav (GPS) in the car, all programmed for HOME........ honestly, sometimes I think I shouldn't be allowed out on my own..

34 comments:

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning card full of sunshine .....love it Enfys
Hugs Susie xx

AUsome mom said...

Enfys, you really crack me up sometimes! I'm glad you finally "remembered" you had the GPS. I've been lost before and it is NO fun, especially in the dark. I live close to Birmingham......Alabama:) Anyhoo, this card is so fun and I can't believe how you "free hand" so much. Great job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is really gorgeous!! Just love those flowers and the bright colors!! :) TFS!

joey said...

Oh Enfys lol what are you like! I cant use sat navs, it says in 300 yards turn right, whats 300 yards? lol Glad you got home safe!. Your card is absolutely oooooh WOW, I love the bold and vibrancy of it, the flower is awesome, you must have super strength fingernails lol. Joey.xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh how fun and bright and pretty En! Did you make it home? Guess so, hence the post. Lucky for us. xxD

♥ Lynette ♥ said...

Love the card. Bright Colors! Love the paper!

~JulieH~ said...

Fabulous card En I love the oversized flower and button I love this type of card modern and bold! I laughed at your story I to have no sense of direction! Mind you I even have trouble working my Satnav! Glad you eventually got home safe!
Hugs
Juliexx

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Oh these are so cute. What happy little cheerful flowers they are!!! Darling!! Also I enjoyed the comment you left on my blog the other day!! b

TT said...

too funny about the GPS. i have discovered that i can never go out of town without one. :)

TT said...

too funny about the GPS. i have discovered that i can never go out of town without one. :)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh Enfys, I laughed out loud reading your post. I am awful at driving in unfamiliar territory, I frequently ask my 12 year old for directions somewhere. Your card however is awesome! I love the bright bold colors. Very fresh!!

Anonymous said...

Enfys your card is lovely as always. I just love the stories you tell of you everyday happenings, that is the sort of thing I would do.

Cheers
Kaye x

Scrappymax said...

Lol Enfys, I tell you you have me in stitches with your daily happenings. It really brightens my day after getting my Going Buggy fix. What a great card, I love the summery colours you've used and your distressing.
Max x

Lil Sis said...

Great card - glad you made it home alright aint Sat Navs wonderful things!

Hugs Beccy x

fairymadjo said...

wow love the colours hun, sooo bright made me smile. huggs jo x

Dolly said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, love what you've done with the graph paper. I've got the go kreate die on my wish list ;) xx

Saskia said...

Wow!!! I LOVE this card! So 'happy', bright and unique!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is so gorgeous!
Love your fabulous colours and your design is wonderful!
So glad you got home!
hugs
kim x

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Love the bright colours.

Love Karen xxx

Kath said...

gorgeous card and love your funky flower...try using the edge of your scissors for distressing...saves the nails and what are you like...lost with a sat nav in the car....Hugs Kath xxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun love this such great coloirs and love those flowers. Hope you have got over your traumatic drive, I have no sense of direction and that has been my excuse for not learning to drive :)
Have a good week sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Jessica said...

Enfys, you are not alone! My son's girlfriend (who does all the driving) is, as she puts it, is
"directionaly challenged". She could be on the phone taking directions all the way, and still get lost!
Love the card, love all of your stuff!

Lizzy said...

Hi En,
Love the card. Sorry, but you made me laugh, glad you are home safe. I'm missing the Thursday group. Norma

Allison said...

hehe, hope that sat nav worked
Lovely card, nice and bright and summery
AllisonX

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

As always I just love your work. You are a very talented lady and I am going to miss seeing you around the Whimsy DT! I can't wait to see more of your wonderful art and thanks for all the great inspiration!!

Nannieflash said...

Well Enfys Im not surprise you got lost in Birmingham, my hubby does and hes got a Satnav, he often goes to do jobs up there, its all the one way streets that does it.
Anyway I love your sunny card, the colours are really bright it makes you feel really good about yourself. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Cass said...

Fab funky card.Love the big bold flowers.I have Yoda's voice on my sat nav so at least I can have a laugh when I get lost,because the force definitely isn't with me!
Cass xxx

Peet said...

Wow, this one is fabulous, Enfys!!!!!
Peet x

Kellylouj said...

Stunning card very bright xx

Jennifer said...

This is so cute and cheery! Love those flowers. Your fancy distressing tool did a great job!

Jennifer

lisa said...

What a bright, happy card Enfys, it seems to suit you perfectly. You can always make me laugh with your stories, you should write a book!!!!!

Lisax

Crystal said...

this is an absolute gorgeous card, enfys! i love the colors and just looking at it makes me feel happy! hugs!

jem said...

this is the type of card I oo and are at but can never make, just super. janex

Tip Top said...

Heheheheh! You really made me snort and your lost comment! I have a bad sense of direction too but I think I'd been even more lost with Sat Nav!! Love the big flowers on this - big blooms are fab!