Thursday, 28 May 2009

Thank Ewe and Little Lady Bug - The Cutting Cafe


Regina Easter's latest set over on the Cutting Cafe site include backgrounds and a matching image, so I couldn't wait to do something with them. The little ladybug set included the background script that I printed out to cover the front of a scalloped card base. The ladybirds were cut from another printed sheet and coloured with copic markers. I found the googly eyes with eyelashes in the kids department of a craft shop, Jo-Ann's I think it was. I overstamped the little lady background with a scroll from a clear set by Inkadinkadoo. The ladybirds (ladybugs) were glossed with glossy accents. They look ready to fly away home....




For the second card I made a base card using the doily cut from wildcard, cut at 5", then printed the liner at the same size from the 'thank you' sheet, and again in black. White doodling on the black frame, a touch of copics and glitter to the little ewe and it looks so cute.
I went down to the local post office yesterday for the first time since my return to the UK, thought I was in the wrong town, it's a dreary building, always with a huge queue (line) of depressed looking people shuffling slowly forwards towards the counter. They have had a huge re-vamp. Now you take a ticket as you go in, and sit down on some rather stylish red leather curved sofas in the centre of the room, and wait happily until a disembodied voice tells you 'ticket 63 to counter E please'. You then go to counter E to be greeted by a member of staff in a brand new smart uniform, designed to match the decor, smiling happily and bending over backwards to help you............obviously whilst the floor was being installed the staff were all on customer relations courses. It was all rather pleasant, except that I have an almost overwhelming urge to go back just to see how it will work at busy times. Where will the endless queue sit when all the comfy red sofas are full - on the floor? Will it develop into a sort of party atmosphere with us all waving our little tickets and cheering when your number comes up? Will the famous British reserve disappear in this Disney-like atmosphere of jollity and friendly smiles? Will we sit on the smart red seats making new best friends................... I'll let you know.



35 comments:

Lorrie said...

Love these! Cute, Cute, Cute!

fairymadjo said...

wow they are amazing hun.
so cute huggs jo x

TERIBERI said...

OH WOWWWWWWW.....Enfys you ROCK girl!!!! These cards are spectacular. Love them BOTH but that Lady Bug one is to die for!!!!! Hugs, T

pinky said...

Two beautiful cards, love the vibrant red on the ladybirds. Your PO sounds like a really nice place, just need a little cuppa and your set lol.
Pinky

freddie foo foo said...

How did you know I adore ladybirds En! The Post Office sounds like a dream, are you sure you weren't catching a few zzz's or in a parallel universe hun?!!
Anyway I is luving your cardies homey! xx

Jules said...

Oh Enfys - these are just so very, very cute.

Love them to pieces!!!

Love Jules xx

eiyiyi said...

Hi En. The cards are adorable. You keep finding things for me to buy. Bless you girl. And, only you, can make a trip to the PO a story-worthy adventure. Thanks for sharing. Now I've had my first smile of the day!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is awesome!! Love your fun color combos and the cards are adorable!! :) TFS!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh En! How adorable! Love the red, black and white color scheme on both. Definitely a fave!xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

P.S. wish they'd do a makeover at out post office! Hey, do they sell tea and crumpets? LOL

Rose said...

both are so cute!! :D

Sharon Caudle said...

These are both fabulous, Enfys! I can't figure out which one I like the best!
hugs!
Sharon

Pam S. said...

pure cuteness!!! love, love, love the lady bug....wish they made the software to work on MAC's...boohoo
Pam Going Postal

Carol said...

Gorgeous cuteness with a capital C...love them both :)
Your PO sounds lovely, but what's the betting some people will still moan!! Love your little stories :)

Hugs
Carol x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love them both. Cute cute. I have always been a big fan of the red, white and black color combos.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love these!!

Regina Easter said...

uh..........so like i can't pick a favorite, these are simply adorable...hugs

kisatrtle said...

These are soooo cute! I love the doily shaped one!

Lana said...

Both equally adorable and fun
Hugs
Lana x

lisa said...

I love these cards Enfys, they'd be great for children, so bright and full of fun. I especially like the ladybirds, they are really cute.
Your PO sounds fantastic, we have the dreary building and miserable queue syndrome here although the staff are always friendly, but comfy chairs and a chat sounds just what we need.

Lisax

Leanne said...

Absolutely love these! They are both awesome!! TFS!!

Net said...

Love those ladybugs En.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow two stunning cards!
Fabulous designs and gorgeous detail!
hugs
kim x

LuLu said...

En these cards are fab. Loving that ladybirdcard - so darn cute.

I have to say our village PO isn't as glamourous as yours. yo're too scared to talk because you know if the Po ladies think its juicy gossip, it'll be around the village before you've walked home!

Lou
x

Tammy said...

Wow! Enfys! These are 2 cute! Love, love, love them ;)
Sorry I havn't been here in a while, just so busy and now that the nice weather is here I have been out so much with the kids. All your recent stuff is awesome as always:) I so enjoy all your projects!

Big Hugs,

Tammy

Jaspere said...

Super adorable. You made the lady bug come to life.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I just wanted to stop bye for a minute and see what you have done.. adorable as usual..

Andrea, said...

oh these are so cute and fab colours. have a good weekend

shelley said...

Beautiful cards .................and so cute the little ladybird .
Love Shelley xx

Kath said...

wow super cute or what...love red white and black together and those ladybugs are adorable...enjoy your weekend....Big Hugs Kath xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Enfys, I love your card its so original and so vibrant, its really quite gorgeous.
Oh by the way let me know where that Post Office is as it must be like a waiting room at the doctors. love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Whimsey said...

Super cute cards! One of our daughter's is called Kaity Bug Lady Bug so I REALLY like that lady bug card.

:D

~Jeri~ said...

OMGOSH Enfys!! These cards are tooooo darn cute!!! Your work just leaves me in awe and taken away by your talents!! Thank you for sharing that with us!!

QweenDavia said...

wow this is so cute! I love the black, white and red!

Ciacchina said...

sono bellissime!