Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Shopping Card

The inspiration for this card came from those MFT stamps where the ladies never have their heads showing. The base card is 6" square, and I cut the expectant mummy from the New Arrival cartridge with my Cricut machine at 8", then, feeling like Henry VIII chopped off her head......... then cut off her pregnant tummy
the bags were cut from New Arrival as well, the pink and white ones are the diaper bag - I ran the black and white bags through the cuttlebug, using the tiny dots folder
gave her a bit of bling, and I was done. It's always nice when an idea in your head works out just as you imagined it!


I have had a bit of a disaster here, water has been dripping from the ceiling of my crafty cupboard right onto my supplies below. The plumber has been out, shaken his head gravely and been unable to trace the leak. So now I have boxes of stuff out of the cupboard, floorboards up in the bathroom above, and black sacks full of soggy papers. I might just go back to bed and pull the duvet over my head......................

36 comments:

KreatesKards said...

Card is really cute.

Oh my goodness, I hope the leak source is found quickly and fixed.

LEMphotography said...

What a cute card! I absolutely love her jewelry! And your post about Henry VIII made me laugh.

Sorry to hear about your flooding craft room!

Lauren

DonnaMundinger said...

Definitely my kind of card! This one I'll be scraplifting for sure! Adorable! xxD

Kath said...

fabby card En and oh dear...water and crafty stuff don't go well together....hope you find the source of the leak soon....Hugs Kath xxxx

DeNetra Bates said...

OMG... so sorry about your leaky roof... that sucks that the plumber cant find the reason for it....but on a good note I LOVE THIS CARD... the pink and black and all that bling is going together very well...TFS.

Sandi said...

Enfys, This is one awesome card. Hope you get your leak fixed soon! Thanks for sharing your work even in the midst of trouble.

Jessica said...

En, you are a constant source of inspiration. I would never have thought to cut off her tummy!!! I love this card, and I'd like to add my well wishes to yours for Anne's retirement. And I'd love to be able to shop until we all dropped together! lol....enjoy yourselves ladies!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Oh no Envys that leak sounds terrible and onto your scrapping/cardmaking supplies, I'd want to cry and pull the covers back over my head too. If you are insured you could claim on your insurance couldn't you. Leaks like that are claimable here in Australia. I'm thinking of you in this time of stress.
Hugs
Michelle

Milliesmarvels said...

This card is fab! So clever! Hope they can sort out your leak, must have been v upsetting to find ruined stash :-(

Jane
x

Becky said...

You are so creative!! I just love this card, with all the textures and embellishments.

eiyiyi said...

Oh no, after all you went through to get that closet just right!!!! So sorry about the leak.

With all that going on, I would have thought that cutting off someone's head would have made you feel better. The card turned out beautifully. Love everything about it!

hugs, eileen

nessy said...

what a clever card ~ love all the detail.
oh dear poor craft room!!
vanessa xx

Kristina said...

The card is great, I just love the bling.
So sorry to hear about your leak. I hope you haven't lost too many supplies.

Hugs,
Kristina

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card!
Great idea with changing your die cut!
So sorry about your disaster! Hope it has been fixed for you now.
hugs
kim x

Judith said...

I love how you have altered this to fit the bill. Its great. Sorry about the leak. I think you may have to ga stash shopping, how exciting!!

lisa said...

Love your card Enfys. You are so inventive.
Oh no not your craft cupboard, anywhere but that.
The only good thing I can see is that you might have to go SHOPPING now!!!!
Hope things improve soon.

Lisax

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This is FABULOUS. I love how you think outside the box - all pun intended. I've got to get caught up on what you have been doing lately. LOVE THIS IDEA!

~BridgetL~ said...

Fantastic Card. Sorry about the leak. I hope you find it and get it fixed.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Enfys, this card is so cute. I love the MFT stamps and your take on them. Way cute!

Hope the leak is found and repaired soon!!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Enfys,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Brenda said...

Love your card....sooo sorry to hear about your leak, years ago I lost sooo many treasured items and bolts of fabric and tons of patterns due to a flooded basement.
Hopefuly the leak will be found & fixed.
hugs
Brenda

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my word, this is too cute for words! I just love it!

I sure hope your water problem is solved soon!

(-: Heidi

kisatrtle said...

We have a leak too, but thankfully mine is in the kitchen. I can't recall the last time I really used that room. LOL

Vee said...

Oh my!! sounds like a disaster, but your card is safe!!! I hope. Fab idea and really well put together.
xx Vee

cdorey13 said...

Adorable card! Great thinking of puting that New Arrival cartridge to work on non-baby stuff! Lovin' it!

Carol said...

Oh Enfys, this speaks to me in so many levels! FABULOUS card!!! Really like how you embossed the bags - they came out great! So sorry to hear about your leak - gosh those are so hard sometimes to figure out from where and how... hope it doesn't do too much damage (other than the soggy paper that breaks anyone heart! )

Nadya 's World!!! said...

Oh my world!!! This is AWESOME! :) I love it.... What and idea. That just shows you that you can use this cartridge for more then just baby themed stuff... :) Love it!

Lana said...

This is so girlie and fab En ;0)
Hope you get your leak sorted
Hugs
Lana x

Cheryl said...

this is my kind of card hun love it,so sorry to hear about your cfaft room hun love cheryl xxxxxxxx
oh its brill by the way the card that is

Regina Easter said...

huh............like i think i have said charge a little bit to much...awesome card...hugs

Leanne said...

This is just wayyy to cute! Love it! I wished I could be as creative as you!!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Enfys your card is fantastic, it is great when an idea in your head works on paper too, I have had many that haven't.

Hope you get your leak sorted soon and didn't loose too many papers.

hugs
Kaye x

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card, its brilliant but you did make me chuckle about Henry VIII.
How awful soggy stash you must be devastated.
Luv
Debby

Crystal said...

so cute! i love that color combo too! hugs!

rcz28 said...

Great Card, Im sorry about your leak & all of your stuff getting ruined.But now you get to shop for more.
A few years ago our plumbing had to be re-placed,my cheapskate EX-husband wanted to do it himself & had my brother help him, who, by the way we call the master of disaster, well he wanted the pipes overhead in the attic, instead of underground like they were, Im sure you have Drywall there, i'm just not sure what you might call it , if it's not drywall, some people here call it sheet rock,anyhow, you have to be careful with weight and heavy stuff on it, they were almost done and my brother slipped & fell right thru the ceiling, his legs dangling, it was pretty funny , except that we had a big hole in our ceiling right by our bedroom door, my Ex wasn't as amused as i was.The good that came out of that was, we put an attic opening up there to give me more storage for my xmas & halloween stuff. Just thought i'd share that.

iamtutu said...

I just wanted to let you know that your card has been featured on the blogazine www.Scrapanista.com. Love what you did with the Cricut New Arrival pregnant mommy cut!