Monday, 7 September 2009

Present Card - for BBTB

Over on Bitten by the Bug this week, we were asked to use the present icon from Pooh and Friends cartridge. I used these yummy papers from Craftwork Cards, which made short work of the project

I pleated a narrow strip of the paper into accordian folds, and added one of their chocolate button sentiments
I am busy now getting ready for my 3 month trip to the USA. One of the jobs I do before I go is to put away summer clothes and get out the winter gear, so that when I get back just before Christmas I am not faced with the prospect of T shirts sitting there in sub zero temperatures.
questions.....
How come I have sweaters older than my children, when I distinctly remember throwing them out last winter. Are they like homing pigeons? Do they creep back from Oxfam under cover of darkness?
Why is it that cheap plastic coathangers are conducting their own breeding programme right there in my wardrobe? How come for every 2 that go in, at least 10 come out?

33 comments:

Kath said...

oh this is absolutely yummy..love that accordion fold and delicious looking parcels which I just know is full of choccies...big hugs kath xxxxx

pinky said...

You're having a right old rant today Enfy's! Love your card and the papers are excellent.
Pinky

Moni said...

Great project,love it! Hugs,moni

CelticWoman said...

Enfys, truly delicious. Hugs

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Delish gift!!

DeeDee said...

LOL! You are so funny girlie! I love your card! Those papers are so beautiful! WOW! Great job...as usual! HUGS!

Hope Jacare said...

Great card - those papers are indeed yummy! I only wish that my pre-children sweaters still fitted me......Cheers Claire x

KreatesKards said...

Great card. I made one this morning with this color as the focus too. We must be in sinc with each other.

Lean said...

Love your card great papers also.
bye bye,Lean

Cheryl said...

this is so yummy love it that accordian fold must have taken you ages briliant love cheryl xxxx

Creative Momma said...

Love you card! I love the detail and choice of colors :)
Hugs

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En beautiful card I love the yummy colours and the paper folding down the side.
You are so organised! Have a great trip out and hope your leg is better now
Hugs
Juliexx

Leanne said...

Love your card Enfy's! I like how you did the accordian fold!

Kris L said...

Oh Enfys this is so pretty. I love the paper colors and the pleating on the side bar. Have a safe trip to this side of the pond...Kris

Scrappymax said...

Lol En, I can just see you sitting amongst all those sweaters.
Love the card and the way you have pleated the paper and I agree those are really yummy papers.
Max x
PS. Have a good journey to the US.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great questions Enfys, when you discover the anwer maybe you can tell me where all my socks are disappearing too when I know I put the complete pairs in the wash??

Gorgeous card. Very elegant...love the simple colors. Great job.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfy, I love coming to your blog to hear your stories AND to see your awesome cards... have a safe trip back here.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Enfys,what a BEAUTIFUL card,i love the colours and papers.

ZO MOOI...
Hugs Riet.x

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Very pretty. You are so funny! I just wrote you to ask when you are coming back to the states!!!

Kristina said...

Those papers are so pretty. They work just pefectly for that card.

Hugs,
Kristina

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Oh Enfys this is stunning, love the colours, The present looks professionally wrapped.

Cheap hangers should never have been invented, they are more hassle than they are worth. Sounds likes Oxfam are going to benefit, again!

hugs
Kaye x

Sandi said...

Love your card .. the colros are aesome and I think that gift cut is wonderful. Love to hear your stories .. you're the funniest!

Velta said...

LOL...You truly show your personality with your messages here...Love the old sweater crap. Heck, it least they still fit you...mine...not going there. I love the card and the color choices!! What I would give to meet you and learn more :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is beautiful, love the papers and the pretty details that you do.
luv
Debby

Jessica said...

What a lovely card! But I'm not surprised! I hope your preps for the trip go well and your travel is without problems too. Take care, and TFS. Jess

lisa said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys. I love the colours. Hope your packing is going well. Lucky you off to the sun!!!

Lisax

Norine said...

love this card the tone on tone so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this, En!!!! That paper is so totally yummy! Off to check and keeping my fingers crossed that they're digi!
Yes...old sweaters find their way back home, no matter how many times you try to get rid of them. And as far as the hangars? Well I made discovery....you know those socks that disappear in the dryer? Yep! You guessed it! It's kind of like a caterpillar, butterfly type of thing. They change from socks into limp hangars. I stayed awake all night and hid a camera in my closet to figure it out. I got it all on tape! Watch for it on PrimeTime in a couple months!

eiyiyi said...

Love this card! Beautiful papers - think I'm going to have to go investigate! hugs, eileen

StampinSher said...

The accordion fold is splendid and so different. EZ too! This project can easily become a wedding card as well with a different sentiment. Just love what you created.
Hugs,
Sher

Donna said...

Oh wow Enfys, this is such a stunning card, the papers are so lush and I love the colours :) Donna x

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful En! Very classy with the colors you chose and that gorgeous pleating. Will be happy to have you back in the States. I think you need a little trip to CA though. Have a great and safe flight. xxD (I'm more likely to lose my sweaters but the hangers, eiyiyi!)

Brenda said...

WOW LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper you used!! Really think the paper pleating is a perfect addition!
hugs
Brenda