Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Tree card and a horror story

Isn't this tree gorgeous? It's by Impression Obsession I stamped it in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then sprinkled with diamond glitter. I stamped three times, onto very pale pink card, cut out the paisley leaves and popped them up with foam pads. The papers are by Making Memories and the lace is some remnant scraps

The black label shape was cut using a Go-Kreate label die, and the sentiment button is from Craftwork Cards
And the horror story? This will have a familiar ring to those of you who read this blog regularly. Yesterday we drove down to St Petersburg to go to the Salvador Dali museum. That done, we drove a bit further to go to a big outlet mall. Much shopping later, we left for home at about 8.00 for a journey that should have taken 1 1/2 hours. We finally made it home at 11.30pm, all the extra time being taken up with driving round, and round, and round and round the complicated road system in Tampa. There is a road system in the UK called spaghetti junction, well the Tampa system should be called knitting wool junction. Nightmare! We sailed past the exit four times, passed the 'Welcome to Tampa' sign numerous times - approaching the city from east, west and south. We even found ourselves driving round the airport, headed for the departure terminal. Anne confessed later that she thought we were going to end up on the runway. Headline news "English women arrested for driving in the path of a 747!" Of course by this time we were reduced to hysterical giggles, and were so thoroughly disorientated we didn't have a clue where we were, the only thing we knew was that we had to head north, that we were hungry and that we needed the loo. (restroom in USAspeak)
We made it back via a slightly unconventional route and headed straight for the wine

22 comments:

  1. that is stunning en, sounds like you had a great road trip to!!!!!!!

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  2. Beautiful card!! The tree is awsome. I like how you've assembled the card. I love black and white together.
    Kristin :)

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  3. Enfys the card is beautiful and there is no way in this life time I would get in a car with you, cause I don't know north from south. LOL. Hugs

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  4. gorgeous gorgeous card and hurry up Mike and get over there...should these two be allowed out on their own...big hugs kath xxxxx

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  5. Yes thats a nightmare but you card is so cute.
    bye bye,Lean

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  6. oh, you just gave me the laugh i so needed today! i am so sorry it was such a bad drive back though! and that card is gorgeous and the stamp is stunning! i love everything trees and may have to investigate who makes the stamp! gorgeous work! hugs!

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  7. Oh Enfys - bless you! I hope you had a good shopping trip and bought lots of goodies to make it worth while? I'm sure the glass of wine helped? xxx

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  8. Oh what a stunning card Enfys!
    Sounds like you had a right old mystery tour!
    hugs
    kim x

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  9. omg omg omg ....what a road trip...glad you were able to laugh it off....lovely card

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  10. I know EXACTLY where you were, since I've been there myself! Still, it sounds like you had a good time, even if the trip took just a little bit longer than it might have.
    R/

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  11. Beautiful card Enfys! I love the it! Oh my what a road trip you had!

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  12. this is truly stunning hun love how you have put it all toghther such great detail love cheryl xxxx

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  13. OMGOSH this card is breathtaking! love Love Love it!Just perfect!
    Your road trip sounds like my DH....all the time!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  14. Enfys this is just breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!! Glad yall made it back safe and can now laugh about it :)

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  15. The tree is nice, but the trip sounds a little frustrating. Glad to hear you made it to your destination safely.

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  16. ROFL... on my goodness. But your tree is definitely absolutely beautiful.

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the black and white and then the lovely lace classes it up even more. Crikey would not fancy driving those roads, total nightmare, but at least you had a laugh even if it was hysterical!
    Pinky

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  18. I am sat here with tears rolling down my face, with laughter, just imagining you driving round in fits of giggles yourself. I know spaghetti junction and it is a nightmare so can only imagine what knitted wool junction is like.

    Adorable card tho, that tree stamp is to die for.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  19. hehe hope the wine helped!
    Beautiful card
    AllisonX

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  20. Oh En!!! You do make me laugh right out loud! I'm glad you made it back! So did you get to exchange your WW cart? It has some really great cuts. Love this tree! You are so creative. I'd love to sit by you just to learn. I promis I'll be quiet...well I'd try. TFS

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  21. My Dad lives near St Pete's and I know the juncture you are referring too.
    I visit every year so I get used to "not taking the road to the right"... anyway so sorry you had a problem - should have given you a map of Tampa or my dad's phone #.

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  22. Stunning card En, and HILARIOUS story! Glad you didn't giggle too much having to tinkle and all. LOL Oh yeah, straight for the wine! Always works for me! xxD

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x