Monday, 5 October 2009

It's BBTB Day, a bow for Caardvarks, and WIN a cute download from the CC

The challenge over on the Bitten By The Bug site this week was to use the chandelier from the Home Decor cartridge.
I cut it first in a pale grey shadow, at 4", then twice in black, and once in ivory. I stuck on the layers with silicone glue for dimension, (I use pinflair glue, which you use with a syringe, it flows very easily, unlike some silicones which are very stiff) and used just the candles from the ivory cut
The background label is a Go-Kreate die, that I ran through the cuttlebug
The sentiment was computer generated, and I added some American Craft thickers for the word LIGHT
I wanted to make this card for the Caardvarks challenge which is ribbon, and played around with a ribbon background, but it was all a bit much, in the end a simple white organza bow finished the card off
The lace is real, and I added lots of black gems
Just look at these tiny boxes, I cut them from a new set over at the Cutting Cafe, you get the template for the box, and a whole sheet of different sentiments, done both in circles and plain text. The sentiments are gorgeous, 'something yummy for your tummy', 'nutty about you' and the two you see here are just a few examples
All the papers are by SEI, and the flowers are punched with a marvy flower punch





The little box below is just big enough to hold a couple of Hershey's kisses, or some M & M's - how great it would be to make one to put at each of your guests place settings at the Christmas table, and they are fast and super-easy to make
Edited to say I've had some bewildered comments from my UK blog buddies asking what are Hershey's kisses. They are a brand of chocolate here in the US, that come wrapped in a little twist of silver paper. M & M's are like smarties.


and the really great thing is, Regina has given me this set to give away. If you would love to win it, leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner on thursday morning




Mike has arrived, and yes, at the risk of being boring, I did get hopelessly and completely lost when going to fetch him. I won't bore you with the details, but it involved driving over a very, very long bridge with no way of turning back, in the complete opposite direction to the airport. He took one look at my flushed, tearful, dishevelled face, and said 'I'll drive home' - poor chap, he had been travelling for 15 hours by then, but..............
that man knows me so well..............................



78 comments:

  1. gorgeous gorgeous card...love the chandelier and gorgeous ribbon....cute little boxes perfect for the christmas table and hey at least you never landed on the runway....big hugs kath xxxxxx

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  2. wow what pretty little boxes....so cute!!! Gorgeous chandelier card omg amazing!!!!!! :) Bonnie (UK) x

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  3. Oh you poor woman, sounds like you have had a scary experience, just shows we do appreciate the men in our life lol. Love the little boxes you have made, just what I need at the minute! Your card is excellent to, very bold statement, just love it.
    Pinky

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  4. Oh that card is amazing, fab boxes.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Wow I'm first? Sorry to hear about your trip to the airport...My mom used to have the same problem. What funny stories I could tell....
    I love the card. I haven't gotten that cartridge yet, but it's on my list. TFS

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  6. Gorgeous creations Enfys!!
    I sooooooooo love that Chanilier..
    Have a fab Day:)xxx

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  7. The chandelier is stunning, lovin the dimension. The boxes are way too cute and I think your idea for Christmas is fab.

    Glad Mike is now with you, maybe you won't get lost quite as much ha ha!

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  8. What a gorgeous card, the detail is amazing, very stylish!
    The little boxes look so sweet even tho Im left wondering what Hershey kisses are!!
    What a drive you had to the airport?! lol
    Keryn :D

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  9. love the card as always really like the 3D on this card very pretty
    Hugs
    Norine

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  10. Those boxes really look well suited for little sweet treats (I'd love to get one myself ;). Lovely things, need to have a go at similar ones...

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  11. Oh Enfys I'm so sorry you got lost, your poor thing getting so upset. Invest in a GPS then I promise you will never get lost again. I got one lol which is why I know. I have got this cartridge on order as a matter of fact. I have seen some wonderful things made from it.
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  12. That's a really pretty chandelier card & the boxes a cute too. I'm curious to know what brand of silicone glue you use for the layering.

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  13. Enfys, the chandelier card is beautiful and love the boxes with frills. Maybe soon they will do a gps chip that is small enough to implanted, LOL. Hugs

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  14. Gorgeous card Enfys.It's so elegant and classy looking.Love the boxes too.
    Cass xxx

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  15. Hi En
    Love the chandelier card and the cutting cafe download looks super - just right for a couple of brooches I bought my mother and mother in law for Christmas. If I don't win I might be visiting the cutting cafe soon!
    Love Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  16. What a great RAK. Crossing my fingers to win.....

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  17. Hi Enfys, loving that chandelier card, so elegant. The boxes are super cute, but what are Hershey Kisses?

    sue@kajs.demon.co.uk

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  18. What a gorgeous card! And the boxes are wonderful....would be great for Thanksgiving table or little favors at any event!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent...but I look forward to your stories almost as much as your work! You never fail to make me smile.
    Thanks!
    Sue B

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  19. I love the chandelier and those boxes are too cute, I would love to win that set. jeansaporito@yahoo.com

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  20. Beautiful card, En!!! Love all the details you've added to this gorgeous cut! I coulnd't play cause I don't have the cart. :( But you sure did a beautiful job!
    It's a terrible feeling to be lost, isn't it!! So sorry you had to go through that! big hugs!

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  21. Wow Enfys youve been a very busy lady, the card is gorgeous but the boxes are lovely. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

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  22. Stunning absolutely stunning.

    Love karen x

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  23. this is just gorgoues hun the chandiler is brilliant and those gorgoues ribbons too hgus cheryl xxx

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  24. Oh wow Enfys these are amazing!
    Fabulous designs and such gorgeous colours!
    I was thinking about you and so hoped your drive went ok. So sorry that you got lost! As Kath said thank goodness you didn't divert to the runway!
    hugs
    kim x

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  25. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  26. I love the chandelier card and the little boxes are so cute!
    Thanks for the chance to win the set :)
    Louise x

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  27. Great creations you made love it. bye bye,Lean.

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  28. And your creations light up everybodies life.

    I have put a post on, first for ages - have put a little link to you as you were sweet & gave me one of the items on the card I made.

    I am so slack at card making & blogging lately....having a hectic time with life at the moment. But I'll get there.

    I still get the magazine that you design for - great stuff.

    Hugs - Sadie x

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  29. Beautiful creations...But I absolutely love the chandelier card and the embellishments! I am ready to get this cartridge just for the candelier! TFS!
    bast830@comcast.net

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  30. I love our card (as always)and the little boxes are too cute. I can see using those many different ways. Thaks for a chance to win the set. (hope hope hope).

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  31. Oh... you need to get a "gps" so you won't get lost... but what an awesome card, and love the little boxes.

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  32. Gorgeous chandelier card!!

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  33. what a fabulously inventive and beautiful chandelier card! truly a masterpiece!!! ♥

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  34. The card is just beautiful and those boxes are just to cute! Love the colors you used.

    Lori
    chaslom4@hotmail.com

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  35. These little boxes are soooo cute! You did a fantastic job, love them =)

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  36. That card is gorgeous! Oh... what I could do with that set!
    Carrie K
    carriedan1@msn.com

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  37. Love, love, LOVE your chandelier En! The black and white is stunning as are your embellies! I see quite a few of us are enchanted by the little boxes too. LOL Ao sorry about your nightmare trip to the airport. Perhaps you could ask for a GPS for Christmas. xxD

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  38. Love that cool chandelier ... wonderful design.

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  39. Beautiful card! and thanks for a chance to win the templates for those adorable boxes - and I agree that one at each place at the table would be exquisite!
    Jackie

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  40. LOVE that chandelier! I just KNEW that I wanted to ask Santa for a Cricut! I've drooled over that cartridge, too. The boxes are adorable. Hey, at least you got there safe and in one piece! Nothing worse than KNOWING you're going the wrong way and there is NOTHING you can do about it! It's over and done, forget it and relax.
    R/

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  41. Oh I would love the boxes. They are too cute!! I am always gives kisses and hugs to my dad for different things. I am always looking for new ideas of what to put them in. Thanks for showing us.
    Rachelle
    rachelle.barta@gmail.com

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  42. OMG...you have friends who don't know what Hershey Kisses are. As I live a short drive from the factory and have toured it many time this boggles my mind...I may need to pick you up an industrial sized bag....LOL

    P.S. Cute card! And I love the boxes

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  43. gorgeous boxes, I love how you did the flowers on top!

    Hester

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  44. I can't believe it, what a great blog you have had alittle look around and i love all your creations, I am so envious of you being in Florida, we have been 3 times and hope to buy a retirement home there when Hubby retires.

    thank you for your lovely comment on my 2s4y card.
    Hugs Carol x

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  45. it's adorable!
    thx for the chance :)

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  46. Oh Wow!!! that chandelier is absolutely gorgeous - they i my favourite thing at the moment...x

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  47. Enfys Have been a bit quiet in blogland lately but would like to win the boxes and I'm having a rest from battling with house jobs etc etc.so yours was the first blog I looked at. As always am bowled over by your gorgeous stuff. The chandelier card is just fab and I'm so glad you decided to keep the ribbon simple as the whole effect is knock out. Am intrigued by the "lost" mention and will have to find out what you've been up to as I can get lost in public toilets and have actually opened a cleaning cupboard door by mistake!Hugs Betty

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  48. Your card is great Enfys and those boxes are beautiful. They certainly would be perfect as place settings.

    Lisax

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  49. OMGOSH I just love your card!!!! I love that cut and you brought it to life by all the layering!!! Awesome job....sooooo beautifly done!
    Lose lil boxes are just perfect....I would have a blast with those!Thank you & Regina for this chance.
    Felt so bad for you on you car ride...I been there!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  50. Love the card and the little boxes are so cute. TFS.
    JoAnn

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  51. om my goodness- I just *LOVE* your chandelier card!!! It looks so elegant and just- spectacular!!! You have so outdone yourself!!! *Hugs*

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  52. Hi Enfys! Don't put me into the drawing for the give away but, when I seen these boxes on The Cutting Cafe site I just had to comment. These boxes are SO cute! Perfect for the "give away" I love the BBTB challange too, you did such a great job on the chandelier, love the black gems and the lace!

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  53. Very cute boxes and great colors you used. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win this template.

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  54. beautiful card! I love the litte boxes.

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  55. You do great art, put me into your drawing for the boxes.

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  56. Hello love Joan checking in. Just adore the chandelier and I must get started on those boxes for Halloween. Another great inspiration.

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  57. Your little boxes are so cute and the color combos are just perfect. Your chandelier card is gorgeous. I was so dissappointed I don't have that cartridge to play along.

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  58. OMGosh!!!!!!!! Enfys this is AMAZING!!! I saw it on BBTB....OOOOO GORGEOUS!!
    Oh no, the airport story.....What a awesome hubby. You ALWAYS AMAZE me!! Love everything....and the boxes are precious...the kisses ummm!! You are making me want them. Have a Beautiful Day!! Hugs, Dawn Gallop

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  59. Oh Ens, I am so sorry you had a problem with the airport, I am assuming you mean Tampa. As I said I hate going there or even to Tampa, I get so lost every time. Any way on to you great wreath. You have a great imagination and it looks very cool!!

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  60. Gorgeous card, Enfys...and those boxes are just precious! Great job!

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  61. LOVE that chandelier and I love the DPs you chose for the cute boxes :D

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  62. Your boxes are adorable. I love your chandelier card. It's lovely. I would love to try my hand at these boxes. They look the perfect size for the handmade jewelry I make!
    Thanx, Neesey

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  63. I have the Home Decor cartridge and, if you don't mind, am going to lift your great idea~ so PRETTY!

    Please enter me in the little box Giveaway : )

    Have you checked into a GPS for your vehicle? I don't know much about them or if you have to buy a car with it already installed in it... they have digital maps and a voice to tell you wich way to turn! My friend has one and they call it "James".
    Might be a good investment for our "Wrong Way Envys"!

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  64. Cute little boxes - I love the flowers!

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  65. Enfys

    I always love your work. You do such an amazing job!

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  66. Oh my goodness, that chandelier is absolutely amazing!! Gorgeous, gorgeous creations!

    (-: Heidi

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  67. Wow!! Great boxes! I love the color combination you used! Have a wonderful day!

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  68. Love your style, and have followed you for quite a while. Would love to win some candy.

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  69. Yummy!

    I'll have Hershey Kisses in mine please or mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups! ;))

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  70. Oh I know the bridge you mean!

    You've been on the Gandy bridge haven't you?

    We went on it twice! Yup same trip.... and yes I was driving... ~blushes~

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  71. Hi Enfys
    Love the Card it's stunning, and so jealous of you there in the sunshine, it's grey and wet here in Blighty!! The only outdoor swimming here is in the puddles!
    Belinda. belindaw@me.com

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  72. You always do such wonderful work. Sorry about your airport adventure. I tell you I don't think I have ever been to a airport that is that easy to get too LOl Cute boxes too love the color choice.

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  73. Gorgeous chandelier card! Love the tiny boxes great for holiday festivities!

    XX
    Stephanie
    txlonestarangel@att.net

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  74. Beautiful card! Love the ling on the chandelier! :-)

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  75. Enfys, I love how you used that chandelier on your card and those boxes are fabulous!!

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  76. You are simply amazing. I enjoy your posts each and every time I read them. I have to admit, I scroll to the bottom sometimes first to read your great stories! You are so talented. Love those adorable boxes.

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