Friday, 20 November 2009

Girlie Card for Polkadoodles

So Nikky, the boss lady over on Polkadoodles, who likes to set a fiendish challenge, asked us to make a girlie card using only the Just for Men CD. Ha, it was easy Nikky, I used the very pretty blue papers and sentiment, added a martha punch border and a bit of ribbon. The flowers are cut from the George cartridge on my cricut

I doodled on them in white, then covered them in glossy accents so they look like black patent leather, oops, missed a bit
I went to the post office yesterday, to mail some parcels and cards to the UK. Normally a visit there is quite an uplifting experience when lovely chatty helpful Jim serves me, but he was not there, so a chap I had never seen before served me. The parcels were no problem, the cards were another matter. "What's in these" he enquired, shaking the envelopes suspiciously, as if he suspected I might have a terrorist or two hidden away in there. "Cards" I replied meekly. "CARDS!" he yelled "HEY BUDDY (or Buster, or Hank or whatever his sidekick was called) LOOK AT THESE, THEY'RE CARDS, KINDA BULKY" "YEAH" yelled Buddy/buster/whatever - "SQUARE TOO, EXTRA FOR THOSE. TRY THE SLOT". I don't know why they were yelling, they were standing right next to each other. So my sweet mailman friend, the one with the phobia about square, bulky envelopes, tried determinedly to shove the envelopes through a little slot thingy, beloved of postal services the world over. Of course, they wouldn't fit. "EXTRA CHARGES" he yelled in a satisfied tone. I pointed out that the envelopes would not actually be going through a slot until they reached the UK, by which time it would be the Royal Mail's problem. "Rules are rules" he shrugged. Yes, and foam pads on handmade cards are foam pads.............................

27 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys, you have such a "colorful" life. lol Love your card. (and your awesome stories)

Saskia said...

Lovely card Enfys!!

Sweet, sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Craftyanny said...

Nice card Enfys, just proves boys stuff can be girly too lol. Well done!!!
Did you not stick a sticky pad over his big gob?
Anne x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so very gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Melodie said...

What a wonderful card with lovely colours.
Hugs
Melodie

Dawny P said...

Oh God bless 'em!!! They are no different here are they En!!! I mean, do we look like dope smugglin' freakos or what? No, don't answer that in my case lol xxxx Well I love the colours here and the glossy accents looks fab. I always miss a bit as well - it looks fab but isn't it a sod to use :( Hope you are ok and biggest hugs xxx

pinky said...

Love your take on that challenge Enfy, not so sure about your mail men though!! You have some escapades, thanks for making me smile.
Pinky

CelticWoman said...

lol, if I didn't know better I could swear you were at my post office, except my helpful one is Bobbie. Do you think they get a commission on the extra charges, they sure are excited to levy them. Love it. Hugs

lisa said...

A lovely card Enfys. I love the glossy black.
Sounds like post people are the same the world over, although I can't complain about ours, the ladies in the PO are lovely and our postman goes out of his way to deliver stuff. I know we are very lucky.

Enjoy your weekend.

Lisax

LisaRN499 said...

Cute cute card!!! I love the glossy accents to the flowers, very pretty!

As for your post office "friends" do we have a international emoticon for a razzzberry? Sorry bout the problems, sheesh!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!
Cheers,

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, Enfys, very pretty girly card. Love it all. Sounds your visit to the po was an experience .. you have all the fun LOL

MrsK said...

Hi Enfys, lovely card, sounds like you had a lot of fun lol take care Sal xx

Carol said...

Oh I love "girlie cards"! Love the aqua and black together too. The boarder trim and the ribbon are such pretty elements on this card. You've done it again Enfys, but then you always do. I love seeing your work! =)

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys these polkadoodles papers are something, and they make stunning cards. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Liz said...

Lovely card and there are bureau-crats everywhere! Not sure if I spelt that correctly but I'm sure you grasp what I mean.

little cardmaker said...

LOL! Too funny. I sent a card once with "please do not bend" on it, the lovely post lady asked what was inside (I think they do that to be nosey). I told her and she pulled out once of her handy stamps and stamped so hard on the envelope that it tore right thru! I about lost it!

mckinkle said...

lol! Well you seem to have met 2 of Snow White's dwarfs - happy and grumpy. I wonder where the rest are hiding?! Oh yeah, they must live over here! lol

Lovely card Enfys, super colour!

Keryn :D

AShu93 said...

Sounds like the replacement postman at the PO by my work. The other man is so nice.

Love the shiny black! It does look like patent leather.

Shelly said...

Great card!!! The flowers do look like patent leather. You come up with the best ideas, Enfys.

fleur said...

That does sound like a fiendish challenge, but I think you did very well thats a beautiful, very girly card :)

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Enfys,what a beautiful cards,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

tilly said...

Gorgeous cards and thanks for popping in at my blog Enfys lovely surprize!!! as for postal workers 1 & 2 there the same world over I thinks its because of all the extra mail they have to deal with at this time of the year:)

~~ Lorrie ~~ said...

Good job turning manly man into girly! :) Square cards, foam pads.... yikes a mailman's nightmare!

Magoo said...

my goodness!! I doesn't matter what challenge she sends to you~nothing is too tough for you! I just love your cards and hope I can make some half that pretty!! Love the glossy accents~I just got a bottle for the first time yesterday....I will have to try my hand at this :)

Tasha said...

Love this card - the black flowers are super funky
love tasha xx

Sheila said...

Fantastic job on the girly card - love the aqua and black. The patent leather look is great.

Kelly said...

What a great card for the challange. You did a fabulous job making it "girlie" Don't you hate when you take something to the post office and they shake and squeeze it after you them them you want it hand cancelled. You think that should be a clue!