Monday, 21 December 2009

Happy Bird-day

This little birthday card was made very quickly, and went together like a dream, no fiddling around, it all just slotted into place. The border punch is one of the new deep ones by the punchmaker of the century - Martha S. I added a panel of script paper, the branch is a Sissix die, and the bird is from a clear set by Inkadinkadoo. Lettering by making memories and american crafts. The brown bordered card was in a set I found on clearance somewhere, they are by Martha Stewart as well, totally blank apart from the border, so perfect for altering



Phew, no more Christmas card posts from me this year, all done and dusted. Does anybody else love making them, but hate writing the messages? I always try to add a personal note, but refuse to go down the route of a computer printed round robin letter. I did try it once, and tore it up, it made me sound so SMUG. Of course, I only dwell on the good things, so all of a sudden, we became Mr and Mrs Perfect, with our charming successful children and impeccably behaved and super-intelligent grandchildren. The reality being that like all families, we have highs and lows, success and disappointments, feasts and famines. So a handwritten scribble has to do, but it does get tedious scribbling the same stuff over and over, but all done now. Hurrah!


22 comments:

Caryn said...

Fabulous Enfys. I love the look of this card. I agree with you too, I adore Christmas cards but get so bored writing them- I always end up last minute even though I've been making them since January!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and best of health for 2010.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Glee said...

What a lovely, lovely card, Enfys! You do the most amazing work!

Merry Christmas, my Friend!

mckinkle said...

Stunning card Enfys, super colours, I love reds. The branch is so nice, Id love Santa to bring me one of those!

Glad you are settled back in the UK and are over the jet-lag!

Keryn x

~~ Lorrie ~~ said...

Love your card. I haven't cared for those deep border punches, but I love the way you used it.. I may rethink that! Thanks you enabler! ha ha...
I know what you mean about those Christmas notes... "hope this finds you well, we're all doing fine.. busy, busy... blah blah, blah... " But I must admit, I always read each and every note. Sending a handmade card is a note in itself, don't you think!?!? :)

kisatrtle said...

That is a great card. I love how it looks and the saying is sooo cute.

I too am glad that my Christmas cards are done. i usually make them but this year just didn't have the time. I need to weed that list down a little.

I wrote a cheeky newsletter, but made my kids contribute to it so it was hopefully funny and "real".

Becky said...

This bird is so adorable.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well that turned out as cute as it can be.. I was so busy trying to get the boys quilts done that I didn't even get Christmas cards out, and I didn't even get the quilts done. Next year... I agree with you on the letters. hugs

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys,i love your images and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Melodie said...

Hi Enfys,
what a beautiful, unusual card. I am very excited.
Hugs
Melodie

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I love your fabulous card!
Gorgeous design and colour!
Happy Christmas!
hugs
kim x

tilly said...

Merry Christmas and thankyou for bobbing over glad you liked the tree..Where are you at the moment USA or UK either place its seems to be snowing unless of course you live in Florida. Where ever you are I hope your surrounded my love and happiness have a great time see you in the New Year.Thankyou for the great tips and very cool Blog..

Crafty Cat said...

Love it! xxx Carol

Kreativmonster said...

Marvellous card! I love everything about it, every lovely detail!

CelticWoman said...

great birthday card, and round robins are not on my list of shares either. Hugs

Carol said...

awwwwwwww ... now how cute is this. It almost makes me wish it were my birthday all over again (or not, that would mean another year older too right! ughhh!) =)

Happy Holidays to you and your family Enfys!

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Jessica said...

Me too, En! I try not to scribble the same thing in each card, but by the 10th or 12th card, I run out of different words! I love making them, but oh how hard it is to finish them. I breathed a sigh of relief when the last one was stamped and on it's way. And those MS punches! Aren't they fantastic!

Hope Jacare said...

Totally agree Enfys - wrote the same short message too many times and the longer version to friends not often seen too many times also! Fabulous card - love it - especially that cute bird! Have a wonderful Christmas Cheers Claire x

lisa said...

Evening En. What a gorgeous card. I love the birdy on his red branch, just lovely.
I find writing Christmas cards a chore too although I love receiving them so try to do them with a good grace!
If I don't get to visit you again I'd just like to wish you and all your family a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
Hugs

Lisax

Crystal said...

what an adorable birdie! such a cute little guy! such a sweet and pretty card too! hope you have a merry christmas with your beautiful family! hugs!

Allison said...

gorgeous card En
have a wonderful Christmas
Hugs AllisonX

DonnaMundinger said...

So cute En! Especially love how you did the sentiment. I'll be doing Christmas until Valentines' Day. LOL I HATE doing the insides, that's why NOTHING has been sent. :D Have a wonderful Christmas!

Nikki said...

This is so beautiful Enfys!! Just so very beautiful!!
Hugs, Nikki