Monday, 18 January 2010

Another doily card...

Here's another wildcard 'doily' card, this time, I threaded grosgrain ribbon through the holes. The papers are all from Funky Hand's new CD Dreams Come True, and the little branch is one of the icons on the wildcard cartridge

The sentiment oval is by Craftwork Cards, I swiped it with a green inkpad, and I dotted the branch with pearls and green gems. the card was cut at 5 1/2"
I had a good old sort out of all my papers yesterday, now I have them in boxes according to colour, and I have kept the stacks together in another box. I felt quite virtuous when I was done, and I have a huge pile of cardstock/papers to give to my niece as well. How long it will remain organised is anybody's guess, I am a VERY messy worker.

How did I acquire all this stuff? I swear it's reproducing itself in my crafty cupboard. I found tubs and jars of mysterious stuff - powders, pastes, gunky stuff, that I have no idea how to use. I obviously saw some technique using them, somewhere, sometime, had to have them, used them once, didn't like the effect, so back it all goes into the cupboard with the other unused/unloved/unwanted/mysterious stuff. Now, the original purpose of the stuff is lost in the mists of time, and it will sit there until the next time I see a fabulous card made with it. What happens then, is that I forget I have some, go out and buy a new, expensive pot of gunky stuff, and the whole sad cycle starts all over again................

Mental note to self: do not buy any more paper, there is no more room in the boxes

26 comments:

kisatrtle said...

just visiting your blog make me want to get organize....and we do have the day off tomorrow. MAYBE....I can get something done. Probabaly not.

Magoo said...

I love the soft green and white combo....the ribbon gives it a lovely texture ~ the bling and pearls on the branches are my absolute fav!!! :) another lovely card! :) :)

Kristina said...

Love the card En. Great color and the jems are fab.
Hugs,
Kristina

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL - Oh Enfys you are so funny.. I am right there with you, ever time I hear of something, I have to have it.. I am trying to do better about running out and buying things.. well after CHA I am going to do better. This is as cute as cute can be.... I love the polka dots.

iluvmybugs said...

Very pretty card En!!! Love the ribbon detail (and bling of course!!) TFS

Hugs,
Terry

Loopylou!! said...

omg en, that is just so pretty, i love the little gemstones on the ens of the branches, i have toadmit that the doily card is my fav on wildcard xxxxx

~JulieH~ said...

Ooh En Love this the colour green on this is gorgeous where did you get those gorgeous green gems to match? Threading ribbon through looks fab. I've ordered my CD can't wait to receive it!
I did laugh at your story and not having a craft room myself I find bits of my stash in nnumerous cupboards and drawers throughout the house snd don't remember I have them or what to do with them lol!
Hugs
Juliexx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Melodie said...

OMG Enfys, your ideas, I would like to have views. These have you again fantastic implemented. I'm very excited again.
Hugs
Melodie

Kath said...

this is gorgeous En...not normally a green girl...but you have converted me....big hugs kath xxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Enfys yes we all do that, if you dont put a label on the box or pot its impossible to know what youve got in it.
Love the card its lovely and such fun with all those gems on the branches. Love the colour by the way. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Nikki said...

Oh Enfys, I'm so like you on having to have something that I just seen used in an amazing project. Like I love the stamps you use, like one in this card. Your card is beautiful and love the shades of green and the embellishments used on the branches!
Hugs!
Nikki

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Enfys.

hugs Riet.xx

Lisa said...

Oh Enfys, love your card, it is so adorable..I need to explore my WC cart more!!! And as for your note to yourself...how could you possibly not buy more paper!!!! LOL I am so addicted!!

Take care,

Lisa Sturgill

Jessica said...

Good for you! Congrats on the clean up. I did a clean up yesterday too. My oldest son and his girlfriend came yesterday for our Christmas. (They were sick)They gave me a beautiful box with metal handles. It's white and has Red and pink flowers. And inside, among other things, was the Martha Stewart pine branch punch! So I rearranged some things on my shelves to use my beautiful box. It holds my punches and other cutters. I love it!!! And I love your card too. Green is one of my favorite colors...along with all the others :) TFS

Serendipity Stamping said...

Lovely card Ens. I like how you used the ribbon and gems. Talk about losing your stuff - I cannot find the power cord for my cricut, what am I going to do. Tried to find a new one at stores, HA. Guess I will have to try and order one on-line somewhere. Sure haven't been able to find a site with a number, etc. for ProCrafts, whats with that.

nessy said...

what an amazing , creative card ~love all the detail ~just perfect
vanessa xx

Penni said...

I love this card En. It's so different from the norm - super!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Allison said...

so pretty En
I am the same have a bit of a paper fetish
AllisonX

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is brilliant love the soft greens in this simply beautiufl my dear you may want to pop over to my blog that is all I am going to say he he hugs cheryl xxxx

Net said...

I can solve your problem - Its easy En - just buy more boxes!

Sorted!

Fabby card as always.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh yeah En, I've got alot of junk in bottles and jars and even if they're all dried up I just can't seem to throw them away. LOL Tried some extremely thick Snow Writer stuff today that didn't flow AT ALL, but did I throw it out...?...NOOO!!! Love the card. Really serene colors. xxD

Norine said...

Hi Enfys love this card sorry I havent commented on all your beautiful cards been in a rut I guess but loving all your work
Hugs
Norine

Deb C said...

I love it! SO creative and funky. The non-square shape is really appealing.

TFS!

Carol said...

What an adorable card. I love those papers and patterns ... the soft sage green is so refreshing! Another beautiful creation Enfys!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Bonnie said...

Enfys, I so enjoyed your postings on Holidays with Cricut. I have signed up to be a follower of your blog as I adore your work and find it to be quite inspirational.

Thanks for the chance to win some amazing blog candy also.
Bonnie USA