Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Birthday Birdcage - Serenade

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I have been breaking open my new Serenade cartridge, this is a really pretty one, and of course, the first thing to be cut was one of the birdcages.
The card was a ready made pre embossed one by Laura Ashley, I used quite a lot of gold mirri card, so this card really isn't my usual style at all, but I quite like it







Card blank 7" x5" - Laura Ashley
Cricut cartridge - Serenade
Bird embossed with swiss dots folder
silver beads - Michaels
aqua glitter paper - Papermania
mulberry paper rose - stash
inking - cats eye bronze
A frustrating day on some levels today - I was standing in a long queue (line) to use an ATM. Now, the one thing you know when you are waiting to use these machines, is that you will need your bank card. So how come I was the only person standing there with it in my hand? I swear one woman had to decant the entire contents of her handbag, (that was the size of a small suitcase), on the pavement (sidewalk). People have climbed Mount Everest with less equipment than she was carrying around with her. She practically got a round of applause when she eventually located her card. Then the next man had a bit of a problem, the machine kept spitting the card back at him, I felt quite sorry for him, he was all red with embarrassment, and eventually slunk away, cashless. Of course, the woman in front of me didn't want a quick fiver out of the machine, no, she needed to know her balance, order a new cheque book, I'm guessing that she ordered a Chinese takeaway at the same time.....................
I think it's me, I probably dropped my tolerance on the pavement when I had to rummage in my bag to find my bank card (the card I was holding for twenty minutes was my library card)
See you tomorrow

55 comments:

Kath said...

wow en stunning.....love that birdcage cut....and love your story...like me obviously not tolerant of standing in a queue...hugs kath xxxxx

Marion said...

Wow Enfys, Stunning card and so elegant. Love it. I avoid ATM's like the plague. I had a good chuckle at the library card, what book did it spit out:)
Marion

TR said...

OMG that is hysterical! hahahahaha
Bless you lil heart. (hug)

The card is beautiful. *BIG smile*

Craftyanny said...

Very pretty Enfys, the little bird cage is adorable.
I guess we're all guilty of being impatient when standing in a queue - I mean we're wasting good crafting time lol
anne x

pinky said...

Enfys you are hilarious, wonder how much I could get with my library card lol. Mind you I did try to pay for something in M & S with my sainsbury points card lol. Love this card, I do like using mirri board and I find this whole card very stunning.
Pinky

Brenda said...

ohhh I love your card!!!You are sooo lucky I want the Serenade card sooooo bad!!!
Perfect papers that you used!
hugs
Brenda

Alex said...

he he he you have made me giggle, beautiful card as well, makes me wish I hadn't sold my machine now!!!! boooo

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys you poor love, I had those machines and keep away from they with as much will as I can, and leave that to my hubby to do.
I do love your gorgeous card, those birds are beautiful, its a simple but stunning design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lynne said...

Hi Enfys,
Love the ATM story! Thanks for the laugh. BTW, love your cards too :-)

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Enfys,what a beautiful card,so chique.

Hugs Riet.xx

jengd said...

Sorry it was a bit of a crummy day but WOW! What an amazing card!

Lisa said...

Oh Enfys, this card is stunning!!!! I also love love the "tweet" card, it is adorable, but I am undecided, my love for your beautiful creations, or the fact that your stories make me laugh and giggle so much (pretty much the same thing I know, but at least I wasn't sipping my coffee when I read the end of your ATM story!!!).

I love the face painting post as well, Kiki looks so cute, and um, so does Mom...ahhh, the things we do for our children!!! LOVE IT!

Have a fantastic day Envys!

*hugs*
Lisa Sturgill

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Stunning card Enfys, love the use of Mirri card, really gives the look of a pure gold cage.

I had to laugh at your story and the library card, so funny.

hugs
Kaye x

Kelly said...

The card STUNNING...love the bird cage and your story is hilarious!

eiyiyi said...

Enfys, your cards never cease to amaze me, this one is simply stunning. And, your stories never fail to bring a smile to my face. thanks .... hugs, eileen

mckinkle said...

Lol!! Get cash back instead Enfys! NO queues then! Oh you made me smile!

Stunning card, I love it, the gold looks so perfect.

Keryn x

Debby said...

Love the card, really classy and your story is priceless! I laughed out loud at the library card!

Maryellen said...

I love your ATM story! I can't tell you how many times I've tried
to pay for something with my library card, and somehow I always
get found out!!! Your birdcage
card is very beautiful.
Thanks for you humor as I need a
pick me up often!
-Maryellen
Atlanta, GA

K-E Kreations said...

Love the card - it is outstanding. Love the gold paper, too. Nice to have a laugh to start the morning.

Carol said...

Enfys ... I really really like this card. That's one cart I don't have and want badly ... see what I am missing out on!!! But at least I can drool over your delightful creations with it! *wink*
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Connie said...

Love the birdcage!! Love the ATM story!! Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I love your stories! They always put a smile on my face. Adorable card.

Lesley from WI said...

Beautiful card...love the bird cage!

DonnaMundinger said...

I love your stories EN. they always give me a chuckle to start my day. The card is STUNNING! LOVE the shiny wings! Just beautiful! xxD

Suzanne said...

Absolutely brilliant - the card and the story, lol. Sounds just like me. Card is fab
Hugs
Suzanne x

My Creative Time said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love EVERYTHING about it!!!
hugs,
Emma:)

nessy said...

oh you know how to make a girl laugh!!... but we do love a queue and a tut every now and again!!
your card is stunning, so very elegant!!
vanessa xx

AShu93 said...

You really need to write a book. Your stories are just too funny! the card is very elegant & I really like that gold.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

LMBO and i thought i was funny!

but i do know, your cards are GORGEOUOS!!!!! and this one is no exception! absolutely gorgeouos!

hugs ♥

Jessica said...

Your library card!!! How funny! Well at least you weren't alone...But I'm sure you left all your scrappy stash at home, so you didn't have a lot of 'stuff' in your bag.
I love your card. I've been wondering about that cartridge. I love the mix of birds and butterflies on my projects. So I've been thinking of checking it out. Problem is....it would be added to an already loooooong list! Have a great day!

Jessica said...

It just occured to me... that's probably why our libraries have gone to a key card system. I mean a small card you keep on your key ring. They use a scanner like at the grocery store. It's small and all the other, similar cards, are different shapes and/or colors. So there's no confusion.
When they first gave it to me, I thought "Oh joy, another thing to add to my already bulging key ring!"(The thing could be classified as a lethal weapon!) But it didn't take long for me to figure out that I no longer have to carry anything except my book bag, and my key ring into the library! Hooray for progress!

JustYolie said...

LOL funny story! Your card is so pretty. I came across some metalic paper while cleaning my room. I will use it to cut a birdcage. :) Love all your ideas.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL.. oh Enfys you are just too funny. And I absolutely love that bird cage... I will laugh all day about your ATM experience .

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Enfys, I love the birdcage!!
Clairexx

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! This card is stunning, I love it!

I don't have much patience, I don't think I would have done as well as you waiting in that line. LOL!

janeskeepsakes said...

This card is so lovely. The colors are perfect.

Linda in Ohio said...

I love your card, and this cricut cartridge. Provo-craft, must of seen me coming when they designed this one. Love the birdcages.

Regina Easter said...

this is truly fabulous...

JANLYNN said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and you make them look so easy to do. Ever let me need to be in just a bit of a hurry and I will end up in the same kind of line you were in.

Wife2TJ said...

First off, totally jealous you have this cart ;-) I so want it!

And I LOVE your card!!! LOVE your birdcage, it's gorgeous, love the paper you used :-) TFS!!!

-Samantha (Wife2TJ)

Jo said...

Enfys, this is such a wonderful card... your card stock choice is perfect for the birdcage. I really want the Serenade cartridge, but absolutely refuse to pay the ebay price. I'm hoping ProvoCraft takes pity and releases it in the US soon. Loved your ATM story. Just recently I was at BP trying to purchase gasoline at the pump, becoming increasingly frustrated that my card wouldn't work. I was about to go inside and confront the poor girl working at the counter when I realized that I was trying to buy gas with a restaurant gift card! I blame it on stress ... not age.

Jo xx

Cec said...

The card is so cute and the ATM story is too funny.
Tell Kiki she looks so cute and she's a wonderful face painter.
Hugs
Cec

~Tonya said...

Such a beautiful card and I hope your day went better. You did have me smiling with your detailed analogy of the ATM line. Why do people do that anyways...wait until the last minute to start digging.

Sweet Dreams.
~Tonya

Anonymous said...

this is an amazing card.... i absolutely love it...
Laura

scrappinlil said...

Love this card...birdcage so elegant...I love the story you told..sorry you had a bad day though...I hate standing in line too...I do try to have my stuff ready too...doesn't always work out well, sometimes..TFS

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card! Love, love, love it!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Your card is sweet...Your story is FUNNY.....Yep...I have actually been every single character in your story at one point in time...LOL....But you know it is bad when your mom looks around for her glasses for an hour calls you up in tears and you tell her to check on her head..YEP! That is exactly where they were....Poor MOM...Hugs, Krista

thkelly said...

Hi Enfys, I had to stop by your blog and see if there was any new stories and you didn't disappoint me. Got a good chuckle out of the library card. You are too funny. Thanks for the smile.
Your friend, Theresa in KY :0)

thkelly said...

OMG I forgot to comment on your beautiful card also. Silly me, I love it. I need to get that cart. Thanks again for the story.
Theresa in KY

Melodie said...

Such a gorgeous card, dear Enfys.
Really fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Margie said...

What an elegant card, Enfys! I think the gold mirror card looks stunning! I now remember why I don't use ATM's!

Nikki said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! And so sweet!
Hugs!

Stacey said...

A stunning card and a funny story! It is amazing how many people have trouble with cards, at least twice a day someone will to pay me with a tesco club card when I am infact working at Hobbycraft??? Love love love your card x x x

Tasha said...

This is so stunning!
love tasha xx

Audrey Frelx said...

You have a beautiful blog, and I've loved everything I've seen!

I'll see you again soon!