Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Sir Stampalot is moving................

Two cards today, just to prove that I really am still here, and still producing.....
The first one is for a contest draw. Sir Stampalot (one of the biggest UK online craft stores) is moving to a new store, and they are sponsoring a big draw with lots of prizes, go to Brenda's blog to read all about it. To be in with a chance to win, they are asking for moving projects, so I made this moving house card, the inside reads 'be happy in your new home'
The house image comes all ready printed and ready cut, from Craftwork Cards, I just coloured in one of the houses, cut it out and popped it over the base image
I love this linen cardstock they do, it is a beautiful weight and comes in lovely subtle colours
Cardstock and image (Des Res) by Craftwork Cards
home lettering - Papermania
Tiny alphas - Making memories
And here's another Craftwork cards image, in fact everything on this card is from them
I find black hair really difficult to colour, so I went over it all with C1 and C3 greys first, then sort of streaked the black on - she looks a bit grey, but at least the hair isn't flat black

Black sparkly card, geisha, sentiment button and flowers - Craftwork Cards
Border punch -Martha Stewart
Sparkle - glamour dust
Colouring - Eoo, E02, R32, black, C1 and C3
Black fine tip pen - Marvy

Whatever are the buyers for various shops thinking? I was bemused yesterday when trudging through Marks and Spencer, wearing boots, woolly tights, jeans, cashmere sweater, silk thermals, coat, scarf.................yes, I was well wrapped up, to see....................wait for it.................................the new line of swimsuits. Well, I don't know about you, but trying on a swimsuit is essential for me, as in my experience the photo of the beautiful teenager on the swing tag bears no resemblance to what the swimwear looks like on me, in fact it would be difficult to prove that it was the same product.
So it was not a huge temptation to resist unwrapping myself from all the layers to try one on, and I searched instead for some gloves (like the mysterious missing sock, my gloves have a habit of divorcing their partner, never to be seen again). No gloves anywhere. So I asked the perfectly reasonable question, "can you tell me where the gloves are please"
"GLOVES!" repeated the shocked assistant, in tones that implied I had asked for an item of an incredibly intimate nature, kept discreetly under the counter and wrapped up in plain brown paper. "We haven't had any gloves since before Christmas".
Silly me, what a daft question to ask when it was snowing outside. Must dash now, I just need to stock up on Easter eggs and suntan lotion before they sell out


  1. Hi Enfys

    Great new home card, that green house relly stands out well and lifts the card. Like the scrolly edges as well.

    I'm a big fan of linen card as well, probably use it more than any other, I always think it gives a smart finish to cards.

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

    B x

  2. lmbo! what a funny story!

    i love the cards. the new home layout is super. i love how you put words on the side of the oval.

    and asian is ALWAYS stunning.

    hugs :)

  3. gorgeous cards...your new home one is fab, love all the fun lettring, and I love the oriental one too!! Thanks for joining us on the stampalot challenge!!

  4. Ha ha ha En, I can just imagine the assistants face when you asked for gloves. It always amazes me to see things in the shop six months before they are needed.

    Love these fabulous cards and the way you have shaded that gorgeous Japanese girls hair is brilliant.

    Max x

  5. Both cards are so different. I love that versitility. The moving card is cool. I like the way you designed the message on the cover, and colored one house. The green is very pretty.

  6. Beautiful cards you made again.
    bye bye,lean.

  7. What a gorgeous cards Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Your geisha card is so adorable!!

  9. Enfy, I love your story about the gloves. Isn't it something how they rush to the next season?
    Your cards are beautiful. I just love how you do the stiching on them. Shari (cricutrookie)

  10. gorgeous cards en, i am taking a drive out to the new shop on saturday,its not too ar from here,about an hour so scott will be hiding his debit card!!!!!!

  11. wow these are great hun love the home card,great colurs,great image on other one too fab detail hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. Oooh En I love your home card ! The one house coloured is so en trend and I wish i could doodle like you, What a gorgeous geisha too the colours are so rich and you've done a great job on her hair.
    Of course I love your story! Hope you managed to get your hands warm!

  13. Your moving card is great, fab image too. Thanks for joining the hop and challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. I am loving these so much that house card is fabulous thank for joining the special challenge and hop good luck in the draws

    Lorraine x

  15. Love your new home card Enfys, great layout and the linen card is gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to join the fun and good luck in the draws. I love your second card too, gorgeous colours and her hair looks fine. Don't think I quite ready for a swimsuit just yet, well at least till the snow goes lol.

  16. Enfys - Your cards are beautiful. You have a wonderful way of putting pieces together. And those children in the side bar are ADORABLE. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. See you soon...

  17. OMG, have you made beautiful cards again.

  18. I always enjoy your cards and love the border on the first one.

  19. Wonderful new home card for the challenge. Hop was fun. That linen card looks fabulous. I love the asian card.

  20. Although both cards are cute I really LOVE the home card. Very clever!

  21. Your story is too funny! My husband and I always joke about having to buy pool care products in February and space heaters in August!!

    Love these cards, both are so wonderful!

    (-: Heidi

  22. Oh my goodness Enfys, I love both of these cards but the Gisha girl really stands out. The colors are so rich and perfect for the stamp. You did a marvelous job on her hair!

  23. Hi Enfys, I love your Moving card, so clever with the design, the colouring is just right for it. Your japanese doll is so cute and the flowers are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  24. Great cards Enfys ... I especially like your lil Giesha Girl. If she has a little gray in her hair, so be it ... I do too! *wink* Either way, she looks lovely.

  25. AHHHH Enfys, you did it again, two very different spectacular cards!!!

    I absolutely love your eclectic style! I guess because that is how I craft, when I see something I like, I do it, and have fun experimenting!! But really, that is what crafting is all about!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing, your cards are so wonderful!!!!

  26. Fab cards En! Love the way you did the lettering on the first, and that little geisha is ADORABLE! I don't even want to THINK about trying on a swimsuit! Crafting has not been kind to the bod! LOL xxD

  27. LOLOLOLOL...still chuckling, I always think the stores change seasons way to soon. Before you know it, we'll have christmas in july! And as for swim suits, I haven't had one in several years! (Can't find one that fits!)
    I Love the cards. And I have the same trouble with black hair. I always add too much white and have to cover it again.

  28. Just love both cards. I'd never heard of that company before, so I'll have to check them out. Your story about the gloves and swimsuits was just too funny! I've had the same issue before, but I was looking for a bathing suit for my daughter in June. Thanks for the great view into the crazy merchandising business and the fun cards. Pam

  29. Hi Enfys,
    scoose the pun but these are right up my street, especially the top one .good luck in the sir stampalot draws, thanks for joining us love chris xx

  30. you crack me up! such a funny story! i had tried to find a scarf a few weeks ago, and essentially the same thing...none to be found and crazy looks. just thought i would ask since we had 15 inches of snow on the ground and 8 foot drifts...but let me break out the bikini instead. that's what i felt like yelling! lol! cute cards girl! love the green cardstock on the moving card...such a beautiful color! and thanks for always leaving love on my blog! you are so sweet and i am so thankful to know ya! hugs!

  31. Hi En

    Two gorgeous cards - love them both very much!!

    Your "moving" card is extra special.

    I love the way you have only coloured one little dwelling in the row of buildings. Great touch!

    Thank you for joining in this special Stampalot challenge.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. Your shopping story made me smile. That must have been why I couldn't get any swimwear in September last year - it was all sold in February/March!!!

  32. What a lovely bright and cheerful card! I love the lettering round the image and I love the green house! Thanks for joining in with the challenge. Good luck in the draws!

  33. lovin your do such amazing work!
    yep thats retail!!!

  34. Great card , love the colours

    thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


  35. Hiya Enfys, these cards are lovely. The moving home one i can actually see as the basis of a scrapbook LO - it's so unique and lovely- well done. Thanks for taking part in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    Good Luck
    happy crafting
    - janicex


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Enfys x