Sunday, 7 March 2010

Aquamarine for Daring Cardmakers

Over at Daring Cardmakers, it's March's birthstone this week - aquamarine. I love this gemstone, so had fun doing this card.
I found these stamps on someone's blog and fell in love with them, I am really sorry but I can't remember who put me on to them, but her card was fabulous enough for me to go straight to the site and order a couple. They are the fantasy Art collection by Ching-Chou Kuik, and I got them from Sweetpea-Stamps
Coloured her in copics, I rather like her blue rinse!
I added some glitter to the wings
The beaded flower is a ready made one I found on clearance (Crafty Bitz)

Look what I found in Aldi - I love Aldi, you never know what you are going to find there. This is meant to hold nails and screws, but I knew it would be perfect to hold all my bits and bobs (well, some of my bits and bobs). I sorted my flowers and beads into colourways, and they all have their own little drawer, and I can see at a glance where everything is. It was only £7.99 - bargain. I may go and get another one to take back to the US with me, I seem to remember my flowers being a bit of a jumbled mess over there






The Ikea trip was uneventful believe it or not. I clung to my list, Mike trailed around after me, looking a bit miserable. I felt a lot of sympathy for the Queen, this is how she must have felt for all these years, Prince Phillip always a step or two behind, looking a bit down-in-the-mouth. A plate of meatballs cheered him up a bit though (Mike, not the prince.............)
See you tomorrow





35 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys, I so enjoy coming to your blog. I can't believe you didn't get anything at IKEA, good for you sticking to your list - can you believe I have never been to one. Love your new container.. might have to look for one of those. AND of course I so love your beautiful card.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful card. i love the blue and super great find at aldi's. and a very funny story!

hugs :)

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Wow I love the colours, aquamarine is such a fresh colour. The image is to die for, can see why you went to get a few.

The storage caddy looks fab and is something we probable all need.

hugs
Kaye x

Smita said...

Beautiful!! Love the card and the beaded flower... I may want to give this flower a try by combining some ready made accessories...
And I adore your cute little holders.

Hugs,
Smita

Marion said...

Beautiful card Enfys. Those images are just gorgeous from there. Colouring is superb. Great bargain at Aldi.
Marion

Lythan said...

What an adorable card Enfys. That image is so striking. thanks for joining in with DCM this week :)

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Smita said...

Thank you, Enfys, for being such an inspiration... I did try a similar flower and it started off a series of ideas in my mind for a card I'd been trying to get to since yesterday :-)

Hugs,
Smita

Sarah xx said...

Your comment about Ikea made me laugh - ho can it not be eventful - there are always so many odd people there to amuse??? Love that storage box - me want one, off to find and Aldi xxx

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, your card again become a perfect dream.
The storage system I've bought myself a few months aldi even when it is really sensational.
Hugs
Melodie

Allison said...

she is so pretty
I got two tool boxes similar to that ages ago in Aldi and I love them, great for all your bits and bobs- have a good Sunday, I'm off to the SECC again- wonder how Kath is holding up, she will be exhausted by now
AllisonX

GrannyCharlotte said...

Enfys: What a beautiful card. The colors are wonderful. As always, a treat to see what you came up with. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Lisa said...

So lovely Enfys!!!! Your fairy is beautiful, and I like your storage unit, very handy!! Thanks for sharing another fantastic card with us!!!


*hugs*
Lisa Sturgill

Shirley said...

Love the card and what a find at Aldi's. LOL over comparison of Mike and Prince and what a great visual I had.

Linda L said...

Very pretty card Enfys. I love the blue. There are Ikea's here in the US if you don't want to lug it around. Great use, love all the drawers.

Sue said...

Hi Enfys
gorgeous card luv the colours you have used, beautiful papers & embelies.
Wow that unit is brill, thats just what i need, sue,x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Your card is just beautiful. Love the serene colors.

I love reading your blog, you seem to have quite the wit about you!

Take care,
Deborah

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card - the colours are lovely together. well done on the bargain. x

My Creative Time said...

WOW, your card is BEAUTFUL!! That image is amazing & you did a AWESOME job coloring her in! Also, LOVE your new container! I am the "Queen" of oranization & I could really use one of those! Have a WONDERFUL Sunday!
hugs,
Emma:)

Lorraine said...

This card is really stunning. I also need one of those storage drawers.

Kristina said...

I must tell you (and this is going to sound so strange, I know) but I thought of you today (before you think I'm some crazy stalker, I'll explain) I was in my local JoAnn's (and it is a tiny one) And there sat on the magazine rack, a Card Making and Papercraft magazine from the UK! Now, it was the February issue and I had to pay $9.99 for it,but I couldn't resist. I'll just have to apply all the Valentine's inspiration to a different theme :)
By the way,Beautiful aquamarine card.
Hugs,
Kristina

Kristie said...

Love the card!
Wish I was so organized! I need to do this with my little bits like buttons and such. It is a great idea. Maybe some day.

nikitaarts said...

wow.... the flower and the little hangings are so pretty.... :) beautiful card....

DonnaMundinger said...

Exquisite card En! I see why you fell in love with the image and your embellies are perfectly magical! xxD

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow I think youve certaily been a busy lady, and I love your drawers, I think Id need quite a few of them to sort out my lot of stuff.
Your card is gorgeous and I also love her blue rinse, shes so cute. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

SueH said...

Oh wow, that one beautiful card there Enfys!
The image is fab and it looks great in that colour palette….the Crafty Bitz flower was a perfect match too!

Loving the new storage too…..are you sure they had it priced up right….what a bargain.

Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.
Sue
x

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely colours and fabby details Enfys. Storage looks very organized - I just have cupboards fit to burst! x

Margie said...

Beautiful, Enfys! Aquamarine is my birthstone and I just love it! The stamp is quite whimsical and I love how you colored it. Great little storage piece you've got there!

1CardCreator said...

Queen Enfys, I love your card and thank you for making me laugh. Thanks for sharing ~Diane

chriswooten57 said...

there is nothing more to say than wow, it says it all.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Linda Kaiser said...

I love this card! Your color choice is perfect! TFS.

Linda Kaiser said...

I love it! Your color choice is perfect for this card! TFS:)

sgute61 said...

This is beautiful, I love it! Will have to check them out!

Stressed Mother said...

hello again, went to get one of the storage stacks but was too late - we are flying back to Florida on 30th March - into Miami and driving up. Staying on I Drive where Michaels is just around the corner. Also intend to visit Michaels at the loop. Hope the weather has warmed up by then!! Eliz aka stressed mother

renascraftyblog said...

Thanks for showing us the storage units you purchased at Aldi, I bought 2 !!!