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Monday, 29 March 2010

Paisley Purse for BBTB2

The challenge over on BBTB2 today is to use one of the handbags from the Paisley cartridge. Well since I have had such a hectic weekend, it was lucky that I had this one already in the bag so to speak....it's one of the cards from this month's Papercraft Inspirations quick cards.
The base card is 6 x 6, the bag was cut at 5" and run through the cuttlebug. Spotty paper is Making Memories, and I added a few beads threaded onto silver wire
Be sure to pop over to BBTB2 to see what the team did with the challenge, and join in with the blog hop

Well I had a blast at the NEC on Saturday. I started the day by meeting up with Lou (LoopyLou), Kat and Nikki from the Cricut message board for a coffee and a giggle. Whilst I was waiting to meet them, there was a rather bizzare line of Star Wars characters walking around - stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Chew Bacca, the lot really. Turns out there was a Memorobilia exhibition in another hall.
So I was standing next to two elderly ladies who were looking a bit bemused
"what are they supposed to be Mary?"
"Don't know. Don't think it's anything to do with making cards though"
long, long silence..........................................
"They look a bit uncomfortable to me"
Well yes, I don't suppose clanking around in white plastic armour all day is the most comfortable job in the world - so here I am cheering up one of the stormtroopers.................
After that, it was downhill all the way, I met up with my blog buddies Kath, Carol, Lynda and Dawny (Pink Piggy) who seemed to know everyone in the place, we meandered along to the pub and spent most of the morning there chatting and laughing, a bit of shopping, then back to the pub................and so the day went on. I met Jacqui (Cat's Whiskers blog), Kim Piggot, the lovely peeps over at Craftwork Cards, .............oh it was all so much fun. Kath was staying with us for the night, so in the evening Lynda and Mark joined us for a curry and Kath and I stayed up gassing until 3am.......................
So it was lovely, thank you all so much for your company, fun and a lot of laughs.


  1. What an awesome card. I just love this purse, this is so creative (as always)..:)
    Love the picture of you. Sounds like you had a grand ole time.

  2. WOW!! Enfys, seem like you had a ball my friend, even sneaking a little kiss. LOL, I just love your adorable little purse, great take on the challenge!

    hugz, xx


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  4. Oh I do love this card. I wish I had it to give my friend tomorrow. She loves purses. If I had that cartridge I would make it for her. I made her something else.
    How am I ever going to be able to afford all the cartridges I want? LOL
    I love the video you shared. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

  5. Oh Enfys, sounds like you had a GOOD time... love that card.

  6. Fantastic card!! Sounds like you had a fantastic time at the NEC!!


  7. Wow, Enfys, your handbag card is so beautiful with very nice colors.

  8. he,he,he en!!! the photo looks great a bit bigger!!!! i had a super time ad it was so lovely to meet up with everybody,even if i was still a bit nervous!!!!!! we'll have to do it again soon xxxxx

  9. what a wally i am , forgot to say how much i love your purse card!!!!!! must be the effect of the huky storm trooper and no..... i am not mocking him!!!!!! lol!!!!!

  10. Oh En it was so nice to see you again even though we didn't get much of a chat did we, but never mind,there's always next time. It was a lovely day and to be honest, I wasn't fussed about the shopping - it was just nice to catch up.

    As always, this is just gorgeous - love those colurs - and I'll try and be a better blog bud in future cos I've been sooooo bad recently.

    Biggest buggy hugs my friend xxxx

  11. loving this one En...why can't we buy purses like this and what a faberoonie day we had at the NEC didn't we...and a big thank you for being such a lovely friend...wonderful company and for putting me up for the night...loves you loads...big hugs kath xxxxx

  12. Oh Enfys what a total joy to have actually met you!!!
    I am so sad that I couldn't talk to you more where did that day go!
    Love your photo just perfect!
    So glad you had a wonderful time with your partners in crime they are such gorgeous girlies!
    Your card is wonderful!
    Love that colour combo and your design and detail are perfect in every way!
    Have a great week still buzzing from meeting you!
    kim x

  13. this is fantastic Envys, love the colours and the bag, well what can I say, the little beads really do finish it off nicely.
    Anne x

  14. LOVE the card and so want this cartridge and saw on an earlier post LOVE the forever young ladies and gotta have this cartridge! My friends are into the star wars events like the one you saw too! they do it for parties as well.. makes long hot days they say :) at least you made his day :)

  15. Hi En

    What a great time you had, I am very envious, although you should be careful about picking strange men up, you just don't know where they've been!!!!
    Love all the cards you've been creating, stunning as always.


  16. That sounds like so much fun! Glad you had a good time & the card is pretty too!

  17. LOVE the card and the colors! I always love your narratives too. They always make me smile and sometimes laugh out loud. Your blog is a joy to follow!

    Sounds as if you ladies had a great time.

  18. Love the card Enfys!!!! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time..I am smiling from ear to ear right now..your cards, and posts...they just do that to me!!!

    And YOU!!! Snogging with a storm trooper, oh my!!!! LOL. (yes I have watched too much BBC and read Harry Potter ;) ).

    2 summers ago when all 3 kids were here, my 2 science fiction, manga, role playing kids & I went to Atlanta for a convention called Dragon con. My daughter Murray had to have her photo taken with every person she could find that was dressed up. It was fun for awhile until a drunken guy in a Hula skirt decided to start kissing her..she was a bit shocked! My oldest son abandoned us for game playing, and we went on to meet the "stars."

    Out of all the autographs she received the sweetest was from Sean Astin from "Lord of the Rings" He just stared at her, and previously had been signing his name, but he asked her what her name was, told her it was very pretty, and then gave her the sweetest smile, and signed it to her. It was adorable. Yep there I go, babbling again!!!

    Thanks again Efys for the great smiles & "giggles" you gave me this am!!!!!!!

    Lisa :)

  19. You are too funny! I love the
    photo of you and your new friend
    the Storm Trooper! Those poor ladies must have thought there was
    an alien convention going on! So
    glad to hear you had an enjoyable
    visit with all your blog buddies!
    I love this purse card, it's just my style!!!

  20. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! I'm glad you and Kath had a good time together. What fun...girl talk until 3AM! Color me green....
    Hugs, Jess

  21. So cute as always! Who wouldn't love to receive this card?!
    I always love the stories you tell! I can always count on smiling :) I can only imagine what some of the ladies thought at the star wars characters..lol.

  22. What a fabulous girly-girly card, Enfys! Love those fun dangling beads. Judging from the photo I'd guess you had a great time!

  23. Wow En! This card is filled with dotty goodness. Just LOVE it! sounds like you gals had WAY too much FUN! Sounds like quite the pub crawl! xxD

  24. En, your card is so precious....all girly girly with that wonderful pink. Darling photo of you and Storm trooper too.

  25. Super cute card ! Love the black and pink ! Of course ANYTHING is better with PINK !!!!

  26. This card is AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!!! Colors are great together!

  27. lovely card and sounds like you had a fun time

  28. Enfys, I love your card and the colours are just beautiful.


  29. I'm so jealous En!

    I do hope you had something green!

  30. sounds wonderful! Great memories!

  31. sounds like a fun-filled day. glad you guys could meet.


  32. I love the purse card. I love the inspiration you give.

    Also, great story about the Star Wars characters. I keep forgetting that these things exist in Europe too. I'm just a PBS, Masterpiece Theater, old England gal, so I guess I'll have to visit with my Sister and set our history clocks straight.

    Thanks for sharing.

  33. LOVE the storm trooper photo! bet you brought a big ol' smile to his face! love your card too! such a bold and bright color combo...perfect for spring! hugs!

  34. That is one of my favorite color combos...black/pink and white! This is beautiful, Enfys!

  35. WOW! Enfys...what a cute little purse..you always come up w/the best designs!!! Sounds like you and the girls had a great ole' time..Carry on.....


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Enfys x