Monday, 12 April 2010

HB2U

The paper is the star of this card, I wanted to see if I could make a card with no stamped image or cricut cut, just paper, and this is what I came up with.
I did use the cricut (george cartridge) to cut a silhouette circle

I rounded a square, and pop dotted some circles onto it. I used quite a lot of doodling all over the card. The letters are American Crafts thickers alphas
We had a lovely, lovely day yesterday with all the family, we all got together to celebrate a milestone birthday for Mike, my husband - the children were as good as gold and it was such fun to see them all. Max was quite carried away with it all, sang happy birthday about ten times, and kept wishing me a happy birthday - not me sweetheart, it's all about Pops today. Kiki was fascinated by the ladies room, but I had to accompany her on every visit, so we had long and meaningful conversations in there. The very gooey chocolate cake was a big hit with them all, and we had a communal blowing out of candles, then a lot of wiping some very sticky mouths. Some new photos on my sidebar.
I have scheduled a post for tomorrow, you will be reading it whilst we are doing the tedious travel day, so grab a coffee and think of me looking at my watch and wondering 'will this journey never end?'

30 comments:

liz said...

talk about a challenge! great idea!

eiyiyi said...

Great card En. Gorgeous pics of the family. What a lovely group. Travel safely tomorrow and drop me an email with your addy when you get settled so I can send you some treats. I just know you won't have nearly enough card making toys with you! hugs to you, and Happy Birthday to Mike. eileen

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

OH! I love this card! How Cool this looks. I really like the paper you used too :) great job! TFS!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh this amazing. You did an awesome job....

Rufus said...

Great new pics on the sidebar! How cute can you get?? Sounds like you had a really super day. Welcome back (when you finally get here) to warm, sunny Florida! (FINALLY)
R/

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so wonderful Enfys!
Gorgeous colours and fabulous design!
So glad you had a great family time and thinking of you on your journey!
hugs
kim x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning hunny, loving this card. But i have to say i love the card below even more, what a great card for a child!!! i used to love snakes and ladders when i was a child! thank you for such wonderful inspiration hunny, big hugs Linda x

Hope Jacare said...

Papers are so good how I often i think more should be made of just them - and a fab job you have done Enfys. Hope the trip isn't too arduous! Cheers Claire x

Melodie said...

Really wonderful your card, I like the colours very much.
Hugs
Melodie

Leanne said...

This is absolutely fantastic!! I wish I were brave enough to use such bright colours!!

Have a good week.

Leanne
xx

Marion said...

Hi En, Fabulous birthday card. Love the colour. Have a great trip.
Marion

LAT CREATOR said...

Wow, no Cricut cuts? I'm very impressed with what you came up with. Love the bright colors.

Linda L said...

Fun card! I love all your doodles.

Nannieflash said...

Oh your photos are gorgeous what a fabulous group one to, you must be thrilled to have it.
Your card is beautiful, I love the abstractness of it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jessica said...

Teriffic card Envys! I love all the colors of it. I hope your travel day goes well. Welcome back to this part of the world!

DonnaMundinger said...

Quite the challenge, my dear, and you rose to the occasion beautifully! Happy Birthday, Mike! Looks like your day was fabulous! Darling pix, and have a safe journey! xxD

Arlene said...

Have a good trip. Love the idea of using only the paper as the main focus. There are so many fantastic papers out there.

Maryellen W said...

I love the family photos on your
sidebar! Kiki is so pretty and of
course those little boys are just
too cute!!! Wishing you safe travels! We just returned from St
Augustine, FL on Saturday. The weather was beautiful, I didn't want to come home!
Hugs,
Maryellen

Lean said...

Lovely card and great pictures of your family and also congrats with your hubby Mike.
bye bye,lean.

Loopylou!! said...

gorgeous card hun, kiki has grown so much since the last piccies. glad mike had a fabby day, many happy returns mike! and hope travel day goes smoothly!!!!...that is if you can get off your suitcase after squishing everything in!!! lol!!! xxx

Sharon said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with the family! Great looking group! Nothing like getting together and celebrating! Bathroom trips can be very meaningful to a young lady when she is with her Grandmother. Have a safe trip! :)

Lisa said...

Adorable card Enfys!!!!! The paper is so cute! But I have to say...your family is so gorgeous!!!! Kiki...goodness.. definitely going to have to keep an eye on the boys when she gets older!!!!

Take care Enfys!!!!

*hugs*
Lisa Sturgill :)

mahuntington said...

Love your bright and cheerful card. There's nothing like grandkids though. They sure do keep you young. I adore mine.

mckinkle said...

Wishing you a very safe and 'fast' journey!!

Thanks for sharing your fab family photos, its so lovely to see such happy faces in the sunshine! It sure looks like everyone had a wonderful day!

Fab card, its good to try out different things again, I remember when I didnt own a stamp and still it didnt stop me making cards!

Keryn x

Denyze said...

Hi En,
Can't believe you're on your way back to the US, I was going to try to arrange a meet up with you next week as Shane is back at school then. I've finally caught up with reading your blog, and as usual I've had a chuckle at some of your posts. Your cards as always are excellent. Hope Mike is ok, and please wish him a belated happy birthday from us. Have a safe journey to the States. Look forward to hearing about all your exploits there :)
x

Treva said...

Enfys,

Cute card...Happy belated birthday to Mike, wishing you safe travels, love your new pictures!

Sandi Clarkson said...

FAb card with only a wee bit of Cricut heehee. Have a safe trip. Sorry I haven't been by much lately. Busy times!

dianne said...

Great paper, but great designer also. Happy B-day to Mike, your hubby. My hubby(Rhett) will be "46" on 4/19/10. TFS

My Creative Time said...

This is such a FUN card!!! LOVE everything you make:)
Big Hugs,
Emma:)

Smita said...

Gorgeous colors!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Hugs,
Smita