Sunday, 30 May 2010

Happy Birthday Fashion Queen....................

I haven't really had a chance to use my Forever Young cartridge much, but I played around a bit today, here's what I came up with - this cartridge is a must if you make cards for girlfriends, full of really stylish cuts. I have experimented a bit, and the figures really do look best cut in black as a silhouette (in my opinion). The figure and layers were cut at 4.5", and the sentiment was cut at 1.5". The happy birthday button is by Craftwork Cards

Whilst I was cutting it, I thought very grumpily 'if I had legs like this I wouldn't have all this trouble finding a swimsuit'. At the risk of making myself bad tempered, I am going to experiment some more with Forever Young over the weekend. I am a bit behind with my visits to other blogs as well, I need to start hopping around a few........ see you there!

28 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Very cute caard, Enfys. I like the silhouettes cut in black as well. Happy blog hopping. I am behind myself

joeygirl86 said...

Awesome card! I'm gonna have to add that cart to the list! :)

Lisa said...

Enfys!!!

Awesome card! I agree about cutting the gals in the black, it looks so chic! (ohhhh, I hardly ever use that word! ;D) I love the pp you used, I really want this cart! LOL!

I'm sorry about your swimsuit dilemma, I know exactly how you feel, but as I said before...Wal Mart, plain tank 1 piece, and swim shorts. Of course with my pain patch I have to wear a t-shirt anyways because you can't get it exposed to sun *sigh*.

Believe me, my daughter with her cute little 18 y/o bod was having kittens over choosing a swimsuit, she is so self conscious about certain areas of her body, it's so frustrating, I mean I am glad she is more modest than most gals around her (even ladies my age wearing short booty shorts!!!).

Well she finally found a purple tankini top and black board shorts that go down to her knees (she hates her upper thighs). I could go into the whole adorable dress she tried on (a plain sheath dress with a yellow/black flower pattern on white), which she said was too "old ladyish" OK..I need to stop...I don't need to tell you that her brother called from WY upset over a broken back windshield to his car while we were shopping, and she gave her side first than ran out to a nearby shoe shop after handing me her phone, and how I started getting extremely upset about the whole situation in the store...He said hearing Murray & I fight while shopping actually cheered him up because it's so funny. This also happened when he was visiting, :/.

OOPS, I'm rambling again, cleaned my pool, then attempted to do some swim therapy, in pain, can't take any more pain meds, wait, was I commenting about your swimsuit search? Oh dear. Thanks again for sharing your funny stories and beautiful artwork..you are a Treasure!!!!

BTW, have I ever told you how much I love the word "whilst" and spelling color "colour?" :)

Crafty Hugs,
Lisa :)

Loopylou!! said...

looks super en, i love the black silhouette too, makes her look so sleek xxxx

Amy said...

Awesome card!! I love how well the black and white look with the yellow. I just got this cart in the mail today and I will have to try some cuts from it soon...thanks for the inspiration!!

Hugs,
Amy ♥

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

~JulieH~ said...

Oh she's just fabulous En! Love the colours! I love this cart
Hugs
Juliexx

Melodie said...

Wow, such a fantastic card. Great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

Allison said...

super card En, nice bright colours
Have a great weekend
AllisonX

Treva said...

Cute card, I love the FY cart and the silhouettes cut in black too!

mary stuart said...

OK, just have to say... if you had legs like that, you wouldn't be able to walk to the store to buy a suit, let alone the pool or beach! Those ankles will not support any chocolate, cookies, or chips - i mean any type of body!
but i do love the card.
Good luck with your search. Expect a miracle.
Love your work.
Thank you for sharing!

Jessica said...

Hey En, lovely card. This cartridge is on my wish list. Don't know if I'll ever get it, as the list is sooooo long! lol I don't have a lot of girlfriends, so don't know if I'll use it much, but I just love the silloettes, I can never spell that correctly! grr. But I do love them, I use a Childs Year all the time just for that reason! Thanks for sharing, and good luck again on the swim suit search!
Hugs, Jess

Katina said...

You know what I love about you Enfys? You are able to change your card making style effortlessly, so all your creations are fresh and different. That's true talent!
Love it xxxx

PS I know just what you mean about the swimsuit thing but I have the same problem with underwear - I never look like the model on the M&S bra box!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Wow that has Pizzazz!!! You are making want this cart!!

liz said...

cute card! I like the black and yellow together! I know what you mean...if I miss a day checking out everyones blogs, it takes forever to catch up. There is way too many creative people out there! And I LOVE everyone of their ideas!!!

jandokan said...

Fantastic card...
the figure in black looks awesome!

Wish I had a figure like this (LOL)

Sharon said...

Loving this card!! I think I might have had legs like that when I was in junior high......:( :)

Regina Easter said...

fantastic card girl....so striking...hugs

Nannieflash said...

I agree wish I just had her body instead of lumps and bumps everywhere, good luck with the swimsuit let me know where you can get a good one.
Fabulous card by the way, love the silhouettes to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tracy said...

Hi Enfys,
I love the colour combo you've used, and the black silhouette looks classy and sophisticated.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mahuntington said...

Forever Young is my favorite cart. I love what you did with the black and yellow. Breautiful card Enfys.

Lynda said...

Very chic - the yellow and black works so well together.

Love Lynda xxx

Kim. said...

This is a great card, I think using the black for the silhouette gives a sophisticated elegant look. Love the black and yellow combination too.
Kim xXx

DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! I love the colors! This cartridge is on my wish list!

My Creative Time said...

Your card is once again "PERFECT"! I LOVE it!! That is one of my favorite carts! TFS!
hugs,
Emma;)

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your card!! the yellow and black look so chic!!

Marion said...

Very cute card Enfys. Like the black and yellow.
Marion

DonnaMundinger said...

I think you've got the ticket here En! Those girls do look uber chic in black silhouette. Love this card! xxD