Friday, 14 May 2010

If it's Friday, it must be Polkadoodles

Friday again! This week on Polkadoodles, it was my turn to set the challenge, and I chose dimension and texture - easy peasy. The only stipulation is that you use the FREE download over there for your creation. I didn't use it on my card as I was a bit organised for once and made this at the beginning of the week, but take it from me, it's a gorgeous download, and will be perfect for your Father's Day cards
I used papers from the Love and Cherish CD, and fussy cut around one of the rose stems on the paper.

Adding texture is so easy with the cuttlebug - and my sewing machine of course...
and the rose flower was cut out three times and popped on with foam pads for dimension

Scalloped 6 x 6 square card - Craftwork Cards
Rose paper and pink spotty paper - Love and Cherish CD from Polkadoodles
Gems - Recollections from Michaels

I had quite a productive day yesterday at my craft group thursday - look out for some more Preserve cards, and I have been working with the new Summer in Paris cartridge as well. The place where we meet is called an Enrichment Centre
in the grounds of a local hospital. The nearest thing we have in the UK is probably our village halls. I think these centres are meant for 'seniors' a nice politically correct way of saying folk who are getting a bit long in the tooth. I may be wrong on that, but certainly most of the people using it are a bit senior (sadly including myself in this observation). This includes the tap dancing group who were there this afternoon, you have never heard such a din in your life. It sounded as though someone had given a herd of baby elephants some tap shoes. I was dying to take a look, but decided I better not, if they looked as bad as they sounded I might have found it difficult to walk away without that tell-tale-shoulders-shaking-with-mirth thing, and I might have upset someone. I may take a peek next week...............


  1. What a beautiful card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Gorgeous card, En. Wonderful colour combo and all the textures are fab

  3. Oh go on En, you have to now even if only as your duty to report back to us?!? lol! You do make me chuckle, I love opening your posts in the morning!

    Super card, lovely delicate embossing and great colours!

    Keryn x

    note to self - must dust of me old tap shoes!!

  4. What a STUNNING card, En! Love all of your texture and the colors are so girly pretty!

  5. I know Im getting long in the tooth, but Enfys its not fair to rub it in, this senior citizen thing is not much fun and wish it didnt exsist.
    Fabulous card I love the Mono look of it and that rose is beautiful.
    Thank you also for the lovely things you said on Wednesday its much appreciate. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  6. Oh goodness Enfys!!! You are sooo funny! First of all, I absolutely adore this card, it is GORGEOUS. Again, your talent and versatility amazes me every day!!! No offense intended toward anyone else, because each card I see on the different blogs I frequent, all so pretty, but you, none of your cards look alike. Everything you do is so fresh and new, it's like seeing a guest designer on your blog everyday! I LOVE IT!

    As for the "tappers," you might want to sneak a camera phone in there and maybe take a little pic of these "hoofers!" I hope that doesn't sound too mean, but the site must be something to see!

    But then again, when I am "long in the tooth," (not that far away, LOL), I hope for some sort of better back health so that my Husband & I can fulfill our dream of learning to ballroom dance. After watching "Dancing with the Stars" we have decided that the "Samba" will not be a part of our repertoire on general principal and the possibility of breaking a hip. :)

    Crafty Hugs my friend!!!
    Lisa :)

  7. Hey Enfys, thanks for a great challenge this week. Really got me thinking. Loving the pink and black.x

  8. OOO!! I'm first. love this card. Really pretty!! love the blk, wht & pnk.

  9. OMG Enfys, This card is Gorgeous! And I love the colors Pink & black are one of my faves. And that Rose you cut is fantastic!! Great Work


  10. I love your card, but don't have the patience for 'fussy' cutting. I have shaky hands these days, so I don't do well with scissors these days. Unless it's just a small straight cuts. And even then...oh well, I love my cutter tool thingy's! I went over to polkadoodles just to check out the freebies. They are wonderful! So I had to have them for my own. What a wonderful thing for them to do for their customers!
    Oh and next time, have a peek at the dancers, but take your camera...just in case... :))))Oh that's bad I Have a good one

  11. HI there Enfys
    your sewing is so good, the few times I have tried it I get my machine jammed, so I do it the cheats way by making holes and joining the dots!
    love the monochrome to, its all perfect.
    thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
    lots og hugs chris xx

  12. You gave me a laugh this morning!

    Love the card, it's beautiful Enfys!


  13. Oh Enfys I so enjoy reading your posts and seeing all of your amazing creations.. hugs

  14. Wow, Enfys!!! This card is absolutely beautiful!!!

  15. Fabulous card Enfys and I just love that embossing with the added gems. Tap Tap Tap - you must get a photo now!!!

    Love Lynda xxx

  16. Oh My! This card is just beautiful! Love the embossing and the rose is just fantastic! Love the tap story! Just finished off my day. Seems like all we did at work today is laugh! My sides hurt! LOL :)

  17. Your card is so beatiful. Love the black and white combo. By the way, I'm a tapping senior! We are so terrible, but no one has more fun than we do or laughs so hard. If you are ever in western Washington we invite you to join us....great exercise!

  18. Love your card! It's just beautiful! I'm going to have to check out this Polkadoodles that you are always posting about and see what it's like. OH NO! Just what I need another blog or site to be checking on!
    Love your stories, you should check out those tap dancers, maybe you'll be surprised and want to join them!

  19. OMG, this is gorgeous, En! LOVE the pink and black and the texture is fab! xxD

  20. oops, forgot to say:
    Please come check out my new challenge blog! The first challenge starts Sunday, May 23rd. I hope to see you there! xo Kelli

  21. ooo super elegant! I love all the little gems, im obsessed with those things lol


I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x