Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Sneak Peeks, a cute baby and what's on my desk...........

Here's a sweet little baby card I made using one of the printed die-cut images from Lili of the valley, the papers are Heidi Grace, and the sentiment is stampin up. The stitching without thread on the yellow strips was an accident, I was sewing away without realising that the bobbin had run out of thread, it looked okay, so I just left it that way






I used embroidery floss to make a bow..........


Here's a sneak peek at two cards I made with the Summer in Paris mini cartridge, they are over on Scrappy Go Lucky's blog today.



I was in a red and black sort of mood.............




I really enjoyed joining in with What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday last week, it was fun going to different blogs and getting a peek at people's crafting space, also reassuring that I am not the only hurricane crafter in the universe. So here's what's on mine today, I have been playing with the Pagoda cricut cartridge, now I have all these dragons and pagodas and haven't a clue what to do with them. I have made some oriental type cards this week, will show you later, but for some reason, the pagoda has me stumped at the moment. Maybe I will have a blinding flash of inspiration,,,,,,,,,,,or maybe not


One thing that is new this week is my very organised nestabilities. I bought some self adhesive magnet strips and put them on the wall, they hold the dies perfectly, although I will have to be careful taking one off, in case the others tumble down behind my table, that would be a disaster, I'd probably never find them again, which says a lot for my housekeeping skills. The silver coloured dies are samples that were sent for me to try by Go-Kreate, they work beautifully and are cheaper than the nesties.


There is no way it could be called a scientific sample, but I was amazed how many of us are left handed judging by yesterday's comments.
Thanks to all of you who said sweet things about the latest baby photos, my boys are very good about sending us lots of photos whilst we are here in the USA, and I love updating my blog, simply because it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling every time I see their little faces over on the sidebar. It's difficult to get a good one of Max though, that child won't stay still for a moment.
See you tomorrow








36 comments:

mckinkle said...

I love the invisible sewing En! Its much trickier than you imagine to get it correctly invisible!!

What a fab nestie storage solution. Do they travel back and forth with you or do you to have to buy 2 of everything?

Keryn x

chignon said...

The card is so sweet! I like the "mistake" on the yellow paper too, it adds such and interesting detail. TFS!

lisa said...

I love the LOTV card, En, they are my total favourite images at the moment.
I am very impressed at your organisation. Your nesties look fab and I like the lovely neat line of punches!!
Your photos are adorable and just to keep up with your last post, I am a righty!!
Hope you are having a good week.
Lisax

Helen said...

Love those cards, mistake or not!

Jingle said...

Oh, it is all so cute!!!

Bettythebaglady said...

En that sewing looks good. Kept meaning to try it instead of pricking or using a tracing wheel but never got round------ Glad you're joining in Hugs bettyXXX

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Enfys, I don't think you can make a card that isn't amazing, you are able to turn mistakes into something amazing...hugs

Deb said...

fabulous card, great way to do paper piercing, looks amazing! love the pagoda, can't wait to see what you do with it. Great idea for storing the nesties! hugs debx

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Enfys I love how you store your punches on the wall I now need Garry to build me another wall just for my punches !!! lol
Great cards
Hugs Susie xx

eiyiyi said...

Love the cards En, but then again I love everything you do! Really happy accident with the stitching ... looks perfect. hugs, eileen

Sharon said...

Sometimes a mistake is just a perfect thing. The invisible sewing is great! Love the other 2 cards, too. That poodle looks like she knows she has it going on!! :)

Jessica said...

Hey En, why not put some newspaper on the floor, with the fold is against the wall. Tape the left side to the wall and the right hand side to the floor. It should catch anything that falls down behind your desk. I think so anyway! lol I love the card. TFS

Diana said...

Love the cards. Do be sure to post what you do with the pagoda and dragon shapes. Very interesting!

kayc said...

My nesties fall down behind the table too. How annoying! Your cards are cute! Kathleen x

Spyder said...

My nesties, (only two sets how sad is that) are in CD cases..on magnets but I think I'll use your Idea if I had more, as long as the didn't fall down. Love love love that image and I must get it!! lovely card!!
(Lyn))

Riet said...

So beautiful card Enfys,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

joey said...

Hiya Enfys

fabulous cards I love the baby one at the top gorgeous colours. your desk looks like it was about to hit with a bout of creativeness.

Joey.x

Darcy said...

great space and i love the pagodas you have cut out. I was thinking maybe you could pop each set of nesties into a clear plastic cd wallet(the flimsy thin ones not the hardcase ones ) and then position that on the magnetic strip...would the magnets still work thru the plastic, at least if they fell they would be in a packet and all together.

Pam said...

Fab nestie storage. I do love Monty Mae's sunglasses!!

We are of to Florida early July cant wait my kids love it there.

We've been having a bit of a heat wave here its was over 30 at the weekend, but as you know we are coming up to the bank holiday and guess what...it's just started pouring down outside, oh well at least I'm guaranteed 2 weeks sunshine

Hugs Pam x

Penni said...

Beautiful creations, love the nestie storage.

Hugs
Penni
X

furrypig said...

That is such a great card i love yellow and blue together on baby cards abd LO'w. I tried the link for go Kreate but it didn't sem to work... is that just me??

Cheryl said...

oh loveing the card hun stunning as usuall, and gosh hun what a great storage for your nesties,too hugs cheryl xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, we're in the same housekeeping club too then! The nestie storage is I thnk, the best solution...and am very happy to know that the market may soon have good competition!

Anneke said...

this is such a sweet card and lovely image

Anneke said...

gorgeous card and image and very original

Velta said...

Hi my friend...sry it has taken me so long to get back and visit. First of all...your Paris theme is just perfect with red, white and black!!! Guess you knew that one. The baby card is one of the cutest things I have seen...Love that image and you go girl on the stitching!!!

narutopenguingirl said...

While looking at the shot of your desk, you have inspired me to dust off my Pagoda cartridge! I found a free coloring book page of a cute little asian girl that might go well with your pagoda's that you cut out. I found her while surfing for coloring book pages in Google :)

Rufus said...

I tried the Go Kreate link and it looks like they've closed up shop? Love the cards and can't wait to see what you do with all the pagoda's and dragons. The new pictures of the grandkids are adorable!
R/

Tracey said...

Wow the card is amazing and what a fantastic idea for the nesties. Unfortunately mine are in a box and dont see daylight too often.

Thanks for sharing

Tracey

Melodie said...

Wonderful card, specially the baby-card.
Hugs
Melodie

Glen said...

Loved the snoop at your desk today Enfys. I like how you have your MS punches stored - great idea. Cute cards. TFS. ~Glen~

My Creative Time said...

I just love EVERYTHING you do!
Now I WANT that summer in Paris cart!
hugs,
Emma;)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful cards, Lili of the Valley image is sooo cute
Anne x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the LOTV card you have made. Oh look at all your nesties. Theya re on my wish list! Hope you have a great weekend. Hazelxo

CuttlebugCourt said...

LOVE that baby card and your red and black photos from the Summer in Paris Cartridge™. I love that cart! Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and I'll see you around BBTB2!

DonnaMundinger said...

Maybe that's how I should start out trying to sew on cards. Quite effective and if you screw up it's not so hard to take apart. Love that sweet image. Just got my Summer in Paris and would love to play. We won't talk about desks at the moment, but your organizing of the Nesties and punches looks FAB! xxD