Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Retirement Card and a 'Chicken' - Wall Decor

Not really a chicken I don't think with those tail feathers - here is another border card from Wall Decor. I cut the fence in taupe as a shadow, then again in white, and coloured the bird with promarkers. I cut 2" away from the right hand side of the card, so that the fence overlapped the front of the card. The sentiment is an old stamp by Darcie.
Be sure to go over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky this week, Mandy is doing a blog hop and giving away four Cricut cartridges - Rock Princess, Winter Frolic, Happy Hauntings and Country Life. Run over there to get a chance to win one of these


Here's another card I made for Scrappy-Go-Lucky this week, using the border feature from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. I cut the books at 2" in three different papers, blue, green, and a tiny floral, then chopped them around to add a bit of variety to the cut. The sentiment reads 'happy retirement' - I thought this cut was perfect for a retirement card, what could be better when you finish work than spending a lazy afternoon curled up with a good book without feeling guilty.


I thought the EK Success border punch had a bookish sort of look, and the metal accents are copper staples used with a fastenator. The lovely papers are from the DCWV Linen Closet stack


Here's a photo of our little birthday girl.......... she looks more like her mum each day!





She loved the Hello Kitty cake I grabbed from M & S (how I wish supermarkets made these great children's cakes when mine were little, when I think of all that angst, and icing spattered kitchens...............)


I have been doing a bit of tidying up on the blog, sorting out the LABELS - so now, if you want to find what I have been doing with a particular cartridge, each card is 'filed' under Cricut cartridge ******** - it should be a lot easier to find what you are looking for

See you tomorrow




26 comments:

TR said...

Another great card.

And the bday girl is just tooo precious!

Sharon said...

Awesome card! Wonderful birthday photos!! Our children never got those shaped cakes for their birthdays. So much easier now adays!! :)

Maureen Reiss said...

This was well worth the wait!! Sooo cute! Love the flowers and ladybug

Loopylou!! said...

en i absolutely love both the cards hun, you are such a creative chick!!! and how col is that hello kitty cake? i love her cute nose!!!! hope kiki has a super birthday!! hugs Lou xxx

Melodie said...

The little lady is so nice. Happy birthday!
Your cards are so sensationell, great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

pinky said...

I love your cards especially the one with the fence, would be perfect for my kitchen lol. Sorry haven't posted here for ages, just seem to be missing your posts. Your gd is just beautiful, such a happy little face.
Pinky

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En love these cards you've made, I just got that cart I must break it open there are so many fab cuts on it. Love the sentiment on the chicken card and love the soft colours for the retirement card.
As for Kiki Happy birthday! Adorable photos, I haven't seen a photo of her mum but when I see photos of Kiki I always think she's the image of you
Hugs
Juliexx

nessy said...

amazing creations ~such creative ideas ~just perfect!!
delightful photos of the birthday girl!
vanessa xx

Margie said...

FABULOUS, En!!! Love the design on that first one. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIKI!!

notquitemarthastewart said...

fab cards love them both, really love the colours of the retirement card too x

Lean said...

Congrats with your birthday girl sweet pics.
And your chicken card is so beautiful nice title.
byebye,Lean.

Kristina H said...

I love the chicken/rooster card!! Awesome.
How about that birthday girl, she is so adorable! Happy Birthday Kiki!!

Gramjak said...

Absolutely adore both cards! and your super beautiful birthday girl: toooooo cute!

Thanks, as always, for sharing!!

The chicken card with overlapping fence is gorgeous.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys.


Liefs Riet.xx

Amy said...

Very cute!!

FYI - a chicken is the nonsexual identifier. Hen is female and Rooster is male. So chicken refers to both. However, many people call them a Rooster and a Chicken.

(Think other animals = Bull and Heifer are both cows. Stallion and Mare are both horses. And don't forget there are also terms to differentiate between adolescent or breedable or sterile.)

LOL - sorry for the lesson. Feel free to delete this comment

mahuntington said...

Love the fence, rooster and flowers card. I can think of several people to give the books card to. Your granddaughter is beautiful and those eyes are to die for!
Mary Ann

Whimsey said...

Gosh, what great cards,but I REALLY love the colors on the first one; such fabulous paper.

Thanks for sharing the b-day photos too! :D

Connie said...

That would be a chicken with those feathers!! Love him!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Sue said...

Hi Enfys
aww two gorgeous cards, luv the chicken one, very cool, gorgeous piccies of the birthday girl, hope she had a lovely day, sue,x

jandokan said...

Happy Birthday to your birthday girl... she's looking sooo pretty!

and your cards are just amazing...
love the bookshelf card :D
Hugs Anja

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Great cards Enfys. AND what a darling birthday girl...

JANLYNN said...

Darling cards. I must get one of those punches. Hope the birthday girl had a Happy Happy birthday. I agee about the cakes. I took the Wilton classes and did some cakes but they always took me 2-3 days to finish. Now my daughter just goes to Wal-Mart for her 2 boys.

Kim. said...

Love both of these cards, the retirement one has the perfect cut to it. your grandaughter is such a darling and has such a sweet smile.
Kim xXx

Melissa said...

How on earth did I miss this chicken card when you posted it?! It is sooooooooo adorable! I absolutely love it!

bntcornwell said...

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY... CONGRATS TO BEAUTIFUL BEATRIX MAKING THE DAY MORE SPECIAL....

prinkles said...

Oh, Enfys, you are so generous. Congratulations on the new baby granddaughter, such an adorable name.