Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Vintage for Polkadoodles

I totally forgot to post my card for Polkadoodles last Friday, with all the blog candy stuff going on. Here it is - the theme this week is
I used the gorgeous little girl stamp, I think she has a very retro look to her. The rest of the card was kept quite plain, with no pattern paper, just a cuttlebug panel, lots of sepia inking, and a crushed velvet ribbon, tied with brown gingham, and a couple of sepia leaf shaped beads......
I stamped her onto watercolour paper, and coloured her with aquamarkers
Here's a new photo of two of my little darlings, Kiki and Monty, taken when they visited me at home last week.

and here is the only photo I took of the Lake District, Lake Windermere, taken from the car, I was all geared up to take some fantastic shots to show you, took this one, and up popped the message on my camera screen
Battery exhausted
Battery exhausted? It had nothing on me I can tell you.......................................
The Lakes are all about outstanding natural beauty, walking and hiking. I have been there many many times, why then did I decide that the only shoes to take with me were a pair of flip flops and a comfortable pair of silver leather flatties, (well, I thought they were comfortable, but of course, they had only been put to the test walking around John Lewis and Marks and Spencer prior to their little jaunt to the Lakes - American readers, think Macy's and Target). So there I was, strolling around the villages in these ridiculous shoes, with everyone else stomping around looking comfortable and appropriate in their walking boots and essential gnarled walking sticks, hand carved from a piece of ancient oak.
Luckily Anne and I didn't plan to do any fell walking, if we had, I would probably be the first person in history to do so in silver leather........ why do I sometimes get it so very wrong?
I had a wonderful time though, silly shoes or not - thank you Anne x


  1. Wonderful card. Love that little girl holding her little teddy bear. The leaf beads are perfect. Great photo of Kiki and Monty. Love the photo of the lake also. Glad you had a great time!!! :)

  2. Enfys,
    Great card I love browns. The pictures are so cute. What cute grandchildren. Thanks for the blog giveaway. You had such wonderful prizes. Congrats to all who won. When are you coming back to the states?

  3. Beautiful card, I love the soft colors and the embossing looks beautiful too. I bet you were stylin in your silver hiking slippers! You may have started a new trend! ~Diane

  4. You have the most adorable grandkids, Enfys! You made me laugh with your silver hikers.

  5. What a cute card, how could you forget it?!!! I would be so anxious to post an adorable card like that right away!!! LOL!

    Kiki and Monty are adorable!!! All the pics are great!

  6. Hi Enfys
    aww gorgeous card, as ever beautiful colouring, lovely design, aww great piccies, lovely looking kiddies, sue,x

  7. Wonderful card with this soft colours, it's really elegant, fantastic.
    Thanks for the other fotos.

  8. oh she is adorable,love the coulurs you have used too they blend so well together,and oh your grandchildren hun are just so cute hugs cheryl xxx

  9. Wonderful card Enfys. Cute image and love the colourway. Fab photo of the grandchildren. Growing up quick.

  10. En that is just such a sweet card, and i love the soft colouring on the stamp. So pleased you had a fab time in the lakes and i can't believe how grown up kiki is getting!! monty looks like he is planning his escape move, such a cutie!! hugs Lou xx

  11. Beautiful card! I love the embossing panel and wonderfully soft colors!

  12. What a beautiful card Enfys,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Gorgeous card Enfys, Love the colours! Cute little kiddies too :)

    Leanne x

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  15. Great your talent. I sometimes feel the way you do...never the right stuff. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Another beautiful card ... and your lil girl image is sure a sweetie. I can imagine her colored in a number of pretty different ways!

    The pic of your two beautiful grandchildren is even better ... what cuties they are ... they look more adorable with each new pic, how is that possible?

    Have a great week Enfys!


  17. Beautiful card Enfys!!! I love the vintage look, and the beautiful scallop edge! I can't believe how grown up Kiki is looking...oh they grow up so fast! :( All your Grandbabies are so adorable!!! I am happy you are enjoying your time with your family!

    Crafty Hugs!!

  18. Love the card, it is very sweet. I have to admit, I too have worn the wrong shoes - many times. LOL Your grandchilden are so adorable. TFS

    Donna C.

  19. I look so forward to all your posts. Not only for the beautiful projects you do but for the smiles I get from your amusing antics and eoisodesthat happen. I thought those sort of things only happened to me.

  20. A gorgeous card, En. Glad you had a great time in The Lakes and what does it matter if you had different shoes!!!
    I know exactly how you feel. I didn't think we needed sweaters going on holidays up in the mountains of Austria as last year we had fantastic weather. Arriving this year to temperaturs of 14o I wanted to get on the plane and nip back for a whole change of clothing. Luckily it did warm up after a few days!!
    Thank you for sharing that beautiful photo of your Grandchildren.
    Hugs Lisax

  21. I assure you Enfts,you are not the only one! Love the new pic of the wee ones!

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  23. Great card! Glad you had a great time. Here is one of the pictures my hubby took near Windermere, people just love it. Wonderful pic of the kids, they are adorable!

    Not sure if this link will post right. I tried before and it didn't. Sorry if it doesn't work.

  24. Oh Dear Enfys never mind its a gorgeous photo, Ive had the same message on my camera to.
    Your grandchildren are stunning and Im not surprised they are your sweethearts they are gorgeous as is your card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx


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Enfys x