Monday, 6 September 2010

Sketch challenge for Craftwork Cards

Today sees the start of another sketch challenge over on Craftwork Cards, you will have to pop over there to see the sketch as I have been having computer problems, anyway, here is my offering
I used vintage rose papers, and cut the base card shape using two shapes from the Storybook cartridge welded together using my gypsy. I cut a 1 1/2" strip of pattern paper and accordian pleated it to make a rosette, and finished it with some card candy. If you have never heard of card candy, they are ingenious little domed circles of cardstock, that you stick on with a foam pad or silicone glue, and they look like perfectly coordinating brads, with none of the hassle of punching holes


Have you missed me? As I said, I have had computer problems and we have been babysitting in London this weekend, so crafting has had to take a back seat. I need to get my skates on to get stuff done this week though...........
A lot of you seemed to empathise with my ramblings about holiday packing, which made me think...............................did I ever tell you about the fateful cruise we went on a couple of years ago to Brazil? We set off in high spirits for a long long plane journey to Brazil. We arrived in Sao Paulo and were ushered into a huge embarkation hall, where we all milled around aimlessly for almost three hours whilst the cruise staff organised, or rather didn't organise, getting everyone on board. The place was stiflingly hot, there were no cool drinks, we were tired, it was misery. Eventually we got to the head of the queue, just behind a meek little man on his own
'Name?' barked the charming crew member
'Mr Jones, Roger Jones' he replied
They made a great play of flipping over papers, running their fingers down lists, and announced
'Sorry, you aren't booked on this cruise'
'WHAT?' he spluttered 'but I booked and paid for it a year ago'
They did more flipping and running of fingers
'ah yes, Mr Jones, here you are. Your wife is already in your cabin'
'I hope not' he replied 'she died ten years ago'
It set the tone for the rest of the cruise
to be continued........

33 comments:

  1. A lovely card, En. I love all the layering and the papers are so pretty.
    Can't wait for the second installment!!!
    Hugs Lisax

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  2. Oh lordy sounds like a cruise and a half Enfys! Can't wait for more of the story!
    So love your card!
    Such a beautiful design and your detail and colour perfect!
    hugs
    kim x

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  3. You always manage to make me laugh! Gorgeous card..love the vintage paper and soft colors.

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  4. Hi Enfys, wow love that card and the gorgeous papers.
    I laughed at your story of the cruise, it sounded like some joke but I suppose that poor man didnt see it as one, I ask you did the crew knew who they were talking to, obviously not, what a load of plonkers. Hope you enjoyed the cruise though it sounds as though you might not have done. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  5. Beautiful card...LOVE the colors and paper you used. I also love your "ramblings" they really bring a smile!

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  6. Oh so pretty. I really need to make another one of those flowers -- they are so easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. I love this pretty card. This cruise story sounds like a TV movie. :D
    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  8. What a pretty, soft card with lovely papers.

    I haven't been checking in much for the past two weeks - had to get all my DT commitments done before we leave for England on Friday. I am glad I did today. What a hilarious story about the cruise wait. Hope you had fun babysitting. We did that last weekend and little people are so much work but so much fun.

    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. Enfys,
    Yes, I was noticed the date on the last posting and told Tom that I was concerned that you had not posted in awhile. Great card. I acutally have this cart I think. I have been under the weather for 2 days now....Glad you are back and love the new picture of the grandchildren.........

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  10. Beautiful card En and I love the rosette flower - very pretty! Looking forward to the next cruise installment.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  11. The colors of this card are just beautiful. You give me such inspiration. I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for THE REST OF THE STORY. I so enjoy your little snippest of life stories. They are the salt of your posts.

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  12. Beautiful Enfys!! I've heard a joke like that story! I can't wait to hear the rest!

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  13. Such a beautiful card! And, yes, I miss when you cannot post. I check your blog daily!

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  14. Yay Enfys, you're back!

    Adorable card. Love the soft colors and all of the layering.

    Your story is too funny, don't leave us hanging for long. :)

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  15. Beautiful card. I love the flower.
    I am looking forward to the REST OF THE STORY.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. I really like your card I'm going to try the rosette. But have to admit I love your cruise story even more, you are such a hoot! Can't wait to hear "the rest of the story".

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  17. Love your card and your travel stories. Here's my funny travel story. . . My daughter was 15 months old and my husband had purchased a car for me in Munich. For our trip we packed for hot and cold weather (it was October). We were going to be in Italy, France and Germany, so it was hard to pinpoint the weather. After arriving in Munich, with the full size stroller, full size co-sleeper, Kelty baby backpack, and of course our luggage, my husband said the stuff would never fit in the back of my new wagon! When we got to the European Delivery area for our car people were giving us incredulous looks. One German even commented "You're going to fit all of that in your car?" People need to mind their own business! My husband, was none too pleased. Luckily, I had met the American rep. in our hotel and I found her at the car pick-up and I asked her to pass word that no one else comment about all of my luggage. The German rep. that helped us into our car gladly assisted us with our load. My husband said it took a "German Engineer" to pack the back. Indeed, it was quite an intricate puzzle. We came back and he said we would not be traveling internationally until our baby was older. So we traveled in the U.S. for a few years and promptly went back to Europe when my then 15 month old was turning 4 and I had a 6 month old. Never say never!!! I won't tell you about the packing situation then, you can guess the details!

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  18. gorgeous card en and oh my lord...sounds like the cruise from hell.....so glad you survived...big hugs kath xxx

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  19. Your card is so beautiful. I really love the flower and vintage roses. I have a dear friend in cancer surgery today so I plan to make her a card a day to help cheer her up while she heals. Hope you don't mind if I copy this one for her. Your story is hilarious!
    Mary Ann

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  20. Lovely card, Enfys!
    Your story is a riot, but not for Mr. J!! I'm looking forward to hearing about poor Mr. Jones and the rest of your cruise!
    We went on a SAm cruise! We planned to spend a few days on land before we boarded on March 1st, so we landed in Chile on Feb 26, 2010. Yes, our first night in Chile was earth-shaking!
    What is it with SAm cruises that bring out such amazing stories!?

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  21. So pretty, love that card shape. More cruise stories please! :)xx

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  22. Hi there Enfys,I have just guffawed at your story, cannot wait for next instalment! Hope you've recovered from the babysitting:)
    I love your card, perfect use of the gorgeous papers:D xx

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  23. such a pretty card enfys!!
    cannot wait for the rest of your tale.........
    vanessa xx

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  24. What a beautiful card Enfys,I love the papers and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  25. Hi ya Enfys
    gorgeous card, luv the papers, fabby flower, oh i luv me card candy i use them alot. Oh i did laugh at your cruise story, look forward to more! lol, sue,x

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  26. Great card! Love it. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!! :)

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  27. Love the card Enfys and I love the tip about card candy. I hate working with brads but love the look of them. Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Your cruise story has me laughing as I type, I can't wait to read more. I do so appreciate your humor, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

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  28. Been gone for a week and have just checked on all the missed posts and bless your heart you had two new stories to share along with all your wonderful cards and pics to relieve some of my stress.

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  29. Been gone for a week and have just checked on all the missed posts and bless your heart you had two new stories to share along with all your wonderful cards and pics to relieve some of my stress.

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  30. Beautiful card Enfys, love the colours and the flower is fab, love makin them.

    Great story.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  31. Beautiful card just been catching up on all your antics lol, love the new grandchildren photo's too.
    Kim xXx

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  32. Beautiful card! Never heard of this card candy before, but it looks great!
    Can't wait to get on to the next part of the Brazil story.

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  33. oh enfys, this is gorgeous! i just adore the fan flower! the colors are beautiful together & the entire card makes me smile just looking at it! another fab creation! hugs!

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