Sunday, 28 November 2010

Four Quick Christmas Cards

First of all, no Polkadoodles winner on here today - my fault, I totally forgot to check in with the boss, and it has been arranged that all the individual winners from each blog, and the winner of the main blog prize will be announced on the Polkadoodles blog on Tuesday at 12 noon GMT (7:00 AM EST)
The blog hop closes at 12 noon GMT today
Good luck to you all
Four very quick Christmas cards today, I am having a bit of a panic as I haven't made anything like the number of cards I need. I think I need to have a mass-producing session. All four of these cards were made very quickly and easily using elements from the gorgeous tomato and chilli range of papers from Craftwork Cards. The papers are foiled so look very elegant, and putting quick cards together was a breeze












We had decorators in yesterday, so after putting the house back together, I slumped in front of the TV. Another TV advertisment caught my eye - I think they are called infomercials, and as a rule of thumb, they mainly seem to advertise the sort of thing that you wonder how you have lived for so long without...............well, that's the aim of them, like the Clean Feet I saw last night. However have I managed to wash my feet for all these years without one of these - a sort of plastic sandal with bristles that you put in your shower, then shove your feet backwards and forwards over the bristles to clean them. I can see the benefits for disabled folk with mobility problems, but they have all these twentysomethings gushing on and on about how their feet have never looked so young. Personally, having my feet looking young is the least of my worries, I am too busy concentrating on the bits that people see every day.
Then there was the Itty Bitty Brella - this is really what they called this, makes you wonder about the quality of their copywriters doesn't it? Apparently, so they told me, we have all been caught in a rainstorm, and battled to get out of the car and get our brollies up. Well yes, I open the car door, and still sitting in the car, niftily lean out and open my brolly, and for a nano second I am exposed to the elements when I climb out. Don't worry, the days of having a drop or two of rain on you are over. The Itty Bitty Brella is small enough to open INSIDE the car. Isn't that revolutionary? Of course it's Itty Bitty size means that you have to have an Itty Bitty sort of head to fit under it, and it certainly isn't wide enough to shelter the average set of shoulders, but if you know any Itty Bitty people, this would make a perfect itty present


24 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! So elegant! I don't know any itty bitty people to get an itty bitty brilla for!! How funny!!! :)

owlbeescrappin said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your blog! You are very talented. I have a blog award for you over on my blog.

Angel

Kymberlee said...

Those papers are GORGEOUS!!!

Cheryl said...

oh hun what an amazing set of card,gosh they are all such beautiful designs,great post too oh you do make me laugh,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Enfys,I love your papers and the colours.
So gorgeous details.



Hugs Riet.x

LorraineB said...

Quick cards turned out great. I have to tell you...I turned my comnputer on at 6:30AM today and then read your blog. You started my day off with a laugh! Always a good thing. The infomercial comments were so funny. Makes you wonder what great minds(?) come up with this stuff and who are the idiots stupid enough to manufacture them! AND..there are actually people who will buy this crap (a wonderful American term when you want to say something a little more obscene but know you shouldn't. Serves it's purpose). Thanks for the laugh!!

Dana said...

The cards are beautiful...as always. I have heard the the brush sandal thing gets moldy quite easily...so much for having young looking feet...lol. I don't know anyone that itty bitty either...oh well...
Thanks for sharing.

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Melissa said...

Gorgeous as always Enfys!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Your cards are all so pretty, love the gold embossing. really pops!

Those infomercials are to funny at times...i get caught up in watching them sometimes too early in teh morning when I cant sleep, like today :S have a great week :)

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! This is just gorgeous. Hugs, Nataliya

pinky said...

Lovely Christmas cards, love those bright festive colours Enfys. I have an itty bitty head but not sure about the rest of me lol.
Pinky

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your cards! I'm nearly finished with mine, must get back to work on them.
I have see that foot scrubber thing, but not this itty bitty brella thing. Wonder where they get these ideas?

Jessica said...

I love the cards! Lovin the shiny foil papers. Don't you just love infomercials!!! I just can't bring myself to watch anything past the price. But it's because Don watched one, that I have my Cricut Expression! I never even asked! Funny thing is he's not the kind of guy who watches infomercials. He doesn't even watch regular comercials.So when he told me that he wanted to get me one for my birthday a couple of years ago, I was in shock for a couple of days:)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys the umbrella sounds like rubbish, you might as well buy those hats that have one fitted to it, its not going to keep you dry is it.
Stunning card I love the all they are so classy. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mickie said...

Your quick cards are very elegant and pretty Envis and your post is hilarious. Some of the junk they come up with on TV is ridiculous but with your post we can at least get a laugh.

littleeifwife said...

Very pretty cards!! You did well for "throwing them together" as you say. But your commentary just cracks me up!! I think other than your knack of making such absolutely beautiful cards...you should have been a comedian!!! Maybe never too late to start!

Hugs to you,
Patty

Nana Donna said...

Enfys those cards are amazing and easy? can't be they are too pretty Thanks for sharing and stop by my blog for a Stylish award for you because your creations are always stylish :)
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rashid1891 said...

Hi Enfys the umbrella sounds like rubbish, you might as well buy those hats that have one fitted to it, its not going to keep you dry is it.

Kim said...

Oh Enfys I searched high and low whilst out in Florida last year for one of those foot shower scrub things for my Mum as she can't bend easily in the shower but never found one!! I will have to look again when we are over in the New Year!

Kim. said...

These cards are gorgeous and so elegant, love them all.
Kim xXx

Kathy said...

Just been catching up with your wonderful cards and your bits of gossip too - did you buy one of those umbrellas? or a foot thingie then? hehehe suppose it makes a change from "cash for gold" and ambulance chasers....

Looks like you had a fun time with Kath too

1CardCreator said...

Still laughing, I can just see me, I would need 2 of these for sure! These cards and the beautiful embossed paper are gorgeous! ~Diane

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh what yummy papers! these cards are beautiful! Hilarious infomercials too. xxD

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work, and your writing is to die for. I am stuck here at work, and laughing so hard at your "Bitty Brella" bit that I am getting weird looks. Thank you for some humor today!

Kendra from MN
(acidfree on the MB)