Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Three Cheers for ME!


I made the customer spotlight in the Chirp (Provocraft) newsletter today, with my advent calendar for Alex. Click HERE to see the newsletter, and HERE to see my post on making it. I have never made the customer spotlight before, so I was rather chuffed, as we say here in the UK. Before you ask, (and one of you is bound to ask), I chose the All Wrapped Up cartridge as my prize



Here's a card I made for Craftwork Cards a while back. This is one of my favourites, I always love black and red together. I cut the circles on my Cricut (George cartridge), the flowers are blossoms from Craftwork Cards (everything they do is so beautifully coordinated), I chopped and snipped them about to add interest, it worked quite well. Everything on the card is available from CWC




Today has been a whirlwind of unpacking, wrapping presents, and fighting jet-lag. Wrapping presents is not an art form that I subscribe to. It usually goes something like this.....
Wrap first present, fold corners in neatly, creasing the paper carefully, and tie a perfect ribbon bow with a finishing touch of a little handmade tag, sit back to admire it, and place it lovingly under the tree. Wrap tenth present, where have the scissors gone, dratted things, ouch, I was sitting on them, fold the corners in a bunchy way, it won't matter, they won't notice............slap on one of last years leftover gift tags, throw it on the growing pile. Wrap twentieth present, nobody will notice that I used scraps of two totally different wrapping papers as a wrapping, scribble the name on a piece of paper and stick it on with sellotape. Wrap thirtieth present, I honestly don't think that anybody will guess that this wrapping paper with the balloons all over it was meant for birthdays - look, there's a red balloon, and a green one, for heaven's sake, that makes it Christmassy doesn't it?
See you tomorrow. Ho ho ho

38 comments:

angelique (anlou) said...

congrats sweetie
it's a right place to you
your calendar is just gorgeous
hugs angelique

Jules said...

Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray

Well done En .. .. you must be well chuffed indeed.

Love your calendar and totally adore your card.

Happy present wrapping!

Love Jules xx

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations on being spotlighted Enfys so well deserved!
Love your wonderful card so beautiful!
Sounds just like me wrapping the pressies!
hugs
kim x

pinky said...

lol lol I am still laughing at your wrapping skills and how your mind works lol. Congratulations, a well deserved write up!! Love your craftworks card, those flowers are so pretty. Have a good day:)

Cheryl said...

oh hun congratulations well deserved,as for your calender and card they are just stunning,beautifuly detailed hugs cheryl xx

triciasconfetti said...

Love the craft works card - it is stunning . You ought to send it in to tehm. Your description of pressie wrapping just made me giggle. It is so me. Passed the job to OH this year. He is much still motivated by the time he gets to 30!!
x Tricia

notquitemarthastewart said...

woohoo to you, about time too. well done girl, you got one for the Brits! I am so totally with you on the wrapping of presents scenario LOL
Have a great Christmas x

Melissa said...

Hip hip horray! Well deserved Enfys!

Arlene said...

The card is beautiful and the calendar is such a cute idea. Thanks for the reminder to get busy and start wrapping!

Laurieinaz said...

What a wonderfully elegant card. And congrats on the spotlight thing. Can't wait to see what you do with the cart.

Jackie said...

Congratulations, Enfys!! You deserve it. The Advent Calendar was absolutely beautiful.

love2quilt95 said...

Enfys, congratulations on the spotlight. It's well deserved. Love the calendar, the card and the wrapping paper! Enjoy your day.

Donna said...

Enfys - Congratulations on your feature in the Cricut Chirp! I love your red and black cards - they're gorgeous!! Your story of wrapping presents is too funny - I felt like I was reading about myself. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for the laughter!!

Donna Wilson
www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Dana said...

That's wonderful...congrats.

Too true! (wrapping gifts)
Thanks.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

aud1inok said...

Congrats! Your projects are so wonderful. I'm glad they are finally showcasing your work.

Carol said...

Congrats on the CHIRP Spotlight! WOW ... that is such an honor ... and a well deserved on too!

Love ALL your beautiful work!

Hugz,
Carol

Colette said...

Congratulations, the advent calendar is fabulous, so thoroughly deserved.
Colette xx

Pamela A. said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I was so excited for you when I saw the Chirp last night. You absolutely deserve this honor..I love the card...So pretty. I always wonder if you mail your beautiful cards or if you give them by hand...I would not want them crushed...I started buying gift bags a few Christmas's ago...If it don't fit in a bag...I stress over it...I absolutely hate to wrap presents! I am still putting it off...even with the bags I bought!...better get at it! God bless, Pamela

BethanyR said...

Congratulations on making the CHIRP! That's awesome! LOVE the red card....

Linda said...

Way to go Enfys! I love the purses. Great idea.
I have a feeling that you will be rewrapping that balloon gift. O cutting a tree with your Cricut to dress it up. LOL
You always make me laugh.

Jessica said...

Congrats on the Cricut mention. Now see you taught me something new again! I didn't know they gave you anything for getting a mention!!! I thought it was all about the prestige. That's what I get for thinking.
As for wrapping them. I don't have many to wrap this year. So I think I'm going to put them into some cute little criut made boxes then add a bow! And I, too, have tags left over from last year, why not use them?

So have you seen the littles yet? I'll bet you can't wait! Happy Christmas season my friend.
Hugs, Jess

Cheryl Winget said...

I actually saw the newsletter with the article about your project before I read your blog post. I was so "chuffed" for you!! I love that word, by the way. Wished we used it here in the U.S. Maybe I can start a trend?

mahuntington said...

I'm so excited for you and your spotlight. Congratulations. Oh my goodness, you sound just like me when I'm wrapping gifts over and over and over again. Then along comes my husband wanting to know if I've thought about what we are going to have for dinner! Grrrr!
Hugs,
Mary Ann

Loopylou. said...

wooohoooo!!! go en!! super duper well done hun xxxxx love the card too xxx

ddinak said...

Congrats on the well deserved Spotlight!!! I'm a brown paper wrapper for everything! With luck everything just fits in a grocery bag, then a cute tag!
Hugs, Denise

Autumn Mist said...

Oooh, so I am rubbing shoulders with the famous now! I love that calendar, it deserves to be highlighted. I am with you on the pressie wrapping, too. I have to sit on the floor to spread the paper out and end up with chronic back ache too!

Donna said...

Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! for you! The calendar is just adorable! This is going to be a must do for next year for my granddaughters. Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on being selected!

Love the black, red and white card! Wow - it really stands out! Beautiful!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Nannieflash said...

Oh I do love your gift wrapping Im of the last type of wrapper, I find I can never get the ends right they are always bunched up, so Im so glad when Ive finished that job.
I do love your card those flowers are fabulous and what a good idea to split the petals they look stunning. Also love the advent calender, you can get a lot more in those little bags. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jenny said...

Massive congrats En! A great project! AND those flowers on the card are WONDERFUL... i can see me 'borrowing' that idea as I've just stocked up on a load of CCards goody bags!

Vicky said...

Well done En - your calendar is fabulous and what a beautiful card, love the black and red.
As for the present wrapping, glad I'm not the only one! :)xx

kath said...

big congrats on the spotlight but no surprise you are so talented...happy pressie wrapping....big hugs kath xxx

Sharon said...

Congrats on making the Chirp!! Love the card! Really love the gift
wrapping story!!!! :)

ursula Uphof said...

Congrats Enfys on being featured. Your calendar is great so are the cards. Hope your wrapping is all finished, mine has to start, wo;; think of you when I do. Warm wishes enjoy the log fires and keep warm

Anonymous said...

Woot, woot, woot! Congrats. I loved the calendar so much when I first saw it that I scraplifted it!
Hrvatica

Kim. said...

Woo hoo many congratulations, it is an amazing advent though so well deserved.
My hubby is reading this over my shoulder and laughing out loud saying your his kind of women!! he does all the wrapping in our house and he says that is exactly how he would describe his skills too lol.
I hope for the family's sake you are nearly finished wrapping if not I can see the last presents being taped up in the bags you purchased them.
Beautiful card by the way, those colours look so good together.
Kim xXx

1CardCreator said...

We would make great partners wrapping presents, I must say I don't start off as well as you do though. Lovely card today! ~Diane

1CardCreator said...

Whoops and Congratulations for the Provocraft feature! (I thought that was in the post above this one.) ~Diane

KSD Creations said...

I saw this in the email. I was so pleased for you. I was then amazed to continue down the email and see one of my projects in the cartridge exploration. They just pulled it off of the messageboard. I don't get a cart like you do but it was a nice surprise.