Monday, 14 February 2011

Winners of the Cricut Stuffed Toy and magazines.......

First of all, today's card. I used a gorgeous taupe card base from Craftwork Cards, it has a lovely pearlescent sheen and was just too gorgeous to cover with a pattern paper, so the card is simple. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder across the bottom to add a bit of texture.
The flourish was cut from Wall Decor and More - I chopped it around a little to fit the card, and added some teensy green gems which were a total pain to glue
The lily is one of Stampendous's brand new big flowers, coloured with Promarkers. I added liquid pearls, black glitter and some more of the irritating little teensy gems to the flower before sticking it on with foam pads

Edited to say in response to a comment, I love liquid pearls. I don't think I have the technique down to a fine art, they sometimes look a bit blobby, but somehow it doesn't matter on the type of stuff I use it on. I like the pale pink, as shown here, the pearl colour and the red at Christmastime.

I also wanted to say thanks to all of you who come on here and haven't been irritated by the new ads, but have been interested enough to take a peek at them. Thanks to you, I will have enough pennies in the coffers to cover the mailing costs of all the blog candy, so it will have made a difference. Thank you :D

So to the winner of Cricky, the big stuffed Cricut that I got at the CHA gala. He is going to live with
BrensDesigns
somewhere in the USA I think - he is going to be the most well-travelled bug in the world. All the way to the UK from LA, now back again to the USA. Congratulations Bren, email me with your address and he will be in the mail to you
The two winners of the Cricut magazines are
Carol Moore
and
Sarah Turner (Not Quite Martha Stewart blog)
Congrats to you as well, email me with your addresses
I have been hearing pitter patter all night - no, not of tiny feet, but of raindrops falling into a bowl on a shelf in my CRAFT CLOSET. Of all the spots in the house that develops a leak, why on earth does it have to be in my special space? We put a washing up bowl underneath to catch the drips, but it was filling so rapidly that I had to set the alarm clock at hourly intervals all night long to empty the dratted bowl. So today sees me just a little bit tired, a little bit grumpy, and a little bit anxious about all my stuff - I have so much, I just can't bear the thought of emptying the cupboard, so have just taken out things most at risk from the water. We are waiting for the insurance assessor to contact us about the repair.
Hey ho, these things happen. I will just put my wellies and raincoat on and get back up there to make a card or two. Has anyone seen my umbrella?
Be sure to check back tomorrow for some Letraset (Promarker) news, and a competition you won't want to miss

15 comments:

Teri Berrios said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! Love the soft colors :)
Congrats to the winners - WOOT!!
Hugs, T

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Enfys. The flower is gorgeous.Sorry to hear about your leak, hope you get it sorted soon-of all the places.Take care.Debbie x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

LOL.. I have so missed reading your blog... AND seeing your amazing cards. Those tiny little gems looks gorgeous on your card.. aren't you glad you went ahead and put them on? They just make the card pop.. hugs
and congrats to all the winners

Brens Designs said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOWWWW!!!! I'm gonna have a new pet to pamper!!! My dog is going to have a fit that I will now have to share my lap with Cricky! I don't even know what to say!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ENFYS!!!! Oh Yeah! Your new card is gorgeous!

Deb said...

Beautiful card, hope you get your leak fixed soon! hugs debx

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing on the bottom of the card. It adds such a nice touch.

Donna said...

I love the card! Beautiful! Do you like the liquid pearls? I'd love to know if those of you who teach so many of us really like them. Liquid pearls look very simple and oh so pretty.
Congrats to the winners!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Enfy love the colouring and beautiful flower, sorry to hear about your leak hope all is well soon.
Hugs Linda

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous card!! That flower is really beautiful!! Congrats to winners

GinaMOMof2 said...

I have a blog award for you over on my blog www.stuckongluecrafts.com

Gina

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card and so glad to hear the liquid pearls are not supposed to be perfect, I thought I was doing something wrong.

Sandy Bayles said...

Great Card Enfys. I love the new pens and cannot wait to try them out. I got them a few days ago. Thanks for the win. I love the liquid pearls.......

Nu2scrap said...

This is a beautiful, very elegant card Enfys. I love what you did with the Liquid Pearls. I am sorry to hear about your leak(s.) Hope you have days filled with sunshine real soon! Take care, Barbara, -nu2scrap-

Kristie Maynard said...

Congrats to the winners! Love your card! The colors are wonderful and I love that liquid pearls too. Isn't it great stuff?
Hope you get that leak fixed soon and don't have any damage to your goodies!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous card, Enfys! I love liquid pearls too. So glad that Brenda won the Cricky .. so deserved! Good luck with the leak .. hope you don't loose any good scrappy stuff!