Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Flowers for Regina

Pick up my new blinkie for your blog

One of my crafting heroes is Regina Easter - she was the very first person to think my cards weren't bad, and ask me to join her design team (on Bitten by the Bug). I was so flattered, and I can't tell you how long I took to make my first challenge card. I was really nervous to be in such illustrious company. She eventually started her own business with downloadable printables (and you should just see what that girl does with them). I was with her for the start of the Cutting Cafe, but eventually, various stuff kept me so busy I drifted away, but am still an avid reader of her blog, so this week when I saw that the Cutting Cafe have started a challenge blog, I just had to join in. 



The theme is

Case It

and of course, I forgot to copy the card to put on here, so you will just have to pop over there to see for yourself...........



I was in a blue and brown sort of mood, so this is what I came up with. Gemstone cardstock by core-dinations, lots of distress inking, and a favourite stamp from Penny Black. I stamped it once with rich cocoa Memento ink onto the white label, then stamped it again onto a page of an old book, and after inking the flowers, cut them out and stuck them on with just a touch of silicone glue to give a little lift. I punched two borders, both by EK Success and layered the blue one on top of the bigger white one









Thank you all so very much for all the lovely comments about the new look Going Buggy - not only did I love the feedback, but it was very encouraging and pleasing for Sarah to have such a big hurrah for her work as well. On that note, those of you who like blinkies for their sidebar, well I have one for you - just copy the code in the box below the blinkie and paste it into your own sidebar. The photo galleries have taken me most of the weekend, as I am such a computer dummy, I managed to spend three hours uploading, only to find they were the size of postage stamps. How did that happen? No idea, but another three hours later, it's fixed. 

All the old labels are still on the sidebar, so if you find a Cricut card you like in the gallery,  and want more details, I have labelled them all with the cartridge. Come back here and look under Labels for all the cards made with that cartridge.

So all this has kept me rather busy this weekend, but I did escape to Michaels to pick up a couple of things I needed.I was rummaging in the dollar bins next to a man sitting patiently on a chair, all by himself. He suddenly gave a big sigh and said out loud to nobody in particular

'I'm not sure, but I think I may have died and gone to hell'

   

30 comments:

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice card today, Enfys!
Thanks for the blinkie, I hopped right on that and already added it to my blog. Very cute!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love your card.. and I think your new blog look is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, I love it. AND thanks for taking the time to visit me... I am off to try to find your blinkie... hugs from ukiah

Sandy from Ukiah said...

AND I forgot to tell you the TH corners are little metal ones.. just way to cute. AND I found your button.. I have one too.. lol.. hugs

Tracey said...

Very pretty....I love the colour combination. Great idea stamping onto an old book. And Your new look is very COOL too....So bright and cheery:)

Melodie said...

Wowk, this is fabolous.
Hugs
Melodie

Cricut Couple said...

BWAHHHH HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Sorry... The card is gorgeous! The last line of the post.... BWAHHH HA HA HA HA!!! As long as I have coupons, Michaels is like heaven, as long as I have coupons and they have a good sale. The only time it's hellish is when I have to go get something right now and I have no coupons and nothing is on sale. Hee! Hee! I really love how you did the flowers with the type font work. It's so clean, but still so elegant! Love it!

Regina Easter said...

oh enfys, your so sweet...i love ya girl and miss ya.....this is an awesome take on the challenge....you rock girl....big hugs

Loopylou. said...

morning en.....erm...maybe evening with you that side of the pond though!!!!
this card is just absolutely stunning hun, I think its beautiful.
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Daniele said...

what a great one liner, I've heard so much about this store so I guess if I ever get to go to America I should put it on my places to visit list. Your new blog looks amazing Enfys as does the card
have a great day
hugs

misteejay said...

Such a pretty card Enfys, the colours are beautiful.

Thank you for you kind comments.

Toni xx

MizMaryAnn said...

I like blue cards and this one fits the bill. So quiet and elegant. That man's sentiment sounded like my husband when it comes to shopping.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh gosh...that is the FUNNIEST thing EVER!
Men are hilarious...older men, even funnier! I almost can't get past that to comment on the card...LOLOLOL!

First off, I loved what you said about Regina and what I love is remembering YOU from those days as well! I will always have the BEST memories of meeting great friends on the Cricut MB, years ago. Still loving those friends now! =) Its also so fun to see those friends with such successful blogs now (like yours! =)

Loved your project very much! Super pretty colors and design! Hugs, Leah

Debbie said...

Love the new look, Enfys. Sounds like something my son would say, though he'd love to find a chair at Michael's ;- )

Anonymous said...

I too have missed Regina she is so talented. Love the clean look of the card with a favorite color combination of mine. You repeatedly mention silicone glue. I have searched all over and can't find any glue marked silicone. What is the brand and is it available here? Love, Joan

Cheryl Winget said...

Very cute card! That poor man sitting all alone. Don't we all know someone who would say something like that? My husband just keeps repeating, "Are you done yet? Are you done yet?" After so much of that, I start to think I may have died and gone to hell, too. LOL Actually, my husband's a sweetie and pretty darn tolerant of all my crafting.

Jessica said...

Poor man! He needs a hobby! lol
Love the card as always! TFS Hugs

StampinSher said...

Excellent fix on your photobucket! THANK YOU!!!! I love seeing all of your creations BIG and then extra BIG when I double click onto each one.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Frea said...

Hi Enfys, that is such a lovely card. Your blog looks absolutely wonderful, it was definitely worth every minute you spent on it. Hugs, Frea

DeeDee said...

Hi Enfys! What a sweetheart you are! We do love our Regina, don't we? Your card is gorgeous! I really love the new look of your blog, its very pretty! Thanks for playing along with CASE It Tuesday at The Cafe. :)

Donna said...

Cute card! Some Michael's do have chairs or benches here in California, too. Smart though, as they put them by the Exit doors, so the wives can pick up their honeys on the way out. Mine, he either drops me off and lets me mosey on my own, waits in the car (less patience here) or comes in when "we're in a hurry" to keep me focused (in Michael's???)

Again, love the new look! And, cute card.

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Poots said...

Very nice card...your Michael's story is sooooo funny!! I could see my husband sitting there saying the same thing!!!

peifert88@gmail.com

Linda said...

Enfys I love your new look. I have been in and out on little mini vacations. I have missed so much.
Are you sure that wasn't my husband in the store? LOL

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your card is beautiful. Very calming for fall. I like that you used pages from an up-cycled book for the flowers. Well done.

(I also linked at Cutting Cafe, entry #5.)

pcrusberg said...

I love that card. The story of the man is probably one that plays out in front of Michael's all over the US!

cardchick's world said...

such a cute card.......
your blinkie will be the first one I grab b/c it was your blog that got me to started my blog (but I don't visit it as much as I'm on your blog...LOL)
and luv that statment!!! gotta use when hubby talks guy stuff!

Regena said...

Love ur card!! love the soft blue color..thanks for ur comment on my blog

Crayola58 said...

Oh I clapped and clapped as I was looking at the cards for The Cafe's CASE It Tues...and there was a delightful Enfys card. So glad you shared with us.
Carole

Brenda said...

So very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Case it Tuesdays at the Cafe!

LindaS said...

This is so beautiful. Love the gentle blue and the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent - i really enjoy All the inspiration I Can find in blogland/ here at your place.