Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Shabby Vintage - With love on your Birthday

This gorgeous pack by Craftwork Cards arrived just as I arrived home from the US, and this is the first chance I have had to play with it. The colours are lovely, soft and elegant, and I love the letter stickers -  so much that I made them the focal point of this card. 

I have had a Cricut cake in an online shopping basket ( for about two weeks now, the only reason being that it was at such a knockdown price it seemed too good to miss ($49.99). I overlooked the fact that I haven't actually baked a cake for about five years, a bargain is a bargain. Then, like a lightning flash, I remembered that my daughter in law Annabel makes loads of cakes and decorates them beautifully. So although I had bought all her Christmas presents, she has an extra gift in a rather large box winging it's way across the Atlantic. Even with international mail costs, I only paid about £80 for it, which includes three cake cartridges, which considering Create and Craft have just the machine for £400, must be a steal. If she doesn't like it, I will reclaim it and use it as a back up,  to cut paper. So anyone hankering after a Cricut expression, go over there and grab yourself a deal, they may have some left.......

 I have a curtain that needs to be altered - very expensive fabric so I need to be careful. The plan is that it will undergo a metamorphosis and turn into a blind.  I got as far as taking it down, and it has been folded on a chair for about two months now. I have just moved the chair to make room for the Christmas tree and the blind has been moved to my New Year Resolutions list! Having it neatly placed on this list makes it all seem so logical, and less urgent somehow. Now I will only have pangs of guilt when I go to my list to add something else that I don't feel like doing.....master of prevarication, that's me.


  1. Beautiful card Enfys. Oh New Years are to start over. Forget that old list. I didn't know you could use the cake machine on paper. Your DIL will love it.

  2. Really nice card, Enfy's. I saw the great deal too, but instead of buying a third one, I decided to spend money on something else. My daughter in law decorates cupcakes up a storm, so now you've got me wondering about her February birthday gift! No patience for cakes any longer, I'll just make sweet breads and be done with it!

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!


  3. What a beautiful card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. I can see why you love the's gorgeous! Love the card. Great deal on the cricut. Wish I had some cash...I buy a back up. Keep up the're a good role model! lol
    Christmas Hugs

  5. Lovely card - the blue and silver work so well together.

    Create & Craft have the new 'Baby Cake' cricut as a special today £161 for their bundle so your big machine is even more of a bargain.

    Toni xx

  6. Gorgeous card Enfys, I love the lettering! I think I may start one of those New Years lists too!

  7. Oh Enfys what a gorgeous card love simplicity of it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. My focus was so stuck on the beautiful letters that I didn't even notice the rest of the gorgeous card. I love blue and silver together. I have several chairs with "to do" things on them!

  9. That is a lovely set, Enfys. Love the card you made with it. The colors are wonderful. TFS!

  10. I got that Cricut Cake deal too. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for my niece, but since we only choose 1 name (there are 35 of us) and I didn't have her name, I called my nephew and asked if he wanted to give it to her. I wish I would have just bought it and found who had her name and switched with them. Then I would be her true hero for getting it for her, since she knew she'd never get it at $450. LOL I don't really mind, she will be sooooo surprized and excited when she sees it. So unexpected! Wish I were going to be there on Christmas morning to see her face. They set a limit of $100 for eachother, so she will be flabergasted!

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