Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Simply Fabulous......


Here are two of the first cards made for Kanban, for this first one I used their red striped paper and the flowers are rolled roses, which I sprayed with water first to make them pliable, before distressing and curling the edges. The scroll is a Sissix die, and the sentiment and pearls are also from Kanban




For this next one I used one of Kanbans aperture cards and butterfly background stamps. I stamped the background in embossing ink and clear embossed it, then I swiped the panel with various colour distress inks, before wiping with a tissue. The butterfly on the front of the card was also coloured with distress inks. Punched flowers and a Sissix leaf spray finished it off......




Thanks again for all the good wishes. Mike is doing well.


I have made a discovery. Going shopping with freshly washed hair and nice clothes means that you will never meet anyone you know. However, if you go shopping with hedgehog hair and old jeans, allow extra time, because you will bump into everyone you know, including that girl from long-ago schooldays,  who was always the prettiest/best dressed and irritatingly hasn't changed much.........


See you tomorrow

27 comments:

S.Bayles said...

I love the butterfly card........The other is pretty also you know I just love butterflies...........Hope things are looking up for you.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards!

Rufus said...

That butterfly card is simply gorgeous, Enfys. You're just now discovering the "law" about leaving the house? Happens to me all the time. I'm in the middle of a house project, wearing ripped jeans and covered in paint, need to run out to the hardware store for something and I run into everyone in town I know!!! I go out looking perfect (doesn't happen often, I admit) and I don't see a soul I know! Glad to read that things are looking up,
R/

Happyscrapin said...

Both your cards are beautiful!

ursula Uphof said...

Both lovely cards, but the butterfly is my best.....

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous cards.I love the red color combo and flowers.I have that leaf die i will try the second card.

Melodie said...

Wonderful creations. Great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

Jessica said...

Lovely cards En! Love the red one! Red is probly my fave color. Glad to hear Mike is doing well.
Hugs, Jess

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Craftychris said...

Both the cards are gorgeous. Glad Mike is doing well. The same thing happens to me when I go out - so annoying!!! xx

Kraftychick said...

I absolutely love the techniques you used for the butterfly card - the muted colors are beautiful! Glad to hear Mike is doing okay.

Jackie

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, love your cards especially the butterfly, you did a great job coloring it. I'm glad to hear that Mike is doing better. Have a great day.
Claire

Linda said...

Wonderful cards. Can anyone buy from Kanban or do you have to be a seller? So glad Mike is doing well.

You are so right about your discovery. The same thing happens to me. It also happens at my house. No one comes to visit when it is clean and neat only when I have ignored it for a month then they all drop by one at a time.

Anonymous said...

Enfy's you just blow me away with your beautiful cards. Each time I see one I think "this is the best ever" and then you make another one and I think "this is truly the best ever"...and then you make another one...

I hope that Mike is on the mend...May God bless you both...Smoochie

1CardCreator said...

Love the cards Enfys! Murphys Law wins every time!

Linda w said...

Fabulous cards Enfys, I love Kanban. Hugs lin

AndreaA said...

I love the butterfly card Enfys. Such a pretty card. The red one is pretty also. Glad to hear your Hubby is doing well.
I have done that many times. If you run into the store hoping not to run into anyone, you surly will every
time.
AndreaA

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys both your cards are gorgeous, I love the red flowers they are so striking.
And yes you are so right about getting dressed up, you always meet someone when you feel a mess. hugs Shirleyxxx

Team Craftwell said...

Beautiful Cards!

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Louise said...

Two beautiful cards x

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! hugs Karen x

Debbie said...

Love the technique you used on the second card, Enfys. Also love the word picture you create with "hedgehog hair" ;- ) LOL! You and Mike are in my prayers, glad he is doing better. Hugs.

Sandra H said...

Hi Em, Oh they are so beautiful and elegant:)x

nannapat said...

Your butterfly card is absolutely stunning & looks so delicate. Glad Mike is doing OK and hope you soon have time to do your hair and put a bit of make-up on!! Pat

Patty said...

Amen...absoluely true about the shopping experience!!! Your card is absolutely lovely!!!

MizMaryAnn said...

I think the red and black card is so classy. The butterfly card is really elegant. Where on earth do you get so many great ideas?

talha said...

The color combination for the first card and the design of the second card are awesome.

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