Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My News.....

I have to share with you, Letraset have put together a design team, and it includes me. I am super pumped about it, but a bit apprehensive as well, because the others are very, very talented, and do amazing stuff with their pro and flex markers - go HERE to get to the blog, and do pop over and see Debbi, Jac and Jessica to see for yourselves why I am nervous! There will be a couple of posts every month from all of us, and look out for some tutorials and tips along the way as well. (I will be picking up a few tips myself)

On to today's card, I made this for Kanban, I paper pieced this Urban Belle stamp with one of their fabulous animal print cardstocks, the sentiment is animal print as well 


 

We have had a hair raising few days, remember me droning on about the broken patio chairs? Well, unrepairable. The following saga has been edited, otherwise today's post would be as long as War and Peace, and you would nod off into your coffee....
Bought a new set online from Home Depot. Tracked it across America as it made it's way to Florida from California. Huge 18 wheel truck arrived and delivered three huge boxes (you could house about six homeless people in just one of them)
Table and chairs cleverly packed like a jigsaw, and wrapped in about three miles of protective wrapping which had to be peeled off....... two hours later, chairs done, on to the table
Placed reverently face down on the carpet, another miserable happy hour with lost screws, pinched fingers......
FINALLY the big moment. Ta da......finished........turn the table over to admire......
HUGE, MASSIVE dents all over the top
Long boring saga about spending half a day on the phone trying to get money back/damaged goods picked up
Another half a day trawling around looking for another set. Got it (I won't bore you with the hair raising ride down US 19 in a hired truck), unwrapped, yawn yawn (have you dropped off yet?). Table fine, a pity the factory in China didn't think to drill holes in the chairs to take the screws they so kindly gave us in triple wrapped polythene........
So there we have it, or rather don't have it - again. Third time lucky?

See you tomorrow   


34 comments:

cebelica said...

Woohoo, congrats on getting to that DT. That's wonderful news and I am really happy for you. :)
Sorry to hear about all the problems you had with the furniture. I hope it'll all get sorted out. Hugs! xx

kath said...

woohoo En...big congrats on joining Letraset's dream team...not so good news on the furniture front...hope you get it sorted soon...hugs kath xxx

Loopylou. said...

yey!! you go girl!! so pleased for you on your letraset DT place hun and that card is cute!! love her top!!
oh the trials of getting a new patio set made me giggle!!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hige congrats, fab card. Oh dear, what a saga, hope yiu soon have it sorted.

Scrappymax said...

Well done Enfys on your DT post and I can see why you were picked as your creations are fabulous including today's one.
I couldn't stop chuckling at your furniture fiasco (the air would have been blue in my house).
Have a great day.
Max x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbi Glennie said...

am so glad you're on the team with me En :)
and OMG with the furniture saga, what a nightmare, is the customer service better in the states than it is here? cos let's face it, it couldn't be worse :S
Debz
xx

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Congratulations on joining the Letraset DT team!
Love the animal print paper piecing.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear Enfys you sound as if you were well and truly browned of with your patio sets. I scratched mine when I took my one out of the packaging, dreaded it rusting, luckily ut hasnt.
Congratulations on joining the Promarkers team, and your card is just stunning, what a cute image. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sue Painter said...

Congrats, Enfys, on the design team! You're a super addition for them. The furniture thing is SO common unfortunately....screws holes misaligned or totally missing!

Dana said...

Congrats. I really have no idea why you are so nervous. Your work is fabulous. You always have gorgeous cards. Good luck on the furniture front.

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Linda said...

Oh what a time you have had. I have started getting outside stuff at garage sales and using a pretty table cloth. The bugs end up keeping me inside in the evening most of the time any way. LOL
Congratulations on being on the DT. I can't wait to see what you create. It feels so good to be wanted by a company especially one you love already.
I really don't think you have a thing to worry about. The rest of the team is probably shaking in their shoes knowing you are on the team.
Hugs,
Linda

Jessica said...

Congrats on the design team! Love the card, why not go to a local store and get a set of furnature? If they're more expensive...I'd rather that than the aggro! Hugs, Jess

Anonymous said...

Congrats on joing the team. They are lucky to have you and I look forward to seeing your creations. Wow what a story - customer service what's that??? Hugs Joan

Stephanie said...

Go, Enfys! They are lucky to have you. Congratulations!

Chrisd said...

Congrats on joining the DT and the team is wonderful.Sorry about the furniture troubles. If there is an IKEA anywhere close by, I got some great patio chairs there at a good price.Best wishes with your hunt.

Linda w said...

Congrats on your DT post, they should have snapped you up ages ago and must be delighted to have you. Sorry about the furniture hassle. Hugs lin

nannapat said...

Congrats on making the DT Enfys. No need to feel worried about it - your colouring is fab! Love today's card - ain't she just so cute? Pat x

Maryellen Webber said...

That's great news about you being on the design team!! So sorry to hear about your patio furniture,
furniture shopping is no fun to begin with, much less having to deal with returns. Best of luck in your search...

-Maryellen

KraftyKaren said...

congrats on the design team!!

Oh dear what a pain with the furniture - must admit we have been quite lucky recently. I bought a garden set last year that went together like a dream and then my Expedit units from IKEA were so easy to build too. Usually I always have one screw missing or have to drill in missing holes.

queencormack said...

congrats and great card too

MizMaryAnn said...

We should be congratulating Letraset for hiring you. They are the lucky ones! How come we can't just buy something and have every part fit and work. No such luck!

Miranda said...

Congrats! And don't sell yourself short! You do GORGEOUS work!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

eiyiyi said...

Congrats on the design team, En. Well deserved, you can hold your own with the best!

I would have been making up curse words by the time I got to the second chairs. Better luck on the next set.

Love your card as well. hugs, eileen

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the new DT Enfys, don't worry, you will be fine! I love your work with the Promarkers it is excellent and you are an awesome teacher!
Too bad about the sets, I know how distressing that can be.

Sandy said...

Congratulations - Letraset is very lucky to have you, my dear!!! You have nothing at all to concern yourself about here. You can surely hold your own.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Congratulations on your new DT! How exciting! Letraset is so lucky to have you join them.

I vote for you posting the patio furniture when all is said and done - with you sitting down having your fave cocktail drink. ;)

pcrusberg said...

Congrats on your new design team. Sorry to hear about the trials and tribulations of patio furniture. You'd think in Florida that patio furniture would be everywhere including the super market. Good luck!

Kristie Maynard said...

Lots going on with you!
1. Congrats on that new design team. I'm sure you will do just fine. You have tons of talent and I'm sure everyone will love what you have to offer.
2. Adorable card. See how cute she is, who could ask for anything cuter?
3. WOW! Sorry you are having such a patio problem. I hate when there are problems with things like this! It's all so frustrating! Hope the next will be the LAST! and that it will last a long time!
Now off to check out the Letraset blog.

Jan said...

Congratulations your work is stunning xx Jan

misteejay said...

Congrats Enfys - I don't think you have anything to worry about seeing that card.

Why can't things be simple...better luck with the next patio set.

Toni xx

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Congrats.I got promarkers becuase i love how you color with them.Beautiful card.love the doll with those colors.

Craftychris said...

Congratulation on joining the design team! Your card is fabulous and think calm thoughts - deliveries can be so frustrating! xx

lucretia said...

I LOVE this card! Congrats - hope you have fun.