Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pretty Flowers.....

Here's another Memory Box card, I used the birdcage and a new fuchsia die. It's really pretty and has nice tendrils, so it was perfect to wind around the birdcage. I cut them in white as usual, and coloured with Promarkers. I cut a bunch, and layered three blossoms onto each stem, so they are very dimensional. The background was done with a Martha round the page punch, and the shaped base card and sentiment is by Craftwork Cards


Since I last wrote, I have nearly drowned, and been eaten alive by mosquitoes!  We took our friends for a canoe trip on the river. I was in a kayak with my friend Anne. So we paddled around a bend to find three canoes abreast, and in trying to avoid them, crashed into the bank. We pushed hard with our paddles to get the boat off again, and it flipped. We were deposited unceremoniously into deep water, came up gasping and both went down again.......to join the rest of the contents of the kayak; towels, flip flops, sun cream all at the bottom. The guys in the three canoes came to help us and dived for the towels etc. So there we were, sodden, shocked and by this time hysterical, especially when a very nice man came paddling back upstream, against the current yelling that he had found a sandal - shame it wasn't one of ours! The rest of the trip was a nightmare, we had lost the bug spray, so we were attacked by mozzies as we sat there dripping and defenceless. To cap it all, one of the bites on my leg has got infected. Please remind me of this if I ever talk about going on the river again, try to persuade me to take up knitting instead........

23 comments:

Loz ♥ said...

OMgosh!! What an adventure you had! The only good thing about it being winter down here is that the mozzies have gone!!
Love the card :)

AndreaA said...

Enfys, I love your stories.
You are another that always has a good story to tell :)
Glad you made it out of the water.

Love this card.
AndreaA

Rufus said...

Lovely, lovely card! I'm so glad that you made it back from the river, if a bit sodden and chomped on. We'd miss you like crazy! You tell the best stories... Hope that leg feels better soon,
R/

lucretia said...

I'm terrified of water as it is, so I understand how you must have felt, as I nearly drowned as a toddler.
Reading is a nice safe hobby, so next time you feel like going anywhere near water, grab a novel instead.
Love your dramatic black and multi coloured card.

CraftyCooky said...

Wow Enfys! You need to read Erma Bombeck's book that contains the camping quotes! The mozzies and critters never cooperate! You are safer in your craftroom. Love your card, very delicate.
Hugs
Claire

kath said...

gorgeous card En and you got me worried now about CHA..think we should just stay in our room and knit...hugs kath xxx

Stephanie said...

What a misadventure! Enfys, I love your stories and thank goodness you're safe. I also love your card. The new dies are wonderful. You always use them in the best way.

Carol said...

Frist, what a lovely card ... I do love your creations!

Second, OMGoodness ... what a completely horid experience on the river you and your friend had. Are you still in Florida? If so, then you are much braver than I, as I stay away from the rivers here. Not so much because of the skitters, although that is certainly reason enough, but for me it is a gater and snake thing. Those critters lurk everywhere!

I am so glad that the two of you survived, a bit soggy and bitten up for your trouble, yes ... but still you are alive and able to tell of the tale! I am also glad that others were close by to help lend a hand.

Whew, how scarey that must have been. Please take care Enfys! (Hope your leg heals quickly)

Hugz,
Carol

Treva said...

Wow, I'm glad you and your friends are okay...do take care of that infected area....Nice card, love the shape and cage of course!

MizMaryAnn said...

Goodness Enfys, what a way to entertain company. Bet this is a visit they'll never forget. That mosquito bite sounds serious. Sure hope it's better by now. On a happier note, your card is gorgeous. I love birdcages and flowers and yours are stunning.

Whimsey said...

Eeeeekkkk....love the beautiful colors!!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! Sounds like a horrible time! If you hadn't gone over, it would have been much better I'm sure. Nice men to stay and help y'all out. Sounds like me with the infected bit. Happens to me all the time. I think I'm allergic to everything!
Love those little dies. Next time I get some scrapping $ I'm going to get a couple of them. TFS Hugs, Jess

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are OK as I need all the friends I can get. Didn't you have a bad experience on the last canoe trip as well? By the way love the card. Hope your leg gets better. Love Joan

Debbie said...

Oh Enfys, what a mis- adventure your canoe trip turned out to be :- ( Knitting is much safer. Have you ever seen the " I Love Lucy " show? It''s from the '50's. You and Lucy seem to have a lot in common, in such adventures. In crafting, however, I'm sure you are queen. Love how you used the dies together. TFS!

nannapat said...

Oh my word! Didn't anyone tell you that card making is far less stressful? Pat x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Enfys love the dies! I think you should maybe stick to Dunkin Donuts for your entertainment in the future lol. Glad you all are fine though.

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice card, as usual!
Quite an adventure you had, eh? Glad y'all are okay.

freetimegone said...

Oh dear. I am so sorry your adventure turned out so different from what you had planned. I am very glad you are okay (or almost okay) and while I was laughing as I read your story it was only because you have such fun adventures. Your card is just beautiful too.

Patty said...

That birdcage card is beautiful...sure glad your river experience ended up being a happy ending..even though you may not have felt like that at the time!!!

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liz at liz's paper loft said...

wow! I would say that your story was a bit funny knowing that you're ok. however, I think I've been down that river, but in california :) only difference, is my bum hit every rock as I was being dragged down stream. oh and I had my nail ripped of my nail bed...otherwise a great day! I was alive! :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

opps I forgot to tell you that I love your card too!

Craftychris said...

Oh dear, poor you. I would have completely freaked!! Your card is gorgeous xx

misteejay said...

That is a beautiful card Enfys.

Glad you survived the dunking...not too sure about knitting as an alternative - it can be quite an exteme hobby too LOL

Toni xx