Monday, 27 August 2012

Chipboard Cards

Happy Bank holiday Monday to everyone in the UK (for overseas friends reading this, it's the last bank holiday weekend here before Christmas, so eagerly anticipated, and always cold and wet - never fails!)

I have been busy playing with the latest project of the month kit from
 Craftwork Cards, full of gorgeous elements as always. I really like these shaped chipboard cards and ticket shapes. The circles were cut from the George cartridge on my Cricut, using the silhouette feature for the top one. Both were attached with foam pads



I used a couple of the sentiments and cut them to fit onto the tickets......


the swirly flourish is a Sissix die, I cut it from another card base....



and here's one that would make a good card for a friend who is into sewing. I used the Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder to add a bit of detail to the background. I started to drape the dress form in a very complicated paper design, with pleats and drapes, it was all getting a bit Victoria Beckham here, so in the end I just cut a sliver of paper and attached it with a safety pin.....


I am not a needlecraft person, I once made a dress, way back in my teens. I remember it had large cabbage roses in blue all over the fabric (what was I thinking?). I wore it once I think - I had made one armhole much smaller than the other, so the circulation was compromised, my arm went a funny colour and I decided it wasn't worth getting gangrene for the sake of some blue roses. I seem to remember having a lightbulb moment and thinking I would turn it into a skirt, but that wasn't a success either, my mum had blue rose patterned dusters
for a good few years....

See you tomorrow x  

20 comments:

misteejay said...

Lovely cards Enfys.

Toni xx

kath said...

loving what you made with the chipboard Project kit and love your Not VB dress...as always you tickled me with your dressmaking story...big hugs kath xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Enfys.

kanda said...

Fabulous cards Enfys and so distinct xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Enfys!!

nannapat said...

Love the grungy look of this card Enfys - colours are fab. Pat x

Eret said...

These cards are amazing!

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Your posts always make me giggle :)

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning shape and materials Enfys l have never used this chip card before but have heard of it, you have done an amazing and wonderful creation and as always beautifully finished! What a cracker of a tale you have cracked me up here sore sides from laughing does you mum still have those dusters?!! xx

Kristie Maynard said...

Love the cards Enfys! Very cool shape and actually everything about them is pretty cool. TFS!
I haven't sewn for years, but I used to be quite decent. The first thing I made in my very first sewing class was a pair of pants and I did exactly what the instructions told me and I sewed all 4 pieces of pant legs together and couldn't figure out how I was supposed to get them on. Live and learn, eh?

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous ideas. Your sewing story made me smile, I wasn't very good at dressmaking but great at embroidery.

Jessica said...

Hi En, love the cards, My mum insisted that I learn how to sew. Her passion, not mine. So I never really enjoyed it.
I love cross stitch, but my hands hurt too much these days.
So create with paper. And I love it. TFS Hugs, Jess

liz at liz's paper loft said...

both cards are amazing! love the soft colors with kraft!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Enfys love both your cards and the designs are superb,
Hugs Linda

Jan Lynn said...

Cute cards. I really like how you used various tools to add just great details. Isn't it a nice feeling when we use those tools we just had to have but maybe hasven't used them in a while.

Romantyczka said...

bardzo mi siÄ™ podoba ta praca, cudowna..

Craftychris said...

Both are brilliant! The colours are fab. I never been able to sew but I am thinking of getting a sewing machine at some stage and giving it another go. xx

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty cards. I love the colors you used and all the layers.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

These are just fabulous. All the layers and the colour combo. TFS