Monday, 13 May 2013

Whichcraft.......

I was sent a parcel of die cut shaped cards from the lovely Paula Walters of Whichcraft - one of the companies I met at the craft show at the NEC earlier this year. They make the most gorgeous shaped cards, and shaped die-cuts that fit the cards perfectly.......Go HERE to browse around their site, there is a lot of inspiration on there



So this first card was done with one of their square scallop card bases, the scallop square is exactly the same size, so I was able to emboss it, then add it to the base card with foam tape, which gives real dimension to the card. The flowers were punched and shaped, I punched tiny gold flowers for the centers......I know someone who is celebrating a golden wedding anniversary this summer, and I thought this card would make a lovely change from all the usual golden wedding cards......



Just look at all the depth and layers on this next card - again, decorated with Heartfelt Creations flowers and some die-cut leaves....I love the shaped base, and the way the cut out edged frame fits perfectly...


You can really see the layers on this side view, and of course, it's easy to make very pretty cards because all the cutting and folding is done for you...


I cut the flowers in white, and coloured with ProMarkers. The spotty paper is by DCWV....


I have thought long and hard about whether to write this next bit of the post today, as you know, my blog is a lighthearted look at crafting and life. I also know that if I don't post for a while, I get lovely emails asking if everything is okay. So on balance, and because I have such a lot of faithful blog friends, I am just going to share that I am going into hospital on Wednesday for a Cardiac ablation - I have had an irregular heartbeat for many years, but it's got worse over the past couple of years and it's time to try and get it sorted. I will, hopefully, only be in overnight, then I have to do nothing at all for a week or two. I am already plumping up the sofa cushions and practising my diva act. So you must bear with me if posts are a bit sporadic for a couple of weeks. I can't say I am looking forward to the next couple of days, but hey, I will be a new woman...I'll pop back as soon as I can x

46 comments:

  1. Love the cards as usual. I will be thinking about you and please take care of yourself. I will miss the post but just like you said. Enfys is coming back a new woman..Thinking of you.....

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  2. Great set of cards En (as always).

    Take care of yourself and DO rest up properly. Hey, you never know, you might like this diva thing ....

    Lou
    x x x

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  3. Really lovely cards x

    Take care after your op and enjoy putting your feet up - hopefully you will be allowed to do a little gentle crafting x

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  4. Beautiful cards Enfys as usual. I know how you feel as i am in hospital at the moment as i had a bladder repair yesterday and am now struggling to sleep as the painkillers are wearing off. look after yourself as you really need to get it sorted out.
    Hugs Maxine x

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  5. Ohhh dear...I do know that sort of scary feeling before a major surgery or procedure but I can you that I was so glad I went through with it afterwards.
    I wish you quick healing and a healthy, stabilized heart from your procedure.

    Your cards are beautiful!

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  6. Good luck with the op - my husband had that done a couple of years ago, and it has made such a difference to his life.
    You will be a 'new woman'

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  7. Fantastic cards :-)
    I am sending healing vibes for your operation. It will make a 'spring chicken' of you I'm sure :-D Take care and we will 'see' you back here soon.
    Hugz
    IKE xxxx

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  8. loving today's cards En...especially that gorgeous red and black...woohoo those flowers are gorgeous...good luck with the new woman op...will I be able to keep up with my new frisky friend...biggest hugs kath xxx

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  9. oh en the card is beautiful and I am sending you the biggest Lou and Mo snugglies ever for wednesday. We will be keeping tucked up safely in our thoughts and prayers all day
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  10. Stunning cards Enfys.

    Wishing you all the best for your hospital visit...don't get too used to playing the diva - we would miss you too much.

    Toni xx

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  11. Beautiful cards Enfys.

    Good luck with your operation and I wish you a speedy recovery, will be thinking of you.

    Loads of hugs, Christine x

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  12. Good Luck with the operation - you'll be like the bionic woman when you come out - just rest and take it easy for a while and enjoy being a Diva! Karen x

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  13. Sending loving healing thoughts your way, Enfys. I'm not sure what an ablation is, but me thinks it's because you've given so much of your heart to so many people!!! Follow the good dr's orders and rest up accordingly. I'm sure you'll get some inspirational ideas for future creations, so keep a pad and pencil nearby. {{{warmest hugs from Oxford, MA}}} Christelle

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  14. Lovely cards as usual. Take care and follow the doctors orders and you will be back as your regular self in no time! Who knows, you may enjoy being a Diva.

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  15. Lovely cards, Enfys. I wish you good luck and God speed. Have a speedy recovery.

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  16. Beautiful cards, Enfys. I wish you a successful operation and a speedy recovery. Just remember that when the doctor tells you to rest, he means complete rest.
    My prayers will be with you on that day.
    Jackie

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  17. Love the cards you made, and am inspired, as always. Sending prayers for an easy procedure with perfectly guided hands, and then a very good recovery for you. Will miss you while you rest and think of plenty of new things to delight everyone with. Hugs.

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  18. Enfys, I pray that the sacrifice you make in worry and discomfort be rewarded with renewed vigor and strength. May your life be refreshed by your procedure. Though we have never met, I appreciate you very much. I so look forward to hearing the humorous incidents of which you are so excellent at reporting. You go girl!!

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  19. Maryellen WebberTuesday, May 14, 2013

    Your cards are so pretty! I love
    the die cut cards. I want you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you have the cardiac oblation. I had one done in my 30's and I am so glad I did.
    Wishing you the best, big hugs!
    Maryellen

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  20. Your cards are beautiful, you are an inspiration to all of us.
    Take care, I know you will be fine. Enjoy being a diva, the time allotted to be a diva goes fast. I have a friend who had this done and she is a new woman. She has more energy and a better outlook on life.
    Enjoy the sofa.
    Smiles,

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  21. Do as you're told Enfys so that you get well again very soon. I'll miss your funny stories whilst you're not posting but I can just imagine that we'll get some corkers about your hospital experiences once you are feeling well enough to post again. Take care. Pat x

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  22. As always, your cards are beautiful and inspiring. Sending you tons of reiki and good wishes for your upcoming surgery. Do what the doctor's tell you and you'll be 100% in no time. hugs to your, eileen

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  23. Your cards are just lovely, as always. However, my prayers are for a quick, successful healing! May God bless you richly during this "down time". Can't wait to hear of the successful surgery.
    TK Watson

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  24. I'll be keeping you in my prayers this week. Wishing you a smooth procedure and a speedy recovery. And by the way - the cards are beautiful!

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  25. Gorgeous Card!!! Do REST and recouperate will be praying for complete recovery for you..how is hubby's back??

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  26. Enfys, take care of yourself and get plenty of the rest you need. Nurses are notoriously bad patients, so take care.

    I may not comment regularly, but I read every post. Love your blog.
    DebbyS

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  27. Wishing you lots of love and do have plenty of rest after your op looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful designs and these are absolutely beautiful.....take care x

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  28. You must know each and every person who makes comments on your blogs will be rooting for your recovery. I'll remember you in my prayers that all will go according to plan. Aren't these cards divine?

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  29. Beautiful cards. Good luck with the surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  30. Beautiful cards! Love the dimension on each of them. All my best wishes for a successful procedure and a quick recovery!

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  31. Your cards are always so pretty! Please take care of yourself, and rest up. We will all be here when you are well enough to show us some new tricks. BethAnn M.

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  32. Lovely cards!
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'll check back and see when you post again. Do what they advise and have a good rest. See you when we see you. (((((((HUGS)))))))

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  33. Beautiful cards as always. Wishing you an easy time and a quick recovery. Just stay on the pillows and let everyone else take care of you!

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  34. Beautiful cards as always, En!

    Thoughts, prayers and positive energy coming to you from New York, my friend! Please do as you're told and enjoy your diva time, hopefully within eyesight of your newly done kitchen area!!

    And maybe we'll get to enjoy an interesting "while enjoying my ice chip this young doctor came in wearing..." story!!

    Love to you and yours.

    Sue Brailey

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  35. Your blog is one of my favs and I kind of like that it isn't everyday. I do hope that all goes well with your treatment and am wishing you well in your recovery.

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  36. Be sure you follow the dr's orders and let your DH take care of you. Maybe the Diva thing will be a new way of life for you. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  37. Hey Enfy's...you are a fantastic women!! My 42 year old brother-in- law went through the exact ablation surgery....he came out of it fine!! Hugs & Prayers to you!! YOU CAN DO IT!! Take all the time off you need!! Look forward to your POST surgery POSTS...hahaha...You are the WOMEN!!

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  38. I will be praying for you Envy's. Hope you recover quickly. I'll be watching for your return. It is one of the highlights of my day seeing your wonderful creations and hearing your very amusing thoughts about life...HUGS...Smoochie Grandma

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  39. I will be praying for you ;- )

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  40. Stunning cards dearie.So pretty.Hope everything goes well.You rest up and get plenty of rest.Big hugs to you.Debbie x

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  41. God Bless you Enfys - you will be in our prayers! Take care of yourself and we will be waiting for you!

    Jackie

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  42. I have been visiting your blog several times a week for a few years and love seeing your beautiful work. Hugs and prayers for a quick and complete recovery. I look forward to your healthy return!

    carolyn in nebraska

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  43. Big prayers for a speedy recovery!
    Barbara in AZ

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  44. So sorry Enfys, haven't been in blogland for a while and only just saw your post. I really hope the procedure gives you the results you're hoping for and am thinking of you. Take care. xx

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  45. What a wonderful cards Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  46. My boss at work had to have the same thing last Thursday and she made it back to a half day at work the following Tuesday. She says she is feeling so much better already. Here is hopeing you follow suit and feel energized to the max. Be sure to do the diva thing to the max also.

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Enfys x