Monday, 3 June 2013

More winners and a swing card.

Now I am going to make someone happy this Monday morning. The number that came up for the Craftwork Cards goody box was number 5.........GLENNIS

The original winner of the Letraset limited edition ProMarkers has still not been in touch, so I drew again out of all the original comments, and the name that fell out of the hat this time was DIANNE BELL 

Congrats to you both, email me with your details please, I need full address and telephone number if you are in the USA, just the address if you are in the UK. If I don't hear from either of these winners by next Monday, I will redraw. Sigh!

I have at last found time to play around a bit with my Silhouette, I am not really comfortable with it yet, it certainly isn't second nature to do stuff quickly, so I tend to use my Cricut and tried and tested cuts. But I need to master it, and the only way I am going to do that is to use it. So here is a swing card I made, and I couldn't believe how easy it was to do. I have made a few of these special fold cards by hand in the past and it took forever to measure and cut accurately. All the layered pieces were cut out perfectly (I just used the back of the pattern paper which was white, and inked it)......... really easy, so I am happy with the way it's going. I have no intention of designing complicated stuff myself, I just don't have time (or the talent to be honest). I will use it in the same way that I have always used the Cricut, take a cut and put my own stamp/interpretation on the card. The advantage of the Silhouette is that you can buy just one cut at a time, I have yet to explore fully any of my Cricut cartridges, so this may be more effective.  

the sentiment is from a sheet by Kanban, who have sadly gone out of business here in the UK, the little girl was a freebie stamp from a magazine by designer Gillian Flint.....

I added a little spray of flowers to the left hand side which looked a bit bare....

and the stamp was coloured with ProMarkers whilst I had my feet up on the sofa admiring my souvenir socks.......

I have suddenly become re-energised today. The healing took place suddenly when we booked a last minute cruise (sailing around the Mediterranean for a couple of weeks). All of a sudden I have enough energy to go hunting for new clothes (and shoes, oh, and a new bag....). It's a miracle!

See you tomorrow when I'll show you my first attempt at print and cut with the Silhouette x


  1. Beautiful card - I just love the design. Oh and a cruise is just what you need - they have amazing healing powers!!

  2. romfl!! oh en you do make me giggle!! love the thought of you jumping out of your chair with great gusto and inspiration to go shopping for the cruise!!
    gorgeous card too hunny, I am just firing up my new cameo with some print and cuts! squeeee!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  3. Congratulations to the winners! I love your card - so pretty! I don't have an electronic die cutting machine but the Silhouette is the one I am thinking of. xx

  4. Great that you feel better.
    Your card is beautiful .
    Gr Elly

  5. Hope you don't wear the socks on your cruise - you may get a few funny looks! Love the card, such a cute stamp. Pat x

  6. The card is beautiful. So glad you are feeling better. I think the shoes did it! lol

  7. Aww Enfys this is truly lovely and congrats to your winner x

  8. I love the subtlety of this card - simple but elegant! and you will LOVE the Silhouette! I just need to spend more time learning how to use it more effectively - so glad to hear you are feeling better - enjoy the cruise!


  9. Oh Enfys, I have just now been able to catch up on reading blogs as we have been flying to Sweden.
    Thank you so much for drawing my name out.
    I will try and contact you

  10. What a cute card! The stamp is adorable. I'm glad to hear that you're recovering and still have your sense of humor intact.

  11. Cute card, you'll have that cameo mastered in no time. Have fun getting ready for your trip!

  12. oooooh LUV LUV this one.... sad to say I also got a new die cutting machine and am afraid of it
    a cruise..we deserved just thing to help you recoup...enjoy yourself

  13. Very pretty card! I keep thinking about a Silhouette, but I am very happy with my Cricut, and afraid that I might not love the Cameo. A cruise is "just what the doctor ordered", I think! Have a wonderful time. BethAnn M.

  14. A Med cruise - oh am I jealous. Loving your Silhouette cards. If you want to learn how yo get the most out of your machine, go to www.tangentsfromtazmania, and check out the great tutorials she has on her sidebar. Just one word of warning, she is from Mississsippi and has a southern drawl but she does great tutorials. She does all of her cards using her Cameo so she is a fountain of information. I spent a week with her and learned a lot.


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Enfys x