Monday, 23 September 2013

A couple more blasts from the past....

I have really enjoyed looking through these long lost photo files that have resurfaced after a computer repair. It's been interesting to see how my style/techniques have evolved over the years, and also bought back happy memories... These cards may have been put on here way back in 2008/early 2009, but I wanted to share them

The first two were made with a shaped card file from the Cutting Cafe, owned by my fabulous crafty friend Regina Easter. She was the very first person to ask me to join a design team - Bitten by the Bug, all about the Cricut. I can't tell you how excited and honoured I felt to be asked. I stayed on BBTB for many years, eventually Regina left to start her Cutting Cafe venture, and I was on her start-up design team for that, leaving only when I started getting a lot of magazine commissions and something had to give - I still play Words with Friends with Regina though, and love seeing all her creations. Pop over there and bookmark her site, loads of inspiration over there.....



I used the lovebirds from Joys of the Season for the first card - back in the days when a new cartridge was such a huge event, I remember making loads of cards that were nothing to do with Christmas and posting them on the message board which whipped up a bit of a frenzy

This second one was also done with Regina's shaped template and one of her sentiment circles....I was just as much into black and white gingham ribbons then as I am now!


I'm posting this next one again because I was very proud of it, it was a truly original idea of mine, I hadn't seen it in a magazine, or on a message board, I wanted a card for my son who is in the mobile gaming industry, and up popped pacman - I have seen many variations on the theme since then, so I obviously wasn't the only person in the world to come up with a lightbulb moment, but I always FELT I was first!!! 


the inside of the card.......


This one bought back a lot of memories, it's one of the first Polkadoodles samples I made for a Create and Craft TV show - I think it may have been the first time Nikky ever appeared on Create and Craft, I remember the presenter was very amused by the little doggie hiding among the trees, and kept coming back to it. It was the All Around and Everywhere CD, (or was it Back to Nature, one of them....) I had got to know Nikky through the Cricut message board as well, and when she started designing her CD's, I was on her start-up design team, and I am still with her a few years down the line....




So I am wallowing in nostalgia here - I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have!

15 comments:

  1. Love them all - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Isn't it fun to look back and see what we did way back when, which really wasn't that long ago. Sometimes I look back and wonder what I was thinking at the time. Your cards are lovely and I'm sure you were the first with the Pacman card, they all copied from you now didn't they?!?!

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  3. Superb creations - really love the Pac Man and the bird silhouette. :-D You are always such an inspiration Enfys :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  4. Brilliant cards - I love the bird silhouette and the Pac Man :-D
    You are always such an inspiration Enfys :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  5. Thanks for sharing these, Enfys. That must have been a very pleasant surprise to have these resurface after so many years. Your first card is my absolute favourite. Love the shape and colour combo, and I guess your bird cage was also very original back then. Have wonderful week.

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  6. A lovely collection of cards Enfys. It can be fun looking at past makes and seeing what elements you still like/use now.

    Toni xx

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  7. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your projects.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful week ahead!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,

    Deborah

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  8. A while back I pulled out my very first album and went through it and I was cringing at some of the layouts that I thought were so great at the time and now I can see they really weren't very good at all LOL. I was very tempted to redo some of the layouts but then I decided to leave them, it is fun to see how I have grown in my hobby and how my taste has changed over the years. a walk down memory lane is always fun :)

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  9. These are still terrific. My fav is the lovebirds. (and pacman)

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  10. I remember the pac man card! I made a similar one for my son. He was attached at the ear by his phone, and the game controler was attached to his wrist! lolol He loved the card. Thanks for the memories my friend. Hugs, Jess

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  11. I followed Regina for several years but when I changed computers she got lost. Thanks for the reminder about her site. Yes, I loved the Pacman card and remember it well.

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  12. awe I do remember those awesome cards...thanks for sharing again....I miss ya girl, but i know your busy doing wonderful amazing things....AND YULP YOU BE KICKING MY BUTT IN WORDS WITH FRIENDS...hahahaha

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  13. These are truly fantastic...especially love the first pink & black card!!

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  14. They're all great Enfys. Your ideas may have changed but your creativity is just as inspiring. Pat x

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  15. I remember those old days on the Cricut MB, they were such fun (and I miss them) ... I loved to see your creations back then Enfys, and I still do now ... and this is a wonderful sampling of them. It's always inspiring to see your lovely work.

    Good memories! =)

    (BTW, you were an EXCELLENT choice for every design team you have ever been on!)

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x