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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The last days of summer....and a winner



A bit of a marathon colouring session took place over the weekend, and I thought I better turn this one into a card before Autumn really sets in....



The image is by Emma Canning for Polkadoodles from the CD Digistamp Heaven.  She is really suntanned, I enjoyed trying to make her look as if she had had a long day on the beach! I decided to use bright papers to represent the sky and sand. The sentiment is an old one by Judikins - I have never used it on a beachy card before, but it jumped out of the drawer and said 'look, I'm perfect'. My Memory Box clouds are my current favourite dies, and I seem to be pulling them out for almost every card I make....

I have had quite a few emails asking how I cut out the intricate dies - some of the Memory Box dies have such tiny little intricate details that some people are having a job getting the cuts clean. I swear by my metal shim plate, quite a few companies make them and if you cut a lot of dies they are worth every penny. It's just a thin metal sheet that you put over your die/paper before putting on the top cutting plate. Perfect cuts every time

We have had a few glorious days here in the UK, but there is a definite Autumn feel to the season now, the leaves are starting to change colour and our tiny garden is littered with acorns from the big oak tree. I notice that all the holly is laden with berries already. They say that is a sign of a hard winter to come, better dig out the thermals

Now to the winner of the Letraset Metallic Markers - thanks to everyone who took the time to leave comments here and on the Letraset blog. The winner is

S Bayles 


Congratulations. Her number was number 1 in the random drawing, and that's what random.org picked, just shows that sometimes the early bird does catch the worm! Send me an email please with your address and I will get them in the mail to you

See you tomorrow, I may have jumped from the beach to December 25th by then.....





8 comments:

  1. Cute card. Definitely gave it that summery feeling. Great job.
    We had a beautiful weekend here in Western NY State too. A little cooler today, but still nice. I am NOT looking forward to the cold weather, but not much I can do to stop it from coming is there?
    Congrats to the winner!

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  2. Enfys,
    I cannot believe that the number one was selected. I was so happy actually shocked is a better way to express it. I am always commenting that I seem to be the first one to comment. I love the card and am sad that summer came and went so fast. Thanks for the win and I will send my address............Cannot wait to see what you do for Christmas.

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  3. Gorgeous card Enfys! Well done to the winner. Ruby x

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  4. Congrats to the winner of the markers. Great fun card Enfys. {at x

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  5. Lovely fun card Enfys.

    Yep, I think Autumn has arrived - the wind has a 'nip' to it again.

    Toni xx

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  6. We have had record rain the past two weeks in Washington state, damp and chilly. I want to go where that lady is in your beautiful card. Ahhh, wishful thinking!

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  7. Hi, Enfy's! Of course I come to visit and you have an adorable card or project; and what a cute image -- makes me look forward to our next summer and just "overlook" the coming winter -- although I really do love the beautiful autumn months... lol!

    Congrats to your winner, and as always I'll be back again as you're never away in my thoughts.

    Hugs, sweet lady!

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  8. What a fabulous card this is Enfys, and the sentiment is so perfect too. I really like that you have used patterned paper for the sky and sand ... it gives it a bit of a whimsical twist.

    Your weather sounds lovely. I thought perhaps we were seeing signs of autumn too (after all, the temps were a couple of degrees cooler), but I was wrong ... summer lingers on. At least we have been fortunate to have a mild hurricane season this year. Whoops ... hurricane season is over yet, so knock on wood quick!

    Congrats to S Bayles ... Enjoy your new Letraset Metallic Markers!

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