Friday, 22 November 2013

Joie de Vivre! and a winner.....

 Quite a simple little card today, made with a Little Claire image that I picked up at a bargain price at the NEC, I liked the sentiment. I used a purple glitter card for the borders and punched flowers....

Here's a few photos of a cardmaking session I did for my sister's flower club, it's only a small club, and none of them are cardmakers. I designed four simple little cards for them, and set up everything on four tables, so they moved around for each card.... 

Everyone is wearing their coats, because the caretaker of the hall had fogotten it was Flower Club night, and didn't turn on the heating. It was freezing!........

I think embossing powder and a heat gun was a bad idea for beginners, there was more embossing powder on the floor than on the cards! They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and went home proudly clutching their four handmade Christmas cards....

and in all the dashing around between four workstations, I totally forgot to take photos of my cards!

It's my birthday tomorrow, and my kids have arranged a family afternoon tea party down in Surrey, so be prepared for a photo fest - I rarely get all my chicks in one basket....

The winner of the paper mania bits and pieces from the NEC is 


Congrats, email me with your address and your goodies will be on their way


  1. Enfys,
    I love this ... Purple is my favorite color....So pretty.........Have a great Friday.

  2. WOW!!!
    Thanks Enfys for making me a winner!!!
    Love how you made the punched flowers so cute and beautiful...
    Ardilla :)

  3. What a great card. I hope you have a very happy birthday!

  4. Great card Enfys!! Glad the ladies got to make some cards. Even though they aren't card makers, I bet they did have lots of fun. :)

  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year!!

  6. Happy Birthday, Enfys! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

  7. This is such a pretty little card and your flower embellishments are the perfect addition to complete the cards.

    Despite the cold, the ladies from the Flower Club look like they are having a wonderful time. I am sure there was much laughing ... but they do look a bit serious as they are bent over their projects, working away and striving for perfection. Hmmmm, now where have I seen that before? Oh, of course ... it's exactly how I look as I am working on my own projects (which is very true!).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Envys. Having a family tea party sounds like a lovely way to celebrate your special day ... hope it's fabulous!

  8. Lovely cards Enfys.

    Birthday wishes for your day and hope you have a great time with the family - mine's today and I'm meeting some friends for a bit of craft retail therapy.

    Toni xx

  9. Happy Birthday for tomorrow Enfys.
    Have a great family afternoon tea party. Thanks for all your ideas & top tips.
    Hazel x

  10. Bet the ladies enjoyed making their cards coz I'm sure you would have made it a lot of fun despite the freezing conditions. Your card is lovely Enfys, I think the colour is gorgeous. Pat x

  11. Love the purple on this card.
    Have a wonderful birthday, Enfys. Enjoy your teas party. I think that's one tradition we need in the states. I wish I had grown up with tea parties. Happy Birthday!

  12. Happy Birthday Enfys! I hope you have a wonderful day! Mine is on Thanksgiving this year, so I'm the old turkey ... LOL!

    Thank you for sharing your creation as always ... you are amazing!


  13. Happy Birthday Enfys! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  14. Congrads! On your birthday, love the purple color scheme on this great card. I never tire using purple tones on anything.

  15. Hi Enfys. I just wanted to wish you a very very Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day with all your family. So precious are these moments. Enjoy your special day. Luv, Tereesa

  16. The card is beautiful - i just love it!

    Happy Birthday Enfys - hope your day & your tea party are as fabulous as you are!

  17. Really Cute card!! I'm sure the Flower Club ladies had a great time other than no heat!! My son's birthday is today!! Have a happy one tomorrow!!

  18. Your card is very pretty.

    Best wishes for a wonderful Birthday.

  19. Have a wonderful Birthday, Enfys! It's always best with family ;- )

  20. Gorgeous card Enfys and congrats x

  21. A lovely card Enfys and well done to your candy winner.

  22. Looks like they sure had a good time, even if it was cold!
    Happy birthday to you, I know you'll have a lovely time with the family.
    My Mom's birthday is on Monday and she'll be 89. Had a party planned for her on Sunday, but now it's postponed due to a break out of something awful at the assisted living home where she lives. Hopefully it will all be under control on Monday and I'll be able to visit and maybe take her out to dinner. She deserves it.
    Oh and by the way, she is fine, but they are being especially careful about the spread of this scourge!

  23. the card is lovely, adorable little flowers. Sounds like you had fun making the cards...cold temps and all:)

  24. Sorry I missed sending birthday wishes Envy's. My daughter has been in the hospital. She is recovering now. Looks like you had fun with the ladies...Did you take pictures of the cards so we can see? Happy belated Birthday and God bless you. Hope this next year is the best ever...Smoochie


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Enfys x