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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Birthday Bash

The new Letraset website is up and running, and to celebrate they are having a draw for ten assorted ProMarker 5 sets - that's a total of 50 ProMarkers for some lucky person. Pop over HERE to see how you can be in the draw. Someone has to win - I hope it's one of you!
A couple of cards I made for Scrappy-go-Lucky today - I still have my craft stuff in that untidy pile on the sofa, waiting for a home, so no playtime for a couple of days.
The first card is one of the shaped ones - I really love this cartridge, there are lots of shaped card, useful phrases and images on there. I cut the roller skate boot at 5 1/2", and just decorated it with a punched cuff, and some ribbon. The craftwork cards sentiment button was the right shape and size for the card

For this next one I used the '3 cheers for you' phrase to make a male card. I cut the base image out in kraft cardstock, and used some houndstooth check paper for the accents

I cut the beer mug out in vellum and ran it through the cuttlebug using the bubbles folder - I put it in backwards, but by some happy accident, debossing rather than embossing gave it more of a look of a dimpled beer glass. I swiped the glass with antique paper distress ink, and added some puffy fabric paint to the top to look like froth (I used Pebeo paint, I haven't seen that on sale in the USA, but Tulip paint available from Michaels and Jo-Ann would fit the bill). The tiny birthday cheer sentiment is a clear sentiment sticker from Anita available from Docrafts

If you love using your Cricut, the Scrappy-go-Lucky blog has some great inspiration on innovative ways to use your cartridges and machine.

Things I find difficult when I get back home
Having to pay to park the car
Getting used to driving on the left again (stay off the roads in Solihull until I have acclimatized!)
Feeling cold - really, really cold, and it's getting colder

Things I love when I get back home
Going to the pub with friends for an evening of good food and chat, by a roaring log fire
Marks and Spencer
Cumberland sausage and proper bacon
Edited to say, Bethany asked 'What is proper bacon?' - well the bacon here in the UK is more like Canadian bacon, I think in the USA you would call it ham. It has a totally different flavour to the bacon in the USA, and of course when you are used to something you have grown up with, it's a treat to get to eat it again
See you tomorrow - how are your Christmas preparations going? Mine? Don't ask....


  1. I had already seen the newsletter with your advent calender in it. I love love love all the little purses. Such a neat idea of a advent calender for a young lady.

  2. Well, as you know it's not exactly warm here at the moment! Glad you're safe and sound. Today's roller skate is a hoot! As for Christmas, well at this rate I might be ready for next year...sigh.

  3. I love the cards and stopped by to congratulate you on the chirp!

  4. oh my sweetie
    your cards are awesome
    i just love the rollor blade
    what a amazing candy sweetie
    hugs angelique

  5. Fab cards again Enfys. How's Christmas going you ask???? Cards are nearly getting there, waiting for deliveries of xmas pressies, finished shopping I think but lots of wrapping to do..........I always want them to look pretty under the tree but time and exhaustion take over.The joys of xmas.Take care.Debbie x

  6. Hi Enfys, very nice and playful cards!! And hope you enjoy being home!! Hugs, Frea

  7. Oh dear Enfys its not as cold as it has been and yes weve been warned its going to get colder, you will have to get yourself some extra undies.
    Love your shapped cards they will be a great success with your little grandchildren. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  8. CUTE cards! I really liek teh beer card! Great idea to put it "backwards"...Okay gotta ask what is proper bacon?

  9. I love the skate. I could do this for one of my younger gdds. Thanks for the ideas on that. The beer mug is so creative...You did a awesome job on both of these...As for Christmas, I am having it at my house this year...Lots of shopping and cleaning ahead this next week. The presents are bought...and the cards are sent...Yay! I feel pretty good! God bless, Pamela

  10. Really cute cards, love your use of the hounds tooth paper. Hugs lin

  11. Thanks for the heads up on the drawing at Letraset, I'll pop right over there and enter!
    I'm doing pretty good with my Christmas prep, we have a family get together for my family on Saturday. My favorite of the season, there will be 4 generations and about 35 people there. Can't wait!

  12. Brilliant cards Enfys, you have a great mind for these type of cards. Glad you are enjoying being home again and I totally agree, paying to park the car is ridiculous especially the prices they charge at this time of the year. The snow has arrived here today again:( so that should slow down the shopping, deliveries and post!

  13. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel


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Enfys x