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Monday, 7 March 2011


Isn't this image adorable? Her name is Connie, and she is available either as a stamp, or as a download from Sugar Nellie (I used the download)
I let the image speak for itself on this card, and kept it quite simple. Papers are Cottontail, flowers made with card candi, and the tiny sentiment - all by CraftworkCards

Coloured with ProMarkers:
Skin Ivory and blush
Eyes Powder blue
Hair Ivory, buttercup and mustard
Jeans Pastel blue and denim blue
Top Cocktail pink and sunkissed pink
I have been busy making a card for James, my eldest son, who has just landed a new job - congrats James xx. I do love making personalised cards, especially for my nearest and dearest, I don't know that my boys appreciate them as much as their wives do though. The last one I sent to Edward, lovingly crafted and geared to one of his hobbies was totally unsigned, no message, nothing. I had been so busy making the card I forgot about that little detail. 'with love from mum would have been nice' he said 'I am heavily into recycling and saving the planet' I lied 'it's blank so that you can use it again' He didn't believe me of course, they know me so well. I can imagine the conversation between the boys 'the old girls losing it, forgot to sign my birthday card..........'


  1. She is just gorgeous, beautifully coloured, love this card Enfys. Had to laugh at your story. We woman are all so alike lol. But that was a great excuse lol.

  2. GREAT IMAGE! Love how you allowed her to be the center of attention! :)
    Funny thing... my 3 daughters are more critical of my cards, but my son (the baby of them all) LOVES my cards! He's one of my biggest fans and I always enjoy making cards for him. The girls, not so much! LOL!

  3. Gorgeous card, that stamp is adorable, love how you colored it in!

  4. She is amazing! You have colored her so beautifully. She looks real!
    Loved your story, Enfys. I think your story about recycling proves what a quick mind you have, lol.

  5. Hi Enfys, Such a gorgeous card and an adorable image. I love visiting your blog because you always make me smile.

  6. She is lovley! You are so talented with promarkers.

    lol at not signing cards. I do that all the time too! I get so caught up making it, that I post it unsigned. Thankfully people know its from me as Im about the only one who makes cards.

  7. WOW Enfys! Not only a great image but your coloring is the best I've ever seen. Perfection.

  8. en she is just stunnung hun, i love the way her shoes make her look like she is sitting towards you, so real and pretty. hugs Lou xxx

  9. Beautiful! If you hadn't listed the colors you used I would have sworn that you printed that stamp already professionally colored and just cut it out. You are majorly talented!

  10. Enfys - you are becoming an excellent ProMarker "colorist" - your shading is exceptional and your color choices are superb! Truly - I'm not KYB!!

    Beautiful image and card - TFS!


  11. This is gorgeous En and your colouring is awesome.
    Really must try harder with mine!

  12. Beautifully coloured Enfys and a lovely stamp. I did the same thing with a stair step Halloween card to my daughter. I told her I didn't want to distract from the design. LOL She didn't buy my excuse.

  13. Enfys, I think this is the most gorgeous face I've ever seen on a stamp or digi. You colored her beautifully. Not kidding, her face is totally mesmerizing.

  14. Another wonderful card! Love that stamp and how you colored her in. The flowers were really cute too, especially with the card candy and the beads - great idea!

  15. "Connie" is beautiful! I love the image, reminding me of my own beautiful daughter of the same name! Just gorgeous - you are so creative, Enfys!

    Thank you for sharing,
    Blessings, Donna

  16. So wonderful cad Enfys,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Ohhhh so beautiful your STAMP<wowwww.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. BEAUTIFUL card! Love your stories...that's funny about not signing the card...I got the first copy of my PaperCraft Inspiration that I won on your blog party...I LOVE It...thanks for all the inspirations that you add to my life....

  18. she looks just like those porcelain dolls,gorgeous coloring.
    luv your story, I can relate went to 1yr old b-day party and the mom knows I do handmade cards..she was so excited to see it and when she opened it..same thing..forgot to sign it :{..luv to hear about your adventures....

  19. Ahhh! Forgot to mention earlier that I have a blog award for you - thanks for all the inspiration you share every week!


  20. Fantastic Enfys, your colouring is fabulous so much so I would have said you had paper pieced those jeans.
    I am so pleased I came by your post as your story has had me laughing so much thinking about your Son's answer to your unsigned card, just what I was needing.
    Max x

  21. Connie is so beautiful. Your coloring is always so perfect. Loved your forgetfulness story.
    Mary Ann

  22. Oh MY Goodness, Enfys. I just love all those gorgeous Sugar Nellie beauties. Love your card. Just to let you know, I forgot to sign my daughter's Christmas card. It made me wonder who's else I forgot to sign. LOL

  23. She is amazing!
    Another wonderful card and great story! I love your stories as much as your cards. When are you going out for a coffee? I hope soon or dose the funny stuff only happen in the US?

  24. Oh yes she is just adorable and your coloring is AMAZING.. hugs

  25. Your coloring is awesome! Beautiful card.

  26. What a beautiful image and card! Great job coloring it!
    Guys are like that with cards aren't they? They just don't generally appreciate them as much as women do. I have to qualify that and say, most of the time. Don't want to insult anyone.
    As for not signing the card. I just posted one on my blog that was actually the first card I made and sent to a friend thanking her for her friendship and hospitality and I never signed it. It went to her with a chocolate gift basket and she wasn't sure who had sent it since she had a few guests in the weeks prior. So when I called to be sure she got it, I found out I hadn't signed the card. DUH!!!! Guess I just didn't want to ruin the look!

  27. Connie is so sweet. You've done a great job with her, like how you let her be the center of attention and kept the rest of the card simple. Laughed at your story. So glad I'm not the only one who's done that!

  28. Wow, she is so cute and your coloring with the promarkers is really fantastic.
    Great compliment.

  29. Gorgeous card as always! Little miss Connie is adorable. And what a great idea to make flowers with card candy! Thanks for sharing!


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Enfys x