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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.....


  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!

  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.

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

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

  5. Lovely fun card Enfys.

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

    Toni xx

  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!

  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!

  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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Enfys x