Saturday, 17 April 2010

A handbag????

Have any of you ever read the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Ernest"?  

The title of this post always reminds me of when I did O Level English Literature - and this 'catchphrase' this is one of the things that most sticks in my mind when they discovered that Ernest was found in a handbag.  The other stories we had to study were - "Cider With Rosie", "Of Mice and Men" and "Through the Tunnel"... Needless to say - I hated English Lit (LOL)... I probably would do better at it now - I enjoyed English itself - I was singled out for always producing long imaginative stories - somethings never change - I just never knew (know) when to stop tee hee....

Anyway - this card is the reason for the title of this blog post:

This was just a simple card I made for a colleague who's birthday it was last week - she's a bit of a handbag collector - she buys a lot of the Cathy Van-Zealand ones from QVC!!!  Her present was a really blingy lipstick holder with a rhinestone crown motif on - perfect to go in any of her handbags.

The papers were from a digi kit I bought through Pollycraft Designs - I think it is a Creative Cottage kit.  Some fab papers and images of handbags and shoes...  I created the card and sentiment through the My Craft Studio graphics programme.  I created an insert using the same papers and a line of shoes and the inside read... "or too many shoes, but a lady may chose to lose count of the birthdays she's had"

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read this post. Please come back again.


x x x


  1. Hi Paula
    Thanks for the smile, another lovely card she will love it.
    Christine x

  2. It's so good to see you back crafting again :-)
    As always a beautiful card and really love the cute teddy on the cards in blog below :-)
    A x

  3. The phrase 'A Handbag' does it for me too! I have to say it in that certain imperious voice too!
    Yours is a great one!

  4. Beautiful card Paula, love the colours :)
    Anne xx

  5. LOVE that handbag card, and so true!

    I do remember all those books you mentioned, I took advance literature cos I loved it! But its been a long time!

  6. This will be the best designer handbag your friend will own - very exclusive!!

    Good to see your feeling better.x

  7. Great card - I think I might use the sentiment on one for M's 30th! She was showing off another new bag she bought for her birthday bash yesterday! Have a great day.

  8. I Love The Importance of Being Earnest...I have seen it so many times...(play, TV and film and read it at school ....and I still love it.

  9. Hi Paula, hope you're doing ok. Great card - and yep the "a handbag????" is just one of those quotes you never forget. As is the one that I can never get out of my head because I'm "Charlie's Aunt! hahaha

  10. Beautiful card, Paula, and a beautiful play - I adore "The Importance of Being Earnest"!!!

    Thanks for reminding me to read it again.




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