Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Daisies and Scrolls

The inspiration for this card is totally down to the lovely Julie Hickey, head of the design team over at Craftwork Cards. I saw a card of hers at the NEC with a split centre, and couldn't wait to try it out.
I covered the front of a 6 x 6 card with paper from Wild Raspberry (K & Co), then chopped about 1 1/2" from the middle. The daisies are from the Walk in my garden cartridge, cut at 2" and layered, and the scroll is from storybook - one of the borders.
The sentiment was just cut from the paper 'happy days filled with summertime and you...........'

So I just joined the two halves together again with the scroll and daisies, it holds together surprisingly well. I coloured the pearls to match just by running a copic marker over them
Would you believe that it's snowing in Scotland and the north of England? Apparently we can look forward to arctic blasts of icy winds for the rest of the week. Hey weather, this is supposed to be Spring

I have been busy catching up with challenge and team cards, I am up to date now for this week, and feeling all virtuous.

33 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Enfys

This is a great card, love the way you have made it - more inspiration. Thanks.

Hugs Ali x

TR said...

OH Enfys!
I'm so happy to be the first to
say this is ever so beautiful! I
can not wait to try it. And I don't
feel that way about many things!
JUST MARVELOUS!

hugs, TR

Kristina said...

Beautiful card Enfys! The weather can't make up it's mind here in the states either. Sunday I had a dusting of snow, today the girls are playing out side in T-shirts Crazy? I'll keep the warmth.
Hugs,
Kristina

Sandy from Ukiah said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Enfys.. I love the swirls.

Kath said...

goreous as always En and I love the papers you used....as I sit here it is blowing a blizzard outside...brrrr...keep cosy and warm...big hugs kath xxxxx

Carol<>< said...

great way to make a card! I'll be trying this one for sure!
they are talking in the 70's around here which is above normal, but I'll take it.
Enjoy!
Carol N<><

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Love how it holds together!! :)

Terrie B x said...

`Beautiful` card Enfys..sounds like you had fun at the NEC
Have a fab week:)x

Roni said...

It has been a while since I popped over and oh my....you have been busy! Love your recent adventures and projects Enfys!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I love your card Enfys!
Such beautiful paper and your detail is gorgeous!
Love this shape!
Where's the spring gone!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant,so beautiful really love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Kristie said...

That is such a unique card and I love it, will have to try this, thanks for the inspiration.

Linda L said...

This is wonderful! I love the way the flowers hold it together. Fantastic idea. Sorry to hear about your weather. It sure is crazy all over. We are going to have 70 tomorrow and last Sunday it was snowing. The great thing about bad weather it is a great excuse to make cards.

liz said...

so unique! love it!

liz

Sara Kate said...

Neat!! Also, I gave you an award at my blog! You can see it at www.cricutaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com

Kreativmonster said...

Lovely card, Envys, I'll have to try this impressing technique. Here in Germany easter is going to be a cold affair, too, I am soooo tired of this!

Becky said...

What a fantastic card..

Jules said...

Hi En

This looks amazing - I love the split look.

Brilliant how it photographs too.

Great to meet you at the weekend.

Love Jules xx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

What a great design, really love the daisy's and the papers are beauitful. Hope it doesn't get too cold again.

hugs
Kaye x

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful and elegant.
Hugs
Melodie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys, wow thats a stunning card, love the way youve interlocked the leaves on those flowers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

dj1952 said...

Enfys your card is beautiful. I have become a fan of the K & Co. papers myself. Love the daisies, too. I'll have to try the technique myself. What paper are your daisies cut from? Is it paper or cardstock?

Our weather in NC has been crazy also. It's supposed to be 90 by Friday.

dj1952 (Debra)

Crystal said...

great card! i love the colors and the flowers are sooo cute! hugs!

Jessica said...

Oh wow, snow!!! I have my window's open here in SC. Hearing the birds singing is wonderful! The cats are in the windows too, sunning themselves. One has a skin allergy and is always itchy so I'm sure the heat feels great on her skin. It's not hot but the sun is warm.
I love your card, I never would have thought of doing it that way! Very clever of Miss Julie! TFS

nessy said...

what an inspirational idea enfys ~and so stylish!!
cold, wet and very windy here (vest is back on)
vanessa xx

Emma said...

SOOOOO pretty! What a CLEVER idea my friend!
Big hugs,
Emma;)

Bettythebaglady said...

En have you seen the one called wedding lace window in Julie's book Flower power papercrafts.Think that's where they all started and that idea is a fantastic way to add dimension without adding thickness so the postage is kept down. Think it's easier with the big flowers though. Hugs Betty

Lynda said...

Fabulous card Enfys and I love the daisies.

Love Lynda xxx

Lisa said...

Hiya Enfys!!

I love this card, it is gorgeous!!! Love how the scrolls and daisies link. So pretty!


I hope your day is great!!!!

"Hugs"
Lisa

Kellie said...

Hi Enfys...awesome card...very pretty papers you used and with the space in the middle..it reminds of clear glass or plastic to hold it together...very cool looking...
you must have gotten Michigan's snow..I think we're finally finished with it..as we're in the upper 70s for this week..stay warm!!! Kellie

Caroline and Jayne said...

very nice xx . i saw this sort of card too.
thanks for sharing x

kisatrtle said...

simply lovely.

mckinkle said...

Stunning card En, I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Easter
Keryn x