Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Getting All Poetical...............

First of all a Craftwork Cards card, all the supplies used are from them, including that lovely scalloped frame. The flowers were cut using the george cartridge and the cricut, and the 'brads' are paper card candy - I find them so useful


I thought you would all - especially those of you from overseas - like to see what our town looks like in the spring. It reminds me of Wordsworth's 'I wandered lonely as a cloud............' or Robert Browning's 'Oh to be in England now that April's there............................
Some years ago a local businessman planted some daffodils on the verges of the approach roads to the town, they have been added to and multiplied over the years, and now, if you are driving into Solihull you are met with the glorious sight of a sea of gold. They are late this year because of the long cold winter we have had, but I am so glad they decided to show their colours before we leave the UK for a while. It always generates a surge of civic pride in me to see the town looking so pretty.

Back with more tomorrow....





29 comments:

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Oh I love the shaker in this card and the colors you used. Very pretty!
-Ginaq

Margie said...

What a pretty card, Enfys! Like how you doodled the flowers and that scalloped frame gives me some ideas! What a gorgeous blanket of daffodils! My tulips poked through last week and I can't wait for them to bloom. Hooray for spring!

Biscuitlid said...

beautiful simple clean card and stunning photo too. One to take with you on your travels
Hugs
Victoria
x

Susan De Crafter said...

Wordsworth's Daffodils was one of the few poems I ever wanted to memorize. Thanks for sharing the photo and bringing that verse back to mind.

Carol<>< said...

the flowers are beautiful, both on your card and in the field.
Carol<><

Kristina said...

Enfys, what a positively beautiful card. Is that an embossing folder you used on the frame? Love the colors and the candy bits. I looked into purchasing some on-line but it was going to run me over $20 for shipping! Yikes! I guess I'll stick with brads unless they decide to sell them in the U.S.
The dafodiles are beautiful, I just love spring flowers.
Hugs,
Kristina

eiyiyi said...

Great card En. I love those brads! The things I miss most from living up north are daffodils and tulips! Thank you for reminding me how very beautiful spring can be.

Jessica said...

Lovely card, Enfys, and lovely flowers too. I used to live in northern New Hampshire, and there was a field full of Dandelions.(I know they're weeds)But when they were blooming you couldn't see any grass!!! It was an entire field of yellow. It was soooo beautiful even if they are weeds!

Jessica said...

Ooops I forgot I'm praying that you and Mike have a safe return to the states. Hugs

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful - as always!

LAT CREATOR said...

Absolutely beautiful pic, what a treat to see that field of daffodils. Oh and a I really like the card too.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh thank you so much for the pics ofthe daffs. The midwest used to be covered with wildflowers, daffs, and such out on all the country roads, but alas not much any more. I sure do miss seeing them, of course, now in Florida it is much different then home.

BettyBee said...

Oh, the daffodils are so lovely...as is the card! There is a place that looks just like that in Greenville, North Carolina, and I had a favorite photo taken there. I can see why you love it so. Happy Spring!

Whimsey said...

Oh so cute; love the flowers and the scalloped border - lovely!!!

Linda said...

Love this card.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Nannieflash said...

Oh those daffodills are gorgeous, I always feel as if Spring is here when they come out the look so cheerful and bright.
Love your card that embossing is fabulous Im sure your mum is going to adore it. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what a totally gorgeous card!
Love those daffodils!
hugs
kim x

Lisa said...

The card is so lovely Enfys! Thanks so much for sharing a piece of your "other home" with us..I so want to travel there some day!!!! THe daffodils are so pretty! In WA state, they have fields of tulips north of where I used to live (have I mentioned this before? ;) ) If I did, forgive me..anyways, they are so beautiful, and some people grow the "black tulips" which are actually a very deep purple, so gorgeous..tulips & daffodils, my favorite flowers. (oops carnations, and all time favorite Sweet peas, that grew up my Grandma's fence in Minnesota).

*hugs*
Lisa :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys,i love your papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very lovely card Enfys.. and I so love the photo of all the beautiful flowers... just gorgeous

Sharon said...

Love the card and the daffodils photo is awesome! Our's are almost gone now. Just a few hanging on. I love them! :)

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Beautfiul card Enfys! The frame is gorgeous and the colours are fab. Love the flowers too, perfect. The daffodils looks stunning, what a beautiful sight as you drive into town, I love to see so many all together.

hugs
Kaye x

Kristie said...

Lovely card, Enfys! Love the picture with the daffodils too. I have found that many towns in the UK have a great deal of civic pride, so many people have gorgeous gardens! Thanks for sharing!

Melodie said...

Wow, such a beautiful card with great colours.
Hugs
Melodie

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Enfys, wowow wow, what a gorgeous card and that photo of the sea of gold is fab!!! i just adore this time of year, with all the daffodils out (albeit a little later this year!) and i can't wait for the bluebells to follow suit, we have two nearby bluebell woods and i can't wait to visit them in a week or two when the will be a sea of blue flowers! have a lovely day hunny hugs Linda x

scrappinlil said...

Very pretty card...love the colors you used and I love the flowers, TFS

nessy said...

spring must be here at last ~nothing like a sea of gold/yellow!!
very pretty card ~simply stunning
vanessa xx

chriswooten57 said...

Blog candy on my new blog. I am not as talented as you enfys, but hope to be. you and others gave me the courage to try one for myself. i have posted some projects.

any tips for building my blog would be appreciated. i have not figured out yet how to keep my giveaways on top.

chriswooten57
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

DonnaMundinger said...

What a beautiful card! That embossed scalloped frame is to die for! Those daffodils are sooo beautiful! Love the first signs of Spring! xxD