Saturday, 15 May 2010

You're a peach - for Charisma Cardz Challenge

A new challenge for me today, I have never joined in with the Charisma Cardz challenge before, this week the challenge is simply to put something to eat or drink on your card. I thought of my Preserves cricut cartridge and came up with this. Both the sentiment stamps - bought separately, are by Studio G, the papers were from the Cafe stack by DCWV, and the Prima flowers were part of my gift from Eileen. For some reason the colours are a bit off in the photo, the plain cardstock, and the pattern on the peach are a really deep peach colour, not pink - I should have taken the photo out in the open air probably. Never mind.

The layering on this cartridge is really easy, I cut the peach at 4" in brown, then the peach and flower again at 4", they all cut perfectly to scale. I ran the flower through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder before popping it on the peach.
Talking about food, if you love good recipes and photos that will make your mouth water, head over to Katie.s blog, Katie pops over here, I followed her link and just love her foodie photos and easy recipes.....

We went to get some new plants yesterday, to replace the ones that were killed in the cold winter they had in Florida. On the way, we made a stop for my daily fix of coffee. A chap came up and asked if he could sit with us (there were no other customers there!). He sat for about twenty minutes, reeling off joke after joke - all about lawyers. We sat there, smiling (we didn't laugh very hard, the jokes weren't very funny). Then as suddenly as he appeared, he stood up, said goodbye, hopped onto a fabulous Harley Davidson bike and roared off. Mike was totally bemused. 'What was all that about?'
I shrugged 'Dunno, something happens like that every day when I come here...........'

32 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

What a pretty card!!! Peach is one of my fav colors, so of course I love the color!

Good luck in the challenge!!!

Bettythebaglady said...

En Thanks for stopping by. Take it you were not up at 05.22 but in US and it was some other more civilised time. I on the other hand am up at 06.20 as can't sleep.I tidy up for those piccys WOYWW. If I didn't some of the tidy people would die of shock LOL BettyXXX

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute card Enfys, I love your flowers with buttons, so cute! Have a great day! ~Diane

Penni said...

What a fabulous card. So pretty.

Hugs
Penni
X

shari said...

Great card Enfys! I love the peach and brown together. I also love the stitching you did around it and the cute little bows on the buttons. Shari (cricutrookie)

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, your card is again so beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Lisa said...

Love the card Enfys! I love the sentiments too! I had to laugh at your coffee experience. Now I know why I said to myself "This woman will be my friend," the same happens to me!!!! Complete strangers, even when I'm obviously in a hurry and frazzled they are stopping me to chat! Never had one that told lawyer jokes non stop and then drove off on a Harley... must be a Florida thing. :) J/K hehe

Crafty Hugs!
Lisa :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Enfys how funny is your story about your coffee shop. I would love to go with you and see what happens next!
Your card is so very gorgeous!
Such a fabulous design and your paper and detail are delish!
Oh my goodness I can't believe our Grandbabies are reaching their 1st birthdays can you.
hugs
kim x

eiyiyi said...

Such a lovely card En. Love the colors of your non-traditional but gorgeous peach! hugs, eileen

Jessica said...

I know I'm probably not the first, but it's fun to think so for a bit! Your card is very cute. The colors may be off, but it's pretty all the same.
Isn't it funny how some people are just drawn to us...
Have a great day! TFS

Linda L said...

Wonderful card and I love the coffee shop story. You always make me laugh.

Sharon said...

Thank you for my laugh for the day!! Just love your stories!!! Love this peach of a card, too. I just see the deep peach color in my head. :)

chignon said...

Your card is fantastic! I love the texture, especially with the "ribbon" on the buttons. Isn't it fun to meet new characters when making a causal coffee stop? :o)

Debby said...

Enfys, your card is lovely! Wish I had just a tiny bit of your creativity.

Also, I LOVE the personal stories you add. They always make me smile or laugh right out loud. You should write a book, or perhaps you already have?

DebbyS

pinky said...

Wonder was it someone famous lol or maybe he thought you two were famous lol. Never a dull moment with you Enfys! Love the card, wouldn't have a clue how to make this type of card, you have great imagination.
Pinky

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys this is a beautiful card, even if the colors don't show up right. AND love your coffee story.
hugs

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys,i love your papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrappinlil said...

Love the colors and the card...you did a fantastic job. I have something for you on my blog..come by and check it out. TFS

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is really beautiful so love the papers,and such detail too love hugs cheryl xxx

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Very distinctive card ♥ Leigh ♥

Jenny said...

Hi En, What a pretty card! I always love your clever sentiments, does that come from having to think up quirky ones for Papercraft Inspirations or do you have that kind of mind? I for one always struggle! lol! (to answer your question... no my card isnt versamarked, it's the pattern already on the paper...cheating! ;) jenny

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
Hope you got the card I sent. This is such a pretty card and lovely colors. My coffee pot broke and had to run to Walmart for a new one. Had coffee withdrawl. I have looked at all your cards this week and they have been so great. Have a great Sunday.

AndreaA said...

Great card Enfys, love the flowers on this card.
Also love, love all you stories.

mahuntington said...

Yumm, chocolate and peach. Looks good enough to eat

mckinkle said...

LOL! I do love your posts!

At first I thought you were trying to get us Brits to feel sorry for some bad weather in Florida over the winter??!! lol!

Seems there's never a dull moment in your local coffee shop! Doesnt it just make you wonder exactly what was gong through his mind as he joined you?!

Super card I love the colourway, peach has been so very neglected here for many a decade!

Keryn x

Allison said...

its wondeful En
Thank you so much for joining us at Charisma this week and hope to see you again
AllisonX

lisa said...

What a great card, En. I love the peach and the colours look great together.
You really do attract some strange folk don't you.

Lisax

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What a peach of a card (sorry, lol). Seriously I love it, and as for your story, maybe you should frequent somewhere else if you attract strange behaviour there! Luv Dee xxx

Vee said...

Fab design love the sentiment and image. Well done and thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Gina Thornton said...

Hello Enfys! Your posts greet me every morning, and they continue to inspire me! I have given you an award! You may pick it up on my blog! http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
Happy Creating!
Gina

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card, Enfys! Great colors.

That's too funny about the guy at the coffee shop. It takes all kinds.

Katie said...

Love the button/flower/string mix!!! Super cute... I'll have to remember to try something like this the next time I make a card!

Thanks for the "shout out"!