Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Beary sweet.....

I found this little acrylic stamp set on sale, I stamped her onto white card, and rounded the edges, then I stamped her again and cut out just her hat, so that it stands above the base card. The papers are by My Minds Eye, and the sentiment button is from Craftwork Cards



I really like using pink and brown together, it's always a lovely combination for any card

Promarkers used:

Bear - sandstone and vanilla and tan
clothes and accents - blossom pink, pale pink and cocktail pink
Punch - lattice arch Martha Stewart
When I went for a coffee yesterday I sat at a table with a very elderly man, and a woman who told me she was his carer. It turned out that he was 93, had alzheimers and was from Poland. He was just lovely, with the kindest blue eyes you ever saw, and although he was very confused about the here and now, he told me in his broken English how he had escaped from the enemy during the war, he remembered it all..............his face was pensive with remembrance and his eyes clouded with memory as he gazed into the past, telling me about climbing a mountain as he escaped, he was shot in his leg, lying there until the British soldiers came along and rescued him. He has lived in England ever since then, and has been married to an English woman for sixty years. As he left, he leaned over and gave me a kiss on my cheek, and I found the whole experience very moving, his memories of sixty five years ago clear and sharp in his mind as if it were yesterday, and yet, yesterday was but a blur. Yet because of him, and tens of thousands like him, I had the freedom to sit in the sunshine enjoying my coffee.....
See you tomorrow

20 comments:

  1. Oh My. How lucky you were to get to have a visit with that wonderful Gentleman!! They are our history no matter where we are. Your card is just wonderful. :)

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  2. This is a beautiful story and how kind you were to sit and listen to one of our heroes tell of his rememberances. It is beautiful and sad at the same time. Thank you Ens.

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  3. enfys that is gorgeous and the pink and brown really do look stunning together. what a beautiful story too hun, i bet it was lovely to listen too, maes a change for you and your coffee trips!!! lol!!! big hugs lou xx

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  4. Such a wonderful card!
    Hugs from Maya

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  5. Oh this is so gorgeous Enfys!
    Such a super cute image and your paper is scrummy!
    What a meeting you had enjoying your coffee we own so much to so many don't we!
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. OMG, Enfys, how cute ist this?
    I love also the wonderful colours.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  7. cute card, I think you should write a book. Call it Coffee Shop Conversations. You meet the most interesting people. I look forward to your stories as much as your cards. Thanks for sharing this one, very touching indeed. ~Diane

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  8. Enfys, So many times we don't remember the real heroes in the world. Thanks for sharing his memories...we all should listen more.
    Rosie

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  9. Oh wow this is a really cute card. Now I would normally be thinking 'En really knows how to pick me' lol but on this occasion it seems you got the best of the best, what a wonderful experience and I am sure you made his day as much as he made yours.
    Kim xXx

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  10. Your card is wonderful, your story even more so. We have so much to learn from those who have lived longer and we so often forget what a treasure they are. Thanks for sharing and for reminding us of this. Blessings on your day!

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  11. Love he pink and brown Enfys! Adorable card.

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  12. Wow, what an encounter you had.
    We are all should remember how lucky we are. Thanks for sharing
    this Enfys!
    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  13. Love the pink and brown together. You are a wonderful person my God bless you for your kindness to the heroes of our nation.
    Linda in Stanwood

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  14. Enfys:
    I love your stories and, in particular, this one! I think we all become so complacent and forget about those that suffered and gave their all so we could have the freedoms we have to day - but boy are we screwing it up!! We're all going to have to fight ourselves to keep those very same freedoms! Thanks for reminding us!

    jackie

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  15. What a cute card!! love pink and brown together.
    Also what a great story!!!

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  16. Cute card. Thanks for sharing that very moving story. How lucky we are to be living in freedom.(Here and there)
    But we must remember the price of that freedom! Many men and women paid the ultimate price for our freedom. So to all veterans, everywhere, who fought for freedom... Thank you!

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  17. First let me say how cute I think that card is!
    What a touching story! I get very emotional when I hear stories like this. My Dad was in WWII and helped liberate some of the camps. He is long gone, but I wish I would have talked to him more about that experience while I could.
    What a treasure you found in that coffee shop yesterday!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and touching encounter with us, Enfys. Taking time to listen to him was the greatest gift you could give to him at this time in his life.

    Love your card. Such a cute image and the colors are yummy. :)

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  19. Wowww Enfys,so wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x