Sunday, 5 June 2011

Embellished Florals in White

Just before I came back to the UK I caved and bought the Embellished Floral cartridge for my Cricut. I had resisted it because the handbook shows really hideous combinations of colours, and it wasn't until I had a good look and imagined the cuts done in tonal shades, that I realised that the cuts really were very pretty, so for this card I rebelled totally against the strong colours and used all white......................

Butterfly cut at 3" - I wanted it BIG and I added texture with a swiss dots embossed layer, and added lots and lots of pearls (oops, just noticed the pearls from the antennae have slipped). The butterfly was cut from white pearlised card which has a subtle sheen
The base card is by Craftwork Cards, and the sentiment label was cut using Elegant Edges, and a Stampin Up stamp

I have had such a busy weekend with the children - yes, I took lots of photos but haven't had a chance to edit them yet. Kiki danced beautifully bless her, the babies greeted me joyfully so they hadn't forgotten me, and Max immediately wanted a trip to the park (in the pouring rain....), so all was well
I do hate driving in London though. It's a very nippy sort of place - people nip in and out of lanes, zipping in front of you and behind you. I need to go on a nippy course, I dither and miss the moment, so dither even more, indicator blinking madly - giving rise to the dreaded London toot. They are great tooters down there, hesitate for a moment and they all start tooting their horns like mad. So I drove, and dithered, and in a cacophony of toots found my way around, and eventually, exhausted, back home
See you tomorrow

54 comments:

Brigitte said...

WOW!!!

K-E Kreations said...

Love this card! Wonderful for a wedding.

Sally said...

Wowzers! Totally stunning

TenSGal said...

Your card is gorgeous! I bought that cartridge, too...and agree about the combinations that are shown in the manual...ick! but I love what you did...love white on white...so elegant!
I'm doing a Cricut challenge and going through the 90 or so cartridges I have to make sure I use each one. I haven't gotten far in my challenge...just in the "b's" right now but when I get to the "e's" shortly...I may "lift" you idea here! Thanks!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card!!! It looks so pretty all in white and I LOVE all the pearl embellishments, so pretty! :-)

Audrey Frelx said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Enfys!!!

Been a while since I visited, had been AWOL for awhile with internet problems. Anyway I just had to stop by and say "hi". I knew you'd have some fabulous for me to see too; you always do!!! This card is amazing and more so in all white!!!

Hugs!

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, it looks very great. I love the monochrome creation.
Your card is really fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Enfys this is gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Whimsey said...

WOWZA; this is so beautiful; love all the pearls - sooooo elegant!!

ddair said...

Enfy,
I absolutely LOVE what you did with that card/cartridge. It is SO elegant.
I felt the same way about that cartridge. The colors were awful but I will take another look now that I've seen your beautiful cersion. TFS

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
Long time since I left a message. Still taking care of parents. Mom is having some problems. I read the blog daily with my coffee. Hope all is well with you. I love this card great job. Love the white............

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful! I love white on white!

Gramjak said...

This is absolutely BREATH-TAKINGINGLY beautiful! Wow! I want a box of 50 of these for weddings and anniversaries! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely idea.

I know what you mean about driving in a place where they zip and honk! That's why we don't move to the city where our kids live! LOL!!

1CardCreator said...

Breathtaking! This card is beautiful!

A splash here and there said...

Very beautiful card, Enfys! My hubby was born and raised in the UK and he was laughing when I told him your story. He said you have to be a real aggressive driver or take the subways LOL! He has yet to take me and the kids there but I'll bet you we won't be driving around!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! This is Gorgeous!!! LOVE the white on white look!!

Deanne said...

I am really starting to enjoy those monochromatic cards, but the white is by far the loveliest. An Amazing card!!

Deanne

http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Just incredible love. Hugs, Joan

Donna said...

Love the card! I actually am partial to fancy white cards, so this is another beauty to me.

I'm so happy you are with your grand babies! I know when I am away I miss mine terribly!

Many blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Maryellen said...

Today's card is so elegant! I just
love it. Glad you made it home
safely, city driving is no fun no
matter where you are.
Hugs,
Maryellen
Atlanta, GA

Jessica said...

Gorgeous Enfys! Just gorgeous. I've not seen that cartridge. So I'm off to check it out. Elegant edges is on my wish list. So this one will probly be too. Thank you very much! lol I can imagine what driving is like in London. I've said for years that SC drivers are some of the worst I've ever known. If it rains it's like 'just add water and you get instant idiot!' I often wonder where these people got their drivers license's .. I'm waiting for the new pix of the kiddies. Hugs, Jessica

Kim. said...

Stunning card, this puts a really different perspective on the Embellished Florals Cart.
Have been born in London I learnt to drive there and it is the one thing I am thankful for about the place lol. Now when my son asks for a lift back to the Household Cavalry Barracks I really don't mind and quite enjoy the rat race of the traffic because compared to East Anglia where everyone drives at 20mph it is a like a thrill ride!!!
Kim xXx

janner said...

I totally agree with you. The white is a much better choice. You continue to inspire me.
Cheers,
Jan, your Canadian pal

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Enfys,

I love your card! You have always created beautiful masterpieces, and this one is no exception. So glad to visit you again my friend. Just stunning!

Hugz, xx

~L~

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, I never thought of doing the cuts in all white! How gorgeous, En! sorry I've been MIA. I know when I pop over here there'll be tons of inspiration and some good laughs in your posts and the time has been slipping away from me. Gonna poke around a bit. xxD

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

I love it so much! So pretty! I was about to say I have blogger who would love that card except i see above that Donna has already found you! So funny. You both do amazing white work!

Brigit said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

cardchick's world said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I'll go take a second look at that cart...

London sounds like us trying to get to downtown LA.....you put it nicely-zip...we just say psycho drivers...your honked at if your in their way or headlights flash you b/c you are driving the speed limits

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