Saturday, 20 August 2011

In The Pink

Here's a Heartfelt Creations card made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine. The sentiment is one from a acrylic set by Fiskars. I love these Heartfelt Creation stamps, they come with a matching Spellbinders die, so you stamp the flowers, then cut them out using the die. Clever. The leaves are a Hero Arts stamp

I put tiny black seed beads in the centres of the flowers, which don't really show up on the photos
Do you ever look at sentiment stamps and wonder 'who on earth would I send that to.....' I particularly dislike the hectoring ones, that sound as if you are being a very bossy self-righteous school monitor, telling folks how to live their lives. 'Live life to the fullest' 'Do a good deed every day and your kindness will pay you back' ......and so on. I also have a bit of a hate thing going for sickly sweet sentiments, although I know a lot of people love them. Talking of which, who on earth is Garson Kanin, who wrote the quote on today's card? Anyone know?
Time for this particular work of art to get a move on and do some chores.... see you tomorrow

28 comments:

Joey said...

Hiya Enfys,

I love this card, gorgeous arrangement of those flowers, I like basic sentiments, anything too much and peeps look at you like your a bit mad lol

Joey x

Kraftychick said...

Enfys:
Gorgeous card! Garson Kanin was an American playwright and director. He and his wife, actress Ruth Gordon, wrote/directed the movie "Adam's Rib", a great Tracy/Hepburn movie -- I am NOT THAT SMART - I just Googled this info! LOL!

TFS,
jackie

pinky said...

Garson Kanin was an american writer and director...a man of the world obviously lol. Totally agree, you need to be careful what you send to certain people. I love your card, those dots are just gorgeous.

Katina said...

Stunning card Enfys! Love the layout and the arrangement of flowers. Gorgeous colours too! xx

I lost you on my blog list and suddenly you've reappeared, yay! x

LindaS said...

Gorgeous creation. Love your design and the flowers are so beautiful.

Linda said...

Very sweet card. Love the sentiment. I will use the card for my mother
in-laws birthday in Oct. Her favorite color is yellow so it will be yellow instead of pink.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

cricutalltime said...

Wow such a beautiful card.love everything about it.those flowers are so pretty.love the embossing.tfs

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Enfys, Fabulous card, it really caught my eye, pretty flowers and you've arranged them beautifully, love the sentiment. I know exactly what you mean, they can be a bit challenging, this is fine, hope you're well, Gay xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

1CardCreator said...

Love the card looks fab with the embossed background too! I think that sentiment must have been written by some old wrinkly person who was green with enyv when she saw young people, oh who knows!

misteejay said...

Stunning card - really beautiful.

Toni xx

Scrappymax said...

Beautiful card Enfys and just my colour. I love those adorable flowers so will have to have a look for them.
Max x

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
Been MIA for awhile. I hope after this month that things will calm down. I still take time to view your blog and read your little stories........They brighten my day.

Kristie Maynard said...

Really love this card, everything about it!
There are some sentiments that I really wonder about, but there are some exceptional ones out there too, but of course you know that!

Melodie said...

what a lovely card, very noble of them. The flowers are just beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

marlene said...

Marlene said: Such soft colors on this card. The flowers pop right out. Can't beat pink and black. Super job.

Chrisd said...

Wonderful card. I do hope to get those flower stamps and dies.
As for Garson Kanin, he was on talk shows often when I was a teen and I remember seeing him and often also his actress wife Ruth Gordon(on Merv Griffin show in the US). He was so funny and it was very interesting to hear his stories about early Broadway and the movie industry.

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is so beautiful Enfys. I had no idea who Garson Kanin was until I read your bloggers. The card is more important to me than the quote anyway. Is that shame on me?

Donna said...

What a beautiful card! Really pretty! I agree with the sentiments. I don't care for my cards to be too bossy! he he he!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous card Enfys. Just love everything about it. It caught my eye instantly. Love the flowers with the seed beads, even though I can't see exactly what you are referring to as seed beads. Love the color and what a perfect sentiment. After reading some of the comments, I now know who Garson Kanin is/was. Thanks.
Marcie

Cricut Couple said...

Really Beautiful! I really love those flowers!

janner said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the flowers. Lovely attention to detail. I'm afraid I'm one of those people who love sappy sentiments on cards.

Rachel V said...

Fab card Enfys love the flowers and the colours (love black and pink together) X Rachel

Linda said...

I love the beautiful flowers AND I love the sentiment. I am now a work of art right down to every deep line and purple vane all over me. LOL

Sue Painter said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the flowers and the overall design, too. Just totally lovely!

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful flowers. I like this set of sentaments stamps too. I just bought the Memories set to use in a heritage album I am working on.

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is a stunning card, love the colours and the flowers.
Kim xXx

pcrusberg said...

Super sweet card. I agree with you on the sentiment stamps. Angel Company has one that says "A wish is a dream your heart makes. Tinkerbelle" I happen to be a Disney movie watcher and it was Cinderella that sang that phrase. Sheesh! Who are they kidding?