Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Charisma Cardz #46 & Colour Create #32

Hi there girls welcome to my little blog. When will all this rain and wind stop? It's bad enough here but it must be horrendous for those in Cumbria and SW Scotland - my heart goes out to them.
I'm afraid the this is going to be a long post because I've got Awards to deal with later. So on to my card for today.
This card was made to enter into two challenges:
Charisma Cardz gave a great sketch to follow and Colour Create asked for a colour combo of "Green, Red and White"
I used and Inkadinkado "Bauble with Ribbon" and embossed it in red and gold. The papers are the reverse side of "Eskimo Kisses"and an unknown one I had lying in the bottom of a drawer. The flowers are handmade and the other embellishments are from my stash.
I hope you like the traditional Christmas colours and that you have enough time to leave me a comment to let me know what you think about this one. You have no idea how much I appreciate them - they are so helpful.


Well I'll get on to my unfinished award business. Firstly I have been given this lovely award by Tracy at Country Mouse. Tracy is a fab crafter and has followed me since I started my blog in late July and I am really flattered to receive this from her.

Now I have to list 7 things about myself before I pass this on.
  1. I am a qualified Aromatherapist but had to give up because of my back trouble.
  2. I am an only child as was my dad.
  3. I love going on cruises (haven't been able to for a while - crutches and boats don't mix well)
  4. My hubby is now retired and we spend all our time together.
  5. Kinross, where I live is on the shores of Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.
  6. I have never lived outside of Scotland and have no desire to.
  7. I never, never watch "Soaps" on TV.

I would like to pass this award on to the following people

Kim at Kim's Card Corner and Emma at Mrs Giraffe's Bloggy

You might recall I was given 2 awards by Gez at GezzyBs Crafty Bits last week and I delayed passing them on. Well I am going to do that now.

This first one requires 5 facts about myself and since I am not comfortable talking about myself I am going to cheat slightly and refer you to the facts above.
I want to pass this award on to:
Tracy at Country Mouse
Linnie at LinniePink and
The second award is:
and I would like to pass iton to:
Do have a nice day and enjoy your crafting.
Fiona x


  1. Your card is fabulous and I love your handmade flowers. I'd love to know how you made them. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  2. wow this post kept you busy! loved reading your answers..have only been to Scotland once for only two days in a "stop-over" on an England-Ireland-Wales tour for two weeks..
    one of these days would love to go again with more time in Scotland!
    LOVE your handmade flowers - one of these days please please give us a show how to do them!
    we are getting ready to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday so I have auto posted my blog to Monday - see you then!
    (hope your weather breaks)

  3. Good Morning Fiona
    Such a gorgeous card,
    Have a great day

  4. Fabulous card as ever!!
    Thanks for the award hun! Five facts about me. . . hmn.
    Know what you mean about the wind and rain, phew I'm all windswept too, but thankfully the rain has stopped here.
    Have a great day friend!
    Teri x

  5. Morning Fiona

    Gorgeous card it looks so expensive and tradional too, I love it.


  6. Oh lovely card, gorgeous colours & very Christmassy.

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

  7. Hi Fiona, really gorgeous card, I think you should do a tutorial on these flowers, there's not just me that likes them. I love the ribbon and flowers of course and that bauble looks so divine.
    Thank you for my award, your so kind. My grand father's family is from Scotland but I've only been once when my Auntie was in the RAF. I was only a kid at the time and we went to Kinloss.
    But I do want to go again.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Wow. The bauble is awsome. I haven't seen this stamp but I'll be looking out for it now. I love the colours you've used on this fab. card.
    Beryl xx

  9. a gorgeous card hun, hugs rachxx

  10. Fiona this card is gorgeous again I love that bauble stamp it really has style and with those flowers of your it is the perfect match. Thanks for the awards I will get round to posting them I seem to be chasing my tail at the moment.
    Kim xXx

  11. Lovely card Fiona, you have done a great job on the handmade flowers.

  12. Gorgeous card Fiona, very christmassy!

  13. gorgeous Fiona the bauble and the flowers are perfect together...I love reading ;facts; about people but wouldnt be able to do my own Im not interesting enough lol
    Mina xxx

  14. Lovely traditional card MIL, fab papers & love the flowers. Hope you are ok.



  15. A really beautiful card Fiona - I love the ornament! And those handmade flowers are incredible - gorgeous work! And congrats on receiving the awards - very well deserved!
    Hugs, Danielle

  16. This is fabulous Fiona, gorgeous colours and a lovely take on this weeks sketch thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  17. Hi Fiona, thank you so much for my award, I am thrilled that you find my blog inspiring. Your card is just stunning, a gorgeous Christmas card, love the bauble and the glitter ric rac ribbon. Your flowers are amazing, you should really do a tutorial as they are just so effective and you could use them on any card. Hope you are well. Thank you again for my award. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

  18. Wow Fiona! This card is just gorgeous! The image is just beautiful, and I love the flowers! Fantastic work! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!



Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Fiona x