Thursday, 26 November 2009

Friday Sketchers #7 & Just Magnolia Week # 32

I didn't think the wind and rain could get much worse but I was wrong. The winds have intensified and it has poured here for the last 24 hours. Still we are far better off than those poor people in Cumbria and SW Scotland. Hubby worked for the RNLI for 11 years before he retired and he has been fretting all day about any Lifeboat Crews that may have been called out today. Those guys and gals (there are a lot of women on lifeboats) are the salt of the earth. If you want to consider a Charity in your Christmas giving they are worth helping.
Anyway on to the crafting. I decided to combine the requirements for two challenges in this card. I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and the "Masking" asked for in the Just Magnolia challenge.
The stamps are Magnolia's "Old Wooden Bench" which I stamped with a masking so that I could superimpose "Sitting Santa". They were coloured in using my Copic Ciaos. The papers are "Colourful Christmas (falling flakes)" by My Mind's Eye and Karen Neuburger's "Share Bear" by Paper Adventures. The snowflakes are punched out of mirra card using an Alpine punch. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado's "Holiday Silhouettes" set and the ribbon is from my stash.
I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it enough to find time to leave a comment. I really love reading your views on my cards and find them so helpful and encouraging.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day whatever you are doing. Go safely. Thank you for visiting my little blog.
Hugs,
Fiona x

15 comments:

  1. I love your cheerful lovely card. Your mum and dad will love it. Glad your keeping warm and dry. Good luck in the challenge. Julie x

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  2. Fantastic card,
    Stay safe in the winds & rain,
    My heart goes out to all who are affected by the winds and rains like Cumbria and sw Scotland.
    Hugs
    Angie

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  3. Fantastic card Fiona. I love it.
    Berni

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  4. Wonderful card - lovely cheerful Santa!
    Things are easier here today - for the moment that is!!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  5. A right cutie, love the colours, snoflakes and papers.
    Pinky

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  6. Hiya Fiona,

    Gorgeous card, I do love the magnolia santa, beautifully coloured.

    Joey.x

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  7. Fab card Fiona, love your masking, I really have to have a go at this.....I agree with you about the weather, but we are luckier than some, I honestly thought that my shed was going to take off with me in it yesterday, I was stuck for about 3 hours and lost internet connections.....mind you if the shed takes off I had better be in it...LOL....Hugs Avril xxxx

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  8. Hi Fiona Love your card and the little Santa.A great layout too. It's just started raining here again today after a few hours of bright sunshine,but very cold, didn't last long...
    xx Vee

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  9. great card fiona, this santa looks a bit fed up perhaps it's the rain, he should come to the wirral we had sun all day.
    The life boat crew are the tops.
    janex

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  10. Adorable MIL, that santa is growing on me. Hope the lifeboat crews were kept safe today.x

    Hugs

    Sarah

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  11. Hi Fiona card is fab! We are lucky here too not to have that gastly weather,those lifeboat men do a wonderful job they are one of the many charities i never have a problem giving too!! xx jo xx

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  12. Beautiful card Fiona - I love how you masked Santa onto that wooden bench! Great work on the FS layout too and I love the snowflakes you've added! I hope the rain starts to dry up a bit for you guys over there!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  13. Fab card Fiona. Love it.
    Beryl xx

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  14. beautiful festive card Fiona, I love the image sitting on the bench
    Mina xxx

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Hugs,
Fiona x