Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Simon Says ... Let it Snow

Hi again to anyone returning to my blog and a warm and friendly welcome to you if this is your first visit.
What a day this has been. Woke up to a driveway and local streets just one sheet of pure ice - not easy to negotiate on crutches (Santa please take them away when you leave me the new back and hips I asked for. Lol). 8:30am at the surgery for the nurse to dress the large sore on my heel. 2pm at the dentist for a regular checkup. 5pm back to the surgery for the same nurse, my pal Liz, to get my Swine Flu Injection (apparantly an asthmatic in my age group qualifies). Do I sound as though I'm moaning? - I hope not.

I made this card for the Simon Says .... Let it Snow challenge. I used two stamps here. The background is a new Magnolia image "Winter Forest" which I stamped on top of A Penny Black stamp " Caroling Trio" from the "Slapstick" range that I masked to give the effect of the furries in front of the trees. The paper is "Blizzard" by Doodlebug Designs Inc. I used Copics Ciaos and "Stickles" to colour the images and the flowers are handmade. The ribbon is from my stash of goodies (soon to be replenished by Santa I hope).
If you like this card why not let me know by leaving a comment. Every comment I get is treasured because I get so much joy reading them and so much help and encouragement from them. It's been a pleasure to have you and I hope you'll come back shortly - I try to post a card every day. Enjoy your carfting day.


  1. Hi Fiona, how are you after your swine flu jag? I got mine the other week. I tend to avoid going out in this weather like the plague, it terrifies me incase I fall. Really simple but so effective card, love those magnolia trees and the mice are so cute. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

  2. Hey lady! So sorry you had to negotiate the bad weather for unpleasant appts. today. I hear you've been a very good girl so I hope Santa grants your wishes. BEautiful card Fiona, I don't understand the concept of masking. Maybe some day. So effective! xxD

  3. Gorgeous card Fiona :-)The PB image is lovely and the background you created is fab too ! A lovely scene :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Let it Snow
    Lols x x

  4. I have fell in love with this card,
    Those mice are such cuties,
    Hope you don't have to go out much in this weather, its dreadful down here so I know its got to be worse up there,
    Stay warm and safe,

  5. Hi Fiona, sorry I've been a bad blogger these last few days just seem to be busy all the time..this is a beautiful card as always..love your new background..the little mice are soo cute....
    Mandy xx

  6. Hi Fiona
    aww gorgeous scene you have created, luv the trees & the ickle mice, great colouring, sue.x

  7. Hiya hun! Fantastic card! Such cute little mice aren't they.
    Back to boring old rain for us up here - ugh! Still, more crafting time - yeay!
    Have a great day,
    Teri xx

  8. You sound like you are having a right old time Fiona, hope the frost disappears quick. Love your card, its looks so festive and happy. Hope you get through your day ok.

  9. This is beautiful Fiona!! I just love the scene you created here!! The trees behind the mouse trio is an awesome touch!!

  10. What a beauty I love this scene, those little furries get me everytime but with the tree's aswell it looks magical. Gorgeous.
    Hope your heel heals up quickly and that you don't get any reaction to your flu injection, oh and while santa's delivering your new back and hips could you ask him to send another back my way please lol.
    Kim xXx

  11. Hi Fiona, Your having a day of it today aren't you love, hope all goes well sweetie. Now your card, well I adore the Penny Black image, I don't have it but it's on my wish list. I adore Penny Black mice and hedgies. The Xmas trees look brilliant with the mice. You've made a really gorgeous card and so sweet too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    p.s. thinking of you today

  12. Aww, super cute Fiona! I love how you paired these mice with the Magnolia fir trees! Beautifully coloured too - a really gorgeous card!
    Hugs, Danielle

  13. I like the way you have combined two images to create a scene. It is fabulous.

  14. Hi Fiona, what a stunning card, your colouring is fantastic. Sounds like you had a very busy day. Have a great Christmas.
    Hugs Tracy x

  15. Hi Fiona, you sound like you have had a busy day.....and not an easy one by the sounds off it...hope things improve tomorrow, do you know when I go from Edinburgh to Dundee and back we always get the worst weather and temperatures at Kinross....honest we look at our temp gauge and it goes down by 1 degree and if it suddenly starts raining we know we are at Kinross....so I pity you the weather....but on a lighter note I am loving this card, such a fab image, Hugs Avril xxxx

  16. Hi MIL, stunning card, I love the mice & those trees are perfect in the background. Hope you are not too tired after your busy day.



  17. Hope you are having a rest now after your busy day - I hate ice even when i am on my own two feet!
    Love this card especially the masking effect which has really brought it to life.

  18. Fabulous selection of cards since I managed to get here last time. Hope to get back sooner next time.
    Beryl xx

  19. gorgeous card Fiona, I love how you combined the two stamp types
    Mina xxx


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