Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Lili of the Valley #44 & Charisma Cardz #2

Hello girls. Great to have you visiting here today. I hope you find it an uplifting experience. I know I get a lot of inspiration visiting the blogs I visit regularly. I trust you will find something you like.
It's still bitterly cold here although the snow has all but disappeared. there seems to be a lot of people with chest colds and there is also a sickness bug doing the rounds so I think being confined to barracks for so long hasn't been a bad thing. Reading your blogs there seem to be quite a few of you under the weather and I hope you all feel better soon.
I made this card to enter two challenges. Lili of the Valley who required a "Thank You" card based on one of their stamps and Charisma Cardz who wanted us to use "Anything New".
Well. I have inked up the LOTV stamp "Little Girls Swing Time" for the very first time and coloured it using my new Polychromos pencils. The papers are all Basic Grey "Granola" and the ribbon and embellishments are all from my stash. I also introduced some distressing to the papers to give a more textured feel to the card.
If you have anything you want to say about this card I would love you to leave me a comment. Your opinions are valued and I like to hear what you like and don't like about any of my cards. If by any chance you are leaving a comment for the first time I will call back to your blog to return the compliment.
Please have a good day and enjoy your crafting.


  1. Hi Fiona,
    Loving this one..has a different feel to your other cards..sweet image and fab colouring..must use my pencils more...A gorgeous card..
    Mandy xx

  2. What a super image,
    Hope you are snow free now and able to get out,

  3. WOW - gorgeous card hun!! Really loving the rich colours on here, yummy! Glad your snow has gone now, ours is hanging on a bit here and there, but gradually disappearing.
    Thank you for your kind words yesterday, I feel such a lot better today - loads of sleep helped when the kids were at school - trouble is I had to go out and fetch the little one anyway - boo.
    Hope you get to go out sometime soon. . .
    Teri x

  4. wow what a beautiful card so much work gone into it. stunning xx

  5. This card really has a warm feel to it, I don't know if it is the distressing or the combination of the papers and image but I really do like that feel. I am not a fan of distressing and have not yet successfully managed it myself but because this card feels so warm my eye wasn't immediately drawn to the distress.
    Kim xXx

  6. Oh WOW this is stunning, fabulous colours and image and gorgeous flowers.

  7. This is really gorgeous, Fiona. I love the papers and those flowers are gorgeous. I love the whole look of it! x

  8. Oh my, love these warm colors and your coloring with your new pencils makes you want to reach out and giver a little push on her swing! love your ribbon and flowers...and wonderful job on distressing! have a great day! so glad you and DH are well now (:

  9. Oh Fiona, the distressing, papers and embellies are PERFECT with this adorable image. SOOOOO cute! xxD

  10. Oh wow Fiona, your best card so far, I just love it! The image is the best and those flowers are right down my street. The papers and distressing give this card a vintage feel and with the colours you've used it's stunning. Your colouring and the subtle tones from those pencils finish it off beautifully.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Hi Fiona
    beautiful card hun, luv your colouring of her, great colour choice, luv the papers & embelies,stunning creation, sue.x

  12. WOW FIONA!!!!
    This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Such a gorgeous image and so beautifully colored! All of your details, layers and embellis are just perfect!

  13. Wonderful card Fiona, the colours, distressing, flowers everything!!! just excellent, I really really love this one

  14. Beautiful card Fiona, the papers, image, flowers, colours, everything so yummy! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  15. WOW! Just love this Fiona. So beautiful! Love the distressing and what a fab idea for those papers - gorgeous. Kim

  16. Wow!
    Fiona this is so very beautiful!
    I totally love this sweet image and your colours and detail are wonderful!
    Definitely best place indoors nice and cosy!
    kim x

  17. Oh Fiona...I just love this image. Gorgeous coloring and design!! Love all the distressing and colors!!
    hugs and blessings,

  18. Hi Auntie Fiona
    This is really beautiful The image is really cute and lovely colour choices. Hope you and U william are feeling much better now hav't been on the blog for a few days so thought it was time to tune in I'm waiting on mum and dad arriving from the airport they are coming for nearly two weeks which will be great.
    luv and hugs Carol xx

  19. Gorgeous card Fiona,I love the colour combo and the image. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  20. Fiona this is utterly delicious, I love everything about it, we must have a crafty day together, I could learn so much from you...Hugs Avril xxxx

  21. Just gorgeous!! Love the sepia colours and the gorgeous shabby chic look you have created! such a work of art! Love it!! Hugs Juls


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