Wednesday, 27 January 2010

LOTV #45 & Cute Card Thursday #96 & Charisma Cardz #3

Hi girls. A warm welcome to my little space on the Web. I hope you find something here to please the eye and encourage your creative juices.
I have been looking forward to today. I am going into hospital as a day patient to have steriod injections into my spine to alleviate the back pain I have. I get these injections about every 4 months or so and they usually make a big difference for a while. I went in during Christmas week but the procedure did not go according to plan and the needle went into the spinal fluid so they had to abandon and give me arterial blood to stop the fluid leaking and I have been in quite a bit of discomfort since. Hopefully today will put all that right. It may be very late in the day before I can leave comments if at all but I promise I will catch up.
Anyway, enough of my moaning, on to the card. I have decided to enter this card into 3 challenges. Lili of the Valley who provided a great sketch, Cute Card Thursday where the theme was "Fairy Fantastic" and Charisma Cardz who wanted "Fruity Colours". I have used the LOTV stamp "Fairy on Tiptoes" and coloured her using my Copic Ciaos. I love this stamp. I used Dovecraft "Fantasy" designer pack papers and My Mind's Eye "Laundry Line" and mounted them on plain green card. I used plain pink card for cutting out the petals for the handmade flowers. Everything else is from my stash.
If you have the time to spare I would love it if you left a comment to let me know what you think of this card. Your comments are so helpful and encouraging and I love reading them. It's also great to know who has been visiting my blog. Do have a good day and be productive.


  1. Oh I hope you were able to get the injections to alleviate your back pain Fiona. I am praying for you!

    Your card is stunning. Love your image, gorgeous coloring and those sweet flowers.

  2. i'm also praying that you are now in no pain! so hope all went well!!!
    please please dont worry about getting around for comments!!! if you feel like doing anything...just keep making those gorgeous flowers!
    I cant believe how your paper matches your image so perfectly!

    sending you big hugs {{{{hugs}}}}}!!!!!

  3. Hi Fiona,
    I'm back...have caught up on your lovely cards they are the way your DP ties in so well with the stamp and beautiful colours as well on this one...Good luck for today hope everything goes to plan..take care my friend...
    Mandy xx

  4. Hi Fiona, Payne Holder led me to your WONDERFUL blog. You have so many beautiful creations! I hope the injections will take the pain away from your back. Prayers to you!

  5. Aww Fiona,
    I will be thinking of you, I hope they get it right today, I had a steriod in my shoulder a while before xmas and it works a treat, hope you one works as well if not better,
    Fab card, love that little fairy

  6. Oh wow Fiona this is just gorgeous. Love the image you've used and the papers are lush. Hugs Michele x

  7. WOW - love the juicy colours on this one - yummy!! Gorgeous as ever hun!
    Hope all goes well today and they don't mess up again - fingers and toes crossed for ya!!
    BIG hugs,
    Teri xx

  8. I am loving lili of the valley stamps at the minute, just got my first 3. Absolutely adore your card Fiona, put together so perfectly. Hope everything goes well today and you get some relief.

  9. This is just beautiful dear what fabulous colouring and colour scheme, hope verythinh goes well at the hospital today. thanks for joining LOTV challenge this week
    Hugs Jacqui x

  10. thinking of you today hunnie and hope these injections will be more sucessful. your card is a stunner and love your stamp x

  11. Hi Hun
    another stunning card, gorgeous image & papers,luv the ribbon detail.
    I hope all goes well for you today hun and it eases your pain, take care, hugs, sue.x

  12. Stunning card and flowers. That fairy is so darling. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  13. Hope all goes well at the hospital seewtheart :)
    Beautiful card - thanks for joining us on CCT!
    Hugs x

  14. I love your take on the sketch and the card is very beautiful. I too have those papers, you've made me want to blow the dust off them. Hope everything goes well today with your injections love, fingers crossed they relieve the pain.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. OMG I hope you feel better soon,just reading your post made me cringe!!! Love your sweet card,your ribbon and details are gorgeous!!
    Hugs xx

  16. Wow Fiona, love this card and of course a fantastic stamp you have used. Hope all went well today and your not suffering too much. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge

  17. Beautiful card Fiona - wow - the fairy is gorgeous! And the paper couldn't be more perfect! The velvet ribbon & bow is so lush! I hope your steroid injection goes well for you today!
    Hugs, Danielle

  18. Hi fiona - it's not whinging when the hospital make a cock up of your injection - poor you I really felt it as I was reading about it. Hope all has gone better for you today and you will have a period of some relief from your pain. This is a lovely card, the little tag is a great idea.
    Lynn x

  19. Hi Fiona such a gorgeous card. I hope everything went okay for you today. Don't be worrying about blogland you just look after yourself. Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  20. lovely card Fiona, evrything about it is pretty and well co ordinated. janex

  21. Hope things went well for you today Fiona and your pain relief kicks in soon.
    This is another lovely card - the papers are very pretty - the layout lovely and the flowers- gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  22. so cute
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  23. Oh Fiona I really do hope this injection works for you, I have had three of those but unfortunately they don't do a thing for me. I will be thinking of you and hoping that by tomorrow you will be out for a jog lol.
    Your card is beautiful, the image with those lovely papers is just perfect they almost look like they were made for each other. I can almost feel the softness of your velvet ribbon and bow, such a warm feel.
    Kim xXx

  24. wow this creation is just so incredibly stunning!!!

  25. Such a lovely card. Gorgeous image and colours. Thanks for joining us on LOTV
    Hope everything went well

  26. Such a gorgeous card and wonderful take on our sketch Fiona. I adore this image and you have coloured her so beautifully.Your papers and floral detail are so pretty.
    Ooh I do sympathise with you as I know what you are suffering.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-


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