Friday, 15 January 2010

Secret Crafter #65

Good morning to all in blogland. Thank you for calling in to see my creations, I hope you find something to make your visit worthwhile.
We've had more snow here in the last 24 hours and although the temperature has risen to just above freezing the white stuff is still hanging on. That's four weeks now and the novelty has definately worn off. Still on the bright side, if I can't go out I can always craft away indoors.
I have sometimes wondered if my cards are too busy so I thought I would give the "less is more" strategy a try but when I look at this card I am thinking I have maybe overdone it - there's not much here. I didn't even put a sentiment on it - I might keep it for a man card further down the line.
Anyway I am entering this into the Secret Crafters challenge and it is based on the great sketch they provided. I have used an Inkadinkado stamp and actually double stamped it to give a bit of depth to the image. The papers are Bazzil and Rayher Hobby GmbH. The ribbon is new from Stampaholics in Perth.
I really need your views on this one so if you can spare a minute please leave a comment to let me know what you think. It would really be appreciated.
I hope you have a successful day crafting and blogging and keep safe when your out and about if you are sharing this weather.


  1. Hi Fiona,poor you more's melting quite quickly here now much as I like snow I'm not sorry it's going and we can get back to normal..onto your card I love the layout and the less is more theme...the image is fab and the ribbon and bow is just right. I think if you put a sentiment on it will be's lovely
    Mandy xx

  2. oh no! not more snow!!! I am very tired of it here also!
    this card is definitely a change from your norm but it shows how creative you are!!! I really love can put any sentiment you want on the inside! its a perfect man card but also an elegant card for any the stamps on the side panels - they really accentuate the main stamp! beautiful job!

  3. Fantastic card,
    I think its very elegant,
    Oh No, not more snow, hope you stay safe and warm,
    I have good news for you, Your name was picked for the winner of the Character Cafe blog hop last week, I have told the lady at Character cafe if she does not get in touch with you in the next couple of days, let me know and I will sort out your image for you,

  4. I think simple is sometime under-rated. I try to keep mine fairly simple if I can, makes my life easier!
    Very elegant hun, would do for a man or an older person perhaps. . . God forbid you could always bung a peel off on it later - or better still put your sentiment on the inside!
    Stay safe hun!
    Teri x

  5. Fiona this is fantastic, I love it, love the layout, and the tree stamp is fab, it would indeed made a good male card....Hugs Avril xxxx

  6. Fiona...You are the sweetest. Thanks for your prayers and your encouraging words. They are so appreciated!!! I love this creation with the layout, the image and your color combo. Beautiful work!

  7. Fabulous,love this LO and image!!! Love the simple look,but I always seem to forget and go overboard!!
    Hugs xx

  8. I like this card, sometimes we can't see our creation as they are clouded by all the embellies, your card is like a naked beauty, doesn't need anything else. And sometimes it's best to leave off sentiments so we can use it for any occasion. I love it Fiona!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. This is a great male card Fiona, and leaving the sentiment off allows for some flexability. I'm an embellisher too and find it hard to pare down. This is gorgeous! (But I still love your frilly style as well!) xxD

  10. Oh such a gorgeous card!
    Love those trees and your design is perfect!
    Have a great weekend!
    kim x

  11. beautiful, elegant card.

  12. gorgeous card fiona,i think it would make a lovely xmas card. xx jo xx

  13. No you haven't overdone it. It's very different for you but is really lovely. Would be great someone of either sex.
    Beryl xx

  14. Hi Fiona, I think your cards fabulous but it does feel a bit scary if its not your usual style. I LOVE the image and you can see the depth with the double stamping - like looking in a forest! The background paper and ribbon are just perfect! Wonderful use of the sketch - good luck in the draw and thanks for joining us at SCSC this week

    Mel X

  15. we have snow or ice left here so fingers crossed we wont get anymore...I dont think your card are ever too busy Fiona but this one is amazing, such beautiful colours


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