Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sketch & Stash #26 and Award

Hi to all you girls out there in Blogland. I am really pleased you have found your way to my blog and I sincerely hope you find something to whet the crafting appetite. More snow here today in Kinross - serves me right for wishing for a white Christmas - don't think I've ever had a white Easter, at least not yet. Hope all is well where you are.
I made this card for the latest Sketch and Stash challenge. The stamp and the flower embellishments are both new - at least the flowers are, the image was borrowed while I was down at Sarah's. It is Penny Black's "Hugs & Kisses for You" and was coloured using her Promarkers. This stamp is no longer generally available but I must browse the net to see if I can find one - I think it's beautiful. The papers are all Bazzil card and everthing else except the flowers which were bought while at Sarah's are from my stash.
I hope you will find a minute to leave a comment telling me what you think of this card. I so love reading them.

I was really chuffed to be given this award by Lynn across at Crafty Linby between Christmas and New Year. She has been a longstanding source of inspiration and encouragement which makes this all the more pleasing. Although I have this one already I really appreciate the thought and have decided to pass it on to two young crafters who have just started up their own blogs but have already produced some beautifully crafted cards, They are:

Georgina at Georgina's Crafting Dream
Sydney at Sydney's Creations

I hope this award will offer some encouragement for them to continue producing great cards. Enjoy girls.

Apparently a condition of this award is to list 7 things you might not know about me (I think we could excuse the girls this if they find it difficult) so here goes.
1. A number of years ago I was winched up off the rear deck of Lerwick's Lifeboat by the Coastguard helicopter during a training exercise and winched back down again an hour later.
2. One of my previous hobbies was Cake Decorating.
3. God willing I will celebrate my Ruby Wedding Anniverary in June.
4. I am over 60 and have never had a nosebleed.
5. I have never seen an episode of Coronation Street.
6. My husband proposed to me on Christmas Day when I was in Hospital in 1968. He says he ran out of conversation during the extended visiting which lasted 4 hours.
7. Before I started blogging I couldn't even switch a computer on.

Well that's it. I hope you enjoy your day's crafting.


  1. WooHoo, me first! So fun to hear the facts of cyber friends, Fiona! Love the card. The image is soo adorable. Too bad no longer available. Beautiful flowers too. Sounds like you're almost back to normal. Glad to have you back 100% xxD

  2. love this card Fiona, that image is super and the colours and flowers great.
    I like your facts, never had a nose bleed, I used to get one nearly every day when I was a child and be in hospital, I even had one on my wedding day in my white dress, your not missing anything. Your really brave with the winching though. janex

  3. Gorgeous card Fiona. Love the image you've used and all the detials to. Hugs Michele x

  4. Wonderful card - really like those new flowers!
    Very interesting facts too - I also have never watched Corrie!!
    No more snow for us - but minus 6.6 overnight - brrrrr!!
    Stay safe hun!
    Teri xx

  5. Beautiful cards

    Debs (Debsydoo)

  6. aww gorgeous card Fiona,
    lovely image coloured perfect, beautiful flowers, sue,x

  7. This is beautiful Fiona. What a lovely image and you've coloured it perfectly.

  8. very interesting facts - love the one about your proposal! thanks for your very kind words about me - I'm very touched.
    This card is so gorgeous - love all the little detailing.

  9. Hi adopted mummy,

    Love the card, that image is so cute isn't it, I have Marlene Ashby to thank for getting me him, love the layout and colour scheme.

    Sending hugs


  10. Such a beautiful card Fiona!
    Love this sweet image and gorgeous detail!
    Congratulations on your award and loved your great factoids!
    kim x

  11. Hi Fiona thanks for awarding this award to Georgina she will be thrilled when she gets back from sledging later x I love your card it is so rich and so much detail. Congratulations on coming so far with your computer skills I really admire you. Great facts too I always enjoy this insight into people. You do not look you age either LOL xxxx

  12. Hi Fiona,

    I love your colouring and excellent layout. Thanks for the award it is my first award, you cannot believe how big my smile is!

    Love Sydney.x

    Hiya Fiona,

    thankyou so much for your support and for passing this award onto Syd, it makes such a difference to her to know she has encouragement and support from others as well as us, I cant tell you how happy she is!

    Your card is Gorgeous love your colour choice and such a fabulous image.

  13. Gorgeous imge and flowers on this lovely card - and I love the graduated pearls. Very neat.
    Beryl xx

  14. Fabulous card Fiona. Lovely image and a great take on the Sketch.
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash.
    Cathy xx

  15. Fiona, my mouth has dropped open, I thought by your photograph that you were the same age as look fantastic....thanks for keep coming over and visitng me...the challenges for my DT's have been mega busy this sorry for going AWOL. Brian bought me a new heater for the shed on Friday and what a difference it has made...been busy down there all weekend....take care and once this snow is over, we must make plans for a day Avril xxxx

  16. This is a wonderful card Fiona and that stamp is beautiful I know there is a site in America that sells discontinued p.b's I will email you the link. That flower arrangment is beautiful too. Love your fasinating facts, your husband proposed the year I was born lol.
    Kim xXx

  17. gorgeous card Fiona, I love this stamp its at your Husband he could always have left lol
    Mina xxx

  18. love the card - something about the colour of the cardstock appealed to me - it made me think of chocolate truffles and fudge - a good choice to go with the colours you've done the image in.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Paula. x

  19. This is the sweetest card Fiona! The PB image is adorable and I love how you placed the pearls on the card! Beautiful! And congrats on the award - so deserved!
    Hugs, Danielle


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Fiona x