Saturday, 23 January 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp #19 & A Blog Award

Hello there. Glad you found time to visit me here in my little niche in blogland. It's great to have you visit. I hope you find something to make your visit worthwhile.
I made this card for the current Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge. They provided a fantastic sketch to follow and I hope you like my interpretation of it. I inked up the Lili of the Valley "Bunnies in Love". I think it's one of the cutest stamps around and I coloured it using my Polychromos Pencils. The paper is both sides of "Old Olive" papers by Stampin Up and the mounts are pale green Bazzil. I used an MS Arch border punch on one edge and the embellishments are from my stash. I have also used Glimmer Mist iredescent gold.
I enjoyed making this card so I hope you like it enough to take the time to leave a comment. I get such a lot out of reading what you have to say and it helps me to know what you think works or doesn't work.


I have been given this blog award by my friend Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards. I am really thrilled with this one because I'd never seen it before. Thank you very much Mandy.
Now for the difficult bit. The conditions for accepting this are that I tell you 10 things that give me pleasure and pass it on to 10 blogging friends. That wasn't too difficult because Mandy had given it to some of the people I would have had in my shortlist so some of the heartache of having to choose between people was taken away.
Right 10 things that bring me pleasure:
  1. My best friend for 40 years, my husband.
  2. Our 2 Sons and Daughters in law.
  3. Our 3 Grandchildren.
  4. Our extended family on boths sides - we are all very close.
  5. Christian Friends
  6. Cardmaking
  7. Blogging friends
  8. Reading comments they leave.
  9. The garden in Summer.
  10. A tidy house

The ten people I want to pass this on to are:

I am grateful for your taking the time to visit and I hope you will have a pleasant day in whatever you choose to do.


  1. your card is stunning the stamp is so cute...hugs nikki xxx

  2. What a fabulous card - I love the fresh spring greens and the flowers are lovely.
    And thank you so much for the award hun! I haven't seen it before either - will have to have a think about things for that one!!
    Have a great day hun!
    Teri xx

  3. What a really pretty card, love the colours, it's got a springtime feel to it. Just what we need with all this wet weather.
    Thank you for my award Fiona, and had I been able to give it to you, you would have been at the top of my list love.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Wow, this is so pretty Fiona. I don't own any LOTV stamps yet but I think some will find their way into my stash very soon!

  5. beautiful card,
    lovely image,
    Thank You so much for the blog award,
    will sort it out later and get it on my blog,
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  6. Great image! Love the colors you've chosen!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SS&S.

    Hugs, Arianne
    SS&S team

  7. Oh wow, this is soooo beautiful, I really love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
    Mira =)

  8. Such a fresh looking card, love the green and pink colours together, those papers are beautiful and that little bunny image is gorgeous. Lili of the valley have some really cute images available now don't they?
    Kim xXx

  9. OMGoodness Fiona, this card is the sweetest! I LOVE that bunny image and you've coloured it beautifully! Fab layout and papers too - a really gorgeous creation! And congrats on the award - very well deserved!
    Hugs, Danielle

  10. I love your card. When I get more time I am going to try and CASE your style as I wouldn't know where to start with this one! Really lovely colours.
    Thanks so much for the blog award, I haven't seen that one before either. I will get it up on my blog hopefully tomorrow.Also for your words of encouragement the other day about my MBA - have kept that one to keep reading.

  11. cute and gorgeous card Fiona, love the image and colours. congrats on your award, I've give up on them i'm afraid, crowded blog and no time, nice things that give you joy. janex

  12. This is so beautiful and wonderfully coloured. I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog. I am just dipping my toe back into blogging again now after a very hectic six months and you have never failed to put a smile on my face with your supportive remarks. Thanks again. Could you e-mail me please on as I want to ask you something!!! Lol Lynn ♥

  13. Gorgeous card Fiona - love the colours. I was toying with this colour green this afternoon but couldn't decide on a colour to go with it. Shoukld have visited here first I guess.
    Beryl xx

  14. Oh wow!
    Fiona this is so very beautiful!!!
    Congratulations on your award!
    kim x

  15. Gorgeous card Fiona, you have so much new products on show each time I see you and they are always put together so beautifully.

  16. Hi Fiona - Just in case you haven't seen I wanted to be sure you knew you won the candy over at the Just Magnolia blog! I'm so happy for you!
    Hugs, Danielle

  17. thank you so much for thinking of me I will do my best to join in...I just bought a couple of LOTV stamps they are so pretty arnt they...beautiful card
    Mina xxx
    have you been on the Just Magnolia blog Fiona

  18. your card is just so gorgeous!! Just Love it!! Hugs Juls

  19. your card is so cute! bunnies are adorable (will pop over to that site and look at their images) all the matting with the dp!

    and thanks GF for the award! will be posting in a few days...also a big hug to you for your always encouraging comments!!! your talent is huge and I always gain new ideas from you (:

  20. Stunning card, I am very taken by those bunnies, love the colour scheme to, very original. Thanks for the award, I will put it on my blog as soon as I get chance, life is pretty busy at the moment.




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Fiona x