Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Charisma Cardz #7

Hi girls. Delighted you have dropped in for a browse. I hope you like what you find here because I strive to produce cards that will bring a smile and encourage others to do the same.
What is this weather up to. We had a beautiful sunny morning and it looked a great day looking out over the garden. Hubby went out at about 9am to make sure the car was clear only to find one half basking in the morning sunshine with perfectly clear windows and the other half covered in a thick hard frost. Still it's better than the snow some of you still have.
I made this card for the current Charisma Cardz challenge following the great sketch they gave. I inked up Magnolia's "Happy Tilda" and coloured her with my Copics. I only got her on Friday so this is the first time I have used her. The papers are Bazzil as a base and SEI's "Juliette". The embellishments are all from my stash and the flowers are as usual handmade. Now on the subject of flowers I have been asked many times if I make them my self and if I do, do I use a punch. Well I do make them myself and I do punch out different sizes of petals to layer them up. They are loosely based on the great tutorial in the first Magnolia Ink magazine although I have tweaked it to suit my own style. I used a Woodware corner punch to do the corners of the paper. As usual I would be overjoyed if you could take a minute to leave a comment. I love reading them.
Have a great day crafting and I hope all goes well for you in whatever you do for the rest of the day.


  1. stunning Fiona and wow how beautiful are your flowers, they are always so amazing
    Mina xxx

  2. hiya hunnie well we have woken to a covering of snow but the wind is making it drift every which way. Love your take on the sketch from Charisma Cardz its great. keeep warm x

  3. Wow Fiona, your card is beautiful, what sort of punch do you use to make your flowers. BTW your photo on the header of your blog is gorgeous. It makes me want to visit Scotland again.
    Julie x

  4. Fantastic,
    Love the shades of pinks,
    Beautiful flowers,
    Hope your ok,

  5. Hi,
    That is so wonderful. You have coloured Tilda so beautiful.
    I love your flowers.
    Have a nice day,
    from Anna A

  6. Gorgeous card hun - love the soft pinks.
    Woke up to another couple of inches of white stuff today - ugh!
    Where is the Spring??!!
    Teri x

  7. Another gorgeous creation Fiona, love all the pinks. I absolutely adore those flowers you keep using. We had snow last night, how I hate that stuff now!

  8. Truly stunning. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  9. Oh WOW Fiona this is gorgeous.

  10. Another pretty card with wonderful flowers and lovely papers. Fab image and colouring too Fiona.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. This is stunning Fiona!!!!! I love your coloring, the layout and the flowers are awesome. I need some lessons from want to fly to NY. LOL!

  12. isnt she so sweet!!! you did a wonderful job (as always !!) you always have the most clever details - love these corners! and your flowers...well, I bet we are all trying to find that first magazine LOL

  13. Stunning,love the soft pinks and that LO is fabulous!!!
    Hugs xx

  14. Gorgeous card Fiona. Love the way you've coloured in the cute image and gorgeous flowers to. Hugs Michele x

  15. GORGEOUS FIona! and such a happy card! The layout and image make me want to jump for joy! I'll always be in awe of those flowers. xxD

  16. Hi Fiona,
    Hope your well...Love your new Tilda and you've coloured her beautifully...Gorgeous flowers as well...
    Mandy xx

  17. I just love looking at your cards - and of course the flowers. I like the sketch, and i bet you couldn't wait to use your new stamp- she looks great.Do you send your cards in boxes to protect the flowers?
    Lisa ;)

  18. Beautiful card and lovely new image you have coloured so well.
    Your husbands comment about my desk made me laugh outloud when I read it at work. Unfortunately I can't leave comments from work because of the firewall. Tell him I am organised just not when crafting!

  19. What a beautiful card Fiona,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  20. Hi Fiona this is a really lovely card and I'm really impressed with your flowers too.

    I came for a nosey cos I saw your comment on Emma's blog wondering where in Scotland she lived. I'm in Aberdeenshire now though I was born in Stirling! I'm going to park myself among your followers, hope you don't mind!

    Kat x

  21. Hi fiona
    another goreous card hun, beautiful colouring,super duper flowers hun, sue,x

  22. Wonderful card Fiona hope you are keeping well.
    xx Vee


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