Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Creative Inspirations #53 & Simon Says...

Hi girls. Thank you for popping in here today. I hope you like what you find here. That is if Blogger plays ball - I'm typing this post with three empty squares showing instead of photographs. I can only hope that in three hours time when this is posted the photographs will appear. If they don't please bear with me. Am I alone, or are we all having problems?
I made the card for two challenges. Creative Inspirations provided us a fantastic sketch and the theme over at Simon Says Stamps was "Easter or Spring with some glimmer" so I hope this qualifies. Wow one photo has just reappeared.
I inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Tulips" and coloured her using my Copics. I cut her out and mounted her on a nestie cut from brushed silk card. I used plain pink card for matting and layering and the paper is "Hip and Luxurious Basics - Lush pink floral paper" by My Mind's Eye. The flowers are all homemade and are stickled and glimmer misted although it doesn't come out all that well on the photograph. Wow another one has popped up. The embellishments are all from my stash.
I hope you can find time to leave me a comment - assuming of course that you can see the card. I love reading your comments because they are so encouraging and helpful.


I have been given two awards by Cheryl over at My Cardmaking Haven. Cheryl is from Sydney, Australia and for the last few months has been complaining about the extreme heat she has been suffering down under - Chance would be a fine thing I hear you say. It's been trying to snow here again over the last 24 hours. She has been a great encouragement to me and has a fantastic blog posting nearly every day so why not pop over to see her.
Thank you Cheryl for passing me these to me. I am truly flattered. Now I have to pass these on and would love to give them to
Joey at Joey's Stuff
Lesley at Pinkles Dreams
Linnie at Linnie Pink
These ladies have been regular visitors here and I have valued their comments and visits. Their blogs are fantastic and well worth a visit.

That's it for today so do have a great time and enjoy you crafting day.


  1. Oh this is so pretty! Gorgeous soft colors!

  2. It has your beautiful card here. What a great Magnolia card Fiona. She is my all time favorite Tilda. I adore tulips. Great colors you chose.
    Hugs xx

  3. What a prettty card fiona - its so soft. The flowers are gorgeous as is Tilda. Hope its stopped snowing. Its just wet and miserable here ! Have a great day
    Lisa :)

  4. This is gorgeous,very soft and pretty and I love that Tilda!!! Yeah for us the temp this week is around 22 to 24 degrees and it is cool and raining......perfect for crafting!!
    Hugs xx

  5. Oh WOW gorgeous card Fiona.

  6. I love the soft colours you'ved used Fiona, and the ribbon is gorgeous. I hope you escape the snow they've forecast for today.

  7. Gorgeous hun (yes it's working now - blogger blip last evening) Love the glimmery bits!
    We have sleet and snow here today, so much for spring eh!
    Stay warm hun.
    Teri x

  8. Lovely card as always.

  9. What a really pretty easter card, she is a cutie the Tilda with tulips, and looks lovely sat in the oval. Love the colour and papers too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. What a sweet card Fiona! Tilda is gorgeous and I just love that gorgeous paper and tone of colour! Very beautiful layout too!
    Hugs, Danielle

  11. Gorgeous Card Fiona!! Have got back into blogging now, have posted something on just so make sure you see it!! Am also putting on some candy in the next few days so make sure you enter!!

  12. Oh wow!
    Such a beautiful card!
    Love your sweet image and gorgeous colours Fiona!
    Congratulations on your awards!
    kim x

  13. It's so pretty Fiona! what a cute lil Tilda! xx

  14. Gorgeous Fiona! Love your colors and those beautiful flowers and ribbons. This Tilda sure is a sweetie! xxD

  15. So very very pretty, gorgeous papers and lovely image.
    In the craft shop on Sunday I noticed some K&Co embellishment packs, one had flower like you made, though not as nice and it was near £5 for 6.

  16. SO lovely, terrific colors and details! :)

  17. WOW! This really is a stunning card Fiona and the colours are so pretty!
    Hugs Tara xx

  18. wow another stunner Fiona and beautiful soft gentle colouring which is perfect for the card
    Mina xxx

  19. Wow fab card and I love your flowers they are so pretty.
    louise xx

  20. Fabulous selection of cards this week (sorry only getting here about once a week at the moment).Your colours and flowers are gorgeous.
    The NEC was fab and I was staying with my daughter for a few days too - so that was great.
    Beryl xx

  21. Hi Fiona

    Congrats on your awards hun so well deserved! thankyou so much for passing them onto me I am chuffed and honoured.



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