Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Stampaholics to the Rescue & An Award

Hi girls, Thank you for coming over to see my blog. I am flattered by your visit. I am afraid that I have had to post another of my Stampaholics class cards today because the health situation is still less that satisfactory. I am so overwhelmed with the concerned comments and emails I have received. You are all so caring.
I was at the doctors today and my heel and leg are still badly affected by cellulitis. The wound on my heel is looking a bit better but I have been ordered to take bed rest to take all the weight off my heel. The doctor wants me to go back on Wednesday. Cardmaking is out of the question for the next few days. I will still be able to surf your blogs of course and leave comments. So for the next few days I'm just going to post my Stampaholics cards and forget about challenges.
I must again stress that although I made the cards I will post the design and inspiration is all Siobhan's, the owner of Stampaholics. I visited her shop about a week after I decided to take up cardmaking and she was so supportive and willing to give advice and information to help me get started so she has been a great help over the months. This is another card very much in the Siobhan style - I hope you like it. If you do please leave a comment to let me know what you think (I've got plenty time to read them).


I received this a ward from Therese at Tessas Kortkrok a couple of days ago. I'd never seen this one before and I'm delighted to have received it Thank you so much Therese. I recommend a visit to her blog - you won't be disappointed. However there are conditions to satisfy to accept this award - I have to list 10 things that make me happy, 5 trivia facts about myself and pass it on to 5 people - so here goes.

Ten things that make me happy:-
  • My husband who is my best friend
  • My family
  • My friends
  • My faith
  • Good music
  • A good book
  • Gardening (when I'm fit)
  • A good detective film
  • Reading comments left by other bloggers
  • and of course, Cardmaking

5 Trivia facts about me:-

  • I love Cruise holidays
  • I love the sun
  • I love shopping (particularly for Crafts)
  • I was an only child
  • I love Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Since this award came from abroad I would like to pass this to 5 of my faithful followers from across the seas.

Linda at Payne Holler Cards

Chris at Twinkles glow with Stamps

Danielle at Paper Inspirations by Danielle

Cheryl at My Cardmaking Haven

Carolyn at Stamping, Scrapbooking and Card Hobbyist

I hope you like the award and apologise now for the workload I have just given you answering the questions.



  1. Another beautiful card Fiona - I love the browns & blues together on this one! The stamp design is gorgeous - although it may not be your inspiration, you still made and put together a stunning card! I really hope the bed rest helps you get better soon Fiona - we'll still be here when your health is back to where it should be! And congrats on the lovely award - I'm so flattered and honoured you've passed it onto me! Thank you so much!
    Hugs, Dnaielle

  2. WOW another fantastic card,love the colours and fabulous texture!!! Thankyou so much for the award and for thinking of me!! Take care of yourself,I am sure you will be crafting again soon!!
    Hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous colours love the soft look of the colours on this card, hope you are feeling better soon.
    hugs, louise xx

  4. Another lovely card Fiona. So sorry to hear that you are still feeling poorly and not up to crafting at present.

  5. hiya hunnie so sorry for you that you are feeling so rough and now been ordered bed rest argh!! I bet you are itching to get crafting again!! Your card is lovely and those colours work so well and so vintage feel to it as well. xx

  6. It may be someone elses inspiration, but it's all your work hun! Love it!
    I really hope that heel shows some kind of improvement soon hun. Mine took ages to get better - I needed a stick for weeks!
    Look after yourself. . .
    Teri x

  7. I do like this card, loving the colours and the stamping. Congratulations on the award, you so deserve it, thinking of you.
    Tracy x

  8. Gorgeous card in lovely colours. The image is great. Get well soon Fiona, have to see more of your lovely crafts you know... :) Hugs, Therese

  9. This is just lovely! Stampaholics must be a very special place. I'll bet you're going stir crazy not being able to craft. Best wishes for a speedier recovery! xxD

  10. Hope your on the road to recovery Fiona and take it easy now!

  11. Another beautiful card Fiona, the colours are absolutely beautiful, you have such a good local shop there!
    Sorry to hear that you're stuck in bed, perhaps you could colour in some images??

  12. Hi Fiona
    another gorgeous card hun, luv the soft colours, congratulations on your award well deserved, sue,x

  13. what a beautiful card, love those colours together.
    Poor you, make sure you do rest and get well soon.
    big hugs and a prayer for you tonight. janex

  14. aaaaahhhhhh Fiona I hope your getting better fast...ask that lovely husband of yours to buy you a bed table and do some crafting in bed...stunning card it has a fantastic vintage dutch feel to it
    Mina xxx

  15. Take it easy Fiona on Drs orders and then you will be back crafting in no time.You could visit all the WOYWW desks tomorrow that will keep you out of mischief!
    Love this card the colours are wonderful.

  16. Another beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous!!! I wish I had a Stampaholics near by!! Hope you feel a little better with some more rest today, take care,
    Angela x

  17. What lovely cards you have been posting from your classes with Siobhan. And this is no exception. Lovely.

    What a horrible, painful time you've been having Fiona. Hope the new antibiotics start helping soon.

    Take care,

    Kat x

  18. stunning..love the whole vintage look! hugs Juls

  19. just gorgeous! thank you for thinking of me...I am concerned for you and keeping you in prayer...


Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Fiona x