Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Card Without a Challenge

Hi there girls. Thank you for calling in to my blog. I appreciate your visit you have all been so good at staying with me although I haven't been producing a lot recently. Yesterday was a slightly better day healthwise although my energy levels sag easily. At least today I have a card to show you although it has not been made with any challenge in mind.
I have inked up Magnolia's "Sweet Tilda" and coloured her with my Copics. The papers are a Bazzil and S.E.I's "Juliette - Sweet Perfume", the flower is made using a Marian Studios die and the ribbon and other bits and pieces are from my stash.
I hope you like this card enough to leave a comment. You have no idea how much your comments mean to me. I love reading them and appreciate you taking the time to leave them.
I'll try to get round some blogs over the weekend although time might be a problem. My eldest son, John, and his wife, Sarah (Lil-paper-pixie), are arriving today for nearly a week with young Jonathan. I just hope I am not too much of a drag for them. I am looking forward to seeing them.
Please have a great holiday weekend and what ever you are doing stay safe and enjoy yourselves.


  1. This is beautiful Fiona. I love that image, she's one of my favourites. The DP is really pretty and I love that flower.

    Hope you enjoy the visit from your family without getting too tired! We're having a short visit to Catriona at Crieff. Have to come back on Sunday as we've both got work on Monday. Might manage 5 minutes in Stampaholics if I'm lucky!!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  2. Hi Fiona, BEAUTIFUL card!! Loving the colours and your details are always so stunning..

    Hope you get to feeling better soon and I do hope that you enjoy your visit with your family..
    big hugs and happy weekend to you, Janiel

  3. awe, gorgeous card Fiona. I just love the ribbon it's perfect. :) Thanks for thinking of us & remember don't worry about blog hopping. :) Have fun with your family.xx

  4. Gorgeous card hun - loving that dp! Very Oriental.
    Hope the family visit doesn't wear you out too much, kids are so full of energy. Have a great time hun.
    Teri x

  5. Fiona its absolutely gorgeous, love the deep tones of the paper and how you have coloured Tilda. I am sure Sarah and John will be so glad to see you and you will definitely not be a drag! Enjoy the company, I am sure it will give you a lift.

  6. Hi Fiona - i love the colour scheme , its gorgeous and the ribbon is beautiful. I hope you ahve a lovely time with your family.It will be so nice for you to spend time with them.As Pinky says above i am sure it will lift your spirit and take your mind off things.
    Have a wonderful time
    Lisa ;)

  7. Fantastic card Fiona! Gorgeous DP and love the flower. Have a great weekend with your son and family, just enjoy their company. I will be returning home later today from a great week spent at my son and daughter-in-laws. Take care, hugs Christine x

  8. Oh wow I love your flower, and it's a gorgeous creation. Please say hi to Sarah and Jon for me. Hope you have a great time with John and the family around you.
    Take care
    Tracy x

  9. This is sooo adorable Fiona! I really love the way you popped a square of the same DP on it. Really effective and I love the colors. Enjoy the time with your family. I'm sure they'll just be so happy to see you. xxD

  10. This is beautiful Fiona. The image and flower are lovely - but that bp is just fab-u-lous.
    Beryl xx

  11. Your cards are as lovely as ever Fiona, I love the papers and the velvet ribbon is so indulgent!!
    I'm sure you will have a lovely time with your family, try not to over do things!! Take care,
    Angela x

  12. Ohhh Fiona,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Hiya Fiona,glad you are on the mend,enjoy your time with the family.Card is lovely xx jo xx

  14. I too love this sweet Tilda, she looks so pretty and your card, beautiful papers too. Hope your feeling ok. janex

  15. What a beautiful card - love the colour combination and the Marianne flowers, it's all just beautiful! And quite nice to make a card that's outside a challenge LOL! Sorry to hear about your health problems, crafting is good therapy isn't it? - hope you have a good week with your daughter and family, maybe you'll get to do some crafting together? LOL! I have added your blog to my favourites list and will be back soon - thanks for sharing:-)

  16. Beautiful card, love it. The DP is so pretty. Love sweet Tilda, great colouring. Have a wonderful week togheter with your family. Hugs :)

  17. Hi Hon,

    So Lovely to have you back in blogland!! I have missed you and your gorgeous creations!!! Love the fab colours you have used, she is such a sweetie!!

    careful not to do too much! Thinking of you

  18. Hi Fiona!!
    Wow!! I just love your card hon!! The papers go so beautifully with the image, love it!!

  19. Beautiful card Fiona, simply stunning.

  20. Hi Fiona,

    I have just found your gorgeous blog through Lil-paper-pixie. I love her work and decided to pop by. I have joined as a follower and I will definately be back.

    I love Magnolia's and you have coloured her beautifully. The papers are gorgeous.

    Sorry you have not been well. I have alot of lung function tests because I suffer from chronic asthma - its such a pain, but I sort of know how you feel.


  21. Hi Fiona

    sorry you are so poorly...hope you will soon improve you always sound so cheery...Fab are still making fab cards
    xxxxxxx gibraltar

  22. Such a gorgeous card Fiona and I love how you've coloured in the sweet tilda. Hope you start to feel better soon. Hugs Michele x

  23. Fabulous card Fiona,I love the colours and that beautiful ribbon. Sorry I haven't visited you recently been up to my eyes in Heating engineers, fitting a new Gas system. Now I have all the mess to clear up and decorating to start soon. I hope you are enjoying you visit from your Family. Keep well
    xx Vee

  24. What a truly stunning card Fiona. You always do such beautiful work. Take care my friend. hugs xo Jackie


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