Monday, 21 June 2010

A Little Ballerina

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in again. I had a very quiet day yesterday with William as we celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We had some wonderful gifts from family and extended family but they all respected our wish that there were to be no surprise dinners or parties because I just don't have the energy for that type of thing yet. Thanks to everyone for the comments and emails I received wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Everyone of them was a cherished surprise.
I made this card using Magnolia's "Ballerina Tilda" from the Fairytale set and for a change I coloured her using my Polychromos Pencils. I actually had an accident with the Sansador oil and knocked the bottle over the completed image. Fortunately it all dried out without spoiling it. The paper is My Mind's Eye - Lush and Luxurious basics. I used cream Bazzil as a mounting card. The flowers and bits and bobs are all from my stash.
I hope you like this card enough to leave a comment for me. I love your comments - they really encourage me. Thank you for taking time to visit. Enjoy your crafting and stay safe.


  1. The card is wonderful... beautiful peachy colour and that ribbon is so pretty.
    I am so glad you both had a lovely day with your family .
    Congratulations once again
    Lisa ;)

  2. Glad to hear you had a lovely day, and again a big congrats! This image is just precious and I adore the flowers. xxD

  3. Beautiful, beautiful card! Happy Anniversary to you.

  4. Hi Fiona,
    Firstly belated congratulations on your Anniversary so pleased you had the day you both wanted...This is a stunning card love the papers and your colouring and embellishments are gorgeous...Take care...
    Mandy xx

  5. Lovely card Fiona, fabulous image, and flowers.

    Congratulations on 40 years together.


    Judi xxx

  6. That's really cute hun. Love the floral arrangement.
    Glad you have a peaceful day!
    Teri x

  7. Gorgeous card Fiona, beautiful colours and sweet image. Congratulations on your ruby wedding anniversary to you both.
    A tip for sansador, I have a plastic pot that actually held some doodlebug flowers but its the size of round make up sponge. I let the sansador soak into the sponge and use that for my paper stumps and the plastic pot has a lid so it doesn't dry out. I just knew if I didn't do this I would do exactly what you've done.

  8. Morning hunnie belated happy 40th wedding anniversary to you both I hope you had a special day together. Your card is gorgeous and love your colour scheme. Emma x

  9. congrats on your 40th wedding anniversary!!!

    I love your card..this little sweetie just arrived through my door last week, but I have not inked her up yet. so thankyou for the inspiration!!! Love the gorgeous peachy colours and your floral detail is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

  10. Your card is gorgeous. Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. Kathleen x

  11. So gorgeous card Fiona,i love your image and your pappers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. another beauty!!!
    so glad you had a wonderful anniversary and didnt get super worn out!
    good to know that if we spill, all isnt lost!!!

    had to chuckle on your comment on the coffee card - I do like my coffee but not a huge fan of the whole set that I'm guest designing...LOL - but I have to come up with 6 cards out of this one set! has really stretched my thinking
    big hug

  13. Love this creation Fiona, the colours and papers are gorgeous. Glad you had a nice peaceful anniversary.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Glad to hear you and William had a nice day for your anniversary. I bet you were beating yourself up when you spilt the oil - I am so pleased that it didn't spoil the image. Love the colours on this card and of course those gorgeous flowers.

  15. How stunning are the colours on this.. and the flowers etc.. beautiful hun.. so beautiful.

  16. This is such a gorgeous Fiona! I love to it bits! xx

  17. Hi Fiona....this is such a beautiful card,love Tilda and the papers are gorgeous!

    Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary...

    Hope you've had a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

  18. Hi Fiona, another gorgeous card. I've just been checking out your cards as I've been away since Friday. Would you believe I've been down at Crieff. We've had 4 lovely days babysitting Poppy and Oliver. And the weather has been fantastic, so warm.

    Belated congrats on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Glad you had a lovely quiet day together.

    Kat xx

  19. This is so so pretty Fiona and your flowers are just beautiful! So glad you had a lovely anniversary on Sunday, must have been a real pick-me-up after all you've been through recently!
    Hugs Tara xx

  20. What a beautiful card Fiona!! I love all the same tones together, so pretty!! Happy Anniversary, sorry it's late but I hope you had a great time!! (you don't look old enough to be married for 40 years!!) xx

  21. wow beautiful card Fiona...its beautifully coloured and so rich looking...Im so pleased you had a fabulous anniversary
    Mina xxx

  22. Just gorgeous,beautiful papers,flowers and image!!! Congratulations on your 40th Wedding Anniversary......WOW what an achievement,glad you had a wonderful day!!
    Hugs xx

  23. Absolutely gorgeous Fiona, its sooooo pretty.


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