Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Creative Inspirations #74 & Crafty Creations #81

Hi girls, Tuesday again, and getting into the week again. I'm so glad you have taken time to call in and I hope you like what you see here.
I made this card for two challenges. Creative Inspirations who gave us a wonderful sketch to follow and Crafty Creations who wanted "Butterflies" . The image is Magnolia's "Fairytale - Elf Tilda" coloured using my Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are My Mind's Eye's "Pretty Please", one that was free with a magazine and Bazzil Bling as a mount. The butterflies (difficuly to see on the photograph because the are quite sheer) are cut with a Martha Stewart punch. The flowers are handmade and the ribbon and glitter are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and look forward to reading your opinions on it if you are kind enough to leave a comment.

Two Awards - 1 New, 1 Old

I have been given this award by Claire over at Claire's Crafty Corner and Karen over at Cakes, Cards and Crafty Bits. Thank you so much Claire and Karen for thinking of me and for the kind words on your blogs. The conditions in accepting this award are to give 3 facts about myself, post a picture I love and pass this award on to 5 others.

The three facts are
1. I have been married 40 years.
2. I love Indian food.
3. I love flowers and beautiful gardens.

As for the picture I love - and this is not an excuse - all my cherished photos are on Williams desktop PC which is now disconnected and set aside and he is still to download the photographs so I'll have to pass on that one. Please forgive me.
I would like to pass this on to the following people:-

Linda at Payne Holler Cards
Chris at Twinkles Glow with Stamps
Cheryl at My Cardmaking Haven
Carolyn at Stamping, Scrapbooking and Card Hobbyist
Jackie at Jackie Thomas

The second award was given to me by Sylvie over at Gibmiss. Thank you so much Sylvie for your thoughtfulness. I was given this award a few days ago and passed it on then but I was restricted to 7 people to pass it on to so I would like to add the following people now:

Kat at Lilackat
Lesley at Pinkle's Dreams
and two young girls who have set up blogs recently
Georgina at Georgina's Craft Dream

Thank you for calling in today and giving me you time. I hope you have a great day and stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,


  1. Oh WOW this is gorgeous!!! Such beautiful details and love all the dimension in your stunning flowers!! BTW thanks so much for the lovely blog award will post it shortly.
    Hugs xx

  2. wonderful card fiona I love the colors and your flowers are fantastic
    hugs lia

  3. Super great card ! Love the great colour !!!!
    Congratulations with your award.
    Have a nice day,

  4. Fiona, this is beautiful hun. just adore the colours you have used. and the flowers .. stunning as always. sorry i am not around much at the mo. xx

  5. Gorgeous colour and I just love those flowers - you never cease to amaze me with them LOL. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Congrats on the awards you truly deserve them,
    This card is stunning, beautiful, so much work has gone into it,
    Love it,

  7. Oh wow Fiona .. firstly those flowers are out of this world.!! How do you do it??
    And secondly - well done on the award .. there may be another one for you today at my place lol
    Lisa ;)

  8. Talk about mutual admiration Fiona, I LOVE this card - SO pretty!

    Judi xx

  9. wow this is gorgeous! and the flowers are soooooooooo amazing! Hugs Juls

  10. FAB-U-LUS!! There, all said in one word! Loving those flowers and the colour hun. And congrats on all the awards! Must get round to posting mine. . .
    Teri x

  11. Congratulations on the awards. I love your creation today, the flowers are really gorgeous, they look brilliant. I love the colour and entire design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Congratulations on the two awards. Great card as usual. Kathleen x

  13. Adorable card Fiona, sweet Tilda and colours.

  14. Very beautiful card Fiona, the colours are so lush! Absolutely adore your handmade flowers!

  15. I love your tilda card the image is lovely but it's those fab flowers that make me gasp, clever you. janex

  16. Gorgeous Fiona, I really love those flowers. Gosh, they are so beautiful. Tilda is so cute and perfectly coloured. Great job Fiona. Hugs :)

  17. Wonderful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. Oh Fiona, your card is beyond gorgeous!! I so love your layout with the flowers and the coloring of sweet Tilda!! STUNNING!

    You are so deserving of those awards. Thanks so much for thinking of me. I feel so honored. You are a dear friend and I treasure you.

  19. Hi Fiona
    congratulations on your awards, well deserved, gorgeous card, luv the rich colours, beautiful papers & embelies, hi William, sue,x

  20. Congrats on the two awards Fiona. You certainly deserve them, I always love to visit and see your lovely work.

    This card is beautiful. I love the red and Tilda is beautifully coloured as usual. The flowers are just gorgeous.

    Kat xx

  21. Hello This is a really beautiful card just love the colours and the flowers are amazing. Hope you having fun with john and sarah you didn't tell me you had branched out into boarding kennels LOL. lots of love to everyone Carol xx

  22. Fiaona,
    Your card is truly beautiful - I can see those little butterflies perfectly - they look so delicate. Your colors are magnificent and those handmade flowers are just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing work with us at Crafty Creations!

  23. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

    **I've got a polka-dots candy on my blog, feel free to take a look!** :)

  24. Stunning Fiona! I adore red so this is a perfect card for me lol! Love your flowers, they are so effective.xx

  25. Congrats on more awards-all well deserved.
    Love this card those flowers are so lush - just beautiful.

  26. another sweet card! love looking at what you create! thanks so much for the aware dear friend, will post soon...glad you and family are enjoying visit (big smile for you)

  27. Thank you for visiting my blog I am so glad I have visit yours truly inspirational I adore your own handmade flowers they are so effective.
    Tracy x

  28. your card is simply adorable! Love Tilda, and the rich warm colours you chose....your flowers are fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  29. Wow, these flowers are so beautiful. They turned out beautiful. Great colors and I can see the butterflies. Fabulous card.
    Hugs xx

  30. Here you go with MORE gorgeous handmade flowers! I don't know how you do it, Fiona! Beautiful card as always and a big congrats on the awards. xxD

  31. Hi Hunny two well deserved awards!!! Thankyou so much for passing it onto Sydney and so sorry it has taken us sooooo long to get around to saying thanks she is chuffed! Joey.xxx


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Fiona x