Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #39

Hi girls. It's nice to have you here visiting my blog. I hope that there is something that will bring a smile and be pleasing to the eye. Your visits are much appreciated.
Well I am very slowly beginning to settle down to the new medication regime and actually attempted a card for a challenge today. This card will hopefully comply with the sketch given in the current Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge.
I used an image from the Crafty Individuals range along with a small parcel stamp from the Habico Christmas set and coloured them using my Copics and a Silver Leaf Pen. The paper is Crafty Creations Christmas Purple Scrolls. I have used patterned silver Mirra board as a mount. The glitter, gems Papermania brads and ribbon are all from my stash and the snowflakes are punched from purple glitter card.
I hope you like this card and would love to read what you think of it if you have time to leave a comment. Anything you have to say will I am sure be helpful. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned. Be good and stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Another Tilda

Hi girls. Thank you so much for calling in on me. I have been astonished at how many of you have been coming despite the fact that I haven't been posting every day. You are all such an encouragement. I am still not back to normal and can only craft for short periods but I am enjoying my visits to your blogs.
This is another card I have made just to keep my hand in. I don't intend entering it in to any challanges. The image is one of the Tilda's from my latest club set. I don't know her name but I think she is pretty. She is coloured using my Copics. The design paper is from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Shabby set. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the ribbon, stickles and gems are from my stash.
I do hope you like this card and look forward to reading any comments you are kind enough to leave for me. I get so much from what you say.
I hope you all have a great day doing whatever is keeping you busy but above all I hope you keep safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Edwin's Wish List

Hi girls. I am glad you have found time to call in on me today. It is so encouraging to know that some of you call in regularly to see what I have have to offer. I am afraid that I am still not able to sit at my desk for long periods of time and a card is taking a lot longer than usual. I am however enjoying visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous craetions.
I have, however, a card to show you today. I have chosen a Christmas theme and have used Magnolia's "Santa Edwin" and I have masked Magnolia's "Old Wooden Bench" on top of him to make it look as though he was sitting. They are coloured using Copics. The paper is My MInd's Eye "Frosty Pines" and I have used plain lime green card as a mount. The border punch and snowflake punch are by Martha Stewart. Everything else is from my stash.
I hope you like this card and would love to hear your views if you have a chance to leave a comment. I love reading what you say and find it alll very helpful. Thank you for calling in and have a great day. I know that there are many out there who are not enjoying the best of health at the minute and I hope that you are soon back to normal. Have a great day.
Love and Hugs,

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Another Card for Fun

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in to my blog. I'm glad you had time to visit. I hope you have been enjoying a good weekend and having a great time crafting. Perhaps you'll find something here that will please the eye - I hope so.
This card has not been made for any challenge. I'm still not back fully in the swing and can only craft for very short periods so it takes a couple of days to do a card. This one is based on Lili of the Valley's "New Hat" coloured using Polychromos Pencils and Sansidor oil. The papers are Magnolia's "A Little Yummy for Your Tummy - Pink Muffin Dot" and Making Memories "Glitter Flower - Pitter Patter Sophie" - I was given this one by my friend Alison. I also used Bazzil Bling as a mount. The flowers are from my Wild Orchid stash. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a silver spray.
I hope you like this card and that you might have a minute to leave a comment to let me know what you think. I find them really helpful. In fact the comments on my last post were very interesting.
Thank you so much for your time. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and above all stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

Friday, 22 October 2010

A Christmas Card

Hi girls. Great to have you here visiting my blog today. I really appreciate you making the effort. Especially since I haven't been the most active blogger recently. I am afraid that the doctor has been changing my medication and I am struggling to settle into the new regime. Still, I sure I'll get there.
I managed to put together this Christmas card and despite the fact that I am not totally convinced by it I decided to post it anyway. Can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it. The images were all freebies in a magazine, coloured with my trusty Copics. The poinsettia stamp is from the Medallion range by Impressions cut out and coloured with Copics. The design paper is by My Mind's Eye and I used red Mirra board as a mount. The snowflakes were cut from the red mirra board using a Martha Stewart punch and the gems came from my stash.
I would love it if you had time to leave a comment letting me know what you think of this card - don't hold back if you don't like it - constructive critisism always welcomed.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day. Above all stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A Card for Fun - Tilda in Pink

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in on me here. I hope you like what is on offer today. I'm glad to say I'm managing a little bit of crafting and it's great to have another card to post even although it wasn't made for any challenge.
The image is one of the Tildas I received in my latest club set. This is the first chance I've had to play with them. She is coloured using my Copics. The papers are from Stampin Up and I used Bazzil to mount. The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid and Magnolia flowers and the glitter and ribbon are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and I would love to read your views if you can spare a minute to leave a comment. Every one is valued and appreciated.
Have a great day and enjoy everything you do. Keep safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 18 October 2010

A Big Thank You

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in to my blog. I'm glad that I have something for you today. I cannot thank you enough for your prayers, good wishes, cards and emails over the last few weeks while I've been ill. Your concern has been a great comfort and your kindness means a lot to me. I am surprised at how long it has taken to even begin to get over this infection. It completely wiped me out. I still feel weak but I'm getting there. I still have a catheter but I hope to get it out in the next couple of days. I have spent short periods in my craftroom (it took me 4 days to make this card). I have to admit that I spend a lot of time looking at my stash.
This card is for each and every one of you that visited my blog or contacted me while I was ill. I am so glad to be back again, although I don't think I'll be posting every day for a wee while yet.

The image is Magnolia's "Tilda with Hearts" coloured with my Copics and the papers are from Tim Holtz Idea-oligy Vintage Shabby. I used Dotted Bazzil as a mount. The doily's, flowers and ribbon are all from my stash.

The card is an easel card and I have photographed the front and the sentiment panel so that you can see more of the detail. The sentiment was made on my laptop.

I hope you like this card and are I would ask you to accept it as a thank you from me.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting.
Love and Hugs,

Friday, 8 October 2010

A Quick Update

Hello ladies. Thank you for calling in to Fiona's blog. Those of you who have been regulars could be forgiven for wondering what on earth has been going on because she has been posted missing for so long. I am afraid that she has been suffering from a very bad kidney infection that is refusing to clear up easily. She is now on her third course of antibiotics but she is still suffering back pain from his kidneys and this on top of her normal back pain has made it impossible for her to do any crafting. The medication has floored her and made her feel very sick and she has spent all the time in bed. She has not been blogging at all. She had a catheter in for two and a half weeks but had to have it removed because it was causing so much discomfort. That was on Wednesday but she had to have another put in yesterday because she is still having problems.
She is feeling just a little better and I hope that she might be able to do some blogging before too long. She really appreciates all the comments and messages you have left on her blog and the emails she has received wishing her well. You are all so kind and have been a great support to her.
I hope the next post on this blog will be put on by Fiona herself.
Kindest regards to you all,