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,


26 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona!
    I really like this card! I think the bears in the circles, and then having the one oval offset make for a great looking design. Of course I love your beautiful poinsettia!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  2. Oh wow Fiona, what an amazing card. I just love it all. Hugs jackie

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  3. its a great card,
    I would have kept that lovely flower for a different card, and put another image and snowflake up there instead,
    I do love the card and flower,
    Have a great weekend,
    hugs
    Angie x

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  4. hi fiona

    I love your chritmas card, its stunning again..
    hugs from arina

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  5. Hey Fiona

    This is a lovely xmas card! I love all the teddies and the snow i want xmas to come now! LOL

    Hope your feeling better today and hopefully they will get your meds sorted once for all you so you can get used to them so take it easy chick!

    hugz

    xoxox

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  6. I love the design of the card with the different individual images in each circle... and if i was to make a suggestion.. i would say maybe a bow instead of a flower.. even though i love your flowers so much!
    Hope you are ok... have had a few problems here - but trying to get through them
    Lisa ;)

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  7. Sending you hugs and a big get well,poor Fiona. Your card is fab , great use of these cute stamps. janex

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  8. hello hunnie sorry to be reading that you are still struggling I so hope that things improve soon for you. your card is fabby I'm wondering whether it is too busy or whether that is just me liking simplicity lol. You take care and have a restful weekend xx

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  9. What a great way to use these little cuties. I have these stamps somewhere and as they are so small this is the best way to use them Fiona. Love this card.
    Pinky

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  10. Hi Fiona, your card is gorgeous and I love that you have used several small images on one card. I do hope you are feeling better soon.

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  11. I really like your card Fiona, especially the poinsetta it's so pretty. Cute images and the snowflakes are lovely. Hope your meds settle soon. Look after yourself.xx

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  12. I would agree about the flower. It is a bit overpowering with the smaller images, so perhaps a nice bow would do it. Other than that it looks fab hun!
    Manic here today. Early morning for a dentist run - wee one had a tooth extracted, so she's all miserable now. Then a run to the bus station with hubby, off for a weekend with family and a rugby match.
    So I get the fun of the kids all weekend, yum!
    Hope your weekend is a great one hun.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  13. Oh this is so sweet,Love all the images and the DP is beautiful!!!
    Hugs xx

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  14. I have these stamps but haven't used them yet, but you have give me inspiration to use them. Fabulous creation Fiona. Hope your new meds settle down for you.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. Well I think the others have said it all .From me have a relaxing weekend and focus on the health xxx

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  16. Hi Fiona. I'm just back from Center Parcs and was pleased to see that you have started crafting again. What 3 lovely cards. Thankyou. Will catch up with you later. Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs. Kathleen xxx

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  17. Hiya Hunny

    fabulous card, love the layout, I love how you got so many images on to this I always struggle with more than 1 lol. Thanks for entering my candy hun, good luck.

    Joey.xx

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  18. Hi Fiona, I'm so inspired by your design, I have thesestamps too and always thought they were too little to do anything with, I never thought of putting them on the card together. I will dig them out now and have a play.
    Hope your Meds settle down for you and you can get back to feeling more settled.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xx Vee

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  19. Hi Fiona it's good to see your still managing to create. I would say that your card is a little bit busy possibly a plain backing paper would have helped or just taking off one or two elements on your card.

    I hope the change of meds will settle down for you Fiona

    Hugs
    Carol Ann xx

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  20. I dont like it Fiona...I love it...brilliant idea with the shapes for your images and your flower is stunning
    Mina xxx

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  21. Don't know why you've reservations about it Fiona. I'm sure anyone would be delighted to have it fall through their letterbox in a few weeks time.
    Hope the new meds do the trick for you.
    Beryl xx

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  22. well I love it - it's definitely different from your "style" and maybe that is what is throwing you. LOVE that big flower -just beautiful - and think all the movement with those little bears is fun fun fun!
    so glad to hear you are daily getting better!
    hugs n prayers to you,
    Linda

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  23. Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous Fiona!
    Hope your routine gets sorted soon.
    hugs
    kim x

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  24. Hi Fhiona! I have been praying for you. I sure hope the doctors get your medications sorted soon. I think this card is darling. I love all the circles with the different bears. The poinsettia is so creative and beautiful too!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  25. Your poinsettia, is absolutely stunning. I can't believe you made that, amazing. Can they be made in all sizes. Just love all the little bears on this. Great job. Fiona.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  26. This is very different for you but really cute and fun! You're certainly a pro at the handmade flowers! Wish I could visit so you could show me how all of them are done! xxD

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