Friday, 17 December 2010

One Card - No Challenge

Hi girls, thank you for calling in to my blog. It is great to have you here. I hope all is well with you and that you are managing to cope with the winter if you are in the northern hemisphere. The snow has arrived back here again so it will be interesting to see what havoc it creates this time.
I almost feel that today's card is a bit of a cop out because it is far more basic than my normal stuff. The truth is I have not been having a good week and I am easily tired. I did not make this for any challenge but just to try to keep my hand in. I apologise for the quality of the photo but the light has been anything but good for taking photographs and I had to use artifical light which distorts the colours. The image is Lili of the Valley's "Fairies - Bouquet" coloured using a mixture of my Copic Ciaos and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are both printed from a CD I have and the flowers are from Wild Orchid. The punched border is Martha Stewart's Doily Lace.
I hope you like this offering and I would love it if you had time to leave a comment because I love reading them. Take care and stay safe, warm and healthy.
Love and Hugs,


21 comments:

  1. Oh Fiona, this card is in no way a 'cop out'!! It's absolutely gorgeous - the simplicity of the embellishments allows the image to really shine! And those papers are just lovely! Sorry to hear you're getting so tired easily ... I hope you're able to rest up and start feeling better soon! Hopefully the snow won't wreak too much havoc in the community!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  2. Hiya Hunny

    this isnt a card I would call a cop out, its gorgeous, the colour is beautiful! Stay safe in all that snow brrr!

    Joey x

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  3. This is just gorgeous Fiona. what an amazing image and coloured to perfection. Hugs xo Jackie. ps, your candy is on its way. xo

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  4. beautiful and soft! Love the polka dots! Hugs Juls

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  5. HI Fiona - sorry you arent feeling too good again.. i hope you will be ok.I think the card is beautiful.. wonderful pretty colours.
    Sorry i didn't get time to send a "real" card ..its just crept up on me
    Lisa ;)

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  6. This is such a beautiful card Fiona and not a cop out at all. I hope you start to feel a bit better over the weekend. Take it easy, hugs, Claire x

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  7. Sounds like your shopping trip took more out of you than you thought hun! Hope you get more energy for the festivities next weekend. Plenty of rest needed hun - don't you go struggling and worrying about creations for us here!!
    You take it easy, and keep safe and warm - both of you.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  8. Gorgeous, beautiful card and fab image, it can't be a cop out if you make something as beautiful as this.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Hi Fiona. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely not a cop out! Lovely image and colours. Have a good weekend. Hopefully see you next Tuesday. Kathleen x

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  10. Hi Fiona I love this card, the layout is fab and that LOTV image is just gorgeous.
    I was up in Blaigowrie at the weekend at the Angus Hotel. Had a lovely time at a Beatles tribute Christmas dinner dance.
    The drive up was very picturesque but on the way back on Sunday it was very icy. Got home safe and sound.
    Hope you feel better today.
    Hugs
    Vee xx

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  11. HI FIONA IT IS A LONG TIME AGO THAT I VISITE YOUR BLOG..
    I HAVE A LOT OFF TROUBLE IN MY MARRIAGE..
    SO I DON'T HAVE BEING IN BLOGLAND, I DONT FEEL VERY WELL
    AT THIS TIME.
    BUT YOU HAVE MADE A LOT OFF PRETTY CARDS.
    HUGS FROM ARINA

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  12. Fiona this is a really pretty card, it really suits the image. Hope you are feeling a bit more lifelike soon.
    Kim xXx

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  13. So beautiful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  14. Sorry you are having a rough time Fiona but it certainly isn't reflected in this lovely card. The coffee colours are very soothing and perfect with that little fairy. The snow over here is desperate, two solid days now, fed up with it already. Hope you feel better soon.

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  15. no way is this a 'cop out' Fiona its gorgeous and has a really soft feel to it...the snow has returned with a vengeance here too
    Mina xxx

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  16. definitely not a "cop out"...it's a beauty - always enjoy your combination of dp and flowers and your coloring!! so sorry you are feeling so weak - hope you get plenty of rest for next weekend (-:
    we only have a couple inches of snow - you must be feeling like an eskimo!!
    hugs
    Linda

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  17. Hi ya hun
    gorgeous card, beautiful image, lovely papers & embelies, hi William, wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year, sue,x

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  18. Sorry to hear you've not been well lately Fiona - and I don't think there's anything of a 'cop out' with this card. It's gorgeous and I love the colour scheme - however true to life it might be (lighting not being as it should).
    Beryl xx

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  19. Such a gorgeous card Fiona, you really don't give yourself enought credit! It's so pretty and has made me smile on a very cold and snowy night!!
    Hope it isn't too bad your end! xx

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  20. I love the pretty papers and colours. The fairy is beautiful and suits this layout.
    Louise x

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  21. I really love this card-from the polka dots to the punched edge and the beautiful arrangement of the flowers to frame the image.
    Linbyx

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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