Tuesday, 25 January 2011

ABC Challenge - M is for Magical

Hi girls. I hope all is well with you today and that you enjoy your visit to my blog. Hopefully you might even find something to inspire. I was a poor blogger again yesterday but there was a good reason and normal service will be resumed today.
When we moved to Kinross over 13 years ago hubby fitted out one of the smaller bedrooms with floor standing kitchen cupboards with drawers and a kitchen work surface just over 10 feet long on top of them so that he could use the room as an office/computer room. He has been retired for over 3 years now and I managed to convince him that it would make a better craft room with the work surface because he very seldom uses it. Well he agreed and last week he cleared out all his stuff and repainted the room, constructed a 10 foot long shelf above the work surface and shampooed the carpet. Yesterday he moved my desk, drawer units and Paper stands through and set everything up so that I now have a new bigger, better craft room with enough continuous surface for my laptop, printer, Cricut, guillotine and electric Big Shot. Hence an enforced day off crafting and blogging. Most importantly it is at the other side of the house and the sun will be shining into the room all day (unless, of course it's snowing Lol).
I had fortunately already made a card for the current ABC Challenge where the theme is "M is for Magical". I have inked up a Lili of the Valley Fairy and coloured her using my Copics. The papers are from Bo Bunny and are called "Winter Joy", "Peacock Lane Dot" and "Winter Joy Bundled". I have also used Bazzil as a mount. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the pearls, ribbon and glitter are all from my stash. The borders are cut with a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you like this card and that you might like to leave a comment to give me the benefit of your views on it.
Sorry for the long rambling post. I hope you have a great day and manage to stay safe and healthy.



20 comments:

  1. How exciting to have a new craft room Fiona!! And it sounds like a fabulous one too! Your card is absolutely beautiful ... love the combination of colours & papers! Lovely layout to show off the very pretty fairy too! Enjoy your new craft space!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  2. Congrats on your new crafting space!!!! How exciting. I am envious!! Sounds terrific!! You so deserve it my friend.

    Your card is beautiful!! I just love that fairy and the blue!! Enjoy your new space!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  3. what a pretty purple card and very magical. janex

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  4. Oooooh, a dedicated space. Wouldn't mind that myself! Love the card hun - very bright and cheerful.
    Hope you enjoy your time in your new space today!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  5. Oh a craft room you lucky thing Fiona! I will have one day just need to sort out the spare room! LOL

    Great card as well i love your colour combo and your flowers are just gorg!

    Hugz xx

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  6. Adorable sweet card Fiona and fab colours. The new craft room sound exciting.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Such a gorgeous card Fiona. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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  8. Can't wait to see your new craft room. How exciting. Lovely card - so magical. See you later. Kathleen x

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  9. tooo gorgeous! Love all the glitter in her wings! Hugs Juls

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  10. Hi hun
    oh i bet your new room looks fab do we get to see it?? i likes bein nosey!!
    Stunning card, awesome colour work as alwats, beautiful papers & embelies, enjoy ya new room hun, sue,x

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  11. Hi Fiona, How exciting to have a new craft room. Pictures please.
    Love your card and it is coloured beautifully. Pretty papers and stunning flowers. You could have entered this on the Magical Mondays challenge as it fits the criteria.
    hugs
    Marion

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  12. Ahhh...lucky you..I wish I had my own craft room. Love your card, it`s very colourful. Cute image and beautiful embellishment. Hugs :)

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  13. Well I am jealous - I keep trying to work out how I can make my small area house more LOL! Lots of room now for you and Kathleen, I hope you enjoyed your afternoon.
    Love the card, great combo of colours and papers.
    Linbyx

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  14. OH my .. when is William coming to stay with me lol.. he is a diamond .. and i know you know it lol

    Love the card ..the colours are absolutely gorgeous .
    Lisa ;)

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  15. Gorgeous card Fiona, wonder what that fairy is thinking? probably looking forward to seeing that new craft room, hope you show us some pics when you get moved in:)

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  16. Wow pretty pretty Fiano, very lovely card.
    Hugs Astrid

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  17. ahhhh Fiona is this a precious card.
    i love the papers and the punched border
    Claudia

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  18. Oh you lucky lucky lady to have such a wonderful husband and a super new craft room. I'm so envious. Your card is gorgeous - love the image and the colours.
    Beryl xx

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  19. mmmmmmm, lovin all the deep rich colors - just gorgeous!
    so excited for you!! its wonderful to have your own "space" and DH is such a sweetie to do all that for you!! someone might just think he loves ya LOL
    have a wonderful day
    Linda

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  20. OOOh lucky YOU! I definitely need to get this mess of a room in order. Wish DH would build me some shelves. You know I said "magical" before I even saw your blog title. Beautiful! xxD

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Hugs,
Fiona x