Thursday, 6 January 2011

It's Great to be Back


Hi girls. A Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I trust that you are in for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2011. Thank you to those of you who sent me cards - what a wonderful array they make and have been much admired by everyone who ha seen them. They will be kept in a safe place.
I have so missed my blogging over Christmas and New Year but I really needed to recharge the batteries and the break at my son and daughter-in-law's over the holiday period gave me an ideal opportunity. Mind you I did enjoy doing some crafting with Sarah (Lil-paper-pixie) although William made sure that I didn't overdo it. I also got my grandson Jonathan to give me a hand to spruce up my blog with a new background and header.
My card for today was made while I was away. I was under orders to take all my new Tildas with me so that Sarah could get stamping so I had the "Tilda with Parasol" from the latest Magnolia Club pack. I coloured her using Sarah's Prisma colours and finished off with Glossy Accents on the parasol and boots. I don't know what the papers are because I raided Sarah's stash for everything except the hearts which I bought at Melbick's near Solihull.
I hope you like this card and I look forward to leaving any comments I am fortunate enough for you to leave for me. I love hearing what you think.
Take care and stay safe and healthy.



29 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Fhiona!! I have missed you!! I am so glad you had a good break and time with family. Your grandson did a beautiful job with your blog!! It really is gorgeous! I love your sweet Tilda!! Beautiful coloring, layout and details!!
    hugs and blessings my friend!!
    Chris

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  2. Hi hun
    glad you had a lovely time n chilled out, hope 2011 will be a good one for you, luv the new header.
    Totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

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  3. This is a sweetie Fiona!
    Hugs Nicolet

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  4. Lovely card Fiona. I love the colours and the curves. Glad you had a lovely time in the midlands, bit warmer than in Scotland I bet. Your blog makeover is lovely. Take Care Julie x

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  5. I'm glad you're back ! hope you feel ok now. pretty card there,
    greetings, martina
    x

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  6. Happy New Year Fiona, Your card is stunning. Love the new stamp is so cute.Just love viewing your blog always so inspiring. Best wishes Deb xx

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  7. Great to have you back hun! Glad you had a restful time down south.
    Loving the card, very girly.
    Hope you have a better 2011 than it was last year.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  8. Hi Fiona

    What a great card! Love the extra shape you've added by cutting the corners.

    Keep well.

    Judi x

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  9. Hi Fiona!! Happy New Year and all the best to you and William for 2011.So glad you enjoyed your time with your family, your blog looks fab and love the shape and colours on your card.
    HUGS
    Vee xx

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  10. Hi Fiona - lovely to see you back.
    I am so glad you had a great time at your sons and managed to do some crafting.
    I love this little card - the image is delightful and the shape is new for me. The little hearts are so cute
    Happy New Year to you and William
    Lisa;)

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  11. Hi Fiona, nice to see you back. I have missed you. Beautiful card and lovely new header. See you soon! Kathleen x

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  12. Nice to see you back Fiona with such a gorgeous card. Glad you enjoyed your break but still managed to do some crafting!

    I've been a bad blogger recently and really must get some work done now!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  13. hi fiona this is so pretty, a gorgeous card.x

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  14. Happy new year.
    A lovely card with beautiful colours.
    I really like your new look at your blogg.
    I love your new banner at the top of your blog with Tilda.
    Have a nice day,
    hugs Anna A

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  15. your card is lovely so cheering, love your new look blog, very pretty.
    Glad to see you back and feeling refreshed. janex

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  16. Happy New Year Fiona! Great to see you back and glad to hear you enjoyed a good rest over the holiday period. This is a gorgeous card and I may just have to visit Melbicks to get some of those hearts, they are lovely! Hugs, Claire x

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  17. wow this is just beautiful!!! I love the rounded edges!! Hugs Juls

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  18. hi fiona,
    wonderful card I love the colors and the stamp so cute.
    I'm thinking, have you still recieve my christmascard, I send it out to you on 15 december, but I haven'nt hear from you, so I hope the card will be arrived
    hugs Lia

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  19. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TO, WELCOME BACK IN BLOGLAND.
    THIS CARD IS SO PRETTY, I LOVE IT..
    AND YOUR BLOG LOOKS VERY PRETTY.
    HUGS ARINA

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  20. Wishing you a very happy new year Fiona. Hope it is happy and healthy. Your blog is looking fab-u-lous!! Beautiful card - I love the image. Lol Lynn ♥

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  21. Great to have you back and happy new year to you and hubby xx jo xx

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  22. Welcome back Fiona, hope you are feeling nice and refreshed after your holiday break. Love this card, nice and summery!

    Hugs, Barbaraxx

    PS Love the new look blog!

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  23. Hey Fiona, nice to have you back again:) Glad you had a great time at Sarah's and a wee bit of crafting done too lol. Love your new creation, great little shape to the corners, really sets it all off and I love that little image.

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  24. Happy New Year Fiona - glad you're feeling refreshed after the break. I do love this one - the image is so sweet and the design with the two corners rounded is very effective.
    Beryl xx

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  25. Happy New Year!! So glad that you are back in crafting again!! Your card is just so sweet and adorable, I love the colors you chose for her!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  26. The new look on your blog looks fabulous. Great creation Fiona, it's really pretty. Sounds like you had a good time at your sons. Hope the break away did you good.
    Take care
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  27. Hi Fiona, I'm so happy to be having another look around your blog. Love the new look !!! I also LOVE how you have the challenges of the week on your sidebar. I've so wanted to figure out how people find them & keep track of which ones my cards might work for ... How d oyu odo that ???
    This card is beautiful & I love that sweet little Tilda. Just got her & haven't even inked her up yet. So many stamps & never enough time.
    Hugs, Janie

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  28. Happy New Year Fiona, here is hoping this one is a more healthier one. You must of needed the break after all the problems last year put upon you.
    Love the card, the new Maggie is beautiful as are those papers and card design.
    Kim xXx

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  29. Great card and I love the new look blog.
    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