Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sketch & Stash #52

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in to my blog to see what is on offer - I hope you are not disappointed. I would love to think that my creations might just help to inspire you in your own crafting.
The snow came during the night yesterday and we woke up to another 4 or 5 inches. It really is getting beyond a joke. William was going to take me into Perth to visit my favourite shop, Stampaholics, but snow and crutches or wheelchairs just don't go well so we had to abandon plans. It was disappointing because Siobhan is closing the shop in a few weeks because the recession has struck business significantly. She now has a full time job in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee but is managing to keep the shop going for a little time yet. She, and the shop, will be sorely missed. She has been a major influence on my crafting. It snowd again all evening on Saturday so I guess I'll be housebound for a bit longer - a great excuse to do some crafting.
Anyway on to my card for today. I am following the sketch given by Sketch and Stash and have inked up a new Lili of the Valley image called "Coffee Break" coloured using my Copics. The papers are by Meridian Inc. and I used peach card as a mount. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the leaves are made using an punch.
If you like this card or have anything you would like to say about it I would be so grateful if you leave me a comment if you have time. I really value what you say.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and avoid the snow. In any case stay safe and healthy.


  1. wow fiona another stunning card...i hope that this snow vanishes soon so u can get out and about again!!...roll on the take care hunni luv n hugs Lesley xxx

  2. this is just beautiful Fiona. You're always such an inspiration. Hugs xo Jackie

  3. Lovely card,
    have a nice day,
    greetings, martina

  4. Wonderful card!

  5. Marvelous card hun. Shame about the shop, but hopefully you might bag a few bargains before she closes for good.
    Stay safe and warm hun!
    Teri x

  6. Glad to hear that you are home safely. I'm fed up with all this snow too. Had enough now. Beautiful card. See you soon. Kathleen x

  7. this is beautiful! Love the colours you have used1 Hugs Juls

  8. Gorgeous card Fiona, love that image, and that colour combo is just perfect.

    Sorry to hear about Stampaholics, I used to love to visit on the way to Crieff. I'm sure lots of people will miss it. Always seemed busy when I was in. Horrible recession!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  9. i love this image and adore your card Fiona.

  10. Hiya Hun

    this is gorgeous, your attention to detail is fantastic. So very sorry to hear about your friends shop :O( stay safe in that snow

    Joey xx

  11. What a pretty card Fiona-I like the papers you used they compliment the image perfectly. Sorry to hear your local craft shop is closing-I know you and Kathleen love going there, she certainly seems to do good classes too. Do you think she might still do classes if she got a hall or somewhere - just an idea.

  12. gorgeous card Fiona I love the DP they are beautiful great image and beautiful colouring too thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

  13. Hi Fiona, Another stunning card and just love these LOTV images. Colouring is beautiful and love that flower arrangement.
    Sorry you have been snowed in. Hope it clears quickly for you.

  14. Those LOTV images are delightful.. but i just daren't get any more lol.
    Beautiful card as always - i love the colours an that DP is gorgeous
    Re the slipprs they have a proper sole .. they remind me of Driving shoes .. and i would think they will wear very well. they look and feel sturdy
    But will let you know lol
    Lisa ;)

  15. Gorgeous card Fiona, I love the papers and the overall colour combo is one of my favourites. Sorry you missed out on your trip to you craft shop, we have snow here again as well. It's just getting very annoying now.
    xx Vee

  16. Hey Fiona,
    I have that image and still need to lay some ink on
    Your card is stunning, it reminded me I have that stamp, I even have some of those flower but as some of us do we keep them locked new year resolusion is to stop being so keen to keep things in the
    x Heres hoping...

  17. hi Fiona,love your card,beautiful image and papers...stunning:)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  18. Beautiful card, lovely coloured image. I really must get myself some if these Lilly's. Great papers that look wonderful with the flowers you added.
    Sorry to hear about the craft shop closing I know my little local shop is finding things hard too at the moment. It is a shame you didn't get to visit them due to the pesky snow, I hope it clears in time for you to make a visit before they completely close down.
    Kim xXx

  19. Lovely card - super image and gorgeous bp's.
    So sorry to hear about your craft shop closing. Such a shame - for the lady running it and her customers.
    Beryl xx

  20. How sweet!! This is just so pretty!! I love the flowers you used and papers to match the image too!
    Jodi =)


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