Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Creative Inspirations #99


Hi girls. I hope you are well as we have started another week and settled back into work routine. I am so pleased that you have found time to visit my blog and I hope you regard it as time well spent when you see what is on offer.
My card today is being entered into the Creative Inspirations challenge where the theme was "Plain and Simple". I used a Hero Arts "Dandelion" stamp and heat embossed the image with lilac embossing powder onto the plain white card - no design papers at all. I also stamped the image on the inside but didn't emboss it there. I cut an aperture with a nestie and used the cut-out for the sentiment which is Stampendous "Footprint Friends". I coloured the lilac background for the sentiment and glued it on the inside of the card to line up with the aperture. I added small butterflies inside and out and couldn't resist puting a small lilac bow at the bottom. I didn't half struggle with this one because I am used to using copious amounts of design papers, flowers and embellies.
I would love to know what you think of this because I am well out of my comfort zone with this simple look. It would be greatly appreciated if you could find time to leave a comment.

Another Award

I have been given this award for the second time, this time from Denise over at The Crafty Den. I am acknowledging the fact by way of this post. I then have to pass this on to 3-5 bloggers who have less than 3000 followers nd invite them to accept this TAG.I have chosen to pass this on to the following well deserving bloggers:-

Tracy over at Country Mouse
Claire over at Claire's Crafty Corner
Vee over at Veronica's Designs

So ladies you have been TAGGED. Want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the person's link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then you inform each blogger that they have been tagged.....
I hope you will accept this award....

Enjoy your crafting and blogging and above all stay safe and healthy.

30 comments:

  1. WOW this is beautiful,I just love that image and the softness of it.....pretty colours too!!!
    Hugs xx

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  2. Beautiful card Fiona.. the colour is gorgeous & what a wonderful sentiment..xx

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  4. I love this Fiona! It's so different to what you normally do but the dandelion image is gorgeous! And the aperture in the card is such a perfect way to show off the beautiful sentiment!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  5. Love the card very much! So original made. Love the colours too.
    Hugs Ageeth x

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  6. Hi Fiona,
    This is so different from your normal style but I love it...The image is lovely and I really like the way you have the aperture for the sentiment,which is also lovely....Beautiful colours as always...Hope your well???...
    Mandy x

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  7. Hi hun
    a beautiful card, fab colour, pretty stamp, great design, with the aperture, hi William,sue,x

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  8. Such a different card from you - but its absolutely stunning. I love the dandelion stamp... its so delicate . Pity i dont think that when they are in my lawn lol
    Lisa ;)

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  9. beautiful cards fiona I love them all
    hugs Lia

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  10. Just gorgeous Fi - I love the stamp and the embossing really brings it out and the way you have mirrored the image inside looks lovely too. Simple cards always seem the hardest don't they, cos we are used to piling on the paper and embellies LOL. Thank you too sweetie for the award which I accept with pride. Have a faby day! Hugs, Claire x

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  11. a beautiful card with a lovely verse, gorgeous stamp too. janex

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  12. a beautiful card fiona, love the stamp off the flower
    hugs Arina

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  13. I love the simple style of this card.
    Berni
    x

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  14. This is fabulous hun! Loving the sentiment. I think you did fine with the CAS look!!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  15. How pretty, Fiona! I love the colours!

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  16. hiya hun, love your card so soft and gentle. hope you're well and not suffering with any more snow fall xx

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  17. Such a gorgeous card Fiona. Love the sentiment and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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  18. This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

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  19. Wow... This is a beautiful card Fiona!!
    I love it!!

    xoxo doris

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  20. Beautiful card Fiona I love the soft colour and the design. I agree it takes us out of our comfort zone but I think it's good to do that now and then. Thank you so much for the award Fiona I am delighted to accept it.
    Hugs
    Vee xx

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  21. Wow Fiona that is just stunning. Gorgeous colours, beautiful stamp and love the window.

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  22. Really lovely card thanks for joining Creative this week

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  23. This is so different for you Fiona, and has been put together beautifully, I love the dandelions, and your design is fab.

    Thank you hun for my award, I will put it on my blog this evening. A really nice thought.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. This is gorgeous, love the dandelions and the nestie window, I love that sentiment, so sweet.x

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  25. Stunning card Fiona. The dandelion stamp is beautiful and I love the way you have stamped it on the inside too.
    Beryl xx

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  26. wow Fiona its stunning, you cetainly cracked the cas look perfectly
    Mina xxx

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  27. Hi Fiona
    What a gorgeous card you have made - I love the simplicity of it! My online friend Kathleen (KayC) suggested I look at your blog, and now I am a follower. Happy Crafting - Carol xx

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  28. I had to laugh a bit when I saw this card. Not that it's not beautiful and I adore the lilac color, but I though "Where are all Fi's flowers?" LOL then I saw the challenge theme. Bet it was a struggle, eh? for me too. xxD

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  29. Hi Fiona :) This card is so georgeus, so lovely with the pattern you have chosen.
    I started writhing in english in my blogg so that you could understand, I love and appriciate your comments :)
    Have a nice evening, look forward in seeing you again, probably in your blogg ;)
    Hugs Lill

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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