Sunday, 26 June 2011

By the Cute and Girly & An Award

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in to my blog - it's great to have you here. I hope you find something you like. Hopefully you are having a fantastic weekend. I have been out and about a bit the last few days and am really enjoying the new found freedom my portable oxygen concentrator is giving me. I am a bit tired but it's well worth it.
I made this card to enter the By the Cute and Girly June Challenge that had the theme "In the Garden". The card is made by cutting round the outline of an eliptical frame of branches and leaves I printed off a CD Rom. I cut a scalloped mount for the image (Sugar Nellie's "Country Style") out of brown card.The image is coloured using my Copics and the embellishments are Wild Orchid flowers and leaves cut using an MS punch. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley. I photographed the card on a black background but I think that might have been a mistake - I hope it's not too dark.
I hope you might have a minute to leave me a comment telling me what you think of this creation. Your opinions are always welcome.


I received this award from Wendy over at Chilli Pip. Wendy has been a follower of mine for some time and I am delighted that she thought of me.
Now to receive this award I am required to acknowledge the giver (Done), tell you 7 facts about myself and pass the award on to 8 of my favourite bloggers. So here goes:-

Facts about me.
1. I have been married to my best friend for 41 years
2. I love my garden (when the weather hasn't destroyed the plants)
3. My favourite colour is Pink
4. In my young days I was a Sick Children's Nurse
5. I used to drive a Daf car (hence my hubby's pet name for me - Little Daffodil)
6. I used to play the piano (now well out of practise)
7. I love lying in the sun (chance would be a fine thing)

I would like to pass this award on to:
Kathleen at The Daisy Chain
Lynn at Crafty Linby
Tracy at Country Mouse
Lisa Jane at Mess2Magic
Linda at Payne Holler Cards
Chris at Twinkles Glow with Stamps,
Juls at The Glitter Chick 
Vee at Veronica's Designs

Well I think that's it. Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.


  1. Hi hun
    pleased to hear you getting out n about, gorgeous card, luv the branches, lovely image & colouring, pretty embelies, congratulations on ya award hun, enjoy your sunday, hi William, sue,x

  2. Its just stunning Fiona, really country chic and what a gorgeous little image. Your colouring is so perfect!!

  3. Hi Fiona - gorgeous card such a lovely image beautifully coloured and I love all your twine and leaves around the edge.

    Take care.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  4. Morning fiona, wow your card is stunning, beautiful design and colours, very pretty:)

    Glad to hear you're getting about more..hugs to you:)


  5. HI Fiona.. ooh what a gorgeous card .. i love that leaf frame ... you must have so much patience to have cut it out.
    LOve the little image too- so sweet .

    I am so glad to hear you are able to get out and about .. it must really lift your spirits.

    Thank you so much for my award .. that is lovely of you and i love reading your facts .. i didnt realise you ahd been a nurse .. mmmm... they say us from the medical professions make the worst patients lol.. is it true!!
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month too
    Lisa xx

  6. A gorgeous card Fi which doesn't look drak at all. Hugs, Claire x

  7. So pleased to hear that you have been able to get out.
    I like the leaves around the edges, well done on cutting them out - that's why I bought a digital cutter LOL! No patience.
    thanks so much for the award.

  8. Gorgeous card Fiona, really takes you out into the garden. Though it's so wet here I'm glad it's hubby's day for walking the dogs lol!

    Good to hear you're getting out and about. Congrats on your award you do have a sweet blog.

    Kat xx

  9. Fiona so glad you hear you are doing better at the moment. Take care.
    Your card is absolutely stunning!
    kim x

  10. So wonderful Fiona,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Wooow, Fiona what a fantastic card, love the shape of it, the leaves around, the image is geourgeus and lovely colors :)
    Hugs Lill

  12. Oooh Fiona I love this card, the shape edged with the leaves is very elegant and then the lovely image sits perfectly amongst the flowers.
    Kim xXx

  13. its fantastic to hear your still getting out and about Fiona and your right, well worth the effort...your card is fab and I love the shape, brilliant idea
    Mina xxx

  14. Beautiful card Fiona and I'm a sun worshipper to!

  15. Hi Fiona,
    Stunning card and a wonderful image. Love the colouring and such a lovely shape too. Congrats on your award.
    So glad you are able to get out and about.

  16. What a really lovely card Fiona. It's good to see you blogging again. And I didn't know about you being a nurse or playing the piano!!
    Thanks too for all your lovely comments on my blog!!
    Siobhan x

  17. hi there- oh my the edges are so pretty - i need to find some of that stuff!
    thanks so much for this sweet award (-:
    now tell me...what is a Daf car?

  18. Wow!! Fiona this is just gorgeous, and a fabulous shape. Thanks so much for this lovely award.
    So glad you are able to get out and about.
    Keep well
    xx Vee

  19. Hello Fiona, great to hear you are out & about x

    Your card is beautiful, love the shape, image & those leaves around the edge are brilliant x

    hugs sally x

  20. love your card!! its so very creative!!! Hugs juls

  21. Thanks for the award Fiona. Beautiful cards. You have to make the most of the rare sunny days we get. Thanks for a great afternoon yesterday. Take care. Kathleen x

  22. Hi fiona,
    So glad you've been able to get out a bit, a wonderful card, love the image it's so sweet.

    Thank you for my sweet award Fiona and for thinking of me.
    Tracy x

  23. Another gorgeous creation! I love the shape of this card and a beautiful image too :)

  24. Beautiful card great colour combination and layout :o)
    Thanks for visiting my blog today x

  25. So pretty and different, Fiona! I love it! xxD


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Fiona x