Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cute Card Thursday #176 - Guest DT Card

Hi girls. Thank you so much for dropping in on my wee blog. I am so glad you are visiting - I hope you enjoy what you find here. The weather here has been very changeable for a while but even when it's raining the temperatures are quite warm. Yesterday was very sunny so long may it continue. I hope you are all well and enjoying good health.
I was contacted over a year ago by Lynn over at the Craft and Waffle and asked if I would like to do a stint as a Guest DT for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. At the time I had to decline due to ill health. She contacted me again this year and asked if I would like to guest for the month of August and I jumped at the chance. So this is my first card as a Guest DT. The challenge this week is to produce a card with


- in other words make your own backgrounds.
I used a double sided card and stamped one side with an Artemio flourish using a Coral chalk inkpad by Memories. The other side of the card I embossed with a stylized flowers Cuttlebug folder. I then sanded the embossed patter to bring out the pattern. The ribbon and lace are from my stash and the punched border is made using a Martha Stewart punch. The flowers are by Wild Orchid.
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the fabulous creations from the other team members and have a go at the challenge yourself.
Any comments you might like to leave for me here will be greatly welcomed. Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.


  1. Fiona this is gorgeous I love that embossed paper, great colourwork. Joey x

  2. Hello there .. and yay .. congrats on your GD spot .. a beautiful card . LOve the embossed panel. What gorgeous colours too
    Lisa xx

  3. I like to appreciate for your GD spot, it is really awesome work. I like the papers and layout and the image is adorable. It is so sweet images.
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  4. Your card is so pretty love the colours so much.
    Hugs Louise xx

  5. WOW Fiona, stunning card, gorgeous image and love how you have created the background which looks just like papers! Hugs, Claire x

  6. Hi Fiona, what a lovely card! You have really inspired me with the embossing! It lookss brilliant. Good luck with your GDt post. Judy x

  7. Gorgeous card Fiona, and that self made paper wow great.
    Hugs Astrid

  8. Hi Fiona
    Fabulous Card the embossing ...well done on being Guest Designer.....WELL DESERVED ....HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING BETTER ....HUGS SYLVIE

  9. What a cutie-patootie hun! Lovely and girly in pink! Hope you are well?
    Enjoy the sun while it lasts!
    Teri x

  10. Love your beautiful, adorable card Fiona and congrats on being a GDT.

  11. What a beautiful card Fiona. Lovely embossed papers. See you tonight. Looking forward to it. Kathleen x

  12. This is gorgeous Fiona. Love how you have designed those papers.... gotta have a go myself Lol x

    hugs sally x

  13. Hi Fiona, congrats on your GDT spot, so well deserved. Your card is gorgeous I love the embossing and the beautiful ribbon and colours.
    xx Vee

  14. Hi Fiona a gorgeous card. I love your embossed papers they look amazing. Congratulations on your GDT spot. Hugs Sarahxx

  15. Hi Fiona, this is beautiful!! The colors are some of my favorites and your handmade papers are just perfect for your design!!
    hugs, Janiel

  16. A beautiful card Fiona, love the background papers, well, everything really!


    Judi x

  17. Hi ya hun
    oh blogger is lettin me play 2nite!! totally gorgeous card as always, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, hi William, sue,x

  18. Hi!
    what a lovely card! So much details! Nice, me like!


  19. You have done a beautiful creation for your GDT spot, it is so pretty Fiona.
    I love the colour and the design, the background is fabulous,great work!
    Happy crafting
    tracy x

  20. It´s gorgeous Fiona!
    Hugs nicolet

  21. Hi Fiona,
    Wow! Fabulous card and love the background paper you made. I just adore this little Tilda. Gorgeous colour combo and superb details. Congratulations on the GDT spot for this month.

  22. hi there! its my 1st time visiting you and you make some beautiful creations. so i decided to follow you cause im sooo curious what you make next,lol.really wonderful inspiration in here.
    have a great day!

  23. lol i already followed you,lol!
    just me and my coocoo head.

  24. This is gorgeous Fiona, love how you made the background to use with that cutie image.
    Kim xXx

  25. waaaauw fiona !!! this is one fab card ! lovely colors !! great, good luck with your challenge
    greetings, martina

  26. SUPER CONGRATS! and so well deserved !
    look at this card - love that embossed background and the details...amazing talent that I love looking at so much (-:

  27. What a beautiful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  28. Well done on a much deserved DT spot.
    I love your card- I never think to emboss when a challenge says no DP! You've done it so beautifully that I thought it was a DP until I read your write up. Hope you are ok.

  29. Absolutely beautiful Fiona - thanks so much for GDTing for us babes xxx Lol Lynn ♥

  30. Hi Fiona
    Well done at being a GDT, you deserve it!! And as always your creations are lovely. I always love your colouring in - you could definately teach me a thing or too in that department.
    Glad you are feeling well.

  31. Congratulations on the Guest DT spot.
    The card is so beautiful.
    Hugs Anna A


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