Sunday, 27 February 2011

Oh No! Not Him Again

Hello ladies. I'm sorry to say I'm back again. For those of you who follow Fiona's blog regularly you will know that it's not good news when I post on her blog. For those who are relatively new, I'm William, Fiona's husband (or craft banker).
I am afraid that Fiona has come down with what the doctor described as a raging chest infection. She has been poorly in bed since Wednesday but had been able to post until yesterday because she had scheduled cards. I had to call the doctor in on Thursday and she put her on strong antibiotics. She came back in on Friday to check on her and was swithering about sending Fiona into hospital but decided to wait to see what happens. I have strict instructions that if things get worse I am to call a doctor out over the weekend just in case it is developing into pneumonia again. Saturday she didn't even feel like commenting. I hope we avoid hospital but would think that even if she starts to get better it will be a few days before she is making cards again.
I will post again if there is any significant news.
Kindest Regards,
William

Friday, 25 February 2011

Allsorts #91


Hi girls. Friday already - this week has just flown in and we are ready for another weekend. Where does the time go? Anyway, thank you for dropping in on my blog. I can only hope you like what you see.
Well this Saturday will be the last that Stampaholics in Perth will be open for business. As I said a few weeks ago Siobhan is having to close the shop for economic reasons. I will miss the shop but I will really miss Siobhan's encouragement and guidance. I wish her well in her new career operating the new scanning equipment in Perth Royal Infirmary.
I made this card for the Allsorts Challenge where the theme was "Inspired by Nature". I inked up House Mouse's "I give you my Heart" and coloured it using my Copics. the papers are digis from Bearly Mine Designs and I used Bazzil as a mount. I used a Martha Stewart double loop border punch for the bottom border. The ribbon was part of a bundle Tracy over at Country Mouse gave me for my Birthday last week. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the pearls are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and that you might be able to find a minute to leave a comment letting me know what you think about it. Constructive criticism is always welcomed.
I hope that as you look toward the weekend you have a lot of good things planned. Above all stay safe and keep healthy.



Thursday, 24 February 2011

Quite a few Challenges


Hi girls. I am really pleased you have called in on my blog. I appreciate you taking the time and I hope you enjoy what is on offer. I hope you are fit and well, and that your crafting juices are flowing.
You may remember that I made a wedding card a few weeks ago to send to the daughter of an old next door neighbour who now lives in New Zealand. Well the whole family live in and around Christchurch and as you can imagine we have had a worrying few days wondering about them after the earthquake. The good news is that we have managed to make telephone contact and they are all OK. They say the place is devastated and not a great place to be at the minute with all the aftershocks. There are so many people who are in such terrible circumstances at the minute. We are so fortunate here.
Well on to more pleasant things. My card today is being entered into five challenges (something of a record for me). I have followed the sketch for Friday Sketchers, the theme at A Spoonfull of Sugar is "Birthday Wishes", Stampin for the Weekend wanted "Monochrome", Tip Top Tuesday wanted "Bling it on" and Delicious Doodles had the theme "Glitz, Glam, Shimmer and Bling". I have used Magnolia's "Tilda with a Small Gift" and coloured this beautiful Tilda using Copics. The papers are downloads and the pearls, stickles, glitter and pearls are all from my stash.
I hope you like this card but even if you don't I would love it if you could find time to leave a comment letting me know what you think. Constructive criticism is welcomed as well.
Enjoy your blogging and crafting and stay safe and healthy.



Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Colour Create #64 & Cute Card Thurday #152


Hi girls. Thank you for dropping in on me on my blog. I hope I have something here to please the eye and encourage your crafting mojo. I had a great afternoon yesterday when my local blogging friend Kathleen visited. We had a whole afternoon of crafting (and chit chat) - it was fabulous.
My card today was made to enter two challenges. Colour Create had a colour combo of Chocolate, Strawberry and Cream and Cute Card Thursday wanted "Happy Shiny cards". I have inked up Magnolia's "Happy Tilda" and coloured her using my trusty Copics. the papers are from the Tim Holtz "Chic" collection. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I have used copious amounts of "Spray and Shine" - it doesn't show very well in the photograph but it is there.
I really enjoyed making this card so I hope you like as well.
CAN YOU LEAVE COMMENTS? - A couple of my regular commenters who have been missing of late have informed me that they have been unable to leave comments on my blog. If you are having bother I would appreciate it if you could drop me an Email (the address is in my sidebar under my profile) so that I can start to investigate if there is a problem. I am, of course, very grateful for any comments I am receiving so if you have time please try to leave one to let me know what you think of today's card. Thank you.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.

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.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Papertake Weekly

Hi girls. Well the good news is the snow has gone again. How many times is it going to come back though. I'm sick of the sight of it this winter. Anyway enough moaning. Welcome to my wee corner of blogland. I hope you find inspiration here and like what you see. I know I find a lot of real goodies when I do my blog hopping.
The card today was made with the Papertake Weekly challenge in mind where they wanted "Putting on the Glitz". The image is Magnolia's "Sweet Tilda" coloured using Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are digi papers I bought from Bearly Mine. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the ribbon, stickles spray and glitter are from my stash. Unfortunately the glitz does not show very well in the photograph but it is there I promise.
I hope you like it but would love to read your views is you can find the time to leave a comment which I can assure you will be much appreciated. I also like to know who has been visiting.
I hope you are enjoying your crafting and would love to see you back here again. Stay safe and healthy.



Sunday, 20 February 2011

Wild Orchid #17 & Simon Says & Truly Scrumptious #51


Hi girls. Thank you for dropping in on my blog today. You are very welcome and hopefully you'll find something you like. I hope you're having a great weekend so far. I sincerely hope your weather is better than ours. We woke up yesterday morning to snow again and it was lying. It was a fairly cold day so it didn't disappear completely although most of it was melting. Surely it can't keep coming back - or can it?
My card today is being entered into three challenges. Wild Orchid had a wonderful sketch to follow, Simon Says had the theme " Make your own embellishments" and Truly Scrumptious wanted "Swirls and Pearls". I inked up "Picking Apples", a Sugar Nellie image by Elizabeth Bell and coloured it with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers, The papers are digis printed off a CD. The Die is from Marriane Designs and the ribbons and pearls are from my stash.
I would really appreciate it if you could leave a comment to let me know you have visited and to tell me what you think of this card. I hope you like it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe and healthy.


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #47 & Sketchy Colours #58 & Totally Tilda #16


Hi girls. Welcome to my wee blog. I hope you enjoy yourself here. The weekend is upon us and I hope you have lots of great things lined up.
Today's card was made for three challenges. The sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, Sketchy Colours wanted "Peach, Green and Gold" and Totally Tilda had the theme "How does your garden grow". The image is Magnolia's "Peachy Tilda" coloured using Copics. The papers are from Rayher Hobby GmbH and "Love me Tender" from Graphic 45's Baby 2 Bride Collection. I also used Gold Mirra card. The flowers are homemade and the gems and leaves are from my stash.
I would really like to know what you think of this card so if you have a spare minute please leave a comment. I so love reading them and they are so helpful and encouraging.
Enjoy your crafting and blogging and above all stay safe and healthy.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sketch Saturday #142 & Secret Crafters #121 & Penny Black #138

Hi girls. Thank you for coming into my wee blog. I hope you enjoy your visit today and find something that will make your visit worthwhile. I hope you are all well and that you are having a great day.
I am entering three challenges with this card today. The card is based on the sketch given by Sketch Saturday, Penny Black had the theme "Pretty in Pink" and Secret Crafters wanted "A Stamped Flower". I inked up Penny Black's "Blush" in different colours. The papers are Basic Grey's "Indian Summer". The punched borders were cut with an EK Success punch and the ribbons and gems are from my stash.
This is a bit simpler than my normal style of card but I really enjoyed making it. I hope you like it and that you may be able to find an extra minute to leave a comment letting me know what you think. I really appreciate everything you say about my cards and value your input.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all stay safe and healthy.



Thursday, 17 February 2011

Just Magnolia #93 & Stamp Something

Hi girls. Into the second half of the week already - time is flying by. Never enough hours in the day so I am very pleased that you are spending some of your time with me on my blog. I only hope you find something that will make it worth your while.
Today's card was made for two challenges. Just Magnolia gave us a fabulous sketch by Mina, and Stamp Something wanted something "For your Valentine" - in this case Tilda is writing to her Love. This is Magnolia's "Tilda Writing Diary" coloured with Copics. The papers are Basic Grey's "Dasher", and both sides of the double sided My Mind's Eye "Lush" - the floral paper. I used a Bazzil as a mount. The flowers are homemade from Bazzil using three different retro floral punches. The leaves are cut with a LLM.co punch. The ribbon and glossy accents are from my stash.
It would be fantastic if you could find that extra minute to leave a comment telling me what you think of this. Constructive criticism is always useful. I value all you opinions. I do obviously hope you like it.
Have a great day in everything you do but above all stay safe and healthy.



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

LOTV #84 & Cute Card Thursday #151 & An Award


Hi girls. Welcome to my corner of blogland. I hope you have an enjoyable visit here and like what you see. I hope you are all well. Can I first of all thank each and every one of you who left comments for me yesterday on the Handbag birthday card. I am greatly encouraged with what you all said and feel a lot happier that the card does what I intended. I'll know tonight when my friend Sally comes to pick it up. Thanks also for giving me the name of the Tilda I used.
My card today was made with two challenges in mind. Lili of the Valley gave us a fabulous sketch by Dawny to follow and Cute Card Thursday had the theme of "Hearts and Flowers" (the hearts are at each end of the flower arrangements - they are small but you should be able to see them). The image is LOTV's "Little Girls Swing Time" and is coloured using my trusty Copics. The papers are a mix of Stampin Up papers and an unnamed one. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the small pink hearts, ribbon and sentiment are all from my stash.
I hope you like this one and that I might be favoured with some of your helpful and encouraging comments. You have no idea how much they mean to me.
An Award
I have been given this award by Salley Bownes over at Sallysbitz. Thank you so much Sally. I know you would love her blog so why not pop over and have a look. Now I already have this award and have passed it on already and satisfied the conditions so if you are a follower and would like to have it please feel free to take it. The conditions are that you pass it on to eight of your favourite bloggers and give us eight facts about yourself.
I hope you have a great day at work, at home, in the craftroom and while your surfing the blogs. Above all stay safe and healthy.





Tuesday, 15 February 2011

It's in the Bag - I Hope!

Hi girls. Firstly let me warn you that this will be a slightly longer post than usual with more photographs than usual. Having said that and hoping that I haven't put you off - Welcome to my blog. I hope you get something out of your visit here and that you will feel like coming back again.
I was asked by my friend (and Avon Lady) Sally to make a card for the birthday of a fiend of her daughters. I had made a card for her daughter that looked like a handbag and she wanted something similar so this is what I came up with. I am not entering it into any challenges. I concocted the shape for the bag because I didn't have a template and cut the pieces out of white card and covered them with a design paper that I printed off a CD Rom I have. I made it a nice girlie pink. The top flap of the bag decorated with flowers ties down with ribbon.

With the bag opened out you can see that I placed flowers and pearls in an arrangement on the facing side under a Happy Birthday sentiment. The inside is lined with the same paper. On the other flap you can just see a Tilda.

This photo shows her coloured using my Copics. I don't know what she is called so if you know please tell me. I mounted her on a criss-cross envelope I made. I covered the envelope using an unnamed spotted paper. I trimmed it with a Doily Lace border cut with a Martha Stewart punch. I hope it looks OK because I didn't have a template for this either. Inside the envelope is a tag with a sentiment called "Breezy Birthday" by Stampendous. This is stickled and glittered.
The flowers are wild Orchid and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I hope you are still with me and I hope you like this creation. I wait with baited breath to find out from any comments you leave for me if you think it works. I really need to know because I don't have a lot of time to make something else if this isn't suitable. Opinions please -they would be much appreciated.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all, stay safe and healthy.






Monday, 14 February 2011

A Spoonfull of Sugar #138 & Creative Card Crew & Creative Craft

Hi girls. Great to have you here on my wee blog. I hope you have had a fabulous weekend and got the batteries recharged for the week ahead. Perhaps you visit here might bring a little sunshine by way of you finding something you like. At the risk of tempting fate I think the weather is trying to perk up a bit - time will tell.
My card today is being entered into three challenges. A Spoonfull of Sugar said "Let's see some Love", Creative Card Crew had the theme " For a Loved One" and Creative Craft said "Love is in the Air". I used a Forever Friends bear with a bunch of flowers and coloured it with my Copics. The papers are Papermania's "Pink & Floral Fossil" and two from Magnolia: "Somebunny Loves You" and "Vintage Pink Quilt". I used Bazzil as a mount. The flowers are home made and he ribbon, lace and brads are from my stash.
If you have time to leave a comment for me it would be very much appreciated. I love to know who has been here visiting and I enjoy hearing what you think of my creations. Have a great day and enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all stay safe and healthy.



Sunday, 13 February 2011

Whoopsie Daisy & Mojo Monday #177 & Wild Orchid #10

Hi girls. Welcome to my corner of cyber space. Your free to browse and hopefully your come across something that you like. I hope you find something that inspires your creative efforts. I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your weekend.
My card today is being entered into three challenges. Whoopsie Daisy wanted "Hearts", Mojo Monday gave us another wonderful sketch and Wild Orchid had the theme "Love is ....". I inked up Penny Black's "Hugs & Kisses for You" and coloured it using my trusty Copics. The paper is unnamed and I used card as a mount. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the ribbon, slide and large heart doily are from my stash.
I enjoyed putting this one together and hopefully you will like it. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment telling me what you like, or don't like, about this card. Constructive criticism always welcomed. It would also be great to know who had been visiting my blog. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Enjoy your crafting and whatever family time you get and above all stay safe and healthy.





Saturday, 12 February 2011

Sketchy Colours #57 & Sentimental Sundays #41

Hi girls. Welcome to my little blog - I'm so pleased that you have called in. I hope you like what you find here. I trust that all is well with you and that wherever you are the weather is being kind.
I made this card to enter two challenges. Sketchy Colours gave us a wonderful sketch by Lena Katrine and Sentimental Sundays had the theme "Happy Valentine's Day". I inked up Lili of the Valley's "The Little Things" and coloured it using my Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are from Stampin Up and a CDrom I have. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. The glitter, gems and Stampin Up ribbon are from my stash.
It would be much appreciated if you could snatch a minute to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this card and let me know that you've been here. In any case enjoy the weekend and take care - stay safe and healthy.



Friday, 11 February 2011

Allsorts #89 & Creative Inspirations #52 & Secret Crafters #120 & Sketch Saturday #141

Hi girls. Another sunny day in Kinross yesterday but still very cold. Hope things are better with you. Thank you for dropping in on my blog today. I hope you enjoy your visit.
This card was made for four challenges. Allsorts where the theme was "Love, Love, Love", Creative Inspirations with the theme "Valentines/Love", Secret Crafters with the theme "Valentines" and Sketch Saturday who gave us a fabulous sketch to follow. I have inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Hearts" and coloured her with Copics and Polychromos Pencils. the papers are Bo Bunny's 12x12 "Jasmine Twilight", Meridian Enterprises and an unknown paper. I also used Bazzil Spot as a mount. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the pearls and glitter are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and that you might have enough time to leave a comment telling me what you think of it. I hope you had an interesting time here, Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.



Thursday, 10 February 2011

Friday Sketchers #140 & Just Magnolia #82 & Stampin for the Weekend #3

Hi girls (and chaps - I got a comment from a chap yesterday). Welcome to my blog. You are free to browse and comment at will. I hope you find something that pleases the eye and encourages you in your own crafting. I hope all is well with you.
My card today is being entered into 3 challenges. Friday Sketchers gave us a great sketch to follow, Just Magnolia had a theme of "Anything Goes" but wanted Ribbons as an option and Stampin for the Weekend had a "St Valentines Day" theme. I inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Hearts" and coloured her using Copics and Promarkers. The design papers are "Lush - Double Sided" from My Mind's Eye. The flowers are homemade, the hearts were punched using a Woodware punch The ribbon is from my stash. I am afraid I don't know who made the sentiment stamp.
I really hope you like this card and might be able to find enough time to leave a comment to let me know what you think and to let me know you have visited here. I appreciate you making the effort and caring enough to comment.
I hope you have a successful day in whatever you are doing but above all stay safe and healthy.


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

CRAFT #88 & MAWTT #84 & Sugar Bowl #52

Hi girls. This post is a little longer today but I hope you'll persevere through to the end. Thanks for calling in. I hope you like what I am offering today. If it brings a smile then the effort of making it has been worthwhile.
I made this card to enter into three challenges. CRAFT had the theme "In the Roll of a Die", MAWTT wanted "Red" as the predominant colour and The Sugar Bowl gave a fabulous sketch but wanted "Love" as the theme - this little lady loves painting so I hope I can stretch the point. The image is Sugar Nellies "Painting Rainbows" and she is coloured using my trusty Copics. The papers are Magnolia's "Once upon a Time" and some scraps from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the ribbon and spray are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and that you might have a minute to leave a comment to let me know what you think of it. I would love to hear your opinion and know who has visited my blog.

A Blog Award
I have been given this fabulous award by Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards, but there are conditions attached. Firstly I have to inform her by way of this post that I have accepted - consider that done Mandy and thank you very much (I have emailed as well just in case). I then have to TAG another 3 to 5 bloggers and invite them to participate. I have chosen:-
Juls over at The Glitter Chick
Jane over at Jem's Crafting Blog
Teri over at Teri's Crafty Creations
Kathleen over at The Daisy Chain
Lynn over at Crafty Linby

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 persons 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 each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.....
I hope you will accept this award....
Have a great day crafting and blogging but above all stay safe and healthy.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Creative Inspirations #97 & ABC N is for...

Hi girls. Welcome to my corner of blogland. I hope you find something here that you like. We continue to have funny weather. Had snow again yesterday morning but heavt rain later in the day cleared it away. I hope at least you are warm and safe.
This card was made to enter Creative Inspirations who gave a fantastic sketch to follow and ABC where N is for Nesties. The image is "Fairy Friends", one of the new Lili of the Valley releases and is coloured using a mix of Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are from Meridian Imports with Bazzil as a mount. The embellishments are handmade flowers, leaves from a Martha Stewart punch, the gems, ribbons and stickles are all from my stash.
Hopefully this card might appeal and you will have time to leave a comment letting me know what you think of it. Your opinion matters to me and I love to know who has been visiting.
Take care and have a great crafting day.



Monday, 7 February 2011

Creative Card Crew & Creative Craft & Papertake Weekly


Hi girls. I hope you are all well and that you had a great weekend with the batteries recharged ready for the week ahead. I know some of you have been struggling healthwise or have close family who are ill so I hope things are improving for you. the weather here is still far from good but hey ho spring can't be too far away can it?
My card today is for three challenges. Creative Card Crew wanted "Pink and Purple", Creative Craft had the theme "Love is in the Air" and Papertake Weekly said "Anything Goes plus Flowers". The image Lili of the Valley's "Over the Garden Wall" coloured using Copics. I printed the papers from a CDRom I have so I don't have names for them. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the gems and ribbon are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and if you have time I would really appreciate it if you could leave a comment to let me know what you think of this creation.
Have a great day and enjoy any crafting you get to do but above all stay safe and healthy.



Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sketch & Stash #54 & Wild Orchid #16

Hi girls. Thanks for popping in to my wee blog. It's great to have you here and I hope you might be able to find something you like.
I had a major panic yesterday. My laptop died on me and the power light wouldn't even light up. Our local repair shop was closed for repairs after a leak in the roof after the recent bad weather so I thought I was in trouble. However my youngest son stripped the thing down and confirmed that the machine was OK so hubby went and bought a new power cable and transformer. Problem solved but would you believe it cost £75 - scandalous.
Anyway on to my card for today. I made this for entering the Sketch & Stash challenge and the Wild Orchid challenge where the theme was "Love is...". I have inked up Magnolia's "Edwin & Tilda Skating" and coloured it using a mixture of Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Christmas stack 12x12 stack. The flowers are of course from Wild Orchid and the ribbon and glitter are from my stash.
I would love it if you could find time to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this card. I know it takes longer but as well as giving me the benefit of your opinion it also let's me know you've been here. I hope you enjoy what is left of your weekend and that you can stay safe and warm. Take care.


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #96 & Sunday Sketch & Stamp #46 & Totally Tilda

Hi girls. I hope all is well with you today and that as you start the weekend you have lots of good things lined up. I appreciate you taking some of your "Me" time to pop in to see my blog and I hope you are rewarded with something that might please the eye. I know a lot of you are still suffering weather wise and I hope you are all safe and warm.
My card today is being entered into three challenges. The theme at Stamptacular Sunday is "Whateva", Sunday Sketch and Stamp gave us a fabulous sketch from Erin to follow and Totally Tilda wanted "Tilda with lots of Hearts". I inked up one of my images from the Magnolia Club and coloured her with my Copics. I don't know where I got the paper and I used Bazzil as a mount. The flowers are by Wild Orchid. I used a Martha Stewart Heart border punch and used the hearts that were left over to stick around Tilda. The leaves were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the gems, stickles and glitter are all from my stash. The sentiment I found languishing among stuff lying on a shelf.
I hope you like this offering today but even if you don't I would love you to leave a comment giving me your views on it - constructive criticism is welcomed. Have a great crafting day and stay safe and healthy.



Friday, 4 February 2011

Creative Inspirations #52 & CES #21 & Penny Black 136

Hi girls thank you for calling in on my blog. It's great to have you here. I hope you enjoy your visit and find something to please the eye. I hope the weather is OK where you are. We had snow again yesterday. Thankfully it was quickly followed by torrential rain and high winds so it got short shift. Mind you we have a lot to be thankful for when you see what those poor souls in Australia are suffering. It looks horrendous and I do hope it all stops soon and that all our blogging pals are safe and unharmed.
My card today was made to suit three challenges. Creative Inspirations had the theme of "Valentine/Love", CES Challenge wanted "Bold and Bright" and Penny Black gave a fabulous sketch. The image is Penny Black's "Cupful of Love" and I coloured it with a mixture of Copics and Polychromos Pencils. The papers are from Stampin Up and I used Bazzil as a mount. The swirls are by Marianne Designs and I used a Fiskars border punch and a Martha Stewart leave punch. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the ribbons are from my stash.
I enjoyed making this card so I hope you like it. It would be great if you had a minute to leave a comment letting me know what you think of it. I appreciate every comment left. I hope you get all tidied up for the weekend and have a great time. Enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.