Friday, 29 June 2012


Quicky again! "Reindeer Swirls" stamp on kraft paper. This time layered on red and white card with red ribbon to finish.
My third entry in CHNC let's get inky.
Sorry for the short blogs today. Off out tonight to my friend's wedding reception, and I'm so annoyed with myself because I forgot to take a photo of the card I made her. I could've shared that with you too! Nevermind.
Our chance to see the Olympic flame tomorrow morning, once we've packed our son off camping. Why does everything happen at once in our house??!!
Fiona xx


Just a quick couple of cards made today amd double quick blogging! This one is the "Reindeer Swirls" stamp again, this time stamped onto some patterned paper, simply layered on gold mirri card with tied organza ribbon to finish.
My second entry in CHNC let's get inky.
Fiona x

Saturday, 23 June 2012


Jolly good evening everybody! I've had a brilliant day today. My little girl has been out playing all day, and I finally got my teenage son out earning a wage! Which all means I have had a full day crafting. Result!
This is one of the cards I've made to enter in CHNC "let's get inky". I've used papers from Daisy and Dandelion which are lovely and glittery. layered on black card on a pearlescent white base card. I've used my little pompoms on the edges, and the inky part....for the reindeer and tag I've used Stampendous "Reindeer Swirls". Just a few black pearls to finish it off.
Off to shout for Spain now, although I should supporting the French as hubby has them in the sweep at work! Oh well.....
Fiona xxxx

Friday, 22 June 2012

Happy memories of  Jamaica! That's where me and hubby, Rich, got married 18 years ago today! So out came another stamp from Mo Manning. This one is called "Dante's Drum" and he was a joy to colour, using Promarkers of course.
I've used some heart print paper from Papermania Creative Tones in Ivory Black, simply layered on some matt gold card. I've added a length of gold and black ribbon and finished off with reggae gems!
I'm cooking tonight for a change ( I married a great cook!) so we're having chicken in reggae reggae sauce. Yum Yum for my tum! Washed down with a nice glass of red wine.
Fiona xx
PS almost forgot...I'm entering this in Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #40 and Mo's Digital Challenge "Masculine".


Another of my easel card + gift box + fridge magnet specialities! I'm really enjoing making these and they are proving very popular with my friends.
For this one I've used a Mo Manning stamp (been buying again!) called "Soaking up the joy", available from Dies to die for. Had lots of fun colouring her in with my Promarkers. She's such a cutie!
I've made the base easel card from white cardstock and layered up some papers from my stash on lime and pink card. The little box at the front of the card can hold a small gift, the lid is the fridge magnet! Clever!
I've kept the embellishments simple, just a few flowers from WOC and a butterfly charm from my stash.
I'm entering this one in the Dies to Die For challenge which this month is to use pink and green, and also Papertake Weekly Challenge "Bingo" (I chosen ribbon, blooms and a charm as my freebie!).
Best go pick up my kiddiwinks now....and it's not raining!
Fiona xx

I've been at the Nitwit papers again for this one....a little simple card compared to my last effort! I simply layered up some papers on a blue pearlescent base card, and added a matching angel sticker from the collection. Added a little sparkle of course!
I'll be entering this in Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge "things with wings".
Fiona xx

Saturday, 16 June 2012


I am so pleased with myself today! I had to work this morning :-( but came home and was able to go straight in my craft room. The idea for this card came to me in a semi-conscious state at five o'clock this morning when I was very rudely awakened by our cat! Anyway, this is the result. I've made an easel card plus!
The plus being a little box / tray (the bit that holds the easel part up) which can be used for little gifts or tealights, and just to be a little bit extra clever, I made the "lid" using some magnetic sheet, so that can also be used as a fridge magnet! Can you see why I'm so happy?!
I made a base card from white cardstock, and layered up some christmas papers (sorry, can't remember where they are from) onto gold mirri card. The lettering and the partridge were cut on my Cricut. All finished off with a little gold Stickles and some gold pearls.
Hope you like it!
Fiona xx
Almost forgot....I'm entering this in Crafty Hazelnuts "things with wings"

Friday, 15 June 2012


Just a quickie post for a quickie card. I've been on call today for work so not had much time to concentrate on anything! And guess what...they haven't called! Pah!
Anyway, got this little fellow done. Backing paper is from Dovecrafts "Winter Wonderland" , layered onto silver mirri and a white base card. I've tied round some white organza ribbon and added a few gems for that Christmas sparkle!
This is a last minute entry in CHNC "feature a creature".
Got to won't pick themselves up from school!
Fiona xx

Sunday, 10 June 2012


I've made a simple card today with a man in mind! I've layered some christmas paper from my stash onto gold mirri and black card, and wrapped this with two pieces of gold and black ribbon. The reindeer is cut on my Cricut. Finished off with a few flat-backed pearls. Simples! ;-) I'm entering this in CHNC "feature a creature"
I've had quite a good day in my little craft room today, got plenty done, so I'm a happy lady!
Off now to get everything ready for "Back to school" monday!
Fiona xx

Friday, 8 June 2012

My long awaited Mo Manning Card! I bought this digistamp a few weeks ago but have only just got round to using it. I LOVE HER! She so reminds me of my little girl! I wanted to do a bright card instead of the usual pastel girly pinks so I put her in bright red shoes to go with the paper I'd chosen from Raspberry Road Designs. Using a red base card, I've layered up the papers and image, coloured in with Promarkers.
The flowers are from my stash and heart shaped hatpins are from Krafty Hands. I've also used some red fabric heart trim from my stash. Sorry, I can't remember where the sentiment is from!
I'll be entering this in I Love Promarkers challenge "for a little girl" .
Fiona xx

Thursday, 7 June 2012


A little slow in posting my blog this week! We had a very busy weekend and managed to enjoy all of it apart from the burst pipe episode! Nevermind...these things happen!
Anyway, this card is my entry this week in Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge "use purple". The papers are some freebie Nitwits which I've layered onto gold mirri card and applied to a pearlescent purple base card. The Forever Friends stamp is from The Glitter Pot coloured in with Promarkers with a little glitter added for Christmas sparkle! Finished off with some of my lovely pompom trim and some purple star gems.
I have more to post but I guess I'd better feed my kiddies first!
Fiona xx
PS. Thanks to Chrissy for the tip...also entering this in the Christmas Crafting Challenge "Purple Christmas".
PPS. Also forgot to mention I was a teensie bit clever when I made this card. I have managed to make it with a secret pocket so the giver of the card can slip a little secret note (or even money) inside it! xx