Wednesday 26 June 2013


Welcome to The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog's DT Introduction Blog Hop!  
If you have arrived from Nadja's blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the The Crafter's Cafe Blog.
About me:
I'm Fiona; I work, I have a husband (my soulmate), I have two kids (my little rays of sunshine), we have one BIG dog (an Akita), I like coffee, I like food,  I like books, I like films, and I LOVE to craft! I will have a go at making anything out of anything; I knit, I paint, I make candles, but my main passion is card-making. And in that world...anything goes! I'm a happy-go-lucky gal, love my little spot in this big planet, and love making new friends in the crafting world.
Here's a few examples of my work:

Onto the BLOG HOP!
The RULES: In order to be in with a chance of winning a blog hop prize, please visit each blog and leave a litlle love on each one. Then leave a comment on our main challenge blog hop post, confirming you have left a trail of sweetness. There are TWO fabulous prizes up for grabs!
Your next stop on the hop is Kelly's blog.
Good luck and thanks for leaving us all love in welcoming us to the team!
Big Hugs
Fiona xx

Monday 24 June 2013


A simple card today for my special little "simple" friend (love you Momma Pat!) to give to her niece. Pat is my bestest customer but she's also the fussiest, and my best critic all rolled into one. I call her Mum Number 2, as I've known her most of my life, and she gave me my first job, which, funnily enough was in a card shop!!
She likes natural colours so I've chosen to use Kraft card as a base, and a digi paper from Stamping Dragon Designs; this one is from "Age of Innocence" but I think my printer is playing up a little as it's supposed to be pale green, but the browny beige it ended up as is a fine result for this card!
I've added a pram and dummy (cut on my Cricut) and a sentiment I printed on my PC.
I'm entering this in Freshly Made Sketches challenge number 91 and here's the sketch:
Hopefully Momma Pat will like it!
I've got a couple more cards to make today...will be sharing them over the next couple of days.
Have a lovely evening everyone!
Fiona xx

Wednesday 19 June 2013


Look at me....two cards in one day! Not showing off, honest! I just had a massive MOJO injection and couldn't decide which one to share with you for this week's challenge at Rhedd and Rosies , which oddly enough is "TAKE FLIGHT"! We want to see all your wonderful creations that have a flying theme.

Card number one: the background is made up of scraps of paper I had left over from another card, digipapers from Tsunami Rose Designs , which I've edged with faux stitching, so it creates a kind of patchwork effect. The stamp is a digi , which I got AGES ago, and alas, can't remember where from :-/
All layered up on Kraft card, and I simply wrapped around a few pieces of string, and frayed the ends.

Card number two: A bit more technical! All you need are some coordinating papers, I used some Easter ones from NITWITS, and cut out three lots of three different sized scalloped circles. For instance, 3 x 3inch, 3 x 2inch, and 3 x 1inch. Fold each circle in half and stick together, leaving a flat back. (Hope that makes sense!). The baskets are just bits of corrogated card, and I've used string for the ropes. The sentiment is one I've printed on my PC. Simples!

Thanks for taking the time to look. And GOOD LUCK with the challenge. There's a fab prize on offer by DT member  Zoe , here's a picture to tempt you!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Fiona xx

Sunday 9 June 2013


Well, it's actually sunday but it WAS movie night last night! We watched "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (new version) for the third time. I love it, could watch it over and over and never tire of it. Highly recommended, as are the books!
Anyway, back to business. Today's card is for the current Saturated Canary Blog challenge "Show us your LOVELY". And here is my "Lovely", such a beautiful stamp. This was a first in two ways for first "proper" red dress, with folds, and the first time I've cut around a stamp; typically for me, I chose a tricksy one! But I quite like how she turned out. I found the backing paper online (for your information- don't EVER google "Girls on film"; you'll get much more than the Duran Duran song!!), and the die cut film strip is from my stash. I've finished it off with a few flowers and stamens, and added a touch of Glossy Accents to her lips and the rose.
I love my Lovely!
Hope you like her too.
Fiona xx
Challenges entered:
The Hobby House Challenge "anything goes"
A Creative Romance "anything goes"
Saturated Canary Challenge "show us your Lovely!"
and just for fun:
Make It Monday

Wednesday 5 June 2013


Good morning everyone. I'm here today with my post for Rhedd and Rosies, where the challenge this week is "Ribbons and Lace".
I have made a card with a pocket, into which I've slotted a matching wooden heart. The card base is a doddle to make, simply cut the front part in half diagonally, and then use the cut off triangle to make a pocket, by sticking it on the inside of the front half of the card along the left and bottom edges (hope that makes sense!). I have added black lace and red ribbon to the diagonal edge. The stamp I used is from Indigo Blue. I've coloured in the poppies with Promarkers (Cardinal Red and Poppy) and added a touch of white pen to the smaller flowers. Embellished simply with some black butterfly punchies.
Here's a couple of close up pics:

Hope you like it!
Please come over and join in the fun! The prize on offer this time is an assortment of wooden shapes (selected by our sponsor) which can be decorated or altered.
Our sponser:

"Craft Shapes Torbay is a husband & wife team run from workshops in the sunny seaside town of Torquay in Devon.
It was created to help Kim, who originally set up her company Dotty Heaven who makes personalised and bespoke wooden gifts. She was finding it very difficult to source the right shapes and designs for her customers - and wanted to offer something a little different to the "run of the mill" craft shapes available for purchase on the internet.
Husband, Ashley researched different methods of wood cutting and after a year of using a CNC machine they decided to invest in a Laser Cutting machine.
Craft Shapes Torbay is still in it's early stages but in it's first 6 months of business is going from strength to strength - with a portfolio of over 100 designs already. New shapes and designs are being created every day and they welcome requests on new deigns too."
Here are the links to there website and Facebook page:
Please take a look, there's lots of fabby goodies!
Looking froward to seeing all your gorgeousness!
Fiona xxx 
I'd like to enter this card in The Hobby House Challenge "Anything goes".

Sunday 2 June 2013


Quick post, blog candy alert! I do love my Promarkers but always room for more!
Wiccababe is giving us the chance to win some! Click here!
Good luck everyone! xx