Friday, 13 January 2012

UPDATE on LOndon 20K

Ok the paperwork is signed and off, flights are booked, accomdation is booked, well thats another story to come your way soon, worthwhile cause has been choosen, a new blog for out adventure created and yes I have now joined not only Curves but the local gym as well......

Anyway if you want to have a laugh and read of our adventures along the way them you can do so here on

I would be so happy and honoured ia any of you could kindly donate something to help the charity along the way, we have set up a

Piccies  are to be added along the way.


Fi xxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012


Girls, I got to tell you all now, I just signed up to take part in the BUPA London 10k in May, i must be mad, but hey ho, theres a bunch of 5 of us crazy girls all heading to London to take part and raise some funds for charity, I'm signing up to do it for the JUNIOR DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, as my mates daughter suffers from it, so what this space we are setting upa just giving page so once its up and running I'll post and link, and please sponsor me, so I am off training tomorrow in the gym, then out and about the streets on Saturday, so watch this space I'll update it with tales of the training and the pain and agony we are going through

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

NO card yet !!!

Yes no cards to share today, just a wee post to say I've been inking and colouring and have a couple lined up for next weeks posts , and am hoping to get another one done as well, went to craft group last night for the first time in ages and sat and coloured up some more stamps I've had for ages that had never been out the packet, and am heading to bead class tomorrow night, am looking forward to going back to that as well xx

OH yeah and I had a wee trip to The Papertrie yesterday and have invested in a new Cuttlebug, was a tough decision to be honest but the fact it folds nice nad neatly for carrying round is what swung it really, oh yeah and the super low price as well, now just to get use to the new style bug



Monday, 9 January 2012

The Sugar Bowl

Ok girls don't be shocked I have another posting to share with you all today, I know I can't keep up to one a day but I am aiming at 3 or 4 a week, trying to restock my boxes of cards for all occasions.

I haven't joined in over at THE SUGAR BOWL for ages so thought new year is the perfect time to start playing along again, after all I do have a lovely collection of sweet rubber.

So heres what I came up with for the current challenge which ends this week.

The added challenge was to use no shop bought papers, so out came the white cards stock and the cuttlebug, embossing folders and dies.

Out came Angelica, again is one thats been in my stash since it was released and only just been inked and coloured this week, I will use them all, I will, and Yes I will add to my collection of rubber sweets.

Used to make my card were...

Image - Angelica from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Fleximarkers and Promarkers
White cardstock - The Papertrie @ Dyce
Green Cardstock - Coredinations
Ribbon - Local shop
Butterfly Die - Memory Box (I Love these dies)
Cuttlebug and Embossing folder

I have left the sentiment off the card at the moment.

I think i might just have to purchase a few more memory box dies as they cut so well. LOL, well thats my excuse anyway.

Thanks for looking and if you not yet joined the fun at the SUGAR BOWL please come on over and join us.


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sketch n Stash * Wk 2 Sundays with Santa

Morning Ladies, Sunday already this weekend has flown past, had a lovely day out visiting family yesterday, but today its to be a me day, (well with the exception of a quick nip to Tesco), I need to make a Baby Card and a Wedding card this week so its heads down and crack on.

Anyway as its Sunday that means its time to share my new Sundays with Santa card, this week the theme was


So this is what I came up with....

I have used the sketch this week provided over at Sketch n Stash

 Again I have been so bad this image from SUGAR NELLIE is another one I have had in my stash for months and not seen ink until this week when I started to put this one together.

Used to make this card were ..

Image - Knitted with Love from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Personnal Impression
DP - A freebie from a Magazine
Seam Binding - Coloured with Promarkers to match
Nesties, embossing folder and Su punches

I have to admit I do love this little image, since taking the piccies I have added Glamour Dust to her wings, cause christmas wouldn't be christmas without a little bit of sparkle.

Thanks for looking

xx Fi xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

OH its good to be back bloggin again, fingers crossed life stays as it is and doesn't get any madder, although once school runs start again on Monday things will be back to normal and life is crazy with two boys to taxi here, there and everywhere, but I am determined to stick to the diet, the exercise routine and my cards.

Its a lovely day here in the North East for the time of year it should be freezing, wet and even snowy, but its not so all is great. Heading out with the boys in a bit to visit the in laws, so quickly getting my card posted before going out.

Todays card is using yet another stamp I've had in my stash since the Artstamps show in Edinburgh way back in June, and shamefully this is the first time it has seen ink and colour, and yes i do have a few other ones from the same collection still unopened, I am trying to use all my goodies before the other half realises how much i got that hasn't been used LOL.

 Yes its from the Tatty button collection, oh to have legs like that.

I have to also confess to having a huge love for seam binding, i normally just but a huge amount of white or ivory and colour it with my faithful promarkers to co-ordinate with my papers and image.

The sentiment comes from a CC design set I have had for many years but it fits the image just perfectly.

I have used the sketch provided by Sunday Sketch n Stamp

A wee close up on my beloved Seam binding.

Used for making this card....

Image - Tatty Button Rainy Days
Sentiment - CC Designs
Coloured with - Promarkers and Fleximarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny
Seam Bindng
Card Candi
Coredinations card stock
White card - The papertrie @ Dyce

Right then off to get the boys organised, thanks for popping by.

Have a great Weekend


Friday, 6 January 2012

52 Xmas Cards - Anything Goes & Wk 1 Sundays with Santa & Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

Happy Friday girls, well it is here as it's the boys last day of their school holidays, and boy am I looking forward to Monday morning, althought the peace and quiet will not be enjoyed to much as its back to the gym for me three mornings a week, last year i lost three stones in the final six months of the year and have already started back on my diet plan and aim to loss a few more stone this year, hopefully a couple of stone before we head to the sun in April.

Anyway onto the card I am sharing today, we have a wee group of crafty minded people on facebook that want to get ahead with our christmas cards so there was a group set up called Sundays with Santa, and YES we have started on this years christmas cards, we were broken in gently on week 1 with the theme of "ANYTHING GOES"

So heres my card for this weeks theme.......

I have to admit to having inked and stamped up this image to use for 2011 cards, but time ran away and it never saw any colour, so it was time to sort that out, out came my promarkers and flexis and a few spectrum noirs and I had a bash and this is what I came up with.

I have to admit i have had these Swalk images since they were released, (all of them) and this is the first time they've been coloured, ah well I've got all year to play with the rest, but I know come September/October I'll be buying this years christmas images and I'll end up keeping them until 2013 LOL.

Got to admit this little couple are very cute.

Used to create my card were

Image - Swalk from Crafters Companion
Coloured with - Combination of Promarkers/Fleximarkers and Spectrum Noirs
Card Stock - The papertrie @ Dyce
Embossing folders and a couple of Marianne dies.

I am also going to submit this card into 52 Weeks challenge which this week is also ANYTHING GOES,
and also Crafters Companion Monthly which is LOVE IS IN THE AIR.

Sadly I think my poor wee Cuttlebug is on its last legs, but as its a first generation one I can understand that its had its day and its served me well, now to decide to what to replace it with a new cuttle or a bigshot and short of leaning towards the big shot, but am in no hurry to replace it so will look around and see.

Anyway best move and feed my children.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 2 January 2012

Our New Years Eve piccies

Just a wee posting to night to share with you all a couple of piccies from our New Years Eves celebrations we were invited to friends for drinks and the bells and lets just say we didn't get home until 4am........

Anyway a fab night was had by all.....

 x This is me and my wonderful other half x

x This is Adam, my eldest who was thinking about having a taste of his dads beer, but he decided against it in the end x

x This is my BFF's hubby and his ever so slightly drunk brother in law x

x This final piccie is my BFF and my hubby, this was at the start of the evening before we'd had a few too many x

Anyway I am vowing to blog more and I did manage a wee while upstairs in my wee craft room this afternoon after taking all out decs down and stashing them away in the garage for another year.

Right off for a while to watch a bit of tele before heading to bed.


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Its 2012


I know i have been a bad blogger for the past few months, but life sort of got in the way, but its 2012 and I am getting back to crafting and blogging so I think a revamp is in order and some posts will be coming soon.

I hope you all had a fab new years eve and best wishes tto you all for 2012 xxxxx

Friday, 12 August 2011


Evening all, Its he last week of the boys summer holiday so I took them out for a treat to the cinema, they choose to see Mr Poppers Penguins, and lets say it was a huge hit, but then 6 cute penguins and Jim Carey it couldn't be anything other than a huge hit, we all loved it, then took the boys to tea with my BFF and her girls, so heres a piccie of me, my boys and my BFFS two girls........

Anyway I guess I better tell you about my card for this weeks SUGAR BOWL, Gayle and her sweeties have challenged us with a fantastic sketch from Maria, with the optional theme of BLUE, so heres my 1st card..... long story but we set Cathy Wallington the challenge of at least 4 cards for the challenge in the next two weeks, so thought I'd better show willing and try and do four as well..... so heres my SUGAR BOWL card.......

Excuse my photography but the card is straight its just the photo that makes it appear squint.....

I was going to go down my usual road of using flowers but then thought, No Fiona, lets do something differnt so went with making the rossette on this card.....just something different.

Heres a close of of my favourite Sherbit Pip, have you heard theres another couple of pips coming soon, can't wait, I love these pips.

Used to make my card were.....

Image - A sherbit pip from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly stamped in Summer Sky Memento Ink
French script stamp from The Darkroom also stamped in Summer Sky Memento
DP - No idea I've had to for ages
MS Border Punch
SU Circle and Scallop CIrcle
Ribbon from local craft shop.

Anyway better go and do some more colouring, as I want to catch up with the christmas cards I got to do, had planned to have more done by now than I have , so heads down.......

Thanks for popping past to have to a look.



Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Yes Sugar Bowl again x

Yes I;ve managed to make another this is number 3, I have another couple but I want to keep them for a couple of future SUGAR NELLIE facebook challenges, so they will be using the same sketch even thought the closing date has passed.

Anyway heres number 3.....

I am asheaned to say that I've had this poor Sassy since it was released and this is the first time I've got round to inking her up.......... I know its a disgrace, shes just so pretty.....

Thought she deserved a little close up of her own.

And it seems to be that I have a real thing for these two butterfly punches, I seem to be reaching for them all the time at the moment.....

Used to make this card were

Image - Fairy Tale from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Found in stash had it for ages, no idea
Ribbon - Local craft shop
Woodware Butterfly punches
Sentiment Stamp - found in bottom of box no idea where I got it

Anyway thats enough for today

Thanks for taking the time to look



Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sugar Bowl again

Well over on the SUGAR NELLIE facebook page, our Sugar Mamma make a joke about Cathy Wallington and Fiona Robertson having to make at least 6 entries in the 4 weeks the challenge was running, and well they both rose to the occasion and exceeded all our wildest believes, they both hit 9 cards if not more and each card was totally outstanding, so in the last few days they've been egging us other girlies to try and match them, well theres no way I can reach that number in that short a period of time, but I've had another bash and came up with this card..........

I have coloured this card with some of the Spectrum Noirs from Crafter Companion, and I'll say I think I'm defo a promarker girl, these pens are going to take a lot of getting use too.

Heres a wee close up on this stunning Sassy Girl, Pillow Talk from Funky Kits

I have kept this card simple with lots of white to highlight the bright pink hair, Cathy I hope you are impressed with all this pink.....think I might be a convert to PINK.

Used to make this card

Image - Pillowtalk  from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Coloured with - Spectrum Nior
Cardstock - Rymans
Embossing Folders, flower punches, MS leave punch and a bit of bling
Ribbon - Local craft shop

Anyway thats another one done and dusted

Thanks for looking