Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Final Card TGF Day 4

I have changed the battery in the camera and now am back in action, although the light not that great at the moment, so I may change these piccies later but I'll post these for now.

Used to Make this card

Images - The Greeting Farm - Prince Ian is now available free to everyone HERE so if you want it ladies go get it, and Princess Anya is a rubber stamped image.
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Kanban

Also used, Cuttlebug , nestabilities, embossing folder, sandpaper and stickles.

Anyway better go grab a bit of lunch been out all morning, and soon be time to get the boys.

Hugs, Fiona xxxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A New Award, Thanks Kimmi

Evening again girls, well its day four and the final day over at TGF relay for CHA, due to the enoromous volumne of entries and the fact the server has been crashing everyday due to all us crafters loading our piccies on the gellery, they have decided to halt it as of today, but they are promising a surprise for us when they get back from CHA, now waiting not so patiently to find out all about it and their advaentures in the mother land of CHA.

I have made my card with Prince Ian, its deep red and all heart, but camera batteries are now on charge and will be back early tomorrow to share it with you all.

Anyway today the lovely Kimmi sent me this award, thanks hun its appreciated.

The award does come with a condition that I share the 10 things that give me the most pleasure, so here goes,

- My two boys Adam and Conner
- Cuddled up on the sofa with hubby, glass of wine, box of choccies, and a chick flick
- My friends
- My family
- My pens, promarkers and copics mmmmmm
- Weekends away with the boys and Errol exploring new places
- Crafty Coffee with the girls
- My Camera, (thanks dear I LOVE it)
- Girlie nights out, chinese, few drinks and a sing song and dance
- All the inspiration and friends I have made since I started blogging.

Right now its your turn as I have to pass onto 10 fab friends,

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Ok, girls I think you all now the drill by now, well todays image is just so darn cute, not my usual choice but I have loved colouring this little Toby in.

Used to make this card
Image - The Greeting Farm
Coloured With - Copics
DP - K & Co Itsy Bitsy
Card - Local Paper Mill
Also used Cutlebug and Nestabilities, stickles and a set of sizzlets alphabet dies.

This card is very plain and simple and I think very effective, anyway I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Fiona xxx

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Greeting Farm - CHA Day 2

Well I got the next digi image this morning, and the day just wouldn't go past quick enough for me so that I could get the boys into bed and have a wee play with Charlotte, I hope you think shes as fab as I do.

Anyway heres todays card.

Used to make this card

Image - Charlotte Digital Image from The Greeting Farm
Coloured with - Promarlers
DP - DCWV All about Girl Stack

Also used nestabilities, Cuttlebug, L-em branch punch, several daisy punches and gems.

Right off to see if i can get it loaded onto the galeery at TGF.

Thanks for looking
Hugs, Fiona

Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Greeting Farm - CHA Relay Contest

Sunday again Ladies, three days posing in a row, It looks like I am really getting back into the groove again, as an avid fan of all things Greeting Farm, I had to jump at the chance for a free digital image, so was up early this morning, well the two little monsters both got into my bed in the early hours, so i thought that was a perfect excuse to get up and craft, and found the image, which I can now say is safely stored in my hard drive for future use, the image is of a Mermain Ian, he is so cute, my two boys are currently argueing over who is going to use the card for their friends.

The plan goes something like this, todays download is free and everyone can get it here, then you register and upload the photo of your card, then tomorrow everyone who posted photos will be emailed the next image, and so forth for the next few days, come on lets face it it's not hard to make a card, post a piccie and in return get a free greeting farm image.

Used to make my card

Image - FREE digital download from Greeting farm
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Funky Hands fab new cd Papercraft Factory

Also used, cutllebug, embossing folder, sizzlets alphabets and L-elm branch punch, stickles for the added shimmer and sparkle, and of course my favourtie Distress inks.

Anyway, I've babbled on enough for now, so off to tackle the dreaded ironing, unless there are any volunteers out there.

Hugs, Fiona xxxx

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Its Horrible Outside

Ok, I've seen enough snow to last me a lifetime, we've just spent the afternoon and had tea up at my mums, around 30ish miles from home, and the drive home was horrible, it snowed right up until about 3 miles from home, it was dark, couldn't see very well and we discovered a few weeks back our car isn't good in the snow, i could feel my heart pounding so fast, but we are home safe and dry.
Thought it was time I tried to blog more than once a week, and get myself back into it after the festivites, and before my diet starts (never start on 1st Jan as theres way too much temptations in the house, wait till Feburary when I've enjoyed polishing it off)
Well I made this card a couple of nights ago and thought I'd like to share it with you all today.

Used to Make This Card
Image - Raven from Sugar Nellie (Funky Kits)
Coloured with - Promakers
DP - Bloom and Grow MME
Sentiment - Stamping Up

Also used, Nestabilites, Cuttlebug, Daisy Punches, L-em Branch Punch, MS Border Punch.
I seem to be getting a bit addicited to these, and my box that stores them has now been replaced with a bigger one.
I was blog hopping earlier, and came across this picture of the fab new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Colours that have been launced at CHA this week, got to admit this is another bit of an addiction I have started playing with, still practising but getting there slowly with them, can't wait to get my inky little mitts on them.

Anyway off to see what I can get upto now.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe and warm

Hugs, Fiona xxx

Friday, 22 January 2010


Well I thought I'd share this card with you today, I have made it using Elise from Sugar Nellies Home Grown Range, its one of the images that you can win right now over at Stamping For The Weekend, well its my stamp not the winners stamp I did buy two of them.

Used To Make This Card
Image - Elise from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Copics
DP - Bo Bunny from ages ago, had it in stash for a while (lol)
Sentiment - Stamping Up

Also used, Nesties, Cuttlebug, MS punch and Distress inks.

Its a relatively simple card, but I think quite effective.

Thanks for looking, and you;ve got until 9pm on Thursday to enter my sketch at SFTW.

Hugs, Fiona

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Stamping For the Weekend

Hi girls, sorry this is late, I had scheduled this post but put the date in wrong, and as the last couple of days have been a bit mad this is the first change I've had to repost, Sorry.
Anyway this week over at Stamping For the Weekend, its sketch time, and it was my turn to draw up the sketch, as this was the first time I have made a sketch up it took me several attempts to find one I was really happy with, and after the my fellow dt samples I am even more happy with it, they hafve once again come up with some really stunning cards to inspire you.
Anyway heres my sketch.

And heres the card I came up with,

Used to make this card

Image - Sassy from The Greeting Farm
Colored with - Copics
DP - Bo Bunny

Sentiment - Computer genreated

Nestabilites and Cuttlebug

I also opted to sponser this challenge and have up for grabs to the winner which is seleceted by, these two fab cute stamps from my favourite stamp company Sugar Nellie.

Anyway better get a move on, got a few cards I need to get made and out the door today, so good luck everyone and I can't wait to see what you can do with my sketch.

Hugs, Fiona

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snowy Pictures

Well we've had more snow today (wednesday), another day off school, and we're off again tomorrow, oh the boys have had snow much fun.
The View across the street

The View from kitchen door

Out our bedroom window this morning

Friday, 1 January 2010

Stamping For The Weekend 01.01.10


Well thats another year come and gone, and already the naughties are over, what were you best things that you experienced in the naughties, for me it would have to be the birth of my two boys.

So with that in mind i thought i'd share pics of them that were taken this morning, my plan is to photograph them (whilst they are don there own thing) on the first day of every month, better mark the calender so i don't forget lol.



As it is the 1st of January 2010, I thought i'd also share a picture of what it looks like from our front window this morning, all nice and snowy.

Right then down to buisness, it's Friday so that must mean it's Stamping for the Weekend time again, yippee, i really needed this challenge to kick start my crafting, as you can imagine too much to do in December and never enough time, so it's sort of fallen to the way side.

Anyway as it's the first our challenge this week, is New Beginings, you can interpret this anyway you want, new year, new baby, new marriage, new house are just a few suggestions.

I decided to bring in the new year with a new Tilda stamp from the Winter Collection.....

Used to Make this card,

Image - Tilda from Winter Collection
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP- The Big One from Clare Curd
Ribbon - From Stash
Sentiment - Computer generated
Numbers - Cut with Cuttlebug and dies.

We were luckily enough to have been joined by the highly talented Sharon, this forntnight, please op over and look at her blog she has some amazing works of art on their for us to share

We bring in the new year challenge with our ever faithful sponsor Simon Says stamp, and up for grabs in a $25 voucher to spend online, come on girls, great prize to start the year off, looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Good Luck xxxxx