Thank you

Thinking of you with flourishes

Saturday, August 29, 2015

This is one of those timeless cards that can be used for almost any occasion.  Smoky Slate is so versatile, don't you think?

Fiona's Notes
  • Punch out two Itty Bitty flowers and stick them together for each of the flowers on the card. This gives them a fuller look and makes the red really stand out against the white and grey.
  • If you have a matching alcohol marker, colour in the rhinestones to help them blend in with the flower and make it sparkle rather than be a distraction with their clear bling
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes Inks: Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler  Papers: Smoky Slate, Whisper White Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals,
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CASED from: Pootles - thanks so much!


Black and White Thank You

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A friend recently asked me to design and make some thank you cards for him which had to be black and white and with a cross on it.  He was thrilled with them.  So am I!

Fiona's notes: I laid everything flat on this card.  No dimensionals.  I wanted to highlight the cross and make it stand out by keeping everything else low key in the background, including the panel it is stamped on.

Stamps: Everyday Blessings (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Memento Black Paper: Whisper White Thick, Basic Black Accessories: Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Birthday butterflies

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It can be deceiving just what goes into make a card "clean and simple."   Check out my notes below to read the steps involved in making this card so you won't go wrong.


Fiona's notes:
  • Work on the top layer of cardstock first by punching out the large butterfly first and
  • Then using butterflies punched out of sticky note paper, position them them next to the large butterfly and punch over the top of them
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the top layer of cardstock
  • Stamp two small and two large butterflies
  • Score one of the larger butterflies down the middle and fold up the wings then glue down a small piece of natural twine and gently split it at the top
  • Place (not adhere) the top piece of cardstock onto the bottom where you'd like to later adhere it and using this as a guide adhere the three butterflies onto the main piece of cardstock
  • Using stampin dimensionals, pop up the top layer of cardstock
  • Finally use a stampin dimensional to stick the remaining large butterfly ontop of the one already stuck down and gently fold up the wings
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Something to Say  Inks: Rose Red, Sahara Sand  Papers: Whisper White thick  Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Linen Thread, Stampin Dimensionals

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Inspiration from: Vicky Hayes - thanks so much!


Contrasting Birthday

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Following on from the contrast of my Flowering Flourishes card a few days a go, I thought I'd show you another good contrast.  This one I definitely had in mind for guys, but it can most certainly be for anyone.


Fiona's Notes: Because I only wanted to use the text in the stamp I stamped the "happy" in Night of Navy and then went over it with a white gel pen.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners  Inks: Night of Navy  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White thick, Whisper White Accessories: Regals Candy Dots, Neutrals Candy Dots

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Inspiration from: Katie Gehring - thanks so much!

Challenge winner

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wheee! I'm so excited to share with you that I won my first blog challenge!  My card Circles of Thanks won the Stamp Ink Paper "Designer's Choice" challenge.  (Click here to see the other winners.)  This is basically an open themed challenge week, so right up my alley.  Here's my entry again:

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And here's the winner's badge I can now proudly display on my blog!

Thanks for sharing my exciting news today.

Thank you

Circles of Thanks

Thursday, August 06, 2015

I love circles on cards!  Don't you?  They are so perfect in their roundness.  Here's a card which layers them in a non-traditional way creating a nice stepping stone feel to the card.

Fiona's notes: It's easier to stick all the circle pieces together and then add stampin dimensionals to pop them up.

Stamps: A Word For You  Inks: Versamark  Papers:  Eastern Elegance DSP, Whisper White, Smoky Slate  Accessories: White embossing powder, rhinestones, stampin dimensionals

Inspiration from: Jill - thanks so much!

I am entering this in the Stamp Ink Paper blog challenge which has the theme this time of "designer's choice."

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Blue and white flowering flourishes

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I like the femininity of this card even though it is using such a dark blue.  I think it makes for a wonderful balance!


Fiona's notes: 
  • I found that using both Kraft ink (white) and white embossing powder were needed to give the full coverage that you see here.  
  • the Candy dots mixed with pearls really lift the flowers and adds a nice dimension to the card
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Something to Say  Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White  Ink: Kraft white  Accessories: White embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, Regals candy dots, pearls

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Inspiration from: Stacey Ailes - thanks so much!