Sunday, 1 January 2012

Goodbye 2011

No hangover for me today as I had an early night with a good book. I didn't fancy going out and nothing much on telly. Personally, I think the xmas tv has been dreadful, all I've watched is Porridge and Fools and Horses which even though I've seen countless times, never fail to make me laugh out loud. (and I can't say that about much on telly these days) I'm not sad to see the back of 2011. It was the year when I very sadly lost my lovely Mum, and more recently (just before xmas) I was made redundant from my job. So, I'm hoping 2012 will bring good things my way and on the job front it's looking positive, I don't want to say too much at this stage but watch this space. 2012 is also the year that I will be celebrating a milestone birthday!

As I'm unemployed at present I have lots of time for crafting and below is something that I knocked up yesterday to enter the Card Patterns challenge with.

Not my usual style but I quite like it all the same, I wonder what you think?

I actually got my sewing machine out! Shock Horror!

and managed to sew in a relatively straight line for once.

The stamped images are both by SU, the sentiment is by Kaiser Crafts and the Cuttlebug embossing folder is Victoria if my memory serves me correct. All other materials are from my stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend
Charisma Cardz
Everybody Art

where the theme is Anything Goes

So until next time it's ttfn from me and thanks for looking.
Fiona x

EDIT: Whoops, just realised that I've missed one of the layers on the sketch, so I may be disqualified!!


  1. Beautiful design. I hope you have an excellent year!

  2. Hi Fiona !

    Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

    Delicat and well-kept work for an elegant card ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  3. Your card is lovely Fiona. Love all the lace.
    Sorry to hear you lost your job, lets hope 2012 brings us all a bit more luck, it can`t be any worse than 2011...can it?
    I agree with you about the telly too and I love Only Fools and Horses. I watched the one where the baby is born, all by myself, howling with laughter, funniest thing I`ve seen in ages.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Happy New Year, Fiona.
    You're right about the TV, I've mainly been watching Carry On films and Poirot.
    I hope 2012's going to be a good year for you. xxx

  5. Your card is gorgeous hun, really delicate and pretty. I hope you have a positive, healthy, wealthy and happy 2012 - sending all good wishes. Hugs Sxx

  6. What a beautiful and romantic looking card Fiona! I know last year was not a good year for you but I wish you all the very best for 2012. Take care, Vicky x

  7. Your card is absolutely stunning Fiona and I just love the pretty matting and embossing with the lovely colours - just my sort of card.
    I'm really sorry to hear about your job as it's the last thing you need with all your other troubles. Hope you find something soon.
    I too am looking for more book-keeping work having lost quite a lot due to the recession.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year and hope 2012 brings better things.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Very pretty and delicate.
    Sorry to hear about your job. I agree, 2011 is best left behind.
    Happy New year Fiona
    Isa x

  9. 2012 is going to be amazing Fiona, I can feel it.
    Didn't know you'd been made redundant so good luck with the job hunting.
    For the first time in years I was out NYE but before I went I checked the TV listings and thought to myself that it was rubbish!
    See you soon.

  10. happy 2012!!

    lovely card pattenr...you are so talented..glad to have found your blog in the early days of 2012!!


  11. Hello lovely lady. Scrolling down and catching up with all your makes and bakes. Stunning designs as always...just wish I could taste your bakes!!
    So sorry to hear about your job. I hope you find the perfect one soon.
    Happy New Year!!
    Sandra x

  12. Very pretty card! Lovely details and the placement of the butterfly is perfect. Great take on the sketch!!

  13. Hello again Fiona.
    Just read your comment and 'Yes' my sister did go to Ifield. Did you know her back then?? I think she was in either Warren or Tizard house. My brother and I were both in Denman but that was 10 yrs later.
    How funny....it's a small world after all!
    Sandra xx

  14. Wow Fiona, this is such a pretty card, I love it! The lace and lovely colours look perfect together! Happy New Year, and I hope this year brings you a lot more luck and happiness! :) Love, Georgia xx

  15. Fiona
    Wat een mooi kaartje is dat, net als je blog trouwens.
    groetjes Bennarda (Ballie)


  16. Good Luck on the job front hun, I really hope 2012 is a better year for you all round :-)
    Anyway, love th ecard, it has a real vintage feel to it, this set was fab wasn't it? Lov ethe sewing too ;-)
    Hugs, Sarah-Jane xxx

  17. Hi Fiona, This is gorgeous, so pretty with lace and it's purple, my new favourite LOL Gay xxx


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