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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Still Got The Blues

After a trip the The Glitter Pot sale on Friday (very disappointing) I was fired with enthusiasm for card making.  There were some lovely samples in the shop which provided inspiration, something I'm always lacking and I spent Friday evening in my craft room, sticking and inking.....(stinking?)  Yesterday saw the return of the Less Is More challenge after the xmas break so I had a bash at this week's theme - Winter Blues.

 
 
Very rarely do I have a clear idea for my cards, they usually evolve and this one was no exception.  I think I may have gone overboard with the foliage and the ring on top of the birdcage failed to stamp properly so had to be rescued with a bow.  Nevertheless I am still pleased with it.

Twiggy Branches are from Inkylicious and the birdcage is by Hobbycraft. Also linking to Artful Times.


I'm off out now to look at a couple of gyms with the idea of joining if I can get a good deal.  I've got an airline reunion 'do' next month and I don't want to look like a lard arse. 


Have a good week folks.



 

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blue creation Fiona and a lovely scenic look.
    Good luck with your gym hunt which made me smile.
    Happy New Year from me too.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Delightful and thanks for the Gary Moore vid too

    Happy 2014

    Kathyk

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  3. Not too much foliage at all, and the bow is lovely! Good for you, getting back into your card-making, and starting off the new year with a beauty.
    Lard arse? Hardly! Good luck with finding a good deal on the gym membership. Can we expect a post with you in full Let's get physical mode? Hope so! (Sweatband optional, legwarmers de rigeur!) xxxxx

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  4. The Glitter Pot is my local too. Haven't been for a while though as I took a break from crafting.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this... really is my kind of card. When I made my LIM I had a hanging birdcage or a butterfly to use with my 'setting'...went with the butterfly because of the paint drips, but your use of the cage here is absolutely perfect.
    And you look a right skinny minnie...the single free intro session that gym's offer would be enough to lose the amount of lard you have I bet ;0)

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  5. Lovely card Fiona & well done for thinking to use the bow. Good luck with your hunt for a good gym deal.
    Sally x

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  6. this is just stunning fione. I really love the scene
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  7. Love your pretty blue card. Love your sense of humour even more.'Stinking' is my catchphrase now. Marina

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  8. A truly lovely card and I don't think the foliage is overdone, it rather frames the card.
    Thanks for joining us with all these shades of blue, it works so well on this card.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. Love the pop the bird and bow gives your card :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

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  10. Such a beautiful card with wonderful blue hues. So good that you shared it with us at Artful Times

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Hola Fiona!!Happy and Creative New Year! i´m so glad to see you:D.
    Oooh Fiona what beautiful shades of blue cards, wonderful bow touch,is perfect:D!, great background Fiona and fantastic "Blue" music :D.
    Good Lukc with your gym challenge is not easy:D.
    A warm hug from Palma.

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  12. Wonderful card, certainly not too much foliage and certainly not a lard arse!
    Happy new year Fiona! xx

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  13. In all the Christmas chaos I had to give up Fiona so I've only just had time to catch up with your fabulous blog and have spent a happy few moments chuckling my way through it! I love your atmospheric card and no, not too much foliage and you'd never know about the ring of the cage! Happy new year! Vicky x

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  14. I love the card, I used to dabble in card making but then went on to Jewellery, and now I'm learning to Dress make haha!

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  15. This is a beautiful card Fiona!
    Thanks for sharing the Gary Moore video too!
    Alison x

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  16. This is gorgeous Fiona!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. A wonderful card with gorgeous stamps ans a beautiful blue!

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