Saturday, 13 October 2012

Where have I been

Good Morning Everyone!

I have finally started to get back on track.  I wanted to let anyone who is following my blog know that I have been having a few hiccups over the last 6 weeks.

I am told things happen in three's.

I have experienced a few set backs which have put my blog and my craft on hold.  It started with having to be tested for the second time round for breast cancer.  This was obviously very stressful and consumed my every thoughts for a good few weeks.  I am however blessed! I  am a lucky girl and have been given the all clear.

To all the beautiful women out there who are not so fortunate I send my love, strength and compassion your way.  I can't imagine the struggle you must be going through. The what if's and the possibility of being faced with such a terrible disease is very overwhelming and daunting. I was terrified for my children.

After I was given the all clear I was then faced with a car accident.  A drunk driver hit the back of my car.  Again I was lucky.  My car was obviously damaged however I think I was meant to be at the intersection where the accident took place.  If I had not been there the women who hit us would have surely gone straight through the lights and killed someone. She was extremely intoxicated so much so she spent the night in jail and ended up with the maximum charge for drug and alcohol usage.
It was 7.30 in the evening and the intersection was extremely busy.  So for the sake of a vehicle I am glad I was there.  Sometimes out of something bad comes a wonderful positive. The possibility that a life was spared!

My partner and I did end up with a very sore back and neck but hey time heals all so they say! Again I was lucky and my children where not in the vehicle to witness any of this.

I do not drink so me this was particularly upsetting.

Lastly we where put under pressure and had to move house.  So after a lot of packing boxes, a bit of de-cluttering we have relocated to a new home.  A larger property where my beautiful animals are loving it. Especially my dogs! They have space and freedom to explore.  My children are also extremely happy!

Looks like I might be finally back on track!

I will be hoping to post a project shortly.

Thank you so much for your patience.


Fiona xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Good Morning Everyone!

I thought I would post a few photographs that my partner Bill has taken.  He has recently started taking photographs and I really love them.  He has always been interested in Photography and I thought this would be a great way to encourage him to do something he loves.

I really love these. He now has his own blog! Through Bill's Eyes.

I hope you like them!

UPDATE : I would also like to let my followers know that I am changing things around a bit. Because my website is still a work in progress and I am working hard to get this up and running things haven't gone quiet to plan with blogging so I will only be posting tutorials fortnightly. And anything else like cards, scrapbooking layouts etc I will be posting as and when I get the opportunity. This will only be temporary until my website is sorted.  Thanks for taking the time to share my ideas and creations! I hope life is being kind to you all!


Fiona xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Good Evening Everyone!

This is my latest card for Scrappy Go Lucky. 

I have used the Mermaid Marci Stamp from La La Land and coloured her using Copic Markers.
For the full tutorial pop over to Scrappy Go Lucky's Blog.

Remember to join me next week when I give a detailed tutorial on how to make a shaker card using the stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps by Conie Fong Temptation.

See you next time and thanks for taking the time to share my creations!

Fiona xxx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Morning Everyone,

Just an update.  I have completed my tutorial for Copics however just having a few technical problems at the moment.  So if I can ask you to bare with me.  Trying to get it sort out now.  I should hopefully have it sorted shortly.

In the meantime I thought I would share my the latest stamp I have coloured with Copic Markers.  This is a Sweet Pea Stamp by Conie Fong called temptation. Very cute little image. I will be doing a tutorial with this one next week.  I will be using it for a shaker card. So I hope you will join me for this one.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs XXX
Fiona xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Tutorial Thursday with Scrappy Go Lucky

Good Evening Everyone!

Just an update with Tutorial Thursday with Scrappy Go Lucky. Things will be a little different with the Copic tutorials I will be posting for Scrappy Go Lucky. Unlike previous tutorials  I will put the full tutorial on Scrappy Go Lucky's Blog to begin with. At the same time I will  be asking followers to head over to my blog to have a look at the finished projects I make on completion of my tutorial.

After posting the tutorials with Scrappy Go Lucky around a week or so later I will then put the full tutorials on my Tutorial Page of my blog for my followers to refer back too. This will take place as from next Thursday.

Also keep an eye out for my tips, techniques and tutorials for other projects and ideas that I will be posting on Inspirational Tips, Techniques and Tutorials. To begin with I have posted my 3D Card Tutorial I originally posted on the 14th May 2012. This is a wonderful blog with so many projects, ideas and techniques.



Fiona xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

What's Up Wednesday

Good Morning!

We have been experiencing terrible weather at the moment.  Strong winds, rain and more rain!!!

I hope you are all well and stay safe!

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hugs XXX

Fiona xxx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Talented Tuesday with Shauna

Good Evening!

For Talented Tuesday I am posting something so cute from a gorgeous person and lovely lady named Shauna.

She made me this as a gift.  I loved it.  It is a milk carton and crate.  Inside she filled it with brads and
M & M's.  I proudly display this in my scrapbooking and crafting room. Of Course the M & M's are long gone!

I loved receiving this gift. It is so lovely! I hope you love this as much as I do!!!!


Fiona xxx