Saturday, 7 April 2012


Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.

Nearly didn't get this card made ~
My beloved Big Shot almost packed up yesterday,
I had put an extra bit of shim in to cut
the intricate doily and I think I made it too thick,
It was struggling and I should have given up but I kept turning and it actually
bent and twisted the axle thingy.
Thankfully Darren took it apart and has fixed it for now.

I wouldn't be able to craft without it, as you all know I just love dies!

Anyway moving on to this weeks  ALLSORTS challenge
our very own Brenda has come up with a bingo challenge for us,
you all know the rules, so lets get going!

I have chosen the bottom line

Pearls, Purple & Blue
I have used:
Magnolia ~ King Tilda
Magnolia ~ 6 X 6 Papers
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Wild Orchid ~ Roses & Pearls
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic butterfly & Kiwi Spirit Doily
 Tim Holtz ~ Hardware findings (part of my birthday pressie)

I'd like to enter the following
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
Simon Says ~ Favourite tool ~ Sewing machine & Big shot
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Bingo (Flowers, Diecuts & Blue)

Thanks for looking


sue w. said...

Hi Fleur, Love the colour combingation and your colouring is superb. I have that TH thingy and was wondering how to use it, it looks great.
Happy Easter
Hugs Sue W.

Mummylade said...

gosh, it must have been a horrid moment. I don't know what I'd do if I weren't able to cut dies...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Fleur,gorgeous stitching and love the colours, and the rolled flowers...fabulous..


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous as always Fleur,love the image.xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Great card with lovely colours.
Love all the details.

Sara said...

Oh No ! I`m with you, I couldn`t craft without my beloved cuttlebug so I know how you feel, well done Darren for being Mr Fix it ! Gorgeous card Fleur, love the colours.
Happy Easter, hugs Sara xx

mags said...

This is just beautiful Fleur. The colour combo works so well together. Love the stitching.

Vicky said...

Great card Fleur :) love the colours. I bet you nearly had heart failure at the thought of no big shot!! I would, thank goodnes for men (they do have their uses sometimes!!!)

big hugs Vicky x x

brenda said...

A lovely colour combo for your sweet card Fleur.

Hope you have a great Easter break and thanks for your mail, never quite got as far as replying.

B x

Lisa said...

Hi Fleur, Gorgeous card! Love the colour combo.

Glad Darren managed to mend your Big Shot.

Lisa x

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi wow loving the purples ! Gorgeous design just adore those Chinese roses!'Have a great Easter weekend :D

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOOh careful with the axel thingy LOL Joking apart if I lost my cuttlebug I'd be mortified it's not funny. Thank heavens you got yours fixed. Gorgeous card Fleur, pretty in purple! Happy Easter to you and your family Gay xxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous card Fleur - beautiful colours! Good to hear your BigShot survived, those doilies really are difficult to cut - so be careful:)
Hugs Kjersti:)

Jo Channon said...

Hi Fleur hope that you are not suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from the rather untimely hick up with the Big Shot, I dont know what I would do without dies! Stunning card and love the piece of TH hardware it looks great used on a feminine card. Hope that you have a fabulous weekend. Bye for now Jo xx

Vicky said...

Wow...! this is so beautiful Fleur...:O)

big hugs Vicky xx

Hazel said...

Hey Fleur

Beautiful card - love the colours and the stitching detail is just great.

Take care

Hazel xx

Nicole said...

Gorgeous Fleur. I love the color purple. Hugs, Nicole

coops said...

fantastic card fleur.really love your colours and dies and gorgeous image and design :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Fleur, love the rolled flowers and the bold purple. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow those colours are gorgeous
A very Happy Easter to you and yours
Lisa x

Rebekah said...

Beautiful card Fleur I just love the colour combo! Hugs Rebekah xx

Elaine said...

Fleur she is gorgeous I love the mix of patterns and she is adorable Hugs Elaine

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Fleur
Love the card, and the rolled roses are so cute. I cannot get the picture of the card to load on your blog page I have to guess where it is and click to open the viewing window and then click on the empty box to see it, I do not know what is going on. I don't know whether my browser is playing up or if its my laptop, but it is odd as all the other pictures appear, its just the pics of your cards from the past three days.
Technologie aye!!
Have a lovely Easter Sunday
Linda x

Lou said...

**happy Easter ** to you Fleur,Darren and Mac.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend,we are in Germany a bit last minute but lovely.

Your card is just gorgeous Fleury :)))))
I really love these colours together and your detail is stunning as always.
Very BIG hug,see you soon.

Vicky said...

Thanks hun for testing my WV,

hug Vicky x x x

cats whiskers said...

Love this card fab colour scheme, thanks for joinings us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
Jacs xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Fleur what a wonderful creation. The colour combo is gorgeous and I love the very cute Tilda.

Donna x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts.

Susan x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the texture that you have got with the distressed cardstock is fab
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

Hope your big shot is okay - whoops.Your card is beautiful.Real texture and fab colours.Cutie stamp and really pretty embellishments.Hugs Debbie x

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

HI, what a wonderful card you have done. the plum colors and that magnolia stamp are all so adorable. I am anew scrapper and recently did a project to hold markers,please visit my blog and follow it, I am your newest follower. Hugs and God bless!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Bet your heart was in your mouth hun lol!

Fab card as always hun just beautiful!!!

Em xxx