Wednesday, 1 December 2010


I have decided that its time to give up the inchy challenge blog that I run - its been going for over two years and I've met some great cyber friends and real friends. The blog will run its last challenge on 20th December and there will be a farewell prize being offered.

The challenge this week in the meantime is Giving - and here's mine:

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year but this year it is more poignant as its my first year without my mum who died in May. Its also the first year my daughter Emma has been away from home as she is at Uni - so only one chocolate for me to put in the Advent Calender this year - and I've had my orders that I can't put the Christmas tree up until she comes home to help. A year of changes in our household.

I've been inspired by Kristina Werner to make some Christmas cards - you'll find her here I've not been crafting and have got rid of a lot of my craft stuff but I just couldn't bear to part with the Christmas stamps and papers and Kristina helped me find my mojo - I love having her on in the background - it makes crafting less lonely. She does a countdown of cards for Christmas and I've followed her 2009 and 2010 one this year and made similar cards - I'll try and show a few per day. I've also used my own handwriting on the blue card - inspired by Kristina - I don't think it turned out too bad.

The Robin card can be entered into the Saturday Surprise challenge - their theme is home for the holidays and the Take a Word challenge - their word is Home.


missy k said...

Gorgeous cards Fiona.

I love those robins - so sweet!


Eila A said...

Fiona, your cards and inchies are beautiful - so fresh and colourful!

Aino said...

Lovely inchie. Nice work.

Joanna said...

Those robins are gorgeous - they're really unusual. And I love your inchy too.

It will be the first year without my parents too (as you know I lost my Dad in the summer and for other reasons I am no longer in contact with my Mum), so it's all rather strange. I count these Christmas' as very special, because at 16 years old I'm not sure how many more Luke will want to be spending with his ol' Mum and Dad!

Thank you again for running the inchy challenge blog, I will miss you every Monday!


Ozstuff said...

Fiona, I love your exquisite robin (I'll be home for Christmas) card. It is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week - for the first time. Please come again!