Sunday, December 05, 2010

always do what your teeny inner voice tells you - Papertake Weekly sketch 51 + Saturday challenge #112 Christmas + Stamp Something Christmas colours

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and happy...well you told me I should have taken notice of that little voice telling me not to go Christmas shopping didn't you...the town was manic, not a lot of Christmas joy or cheer about and the shops felt like they were giving things away they were so packed I don't think my elbows are sharp enough for that kind of shopping you know, too much padding on them lol, I think from now on it will be online Christmas shopping or midweek quieter time, did you see I won one of the advents over at Belles and Whistles advent giveaway....wwwoooohhhhooooo...well now onto my card for today and I have a secret for you...sssshhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone but I hate using my red distress inks, I'm fine with every other colour but the red always seems to take so much work to get the look I want and if my fingers are even slightly damp the red smears everywhere when I'm making the card, that's why I'm quite chuffed with today effort, how cute are these baubles and Holly and Berry images from CC Designs, these are digis but if you fancy the stamps Nikki has the Holly and Berry one in at Bunny Zoe's and they are on sale at the min too, Nikki has a huge 25% discount sale on all her Christmas goodies so hop on over as they will fly out...so what you waiting for...well maybe read the rest of this first then...the amazing glossy circle and striped papers are from Kaisercraft and the gorgeous lush woven ribbon is another NEC buy, I made my card using the Papertake weekly lush sketch and Im entering it for the Saturday challenge and Stamp Something too...right I have waffled on enough today so I will leave you in peace...Just Inklined is having a blog hop tomorrow and I'm a special guest on it so speak to you then have a wonderful frost free Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

44 comments:

Ageeth Holster said...

Morning Mina! Your card is beautiful and your new bloghead also!! Have a nice day, Ageeth

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, so colourful and cheerful looking :o)
I NEVER go into town after the end of November!
Jackie xx

heidy said...

Hi Mina,Are you looking like Hyacint Bucket(Keeping Up Appearances) wen you are shopping lol
Sorry but I love that woman
I love your card,you did a marvellous job whit the red
Enjoy your day
Hugs Heidy

Shirley-anne said...

I too love the Christmas pic for your blog top.
That background paper is lovely on the card and the striped centre piece coordinates so well with it and the image . Love the holly .

Miria said...

perfect job with red, Mina! Gorgeous card! about Christmas shopping, yes, it's better going on week days. hugs. Miria

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Aunty Sue said...

Another fab card love the simple layout

Margreet said...

Hi Mina....congrats on your winning....your card is great and I love your (red) colouring...have a nice and quiet (without shopping) Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

Hi Mina, Love this one, those baubles are gorgeous,glad you survived the shopping rush....spoils it all don't you think...xx

Renkata said...

Good morning Mina,
Very stylish and elegant. The red is so gorgeous.

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love all the added holly! Hugs Juls

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card Mina, beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Mina. As for your cutting out - I was impressed when I thought you had a machine, but now I know you cut it all by hand, I'm in awe! Hugs, Tracey T x

Jane said...

Love this gorgeous red card...cheered me up!!!

Cheryl said...

oh mina,hun this is gorgoues,really love the coulrs you have used on this,hugs cheryl xxxx

Debbie Johns said...

Another beautiful card, love the reds, so eye catching.Take care.Debbie x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
I love the design papers and the traditional red. Gorgeous image. Fantastic card. I love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Andrea C said...

ooo I love those leaves fabby x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous Christmas card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful card. Love all the red and the image is gorgeous. Christmas shopping on a Saturday is really a no go area. Hollie and I went in town yesterday and I couldn't wait to get back home. A few decorations from the Christmas shop for the hall tree, wellies for Hollie as her feet were soaked and into The Craft Corner for an inkpad and cello bags and home, just in time before the rain. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Donna

Frea said...

Hi Mina, lovely card, and yes, I have the same thing with the reds. Have no idea why the reds give such problems... but you manages very well!! It looks just brilliant!! Greetz, Frea

coops said...

stunning card mina.i love the image and your colouring is amazing as always.lush paper and colours :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mina ,,, the image is fab and your colouring is fantastic ! :-)

as for Xmas shopping ,,,, online vouchers !!! make it easy on yourself :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Maris said...

lovely card Mina, have a great weekend xx

Kat said...

Love it Mina. Red is so cheerful for Christmas.

Unfortunately we now have lots of ice here. Even my puppies are walking carefully on the ice. Still plenty of snow but our drive is just a sheet of ice and anywhere we've been walking with the pups. Not looking forward to going to work tomorrow!

Kat xx

Lau W said...

It's a superb card with lovely colors of Christmas !
xxx

Julie said...

Come and play at my house,I think I need some of your talent to rub off on me :) Have a great week,Julie.x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, stunning card beautiful collouring and your papers and embellishments are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Diane said...

How cute are those images? Very cute, I say and placed on a delightful card - I love it! I think that red is a difficult colour in whatever colouring medium you use but you made a great job of this one, Mina!

Lisa Jane said...

Fab Mina - love the baubles and the little holly embellies
Lisa ;)

Sue said...

Evening Mina,I do love baubles.Your
card is just lovely.I must say a lot of my Christmas shopping is on line.Have a lovely evening.
Hugs Sue x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Absolute fabulous! Great colours and image.
Hugs Jacqueline

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Mina,So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Marja Sch said...

What fabulous card. Such gorgeous colours, cute image and a lovely way to use the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly. Hugs Marja

chris said...

so so special Mina

Andrea said...

I love the red, and the baubles and berries look stunning.
I can't get a day off work until 23rd December, and I think I'm gonna have to go finish my Christmas shopping next Saturday - not looking forward to it really! Hubby has suggested we go to Cardiff shopping on 19th December, and then watch rugby in the afternoon - not sure I like that idea - he and my son are not good for shopping with - they don't believe in looking around, they think I should know exactly what I want and buy it in the first shop I go in!!!
Enjoy the week ahead!
Love, Andrea xx

Carole said...

Love this card and love those baubles!

Mags said...

Fantastic baubles, and all that red is so Christmassy! Gorgeous card!

luv, Mags x

Sharon Caudle said...

Mina, this card is gorgeous! I love the ornaments and the papers you used! For someone that doesn't like using your red inks, you sure did a beautiful job! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

Ellis said...

Wonderful partycard, she looks like a lady I saw today! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Ellis said...

I wrote a comment on the wrong post, this is a beautiful card! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Pattie said...

Love this - the image and all the elements work so beautifully together! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

jules said...

love it Mina! just gorgeous!!!

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