Friday, May 06, 2011

a bit of glitter and a few butterflies - Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge week 105 - Anything goes with optional stitching

Good morning everyone...isn't it strange the things that go through your mind when your crafting...I remembered my Mum taught us sisters some 'moves' to protect ourselves when I was about 15, now we all had our little jobs in the house and one was to set the fire in the morning ready for the day, it was an open coal fire...I had a late class one day so I said I would do it...the house was empty and I was humming along to the radio and happily setting the fire, when I stood up a hand went onto my shoulder and the 'moves' must have been fresh in my mind cause I just grabbed it and threw whoever it was over my shoulder...my poor Dad was in a heap on the floor with such a shocked look on his face...he had a break from work and had come home and not wanting to scare me by shouting had just put his hand on my shoulder...needless to say he never did it again and has never ever let me forget it lol...my card for today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar challenge...this is our Special Monthly challenge which means everything goes and as the lovely Carol is our host this time she has chosen an added option of stitching...I don't really do stitching so chose to use a stitched ribbon instead...I coloured this beautiful Tilda with distress inks and a little bit of glitter and teamed her up with this amazing Graphic45 paper from the Once upon a Springtime collection called Butterfly Kisses...lush isn't it...I finished with the fab ribbon, a swirled bow, a gorgeous scrunched rose from Wild Orchid crafts and a couple of punched vellum butterflies and dragonflies...have a fantastic day everyone and when you have the time pop on over to Just Magnolia and have a look at all the amazing work the rest of the team made
Mina xxx

33 comments:

Evil Edna said...

Good morning, what a beautiful image to start the day with.EE

Sue said...

Beautiful card Mina,love the colour of the paper and your image is very sweet.
Sue xx

Christine L said...

Such a beauty Mina!
Love it
Hugs
Christine x

Squirrel x said...

Loving that story Mina, can almost picture it, your poor dad! Great card hun, super cute Tilda and fabbie colours. Adore how you have arranged the ribbon. Perfect. Sxxx

Chrissy said...

OH!!DEAR...Your poor Dad...lol...
He must have been treading on egg shells with all you kung fu sisters in the house...lol..

Totally beautiful card...gorgeous Tilda...the colours are wonderful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

My'scardcorner said...

Pretty card Mina and great idea to use stitched ribbon.
Myrax

Marja Rolfes said...

What a lovely card! I love the stitched ribbon and the scrunched roses! You colored Tilda beautiful and I love the vellum butterflies and dragonflies!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Uschi said...

What a fright in the morning hour!
I would never forget this experience. Properly creepy!
I love your card. The subject is fantastic and very wonderful design!

Hugs Uschi

arjette said...

Wwowww it's ssoooooo beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

ellabella said...

OMG...I am at a loss for words. The only word that comes to mind when I look at your magnificent work of art is P-H-E-N-O-M-E-N-A-L!

Lau W said...

So sweet image ! Papers are very nice ! Love your card!
xxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. This is really beautiful. Love the brown and green and the Tilda image is gorgeous. Great story about your dad. Donna

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina,
I love your stories.
Bless your Dad, but I can't stop laughing when I think about it!!
That ribbon is stunning.
Love what you have done with it!
Beautiful card.
Mel. xx

Janette said...

Oh Mina what a fab story, so funny too..poor Dad...lol...

Gorgeous card as always, love the colour combo.xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol i can just imagine you doing your "move" on your dad - i bet he was stunned -but you will laugh now lol!
Fab colours in this card - just gorgeous
Lisa x

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne

Renkata said...

Such a sweetie.

Juls said...

just beautiful! I adore this little sweetie! your colour combo is just fabulous!! and I love the touches of sparkle and the way you have used the ribbon!

Hugs Juls

tilly said...

lovely story, yes, my mind is always wandering as well, lovely card and ribbon
Tilly

heidy said...

Oh Mina Your poor dad.
Your card is gorgeous as ever!
Hugs Heidy

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Hahahaha! That is too funny Mina! Poor Dad...
Beautiful card! I just love your vellum butterflies. ~jeni :)

coops said...

stunning card mina.i love the sweet tilda and your colour combo and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Mina, lovely card, lovely paper and what a great colour!
Selebrating my birhtday, from Brugge with love, hugs Ageeth xx

Sarah said...

Ahh!!! great memories Mina eh' and I bet your Dad didn't let you forget lol' sorry chum not been by have been taking it easy on pc as I have broken a bone in my hand after a nasty fall, your card is gorgeous love the way you have placed the ribbon stunning colouring as ever a beautiful make
Hugs Sarah x

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Sherri said...

Lovely card, Mina. I love the choice of colors too. I had to laugh at your story. I bet your Dad told everyone at work how well trained his daughter was with great pride!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous as always, Mina! And your story cracked me up! Bet your dad never approached anyone that way again, but also bet that what you did comforted your parents in knowing that you could beat the cr*p out of anyone that tried to harm you, LOL!

Vicky said...

So pretty...

Julie said...

Beautiful - love the colours you've chosen and the ribbon looks so rich and scrummy!! Juliexx

Janny said...

Wow what a beautiful card you have made.
gr Janny

Linda C said...

The mind is funny thing. Here you sit making this beautiful magical card and thinking about flipping your Dad. That is hilarious.

Mau xx said...

Poor Dad!!!!! lol what a shock he must have got....lol
Your card is lovely what super colours, very classy, love the stitched ribbon xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty card and I love the ribbon treatment :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

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