Thursday, June 09, 2011

is it or isnt it shabby chic...

Good morning everyone I hope your all fit and well...my sniffles are ok not too bad must just be a summer head cold, I don’t feel really sick or anything, go figure...well it tiddled down all day yesterday and I felt so sorry for my poor Dad coming from Cyprus to this horrible weather...he had a good time but got a bit of a tummy upset and had to take drinks for dehydration, his poor tum is still a bit upset yet but fingers crossed he won’t need any more medication...well we had coffee and never shut up for about 2 hours, we nattered and gossiped and put the whole world to right...you know given enough paper work I think my Dad could bring world peace and a total end to poverty and stupid politicians all in a fortnight lol...its fab to have him back and I did only a half shop so we had an excuse to go out tomorrow again...I smell more coffee brewing lol...anyway onto my card for today which is for the Crafts and Me DT, I used this stunning Forest Friend which is one of the newest Sara Burrier digi’s, I love this images and those wings are so unusual not your normal fairy is she, maybe that’s why I like her so much...I coloured her with distress inks and of course those wings just cried out for glitter didn’t they...I teamed her up with this gorgeous paper from Basicgrey’s Wisteria collection, it’s called French Topiary, I finished with a gorgeous ribbon bow, some pins and a sentiment from my stash...those colours were just perfect for this fairy don’t you think...the sketch is from the Totally Gorjuss challenge and I made it for the Basicgrey Shabby Chic challenge too, but I always struggle with shabby chic as I’m never quite sure what it is, so I don’t think I managed to get the theme but will enter it anyway, if one of the BG team will let me know I will take it off if it doesn’t fit, I'm also entering it for the Papertake Weekly anything goes challenge too...right that’s me for today I’m off to take some card piccy’s then off out with my wonderful Dad...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

35 comments:

Miria said...

Hi, Mina. Happy you had a nice catching up with your Dad! Your card is another great one, I love the image and papers as well, hugs, Miria

Squirrel x said...

Not shabby hun, but definitely chic! Gorgeous gorgeous creation, your colourwork on her skin tones is amazing. Love it. So glad you had a super day with your dad, you are so lucky to have such a brilliant relationship with him. Hugs Sxx

My'scardcorner said...

Dont know about chabby chic Mina but its lovely.lik the layout youve used. Enjoy your catch up with your Dad.
Myrax

Mette said...

Stunning Mina. Love your colouring and the details of this card. Beautiful image :).

Hugs, Mette

heidy said...

Wow Mina this is awesome girl,love what you did with lace,looks like a butterfly!
Hugs Heidy

Jane said...

Glad you're feeling a tad better today Mina, love your fairy card today, beautifully done as always xx

knopkiniukai said...

good luck to your DAD,
Beautiful cards...
cherubs

Nannieflash said...

oh Mina thats one gorgeous fairy, and you always colour them so beautifully to. The papers are fabulous to. Glad to hear youve got your dad back and you had some quality time with him, hope he soon feels a lot better. hugs Shirleyx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful image. Love the colours and papers. Enjoy your day out today and lets hope this rain goes away. Donna

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I dont know what to drool over more the image or the gorgeous bow. I soooo love this image tho.
I adore shabby chic my bedroom & bathroom are in it altho my bedroom needs redoing & I'm thinking of going more for the french chic this time. Shabby chic is basically vintage with a cottage type feel to it....you know florals & old distressed stuff & bits of white paint here & there lol.
Bet its soooooo good to have your dad back I miss my dads daily chats & cuppa's & shopping trips
:0(

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Andrea said...

Such a gorgeous card - love all the papers and colours and your colouring is amazing. That bow is stunning!
I'm glad you had a good time catching up with your Dad! Enjoy your day today.
Love, Andrea xx

ellabella said...

Oooooh Mina such a gorgeous card!!! love the papers and the image is so cute!

Marja Rolfes said...

Hoping your Dad is feeling better soon!!! and you as well!!
Lovely card Mina!!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such stunning image and lovely soft colors! Thanks for joining the Anything goes challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

Sue said...

Hi Mina,a very lovely fairy to sit on your gorgeous card.Have a lovely afternoon with your Dad.
Sue xx

Marie-Anne said...

It's gorgeous!

Marie-Anne

Exclusively by Mel said...

Your card is gorgeous Mina!!
Love that lush bow!
Glad your feeling a bit better xx
Love to you.
Mel. xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
This is a beautifully crafted card. I love the soft colours and the gorgeous image. Wonderful work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

coops said...

fantastic card mina,the image is stunning and i love your gorgeous colours and bow.
i hope your dad is well soon :D

xx coops xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally gorgeous Mina! Poor Dad, hope is feeling better soon. Enjoy ~jeni :)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Mina
A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for the inspiration,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Riet said...

So beautiful card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Diane said...

A gorgeous image, Mina and I love the colours! Can't hep with the shabby chic thing though because I don't think I know what it is either!
Diane x

Viv said...

Oh this is sooo pretty Mina, well done ...love that coluring too :O) Viv xx

Rica said...

It is - at least I think so. If you research Shabby Chic it nearly always refers to furniture, pale, often grey and white, slightly distressed often with a vingage or bohemian look.
I'm full of useless knowledge LOL!!
So yes Mina I think you card classifies as Shabby Chic and it is beautiful, lovely papers, beautiful image and stunning bow!!!
So thanks so much for joining us at BG.
hugs
Heather xx

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Fabulous card hun and such a beautiful image. Awesome colouring as always.
Hope your Dad is fine and needs no more meds.
hugs
Marion

Linda said...

Definitely shabby chic, Muted distressed colors and you distressed the edges of your paper. Makes it shabby chic in my book!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Mina, Hope you're feeling better this evening and glad you've had the chance to put the world to rights with your dad:0) Your card is beautiful, love these fairies you've been colouring lately so realistic (I know fairies aren't real, shhh) and like you I love their wings, great drawings. Gay xx

cardmaking bird said...

I love the way you talk about your dad - it's obvious you've got a fantastic relationship. This is a gorgeous card - that image is beautiful!! Hugs, Marie xxx

Sherri said...

Another beauty! I love the wings on her & your coloring is awesome as always. I don't think you could color something Ordinary if you tried! They are all gorgeous! Glad you are feeling a tad better!

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

A really beautiful card! I love the glittered wings, look so magical :)
I was wondering if you could share which ink colors you used for her :)
Thank you very much for the inspiration!!

Juls said...

Beautiful and Magical!

Chelsea said...

love the colors of this!

tilly said...

hope your Dad is soon felling better again, lovely fairy and lush ribbon and pins
Tilly

craftymum said...

wonderful card. thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah xxx
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