Friday, June 03, 2011

a little bit of picking of brains...

Good morning everyone are you all fit and well I hope so...a quick question before I tell you about my card for today, I was chatting with a friend last night and we decided that although I'm defo an Ikea kinda girl it just wouldn't suit what I'm aiming for in the farmhouse....so....I was thinking that maybe I would go with old junk yard furniture maybe painted or sanded etc...so any good sites that you know or any hints on renovating or even finding furniture like that would be fantastic, I know you crafter's are an untapped font of knowledge...I was thinking maybe charity shops or junk shops but there's not many here...I feel a quick google coming on lol...what would we all do without search engines...hhhhhmmmmm I wonder why they call them engines....oops there I go again lol...right onto my card for today which is for our new special monthly challenge at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and sTanglar challenge and this time its my choice to be host and the theme is Anything Goes with an added option of adding lace, of course you don't need to add lace, just anything you fancy...I used this gorgeous cute little hAnglar girl and I paper pieced here (yes I know yet again lol), this time I made her skirt stand out a little for a bit more dimension and coloured the rest with Distress inks...right now how lush is this paper, its double sided and is from Sassafras Lass and is called Serendipity Daisy Dots...I have a feeling I might have bought this at the NEC last year but I wish I had bought more from this range wherever it was from...I added some lace and ribbon from my stash and cut out some of the flowers and added pearls to the their centres...the fab sketch is from Papertake Weekly challenge...I'm going to make a nice meal for Phil coming home tonight, I have really missed him since we came back from hols you know...so I have to go to the supermarket today gggrrroooaaannnn...whatever your up to today have a brilliant sunny one and when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia to check out the rest of our wonderful DT's work
Mina xxx

34 comments:

Jannie said...

Hi Mina, your card is again fantastic !!
Love the colours and the images are wonderful!
Have a nice day.

Hugs Jannie.

Julie said...

Wow Mina your a perfect paper piecer! Lol,get me with the Tongue twister! I just love the dimention you added,brilliant! Have a goggly day,Julie x

shortyrose said...

Hi Mina,

what a cute card. I like it very much! And red is my favorite color!!! Wonderful!

Hugs,
Heike

kelly said...

Beautiful card Mina,love the colours and papers.She is such a sweetie too.
Can`t help with the furniture i`m afraid but enjoy your meal tonight.A little advice,get to the supermarket early,it`s a hot one today so i feel it`s going to be very busy.

Sue said...

Hi Mina,beautiful card,love the colours and layout.Lovely image.Have a nice day,sorry cant help with your furniture.
Sue xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous card love the image and the paper's are gorgeous,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Margreet said...

beautiful card Mina....love those papers too and your paperpiecing is fab...lovely details!
xxx Margreet

Jane said...

WANT those papers!!!!! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

I agree... the more rustic furniture sounds like a great idea
I don't know of any places that second hand though.. i buy all my furniture from a place called Scar Top http://www.scartop.com/pinefurniture/
and it would maybe be suitable

LOve the Card .. the colours are gorgeous and i do love paper piecing
Lisa x

Ася Мищенко said...

какая красота!Девочка-прелесть))))))))

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Love this card. Beautiful papers and colours and the image is so adorable. Can't help with the furniture, sorry. Have a lovely meal this evening and enjoy your weekend. Donna

Renkata said...

Such a lovely card!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina,
I'm no good with rustic sorry.
Love your Hanglar girl.
Her dress is wonderful!!
Beautiful design.
Love, Mel.xxx

jules said...

stunning card Mina! i love the papers!!!!!

heidy said...

Wow Mina
What a great gorgeous card!
Hugs Heidy

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!!! Loving the little flowers and her fabby paper pieced dress!! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning so beautiful hugs cherylxxxxxx

Marja Rolfes said...

Hey Mina, I love the paperpieced dress!!!!!!! Cute card!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Mina, I love how youve paper pieced your image and the whole card is stunning. You can actually buy directly from H&S now I can send you a link if want it.
Why dont you look in the For Sale in your local paper youd be surprised what you will find there. hugs Shirleyx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love my Ikea, but I think you're right that it wouldn't be quite right for a farmhouse. If you want inspiration.. I recommend HGTV's, "Sara's House" http://www.hgtv.ca/sarahshouse/theshow.aspx?sectionid=399&categoryid=8337944842383420279&postid=124059
Back to your card. Love the paper piecing, and the flowers, and the coloring. I love it all!

Andrea C said...

I love how her dress matches the papers and the beautiful little flowers. x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card love the paper piecing hun Tilda looks fab.
You could try ebay hun or for sale ads in shops or paers, there is also a site called Preloved where people sell their things. I love Ikea but I have a new building however I love shabby chic its my fave so I'm forever buying old furniture & giving it the Vicky treatment I've been doing it for years I used to want to be an interior designer but just didnt have time with Natalie. Distressed furniture looks fabulous in old houses....the whole shabby thing.
Hope I've helped a little maybe lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Leanne said...

Hi Mina!
I haven't been here for a while to comment on your beautiful creations. This card is adorable. Love the gingham.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous Mina, what a sweet card, so cute! I love her dress.
Hugs Jacqueline

coops said...

stunning card mina.the colour combo is gorgeous and i love the papers and sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Sherri said...

Adorable! I love the angels, but this little gal is just so sweet! And paper piecing just made it perfect!
One of my friends lost all her furniture in a house fire and bought all her new furniture from thrift shops, painted it black (which sounds awful, but was gorgeous)and it all came together into a darling country house.
Good luck!

Maris said...

hi Mina ,lovely card, love the papers have a great wekend with your familiy

* Üla * said...

This is a very lovely and beautiful card, Mina. I love your fab flower details, paperpiecing and little girl image. Thans for playing along this week with Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

Mau xx said...

Love...Love...Love it what a fab colour combo and the flowers are just perfect for it xx Mau

Linda said...

Perfect paper piecing. Love the color scheme. Don't have any sources for furniture refinishing or antique furniture, sorry. The closest suggestion I have is Tim Holtz!!! Hugs

Patty said...

Your card is adorable. I love paper piecing and it certainly adds to this cutie. May I ask you where you buy your h'Anglers? I would love to own more. Thanks!

alifrew said...

Hiya,
Gorgeous card, v cute image and I love the colour scheme.
As far as furniture goes, try the channel 4 website and search for Kirstie's Homemade Homes. She's really into altering stuff, so there may be something useful on there. If not, at least some links to useful sites hopefully xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect paper piecing! Perfect card! Hugs, Lesley

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