Wednesday, June 29, 2011

theres nothing like a bit of retail therapy...

Good morning everyone, well we are still waiting for the heatwave to hit and still live in hope for a bit of it anyway...yesterday was much better than the day before thank goodness, I managed to keep both feet on the ground and no falling down and got tons and tons of stuff for the house, did you know there's loads of sales on at the min, well I didn't and why didn't anyone tell me then lol...I managed to get loads of the smaller stuff, like curtains, poles, cream light shades that I'm going to customise and loads of other stuff...my poor Dad was fed up with stopping the car and me 'just popping in here for a look' bless him...right my card for today which is for the digi teams new challenge at Crafts and Me challenge which this time is our wonderful Mona's choice and she chose Birthdays...this beautiful creature is a preview of the new digis that will be out soon on Crafts and Me, she is called Child of Healing, isn't she stunning...I coloured her with distress inks and used this beautiful doubled sided paper from Prima, its called Happy Birthday Jill and is from the Celebrate range...I finished it with some lush coffee coloured ribbon and a sentiment cut from the paper...the fab sketch is from The Sweet Stop challenge although I had to jiggle the sentiment and angle a bit so hope it still counts...I'm off for a bit more retail shopping today, I found some fab paper for a feature wall in the dining room so even though its a little expensive I only need two rolls so can justify it, well in my mind anyway...when you have time pop on over to Crafts and Me challenge to see what the other digi girls came up with...gorgeous work as always, have a brilliant day everyone
Mina xxx

29 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Good morning to you Mina, So glad you had some great retail therapy, works for me too:0) I love your card, you do subtle colours absolutely brilliantly, have a wonderful day, hugs Gay xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Morning Mina,
Sounds like you had a lovely day shopping :)
Love the beautiful colours of todays card.
The sentiment is so lovely!!
And the image is stunning.
Love, Mel. xxx

Amanda said...

Well done on a better day lol! Strange how we have those sorts of mad days where everything goes wrong. Good excuse for crafting on those days I think ;-) THis card is beautiful, the colours are just super and I love the way you have attached the ribbon. I may have to try that idea :-)
xx

Sue said...

Morning Mina,sounds like a good day for you yesterday.
Gorgeous card,Great stamp and paper.love the ribbon.Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sue xx

My'scardcorner said...

Your card is lovey Mina love that image and how youve used the ribbon. Enjoy your retail theraby again today lol
Myrax

Tinchen said...

Hallo Mina,Deine Karte ist wunderschön,das Motiv allerliebst.Die zarten Farben runden das perfekt ab.Es ist mir immer eine Freude bei Dir vorbei zu schauen.
Schönen Tag noch.


LG Tinchen

Juls said...

utterly gorgeous!!! I love the sence of movement you have created!! Hugs Juls

Craftyanny said...

Morning Mina
There's nothing to beat a good day at the sales, especially if you find a few bargains.
Another smashing card, lovely colour choice with those lush papers too. I love the muted shades.
Anne x

Marion said...

Hi Mina, So glad the retail therapy worked for you. Nice when you find what you want.
Gorgeous card and a stunning image. Love the colour combo and delish paper.
hugs
Marion

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Beautiful. I like what you did with the banner. She is so sweet and she has the pretties soft skin. Card making and shopping are two of my most favorite things (exercise being the least). Having fun are you?

coops said...

stunning card mina.gorgeous papers and ribbon and the image is so beautiful.i love your colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Mina love the colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

arjette said...

Ooohhh Mina, your card is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is soooooo beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

Jackie said...

Stunning card, and you are so right on the retail therapy. I popped to a fairly local craft shop yesterday to get some coloured card and ended up with 4 packs in different colours, 4 embossing folders and a large acrylic block :o)
Jackie xx

Aunty Sue said...

love the image mina and stunning as always. Raining here

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Margreet said...

lovely card with fab colouring!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, awesome colouring as always, pretty papers, luv the ribbon detail, sue,x

Christine L said...

Tis a beautiful card Mina.... and glad to hear you're enjoying retail therapy! By the sounds of it, you're on a roll!!
Hugs
Christine x

Mona E said...

Hey Sweetie! This is my fav of the new digis. It is so beautiful and you coloured it to perfection. I was thinking about using this image but i changed my mind when i saw you used it, hahaha. Well i can allways use it next time, lol. Love the colours of your card too. Have a nice day, hun. Hugs...Mona

Shazza said...

oooh I'd love to have been on your shopping spree with you! Gorgeous card, no heatwave going on here
x

Diane said...

Gorgeous image and you've set her off beautifully on a fabulous card, Mina!
So glad that you had some good retail therapy - it's so exciting shopping for a new house - enjoy!
Diane x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Mina,love the image and colours.
Wendy xx

Evil Edna said...

stunning, the image is so gentle.EE

Julie M said...

What a fab card, Mina - gorgeous colours and image, and your trademark wiggly ribbon - love it!!

And the HOUSE, wow, I haven't been blogging much of late so I hadn't seen it before now - lovely stuff, cows and all!

Julie x

Linda said...

Like the flow of this one. With the use of the oval shape and wavy ribbon and sentiment, she looks like she is really suspended in air.

Sherri said...

Perfection as always! I love your soft colors & only you can color skin that looks real enough to touch. I can't wait to see the pictures of your new place when it's done. I know it will be amazing.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

So glad your day was less dangerous. Sounds like you got some nice goodies. Gorgeous card! Love the way you framed the image with that wavy bow. ~jeni :)

Annie Starr said...

I am eternally intrigued by fairies. Haven't you always wanted to grow a pair of wings? This enchanting image makes my wish almost tangible. Lovely.

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