Thursday, September 22, 2011

welcome to the insect graveyard...

Good morning everyone...bbbbrrrrr I hope your keeping warmer than we are in Northern Ireland, it was really cold and wet last night...you should see my kitchen its like an insect graveyard there's slippers and shoes scattered all over the place too, I found five yes five of those big hairy massive spiders we are getting this year in my kitchen last night while I was trying to have dinner...I gave up in the end and left them to it...I'm sure my neighbours think I'm a nutter running around with slippers and shoes in my hand lol...I will clean them up I just have to pluck up the courage first...I think my vaccum is needed for this quantity don't you...my card for today is for our new challenge over at Colour Create challenge and this time its our lovely Sharon's choice of colours and she chose the yummy combo of Lime, Aqua and White with an extra option of using butterflies, this really is a lush combo you will love using...the fantastic image is of course from Mo's Digital Pencil and she is the beautiful Teen Fairy Mia, look at that face isn't she stunning, I coloured her with distress inks and yes that's more glitter on her dress and wings lol...the fabulous papers are from the Basicgrey Marjolaine collection and is called Tiramisu...perfect for this challenge aren't they...I used some fantastic Light Blue Faux Silk Wrinkle ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, wow I love this ribbon...I finished with a few punched teeny butterflies and a sentiment circle, the sketch is from The Cutie Pie Challenge and Im also entering it for the Crafty Creations challenge and Get Hippity with Ippity challenge too...I finished my project I was working on and I ssssssooooo enjoyed making it but you will have to wait until Saturday then all will be revealed, well the project will anyway lol...whatever your up to today watch out for the creepy crawlies and stay warm and if you have time pop on over to Colour Create to see the rest of the teams amazing work and maybe join in with our DT call
Mina xxx

46 comments:

Miria said...

Hi, Mina. I can catch with you at last and leave a comment. So sorry your spiders saga has not ended yet!:(
Your card is once more a stunning creation, so perfect in any details, I love it! Hugs, Miria

Jackie said...

Stunning card Mina, love that bow :o)
Oh please don't kill spiders, they are essential for getting rid of flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Mina.... and I now have a mental image of you running around the kitchen - slipper held high!! LOL! Use the vaccuum... so much easier to suck them up than hit the damn things..
Hugs
Christine x

Margreet said...

Lovely card Mina...great colouring and fab bow...I got goose flesh reading your spider's story....good luck with them!
xxx Margreet

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely stunning Mina. I love the colours and the image is beautiful. A wee note on the 8 legged devils. I am petrified of spiders. When we moved into our wee bungalow 2 years ago and after me swearing I wouldnt sleep in the house until every one of the hundreds of little (massive!!) monster were dead my hubby did some research and low and behold this actually works....honestly it really does. Get peppermint oil from your local chemist or health shop. Fill a small spray bottle with water and add 20-30 drops of the oil into the bottle. Go around the inside and outside doors and window frames of you house and along the corners of your rooms and in places you tend to find them most. And I swear to you now, hand on heart it really works......spiders HATE peppermint oil. Its their breeding season at the minute, the males are massive and aggressive. Repeat every 3 days. Honestly we saw a 95% fall from the first year and believe me that first year here.....we had practically mini tarantula's roaming the house. Try it out and see what you think. The first couple of days was the worst because all the wee blighters were running out of their hidie holes and escaping the oil, but onces they were gone and we kept up the spraying particularly from July to November, we saw an amazing difference. One of the wee travel spray bottles from the chemist is ideal. And a bottle of peppermint oil will last you years. Its strange to come across tips of this nature that actually work but my house is a spider free testament to peppermint oil and water spray, heehee. Lee xx

Sue said...

Morning Mina,beautiful card,love the colours,fab image.Good luck with the spiders,I have a spider catcher and just keep putting them out.
Sue xx

Marion said...

Wow! Stunning card Mina and that fairy is just exquisite. The colouring of her is soo delicate and fresh.
Thanks for the info on the crafty ribbon challenge blog.
hugs
Marion

mariska said...

Hi Mina

Your card is soooo beautiful.
Love the collouring! And the stamp is soo cute.

Hugs mariska

Heidi said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, This is a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured and guess what I loove the glitter. Thanks for becoming a follower Hugs Heidi x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
Gorgeous design paper and a fabulous big bow. The image is beautifully done. I love this card.
I think that the spiders are bigger this year.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Yes weather is just awful rain rain and more rain and the heating is on ! lol and the winter duvet will be out shortly lol ! Just wanted to say thanks for introducing us to Mo's digis am now completely addicted ! Love the artwork and so much fun to colour ! Have to add this one to my ever growing collection ! This card is so pretty just loving the colours and the bow with the centre piece is so lovely ! As for spiders my cat must munch them as don't see any eeewww!! Lol Kitty ;0)

Diane said...

I love everything about this card, Mina - the fabulous image from Mo, the wonderful colour combo (must try that one!) and that lush bow! Stunning card!
Diane x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful little fairy, fabulous colouring, really lovely Mina..the most adorable face..

Luv CHRISSYxx

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful card Mina love the image and the butterfly and ribbon go a treat.Talking of spiders we woke to a huge and I do mean huge one on the bedroom ceiling hubbys walking stick comes in mighty handy. Hope you get yours sorted later.Good Luck
Myrax

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what a gorgeous colour combo so fresh and clean. I love that Ribbon too!
I can just imagine you chasing those spiders .. lol
Lisa x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. Your card is delightful, such a pretty image and the colours are so delicate. I love the butterfly and that gorgeous bow.
Thank you for becoming one of my followers, I am also one of yours too and you have a fabulous blog. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous card , lovely image K xx

tilly said...

What beautiful colours to work with and a fab card........... Lee's advice sounds just right for you Mina
Tilly

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is one stunning card the image,the colors and that ribbon finish it off to perfection,brilliant,oh spiders,hun my daughter is terrified of them my son and hubby too,so when the big ones,come out this time of year,there I am,picking them up and putting them outside,he he,hugs cherylxxxxx

paola said...

This totally rocks! i lvoe the soft muted tones you used on your image, totally sublime!
As for the Archnids, AAARGGGGG!!!! i think i would have moved out, i am scared shirtless of spiders, i dont even think i could hit them with the sllipper, i agree the vacuum is the way to go to get rid of them, just remeber no recycling that vacuum bag as you will have to see them again, lol, good luck
smiles
Paola

Karol L said...

Your card is just stunning, I love the softness of it.

Planting some peppermint plants around the house also helps with keeping spinders at bay. I get a pot by each door. Hate those creepy crawly things. They are best left in the garden where they can control the slugs..

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, not sure I would want to move all those bodies, but good luck anyway.
Love your card that image is so pretty the scrolling on her underskirt is so dainty and pretty. A stunning card, with hugs Shirleyxx

heidy said...

Oh Mina you can't be serious 5 of those creepy spiders ahhh
Your card is amazing ,you have colourd her perfect!
XXX Heidy

LaJanette said...

Great card! Loving the colors; they are so fresh and relaxing:0)

Ahhhh spiders...hope you gather up that courage and then take a break!

Hugs;
Janette

Renkata said...

Sensational card.
Such a gorgeous colouring and layout . The colours combo is just prefect.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Ahhhh stop it with the spiders!
I am so terrified of them.
Thanks craftyloops for the tip xxx
Mina your card is stunning, I love the pretty image.
And the beautiful colours.
Love, Mel. xxx

Hazel said...

I think your card is amazing, but whats more amazing is you killing the spiders with slipper. I can't get that close, they petrify me, they really do. I have to use the hose bit on the end of the handle of my dyson to get those nasty big hairy horrible spiders!!
Thanks for joining us on our first challenge at Cutie Pie Challenges and good luck,
H xx

arjette said...

Oohhh Mina, your card is soooo beautifull!!! I love how you colored your image and what you did with the wings and the glitter around the image... gorgeous!!!!!
Good luck with your spiders.... brrrr.. I just put one in the vacuumcleaner...

gr. arjette.

Andrea said...

Your card is stunning Mina - the colours are gooooorgeous, the fairy is beautiful and that ribbon is lush!
I don't like spiders running towards me, but I just lift my feet and leave them to it - I really can't stand a spider in the bedroom though so I have to catch those with a glass and piece of card, and take them outside and tell them to go away and not come back LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

coops said...

wow this ia beautiful mina.i love the colour combo and your lush bow and she is such a sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous and beautiful card,fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lorraine said...

Oh I love your coloring of the sweet fairy and the gorgeous one on the card below! Love the colors and beautiful papers. It's still hot as heck here...and I'm really glad we don't have big hairy massive spiders - yeesh! we do have huge cockroaches though - yuck!

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mina oh them poor little spider they will eat your flies but then again if they get too big I have to put them outside. Son wont so little old me has to do it. Love your card such a cute image and stunning colour combo. Take care hugs Sue xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two beauties! Loved Analinda with her wistful expression and perfect sentiment and the colour scheme on this uber cute fairy is right up my street. Super over-sized bow too! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

I meant to say that if you keep your hoover out, you can just suck those nasties straight up the tube without the need for carrying a slipper or a shoe. A hoover tube adds lots to the length of your own arm so you don't have to get so close too. You will of course need to stuff an entire roll of paper towel down the tube afterwards to prevent the blighters from crawling out. Hope you don't have an upright model - it won't work so well! Hugs, Lesley

Rufus said...

Five??? Five of the hair monsters while you're trying to eat dinner??!! That might have been a bit much, I think I'd have left them to it too! I'm going to try the peppermint oil trick Crafty Loops wrote about...maybe I can finally convince the devils that it's MY house not theirs! Your card is a real stunner, image, coloring, papers, ribbon, love it all! Glad that you're feeling enough better to battle the arachnids!
Hugs,
R/

June Nelson said...

Hi Mina my kitchen isnt a kitchen anymore so I understand exactly where your coming from!!! love your card hunny love all the lovely colours huggies June xx

Woo said...

Wow your creation is stunning! Love the Mo Manning image too! Good Luck with your spiders and Thank you for joining in the first Cutie Pie Challenge Good Luck with your entry! Woo x

Lisa xx said...

Hi Mina! Absolutely love how you've used our sketch, this is stunning. Thank you for being part of our first Cutie Pie challenge xx

bettand said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love the colour combo, those tiny butterflies and that beautiful fairy. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back next monday for a new challenge. Bettina x

Lau W said...

Oh i'm afraid by spiders bouhhh ! I hate them !!!!
Your card is superb, love this stamp, really nice, et papers are wonderful !
xxx

karen said...

So beautiful MIna, gorgeous papers and I love this image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie for our first challenge, hugs Karen

Spiders 5 OMG I think I would faint!
Karenxx

Juls said...

love the soft colours your gorgeous ribbon, and the touches of sparkle!!! Hugs Juls

Andrea C said...

She is just coloured to absolute perfection. x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for playing at GHWI.

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