Friday, October 28, 2011

snowflakes...

Good morning everyone, its was gorgeously sunny and crisp here yesterday, well for most of the day anyway then of course the rain started again...we just needed a heatwave to complete the set...well I hunted town for a top hat, I could have got any hat you could think of including a bowler hat but a top hat...nope...so I took a executive decision and decided to make one and it turned out fantastically, I made a small one attached to a headband with a gold ribbon attached as my Daughters Halloween outfit will be gold and black, she was so delighted with it when I showed her last night she took it with her to show her friends at work so I didn't even get time to photograph it but will hopefully tonight...the jacket is half done, the tails are made but need attached and I bought gold braid and brass buttons to jazz it up, she has her black hotpants and high heels and will look fantastic, just a shame I wont get to see her as the party is in Belfast...I am so enjoying making her outfit it reminded me of when she was living at home and I did it every year...anyway enough waffling Mina onto today's card which is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar challenge and this week our challenge is Christmas and we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe who kindly sent the team a set of Santa Hat shapes and loads of Christmas sentiments and verses...I used this fantastic Tilda from the new Magnolia Sweet Christmas collection called Holding Tilda, shes fantastic for holding sentiments or behind ribbon or paper isn't she, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with this lush Sweet Christmas 12x12 paper called Holly Christmas Song, you can buy this either separate or for extra value in a pack...I distressed the paper which is really easy with Magnolia papers as they are such fabulous quality...now look at all that fab holly how could I resist cutting some out and using it as decoration with a few red pearls from the 3mm mixed pearl bag...the stamp, paper and pearls are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished with a tag punched from the paper and a ribbon and bow...the fab sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering it for the Simon Says Stamp challenge and The Ribbon Girl challenge too...I'm finishing off my Daughters outfit today and then out to dinner with my gorgeous Phil tonight...have a brilliant day everyone and when you have the time pop on over to Just Magnolia to check out what gorgeous creations the rest of the fabulous team came up with this week
Mina xxx

36 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow just love this hun the image the colors,and those papers are just lush,hugs cherylxxxx

Natka said...

It's amazing! Tilda, the flakes, the leaves and soft colours!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card, enjoy your meal tonight:0) Gay xxx

CraftyLoops said...

So pleased your daughter was happy with her outfit. I'd love to see the bowler hat you made, how very creative (and brave) of you to make it yourself. Such a pretty card too Mina, and as always your bows just set the cards off. Lee x

kelly said...

Mina this is beautiful.I have the mini version and they are lovely.
WOW you are so clever i wish i could make costumes and things.
Have a great weekend.

roses_r_red_1 said...

hi!
great card! i love the image and the papers you have chosen. sarah x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous papers Mina..and gorgeous bow, such a lovely green. Tilda looks beautiful.Cant wait to see the costume, your daughter will look stunning I'm sure..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beaautiful card. Yet more fantastic papers.

Sue said...

Lovely card Mina,gorgeous paper and image.Glad you got your Daughter sorted out,you clever girl.Have a lovely evening.
Hugs Sue X

My'scardcorner said...

Its lovley Mina. Glad you had fun doing your daughters outfit bet she looks fab.
Myrax

Diane said...

This is soooo lovely, Mina! You're always so clever in the way you use DPs and the way you've cut out the holly and decoupaged it is so effective!
Enjoy your dinner out with Phil - it's such a lovely way to spend time together, isn't it?
Diane x

Linda said...

Oh I love this DP. Cutting the holly out for embellishments and popping the tag from the same paper looks stunning. Having that ribbon placed Cris-crossed with the little touch of lace peeking out is perfection.

Enjoy your dinner tonight and hope your daughter has fun as a Ringleader!

nnalorac said...

So sweet Mina, love the DP and Holly layering, looks fab. Carolxx

Christine L said...

Morning Mina...
FABULOUS card... with such a wonderful sentiment!
And well done on your top hat project!
The sun is shining here at the mo... I'm off to the shops in a tic to make the most of it!
Hugs
Christine x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Love your Tilda card Mina,
I've just bought this lovely magnolia paper. I love it!
Have a great meal.
Love, Mel. xxx

heidy said...

Wow gorgeous card Mina,and your daugther will looks stunning!
XXX Heidy

Miss Emerald said...

Mina, it's a card with a Christmas mood! It's wonderful! A ribbon was originally set as always!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Mina that is just stunning, I adore those papers and your colouring of Tilda is just fabulous. Glad to hear you enjoyed creating your daughters costume as much as she enjoy wearing it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Flowergirl said...

Beautiful Xmas card, love the papers you've used x
Wendy x

Shazza said...

fab card Mina, enjoy your night x

Donna said...

Adorable little card Mina, love the papers. Have a great weekend. hugs Donna x

Irene said...

a very pretty card, and love the sentiment

Vicky said...

So adorable hun....love image and pretty layout too sweetie...

have a super weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiul Christmas card. Lovely stamp and nice paper.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

coops said...

fabulous card mina.the tilda is so sweet and your papers and design are gorgeous. :D
you will have to see if your daughter will put her outfit on so you can take a piccy for us ;D

xx coops xx

Barb said...

Beautiful, Mina! I like lots of holly and the music background paper goes so well with it. Very nice!

Rufus said...

Your card is so sweet! You know that we'll all be expecting pictures of your daughter in costume!!! Hope your and your Phil have a great weekend.
R/

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely papers Mina, Love your additional holly leaves and berries with this cute Tilda! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the Halloween outfit! Hugs, Lesley

June Nelson said...

Oh Mina this is so pretty its lovely and you do make me laugh when you say your waffling, your little tales cheer me up early morning, have a lovely day xxxxxx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Mina, and I love the sentiment BUT..... what if it doesn't snow!!!!! :o)
Jackie xx

jules said...

oh my love this one! gorgeous paper and love the Tilda image just perfect!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Sabrina said...

I just love the soft Christmas paper you used! And the detail in cutting those tiny holly leaves...

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, this is simply stunning! Ruby x

Aunty Sue said...

stuning love the sentiment and beautifully coloured as ever

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