Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a bit distracted...

Good morning everyone...aaarrrggghhh the light is driving me crackers and its so hard to get a photo looking like the real thing, although why am I telling you as I'm sure your in exactly the same boat, the photos are bright enough but all the colour seems to get washed out...it was ssssoooo cold last night a real snuggle in bed with a hot water bottle weather and it rained and was foggy all day long...I don't know if its the weather, time of year or Christmas rushing towards us but I am so distracted at the minuet, I seem to be doing one thing and my mind is off away somewhere else, to the extent I went into the shower yesterday with my glasses on the daft mare that I am...I didn't even realise until I went under the stream and they got wet either lol...well I rang BT and after many tries actually managed to speak to a human being who says they are working in our area (upgrading apparently, yeah right lol) and he will look into my problems and get back to me as soon as possible, so in other words don't hold your breath, it is so frustrating not being able to comment as much as usual, I'm getting around to some of you but not everyone but I will eventually...right now onto my card for today which is using another of the stunning new Country Cousin release from Sugar Nellie, these are such sweet girly images and lush to colour...I coloured this beautiful Cassie's Rendezvous with distress inks and used these beautifully coloured papers from the Fancy Pants OCT 31 6x6 paper pad I won in candy from the lovely Chris a while back (thanks Chris they are lush)...it just goes to show you don't need to use pads for what they are meant do you...all I added after the paper was a purple knot of ribbon and a lush glitzy Prima flower...the fab sketch is from ICS sketches challenge...I'm having another crafting day today so I can snuggle in the warm and paint to my hearts content...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and stay warm
Mina xxx

colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
clothes are a mix together of - dusty concord & seedless preserves
flowers - milled lavender
grass - shabby shutters
gatepost - frayed burlap

42 comments:

Jan said...

Fabulous card and beautiful colours, as usual.

Jak Heath said...

Mina I have just choked on my cup of tea, I'm sure the grass colour should read shabby shutters lol!
love your card.

June Nelson said...

Ive just typed a huge comment arghhh and had to sign in again so lost it!!! its a beautiful card Mina and I love the purple. Who leaves their glasses on in the shower................me. You dafty, well enjoy your crafting day, im off to cook two lots of gammon and pork chops too so your day is bound to be more exciting than mine, take care huggies and love Jun exx

Linda said...

Might want to check the spelling of the grass color Mina. LOL

June Nelson said...

Ha ha im laughing too , do you need jam at the supermarket lol xxx

June Nelson said...

Oh my goodness I want some of the shabby one lol x

jo said...

Morning, Mina, gorgeous card, fab colouring as usual!
Grass colour made me laugh out loud - have a fab day crafting, i'm off to do the dreaded supermarket shop!
Jo x

Squirrel x said...

Another stunner Mina! Adore how you have coloured her. Know exactly where you are coming from with the distracted thing. Have a good day sweetie. Hugs Sxx

Marie-Louise said...

I love this fabulous card - the image, the papers - everything.

Hunnybunnycards said...

Gorgeous card Mina, your typo error made me giggle!! lol!

Hugs, Barbara xx

My'scardcorner said...

Mina this is lovely love the pale colours and layout and yourve coloured her beautifully. Ive done that got in the shower with my specs on lol think yours are still abit steamed up going by the grass colour lol Made my day,.Enjoy yours.
Myrax

Hanneke said...

What a sweet card! Love the colors. I too often have problems with the light of my pictures, I stil need to make a photobox or something. HAve great crafting day and I hope they will fix the interet problem soon. Hugs, Hanneke

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous loving the colour choices perfect, huggles Pops x x x

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Fabulous card as always. Beautiful colouring even if the Grass is Shabby 'Sh tters'. The tears are rolling down my cheeks. Thanks for the laugh of the day hun.
hugs
Marion

Chrissy said...

She is just beautiful, and I cant wait to play on the weekend, as she was part of my bloghop win at Sugar nellies and she arrived this morning...so fast....with her little friend...Beautifully coloured Mina, love her hair.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card. The stamp is so sweet. Nice colors too.

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

Elaine said...

Mina beautiful work. Lots of patience and skill required for this type of work. I am envious. Have popped your blog candy on my sidebar.
Elaine x

heidy said...

Oh gorgeous card Mina,hope your internet problems is fix soon!
XXX Heidy

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina,
Just want to thank Marion for filling in the blanks!
I missed your spelling error ;))))
What a gorgeous card!!
Love the beautiful colours.
Love, Mel. xxx

arjette said...

Wooowww Mina, what an awesome card!!!! What a sweet picture!!

gr. arjette.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Mina. As for being distracted, that's my normal state :o)
Jackie xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the colors and papers and the wonderful image! As always, your coloring is perfect! Enjoy your crafting day!

CraftyLoops said...

I know Mina, the light is so dull and grey here isnt it. Well, now in saying that the sun is beaming at the minute, so if it is sunny up with you...run and get your camera quick, lol. I think your photos look great though. This card is beautiful. The image is very sweet. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

oh my pics these days are shocking! I wish there was more light!
Love this beautiful image .. and the lilac shades are gorgeous
Lisa x

tilly said...

I love the purple/berry colours and another fab design, she is lovely.
Quite warm near Manchester and beautiful sunshine today, hope they hurry up with your updates,stay warm
Tilly

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Mina, fabulous card, I love the soft purple shades and what a stunning image!!! Shame about the light, I'm struggling too :{ Gay xxx

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous flower and Mina, your colouring is to die for! I'm having exactly the same trouble with photos at the moment - there mustn't be enough colour in the light or something, everything looks drained of colour. You did make me laugh wearing your glasses intot he shower - I do that too :)

Sue said...

Hi Mina,I am loving the colour of your card.She is fab.Thanks for the laugh and the image in my head of you and your steamed up glasses.Hope you had a great day.
Hugs Sue xx

coops said...

fabulous card mina.i love your gorgeous purple colours and papers and the image is a real sweetie :D

xx coops xx

vickisunshine said...

Gorgeous card. Your colouring is lovely. Great papers too.
Hugs
Vicki x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Mina!! Gorgeous coloring!! I just love that image and your color choice!!
hugs,
Chris

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the colour & the image is just lush hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dona said...

Love the card and the colouring. I wish you would do a tutorial on coluring with distress inks as your's is so beautiful.

Bernadet said...

Wowwwww Mina, what an awesome card!!!!
And the picture..... so very sweet

Christine L said...

LOL to the specs in the shower episode!!
BEAUTIFUL card Mina.... love that shade of lilac, or is it violet? FAB image and colouring, of course too!
Hugs
Christine x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, I'm a purple freak so just adore your colour choices on this one. I too have just once LOL worn my glasses into the shower!
Sandy

Lee said...

Gorgeous card,fab image.Love the layout n colours.Hugs xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and image. I get the same from Talk Talk about upgrading, it is very frustrating. Donna

Mau xx said...

Love it Mina, I have just bought a couple of these gorgeous images, would love them all really :O but new bathroom is taking lots of pennies at present :(
Love your layout and purples are always good xx

Andrea C said...

Loving the colors on this, very beautiful and moreish xx

Juls said...

fabulous!! Love the soft liliac colours!! Hugs Juls

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