Friday, November 11, 2011

giving stuff away...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well...we went to Dunelm Mill yesterday and I'm sure I missed an ad in the local press because they were obviously giving everything away, it was packed out, I did manage to squeeze through to the craft section (of course) and bought a couple of Fizzy Moon stamps I have wanted ohhhh and something for the mysterious candy lol...its quite hard struggling through a packed store with a disabled person, its fine when your alone and you can sidestep etc but my poor Dad cant really do that with ease so I'm kinda like the forward action, I'm sure people think I'm ignorant trying to clear the way gently for him lol...we only stayed a few minuets and were going to have lunch there but there was a queue for the cafe would you believe...would love a good mooch through when it isn't busy though, I might persuade Phil to go late night one night...oh I forgot to say I managed my Christmas list the other day so I have made a start anyway...Phil wants to know what I want for Christmas...isn't it weird Mums are great when it comes to gifts for other but ask them what they want and they haven't a clue...so any ideas greatly accepted please (and no cheeky comments about plastic surgery vouchers please lol)...my card for today is using the stunning Make a Wish digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil, I always find Mo's images the easiest to colour as they are so gorgeously drawn, I used distress inks to colour her and the lush papers are a digi paper set from Nitwit Collections called Crab Apple Too, aren't they so beautifully faded and aged, I finished with some deep pink lace, a green satin ribbon and bow and a selection of Prima flowers (love these teeny Prima roses)...the fab sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I'm also entering it for the Truly Scrumptious bingo challenge, I chose Lace, flowers and ribbons...I'm doing a bit of online Christmas shopping today and surfing to get some ideas for me, whatever your up to have a fantastic one and keep an eye open for shops giving everything for free
Mina xxx
p.s. theres a new release blog hop tomorrow at Sugar Nellie...there are some lush new stamps to show so will speak to you then

colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
clothes - pumice stone, victorian velvet, spun sugar, shabby shutters

56 comments:

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the muted colours!

Pamela said...

I love the colours you use on your cards Mina, this is beautiful.

Pam x

applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' Mina, this is just wonderful! What a lovely image and colouring. Thanks for the heads up on Dunelm Mills...I will see if I can get there tomorrow, perhaps if I make goodies for Colin for when he watches the football...

Sue said...

Good morning Mina,lovely card,the image and colours are just perfect.Sorry cant help with pressie ideas,I am the same.
Hugs Sue xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous image again and fab layout xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours and the image is so cute, enjoy your "shopping" Dun Elm is always packed when I go too lol, hugs Liz xx

Marie-Louise said...

A really beautiful card. Love the soft colours that you use.

Juls said...

Love the soft pretty colours!!! Hugs Juls

Christine L said...

Beautiful card Mina... such delicate colours.... I don't have that image YET! LOL
Well done on battling around Dunelm Mill... and I'm with you, I can't think of anything I want for Christmas either.... there must be SOMETHING in the craftworld that we don't have???
Hugs
Christine x

My'scardcorner said...

real cute card Mina
Myrax

Rose Petal said...

Wow Mina, what a gorgeous card. Such a pretty colour and the image is adorable. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

tilly said...

I love the gorgeous papers on this one and another sweet little girl from Mo, I must make the effort to visit Dunelm, never been yet and it is only 30 mins away!
Tilly

Janette said...

Morning Mina,
What a gorgeous and very sweet card, that image is just fabulous...
Sounds like your day out with your Dad wasn't a total loss, love a mooch round Dunelm...not when packed to the hilt though..lol....
Have a good week-end.xxxx

Marja Rolfes said...

Oh, what a wonderful card! I love this digi image!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Lovely sweet card. Beautiful soft colours and cute image. Maybe go next week to Dunelm when the novelty wears off. Donna

Denise and Louise said...

How cute is this image - I love it. Beautiful card Mina.
Hugs
Denise xx

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

I love this image....and you defintely created a masterpiece....the soft gentle colours are amazing here.

Inge said...

Very nice colours and the image is very cute.
Have a nice weekend!

Inge

heidy said...

Oh what a lovely card Mina!
XXX Heidy

Miss Emerald said...

Very gentle, very sweet, a feeling of lightness! Congratulations!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi mina,
Beautiful papers and colours on this charming card. I love the wee girl - she is so sweet. Fabulous card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just gorgeous hun just love the colors you have used on this,beautiful hugs cherylx

Lucy said...

Hi Mina , I have just been looking at your blog, your work is amazing. you are an inspiration to all .

Brilliant
Hugs Lucy xx (Graici's Gran)

Margreet said...

lovely and cute stamp Mina...great colouring and fab backing papers!
xxx Margreet

Knerten said...

Fab card, Mina, love the paneling and the soft tone, as well as the pretty little girl with sneakers - lol :-)
Why on earth would anyone suggest a voucher for plastical surgery ? You look great just the way you are, but that's only my opinion though..
Any crafting goodies would be welcome, isn't it ? At least that is what I tell my family, when they are asking..
Have a super weekend !
Hugs
Turid

Leanne said...

So sweet! I love this image & the entire layout & colors. Beautiful!!

Leanne said...

So sweet! I love this image & the entire layout & colors. Beautiful!!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mina! I love this image and as always, you've colored her so beautifully! I so like the soft coloring and the soft colors and DP! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hanneke said...

What a lovely card! Love the colors you used. Hugs, Hanneke

Gretha said...

This is so cute Mina, love the colors.
Hugs Gretha

CraftyLoops said...

This wee image is so cute Mina, I love your card. I actually havent been to Dunelm yet! What is wrong with me!!? I actually only found out that we have one on Boucher Road so next time Im in the city I will definitely have a wee scoot about to see what they are like. A lot of shops are having to do pre-Xmas sales just to pull in some pennies so maybe they were one of the shops doing that. Its very difficult this time of year to go shopping particularly with a disabled person! I should know of course! Whoever is pushing me about just uses me as a battering ram! Arent I lucky??!! Its not so lucky for the shines and ankles of the poor victims, heehee. Stunning card Mina. I think Im going to try and do as much online shopping as I can! Lee xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi She is so cute I can't resist these images either !! I love the papers how they match your colouring perfectly !! I would suggest a spa day I had one as a gift and it was wonderful so relaxing and I felt like million dollars after it ! Kitty ;0)

nessy said...

oh wow!! just the sweetest image and simply beautiful colouring ~so very delicate!!
vanessa xx

Sandra said...

Oooo.. Mina, Mo & Nitwits all in one beautiful card....Stunning!
Hugs
Sandra x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lau W said...

Oh so cute girl ! Your card is wonderful Mina !
xxx

Johanna said...

Hi Mina!
So many beautiful cards here! I love the way you colour :o)
So cute image on this one.

Thanks for becoming my follower! :o)

Best wishes,
-Johanna

Sue said...

Beautiful card Mina.
Sue x

Katina said...

Beautiful card Mina! Such a sweet image and I love the muted colors.
xx

Andrea said...

Oh, she is such a cutie, and your card is beautiful - I love the muted colours.
I'm glad you've managed to start your Christmas shopping - I've made a start too but running out of ideas for everyone else now! I've made a little list for gift ideas for me (mine has on it a jewellery making tool kit set, plus perfume - I said it was a little list), but my hubby usually completely ignores my list LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous card Mina x

coops said...

so stunning mina.your soft colours are beautiful and love the gorgeous image and lush papers :D
glad you managed to find something crafty in dunhelm, ours is a bit hit and miss :D
as for christmas idea`s, i haven`t a clue.am struggling to think of anything i want too :S

xx coops xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

your image is just eh cutest ever K xx

Cazza said...

Oh wow, this is such a cutie image!! And your colouring is amazing, such a gorgeous and pretty card!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Sherri said...

A perfect combination. Mo Manning's sketch & your coloring! You always bring such life into everything you leave the rest of us in awe!

Rufus said...

Gorgeous! I would like your coloring talent for Christmas! Of course that's not going to help you any as a gift idea...since you've already got it!
R/

June Nelson said...

Just gorgeous Mina, I know what you mean about getting through crowds, we take patients out on trips from the hospice and it can be a nightmare, at least you managed to buy something, dont have a suggestion for christmas presents im in the same boat lol xxxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What an adorable image, your card is beautiful! I'm sorry, I was a bad blogger last weeks.
Hugs Jacqueline

Chrissy said...

Just gorgeous Mina...a real little cutie, and beautiful pastel colouring...fabulous floral papers..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Hlora said...

What a super cute card! LOVE your sweet image !

Polly said...

Something about your card makes me think of Christmas in July! It's so light and summer-carefree. Love it.

Loz ♥ said...

oh, isn't she a little darling!! I love her, and your soft colours are perfect!! xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card. The girl could be my little niece.

Marie-Anne

Suzie McFloozy said...

O this is sooooooo sweet I adore that image which you have coloured so beautifully x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Lorraine said...

I love thta image and your coloring of it - too cute! As for gifts - I wouldn't know what to ask for myself either. I enjoy crafty things, but I usually have to look through to see what I like - so telling someone what to look for is tricky, lol.

Lee said...

She is such a little cutie.love the soft colours.Dunelm,haven't been to one for years,don't even know if there is one near us here.As i remember it was a lovely store.xx

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