Thursday, November 17, 2011

its a double...

Good morning everyone I hope your all managing to keep warm today, it was a cold night here last night, so the spotted dressing gown and fluffy socks came out to play...well I managed to have a little play with my new camera but judging from these photos I need a lot more practice and the manual is 147 pages long and I though 90 pages was bad enough...right its a double day today and lower down is my card for our new Colour Create challenge but to start with welcome to the Mo's Dreamteams blog hop, you should have arrived from the fantastic DEBBIES if you didn't then hop on over to the lovely LORI'S blog to start at the beginning, you dont want to miss anyone of them because theres a chance to win some goodies dont forget



Lori's choice of theme this month is to Make a Gift, I thought and thought about this long and hard then had a light bulb moment when I was in those of those beautiful shops that sell all the country craft goodies and saw a packet of Spiced Cider mix, well for £10 I though that was sssssoooo shockingly expensive and that's where this idea came from...I bought some vintage cider from a supermarket for £1.99 (yes it really is vintage cider lol) and I already had all the spices as my lovely Phil makes Christmas cakes every year...I soaked off the labels and made my own including a recipe for making the cider...I used the stunning Ragged Carolers set coloured with distress inks and the paper is scraps from a card I made a while back and the shape I printed using a royalty free shape image from the net
the tassel is from Dunelm Mill and are meant for curtains I think...I'm sorry the photos are so bright but I haven't got the hang of which setting to use yet and it may take a little while lol
I put the spices into a card bag and cut it to the right size and made the topper the same way as the labels for the bottle...I know this is a long post and thanks for sticking with me and there is more below for the Colour Create challenge too...your next stop on the hop is one of our fabulous Guest Designers who is the lovely POPS ...enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog to stand a chance of winning one of two $5 vouchers for Mo's Digital Pencil...ooohhhh and while your here why not pop over to my mega candy for my 3rd year blogaversary the link is here...now onto my Colour Create card

its time for our new challenge at Colour Create challenge of course and this time is our wonderful Kerry's choice of colours and she choice the stunning combo of Pink, White and Gold with the added option of adding some bling...I used this stunningly beautiful Apple Girl from A Day for Daisies, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with some of the stunning papers from the Prima Printery 6x6 paper pad, this is such a lush pad...I added some ribbon in pink satin, a couple of the new Prima gold edged teeny roses and a sprig of blingy gems from a wedding cake decoration shop, isn't it amazing where we can find goodies to craft with and these are hugely cheaper than the ones you can buy from craft shops too...the fab sketch is from Sketch Saturday...I'm off out with my lovely Dad today, supermarket day uuurrrrggghhhh, oh and I might get a bit more playing with my camera too...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and when you have time pop on over to the Colour Create challenge and see what the rest of our wonderful team came up with

Mina xxx

111 comments:

Maryann said...

I just love your giftset with the cider, it´s such an awesome idea both as a hostessgift now for christmas, but also for someone, who´s gone down with a cold maybe, and it looks fabulous. Thanks sooo muchfor the great idea, and your card here is also just beautiful just love the giræ with her birds. Stunning work all of it here.

Sieta said...

What a beautiful gift, this has become digital and are really beautiful.

Hugs Sieta

Jackie said...

What a great gift set, the labels are brilliant and they look very festive.
Your card, as always, is so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
The cider labels are a brilliant idea and I love the recipe touch. Your card is just plain gorgeous. The image and the ribbon are so classy.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun what a wonderful gift set you have created here its just brilliant,hugs cherylxxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow .. i love your creations today .. but think the one that includes alcohol just pips the post for my fave .. i wonder why??.. sounds like you could do with a glass or two to warm your cockles
Take care
Lisa x

Squirrel x said...

Wow Mina, you have totally rocked with both projects today girl! Just adore the idea of the cider and spices gift, and your CC card is so femininely pretty and gorgeous. Have a good day sweetie. Hugs Sxx

Sue said...

Your gift set is great Mina,such a lovely idea.Love your card,she is gorgeous and so is her bling.
Have a lovely day.
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Love the cider bottle label and the idea with the spices Mina...beautiful card too, such lovely soft colours.

Luv CHRISSYxx

My'scardcorner said...

Great labels for the gifts Mina makes it so personal.The card is gorgeous I really must look in the shops for the cheaper additions to cards thanks for the tip. Enjoy your day with your Dad.
Myrax

Jane said...

What an amazing idea Mina - love it!! and not a bauble in sight LOL!!! love your Colour Create card too - what a gorgeous image and scrummy colours! hugs, Jane xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a marvellous idea for a gift - the labels and the recipe are great. The card is wonderful - lovely soft colours.

heidy said...

Oh what a great gift Mina and love your card!
XXX Heidy

tilly said...

No fighting at the Supermarket lol, a beautiful gift set to recieve and to give and the lush ribbon and papers on your other card------ WELL!!!
Tilly

Jilli said...

Ingenious idea! What a stunning gift to receive ... how do i get on your Christmas list LOL? Beautiful colouring of the images. Hugs Jillix

Jessie said...

Beautiful card and gift Mina!

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooh SPICED CIDER - YUMMMMMM! What a FABULOUS gift idea Mina and as always soo beautifully made! I always love to see your work - you are AMAZING!
xXx

Lynsey said...

Great gifts and what a lovely card, such soft colours! Beautiful. It's getting cold here too Mina, I'm sporting the snowflake dressing gown and fluffy socks in the evening! :o) Lyns xx

Jak Heath said...

I hopped and got 2 for the price of one here, gorgeous creations.

bettand said...

That giftset with the cider and spices really set me in a christmas mood. What a magnificent idea to make those labels. It looks absolutely stunning. Bettina xx

Rebekah said...

Gosh Mina what lovely labels and recipe card this is such a wonderful gift and fabulous idea hugs rebekah xx

Diane said...

Two stunning creations, Mina! What a fabby idea for a gift and how beautifully you've packaged and created it!
A wonderful card as well with a lovely image and such lush pink ribbon!
Diane x

Linda said...

Your new gift set is so far much better that the 10 pound one. But I had to chuckle because with the work you did and the supplies you used, I believe you spent far more that 10 pounds.

I just noticed my laptop doesn't have a pound symbol. I have the $ symbol. Funny that I never noticed before. Oh my I am wafting. You are rubbing off on me Dear Mina.

Beautiful card too. I absolutely love that pink ribbon and those sparkly gems. Perfect with the dress she is wearing.

fusiafscrapping said...

Such an awesome gift. I love cider. Thanks for the recipe :)

Bernadet said...

Cheers Mina;)
This is such a beautiful gift

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie love your giftset it looks fabulous & it looks good enough to be in that shop you were in, prob better actually.
Your card is sooooooo beautiful I love the image & the papers are my most fave papers, isnt that pad just gorgeous!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jane said...

Fabbyroonyness all round!! What a lovely gift idea...xx

Susie said...

What a wonderful gift set. I must buy the image of the girls singing. So sweet.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creations love the colourings and beautiful image.
Fantastic idea for a gift.
Hugs Linda

Gail R said...

Brilliant! what a great gift idea
Gailx

elliejoan said...

Lovely idea for a gift!

Sherry said...

Love The Altered Bottle With The Cider Gorgeous Images .. And Coloring ..

Andrea said...

What a fabulous gift idea - I love the labels and that shape is superb.
Your card is gorgeous too! I love the colour combo.
Have a fab day.
Love Andrea xx

Sandy said...

I popped in to see what you had been making and found the blog hop, so, LOL, have been hopping and am now back here on your blog. Love your idea of spiced cider. Looks very expensive, just love these cute carolers and the gorgeous tassell.
Your card is fab too, love the image and embellies. LOL. I have enough beads and wire etc in my craft room I could make that little spray - never thought of doing that, thanks,
Sandy

Miss Emerald said...

Mina, it's a wonderful recipe and served the necessary ingredients! Card is a great soft and romantic! Congratulations!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Incredible talent!

Janine said...

great work

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie love the verse too, a really cool gift idea, love the second one too gorgeous work as always hugs pops x

CraftyLoops said...

Mina, I love the gift idea. What a fantastic idea. And you have decorated them so beautifully. I love the tassel. Ive yet to visit Dunelm Hill in Belfast yet but I need to do some Xmas shopping so I'll lift my sister from hers and drag her with me to be my bag lady! lol. Love the card too, the beautiful bling. Lee xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Mia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Colinda said...

What a lovely idea Mina. A perfect heartwarming gift!!

Carla S. said...

Brilliant cider gift ensemble, Mina! Very creative and beautiful! Love the images you chose and of, your coloring!

Gretha said...

A wonderful gift Mina and a lot of work you`ve done.
Your card is amazing.
Hugs Gretha

ursula said...

What an awesome idea, something to suit a man, at last !!!! Thanks for the idea. Luv Ursula XX

Olga V. said...

Lovely creations Mina!!! Thank you for sharing! I'm now off to check your bloggaversary post. Happy 3rd bloga-birthday!!!

Renkata said...

wow Mina,
such a precious gift set.
Amazing work.

Denise and Louise said...

Your gift set is gorgeous - someone is going to enjoy this present!!
Love your colour create card too - beautiful image.
Denise xx

SVIT said...

That's great!

Ditta said...

What a lovely gift set.
XX Ditta

Christine L said...

Hi Mina...

Mmmmm I can taste that spiced cider.... what a fabulous gift for someone to be able to make!

And I love your apple girls card... such soft feminine colours, just right for her...

Hugs
Christine x

Martinas Welt said...

Hi Mina,
such a lovely idea and the receipe on the back of the bottle...great! Love your work and visiting your Blog!
Martina

Anna R said...

Love all of the labels and the gift set!! Very creative use of Mo's fabulous images.

Aluna said...

All the projects are nice, but this for cold days is cool:) Hugs, Aluna

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely giftset and a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne

Teresa said...

Hi Mina, What a wonderful idea and such a perfect gift, you've created something so very sepcial here, Hugs, Teresa x

Purple Card Lady said...

Oooh Mina, I want to be the recipient of that lovely gift set. lol I love your ADFD card too. That is one of my FAV images. TFS!

chrissy xx said...

This is Fabulous! Ever sooo cute images. LOve your colouring! What a lovely prezzie this would make! And what a great price lol. LOve the idea.
Chrissyxx

Adriana said...

What a nice creations. Lovely surprise at the backside of the bottle.
Greetings,
Adriana

Kathy Bradley said...

Mina,
What a wonderful gift - and beautifully labeled. The images were colored wonderfully, of course, as always! Thanks for sharing.

coops said...

these are fantastic mina.i love your spiced cider gift and your card is stunning. beautiful image and colour combo ;D

xx coops xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous Mina, love the labels with these sweet images!! Love the recipe too especially the last instructions on "In moderation of Course" LOL Beautiful project!

Julie said...

Wow, Mina - as stunning as ever!! LOVE the drink project - fabulous idea and so beautifully presented!! The images are perfectly matched with the present and look so 3D!! Awesome card for CC this time - you are the queen of ribbon and the roses just either side of the knot is such a great little detail!! Amazing, you are!! Juliexx

Izuś said...

Great:)

Sandy said...

Sorry Mina, it was so late last night when I popped in I forgot to put up your candy picture on my sidebar, I've done it now.
Sandy

Mary J said...

Wow, both amazing!! I love love love your style, Mina!

khshigham said...

a lovely idea and very well executed. the colours are perfect and i can smell the spices all the way from australia!!!

laceyrane said...

super cute!! love the images

Natka said...

hi Mina! the card is faboulos, so soft and pretty. The bottle dress realy warm and cute! Thank you for following my blog! Hugs!

Debbie said...

What a great idea, love the label and tag set Will have to store that in the vault for a later date, hope you don't mind.

Hugs
Debbie

Sherri said...

Love, love the cider gifts! So clever! And your card, of course, is awesome as well. You were certainly on a creative roll!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your gift project is awesomely beautiful! I love the colors!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful (and well thought out) gift, Mina! Love the images you used and your coloring of them! Oh and such an elegant card - love the image!

Mel-Mom said...

Such a lovely idea with the cider for the season...love the recipe in the back!

nancyparker55 said...

What a nice idea to make a gift set.

Scrapalajen said...

Mina

These are very cute and sweet gifts. Beautiful images.

Rufus said...

What a great idea and a pretty set! Bet it tastes yummy, too. And the card, well you're just a smorgasbord of beautiful things today.
R/

June Nelson said...

Wow Mina brilliant idea, love them as a gift he he, tha card is beautiful too xxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

A stuning card Mina, very beautiful image and gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Terry said...

Hey there Mina, thank you for sharing your fabulous gift and card, what a fabulous idea and so nice for the person who will get it. Thank you for joining the DT from Sketch Saturday. Hugs Terry xxxx

alethea said...

I absolutely love your cider gift!! It's fabulous, such a fantastic idea!!! Hugsxx

Janette said...

WOW Mina, what a fabulous gift set, love the labels and the tassel, the card is so beautiful, all gorgeous.xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful creations Mina especially love the labels.
luv
Debby

Chrissie said...

I love your gift labels Mina, they are so beautifully made and of course, your colouring is superb, as always.
I love your sweet Day For Daisies card too. I have some of these images and am hoping to get them used once I eventually finish all my Xmas cards (bah humbug!)
lol Chrissie xx

Kerri said...

love the gift set...thks for sharing..

Marianne said...

What a great label!! And I love your card with the big ribbon and the gems. Lovely colours too!! xxxx Marianne MW

Lee said...

Mina,what a brilliant light bulb moment you had,wish i had some Lol.Your gift is just so clever and so effective.Love the way you have made the labels n gift bag n card.Hugs xx

Lee said...

What is wrong with me today,think i'v been out in the wind with the dogs toooo long it's fuddled me brain,forgot to comment on your card.
Absolutely Stunning,love the cake decoration embellishment,sooo pretty.xx

Becky Dunham said...

Love this cider gift idea Mina - very clever and yummy :) The ragged carolers is one of my favorite Christmas images from Mo and you have colored them beautifully as usual.

That Apple Girl image is so amazing - that card is gorgeous. Definitely going to check that one out!

rebeccadunham at hotmail.com

Bonnie said...

Love the cider giftset and the way you colored the image

candi said...

the cider gift set is fabulous! the labels are so vibrant & perfect

candi said...

the cider gift set is fabulous! the labels are so vibrant & perfect

Nina said...

lovely giftsett.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful card and I love your cider gift set. Donna

Danielle said...

Very lovely decoration and a lovely giftset! very well put together.

Jo Ann said...

Love how you incorporated Mo's images in those labels...Great idea and coloring too...God bless!

Jody said...

Beautiful

crafty amy said...

Hiya Mina :D
Wow wow wow what gorgeous creations! I love the cider bottle lable and the recipe on the back it is such a gorgeous personal touch!
I can't wait to see what the last blog has to offer in this hop I am so inspired.
Huge hugs

Amy xx

Country Mouse said...

Awesome gift set! I think I need to do some more shopping at Mo's!!!:)

Loz ♥ said...

these are gorgeous - I love those carolers!! xx

Margaret said...

unique idea

LORi said...

Mina!!!! Wow, these are sensational gifts! Excellent work!! Hugs- LORi

fairysparkle said...

I love all of your gifys very christmassy and fun well done x

Anki said...

Lovely and perfect gifts. Kramis -Anki

Andrea C said...

Wow these are both gorgeous xx

karen said...

Ah Mina what a fantastic gift, stunning! I have really enjoyed the hop, hugs, Karenxx

Michelle J M said...

What a fantastic gift idea! Loved reading your blog your creations are awesome! Hugs Michelle

Lavender Rose said...

Your card is exquisite, the gold gems are so pretty, beautiful colouring too.

Caroline said...

Hi Mina,
What a lovely gift you've made! And the coloring is as always super!!! Greetings, Caroline

craftynatalie said...

lovely

Guylou said...

Great ideas! So creative and beautiful!
Cheers!
Guylou

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovin your beautiful D4D card, Mina and your cider bottle decoration and mulling spice pack are superb! Hugs, Lesley

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