Wednesday, November 02, 2011

walking wounded...

Good morning everyone it was gloriously sunny here yesterday but so crisp and cold a perfect winters day...I had a brilliant crafting day, loved all the colouring I did but then of course a little mishap...I knelt down to cut my papers, I do it on the floor to get a bit of welly behind it and because my guillotine is quite large and takes up my desk space...when I knelt down I got a sharp pain in my knee and though, omg I'm getting old lol...I stood up to see what was up with my knee and dangling out of it was a pair of my teeny pergamano curved scissors....ouch...have you ever tried to get something out when its stuck firm, your muscles seem to clamp around it...but with a bit of swearing and a big sticking plaster I was sorted and at least I found my scissors lol...so I'm officially one of the crafting worlds walking wounded now, oh do we have to compare crafting scars do you think lol...my card for today is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me challenge which is our wonderful Rose's turn to host, she chose Let the music move you...anything to do with music so put your thinking caps on and I cant wait to see what you come up with, I chose to use the beautiful Perched at Dawn by Sara Burrier, but I made the bird a Robin, well a sorta Robin as my red distress ink went a little astray when I added a little more water, it just spread and wouldn't stop, its sneaky stuff you know...I teamed it up with these amazing Bo Bunny papers from the Father Christmas 6x6 pad, another of my new stash I bought, its from Charmed Cards and Crafts...the sentiment is printed on the computer and I finished with some lush holly ribbon which I cut up and used with some berries I bought last year...I must see if I can buy some more of these...the lush sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering this for the Totally Papercrafts challenge and Papertake Weekly challenge....right I'm off out today as my Sister and family are down for a couple of day as the kids are on half term hols here, it will be wonderful to spend some time with them...whatever your up to have a good one and if you have time pop on over to Crafts and Me challenge to see what the rest of our wonderful team came up with
Mina xxx

colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
bird - antique linen, frayed burlap, aged mahogany, wild honey, pumice stone
fairy clothes - antique linen, peeled paint

48 comments:

Jackie said...

Ouch, I felt that!!!!!
What a beautiful card, your robin is so beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy said...

Yowzer!!I felt it too...hope you cleaned it well, you might have a bruise later...could be a bit tender for awhile...
Gorgeous image and amazing colouring Mina...beautiful card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Squirrel x said...

You're not safe to be let out missus! Blimey, that made my eyes water. Gorgeous card hun, good to see you being brave with the red! Hugs Sxx

Margreet said...

O poor Mina....your card is marvellous....lovely colouring and a perfectly matching sentiment!
Have a good time with your family!
xxx Margreet

Pamela said...

Oooh! Made my eyes water reading that. Must have been so painful, hope it heals up okay. Beautiful card, love that image.

Pam x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Morning Lovely,
Oh blimey you made me wince reading about the scissors!
What are you like!!
I so love your beautiful robin.
The holly and berries look amazing.
Great sentiment too!
Love, Mel. xxx

My'scardcorner said...

WOW I love robins on christmas cards and this one is just fab Mina.Great papers and ribbon too. Hope you knee is Ok today what you do for crafting. Take care and enjoy your sisters visit.
Myrax

Christine L said...

Oooh i love that robin Mina... so gorgeous and of course, coloured so well! Fabulous card altogether.

And I've been there, done that with the scissors, only mine were a pair of dressmaking scissors! I knelt on them without realising, then because of the pain, I jumped, put both knees together, and managed to push them deeper! I ended up in casualty - where they sorted me, but apparently it'd gone so deep into a fleshy bit, there was no bleeding! Yuck.. brings back bad memories!
Hope yours is better soon...
Hugs
Christine x

tilly said...

Hope the knee is feeling better this morning.... have a lovey day with the family,....I adore this card with the fabby Robin and the sweet verse
Tilly

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, poor you I think you did it deliberately to take the mick out of me, I had a varicose vein injected on Monday and I have my whole left leg in bandages and elasticated stocking, very fetching, hope it soon feel less sore for you.
Stunning card love the way the red has bled it looks more natural. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Marja Rolfes said...

Aaargh.........yuck Mina!!!! Poor girl! I hope you won't get an infection!! brrrr.....and indeed, at least you found your scissors...;)
I would rather you've found them otherwise instead of implanted in your knee!
Wonderful card, beautifully colored!
Get well soon!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Cheryl said...

ouch felt that hope it heals okay just love your card hun its just stunning,love the image,and detail hugs cherylx

Rosietoes said...

Oh my word Mina - that sounds so painful. Glad you were able to extricate yourself and I hope it heals up really quickly.
Your card is gorgeous so the 'accident' definitely hasn't affected your mojo in any way.

Edna x

Diane said...

What a gorgeous image to go on an equally gorgeous card, Mina! Making the birdie into a robin is a stroke of genius!
Diane x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the papers and the beautifully colored image! Hope you injury heals quickly - the thought of it made me cringe! Enjoy your day with family!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch!! Your card is gorgeous!!

Miss Emerald said...

Mina, this card is incredibly captivating a Christmas spirit that radiates! Wonderful!

Gail said...

not a fun thing to happen!!..ooo i love how you colored your bird..what colors did you use mina??..he is gorgous..as is all your coloring, as always..tfs..lvoes ya

Jane said...

Good grief Woman!!! scissors in your knee...whatever next. Are you attention seeking? There are far less violent ways...lol. That robin is such a beautiful idea & stamp. For goodness sake...wrap yourself up in cotton wool & BE CAREFUL!! x

Mina said...

oops I forgot the colours again, I will add them later....I have thought of cotton wool Jane but the rubbing sets my teeth on edge lol xxx

Janette said...

Another of your beautiful cards Mina, such a gorgeous image, do love it....Have fun with your family, and look after that poor knee..lol...xxxx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh my that sounds painful and good on Phil and the friends think some people are horrid and as my nan says if you cant say anything nice dont say anything. Well sounds like that person needs a gag to me. Big Hugs and sorry not been around just dont know where the days go.

heidy said...

Ouch Mina,poor you!
Stunning card,love it!
Hugs Heidy

LaJanette said...

What a beautiful card; the image is gorgeous and I love the added sparkle.

What an OUCHY! I love how you still manage to joke about it:0) Take care of yourself!

Hugs;
Janette

Irene said...

gorgeous card, I just love robins

Shazza said...

OUCH!!!!
love your card, hope you have recovered x

Katina said...

Oooh, painful Mina!!

Fabulous card - such an amazing image! xx

CraftyLoops said...

Ouch Mina!! Hope you are ok. Your card is beautiful, I love the wee fairy on the robins back. She looks so relaxed. Lee x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Mina,what a painful experience,Years ago we shared a house with my sister in law,I'll never forget her painful cries for help,she was dressmaking on the floor and knelt on a pin which broke off in her knee as she stood, but the silly thing was she did the same thing again a few weeks later! the pins are still somewhere lodged in her knee all these years later!
I love your card,That gorgeous fairy sneaking a ride is just beautiful!.x

coops said...

oh mina you are one brave lady to pull those scissors out yourelf i would of been a blubbering wreck.i hope its not too sore.
love your card,the image is so beautiful and wonderful colouring and holly :D


xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Wow, just WOW! Mina, your colouring is amazing and your layout fab!

Rose said...

Ooo Mina! Your Perched At Dawn looks fabulous on this wonderful card! I love how you incorporated the music theme through your background paper and sentiment! It's just stunning! Hugz, ~ Rose
(And, pleeease, be careful! Yikes!)

cockney blonde said...

OUCH!!! I feel your pain Mina. You were very brave pulling them out of your knee. I hope you're going for the sympathy vote big time, lol.
Love the card and your colouring on Mr. Robin is exquisite, x

Andrea said...

OMG Mina - you've made me wince with that one!! Hope your knee is OK.
Hope you've had a good day with your sister and her children.
Ooooh after reading your scissors incident, I forgot to look at your card (LOL!)
Just looked - and of course it is as gorgeous as ever!
Love, Andrea xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful card. The papers are lovely and the image is beautifully coloured. Sorry to hear of your little accident, hope your leg is much better. Donna

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow Mina! :) This is utterly gorgeous, and I love the touch of holly and berries, they look great.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Olena said...

So pretty card! Great job! Olena

Rufus said...

YIKES! Next time lets not go to quite that extreme to find the scissors, ok? Only you, Mina! At least you can laugh about it. Hope that it's not that painful, sure sounds it. Love your card, why is it when your red runs it turns out gorgeous, when mine does it's a giant mess?! Hope you had a great family day.
R/

Linda said...

Oh Mina, what are we going to do with you? You really must get this self-destructive spell behind you. Girl you are dangerous! Ha Ha

I love the way the red bled. It is stunning.

June Nelson said...

This is just exquisite MIna, I was going to buy that image but thought it may be too difficult to colour, you have done it perfectly its beautiful, I hioe your knee is better soon ouch!! xx

Knerten said...

Beautiful card, and I love the way you repeat the DP with the 'real thing' :-)
Good luck with the healing of your knee !

Lee said...

Where are those scissors now !!!!

I absolutely LOVE this card it's soooo Beautiful.Hugs xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOh poor you, hope it mends soon:0) Gorgeous card MIna, I love it, Gay xxx

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love that bird! And OUCH - scissors in your knee?! I've had it stuck in my bum, sitting on it - but there's a lot of cushion down there, LOL! Hope you're okay now.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mina ,, the robin is very cute and the holly and berries are fab :-)

I saw your earlier post referring to you accident so scrolled down to see what happened ! OUCH !! hope your knee gets better soon xx

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

jules said...

oh i love robins Mina! what a great job you did with him i love it! another stunner.
ps, Mina i had to go to the fire station and three lovely firemen helped to cut off my rings as my finger was TURNING BLUE!!!!,
They asked could they come to my home to do a routine fire risk assesment oh and guess what i said? lol!!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning image! beautiful colourwork! Perfect paper and design choices! Magic card! Hope your knee is all better now! Hugs, Lesley

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