Saturday, January 28, 2012

queen of hearts...

Good morning everyone do you all have snow then?, we haven't, well not yet anyway but you know what its like here we can get all the seasons in one day lol...well all the boxes are sorted out and my flowers and sentiments have never been so tidy, I just have the mini mountains of paper to get sorted into the two paper boxes Phil bought me, looking at the piles and then the boxes it ain't gonna work...I think I need a shoehorn lol...I also have a huge pile of cards, at least 400 of them which I haven't a clue what to do with, I offered them to a couple of charity shops here but one said they dont do square cards and the other said if I bagged them and priced them for them they would would consider it, what do they want for nowt lol...I was thinking I may try to sell some on Etsy, even if I just got a couple of £'s each for them just think how much stash I could buy with that money, or more storage might be a better option and use up the stash I have but I would be gutted if none of them sold...I will have some photos for you tomorrow of the tidy craft room and piles still left to do oh and don't forget my birthday candy tomorrow evening, its not massive but its lush, I wouldn't mind winning it lets put it that way...ok now onto my card for today...how amazing is this brand new image from the super talented Gayle at Wonderland stamps, you all know Gayle better from Teddybo

when I saw this beauty I knew exactly how I would colour her and what paper I would use, I used my usual distress inks for her and some of the stunning rose paper to paper piece parts of her amazing dress, I lost the bit for her ruffled neck though but coloured it best I could to match the paper, I think it looks ok do you? I'm sorry I don't know what make this paper is as there's no writing on it but I'm off to my local Crafter's & Co shop today and will ask Sara is she knows so I can tell you all...I finished my card with some black lace, I chopped it up to be raggy but couldn't quite make it too raggy as its so lush, organza ribbon and two charms, I put the heart in the frame as I wanted it to really stand out...I love this stunning image don't you, she reminds me of a book I had with original drawing when I was small, my Sister didn't like it she thought it was creepy but I loved it so much and can still remember the illustrations vividly...I'm entering this for the DYSU challenge, Crafty Ribbons challenge and the fab sketch is from Cards & Things challenge...you will see another couple of Wonderland stamps images from me over the next week, my colouring hand is twitching already lol...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and stay warm
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
lips - barn door
hair and dress shading - pumice stone, grey marvy pen
ruffle collar - barn door, black soot
reds - barn door

44 comments:

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful Mina, wonderful colours and a great image!
Hugs Jacqueline

mags said...

Lovely card Mina. Amazing image and lovely colours used.
Mags
x

Miss Emerald said...

Wow! Great Queen! The card is stunning! I love it!

Rose Petal said...

Hi Mina. How lovely is this. Fab image, love the paper and colours, gorgeous.
Love Sandra xx

FairyD said...

Mina...thank you SO much for making such a wonderful card....it tickles me VERY pink to see her coloured up so beautifully.....xxxxxxx LOVE it!!!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Mina, love the hour glass figure and beautiful colouring.
Great colouring on the ruffle.Love the charms and lush ribbon..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi stunning Mina ! The paper black ribbon and charm with your interpretation of her us out of this world !! Love it . I would buy some of your cards on etsy :D

Sue said...

Hi Mina,no snow just mad hailstones yesterday.A stunning card ,love the colouring and paper.You should put your cards on Etsy,if I can sell cards you defo can,they are all fablous.Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! This is stunning. You could not have picked a better paper for piecing. She looks wonderful! Fabulous heart too. I had no idea Gayle drew this kind of image. I'm off to check out her site! Hugs, Lesley

sue said...

Fantastic card, love the image and paper

scrapbookertink said...

She does look like a Diva, amazes me how you colour with the distress inks, you should do a tutorial for it, take care and no snow in London yet! Doreen x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wowee... i LOVE EVERYTHING about this card .. it is a stunner .. just my kind of image and colours .. and that embellie is stunnaliscious.. can you tell i like it lol
Lisa x

My'scardcorner said...

Great image the saying "Lady Muck" springs to mind lol love your colours and that heart charm is fab. Im sure your cards will sell Mina so give it ago Good Luck.
Enjoy your weekend with Phil and fancy coming to sort my crafting stuff out?/////
Myrax

Irene said...

WOW what a sexy queen, no way near ours lol!!!! Gorgeous card with the vibrant red Mia.
I am sure your cards will sell, just go for it!
Have a lovely weekend in your super tidy craftroom, Irene

Rea said...

Awesome card Mina! Yes, load those cards up on Etsy, I'll buy one, as a matter of fact, if you are going to sell the Pregnant Pin Up card you made last fall. I would love to buy it. Hugs

Rosietoes said...

Sensational card Mina. Love what you have done with the image and that embellie is fab-u-lous!

Edna x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Mina, a fabulous image
Clairex

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Love the colours and the image is beautifully coloured. The ribbon and heart are gorgeous. Definitely think your cards would sell on Etsy. You can only try. Donna

CraftyLoops said...

What an amazing image! Its incredible and I love the wee metal embellishment too. Stunning card Mina. Im sure you are delighted to have your room sorted now. I cant believe those charity shops though! They obviously dont need the money. I wouldnt go to the bother of packing them for them Mina. Just get yourself a wee Etsy shop up and running like you said. Its better the money goes into your pocket than an unappreciative charity shop! Cant wait to see the photos of your room. Im definitely getting mine sorted.....as soon as I rope Scrubby in to helping and putting shelves up! Lee x

CraftyLoops said...

What an amazing image! Its incredible and I love the wee metal embellishment too. Stunning card Mina. Im sure you are delighted to have your room sorted now. I cant believe those charity shops though! They obviously dont need the money. I wouldnt go to the bother of packing them for them Mina. Just get yourself a wee Etsy shop up and running like you said. Its better the money goes into your pocket than an unappreciative charity shop! Cant wait to see the photos of your room. Im definitely getting mine sorted.....as soon as I rope Scrubby in to helping and putting shelves up! Lee x

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - what a fabulous image! It's just supercool! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very striking image,stunning card.janex

Renkata said...

OMG Mina, this is stunning.
Love her dress.

Hanneke said...

Wonderful colors with a great image. Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing your crafting space. Hugs, Hanneke

Tammy said...

Woozer! Gorgeous card and awesome image. I'll definitely checking her store!

Katina said...

WOW!! This is stunning Mina! Your cards would definitely sell on Etsy!
xx

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Mina! I love the background paper and the gorgeous image! The charm is beautiful and so perfect for your design! Enjoy your weekend!

heidy said...

Wow Mina,this is amazing,stunning image and purfectly colourd!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the fab image & the lush colour.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is unbelieveble stunning sweetie, i totaly love this image
i believe this weekend is your birthday???? seen on the other post
so happy birthday to you sweetie
i hope your weekend will be great
hugs angelique

coops said...

wow!! fantastic card mina.stunning striking colours and design and i love the image.she is amazing :D

xx coops xx

Hollie said...

hi Mina what a beautiful card

Sinikka said...

WOW she is a beauty!!!! Hugs Sinikka

Julie M said...

Oh that is beautiful, Mina - fab image and I love the red/black/white colour scheme.

We had a little bit of snow on the mountain yesterday - didn't notice it until the afternoon.

Funny about your pile of cards, I had been thinking about your amazing card-nearly-every-day skills recently, thought "wow, she must make about 350 each year - what does she do with them?"!! I just assumed you sold lots of them, and I think they would go like hot cakes. Is there a craft market nearby you could take a stall at?

Julie x

Sarah said...

Hi Mina
WOW!!!! This card is just amazing chum, the image is fantastic a beautiful make, you got more storage then! i think you will be needing more paper boxes chum :)
Your cards will sell no probs on Etsy chum, your image coloring is amazing and detail beautiful on all, OMG!! 400 you would need a storage cupboard for these alone lol...
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

JOAN said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

Sherri said...

Mina, my dear, you have such incredible talent that your cards will sell like hotcakes! I cannot imagine ANYONE turning them down! They are all little mini works of art & you could make a fortune!

Rufus said...

It's obvious that your local charity shops have lost whatever marbles they started with!!!! You can sell them I'm SURE...if not perhaps you have an organization like I make tons of cards for, Operation Write Home. You can google them and look up the site for tons of info. In short they collect handmade cards and ship them to the troops serving overseas to use to write home to family and friends. Best of both worlds, do something you love and help somebody else at the same time. I know that some OWH cards have found their way to England and Australia among other places, they were sent to a "mixed" unit. I'm still getting over the charity shops saying no...they are DAFT!!!
Let us know what you do with all those lovely cards...
Hugs,
R/

tilly said...

love this stunning image, must look at Gayles blog, maybe some of your cards go to post pals for really sick children? have a lovely day
Tilly

Nannieflash said...

Stunning image and your colouring really makes it perfection. And yes I dont see that you would have any problems selling your cards so go for a Etsy shop if Bev can do well out of selling hers I dont see a problem with yours, I would love to own one of them, they are beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, Mina! Love the colors and the awesome paper piecing - ooh and that charm is fab! and wow, you've accumulated a LOT of cards! you could sell them on etsy - maybe in sets/bunches if you don't want to do them one by one. i know you could get a bundle to spend on new crafty things!

Mau xx said...

Wow! she is glam isn't she, what stunning colours Mina its beautiful xxx
I can't believe you stack all your gorgeous amazing cards up in the corner like that......lol
Do these charity shops really know how amazing your cards are....silly people! xxxxxxx

La Vikinga said...

Great card! I like the charm - it's huge! Thanks for participating in Crafty ribbons Challenge this fortnight!!

La Vikinga

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - what a stunning card. Love the rich colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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