Monday, February 06, 2012

distressing...

Good morning everyone, I hope your all safe and warm after the terrible weather the last few days, we still don't have any of it yet...did you all have a fantastic weekend?...we had a lovely Sunday lunch yesterday and it was brilliant catching up with my lovely Dad, he said he hadn't realised his eyes were so bad until after the tests he had and he was amazed he had driven so long, which is not a good thing to tell his constant driving companion is it lol...he is so looking forward to getting them fixed and my lovely Phil and our wonderful Daughter will all muster through for him until he can drive again and he is going to spend half his time at my Sisters too as she drives...I have never felt so frustrated in my life that I'm not able to drive and be his chauffeur like he has to me for many years, I so wish I could but will just have to make it up to him in other ways...right now onto my card for today, which is an unusual one for me, I don't usually do distressing as I find it really hard to get right but had a go at it with this card...its for our new challenge at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge and this month its a brilliant anything goes challenge, I cant wait to see what you come up with...I used one of February's new release digis at Crafts and Me called Forest Guardian for my card, what a stunning image isn't it, I coloured it with distress inks and even distressed the edges with Tattered rose...the amazing paper is a double sided one from the Baby 2 Bride collection called From This moment...isn't it just beautiful, I distressed the edges and cut out some of the roses for embellishments...I added some Clear Dew drops - 5g pack amazing value at 50p for 50 and a lush Silky Crush 38mm Ribbon - Champagne these are both from the Pretty Little Ribbon shop...I finished with a sentiment...I made the sketch up as I went along but I'm entering this for the Allsort's challenge, Secret Crafter Saturday challenge and Fab 'n' Funky challenge...I'm off out today as my Phil has a day off so you never know where we will end up, oh and of course Dad will come too...whatever your up to have a fantastic day and when you have time pop on over to The Pretty Little Ribbon shop challenge to see what the rest of the amazing team came up with
Mina xxx

53 comments:

June Nelson said...

Morning Mina this is delightful I love it, we havent had the snow in blyth but we had bad rain which froze!! its clear this morning though, have a good day xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Natka said...

Good Morning Mina! We have in Poland -19 today! and your card is great...
I send you warm greetings!

NATKA

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the little water drops.
Hugs
Desire

mags said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Love the image and your distressing is great. Like the addition of the dew drops.
Mags
x

Chrissy said...

I dont do a lot of distressing, but it certainly makes me feel good sometimes to rip the scissors around my image..lol..This is beautiful Mina, perfect colour, so soft and gorgeous.Beautiful Bow, and love the dew drops...I needed those yesterday, but had to resort to oval beads...

Luv CHRISSYxx

ribenaruby said...

Mina, so glad you're dad is getting the best from his family. Super image and love the drops of water. Enjoy your day! Ruby x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Domka said...

OOO - it's great, so pretty colours and the ribbon...

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous image Mina, and so beautifully coloured. Your distressing looks great hun (mine tend to look more traumatised than distressed). We've had about 5-6 inches of snow - glad I have today off so I can stay in the warm! Hugs Sxx

Linda w said...

So very lovely again Mina, and I adore your bow, such a pretty ribbon. The papers are gorjus too. We had snow, about five inches - just one day, mostly all gone now. Still it was nice to hear the happy kids (big and little) out playing in it. hugs lin

Sue said...

Good morning Mina,what a gorgeous card and the image is beautiful.I do try and distress the edges with scissors,it's not always good,lol.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Hugs Sue xx

Loz ♥ said...

I love the colours and that GORGEOUS bow! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card anda stunning image. Love the soft colours.

My'scardcorner said...

Pretty card Mina lovely pastel colours. Enjoy your day with Phil and Dad. Im the same I dont drive and wish I did when hubby isnt up to it. Take care.
myrax

arjette said...

Wow Mina, your card is really beautiful!! The distressing looks gorgeous!

gr. arjette.

Dotty Jo said...

Amazing card Mina, just gorgeous, Jo x

vickisunshine said...

Such a gorgeous card. Divine papers and stunning image beautifully coloured of course! Enjoy your day out.
Hugs
Vicki x

Mad Moose said...

Beautiful card. We had about 5 inches of snow, caused minor mayhem but its well on its way to being gone now as we currently have rain

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful! Hugs, Lesley

Renkata said...

Hi Mina,
Love this elegant and romantic card.
Amazing papers and ribbon.

mariska said...

Wooow! Your card is sooo beautiful and romantic. Love it!

Liefs Mariska

Marie-Louise said...

Pretty pretty card. As always you have used beautiful backing papers and wonderful ribbon.

Mau xx said...

I am sure you will do equally as much for Dad as always Mina, he has a lovely caring family xxxx
Love the card, the image is beautiful and just love that crush ribbon, its yummy xxxx

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - Your card is absolutely stunningly beautiful - the papers are gorgeous, that ribbon is lush, and I love the way you've used the dew drops - reminds me that I have loads of those I must use!
Whatever you do today, I hope you have a fabulous day.
Love, Andrea xx

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Mina! I love the paper and the dramatic image! Your coloring is so beautiful! Have a good day!

Christine L said...

Beautiful card Mina... so sorry to hear of your Dad's eye problems..
Hugs
Christine x

Janette said...

Awww Mina the stiries about your Dad always bring a smile, he reminds me so much of my own Dad, it's lovely to hear....

This card is so beautiful and the image is gorgeous.xx

Tammy said...

Absolutely incredibly beautiful!

CraftyLoops said...

This card is incredibly beautiful Mina. I love the image. I have these wee dew drops and never knew how else to use them other than flower centres. They look gorgeous on this card. Lee x

Lau W said...

So pretty colors, so soft, lve your card very much Mina !
xxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Stunning card Mina, wonderful image!
Hugs Jacqueline

Frea said...

Hello Mina, this is so pretty, I love that image, very romantic and so are the colours you picked for this card. Hugs, Frea

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! This is stunning Mina!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Hanneke said...

What a beautiful card! I love the distressed look, looks great. I can understand how frustrating it must be for you to not be able to drive your dad. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that he will soon be able to have his procedure. Hugs, Hanneke

Bernie said...

Wow this is brilliant! Your coloring is absoluetly amazing!
Blessings Bernie

tilly said...

beautiful image and fab papers as per....... lol....we only had a small amount of snow and it's all gone now
Tilly

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured image. Hopefully your dad won't have to wait too long for his operations. Donna

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Marjorie said...

This is really gorgeous..lovely image and papers...love that bow!! Hope everything works out for you soon..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Irene said...

fabulous card, gorgeous image, and love that ribbon, xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Stunning Mina! Your coloring is so amazing.
Great weather here this weekend. Sunny and in the 70's. Today on the other hand...cloudy, grey and in the 50's.
I bet your Father appreciates all the other things you do for him, you can't do it all. ~jeni :)

jo said...

Fab card, Mina, that image is stunning!Stay well & warm!
Jo x

coops said...

oh wow.this is absolutely fantastic mina.the image is so beautiful and i love your delicate colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Mina , gorgeous card , love the image, tfs.
Hugs Cheryl

Denise and Louise said...

That is one stunning image and the paper is so pretty. Love that beautiful bow too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful design and coloring!

Pendra said...

Gorgeous, what a lovely image and so soft and serene!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful image, wonderful card Mina.
luv
Debby

Wendy said...

Hi Mina, this is gorgeous, beautiful image and love the soft colours...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Hugs & Kisses" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mina,
This looks beautiful. What a gorgeous image, lovely papers & the luscious ribbon. I love it. Hope you're keeping well. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

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