Monday, February 20, 2012

will wonders never cease...

Good morning everyone I hope you had a fantastic weekend, we had a wonderful family lunch yesterday cooked to perfection by my wonderful Phil, I know I'm so lucky to have a fella that makes the Sunday lunch while he gives me a chance to craft and made two cards I needed to make, there's not many of them about is there...I was shocked when our beautiful Daughter rang me late Saturday night and asked me to make her a baby card (she doesn't really like my cards so never ever asks, I know, how dare she lol)...after I picked myself up, I asked her what she wanted and she hadn't a clue only one stipulation she didn't want any writing or sentiment on it anywhere, its for a close friend and ex room mate of her other half who emigrated to Australia and has just had his first baby boy with his new wife, so I made two cards, a really modern bright one which I think suits the Australian destination and a more formal, elegant and traditional one which I thought suited his French Wife, I even finished the insides of the cards too...I will show you the other tomorrow and you can guess which one they chose

...I hardly ever make baby cards and ssssooooo enjoyed making these two...so my first one for their choice is using this amazing image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Kai in the Sand (sailboat Hat) this is the male version and there is also a cutie girl version too, I coloured him with distress inks and distressed the edges of the image too, I used a few Echo Park papers for it, the sailboat one and dotted are from their Boy collection and is called Awesome dots, the green is from the A Walk in the Park collection and is called Playful Stripes...I finished with some gorgeous striped ribbon and knot and a few buttons...the fab sketch is from the Ribbon Carousel challenge and I'm also entering it for the CES challenge and Creative Card Crew challenge too...I so hope they will love their card and it gets to Australia is somewhere near decent condition, although it stands a good chance as his Parents are taking it...right I'm off to do some food shopping today and then have a crafting afternoon because I have some DT work to do...whatever your up to today I hope you have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
white shading - pumice stone
sand - antique linen, scattered straw
blues used - stormy sky, faded jeans
ball - scattered straw, shabby shutters
bucket - scattered straw, shabby shutters, stormy sky

41 comments:

Natka said...

Good morning Mina! The card is so beautiful, so sunny! My Mum doesn't lioke my cards yet...

Chrissy said...

Adorable Mina, lovely image and colouring,and fabulous papers...so cute.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is just stunning and it would be a mistake not choosing it. Looking forward to seeing the other. You are truly blessed with such a caring hubby.
Hugs
Desire

Sinikka said...

God morning Mina, You really should hold on tho Phil, he sounds great. Just like my Roger!
My mum loves my cards and I think she is doing a great job to with her craftstuff. Your daughter should be glad that you made two baby cards so she can choose one.
This on is perfect for an Australian baby ( I guess )
Hugs Sinikka

Sue said...

Good morning Mina,a beautiful card,the cute image and the papers are fabulous.Have a good day.
Sue xx

My'scardcorner said...

This is so cute Mina cant wait to see the other one and hear which one she chose.
Myrax

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, so bright and cheery. My daughter doesn't "do" cards so never asks me to make any either :o)
Jackie xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow hun, this is a cutie! And perfect for the Australian climate with the beach. Beautiful. My mother does "do" my cards, and I am lucky to get regular orders from her, and she insists on paying for them, lol! Hugs Sxx

arjette said...

Beautiful card Mina!!! That image is soooo cute!

gr. arjette.

Hanneke said...

What a sweet card, love the bright colors, something different from a lot of the new baby cards that are in bright pastels. The image is adorable! You are so lucky your hubby can cook! My boyfriend only knows how to make grilled cheese sandwiches and pancakes. Everything else I have to cook :p. Hugs, Hanneke

tilly said...

a super sunny card, perfect image from Mo again,wish it would warm up here lol
Tilly

coops said...

aw this is stunning mina.he is a real sweetheart and i love your fabulous bright papers and buttons ;D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable! You chose the perfect DT for the card, especially matching the baby's hat!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Mina that is one stunning card, just right for a daughter whos not to keen on mums cards, I have three like that. Love the papers to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Frea said...

Hi Mina, that is such a sweet card, love this image, just adorable! Hugs, Frea

Maris said...

ohhhh how sweet this card is Mina xx

Carla S. said...

This is so darling, Mina! I love the papers and the sweet image! Wonderful coloring and design, as always!

Adriana said...

Beautifull coloring of this little child's skin! And the sailboats are perfect.

Irene said...

Beuatiful and fun card, all these boats are just perfect for a new citizen on that huge island down under!! Look forward to the other Mina!!!

Hugs, Irene

Lau W said...

This is a really cute baby card Mina ! You're making so beautiful cards, always !

xxx

Annette said...

Such a cute card that image is so sweet x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the fab image of course & the bright colours.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Bernie said...

Oh Mina with all the lovely fairies you color you'd think the weather fairy would love you. Hope she gets over whatever is bugging her soon.
Your card, as always, is a pure delight.
Hugs
Bernie

Frouwke said...

Oh its such a beauty!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful card Mina, super cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Cheryl said...

oh Mina Hun this is just stunning just love this Hun its so cute,love those papers,hugs Cherylxxx

CraftyLoops said...

This card is so cute, I love the colours. Lee x

Michelle J M said...

Simply adorable! Love the colours. Michelle x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic card. love the cute baby playing in the sand.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wow Mina, this is fabulous!! Such a sweet card for a new baby boy.
How can your dear Daughter not like your cards? They are always so beautiful. ~jeni :)

jo said...

This one looks just right for an Australian baby - it's gorgeous! Fab papers and colours, can't wait to see the other one!
Jo x

Sarah said...

Awww'' Mina Simply Gorgeous love all your detail it's beautiful...
Hugs Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your daughter doesn't normally like your cards! WHAT? I'm sure it's just that she doesn't want to trouble you to make them. This little Bruce even looks like an Aussie baby! Beautiful! Hugs, Lesley

Tracy said...

What your daughter doesn't get you to make all her cards!!! Silly girl, lol.

Your card is gorgeous, I am blown away with your expert colouring.

June Nelson said...

Gorgeous Mina and you have coloured that image so delicately its lovely xxxx

Kim O'Connell said...

Eeeeek! That is just so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!

jules said...

Aaw! adorable and gorgeous!!

karen said...

Hiya Mina, oh fabby and gorgeous, love the papers and adorable image, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

Julie said...

Loving this Mina - your colouring is wonderful!! Can't believe that your daughter doesn't normally like your cards, good job you love her!! Hugs,Juliexx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous baby card. Adorable image and love the bright colours. Donna

Ann Kristin said...

Beautiful! Love the paper selection, image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew :-)

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