Monday, April 02, 2012

asbestos fingers...

Good morning everyone did you all have a fantastic weekend...I hope it was a bit warmer where you are than it was here...have you seen the forecast for snow????...well I did my handbag duty yesterday, the older my Daughter gets the more I enjoy shopping with her although she does try to force me to try on clothes I wouldn't normally even look at...for goodness sake I'm a woman of a certain age but I drew the line at skinny jeans I dont think that would be a good look for me you would see every lump and bump and there is many lol...she was going out to dinner with her new work colleagues so wanted her hair curled...have you ever used GHD's, my hair is always super short so I have never needed them but she has long hair, the front and sides she could do herself but wanted me to do the back, omg they are as hot as the surface of the sun and I don't know if my fingers are just super sensitive or what but they were red raw when I had finished, my Daughters feelings ' don't be such a wuss Mum, suck it up' lol, that girl is ssssooooo my Daughter lol...my card for today is for our new challenge at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge, this month the challenge is to use Dies or punches somewhere on your card, I used this amazing new rubber stamp from Crafts and Me for my card, isn't this Believe Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Zindy S.D. Nielsen just stunning, its a beautifully clear crisp stamp and stunning to colour although I'm not 100% how the hair turned out so you will see her again with dark hair I think she needs used again don't you...I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced her dress with some of the amazing Tropical Travelogue collection papers, this one is called Tiki Voyager, I bought loads of this collection on Saturday so you will be seeing more of them I promise...I used some 16mm Berisford Grosgrain WHITE Ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and my new Tomic doily punch for the border and finished with some Martha Stewart large punched butterflies to finish...the fab sketch is from the Crazy 4 Challenge challenge and I'm also entering it for the My Mums craft shop challenge and the Simon Says Stamp challenge...I'm having a craft catch up day today which means locked in my craft room and only coming out for food kinda day...I hope whatever your up to you stay warm and cosy and when you have the time pop on over to the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge to see the rest of our amazing teams lush work
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
nails and lips - victorian velvet
hair - frayed burlap, antique linen

36 comments:

Alyce said...

Mina this is just gorgeous!! I absolutely love the paper piecing on her dress and those tones suit her perfectly :)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Mina this is lovely! Love the paper piecing! Judy x

Doreen said...

Love your card Mina,a gorgeous image and fab layout,love the paper piecing.xxx

Margreet said...

So beautiful, Mina...great effect with the paperpiecing!
xxx Margreet

Marie-Louise said...

Just beautiful. Fabulous paper.

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow hun, she is a stunner! Love those gorgeously delicious papers too. Yum. Never used straighteners - when my hair was long, it looked as though I had been tumble-dried, so now it is kept quite sort and, reasonably, under control! Hugs Sxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely stamp.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Jackie said...

Stunning card Mina, I love the layout and colours :o)
Jackie xx

Sandy said...

A stunning image,love the hair and that fab pieced dress. What gorgeous papers! A beautiful card.
Sandy

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Mina, love the paper piecing on her dress...gorgeous.
Love GHD's, they straighten my hair so easily...after todays rain here in NZ you would no think so...lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

tilly said...

I love her blonde hair and your new papers are fab, enjoy your day
Tilly

Chris x said...

Beautiful card and so well designed.
Perfect. Hugs
Chris x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous papers! Hope your fingers heal quickly, what we do for our yungin's!

Linda said...

This DP is beautiful and goes perfectly with the image. I love the butterfly punched with the DP, So interesting.

Teresa said...

Absolutely stunning Mina, love everything about it.
GHDS all my girls have them, I'm getting used to using them know when they ask me, not burning myself so much.xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, I love how you have paper pieced her dress.
Hugs
Desire

Ellie Maggie said...

Mina this card is beautiful - the image is so dreamy and I really like the paper piecing blending into the DPs. Stunning card.
Ellie Maggie x

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Gorgeous card and a magnificent image. Love the paper piecing and delish paper.
Weather here has been gorgeous.
hugs
Marion

Carla S. said...

This is stunning, Mina! I love the image! Wonderful paper-piecing! The paper is perfect!

Maris said...

ohhh mina how lovely this one, what a great card xx

Lau W said...

So lovely card, the dress is fantastic, love this image !
xxx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Lol, you crack me up! I would NEVER dare to think about putting my hiney in skinny jeans either. Very scary just to think about.
Your card is gorgeous Mina! I love her hair blonde, can't wait to see you color it darker too. ~jeni :)

Rea said...

Beautiful card Mina. Hope your fingers are feeling better now.

jo said...

Oooo, Mina, she's just gorgeous and that paper is so striking!
Jo x

Frea said...

Hi Mina, sorry for being such a lousy blogfriend, I have a chronic lack of time LOL!! Love your today card, great colour, it's like an art deco card. Hugs Frea

Debbie said...

Hi Mina, I know exactly how you feel with regards to burning straightners, I constantly burn my fingers, ear... so careless and thats doing my own hair. What are we like and yes it really stings for ages. Stunning card dearie - so beautiful.Gorgeous papers and beautiful image.Love the prints.Pretty butterflies too.Love Debbie x

Jill said...

wow stunning card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

coops said...

gorgeous card mina.i really love this believe image and stunning colouring and paper piecing :D

xx coops xx

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful Mina, I love the image and she is coloured to perfection as always. your papers are a super choice.
hope the fingers heal soon...did you stick em in cold water.....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow MIna - this is gorgeous .. i love the paper on her dress
Re Hair straighteners i am surprised in have any fingers left!!
Lisa x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - I love your card - as ever, your colouring and paper piecing is perfect!
I too have short hair, and I really struggle with my daughter's hair - the best I can manage is 'half up' or 'all up' LOL!
My day yesterday was so busy - I started cleaning the bathroom at 11am, and by the time I'd cleaned 3 bedrooms, tidied and dusted the living room, hoovered through downstairs, cooked the evening meal, done 2 loads of washing, sorted and put away clothes, bathed the children, changed their beds, and finally did the ironing, it was 11pm - I was kn******d!!!
I hope you've had a fun day crafting today.
Love, Andrea xx

Rufus said...

Mina, this one stopped me in my tracks! Everything about it is just really special. Can't wait to see you use her again! Glad you enjoyed your "handbag duty". You do make me lol. Seems to me these days that's my job for my Mom! Hope the fingers healed up for more crafting, otherwise we're all gonna be a bit annoyed with DD!
R/

June Nelson said...

Mina these are Jaw deopping Im just trying to pick mine up off the floor!!!!! fantastic cards darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect paper choices for this wonderful card, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning creation Have a great day Ginny x

Andrea C said...

This is WOW!! Stunning x

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