Saturday, April 28, 2012

grey can be sexy too...

Good morning everyone do you have anything going on this weekend?...anything exciting to make us all jealous with...my lovely Dad didn't come home yesterday and decided to stay at my Sisters for a few more days...ever had one of those ideas that a few hours later you wish you hadn't had, well I decided to get the bus to Town for a little mooch, so I got myself ready which seems to take longer the older I get maybe its the polyfilla lol, war paint sorted and everything I stood in the freezing wind for 15 minuets and then realised I didn't have any cash on me (I'm like the Queen don't carry cash lol) so traipsed home to find some, didn't find any so rang a taxi but had to wait twenty mins for that then stop at the cashpoint on the way...hows that for an epic journey to go 3 miles, it would have been faster to walk lol...I did all my shopping in Town and bought some food in M&S in the way to the bus stop in time for the 3.30 bus home only to find it has been cancelled and there wasn't another until 4.45 aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh...it ended up with Phil picking me up on his way home as he got to me before the bus...seriously this is the 21st century isn't it and how hard is it to have a cheap regular public transport system, you can see why I don't often use it cant you...right now onto my card for today which just goes to prove that even a grey haired beauty like the stunning Blanche from Saturated Canary can look sexy, I very rarely do CAS cards but this stunning image deserved pride of place don't you think, I coloured her with distress inks and glittered her dress...the lush lace isn't really lace its from a sheet of paper lace I bought at the craft fair which I cut out (dosent it look real) and added some black satin ribbon and a bow too...I finished with some pearls on her dress and earring and added some to the card and bow...I'm entering this for the Fab 'n' Funky challenge, Card Crafter's Circle challenge and the Paper Pretties challenge...I found out yesterday that there's no bus service from my area to the Town at all at weekend...that's nuts isn't it, what on earth do people who don't have a car do, so I wont be going to town today in case you were wondering lol, I'm going to have a lazy day, some old tv movies, a pot of lady grey tea and amaretti biscuits and that's me settled for the afternoon...whatever your up to today have a brilliant hassle free one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
lips - barn door
hair - black soot and a marvy grey pen
dress and eye/ eyelids - milled lavender

57 comments:

June Nelson said...

Shes so beautiful Mina, what a shame, the buses are rubbish!!! they have stopped a couple from where I love to newcastle too its ridiculous, enjoyyour afternoon with your biccies hunnie huggies June xx

Annette said...

Hi Mina
Wow she's stunning i love the colours very sophisticated. Have a good weekend. xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is fantastic the colours are amazing and your detail just first class Know what you mean about the buses Hun,we have,2 here hugs Cheryl xxxxxx

Tracey T said...

Oh WOW!!! Mina, this is just stunning! Love the mono look and, as ever, your colouring is stunning! This has to be my favourite card of yours. Hugs, Tracey xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous card. Great to see a card for the slightly "more mature" person. Really lovely.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A stunning and beautiful card love the colour's and image is gorgeous ,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Penni said...

WOW Mina - She's stunning. I love her sparkly dress.

Hugs
Penni
X

Susan Flynn said...

She really is a stunner Mina and love the hair if only grey hair looked like that IRL!! That lace paper is fab I would never have known. Buses are pants I only go on them when I am in London visiting with my son and that is a good service but anywhere out of big cities its a wing and a prayer I think.xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the wonderful image and colour choices.xxx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Mina,What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie said...

Good morning Mina, how is this for making you jealous. Tomorrow I am off to Macclesfield for a craft day with friends, there can't be anything more jealous making than that, now can there!
I love your wonderful CAS card, you should make them more often :o)
Jackie xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Mina. This is SIMPLY STUNNING. I love it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Tammy said...

The elegance and simplicity of your card is amazing! Gorgeous paper and beautifully colored.

arjette said...

Ooooohhhh this is soooooo beautiful!!! Gorgeous card Mina!!!

gr. arjette.

Irene said...

You could just as well live completely remote Mina, this is horror!!!!!
Your card is sooooooooooo gorgeous, just like I intended to look (DREAM ON!!!!) after stopping dying my hair LOL!!!!

Hugs, Irene

Frea said...

Hi Mina, I am sooo glad I have my own little car! No public transport for me hehe! Love your card and she sure looks sexy! Hugs, Frea

Inge said...

What a classy card!

Have a good weekend Mina.

Shazza said...

flippin public transport!! Sounds like you have a wonderful afternoon planned, wish I could join you. I have housework instead but at least I am out tonight. Adore your card, very striking x

sassy said...

reading oyur post is the reason i dont bother going on the bus id sooner risk the traffic in to the city now..especially as wind and rain hate my hair..and ive had so many years of stndig waiting ..freezing near to the point of tears..so pleased i learnt to drive..a bit late in life but i did it...onto your card oh my she is so beautiful and grey is sexy..not that i fancy grey haired ladies lol!!! but this is stunning love that paper lace and yep looks so real ..enjoy your well deseved rest...hugs sassyx

Laurian said...

What a fabulous card, Mina! I love this image and doesn't she look stunning in grey!
Hugz

tilly said...

She looks beautiful in Grey and that lace is real-looking, what a journey to town, our buses are the same, enjoy your tv this afternoon
Tilly

Janette said...

Oh Mina, WHY didn't we learn to drive when we could...lol...well I did but never took the test as I kept thinking I'll do it later...lol...

Your card is gorgeous, so elegant and very gorgeous, LOVE the bow..wow.xxx

My'scardcorner said...

This is so classy MinaI love it.Yes it can be a long shopping trip if youve to rely on buses.Enjoy your day but keep warm its freezing here.
Myrax

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Mina, isn't she just bootilitious (I have no idea how to spell that word...but you know what I mean). Yes, grey can definitely be sexy too!
A stunning card, glamour and class all the way!
Dot x

christi said...

gorgeous card. oh, mina, i have to laugh so hard at your story. i live in an area that has 2 busses in the am and 2 in the pm, no weekend or holiday service. the nearest stop is over 1 mile away and i live in the suburbs of a large city. i think we need a bike. so we can be a target for all of the cars on the road. have a great weekend.

Маги said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!
Hugs Maggie

Sandy said...

Gorgeous - so elegant and I love the pearl at her waist! Beautiful card and you are the best at using distress inks. Sure wish you would make some tutorials!!
Sandy

Alyce said...

Wow Mina this really is just stunning! Love the grey hair...I tihnk I need to try this more often! :)

ang said...

beautiful card and I agree with sandy tutorials would be great if you ever had the time angxxx

LaJanette said...

This grey is certainly way sexy! I have this stamp and have not colored her; will do so today after seeing this beauty! Your card is just so elegant in the B&W CAS style; LOVE it!

I also am planning on staying in today; with 3 kids age 5 and under trust me when I say; I want to stay away from public places:)

Have a FAB weekend:0)

Hugs;
Janette

heidy said...

Oh she's gorgeous Mina!
XXX Heidy

Renee said...

Wow, grey certainly is stunning...I'm grey but don't look anything like this beauty!!! (wishful thinking!!)
Public transportation really is a hassle...can't remember the last time I took a bus!

jo said...

Gorgeous, classy card, Mina, she's fab!That lace that's not lace is soooo beautiful!And our buses are rubbish too...they arrive regular enough but they're always full!!
Hugs Jo x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - this is such a stunning card, the image is so beautiful and I love the lace paper.
I'm off to the Wonder Wool show tomorrow with my sister, not sure what to expect, but I'm really looking forward to it.
Love, Andrea xx

Jude said...

Hi Mina, what a classy card. Love the way you have coloured her and the sparkle on her dress.

Take care
Hugs
Judex

Hazel said...

Whoo Whoo Mina - grey is so definitely sexy - fabulous.

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

See you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Mina...love the image and fabulous layout too hun :o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is absolutely stunning. I wish i looked just like her!
Lisa x

coops said...

wow so fabulous mina.i love the stunning image and your cas design really shows her off ;D


xx coops xx

susiestacey said...

WOW Mina, this is just beautiful she looks gorgeous in au natural. x Susan x

Mau xx said...

This is stunning Mina, I love Blanche and am determined to have her next. I promised no spending for a week but hey! a girl's privilage and all that ..lol
I love the Paper lace too and the bow is stunning xx
Sounds like you had a mammoth trip to town, and they dare to tell us to give up cars and use public transport... its a laugh.
Hugs Mau xx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow You Majesty....opps I mean Mina! This card is super sexy and elegant. I love it. Lee x

Linda said...

Sexy card here Mina. Love the black ribbon and lace. Looks like a garter to me. That sparkle dress is gorgeous. I'd love to own one just like it. Wonder if it comes in my size? Would love to have one of those Amaretto Cookies and a cup of tea right now! Hugs, Linda

Sherri said...

Only YOU could make grey hair sexy!This card is gorgeous! I love the black lace. Perfect for her!!

Mad Moose said...

WOW! nothing more needs to be said xx

Debbie said...

Very subtle yet sexy.Love the image and the lace.Sounds like you had quite an eventful day - bless you.Hugs Debbie x

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Mina! I love the CAS design and the lace! It does look so real! Exceptional coloring of Krista's fab image!

Nancy said...

Wow, she is gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful Mina!

ellabella said...

What a stunning card!!! Love it. The image is soooo WooWWW

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow what a totally stunning card, awesome colouring, luv her sparkle, striking design, sue,x

Adriana said...

How beautiful did you make this card!! Love how you use the pearls.

Julie said...

Wow, stunning!!!!! Juliex

Pat said...

Beautiful card, love Krista's images and super bow. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Rea said...

Gorgeous! What a shape she has.

Elaine said...

WOW THIS IS STUNNING Mina well done I love this card Hugs Elaine

Jennifer said...

Wow, what style! Love her dress and her pearl earings! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Grenouille Greetings said...

STUNNING! Simply STUNNING! Hugs, Lesley

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