Wednesday, April 18, 2012

some advice needed please...

Good morning everyone, how are you all doing, I hope your well and happy and no sniffles or coughs about...we went to the hospital and got my Dads eye measured but bad news is it may take another 4 months to get it done, but my Dad who says he doesn't get on well with people chattered away to the nurse and almost chewed her ear off, he hardly shut up lol...his hearing is so bad he needs someone in consulting rooms with him or he just nods and they think he can hear them...the last time his hearing was tested the specialist said my voice was the best one for him to hear, its pitch (the pitch he hears in) is lower than normal for a woman...oh well gee thanks for saying I have a mans voice Doc lol, I think its my Geordie accent...well I suppose its nice to be useful for something isn't it, I need some advice or at least our eyes, I'm making my Nieces wedding invitations (yeah I know sucker is written across my brow lol) and I need some wide vintage looking lace in cream or ivory, I have looked online but haven't found anything she likes so if your surfing or looking keep an eye out and if you see any let me know the link will you please, Im sure a few more eyes is bound to turn up something...right now onto my card for today is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me Challenge, this time is our fabulous Mona's theme and she chose Vintage, can anyone explain to me the difference between vintage and shabby chic as I really struggle with them both and get them kinda mixed together...I chose to use this beautiful Sara Burrier image called Hope from Crafts and Me for my card isn't it so cute, I coloured her with distress inks and glittered her wings and balloon...the fantastic papers are from the Basicgrey Little Grey Dress 6x6 paper pad, isn't the colours beautifully muted and elegant, I added some wide lace, the lace was white so I distressed it with some antique linen distress inks and finished with more threaded through a brooch embellishment...the fantastic sketch is from The Ribbon Carousel challenge but as usual I'm like the cows tail, behind and missed the challenge didn't I...anyway I'm going to enter it for the Simon says Stamp and Show challenge, and the Totally Gorjuss challenge...I'm going to catch up on some DT work today as we are going to have a few very busy day which I will tell you all about later in the week...whatever your up to today I hope you have a brilliant day
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
dress and sash - antique linen, stormy sky
tights and balloon - stormy sky

40 comments:

balerinaszydełkowanie said...

:))))

Ali said...

Beautiful card. Sounds like your dad is on top form - sorry cant help with the ribbon xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just so elegantly beautiful. Had a good chuckle at your 'man's' voice ... your Dad sounds like a very special person. Good luck with the invites.
Hugs
Desire

Desire Fourie said...

Just so elegantly beautiful. Had a good chuckle at your 'man's' voice ... your Dad sounds like a very special person. Good luck with the invites.
Hugs
Desire

Cheryl said...

oh Mina Hun hope your dad can get sorted out soon,sounds like he had a lovely time,chatting though,bless him as for your card its just so beautiful just love the soft delicate tones on this Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

June Nelson said...

This is another gorgeous creation MIna. I will certainly keep an eye out for your lace!! I wish I had some and you could have had it!!!! I used a lady in turkey from e bay but I dont think she is selling anymore, but I will check and let y ouknow if she is darlin. Your poor dad, hopefully time flies and beore he knows it the eye will be done bless him, Have a good day, us geordies have to stick together lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Nelson said...

Mina hers a link for someone selling wide vintage lace in halifax if it helps darlinxx
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-IVORY-LACE-Scalloped-edge-50mm-wide-x-1-metre-lengths-Weddings-/120792998922?pt=UK_Crafts_Fabric_Textiles_SM&hash=item1c1fd2e40a

Catherine said...

Fab card, I am also making some wedding invites with lace and I went round local sewing shops to find it in the end....

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous Mina! Lovely image and I have those papers too and they are divine! Love your pearl and gem heart button its so pretty x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Doreen said...

This is fantastic,love the image and gorgeous papers.xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mina,love the paper and very sweet image.
Time will fly for your Dad,my voice pitch is low too.
Have fun with the invites,sorry cant help with the lace.
Hugs Sue x

Mad Moose said...

Stunning! I love the paper and the lace. Gorgous

tilly said...

this is so pretty, I love her hair and those papers, at least your Dad is on 'the list' lol
Tilly

Cyprus Anne said...

Lovely card Mina.
They have a lot of lace here:-http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=181
I don't know if it is any good for you but worth a look.
I have just done all my son's wedding stationary so I knwo the problem with colours.
Take care

Anne

W.M. Cards and Crafts said...

Wonderful card Mina, just love the soft tones. Hope your dad gets his eye sorted soon, bless him and good luck with the invites. Sorry I can`t help with the lace, but will keep an eye open for you. Hugs Val xxx

My'scardcorner said...

Such a sweet card Mina and Im loving that pearl heart on the ribbon. Nothing wrong with a geordie voice lol
Myrax

Sarah said...

Mona this is just beautiful gorgeous image, hope your Dad gets his app soon for his eye check, I was on this ribbon site last night they have lace but you have most likely looked here.
http://www.fantasticribbons.com/ribbon-texture/lace.html
Have a lovely day chum...
Hugs Sarah x

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card MIna, sorry I can't help you though :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa Jane said...

HI Mina... gorgeous card - so pretty .
re the lace Ladybug Crafts Ink does have some cotton cream crochet lace.
here is the link - http://www.ladybugcraftsink.co.uk/cream-crochet-lace---1-15-38mm-271-p.asp

Lisa x

Tammy said...

Very sweet card, the background paper is exceptionally beautiful! Thank goodness your dad has one good eye to rely on while he waits for his surgery.
About the ribbon/lace, brew a cup of tea and drop the lace into the cup for a minute or so. Remove and rinse with cold water and let dry. If you want it darker, return it to the tea. Simple, works like a charm and the results are lovely.

Wendy said...

So beautiful Mina.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Stunning Mina... :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Mina! I love the muted colors and vintage look! The image is beautiful! Sorry it's going to take so long for your Dad's second surgery, but glad that he has the one good one until then.

heidy said...

Such an elegant card Mina!
XXX Heidy

Lau W said...

Your card is so pretty, very elegant !
Fro the lace, I think like Tammy : in a cup of tea ;-)
Sorry that your dad must be wait again !
(and sorry for my bad english :-(
xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, sorry to hear about your dad, he must be so frustrated I hope they bring his op nearer for it makes sense to do that. Ive got to go and have one of my eyes looked at, not sure Im looking forward to that.
A stunning card love those papers and your image is so cute, and your colouring is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - another stunning card - the image is a beauty, and the heart embellishment looks gorgeous.
Sorry to hear your Dad is going to have to wait longer than he hoped to have his other eye done.
I'll keep an eye out for some lace.
Have a great rest of the week.
Love, Andrea xx

Sinikka said...

A great card and so sweet in this pastel color. Like it a lot.
Hugs Sinikka

Adriana said...

Beautiful card!

Janette said...

Beautiful Mina and that paper is gorgeous, I just adore the soft colours.xx

Hope all goes well for your Dad, did they say any chance of a cancellation he would have...xx

Rea said...

So beautiful in ivory. Love the bow, and pearl.

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful.i love the delicate soft colour and paper and such a pretty image ;D

xx coops xx

frances joy said...

lovely card... :)

ursula said...

Have you tried ebay that's where I find a lot of unusual lace, what you are looking for is usually used in sewing because it is quite wide....good luck, Ursula X

Alyce said...

She is just so sweet Mina! Love the beautiful vintage tones of this card and that image is a stunner! :)

Chrissy said...

Another sweet card Mina...Are you sick of me yet..lol...and speaking of voices, mine is, and has been since childhood, very low, loud and low, thats why my clients enjoy talking with me as I'm so loud..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

jules said...

oh my this is beautiful!!!

Rose said...

Ahhh, Mina . . . your Hope image looks fabulous on this sweet and soft vintage-looking card. Hugz, ~ Rose

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi Sweetie! I just adore your card. This image is just so darn cute! Loooove that bling heart!!!! The difference between vintage and shabby chic is mainly the colours i believe. While Vintage is more brownish earthy colours with lots of distressing, you can say that shabby chic is the lighter version. Soft pastels and romantic light lace. Distressing here is great too but not so heavy on the dark colours. I would say your card is more of good mix of the two sorts allthough it might be a little bit more shabby than vintage, if you know what i mean, lol.
Check out Wild Orchid Crafts. They have a fabulous range of lace. I only buy lace from them. And the quality is superb!
Hope your father gets sorted out soon. Take care hunni and have a great weekend!
Hugs...Mona

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