Monday, April 09, 2012

we should all sparkle now and again...

Good morning everyone did you all have a wonderful Easter weekend, it isn't finished here as today is a public holiday too...well Sunday lunch was the biggest of success, my poor Dad and Daughter have both come down with some mystery virus and felt really rotten (although that could explain why I haven't felt the best for the last few days) they had high temperature and felt ill, so there was a lot of leftover food and lunch was at 2 and everyone had left by 3.20 leaving Phil and me to watch Happy Feet and Jurassic Park before nodding off for a few hours...I hope they are feeling better today the poor things...there's a virus doing the rounds here atm but hopefully not everyone will get it...they all had plans for today too which have had to be shelved...I really feel for them its rotten being not well isn't it...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge, our host this month is the fabulous Dorcas and she chose Ribbon or Twine, great choice but instead of my usual ribbon I chose twine...the stunning cute stamp is from The Greeting Farm and is called Glimmer Bean, I paper pieced her cute little outfit and coloured her with distress inks, she suits those colours don't you think...the lush paper is from the Glitz 6x6 Paper Pad Vintage Blue...I'm loving these fabulous Glitz paper pads...the twine is from the Sew Easy Bakers Twine Neutrals set but I dyed it a little with some scattered straw distress inks, I did this by adding a few drops to some water and soaking the twine in it...when it was dry it was tinted yellow...I will definitely tint more like this its a great way of altering the colourway slightly to fit with your colours...I finished with the sparkle sentiment which is from the same GF stamp Glimmer Bean...we should all feel like we sparkle now and again shouldn't we, even if its just us that notices lol...the sketch is from Sweet Stampin but I'm like the cows tail, always behind lol...I missed the deadline for it...I'm entering it for The Cutie Pie Challenge, Anyone for Anya challenge and the ATC's & Cards with attitude challenge...I'm off to the supermarket with my lovely Dad today is hes feeling any better, I don't think its a good idea but he wants to go out for food shopping so will do as I'm told lol...whatever your up to today have a fantastic Easter Monday and when you have time check out the rest of our wonderful DT's work over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge
Mina xxx
distress inks used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - scattered straw, antique linen, frayed burlap
wings on heart - stormy skies

28 comments:

June Nelson said...

Morning me darlin this is gorgeous and what a clever idea to dye your twine!! I do hope everyone is feeling better today, rotten blomin viruses, wouldnt you think in this day and age they would have something to combat them. Have alovely day with your dad hunnie if hes up to it, love and hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sinikka said...

Good morning, Mina. A made a lovely card again. Such a cute image.
Feeling sick on Easter is not funny. Hope that your dad and daughter will feel better soon.
Today I'm off from work and I will do some cleaning and crafting.
Hugs Sinikka

Janine said...

oooo what i cutie, ppssst you can play with anyoneforanya this week...

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a cute card Mina, the image is beautiful coloured!
Hugs Jacqueline

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Mina...great colouring and pretty papers!
xxx Margreet

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Mina,love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

tilly said...

there are viruses going around here as well, lucky not us. a very cute card and love the sunny colourway
Tilly

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. So pretty and such wonderful pretty colours. Love the papers and your fabulous image.
Love Sandra xxx

Chrissy said...

Very sweet card Mina..and so sorry to hear your D and D were not well, what a shame, hope they are both feeling better, and hope you and Phil dont get it..take care...

Luv CHRISSYxx

My'scardcorner said...

cute card Mina. Hope your Dad and daughter are feeling better today still a holiday here too and just been to the supermarket lovely and quite for a change.Hope yours is too.
Myrax

Catherine said...

I hope they all feel better soon.
Gorgeous card, love the monochromatic feel to it and the papers are lush...

Janette said...

Hi Mina, Oh I think this is such a cutie pie, and yes, we all love to sparkle some times....

Sorry the family were ill, hope they are all soon recovered..take care.xx

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - your card is gorgeous - I love the colours.
Sorry your daughter and Dad were not well yesterday - I hope they are better today and I hope you don't get it!
Love, Andrea xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and darling image. Love the tough of contrasting color, really makes the card pop!

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous and the image is so very cute love it :)
Hugzz Val xx

Sarah said...

A beautiful make Mina oh' this Virus going around is awful my wee great nephew ended up in hospital yesterday as he collapsed!!! he is only 12yrs old, but thankfully he is at home now and doing a lot better, and hope your Dad & daughter are feeling much better today chum, you take care too...
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Mina! Love the colors and the cute image and sentiment! Sorry your family isn't feeling well! Hope they feel better soon and that youy don't get it full blown!

Lau W said...

Hope your dad and daughter are better now !
Your card is beautiful, love the twine !
xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card hun, fab image and your colouring is gorgeous, love the twine bow, hugs Liz xx

Alyce said...

Mina this is so cute! I love the beautiful colours you have used and that layout is perfect :)

scrapbookertink said...

Adorable card Mina, love the stamp, take care, Doreen x

coops said...

so stunning mina.i love your colours and fabulous image and design :D
i hope everyone is feeling better soon.

xx coops xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the papers and the cute image.

Lorraine said...

I love this TGF image - so cute and you have colored her beautifully - love her hair! Hope your dad & daughter are feeling better soon - rotten virus.

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww Mina, this is gorgeous! Love your delicate colouring of her hair, its magical!

Great idea with inking the twine too, it looks fab!

Hope everyone is much recovered and they werent just avoiding your roast dinner! lol ;)

Good health to you and your family hun, and having a smashing week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Annemarie en Merit said...

What a nice card, I love the cute little girl, beautiful coloured!
Thanks for joinig us at teh Anyone for Anya challenge this week!

Merit and Annemarie

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love the sparkly attitude of this card, you're right we all need to sparkle more--Thanks for entering at ATCs & Cards With Attitude.

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