Wednesday, July 11, 2012

blood...

Good morning everyone, hows your week been so far...weather is still rubbish here and most of the UK I guess, well at least the hose pipe bans we usually have at this time of year will be a thing of the past surely lol...I sat for 9 hours yesterday sticking lace onto cards cutting the lace, and creasing the join with my thumb...my hands were burning by about 9pm last night and I was on my last few invitations (no not finished yet and still a few more elements to add) when I looked down and though where the hell has the red ink come from (its a sneaky thing red ink it gets everywhere lol)...then I realised it wasn't ink it was blood two of my knuckles I had been using for creasing were bleeding, after that I thought I'm off to bed I'm not spilling blood for my Nieces invitations, so two wrapped up knuckles later and I headed to bed...yesterday I spent half an hour over dinner trying to convince Phil its not enjoyable doing that much repetition, he reckoned I loved it...nope lol...right enough moaning from me for today you must be fed up listening to it by now you poor things...my card for today is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me challenge, this time is our wonderful newbie Coops turn to chose a theme, she chose Stitching (real or faux), well I don't really do stitching so mine had to be faux and these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft - Homemade 6"x6" Paper Pad fit the bill perfectly as all the decoration on them is faux stitching...I chose the stunningly beautiful Sara Burrier image called Primrose Princess, isn't she stunning, I coloured her with distress inks and finished with a sentiment tag from the same Kaisercraft paper pad and a twill ribbon bow..I cant tell you which challenge the sketch is from as I have lost my book with my challenge lists in...I will pop back later and put them on...right I'm off out this morning with Phil and our beautiful Daughter for breakfast and maybe a mooch around the shops...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one and if you have time pop on over to our Crafts and Me challenge blog to have a look at every ones amazing work
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin -a antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - faryed burlap
clothes and bird - stormy sky, frayed burlap,

28 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous image Mina its so pretty and I love how you have coloured her! Fab design and wonderful papers! Hope you have a great day out and your knuckles recover!! xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is such a lovely car Mina, what a beautiful image

jacqui x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful card Mina, wonderful papers and a lovely image.
Hugs Jacqueline

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mina, such a gorgeous image and the colours and papers are really beautiful

Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful card Mina love the layout.Have to agree dont think I could do alot of cards or invites all the same hope you get finished soon.Myrax

Frea said...

You poor dear, your niece must be eternally grateful! Making cards is fun, but not if you have to make so many of them. Love your today card, great image. Would also make for a lovely wedding card I think. Hugs, Frea

Marie-Louise said...

Just beautiful. Stunning image and fantastic paper as always.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and image.
I've heard of sweating blood but..... :o)
Jackie xx

Cyprus Anne said...

Great card Mina. You really should take a break from the invitations. When I did my son's I did them in batches. One session making all the embellishments, another putting on the ribbon and then another adding the embellishments and doing them 10 at a time. Do you not have a bone folder for creasing your cards, couldn't do without mine.

Anne

rachel said...

beautiful Mina - hope your hands are ok now!!!! xx

tilly said...

love the detail in the fab stamp and coloured to perfection, enjoy your breakfast
Tilly

Sue said...

Beutiful card Mina,gorgeous image.
Have a lovely day and a good break away from the invites.
Hugs Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning mina.she is beautiful and i love your pretty soft colours :D
i hope your knuckles are less sore this morning.

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hope your knuckles are ok today . a real labour of love lol.
Gorgeous card .. so pretty
Lisa x

sassy said...

oh you poor thing...i bet they feel sore cant believe your using so much pressure i feel for you i did my sons invites and i had to use a setting tool for the roundy holes and my palms were so painful and two on every card 150 in total..so can understand looking back it so worth it but no one would believe you that card making can HURT!!!what we do for the love of our hobby ...your card is again superb love the dress just stunning hugs sassyxxx,,,

Janette said...

Oh Mina you poor girl, aww, told it was nasty doing all the same thing over and over, you deserve a medal girl...lol....Anyways, I LOVE this card, so lovely and soft.xx

Tammy said...

Crafty minds do not enjoy monotony, I'm sure of it! But today's card is another stunner! Absolutely gorgeous!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card, Mina! Is this a new image? I had a look but couldn't find it. She really is gorgeous.
Joyce xx

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Mina! The image is so beautiful! You need a rest from working your fingers to the bone!

Sonia said...

Just gorgeous:)
Kisses,
Sonia

ChrisAndCat said...

This is so pretty, I love your pastel colouring. Hope your hands are better soon.

Rea said...

Hi Mina, beautiful coloring, and card. Pretty ribbon too.

arjette said...

Ooooohhh it's soooo beautiful!!!!

gr. arjette.

mags said...

Beautiful card Mina. The image is gorgeous. Hope your hands are feeling better.
Mags
x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful image with gorgeous colouring-its terrible when you bleed for your craft lol x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful image and card, Mina! Blood?! I was wondering about the title of your post. ACK...don't work yourself to death over the invitations! Can't your niece help with some of the process? Like the creasing or something? I don't like so much repetition either, lol.

Mona Eidhammer said...

Stunning card, Mina! Love the soft colours. Fabulous job, hunni! Hugs...Mona

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