Sunday, July 01, 2012

the fastest needle in the west?...

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a fantastic day yesterday and didnt get too wet...remember yesterday I was saying about my beautiful Daughters time saving fancy dress outfit...well...guess who rang me half and hour before she was leaving with the pleading 'Mum can you do something with my costume its not quite right' voice lol...she wanted the sides of the front ruched so her legs showed a little, so out came the needle and thread and all the layers were ruched and stitched in under 15 mins...see fastest needle in the west lol...dont you just love that our kids think we can do anything in no time at all, I was the same with my Mum I knew she could sort anything out...well we went out to lunch yesterday but by the time lunch was finished the heavens had opened again and the water was running down the streets, so instead of a mooch round town we went home for a dry afternoon watching old movies instead...did you do anything?...right now onto my card for today, now I know I rarely use a stamp more than once (I know its shocking isnt it slapped wrist to me) but I had to use this stunning Whimsy Stamp called Cinnamon Sugar again she is one of my all time favourite stamps...this time I did her with darker hair, Im not sure it worked but it was fun colouring her...I used distress inks and her outfit is paper pieced with papers from the same paper pad I used for the card...they are from the Cosmo Cricket 6" x 6" Mini Deck - Baby Jane I finished with a gorgeous satin ribbon and some of the amazingly cute and pretty Flat Back Rose Cabochons - Mixed Bag these are fab as they are perfectly formed tiny little roses in loads of colours...everything except the ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the lush sketch is from the Willow Sketchie challenge and Im also entering it for the Allsorts Challenge and My Mum's Craft shop challenge too...I havent a clue what we are up to today but I think we might just head on a wee jaunt, you never know where we will end up...whatever your up to today have a fabulous one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen, frayed burlap
cupcake - scattered straw, fired earth
basket - frayed burlap, fired earth, scattered straw

32 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

I can see why she is a favourite Mina she is gorgeous! Hope you have a fab day and get a bit of nice weather for a change x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a super card I absolutely love this image. Oh I feel a big spend coming on. I really like Whimsy stamps and only have a couple.

jacqui x

Jackie said...

Where would our families be without us, and what's more, where would WE be without our families!
A wonderful card and a delightful image :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy said...

From one preforming miracles Mum to another....Fabulous card Mina, gorgeous colouring, love her darker hair, almost looks like a different image, beautiful bow, and love the tiny roses..

Luv CHRISSYxx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable sweet card Mina.
luv
Debby

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and colours really pretty card Jo xxx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

You're perpetuating the 'myth' Mina by bringing out that speedy needle. Thereby proving that Mothers can indeed work miracles! Power to you!

Gorgeous card. I have this sweet image and sadly she is yet to see ink, I know, shame on me.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

My'scardcorner said...

Another cutie Mina and love the backing papers youve chosen. Enjoy your day out we too are getting abit fed up of this rain why doesnt it go to spain lol
Myrax

rachel said...

beautiful card Mina - and I'm so glad you didn't have to labour too long over your daughter's dress - it sounded fabulous! Hugs Rachel xx

Colinda said...

Pretty sunny card!! Over in Holland the sun is shining i will try to send you some. I had to work for 3 days so hope i can enjoy some sunshine today! Colinda

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. The image is fantastic and beautifully coloured.

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Mina, I too can see why you love this stamp so much, she is lovely and your have coloured her beautifully. I love those summery papers too
Hope you hope a great day
Hugs Sue

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Sonia said...

Mina yes!This stamp is really stunning!!It's so beautiful and sweet and cute..big lovely eyes:)And your colouring is perfect!
You made a wonderful card!
Big hug,
Sonia

Frea said...

Hi Sweetie, love your today card, great papers and such a cute image! HUgs, Frea

Sandra said...

Mina, I have been an admirer from afar for a wee while. I just noticed that you live in Northern Ireland and wanted to say that I just visited your homeland (Belfast actually) during a recent cruise that I took. It was such a rainy damp day, but I still enjoyed our day there. I tried to connect with family whilst there but it didn't work out. I would have loved to have gone out into the countryside. Perhaps there will come another day.
Your style of card-making is very unique and I love everything you make.

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Yep, she would be one of my favourites too Mina.A very pretty card.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sue xx

Nancy said...

Lovely card :) but I love that gorgeous little image, nice colouring :)

Renee said...

She's gorgeous Mina & the dark hair worked just perfectly! Sorry you are getting so much rain..it's finally hot & sunny here in Manitoba (do I dare complain that it's too hot?) My daughter & granddaughters are coming for a few day on Tues. & the temps are supposed to be 35&36 Celsius! I guess we will be in the water lots!
Hugs, Renee

June Nelson said...

Its fabulous Mina darlin and I love your colour combo, well done with the sewing!!!! huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

crafty-stamper said...

where would they be without their Mum's and their faith in us is unbelievable !!!Hope she enjoyed her fancy drees party.We have got away with no rain today but plenty of black clouds.Great image and love the papers and that bow
carol x

coops said...

wow so stunning mina.she is a gorgeous image and i love your fab papers and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lush papers, delightful cabuchons and gorgeous little girl! Super, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

Pia S said...

What an adorable little girl - beautifully colored! A realy sweet card, love the color scheme you've chosen for this card - soft and delicate.

Margaret said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors you've used!

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Mina, love the sweet image with her paper pieced dress, those papers look so gorgeous!
Thanks for using flowers on your creation for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous as always Mina! I love the colours, very pretty :) That image is adorable for sure :D

Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges :)

Tanya xx

Gaynor said...

This is adorable, love the stamp and your LO, thanks for joining our challenge My Mum's craft shop, Gaynor DT xx

Anne-Marie said...

I love your card, the pale colours are set off with your own colouring in, fantastic.

Thank you for joining us here at Willow Sketchie Challenge.

Anne-Marie x x

cotnob said...

Lovely card Mina, gorgeous image and fab papers.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
Pauline
x

Fleur said...

WOW, This is beautiful ♥
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

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