Wednesday, August 08, 2012

every girl has a bad lipstick day...

Good morning everyone I hope your all having a great week...ok hands up all those who thought I wouldn't get started again and would have another play instead...well your all right, I did start I promise I sorted out all my cards and bagged them up ready for Phil coming in to take them to the rubbish tip, which he did...but I did stop half way through for a play too....so best of both worlds...today it has to be finished though as Phil has said if it isn't done by the weekend he's going in to do it... aaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh there is no way on earth I'm letting him rummage through my stash throwing everything he thinks is rubbish away, would you?...so it has to be finished...last night I came on here to read your fab comments and wow all your ideas were fantastic, some I had already tried, like the local special needs unit, they make their own cards to sell and don't take ones from other people...I have to tell you though I had hundreds of cards and I'm not exaggerating I promise you there were hundreds, when you think I make at least one card a day you can imagine how many there was, I just wouldn't have had enough hours in the day to sort them to give to different places, I have made a promise to myself though that I will try and find a way to sell some and give others away from when I move, I know there were a lot of you shocked at the thought of me throwing them away but I honestly didnt have anything else I coukd do with them in the time I had...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me Challenge, this time the theme is to use something digital so anything you want as long as it has a digital element on it...isn't this stunning Crafts and Me Sara Burrier digi called Phlox Princess just stunning, but shes having a bit of a bad lippy day, I used a deep pink ink for her lips and it mustn't have been quite dry when I made the card...I didn't notice until I was doing this post and it was too late to make another, so she will just have to put up with her lippy error...I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with these lush papers I found at the bottom of yet another pile of cards...they are Basicgrey from the Bittersweet collection, the plain one is called Crushed Berry and the patterned is Raspberry Cream...lush rich pink colour aren't they...I finished with some deep pink lace, a winged charm and a couple of pearls...the sketch I made up as I went along but I'm entering this for the Basicgrey Challenge and the Papertake Weekly challenge ...right I'm off back to my craft room for a few hours then out for coffee with my lovely Dad who is all well and back home again, he doesn't even need his glasses, although its weird to see him walking around without them...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx
p.s. has anyone noticed anything wrong with blogger, I cant change the colour of my font for my links like I used too, I used to colour my links to match my card (I know Im sad you dont need to tell me lol)...any ideas how I can fix it anyone?

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
clothes and flowers in hair - shading pumice stone,
pink is a mix of worn lipstick and a touch of barn door

28 comments:

Linda said...

That is not a mistake on her lips. The lucky girl has been smooching on some handsome prince and he is going to carry her away to live happily ever after.

Chrissy said...

Well said Linda, I was going to say she's been kissing someone..lol..gorgeous Mina, love the colours and pretty embellishment on the lace..beautiful colouring..

Luv CHRISSYxx

tilly said...

love those lush colours, she is beautiful......... how criminal to throw all those cards away, I would have stored them at your Dads till you moved than made it my first job to find them a good home after you got straight lol
Tilly

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Mina, love your colour. Your image is beautiful.

jacqui x

Sue said...

Morning Mina,pity about your cards.
Love your card,the image is gorgeous,love the kissy lips.
Fab colouring as ever.
Now be strong and go empty your craft room before your Phil gets in there.
Hugs Sue xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mina, gorgeous image and such beautiful colours

Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

Just lovely Mina love your choice of colours.AWE cannot believe you threw your fab cards away!! but needs must I suppose when you are moving.Enjoy your day with Dad.
Myrax

Irene said...

Stunning colours on this one Mina but it's GREAT!!!
I cannot believe that your stash ended in the bin..did you at least rip off all the gorgeous embellies/flowers/ribbons to re use ior am I silly asking this???
You simply produce toooooooooooooo much LOL!!!! Guess that what comes with being in so many DT's. All my cards are for someone so no stash at all ca you believe that????

Hugs and behave otherwise your hubby will finish the job for you boohoo!!!!

Irene

Christine L said...

OMG Mina.... you're throwing them away??? Such a shame!!!!

Today's card is fabulous.. such a shame you didn't save it till tomorrow for our launch of In the Pink..... it would have been perfect!!! LOL!

Hugs
Christine x

rachel said...

beautiful Mina - sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do! Hugs xx

Dotty Jo said...

Another beautiful card! Could you donate your cards to a local charity shop perhaps? Your work is so beautiful I hate to think of it ever counting as rubbish, Jo x

coops said...

so stunning mina.she is really beautiful and i love the hot pink colours.good luck with sorting out your craft room today :D

xx coops xx

Susan Flynn said...

Fab card Mina I love that image she's a stunner! I certainly wouldn't let my husband clear my craft room he would be appalled at how much stuff I have lol!! xx

kanda said...

Gorgous card - I love the fab image and colours.
Such a pity about your cards being thrown xx

Tammy said...

Very lush and pretty card Mina!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your beautiful card has made me sad. It's superbly coloured and your papers are magnificent and your embellishment perfect BUT I can't get over the fact that you sent your already made cards to the dump. I don't actually think I'll ever get over it! Depressed hugs, Lesley

heidy said...

Oh she's beautiful,love those papers Mina!!
Have fun sorting out your craftroom!!
XXX Heidy

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card Mina, what a beautiful image. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

So pretty Mina.. what a shame you had to throw the cards away .. as i am sure someone would have loved them..
Lisa x

caroline said...

lovely card as always Mina, love the colours
caroline woodhall x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful feminine card and gorgeous image I love it -what a shame about your cards -but they do stack up don't they
carol x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! The papers are beautiful and the image is wonderful, as is your coloring! Sorry you had to pitch your cards, but as someone who has 5 years of cards just tossed in bins, I understand and I have thought of doing the same, but haven't worked up the nerve yet. Of course, mine are masterpieces like yours so it would be different!

Mau xx said...

LOL... We are not looking at her lips...honest! Your papers are gorgeous and your colouring is amazing as always..lips aside :O
Its beautiful Mina!
Have a lovely day, glad your Dad is well xx
Hugs Mau xx

Renee said...

Good heavens, I shudder at the thought of my Bill even going onto my craftroom let alone clearing it out!! You best get busy girl! I am crying at the thought of all your gorgeous cards going in the bin!!!
Such a shame no one will take them.
Hugs, Renee

Rose said...

Hey Mina! Your Phlox Princess looks fabulous on this very pretty pink card. Your use of colors is magnificent and you've done this gorgeous image much justice. It's always a pleasure to see your creativity shine! Hugz, ~ Rose

Jacqui P said...

Just stunning Mina! beautiful colour! soo clever getting all those details with DI's!!
Thankyou for joining in the fun this time over at Basic Grey challenges!
Hugs
Jacqui P x

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous image and card, Mina!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

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