Tuesday, August 14, 2012

strange and spooky...

Good morning everyone from the land of the boxes...that's what our house is beginning to feel like, I'm even having to start climbing over them to get into rooms, although I'm sure all you people who have done this will know exactly what I mean, there always has to be a huge mess before it all comes together doesn't there...I have to tell you about the freaky, spooky weather we had yesterday...it started as a cold really dark cloudy day, then it heated up so fast there was steam coming off the roads, then the skies turned black and we had thunder, lightening, sheet rain and the temperature dropped again, then bright red skies that looked like they were on fire, it was so spooky and strange, we just needed some hail and snow to finish off the set lol...I really shouldn't watch War Of The Worlds you know, the skies looked just like it did in the movie and freaked me out totally, it was all I could do to stop myself running down the street screaming 'the world is ending' (not really lol)...right now onto my card for today which is using the beautiful Jasmine from Sugar Nellie, I love this range of stamps don't you, they are so so pretty and girlie...I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with a half sheet of paper I think is from Basicgrey but don't quote me on that I'm not 100% sure...I used a bit of kraft card for the design too...I finished with some lush pink ribbon and a knot, buttons and a gorgeous sparkly pink rose...the sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering it for the In The Pink Challenge and Paper Pretties challenge too...guess what I'm doing today, bet you cant lol...whatever your up to watch the skies the end of the world is coming (I'm running down the street as I type lol)
Mina xxx
p.s. I forgot all about the mood board I will pop back later when I have more time and post it

distress ink colours
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
clothes - spun sugar, victorian velvet
frog - crushed olive
flowers and leaves - victorian velvet, crushed olive


tilly said...

sounds like a real spooky day, at least you won't need to water the garden lol.....this is such a pretty Sugar Nellie image, they are so cute, love the craft butterflies

scrappymo! said...

She is so soft and lovely!

Jackie said...

It will all be worth it in the end Mina LOL.
What a delightful card and image, and beautiful colouring as always :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy said...

I think the weather has gone crazy where ever we live Mina..such a gorgeous card, beautiful, soft colouring, and a fabulous image.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh what odd weather, nothing like that here. Girgeous card, I love this range too, love the pink and cream.

Squirrel x said...

I'm guessing your craft stuff will be the last to be packed, lol!! Another gorgeous card hun, love the colours, and Jasmine is so pretty. I adore her impossibly skinny legs, but I guess with fairy wings you don't need to worry too much about legs. Hugs Sxx

rachel said...

just beautiful Mina - sounds like the sky really was weird - glad I didn't see it! Too spooky xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hello there fellow Pink lover. Isn't it fabulous about the launch of In the Pink? I stopped in for a closer look at your card. I'm linked at #1 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

Mina this is totally gorgeous! Love your work those wings are fabulously sparkly.

Kasey ~ in Oz

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful card Mind love that flower.

Naomi Johnson said...

beautiful card. Love the image you've used. Weather here in Birmingham wasn't that weird but very oppressive; it triggered one of my migraines it was so bad. Hopefully your weather will be better today, its clear skies here at the moment x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous card Mina

jacqui x


Gorgeous card Mina - the fairy is so pretty. The soft colours, the papers, the beautiful embellishments - all totally delicious!
Thank you for joining in the fun at our very first ITP challenge - hope we will see you again!
Hope the weather improves!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super pretty sparkly card! Don't fall over those boxes! Hugs, Lesley

Tine said...

I seem to be living in a land of boxes - but only as I am running out of space for everything! LOL. Love the soft colours, Mina.
Tine :)

Lau W said...

So sweet card Mina, so pretty image !
Here the weather is grey today, the summer is bad this year pfff !
Have a nice day ! :-)

Sue said...

Stunning card Mina, such a sweet image and coloured beautifully

Hugs Sue

Irene said...

Glad you survived the spooky day and stil have the time to show us pretty things Mina!! I used one of the ribbons from your lush 20 meters candy (a tiny bow but just perfect on this card!).
Take care and don't stumble over all those boxes!!!

xx Irene

Carla S. said...

This is precious, Mina! I love the paper and the sweet angel! Wonderful coloring and sparkle!

Sue said...

Hiya Mina,such a sweet card,love the soft colours and image.
We got thunder and lightning last night.The sun had fell off by that time so we got a light show.
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!
Lovely flower.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

so beautiful mina.gorgeous soft and pretty colours and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Mina, wow the card is just gorgeous!! thought i would pop on to see your latest as i haven't been blogging as much due to technical probs!.I shall have to scroll down now to catch up with your news im sure to smile!!! lol!

Jeni said...

Lol...we will just start calling you Chicken Little. "The sky is falling, the sky is falling"!
Your card is just gorgeous! Love the dew drops on your rose and your coloring is so soft and beautiful. ~jeni :)

Renee B. said...

Lovely card Mina...such fab colors!
That certainly does sound like spooky weather. Could you get it sorted out by the weekend as my DIL is flying off to Belfast to visit her Dad! (wish I was going too) Be careful climbing over those boxes!
Hugs, Renee

Print VIP cards said...

This is so nice card. So beautiful design with the best color. I appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

Christine L said...

Hi Mina

Ooooh that weather certainly sounds odd!! Don't blow it over our way please..

Your card is beautiful.... such a delicate shade of pink... and that gorgeous image is always one of my favs! I love your DI colouring too... wish I could master that!

Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at In The Pink.. we are so excited to see so many pink lovers sharing their passion.. Hope to see you in our future challenges too!

Big hugs
Christine x
In The Pink

crafty-stamper said...

What a beautiful soft feminine card and love the girly image-I know just what you mean about the war of the worlds sky !!!!!
carol x

Laura said...

Congrats on your win!! x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card with awesome colouring. Congrats on your Pefect Pink award ! Well deserved ! Shirleyx


Hi Mina - congratulations on your Top 6 win at In The Pink - do pop over and grab your badge!
Sylvia x

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