Tuesday, October 09, 2012

the long awaited dress...

Good morning everyone are you all well and having a good week?...well the hair is cut but the girlie things had to go on hold as our beautiful Daughter had to work late so they will have to wait until later in the week...I did buy a navy nail varnish but having tried it out last night its more suited to Halloween than a wedding and with my very long nails makes me look like a wicked witch so I will go back to the idea of the diy french manicure instead I think...I have also been hobbling around the house in my new high heels...I never wear heels except boots I'm definitely a sneaker girl and even wear them with skirts...I love converse style shoes they are so comfy..so I thought I better try and get used to my heels, its isn't working though and I have started to look a bit like a kid in her Mums shoes and feel like one too lol...I think Phil likes the heels around the house though, well except for the tappy noise on the wooden floors...the photo of my dress and the cashmere cardigan I bought to go with it are below...the photo is very bad and doesn't do the beautiful heavy linen fabric and underskirt any justice at all but at least you can see the colours and get a better picture of what it will look like with the hat and shoes...right now enough wedding waffle lol onto my card for today which is using another of the gorgeous new digis from Sugar Nellie I'm loving this release are you?

this little bit of gorgeousness is called Forest Friends...I coloured it with distress inks and used a Marvy pen for the bright red...the stunning paper is from Basicgrey's Hello Luscious collection and is called Zesty...it isn't a Christmas paper but it works for it don't you think...I finished with a red gingham bow and a couple of green pearls...I'm not sure where the sketch is from but if you know let me know so I can give them credit...I'm entering this for the Craftymess challenge and the Delightful challenge too...I'm off to try and give  my mojo the kiss of life, wish me luck I need it...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair and animals - antique linen, frayed burlap
clothes - pumice stone, crushed olive, shabby shutters
red - marvy pen
shading - pumice stone

the dress that caused the second outfit trouble lol


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Mina love the image it's so cute and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Those papers are such a perfect match for your sweet image. The layout reminds me of last week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, one of my favourite challenges. Love the dress. I can see why you couldn't resist it. Good luck with the heels!

Chrissy said...

Oooo.. my Bunion is screaming for you Mina, I make my daughter wear my new shoes to break them in for me, cannot take the pain..ouch...gorgeous dress, I love the colours and can visualize the hat with it, very classy...now this card...it is stunning, I love the image and amazing colouring..gorgeous card..beautiful papers..love it.



Tracey said...

Your dress is lovely mina, you will look gorgeous :)
Your card is wonderful too (as always).

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and equally gorgeous outfit. I don't envy you tottering around on those heels, I gave up with them years ago :o)
Jackie xx

My'scardcorner said...

Oh Mina I love that dress and butterflies are so in this year love the colours too. Your card is so pretty great layout.

Irene said...

Great card and lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyy dress Mina, will be beautiful with your new shoes (if you manage to wear them lol!). Ever since we're retired old poops I wear sneakers/flat shoes so any heel is a PAIN!!!!!!!!NO blue nails pleaase, are you ....???!!!!!!! How about very soft kind of lilac like in the dress?????????

xx Irene

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card! This image and your coloring is fine. Your dress is lovely. hugs, Helena

Anonymous said...

It's stunning!
Love that image:)

Tanya said...

Fabulous card! I love the colours and that image is adorable :) And beautiful outfit, you'll look a million dollars! Good luck with the heels, I can identify with you on that front lol, converse all the way!

Tags xx

rachel said...

beautiful card Mina - that image is just adorable - loving your dress too - you'll look fabulous in it! Hugs rachel x

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous card and gorgeous dress.. i am the same in heels lol
Lisa x

Mojca said...

Waw the card is so gorgeous and the dress is stunning. It'll really go well with your shoes and hat.
hugs Mojca

christi said...

the image you chose today is so cute. great job with it.

nice dress, good idea to nix the blue nail polish. is the coat navy? it looks purpleish here. have fun with the new shoes, ouch!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the papers and the sweet image! Your wedding outfit is beautiful! Can't wait to see pics of you wearing the whole ensemble!

Lau W said...

Oh you will be so pretty with this dress Mina !
YOur card is adorable, so sweet image !

Renee said...

Awe, what a sweet card Mina! Your dress is lovely. As for the high heels...I would break a leg for sure if I tried to wear them now...never did do well in heels!
Hugs, Renee

rosie said...

gorgeous card Mina. love the image. fab colours.

your dress is gorgeous x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina
Such a gorgeous card - I love the papers.
And a beautiful dress - I bet it looks gorgeous on and perfect for a wedding.
(I worked for Laura Ashley for 10 years - and had some amazing bargains sometimes - that was when I bought clothes instead of crafting goodies LOL!)
Love, Andrea xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.lush paper and i really love the sweet image.
your dress is stunning too,i love the colours.you`re going to look fabulous :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mina. The image is gorgeous and love the red paper.
Your dress is just lovely and keep practising with those heels.

Sue said...

Fabulous card and image Mina.Love the paper.
Gorgeous dress,can't wait for the photo's.
Hugs Sue

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, I hope your feet dont start to hurt as much as mine did at my grandsons wedding I had to change them before the reception as I had my corns giving me grief. Your dress is gorgeous and Im sure you will look stunning it in.
Your card is just beautiful, I love those new images and you really do make such gorgeous cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mad Moose said...

stunning card. Love the papers and such a cute image. Love the dress, I can see why you had to have it. I love wearing heels, I just hate braking them in! In sure you'll be fine in them

caroline said...

i love the dress Mina that is just the type i would have gone for, i know what you mean about heels, i never seem to go anywhere to wear them, much prefure flat shoes. good luck getting used to the heels, i hate new shoes full stop they always seem to kill my feet.

Love the card so sweet.

caroline x

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