Friday, November 23, 2012

and now for something a bit different...


Good morning everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving for yesterday to our American cousins...I got a bit confused this week as I always thought Thanksgiving was on the 25th November but apparently its the fourth Thursday in November, now I never knew that, I love it when I learn something new every day don't you...my lovely Dad is back from Belfast and looking brilliant, hes going back again in a couple of weeks and then again for Christmas...my goodness that man gets about lol...hes a bit more cheerful than he was before but then he wasn't at home if you know what I mean...home is always harder without the people you love who have gone isn't it...so I'm hoping we can take his mind off the anniversaries while hes here and between visits to Belfast...we had to have some 'put the world to rights coffee' of course, I love those chats with my Dad over a pot of Lady Grey and a cheese scone (although the cheese scone was hot and gave me indigestion lol)...I always feel so lucky to share those times with my Dad...I was quite shocked yesterday though as I had to teach a woman in front of me how to get coffee???...its not complicated you know put your cup underneath and press the button...no thank you though all she said was you must spend a lot of time in here...I do mind lol but I wouldn't need too to know how to work a button now would I its not rocket science after all...right now onto my card for today which is a little out of my normal comfort zone but it does you good now and again to get outside it...the stamp is from Just Inklined and is from a Christmas stamp set called Holly Ribbon Chapel...its a fabulous set and I love this holly and ribbon banner and the cute sprig don't you...I coloured them with distress inks and used three layers to raise it up a bit...oh and of course I had to use some glitter on the ribbon of course...the lush paper is from Teresa Collins Designs Christmas cottage collection and is called Tiny Flowers, the stripe is the reverse...I finished with a stamped sentiment on a kraft luggage tag...the sketch I made up as I went along and I'm entering it for the Delightful Sketches Challenge, Crafty Creations Challenge and the Try It On Tuesday challenge...I'm going to do a bit of emptying of the last of the boxes today, yes I know its terrible we still have a few but we wont have by this evening...I need to get them done before we get all the Christmas decorations etc out next weekend...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one and I hope wherever you are you aren't affected by the terrible weather and stay safe
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
leaves and holly - mix of shabby shutter, peeled paint, crushed olive
berries - barn door
ribbon shading - antique linen

22 comments:

Caroline said...

Mina this is gorgeous the layout and design is beautiful. I coloured the same corner stamp today (not as good as yours though). Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Mina.
Gr Elly

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards since my last visit Mina :o)
Jackie xx

tilly said...

I love those papers, not heard of them before, and another lovely design from ink-lined, now get the boxes emptied!
Tilly

Mad Moose said...

A stunning card. I love the simple elegance of the design. Glad your Dad is feeling a bit better, I'm sure you'll keep his spirits up in the coming days x

heidy said...

This is so pretty Mina!!
XXX Heidy

Debbie said...

Wow these digi stamps are gorgeous Mina.Beautifully coloured with distress inks.Love the bit of kraft card on there too.Glad you've got your Dad back home.Times are precious with family.I can't believe how rude some people can be.It costs nothing to say thank you.Have a lovely weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Grenouille Greetings said...

It is different! And it is LOVELY! What a fab stamp, beautifully coloured and sparkled! Hugs, Lesley

Mojca said...

Ohhhh your card is such a beauty Mina. I am happy for your dad being home with you. And can't believe that some people are so rude! Hugs! Mojca

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, great to try something different

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Mina, love the Banner and the mixed font on the sentiment is gorgeous.
Hugs mau xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous Mina, lovely and fresh and bright.

Kat xx

Pia S said...

Your card really caught my eye. I think the combination of the striped paper and kraft piece with sentiment looks great together with your holly and ribbon images.

Whimsey said...

Very nice - love the garland; great colors!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

~Michele

coops said...

so stunning and classy mina.i love how the holly is framing your sentiment :D

xx coops xx

Andrea said...

Hi Mina
It's funny, I said to my hubby last night that I thought Thanksgiving was 25th November and he said it's always the last Thursday in November - well, he was wrong too!
And we still have some packing boxes in our bedroom (we moved house 5 years ago last August - ssshhhh don't tell anyone lol!) My excuse is that they contain sentimental things that I don't want to get rid of but I haven't got anywhere to store them. Keep meaning to buy some kind of wardrobe or tallboy, but time and money keeps running out. At least they're useful for putting clothes on overnight!
Have a great weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the garland. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
Yvonne

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card,Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx

Vivi Morais said...

I loveeeeedddddd!!! Perfect, Mina!!!

xx

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful card! hugs, Helena

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful card! Love your tag and the colors used. Thanks so much i
For joining us this week at digital delight challenges!
Denise
Digital Delights Challenges DT

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