Sunday, November 04, 2012


Good morning everyone...thank you all so much for the well aimed boot up the bum but it didn't work because...I have the cold....right all together now aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh you poor thing...I'm coughing sneezing and sniffing like a good un...poor Phil came home to me lying on the sofa feeling really sorry for myself and lying in a massive pool of self pity lol...good thing is there is a cold going round but it seems to be one of those quick virus thingies (technical term) that doesn't last too long so your kicks wont have gone to waste and as soon as I can get myself out of my pool everything will be back on par there was nothing done at all yesterday and we were supposed to head out for afternoon coffee when Phil got home but the pool wouldn't allow me lol...I couldn't even head out with my lovely Dad as he COPD and I couldn't risk giving him a cold because it never stops there with him it always gives him a nasty chest infection and hes way to precious to pass it on too...Phil's grand he never gets anything at all, in fact he hasn't even had any childhood illness' that we all got...isn't he a lucky one, well in one way but then he gets to look at the hangdog, snotty expression on my face when he gets home doesn't he lol...anyway enough self wallowing and sniffing and onto my card for cute is that fabulous Edwin Magnolia stamp, hes from the Christmas Story release and is called Edwin with Windling Fern...I coloured him with distress inks and paper pieced his hat and sweater with some of the stunning papers from the new Echo Park - Winter Wishes pad...I used the same pad for the background paper but I stamped the trees on it using the Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Turtle Dove stamp set, the sentiment is from the same set too, I love these Kaisercraft stamp sets they are such a bargain for what you get, I finished with some Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust and a gingham ribbon bow from my stash...everything I used except the ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I made the sketch up as I went along but am entering it for the Midweek Magnolia's challenge, Tildas Town challenge and the Marvelous Magnolias challenge too...right I'm off back to my bed with a box of tissues and a couple of tablets for my pounding head...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one and watch out for those virus' they sneak up on you when you least expect them
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
shorts - pumice stone
socks - milled lavender
shading on paper piecing - pumice stone
fern - peeled paint, shabby shutters


scrappymo! said...

Totally pretty image and card. Love the soft colours you used!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Mina the image is beautifully coloured and I love the soft colours you have used. Caroline xxx

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, I hope you are soon over your cold :o)
Jackie xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Georgeous card.
Gr Elly, Roemenie

Irene said...

Haha lame excuse to not start finishing the paint job in the house Mina!!!
Your card is super with these soft colours and huge bow.....hang in there!!


Sinikka said...

Such a cute image and lovely paper. Love the glitter trees.
Hugs Sinikka

Sue - bearhouse said...

sorry to hear you are feeling poorly Mina, your look after yourself and hopefully you will be feeling better soon.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and the colours are beautiful

Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card mina love how yourve done the trees in the background.Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Mad Moose said...

Oh Mina, I hope you're feeling better soon. I had that stinking virus thing a couple of weeks ago. It took about 4 days to clear it and feel human again!

Love the card, such a gorgeous image and I love the papers. x

mariska said...

Hi Mina

What a fantastic christmas card did you make. He is really lovely.

Hugs mariska

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. Absolutely beautiful and so very delicate. Adorable image too.
Love Sandra xxx

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous Edwin card, love the paper piecing Mina!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Lau W said...

Hope you feel better soon Mina !
Your card is adorable, so sweet !

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Mina, I love the patterned snowflakes and the sparkly trees!

Feel better soon, colds are just the pits!

Tags xx

Mojca said...

What a gorgeous card, love the image so much and your beautiful coloring. Oh so sorry to hear about your cold. I had it 2 weeks ago and ti went away only this weekend. Hope you get well soon. hugs! MOjca

kanda said...

Super card Mina. Hope you're soon feeling better xx

heidy said...

What a lovely card Mina!!
XXX Heidy

Linda said...

Oh Mina this is another AAAHH card. The colors totally rock on Edwin. So sorry you got the ickies. Drink lots of OJ and rest take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina..lots of lemon and honey! These bugs are a real pain, no doubt we'll be going through our share this winter. Your card is adorable, lovely subtle colours. Ruby x

A Casa di Ale said...

Ciao Mina bellissima card molto bello il timbro che hai scelto belli i dettagli
Ciao da Ale

A Casa di Ale said...

Ciao Mina bellissima card molto bello il timbro che hai scelto belli i dettagli
Ciao da Ale

Sonia said...

Cute image and gorgeous tree:))
Wonderful card:)

Mau xx said...

oh no!!! Poor Mina, Hope you feel better very soon xxxxxxx Lots of honey and lemons :) Keep our lovely Dad safe or we will be after your blood.xx
Love the card, the paper piecing is super.
Huge squidgy hugs....from a
Mau xx

coops said...

so stunning mina.gorgeous sweet edwin and i love your sparkly trees and colours :D
i hope you are feeling better soon :D

xx coops xx

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, this is beautiful!
hugs Yvonne

Grenouille Greetings said...

So sorry you are feeling poorly, Mina! It hasn't adversely affected your card making talents. Edwin looks gorgeous in his paper pieced had and jumper and I love your sparkly Christmas trees and lush bow! Hugs, Lesley

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Mina. Love the image and gorgeous layout.
Hugs Sharon. x

Rufus said...

Aw you poor thing. Nothing worse than wallowing in your pool of misery, lol. Glad to hear that Phil never gets these things. Good idea to stay away from dear Dad, that wouldn't do at all for him to catch it. Hope that you feel much, much better by today!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tina Makuc said...

What a fantastic Christmas card Mina!! Love Edwin's dress and those trees are awesome..
Thanks for joining us in our very first Marvelous Magnolia Challenge..
Hugs, Tina

Tina Makuc said...

It's me again..
Just wanted to thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Tilda's Town too..
Good luck in the draw Mina..
Hugs, Tina

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Mina! Love what you did with the clothes on mr. Edwin!!! Looks fab! Thanks for joining us at the Midweek Magnolias this week. Good luck in the draw! Hugs, Elizabeth

Karen said...

Oh Your card is beautiful, I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Tilda's Town this week

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