Wednesday, November 28, 2012

its amazing whats on your doorstep...

 

Good morning everyone are you all having a good week?...I forgot to show what we found at the weekend...this stunning place is literally around the corner from us how amazing is that...Phil shot these stunning photos...I think we have a budding photographer in the family don't you?


there's a University very close by us and this is part of the grounds attached to it...we also found some fabulously huge holly trees with loads of berries and birds...its stunning


we went out for coffee yesterday and a little bit of shopping but I still haven't a clue what to get Phil, I would get him a new camera but I bought him one last year and he uses mine for photos he really wants to take...I'm beginning to panic now, I know exactly what I'm getting everyone except my Dad and Phil ...aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhh help....right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me challenge...this time is our lovely Sara's choice and she chose Ribbon or Trim...so now I don't need told twice to use ribbon do I lol...I haven't made an easel card for ages so decided I would use this stunning Sara Burrier digi called Perched at Dawn from Crafts & Me.and make one...isn't it stunning, I coloured it with distress inks and turned the bird into a Robin, I'm not sure I got the colouring right as I was trying to copy the robins on the bird table outside but they are ssssoooooo fast lol


I glittered her wings and teamed her up with these amazing papers from the Glitz Joyeaux Noel paper pad...I love the subtle shades and patterns in this pad...I bought it from Bunny Zoe's Crafts but its out of stock atm...I finished with some lush holly twill ribbon from Kars and a couple of pearls...the lush sketch is from Chocolate, Coffee & Cards challenge and I'm also entering it for the City Crafter challenge, A & T Emerald Faeries challenge and the Party Time Tuesday challenge too...I'm having a craft day today as theres loads of stuff I need to catch up on and any excuse not to think about Christmas presents for a while lol...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
outfit - barn door, peeled paint antique linen
rob - barn door, frayed burlap, pumice stone
branch - frayed burlap

28 comments:

Margreet said...

I'm impressed by the beautiful photos ànd by your brilliant card, Mina...did you see this gorgeous bird in your surroundings????....lol
xxx Margreet

Caroline said...

Those photo's are gorgeous what beautiful images and I love your card the image is adorable and I love the layout and colours. Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous photos and love your card too.
luv
Debby

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Mina, love the image, just gorgeous, and the birds colouring is fabulous.
Great photos too..beautiful scenes.

Luv CHRISSYxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful photo,s Mina
Your card is lovely.
Gr Elly

Sonia said...

Gorgeous photos dear Mina and adorable card with a fabulous image,so sweet^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Jackie said...

Stunning photographs and a gorgeous card.
I agree about what is just around the corner, the photograph on my card was taken just a mile or so up the road from me :o)
Jackie xx

Jane said...

Looks like a beautiful place Mina and stunning photos too! Well done Phil! I love your card - the image is stunning and beautifully coloured as always - that robin has really cheered me up this morning! hugs, Jane xxx

heidy said...

Amazing pictures Mina and I love your gorgeous card!!
XXX Heidy

CaroleAnn said...

Mina
I will be late for work if I dont stop ooohing and ahhhing over your card - I love it. The bird is perfect and those papers are awesome - I have them but have not used them yet but I would now if I could stay home and play! Love the nature shots too! Hugs

Mojca said...

Such stunning pictures and what a beautiful place you found. I love your card Mina. Such a cute image and great colours. hugs1 Mojca

Carla S. said...

What a gorgeous place you found, Mina! Terrific pics! Your card is stunning! Wonderful coloring of the beautiful image!

kanda said...

This is a fabulous card Mina and the robin is coloured beautifully. I do like your(or should I say Phil's) photos. it looks a really lovely place to have a walk xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mina and what a stunning image. Just beautifu.
Mags
x

judit said...

Beautiful card, Mina, love that bird! Hope you are having a good week! hugs, judit x

coops said...

so stunning mina.fabulous colouring and i love the image, fab photos too, you have some wonderful scenery around you :D

xx coops xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sherri said...

How gorgeous your bird is! You have done an amazing job coloring him. And how lucky are you to live so close to such beauty! Actual holly trees? Wow!

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous Easel card, wonderful image and lovely details to your coloring!

Thanks for joining us at A and T Emerald Faeries Challenges!
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((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell~Alaska♥
(DT)

Debbie said...

Beautiful photos Mina...love your card, such gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC this time.
Debbie x

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely easel card ... I adore the image ... and I love your photos ... beautiful place! Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

Jac said...

Wow stunning card your image is wonderful and so beautifully coloured, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Rose said...

Mina, your robin looks fabulous with his bright red breast on this pretty card. Hugz, ~ Rose

Jules said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the image. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

Charlene said...

Beautiful card and I love your pictures! What an awesome place to live by! Thank You so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Lucille K said...

Oh my lucky stars to see this beautiful card. I just love this digi image thank you for linking to it :)

Linda R said...

This is such a beautiful easel card. I just love that image. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Denise said...

Such a lovely card and love the robin hugs Denise xx

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