Sunday, November 25, 2012

my baubles...

Good morning everyone did you have a fab day yesterday? and an even better one planned for today I hope...we went to the craft and antiques fair yesterday and walking in was like a massive hit of instant was all the smells of the handmade candles and spiced buns and cakes and the sights of the wonderfully made wreaths and Christmas ornaments and there was Christmas carols playing was wonderful and Phil was in his element and loved every second of it, he chatted away with the stall holders and was asking all about how they made the ornaments and wreaths etc...we bought some amazing glittered cupcakes and a couple of small ornaments for our tree (which we still don't have lol)...and there was someone selling revamped furniture and I was so so tempted to buy four retro chairs that were painted duck egg blue with some really funky sixties style fabric for the pads, they were so lush but no matter how hard I tried I could figure out where to use them where they would be shown off, we have six off white ladderback dining chairs so couldn't use them for the dining table and they deserved more than to be stuck in bedrooms so I talking of ornaments I'm quite embarrassed to show you my first attempts above, mind remember they are prototypes and hopefully the real things will get better...well I hope they will

right now for my card for today using this super cute little stamp from Marianne Designs...shes called Daisy Autumn I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced her gorgeous little coat... I think she works great for a Christmas card don't you especially with these lush papers from the Glitz 6x6" Paper Pack - Joyeux Noel pack...I also used a sentiment stamp from the Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Twig & Berry Postmarks set, this is a fabulous set for all your Christmas cards and even for the sentiment inside...everything except the fabulous green satin ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

the fab sketch is from the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge and Im also entering it for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the Gem of a Challenge...we are heading out today I don't know where yet but we have to get my Dad out of the house and his mind distracted from the fact it would have been my Mums Birthday today...of course a bit of spoiling and a couple of hugs are in order for him too...whatever your up to today have fun
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
dress - barn door
boots - frayed burlap
umbrella - barn door, peeled paint
leaves and shading - painted paint, antique linen


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card as always Mina that image is so cute and the layout is beautiful. Love the baubles. Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Mina.
I like your colouring .
Gr Elly

Irene said...

I have a very soft spot for Daisy so I love your card and her paperpieced coat!!
If you don't want the prototype baubles Mina I know an address that's happy to have them lol!!!!

Hugs, have a nice Sunday, Irene

Sue said...

Aw,she is so sweet Mina,gorgeous papers and colours.
Lovely baubles too.
Hugs xx

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card Mina and and the ornaments look good too Enjoy your day with your Dad its pouring down here so no trip out for me today.Myrax

Riet said...

So beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mojca said...

Waw your ornaments are super cute and the card is gorgeous Mina. Hugs! Mojca

Grenouille Greetings said...

Daisy is so sweet on your lovely card, Mina and your ornaments are very pretty too! It's when you hang lots of them that they will really shine. A bit like my recent blog post card; one looks pretty but lots together has more impact. Hugs, Lesley

Lau W said...

Oh so nice ornaments, superb ! And your card is so adorable !

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Love that little girl in her cute little paper pieced coat. Love your ornaments too. Wish I had time to do something else but Christmas cards. At the moment I'm obsessed with getting mine finished as soon as possible.

Kat xx

coops said...

gorgeous card mina.fabulous papers and design and i love the image and your baubles are gorgeous, i love the tree one ;D

xx coops xx

Renee said...

Awe Mina, your baubles are lovely...they will look fabulous on your tree. Daisy is a real little sweetheart, love the papers!
Hugs, Renee

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card. The colours are so perfect and I love the sort of burlap colour of the sentiment and the wee one's coat!

purpleprincess2007 said...

Gorgeous card Mina as always - that image is adorable and perfect paper piecing! Your ornaments are gorgeous too!
Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

jules said...

Another gorgeous card Mina how pretty are the papers!

Paula Reid said...

Super cute! - thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

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