Saturday, December 08, 2012

floodgates opened...

Good morning everyone I hope you have a fab weekend planned and don't have too much bad weather to stop your plans...we are planning on going to a Christmas continental market in town, fingers crossed there is no urgent calls from Phil's work to stop the plans...when I was colouring this cute little Magnolia stamp yesterday it just opened the floodgates to my memories of when our Daughter was small...its such an exciting time of year for little ones isn't it and I remember going to our Daughters Nativity play every year with a mixture of excitement and fear...would she remember the lines we had practised so hard, of course she always did and I loved all the home made costumes with the compulsory tea towels on the head of the Shepherds lol...all the girl had beautiful home made wings and tinsel covered beautiful and full of magic for everyone not just the children but the adults too...I remember holding Phil's hand and squeezing it because I thought I would pop with pride...loved it...oh I have a little shopping hint for you, go late night shopping because the shops are quiet and you can get most of your list sorted in one go, that's what we did last night, successful night except for the fact that I thought the skin was going to peel from my face it was so cold lol...right now onto my card for today...this little sweetie is from the Magnolia Nativity collection...isn't she just so adorable...shes called Tilda as Wiseman, I coloured her with distress inks and added a bit of glitter...the amazing papers are from the Teresa Collins 6x6" Paper Pad - Christmas Cottage pad I love this pad and it will work just perfectly after Christmas too and the sheet of numbers will be brilliant for Birthday cards, the stamp and pad are from Bunny Zoe's Cards and they are both an amazing price at 25% discount so get them while you can...I finished with a couple of bows and a Flower from Kars and a number from the same pad...the fab sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Im also entering it for the Charisma Cardz challenge and The Ribbon Girl blog challenge...I'm off to get the old war paint on to go to the market, then out for coffee with my lovely Dad...there's nothing better than a coffee with the two handsome men in my life...whatever your up to today I hope you have fun
Mina xxx
p.s. did you see I have a Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly candy on atm, its the post below or click on the link in the sidebar to join in

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
outfit - antique linen, shabby shutters, pumice stone, barn door
trim is a merged mix of frayed burlap & Barn door 


Caroline said...

Mina this is so beautiful the image is coloured so beautifully and the layout is gorgeous. Enjoy your day at the market and wrap up warm. I'm going christmas shopping hoping to finish off, getting all the little things for my son's stocking, I love the stocking best of all as it reminds me of being little and my dad trying to be very quiet (unsuccessfully) filling the stocking. Hugs Caroline xxx

Desire Fourie said...

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scrappymo! said...

What an adorable image and lovely card. I too remember my girls and the home made costumes for plays and recitals. I remember my Dad fashioning me a shepherds hook for a play when I was about 7...I remember volunteering to be the shepherd by saying that I knew my Dad could make the hook!!! Poor old Dad...he always came through for us.

You are so luicky to have your Dad close and be able to go out for a coffee with him...Treasure those times!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Mina Love the colors and the layouts.
Gr Elly

KandA said...

What a super image and fabulously coloured. Gorgous card xx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Mina, hope you have a lovely day. Keep warm.
Hugs Teresa xx

Unknown said...

Stunning Mina have a great day at the market.
Chris x

Mojca said...

Waaaaaaw mina she is so adorable and I love the colours that you chose for your card. Perfect. Hugs! Mojca

Tanya said...

THis is beautiful Mina! She's coloured in so fabulously and I love the traditional papers and the holly, just gorgeous :)

Tags xx

Sonia said...

Just gorgeous card Mina^_^
Lovely papers and elegant cute image^_^
Happy Saturday,

Turtle In The Sand said...

These shades of red and green always look stunning. Beautiful coloring to add sparkle and light. Lovely just lovely Mina.

Oh how I cherish all those memories or my youthm my children and my grandchildren. Thanks for reminding me.

Renee B. said...

Beautiful card & beautiful memories!
Hugs, Renee

Kat said...

Great card Mina, that image is adorable. Love it.

I know what you mean about the Nativity plays. When my kids were in Sunday School the shepherds always wore two towels pinned at the shoulders and tied with a belt. And as you said the headdress was a teatowel. Usually with a snake belt to hold it on!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Mina,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.stunning sweet tilda and i love your lush papers ;D

xx coops xx

mulberry station said...

what a fabuous image and card Mina. I love your beautiful papers and embellishments. Thanks for sharing your lovely memories. And, thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Heide said...

This is just adorable. Perfect papers. So glad you could join us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

What a darling card! And what a sweet memory it brought too! Gorgeous coloring and papers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent realization. Beatiful papers. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Mina... what can I say??!! This card is perfect!! I'd love win one of it... It's fantastic!! Congrats!!


Kathie said...

Hi Mina I do hope it didn't rain for your Christmas market. I love your little Tilda this week so looks so cute. Wonderful colours and design papers and your embellishments are perfect. This is a lovely card as usual. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Sharon Basel said...

Beautifully done Mina! This Tilda image is so dear and your memories it brought back so sweet. The papers are lovely and make this such a wonderful Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Sally Dube said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your image and coloring. Love, love, love tthe use of music paper along with the rest of your DP - Love it!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW-DT

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