Friday, February 01, 2013


Good morning everyone wow can you believe its February already...I think this year is going to fly by as fast as last year at this rate don't you...ok who's bright idea was a greenhouse for Phil then?, wow how expensive are they I could take him on holiday with the price of one, I better get saving hard lol...we went to the supermarket yesterday and because I haven't done a big shop since Christmas I got a real shock at the prices, they have just shot up...has anyone else found that lately?...or maybe it just seems that way in the mean months after Christmas lol...I have a quick question for you does anyone have any ideas for something special for my lovely Dad's birthday, something memorable but remembering he's disabled and cant do anything strenuous so no bungy jumping ideas please lol...right now onto my card for today which is using a freebie I picked up from the fabulous Krista's blog of Saturated Canary fame...this is the beautiful Hugs & Kisses (sorry she is isn't free anymore I'm afraid), I coloured her with my usual distress inks and teamed her up with these stunning papers from the Teresa Collins 6x6" Paper Pad - Now and Then pad I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished my card with a lush cream silk ribbon and a couple of Roses...the fab sketch is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Saturated Canary Challenge (Love Story) (oops too late) and the Bearly Mine Challenge too...I'm having a crafting day today, some colouring and cutting out I think is called for, I think cutting out is the best thing for relaxing, in fact I find it so relaxing I have actually fallen asleep doing it lol...whatever your up to today have a lovely day and I hope you manage to fit some crafting in too
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
outfit - pumice stone, victorian velvet, spun sugar, fired brick
hearts - barn door, fired brick, spun sugar
box - pumice stone, victorian velvet
eyes - shabby shutters

p.s. just wanted to let you know that the pre order is all go on Bunny Zoe's Crafts for the stunning new 

they are so so cute and there are a couple quite unusual so all you need to do is just click on the image to go there


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this image, my blog post yesterday and love to see how different she looks coloured in different colours. Such a pretty card. I thought greenhouses would be expensive. I find my Mum very difficult to buy for now. I would suggest a scrapbook of memories for him but if his Birthday is soon you wouldn't have time to make it.

Squirrel x said...

What a stunning card Mina! She is so gorgeous with your beautifully delicate colourwork, love her to bits. Sorry for lack of visits recently, I've hardly had time to turn round!! Know exactly what you mean about the supermarket prices - they nearly had to call an ambulance to the tills for me last week :o( Hugs Sxx

tilly said...

such a pretty card, she's cute

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully coloured image, Mina and lovely papers and lush bow! Hugs, Lesley

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mina - I love the image and that newsprint works so well - love it xx

Sonia said...

What a wonderful card you have made my lovely friend^_^ This image is so charming^_^
Have a beautiful weekend my dear^_^
Big hug,
(I sent you an email^_^)

Karol L said...

Cute card and I love the colors. As for prices at the markets yes they are shocking, funny how everything is going up but the ole pay check.

Many years ago I made a quilt for my Father in law, I had all the siblings trace their hands on paper and put a message on the prints to their Dad, I then stiched the messages and handprints onto material and place on the quilt with a message that whenever he needed a hug to wrap the quilt around him and we would all be there with him. When he passed away the family had him buried with the quilt because he loved it so much.

Lisa Jane said...

oh this i sooo sweet .. and i love the newspaper DP
Lisa x

DebraK said...

Beautiful card--love your hair and skin coloring. How about a helicopter ride for your dad? I'm thinking of giving one for hubby for Valentine's Day. All guys seem to love airplanes and helicopters. I think it would be an awesome adventure. Prices for groceries are higher here in the US also... unfortunately, wages are still stagnant... :(

Mojca said...

waaaaw it's gorgeous! I loveeee the colours and the pretty image. hugs! Mojca

mags said...

A beauty Mina. I love the papers you have used and that lush bow. I know what you mean about supermarket prices, seems to go up every week.

Linda said...

Oh she is a cutie and making it free makes it all the cuter! Love those pouty red lips you gave her too! I'll have to think on that present for Dad. Love the helicopter ride though.

When I went shopping last week, I almost had a stroke when the checker told me the final total. Then the next night my son says Mom, do we have anything to eat in the house? I did have a stroke then LOL

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

This is beautiful Mina - stunning colours and papers!! Love it!! Hugs, Juliexx

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