Tuesday, March 12, 2013

its here at last...

Good morning everyone I hope your having a good week despite the snow and bad weather...isn't March supposed to be the start of spring...well I guess that slipped by a week past Sunday lol...well its here at long last, my lovely Dads 80th Birthday, I wont show you his card today as I think he should see it first don't you...he and my Sister came back last evening and they had a fantastic time at the hotel, he said he felt like a king even if he was shattered, he nodded off in front of my fire bless him lol...I just hope he likes our presents as much (ssssshhhhhhh saying nothing yet just in case of prying eyes lol)...I cant wait to see him today for his massive birthday hug though and then out for coffee before I tell him about his first present...right now onto my card for today which is using another of the new Bags of Fashion stamps from Sugar Nellie...this one is the beautiful Chelsea coloured with distress inks and teamed up with some lush papers from the My Mind's Eye-Oliver 6x6 paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished my card with a stunning organza ribbon bow and a few flowers I bought ages ago from a craft sale at The Works...I love this fab Charisma Cardz challenge sketch don't you?...I love to mix shapes like this and think I have an OCD thingy for symmetry lol...I'm also entering this for the Artistic Inspirations Challenge and the Addicted To Stamps Challenge too...I'm off to ring my Dad to make arrangements for today...isn't it strange how much Mum's love other people's birthday's except their own lol...whatever your up to today I hope you have a brilliant one with a little added sunshine
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
eyes - stormy sky
hair - pumice stone
jacket - scattered straw, stormy sky
skirt - pumice stone, stormy sky, scattered straw
boots - pumice stone
bag - antique linen, stormy sky


tilly said...

love the sketch, papers and image, well, the whole card really lol
Have a nice time on your Dads birthday

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely stamp.

Hugs, Astrid.

Janette said...

Lovely card Mina, Happy Birthday wishes to your Dad...xx

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Mina and love the flowers around the ribbon nice touch.
Enjoy your day with your Dad 80 a great achievement anf Happy Birthday to him.. enjoy

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mina - love that bow - and a big birthday hug to your dad - bless him xx

Karal Schuknecht said...

Mina, she is a beauty, and Happy Birthday to your dad.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A great image and card sweetie.


Robin said...

This is very lovely! Your shading is perfect! Love this image too. Hugs, Robin

PS My sister has some blog candy if you are interested at http://www.sydneyssentiments.blogspot.com/

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful card Mina.
Gr Elly

Patrice said...

Hey Mina this is a great en beautiful card.Well done.
Greets Patrice

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Mina! Love the image and your wonderful coloring! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Mojca said...

oh she's gorgeous Mina! I love the pretty papers! happy birthday to your dad and have a lovely day celebrating. hugs! Mojca

Lady Bug Stampers said...

what a beautiful card. I love that image she is so sweet. Your card design is fab as well love your colors.
Linda K.

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.really love your design and stunning image :D
a very Happy Birthday to your Dad too.

xx coops xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Elegant card. Everything in simplicity. Beautiful colours. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

mags said...

A lovely card Mina. Super image and papers.
Happy Birthday to your Dad too and hope he has a very special day

Claire Newcombe said...

oh my, how stunning.
The layout is beautifully balanced, and the colours are matched to perfection.

Thank you so much for entering Artistic Inspirations this week.
Claire x

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Stunning card. Fabulous image, papers and colours. Great use of the sketch too. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous image and papers.

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and I love your great take on our sketch.


Mau xx said...

Hi Mina, The card is gorgeous, such beautiful colours and colouring.
A belated but very Happy Birthday to your lovely Dad. Wishing him Many more happy years.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Sol said...

WOW.. Beautiful image.. Great Sweet colors.. and I love the flowers! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol

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Kay Dalton said...

beautiful, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

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