Wednesday, March 13, 2013

not just for Christmas...


Good morning everyone hands up everyone who is sick to death of this horrible weather...yep me too...don't you just hate it when your well laid plans go astray...plan was to take my lovely Dad out to lunch to give him his card and tell him we were all going out to dinner then a pipe died in the lane leading up to our garden and the water board decided yesterday was the day to investigate and dig it up so I had to stay in just in case they needed access to the house and garden (where there's three manholes) because they cant do it without someone being in, of course that was after the workmen had given the lane at least three coats of looking at...so plans were changed...by the way do you know how many men it takes to dig a tiny hole?...apparently seven...two to lean on brushes, four to watch the digger dig the hole and the digger driver lol...oh and to save the environment they all arrived in four vans and a lorry with a massive trailer too so not too much fuel used there lol...so the plans were kinda put on hold until we all went out to dinner, my Dad wearing his Birthday Boy badge, me and Phil, our beautiful Daughter and her other half...he thoroughly enjoyed himself, loved his birthday present (a trip to County Mayo staying in a beautiful little cottage in the mountains) and got a little embarrassed when the waitress brought out his cake complete with candles but giggled anyway lol...he had a fabulous evening though and is looking forward to going away next month...right now onto my card for today which just goes to show that you can use Christmas papers all year round...I used papers from the Kaisercraft Turtle Dove paper pad I bought before Christmas from Bunny Zoe's Crafts for my card along with this super beautiful digi from Crafts and Me...shes a Hannah Lynn digi called Queen of Hearts...I coloured her with distress inks and finished with some lush glitzy Cosmic Red/Silver Glitter Ribbon-25mm , a seam binding bow and huge dragonfly and butterfly charm...the fab sketch is from the Stamp with Fun Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Papertake Weekly Challenge (3 papers, 2 metal embellishments, 1 bow)  too...I'm sure there was another one but cant remember atm...there goes the hole in my head where my memory used to be lol...my day will depend on workmen again today I think whatever your up to today have a good one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
eyes - shabby shutters
hair - black soot
background - antique linen, pumice stone
outfit - antique linen, red is a mix of fired brick and Victorian velvet

17 comments:

tilly said...

a very striking card in those lush deep reds, she's so pretty
Tilly

ellyscard creatief said...

It's a lovely card Mina.
Gr Elly

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful card Mina loving the charms. Glad Dads birthday meal at least went well.
Myrax

Janette said...

Brilliant card Mina, soo love that Dragonfly pin, gorgeous...
I think your Dad is one of the lucky one's, it's always nice to hear ..xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, what a beautiful thing to do for your dad, he's truly special! Your card is so sweet, lovely colours. Ruby x

rachel said...

glad you eventually got out with your dad Mina and that he had a lovely time! Love your card - especially that dragobfly charm - stunning xx

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is stunning, Mina! Fantastic coloring and design! Glad your Dad had a nice birthday celebration!

Dianne said...

Oh Mina,I'm so sorry about your day and glad you finally got to go,and I'm sure it didn't matter to your dad what time he got his wonderful gift and his best gift spending time with his family. I had to laugh at how many men does it take to fix a hole, well I guess its the same around the world, they work just like that here too. Now this card is the BOMB!!! What a fantastic card,beautiful papers, you've colored it beautifully, love the dragon flies.Thanks for sharing this awesome creation and hope you have a good day..

Mojca said...

oh this card is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the petty image and great colours. hugs! Mojca

coops said...

so stunning mina.she is fabulous and i love your rich red colours, so lush :D

xx coops xx

kanda said...

Gorgous image Mina, and lovely rich colours. Glad your Dad enjoyed his birthday dinner xx

Sharon said...

Wow Mina, this is gorgeous. The image is beautiful as is the colouring. The colour scheme is stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sandra Schabel said...

Wow adorable Hugs Sandra

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! This is magnificent! I'm really only looking and admiring, Mina, I'm like 20 cards behind on your blog and I need to catch up! Hugs, Lesley

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Striking!! Love the depth of colour and the amazing image. Fab card. Hugs, Wends x

Andrea said...

Wow - great card - wonderful motiv and great coloring the motiv. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is gorgeous Mina! Beautiful image and embellishments. Thank you for joining the Papertake Weekly challenge this week :)

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