Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The fabric of life...


Good morning everyone...I need a cyber hug this morning, our Daughter is off on her trip and I hardly slept last night worrying about her...isn't that terrible seriously, Mina get a grip girl shes 28 I say to myself but it doesn't make any difference whatsoever and I wont settle today until I know she is there safely, settled in and has her first day training behind her...how soppy is that next thing I will be wanting to arrive in the hotel to tuck her in lol...the thing is she would be so embarrassed if she knew this was how I felt as she is so independent and left home about 6 years ago...she would be the one telling me to get a grip...so I'm not sure if I need a hug or a good shake lol...well I managed to get a hair appointment yesterday and my busted sofa look has as last gone, instead I have a super short style very like Jamie Lee Curtis's short cut...every time my hairdresser finished she decided I would suit a little more off and I was ok with going for it...so super short it is and feels lovely and light and no I'm not showing you a photo I hate my photo taken and it gets worse the older I get lol...right now onto my card for today which is using one of my all time favourite digis from Sugar Nellie...shes from the Simply Adorables collection and is called Amber...she is amazing to colour like all the Adorable...I used my distress inks for her and teamed her up with papers from one of my new buys...I cant resist new paper pads and bought four this weekend from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...these papers are from the lush Kaisercraft - Needle & Thread 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad, gorgeous aren't they...I finished by adding a few buttons and a pink checked ribbon bow from my stash...I made the sketch match the paper as I didn't want to hide the sentiment etc but I'm entering it for the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge, Stamps+Fun=Creativity challenge and the Crafty Catz challenge too...I'm having a crafting morning then making dinner for the men in my life, Phil, Dad and our Daughters other half are all here for dinner...whatever your up to today give someone you love a hug it will do you both the power of good
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar,
hair - frayed burlap, antique linen
eyes - peeled paint
flowers - victorian velvet, peeled paint
shading - pumice stone

25 comments:

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and colours and not forgetting the cute image.
luv
Debby

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Stunning, you never fail to provide inspiration Mina.

We never stop worrying about our kids.

Cheers,
Kasey

Lou said...

Hi! this really is one very gorgeous card,the design is just perfect and love your colouring and pretty detail too Mina.
I don't think we will ever stop worrying,take care.
hugs Lou.xx

Jac said...

Oh Mina I think it's all part of being a mum, I'm already worrying/dreading my daughter going off to uni in 2 years time! Lol. Beautiful card so soft and delicate and embellished perfectly, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous card, such a pretty image, beautifully coloured and your layout is perfect! Sending cyber hugs too - it's perfectly normal for you to worry about your daughter, no matter how old! I'd be more bothered if you didn't care!! Mxx

Irene said...

It's gorgeous Mina and fab paper!!!!
Your daughter would be soooooo not happy with you being all soppy on your blog whahaaaaaaaaa!! Sounds all so familiar and mine is 29 and lives in Newcastle so Mina, be happy she's almost always "around the corner" instead in another country!!!

xx Irene

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a lovely card Mina.
Gr Elly

Sonia said...

Such a cute image Mina^_^
Gorgeous card my dear^_^
Have a lovely day,
Sonia

My'scardcorner said...

Like the theme youve chosen on this one Mina and the image and colouring are fantasticEnjoy your mens complany tonight,
Myrax

Mojca said...

oh waw she is gorgeous Mina! And I love Jamie Lee Curtis's hairstyle!!! Oh and I just wish I colud have her body too lol!!! You must look fabulous I am sure with your lovely hairdo. hugs! Mojca

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Mina! Love the papers and gorgeous image! Fantastic coloring! Hope you manage while your daughter is gone. Hugs!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Sweetie this is awesome. Your colouring is gob smacking gorgeous.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Janette said...

A beautiful card Mina and I so love the shading on her face....
I am sure your daughter will be fine, but do we Mums ever stop worrying, I think not, same the world over..xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mina. Super image and colours and love all the buttons.
You never stop worrying about your children.
Mags
x

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Margreet said...

Awesome card Mina....your colouring is fab...those hairs look so real!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card....wauuuu
hugs Tamara

rachel said...

stunning card Mina and don't worry about being soft - my mum tells me you never stop worrying - I'm currently 44 so really you've a long way to go!!!! It just shows that you care! Hugs xx

Yarncrafter said...

I love your card. Your soft coloring is awesome, seems almost powdering soft. I'm just learning to color with copics, but wow, the way you colored with the distress inks is fabulous! Today is the first time I've been on your blog, but it won't be my last. I'll be spending an hour or more looking at former blog posts. Thanks for the beautiful card. Love everything!
Rae

coops said...

so stunning mina.she is really beautiful and i love your pretty details :D

xx coops xx

112531028586175566079 said...

OH WOWZERS!! You colored her with distress inks? But which the markers? I mean how, lol!!! I can't get over the details! I just learned to blend with Copics and became certified and THOSE are hard enough, lol, but distress inks!!?!? I'm wowed! Do you have a tutorial on this? xox

112531028586175566079 said...

OH WOWZERS!! You colored her with distress inks? But which the markers? I mean how, lol!!! I can't get over the details! I just learned to blend with Copics and became certified and THOSE are hard enough, lol, but distress inks!!?!? I'm wowed! Do you have a tutorial on this? xox

www.theblankpapyrus.com

Aunty Sue said...

Oh Mina this is so special and good luck with our challenge at Crafty Catz this week

Angela said...

Wow Mina,your card is so wonderful and the image is really gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at SFC.
Many greetings
Angela

Barbara Bruder said...

Mina, your card is darling. Love the sewing theme and all the sewing accessories you've used.Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month
Barbara - SNSCC coordin.

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