Tuesday, May 07, 2013

always follow your heart...

Good morning everyone...well we had a mega trip to garden centres yesterday...three of them would you believe, we got 10 plants, a cordyline (which is a type of tall decorative red grass) and 36 bedding plants for pots and a hanging basket...the deck is going to be awash with colour...many many photos will follow when they all bloom...I cant wait...as to the Japanese Maple that wasn't so successful...the cheapest one I could find was £39.99 and tiny, I refuse to pay that much when all the plants together didn't cost that much...we did find a stunning Eucalyptus tree though, six foot tall and a fantastic olive green with red branches for a bargain £18 but we couldn't fit it in the car with the rest of the plants...well we could have but my Dad objected to being left at the garden centre even after we bought him coffee and promised we would come back for him on Saturday lol...we got loads planted up when we got home but ran out of pots so I guess we can pick up the tree when we head back to get more pots...aaaaaahhhhhhh I have a devious side to me lol... right now onto my card for today...this is the stunning Sugar Nellie Make A Wish from the digital Home Grown Collection at Funky Kits...isn't she beautiful, I don't think I did her justice and will have to give that dress some paper piecing in a few weeks I think, it will be fun will all those layers I think don't you? I coloured her with my usual distress inks and glittered her wings and star on her wand, well I couldn't resist and you know the crafter's rule don't you...if there's wings there's glitter lol...I teamed her up with some of the amazing papers from the Kaisercraft - Elegance 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished with a sentiment and border from the same pad and a few punched glitter card stars...the fab sketch is from The Sweet Stop Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge and the Brown Sugar Challenge too...I'm going to have some crafting time today, I'm determined to get ahead with things just in case the mojo demon sneaks back and steals it again...whatever your up to today I hope you manage some fun crafting time too...have a good one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - frayed burlap, antique linen
dress - scattered straw, antique linen
shoes, star and tips of wings - evergreen bough
shading - pumice stone


ellyscard creatief said...

This is so beautiful Mina.
Love the colors.
Gr Elly

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous papers Mina! Love the softly coloured image, beautiful as always. Hugs, Wends xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mina - love the greens - glad your garden centre trip went well - sounds wonderful xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck, cheers Sue N x

caroline said...

great card Mina, she is so sweet, lovely papers used.
glad to hear you had good time at garden center, we have a place near us that only sells Japanese maples and reasonable prices.

Shazza said...

beautiful card Mina. I spent yesterday gardening and then put my neck out this morning coming out of the shower. Off to docs soon...flippin sore!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. Such a sweet image and love the design and colours.
Sounds like your garden will look splendid.

Talis Bastelballon said...

Wundervoll.Der Stempel ist toll.

Liebe Grüße Petra

Tracey Boley said...

Hi Mina

This is a super card.

Lovely papers,image and layout.

Sentiment is great.

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Good luck


Hanneke said...

Wow Mina, your card is gorgeous! Such a wondeful color combo and the image is adorable. Hugs, Hanneke

kanda said...

Another wonderful card Mina, beautiful colours xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Mina. Love the sweet image and the soft coloring. The sparkle looks great on the wings and wand. Pretty papers too! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Renee said...

Such a beautiful card Mina...you always pick such lovely papers to go with your fab images! Sounds like you had loads of fun at the garden center. It is still a little chilly here to plant anything but I am itching to get at it! I too would love to have a Japanese maple but they won't survive our cold winters. Have fun planting!
Hugs, Renee

Anonymous said...

So pretty card you have made:O)
Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges.
Have a wonderful day @-->--
Hugs DT Lee

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Mina. Great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stop this week!

Indy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the colors and the glittery accents! Thanks for sharing at The Sweet Stop!

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