Sunday, July 14, 2013

forever blowing bubbles...

Good morning everyone did you all enjoy the hop yesterday and I hope you didn't forget to leave your comments along the way for a chance to win some was really hazy and foggy here yesterday still dry and hot though but we didn't get the hottest day of the year that was we are still looking forward to that...we had to head to some garden centres yesterday because we had a minor garden crisis...something was eating the leaves of all our gorgeous new plants and leaving them like lace and on close inspection they are infested with tiny caterpillar type larvae and aphids so although I'm against using chemicals I don't like the idea of killing the good guys too but we had to get something to stop them in their tracks before the sweet pea were devastated to death didn't we...I managed to find an organic spray so Phil sprayed everything yesterday evening and we will see what happens...keeping my fingers and toes all crossed....oh btw I took some photos of the decking now its all flowery and colourful and will post them next week for you to see if your interested that is of course lol...but good thing is B&Q was our first try for a spray and we spotted a bargain two seater seat swing and couldn't resist buying it for the garden...well who can resist a bargain for the garden eh but I was cursing it after two hours of putting it together lol...right now onto my card for today and yes I actually managed to make one cute is this little darling...shes from the incredibly cheap C.C. Designs Sweet November Mermaids set, I think this set is a bargain for three stamps...I coloured her with my usual distress inks and used some Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust to glitter her tail and top...the papers and sentiment are from the Kaisercraft - Miss Empire 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad...aren't those colours so lush....I finished with a few scattered pearls from the Mixed Bag of 3mm Flat backed Pearls, a bow made from Organza Ribbon - Orange (25mm Wide) and a single jade coloured rose...everything except the rose is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the fab sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches and I'm also entering it for the Inspire Me Friday Challenge and the Creative Corner Challenge too...Phil's off work tomorrow so he's had a long weekend this weekend its a Bank holiday here, he's getting a bit bored to be honest and I think we need to head out today so I was thinking maybe a picnic or something similar, what do you take on a picnic?, we love to take little tapas type things and a few sandwiches and of course dessert...whatever your up to today I hope you get out and about and have some fun too
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - gathered twigs, antique linen
eyes - peeled paint
tail and top - shabby shutters
shading - pumice stone


Mojca said...

Oh Mina it is such a lovely summery card. I love picnics, I live in the city and a picnic just isn't the same if you can take it in the countryside. Have a lovely Sunday. hugs! MOjca

Linda Compton said...

Lovely summer colors here Mina. We are watching the Scottish Open Golf tournament on TV and admiring the beauty of the land. I wanted to show my husband your pics from your holiday. You certainly live in a beautiful country. Would love to see the deck pics too. Go get those buggie things Mina.

Sharon said...

Your card is beautiful Mina. The image is so sweet and I love the gorgeous papers.
Hope you had an enjoyable picnic.
Hugs Sharon x

mags said...

A lovely card Mina. Super little image and love the papers and the gorgeous bow. Would love to see some pictures of your decking and well done on the bargain swing seat. I have one and just love it.

Debbie said...

Beautiful colours and papers!!
I love the glitter on her 'tail' and that big bow!!
Thanks for playing along for Tuesday Morning Sketches birthday party this week!!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh she has quite a lovely face. Great card! Thank you for celebrating TMS' 4th birthday with us.

Laura said...

Gorgeous card! I have these mermaids too, and they are so fun to color! You've done a beautiful job, and I love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining the Birthday fun at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so sweet, Mina! Love the sparkles :)
We normally take cut-up veg and fruit on a picnic, plus sandwiches or even the little grill to make hamburgers or the like. Then again we're also picnicking with teenage boys....probably doesn't matter what we bring as long as there's lots :P
Thanks so much for playing with us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches birthday party! Good luck in the prize draws!

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