Tuesday, July 16, 2013

watch out for head butting bees...


Good morning everyone are you having a good week?, enjoying good weather too I hope...ok hands up who thought we went to Ikea yesterday...nope...as Ikea is about 1hr 15mins from us we really didnt fancy sitting in a card for all that time in 27degrees...isnt it weird how it can be so hot but cloudy and dull, so instead we had a little mooch in town looking for Phil's Birthday present (yes hes 21 again today)...I hate shopping for men dont you, if you ask a woman what she wants she can give you a whole list to choose including prices and where they can be bought but ask a man and theres not a thing he wants lol...so I have his card (of course) but nothing to give him yet...the only idea I had our Daughter has pinched for her gift for him, cheeky girl...after our town mooch and lunch we were sitting in the garden and I was watching all the bees playing amongst the Nasturtiums and being nosey headed over to watch them gather their nectar...they are so relaxing don't you think...I got a little bit too close and got head butted by one of them, I don't know who was more shocked me or the poor bee although it did fly away probably wondering what the hell it flew into lol...I'm so pleased Phil was inside getting a drink he would have just shook his head and done that little grin...you know the one don't you girls lol...right now for my card for today and its using another of the brand new Summer Adorables from Sugar Nellie...did you get any of them yet, if you did I would love to know your favourite if you haven't seen them all pop on over to Funky Kits and have a look...I love this Ballet Student one she is stunning to colour...all those beautiful folds in her dress and that amazing hair...I used my usual distress inks and teamed her up with these lush papers from the Teresa Collins 6x6" Paper Pad - Summer Stories, I added a ribbon bow from my stash and finished with a couple of pins pushed through the bow and a stunning chocolate coloured resin rose from the 15mm Flat Back Rose Cabochons - Mixed Bag...the paper pad and cabochons are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the fab sketch is from the Sketch Saturday Challenge and I'm also entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Crafter's Cafe Challenge too...Phil's back at work today so I'm going to make him a roast dinner (his favourite) for dinner and our Daughter and her other half are coming for dinner to celebrate his birthday...so I will probably be flitting between the kitchen, garden and my craft room most of the day...whatever your up to today have a fantastic relaxing one and watch out for those head butting bees lol
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - frayed burlap
eyes - stormy sky
dress and shoes - tattered rose, tumbled glass
shading - pumice stone

14 comments:

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.beautiful soft colours and your design and image are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, oh wow what a stunning card, I love the whole design and your colouring is just so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mojca said...

Happy birtday to Phil! Hope you'll have a lovely birthday celebration. Yes I know I men and presents just don't go together, it's really hard to get them anything :))) but I am sure you'll think of something and he'll definitely appreciate it. The card is so gentle and oh so so beautiful. hugs! Mojca

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! Love the soft colors and the sweet image! Happy Birthday to Phil!

Faith A said...

Had to pop in and say what fabulous cards, I love your colouring especially of this little "doll", it is a gorgeous card.

Love your "Dude" as well, which brought me here.

Anna Jasiolek said...

Fab, fab, FAB! This is all I can say about this card and your coloring. Beautiful image. Thank you for your inspiration!
Anna xxx
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cebelica said...

Gorgeous! I really lile the soft colours. Hugs! xx

Lin said...

What a pretty little girl - love her eyes, and you colored her beautifully! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Corysnana1 said...

Oh my goodness, Mina. This card is beautiful. Your coloring is truly lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week.
Cathy xx

Renee said...

Another stunning card Mina...I just love how you color your images! Do you give lessons??LOL Hope Phil had a wonderful birthday.
Hugs, Renee

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe challenge and good luck x

pam said...

such a stunning card Mina, love this image, coloured beautifully with a gorgeous soft colour tone.
pam

Karal Schuknecht said...

Mina, this is gorgeous!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Mina I love, love, love this card! This new Sugar Nellie is divine and she's coloured to perfection by you. Love the papers and layout too hun. Hugs, Wends x

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