Saturday, September 07, 2013

back with a cricket...


Good morning everyone...I'm back, did you miss me? anyone? lol...we had a lovely time and wow the weather was amazing too...it never dropped below 20c and in September too, isn't that fantastic...the weather must have been about the same at home too as we came back to three dead hanging baskets and all my poor roses drooped over and so dry the soil had shrunk away from the pots...I will load some photos tomorrow of the amazing thatched cottage complete with beams in the attic bedrooms and the even more amazing gardens at the back of it...my Dad had a lovely time too but hes shattered I think we wore him out, we wanted him to have a good time so went to loads of fantastic places, but I'm not sure if my interpretation of wheelchair accessible is the same as some places you know...deep gravel or rocks do not a wheelchair path make as we found out a few times, which meant my poor Dad had to get out and walk which is not really fun for him when your half way round somewhere bless him and the terrible journey home which took two hours longer than it should have thanks to every tractor available being in front of us lol...so I think he will need a few days rest the poor man, but hes off to my Sisters on Sunday for a week so he will have some rest time there I hope...did anything exciting happen while I was away then?, go on spill the beans I'm busting to know...oh and I haven't forgotten about the prize winner for the last Bunny Zoe's Crafts candy I will be back this evening with the winners name...right now onto my card for today...look at that adorable face now who else could draw that but Mo...this is the stunning Fan's Cricket from Mo's Digital Pencil, I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced her outfit with the same papers I used for the card...they are from the beautiful Kaisercraft - Miss Empire 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...lush aren't they, in fact so lush I only had to add a thin chocolate brown ribbon to finish my card...the circle and corner piece I cut from the same pad...I made the sketch up as I went along as I haven't caught up with the sketch challenges yet but Im entering it for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Sister Act Card Challenge and the Creative Corner Challenge too...right I'm off to get ready to go for my MRI this morning so better get the war paint on and head off...whatever your up to today I hope its more fun than we will be having in the hospital for hours, I really don't like hospitals do you? they give me the chills and I hate the smells but they aren't there for pleasure are they, just to help when you need it...have a good one everyone
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlapm tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - black soot
shading - pumice stone
basket - frayed burlap
shoes & cricket

17 comments:

fionalawlor said...

Awww this is too cute!!! Your colouring is beautiful, such a fab card :)
Fiona L x

kbrandy4 said...

What and adorable image and card Mina, so glad you enjoyed yourself!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Claire said...

Glad you had a fab time - good to see you back. Love your card, such a sweet image and fab colouring. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

its good to have you back mina, glad you had a nice time.:D
your card is gorgeous , i love the oriental papers and fab image :D


xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Mojca said...

waw it's really cute, love the image. lovely that you had a lovely time, hope to see some pictures. hugs! Mojca

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mina :-) the image and whole design is fab :-) glad you had a nice time and hope your Dad recovers OK :-D

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Hi Mina, That's a really sweet card! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at the Sister Act Card Challenge blog! ~Valerie

Sammy said...

Oh gorgeous! Love the colours! x

Skye said...

An adorable card. She is such a sweet image. The paper piecing is such a nice tie-in with the design paper

kanda said...

Aah this image is so sweet Mina. Love the design and the paper piecing xx

Debbie said...

Oh this is so darn cute Mina.Glad you've had a nice time away, shame about the journey home.Hope your scan went well.Big hugs Debbie x

Rebecca said...

Hi Mina I love your card and the colours are just gorgeous!

Love From Rebecca xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. Such a cute image. Glad you had a nice time away and had good weather. Hope you scan went okay.
Mags
x

Lisa Carroll said...

Such a sweet card! Love her paper pieced outfit! Thank you for playing along in our Animal Antics challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Mina, this card is gorgeous! Love the paper piecing and the papers you've used too. Love to bits this gorgeous image of Mo's, so so sweet. All really delish. Hugs, Wends xxx

Valou ALLARD said...

Beautiful card!thanks for playing with "Creative Corner Challenge". Good luck!

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