Saturday, December 21, 2013

distress inks vs lady grey tea...


Good morning everyone how are you all...all finished then?...is your present wrapped and food bought...nope? me neither lol...well the curse of 2013 is still with us I'm afraid, my Niece was in Hospital and my Uncle then yesterday I found out my cousin had a heart attack and has to be transferred from our local hospital to a larger one for a pacemaker...they are all being sorted and on the mend hopefully and that's the three so no more hospital troubles...finger, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed...I only have a few things left to buy and of course the big food shop...going around supermarkets at Christmas you could be forgiven for thinking they were going to be closed for a fortnight not just one day wouldn't you...its nuts how much food is bought and money spent on it at this time of year and looking around the shoppers there is always so many miserable faces, I sometimes thing if we spent less time and money worrying about food and gifts we might even remember the essence of Christmas and start to enjoy it...what do you think?...right now my card for today...can you see the smudging? that's what happens when your enjoying a cup of Lady grey whilst your gazing out of the window...just one little drip and its smudge city...I thought I had managed to save it until I saw these photos so will have to reink this cutie and this time no tea in sight while I'm colouring lol...so ignore the smudges and pretend its perfect...this little cutie is from the new CC Designs release...this is the gorgeous CC Designs Rascals Sking Henry coloured with my distress inks (and lady grey lol) and glittered with Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust...I teamed it up with some stunning papers from the beautiful Kaisercraft - Marigold 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad although its not a winter or Christmas pad I think the colours and patterns work great for this one don't you...I added a bow made from Gingham Wired Edge Gold Thread Ribbon - Blue, a stamped sentiment from the C.C. Designs Naughty Or Nice Sentiments (the tag is from the paper pad) and a few buttons from the Primary - 25g button pack...everything I used today is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I made the sketch up as I went along but am entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Brown Sugar Challenge and the Craftitude Challenge too...I'm off out to town today for a little mooch what you up to?...whatever it is I hope you have some festive fun
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - antique linen
outfit - stormy sky, shabby shutters, pumice stone
skies and poles - antique linen

12 comments:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable.
luv
Debby

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and adorable card Mina.
Gr Elly

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely card. Have a great Christmas :)

Squirrel x said...

Nope, can't see the smudge hun! Such a cute little guy. Good luck with the shopping (mine's done, smug grin). Have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs xx

Renee Butchart said...

I can't see the smudge either Mina! Looks perfect to me. My shopping is done, wrapping finished & yesterday I made soda, wheaten & potato bread for a good old Ulster fry on Christmas morning. Our biggest worry at the moment is staying warm...going to -37C tonight...can you say roaring fire & rum & eggnog!
Hugs, Renee

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

LOVE your card Mina and can't see the smudge at all! Think you got away with it x Love this sweet stamp too, and your layout and papers are delish. Happy Christmas lovely, praying all your loved ones are safe and recover well. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you've been to me this year. Hugs, Wends x

Linda Compton said...

Nope I can't see a smudge either. Maybe the smudge is on your glasses. LOL Darling little winter card Mina.

I am all ready for Christmas. Heading to my daughters for Christmas. We will probably do some more baking there. She has a brood that loves to eat!

Merry Christmas to you and Phil. So glad your dreaded 3 is over for 2013.

mags said...

This is lovely Mina. Such an adorable image and I can't see any smudge.
Mags
x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mina :-) the image is very cute ( I can't see any smudges either :-)) and I love the torn papers and colours ,,,, fab :-)

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year :-)
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image!

Praying for you and your family members! Hope they all make a full recovery!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

hugs...
Melissa

caroline said...

stunning card as always mina, such a cute image and excellent coloring as always, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
caroline dt

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