Tuesday, February 18, 2014

a stamp is not just for Christmas...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and having a fantastic week...it was a strange day yesterday, one of those days when you seem to be doing loads but not getting much done if you know what I mean...I had to book flights for my lovely Dad as hes going to a funeral in England...such a sad death of a young Nephew in tragic circumstances so not the best reason to be travelling and my Dad doesn't travel well alone now so Phil is going with him...I wanted to go but am not feeling up to travelling atm...I seem to be waiting ages for my operation don't I but it has only been about six weeks feels more like six months though...wish it would hurry up but the waiting lists seem to get longer and longer by the day here...so I will just have to be patient I guess...but anyway their flights are booked and they are away from Thursday for a week...don't know what I will do by myself for a week but my craft room is in desperate need of a clean up...Phil popped his head in the other day to ask if I wanted a cuppa and left shaking his head and muttering 'how can you find anything in that mess' lol...so a clean up is needed...that should keep me busy for a few days anyway and if I find some extra goodies I will do a candy...fancy some candy???...right now enough waffling...my card for today is using another Leanne Ellis stamp from Sugar Nellie...I know this little cutie is called Poinsettia Girl but it doesn't mean you can only use her for Christmas...I coloured her flower blue/green and made the card a bit more spring like and I think she matches it great...what do you think?, do you use Christmas stamps all year round too?...I coloured this beauty with my usual distress inks and papers from the lush Kaisercraft - Secret Admirer 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad...the flowered centre paper has metallic flowers and is gorgeous...the tag I used is from the same pad too...I added a yellow bow made with some Organza Ribbon - Sunflower (25mm Wide) and finished with a Prima flower and a punched heart...the pad and ribbon are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the lush sketch us from the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and I'm also entering it for the ABC Challenge and the Feeling Crafty Challenge too...right I'm off to get Phil a new shirt for going away and some bin bags for the rubbish in my craft room lol...whatever your up to today I hope you don't have to waste a lot of it cleaning and tidying...take care and I will speak to you all tomorrow
Mina xxx
p.s. my colouring today is using the rubbish paper not the older one like yesterday's...what do you think is it better with the older one?...I think it is but would love to know what you think

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - frayed burlap
outfit and hat - wild honey, antique linen, iced spruce
flower - iced spruce, wild honey
shading - pumice stone


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful Mina. Loving the soft zesty colouring.
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Mojca said...

She is gorgeous Mina! Can't wiat to get me one of this cute stamps. hugs! Mojca

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and colour Mina.She is one you can use all year.I dont have any that would do.
Have fun in your craft room.
Sorry to hear the sad news,hugs Sue xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Another beautiful card Mina, and I totally agree that this is an anytime stamp! Sending big hugs your way as you sound as if you need a cyber squeeze or two at the moment, Jo x

Kay said...

She is gorgeous Mina and if you hadn't said that she was a Christmas stamp I would never have known. Love the fresh spring colours and it is a lovely card. XX

christi said...

wow, cool card. I had to look at it for a bit and focus on all of it's goodies. I hardly noticed the large flower. ok so maybe i'm blind as a bat but I think I will go with the rest was so radiant. yeah, that's it. hope your surgery will be soon and you'll be fit as a fiddle. hopw the miserable weather is missing you.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Mina, your card is so pretty, i love the colours & layout.
Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x

Nikki said...

Pretty card. Love the colours. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Oh, so sweet, so sweet. Love the lovely spring/summer colours.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. We hope you will join us again next week.
Pia xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. You would never guess she was a Christmas stamp.
Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin' xxx

Juls said...

I love this stamp too, she looks great in those yellow tones!! Hugs Juls

Dortesjs said...

stunning card and your colouring is so beautiful

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