Monday, January 31, 2011

a rant and a moan-Sweet Stampin challenge+CES challenge+Stamp Something challenge

Good morning everyone...right cover your ears AAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH and a little bit of swearing $*^%$&^* , I gave the Internet fairy a real good talking too but it didn't work yet...I will ring BT today and see what on earth is going on...I can get on sites ok but commenting is taking ages and ages to go through and I have loads and loads to catch up with and I miss my blog hopping to you all, so I'm so sorry but you will have to bear with me a little while card for today is using this stunning little winter image Peek a boo Snowbaby from Belles and Whistles I got this from the fabulous Summer for making the card for the Advent but if your needing it in the UK you can get it at Bunny Zoe's Crafts here and part of the money goes to Breast Cancer charity did you know, sorry about the bad piccies but I forgot to photograph it until the sun was setting and my camera doesn't like that light, I will take another in the light of day...I don't know whats up lately but my crafting confidence is rock bottom for various reasons, don't get me wrong I don't think there's anything wrong with my cards just I'm not happy with them, I see them in my head and make them but they never turn out how I want, I need to give myself a good shake I think...I love this stamp and I love the papers but I'm really not happy with the card and I haven't a clue why...I coloured this gorgeous little thing with Distress inks and teamed it up with more of these lush My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink paper pad, love those colours...I used some fantastic Prima Lace and a lush satin ribbon and bow, I finished with a few gems and a rub on...the sketch is from Sweet Stampin challenge and I'm also entering it for the Stamp Something Winter Something challenge and the CES Bold and Bright challenge too...well I have had a hissy fit and a moan so will leave you in peace to enjoy the rest of your day...have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Sunday, January 30, 2011

some bunny loves you-Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT+A Spoon full of Sugar-Valentine+Papertake Weekly sketch 52

Good morning everyone did you all have a good day yesterday, we did go out to lunch and our beautiful Daughter sporting a brand new short haircut came too, her hair was so long down to her elbows nearly now she has a gorgeous chopped bob and boy does it change her whole appearance she has always looked about 12 even though she is nearly 26 now she looks more grown up and a smart stunning young woman, boy I'm getting old lol...right now whats going on with my Internet, I will have to give the Internet fairy a good talking too I think, it took me an hour and a half to comment on ten blogs last night and then over an hour to post this, so I gave up but will try again today...right enough blethering my card for today is for Bunny Zoe's Crafts so everything on the card if from there, how cute is this High Hopes Peeking bunny , look at that little face, I used distress inks but kept it white just colouring the shadows, then pink cheeks, nose and ears, the circle cut up stamp is another of the Whimsy Love Letter seals stamp set, I don't seem to be able to stop using these...the stunning pink papers are from the My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink paper pad, the wow crocheted doily is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts too how lush are these, if you haven't seen them have a look they are fabulous...all I needed to finish was some buttons from my stash...the sketch is from Papertake Weekly challenge and I'm also entering this for A Spoon Full of Sugars Valentines challenge too...well I haven't a clue what I'm up to today, well except for telling off the Internet fairy of course...have a great Sunday everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. just a reminder you only have a couple of days to join in with my candy so if you haven't already hop on over now

Saturday, January 29, 2011

a little bit of cupcake and kitten love-Mojo Monday 175+Belles & Whistles challenge anything but winter+Simon says stamp challenge Animal Antics

Good morning everyone I have been trying my best over the last couple of days to do some commenting but either Mr Blogger or my connection isnt playing ball but I will defo catch up over the next few days I promise...boy have I had a lucky candy week, firstly I won a $25 voucher for Simon says Stamp, which I am so struggling to chose from their vast shop, then the amazing Stempelglede stamp over at Jane's blog...then yesterday I won the amazing array of ribbons from Monica...see you win nothing for ages and ages then three come along at once, oh boy am I gonna play...maybe I should do the lotto this weekend just in card for today is using this stunning Cupcake stamp from Belles and Whistles, I love love love this gorgeous stamp and always enjoy colouring it, I used distress inks for her and teamed her up with these lush Basicgrey Kioshi 6x6 papers and I used the fab Whimsy Love Letter Seals stamp set these are both from Bunny Zoe's crafts and of course Nikki stocks Belles and Whistles too but I think cupcake is out of stock, I finished with some thin satin ribbon from my stash...the fab sketch is Mojo Monday and I'm also entering this for the Belles & Whistles Anything but Winter challenge and hope I'm not stretching it to enter it for the Simon says Stamp Animal antics challenge too, well there is a kitten on it lol...haven't a clue what I'm doing today may just go out for lunch with my lovely Phil, whatever your up to today I hope its a brilliant day
Mina xxx

Friday, January 28, 2011

spots before my eyes-Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge-Going Dotty+CLP challenge #32+Do you Stack up #4 Patterned paper

Good morning everyone...well I'm happy to report no supermarket rage yesterday...but....I was talking to one of the assistants (well you have to have a good gossip don't you) and someone last week threatened her...WHAT!!!!!...seriously now we only live in a small town what is happening to the world when the supermarket has things like that happening its crackers, and these are middle aged so called normal people, I know its not the most pleasant pastime but its really not that bad...should I be scared do you think, I don't need to be armed I have my Dad to set on them card for today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar challenge which this week is Going Dotty, so use any dotty or spotty papers on your creation, I did it again managed to use Christmas papers, I love that don't you, these are Kaisercraft Tis the Season paper pad papers from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the tag is from the same paper pack, the sentiment is from the Greeting Farm I think, this fab little hAnglar girl is so cute but I haven't a clue what shes called I'm afraid but I coloured her with Distress inks, isn't she just perfect for a spotty challenge...I finished my card with some lush satin ribbon and bow and two pins threaded with beads...the lush sketch is from CLP challenge and I'm entering this for the Do you Stack up patterned paper challenge I'm off to hide under a blanket in case the supermarket nutters get me lol...have a fab day everyone and when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia to check out the stunning work from the rest of our wonderful DT
Mina xxx

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jump for Joy-Colour Create DT Lemon, Green & White+Creative Inspirations 96+Allsorts challenge week 87+Card patterns sketch 99

Good morning everyone, the weather here was wonderful yesterday, lovely warm sunshine and bright and cheerful, wow doesn't a bit of sunshine make a huge difference although it did show up the dust in my house, I really must clean more often...its time for a new challenge at Colour Create challenge and this week our lovely SharonL gave us Lemon, Green and White and an added option of using a charm which I totally forgot about oopsie, wow I love these colours don't you, they are so spring like and bright, I used one of my all time favourite images from Mo's Digital Pencil for mine, this is Aaron Celebrating, that face is just so full of joy and happiness and it always makes me smile...the papers are a mix of We are memory keepers Vintage blue and a scrap of the spotted which I haven't a clue who it is by but it has snowflakes on the reverse...all I needed to finish was some satin yellow ribbon, some threaded through a button and a mix of yellow and green buttons...what do you think is there too many buttons maybe?...the stunning sketch is from the Card Patterns challenge and I'm entering this for the Creative Inspirations Buttons and Bows challenge and the Allsorts Male/Boy challenge too, I love making boys cards and haven't made one for ages so I really enjoyed this one...I'm going to the supermarket with my wonderful Dad today so I best get my finger out and do some dusting just in case the sun hits it again, when you have time pop on over to Colour Create and see what our amazing team came up with as their work is always inspiring...have a wonderful sunny bright day wherever you are
Mina xxx

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

its amazing what you can find when you try - Fairytale challenge #6 Flowers + The Sweetest thing-sweet sunday sketch challenge 101

Good morning everyone are you all fit and well I hope so, there seems to be loads of nasty bugs doing the rounds doesn't there, I hope you have have managed to duck them so the last time I was having a crafting day I was having a rummage for some papers when I came across a box, oooohhhhhhh don't you just love a mysterious box, it was full of fabulous flowers, the sort that have bust out of their packets or the last one in the pack sort of thing, the flowers I used for today's card were in there too, now how on earth do you forget you have these stashed, I also found a pile of 6x6 papers that had fallen out of their pads, I think the flowers are from Prima...the image is of course a Simply Sassy girl, this one is Bella Bunting coloured with Distress inks and paper pieced, you sick of seeing my paper piecing yet?...the papers are definitely K&Co but I have no idea which pad they are from, I finished my card with a saddle stitched ribbon and a Tim Holtz sentiment ticket...the fab sketch is from The Sweetest Thing and I'm also entering this for the Fairy Tale flower challenge too...I'm off to have another rummage you never know what I will find next, I really must stop stashing things in safe places and forgetting about them lol...have a brilliant day everyone
Mina xxx

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

a little of my candy-Crafts & Me challenge-Monochrome+Simon says stamp Bingo+CES Challenge Angels&fairies+Do you stack up-Pink+Sketch & Stash sketch

Good morning everyone, I didn't have time for a chat yesterday, Sunday was a fabulous family day, gorgeous lunch with roast beef and all the trimmings then a choice of chocolate brownie and cream or apple and blackberry pie and custard, or if you were Phil or my BIL both lol...then all the girlies went shoe shopping for new boots for my sister, my lovely little Lucy (my niece) took a shine to an umbrella in the shoe shop and walked out with it, good thing my Daughter works there isn't it, we don't want any two year old shoplifters in the family...Sunday night when everyone had gone and Phil had gone back to work away was so so quiet could have heard a pin drop, when I have had a lot of company and then it very quiet I tend to talk to myself, the madness of getting older I think lol...anyway onto my card for today, I thought I would show what some of the papers from my candy look like used, aren't they amazing colours and I'm so pleased I got them all for some lucky winner, these ones are Bittersweet Crashed Berry and Raspberry cream...the stunning image is a Sara Burrier digi from Crafts and Me and is called Poppy, I love love love these images...I coloured her with Distress inks and glittered her wings, the ribbon is from American crafts and the sparkly flower centres are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the crystal scroll is from Prima I think as there was just a little bit left on the plastic...I'm entering this for the Crafts and Me challenge which is monochrome (guess what colour I picked lol), the lush sketch is from Sketch and Stash (my stash is the papers and image), I'm also entering this for the CES Angels and Fairies challenge, Simon says Challenge (my choice of the bingo card was Ribbon, glitter and gems) and Do you Stack up Pink I don't think I have managed that many challenges together...right I'm off to catch up with some DT work have a great day everyone
Mina xxx

Monday, January 24, 2011

ITS CANDY TIME!!! to celebrate 250,000 hits and my birthday

Good morning everyone....I had a fantastic weekend and hope you had a brilliant one too....right its that time again fancy some sweet stuff to celebrate my Birthday and I'm just coming up to 250,000 hits too, how fantastically amazing is can win
2 Magnolia stamps
10 12x12 sheets of Bittersweet Basicgrey papers
selection of ribbons
selection of flowers
its open to anyone worldwide and all you have to do is pop your name into Mr Linky, leave me a comment and spread the word on your blog, you have until the 1st February to join in and I will announce the winner on the don't have to be a follower although of course I would love it if you are or want to be.
Good luck everyone
Mina xxx

Sunday, January 23, 2011

my beautiful yellow roses-Sketch Saturday week #139+Sweet Stampin challenge Clear as Mud+Stamp Something Cute Something

Good morning everyone...well I had a fab day yesterday, craft shopping, family night, movie and chinese and now Sunday family lunch, my kind of weekend...I went to Crafter's and Co (which is one of my local craft stores) to do my craft shopping and they had a massive sale on, I got loads and loads and loads of bargain and bought some goodies for my next candy which is tomorrow so watch out for that...I think my poor Dad was tired as we were all sitting around my kitchen table chatting away and then the chatter was broken by my poor Dad snoring sitting upright in his kitchen chair bless him, we had to wake him and my Sister took him home before he snapped his neck card today is for Mo's Dreamteam DT using just the cutest of little girls isn't she just so sweet with her huge bunch of flowers, shes called Bunches and of course shes from Mo's Digital Pencil, I coloured her with distress inks and the lush papers are Websters Pages...the sentiment is another of the Whimsy Lover letter seals from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, I love these they are so handy and the quotes are fabulous...I finished with a velvet ribbon and a satin knot...the sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I'm entering this for the Sweet Stampin challenge of Brown plus one colour and I used blue and the Stamp Something Cute Somethings challenge, she is defiantly cute isn't she...right that me for today I'm off to do some crafting while my fantastic husband makes our lush lunch, have a brilliant Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

these are the yellow roses my darling Phil bought me, arent they so beautiful and they smell beautiful xxx

Saturday, January 22, 2011

a touch of summer-Friday Sketchers #138+Stampin' for the weekend #2+Cute Card Thursday Recipe 1,2,3

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and happy, are you up to anything exciting this weekend, my Sister and my Niece and Nephew are here from Belfast for the weekend and we are going shopping and to the cinema for my Birthday treat and I'm going craft shopping today and we have a big family lunch planned for Sunday so sounds like a good weekend to me what do you card today is a real touch of Summer for the Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT, isn't this image just so glam shes from the new Wags & Whiskers release as is called Pin Up August and I coloured her with Distress inks and paper pieced her swimsuit and headband, I had planned to do her really glitzy in gold then I saw these amazing papers from the new My Minds Eye release, this paper pad is called Fine & Dandy-Tickled Pink don't you think those colours just scream summer, I finished my card with fantastic flowers from Prima, three punched butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch and a lush red satin ribbon and knot...the sketch is from Friday Sketchers and I'm entering this for the Cute Card Thursday 123 recipe challenge (I image, 2 flowers, three butterflies) and the Stampin' for the weekend Getting warmed up challenge too....I hope you have something lovely planned but whatever your up too have a brilliant day everyone
Mina xxx

Friday, January 21, 2011

men do listen...sometimes

Right as promised here's a photo of all the fantastic cards sent by some lovely friends...and Jules card came with some lush lace and sparkly bits in it, thank you so much Jules they are stunning and thanks to Jane for your lovely card darling Husband Phil has just arrived home with a dozen yellow roses and a brand new 12inch xcut guillotine, see men do listen sometimes and phew thank goodness for that I was getting fed up with hand cutting lol....I have to tell you the little poem that was on the inside of my card from Tilly too
Hey Diddle diddle
the Cat did a piddle
all over the bedside clock,
The little Dog laughed to see such fun
then died of an electric shock
brilliant isn't it...thank Tilly
right I will be back tomorrow as usual...enjoy the rest of your night everyone and if your looking for today's JM card its just below
Mina xxx

so many people to thank-Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge week 90 Donaldas sketch + The Ribbon Girl challenge #4-Pink & Green

Good morning everyone I have so many people to thank for making my Birthday extra special, aren't crafter just the nicest kindest people ever...I woke to 59 Birthday wishes emails, dozens of wishes on Facebook and then all those fantastic birthday wishes on my comments on yesterdays card, I also got cards from crafters and all those added to the flower, choccies and cards I got on Tuesday and Jules says to expect one from her too I was totally gobsmacked, I will add a photo of the cards etc I got later on when its light enough to take thank you all so much you wonderful people you really made my beautiful Daughter and her boyfriend made my dinner for me last night chicken catchatorie (I think that's how its spelled), green beans and mashed was sssssooooo yummy...see there was no need for all those tears you all spilled over me being alone lol....right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar challenge which is a fabulous sketch by our wonderful Donalda...I used this Peony Tilda coloured with distress inks and paper pieced her dress and shoes, isn't she just lovely, I love her hair, I got this at Bunny Zoe's crafts...I think shes out of stock but Nikki has some of the brand new Tildas in stock soon, I used these amazing Panduro Kitchen Garden Tilda papers, aren't they just so lush and added a bright pink ribbon and bow and finished with another of the Whimsy stamps Love Letter seals stamp set and pink heart pins from Bunny Zoe's...I'm entering this for The Ribbon Girls Pink and Green challenge, when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia and see the incredible work of the rest of the design team...I will be back later to add the photo of my cards, have a fantastically wonderful day
Mina xxx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Woooohhhoooo its my Birthday - Welcome to Mo's Dreamteam Blog Hop+Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge+Papertake weekly+Saturday challenge

Good morning everyone and cover your ears wwwwwoooohhhhhhooooo its my Birthday today (just in case I hadn't mentioned it lol), I had a fantastic surprise yesterday of flowers and chocolates from the fantastic Lisa Jane, how kind and thoughtful is that and I got cards from Natalie, Kitty, Dianne, Dena, Tilly (great poem Tilly lol) and of course Lisa Jane too...thank you all so much it has really made my day girls...I will give you a little hint for your next birthday never ask your Dad if your looking your age, fishing for compliments of course...he said yes lol...I said gee thanks, his answer...well you shouldn't ask me then... gotta love him to bits lol....right now onto my card which is for the Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteam monthly blog hop, you should have arrived from our fabulous host for this months Debbie who chose the theme of Vintage, now I always struggle with vintage but think I managed it, well maybe a bit of shabby chic thrown in too...the image is called Bedtime Story and its available at Mo's Digital Pencil of course, isn't it so beautiful and gentle feeling, I coloured it with Distress inks and used these amazing K&Co Brenda Walton papers, the sentiment is cut from the same paper pad...isn't that pearl and gem heart stunning it was in mt secret Santa parcel from Colour Create, thank you secret Santa...I added some lace and a large satin bow too...your next stop on the blog hop is over to the super talented

who is bound to have something amazing to show you...the sketch is from Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge and I'm also entering it for the Papertake Weekly Ribbon and Pearls challenge and Saturday Challenge with love too...whatever your up to have a wonderfully bright and beautiful day everyone
Mina xxx

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just how beautiful should an angel be???-Mojo Monday 174+ Karber weekly challenge+Alys Sunday Challenge+Fab 'n' Funky challenge #56

Good morning everyone, seriously now how beautiful can an angel get isn't this one just so fantastic, its a digi from Crafts and Me and called Dusk drawn by Sara Burrier, of course I couldn't just buy one of these angels I had to get three lol, I coloured her with distress inks and glittered her wings, I finished with buttons and a fab glittery sheer ribbon and was another glorious day yesterday but its still not bright enough to get a good photo yet, roll on the summer months...the papers is from My Minds Eye and is actually a Christmas paper from the Holly Jolly paper pack I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, this double sided one is called Deck the Halls, don't you just love it when you can use Christmas papers for other things....the sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering this for the Karber Weekly ribbon challenge, Fab 'n' Funky animal magic challenge and Alys Sunday Things with Wings challenge too...well I have nothing arranged for my Birthday tomorrow...well yet anyway but then my lovely Husband works away so I will be alone 'sob sob', are you in tears yet if not I could lay it on a bit thicker you know lol...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

joy in pink - Simon says stamp challenge sketch time + Pear Tree Designs challenge 32-free for all

Good morning all wherever you are I hope the sun is shining on you it was glorious here yesterday and what a difference a bit of sunshine can do for your mood...I had planned to have a crafting day but ended up having a sort through my goodies to see what I had and just made this card, instead of the 6 I had planned to make, but that's what happens when you find a paper pad you had forgot you had and some stunningly gorgeous velvet ribbon under the sofa along with a box of red pins I had bought for Christmas and a punch...oops I really must sort out my craft room more regularly but at least I managed one beautiful is Joy from Sugar Nellie, amazing to colour with Distress inks too, Im loving these new images are you, the paper pad I found and used is from the Papermania Signature range and the pad is called Regency...beautiful soft greens, creams and pinks, I used this amazing ribbon but used the lot I'm afraid so I need more, if only I could remember where it came from I would be sorted...I finished with a selection of roses and satin leaves...for a change I'm quite happy with my colouring on this one, now there's a rare thing lol...I used the sketch tipped on its side from Simon says Stamps challenge and am entering this for the Pear Tree Designs challenge too...have a wonderful day everyone
Mina xxx

Monday, January 17, 2011

now is this a thought or a threat???? - Friday Sketchers sketch 137 + Do you stack up challenge 2-Distress it

Good morning everyone...well it wasn't a very successful house hunting trip I'm afraid...either they were too far out of town or the ones that weren't were teeny poky flats or houses with no parking, but my eyes are peeled and I have only just started...I felt in the need for some comfort food last night so I made something I haven't had for years and years...two slices of wholemeal bread with good Irish butter, very thinly sliced banana in layers and added honey then toasted, brown sugar works well if you have no honey but open the sandwich and toast the topping which makes the sugar caramelise...yum yum yum real feel good comfort food, try one they are fantastically delicious...right now onto my card for today which is using this amazing image from Crafts and Me, this voodoo fairy I think is my favourite from the Brigid Ashwood stamp sheet 1, she is absolutely fantastic to colour, I used a sentiment that could be either a threat or a kindly thought, you make up your mind lol...the stunning paper is from Crate Paper Kate Collection and is called Flower Girl, I distressed the edges and used some lush glittery ribbon and made a pinned bow with it too...I finished with more pins on the sentiment, Im entering this for the Do You Stack up challenge and the sketch is from Friday Sketchers...I hope Teresa will have sheet 2 of these stamps in soon as I cant wait to colour more of them...right now I'm off to do some serious crafting today as I still have loads to catch up on...have a fantastic day everyone and watch out for stray pins lol
Mina xxx

Sunday, January 16, 2011

pretty in pink - Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT + Sketch Saturday week 138

Me again everyone this time with a card, if your looking for the Bunny Zoe's Crafts winner its just card today is for the DT at Bunny Zoe's Crafts so everything I used is from Bunny Zoe's, the sketch is from Sketch the way did you see I won last weeks Sketch Saturday how brilliant is that, oh no how to pick from Simon Says stamp now though...I think my colouring has been a bit off since going to England but hope fully it will get better, I coloured this darlings hair to try and make it look princess shiny but it just looks like I have missed bits...isn't she just beautiful though, shes from CC Designs Sweet November range and is called Lilliane, I used distress inks to colour her and teamed her up with these amazingly lush papers from one of the new Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pads this one is called English Rose, I love the muted shades, you can almost smell roses, the roses are cut from another sheet pf the same paper pad...the sentiment on the side is a cut up Whimsy Love Letter Seal this is a fab set and I will use it loads and loads...right that's it for today, I promise no more today, phew I hear you say lol...have a fantastic Sunday, we are going to look at some houses as I have decided to move closer to the the town where I live because when Phil's away working I feel a tad isolated where I am, well that's what I told Phil but its so I can go shopping when I want really.... so wish me luck
Mina xxx

and the winner is.....................

Good morning everyone...its that time again...I hate doing this, love giving goodies away but hate giving it to just one, I would love to give each and every one of you goodies...but it wont be long until me next candy, its my birthday this week, I hate hate hate my Birthday nothing good ever happens on it, I live in hope every year though celebrate this year I will give some goodies away to celebrate....right onto my Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly giveaway of the fab KK rubber stamp...the random number thingy says it
No 13


huge congratulations to the winner, could you please email me your address before Wednesday and I will pass your details on to Nikki so your stamp can wing its way to you
I will be back a little later with a card everyone
speak then
Mina xxx

Saturday, January 15, 2011

No supermarket rage was committed - The Sugar Bowl challenge 51 Kiki's sketch + Stamp Something challenge anything goes

Good morning everyone, well I managed to get right around the supermarket without any rage committed on me or my Dad, phew, and I didn't even see the mad woman...I think we should start a club called CASR...Crafters against Supermarket Rage what do you think would you join, I wish I was rich I would pay someone to supermarket shop for me wouldn't you...thanks everyone who asked how the funeral went, it will sound really weird but it was nice, instead of mourning her death she had arranged to celebrate her life which was wonderful and the Humanist speaker just read personal experiences from people who loved her for the eulogy, its the first time I have heard giggling from grieving relatives...I told you she had a wicked sense of humour and to prove it the song for us leaving was 'Don't worry be Happy', I must admit I giggled through my tears and came out feeling full of wonderful memories instead of thinking of her death...I want mine to be like that and I want everyone dressed in pink, including the men card for today is for the new challenge at The Sugar Bowl and this little beauty is one of my prizes from the competition at Sugar Nellie, isn't she just stunning shes called Joy and is a rubber stamp, she is uncannily like my Daughter when she was small so she had to be used first of course, I didn't really have time to colour her as well I would have liked to though...I teamed her up with Basicgrey Capella papers, I love the muted shades in this paper pad don't you, so lush and they remind me of italy so much...I added some lush black satin ribbon and some buttons to finish...I'm also entering this into the Stamp Something Anything goes challenge too...what you up to today anything exciting, I don't think we are but I'm happy with that this weekend as I need a chilling weekend I think so I can catch up with stuff...have a good one whatever your doing
Mina xxx
p.s. don't forget this is the last day to enter my Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly candy

Friday, January 14, 2011

are you a daydreamer too-Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stanglar challenge week 89+Craft Your days away challenge+Moving along with the Time-dreams

Good morning everyone, well I'm back and did you miss me?, I bet you didn't even notice I was gone thanks to Mr Blogger technology...thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and a special thank you to the wonderful Tilly for your beautiful sympathy card we really appreciate it, I didn't get back until 8pm last night and am shattered but will hopefully catch up with all my commenting today, I managed a little bit of challenge commenting last night but I'm so behind its card for today is for our new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAnglar challenge which this week is called My Favourite get all those goodies out that are your favs...I chose this stunning little Magnolia stamp, don't you just love that hat so much, I coloured here with Distress inks and teamed her up with more of this fantastic Vintage Blue paper set from We r memory Keepers defo one of my favs the banner shes sitting on is from the same pack too, of course with fav things I had to use ribbons made into a curly bow and a couple of buttons too didn't I, I think these colours work really well for this Tilda don't you?...I'm also entering this into the Craft your Days away anything goes challenge and Moving along with the Times Dreams challenge too, I'm sure this sketch is from another challenge too but I have wracked my brain, what there is off it, but cant remember where its from, see that's what happens when your deprived of sleep, well that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it...I'm off to the supermarket with my Dad today, joy of joys I hate shopping and would happily pay someone to go for me if I was mega rich, anyone fancy the supermarket run job, there's not much of job satisfaction I'm afraid but with my wonderful Dad there's never a dull moment lol...when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia to have a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous work and have a fantastically wonderful Friday
Mina xxx

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grey is the new black - Colour Create challenge

Good morning everyone, I will be home later today so should be able to catch up with some commenting, I'm so sorry I haven't been able to do some while I'm card for today is for our new challenge over at Colour Create which this time is the lovely Liz's choice of Pink, Blue/grey and Cream, I didnt use the added option of adding flowers/gems but wish I had now, gems would have been fab instead of the buttons...when I bought this fab digi from Crafts and Me I had to colour her, isn't she beautiful, shes called Forever Rose and I used distress inks on her and think her hair is beautiful in grey, hope you agree...these fab papers are from My Minds Eye Lush range, the spotted is velvet and is called Blue Large Polka dot and the other is Blue Diamond, I so love this range its so beautiful isn't it, I used some of my fabulous lush Thicker's in grey for the sentiment and finished with some teeny pink buttons and a large cream satin bow, when you have time pop on over and see what the rest of our amazing team has created...the sketch is from Sketch Saturday...have a fantastic day and I will speak to you all tomorrow
Mina xxx

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

nothing cheers you up like glittery balloons - Whiff of Joy challenge 95-Janes sketch+Basicgrey challenge spots and dots

Good morning everyone I hope you are all well and happy, I'm still away but all being well Mr Blogger will be working his magic to show you my card for today...wish me luck today as its the funeral and its the only one I have managed to go to since my Mums so its very nerve wracking...right enough of bringing you down I love love love this stamp isn't he brilliant and so great to colour too...hes from Whiff of Joy and is called Clown plus matching sentiment, I used distress inks to colour him and used glitter on his balloons, flowers and shoes...the amazing papers are more from the Basicgrey Marjolaine range, its called Hazelnut Dacquiose...I cut some of the flowers from the paper for embellishments and added a sentiment ribbon and buttons to finish...the sketch is from the Whiff of Joy challenge and is by the wonderful Jane and the Basicgrey challenge of spots and dots as I think this paper fits dont you...have a fabulously happy day everyone and don't forget to give your loved ones a hug
Mina xxx

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Im not really here - Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly challenge-My choice-Valentine/Love + Sketch and Stash challenge 52

Good morning everyone, well I'm not really here as I left for England very very early this morning, but I'm still virtually here if you know what I mean...this post should have been yesterday but I didn't want to do two posts with the Help for Katie post...I wont be able to comment for a few days but will catch up with you all when I get back so bear with me for a while card today is for our new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge and this month was my choice and I chose Valentine/love...this stunning little minx is from The Greeting Farm and is a special addition stamp called Cheeky Beauty-special edition, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with some fabulous papers from the lush Marianne Designs Eline's pretty paper bloc/Roses are red and I finished with some of these fabulously rich looking Heart pins, they are all from Bunny Zoe's Crafts the only thing I added was the lush satin ribbon and bow...the sketch is from Sketch and Stash challenge...when you have time pop on over and have a look at the lush creations from the rest of our design team...enjoy your day whatever your up too
Mina xxx

Monday, January 10, 2011


I have something very special to show and tell you today its a plea from the heart for a fellow crafter...the fantastic Jak asked me to join in with this fundraiser for Katie and her lovely family and I jumped at the chance to help...lots of fantastic companies have rallied round to give you a very very special offer, a huge amount of images and the chance to win goodies for a donation to this fantastic's just a couple of them

Sprout from the fantastic Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil


Bunny Friends from Doodle Pantry

these are just two of the dozens of images
Here's just a little bit about Katie...Katie Emmerson Renz married to Kevin with 3 beautiful boys the twins Nate & Will aged 5 and Hunter aged 10 had some news just before Christmas that has rocked their world as they know it.
Katie has been diagnosed with stage 4 Stomach Cancer and is currently undergoing her only option which is Chemotherapy.
Katie is a fellow crafter and is loved within the crafting can read Katie's story on her own blog here
We are collecting to help with Katie's Treatment and to give her lovely boys a treat too.You will receive specially designed images from all of these for your donation.

Every time a donation is made they will be entered into a draw for the prizes from Letraset and Paper Temptress if you donate twice you will get 2 chances to win one of the prizes.
The draw for the prizes will be made on February the 10th
All the details of the images and how to make a donation are on Jaks blog
I cant imagine the agony Katie and her family are going through and know we crafters are a wonderfully close community, I defy anyone to read Katies blog and not be touched by this positive warm woman and her beautiful affectionate family...we rarely get a chance to help someone going through this hideous disease and I know its a hard time of year so even if you cant buy now help by spreading the word as much as you can, this is a wonderful cause so hop on over to Jaks and check out the details
Have a wonderful day everyone
Mina xxx

Sunday, January 09, 2011

my gremlin infested guillotines - scroll down for todays card

freaky eh??? xxx
p.s. I will be back at 8.30am with something really special to show you
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