Thursday, March 31, 2011

bee my honey - Sugar nellie DT + Papertake weekly challenge + House of Gilli challenge

Good morning everyone, the weather is lovely here and really beginning to warm up not warm enough to not have the heating on at night yet though...I hope wherever you are its warming up to I know some of our American cousins are still having shockingly bad card for today is using this gorgeous Sugar Nellie Homegrown Manga called Honey Bee, isn't she a real cutie sitting on her honey jar and all that lush hair...I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced the top and label of the jar...the lush paper is from Basicgreys Sugared collection and is called Adorable, I used a bit of kraft card for the layer and the punched flowers too...I added some of my favourite Thicker's, its a good thing I don't have these in more colours as I wouldn't make a card without them lol...I finished with a cream satin ribbon and a sprinkling of pearls...the fab sketch is from Papertake Weekly challenge and I'm also entering this for a new challenge I found called House of Gilli challenge which is Ribbon and pearls...well today is supermarket day but my Dad doesn't need much shopping with all the time he will be spending away so a quick visit I think, but as always we will manage a coffee and a natter too...whatever your up to today have a wonderful sunny time Mina xxx

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I never quite get embellishments right do I - Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT

Good morning everyone well my Dad and I sorted out the whole world during two coffees and a read of the Daily Dad could sort out world peace no problem you know...hes off on one of his jaunts next week hes going to England for my Nieces engagement party, then flies back from there and visits my Sister in Belfast for a few days and will be back home for a couple of weeks then hes off to Cyprus....oooohhhh the life of an international jet setter is so busy isn't it, we went to get him sunglasses and he bought himself a pair of Ralph Lauren Polo ones indeed, I defo thing hes keeping up the jet setter image don't you lol...I love him to bits you know...anyway my card for today is for Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT and how adorable is this little girl frolicking (now there's a word you don't see a lot of isn't it) with her ribbons and birds, shes a Whiff of Joy stamp and is called Nora with Spring Birds, I coloured her with distress inks and these super amazing papers from the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection, the sentiment is from the same the embellishments, I never seem to get them quite right you know, I either don't have any or too many, I wonder when enough is just enough, I may have gone just a tad overboard with them on this one...the lush ribbon and Prima rose and other rose are from my stash and the incredible large Jewel Pin is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts too, now that's what I call bling, the sketch is from Friday Sketchers and I'm also entering this for the Allsorts Challenge and Stamp Something challenge too...well I'm going to have a bit of crafting catch up day today and a lovely little play with my goodies too whatever your up to have a fantastic day everyone

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

now just how cute can a button be - Mo's Digital Pencil DT

Good morning everyone, well did you like my candy and did you join in?...thank you all so much for your wonderful Anniversary wishes, I had a very quiet day as Phil had to go back to work away on Sunday, but I had an unexpected dinner with our beautiful Daughter and her other half, we had Chinese yum yum yum...I was asked the secret of a long here's a hint for all you people working on getting to 35 years...always introduce him as your first Husband, it keep him on his toes lol...poor Phil bless him has to put up with a lot doesn't he...anyway on to my card for gorgeous is this little fella, so cute you just want to pick him up and sort out his clothes...hes from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Sumpin's up I coloured him with Distress inks and teamed him up with this amazing Whiff of Joy paper 6x6 papers I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts I love the freshness and quality of these papers...I added loads of buttons, a lush yellow velvet ribbon and a cute as a button ribbon sentiment. the fab sketch is from Sketch N Stash challenge and I'm entering it for the City Crafter Babies, buttons and bows challenge (oops too late again lol) too...a quick question for you all, do you think my cards would sell on Ebay I have thinking about putting them on but am not sure they would sell and would be gutted if they didn't, so honest truth what do you think?...well I'm off to Town with my Dad today, I feel a coffee and a put the world right session coming on...I love these sessions with my Dad he gets so passionate about whats going on in the world and I could listen to him all day...whatever your up to today have a wonderful time everyone
Mina xxx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

35th Wedding Anniversary celebration - Its sweet sugar coated candy time

Good morning everyone did you all have a wonderful weekend, I hope so, I got loads of challenge commenting done last night and will hopefully catch up with everyone else some time today, well thats the plan anyway...well for our Anniversary Phil bought me 24 roses in Pink and Peach so beautiful and they are amazing to celebrate our Anniversary I am giving some candy

Prima Sparkling Sweet 6x6 paper pad

Prima 6x6 Botanical paper pad

a selection of my very favourite colours of satin ribbon (the ones I use for my bows)

and for every 100 entries I get I will add a little something else...right now what do you need to do to enter...well add your name and link to Mr Linky AND leave me a comment, add a link (your sidebar is fine) just to spread the word and thats usual I wont force you to become a follower although of course would it if you liked my work enough to become one...this is open to everyone worldwide and you have until midnight GMT on Wednesday 6th April to join in...I will announce the winner on Thursday 7th

I hope you like my candy and good luck everyone and dont forget spread the word as the more people who enter the more goodies there will be...have a wonderful day everyone

Mina xxx

did anyone forget? - Whimsy & Stars Studio Guest DT

Good morning everyone did you all enjoy your Saturday...well did anyone forget to put the clocks forward, I hate it when that happens...we had a lovely day yesterday, I spent all morning pampering myself then we met up with our darling Daughter, her other half and my Dad and had lunch then went shopping in the craft shop and would you believe I couldn't find anything I couldn't live without except some lush ribbons for my candy and a couple more Echo Park papers so we are going to Town tomorrow just in case there's something there I have to have, I might just wait for the Duty Free shop and get some lush card for today is for the Whimsy and Stars Studio DT, isn't this little Flower Girl just so so cute and she cried out to be coloured in bright spring colours...the lush papers are more Echo Park Springtime collection and is a double sided paper that has four squares of different ones on one side and the lush flowered on the other, its called Floral Fun, do you get the feeling I love these new EchoPark collections lol, are you fed up seeing them yet?...all I added was some of the flowers I cut out from the papers, I don't think it needed anything else do you...the fab sketch is from Cute Card Thursday and I'm also entering it for the Stamp Something Spring somethings challenge...I have you have a wonderful Sunday and do something to enjoy this gorgeous weather we are having...we need to make the most of today as we wont get to celebrate tomorrow as Phil goes back to work...ooohhhh and don't forget my candy goes on at midnight tonight, I hope you will like it
Mina xxx

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A bit of Hope and a glittery Mum - Sugar Nellie DT

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and have something fabulous planned for the weekend...Phil came home last night and had a look at the holiday I had put together and is chuffed to bits about it, I think he needs a couple of weeks relaxing and chilling out he works very hard bless him...our anniversary is actually Monday so to celebrate 35 years and as a thank you for getting me to an amazing 275,000 hits I will be giving away some yummy candy on Monday so keep an eye out for it...I think you will like the goodies, I do and wouldnt mind winning them card for today is for the Sugar Nellie DT and I used the Sugar Bowl sketch for it too, this is the stunningly beautiful Hope isnt she just gorgeous, I coloured her with Distress inks and teamed her up with these lush Prima Jack & Jill papers the lush glittery gold and the cream flowers are Primas and the gorgeous blingy letters are Papermania...I added some ribbons and bows from my stash to finish...Im entering this for the Papertake weekly Its a Mom thing challenge, Simon says Stamp Mothers Day challenge and the DYSU shine on challenge too...have a wonderful Saturday everyone, Im off to drag Phil around the craft shops as I think he owes me a big pressie dont you Mina xxx


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Friday, March 25, 2011

Do you fancy a game of bingo - Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge week 99-Pops choice-Bingo card

Good morning everyone well I'm happy to say there was no supermarket rage yesterday, we did seem to meet a lot of people we knew and struggled to get around without stopping to chat, well its polite isn't it and has nothing to do with I could talk the hind legs off a donkey of course...message from Phil he thanks you all so much for volunteering to come with me to Majorca but you can all take a running leap as he isn't giving up his place for no one...some people eh card for today is for our new challenge over at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge which this week is Pops choice and she made us a fabulous Bingo card to pick what you wanted to use, I chose Pins, Buttons and ribbon...I have only ever been to Bingo once when I was in my 30's I went with my Mum, but only once as she wouldn't take me again as I nodded off lol...I used this amazing Tilda with Flowerpot I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts for my card, I love this new Butterfly range don't you...shes coloured with Distress inks and I paper pieced her coat with these lush Echo Park papers this is from the Little Boy collection and is called Rad Plaid, but I think these colours work with anything don't you, I got mine from Crafter's & co...I think the sentiment is from a set I bought at Simon says stamp and instead of ordinary pins I used coloured safety pins in the corners and added a ribbon and buttons from my stash...I love these gorgeous colours together don't you...the sketch is from my fav sketch site Mojo Monday and when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia and have a look at the rest of our DT's wonderful work...I have loads to catch up on today so better get a wiggle on...have a brilliant day everyone
Mina xxx

p.s. did you see I won the Whimsy Stamp blog hop grand prize and...wwwwwwoooooohhhhhoooo I have been told they always come in threes so cant wait to see whats next lol

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy hoppers - Colour Create challenge - Janiels choice - Pastel colours (added option Easter)

Good morning everyone...well my Dad and I put our heads together pooled presents and got Phil two weeks in Majorca in May for our Anniversary, oh and of course I have to go along too lol...what do you think is that a good pressie or what...I think Phil will be pleased with that well I hope he is and if he isnt I will take one of you lot and we will have a crafting fortnight instead card for today is for our new challenge at Colour Create challenge and it was the super talented Janiels choice this week and she chose Pastels with the added extra of Easter...I even got the added option this time too I think the girls nearly fainted when I did...this amazing Easter stamp is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and is a High Hopes stamp called Easter Bunny stack, I love the look on those cute rabbits faces...I coloured them with Distress inks and the sentiment is paper pieced...the fab fab fab gingham is from Craft Creations and I added a yellow ribbon, some pink pearls and a mixture of Prima flowers...the letters are Papermania and are all glitzy and glittery but it hard to see

the fab sketch is from Sunday Sketch and stash challenge and Im sure there was another challenge I meant to enter this for but can I seem to have a hole in my head where my memory used to be this morning...when you have time pop on over to Colour Create and have a look at the rest of our amazing teams creations...Im off to the Supermarket with my wonderful Dad today so will hopefully not meet any rage, oh by the way have you heard about the latest rages?...would you believe fast food rage, omg some people are nutters I can honestly say I have never wanted a burger or piece of chicken that badly...have a brilliant day everyone
Mina xxx

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring has sprung - Crafts & Me challenge DT card-Anything goes

Good morning everyone and Im happy to report that spring has finally sprung, the grass is growing in the garden and we have flying thingies so the temperature has definitely risen...I didn't get any crafting done at all yesterday in fact I didn't get a lot done at all, gawd I'm a lazy moo lol, I did get a lot of blog hopping done though so caught up with loads of your a talented bunch aren't you, you always inspire me...this is my first card for the Crafts & Me challenge and this week the challenge is Anything Goes, did you know that you don't have to use a Crafts and me stamp or digi you can enter out challenge with any image so I am so looking forward to seeing what you come up with and our prize this week is a fabulous Gift voucher from Teresa for £10 to spend in Crafts & me...I used this amazing digi called Hidden Treasure isn't she just stunningly beautiful, look at that hair wow and such a pleasure to colour too, I used distress inks, glittered the sea added some gold to her too...the gorgeous paper is from the Basicgrey Marjolaine collection and is called Cafe Noir...the colours with a touch of gold added work so well with her don't they...I added gold wired ribbon, stringed pearls and the gold heart is in fact a recycled old earring and finished with a few teeny punched butterflies...the fab sketch is from CLP Challenge and Im also entering this for the Just us Girls colour challenge and Basicgrey Recycling (the earring) challenge too...when you have time hop on over to the Crafts & Me challenge blog and see what the rest of our wonderful digi team came up with...I'm off out with my wonderful Dad today hopefully to find something for my Phil for our 35th Anniversary on Monday, well hopefully I will be struck with a genius idea of what to buy him...have a wonderful spring day everyone and keep your bits crossed the weather continues
Mina xxx

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Im doing my cows tail impersonation again - Crafty Calendar challenge + Stamp Something

Good morning everyone what a beautiful day it was yesterday and the temperature reached 20degrees on my Daughters car thermometer...oooohhhhhh lets hope its finally getting warmer for the spring...well we got the oven they wanted after a bit more shopping than we had planned but its all sorted now anyway and she will soon be resuming the lush meals she creates, shes quite the little chef you know but she must get it from her Dad because it sure ain't me do you feel sorry for poor little Teddy Bea bless her I did my cows tail impersonation again and missed the Teddy Bo challenge for her, but the sketch was lush to use anyway, this image is from the Three in a Row tags digi, isnt it cute with the dragonfly and how well does she go with this lush double sided Websters Pages paper, I coloured it with distress inks...this is from the Garden Gala collection and is called Celebrate Life, even the bunting and life sentiment is from the same page...I love Websters pages like this, I think its because I love cutting out and get the chance to cut to my hearts content with these...all I added was some punched glitter board dragonflies and a cream satin ribbon...well because I missed her challenge I decided to enter this for the Crafty Calendar Spring challenge and the Stamp Something Challenge which is Something sweet and I think this image is so sweet dont you...right Im having a crafting day today so you never know what I will find rummaging for stuff...whatever your doing have a fun day everyone
Mina xxx

Monday, March 21, 2011

a mishap with the loo - CYDA challenge+Sketch Saturday+Stampin for the Weekend+Whiff of Joy challenge

Good morning everyone did you all have a fantastic weekend, mine turned out lovely, fab Husband, fab Sunday lunch, fab company but I had a little mishap in the loo, I was leaning over to change the loo roll as I seem to be the only one capable of doing this and my glasses fell down the pan oopsie...but rubber gloves, a pair of tongs (don't worry I threw them away lol) and lots of water and steriliser and they are sorted and tightened up to stop them slipping off again, well I had to tighten them or revert to the ribbon tied at the back option again, do these things only happen to me and is it my age I keep asking myself...anyway my card for today, sorry the photo is bad but I forgot to take it and had to use the overhead light to take it by and it always washes out all the colours, I will retake in the light tomorrow though...I love this beautiful new Whiff of Joy stamp so had to buy it when Nikki got it in stock, shes called Dare to Dream and is gorgeous to colour, I used distress inks and paper pieced her, I also decoupaged her dress but you cant really see the dimension on these piccys...the stunning papers are from Prima, I seem to be addicted to these atm, I wont be able to stop buying them until I have the lot of them I think, the sentiment tag is from the paper pad too, this pad is called sweet and gorgeous are the little net flowers they are from the new Prima Delightful Day collection and are the Starshore ones...all these goodies are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I added a glittered dragonfly charm and some ribbon and lace from my stash...the sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I'm also entering this for the CYDA For Mum challenge , Stampin' for the Weekend Mothers Day challenge and Whiff of Joy Anything goes challenge too...I'm off shopping for a new oven for my Daughter today so no crafting until tonight...have a fantastic day everyone
Mina xxx

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ok who guessed then ?

Good morning everyone...right which ones of you guessed then...the fantastic Teresa from Crafts and Me has asked me to join her brand new digi team...wwwwoooohhhhoooo now you all know how much I love Crafts and me images don't you so I was gobsmacked when she asked and took about a nano second to say yes lol...wait until you see the rest of our amazing team too...such hugely talented people...

for my first card for the DT I used these amazing digis...the girl and boy are called Valentines Night, they are by the amazingly talented Sara Burrier..aren't they just beautiful...I coloured them with distress inks and glittered their wings, in the background is the fabulous Carriage which I just left as it was but glittered it to look like glass, you can this better on the photo below...perfect background for these two sweeties isn't it

how lush are these Graphic45 papers, they, the postcard, flowers and sentiment are all cut from another sheet from the Fairytale collection, the sketch is from Friday Sketchers...I added a taffeta ribbon and a few scattered pearls...its rare I am totally happy with my work but I love how this turned out, the mix of papers and images really works don't you think...I hope you like my first DT card for Crafts and Me digi team...isn't it strange how things work out, I had a fantastic surprise yesterday afternoon when my lovely Phil came home, now how wonderful is that he drove all that way here and will have to drive back all for about 18 hours, what a wee darling he is...and...we are having a family lunch today before he leave too...oooohhhhhh yum yum...whatever your up to have a fantastic Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

bows aren't just for girls - Sugar Nellie DT

Good morning everyone did you all have a great day yesterday...well I didn't quite make it to tidying my craft room, I went in there and picked up two boxes then got distracted with the contents and made this card instead...oops lol...oh well it gives me another excuse to pick up a couple of other things...I'm a bit down in the dumps today as my lovely Phil isn't coming home this weekend hes too busy at work and has to stay so I have my sad face on :-( card for today is for the Sugar Nellie DT and using this fantastic Thomas digi, isn't he just the sweetest little fella you have ever seen, I coloured him with distress inks and teamed him up with this lush double sided paper from Echo Park, its from their Little Boy collection and is called Vroom isnt this just the perfect paper for a boys card...

when I saw this paper I wanted to mix loads of colours and designs on the card I made with it so that's what I did, I used a mix of ribbon scraps to make a huge triple bow (see they aren't just for girls cards lol), I cut out a few of the cars and the name tag from the paper to use on the card too and finished with some coloured buttons and a thick red seriously got I have got more colours or patterns on this card do you think lol...the fab sketch is from the Everybody Art challenge and I'm also entering it for the DYSU Bow challenge , Papertake weekly Trio tastic challenge and Totally Gorjuss button challenge, 3 ribbon bow, 3 buttons, 3 cars...well I might go out today or I may just do some crafting and I have loads of blogging to catch up on so your guess is as good as mine...whatever your up to today I hope its something exciting and nice
Ooooohhhh by the way I will be back tomorrow with a really exciting announcement I have been bursting to tell you so speak then
Mina xxx

Friday, March 18, 2011

WEEKEND SPECIAL AT BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS-scroll down for todays post

Hi me again everyone just wanted to pop on and tell that the fabulous Nikki is having a weekend special at Bunny Zoe's Crafts...theres a huge 25% off ALL CC Designs, High Hopes and The Greeting Farm why not pop on over and pick up a bargain
Mina xxx

You cant beat a bit of Pink and Green - Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge week 98 - Your favourite colour combo

Good morning you all loved yesterdays blog hop and thank you all so much for your fabulous comments, I will pay you all a visit today and thank you all for buying the Mo's image for Japan its been a huge success, you can see how much Mo has collected on her Facebook page...I'm not up to much today and I'm still trying to muster up the energy to tidy my craft room, if one or two of you want to volunteer I am sure I can find some stash for you as a reward, see how much I'm willing to do to get it tidied...I really must get my butt into gear and get it card for today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar challenge and this week it was our lovely teamie Michelles choice and she chose 'Your favourite colour combo', guess what I chose lol...well it had to be pink and green didn't it, I always think it is such a fresh spring like combo don't you. I chose this fab hAnglar from the new With Attitude set, shes great isn't she and she always makes me smile, its the strop I think

I coloured her with Distress inks and teamed her up with these lush Prima 6x6 Paper Pad Sparkling Spring which I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts I cut around the shaped paper and then cut the card around it, I think the shape works well don't you, I finished my card with a banner stamped with a sentiment, a bow and three yummy frosted Prima flowers from Simon Says Stamp...the sketch is from Sketch N Stash challenge and I'm also entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge...when you have time hop on over to Just Magnolia and have a look at the rest of the amazing DT's I'm off for a coffee and talk myself into tidying...have a fantastic day everyone whatever your up to today
Mina xxx

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Image for Japan - Mo's Dreamteam blog hop with prizes

Good morning everyone...hand up everyone who thought I would buy ribbons yesterday....wrong I bought three of the new Magnolias on the net instead then went for coffee and even managed to stay away from the ribbons...yay Mina for today's card which is for our Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteam blog hop which we now have spot prizes for so make sure when you go through the hop that you leave a comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win an image of your choice from Mo's Digital Pencil...this months blog hop theme was chosen by our teamie Elaine who chose the theme of using more than one image to create a scene...if you didn't come to me from the amazing Debbie's blog, hop back to Elaine's to start at the beginning...I used this fantastic new image that Mo has designed for Hands on Tokyo which is an appeal for the disaster in Japan...Mo is only charging $1 for this image and every penny is going to the can read all about it here and buy Whats Cookin here

I teamed Whats Cookin up with a fabulous little kitchen from hAnglar & stAnglar and coloured them both with Distress inks...the stunning paper is Whiff of Joys 6x6 paperkit and the kit and the fantastic Oval Frame charm which I used the paper on too I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the sentiment is a Kaisercraft Friends sentiment set from there too...I finished with some lush saddle stitched ribbons from my stash and the fab sketch is A Spoon full of Sugar challenge except I turned it around...the last stop on the hop is the fabulous Kerttu and don't forget to leave me and everyone else a comment for a chance to win
Have a wonderful day everyone whatever your doing
Mina xxx

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Im forever blowing bubbles - Sketch Saturday + Ladybug Crafts challenge

Good morning your singing that song now lol...well my soup went down a bomb, so well there is none left as my Daughter and her o/h took the rest home with not a drop for my lunch, I love to cook for them as it doesn't happen often and if it means that huge pan of soup goes home with them I'm chuffed to bits about it...I refuse to do the weather forecast just say yesterday was lovely and sunny and I'm holding out hope for today too, see you just knew I couldn't do it didn't you card for today is using this incredible new The Little Mermaid digi from Crafts and Me...isn't she just stunningly beautiful, I coloured her with distress inks and glittered her everywhere but spread the glitter glue out so it was just a hint of glitz but that made it hard to see, I photographed her side on so you could spot it better below

I'm loving these digis so much they are such a dream to colour...I didn't want her to share the limelight with DP's so found some velvet flocked white paper and used that...all I need to finish this card off was some of these lush shiny beads from Kars hopefully to look like bubbles and a piece of white satin ribbon...well come on now do I ever not use ribbon lol...the sketch is from Sketch Saturday challenge and I'm also entering it for the WOW Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge...I think I will head out today and maybe treat myself to something nice...who wants to bet it will be ribbon lol...I always do that, I think right I will head into town and buy myself something nice to wear or have my haircut and my legs go their own way to the craft shop and who am I to argue with my legs...whatever your up to today why not treat yourself you never know you might even manage something other than ribbon
Mina xxx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

good morning chick - Whimsy and Stars Guest DT + Stampin for the Weekend + Mojo Monday

Good morning everyone and I'm happy to say our spring peeped its head out yesterday well for a little while anyway, I have just noticed I seem to have turned into the Northern Ireland weather report lol and the outlook for the weekend eyes are a bit better today and looking over the last few days I can see my colouring wasn't the best but it will improve a bit more I hope over the next couple of days, I spent a couple of hours last night making my soup and my gorgeous Daughter and her o/h will be here for dinner tonight, her o/h is addicted to my Chicken soup and I always have to supply him with containers full to take with him when he leaves...with a bit of sunshine out popped this fabulous little chick image from Whimsy and Stars Studio its called Dancing Egg and Chickie, isn't this a brilliant image for card is for the Whimsy and Stars studio DT and I'm also entering it for the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge and I used the fab Mojo Monday amazing is this Echo Park paper, you will be seeing quite a few of these as I bought loads from my local shop Crafters and Co at the weekend...this one is from their Little Girl collection and is called Betty Bird, lush colours isn't it, I finished my card with a few pearls and a couple of pink ribbons...I'm off to practice my colouring today and finish off my soup, I like to add the chopped chicken and parsley last...oooohhhh I have made myself hungry now...have a fantastic day chicks
Mina xxx

Monday, March 14, 2011

ok who took the Spring - Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge DT + Saturday Challenge + Simon says Stamp challenge

Good morning everyone...ok who took the Spring, whoever has it bring it back please it is freezing here, windy, raining and generally winter has returned with a if I could figure out how to upload from Phil's mobile I would show you the snow and fog pictures from Saturday, shockingly bad, I thought we had gone back a few months...oh well I guess when the Spring peeps her head out she will be more welcome than ever, just hurry on please...did you all have a fantastic weekend, it was so bad here yesterday we went out and stayed out for all of 30 mins before retreating back into the warm, that will teach us not to put the thermals on card for today is for our new challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge, which this month is Birthday with lots of pearls, now how thick am I it wasn't until I uploaded this card I realised I had forgotten to put the Happy Birthday sentiment just imagine its there and I will retake it later when I have time...the fab little girl is from Stampavie and is called Flower Girl isn't she cute, I coloured her with Distress inks and paper pieced her outfit in the same papers as the background these are from a new paper pad I bought...its Kaisercraft Seaside 6x6 paper pad this is a stunning pad and I know I will use it all Summer long, the pearls and Pearl brad flower centres are all from Bunny Zoe's Crafts too...I'm entering this for the Saturday Flowers for Mum Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge too...I did loads and loads of challenge commenting last night and today I'm going to do my very best to catch up with my own blog hopping, cant wait to see what you have all been up too...have a fantastic day everyone and wherever you are I hope you don't need your thermals
Mina xxx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

we have a winner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I was busy challenge commenting and oopsie forgot to post the this months winner of Bunny Zoe's Crafts candy is No 40........................................................

congratulations Susan could you email me before Wednesday please and I will pass your details onto Nikki soyou can get your candy...I will have more candy very very soon so dont worry more chance to win soon everyone...enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Mina xxx

How many puns about cows can anyone get - Mo's Digital Pencil DT + Friday Sketchers

Good morning everyone...exactly how many puns did you make about cows yesterday lol...they were so brilliantly done too...most of you guessed I was having problems with my eyes again and my appointment yesterday was to see a consultant...good thing is I don't need any ops bad thing is nothing to be done about it, I just have to live with it, so that's what I'm going to do just get on with things and work around them, I will have to get stronger and stronger glasses I guess I will be wearing jam jar bottoms soon...well I don't have much choice unless anyone wants to lend me their eyes and I count myself very lucky as things could be a lot worse, so I treat myself at Crafters and Co instead although with the drops he had put it in my eyes my choice was a bit hit and miss but with Phil's help and giggles (typical lol) I bought loads of new papers oh and a few ribbons too...we had to go across across a mountain pass for my appointment and there was thick fog and about 4 inches of snow would you believe and it snowed most of the day here yesterday...didn't I say about those grass cutters that there was still time for it to snow, I think I best keep quiet in future don't you...right my card for today which is for Mo's Digital Pencil DT and I used the stunning sketch at Fridays Sketchers for it...isn't this Flower Girl from Mo's Digital Pencil just beautiful, I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced her dress using these amazing papers I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, they are from the Prima Sparkling Spring 6x6 paper pad, this is a lush pad as are all of the new Prima ones, cant resist them, I finished with a two tone ribbon and a few Prima and Orchid flowers...I'm doing nothing today except taking some photos I could take yesterday...whatever your up to have a fabulous Sunday

p.s. I will be back a little later with my Bunny Zoe's Crafts candy winner xxx

Saturday, March 12, 2011

mmmmmmmmmmmmoooooooooooooooooo - Sugar Nellie DT + CYDA challenge + Mojo monday

Good morning all, did you think I had mad cow disease there fab is this cow shes called Custard and is brilliant to colour too, even in monochrome and you van get her from Funkykits...this card is for the Sugar Nellie DT, I know there's no need to say that but I like saying it and still cant quite believe I'm on their DT...this fabulous fat gingham is a gift from the fantastic Squirrel, how kind and generous is that, crafters are such lovely people aren't they, the swirl is from a scrap of rub on I found, lush isn't it...wish I knew where it was from I would get some more...I added a saddle stitched ribbon and Prima glitzy flowers finished with punched leaves...the amazing sketch is from Mojo Monday, love their sketches don't you and I'm also entering this for the CYDA black and white challenge...I have a Doctors appointment today and its quite a distance away so will be out with my lovely Phil all day and hes taking me for lunch too he just doesn't know it yet lol...have a super fantastic day everyone and I hope you manage some crafting too
Mina xxx
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