Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Im ignoring yesterday totally...

Good morning everyone...ok who broke blogger again then...come on own took me five goes to get this card uploaded and the post good to go and I spent half the night trying to comment with no luck at all, just kept telling me I wasn't authorised to leave comments???...oh boy did I have a day and a half yesterday, everything I touched went wrong, first there was the complete mess up I made of my Sugar Nellie post then I made five cards four of which went in the bin as they were just rubbish...then I dropped my laptop and nearly broke my printer loading a new cartridge, the ink went all over including me and two images I had I gave up and left the crafting...I think days like that are best hibernated through don't you instead of the card I was going to show you I decided to show you this card I made for the Crafts and Me samples for the show...this beauty is by Hannah Lynn and is called Aussie isn't her hair just amazing, I'm not sure I coloured it the best though, I used distress inks for her and the lush papers are from K and Co...right now I'm putting yesterday behind me taking a deep breath and starting again today, keep your fingers crossed for me...whatever your up to today watch out for the gremlins lol
Mina xxx

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a sugary sneak peek (again)...thicko me showed the wrong one

Good morning (again) stupid am I my head must have been away with the fairies (or angels) as I showed the wrong sneak peek...I'm so sorry's the real one this is the stunning Wish Upon A star, don't worry though you wont have long to wait as she will be available along with her stunning friends on Thursday 1st September from Funky Kits...isn't she stunning...I coloured her with distress inks and the amazing papers including the one I cut the Merry Christmas from is from Echo Park

are you enjoying the sneak peeks?...isn't the work just amazing...sorry about the dark photo but there wasn't a drop of sunlight the day I took it...don't forget you have another sneak peek tomorrow staring on Sugar Nellie and then theres an amazing double day blog hop starting Thursday...right I'm off to get a smack on the hand from Gayle have a wonderful day everyone
Mina xxx

p.s. many apologies if you left a wonderful comment on the last one but when I deleted the post the comments went too boo hoo

Monday, August 29, 2011

bestest friends are forever...

Good morning everyone did you all have a fantastic weekend...I hope you all did something lovely and had fun...we had a quiet weekend, we bought some lamp shades that when I took out of the box turned out to be lime green so they are heading back to the shop very quickly lol...then we headed to Marks and Spencer's and bought some yummy stuff, their food is always so lush and moreish isn't it, then home to watch Phil snoozing and catch up with challenge commenting, I never seem to catch up with commenting I must learn to type faster your know...ooohhhh and on Saturday we bought a new vaccum which Phil was fascinated with (now that's rare as I'm the gadget person not him) because its suction would strip wallpaper off and you want to see what came out of our hall that was a result that Phil did all the hoovering while saying have you seen how much muck this is getting out of the carpets and I tried to watch Dr Who...right now onto my card for today which is for the Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT using this fantastic little sweetie and her bestest friend from Whimsy Stamps called Whimsy Valerie and Sitting Pretty, isn't she a cutie, I coloured them with distress inks and used more of the lush Authentique Blissful 6x6 paper pad, I used more flower fantasy wooden ornaments but this time I stained them with distress inks, they take colour really well and the colour stays true...the sentiment is from the Kaisercraft mini clear sentiment stamp set Friends (these sets are brilliant value, really cheap and one for every occasion)...the lush sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I'm also entering this for the City Crafter Best of Friends challenge and Totally Gorjuss As you like it challenge too...right I'm off to change my shades today, cant be having lime green as I would need sunglasses indoors...have a wonderful day everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. I have a sneaky peek for your tomorrow...hint hint it might be very sweet and sugary

Sunday, August 28, 2011

what the hell happened...

Good morning everyone I hope your all having a fantastic hair is fab I love it...I got a really nice woman cutting it and she made a brilliant job of it...even Phil was impressed and said how much I suited it and my Dad noticed which is something he never does, I usually have to tell him I have had my hair cut, men eh card for today is using one of these new Dwarf's from Mo's Digital Pencil...this is the amazing Dwarf No cute are the knots in his fabulous beard...I coloured him with Distress inks and the papers are from K&Co...the sentiment I typed on the computer and how well does that suit that image...I finished with some buttons as I didn't think it needed anything else although looking now I think it could have done with something else...the fab sketch is from Simon Says Stamp challenge and I'm also entering this for the Creative Inspirations challenge and the Crazy 4 Challenges male challenge...I haven't a clue what we are up to today yet but whatever your doing have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Saturday, August 27, 2011

oh no hes the wrong colour...

Good morning everyone well what you all up to today...anything nice?...I'm off to get my haircut today, the only thing is when its super short it shows all the grey, or should that be lack of colour card for today is for the Teddybo black and white and one other colour challenge and have you noticed something...oh no Teddybo is the wrong colour, I coloured this fabulous Teddybo Bo's Bubbly smiles with the usual browns but it just didn't look right for the challenge so I was going to colour him black but decided his cute little face might disappear under all that black so I decided on grey and just did the shadows...I added blue as my other colour...the fab black papers are from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble paper pad, I love this and cant stop using it...I added a sheet of blue from another pad and a sentiment ribbon I found in the bottom of my ribbon box, a few buttons and its sorted...I used the fab sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches challenge and I'm also entering it for the Cardmadfairy's digi challenge which is to use buttons...right I'm off to draw a picture of what I want my hair to look like for the hairdresser so he can make it look nothing like it...have a fantastic Saturday everybody
Mina xxx
p.s. I finally got my cleaner at 4pm yesterday

Friday, August 26, 2011

Look what Nikki has for you...scroll down for todays post

pop on over to Bunny Zoe's Crafts to see these fantastic deals for the Bank Holiday


Mina xxx

fancy a game of bingo...

Good morning everyone, thank you all so much for your emails asking how my neck is...its ok, still stiff and sore when I turn it but at least I can turn it now, which is progress...don't you just hate it when delivery people let you down, I bought a carpet cleaner (to clean my beige carpet that is showing the results of me walking around in bare feet inside and out) and was told it would be delivered yesterday morning...did it arrive, nope...rang the delivery people and its on its way...did it I had to make a quick trip to the supermarket after 6pm instead of our wandering coffee sipping time we usually go Dad was flabbergasted at how little time it took us I have to start all over again today waiting and ringing etc aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh why cant people just deliver when they say or if there's a problem just let me know so I'm not hanging around like the ghost of Christmas past wandering past the window because I hear a you have been there too...right now enough complaining onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar challenge and this weeks is our wonderful Donaldas choice and she chose a bingo challenge, I love it when you can chose what to use don't you and bingo challenge remind me of the one and only time I went to Bingo with my Mum, I fell asleep oops...she didnt take me again bless her lol...I chose this lush Tilda from the Magnolia Dreams collection called Beautiful Tilda I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with these stunning papers from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens paper pad aren't they beautiful, so fresh and bright, I also used a Prima Corina flower all these are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished with a Tim Holtz ticket, gorgeous blue gems and some seam binding scrunched into a bow...the fabulous sketch is from Cute Card Thursday challenge and I'm also entering it for the Stamp with Fun Summer challenge and Stampin' Royalty bring on the bling challenge...I'm stuck in again today of course so don't know if I will get out at all and please don't say its a good excuse to tidy my craft room, you know what happens when I do that...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and when you have time pop on over to Just Magnolia and see the amazing creations from the rest of the team
Mina xxx

Thursday, August 25, 2011

every girl needs a pair of red stilletos...

Good morning everyone...well hands up who thought I would finish the tidying of my craftroom...nope course I didn't I found some papers and got a little bit distracted...ohhhh well it gives me an excuse to go in and try tidying again I guess lol...I got my hair appointment so at least my busted sofa look is on its way out, at least I wont scare small children after it lol...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Colour Create challenge, this time it was our lovely Kerry's choice and she chose Red, Kraft and white with an added option of make your own background paper (as you can see I didn't use the option...I completely forgot ooopppsss)...I love love love this colour combo don't you, it always works so so well...I used this beautiful Big Shoes image from Mo's Digital Pencil for mine...isn't she so gorgeous
I coloured her with distress inks and of course those shoes just had to be red didn't they, the papers are from a scrapbook kit from My Minds Eye Life Stories collection, this one is called Journaling sheet #1...the tag is from the same kit...I finished with some white flowers and a satin and gingham ribbon from my stash...the fabulous sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge and I made it into an easel card, I think it works well what do you think?...I'm also entering this for the My Time to Craft here comes the girls challenge too...its supermarket day of course today with my lovely Dad, although he wont need much shopping as hes off on his travels again and travelling to a family birthday bash and a bit of staying and visiting so he will be away for a jet setter that he is lol...whatever your up to today have a brilliant time and when you have time pop on over to Colour Create to see the amazing creations by the rest of the girls
Mina xxx
p.s. the Sugar Nellie sneak peek week starts today so hop on over to the Sugar Nellie blog to find out the details

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

oooohhhhhhh its getting there...

nearly there xxx

oooohhhh I love a bit of recycling...

Good morning everyone how are you all doing?...well my wonderful Dads glasses are sorted and he looks so handsome in his new ones...we even managed a coffee and panini in a local cafe was so warm and sunny yesterday and we sat in the window, it was like being on holiday, well that was until I caught my reflection in the window...omg I need a haircut I look like a busted sofa and that's no exaggeration I promise you...even my Dad keeps saying when you getting your hair cut woman will ring up today and get an appointment, anything to stop him nagging me lol, lets hope I have more luck with a hair appointment than the Docs, thanks for all the wonderful giggles you gave me with your comments yesterday I enjoyed them all so much...I'm having a clearing day today...well that's the plan anyway but you know what Im like when I head to my craft room to clear up, I'm so easily distracted aren't I...right now onto my card for today which is for the digi teams brand new challenge at Crafts & Me challenge...this weeks challenge is Lace, I used the amazingly beautiful Sara Burrier digi stamp Porcini, isn't she stunning, I coloured her with distress inks and used some Echo Park Be mine collection, this paper is called Love Letters and the deep pink is the you see my bit of recycling?...its the lace half circle behind the image its from the Prima flower packaging and was too gorgeous to waste so I cut it out and used it...I also used black lace along the bottom and cut out two leaves for the rose from it too...what do you think is there enough lace lol...the fab sketch is from The Sweet Stop challenge and I'm also entering this for the Digital Tuesday challenge too...well I managed to catch up with a few of you yesterday and will catch up some more tonight...have a wonderful sunny day wherever you are
Mina xxx

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

my legs not dropping off...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy...did I go to the Doctors...nope...why because my leg isn't dropping off therefore I cant have an appointment for 8 days as they only have emergency apoointments...advice...if its no better in a few days go to the hospital A&E department...oh well lets hope my legs starts to fall off and I can get an appointment lol...well you know what they say about Doctors receptionists (apologies to any of you who are as I'm sure your not like that) whats the difference between God and a Doctors receptionist?....God doesn't thinks he a receptionist lol...righty oh onto my card for today which is for Bunny Zoe's Crafts how sweet and gorgeous is this beautiful Belles and Whistles Belinda with Teddy stamp, I love Belles and Whistles don't you, they are so so sweet and beautiful to colour...I used distress inks and matched her up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft Blea and Ivy paper pad the sentiment tag is from the same pad too...lush aren't they...I also used some of the new Sew Easy Baker Twine-Neutrals, doesn't it work well as a bow and one of the Flower Fantasy wooden ornaments with a button in the centre, the fab sketch is from Stampin' Royalty challenge and I'm also entering this for the Charisma cards negative space challenge, Belles and Whistles anything goes challenge and Crafts us crazy anything goes challenge too...I'm off to the opticians with my wonderful Dad today to pick up his new glasses oh and of course for him to have a quick flirt with the lovely staff in never know there maybe time for a put the world to rights coffee too...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

two days to go

oooooohhhhhh two days and counting till the Sugar Nellie sneak peek week

Mina xxx

Monday, August 22, 2011

jingle bells & tinkle bells...

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend...did you get up to anything exciting, if you did go on tell me all about it and make me jealous...we had a very quiet weekend and just did a little mooching round shops and went out to lunch, my shoulder and neck are still very sore and super stiff so I'm going to take everyone's advice and go to the docs to see what he says, Phil thinks its a trapped nerve from the fall and that we should take out Mina Accident cover lol, I think Im just clumsy and it will take a little while to unstiffen and barring anymore falls I will be champion...well the countdown is going down and theres only 3 days to go for the brand spanking new Sugar Nellie release sneak peek week...oooooohhhhh cant wait
but in the meantime hands up everyone who knew I would have to have another colour of this gorgeous Flora simply adorable digi from Sugar Nellie, I really wasnt happy with how I coloured her the first time and think the softer colour hair works much better with her...what do you think?...I used distress inks to colour her and used a scrap of paper I had from Cosmo Cricket Mitten weather, its a fantastic soft lilac isnt it, I love it when I can use scraps and even more when they are last christmas's papers...I finished with a lush soft satin ribbon and a sentiment...the fab sketch is from the Dutch Dare Card challenge but Im not sure if it counts as I ran out of paper and missed a bit off...Im also entering this for the City Crafter scrap happy challenge and the Ribbon Girl ribbon challenge too...well Im of to the Docs then the supermarket with my lovely Dad today and hopefully painkillers willing I will catch up all your lush blogs tonight...whatever your up to today have a wonderful day
Mina xxx

Sunday, August 21, 2011

some people make you sick...

yep its me again...fed up with me yet lol? don't some people just make you sick, how beautifully glamorous is this Pregnant Pinup from Sassy Studio Designs, I don't know about you but I didn't look this good when I was pregnant...I coloured her with distress inks and used these lush BoBunny Gabrielle paper pad papers from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the lush sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering this for the Sweet Stampin Babies or Little ones challenge (I hope this is near enough) and The Corrosive girlie challenge too...right that's its for today I promise no more posts today...enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Mina xxx

about time too I hear you cry...

Good morning everyone and huge massive thanks for all your good wishes yesterday, my neck is a bit better and the bruises are healing, it honestly isn't anything to worry about its just a bit painful and very very stiff, poor Phil says hes scared to come home as he never knows what I will have done to myself every time he does lol...right its candy winner time for that lush Authentique paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the random number thingy say its


and that is.................................

huge congratulations Mary Lou if you could please email me your address by Wednesday night and I will pass it on to Nikki who will pop your prize in the post for you
right everyone I will hopefully be back a little later (neck allowing) with a card to show you all...speak later

Mina xxx

The countdown is on...

we have a brand new release coming up at Sugar Nellie and the countdown is on for the sneak peek week...just 4 days to go then you get some peeking at this lush new release, you will so love them...I cant wait to show you some of these sweeties
Mina xxx

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I have to blame someone....

Good morning who am I going to blame...hhhhmmmm lets see...I forgot to do the draw for the candy didn't I...oops...I think it was your fault, you know who you are don't you lol...seriously though it just went completely out of my head but then I'm not very well you know...right here's where the violins start, can you hear them, if you can then your as mad as me lol...I fell down the stairs on Monday, nothing serious just a bit of Mina clumsiness as usual but I landed on my shoulder and hurt my neck, well long story short over the last few days my neck has got very painful and I cant turn it left so I have been a bit distracted and haven't been able to be on the computer as much as I cant sleep very well for it of course...well that's my excuses over with but I promise I will announce the winner in the morning without fail...well now onto my card for today I had to show you this amazing new image from Mo's Digital Pencil, hes called Come Hither and I think hes fantastic, he reminds me so much of a comic book I read once, an epic about vampires (see you didn't know that did you, I love comic books especially the Xmen, not comics but the books they make of them)...I coloured him with distress inks and a gold pen for the frame and tried to make him look like he was wearing silk and satin but I'm not sure I managed it, I wanted him to be in rich deep colours so teamed him up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the colours suit him don't they, I finished with organza wired ribbon tied into a bow a pearl button and two printed sentiments...I cant wait to see his victim that Mo's working on, I bet shes stunning...the fab sketch is from Inspirational card sketches challenge, I love their sketches don't you...I haven't a clue what we are up to today, we were looking for a car boot sale but haven't found one yet, so you never know what we will do...are you up to anything exciting?, whatever your up to have a fab Saturday everyone and watch out for those stair monsters that trip you up when you aren't looking
Mina xxx
p.s. the frame around him I got from the net on a free vintage clip art site but sorry I didn't keep the link, if I find it I will let you know

Friday, August 19, 2011

getting all sentimental...

Good morning everyone...did you all enjoy the blog hop yesterday, didn't the DT girls do amazing work...I hope you remembered to leave a comment on all the blogs so you get a chance of winning one of the Mo's vouchers...well yesterday I had a crafting day and my lovely Phil made pies for dinner, our Daughter, partner and my wonderful Dad came for dinner too...lovely night...we had one of those conversations yesterday, all you married people will know what I mean...I was in my craft room and Phil had the TV in the kitchen really loud, so when I heard him come out the kitchen I shouted down 'your TV is really loud, I cant hear myself think'...his reply 'I haven't switched it was that loud ten minuets ago'?????????? what on earth does that mean, after a few seconds thinking I started laughing and he couldn't understand what I was laughing wasn't that the TV had got louder, I had thought it was loud since it had been switched on but hadn't had the chance to tell him is all lol...Phil's a wonderful chef, cooking to me is a chore, I think its because I spend so many meals alone, my idea of cooking is a bowl of cereal...Phil cooks himself full meals with card for today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar challenge, this week is the amazing Claudia's choice and she chose Out of the Box Sentiments, so use something that's not the normal sentiment, if you check out the DT's blogs you will see what I mean, I used this gorgeous new Magnolia stamp from the Winner Takes it all collection, shes called Basket Tilda, isn't she so cute with her basketball...I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with these wow papers from the Authentique Blissful paper pad, the pad and stamp are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, I finished my card with a printed sentiment, some buttons and a grey satin knot, the fab sketch is from Tuesday morning sketches challenge, The Ribbon Reel challenge and I'm also entering it for A spoon full of Sugars Birthday challenge...I'm off to the supermarket today with my wonderful Dad and Phil and maybe out to lunch or some of Phil's lush pie (he made a secret one so we could have some left as everyone takes bits home with them)...whatever your up to today have a wonderful one
Mina xxx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

hop hop hop...

Good morning everyone and its that time again...time for our Mo's Dreamteams monthly blog hop and remember we have prizes too...don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog as two DT members are picked to randomly choose two winner of a $5 voucher for Mo's Digital you should have arrived from this months host Debbie's fabulous blog where I'm sure she had something fantastic to show you, if you haven't hop over to DEBBIE'S to start at the beginning...Debbie chose the theme of Pearls and Lace this month...I went a bit haywire with the lace and added it everywhere...along the edge of the ribbon and behind the torn edges of the paper...this amazing beauty is called the Little Sugar Plum Fairy, now I know when you think of her you think Christmas but I used her slightly differently and I think she works beautifully for a summers card too, the amazing paper is Prima Madeline collection, isn't it beautiful...I finished with some Prima pearl swirls, satin ribbon and pearl headed pins...I'm entering this for The Ribbon Girl ribbon challenge, Fussy & Fancy celebration colour challenge and the Papertake weekly Bingo (I chose Ribbons, Pearls & Lace) challenge...right now hop hop hop on over to our wonderful

next and have a look at her amazing creation...enjoy the rest of your hop and don't forget leave a comment for all the DT to stand a chance of winning one of the vouchers...enjoy your day everyone
Mina xxx

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

art deco friends...

Good morning everyone I hope your all safe and sound...we went to my Dads hearing appointment yesterday and although I knew his hearing had got worse but I didn't realise to what extent, my Dads hearing has always been very poor as he worked in loud environments when he was working which permanently damaged his hearing but his hearing is only 15% in one ear and the other isn't much better...after all the testing and explaining etc my Dad was attached to a machine which would show him what his hearing would be like wearing aids and when I spoke to him his face lit up like a child, hearing everything so clear for the first time in a long time was written across his face, I had to choke back tears then and there until with a cheeky grin he said 'I didn't realise you sounded like that', I have a feeling he was being cheeky lol...anyway he has decided to go ahead and gets his fitting for them next going to be very hard for him as he will have to wear them all day to retrain his brain to recognise sounds he has forgotten, it was described as when he flushes the toilet for the first time after he gets them it will sound like Niagara Falls lol...right now onto my card today which is one of the samples I made for Crafts and Me, this is one of the new Art Deco stamps, these friends are beautiful aren't they (sorry about the shocking photos but I think my camera is coming to end of its life bless it), I coloured them with distress inks and used a scrap of a My Minds eye paper for them, the sentiment is from Making Memories, I bought a whole sheet of these for 50p in a sale would you believe, I so wish I had bought more...Phil's coming home tonight as he has two days holiday booked, he needs the rest the poor man is tuckered out so I'm off to the supermarket to cook something nice for him...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

yellow and blood red?...

Good morning everyone, did you all have a good day yesterday, well I went into my craft room yesterday and thought 'right I'm going to clean this before I start colouring', well I thought about it for about 30 seconds then I had a lock in and had brilliant fun colouring and paper piecing this amazing image from the new Tickled Pink release instead, this amazing little fella is called Lil Haunts Vampire Lestat, I loved colouring this and had forgotten how much I enjoyed colouring black, its a bit like red though and has a life of its own at times...I coloured Lestat with distress inks and paper pieced his vest, bow tie and inside of his lush cloak, I had thought of paper piecing his whole cloak (using black or grey for the outside) which would look brilliant but wanted to play with colouring the black instead...I teamed Lestat up with this wow wow wow paper pad from Authentique (see told you I would have to have one of these) this one is the Blissful pad but I think I may need them all...the colours and patterns are fabulous, the stamp and pad are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I added a printed sentiment I made on my laptop and some blood red ribbon to finish, now yellow and red aren't colours I would normally mix but don't they work well together there's something about the yellow that makes the red pop...the sketch is from Stamp with Fun challenge and I'm also entering this for The Crazy challenge which is Movies and my movie is Dracula, and the Cards for Men anything goes challenge too...I'm off out with my Dad today to get his hearing tested and hopefully get him a digi hearing aid, so keep your fingers crossed he doesn't refuse it...have a wonderful day everyone and keep your necks covered for low lying vampires lol
Mina xxx

Monday, August 15, 2011

groovy baby...

Good morning everyone...did you all have a fab weekend, I hope you had the best...wasn't the tv good last night for a change, I watched Ice Age (brilliant film I always laugh so much at it), then a documentary about gladiators then along with a huge helping of Tiramasu and a glass of colombard chardonnay I watched 300...would have so perfect if Phil had been there but he was away back to work for the week, but the Tiramasu and painted on muscles helped lol...I then had a little mooch around Facebook and caught up with some DT commenting and I will catch up with all you talented crafter's tonight...did I tell you about the 'romantic' night we decided to have the Friday before I left the farmhouse, we had a lovely italian meal and a glass of Merlot, chatted away then poured ourselves another glass ready to watch a film, next thing we remembered it was midnight and we woke up in time for bed, we had missed the film and I cant even remember which one it was, see now you know why I only ever have one glass of wine lol... the best laid plans hardly ever go right do they lol...right now onto my card for today which is using a fab digi from Tickled Pink stamps, I love this groovy chick don't you, shes called Lil Fashionette 60's Ivy, I coloured her with distress inks and the lush papers are My Minds Eye My family collection...I made a sakura flower and added some punched leaves...the fab sketch is from Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketch challenge and I'm entering this for the Papertake Weekly make your own flowers challenge too...I need to catch up with some DT work today so will be locked in my craftroom, which is desperately in need of a good tidy too, any volunteers?...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Sunday, August 14, 2011

fully charged finally...

yep its me again and this time with a fully charged camera and a card for you finally...I hope you liked the photos of our decorated hall and my card for today is using this fabulous little Sugar Nellie stamp called Room to Bloom, cute isnt it and just perfect for a new Home card I think, I coloured the image with distress inks and paper pieced the curtain...the lush papers are from My Mind's Eye Lush range and the huge letters are wood and from the Works, a bargain for a box of them at £1.99...I finished with some cute buttons...the lush sketch is from Sketch Saturday and Im also entering this for the Stampin for the Weekend Spots & Dots challenge, Stampalot challenge and Crazy 4 challenges monochrome challenge (I hope it fits for this even thought the letters are wood...right thats me for today...normal service will be resumed tomorrow as Im not fully charged...well my camera is anyway...Im off to make a sandwich
Mina xxx

an oops, some bargains and more photos...

Good morning everyone and I hope your having a wonderful weekend...I did have a card made for today but will all the dashing about yesterday I forgot my camera needed charged and it takes about 6 hours so I will pop by later with my until then here some photos for amazing is this bargain mirror and clock...I paid £5 for the clock and £15 for the mirror and when I give the mirror a little bit of pimping it will look lush...dont you just love a I have some before and after shots of the hall in the farmhouse, now remember it isnt finished and need lots of finishing...the first two are the before shots...the floor was filthy and the front door frame unfinished and bare plaster...and of course more of that orange pine I hate so much and you know what happens when it stands still...
one of the windows in the hall...that wallpaper was rank, it had black mould and was inches thick in dirt and dust...we had to wear gloves up to our elbows and masks to strip it
these are the after shots, needs a bit of adding too but I think you can see how fresh and clean it is and look how well that floor cleaned up...even the cladding dosent look bad when its painted
the finished door and frame...not my taste but it will do for now
and the most important thing is its super clean and smells lovely

well what do you think?...its going to look lush isnt it...have a wonderful Sunday everyone and whatever your up to enjoy yourselves
Mina xxx

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