Saturday, October 15, 2011


Good morning everyone, I hope your all well and happy, we had a great day out yesterday, I bought ribbons, papers, loads of finger lift tape (ssssoooo cheap) and lots of goodies but just little goodies, I will take a photo for you to see them all when I have a bit of time...oooohhhh and my gorgeous Phil bought me two 12x12 paper storage boxes with files from the Really Useful Box Company to store some of my papers (oh no does this mean I have to sort out my papers now)...notice I said some lol...then we went for lunch and he bought me a new coat from Marks & Spencer' I did very well didn't I

my card for today isn't a card, its a book using one of my favourite Christmas carols and two of my very favourite new images from Mo's Digital Pencil...I knew when I saw Urchin with Bird and Ragged Angel I would make something different than a card with them, do you liked the faded look of them, I printed them like this, if you would like to know how to let me know and I will do a separate post on it tomorrow evening as I think this one is long enough lol

LinkI coloured them with distress inks and glittered the wings (there's a list of colours at the end of this post)...aren't the papers I used so beautiful, distressed and faded...these are amazing digi papers from Michele R Designs, I bought every single one of Michele's papers as they have such a beautiful faded vintage feel to the...stunning, these two are Winter Blues 1 and 6...I added some glitter and the words to the papers and printed them on linen card then mounted them on pearlised card

I had an awful job punching the holes for the ribbon as I only have a rubbish hole punch, it took so much work I gave myself two blisters...I finished with some beautiful glittery mesh ribbon that I used to tie my book together

I'm entering this for the Truly Scrumptious challenge and Stamptacular Sunday challenge, I'm sure there was a anything but a card challenge I was going to enter too but cant remember it...and even worse cant remember where my list is...thanks for sticking with me for this long post but believe me it could have been longer as I had more photos so think yourselves lucky lol...I'm off out with my Dad and Phil today, dont know where yet but I'm sure we will manage a trip somewhere..whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx

blue shades - Stormy Sky

pinks - Victorian Velvet
Hair and boots - Frayed Burlap
shadows - Pumice stone


Christine L said...

Stunning Mina.... and yes it'd be good to know how you print paler - if it's different to how I imagine..

And well done on your retail therapy yesterday... look forward to seeing your goodies!

Chritine x

My'scardcorner said...

Its lovley Mina love the distressed look and those sentiments.Enjoy your day out today and glad you got loads of goodies yesterday cant wait to see the pic.

Ali said...

WOW!!! Oh Mina that is gorgeous the images and colouring are beautiful xx

Margreet said...

I'm speechless Mina....sooo beautiful and delicate....wonderful colouring...I should like to know that way of printing!....enjoy your Saturday!
xxx Margreet

Marie-Louise said...

This is beautiful. I agree with everyone else I would love to know how you printed the paper. Glad you enjoyed the show - I did not get this time - have to wait now until April.

G Peplow said...

WOW Speechless here Mina, This is so beautiful, you clever lady, I adore this, Gay xxx

Jackie said...

It's a real stunner Mina, that paper is gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

applejack cards by sue said...

I love this Mina...the colours go perfectly together. Glad you had such a great day and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Janette said...

Mina this is stunning, I adore what you did with everything, the images are beautiful and the papers and verse just brilliant...

Now about your shopping trip, if your Phil fancies a little break in Blackpool sometime, you just post him off to me....I could use a new coat and some stash would be very

Jo said...

Stunning! Mina, this is absolutely gorgeous!Would love to know how you printd the paper. Glad to here you had great day out yesterday.
Jo x

Sue said...

Stunning Mina,I love it,glad you had a good shop yesterday.
Have a lovely day today.
Sue xx

Tracey T said...

Mina, this is absolutely stunning. Would love to know how you did the printing. Love the soft colours and the images go perfectly with the carol. Tracey x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sounds like you've been the lucky recipient of some fab gifts, Mina! And as for your card. It's a stunner! These girls look so lovely in traditional earthy reds, greens and browns but you have realy wowed me with your soft pastel colours. It's a beauty inside and out!!!
And i'm so pleased that spider has been replaced in the thumbnails on my dashboard! Hugs, Lesley

Jane said...

This is really beautiful Mina, you've done a fabulous job with Mo's creations.

tilly said...

A beautiful and delicate looking book, love the pastel shades and the stunning Mo's little girl, Well done with the coat and stash lol

Kirsty said...

Hi Another truly beautiful creation. I am going to have buy these I am looking for an image for my mother in laws birthday card and and I think this may be it. Love the colouring and papers are so perfect. Sounds like a wonderful day you had and got spoiled great stuff !! Kitty ;0)

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Mina .Just when I think that your creations can't get any more amazing here you come up with this awesome project . I love this , the image , your colouring and printing and the verses are beautiful .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Elizabeth said...

Simply stunning - love all the gentle shades and your colouring of the images is just beautiful. I think this book is utterly beautiful. Elizabeth x

Marja Rolfes said...

Super fabulous Mina!!! I love it!
Great sentiments!!
Dutch Tulip

Swaantje said...

this is so beautiful..*wow*
The colours, the little girls..a dream!!
Wonderful work!

Many greetings

Julie said...

Chillytastic Mina!!! Absolutely gorgeous! X

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful mina.i love the soft delicate papers and the images and verse are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Barbara said...

Mina, this is stunning! The papers are a perfect complement to your beautiful style of coloring! Love the verse, too.

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful image Mina! Your coloring is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy K.

LaJanette said...

Oh Mina; this absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the soft colors and the circle cutout with the image floating is just brilliant! Such a great project! Sorry to hear about the blisters; but at least you came out with a project that is way totally amazing!

Big Hugs;

Crafty Loops said...

Mina this book is so beautiful, really gorgeous. I cant believe I managed to miss you yesterday. And I think Maddy met you just after having coffee with me too. Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. Lee x

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous project - amazing coloring and verses. Your work is always such an inspiration.

Shazza said...

beautiful card Mina x

poppylover said...

like it very much!!

Gail said...

ok my jaw is still on the floor!!! wow..i love the soft vintage look..i have this image and could never do justice for her like you did..ty ty so much for listing your colors!!..awsome..ummm lessons are next??? ya

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Hi Mina! your card is beautiful, love it very much, hugs Ageeth

cockney blonde said...

Absolutely adore this creation Mina. Such soft vintage colours, love it, x

Erin- said...

This is so beautiful, Mina. I love the soft, distressed look. And I really love the way you have cut out the front of the your little book. The sparkly ribbon is fantastic--finishes it off perfectly. SO Lovely! And shame on that naughty hole punch. :)

Sherri said...

There aren't even words to describe how beautiful these are! The soft colors are just perfect.

Whimcees said...


Beautiful card - your coloring is so unique and lovely! Well done!

Wishing you a good weekend!


Barbara Diane

Turtle In The Sand said...

Absolutely stunning Mina. I look forward to seeing your printing instructions.

Bernie said...

Oh Mina this is Truly Scrumptious! I love the soft vintage colors! Love the way you have her over the window. And the sparkle makes it magical!!! Sorry about the blister, sounds like you should add a new hole punch to your shopping list.

Rufus said...

OMG, I'm speechless, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely LOVE it. As for your retail therapy, I'd say you had a heck of a day! Your Phil is a real keeper, I'm still trying to imagine hubby going to a show with me, NOT a pretty picture! Hope you had a great day with your two men.

June Nelson said...

Mina this is out of this world girl!!! it is simply beautiful and I too love those new images, must buy them when I get some pennies. Hope you have another good day out today and stay away from marksies lol or it will cost your hubby and dad more money lol huggies June xxxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Mina....


Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the papers used and the images are so gorgeous.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Andrea C said...

This is gorgeous and your glittering is just magical it is so beautiful. Freaking brill x

Marlies said...

A beautiful and elegant card! I love that cute image and the inside looks wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs, Marlies

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Saw this in your past makes feed and had to take a peek, oh my Mina, what a stunning creation! Utterly gorgeous from start to finish. I'm sitting here now listening to Shawn singing the song. A lovely moment inspired by you, mwah, Wends x

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