Wednesday, February 29, 2012

one cute indian...

Good morning everyone...ok own up who did it then?, who gave me the dreaded lurgy then...I knew I shouldn't have mentioned sore throats and bugs...its like the word 'barbecue' you can guarantee if you say it there will no longer be the weather for it...I have some sort of virus or something, headache, sore throats, temperature up and down like a lift, the works...'cough cough' do you feel sorry for me yet (I dont really have a cough just put that in for effect), if not I can prattle on a bit more about it...had enough? lol...I had a brilliant night catching up with loads and loads of your wonderful blogs last night...loved every second of it, I don't get enough time to do it lately though and miss it so much...its definitely getting warmer here, do you want to know how I know, promise not to laugh though...butter!...we use real Irish butter (of course) and when its getting warmer its much easier to spread lol...right enough butter weather reports onto my card for cute is this fabulous little stamp from Nellie Snellen, the cutest little Indian I have ever seen...shes called Prickly (YORE010) I coloured her to match and teamed her up with these beautifully soft papers from the Kaisercraft - Pink Gelato 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad, the sentiment tag is from the same pad too...I finished with some rich orange ribbon and an organza bow, the gorgeous orange resin flowers are from the Blossoms - Resin Flower Dahlia everything except the ribbons are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the fab sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge, Simon Says Stamp challenge and the Party Time Tuesday challenge , I have no idea what I'm up to today but my blanket and sofa calls to me atm so might be a 'feel sorry for myself and lie around day', if anybody want the virus I have feel free to email me I'm happy to pass it on, I'm generous like that lol...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
colours used for clothes - tumbled glass, milled lavender, spiced marmalade, pumice stone
feathers - scattered straw
cactus - shabby shutters, spiced marmalade

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ooohhhhh dont you love a sneaky peek...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well...there seems to be loads of colds and sore throats going around again so stay warm and away from all those germs...I did go out yesterday but not with my gorgeous little girl (little girl, shes 26 lol) she decided to have a long lie in on her day off and who can blame her, I went by myself for a little mooch and some coffee...I didn't put the world to rights though as you look a little crazy ranting at yourself about news and would get carted away by the men in the white coats and I cant risk that you know...they might not let me out lol
don't you just love a little sneaky peek at something new coming out...did you see the lovely Pat's amazing card yesterday on the Sugar Nellie blog, omg that woman can colour...its my turn today to give a little sneak peek of the brand new release from Sugar Nellie...these little bits of sugary gorgeousness will be on sale from Friday March 2nd and of course we will be having our two day hop as much gorgeousness to see and there's a brand new designer called Carla Chaves, shes from Portugal and wow the Ribonita's are beautiful...

this stunning little girls and her chick friends is called Pip & Chicks, perfect for Easter isn't she...I coloured her with distress inks...the lush papers I used for my card are from Stampin Up and are their Everyday Enchantment papers...stunning colours aren't they...I finished my card with a Melissa Francis tag, a stamped sentiment from Kaisercraft's and a lush ribbon and bow...oh and I also cut out some of the flowers from the papers for decoration...I'm entering this for the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge and Crafty Creations challenge too...dont forget to pop on over to the Sugar Nellie blog for continued sneak peeks everyone...I'm off to lock myself in my craft room today, I'm having one of those creating days, I love them don't you and boy they fly past... whatever your doing today have a wonderful one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair, antique linen
dress - broken china, stormy sky
shading - pumice stone
shoes and ribbon - worn lipstick

Monday, February 27, 2012

a touch of blue and some sneak peek news...

Good morning everyone I hope you had a wonderful weekend, we had a quiet weekend Phil was at a meeting most of Sunday as its the start of the road racing season and he had to sort out which races he will be marshaling for, my lovely Dad came home on Saturday along with a visit from my Sister and her two gorgeous kids, they just get lovelier every time I see besides from that there wasn't much happening...I wanted to thank you all for your fantastic comments for my Graphic45 DT call entry yesterday, I really wasn't sure if I should go for it or not but with a few shoves from a couple of good crafter friends I did and your comments gave my confidence a real boost yesterday, I will catch up with you all tonight I promise...I did loads of commenting last night but it was DT commenting so cant wait to catch up with all your lovely blogs tonight...right now enough waffling Mina get on with card for today is using this stunning digi from Crafts and Me, isn't she stunning...shes from Sara Burrier and is called Lady of the Stars...I coloured her with my usual distress inks and of course glittered her a bit...the beautifully soft blue papers are from DCWV Linen Closet 8x8 paper stack from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I love the colour don't you...I finished my card with some stunning pleated ribbon, satin bow and a few sprinkled punched stars...the sketch I made up as I went along but I'm entering this for the Allsorts Challenge and Crafty Catz Weekly challenge (my B's are Blue, Bling, Bow)

right now some news of sneaky peeks of the lush new Ribonita and friends release from Sugar Nellie...the stamps go on sale on Funkykits on Friday 2nd and of course there's our two day blog hop to show them all off...the details are on the Sugar Nellie blog so hop on over there to find out all about it...I'm off to Town today with my gorgeous Daughter for coffee and shopping, I love those special Mother Daughter days...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap, walnut stain
wings & stars - faded jeans
dress - evergreen bough (from the winter range)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic45 DT Call...phew I made it...

Good morning everyone, I know I'm very early today but there's a reason for it...I have decided to go ahead and enter for the Graphic45 DT you all know I so love their papers and have you seen the stamps to go with the papers my favourite papers and something to colour, you just couldn't get better could you...I have to do this post with my choice of 6 projects...I picked 5 cards and made a pencil box, with pencils and a ruler (yes I made the ruler from paper too) I didn't make the apple though lol...I hope you like what I picked for my entry
and you never know do you!

My pencil case is an old jewellery gift box covered with the same papers as the pencils...ABC Primer collection/Jumping Joan...the ruler, tag, alphabet tiles and tiny pencil wrap are made using ABC Primer/School Days papers - I stained red gingham ribbon with Antique linen distress inks and used a stamped sentiment on the tag to finish

Once Upon A Time Collection - Spellbound
check paper is Flight of Fancy
postcard - Woodland Fantasy

Once Upon A Springtime - Woodland Fantasy

Steampunk Debutante collection - Mechanical Mind
Tag with dragonfly - Botanicabella Collection - Antiquity

Papers, ruler and tags - ABC Primer - School Days

One upon a Springtime - Spellbound
check paper - Flight of Fancy
Postcard - Woodland Fantasy
sentiment -cut from name strip
I so enjoyed making the pencil box and have a couple of projects in mind with some things I found while I was looking for this, so watch this space...let me know what you think of my choices as there was loads to choose from...enjoy your Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, February 25, 2012

two tutu's are better than one...

Good morning everyone are you up to anything exciting this weekend?...go on tell us all and make us jealous...well I finally broke my enforced solitude (oooohhhhh doesn't that sound dramatic this early on a Saturday morning) I needed washing powder so went shopping, had a little mooch and even treat myself to a Burger King, I came home made a cuppa got changed and went to put on the washing washing powder, would you believe I forgot what I went out had to get dressed again and go out to buy some, I met a friend who works in the local shop and she said I could have sworn you were in here before'...I just laughed and moved on quickly, well we don't want everyone knowing I have a hole in the back of my head where my memory drains out do we, I know you lovely lot wont tell anyone lol...anyway onto my card for today, how gorgeously cute are these two sweeties...they are called Two Tutus and are of course from Mo's Digital Pencil, I coloured them and added a little bit of glitter (well they do have wings you know), isn't this paper just lush its one of the ones I found stashed when I did my cleanup, I cant believe I forgot about that fab pile of paper and there's still about a dozen sheets to use...this one is a double sided Fancy Pants paper from their Summer Soiree collection called Beach House, fantastic colours isn't it...I added some fab sheer ribbon and a bow, a few gorgeous coloured roses and a little tag from my stash to finish...the fab sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering it for the Digital Tuesday Challenge and Cute Card Thursday Challenge too...I ha vent a clue what my gorgeous Phil and I will be up to today but whatever it is I'm making a list just in case...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
tutu's and shoes - stormy sky, evergreen bough (from the Winter set)
hair - frayed burlap
flowers in hair - scattered straw

Friday, February 24, 2012


Hi everyone its me again, I have just dropped in to tell you that Bunny Zoe's Crafts has the new Magnolia Princes & Princesses collection on pre order and they are so so gorgeous...hop on over and have a look
Mina xxx

blue and green should never be seen...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well...well I'm still being a recluse and didn't go out yesterday I think I need to give myself a really good shake or one of you need to give me a slap or two lol...the good thing is I'm having fun colouring and playing while I'm reclusive, although I have done a bit of cleaning too, I even scrubbed out one of the bathrooms and bent down to put bleach in the loo and plop went my glasses, the air was blue and that wasn't cleaning products but my language lol...I suppose it could have been a lot worse and not been bleach they were covered in but we will gloss over that thought...see I knew cleaning wasn't good for you, I hate the smell of bleach and no matter how hard I scrubbed my glasses they still smell a bit of it...I really need some fresh air now don't I...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar challenge...this week its our lovely Suzan's choice and she chose 'Use A Doily' now I know it doesn't look like I used one but I cut mine up and made the lace frill from it...the cute little Tilda is Sweet Christmas Holly Tilda I coloured her with distress inks and with the addition of a few pearls I think she works brilliant for anytime of the year don't you, I teamed her up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft Blea and Ivy 6.5x6.5 paper pad the Tilda and papers are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, I finished with the cut doily lace, loads of different size pearls and some Satin ribbon 15mm SAXE BLUE from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, the fab sketch is from the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and I'm also entering it for the Simon Says Stamp challenge and Fab 'n' Funky challenge...right I AM going out today so will report back lol...whatever your up to today have a fabulous one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap, walnut stain
dress and ribbons - stormy sky
sock shadows - grey marvy pen

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I love a bit of colour...

Good morning everyone, I hope your all keeping well and are happy...I had another crafting day yesterday but it was one of those days when you seem to do loads but nothing gets finished if you know what I mean...I played and coloured and cut but finished nothing I should have but had fun playing anyway...I really must go out today though, I had all intentions of yesterday but yes you guessed it the rain fell from the heavens I'm not allergic to rain or like the wicked witch melt in it or anything like that (honestly) I just hate mooching round town in it is all...when you in the mood for a mooch you certainly don't want a soggy mooch do you, have you noticed I seem to have turned into the weather police lol...I did finish this card and felt in the need of loads of colour and you cant say this paper isn't colourful can you...the papers are from the Basicgrey Sweet Threads 6x6 paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...isn't it so bright, colourful and it...I teamed it up with this stunning Zorana A Dancing Gypsy from Saturated Canary...I just about used every colour distress ink I could think off on my Gypsy and isn't she just the paper was so colourful I just added a lush pink satin ribbon and bow and a gorgeous twisted metal Fancy Heart Charm to finish...the lush sketch (I love the hearts behind the image) is from the Sketch N Stash challenge and I'm also entering it for the Joanna Sheen Challenge and Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge too...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

has Spring arrived?...

Good morning everyone, is it just me or is it getting a little bit warmer?...oooohhhh I do hope so, I'm officially fed up with the cold miserable weather now aren't you...I was tidying up my computer yesterday and came across some holiday photos and that made me think of warm days and beautiful clear nights...I did my work yesterday, yes I managed to get past the eyelid/bum situation finally and had a fantastic day just crafting and drinking tea...mind my head was sore last night and my eyes were feeling a bit worse for wear too...but it was worth it, I really enjoyed myself...I also watched a few back episodes of Family Guy last night and chuckled away to myself, isn't it strange how daft we feel laughing out loud when we are all alone and its so quiet lol...right now onto my card for today which is for the digi teams new challenge at Crafts and Me challenges, its my choice of theme this time and I chose Shades of Spring so any spring like colours at all and don't forget you don't need to use a Crafts and Me image for the challenge either, I used one of the beautiful new digis from Crafts and Me called A Princess is Born, isn't it gorgeous...I coloured this beauty and her Princess with distress inks and used more of the stunning Prima 6x6 Madeline paper pad, I'm totally addicted to this pad and it seems to be lasting ages because there are so many papers in it, I added a lush soft pink ribbon and bow and some butterflies punched with my Martha Stewart punch, I also cut one of the butterflies from the paper too...I also added a stamped sentiment...the lush sketch is from The Sweet Stop challenge and I'm also entering it for the Fairy Tale Challenge and Totally Papercrafts challenge too...If it stays nice today I may just take myself into Town for a little wander round, although maybe I shouldn't have said that as it will probably rain now lol...whatever your up to today have a dry one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair adult - walnut stain
princess - antique linen
dress adult - shabby shutters, tumbled glass
princess - victorian velvet, tumbled glass
cushions - antique linen, tumbled glass

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the second one...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy...well all my best efforts went out the window yesterday and I had one of those sofa days, you know the ones where my butt's attached to my eyelids...I just couldn't stay awake at no crafting done, no DT work caught up on and no hitting the shops...but not to worry I will restart my motor this morning and get all the work done I need to do...well did you all have a guess at which one of the baby cards my beautiful Daughter and her other half chose then? was a split decision, she loved this one and her other half loved they took them both lol...see she goes from not liking my cards to taking both the ones I made...I hope the new parents love them both...this one is using the amazingly beautiful Simply Adorables Bambino from Funkykits...I love love love colouring the Adorables, every single one of them

I coloured him with distress inks, distressed the edges and even finished the inside again, I don't think I will do that with every card though as it really adds time to card making...the stunning papers are from the Prima Printery 6x6 paper pad, this pad is so beautiful, soft and vintage and perfect for a timeless baby card don't you think...I finished it with some cream ribbon and a bow on the inside and outside and a stunning Oval Frame charm from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, if your wondering how to get the centre paper to fit in a the frame, put your paper face down on a soft surface and press the charm into the paper which leaves an impression which is easily cut to shape and stick inside the charm...the sketch I made up as I went along but I'm entering this into the Lollipop Crafts and Allsorts challenges...right I'm going to get myself up off my butt and get on with what I have to do today so watch this space lol...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hat - bundled sage, antique linen
shading on bed and distressing on edge - antique linen

Monday, February 20, 2012

and the winner is....

Hi everyone me again and this time with a winner for my Bunny Zoe's Crafts candy...don't worry if you didn't win though there will be another candy along very soon....right no waffling down to the winner and the RNG says its no 37 and that is.......................

huge congratulations Naomi could you email me your address so I can pass it on
Mina xxx

will wonders never cease...

Good morning everyone I hope you had a fantastic weekend, we had a wonderful family lunch yesterday cooked to perfection by my wonderful Phil, I know I'm so lucky to have a fella that makes the Sunday lunch while he gives me a chance to craft and made two cards I needed to make, there's not many of them about is there...I was shocked when our beautiful Daughter rang me late Saturday night and asked me to make her a baby card (she doesn't really like my cards so never ever asks, I know, how dare she lol)...after I picked myself up, I asked her what she wanted and she hadn't a clue only one stipulation she didn't want any writing or sentiment on it anywhere, its for a close friend and ex room mate of her other half who emigrated to Australia and has just had his first baby boy with his new wife, so I made two cards, a really modern bright one which I think suits the Australian destination and a more formal, elegant and traditional one which I thought suited his French Wife, I even finished the insides of the cards too...I will show you the other tomorrow and you can guess which one they chose

...I hardly ever make baby cards and ssssooooo enjoyed making these my first one for their choice is using this amazing image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Kai in the Sand (sailboat Hat) this is the male version and there is also a cutie girl version too, I coloured him with distress inks and distressed the edges of the image too, I used a few Echo Park papers for it, the sailboat one and dotted are from their Boy collection and is called Awesome dots, the green is from the A Walk in the Park collection and is called Playful Stripes...I finished with some gorgeous striped ribbon and knot and a few buttons...the fab sketch is from the Ribbon Carousel challenge and I'm also entering it for the CES challenge and Creative Card Crew challenge too...I so hope they will love their card and it gets to Australia is somewhere near decent condition, although it stands a good chance as his Parents are taking it...right I'm off to do some food shopping today and then have a crafting afternoon because I have some DT work to do...whatever your up to today I hope you have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
white shading - pumice stone
sand - antique linen, scattered straw
blues used - stormy sky, faded jeans
ball - scattered straw, shabby shutters
bucket - scattered straw, shabby shutters, stormy sky

Sunday, February 19, 2012

revenge of the weather fairy...

Good morning everyone I hope your all having a fantastic was a bit chilly here yesterday morning but wall to wall sunshine so we decided we would head out to buy some lovely fresh goodies to make pasta for dinner, I said to Phil are you sure its bound to rain if I'm going out...don't be daft says I popped upstairs to do the busted sofa (nope still no haircut yet) and put on a bit of war paint and then I was just putting my coat on and the heavens opened with hail, snow, rain, wind...see I told him didn't I...I swear the weather fairy has a grudge to bear, maybe she doesn't like my umbrella inside out dance lol...we braved the elements and headed out getting back as soon as we could and yes you guessed it...ten minuets after taking off my coat the sun was shining again...I give in lol...we had a lovely dinner anyway except I put just a tad too much garlic in my sauce, it tasted lush but boy was I thirsty all night...anyway onto my card for today, how amazingly stunning is this brand new image from Mo's Digital Pencil, this beauty is called Easter Kiko, there's different versions of her too...pop on over to Mo's Digital Pencil and prepare to fall in love...I coloured her with distress inks and used another of the hidden stash papers I found to paper piece her dress and the bow on the basket...lush coloured papers aren't they, they are from Daisy Bucket Designs Playful Petals collection and is called Katy...I think its just perfect for the beautiful Kiko don't you...I finished my card with some beautiful sheer ribbon and bow and cut some of the flowers from the paper for embellishments ...the gorgeous sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I'm also entering it for the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge (my favourite things are Mo's images, paper, ribbon and cutting out) and Craft Your Days Away challenge too...we are having a family lunch today, I love those kind of days...whatever your doing today I hope its a fantastic day for you and watch out for the weather fairy she holds grudges
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
dress - broken china, fired brick
shoes - fired brick
basket - antique linen, frayed burlap
eggs - broken china, shabby shutters, fired brick

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ooooohhhhh for a set of wings...

Good morning everyone have you anything exciting happening this weekend?, we are just waiting for the predicted cold spell to hit us here so haven't decided what we are up too...we might head out or just stay snuggled in the warm, it all depends on how cold it gets...I went for put the world to rights coffee with my lovely Dad yesterday, I missed our chats about world affairs and whats needed to sort them out...I don't know what it is but the rain here seems to wait for me to step out of the was a lovely day all day yesterday until I set foot out then the heavens opened and the wind picked up to the extent it blew my umbrella inside out twice, its hard enough when your on your own doing the 'turn the upside down brolly right side in' dance but when your trying to hold it over your Dads head too its worse and he kept looking at me with the 'what you doing' expression on his face lol...but we had coffee, cake and loads of chatting, I love those afternoons with my Dad they are so precious...hes back to my Sisters today so I wont see him again for another week I think...right now onto my card for today, this amazing image is another freebie from Victoria Case on Facebook....oooohhhhh don't you just love a freebie...I coloured this stunning angel with distress inks and used some of the Basicgrey Cappella 6x6 paper pad for her, the softness suits her I think dont you, those wings are amazing...because the paper is so beautiful I didn't add a lot to my card except a lush cream satin ribbon and bow and a couple of the stunning pins that Lee (Crafty Loops) makes, she sent me these as a gift for doing her a favour...thanks Lee they are so gorgeous...the fab sketch is from CLP challenge and I'm also entering it for the Phindy's Place challenge and Totally Papercrafts challenge too...well fingers crossed deep winter temperatures don't set in today and we will be heading out somewhere...whatever your up to today stay warm and have fun
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
wing - antique linen
dress - tattered rose, forest moss

Friday, February 17, 2012

every girl needs a new bucket at some time...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and I know the post header is a weird one but every girls needs a new mop and bucket at some time don't they and I needed a new one, not exciting but one of life's must haves so of I popped to our local retail park to scout one out...well we have three stores in a row so I tried Argos £23.99 then Sainsburys £14.98 and B&M Bargains an amazing £6.95 with a spare mop head too, now how on earth can there be such a vast difference in price and they were all the same sort of good made me shake my head which is a sure sign I'm shocked lol, so I text a friend last night to tell her the shocking truth about the price of buckets and mops and she replied with 'its only a bucket and mop, get a grip woman', I came crashing down and realised I was ranting and raving about the price of a mop and bucket how sad am I, I so need to get out more lovely Dad is home for the weekend and it is lovely to see him again, still no sign of his eye surgery appointment yet though despite many phone calls, oh well fingers crossed t will happen really card for today you will be pleased to hear has no mop or bucket on it...I used this stunning image from Make it Crafty called Elizabeth J, I coloured her with distress inks and added a little bit of glitz to her shoes and dress...the stunning papers are from Graphic45's Le Romantique Collection and is called Daydreams, lush lush paper, I finished with a stamped sentiment and a Prima metal flower which I added a beautiful crystal butterfly too...the lush sketch is from Crazy 4 Challenge challenge and I'm also entering it for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge...I haven't a clue what I'm up to today I might even do a bit of crafting, I feel in the need of some cutting I think...whatever your up to today stay away from the mops and buckets or you to may suffer from cleaning equipment rage
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair, shoes & bodice - walnut stain
dress - evergreen bough from the seasonal winter ink set
shading - pumice stone

Thursday, February 16, 2012

feeling pretty clever...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well...I'm feeling pretty clever with myself this morning...I managed to combine my Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteams blog hop card with my Colour Create challenge card, am I allowed to feel a big smug do you think lol...oh and btw I made more cupcakes yesterday, lemon cupcakes with cream cheese and vanilla frosting...yum yum yum, I would have shown them to you but they have all been eaten would you believe, I made them at 6pm and they were all gone but one by 9pm and I ate that one at 11 lol...I didn't eat them all my beautiful Daughter and her other half came round to dinner and left with some after eating some after a rather large dinner too...

ok thats enough waffling from me and a big huge welcome to the Mo's Digital Pencil blog hop, if you arrived here from the super talented DEBBIE, if not then hop on over to our host for this month JULIE'S blog to start at the beginning and don't forget to leave a comment on the teams blogs on the hop to have a chance at winning one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil...Julies theme for this month is Music and I chose to use the gorgeously cute Little Irish Dancer, I coloured her with distress inks, I so wanted a go at colouring that amazing mad hair, I wasn't too sure about combining the image, music theme and the new colours from Colour Create challenge, our combo this week was chosen by the lovely Sabrina and she chose Lilac, Blue, Kraft, & White and the extra option is to make a paper charm...I love these colours don't you, I used loads of scrap for my card and printed the music score on my computer, I finished with a huge bow and a charm I punched out and stamped...the fab sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering it for the One Stitch at a Time challenge...your next stop on our hop is the fabulous POP'S who I'm sure will have something amazing to show you...I'm off to the supermarket today as my lovely Dad is back from my Sisters this afternoon...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx
p.s. I have candy just click on the picture at the top of my sidebar...everyone welcome to join in

colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - gathered twig (from limited edition Autumn set)
dress and headband - milled lavender, tumbled glass
shading - pumice stone

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

watch out for falling roses and sticky buttons...

Good morning everyone, did you all have a wonderful Valentines Day...go on make us all jealous with the showers of gifts you all got...I had a quiet day but did loads of crafting so see I did get off my butt and do something today lol...I made four cards and was just finishing this one and the three buttons I had chosen went missing, now remember my craft room is tidy now and no matter how hard I searched the floor I couldn't find I decided to go get something to eat before I finished it and when I stood up the buttons were stuck to my bum (that will teach me to put the sticky on before they are needed), now how on earth...I know its big but not big enough to sweep the floor lol...the moral of this tale is if something goes missing when your crafting check your bum, you never know...right now onto my card for today using this beautiful Some Odd Girl digi called Brella Fairy, I won three digis from The Ribbon Carousel challenge so chose this beauty and two other that you will see soon as I cant resist colouring them, I coloured her with distress inks and added a little bit of glitter on her how lush is this Cosmo Cricket paper, when I tidied up my room I found a box full of what I thought were scraps and in the bottom there were about 12 sheets of 12x12 papers I bought about a year ago and this was one of shocking is that, I need a good shake I think...this is a double sided sheet from the De Lovely collection and is called DeLirious...stunning colours isn't it and I love the teeny little roses...I didn't add anything except the three buttons and stamped a sentiment from Kaisercraft on one of the circles...the fab sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I'm also entering it for the Digital Tuesday challenge my stash is my year old paper)...well I so enjoyed my crafting day today I'm going to have another today, a good colour and play does you the world of good doesn't it...whatever your up to today watch out for wandering buttons
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - pumice stone
leaf & eyes - shabby shutters
dress - evergreen bough (from the Winter set)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day - my first Sugar Nellie love...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy and Happy Valentines Day to you all, did you all see my cake last night?...were you impressed?...I'm so impressed with myself and it made me want to more different kinds so watch this space...oh and did you all join in my new candy yet, if not the links on the sidebar at the top, have a go as they are so lush...I had a super lazy day yesterday and did absolutely nothing, well I did eat another cake lol...but besides from that all I did was watch chat shows all afternoon and didn't even get dressed out of my jim jams...oh well I guess a lazy day now and then does you good doesn't card for today is using the stamp that made me fall in love with Sugar Nellie stamps, I love this beautiful stamp, that face is amazing and its a dream to colour...its by Kathy Hare Designs for Sugar Nellie and is called Worried, I think it shows a lot of love don't you...I coloured him in monochrome with distress inks and teamed him up with these super stunning Prima Printery 6x6 paper pad papers, love this pad, its so aged and distressed and perfect for monochrome or to add a splash of colour too...the beautiful sentiment is stamped softly to give it an aged look and is from my stash, I finished with some fab recycled ribbon from Christmas packaging and a beautiful bird charm that was part of a gift from a fellow crafter...the sketch is lush but I cant remember where its from but I'm entering this for the Simon says stamp challenge, My Mums Craft shop challenge and Simon says Stamp and show challenge too...We don't celebrate Valentines Day for no other reason than we are hardly ever together on it and try to show each other every day we love each other not just on one day (aaaawwwww ok now don't all get slushy lol)...I really must do some crafting today so no cake eating or chat show watching I promise...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - pumice stone, black soot
shading - pumice stone and grey Marvy pen

Monday, February 13, 2012

my tiramisu cake...yum yum and some bargain news...

Its me again, I know twice in one day shock horror...I have just popped on to show you one of my Tiramasu cupcakes...what do you think?, its not as gorgeous as the one in the recipe photo but it tastes so yummy...heres the recipe if you want to try them...Lorraine Pascales Mini Tiramisu...I have also have some bargain news for you too

Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts is having a Happy Valentines promotion of 10% off across the store until midnight 14th February, so hurry on over and pick up a bargain....oooohhhhh I do love a bargain
right that me for today speak again tomorrow
Mina xxx

well who knew I could do that...

Good morning everyone did you all have a fantastic weekend?...I hope you did and that the weather stayed ok for you...we had a lovely Sunday, we went to the huge market and car boot sale in Antrim and it was a thick pea soup fog all the way until the last few miles then it lifted and although it was cold it wasn't too cold...I must admit there was a couple of the most shocking stalls I have ever seen in the sold paramilitary type clothing including the ski masks with the eyes and mouth cut out complete with two small boys dressed in full gear including toy machine guns and the other was a Nazi stall, with full regalia, flags, bust of Hitler the lot...I was flabbergasted and so angry and thank goodness Phil was with me or I would have been a lot louder and if I had had a few more guts they would have got a tin of paint around the stalls...seriously why????? would they do that...but besides from those two shocking moments the rest was fine and I bought a few things nothing special, well unless you counts a bag of fresh dug spuds special and two new pillows lol...we stopped off for coffee then came home and made dinner for the whole family, Phil cooked his Italian dish with the lushest garlic potatoes and I made Tiramasu cupcakes, complete with coffee syrup and marscapone, Marsala and vanilla who knew I could make cupcakes...not me, I was quite impressed with myself lol....I will take a photo of the couple that's left to show just to prove I can cook when I want too...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge and this month Tracy chose the theme is Celebrations anything celebration you want really so there's a lot of choice there, I chose Birthday and used this fantastic little Whimsy stamp called Sam's Special Delivery isn't he so so cute...I coloured him with distress inks and paper pieced his sling...the lush papers are from the Authentique 6x6 Paper Pad - Blissful this is such a beautiful coloured paper pad and on sale too, I finished with a printed banner which I cut out and strung with some Sew Easy Bakers Twine - Neutrals twine a gorgeous Gingham Wired Edge Gold Thread Ribbon - Brown bow and a few yellow buttons, everything except the buttons is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the lush sketch is from Tuesday Morning sketches (I hope it still counts as I moved the sentiments so I could fit it in), I'm also entering this for the Papertake Weekly challenge and Allsorts challenge...phew thanks for sticking with me for this super long post, boy I can waffle cant I lol...I'm having a crafting day to do my projects for the Graphic45 call...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx
p.s. in case your wondering why the photos are small Im having a blurry image thingy again when I enlarge them...havent a clue why though

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Good morning do you all fancy a bit of sweet stuff...its time for my monthly Bunny Zoe's Crafts candy and I am so jealous this month as the Nikki has given me some fantastic prizes for you
NEW Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamps - Flourish
and *NEW Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Amethyst (10pcs)
these are both on my list for this month the new Kaisercraft stamps are so so lush and you get a chance at this one and the flowers too

right now what do you need to do to win -
add your name and link to Mr Linky AND leave me a comment
add the photo to your sidebar with a link to the candy
and that's about it-of course I would love you to be a follower but only
if you like my work and want to
the candy is open to everyone and you have until midnight GMT Sunday 19th February to join in
good luck everyone and have a fantastic Sunday
Mina xxx

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