Thursday, September 30, 2010

An apple a day - Basicgrey Challenge challenge 29-Sketch by Tara + Craftalicious challenge 9-Harvest Festival/Autumn

Good morning everyone I hope your all fit and healthy, well my Daughter was over the moon to see her precious GHD's (by the way for anyone who doesn't know they are extremely expensive hair straighteners) I honestly couldn't see any difference when she didn't have them but then what do I know with my super short hair lol...well I have managed to catch up with some of my commenting but still have a bit to do so if I haven't got round to you I will...soon promise...anyway my card today is using one of the Mo's Digital Pencil images shes Sadie with Apples and is stunning, couldn't you just eat one of those apples...I love fruit don't you in fact I don't think there is one I don't like, anyway back on track Mina...I coloured Sadie with distress inks and used these stunning Basicgrey papers from the Olivia paper pad, scrummy colours, I finished the card with some really thin ribbons and a bow...the sketch is from Basicgrey Challenges and I'm also entering it for the Craftalicious challenge of Harvest Festival too...I hope you like and whatever your up to today have fun
Mina xxx

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Everyone all together now wwwooooohhhhoooooo + Truly Scrumptious challenge 42-Snowflakes

Good morning everyone and can I get a wwwwooooohhhhoooooo....guess what came yesterday morning yes you guessed it my last suitcase turned up, I could have kissed the courier if he hadn't been so young and I thought I would scare the life out of him Daughter is overjoyed to see her GHD's and I retrieved my bundle of chargers with joy, so normal service is now resumed, I think it was all the vibes being send by all you lovely people for them to send it back you know lol...phew...anyway onto my card which is for our new challenge over at Truly Scrumptious which is a fabulous sketch with the option of adding snowflakes...I used this fantastic Greeting Farm Cheeky Cherry collection special edition stamps called Cheeky Beauty which I won from the fabulous Jodi in her blog candy, isn't she stunning, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with this amazing paper from Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather collection, so lush isn't it, this double sided paper is called Festivities and I bought it from Crafters and Co, I used a gorgeous Kars punch for my snowflakes and a Making Memories tag stamp, I finished with a double knotted ribbon...I hope you like it and I'm off to sort out my washing from my hols...have a fantastic Wednesday everyone and when you have time hop on over to Truly Scrumptious we have a fabulously talented team there
Mina xxx

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Cherry cutie + Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge reminder + A Spoon full of sugar-spots and stripes

Good morning everyone brrrrrr wasnt it a chilly night last night the air had the crisp winter smell to it if you know what I mean or is it just me who smells it lol...I still havent got around to catching up with all my commenting but I will I promise, and still no suitcase but I managed to find the battery charger for my other camera so at least I can take photos even if they arent as good as my good camera...I need my charger sob card today is a reminder for our monthly challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Monthly challenge which is a fabulous sketch this time so why not hop over and give it a go...I used this gorgeous little CC Designs cutie which is a store exclusive from the Fairytales range, isnt her t-shirt so cute with all those cherries shes called Fairytales Fiona and I coloured her with distress ink and teamed her up with the new Basicgrey Jovial paper pad and although its a christmas pad some of the papers are perfect for other things and are a fab match for the cherries dont you think...I finished with some ribbons from my stash and a mixture of buttons, Im entering this for the Spoon full of Sugar spots and stripes challenge too...I hope you like it and have a fabulous day everyone
Mina xxx

Monday, September 27, 2010


Evening everyone its that time already...dosent time fly by...right I wont dribble on and get right down to it...thanks everyone who entered and dont worry if you didnt win I will be having more candy very very soon so keep an eye out for it...the winner of this candy is No 53 who is ........................
wwwoooohhhhooooo massive congratulations Miria, could you please email me as soon as possible so I can pop your goodies into the post for you
Mina xxx

A real bad photo, good news and just a teeny rant + A spoon full of sugar challenge-Anything goes + Scrapbook Sisters-Over the Edge

Yooooohhhoooo everyone I hope your all well and happy...well I had some fantastic courier bring two of our cases on Saturday and one last night, lovely fella but still waiting for the biggest one and sods law that's where my chargers are and my Daughters beloved GHD's (OH NO!!!!) so my photo is really rubbish today as I'm using a very old camera with no macro for closeups...shocking piccy isn't it soz for my teeny rant, I'm not an unreasonable person (well I hope not anyway) and I totally understand about traffic controller strikes and things happen beyond anyones control but is it just me that minds the lack of any form of customer care at all and even some kindness, like a stewardess being rude to a very young Mum with a screaming baby instead of understanding and sympathising or just offering some bottles of water around instead of ignoring everyone, about someone ringing to let us know whats happening about our luggage, I don't expect miracles or compensation or anything just some thought and service...ok rant over lol...but never mind everything will be sorted I'm sure...right onto my card (about time too I hear you say lol), this fantastic image is of course from Mo's Digital Pencil, shes called Penelope's Party Wagon and wow how fab is that hair...shes coloured with Distress inks and the papers are from my scrap box again, I'm entering this for the Anything goes challenge over at a Spoon full of sugar and the Scrapbook Sister Over the Edge challenge too...I will be much more organised tomorrow I promise and no more rants, well hopefully anyway lol...I will be back later with my candy winner and have a fantastic day everyone
Mina xxx

Saturday, September 25, 2010

No card, a story and a scream

Yooooohhhoooo everyone well I'm back but after a journey from hell I haven't made a card yet, we had a fantastic holiday the bungalows were set in stunning gardens and so quiet and chilled...bliss...but guess who got stuck in the French air traffic control strike...yep you guessed it...I officially hate Thomson flights, after a 6 hour delay, 2 and a half of which was spent on a plane on the runway we were finally given half a cup of how generous can a company be lol...the captain decided he would offload the luggage and go another route home which I understand totally but we were promised our luggage would arrive within a few hours but no never my underwear is floating around in the canary islands somewhere still or some baggage handlers are wearing it lol...we finally got home at nearly 8am, exhausted and with no luggage (which we still dont have) and no information on when to expect it...stupidly I put my chargers including my camera one in my hold luggage...right you ready cover your ears
right my screams over so I'm off out to see if I can buy a charger for my camera and make some phone calls to kick some butt at Thomson...wish me luck I need it as I think Im talking to a brick wall lol
Mina xxx

Friday, September 24, 2010

Just Magnolia week 74 - Dawny's sketch

Good morning everyone well all being well I'm home from my hols but am probably sleeping as we didn't get back until zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZ card today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia which is a sketch from the fabulous Dawny...I love love love this Tilda she is so cute the way she is sitting, I think I will try her on a Christmas card next...shes called Travelling Tilda and she and the lush papers from Fancy Pants are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I coloured Tilda with distress ink and the star, hearts and mount shes sitting on are from the same Fancy Pants My Family paper pack...I hope you like it and hop on over to Just Magnolia when you have the time to have a look at the rest of the DT's wonderful work...I will be trying my hardest to catch up and comment on all your fab blogs over the next few days...have a fabulous Friday everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. no close up piccy it got lost and disappeared into my laptop monster lol

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Its snow time!! + Colour Create 54 Sharon L's choice - All White

Good morning everyone I hope your all keeping well and are happy, I will be travelling home tonight but don't get back until the early hours of the morning so have scheduled my Just Magnolia DT card for tomorrow...I like travelling at night its less busy and more chilled I think...I hope you have all joined in with my candy as there's only a couple of days card today is for the new Colour Create challenge and its an all white challenge with an added extra of embossing and was chosen by our lovely Sharon L...I love making all white cards don't you because you have to work a bit harder with textures etc to make it more interesting...I used the stunning Kai in the Snow image from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with Distress inks and glittered, the paper is heavily embossed and scraps from my scrap pile and the snowflakes are punched from ribbled card and glitterboard...I finished with some satin white ribbon and a knot...I hope you like it and have a fantastic day everyone...I will catch up will you all very soon and thank you all so much for coming to see my blog while I was away
Mina xxx

Friday, September 17, 2010

A little touch of Joy - Just Magnolia week 73 - Lace it up

Good morning everyone...well that's the first week of my holidays over and if Mr Blogger is being a nice little fella my posts have hopefully all been on time...if not then I'm talking to myself, well not really cause I'm not really here...oh no I have confused myself now card for today is for our new challenge at Just Magnolia which is Lace it up, which can mean you can use lace or lacing on your card, I chose to use lace because I wanted to use this lush lace, I used this gorgeous Tilda I'm not sure whats shes called but it could be present Tilda, I coloured her with Distress ink and used this amazing double sided Graphic45 paper, its from the Fashionista collection and is called Le Fleur but I thought the colours were perfect for a Christmas card don't you...the tag is a parcel label and the joy is alphabet stickers...I hope you like and don't forget to hop on over to Just Magnolia to see the amazing creations they have made...have a fantastic day everyone and my next card is scheduled for the 23rd for the new Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteam Blog Hop - Lori's choice CAS (clean and simple)

Good morning everyone can you believe its half way through September time just flies by dosent it...anyway welcome to the Mo's Dreamteam monthly blog hop you should have arrived here from our little Australian sweetheart Debbie, if not then hop on over to Lori's blog to start at the was Lori's choice this month and she chose clean and simple but Im afraid this is about as CAS as I can get I think lol...I tried hard but kept adding bit, first the big bow then the pearls crept on (sneaky things these pearls lol)...I used the beautiful Nelly for my card, how gorgeous is this little girl look at that sweet face only Mo could draw that much sweetness, I coloured her with Distress Inks and teamed her up with this pretty Basicgrey paper...your next stop of this fab hop is the fabulous
Im sure she will have something special to show you...enjoy the rest of your hop everyone and have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow for the Just Magnolia challenge DT
Mina xxx

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beautifully simple sketch - Truly Scrumptious challenge 41

Good morning all hope you are all well and happy...have you missed my daily posts bet you haven't even noticed but I'm hoping your coming to see my DT work if not then I'm talking to myself lol...I love the beautifully simple sketch for our challenge over at Truly Scrumptious, sometimes you don't want to put loads of embellishments on a card do you, we also have the added option of using Green and Blue...I kept my card simple too and used this amazing Rose image from Just Inklined isn't it beautiful, the paper is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts from the Fancy Pants My Family paper pack and the sentiment is from the same paper pack...all I needed to finish was a satin edged organza ribbon...I hope you like it and when you have the time don't forget to hop on over to our Truly Scrumptious blog to have a look at the amazing cards from the rest of our TS girlies...I will be back tomorrow with Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteam blog hop...have a fantastic day everyone
Mina xxx

Monday, September 13, 2010

Its going to be a reindeer kinda Christmas - Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly challenge 4 DT

Good morning everyone and yes its cyber me again...I will start talking with a robot voice soon card for today is for our new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge and this month its a stunning sketch by the fabulous stamp is from Stampavie, I think this is the first Stampavie stamp I have used but if they are all as good as this to colour it wont be my last, isn't she such a brilliantly gorgeous Christmas image, I coloured it with distress ink and paper pieced the coat, hat and bag these paper from Basicgrey Jovial pad...what can I say but wow wow wow I love them and if you buy no other papers for Christmas this should be your pick, bit of modern, bit of traditional and both non and traditional colours too...lush...the stamp is from the Penny Johnson Stampavie range and is called Chic Shopping...the stamp, papers and gorgeous organza ribbon are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts all I added were the thin green ribbon and bow and the wooden reindeer which I got a few Christmas's back from goodness knows where...I hope you like it and have a brilliant day everyone...I will be back for my next DT card which is for the new challenge at Truly Scrumptious on the 15th so will speak to you then
Mina xxx

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cinderella never looked this pretty - Just Magnolia week 72 Dawnys sketch

Good morning everyone...its Friday so its Just Magnolia challenge time and this week its a fab sketch by the wonderful Dawny, now admit it your impressed with how organised I am with my DT posts while Im away, well even if your not I am lol...Im sadly lacking details today as I havent a clue what this gorgeous little Tilda is called or who this beautiful double sided paper is by because it was in my scraps...but can tell you Tilda is coloured with Distress inks and that I want a pair of pink boots like those, can do without the broom though and that I finished with a pink satin bow and some pink pearls in the corners...have a brill day and an even better weekend and hop on over to Just Magnolia when you have the chance to have a look at the rest of Dt's work
Mina xxx
p.s. I will be back with my new Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge card on the 13th

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Jingle bells already - Colour Create Challenge 53 Liz's choice - Red, White or Cream & Gold

Good morning everyone well while your reading this I should be lying around a pool in Lanzarote unless its dark of course then I would just look daft wouldn't I...well I'm hopefully there anyway and if not why not lol...I have scheduled all my DT cards (I know a touch OCD there lol) so there should be a card on my blog every couple of days so pop back and visit card for today is for the new Colour Create challenge and this time its the wonderful Liz's choice and wow its a good one...Red, White or Cream and Gold and the added extra is either Christmas or oriental...I used this amazing Just Inklined digi stamp for mine, isn't it an amazing image....a real christmassy feel to it, I teamed it up with this gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Smitten Mitten paper...I finished with a mess ribbon and bow in gold and some Prima glittery flowers and leaf, I hope you like it, I will be back tomorrow with my Just Magnolia card so speak to you then...ooooohhhh isn't technology wonderful, I'm here but I'm not lol...have a brill day everyone and dont forget to hop on over to Colour Create to see the wonderful work of the rest of the fabby CC girlies
Mina xxx
p.s. I will be back tomorrow with my Just Magnolia DT card

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Who's the Mummy !!! - Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT + Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge 36

Good morning everyone I hope wherever you are you aren't getting the horrible rainy cold weather we have been having for the last few days...uuuuurrrrrgggghhhhh its so damp...well I'm off in the early hours tomorrow (just in case I hadn't mentioned it lol) so this is my last live post for a while but pop back I have work scheduled...well quite a lot of work actually lol...anyway my card for today is for the Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT and I used the fab sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge for it...isnt this Mummy just so brilliant shes one of the new Kraftin Kimmie stamps and is called Mitzi the Mummy...I coloured her with Distress inks and used these amazing Kaisercraft Lush paper pad papers, the papers and stamp are of course from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished with some stunning yellow velvet ribbon and bow, the sentiment I made using a Dymo machine, you know the machine you use for office labels I bought one a while ago and was having a play and found it looks brill for sentiments...I hope you like my card and have a fantastic day everyone
Mina xxx

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Shy Cutie - A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 119 + Creative Inspirations Challenge 76

Good morning everyone and yes I'm still and tomorrow are my last live posts for two weeks but I have loads of DT work scheduled so hope you will visit while I'm card for today is using the fabulous sketch over at A Spoon Full of Sugar, its gorgeous isnt it...I used this little Shy from Mo's Digital Pencil, isn't she just so sweet and pretty...I used these stunning Basicgrey Olivia papers aren't they just the lushest colours...I'm also entering this for the Creative Inspirations Pastel Green, Pink and Cream challenge too, I finished my card with some gorgeous green spotted Kars ribbon and a pink satin bow, flower and sentiment...I hope you like it and have a fantastic day everyone

Mina xxx

Monday, September 06, 2010

Rrrrooooarrrrrrr!!! - Just Inklined Blog Hop - Buttons and Bows + Cute Card Thursday-Material Girl

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you all...if your here from the fantastically talented Toni's blog then your on the right track if not then hop on over there to join in the Just Inklined blog hop...our theme this time is Buttons and bows, as soon as I saw this fabulous little Penny Monster I had to colour her up isn't she brilliant, I love the gap in her teeth lol...I used distress inks for her and teamed her with these perfect papers for her from Sassafras Lass...then finished with some two tone organza ribbon and bow and loads of buttons from my stash, Im entering this for the Cute Card Thursday Material Girl challenge too...I hope you like it and the next stop on your hop is the fantastic

enjoy the rest of the hop and Im off to do some packing for my hollies...have a fabulous day everyone
Mina xxx
p.s. I used the Create 4 fun challenge sketch then realised I was too late for it...oops

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Its Holiday candy time !!!!!

Good morning everyone and although there's no card today I have some yummy scrummy paper lovers candy for while I'm away on holiday, its all brand new and some of my very favourite papers and goodies...if you didnt already know Im off to Lanzarote on Thursday the 9th for two weeks so it will run from today until Midnight (GMT) Sunday 26th September and consists of

18 x My Minds eye Deenos Penny Lane 12x12 Speciality Glitter papers...these are fantastic glittered and embossed papers and as you can see I use them all the them
10 x K&Co 12x12 Speciality papers including embossed kraftcard and die cut frames and a sheet
of the lush pink stripe acetate I love
Basicgrey 6x6 Capella paper pad
pack of beautiful ribbons some of my favourites
pack of pastels buttons ( these are my favs and I'm on my third pack now)

Do you like it?...right now what do you need to do...although I would love for you to want to be a follower I wouldn't even think of trying to force you to...honestly all you need to do is leave your name in Mr Linky and leave me a comment telling me your best holiday or most favourite place for a holiday (my fav place is Italy and the best holiday so far was Las Vegas), post a link on your blog to the candy (sidebar is fine) and that's it really. My candy is open to everyone no matter where you live.
I wish you luck with my candy, the photo really doesn't do these stunning papers justice but if you look through my blog you can see I use them constantly...have a fabulous day everyone
Mina xx

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Jumping for Joy - Mo's Digital Pencil DT + Double Dutch #51 (sketch DDC#06) + Stamp Something Challenge-Something cute

Good morning everyone hasn't the weather been fantastic the last few days and I'm feeling a bit better today so I made this jumping for joy card, this little fella is called Georgie's Cartwheel isn't he just so full of joy of course hes by the ubber talented Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil, I have never ever managed a cartwheel have you, I always seemed to end up in a heap lol, I coloured him with Distress Ink and teamed him up with this amazing double sided My Minds Eye paper its from the Love me Do Paper and accessories pack from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, they are so bright and gorgeous aren't they a perfect sunny days paper pack, the clouds are from the same pack...I finished with a wide satin ribbon and two buttons from my stash...I used the DDC#06 sketch for the new challenge over at Double Dutch and am entering this into the Stamp Something Something Cute challenge too...I hope you like this and thank you all so much for your well wishes they really meant a lot to me...have a fantastic day and come by tomorrow I have something for you all
Mina xxx

Friday, September 03, 2010

a first!-Just Magnolia week 71 Special Monthly Challenge+Sir Stampalot challenge+Fab n Funky Challenge+ Stampin for the Weekend

Good morning everyone and its the first Friday of the month so that means its a Just Magnolia Special monthly challenge and this month is a first for me, the Cracked Glass technique I have never tried this before but I got kinda addicted to the cracking and went way overboard I think lol...for those of you who haven't tried this before have a go what a brill technique it is and if your not sure how to do it here's a link for a great tutorial
but if you really dont want to try this technique you can do the Anything Goes option which from now on our Monthly challenge will be...I used this stunning couple I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, its from the Wedding 2010 collection and is called Loving Bridal Couple, I coloured them with Distress inks which I thought might run when I did the cracked glass but it didn't at all...the amazing paper is from the Basicgrey Granola collection and is called Sunflower, I cut some of the large flowers out and layered them up to give a bit of dimension and added some of my fav lush cream satin ribbon made into a bow and scrunched up, Im entering this for the All Distressed challenge at Sir Stampalot, Stampin for the Weekend Shabby or Vintage challenge and the Fab n Funky material challenge...I hope you like it and will give the challenge a go either the Cracked Glass or Anything Goes option and when you have the time hop on over to see the amazing creations from the rest of our DT...have a fantastically happy day everyone
Mina xxx

Thursday, September 02, 2010

'cough cough' - Mojo Monday 154 + Papertake Weekly challenge-One + Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes

Good morning everyone and thank you so much for asking about my chest infection but as you can see from the title I still have it and my cough 'cough cough' lol...Im not sure if the antibiotics are worse than the infection they are flooring me and giving me major bottom attached to eyelids syndrome (for those who dont know that means when you sit down you nod off ) but no worry I will be better soon and how kind are you all for asking, do you feel sorry for me, I do card for today is for one of my favourite challenges Mojo Monday, love their sketches so much as they always stretch your imagination a bit more than usual, its also for the Stampin for the Weekend challenge anything goes and Papertake weekly challenge which is one, I used one image and one flower so hope that fits...I used this fantastic little image isnt she a sweetie she from a set by the Greeting Farm at Bunny Zoe's Crafts called Grammie and Gramps but I think she works well as a little girl dont you, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with these lush lush papers from the Kaisercraft Le Chateau paper pad at Bunny Zoe's Crafts, love this pad so much, I finished with a thick satin ribbon and knot and a Prima Rose...I hope you like it and have a fantastic day whatever your doing
Mina xxx

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The joy of the simple things in life - Truly Scrumptious challenge 30-Sketch and Get Knotted + Mo's Digital Pencil DT

Good morning everyone and now all together now aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh how gorgeous is this little fella, full of the joy of playing in his bath...Mo's Digital Pencil of course who else could draw that expression of joy and happiness, Mo has a real knack of bringing my memories flooding back of my Daughter Alex's childhood, she loved the bath and we always had a terrible time getting her out and had to keep topping up with warm water so she didn't freeze lol...anyway hes called Kai in a Tub and the good thing is he could be a boy or girl...I coloured him with distress inks and glittered the water...this card is for our new challenge at Truly Scrumptious which is another fantastic sketch with an added of adding a knot somewhere on your card, the amazingly coloured paper is from making memories Flutter collection and is called Stripe Flutter, stunning colours isn't it, I added some fabulous glossy gems for bubbles and oil on water type ribbon for my knot...I hope you like it and when you have time hop on over to Truly Scrumptious and check out the amazing creations of the rest of our wonderful TS girlie's...have a fantastic day everyone
Mina xxx
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