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 week...it 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


44 comments:

Jane said...

Ooh! I'm first to comment...do I win a prize? This is dead posh Mina!! Wish I'd had more success when I went to get my hearing checked...I was told me my hearing's fine & I just lacked 'concentration'!! I was so insensed, I left the hospital. My dad & his mum were both deaf in the same ear as my problems...GRRR! Rant over...

CraftyLoops said...

Such a classy and elegant card Mina and the colouring is beautiful. Lee xx

kbrandy4 said...

Ooh! Mina your card is absolutely fabulous, love the art deco style.
Really good news for your Dad, i know what it's like to not be able to hear properly, i've had 2 ops and it doesn't seem much better!

Hugs Hazel xx

Christine L said...

Oh so elegant Mina! Love your colouring as always...
Glad your Dad is getting some help with his hearing.... though can't he have the volume on low to start with then work up to normal? And obviously his hearing was his excuse for his speeding ticket.... he couldn't hear the engine!! LOL!
Hugs
Christine x

Amanda said...

Elegant and classy card Mina, I love reading your stories of your family and hope your dad adjusts to his hearing aid with ease.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card hunni sooooo love the image they look fabulous!!
Wow your dad must have been suffering a canny bit hun hearing things my hubsters hearing is not great he has an aid in one ear but its not as bad as your dads hun. It will be sooooo much better for him when he gets his hearing aids, my mum has always been partially deaf & had to even learn sign language altho it used to annoy her.....she does however knows swear words lol & she was great when bible bashers came to the door as she would pretend she was deaf & dumb & they would just leave lol.......

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are gorgeous Mina.. so elegant .. and of course modelled on yourself and I lol!! fab papers and the sentiment is great
Lisa x

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous classy card Mina, those girls are sooooo elegant and work beautifully with your papers. So glad that dad decided to go ahead - losing any of the senses is such a cruel thing so to be able to regain some of that loss is wonderful. I hope he doesn't find the adjustment period too wearing! Hugs Sxx

Amanda said...

I have some similar staps to these...you have inspired me to drag them out again and give them a go :-)
As for your dad. Tell him to pace himself with his aids when he gets them and just wear them for short periods at a time. I too wear hearing aids and they are amazing when you first put them in. I couldn't believe the sounds I had forgotten! But they are tiring, imagine being at a rave right next to the speaker all the time when you are normally used to listening to classic FM! I used to put mine in for ten minutes and leave them out for twenty until i gradually built it up and now wear them without thinking about it. They will certainly improve his quality of life :-) Wish him well from me xx

Julie said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! Fab card. A friend of mine went deaf after a virus and needed a hearing aid,she couldnt bear to hear the cutlery being put in the drawer and has since had it adjusted to eliminate that sound. There's a few noises I wouldn't mind getting removed from mine lol! Enjoy your shop,Julie x

tilly said...

wow, very classy ladies, wish I had been around in the 20/30's to wear some of these clothes lol.Pleased your Dad has got his hearing sorted, you won't be able to mumble behind his back now lol
Tilly

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Good morning Mina, Fabulous colouring again, you're a very talented lady:0) Great news that your dad is happy to go with the new aids, I hope it all goes smoothly, Gay xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is brilliant amazing coloring as usuall,you are so talented hun,great news about your dad tooo hugs cherylxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
that's good news sweetie about your dad
your card is so super elegant i just love it hunni
the images are amazingly gorgeous
hugs angelique

My'scardcorner said...

I love deco ladies and these two are fab love the sentiment too.Glad your dad is getting sorted with his hearing aids.Enjoy having your hubby home
Myrax

Jessie said...

So elegant, love it!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card is this. Lovely stamps too.

Hogs Astrid.

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Mina,very elegant.Good news for your dad,hope all goes well.
Wendy xx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love how you love your Dad and I am so happy for him.
Beautiful card, Mina. Love the layout.

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty Mina,and have a nice romantic evening but please don't drink a glass of wine!
XXX Heidy

Chrissy said...

Wacko...very glamorous..pretty colouring, lovely and soft..have a lovely evening, and such wonderful emotional news about your Dads hearing....now you will have to watch it...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Morning Mina,I'm so chuffed for your Dad.Hope you and your Phil have a cosy time together,enjoy your meal.
Love your card,the image is great,gorgeous shoes,fingers crossed for your camera.
Hugs Sue xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Mina :)

I understand just how you feel hun. My dad was born with perforated ear-drums and I have seen him suffer all his life with ear-ache and loss of hearing. I remember when he got fitted for his hearing aid a few years back he said he never knew ripping toilet paper made a noise! :D lol.

It changed his life, and even I cant hear his telly as he has it on so low. It will change your dads too! :)

Love your elegant and very posh card! Lovely detailing.

hugs

xxalisonxx

KarenB said...

Oooh la la - this is so elegant! Beautiful details.

Tinchen said...

Was für wunderschöne Motive,die sehen Hammerstark aus. Deine Coloration einfach perfekt.


LG Tinchen

Frea said...

Hi Mina, love this elegant image and the way you cut them out is just great! Hugs, Frea

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card Mina - I love that stripy paper!

I hope I don't offend you with this but the story about your dad reminded me of a joke - A man went in to see his doctor complaining of a lot of wind. He said "Doctor, I hope you can help me, I suffer terribly from wind. The only good thing is that it's quiet and has no smell - I bet you won't believe me when I tell you I haven't stopped farting since I came in here!" The doctor looked at him for a moment then said "That is a terrible problem, but I think the first thing we'll have to sort out is your hearing and then we'll sort out your nasal infection"!!

lol!

Sheena
xxx

Linda said...

So classy. I love the soft flow of their gowns. You captured the shadows perfectly. Kinda looks like the style of Kate. Maybe she is bringing it back.

Glad to hear your Dad is getting some help! He is going to be a handful when he is hearing again. Watch your mumbling, ha ha.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous card Mina, so elegant and so beautiful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Sue said...

Hi hun
a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, fab design, aww glad to hear your dad has got sorted, im sure he will soon get use to hearing noise again soon hun, sue,x

coops said...

fantastic card mina.the image is beautiful and elegant and i love your stunning design.
aw bless your dad.

xx coops xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Lovely card Mina. Beautiful coloring as always. Linda C. (turtle in the sand) and I were telling all the girls at our card club about your coloring last night. Were your ears burning? Lol ~jeni :)

Mau xx said...

great card Mina, Love those classy ladies xx
Glad your dad is getting sorted with his hearing... Den has to wait 4/5 months for his aid we are only 7weeks in at present :( it could be next year by the time he gets it xx Hope Dad gets used to them quickly x

arjette said...

Woowww this is sooooo gorgeous!!!!

gr. arjette.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful card. Love the images and colours. Glad your dad got sorted out and his hearing will be improved. Donna

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a classy and elegant card Mina!! colored to perfection!
hugs,
Chris

Sherri said...

What stylish ladies! They are colored to perfection & make such a gorgeous card. I'm glad your dad has decided to get hearing aids. Mine refused so we have to yell at him & he still hears only parts of what is said.

Rufus said...

Lovely card! So glad that you Dad decided to go ahead with the hearing aids. I'm sure even he didn't realize how much he Wasn't hearing. Be prepared for some repeat visits to get them "fine tuned". At least my Mom had to have a number of visits till they got them just right.
Have a marvelous time with Phil!
R/

Diane said...

What gorgeous gals these are, Mina! I love the way you've coloured them and the paper you've chosen!
I hope you and Phil enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner last night.
Diane x

Andrea C said...

I am so glad your dad got it sorted out. It must be horrible not being able to hear. Your card is fab very art deco xx

Knerten said...

Such a stunning image you have here, Mina, beautiful card :-)

Barb said...

Gorgeous images! I love vintage fashion, especially the 20's, and these look beautiful with your style of coloring!

jules said...

oh love the ladies!!! the card is gorgeous Mina.I was touched reading about your dad!

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