Sunday, November 27, 2011

a true Christmas image...

Good morning everyone well did you all get your cobwebs blown away lol...we had a gale all day long yesterday and every single time I stepped out of the car the heavens opened, to the extent that Phil said he would go to a shop by himself as he didn't want to get wet again, and would you believe it didn't rain while he was out of the car...sods law lol...my poor Dad, the powers that be said they would ring him as soon as they knew what was happening about either his car being fixed, a loaner or even a rental car...they finally rang back and said we can only get you a hire car but you have to pick it up in Belfast before 1pm, we live 60 miles away from Belfast and they rang at...have a guess what time...12.40am...yes that's right 20 mins before the place closed...how stupid is that, I am so angry that they have left a severely disabled 78 year old man without any transport at all, even though he pays for all the extra help hes supposed to get if anything happens to his car, at least Phil was here to drive him around this weekend but I don't know what will happen next week as I don't drive...if I could have got someone on the phone I would have ripped a hole in them the poor things lol...they better run and hide before Monday though...right my rant for today is over (phew thank goodness I hear you all yell lol), I will get onto my card which is using this fantastically christmassy image, there's something about an image with a Robin isn't there, this little darling is from Just Inklined and is called Gatepost Robin, I coloured it with distress inks and frosted the gatepost because I wanted to make it look snowy and covered with frost...the stunning papers are from the Fancy Pants 6x6 Saint Nick paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, this really is THE perfect Christmas pad and there's bits of everything in it, I love the paper with the Saint Nick printed on it as it has a real textured old leather look to it...I finished with some lush ribbon and a few berries, I'm rapidly running out of these berries must have a hunt around for more for next years cards...the fab sketch which I tilted is from Inkspirations challenge and I'm also entering it for the Fairy tale challenge, Craft Your Days Away Challenge and the Cardmadfairy's digi challenge...we are going to huddle indoors and have a lovely ulster fry lunch today so no jaunts out as I'm not ricking another umbrella blowing inside out...whatever your up to today stay safe and warm
Mina xxx

47 comments:

Chrissy said...

It's pretty disgusting these days the way everyone is being treated...I had a client in hospital and she was released at 2.30am.. and expected to find her way home...on her own and it's at least 1/2 hour away from home...not good enough...
Gee, you got me going now..lol..Gorgeous card Mina, amazing colouring, that robin is stunning, and the concrete ball he is standing on looks fabulous..love the sparkle...lush gorgeous bow.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jackie said...

What a disgraceful way to treat a disabled person, methinks they really do need taking to task!!!
I love that rovin image, such a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Miss Emerald said...

Mina, your card is beautiful and so compelling a Christmas mood! Congratulations!

June Nelson said...

How lovely Mina and it is disgraceful how they, dont seem to care about the older ones, its awful. OOh Ilove that bow your brilliant at bows xxxxx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word Mina, that is disgusting treatment your poor wee Daddy has endured! They should be driving the courtesy car to him! I have never heard if anything so ridiculous in all my life. The whole point of the car is so he can live an independent life and not rely on others. So if his car breaks down it is their responsibility to ensure that independence is not taken away from him. Ohhhh....look at me up on my soap box!! Sorry for the rant! I just get so mad at things like this. Anywho....on to your beautiful card. Its absolutely stunning....as always. The Box is beautiful and the image is picture perfect. I love the glittery glitz on the post. Fabulous card Mina. Lee x

Ελευθερία said...

hope everything goes well with your fathers car....
as for the card..not much to say!!! amazing christmass card!! love the berries!!!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful card, wonderful Bow and colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

Cheryl said...

oh hun how,people are treated these days,is just disgusting,you tell them on monday hun and rant and rave at them,after all your dad pays for help if it was the other way round,and we owed money they would expect us to cough up really smartish,sorry got me going now,he he,
but really hope you get it sorted hun,as for your card is just,gorgeous the image is so so beautiful,hugs cherylxxxx

heidy said...

Hi Mina what a beautiful card!
And we are only numbers for those people grr!
XXX Heidy

riliska said...

This is just ridiculously adorable!

tilly said...

Nothing says Christmas like a robin lol, stunning papers and ribbon, hope you get the car problem sorted
Tilly

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Mina, I love your beautiful christmas card very much.
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs Ageeth

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Mina
Big HUGZ Fleur xXx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Hope you get your Dad's car sorted. I think I would be complaining very loudly.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. This is so beautiful and very classy. Love it. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Tracey T said...

Such a beautiful classic card, Mina and that bow ..! Hope your Dad gets his car sorted out - it's disgraceful the way people are treated these days. Hugs, Tracey xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine L said...

Absolutely beautiful card Mina... as always of course...

And YOU TELL 'EM on Monday.... we'll all be behind you! We seem to have lost the knack of customer service in the UK... so much so that when we get GOOD service, we tell people! At least I do, I always ring a company to say well done! But I moan when I get poor service!! I think as a whole, we've got apathetic and just let it go when we should complain!! OK, my rant over now too!!
Hugs
Christine x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi How awful are these car people how can they live with themselves. I really do hope you will shout at them !!!!! We are having a fry up this morning too we only do it now and then and it is so yummy I love potato scones !! mmm . I adore robins and this image is super I love the writing on this gorgeous ribbon ! Kitty ;0)

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Mina, nice to see the classic Robin too....love that Bow..yummy...

Bloody disgrace about your Dad, it wants showing up Mina, enough is enough...you SOCK IT TO 'EM GIRL...lol...xxxx

craftyeyes said...

hope you give them a good ear bashing on monday ,
your card is lovely, the layout is fab xx

Mad Moose said...

What is the world coming too? honestly! Let rip tommorow morning, they deserve to be put in their place.

Until then, stunning card! what a beautiful image and I'm in love with those papers! x

Renkata said...

Such a beauty Mina!!!!

Sue said...

I hope you get your Dad sorted out,why pay the money and not get the service,you go get them girl!
I just love this image,fab colouring.
It's a very pretty card.
Hugs Sue

Becky said...

a wonderful card and i like your colouring! thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. hugs, becky

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card I love the ribbon.. Chris xx

Carla S. said...

It's a disgrace how they treated your Dad, Mina! I'm sure you will set them straight tomorrow! Your card is gorgeous! I love how you colored the image and added just a little icy shine to the post!

Evil Edna said...

Lovely card and rip them a new one on Monday.EE

Hanneke said...

Wow, that's just ridiculoius! They should have brought the car to him, especially when he pays for the service. This card is very pretty, love the image and the bow. Hugs, Hanneke

Jane said...

Simple and beautiful (Just like me!!lol) xx

Carol Ann said...

Lovely card that is such a lovely image with the robin. Great to have you play along at Cardmadfairy this time.
Carol Ann xx

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mina! I am definitely going to be checking out some of these products you used :) I am so sorry your dad is getting the run-around! I hate when that happens to me and I get angry when it happens to elderly people who may not fight back. You can rant all you want - I am right there with you :) I hope all goes better this week!

Gretha said...

A beautiful card Mina!!
Hugs Gretha

Flowergirl said...

Stunning card, love that Robin, He is gorgeous x
Wendy x

Merry said...

This is such a lovely card and I agree the image is so very Christmassy. Thanks so much for joining in over Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

jo said...

Gorgeous! Your colouring is just beautiful as usual. Hope things get sorted for your Dad - i understand exactly how you feel. My eldest, Richard, is only 24 and disabled - he had first stroke 3 1/2 years ago and it makes me so sad that some people just don't seem to care. You tell 'em, Mina, your Dad deserves so much better, good job he's got you.
Jo x

coops said...

fantastic card mina.i really love the beautful robin and your rich traditional colours are stunning ;D


xx coops xx

Linda said...

Hope your Dad gets mobile again soon. I would hate to see you have to take on the government. Ha Ha

Gorgeous Bow I just love that Lush Ribbon!!!

Go Get'em Girl!

Sherri said...

Beautiful card, Mina! Your talents are boundless! Give them a piece of your mind tomorrow! I just wish all of us could back you up in person. That would certainly give them second thoughts about how they treat people! You go girl!!

Sandy said...

Beautiful, love the robin and your lush red ribbon,
Sorry to hear about your dad's car troubles, the thing is people just don't care about other peoples needs anymore, everything is just a job, get through the day and go home.
Time to wake up before they end up in the same boat!
Sandy

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our button or bow challenge

hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

Lee-Anne said...

This is such a beautiful christmas card, the image is so feet. I love the gatepost covered with "frost" and that ribbon is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week.

Bianca said...

Your card is so very lovely and cute! I love the image and the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. This is a really beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and the colours and papers work so well. Ridiculous how your dad has been treated. How do they expect him to get to Belfast. Probably have no idea that it isn't local. Hope you get it all sorted out. Donna

Juls said...

stunning!!! Love the fabulous bow!! It adds such a luxurious feel! Hugs Juls

Marisa said...

Great image and fabulously coloured. Love the "snow" on the fence post. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

H2 :) said...

Great card Mini. Love the image, mix of papers, & the sweet bow & berries embellie. :)

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