Saturday, February 04, 2012

dont you love a freebie...

Good morning everyone I hope you have something fantastic planned for your weekend, we aren't destined to get to Ikea, my wonderful Dad didn't come home yesterday and is coming home this morning so we will have to go to the supermarket with him today as he will need provisions after being away for a week, I don't mind though as it will be fantastic to see him...we will maybe and I say again maybe Sunday but you never know do you, I wish it would hurry up as I keep changing my mind every time I go onto Ikea's website...I know, I know I should stop going on it but I keep getting dragged back, you all know what its like you cant help yourself can you lol...for everyone who asked if my Dad was ok, we had some bad news at the start of the week, he went to see an eye specialist and although we knew he probably had a cataract we didn't realise it was both eyes and how bad it was, the specialist has told us he will need both eyes operated on and he isn't allowed to drive until they are done and the first one will be up to 6 months before hes reaches the top of the waiting list, he is devastated bless him, hes disabled and cant just hop on and off buses, his wheels are his independence and we have been trying our best to reassure him it wont be too long and he will spend half his time at my Sisters in Belfast as I don't drive...well I cant drive as my eyesight in my right eye is too bad for a licence, I have no peripheral vision in it all either...at least he wont be stuck in the house full time being at my Sisters who can drive...right now onto my card for today and I used this cutie, which is a freebie from the amazing Saturated Canary's blog...oooohhhhhh don't you just love a freebie...I coloured her with distress inks and used just about every colour I could think of on this card...the lush colourful papers are from the Basicgrey Nook and Pantry 6x6 paper pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, I finished with a lush May Arts Gingham Ruffle Ribbon YELLOW, from the Pretty Little Ribbon shop, a black ribbon and a sentiment from my sentiment box so no idea what make it is sorry...the fab sketch is from Tuesday Morning sketches and I'm also entering it for the DYSU challenge and Truly Scrumptious challenge too...phew thanks for sticking with me through this long post and I promise I will pass all your lovely wishes onto my Dad when I see him today...whatever yonur doing have a good one
Mina xxx
colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
eyes - shabby shutters
dress and shoes - scattered straw, tumbled glass, peeled paint
red is barn door
shadows and shading - pumice stone

53 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Mina
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sinikka said...

A sweet card Mina. This freebie is so cute and you coloured her lovely.
Hugs to you and your dad.
Sinikka

mags said...

Lovely card Mina. Really liking the freebie and the beautiful papers you have used. Enjoy your weekend and best wishes to you and your Dad.
Mags
x

Janine said...

oo love the paper and the softcolors of thd digi

Kathleen said...

Hi Mina I have this gorgeous freebie. Beautiful card and stunning distress colouring. Can I ask you what yellow you used for the hair. I just started learning disstress ink colouring and planning to buy more colours as I have 6 colours.
Best wishes to you and your Dad.
Kathleen x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, just love this freebie that I went over to Krista's blog to have a browse around, loved her blog too and have given this digi another home to hang around in!!! Beautiful card once again Mina, thanks for the link and hope your dad takes it easy, he's lucky to have such a caring family. Ruby x

Lisa Jane said...

sorry to hear about your dad's eyes.. but fingers crossed he will be seen soon. Its awful when you cant get out and about ..
LOve this pretty card - gorgeous colouring and papers
Lisa x

Vicky said...

So beautiful Mina...and sorry to hear about your Dad...hopefully the Op will be real soon :o)

take care and stay warm..big hugs Vicky xx

Jackie said...

Oh what a shame about your Dad's eyes!
What a gorgeous card and yes, freebies are always welcome :o)
Jackie xx

heidy said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Mina.hope he canfor his operation real soon!
Love your sweet card!
XXX Heidy

Hanneke said...

Such a cutie! Love the colors you used. I am sorry to hear about your dad and his problems with eyesight, lets hope time flies by for him till the prcedure. Hugs, Hanneke

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful card Mina, the image is so cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

My'scardcorner said...

Oh what big eyes shes got but I love it and your choice of papers are fab too. Sorry to hear about your Dad he will so miss his independence not being able to drive but hopefully he will get the op done sooner rather than later.Enjoy your day with him
Myrax

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina,
Sorry about your Dad, lets hope he won't have to wait that long.
Mina this card is wonderful!!
Love the papers and all the gorgeous colours!
She so pretty.
Love, Mel. xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful. The image is so cute and you have used such lovely gentle colours.

Linda said...

Loving that bright beautiful DP against the soft distress coloring. Wowser, wowser baby. LOL That yellow gingham ribbon has caught my heart for sure.

6 months is going to be hard for your Dad. But I have a feeling it may be harder for those around him. HA HA. If he is "spiritied" as my Mom, oh heaven help you all.

Have a great weekend Mina. Hugs

Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful creation - love how you have done her eyes and the ribbon detail just finishes off everything nicely.
Hugs
Desire

Sue said...

Hi Mina,fab colours and cute image.Did wonder if it was your Dad,send him my best wishes and hope you get to ikea.Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

Oh no! sorry to hear about your Dad Mina, hope he doesn't have to wait too long! Love your card, the image is gorgeous and beautiful colours! We're planning a trip to Ikea too! pity we can't meet up at the same one :)! hugs, Jane xxx

Chrissy said...

Your poor Dad Mina,hopefully tihe time will go quickly, as it is flying by now...gorgeous card, love the freebie image, and beautifully coloured.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Janette said...

Oh your poor Dad Mina, hope he can get it sorted sooner rather than later, a friend of mine rang the hospital to say they would be ready for a cancellation at any time, it did happen for her...you never know..

Love your card again, it's so pretty....xxxx

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card Mina. I've downloaded her as well. Think I know what I'm doing this afternoon now!!

xx

Andrea C said...

Your colouring is so subtle and superbly perfect x

sassy said...

what a fabby card colouring in again is superb hugs to your dad and tell him the wait will be worth it to get batter vision a few of my resisidents have had this done and think its marvelous i know the wait is awful but it will be worth it long term..hope he has a nice time with your sister hugs sassyx

Tammy said...

Just beautiful! Love, love your coloring and beautiful color choices. Sorry your dad must wait so long but fortunately it is something that can be done to restore his vision.

Frea said...

Hi Mina, love your card, such soft colours, and a great image! Wish your Dad well for me hun! Hugs, Frea

Aunty Sue said...

sorry to hear about your Dad. Yes I do love a freebie got my newsletter with her in but sadly not been well enough to play so hopefully next week. Have a good weekend. xxx

Irene said...

She is in front of me waiting to be coloured, isn't she just adorable? Your card is gorgeous as always!
I had both eyes done some 10 years ago (only 50 years old!) and just this Tuesday my hubby had his first eye done (only 1 month waiting!!!) and a completely bright world opened up for him. His other eye March 5th so a lot quicker than at your end Mina, poor Dad!!!! Only one negative after surgery ......boy so many wrinkles, lol!!!!

Hug, Irene

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Mina, such lovely, soft colours. All the best to your Dad, Jo x

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Mina, I hope you and your family are keeping warm. I can't face shopping in this weather so it's down to Tesco home delivery to keep us fed and watered. Adore your card, thank you for the heads-up on the digi, I popped over there and downloaded it, she really is a talented artist.

arjette said...

Your card is awesome Mina!!! It's very sweet of Krista to give us such beauty's!

gr. arjette.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

I do love canary love!
great what you did with her too :)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Love this card. Adorable image and beautiful colours. Hope your dad doesn't have too long to wait. My dad got both his cataracts done last year. He didn't have to wait as long as 6 months and got them done in Ballykelly, I think it was a fortnight or so apart. Successful on both eyes. Hopefully your dad will get seen sooner. Donna

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Mina~
love how you coloured her so pretty..Great job on your card....

WencheP said...

Oh - this is a wonderful card. Love the soft colours on the image! Fabulous colouring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

coops said...

beautiful card mina.i love your stunning colours and the image is so sweet :D
sending hugs your dads way and i hope he can have his op a little sooner.

xx coops xx

Shazza said...

beautiful work Mina and hope your dad is okay and gets treated sooner than they think x

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning card Mina. This image is so sweet and that backing paper is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Bernie said...

It's a shame you dear Dad has to wait so long to have his eyes done. It's such a simple surgery these days with a very quick recovery.
Another fabulous card. Thanks for the link to the freebie I know I can't do her the justic you have but it'll be fun to try.
Blessings to you and your Dad
Bernie

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Mina, what a gorgeous card. Sending hugs to your dad. I worked for 5 years as a Medical Secretary in Ophthalmology and know how awkward it is for people to lose their independence whilst awaiting surgery. make sure you contact the Secretary saying he'll come short notice AND make sure they have more than one contact number ie your dad, your sister and yourself just in case he's out when a call comes. Sometimes when I had cancellations people weren't in and I would just have to try the next patient along but many a time I'd taken more than one contact number and had managed to speak to a son/daughter/friend on their behalf. Fingers crossed he doesn't have to wait long. Best wishes, kym xxx

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Mina, Love this sweet image and your paper is so pretty xxxx
Hope Dad doesn't have to wait as long as he thinks. xxx

Sherri said...

Beautiful card, Mina. As always! I feel so bad for your poor dad. I can't imagine waiting for 6 mos for surgery! Wow! Here in the states it is only weeks. Maybe he can get in early if someone cancels.

Marie said...

The coloring and shading on your images is astonishing! Love the soft vintage effect that you achieve. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

After surfing your delightful blog, I bacame a follower. Can't wait to see more.

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. I like the soft colors and the coloring is beautiful. You did a nice card with a freebie image. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Lorraine said...

Your card and coloring are beautiful, Mina! That image is so sweet. Sorry to hear about your dad's eyes and his wait to have surgery. Sending prayers that something comes up so that he gets the surgery right quicker and will be back to his ole driving self soon!

princesskitten said...

Thanks for the tip - she is darling

kitten - DYSU team

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi she is so adorable with your soft colouring and pretty papers ! My fella waited forever to get his eyes done and it was so wonderful when his vision returned as now he can see so well now its amazing what they can do ! The worst part was knowing I was driving and he couldn't !! Still thinks I am an awful driver lol :D

Julie said...

Oh yes Mina this freebie is gorgeous - even more so in your hands!! Fabulous colours and papers! Juliexx

Theresa said...

What a darling image!! Amazing coloring - love that hair color. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oooooh! I love it! I love it! Darling colouring! Gorgeous make! Hugs, Lesley

Melissa Craig said...

Very sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Adriana said...

What a nice card did you make with this freebie. Love the colors you used. Thank you for showing:-)

sara said...

really sweet mina love this image i must get mine printed !! gorgeous soft colours really pretty thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x x

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