Friday, February 17, 2012

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

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy...now 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 brand...it 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 lol...my 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 soon...my 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

50 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Mina, this is just stunning once again. Love the monochromatic colours.
Hugs
Desire

Natka said...

Good morning Mina! The card is absolutely gorgeus...

Lisa Jane said...

what glamorous lives we lead lol! Mops and buckets .... but i am like you .. and question why there is such a vast difference in price...
LOve that fab image and the gorgeous flower
Lisa x

Pinkllilac said...

Good Morning Mina and love your story about mop and buckets.
Beautiful card and love the colours and the metal flower is lovely, need to get some of them now I have seen yours.
Hugs Linda

Colinda said...

Stunning indead!!Looks like a dress i made a long long time ago, it was a little bit longer at the front:). Love the ruffles!! Have a nice weekend, Colinda

kelly said...

Morning Mina,WOW what a beautiful card,love the image she is so lovely.Love the colours.
I`m sorry but £24 for a mop and bucket!!!!!no way,pays to look around.My sister has a B&M`s at hers and every time we see her i always make a point of going in there and home bargains.Can`t believe that the big brands in there are so much cheaper,but hey i`m not complaining,just wish they would open up some where i live!!great

Kjersti said...

Wow! This is amazing - love the colours, papers and the beautiful image - wich is lovely colored!
Hugs:)

Bernie said...

Wow this is beautiful, love the sentiment on the star.
Mina you crack me up. Love to hear your rants, although I don't put it so eloquently I rant about the same things. Hubby says I spend more money on gas driving around to find a bargin then I save when I find it. Needless to say I disagree.
Blessings Bernie

Michelle J M said...

Another stunner! She is very beautiful. Love the mop story, its amazing how the prices differ for such a mundane item! Michelle x

scrapbookertink said...

LOL, your story made me laugh, feel the same at the moment about Copic markers on the net they can range from £3.50 to £1.95!!!! I am going to stop visiting you make me check out new websites and spend, gorgeous card and love the design, have a fab day whatever you decide to do! Take care, Doreen x

coops said...

so stunning mina.i love this image and your coloour combo and papers are fantastic :D
Its amazing the diffrence in prices, it really pays to shop around.B&M cleaning products and shampoos etc are way cheaper than the supermarkets.

xx coops xx

My'scardcorner said...

WOW LOve this one Mina and yes amazing the price differences you sure do have to shop around.Enjoy your cutting.
Myrax

arjette said...

WOwwwww this is awesome!!!!!!!!

gr. arjette.

Jane said...

Clearly a woman on the edge...ranting about mops n' buckets on a Friday! It's almost the weekend...let the cleaning utensils go and embrace all that is FAB about weekends!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great card by the way x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the image is beautiful. Know what you mean about the difference in prices, it does pay to shop around though. Donna

Christine L said...

Hi Mina..... fabulous card as always! Glad you got your new bucket!
Hugs
Christine x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card as always.

Maris said...

ohhhhh this is so stunning ,have a great weekend Mina xx

jules said...

wow stunning card!!
oh Mina aren't i gormless? lol!! i got mixed up oh i did laugh when i went back to the SN blog and read what i had put!!!.
Now then where am i? lol!!!!!!

jules said...

PS Pinkpuds blog is nothing like yours!!!!!!!! rofl!!!!!!!!

Mad Moose said...

Stunning card again and rant away - I dispair of the price differences on basic household equipment!

Inge said...

Very lovely card !
Beautiful flower.
Have a nice weekend.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh mega wow! I adore this card Mina.
I so love how your coloured her!
Mops and buckets! Oh dear what a rip off. You got a right bargain at B&M!!
Love, Mel. xxx

tilly said...

super stunning image and papers....I too get all wound up over the most stupid things!!! I have to tell everyone I know!! SAD

Tilly

Mayow88 said...

Beautiful card!!

Greets Marjolein

Tammy said...

Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous image and colored to perfection!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Love what you did with this digi, especially those ruffles - looks gorgeous :)

Frea said...

Hi Mina, I just love this image, have her myself even though I never coloured her before! Great card, have a lovely weekend, hugs Frea

Carla S. said...

This is amazing, Mina! I love this image and how you've colored her! Brilliant! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Craftyanny said...

oh Mina you never fail to give me a giggle girl and I sure need one today:)
Love your card, stunning colouring as always
Anne x

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning card Mina - gorgeous image and I love those papers and metal flower.
Hugs
Denise xx

Sinikka said...

The best friends are those friends who dare to tell you to get a grip :-D
Cross my fingers that your dad will get a surgery appointment soon.
And now the card......
She looks great in brown and white.
lovely paper too.
Have a fab weekend
Hugs Sinikka

Sue said...

Hi Mina,gorgeous image,fab colouring.Had to mop this afternoon after my Grandson went home.I shudder to think about getting a new mop bucket,mine is a tin one.
Hugs Sue xx

Lau W said...

Oh i love love love this card ! the colouring is just fabulous !
xxx

heidy said...

Wow Mina fabolous card, love the monochromatic colours.
XXX Heidy

mags said...

Beautiful card Mina. Love your colouring and the fab papers used.
Mags
x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Mina,fabulous image and colouring....beautiful.. and I'm with you on the different costs for the same thing...and fat chance me keeping away from mops and buckets..lol..I do it all day..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Shazza said...

fab card Mina x

Andrea said...

Wow Mina, such a stunning card! I love that beautiful image.
Enjoy your mopping!
Love, Andrea xx

Hanneke said...

Great colors and stamp Mina! Love the flower as well! Hugs, Hanneke

Barb said...

Oh, I love this image and the colors you used. Very sassy and fun!

Anna said...

Beautiful! Sassy image! Thank you for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

Cheryl said...

Hi Mina , gorgeous card , what a great image, image with attitude I think !
I hope your Dad gets some answers soon, the waiting is the worse thing sometimes.
I am so glad you got your mop & bucket issues sorted lol, you make me laugh so much, love reading what you are up to . Have a great weekend.
Hugs Cheryl

Sherri said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I love this card. The colors are just perfect for her. And I must say, I love to read about your adventures. Even the ones that involve shopping for mops! You always make me smile!!

June Nelson said...

Wow Mina love this and love the colours chosen its lovely xxxxxxx

Andrea C said...

This is so cool and gorgeous. Loving the colours and colouring xx

Hlora said...

So adorable. Love everything about this one.

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is a super image and it's lovely to see it in such soft tones! Lovely card, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

Mau xx said...

Beautiful card Mina, Love the image and colours. I love the paper and super flower too.
Gorgeous xxxx
Hugs for Dad too hope that app. comes sooner rather than later xx

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful Mina! Ruby x

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