Saturday, April 21, 2012

A little tale to tell...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and have a fantastic weekend planned...a few of you have noticed over the last few months that I haven't quite been myself and have emailed to see if I'm ok...so I decided to tell you all about it, on Christmas week my lovely Phil was told the place he had worked at for the last ten years was closing down (yeah I know not the best Christmas present eh), there was nothing wrong with the work or even lack of it, their tax incentives were finished and they were closing it and moving to England...so from then on we were in a kinda limbo and as you can imagine very worried, his job finished at the beginning of March, that's the bad news...good news Phil started his new job yesterday...even better news its here with me in fact only 3 miles from where we live so no more commuting and living away from home...so excuse me, cover your ears quick but...wwwwwwwwwwwooooohhhhhhhhooooo my mans home for good...mind it may take a bit of time to get used to after all those years just pleasing ourselves....oh no I will have to start cooking again wont I, Phil is lovely but cereal for dinner isn't really his thing I think lol...over the last week or so we have been up and down to the beautiful farmhouse we so loving brought back to life to empty it, we thought it would be really sad and although we are a bit sad we wont ever be there again we are too happy at being together full time to let it upset us, mind our house looks a bit like an Ikea bring and buy sale atm, does anyone need some furniture?...so there's my tale, ok so why didn't I tell you all before?, well we all have problems in our lives don't we so I'm sure the last thing you needed was to hear more from me...right now onto my card for today which is using this fantastic Sugar Nellie stamp, this is the cute Dougal, I love him to bits don't you...hes one of the Home Grown Soft Centres stamps from Funky Kits...they are so so fab...I coloured him with distress inks and used some amazing paper from An ABC Primer collection, its called Alphabet Soup and the red edged images and alphabet strips are from the reverse...I finished with a scrunched up red bow (I haven't used one for a while so thought I needed the practice lol) and a couple of red star buttons...the fabulous sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge and I'm also entering it for the Totally Papercrafts challenge and Stamptacular Sunday challenge...my fab Phil is dropping me off in Belfast this morning to pay a little trip to the craft show (if you see me say hello), he is a keeper isn't he...then hes off to the farmhouse for the last few bits and pieces before picking me up on the way back then we are off to Ikea (we are keeping Phils new wardrobe and we dont have any bedside cabinets to match, well thats how I convinced Phil a trip was needed anyway lol)...and out for our dinner on the way home, phew I'm tired just thinking about it lol...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and don't forget to pop by tomorrow for my followers candy
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
antique linen, frayed burlap, walnit stain
pumice stone for ground shading

60 comments:

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Great news Mina, congratulations with your mans new job! Your card is wonderful, I love the cute dog. Have a great weekend.
Hugs Jacqueline

susiestacey said...

Good morning Mina, Gorgeous card and such a sweet dog. Glad that everything has turned out well for you and you have your Phil home permanently Enjoy...... x Have good weekend x Susan x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous card Mina - as usual. It was great reading your heart warming story of how a bad experience has turned out to be the beginning of some special for the future. Yes, life does make strange turns with us, but in the end there is a reason for everything - although we dont see it at the time. Wishing you and hubby lots of quality time together from now on. Oh, and now I don't feel so bad re having cereal for supper ... ha ha ha
Hugs
Desire

Jessica said...

So glad everything worked out for you and your husband!! Congrats to him on his new job.

What a fabulous card Mina, and what a cute stamp! Love the colours. Great job!

Hugsss Jessica x

Chrissy said...

Ooo...I love cornflakes for my dinner..lots of sugarmmmmcornflakes...and what wonderful news about Phils new job, so close to home, that is fabulous..awww...got me feeling all mushy now....gorgeous card, love the cute wee puppy and fab colouring..that beautiful red bow sets it off fabulously..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pamela said...

Hi Mina, gorgeous card. So pleased to hear things are working out for you both and wish you much happiness.

Pam x

Cheryl said...

oh Mina Hun that is great news for you both so pleased for you Hun,you can tell how happy you are,
at least we all know why you have been so quite,love your card Hun that image is just so cute,and beautifully coloured as always hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. Love the image. So glad that everything has worked out so well for you after a worrying time. Enjoy.

heidy said...

Hi Mina,soglad everything worked out for you and your husband!! Congrats to him on his new job.
What a fabulous card and what a cute stamp! Love the colours.
XXX Heidy

Susan Flynn said...

Every cloud has a silver lining and it looks like it has worked out great for you Mina, I'm so pleased. Love your card and the effect with the ribbon - so striking x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and the bow....

Frouwke said...

what a sweet dog!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina, I am so happy for you!
The signal box my Chris works at is closing at the end of the year. So I know how you must have felt.
I'm glad you are so near to each other now :) how great is that!
Wonderful card, what a great image to show us today with your good news!
So cute! love your fabby bow :)
Love, Mel. xxx

kelly said...

Hi Mina,so glad things have worked out for you and Phil.
Have fun at the craft show and ikea and enjoy your meal.
Your card is fab,so love the image and really like the papers too.
Take care Kelly.x

My'scardcorner said...

Such a cute card Mina with a fab bow. I am so glad things have turned out good for you and Phil it is such a worry for jobs at the moment Enjoy your day and get cooking girl lol x
Myrax

Janette said...

Morning Mina, A gorgeous card and beautiful bow, do love me ribbon...
Glad all has worked out fine for you and Phil, so scarey where jobs are concerned I know, be happy.xxx

Irene said...

Everey cloud has a silver lining is one of the beautiful sayings in your language....well it turned out to be true in your and your husbands case didn't it ??
Enjoy having him so close, it will work out just fine and maybe he even wants cereals for dinner cause he's so happy seeing you every day LOL!!!!

Big hug, Irene

OOOh gorgeous card Mina, hihihi!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Mina,I always love your bows.
I am so pleased that everything has turned out right for you both, you have a wonderful new life to look forward to now...hugs
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful ,love the image and fab colours.
So good to hear read about your good news.xxx

Mad Moose said...

Ohh such a cute card. Lovely. Have fun at the show today. Sorry you've had such a rotten time of late but so happy that things have worked out so well. x

Christine L said...

Hi Mina....... Gorgeous card!

And I can feel your happiness from here!! I'm so glad things have worked out for Phil... and as you rightly say.. WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO for you being able to be together all the time!! But why did the farmhouse have to go????? Did I miss something there?

Big Hugs
Christine x

Cyprus Anne said...

Wonderful news Mina, you will be much happier with your OH at home all the time.
I love your card, that dog is so cute.

Anne

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow this stamp I am get really into dog stamp since i got my dog but didnt see why people liked them before. Tee Hee. So glad your worries are over and he is at home more hope he doesnt get in the way of your crafting and lovely cards we would hate that to happen. Shame about the house but bonus is your man with you.Have a great weekend. Hugs Sue xx

ribenaruby said...

Oh Mina, you kept that one quiet! Wow, I'm so pleased your Phil is home with you, all has ended well with the job prospects. Have a beautiful day. Ruby x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Soooooo pleased for you and hubby, what lovely news to read. Do you need a cookery book now? Fab card, such a cute image and love the paper. Have a great weekend.

Squirrel x said...

Oh sweetie, what an upheaval for you all - but I am so pleased that you are getting your man back properly! Now, recipes...... Gorgeous puppy dog card, those papers and red highlights are ace. Warm hugs Sxxx

Inge said...

What a good news Mina!

Very nice card.

tilly said...

a beautiful card Mina,
Pleased Phil will be with you at home now and congrats on him getting a new job, what a shame the farmhouse had to go, it would have been perfect for weekends and breaks lol....when one door closes......
Tilly

Pysselfröken said...

Lovely Card! Gorgeous coloring and a very cute Stamp. Have a nice weekend.
Hugs from Sweden

Ageeth Holster said...

Congrats and nice to hear this wonderful news Mina. It will work out just fine for the both of you!
Great card.
Ageeth xx

Annette said...

such a cute card i love the big bow x

Carla S. said...

So thrilled for you and Phil, Mina! I'm glad it all came out right after a worrying time! Your card is precious! I love the papers and red bow! The image is adorable and perfectly colored! Enjoy the craft show and dinner!

Shazza said...

bless you Mina, I am so glad things have worked out for you both. Enjoy tomorrow, Phil sounds like a keeper for definate. Love the card x

Frea said...

Hi Sweetie, so happy to hear things took a turn for the best for you both! In fact, it is you and me both, cause my hubby was in exactly the same position as yours; his job ended February 1st, and yes, he also has a new job starting next June. It is a releaf to have him working again and income and such steady again. I never mentioned it on my blog either, these things are quite personal and like you I don't want to burden others with it. Anyhow, now that we're both happy again LOL I just wanted to add that I think that doggie looks so sweet and I just love your card! Check out mine will you, I made one that is very out of my comfort zone today, but am quite happy with it. Steampunk, never did that before. Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Lau W said...

So good news, it's wonderful, i'm happy for you and Phil ! :-))
Your card is really cute, love your papers and so cute dog !
xxx

Kathy Bradley said...

Mina,
I read your wonderful blog each day, but never have time to comment, well, today I have to take the time - because I am so happy for you and your sweet Phil. I feel like I know you, your sweet Dad and Phil and can even picture the farmhouse. I am very, very happy for you, Mina, enjoy each day. Kathy.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous and beautiful card just love the image and i am so glad everything as worked out for you and hubby Phil,have a lovely time at the show
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Hazel said...

Hi Mina

That is such good news I am so glad everything has turned out good for you.

Love the card - especially the movement you have put into the ribbon.

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

mags said...

Beautiful card Mina. The image is gorgeous and love the backing paper and that lush red ribbon. Sounds like you have had a bit of a worrying time but glad to hear things have worked out for you. Great news.
Mags
x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - sorry to hear you've been through such a worrying time, but I'm glad it's working out well now - I hope Phil really enjoys his new job, and being home with you! Enjoy the cooking, though you might have more meals cooked for you now LOL!
Love your card.
Hope you've had a good day today, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.i love the adorable image and stunning colour combo :D
great news that your hubby has a new job and that you can be together again :D

xx coops xx

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

judit said...

Happy for you, good to hear some good news as well! Great card, lovely ribbon! Hope you have a great weekend! judit x

Mau xx said...

Oh Mina they say "everything works for the good" and I am so happy for you..I am doing a jig for you here ..lol I hope phil's new job is all he could wish for xx
love your card, the image is adorable and love the ribbon and button detail.
Hope your Dad is doing ok ..don't seem to have much news of him of late :( xx

Tammy said...

So glad to hear positive results! In the meantime, i love, love your card! Anything with a puppy dog is right up my alley, just love it.

Theresa said...

Hi Mina, love your card! I love all the alphabets. The dog is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sherri said...

Adorable card, Mina & I'm SO happy with your good news! All things happen for a reason & you & your lovely hubbie were meant to be together!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely card, Mina! Cute pup!
I'm so sorry to learn that you have to give up your new property. Your refurbishments were so lovely too but every cloud has a silver lining and having the hubster at home and not having to commute does sound wonderful for both of you. I'm sure you will make a fine profit too after all your hard work. I'm on hols at the moment which is why I haven't been by for a while! Sending you hugs! Lesley

Rufus said...

Oh Mina, that's FANTASTIC news!!!!! To have your darling Phil home! (yes there is bound to be a period of adjustment, just remember he really IS a keeper!!) Yes, the farmhouse was sorta fun, but having him home is MUCH better. 3 miles?? That's a hop, skip and a jump! Sooooooooo happy for you!!!
R/

Lily Anuska said...

Mina this is wonderful card. I love image and papers you chose. Lovely sentiments and red embellishments. Have a nice weekend. Lily

Maris said...

ohhh what a cutie, lots of love for you and Phill xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, thats one gorgeous card, especially since weve had so many problems with our own pooch, hes quite charming.
Im so glad that life is going to be a lot easier for you, youve been through hell but it looks as if youve now turned a corner, as they always say one door closes for another to open. Hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
congratulations to Phil on finding a new job, & so close to home to.I still havent been to Ikea yet! lol
Totally gorgeous card, super cute dog, fab papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

Rebecca said...

Awwww, Mina i love your card, that doggy is soooo cute!
Love from Rebecca xx

Marie said...

Such a cute happy card, Mina. Wishing you luck and happiness as you travel down this new road together. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig said...

Wonderful card Mina. Love that little doggie. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Bernie said...

Oh Mina I don't know how I missed this. What fantastic news. I am thrilled for you and Phil. Prayers paid off.

Your card is delightful. What a happy pup.
Hugs

Linda said...

Oh Mina, this is indeed great news. Having your precious Phil home is the best news and him having a job is just the cherry on top. They say good things happen to good people and you are one of my favorites. Big hugs to you and Phil.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you I love the card. I love dogs and this one is a real cuddle buddle! Linda

Victoria said...

Hello
So sorry I am late doing the rounds for totally papercrafts, it is a lovely card that you have made for our challenge, thank you for entering it.
Vicky

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