Saturday, May 19, 2012

knock it down and start again...

Good morning everyone do you have anything fantastic planned for this weekend?...I hope your having a brilliant one, Phil is away at the motorbikes today as its a huge bike racing weekend on the north coast of Ireland this weekend and although he isn't marshaling he has gone to watch so I think I will ring my Dad and head of to the garden centre, they have a sale on and I bought some fab planters a few weeks back that are just crying out for some herbs...we went to see a house yesterday, now you all know about the farmhouse so we aren't afraid of taking on something that needs fixing up...but this one oh boy, it was more a knock it down than a fix it up...I would need a bulldozer and a few skips and that was just for the inside lol...the only good thing was it had a small badly overgrown and wrecked garden but it was so quiet and secluded and you could really see it would be stunning...it wasn't enough to save the house though...oh well never mind its very early days and the estate agent had a real giggle with us as we went from room to room each once getting worse, she even apologised at one stage as she hadn't seen it before and was quite shocked herself, she was sssssoooooo nice too, she reminded me of our Daughter...right now onto my card for today which is using this stunning Mo's Digital Pencil girl, isn't she so beautiful...shes called Bubbles Girl and I coloured her with distress inks, I matched her up with these stunning papers from the My Minds Eye Miss Caroline-Howdy Doody 6x6 paper pad I bought at Bunny Zoe's Crafts (Its out of stock atm but there's loads of other lush pads here)...I finished with some pretty pearls, a gingham bow, roses and a cute fairy metal charm...ooohhh and I added some glitter to her bubbles...the fab sketch is from the Stampin for the Weekend challenge and I'm also entering it for the Charisma Cardz challenge and Crafty Catz challenge too....whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and watch out for Garden centre sales, they are lethal
Mina xxx
oh btw dont forget today is the last day to enter my candy

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
chair - frayed burlap, antique linen,
outfit - spun sugar, victorian velvet
bubbles - scattered straw
bubbles bottle - scattered straw, shabby shutters

45 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous image Mina love how you have used it and coloured it. I guess getting a new home is lot like meeting men - you have to kiss a lot of frogs until you meet your prince lol! Good luck with the kissing!!! Hugs Susan x

Pamela said...

My niece and her partner are over in Northern Ireland for the bike weekend.

Gorgeous card, just love that image.

Pam x

Amanda said...

Good luck with the house hunting, your story made me giggle and brought back a few memories too. When we were looking for our first house and estate agent took us to a fixer upper with slug trails across the lounge floor, but that wasn't the worst part we went to go upstairs and he said sorry only 1 at a time as the stairs aren't safe, needless to say we didnt buy it and on the way back to work we past a new estate went in and bought one. Still makes me chuckle though. Hope you find your dream home. Hugs, Amanda x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous card Mina, lovely colours and the image is so pretty!
Hugs Jacqueline

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the lovely papers.

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,good luck with the house hunting,as for your card that is one gorgeous image,and the papers,and your detail is amazing as always hugs Cherylxxxxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Love the image and your fab papers. The pearls are the perfect finishing touch.
Mags
x

My'scardcorner said...

Such a cute image Mina and lovely colouring.reminds me of when mine were young with their bubbles.Bad luck on the house scene but it is early days yet there is one just waiting for you to love. Enjoy your visit to the Garden centre Im off shopping with my daughter but it is absolutely pouring down here.
Myrax

Mandy said...

Morning Mina,
Sat here giggling at your story,can image you going from room to room trying think of something good to say,I hope you find the house of your dreams....Awww I love your card,I have this image just not got round to colouring her yet,beautiful papers....Have fun at the garden centre with your lovely Dad,we are off to the garden centre too today,hope I find some bargains as well...Have a lovely weekend..
Mandy x

Jessica said...

Stunning card Mina!! Lovely colours!

Have a great weekend!

Hugss Jessica x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous as always, those papers are indeed lush and I love your glittery bubbles.

Good luck with the house hunting. xx

Chrissy said...

What a stunning image and colouring Mina, just perfect..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love what you have done with the image and the pretty papers....

Irene said...

Sweet card Mina!
Why are you househunting again???
Have fun in the garden centre and pottering afterwards, that's what we are going to do today as well!!!

Hugs, Irene

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Better luck next time with the househunt :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

Wow what a gorgeous card...love the image.xxx

jo said...

Gorgeous card, Mina, fab image and papers. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Pink Dandelion said...

Super cute card Mina. Good luck with finding the perfect 'us' house. Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute - i love the backing DP too
Have a lovely day
Lisa x

Tammy said...

Love your fabulous card! The image is so sweet and you've colored it perfectly!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creation as always. Mmm ... house hunting can be quite stressful, but having a good sense of humour can make it interesting.
Hugs
Desíre
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Janette said...

This is so cute Mina, what a sweet little girl....

Know what you mean about Garden Centers...lol...xx

sassy said...

gorgeous sweet card..lovin that mos image she is talented...loved the read what a experience..but glad you keep your sense of humour..and your perfect place is out there juast waiting for you,,regards to your dad hope hes keeping well hugs sassyx

heidy said...

Such a gorgeous card Mina!
XXX Heidy

Rea said...

Awww she is so cute, and is having so much fun. Hugs

Lorraine said...

Hi Mina! This is adorable! I love that little girl image and the bubbles/pearls! I wish I could have seen the house - sounds like a hair raiser, lol! Hope you have a fun & blessed weekend!

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card and image -beautiful colouring--good luck with the house hunting surely they can't get any worse ?????
carol x

June Nelson said...

Mina shes beautiful a masterpiece xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Mina, love the image and the random pearls look beautiful. Take care and enjoy the weekend x Susan x

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi she is so adorable you have brought her to life ;0)

Today for Tomorrow said...

Lovely card and super cute image.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mau xx said...

Awww!!! Mina this is adorable, Love the image and the wood paper is super.
Hope you enjoyed your trip out with Dad. xx
Hugs Mau xx

Tonya H said...

Such a sweet card! The image is adorable.

Thank you for visiting my blog. :o)

Rufus said...

Gardens can be lethal, never mind garden centers! Just spread 2 1/2 tons of mulch (and that was just today!). Hope that you and your Dad had fun at the garden center and that Phil has a grand time at the races. Your Bubbles Girl card is precious! You always do such a great job with Mo's images.
R/

Pauline said...

Utterly adorable!

franzesjoi said...

wow!! sweet card!! love the image, papers and fabulous colours :)

coops said...

so stunning mina,i love your beautiful colours and gorgeous sweet image and details :D

xx coops xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us at
Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan
xx

jules said...

oh wow gorgeous Mina and adorable image!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful colouring! Beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley

shell said...

Gorjuss hon, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Mina love the image thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Beautiful as always mina! thanks for playing at charisma! hugs carlyann xx

Rebekah said...

This is oh so pretty sweetie thanks so much for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah x

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