Thursday, May 03, 2012

a rant on my soapbox moment...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy and enjoying this bit of good weather we are having...although if we wait a few days I'm sure a storm will come along to wash us out...ok prepare yourself for a soapbox moment...over the last few days our small town has been in shock at the murder of a well loved and very well know 72 year old man who lived with and looked after his disabled wife, a man (well I call him a man there's a lot more choice words to describe him though) broke into their home at 1.30am and he tried to stop the burglar who fought with him then moved onto his 70 year old wife who was in bed unable to get up...he demanded money from her and left with £376 and her purse, she rang an ambulance and the police but her husband was dead by the time they arrived...what the hell is wrong with this world when someone could do this to such a lovely fragile couple for the sake of a few pound...I really despair for mankind sometimes don't you...as you can imagine I'm hardly sleeping with worry over my precious Dad as they haven't caught the man yet (hes local as he had a local accent so probably knew the couple and their circumstances), I have tried but cant persuade him to come to me as he doesn't want someone like this thug to chase him out of his home, of course it doesn't stop us worrying sick, about him...why and how do things like this happen, I feel sick at the thought of what that couple went through...I'm sorry about the rant but it has been stuck in my throat and had to come out...right now enough ranting and onto my card for today using this stunning Simply Adorable image from Funky Kits this is the beautiful Connie...isn't she beautiful, I love colouring the Simply Adorables don't you, I used distress inks and teamed her up with some of the My Minds Eye Six by Six Honey Cake paper pad, one of my bargain buys...I finished my card with some gorgeous cotton gingham ribbon and bow and a few flowers cut from the same paper pad...the fab sketch is from Mojo Monday and I'm also entering it for the Card Makin Mamas challenge and the Creative Card Crew challenge...its supermarket day with my lovely Dad today and don't worry I will keep trying to persuade him to stay, you never now maybe we will even manage a put the world to rights coffee too lol...whatever your up to today stay safe
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen, frayed burlap
jeans - stormy sky
shirt - spun sugar, victorian velvet
shoes - victorian velvet, stormy sky
eyes - grey marvy pen

44 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

Mina, that is terrible! I can commiserate with you and understand how you will be feeling. But oh WOW it has not stopped you crafting! This is really lovely! Judy x

Lisa Lynn said...

Mina, I agree with you and I hate to say what should happen to people who commit such crimes. I feel we let criminals get away with too much, but that's another whole subject. Your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love your coloring as usual. Take care of Dad and yourself.

Adriana said...

So understandable that this terrible news stays in your head. Fortunately, we find this not normal. Addicted people are extremely sick and always need money... Hope they will find this murder soon.
Your card is unbelievably beautiful! I wish it were possible just to see how you this creates this beautiful color work.

Cheryl said...

oh Hun I totally agree with you sweetie,I just dis-pear at the state of this country and all the vile nasty people that are about,how they can do it I just do not know,they are sick in the head,don;t get me started.
You try not too worry sweetie,know its hard but they will catch this,thug,and he will get what he deserves,as for your card Hun its simply stunning one of my favourite images,just perfect hugs Cherylxxxxx

Christine L said...

Hi hon.... oh I'm so sorry that something like this can happen... but there are some terrible people in the world. Years ago, my sister-in-laws mother was broken into, and when she tried to stop the burglar, she was raped. She was 80. I could not believe what had happened, and of course she never got over it. The burglar was caught and jailed - he had been on drugs, as you can imagine.

I do hope this guy is caught too - and put in jail with the key thrown away.

Hmmmm rant over, on a lighter note - your card is FABULOUS!

Big hugs
Christine x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Colinda said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours you used for her clothes.
Have a safe day too, Colinda

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, love your card, simply adorables are so well drawn and your chosen colours are so beautiful. Well, what can I say about that poor couple, sympathies go out to them.. there was a time if you left your key in the door it'll still be there when you returned home..not nowadays. Enjoy your time with your sweet dad. Ruby x

My'scardcorner said...

Your card is gorgeous Mina .Yes it is so sad if you are not safe in your own home I hope they catch him quickly so everyone can be relieved and him punished.Take care and enjoy your shopping with Dad we are off to The Fish Market remember that up her?>
Myrax

Doreen said...

I so agree with you,the whole world has gone crazy...
A gorgeous card,love the image and fabulous design.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You rant all you want Mina, such an awful story. Thank goodness there are more good people than bad in this world. Have a lovely day.

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a horrible thing to happen - there really are some sick and twisted people around.
ON a brighter note your card is so pretty
Lisa x

Kat said...

So sad about that poor couple. Hope they catch that guy before he does anything else like this. No wonder you're worried about your Dad.

Love your card. The colours are so soft and pretty and the image is beautifully coloured.

Kat xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
she's gorgeous sweetie
i love your card, it all fit so pretty together hunni
hugs angelique

Irene said...

Mina, it's just aweful!! Our papers are filled with stories like this and it makes you soo scared!!! We don't open our frontdoor after 6 o'clock anymore when someone rings. If we expect people we do of course but other than that...NO WAY, you get stabbed for nothing these days!!!!
Your card is gorgeous as ever though, beautiful soft colours!!!!

Hugs and take care, Irene

tilly said...

we are not safe anywhere these days and no justice as the evil ones get small sentences or let off.......
I love these sugar Nellies, so easy and nice to colour, enjoy your shop
Tilly

Dotty Jo said...

Can't help but share your concern about the things that happen in this world. My parents are in their 70's and I worry about them all the time. What a sad thing to happen. Your card is beautiful, Jo x

Desire Fourie said...

Mina, this is shocking and so sad. And then I thought South Africa was one of the most dangerous countries to live in as life here is worth nothing as one gets shot for no reason even. I really feel for the lady, may she find comfort and happy memories of her beloved.
Your card is gorgeous and you have coloured so beautifully.
Hugs
Desire

Linda w said...

I'm sorry for the worry you are having over your Dad...there is so much in this world to make us worry isn't there. Hard when things happen so close to home. I hope they catch him soon. Your card is beautiful, and thanks for putting the distress colours you used. Hugs lin

Elaine said...

Mina how awful for you and those in your town who knew this man and his wife . How terrible for a person to do this to them the world has gone mad .
Now your card.
What a stunning creation Mina What a fantastic card , great colours and I love the main image, isnt she pretty . Well done Great work hugs Elaine

W.M. Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Mina, what a dreadful thing to happen so close to home and hope they catch the nasty bugger soon.

Your card is so lovely, i`m loving the soft tones, they work well.
Hugs Val. xxx

frances joy said...

sorry about the poor couple.... :( ope everything will be okay..

your card is beautiful! i love your image she is so lovely and love how you colour her. all your images here in your blog are really pretty!

take care always//

susiestacey said...

So sad to read your post today Mina xx Your card is gorgeous, take care x Susan x

Janette said...

Oh Mina thats so terrible, does make you wonder, poor people and at an age where they have through so much, it's just so horrible to think how they must have felt and how scarred they must have been...I am sorry and hope they catch the Monster who did it soon.....

Your card is beautiful hun.xxxx

Renee said...

It is definitely a sorry world we live in when horror stories like this are becoming the norm! You always think you are safe & sound in your own home & then something like this happens & you realize you really aren't safe no matter where you are. SAD!
On a happier note...your card is gorgeous! Your coloring amazes me!!!
Hugs,
Renee

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A terrible thing to have happened it does make you think what is going on in this world ,Your card is gorgeous and beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

heidy said...

Oh this is so sad Mina,how is it possible that your not safe in your own house these days!
Your card is another stunner hun,gorgeous!!!
Big XXX Heidy

Bernie said...

Oh Mina Sad to say things like this happens far to often. Not long ago an elderly couple and their disabled daughter were all beaten to death in their home in a gated community by a drug crazed animal. It is frightening to have something like that happen so close to home. I’ve always hated guns but no longer object to my husband having one loaded and with in reach.
What a lovely card but then all your cards are.
Hugs

Lau W said...

This story is horrible, shocking ! Poor couple !
YOur card is very sweet, so lovely colors !
xxx

Rea said...

Hi Mina, Sweet card, cute image, and beautiful coloring. I understand how up setting that crime must be to you. I just found out about a crime that happen here in the states, that involved 5 black people attacking a white couple. They cut off the white man's penis, then burnt and shot him, as they did this they made his girlfriend watch the whole attack. The post I read said that what was done to the girlfriend was so horrible they did not want to go into details. Yesterday when I read this I felt so angry, and so sick. It is so horrible what mankind is becoming, sometimes I wonder what separates people like that from animals. I hope your able to eventually talk your Dad into coming to be with you. I know how hard it is for them to give up their independence. Hugs to you.

Shazza said...

oh Mina feel free to rant, what a disgusting person to do such a thing to a defenceless couple, I hope they catch the b******!!!
Hope your dad comes to stay for a while and you can relax a wee bit
great card BTW
x

Carla S. said...

What a horrible thing to have happen, Mina! It really makes you wonder about people. I hope you can persuade your Dad to stay with you for a bit so you'll have some peace of mind. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is so beautiful!

Tammy said...

How sad and frightening for you and your neighborhood, probably done by someone out of their mind because of drugs. My prayers goes out to your community.

Your card is very pretty, love the soft colors and the beautiful floral paper.

coops said...

so beautiful mina.gorgeous pretty colours and the image is stunning ;D
so sorry to hear what has happened, i feel for the gentlemans family.i hope you can convince your dad to stay with you.

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Mina, gorgeous image and colouring, so pretty...

And, so sorry to say...but it is happening here too, and not only the elderly, our sicko's are attacking wee children, right next door to me was the last one, and it makes you feel sick inside.
Our bus drivers are not safe, nor taxi cabs,all for a few dollars.
You never heard of murders in our country when I was young, but now it is an everyday occurance, and it is scary when you live alone...and it happens on your back doorstep.
I think the penalties need to be toughened up...no more smacks on the hand and saying"oh! he had a hard up bringing"..

I now step off my soapbox...

Luv CHRISSYxx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh dear Mina, I completely understand why you are so worried for your Daddy. I was so upset for that poor wee woman who is now left without her husband. But I do see your Daddy's point of view too. Why should he leave his home because of one greedy wee bugger. Its a terrible quandary and one you and your Daddy should never have had to think about. Maybe your Daddy should consider getting an alarm in with the security lights or one that maybe triggers dogs barking. Its so so sad that this is the world we live in. I really hope they find this guy soon. Someone is bound to know who this guy is, Im convinced of it. And how they haven't turned him in is beyond me. Your card is really beautiful as always Mina. Lee x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gosh Mina, how terrible. That poor elderly couple. I couldn't agree with you more - it's just not bloody right and I hope they catch the b@$t@#d very soon!
It's a beautiful card by the way!
Hugs, Lesley

Linda said...

Aww Mina, this is so sad. Crime here is just as bad. It breaks my heart to think of the pain your poor neighbors experienced. God certainly must be crying in heaven!

Don't worry about your Dad, I have a feeling that if he was robbed, your Dad could set him right in a minute. LOL.

This card is a precious little girl. I do love those Sweet Nellies. I use one myself this week.

Thanks for entering my Candy. Good luck Mina.

Inge said...

What happened is very awful!

Beautiful card.

Rufus said...

Oh, Mina, I'm so sorry to read about what happened in your town. It always seems to happen to those who least deserve something terrible like that. I suppose that's why he picked them. As for your darling Dad, he's just talk 'em down! Hope you had a good cupa with him and got it all solved. Today's card is just fantastically fabulous! I love these, but have never purchased one...I just know I'd be mega disappointed in my coloring of the face and eyes. You, on the other hand, do her up beautifully!
Thinking of you,
R/

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Mina, that is awful! I am so sorry that happened to those lovely people. I don't blame you for worrying about your father. That sort of thing makes me so angry :( I will be praying that they find that person and that your father is well and that no one else is harmed.

Adorable card - I just love this image :)

Mau xx said...

Mina your card is Gorgeous as always sweetie, but your story is dreadful! How wicked people are and as you say what is mankind coming too. Hope you can get Dad to stay for a short visit. I hope this maniac is caught very soon and you can rest easy again.
Hugs Mau X

Teresa Kline said...

fabulous card, so glad you played along with us at Mojo Monday!

enjoy *~*

Suzie said...

Mina gorgeous card,hope your dad will come live with you, I'ts such a worry Hopefuly this scumbag will be caught soon

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