Monday, July 02, 2012

back to the drawing board...

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a fabulous weekend...we went house looking yesterday of course no viewings on a Sunday so it was a look at the areas and outsides only...the stunning apartment that I secretly craved for is gone so thats out of the picture 'sob'...so its back to the drawing board and I must admit its getting a bit desperate now...now how hard can it be to get something we both love...very hard lol...I had forgotten we had such a vast difference in taste in houses, I love character houses but with modernised interiors, something that is perfect with the wow factor really now how hard can that be lol...Phil just wants plain and simple he even suggested a house on a retirement site...really not me and I know Phil would go with the flow and give me my own way but Im still living in hope we can get a real 'us' place...well you have to love an optomist dont you lol...right now onto my card for today, how adorable is this little sweetie called Little Bessie from Teddy Bo & Co, she looks like a little wartime evacuee dosent she...I remember my Mum telling me stories of when she was evacuated and this image reminded me of those stories and how much she loved living in Cornwall during the war...I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft - Sweet Nothings 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad, the one with the roses on is glazed, you can just see the shine off it I think...beautiful papers...I finished with some beautiful soft brown gingham ribbon and a bow and two of the Prima Flowers Primmers - White Cotton...the flowers and papers I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the cute sketch is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge and Im also entering it for the Allsorts Challenge and The Ribbon Girl challenge too...right now its back to ringing up estate agents to arrange viewing today so wish me luck...whatever your up to have a brilliant day and wherever your are I hope the suns shining on you
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
cardigan - crushed olive
dress - victorian velvet
bag and shoes - frayed burlap
shading - antique linen
edge distressing - antique linen

32 comments:

Chrissy said...

All priced up and ready to go Mina, she is so cute..gorgeous soft colouring and beautiful papers..love the flowers..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Susan Flynn said...

Oops think you might want to delete the above comment lol!! They are so annoying!!

Your card is really pretty Mina and she does look just like a little evacuee, bless her! The papers are gorgeously pretty and I seriously loe those flowers!! Good luck with the house hunting! Hugs Susan xx

Susan Flynn said...

Oops didn't mean Chrissy's comment!!

Jackie said...

A really delightful card, love the soft colours :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very sweet, beautiful colours

jacqui x

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Mina, that image is so delightful and I love the soft way that you have coloured her. The papers are beautiful too.
Hugs Sue

Sue said...

My Mum said she didnt want to go to Wales and didnt,so I have no tales.
Your card is beautiful and the image is very sweet.
Have a lovely day and good luck.
Hugs Sue xx

Colinda said...

You're right about the image but what a lovely girl! Beautiful roses paper! Enjoy your househunting, Colinda

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card Mina and Im loving those papers the flowers are fab. Good luck with the house hunting Hopefully you will find the right one soon.
Myrax

Lisa Jane said...

so pretty Mina
Lisa x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Jo Davies said...

Such a sweet card Mina, great image and love the papers and flowers! Jo xxx

Mummy lade said...

I don't envy you, if we had to get a new house I know me and hubby would never, ever agree on anything =)

Grenouille Greetings said...

She does look like an evacuee and she is so sweet! Lovely pretty papers too. Best of luck with your house search. The reason you haven't found anything yet is because the "right" place isn't on the market but it WILL be! Hugs, Lesley

jo said...

Gorgeous!Lust papers and yes, she does look just like an evacuee! Good look with the house hunting!
Hugs Jo x

Hanna said...

Oh you are so talented Mina! Love your stunning card, the image is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and you've coloured her so wonderfully.
Gorgeous papers and colours too.

Have a nice day,
hugs
Hanna

rachel said...

super cute image Mina - really stunning - love that flower! Hugs rachel xx

Tammy said...

Lovely card and beautifully colored! Keep looking and you'll find your dream home!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Mina shes just stunning and yes she does look like a evacuee, your colouring as always is just stunning and the papers to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mau xx said...

Wonderful card Mina, Love your papers and imge. xx
I think you should stay where you are, you have such a happy home by the sounds of it :) I am however sure there is a gorgeous house out there for you both, patience is a wonderful thing....shame I don't have any....lol
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Frea said...

Hi Mina, sweet card, hunni, love the design paper and the image is sweet. Hugs, Frea

Sonia said...

Oh what's a lovely card Mina! Beautiful floral paper and soft tone colours:)Image sooooo cute:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Lau W said...

One day, you will see "your" house, sure !!
Your card is wonderful, so sweet colors, very nice !
xxx

Renee said...

Such an adorable card Mina! Beautiful coloring! My Mum was evacuated from Belfast & went "up the country" as she said. LOL Bill & I have only gone house hunting once & thanks goodness our tastes were pretty similar. We were in our house for 36yrs. before moving out to the lake where we built our present little cottage. Happy hunting!
Hugs, Renee

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.beautiful soft colours and rhe image is so sweet :D
good luck with the house hunting ;D

xx coops xx

Adriana said...

Perfect card, Mina. coloring sketch and papers are beautiful!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Mina - I love the image, she looks like she's walked straight out of an Enid Blyton book, doesn't she?!!

Julie x

Julie said...

This is so gorgeous Mina, I adore the image!.x

Sabrina said...

Hi Mina! What a sweet image! You're still colouring your way into crafter's hearts I see. Lovely to see you still creating. Miss the Colour Create Team. All the best and hugs xx

Karen M said...

This is a beautiful card, Mina. I know what you mean about the evacuee look. If the hair was dark on the little girl, it would just be my mum! Love your style Kx

ChrisAndCat said...

This is so pretty, love those flowers.

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card Mina - good luck with the house hunting - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G x

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