Monday, July 23, 2012

the house hunting is over...

Good morning everyone did you all have a wonderful weekend, I hope so...it was so hot here yesterday but very cloudy and heavy, you know those kinds of days...we went to the garden centres and spotted some wonderful bargains which I will tell you about in a couple of weeks...a few weeks ago we went to see a house and it was one of those places that had no curb appeal at all it looked like it was made from lego and bits stuck out all over the place so we went in with our minds already made up I think...as soon as the door opened and I spotted the ceramic victorian tiles inside I knew it was something special...long story short it has all the original doors (thankfully double glazed windows), plate racks around the walls, wooden floors, original banister, claw foot bath and the icing on the cake a huge massive newly fitted shaker style kitchen with a dining room attached with double doors which open fully to a large deck and a few steps down to a private gravelled garden, it is stunning inside...that's why we were at the Estate agents last week to finalise some papers...we have a moving date of 6 weeks...we are over the moon and I have been looking at colour schemes, furniture, wallpaper for the last few days, I think that's why we went to the garden centres to stop me dragging Phil around wallpaper shops lol...isn't that amazing but very scary too, I cant believe how much we have to do in six weeks...aaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh packing my precious craft room (there's a extension room in the new house just perfect for my craft room)...anyway I will keep you posted with photos of before and after when we get the keys...seems ages away but it will go pretty fast I think...phew sorry for all the waffling, now onto my card for today which is using this beautiful Tilda from the Summer Memories - Rose Garden Tilda, I love this collection don't you and great for any occasion, I coloured her with my usual distress inks and teamed her up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft - The Lake House 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad , I love this lush pad, the gorgeous are stunning...I finished with a grey organza ribbon and a sentiment stamp from my stash...the sketch is from Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge and Craft Your Days Away challenge too, everything I used except the ribbon I bought at Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I'm off for a haircut this morning as Im getting that busted sofa kinda look, I bet you know exactly what I mean lol...I knew it was time when my lovely Dad stared at me while we were having coffee and said 'when was the last time you had your hair cut girl, its looking a bit shabby'...cheek lol...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, scattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
trousers and hair bow - pumice stone
trouser turnups and top - victorian velvet
roses - spun sugar, shabby shutters

56 comments:

sassy said...

hi mina so happy you have found a new home...another new chapter opens so happy for you...your card is scrummie and my fav color too...hugs sassyx

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty card.
Congrats on the new house!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie said...

That's wonderful news Mina, now the fun begins LOL.
What a gorgeous card, Tilda is so prettily coloured :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a beautiful card so subtle. Really nice

jacqui x

Chrissy said...

How wonderful Mina, a new home, will be such fun to decorate to your own taste....fabulous card too, Tilda looks so beautiful, love the papers and the beautiful bow.

luv CHRISSYxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pleased to hear about the house and looking forward to the pics. Sounds fabulous. Love the colour and layout of this card but just not a Tilda fan though she is coloured beautifully.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card. Caroline xxx

Jak Heath said...

Oh I'm thrilled for you both, get those boxes out and start packing now, it will be here before you know it.

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card Mina, gorgeous soft colours.
I'm so pleased that you have found your new home, sounds like you have a busy time ahead of you now!!

Hugs Sue

Elaine said...

There you are .... you see ! things happen for a reason and now you have found just "THE ONE " well done, I hope you have every happiness in your new home .
Fabulous card Mina its so beautiful Hugs Elaine

Colinda said...

Congratulations with your new house!!! Your card looks fab. Good luck, Colinda

Cyprus Anne said...

Wonderful news Mina. Those 6 weeks will fly by. Good luck with the packing , it can be done very quickly. Our last move was packed and shipped in one week!
Love your card.

Anne

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card Mina and great news about your hgouse bet you are so excited a tiring time moving but oh so exciting Good luck.
Myrax

Jessica said...

Stunning card as usual Mina! Love how you colour and put it together!

And congrats on your new house!

Hugss

Jessica xx

Irene said...

WOW Mina, what a super start of the new week this is.....CONGRATS on finding this gorgeous house!!!
It sounds absolutely lovely and has all the things I love soo much when I watch Escape to the Country, I'm jalous!!!!!!!!!!!
If the "after" turns out as beautiful as your cards you will have heaven on earth, good luck doing it all !!

Hugs, Irene

rachel said...

beautiful card and a lovely tilda image - really pretty and I love that bow xx

Jo Davies said...

Morning gorgeous card, love it! Have a great day Jo xxx

arjette said...

Congratulations on your new house, sounds lovely!!! Hope everything goes well with decorating it.
Your card is beautiful!! as allways lol

gr. arjette.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, wonderful news about the new house, I do envy you, but not the packing I would hate to have to pack up all my things its scary just thinking about it.
Your card as always is just stunning and so beautiful love those papers. hugs Shirleyxxx

Mad Moose said...

Love the card and congratulations on the new house! looking forward to hearing more about it.

Tammy said...

Wonderful, wonderful news Mina! I"m so happy for you and your husband! Can't wait to see the pictures. In the meantime, beautiful card, love the soft colors you used and the pretty background.

Sharon said...

The house sounds wonderful Mina, I can't wait to see your pics. Gorgeous card. Tilda is coloured in so beautifully. Good luck with the move, hugs Sharon

Sheri said...

Can't wait to see your Lego house. It sounds lovely and how exciting to put your personal touch on it.

CaroleAnn said...

Mina
I love your card - colors you picked are beautiful and as usual a great design. I wish you so much luck with your new home and I am so excited to be part of the before and after! Can't wait to see it. Have fun in all the decorating plans - I can only imagine it will be beautiful and very "Mina" when you're done! Hugs

heidy said...

Oh Mina congrats to the both of you with the new house ,can't wait to see some pictures!
Your card is gorgeous as always!
XXX Heidy

Kara Lynne said...

Congratulations on the new house! Can't wait to see the pics. Very sweet card. I love how you colored your image.

Sheena said...

It sounds amazing! Good luck for the big pack-up and the move!

Love your card btw!

Sheena
xxx

Sarah said...

A beautiful make love this image, and your new home sounds just perfect!! and full of character, really happy for you that you have found your dream home..
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty girly card Mina! Oh and what brilliant news I bet you are over the moon and it sounds just perfect! xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Mina and great image I love it. Glad you've found a lovely home and your so lucky to have a craft room ready and waiting for you. Can't wait for the photos. Linda xxx

Linda said...

Cannot wait to see your pictorial tour of your new home. I so enjoyed the farm house you bought and decorated. The house sounds exactly like something I would fall in love with.

Shazza said...

congratulations, new house sounds fabulous! Gorgeous card, love that sweet image x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh how exciting... i cant wait to see pics .. lovely pretty little card
Lisa x

coops said...

beautiful card mina.stunning pretty tilda and colours.
fantastic news about your soon to be new home.good luck sorting everthing out ;D

x coops xx

Sandra said...

She's adorable Mina.

Hugs Sandra xxx

Sandra said...

Oh and pack the craft room last ;-)

sallysbitz said...

Congrats on getting your new house, even though it's a 6 week wait!! It will sure fly by.

Look forward to seeing some pics x

Your card is just Gorgeous, love the shades of pink x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mina, so soft and pretty. Love it.

Congrats on finding a new house.

Kat xx

June Nelson said...

The card is stunning, the colouring is amazing, and im over the moon for you and your new hose it sounds fabulous huggie June xxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a lovely card Mina, so beautiful, great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

Grenouille Greetings said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I knew the right house was just waiting for YOU when you thought you were waiting for the right house! And a gorgeous card too, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

Sue said...

Hi Mina,I am so pleased for you both,a new home and craft room.
Beautiful card and image,love the papers and bow.
Hugs Sue xx

mags said...

Lovely card Mina. The image is coloured beautifully and love the colour combo.
Congrats on finding your new home. The next few weeks till you move in will fly by and then the real fun starts. It sounds lovely.
Mags
x

Teresa said...

Ooh Mina the new house sounds fabulous bet you can't wait, I love the bit where you get to paint the rooms to your colour choice before the furniture goes in, best part of moving for me lol.
Your card is gorgeous, love your Tilda. Hugs Teresa xx

Renee said...

Hurrah!! A new house...how exciting...you will have tons of fun decorating & fussing! Your card is gorgeous.
Hugs, Renee

Rufus said...

Congrats!! That's fabulous news, can't wait to see pictures!! As somebody else said, don't envy you the packing up (it's a royal pain!) and yes pack the craft room last! You'll need it up to the bitter end to keep your sanity. But the pain will be worth it when you're in your very own new (to you) house!!! Oh yes, unpack the craft room as one of the first things!
R/

Craftyanny said...

Brilliant news Mina. I hope you and Phil will be really happy there. It sounds a beautiful house, can't wait to see some pics.
Gorgeous card today too, pretty as a picture
Anne x

Inge said...

Congratulations on your new house!
Beautiful card!

Carla S. said...

Huge congrats on finding your new home, Mina! I missed telling you yesterday since I was out all day! Can't wait to see pics! It sounds just gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Oh Congratulations on your new home Mina - I hope everything goes smoothly with the purchase and move!
Six weeks will go sooo quickly - by the end of the school holidays it should be yours LOL, and we're already almost halfway through the first week! Cripes, I'm having a panic attack for you LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

ChrisAndCat said...

What a gorgeous card - glad you have found a house too, hope all goes well for the move.

Marcea said...

A really beautiful card and wonderful use of our sketch this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog .
Good Luck
xxx

Mau xx said...

Just love your card Mina, the papers are yummy! Love the sweet Tilda too, and coloured beautifully.
So happy for you both, I know you will have your new house turned into a wonderful home in no time at all.
Now!! would you like me to pop over and help pack your craftroom up for you? I really don't mind!
Hugs Mau xx

Janette said...

Hi Mina, I am just doing a catch up with blogs now, I am so pleased for you, the house sounds amazing, oh can't wait for the pictures, and a new craft room to boot....wow...oh love this card to, looks amazing.xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

What a cute card. Tilda is so perfect colored in. I love this. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :)

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