Thursday, July 26, 2012

watch out for headless chickens...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy...I decided enough is enough and its time to bite the bullet and start the clearing and packing (amazing how much rubbish you gather over 6 years isn't it), so bin bags, cleaning stuff and long duster in case of spiders in hand, I stood at the bottom of the stairs and the feeling of panic rose from my stomach to my chest...omg headless chicken act or what, I haven't a clue where or even how to start...any ideas?...my thinking was start at the top of the house (the attic) and work our way down but I cant figure out if that's a good idea or I'm just putting it off again as the attic is Phil's domain lol...so keep an eye out today for me running around doing my headless chicken act, if you see me catch me give me a good hard shake and say 'get on with it girl'...I'm so so pleased you all liked my first mood board, I'm loving that red and grey together even more every time I look at it...I only have another 8 or so rooms and a garden and decking to sort in my head now lol...right now onto my card for today...how gorgeous is this cute sweetie from Saturated Canary, shes called Krafty Kate and I bought her a while back but she got hidden in my huge digi files...I hate it when that happens don't you...I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with more of these luscious papers from the Carta Bella - Beautiful Moments 6x6 Paper Pad I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts ...I used a tag sentiment cut from the same pad and finished with some vintage seam binding and a yellow rose...the fab sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I'm also entering it for the Ohh La La Creations challenge and My Mums Craft Shop challenge...I'm off out to the supermarket today with my lovely Dad, I will take him for coffee and get him to give me a talking too about starting the packing, he will sort me out lol...whatever your up to today don't forget to watch out for headless chickens lol
Mina xxx

distress ink colours
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
clothes - antique linen, spun sugar, Victorian velvet, frayed burlap
bunting - antique linen, spun sugar, Victorian velvet, frayed burlap

46 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous Mina love the image and sentiment! I don't envy you one bit good luck!! x

Chrissy said...

She is gorgeous Mina, beautiful colouring, love her hair colour...and I have to be different, but I love packing, love it, I moved from 1995 to 2004..11 times, till I was settled here in my Mums flat..and would like to class myself as an expert, if I lived closer I would do it all for you.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Wishing you a great Thursday.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

June Nelson said...

Good luck with the packing hun this car dis delightful huggies june xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Mina love the image, coloured beautifully and the layout is sooo pretty. Good luck with the packing. Caroline xxx

Colinda said...

She's so beautiful!! Good luck and enjoy your day, Colinda

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mina, the image is gorgeous and I love those papers.

all the best with the packing!

Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty Mina and lovely sentiment too.Yes moving house is very exhausting but we do it Good luck
Myrax

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and image Mina.Love the papers and sentiment.
I have been packing for a while.Everything I don't use a lot is in boxes.
Have a lovely day with your Dad.
Hugs Sue x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Such a sweet image - love the colours and the way you have done her hair.

Irene said...

Heya chickie, you'll be just fine and in the end it will all work out. Just room by room is the best option (I know because I moved 18 times!!!) and..what you haven't touched/missed for 12 months.....in the bin/charity etc.etc.!!!!!!

xx Irene

Jackie said...

Good morning Mina. If you think you have a lot of clutter after 6 years, I shudder to think about mine after nearly 49 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful selection of cards since my last visit :o)
Jackie xx

rachel said...

brilliant card Mina - hope you have a fab day and enjoy shopping with your dad - I'm hoping my dad will be shopping with me today - that will mean that the girls are both with their nanny which makes it much easy to food shop! Hugs Rachel xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful card, Mina! I do so love how you use colour on your images. It's always so soft. Super papers too and a lovely sentiment! Hugs, Lesley

Christine L said...

hi Mina

Just been catching up with your blog posts.... some stunning cards there... particularly the ones in my fav colour!!

Btw - if you pop on over to my blog today, you'll see we're launching a new challenge blog for lovers of pink... we'd love you to join in the fun and help spread the word!

So glad to hear that you've chosen and bought your new house.... hope everything goes through well.... and no I can't advise - we moved three years ago after being in a house 6 years also, and my best advice would probably be 'get pickfords in to pack!!'!! LOL! I didn't, and OMG.... my aching back! They did the removal, but we packed everything into banana boxes first!

Hugs
Christine x

Yvette said...

So beautiful Mina, love the image and sentiment!

Tammy said...

Pretty card Mina. Her hair is so perfect! Love the pretty papers you used.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the papers and the softly colored image! I know the "headless chicken" act, having just moved from one state to another last summer. You are right to take it one step at a time!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the colours ... good luck with the challenge
Lisa x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Mina! That image is so sweet and your colouring is great! I love the papers you used too :)

I'm on the My Mum's Craft Shop DT, but I didn't see your card in the linky for the challenge - maybe in your headless chicken state you forgot to link up? :)

Best of luck with the packing, I really don't envy you! Once it's done I have no doubt you'll feel better, that's what I always tell myself when I have a nasty chore to do :)

Tags xx

Jessie said...

Beautiful card Mina! Love the pretty papers!

mulberry station said...

Stunning job coloring up your image. She is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

ChrisAndCat said...

This is gorgeous, love the hair. Dont envy you the move - I would hate to have to do it myself.

caroline said...

good luck with the packing mina, thats one thing i hate, have only moved once and said never again, been in this house 28 years.
your card is stunning, love the image and your colouring is lovely.
caroline woodhall x

Heide said...

What a sweet card, beautiful coloring and what a lovely flower. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your mood board, look forward to the rest. This is gorgeous, I love this image. There is a danger with digis of forgetting them, unlike rubber.

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.stunning pretty colours and i love the sc image :D
good luck with the packing, i don`t envy you.

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

Pretty card and pretty image. Love the hair shading!

krafty-kutz said...

Coloured beautifully mina xx

Janette said...

Beautiful Mina....really gorgeous...

Start at the top and move through the house...lol...good luck.xx

Janette said...

Beautiful Mina....really gorgeous...

Start at the top and move through the house...lol...good luck.xx

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring. I love the sentiment too. My only advice is to make sure you have plenty of boxes right from the start - it's more motivating to pack when the right tools are there.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card Mina , Well done , you have a lot of work ahead of you I do hope things go smoothly,it's a difficult time moving Hugs Elaine

Kathie said...

Oh Mina what a pretty card and I do love your darling image from Saturated Canary this a just so cute. Love your pretty colour palette and your great papers. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie
SSW-DT

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card and the image is lovely -good luck with the packing -must say when I read the title I was looking for chickens on your card lol
carol x

Arlana said...

Such a sweet image. Love your fun colors. Your cards gorgous. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Sheri said...

You do amazing work. Beautiful!

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Mina this is spectacular! Love the soft pastel coloring of the image. You are such an expert at that I just love seeing what you create each week. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

Oh how your post made me giggle!! And what a wow moment I had with your card too! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Simple and Sweet said...

Beautiful job on your card! It's lovely! Thanks for joining us this week!
Erika SSW DT

Jill said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Jeannie said...

What gorgeous coloring and the papers are just as sweet as can be to match her too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Carrie said...

Love this. Your colouring is amazing!

Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week! x

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card and your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Crafty Kitten said...

Beautiful card, love your colouring. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
hugs
Dawn xx

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