Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a day of mixed emotions with a touch of madness...

Good morning everyone, I hope your all having a fabulous week...my day yesterday was a mixed one and serious highs and lows too...first I found a mysterious box and when I opened it, it was filled with memories of the last 30 years or so...some happy some with a twinge of sadness, I found a bag with something wrapped in tissue inside, I knew what it was but wasn't expecting opening it to find what I did...a few months before my Mums death she lent me a scarf for a wedding I was going to, such a beautiful scarf I had always loved...a delicate white organza embroidered one with teeny small blue flowers...and when I went to return it to her she said for me to keep it as she knew I loved it...the parcel was that, after my wonderful Mum died I wrapped it in tissue and stored it away as it upset me to see it...I pulled it out and opened it to be met with my Mums smell...she always wore Chanel No5 and I always remember her getting ready and putting lipstick on when I smell it...the scarf was so strong with her perfume, the tears came and I hugged it and blubbed like a baby for about an hour...thank goodness I was by myself lol...then we went to the supermarket tonight (yes even people moving have to eat Mina lol)...I bought a tv mag for next week and got that little flipping feeling in my insides realising that the new mag was for our new house...you know the feeling, like when you were a child thinking about Christmas day...then I think we both went a bit nuts and booked a holiday for September, yes that's just what we need again isn't it, a bit more packing lol...although Phil so deserves a rest I think....phew sorry for the long rant I will get on with my card for today...which is for our new challenge at the Crafts and Me Challenge, this week the theme has been chosen by our lovely Karen and she chose Autumn Colours...I used the beautiful Unveiling of the Heart by Sara Burrier for my card, isn't she stunning, I coloured her with distress inks and teamed her up with papers from the K&Co Life's Journey 8x8 paper pad I found it while I was clearing...I finished my card with a huge lush satin bow and some punched hearts I folded to try and make look like leaves floating...hhhmmmmm not sure about that lol...I'm entering this for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, Bearly-Mine Challenges and the {Pin}spirational challenge too...I'm off to buy paint today as I cant wait to get my brushes on all that paintwork and spruce it up so want to be prepared...whatever your up to have a fantastic blub free day and when you have the time pop on over to the Crafts & Me challenge to see what the rest of our fab team came up with
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
outfit - tattered rose, antique linen
cloak - tattered rose

29 comments:

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card Mina
luv
Debby

Marianne said...

Wonderful card, Mina. Love the monochromatic look. Good luck on the paint job. I can almost smell it. Smells can really rouse a lot of memories cannot they? Sometimes a smell of sth. undefined can suddenly bring back a childhood memory.

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mina, the image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully.
I hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Chrissie said...

Another stunning card Mina and good luck with your painting (we've just about finished for this year)
I know exactly what you mean about smells and memories and I'm sure your crying session probably did you the world of good.
I'm the same about my Mum's memories and I don't think that will ever change as I still miss her everyday.
Chrissie xx

My'scardcorner said...

Bautiful card Mina and love th heart touch on the ribbon...Guess that was a sad and happy moment Mina finding th scarf and please wear it Im sure your mum meant you too Hugs frm me.
Myrax

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card - beautiful. I think we are all the same that some unexpected thought or memory of our mum can just set us off. Very good idea to book a holiday after the stress of moving. Are you going abroad - somewhere warm and sunny?

rachel said...

beautiful image Mina and a great card - its amazing what can tip us over the edge at times isn't it! Hugs xx

tilly said...

fab papers and image, really pretty,
good luck with the moving and in a way, I'm sure it brought comfort to know your Mum is with you in spirit, her little messsage to you.
Tilly

Mad Moose said...

Have a great day painting. Love the card. Soft and beautiful

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous card and love the beautiful image
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Mina, what a gorgeous image...and what a happy and sad day, you made me think of my Mum too..good luck with the painting..

Luv CHRISSYxx

sassy said...

morning mina....beautiful card so delicate.....aw bless your sweet heart and i understand totaly about the smell encounter i too kept something of my mums well a few things in a special box and every now and then i smell mums perfume she worse estee lauder youth dew....everytime i smell it i think of her and feel her love around me i too blub loads .. and yes tears are mixed emotions of love past..yet love still present..hugs sassyxxx

caroline said...

Great card Mina,
i think you will both deserve a holiday when all the moving is finished.
Its amazing what you find when you are moving , things you have put away and forgotten about because its to painful at the time to think about them.
good luck with the rest of the moving and decorating your new wonderful home.
caroline woodhall

Sue said...

Good morning Mina,love your card,she is beautiful.
I have a small case in the loft.I know I will have to deal with it soon.Lots of happy and sad memories.
Your poor head must be full of so many emotions just now.
Hugs Sue xx

arjette said...

Can imagine your tears when you smelled the scarf.... take care...
Your card is awesome!!! Sorry that I haven't been around, I was on a holiday.... I saw I missed a lot of beautiful posts, your new house looks awesome, wish you all the best with it!!

gr. arjette.

Janette said...

Brilliant card Mina, glad things are going well for you, it's funny how smells provoke such strong emotions, know the feeling.xx

heidy said...

Can imagine your tears when you smelled the scarf,Mina!!!
Love your beautiful card!!
XXX Heidy

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw, what an up and down day you had. I love how yiu colour the mages so softly and this is such a pretty card. Where are you going on hol?

browneyegurl35 said...

Lovely card, and the colors are just beautiful. Wear your Mums scarf with love and let it wrap you with loving memories. It's ok to have those moments where we cry for a while, it cleanses the soul.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your signature soft colours on this super pretty card, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

Renee said...

Beautiful card Mina & beautiful memories of your Mum....tuck that scarf away again to keep the scent for the next time you need a little "hug" from your Mum!
Hugs, Renee

crafty-stamper said...

This is a beautiful image and gorgeous card and bow-funny how these things happen at certain times to trigger memories-probably just to let you know she is still with you-enjoy your holiday
carol x

Debbie said...

Hi Mina, sending you big hugs dearie.Your card is gorgeous, so pretty.Stunning image and papers.It's amazing what we find at such strange times.It's good to remember and a good cry will have done you good.You've alot on at the moment - your new home looks lovely.Take care and don't overdo it.Hugs Debbie x

mags said...

A wonderful card Mina. The image is gorgeous and love the monochrome look.
Mags
x

Lee said...

I think a lot of us can relate to how you were feeling.Glad you are enjoying your new home.Your card is so pretty.xxx

Tanya said...

It's strange how smells can bring back such strong memories...every time I smell sun-cream and homemade chips I remember my best friend Tara and all the happy and sad memories come flooding back...

Your card is beautiful Mina, that image is hauntingly beautiful! I love the colour combo and those papers are so pretty.

Hugs from Tags xx

Candy said...

Hi Mina,
I don't know how you are packing and still making cards and everything else!!!
I sure can feel for you about your Mom's scarf. In my case it is my dad who I lost. I still can't look at his picture without crying.
When moving you find all sorts of things hiding. I hope you feel better now that you have had a cry.
You sound like you can hardly wait to get busy in your new home. I love it by the way :o)
It is a very emotional time for you.
Big hugs, Candy

Mau xx said...

Aww!! Mina, What a mixed up emotional time for you, it was 38yrs on the 18th that I lost my mum and I still have those moments that knock me sideways.
Tears are wonderful soothers xx
Love the card, the colours are blended beautifully.
Huge hugs Mau xx

Linda said...

Aww Mina, you are a blessed lady to have such wonderful memories of your Mom. My Mom is living with me and we have had to have Hospice in to help us care for her. I cherish this time I have everyday with her. We have never been as close as we are now. I know these are memories I will hold dear someday.

Card is gorgeous as always.

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