Thursday, August 23, 2012

spring fresh...

Good morning everyone, how are you all...are you all well and happy I hope so...my lovely Dad is back from his travels again and he looks so well, its brilliant to have him back and we will be heading out to the supermarket today to stock up his cupboards...btw I have the freshest breath in Britain today lol, I was cleaning the kitchen cupboards so the new people wouldn't have too yesterday and was using a flash cleaner with added fabreze and getting on fine...a bit too fast though as I sprayed it the wrong way round and gave my face a good dosing lol...duh how thick am I, oh well it freshened my breath anyway lol...am I nuts doing this much cleaning for leaving a house or are you all the same, I couldn't bear the thought of it being dirty for the next owners and would hate it myself...please tell me Im not crazy lol...oh I forgot yesterday to say where we were going on holiday didn't I, I just grabbed the first bargain flight I could see and booked it so we are heading to Majorca and ooohhhhh I do love a bargain don't you lol....right now onto my card for today, isn't this beautiful Annabelle digi from Make It Crafty gorgeous, I coloured her with distress inks and used some stunning papers from the My Mind's Eye - A Happy Heart 6x6 Pad, I love the lush colour combo in this pad and its from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I finished with a huge Prima metal flower, some pearls (yes these are the ones from under the sofa lol) and a ceramic sentiment...the fab sketch is from Tuesday morning sketches challenge and I'm also entering it for the Allsorts Challenge and Craft Your Days Away Challenge too...right I'm off to get the war paint on for the battle of the trolleys at the supermarket but a put the world to rights coffee and some cake will help I'm sure...whatever your up to today I hope its a brilliant one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
outfit - antique linen, victorian velvet, pumice stone

34 comments:

heidy said...

Haha Mina your not nuts,I did the same when I was moving,
Your card is so beautiful,love the soft colours!!
XXX Heidy

Irene said...

A stunning card and the image is sooooooo gorgeous and beautiful coloured Mina!!!
You are not nuts, I'm just the same even though I know the new people will start doing it all over again to give it "their smell"! So I scrub in the old and the new house and am a wreck by the time the entire moving thing is over LOL!!!!

Hugs, Irene

Jackie said...

Fabulous cards since my last visit Mina. As for the cleaning, it's a woman thing isn't it, we couldn't bear the thought of what folks would say about us if we left it dirty :o)
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Hiya Mina,gorgeous image,love the papers and flower.
My Son is buying my house with his girl.You can be sure I wil have washed every surface before I leave.
Have a lovely chat with your Dad,glad he looks well.
Sue xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning as always Mina, I love the image and wonderful papers

Sue

rachel said...

fabulous work Mina - love that image - and glad you've got your dad back! Hugs Rachel x

Mad Moose said...

gorgous card, love the flower and those lush papers. Hope you have a good day shopping with your dad

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image and fabulous backing papers as always.

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Mina and love that image!
Kim x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous paper's and your flower is beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lau W said...

Lol ! you make me smile with the spray, oops !
Your card is superb, fab colouring, love this image and your papers are superb !
xxx

Chrissy said...

Such a pretty image and colouring Mina, and love the metal flower, gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Very pretty! Love the background too. Nope, you are right, must leave the house clean for the new owners.

Dotty Jo said...

Hey Mina, good to hear that the holiday has been a real tonic for your dad. I get the whole clean house thing as I left my previous house totally spotless when I moved. I even left info about gas, electric, phone, local GPs, bin collections etc etc! It was such a pretty house and it nearly broke my heart when I moved into it to discover that the previous occupants had 'trashed' it in the time it took to sign and exchange contracts. I had paid money for all the carpets but they turned out to be full of fleas and sodden with cat wee and had to be thrown out immediately. This made moving in a really nasty experience and so I wanted my lovely home to be full of happiness from the start for the new owner. The new owner really appreciated everything I'd done and sent me a lovely thank you card to say what a nice start he had to his life in his new home.
Your card is lovely, fabby colouring and an all too tempting image! Happy Thursday, Jo x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! Love the papers and the image! Great coloring! You are not nuts! I've done the very same thing every time I've moved. Only wish the owners of the houses I've moved into did the same.

browneyegurl35 said...

AAAhhh the adventures of Mina! I look forward to reading your blog everyday. The card is lovely, love the colors and paper combination. Majorca, lovely place.

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card Mina yes Im the same when I am moving. Enjoy your wee break guess you both need it,
Myrax

Cinzia C. said...

Wonderful card Mina! Love the image and your colouring - really I always love the images you choose.
You're right for the cleaning, anyway it's hard to do it :)
Hugs
Cinzia xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and image and I love your papers and flower-we were the same when my son and partner moved cleaned the whole house then the house they moved into needed cleaning too !!!
carol x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Mina, wonderful papers and your colouring is great!
Hugs Jacqueline

mags said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the fab papers and the beautiful flower.
I know what you mean about cleaning, I was the same when I moved home.
Mags
x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card Mina:) This image is very very very beautiful and the details are so lovely:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Mau xx said...

Certainly not nuts Mina, My house was cleaned to within an inch of its life....ha-ha Nothing nicer than to be able to move your furniture in and know everything is beautifully clean. I think it was abit overboard cleaning your face though!...lol
Love the card, your papers are beautiful and I love the colouring of the image, you are so talented with these DI
Hugs Mau xx

Hope you had a fun time with Dad, glad he looks well. xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful card, Mina. And I love that flower! And I think you are absolutely right to leave your house clean - this is part of our old fashioned morals "do unto others..." that are so sadly missing from society today! I always leave a welcome to your new home card and a little plant in a pot after cleaning! Hugs, Lesley

Debbie said...

Your story made me laugh!! Fresh breath, indeed!
Beautiful card!! I love the metal flower!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Colinda said...

Beautiful lady!! And about the clesning, I'm also like that.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Mina, love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Heavy Metal challenge x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful sweetie. Great image and layout. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

onecraftymama said...

I don't think you're nuts at all, Mina! I think leaving a place clean for the next folks is how it should be, not the exception :) Although I might skip the Febreze to the face next time myself, lol! Ouch!
I adore your card, fab steampunk gal, and that flower! My goodness it's lovely :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards Mina! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Cheryl said...

Your post made me laugh! I've sprayed my face with cleaner before. Not fun, but it is funny later. Your card is lovely and the soft coloring is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

grandmabonnie said...

Mina, so great to see you again..your card is stunning! This is just a quick note to let you know that a new challenge starts tomorrow at Tuesday Morning Sketches..Hope to see you there!

Berit Synnøve said...

This is awesome. Love your image, coloring and the big flower in the corner.
Thanks for joining our last challenge at Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Taking Chances said...

You are a true artist! Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!

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