Wednesday, November 07, 2012

it wont be a stroppy Christmas...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy this fine morning...I'm feeling loads and loads better thank goodness, it must have been all that imaginary chicken soup lol...I didn't get out yesterday at all, my Dad refused to have me go with him to the hospital and said 'dont be daft girl, I'm going to a COPD clinic I'm not taking you with a cold to infect everyone', well that's me told isn't it...but he went for his tests himself and did as I told him (for a change lol), he told everyone he was hard of hearing and they all spoke up for him...brilliant news too, his COPD is stable the medication is working fine and it hasn't got any worse...phew what a relief because he had a chest infection not long ago and I know he was very scared that it had affected his COPD...I love love love my Dad to bits, he is so precious to us all but especially to me, when my Mum passed away about 10 years ago he told me he thought his life was over and it broke my heart to see him like that...it took a lot of love and affection and showing him how much he counted to get him back to enjoying himself and living again, then he was told he had COPD and it took me a long time to convince him that with care and the right medication it wasn't the death sentence he thought it was...we have got very close over the last ten years and I cherish every moment I have with him...life is so short isn't it and we should always tell those we care about how much we care don't you think...I think I'm feeling it more lately because we found out a friends Mum had died on Sunday night, she had been very ill and slipping in and out of a coma but no matter what the circumstance the loss of a parent is so devastating don't you think and my heart goes out to him...Phil went to see him last night and he is coping but I don't think its hit him yet, heaven help him when it does, I remember the feeling well...ok now enough waffling onto my card for today...I'm hoping Christmas isn't going to be as bad as Stroppy Beth from Saturated Canary thinks lol...shes fab isn't she and has that teenage pout we all know and love lol...I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced part of her outfit...I seem to be very into cutting out atm don't I, the lush pad papers are from the Glitz 6x6" Paper Pack - Joyeux Noel pad, perfectly Christmassy aren't they with a real nostalgic feel to them...I finished with a bow from my stash and three Flat Back Rose Cabochons - Mixed Bag embellishments...I love these little cuties don't you...the roses and papers I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the fab sketch is from The Sweet Stop Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Anything Goes challenge and Papertake Weekly challenge too...I AM going out today no ifs ands or buts...I need some fresh air now I'm feeling a bit better so a trip to the shops and coffee I think is definitely needed...whatever your up to today have a brilliant one and tell someone you care about how much you care, you never know do you.
Mina xxx


distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
eyes - peeled paint
white shaded with pumice stone
bow and striped - barn door
shading on paper piecing - pumice stone

24 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning Mina gorgeous card as always the image is beautifully coloured and I love the colours of the layout. Caroline xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Mina, she is vry sweet even with the pout. yes life is very short, and loss of a parent is devastating, glad you cherish your dad, take care, kate x

Riet said...

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


Hugs Riet.xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Mina.
Gr Elly, Roemenie

scrappymo! said...

She's lovely and what you said is so true. I lost my Dad a couple of years ago. My little sister and I slept in his hotel room and sang hymns, prayed and just shared our memeories out load...the first couple of days he would respond but then slipped in and out of morphine induced coma and eventually passed away...I am so glad I was able to be there, holding his hand and he was not alone,,,,,,,,,,...but I sure wish I had told him more over the years, how much he meant to me.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card and gorgeous image and lovely details^_^
Have a beautiful day,
Sonia

My'scardcorner said...

Faqb card Mina love these SC images such lovely eyes. Glad Dad coped on his own and had to laugh at him putting you off never to old tobe told off from mum or dad xxEnjoy your day out but wrap up its chilly out there.Myrax x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh Mina, I'm so glad you are starting to feel better and really pleased to hear that you dear Dad is doing well. It's so true what you say, we really must try to remember to tell those we love how much we care for them as life is too short. I think you dad is very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!

Anyway, your card is gorgeous. I love that image, she has such a great expression! Your colouring is wonderful, as always

Hugs Sue

Mojca said...

Waw what a gorgeous card Mina! I love SC stamps and you colored this little sweeti beautifull. Yes a loss of a parent must be devastating, but If you have good people beside you it can help you a lot. I am happy that you are feeling better and that your dad is ok. Hugs! Mojca

Lau W said...

Happy to see that you're better and that your dad is ok too. So touching history with you and him...
Your card is wonderful, love how you coloured this girl, so nice ! Your papers are superb !
xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

You have coloured and paper pieced Stroppy Beth to perfection, Mina, and I love your paper and design choices.
Hugs, Lesley

Jude said...

Adorable card Mina.

Hugs
Judex

kanda said...

Fabulous card Mina. Glad to hear you're feeling better today. I know what you mean about dads - my dad is 92 so we have to cherish any time we have especially as the doctors gave hime 3 years to live when he was 80!!

Chrissy D said...

Adorable card! Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch! We hope you will join us again this week!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! Your coloring is awesome! Pretty papers, too! Glad to hear you are feeling better and you Dad did OK going on his own to the clinic. You two are both lucky to have each other to cherish.

Sonia said...

Cute cute card Mina:) Very sweet image:)
Hugs,
Sonia

coops said...

so stunning mina.really love your colours and gorgeous image.
agree that you need to treasure every moment with loved ones.

xx coops xx

Linda said...

I just got some new Distress Inks today and Pumice Stone is one of them. Can't wait to play with it.

Linda said...

Forgot to tell you how lovely this little Saturated Canary. Just beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Mina. Such a sweet image. Love that you cut it out. The resin flowers looks lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Janice M said...

What a cute card, love the coloring. ! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Mina, glad you and your dad are so close but sorry to hear about your friend's mum x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card love the image and beautiful colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

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