Thursday, November 01, 2012

its beginning to look a lot like......

Good morning everyone...I bet your singing now or at the very least humming lol...its is though isn't it beginning to feel a lot like Christmas it has that crisp frosty feel in the air...did you have a great Halloween, I'm gobsmacked at how much difference it has made just moving a few miles to where we are now...I went out to the local shops yesterday and about 6 people spoke to me saying hello just or nice day etc, but in fact more people spoke to me yesterday than in the whole time we lived in the other house it wasn't for lack of trying either, you know me I will speak or chat to anyone (its the Geordie blood in me lol) but people were so unfriendly I lived next door to the same woman for over two years and she still used to snub me when I saw her in Town and never replied to my hello's or anything, and we had about a dozen trick or treaters last night , . Last year we had was lovely seeing a gang of them coming from a house down the street who were having a kids Halloween party, complete with a smoke machine and inflatable ghosts...I answered the door to about 8 of them all dressed up and cute as a button...all their parents were there too to make sure they were safe which was lovely too...its so friendly here I'm so so glad we moved...right now onto my card for today which is using another of the fab new digi releases from Sugar Nellie, this is the gorgeous My Friend Flakey, I coloured him with distress inks and used another lush paper from the My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland collection, this one is called In The Neighbourhood...I cut some of the fabulous houses out to add a bit more dimensions and finished with a couple of punched snowflakes and a sentiment made from the name strip on the paper (see we crafters throw nothing away do we lol)...I'm entering this for the ABC Christmas challenge, Divas by Design challenge and the Just Keep on Crafting challenge too...Its supermarket day today oh and my lovely Dad has to go buy some reading glasses because although he has the eyesight of a spring chicken since his ops he still needs them to read...I might even manage to persuade him to have his hearing checked while we are the opticians, fingers crossed...then I think its time for a put the world to rights coffee, it needs it doesn't it...whatever your up to today say hello to a neighbour you will never know how much they appreciate it
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
snowman - stormy sky, barn door, shabby shutters
boys outfit - pumice stone, stormy sky, barn door, shabby shutters
snow shading - stormy sky


Louise Palser said...

Great card. I have been wondering how I was going to make some special cards that didn't need a box and this would be fab. Shall be on the lookout for this paper. Glad you are in a friendlier place :) lou x

Chris x said...

Mina this is fab!
I have this paper and didn't really know how I could use it.
This is a monderful idea.
Chris x

ellyscard creatief said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Mina.
Lovely image an d paper.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

heidy said...

AWWW this is such a cute card Mina!!
XXX Heidy

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Mina love the paper's and the image is adorable annd is coloured so beautifully. Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card Mina.

rachel said...

fabulous card Mina - love the colours xx

My'scardcorner said...

what a cute card Mina love it..Im the same speak to anyone and Im so glad you seem to of got more friendly neighbours enjoy.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Mina. I love the sweet image and the colours and papers are beautiful

Hugs Sue

Ger said...

Gorgeous card, those papers are so bright and cheery and the image is really cute. So glad you're in a friendly neighborhood you deserve it! Ger x.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Linda said...

You can tell how much you love fussy cutting. Great use of beautiful DP. Love the sparkly snowman too.

Good morning to you too neighbor. Isn't it wonderful how the internet erases all the miles? I feel like I have a whole bunch of friends from all over the world. Too bad you can't come over for a cup of coffee. I'd even make a coffee cake. LOL

Have a wonderful day Mina.

belldoubleyou said...

Well, at the beginning of the post you put one Christmas song into my head, and by the end I was humming "Winter Wonderland"... gosh darn it.

Your new neighborhood sounds awesome -- really a neighborhood rather than just houses that are next to each other!

I love how well you've coordinated the colors you used for the image with the colors of the paper... it really looks like it was part of a kit, that's how well they go together!

Robin said...

Just too cute! Love how you did the snowman. Hugs, Robin

kanda said...

Brilliant! This is such a super design and the image and colours are fabulous xx

Adriana said...

Lovely card, Mina!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the papers and popped up houses! Awesome coloring of the adorable image!

Sonia said...

What a wonderful card with this cute image^_^

Renee said...

Lovely card Mina...awesome DP & that image is so cute! Glad to hear you are in a friendlier area...if your ever in my neighborhood stop in for tea! LOL
Hugs, Renee

scrapbookertink said...

Lol, yes I am singing now, super cute card x

jules said...

Mina love the card, the dp is yummy and image is so cute! gorgeous!

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.i love your fab papers and colours and really sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Barb said...

Adorable and such great colors! I always admire your work (even when I don't leave some love) and especially love the inspiration I get from you for cards that have so much visual depth and don't need extra postage!

Mojca said...

II totally understand you about the neighbours!!! I live in the building for 5 years now and nobody says hello!!!! What is wrong with people today?!?! Well I love your card so much, this digis from SN are just gorgeous. Hugs! Mojca

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - a gorgeous card - I love the image.
I'm so glad you love where you've moved to.
I have to admit I'm quite shy, so don't very often speak first but, if someone smiles at me or says hello first I always smile and say hello back. I do always smile and speak to my immediate neighbours though - just a pity that some of the children can't get along very well most of the time!
Did your Dad manage to get his hearing tested at the opticians LOL!???
Love, Andrea xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Every cloud has a silver lining and yours is really sparkly! Love your card Mina but I really love how happy you are in your new home in your new neighbourhood after all your worry about moving and all your trouble finding the right house. Long may it continue. I'm off to post your candy on my blog now! Hugs, Lesley

Dawn said...

Great card with fab papers. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mina :-) the image is very cute and the colours and details are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Mina, adorable image and love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

scrappymo! said...

Glad you found a friendly neighbourhood to live in...It sounds ever so much better than the last one...full of friendly people here at this new house!!!

We have the RV up in a resort in a teensy little town. There are other teensy towns around us. I find there, everyone is hold the door open for you, people smile and say hello. It seems a quieter pace of life and not a frantic as the city I live in. Luckily, on my street, people are friendly as there is a park just 3 doors down from me.
If I set on my front porch there is a steady stream of Mom's taking their kids to the playground and people taking their dogs for a walk. Many will say hello as they walk by...
In the shopping area about a mile away, no one says hello except the shop owners...It is sad.
Gorgeous card!

Mau xx said...

So glad you are happy in your new house and area Mina, It makes a huge difference if people are friendly. We say hello to everyone we pass and almost all of them will reply :) I think like you say its a north east trait..this chatting lark....we are just a gobby
Love the card, the image and papers are fab.
Hugs Mau xx

Annette said...

Lovely card, and I love all the little houses that you've cut out. Glad you're enjoying your new home.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies
and Top Tip Tuesday.

Dot said...

Lovely and pretty papers you have used for your cute Cristmas card.
Great layout.
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge this time!

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