Sunday, November 11, 2012

nothing says Christmas like a bit

Good morning everyone did you have a fab Saturday...we went to the continental market but our lovely lady who sells all the olives and the lush smoked garlic had no garlic...OH NO!!!!!....but she said she is heading for the Belfast Christmas market this week which is a fabulous market at the front of the Town Hall so we will head there next weekend and get some and it gives us a chance to get some of the fabulous continental foods they sell there...we had hot roast boar sandwiches last year when we visited all washed down with mulled so lush....and of course I can get some Christmas shopping done while I'm there too...oooohhhh I forgot to tell you when I wasn't feeling good last Monday I made a monumental  decision (well for me anyway) after 40 years of smoking (my one vice) I gave up...I must admit it has been a massive struggling but I'm still going strong...I have been gobsmacked at how supportive everyone has been and how much they had encouraged me so much...I think it helps that Phil gave up a couple of years ago and he was part of my reason for giving up...I didn't smoke all day Monday because I wasn't well and put on a fluffy warm cardigan and took it straight off again because it smelt so badly of stale smoke and it suddenly hit me I must have smelt like to Phil all the time...yuck...poor bloke I don't know how he managed cuddling at all...I don't know if I will manage it but I am trying my best and so far haven't strayed at all (fingers crossed) and I must admit to being a bit chuffed with myself too lol...right now onto my card for today, I love this gorgeous Madison Attitude image from Kenny K she is such a perfect girlie image isn't she...I coloured her with distress inks and used some of the lush Kaisercraft - The Lake House 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts I think its out of stock atm though...the love sentiment is from the same pad and I finished with a lush ribbon bow from my stash and a few little pearls...I'm entering this for the Totally Papercrafts challenge, Sweet Stampin challenge and the Totally Gorjuss challenge too...we are getting stuck into one of our spare rooms today, its about time it was done we have put everything off lately and its time to get on with them...well that's the plan anyway but you never know do you lol...whatever your up to today have a brilliant day and keep your fingers crossed for my giving up please
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed linen, tattered rose
hair - pumice stone
outfit - spun sugar, victorian velvet, shabby shutters
bags - victorian velvet, pumice stone, shabby shutters
boots - black soot


Desire Fourie said...

Mina this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Weekend.
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Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Mina image coloured beautifully and the layout with all that pink is beautiful. Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Mina, I love the trendy image and gorgeous colours.
Good luck with giving up smoking and well done so far, it will be worth it!!
I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

Cute card Mina. Well done on giving up smoking keep at it think of all the extra pennies you can spend on crafting goodies.Take care and enjoy your Sunday.

kanda said...

Fabulous card Mina.
I hope you have a little tin to put your savings in as it really does help to see those pennies piling up. When I decided to quit I just used to say to myself and others that I didn't fancy a cigarette and not that I'd packed up as I found that a lot easier. Then I realised that I was starting to feel more relaxed and healthier. Enjoy your Sunday xx

Chrissie said...

Love your card (as always) Mina and I'm sending you 'strong will' vibes for remaining off the ciggies.
DH and I gave up about 8 years ago after smoking for about 30 years, best thing we ever did. I know exactly what you mean about the smell too, isn't it awful?
Stay strong sweetie,
Chrissie xx

jo said...

Great card Mina and huge congrats on giving up smoking! I know first hand how hard it is but you can do it....i've been stopped 10 years now.
Good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card .. and even more fab you have given up smoking...keep going it will be worth it!
Lisa x

Rebecca said...

Hi Mina, Awww your card is soo cute! I love the papers and the colours!

Love From Rebecca xx

Peggy said...

Cute card Mina. Well done for giving up the cigs. It is hard but I'm sure you'll keep going, after all you wouldn't want to have to tell all of your blog friends that you've had a cigarette would you? ;-) Hugs Dee x

Linda said...

Beautiful coloring here Mina as always. This little gal looks like she will be in the red instead of pink with all those purchases.

That is a big big step to quit smoking. Congratulations to you. You can do it. I am proud of you. Keep us in the loop on your progress. Major big hug for your first tobacco free week.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! Love the papers and the perfectly-colored image! Huge congrats on quitting! Stay strong - you can do it! And you will feel so much better, I'm sure!

christi said...

so happy to hear you have quit smoking. it's a nasty habit. keep strong and don't let the nicotine win. soon all that smell will go away! adorable card. keep searching your garlic too. ya never know when there's avampire around the corner!

Renee said...

Gorgeous card Mina...wish I had as much shopping done as this little beauty! Huge congrats on quitting smoking! I never smoked but I watched my hubby struggle to quit...he finally won the battle & has been smoke free for 12, if I could only get the son to quit! Stay strong can do it!!
Hugs, Renee

Sinikka said...

A sweet card....reminds me that I have to start Christmas shopping.
Hugs Sinikka

Jennifer said...

This fabulous lady looks like she's having the time of her life! Love the papers you used!

Debbie said...

Beautiful and fun card dearie.Love all the pink and what a fab image.Well done you for trying to give up - keep up the good work - good for you.Hugs Debbie x

coops said...

so stunning mina.gorgeous pretty colour combo and papers and i love the sassy image.
huge congrats on the no smoking, i must try again.i did go on to the electronic cigs but strayed back.

xx coops xx

Hanneke said...

Wow Mina, how wonderful that you decided to stop smoking! Good luck and keep going strong! I love this sassy card! The image is great. Hugs, Hanneke

Mojca said...

Waw mina a stunning card. Such cute image ansd colurs. About the smoking ... I had exactly the same situation as you have! I fall really ill, had a really nasty cough and couldn't smoke for a week, when I realised that I didn't smoke for a week, I just decided not to smoke at all and I did it. I don't smoke for 6 years now and feel fantastic, so GO GIRL GO! Hugs! Mojca

GailPellegrin said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog. Just love your cards and daily talks. Very entertaining. Congrats on the non-smoking journey. Good Luck

Rufus said...

Oh Mina, you go gal! A week is pretty major in the not smoking war. I'm sure that you can do it, but if you slip...don't beat yourself up just start in again. It's HARD! and yes that is the voice of experience...made it for a year once, then had 2 MAJOR upheavals and, yup, gulp, started back in. Keep saying I'm going to quit again, but haven't worked up the won't power. Thinking of you!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.


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