Monday, December 17, 2012

Joy is...

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a brilliant weekend...we did a little more shopping and still haven't reached the end of the list but are getting there and I enjoyed matching the gift with the person so much...we then popped to the supermarket for something for dinner...omg you would think they were giving food away, so so many people and so angry and busy, my Dad was telling me about a man the other day who thought he was in his way, keep in mind my Dad walks with two crutches and is severely disable, who kicked my Dad in the shins to get him out of his way and when confronted he said 'you shouldn't have been in my way'?????, then a woman actually ran over Phil's feet with her trolley, no excuse me or apology or anything, no smiles, no festive spirit at all...whatever happened to the joy of the Christmas season, if they are feeling grumpy and angry they could just remember that there is a lot of people out there much worse off, remember all those poor families from the Connecticut elementary school shooting, the devastation, all those in pain from the loss is unimaginable... or they could try to look at Christmas through a child's eyes, remember the joy they feel at Christmas and be just a little thankful for the family and loved ones they have and the things they have to be joyful about...I actually came out of the supermarket feeling angry and annoyed at those people for making me feel that way...apologies for the rant but its over, phew breath Mina lol...right now onto a much calmer nicer card for today is using this beautiful little boy and his dog, look at the joy in his face...he is of course from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Baron and Butch...I coloured this sweetie with distress inks and matched him up with this lush paper from My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland range, its called Christmas Trees and aren't the colours just lush, I think this image makes a perfect Christmas card for my Nephew who is into games, x box etc don't you...I finished with a sentiment and a few scattered buttons...the fab sketch is from Sketch N Stash but I was too late to join in so I'm entering it for the Joanna Sheen challenge , Totally Gorjuss challenge and the Here Comes the Boys Challenge...I'm going to do some gift wrapping and parcel wrapping today and a little bit of crafting I think...whatever your up to today remember the joy of the Season please and smile at a stranger and wish them a Merry never know it might make someones day
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
jeans - stormy sky
sweater - iced spruce, shabby shutters
socks - pumice stone, shabby shutters
dog - pumice stone,antique linen
ball - shabby shutters


debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Mina and wonderful image too.
I used to work in a shop and Christmas brings out the worst of people.

Caroline said...

Mina this is gorgeous the image is adorable and I love the papers. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

rachel said...

gorgeous image Mina - some folk just don't know how to be nice and happy do they? Big Hugs Rachel p.s. thanks for joining in my candy xx

Sonia said...

Every time I visit you I find these fabulous sweet Mo images... You make wonderful card, This is Joyful and colorful:)

coops said...

gorgeous card mina.i love the adorable image and your colours are stunning.
i work in retail and i don`t what it is about christmas thats makes people really rude and ignorant,no excuse for bad manners is there?

xx coops xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. The image is just so cute and lovely papers and layout. I totally agree with you, some people are just so rude. Manners cost nothing.

Sarah said...

Hi Mina
sorry it's been a while this card is beautiful love the dp and image just to cute, I hope you are well..
It is sad I totally agree with you and the shops at this time of year they are a nightmare and god love your poor dad this is terrible I know what I would love to do with people like this grrrrrr
I'm going into town tomorrow Belfast that is to get some last wee bits and dreading it, in early and out again lol.. oh' and I got a lady jumping to front of queue, and I remembered your blog post the other week, so I politely said there is a queue here about ten people long she gave me a look and joined the end and the wee shop assistant thanked me but surely this was her place to tell the customer this
ahh'' well sorry I have waffled on here a bit :)
Lots Hugs Sarah xx

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Mina, Love the happy colours and image :)
You are so right about People and the lack of Joy. You have everyright to be angry.
We have such alot to be very thankful for.
Sending you a huge Happy Christmas Hug and Love to your Dear Dad.
Mau xx

Teresa said...

Superb creation, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Here come the Boys and Merry Christmas to you, hugs Teresa xx

Trena in Naperville said...

Adorable card! Don't let the few grumpy people spoil your holidays. There are more good people in the world than grumpy, bad ones. The bad ones just tend to stick out. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Lexie said...

This is so cute!

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

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