Thursday, January 31, 2013

oooohhhhhh hurry up please...

Good morning everyone are you like me and desperate for the spring to pop its head up...I sssssooooo wish it would hurry up, I cant wait for the sun to shine, the new green grass to start and flowers to pop their little green shoots up...can you tell by all the spring/summer cards that are popping up on my blog lol...I think Phil's mind is on the same wavelength too as hes been looking at flower seeds, planning where pots will go on the deck and looking at greenhouse's...he used to grow the most amazing tomato's and I would pop into the greenhouse pick them and make a garlic, tomato and basil pasta sauce for was sssssoooo scrummy with warm hothouse tomato's freshly picked the taste is so fresh its unreal...of course that was before he worked away for 11 years but now hes home we can get them again....ooooohhhh cant wait... I think I will start saving and buy him a lush big greenhouse for our anniversary in March, but ssssshhhhhh not a word to him wont it make a brilliant surprise for him...all this talk of spring is all the fault of the fabulous Jane from Janey's Digi Designs...this amazing Icelandic Poppy digi made me look poppies up on the internet and all those stunning flowers made me wish...I coloured it with my usual distress inks and teamed it up with these amazing papers from the Kaisercraft - Pickled Pear 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...this pad is so stunning...everything I used to finish the card are from the same pad, I even cut the butterflies from a sheet of it too...the fab sketch is from the Papertake Weekly Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Joanna Sheen Challenge is supermarket day with my lovely Dad and of course you know what that means...yep put the world to rights coffee time too...I love my chatty coffee breaks with my Dad hes a great talker...whatever your up to today maybe if we all wish hard enough together Spring will come just a teeny bit all together now....wish
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
stem - shabby shutters
petals - stormy sky, tumbled glass
centre - scattered straw
edges distressed with antique linen


Louise said...

Beautiful card and layout
Louise xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Mina,really lovely.


Sue - bearhouse said...

You know how much I love this card Mina, it really is stunning and showcases Jane's gorgeous poppy perfectly
Hugs Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours. I saw some snowdrops on Tuesday for the first time this year, so lovely to see the bulbs coming up in the garden.

cebelica said...

Your card is wonderful. I love all the butterflies. Hugs! xx

heidy said...

Gorgeous Mina!!
XXX Heidy

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Irene said...

Beautiful card Mina and noooooooooooooo sign of spring at all! It's autumn with rain and storm and me so not likey!!!!!! What I do like is the sound of your pasta sauce so buy the man a huge greenhouse and have a feast!!!

xx Irene

rachel said...

Love your card Mina - you can't beat fresh homegrown tomatoes - even the best vine grown ones in the shop aren't a patch on them - I hope mine are better this year - last years crop was very sad! xx

Mojca said...

Oh I just love your card and I can't wait for spring too. We have nice sunny almost spring day here and your card is just perfect for ti :) hugs! Mojca

Sonia said...

Fantastic card my dear friend^_^
What a wonderful image^_^
Big hug,
(The beautiful stamps arrived this morning,thanks thanks a lot again:)

Jane said...

NOOOOOOOO!!! You can't get a greenhouse. Having finally been cured of my Ribbon now want me to suffer the pain of not having a greenhouse to slobber over.
I think we're in agreement that this is a beautiful card....wouldn't the garden look fab with a carpet of blue like these....sigh x

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty Mina I love butterflies and poppies and together youve used them beautifully love that sentiment too.

mags said...

A lovely card Mina. Gorgeous colours and layout.
Loving the sound of your tomato pasta sauce. Bet it's yummy.

Frea said...

This is ever so pretty, love your card Mina. Hugs Frea

Hanneke said...

Wow Mina, what a gorgeous card! Nice and bright! I can't wait till springtime too, I don't like the cold and dreary weather.

Hugs, Hanneke

P.S. I have a birthday candy on my blog, in case you like to join:

Rica said...

Hi Mina - hope you're well!!!
Your card is beautiful, I love the soft gentle colours and such a gorgeous image and sweet butterfly accents.
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

coops said...

so beautiful mina.i love the pretty poppy and really gorgeous colours and papers :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

I just love your blue poppy Mina! Gorgeous soft colours and beautifully presented on these yummy papers! Hugs, Juliexx

Blankina said...

Lovely soft colours!!

Hugs Blankina

Lexie said...

Gorgeous the colours.

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

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Mina, so elegant and pretty, I love the softness of the colours you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful, soft and elegant Mina! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at The Joanna Sheen Challenge,



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