Wednesday, October 31, 2012

some days are so lucky...


Good morning everyone, I hope everyone is safe and sound and that all my American friends haven't been touched by the devastation that is Superstorm Sandy...nature is so beautiful most of the time but can be very cruel sometimes...I like most of us in the UK watched the news unfold with bated breath and hoped that this time wouldn't be too bad and only property would bear the brunt...I'm so sorry to say it wasn't and my heart goes out to the people whose lives were touched by death and destruction...some days are so lucky arent they and you end up feeling so glad to be alive...we went out to dinner last night, just a lovely quiet meal at a seaside town for the two of us...it was a fabulous dinner and of course we ate too much lol...we left about 7.30 so it was dark and Phil crossed the road just ahead of me, of course I looked before I crossed, always do, I learnt my green cross code at school lol...a motorbike was bombing up the road without its headlight on and spotted me at the same time as I spotted him...I knew it wouldn't miss me and know enough about bikes (thank you Phil) to know it would be easier for him to try and go round me than for me to run and for him to try and dodge me...so I just closed my eyes and waited for the thud...when I opened them the bike had stopped about 30cms (12 inches) away from me and Phil was standing on the pavement with his mouth open...some days when you walk away from something like that you feel utterly blessed...that will teach me to eat too much lol...right now onto my card for today which is for our new challenge at Crafts and Me Challenge which this time is our wonderful Nic's (Coops) choice, she chose the theme of Bling It Up...I used this beautiful Horn of Praise by Sara Burrier from Crafts and Me for my card...stunning isn't she...I coloured her with distress inks and glittered the sun and her wings...the amazing paper is from the Graphic 45 8x8 Paper Pad - Olde Curiosity Shoppe pad from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...gorgeous colours isn't it, did you know some people in Northern Ireland consider the peacocks feathers to be really bad luck (full of useless information aren't I lol)...I finished with loads and loads of blue gems...the fab sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp but as I didn't use a stamp I cant enter it...but I am entering it for the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge, Anything Goes Challenge and The Crafty Blogger's Network challenge...I'm off out today I feel in the need of a mooch, well we all do sometimes don't we...whatever your up to today take care crossing the roads and stay safe
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - frayed burlap
dress and wings shading - antique linen
leaves and dress trim - peeled paint, stormy sky
trumpet and sun - scattered straw

28 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Caroline said...

Mina this is gorgeous I love it. Stunning.Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Nice card Mina.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

Chrissy said...

The gems look fantastic Mina, and a stunning image and colouring..gorgeous .

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Your beautiful work is instantly recognised, I love the way you colour with distress inks. Beautiful tones.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

zub momi said...

What a gorgeous card..I love your coloring and must say your work is truly inspirational!

Annette said...

Mina this is gorgeous x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful. Thank goodness someone was watching over your.
luv
Debby

Teresa said...

A Beautiful card Mina and so glad the bike stopped in time, my goodness how scary that must have been. Take care. Teresa xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card as ever Mina.
About time your Angel woke up to keep you from harm.
Catch you when I get back from holiday.
Hugs xx

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Mina love the backing very effective. Gosh that was close and must of been scarey me too on the bikes theme first time I went on the back of hubby when I was a young girl I thought when we went around corners it made sense for me to lean the other waY!! can image Phils comment on this.lol Finally managed to get your banner on my blog this new Mr Blogger gives me a headache lol !! enjoy your day and tke care.
Myrax

rachel said...

beautiful card Mina - and I'm so glad you had a lucky escape - take care - hugs xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Mina. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful. The papers are gorgeous too.
I'm glad you had a lucky escape it must have been scary.
Hugs sue

tilly said...

What a fright for all 3 of you, pleased it ended okay..... what a beautiful angel, I love the peacock greens and blues
Tilly

Janette said...

Beautiful card Mina.xx

belldoubleyou said...

Oh thank goodness, how terrifying! I'm so glad that both you and the biker are okay. I hope it teaches him (probably him, right?) to use his darn headlight!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, I think your guardian angel must have been looking out for you last night, glad that nothing nasty happened to you, at least you lived to tell the tale.
A stunning and beautiful card Mina, love the papers and that image is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

heidy said...

Glad your okay Mina and your card is absolutly gorgeous!!
XXX Heidy

Mojca said...

OMG!!! Thank god that you are ok!!! Well at the end the most important thing that nobody got hurt. I really love your card. The image is so beautiful and the papers just gorgeous. Hugs! Mojca

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. The image is beautiful. So glad you are ok.
Mags
x

coops said...

wow so stunning mina.your peacock paper is beautiful and i love your image and bling ;D
so pleased the bike stopped.

xx coops xx

Linda said...

Evidently that peacock legend is not true in your case. That or your Guardian Angel is more powerful than the peacock feather. :)Anyway I am so happy it turned out well for you. I imagine the bike driver has a few grey hairs after that encounter.

This peacock feather paper is stunning and perfect for this beautiful angel. Just the right amount of sparkle. I like the way you allowed part of the image to flow over the square too. Very dramatic.

Renee said...

This angel must have been looking out for you when that motorbike was roaring toward you! So glad you weren't hurt! Gorgeous card...the peacock paper is spectacular!
Hugs, Renee

Mona Eidhammer said...

This is really gorgeous. Love how you put gems in the middle of the peacock feathers. As usual your colouring is outstanding! Have a great day hunni! Hugs...Mona

jules said...

wow stunning Mina!!!

Mau xx said...

Thank goodness you weren't hit Mina..yikes!! I bet your heart stood still :O and what a shock for phil to see it.
great card, I love the image, I have to own up not to liking Peacock feathers though, I find them so spooky. Those eyes always seem to be looking at me....lol
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Steph said...

What a beautiful card. I love that image, stunning! And the peacock paper just compliments it so well. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Steph said...

What a beautiful card. I love that image, stunning! And the peacock paper just compliments it so well. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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