Tuesday, 27 August 2013

So how has your week started?

Hello all and how has your week started?  Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend (for those that had one!) and that you also got some of the lovely sunshine that we were blessed with.  Thank you for all your kind comments regarding Tilly the Dog.  She is still on numerous tables and tinctures from the vet - she saw him again today and seems to be improving so we're carrying on with the treatments. She must be feeling better as she's getting naughty again and when I was taking her for a walk this evening she managed to roll in something revolting so had to have a hose down and shampoo when we got back! So we now have the delightful (not!) aroma of damp dog floating around and I've got wet shoes & trousers. Sigh.
 Tilly smiling!

But despite all that we've enjoyed some lovely sunshine as well.  We are lucky to live in a lovely part of the UK with the Lake District and the North York moors a half hour drive away, and we live about 4 miles from Morecambe seafront.  Sadly, I think Morecambe as a seaside resort has faded somewhat over the years, but the views from the promenade on a clear day are just wonderful.  We had a lovely walk down the seafront a few days ago and I took a couple of pics on my phone - the second one has an arrow pointing to roughly where I grew up!  We moved there when I was a young child, living a few yards from the beach and a fantastic place to grow up, with all my childhood summers spent on the beach or playing in the rock pools! 

 Anyway, apologies for the waffle but do hope that you like the seaside pics! I'll try and get some better ones soon with the wonderful view of the Lakeland hills! 

A quick card to share with you as well today using the HunkyDory kit that I was fortunate to win recently. As I said, I very rarely use kits these days, but they are useful for quick cards or those occasions when you haven't got anything else ready to hand, and I needed a wedding one and this was a lovely topper

I've used a scalloped 6" square card with some coredinations card for matting. I've added some flowers from WOC, some sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen, a MB die cut 'precious heart' and a pearly heart. 
And the inside decorated to match

Hope you like it.  And thanks for letting me share some pics with you - and a thank you for all your good wishes from Tilly the Dog too! 
Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. Lovely card Kim, love the inside too :)

    Lovely seaside pics as well, when the sun shines everything just looks so lovely :) Glad to hear Tilly's doing a bit better too :D

    Tags xx

  2. Fab card Kim so glad to hear Tilly's on the mend! I'm not keen on the smell of damp dog either Ollie has a built in radar system where water is concerned LOL huggles hun Sue xx

  3. Great card Kim and glad to hear Tilly's on the mend. What is the obsession with disguising themselves as foxes or badgers or perhaps they think they smell attractive...NOT!! My two collies do the very same thing!! x

  4. Kim that is a lovely card.

    Glad to hear that Tilly is starting to get better.


  5. Gorgeous card Kim. I love the pretty design.
    So pleased that Tilly is starting to feel better. Your photos are wonderful, it really does look beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue xx

  6. Lovely card Kim, very pretty. Great photos too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. I love your card Kim. Fabulous image and colour scheme.
    Hope Tilly continues to improve.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Sorry for being rubbish at popping by!

    Fab card and I love your photos too.

    Fingers crossed for Tilly's continued improvement.

    Susan x

  9. This is really a wonderful card - love all the bright colours. Hope Tilly is feeling 100% soon. Love the photos! TFS

  10. Fabulous card Kim..I love the topper and colours and the silver and pink hearts ...just gorgeous.
    I'm so sorry I missed the post on Tilly but so glad that she is perking up and getting naughty again..lol..and thanks for sharing the photos...beautiful scenery..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Wonderful post Kim. Glad Tilly is on the mend and fabulous pictures of Morecombe. Love your card. Fab design and detail.

  12. So glad Tilly seems better and getting naughty again. Love the gorgeous photo's thank you for sharing them. Your card is gorgeous, extremely pretty.


  13. The card is gorgeous! Love all the extra embellishments you have added to it!

    So glad to hear Tilly is on the mend and thank you for the wonderful pictures, I would love to live there!

    Gina x

  14. Great pics Kim and so pleased your four legged friend is on the mend. Love your card. Like you I sometimes use bits from a kit. I think if the occasion fits so be it.
    Love Lea x
    Ps I look forward to your waffle as I too love to talk. X

  15. Absolutely beautiful card for a wedding Kim. :-) I really enjoy the photos so keep them coming. I can just picture you playing in all those tide pools discovering bits and pieces of the sea. That Tilly has mischief written all over her face. I've yet to discover what the attraction of rolling in yucky stuff is, but they do seem to enjoy it. Hope she smells nice and fresh now that she's dry. Hugs!

  16. Great pics .. Morecambe looks lovely in the sun, we were there once years ago and it absolutely lashed with rain! Great to see Tilly smiling too, even if she is a bad dog Heee!
    Gorgeous card too, what a great kit to win :)

  17. Hi Kim,
    so glad Tilly is picking up. Isn't it annoying when they roll in that sort of stuff.
    Love your pictures. You do live in a pretty part of the country, I have always wanted to visit the Lake district.
    Love you card a very super design. You can make quite beautiful cards with kits. I too don't use these very often. Rather start from scratch my design ideas flow better.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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Kim x