Sunday, 25 August 2013

Vintage Pinks

Hello all and I hope that your weekend has been going well?  And a Bank Holiday weekend for many of us in the UK so I hope that you get chance to relax - and some crafty time too!  Sadly Tilly the Dog is not too good again and had to go to the vet's yesterday morning.  After blood tests and numerous injections I came away with a carrier bag for all her medications and as if to let them know what she thought she managed to make the most obnoxious smell in the reception room as I was picking myself up off the floor when they gave me the bill!  They phoned me later to tell me that she has pancreatitis and they think she has a stomach ulcer :(  So we've got numerous meds - anti-inflammatory tablets, antibiotics, things to take with a meal, medicine to take an hour before a meal..... As if my poor addled brain can cope with more details lol!  But she obviously started to feel a bit more comfortable later yesterday and slept all evening and all night!  So just keeping an eye on her today and then back to the vets on Tuesday after the Bank Holiday. Hey ho.  And of course, as she's the centre of attention in this household anyway (my daughter Lauren always call her 'Ma Hunny'!) she's making sure that she plays the sympathy card to it's full capacity lol!

I've been having another play with the gorgeous Joanna Sheen cd 'Age of Elegance' and used another Waterhouse image (this one is 'Narcissus' if you're interested!)

I've used K&Co papers and Coredinations card and I've distressed the edges. The flowers are from WOC and the sentiment stamp is a Clarity one I've had forever, stamped and distressed.  I've added some lace from stash. I've used a gorgeous crushed silk ribbon with a pearly brad and I love the way the ribbon reflects the colours and textures of her dress in the painting! 

And the inside decorated to match. 
So I hope you enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned. 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
A Gem of a Challenge - something with a 'B' (bow)
CraftyRibbons - anything goes with ribbon
CraftyCreations - shabby chic
Papertake Weekly - flower power
CityCrafterChallenge - 1 stamp, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (flowers, lace, ribbon) + photo insp


  1. Oh dear, it is so sad when our pets become ill. Keep your chin up though girl x

    Your card is beautiful, lovely sentiment too x

    hugs sally x

  2. Awww sorry to hear about poor Tilly hope she is on the mend soon hun..card is gorgeous Kim love the colours you have used so pretty huggles Sue xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Kim, love those pretty colours :)

    Really hope Tilly is feeling all better soon!

    Tags xx

  4. Fabulous card Kim. I am so tempted to get that CD!
    Mog and Suzy send get well wishes to Tilly and say that
    gravy bones will probably do the trick!! xx

  5. A gorgeous card Kim - I just love that big bow! - sending big hugs to Tilly - where would we be with out our pets hugs Judith x

  6. Hi Kim,
    so sorry to hear Tilly is not well. Here's hoping she makes a full recovery. I used to have a dog named Tilly too quite a few years back.
    Fabulous card. Love that image and your design. Great colours used in this.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Tilly but let's hope she will get sorted now they have found out what is wrong. It will not help your bank balance though. This card is awesome, love the image and the gorgeous colours and layout.


  8. Stunning Kim, love the colours and the image. Please give Tilly an extra hug from me and hope she feels better soon.

  9. Love this beautiful card, the ribbon is just perfect

  10. A beautiful vintage card Kim. The image and embellies are gorgeous.
    So sorry to hear that Tilly is not very well. I hope she gets better soon.
    Lorraine x

  11. Kim your card is gorgeous, love the colour and that gorgeous ribbon too, thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS...
    I do hope your little doggie is feeling better soon, it's horrible when they are not well, they do love all the attention though..LOL
    hugs carol x

  12. Oh wow, this is gorgeous Kim, love that deep rose colour and you've matched her dress perfectly, beautifully designed. I do hope Tilly is feeling better soon...and that you have pet insurance. I know how much they charge and can still remember the shock at the bill for getting a grass seed out of our spaniel's ear..and that was many moons ago so the price has probably doubled now lol. :) xx

  13. Oh, sorry to hear about Tilly. At least you know what is wrong with her now and hopefully the medication will make her feel better.
    Your card is stunning Kim. I love the image, gorgeous colours and fabulous sentiment. The ribbon really does work so well with the image.
    Sue xx

  14. So beautiful, thanks for sharing at crafty ribbons

  15. So sorry to hear Tilly is not well, hope she is feeling better soon.
    Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the colours.
    Wendy xx

  16. Sorry to hear Tilly is not too well, hope she is on the mend soon. Your card is gorgeous, love the image and papers, and the lush bow and flowers are the perfect embellishments.
    Colette xx

  17. Hope Tilly is feeling better soon. Love the card, fabulous papers and gorgeous image! TFS

  18. Hope Tilly is soon well Kim, bless her...

    This is just stunning, I just love it, from the gorgeous image to the papers etc, beautiful.xx

  19. Lovely card ... I'm afraid that each flowers counts as 1 item though ... So sorry about your dog ... that's a nasty complaint ... I hope things improve ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  20. Hi Kim, poor Tilly, she must be feeling rotten and poor you they sure know how to charge for these treatments!!
    Love your card hun. Fab image and just love the colours and gorgeous flowers.
    Hugs Sue W.

  21. Totally beautiful Kim!! I love the rich colours you have used and the design too! I hope Tilly is soon feeling better!

    Gina x

  22. Awww poor wee Tilly :(
    My brother's dog had pancreatis, and it took a few weeks for her to get well though they were lucky that their dog is insured. Vets fees can certainly put a big dint in your purse!
    Beautiful card by the way, that's such a fabulous image and great sentiment too.

  23. Okay, now I'm going backwards...but just had to comment on this beautiful the image and sentiment and the colours are gorgeous..
    And poor wee Tilly,and your pocket book..hope she will keep improving...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  24. I totally agree about that yummy ribbon and her skirt. Perfect compliment and another gorgeous image Kim. Poor Tilly. I'm glad to know she's feeling better and I can totally believe that she's playing the sympathy card. They are SOOOO smart. Hugs!

  25. Fabulous card with beautiful lush bow... and I love that vintage image.

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time..

    Christine x

  26. Just gorgeous - such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x


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Kim x