Sunday, 27 April 2014

Vintage Sarah Kay

Hello all and I hope that you've been enjoying a good weekend. Weather has been a bit mixed here but at least had some lovely Spring sunshine for most of the afternoon yesterday - it would be nice to have some today as well or does that make me a bit greedy lol!  It was a very busy week back at work after the Easter break, exam time is looming at school along with all the usual 'busyness'.

And a big thank you for all your lovely comments and thoughts about Tilly the Dog. We were back at the vets on Wednesday but not very good news sadly. He seems to be pretty sure that something is affecting her mobility probably by pressure on her brain (yes, there is one apparently!) or her spinal nerve, and probably a tumour, but without an MRI scan they can't be sure exactly where. We have decided at this stage that we'll go for palliative care, as an MRI scan is very expensive (4 figures) and even if money was no object it wouldn't alter the fact that we don't want her to undergo aggressive treatments like surgery or chemotherapy at her age. She's not in any obvious pain which is the main thing. She's happily pottering around and eating, etc., so the vet has started her on strong steroid treatment which has helped enormously - she's not staggering around like she's drunk, or falling over anywhere near as often!  So if it all helps to make her comfortable that's all we can ask for. Back to vet this week - I'll keep you updated!

Anyway, apologies for the waffle - and if anyone stumbles across this blog they'll wonder why I'm chattering on about a dog!

I've got a card to share that was made for a special birthday, using a gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp 'Time for apple pie'


I enjoyed doing some colouring - it's definitely a good stress reliever!  I've used copics and promarkers with a little pencil
The scrummy papers are from K&Co - I love their soft vintage colours and patterns. I've added some stitching, flowers from WOC, die cut leaves and swirly corner (Joanna Sheen) and Spellbinders floral oval. 
The lace, ribbon and charm are from stash.


And the inside decorated to match! 
Hope you like it.

Thank you again for all your lovely comments - especially for being so concerned about Tilly! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Inkspirational - pink and green
Wedodoobadoo - embellish it
Sugar Creek Hollow - tic tac toe (sewing, ribbon, flowers)
Wags n Whiskers - lots of layers
Hanna & Friends - favourite colours




34 comments:

  1. Such A Lovely Stamp Not One I Own But The Colouring Is Stunning. Sorry News About Tilly Want The Best But My Very Says They Can Live For Years On Steroids And Hope She Has A Few More Years With You. Hugs To You And Tilly

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  2. Oh wow this is just so beautifully vintage with lovely fresh colours.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  4. so beautiful Kim. I love Sarah Kay. You have coloured her in beautifully. Lovely vintage card. My thoughts are with you and darling Tilly. I agree with you that you are making her comfortable rather than put her through so much. I am doing the same with my cat. Michelle xx

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  5. What dreadful news about Tilly :0( As long as she is pain free Kim then keep on doing what you are doing. Keep up the crafting too it most definitely is a good stress reliever and your card is gorgeous. Take care, all of you xx

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  6. Your card is gorgeous Kim. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and such beautiful detailing.
    I am so sorry to hear about Tilly, it sounds like the steroids have helped her a lot and she is not in pain which is of some relief.
    Take care, Sue xx

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  7. Sad to hear about Tilly Kim.If she is feeling no pain she will be happy.
    Love your beautiful image and colours,gorgeous card.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  8. Awww Kim, I am so sorry to hear about Tilly. The hardest part about having a fur baby is having to let them go. We lost two within a year but we did the same as you... let them live out their time and make it as comfy as possible.
    This is a lovely card. I think the way you brought in the pinks with the flourish and the dress really compliment the paper. Beautiful colouring too.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Tilly. Glad that the steroids seem to be helping though. It is so sad because if you do go down the chemo road they can not tell you if their life is made better or worse with the treatment. I will still keep my fingers crossed and she is still in my prayers.

    Your card is so beautiful Kim, you are a good girl doing the inserts at the same time. I am naughty and leave them till I use the card. It does make the card look so much nicer with the insert in when taking the photo.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  10. Totally beautiful card Kim, love it all. Sorry to hear about Tilly so ending loads of hugs. xx Flora

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  11. This is such a gorgeous card Kim, love it.
    Hugs
    Carole xXx

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  12. Oh Kim so sorry about Tilly:( but I agree it's better to keep them comfy than have them go through all that. I wish they could tell us how they feel:(( your card is fab lots of huggles Sue xx

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  13. A beautiful card, the image and details look fantastic. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.
    Yvonne

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  14. Oh Kim, so sorry to hear about Tilly...sending hugs.
    Love your card, it's absolutely gorgeous and so adorable.
    Wendy xx

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  15. What a great card! Wonderful coloring on that image and such detail in your embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  16. Beautiful layout, love the stitching. The colouring is perfect and the finish of the card is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  17. What a gorgeous and Beautiful card! Love the sweet sarah kay image, the paprs nad the pretty details! Oh, i hope your sweetheart (dog) is doing better! Good luck at the vets! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  18. Beautiful card, Kim. Fabulous image and colours. Sorry to hear about Tilly but making her comfortable and if she is eating and drinking then that's at least a good sign that she isn't in pain :-) Hugs, Karon.

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  19. Oh wow this is such a beautiful card! Love the colours and wonderful colouring!!
    I am so glad to hear that Tilly is doing a little better now she's on steroids and I hope you have many more happy times together.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  20. Oh! Poor little Tilly Kim..I do hope she is better now..I have been away and just read about her..all the very best..and such a gorgeous card you have made here..the colours are gorgeous and love the image and fabulous colouring...beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. Such a beautiful card, Kim with gorgeous colouring!
    So sorry to hear about Tilly! As a dog owner myself I know what a worry it is when they are ill. My fingers are crossed that she continues to respond well to treatment! Hugs! xx

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  22. Your card is beautifully made; your coloring is gorgeous. I'm glad you have your craft to help you through this tough time. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow for the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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  23. A beautiful card Kim, your colours and papers are gorgeous. I love this Sarah Kay, Apple pie time is adorable and your colouring is wonderful..............fabulous embellishments!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  24. Oh so sorry to hear about poor Tilly. I'm glad the steroids are helping though. You don't see Sarah Kays very often which is a shame cause they are so lovely. You've colored this one so prettily and the spray of blooms is a delight. Sending hugs to you and Tilly.

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  25. Oh Kim, so sorry to hear about Tilly, I'm pleased the steroids are helping. Love your beautiful card, beautifully coloured image and details.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  26. Sorry to hear your news about Tilly, lets hope the meds can help her feel better for a long time. Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at We Do Doobadoo this time
    Claire xx

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  27. Such a Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us in our Embellish it Challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs and good luck Susan x

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  28. oh, i love sarah kay! it´s a very cute also vintage card.
    thanks for joining with us it´s all about the vintage and good luck.

    gr meggi

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  29. Gorgeous, I love the image, and the papers go fabulously well with it, and that little tree charm is just perfect, hugs, Colette xx

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  30. Gorgeous card Kim, I love that image, always a firm favourite, and the colour combo is just so perfect....

    So sorry Tilly is 'unwell', I hope she is ok, take care.xxx

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  31. Wow! That's a gorgeous card! Your image is colored so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends. Hugs, Susanne.

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  32. Hi Kim sorry to read your little dog not too well, so sad....
    your card is gorgeous really pretty, hope you are well and not to busy x carol

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  33. Awww what a sweet card, and beautifully coloured too :)
    Glad to hear wee Tilly is responding to the steroids and isn't in any pain.
    Vets bills are frightening ... Ruby was there with a sore leg a while back, and by the time they were finished it was about £700 (which thankfully the insurance covered!)

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  34. A beautiful card Kim - I'm always in awe of the depth of colour you obtain in your colouring. Hope Tilly is soon on the road to recovery xxSarahxx

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x