24 April 2013

It All Got A Bit Messy!

I just wanted to say a huge sorry, to the ladies who's blogs I normally comment on regularly. I'm kinda chasing my tail this week, catching up from have a poorly teenager & dog last week!
Update on my poor dawgy, he has been given pain meds as he is suffering with arthritis in his hips & the vet also thinks he has some nerve damage to his spine.....no idea how or when tho! The only thing we can think of is, it happened when he was a tiny poopy before we had him. We had he at 5 weeks old so anything could have happened before then. Considering the s**ts that dumped him along with 6 other greyhound pups on the side of a major road in the snow in a wet cardboard box!!!
Anyhoos I'm just hoping these meds work, fingers crossed xx

This week at The Perfect Sentiment we have a great challenge for you!


& for those of us who have already celebrated, or don't make Mother's day cards...


I decided to go with the special lady card, as I don't send any mother's day cards any more!
Don't forget your sentiment!

I've had this 'Beccy's Place' image for ages, but never used it. I had loads of fun colouring it with my distress markers & getting covered in ink!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Sketch Saturday- perfect sketch!
Digital Tuesday- birthday (digi image)
Artistic Inspirations- for a lady
Cupcake Crafting- monochromatic
Pause, Dream, Enjoy- friendship

Goodies I Have Used
Image- 'Birdhouse With Vines' a freebie from Beccy's Place
6" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress markers
Birdhouse- vintage photo & pumice stone
Vines- forest moss, peeled paint, crushed olive & bundled sage
Berries- victorian velvet & dusty concord

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Birds & Flowers' by Marianne D from Natalie & Amy's
'Kraft' paper by Papermania from Natalie & Amy's
2mm clear acrylic stones by Crafts Too from Natalie & Amy's
Paper distressing done using my thread cutter
Colour distressing done using Tim Holtz 'dusty concord, milled lavender & vintage photo' distress inks from Natalie & Amy's
3mm & 4mm chocolate pearls & sentiment from my stash
'Bird' die cut from the 'Ivy' set by Marianne D LR0206 from Natalie & Amy's
'Trailing Leaves' die cut by Crafts Too CTD17022
'Stix2' pick up pencil from Natalie & Amy's

This week we are sponsored by the fab 'Beccy's Place' the winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice!

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main TPS blog & see what fab creations the DT have made!
Hugs xx


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shell a gorgeous card! Love the image and papers so pretty! Aw poor little doggy hope his meds work soon! Hugs Susan x

My'scardcorner said...

That is so pretty Shell love the bird house.Hope your dog is going to be Ok I know they are part of the family our little one is.

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwwwwwww hope the pooch does well on the meds Shell.
Smashing card too sweetie, love the distressing
Anne x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Shell. I love the image and you have coloured it so beautifully.
I hope that the meds help your poor dog and he is feeling better soon.
hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

Love the distressed look of your card - its a great layout too - sorry to hear about Charlie - my Labs have all had arthritis and our last one lived to be 14 with gmeds she had a good life- so hopefully the meds will work for him too hugs judith x

Debbie said...

Hope your dog starts to improve now - bless him.Your card is gorgeous.Fab layout and love the distressed look.Great image too.Hugs Debbie x

MagsB said...

Oh poor Charlie! (How could ANYONE dump defenceless pups like that?! Such cruelty!) I hope his meds make him feel better. I also hope your teenager is feeling better, too! And please don't worry about visiting my blog - I always appreciate your kind comments, but Life is more important!!

Your card is gorgeous, what a sweet image! I love your vintage-y papers, too! Lovely!

love Mags B x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so inky and messy I loves it, Sending Char a big licky hug from Belle xx

Claire said...

This is a fab card and I love the distressed look. Hugs, Claire x

May said...

Fabulous card Shell, Fantastic distressing.. Love the image coloured beautifully...I hope your poor dog is feeling better... Hugs May x x x

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell, Oooooh this is so beautiful the theme is lovely and the layout and such gorgeous image and papers used..... so sorry to hear about Charlie and the way he was found and more pups too! hope the meds do him a lot of good and then back to normal apart from the arthritis in his hips take care xx

coops said...

so stunning shell.love your vintage colours and design and fab pretty ikmage ;D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

I love the colours you've used on this gorgeous project. Thanks so much for playing with our Monotone Challenge at Cupcake. x

lindyloo said...

thank you for joining us at digital tuesday this week linda x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, love the image and fabulous colours. I think I have it somewhere too, you have inspired me to bring it out. Such a shame that people could be so cruel to animals in that way. I hope he feels better soon and your teenager too. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Donna Mosley said...

Wonderful card Shell, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday. Good Luck.

Donna x

mum of two said...

How fabulous! The image you chose is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy friendship challenge.
Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

Margaret said...

Love the gorgeous vintage look of this.