15 February 2014

'With Deepest Sympathy'

Wow, it's two weeks since I posted anything on my blog.....the first week I had a really bad migraine, which then turned itself into gastric flu. After 6 days in bed I'd had enough, thankfully the girls are old enough to sort themselves out now! Last week was spent getting my strength back after not eating anything for 6 days I was really weak & on top of all that my M.E went nuts. The pain was unbearable I did have a few temper tantrums over the pain...screaming at Nige to make it go away! Poor love he doesn't half put up with some rubbish from me! 
Anyhoos enough of that, I hope you all managed to stay safe, well & dry during these horrible storms we have been having here in the UK.....we did manage to nip over to Gentleshaw last Sunday, Nige helped with pumping out the water that had flooded the centre (I just sat in the office feeling really weak, fussing Emily the mad Springer poopy) thankfully alls back to normal now & no animals were harmed during the storms!

This weeks challenge over at My Time To Craft isn't one I particularly like doing, but I'm sure you all feel the same. But they a must have card to have in your box.


This has got to be one of my all time favourite flower stamps that I have. I just love colouring it in, this time I have used my Tim Holtz distress inks!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Atlantic Hearts- fab sketch
Addicted To Stamps- make your mark
The Mod Squad- flowers
Crafting From the Heart- anything goes/use red
Simon Says Stamp- favourite stamp

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Rose' by Local King Rubber Stamps
Tim Holtz distress inks
Roses- fired brick, worn lipstick & victorian velvet
Leaves & stems- pine needles, shabby shutters & peeled paint
Colour distress done with 'antique linen & tea dye'
All inks highlighted are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Dark Vintage' by Marianne D 
My stash- green card & sentiment

Tools & glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D glue with tools' from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Classic Petals' Edgeabilities by Spellbinders from Natalie & Amy's
'6" scalloped square card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today, stay safe out there. We are off out to help out at Gentleshaw for a few hours. Katie is coming with us, she loves feeding the animals with me & got so excited last week when she got to hold 'Barley' the barn owl. She was so funny!
Hugs xx


Vicky said...

Just so beautiful...I love it hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Shell! Your rose is superb, fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week.

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun sorry you have been so poorly sweetie take it easy,that is one really beautiful sympathy card hun hugs cheryl xx

Michelle Stewart said...

Lovely, the roses are just fabulous.Thank you for playing along this week Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Judy Woodland said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is spot on, as is your layout!!! I love Distress Markers/Inks. Tim Holtz's colors are fabulous. Well done, my dear!! Oh, and i love your little kitty in the corner, can't stop smiling at him!

Sue said...

So sorry to hear that you have been so poorly Shell. I hope you are continuing to feel better.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and stunning colouring.
hugs Sue xx

Pat said...

Hi Shell, So glad you are feeling better your card is gorgeous I love that beautiful image and your colouring. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Kristen Gates said...

First of all I love the camel on your blog, and second your colored stamp is amazing! Wish I could do that. Gorgeous card!

Sue B said...

I hope you are feeling lots better now Shell… sounds like you've had an awful time of it.
your card is SO beautiful… what a gorgeous image and Wow! your colouring is awesome… fab light and shade… and it's so perfect for Sympathy Card!!
Take Care of Yourself hun and stay warm and cosy!
Love Sue xx
p.s. I would have been mega excited to hold a Barn Owl too! :-)))

Kandy's Krafts said...

Shell your card is stunning, that rose is gorgeous but your colouring is outstanding. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Erin Stephenson said...

Super cute. Love the dp. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. Good luck. Hope to see you next time

Jo said...

I can see why that's your fav stamp to colour, it's beautiful & you've coloured it sooo good! Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you're feeling so much better!
hugs Jo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card and your colouring is brill. You know Im thinking of ya cause im your Stalker oops friend that was meant to say, Love Me xx

verybellemakes said...

Beautifully coloured image! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

loving this hun great job and ty for joining us at CFTH hope to see u again real soon Judith DT member xxx

Sandra H said...

So lovely Shell is this

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sorry you have been so under the weather Shell, hope you are feeling better now hun! Fabulous card love that beautiful image. Susan xx

Shaz Earl said...

Sorry to hear you have been so rough Missus hope you are feeling better soon
Lovely card and i agree not a nice card to make but a must have unfortunately
Big hugs Shaz xx

Brandi said...

So very beautiful, that stamp is gorgeous, I can see why you love it! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

Barbara Himelman said...

gorgeous card. thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!!

Janice said...

So pretty She'll, that rose is amazing, a super card. Hope you are continuing to feel better, sounds like you've had a bit of a time of it, Jx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous sympathy card! That rose looks amazing! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Shari M said...

Beautiful card. Love what you did here. Thanks for joining us at AHSC

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Goodness, sounds like time out to craft is exactly what you need! Thanks for playing along with AHSC, very beautiful card.

Kim. said...

Hiya hunnie, lovely to see you back crafting and finally feeling well. Love this rose, it is so so pretty and perfect for the challenge.
I will ring you tomorrow promise as I am in all day.
Kim xXx

Ann said...

Oh my goodness, your roses are gorgeous! I wish I could color like that - so glad you are feeling better, Shell!!!

Deepti said...

Your coloring skills are mind blowing !! thank you for sharing with ATSM!!

Christina Berger said...

Beautiful card! these are always the toughest of cards to make, bravo for doing it so good!!
Thanks for playing with us the week at AHSC :)