Saturday, November 02, 2013

50 shades of grey and a splash of red...


Good morning everyone I hope you all had a fantastic week and are all well and happy...things and problems are a little better now but not quite there just yet but poor little Sumo cat isn't well bless her...she spent the last three days at the vets on a drip and loads of tests, x rays, scans and tablets...shes well enough to be home now but still isn't well...she had an enlarged liver, a blocked bile duct and they have found a large lump on her x ray but they aren't sure what it is...it doesn't sound too good does it...it was horrendous three of us trying to get her to take her tablets last night and she spent ages frothing at the mouth the poor little thing...she isn't eating so we cant hide them in her food at all so any hints from all you cat owners out there would be fantastic...omg how horrendously expensive are vets its way over board already and the treatment hasn't finished yet...fingers crossed she stays ok as shes about 13 years old and doesn't look too bad for her age, a bit round on the hips but aren't we all when we are getting on a bit lol...keep all your bits crossed for her please...right now onto my card for today, I love love love this rubber stamp Saturated Canary don't you...shes is called Blanche and I couldn't resist the grey and red for her...I coloured her with my distress inks and teamed her up with these stunning papers from Teresa Collins 6x6" Paper Pad - Far & Away which I'm sorry to say is out of stock, but the stamp, rose and papers came from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...I added a huge red checked bow and finished with a Ruffle Rose - Red just for another splash of red...I'm not keen on colouring with red distress inks because I always end up looking like I have been in a horror movie, it goes everywhere and always smudges but I really enjoyed colouring this beauty...the fab sketch is from the Papertake Weekly Challenge and I'm also entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge too...I'm putting some war paint on and heading into town today I have been trapped in the house all week and feel a sudden urge for some retail therapy...have a great Saturday everyone and whatever your up too have fun...speak tomorrow
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair, eyes and dress - pumice stone
lips, frill and earrings - fired brick

15 comments:

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Mina, love the stamp she is so elegant. lovely colours too. hope your Kitty recovers soon x Susan x

Claire said...

This is a fabulous card Mina, love Blanche and love your colour combo too. Hugs, Claire x

Irene said...

Stunning card in fab colours Mina, wish I'd look like that!!!!

xx Irene

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card, love colour combination
hugs

Sammy said...

Oh no, hope poor little(!) kitty feels better soon.
Gorgeous card as always Mina! I just love the stamp and the contrast between the grey and the red.
Enjoy your retail therapy. I shall be partaking of such myself over at LOTV today! :-) x

Blankina said...

Love this!!
Hugs Blankina

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous image and fantastic colouring and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxxx

Laura Sterckx said...

Great card! I love the color, the layout and the beautifully colored image! The bow and the flower make the card pop! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Renee Butchart said...

Hope Sumo cat is feeling better soon! When we moved out to the country the vet costs were half the price of in the city for our doggie visits. Gorgeous card...the red is so vibrant!
Hugs, Renee

Sherri said...

Gorgeous card & I love the red & gray combination you chose. It's perfect! I'll say a kitty prayer that Sumo kitty will recover quickly. I know all too well how expensive vets are, but what can you do? Cats are family and we love them just the same. A tiny bit of tuna wrapped around the pills might entice her to eat. If not, try popping the pill in & holding her mouth for a second while you rub under her chin. That makes her swallow it! Good luck!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. Love the colour combo and the lovely design. Sorry to hear about Sumo. Hope things improve soon.
Mags
x

Kim Matthews said...

Lovely card, Mina. Great colours.
Hugs
Kim M
xx

Linda Compton said...

Your red looks marvelous Mina. So sorry to hear about your cat. I have to hide my dogs meds in peanut butter.

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.stunning colour combo and i love the sc image, she has so much attitude :D

xx coops xx

Eemeli said...

Fantastic! Love the striking combo of red and white.

Hugs,
Eemeli

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