Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot

WOW what a spell of glorious weather we are having, I love being out enjoying the sun and as a result not much crafting being done.  We also had a week at Killin in the caravan, a lovely break for me, hubby and the dogs.  Speaking of dogs, Shaolin, my lovely older dog was having problems walking, he has a badly fitting hip which flares up now and then, he had an Xray at our local Vets and they referred him to a specialist to have a more intense Xray.  Nothing really showed up except he has an extra vertebrae and a spare rib none of which is causing his pain.  He has to loose 3kg by the end of September and then if he has not improved may require a MIR scan.  So we are all on diet with him, fingers crossed it works as vet fees are not cheap, thank goodness for insurance as the first set of Xrays cost £189.00 and the other £645.00 which hopefully is covered.

I was asked on Tuesday to make a quick engagement card for my neighbour, Leigh, and this is what I came up with.

Sorry about the quality of the photo I forgot to take a photo of it and had to rush over to Leigh's before she passed it on to the recipient. Caught the late evening sun in the background. 

I used an 8 x 8 card, the heart was cut out from a file for Silhouette Cameo which I purchased from their online store for 75 cents 50p in our money.  I cut an offset in silver mirror and matted and layered some white and silver mirror card. The sentiment was typed on PC and I added some flower from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few pearls, and there you are a lovely (at least I love it) quick card.

Because I had not posted for a while I received an email from Patricia http://patricia- asking if I was Ok.  It was so lovely hearing from her and I assured her everything was fine.

That's it for now take care.

Wilma x x x


  1. Gorgeous card Wilma. Dogs are so expensive are they not? But we love them to bits. xxx

  2. Hi Wilma,
    sorry to hear about your dogs health. Hears hoping it's good news when he has all the tests or scans.
    Beautiful engagement card. Love your super design of this.
    I am out and about blogging a little more these days, just hope everything stays the same, with my spine.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hello Wilma, and lovely to see you back crafting and blogging.
    Sorry to hear about your wee dog's health, I hope all his scans help to find out his problem, poor wee guy.
    Love your card, very elegant and a super design.
    Pleased your enjoying this lovely weather, it's been marvellous, hugs Kate x

  4. Gorgeous card Wilma. Hope your little dog will be ok.

  5. Wilma gorgeous engagement card. Nice to see you back, thinking about your little dog. Hazel xx

  6. hi Wilma, lovely to see you back posting...beautiful card, love the design..
    hope you dog will be OK..we have a 51/2 yr black lab..No insurance!!!

  7. Hi Wilma
    Back with a band. Splendid engagement card. Can't go wrong with hearts for the occasion.
    Hope Shaolin's diet goes well, poor thing.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  8. Lovely card. Hope your dog is ok.


  9. HI Wilma, love this card, perfect for an engagement! Good to see you back, but I'm sorry your dog is poorly, hoping he'll be better soon, hugs Carole Z X