Sunday, 29 May 2011

Pick a Square

Hello there!

What a week! What with a few trips to the vets, working, shopping and general life this last week has flown by! We had another last minute trip to the vets yesterday morning and another appointment booked for Thursday afternoon,  so I was relieved to finally sit down and check out the challenges for this weekend!

The Less is More ladies this week have come up with a brilliant one, I can see me entering at least one more maybe several! The challenge is 'pick a square' the image and sentiment all have to be contained into this square and the rest of the card should be white.


Now I thought to myself straight away that I would go for the centre square and then I thought to myself, where is the challenge in that? It is supposed to push you into challenging yourself after all so I then thought well the upper left and right squares would be the most tricky so decided to go with one of these.

I made a tent fold A6, and then set to work finding an image that could be suspended from the top of that flies so it wouldn't look like I'd just shoved anything in mid-air. The Silhouette Sentiments set has a lovely little bird on a branch in it.

So that's what I've gone with, what do you think?


I'm quite pleased with it, but it was very hard not to add a touch of ribbon or something to the bottom portion!

Now for those of you who are wondering about my poor little kitty, he will be fine. Last week we took him to the vets because he had started to limp and his poor was very very swollen, we were told he had cellulitis, and given antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and painkillers. He paw started to go down and all seemed well, then Thursday/Friday it started to swell up again. His poor little toes were huge!! I booked him another appointment yesterday morning and about an hour before the appointment it burst - YUCK!!
It had turned into an abscess, so after another visit to the vets, a second treatment of antibiotics to work along side the first and some more painkillers, his paw is looking a little better. Unfortunately we have to give him the antibiotics and painkillers daily, as well as bathing his foot regularly in warm salt water, not that he was aware of that at this point.


Have you ever seen such a relaxed looking animal?? If only he knew!!

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Gosh, I did go on a bit - sorry. xx

33 comments:

Kathyk said...

Your poor little kitty - I hope a full (and speedy) recovery will take place.

Lovely card and love your little image - it IS hard to resist the urge to add ribbons, layers, buttons et al, isn't it?

Kathyk

Ruth M said...

Lovely card Kelly - love the masked moon, very dramatic!

Glad to hear kitty is on the mend!

joanne wardle said...

I love your card! it's perfect and you've made perfect use of the top corner.
this is possibly one of the best challenges ever!

fatmonica said...

Great card!Love the moon and the blue.Beautiful cat too!

Diane said...

This one has to be one of my favorites....you can always add a ribbon later...but I do love it as it is!! Aren't these challenges fun...Can't wait to see what they have in store for us next week!

Vicky Hayes said...

I do love these masked moon cards - they're so effective. Get well soon to your cute kitten! Vx

Mandi said...

Super card Kelly
i have a few of these made as little tiny cards, so handy
Glad your kitty will be ok
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is Moore

Rita said...

Lovely card Kelly. Hugs Rita xx

Carol said...

Nice card with sweet image !


Carol

Carol said...

Lovely card Kelly. Carol x

Margaret said...

Fab card Kelly (and sorry for making you comment on mine 3 times!!!)
Margaret x

Debgem said...

Firstly - hope your kitty gets better soon - and that you're feeling better too.

Second - your card is super! You've got the proportion just right for a rectangular card. I think the top corners are tough - but the bird and branch are perfect!

Netty said...

Terrific card. Annette

Suze Bain said...

Love the colour you've used for the sky, a great design. xx

Carla said...

lovely card

Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

Katina said...

Perfect card Kelly! Hope your little kitty is fully recovered soon. xx

Julie Halls said...

I think your card is fabulous. I love the silhouette idea, but have yet to try it out. I may well have a go tomorrow after seeing your inspiring card.

Thanks
Julie x

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mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, great card, love the silhouette of the bird, gorgeous, poor kitty, hope he recovers quickly:0) I remember trying to get my cat to take antibiotics she almost bit my little finger off but only because she didn't like the taste, don't blame her actually:0) xxx

Jo said...

I think you've made a beautiful card. Jo x

Zoechaos said...

Poor kitty and he is a tux marked they all seem to be so scatty and flexible. Hope he heals soon now.

Your card is outstanding simply lovely. XOXO Zoe

Michellem said...

LOVE this - you picked one of the trickiest corner squares and executed it perfectly!!

Trinh said...

I love your card, Kelly! You used that upper left corner perfectly. Hope your kitty is all better soon!

Pauline said...

Beautiful serene card.

Viv said...

Beautiful card, well done. Poor Kitty, hope he/she feels better soon :O) Viv xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Well I think it's a terrific card. Just right.

Hope your little cat gets better soon.

Hugs, Sandra

Sandra said...

Lovely card. Sandra

Hannah said...

A gorgeous card, I love the calm feeling, such a beautiful scene, and the positioning is perfect, a great LIM recipe card :)

Chrissie said...

Super card and at least the bird will be safe from your kitty until the offending paw is healed... I hope that's soon.
I love the sponging effect you have created!
Thanks so much.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

What a pretty card! Love the scene you've created!
My card is HERE

Cazro said...

A beautiful card. Caz

sasa said...

pure and simple makes it beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 281

Dolly Daydreams said...

I dont know how I missed this card is so lovely, Beautiful stamping and shading well done !

Marie