Afternoon all! Hope you are ok. Well! What a day so far - we had planned a simple, quiet weekend, just me, him and the hairy thing, but you know what happens to plans .....
I'd done a bit of challenge browsing this morning and decided to combine a card for the PENNY BLACK AT ALLSORTS June Challenge "You're My Favourite" (sadly I didn't make the DT but Clare who was chosen will do them proud, well done Clare) and this week's PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of "Doodlebug". So far so good.
For me, the challenge was actually having to CHOOSE a favourite Penny Black! They are all my faves, so it was a hard job to narrow it down. In the end I selected a few and did a blind pick - but it was a good result as I love the stamp I chose.
Anyhoo, before I could do any more than stamp the image, my mobile rang. It was my mate Ali, in floods of tears and I could hardly make out what she was saying. Turns out that she was calling me from her vet surgery where she'd had to take her cat, Teddy, as an emergency. The surgery told her to get over to the vet hospital near me - but she doesn't drive. So she called me - but Toad was out in his car and the other car is temporarily dead in the drive. The poor love had to get a taxi 10 miles across town with a very sick cat. She called me when she arrived and I walked up to meet her there. Teddy is a very ill boy - the vet says he has fluid on his lungs which will need to be drained. She suspects his heart, but cannot rule out a mass, so they are keeping him in for 24 hours, he's on oxygen, he's got to have an xray, and we'll know more later. Ali came back to mine and when Toad returned I nicked his car and drove her home.
I know none of you know Ali or Teddy (one of two cats she adopted from a rescue home) but I would be grateful if you could all keep her in your thoughts and say a prayer or two for them.
Anyhoo, back to the card ........ after Ali was returned home, I got back to some crafting and here it is.
And of course I forgot to write down the name of the stamp! Painted in Distress Inks. Papers are Basic Grey from the Wander pad. Martha Stewart picket fence punch. Pebbles Inc Candy Dots - I coloured a white one with a Lime Green ProMarker to get the shade I wanted. Have doodled around the red matting circle, the image circle and the bottom of the fence strip.
Thanks for popping over.