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Saturday, 4 June 2011

I'm Exhausted !!!!

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.
Hugs Sxx


KOLOROWY ptak said...

so sweet!

Michelle said...

I will absolutely say a prayer for Ali & Teddy! I just lost my 15 yr old tabby a couple of months ago & it was the most heartbreaking time of my life. Those furry babies of ours are a huge part of our lives. Let us know what happens -- thinking good furry thoughts!

Cute card -- I love Penny Black too --will have to dig them out, it's been a while since they've seen the light of day, thanks to those darn Tildas :)

brenda said...

An adorable card Squirrel, love the combinaton of DP which all work so well with the image and balloons.

Sorry about your friends cat, it always so hard when our pets are ill and very difficult to make decision for them which sit heavy on our shoulders.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and thank you for your understanding over the DT call. It's rotten having to do the deciding because you know you are going to make some peeps unhappy.

B x

Ellie said...

What a darling card. Love all the colors!
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's cat. I hope he will be fine and will keep him in my thoughts.
And also thank you for sharing your card with us at penny black at all sorts.

Chrissy said...

Glory Be...now I'm exhausted..your poor friend, hope her cat will be ok,so stressful when our furry babies get sick.
Gorgeous card came out of all the drama.Fabulous image and colouring.
Love the fence strip, and the papers that look like bricks..very cool.

coops said...

aw i hope teddy will be ok.i will be thinking of him and pray that the vets can help him get better.
stunning card hun.
the image is so sweet and i love the fab papers and bold colours :D

xx coops xx

Uma said...

fingers crossed for Teddy. Great acrd too hun

Mervi said...

So sweet card, love the papers, and the colours, red is a good effect here.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, welcome again, good luck;-))m

Lee said...

I adore your card it's sooo cute n pretty.
My heart goes out to your friend,being like so many others a cat owner, i know only too well what she is going through.Everything crossed and praying for Teddy's recovery.Hugs xx

Annette said...

lovely card, great vibrant colours.

kath said...

adorable card squirrel..so sorry to hear about your friend's cat...sending big hugs to you both..thanks for joining in the doodling fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Your card is fantastic Squirrel. I love the papers you have used to compliment this cute image.
So sorry to hear about your friend's cat, I hope he makes a full recovery.
Thank you for your good wishes about the DT.
Hugs, Clare xx

louise said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card

Beth said...

Oh I hope Teddy's ok :-( I've just read the update and I hope it's just a little biscuit!
This is such a fab card, I love the cute little bear and funky papers! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Tracy said...

Sorry to hear about your friends cat, such a helpless felling when our pets get hurt.

Fab image, fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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