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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Teddy Update And A Few Cards

First of all, I must thank you for all your kind wishes to Teddy and my friend Ali.  The news is better but not wonderful.  Yesterday afternoon the vet, Rachel, had to lightly sedate Teddy to put in a chest drain to try and get rid of some of the fluid on his lungs - she pulled off 100 ml (that's about 4oz in real money), and said that this amount would make a human being feel very ill, let alone a medium sized cat.  He was put in an oxygen cubicle overnight to rest.

This morning, he's eating, purring and much more comfortable but ....... Rachel tells Ali there is still some fluid which she could not get with the drain and has put Teddy on duretics to try and shift it.  She has been unable to get a clear xray of his heart and may not be able to do so until the fluid has cleared.  However, he has been a good lad and just sat happily on the table while she xrayed him.  The more sinister news is that she has discovered a "white spot" on one of his lungs.  This could simply be a collection of fluid, something that he has inhaled or something we don't want to think about.  It could be that Teddy has been too greedy with his biscuits and one has gone into his lung, which could also explain the fluid build up.  Rachel wants to keep  him in for another 24 hours for observation so we will know more during the day tomorrow.

In the meantime, Twinks is wandering the house like a little lost soul wondering where he is.  I thought she'd be partying by now as Teddy's favourite game is "Let's Attack Twinks".

So, onto today's cards - three for you to see.  Here's the first:

This one started life as another entry to this week's LIM Monochrome challenge but I got distracted and it ended up different to intention!  LOTV Clear Additions stamps for the postcard, the roundel and the text, Martha Stewart border punch, Papermania cardstock, Joanna Sheen script paper and a domed stamp that has been in stash so long the vinyl has curled, but it stuck down ok.

For card number 2 I must say a BIG THANK YOU to my wonderful blogging buddy SARAH WRIGHT - I won Sarah's blogoversay candy recently and the most exciting parcel of goodies arrived yesterday morning.  One of the stamps is a Hero Arts "Brushstrokes" shadow stamp which I used on this very simple little card

I inked the shadow stamp in Angel Pink Memento, and then I overstamped it with Penny Black's "Aspire" stamp in Paris Dusk Memento, and added the Woodware sentiment in the same.

And last but not least (are you still with me? awake?) is the little fella from the top of this post.  He is a Lili Of The Valley from their latest release:

Coloured with Distress Inks and a touch of Prismacolour.  Papers are Dovecraft Back To Basics II, corner stamps are LOTV Clear Additions, peel-offs and holographic dots for the shower of magic sparks are from stash and the gold glitter letters are Anita's.

And just to really send you over the edge, here's a larger, clearer version of my magician!

That's All Folks!  You can take a well deserved rest now if you ploughed through that lot!
Hugs, Sxx


tilly said...

3 gorgeous cards here, love them all, I hope Teddy will be okay tomorrow
Tilly x

Linda said...

WOW You have been busy!! These are all just beautiful.. As always very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda


Hi Squirrel
Three gorgeous card love the LOTV one and glad to hear a little bit of good news about Teddy
Hugs Dianne xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Squirrel hope teddy is much better today just been reading about him as been missing from blog land for few weeks moving so trying to catch up. Just love these card but my fave is the lili of the valley just think this stamp is as you say magical.
Hugs to you and teddy Sue xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Squirrel hope teddy is much better today just been reading about him as been missing from blog land for few weeks moving so trying to catch up. Just love these card but my fave is the lili of the valley just think this stamp is as you say magical.
Hugs to you and teddy Sue xx

Cathy said...

Stunnig cards Squirrel ... love the monochrome one, especially.
I am glad to read that Teddy is on the mend, hopefully he'll be bouncing out on Twinks soon.
Cathy xx

mckinkle said...

3 super cards and I especially love the little magician!
Keryn x

McCrafty's Cards said...

3 fabulous cards, My foavorite is the last one, I really like that image. I do hope Teddy will be fully recovered and back home soon.
Kevin xx

Kat said...

Goodness you have been a busy Squirrel. Love these cards especially the little magician.

Hope your friend gets better news about poor Teddy tomorrow.

Kat xx

Chrissy said...

Well thats is slightly better news about 'Teddy'than I thought I would read, and fancy inhaling a biscuit..if that is what they
Still here...gorgeous 3 cards.
Love the magician, and I love peel offs,so versatile.

coops said...

hiya hun.glad teddy is slowly improving and i hope the white patch isn`t serious.still praying he will be ok.
fantastic selection of cards, i love the cas ones and the lotv image is so sweet and superb colouring and papers :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Fabulous cards Squirrel, I love the little wizard, the colours are fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rufus said...

glad that Teddy is doing better, hope that tomorrow see's him A OK! Love all the cards, but that little wizard is just the cutest thing! I've been resisting, but I'm starting to feel a major hit to the wallet coming up! I NEED some LOV stamps and it's all your fault!

Kristel said...

Woww Squirrel these are beautiful cards dear! What a great work again!
Hugs Kristel

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the middle one :o)
Jackie xx

craftymum said...

Hi Squirrel. Love all your cards and I love what you did with the brush strokes stamp!. So glad you got your parcel okay
Hugs sarah x

Debs said...

3 fab cards Squirrel, really love the shadow stamp with the flowers over the top and your little magician is just too cute. Hope Teddy is feeling a bit better today and the white spot is nothing too serious. Take Care Debs xx

Kaz said...

3 fabby cards Squirrel but
WOW WOW WOW the third one is just awsome!!!! Gorgoeus papers and I LOVE how you have used the peel offs & dots to create a magic shower.
Kaz x

Delphine said...

Oh your cards are very different yet all gorgeous, Squirrel! The first one is very "classy", I love the colours and layout... The second one has fantastic colours too and the shadow stamp looks fab... As for the third one, I love your fantastic colouring and I think I will have to buy this little magician sooner or later... Way too cute! And of course, your choice of colours is absolutely perfect!
And I hope Teddy is better today, fingers crossed... Sending you lots of hugs Delphine xx

Pauline C said...

Fab set of cards Squirrel - brilliant colouring on your magician, and i totlly love that shadow backgorund stamp, think I NEED one like that lol! Hope Teddy will soon be better.
pauline x

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