Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mia - one very frustrated cat

Here's Mia - a very frustrated (but thankfully not badly injured) cat, looking longingly out of the cat flap.
The vet said she both her front legs, elbows & shoulders were very swollen, the right more than the left. Fortunately nothing is broken. She had an anti-inflammatory injection & has got more anti-inflammatory medication to take for a week. However, she is not allowed outside for a week & now she is literally climbing the walls, she is not a cat who likes to be indoors when the weather is fine. Meanwhile, I am also climbing the walls as I can't have the doors & windows open - I am melting. Thank goodness work has climate control lol

ps, Mia is nearly doing her "Gremlin" impression in the first photo - & yes, we do feed her after dark & she has got wet before (if you remember the film!)

tfl, & for any comments you make care to make.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

It seemed like a good idea at the time!

You know how it seems like a good idea to do something at the time - then later you wonder why you started it? Well, today has been one of those days. On Friday I bought some great little drawers which I knew would be ideal to store my Promarkers in. That worked brilliantly, however the drawers would not fit on my desk, so that meant a reorganisation, which turned out to be a lot bigger job than I had envisioned. Several hours later (with a break to go to a retirement tea party), I have finally managed to get straight again, but it's now taking me a while to find where I have relocated things to. lol.

Tomorrow my young cat Mia will be going to the vets. She came back limping very badly & is very subdued (most unusual for her). I'm not sure if she has had a close encounter with a car perhaps. Hopefully she has just sprained her shoulder, I don't think she has broken anything, but I'm keeping her nil by mouth tonight until the vet has seen her just in case she needs an x ray. Then it'll be a school end of term concert to dash out to as soon as I get in from work. phew - roll on end of term!

This is a card I made for my July friendship swap partner. Jost on Do Crafts.
Stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper
Papers are My Minds Eye
Sentiment is from Stamping Up, cut with SU punch.

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Skater boy

Made for my nephew for his birthday.
True to form, on his birthday he was out enjoying
himself on his skateboard & ramps with his friends............... much better than being indoors glued to a screen
Image coloured with promarkers
Mat cut with Nesties, then while chalk applied while card still in frame

tfl & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 11 July 2010

I have such lovely friends

Wow, I have such amazing Do Crafts friends.
I have received these stunning cards for my birthday.
 Thank you so much ladies.

This amazing work of art was made by AngieBabe

Sandra (DC -Annette) made this wonderful card, using some fab Clarity stamps which I've been eyeing up

I love this image which Kay (DC - Incy) has used,the flower is fab too.

Kay (DC - KittyC) has made this gorgeous card with a fab image & ribbon.

Thank you again ladies, I am so grateful.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Strawberries & green

Mmmm, strawberries, how summery
I thought that the green I've used here, complemented the strawberries, what do you think?
Image coloured with Promarkers
DWCV paper (& free green paper from mag)
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Prima flower
Mats cut with Nesties

tfl, & fro any comments you may wish to leave

Thursday, 8 July 2010

I have internet access again!

I was going to post this on Monday, but there was a hiccup in the process of transferring between internet providers, so I had no email access etc. Now I have been reconnected, so can post once again. I couldn't believe how many emails I had in my inbox. Anyway, I hope to look at all the lovely blog posts I've missed, once I've made something to eat.

DCWV papers
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons (ribbon stitched & gathered up around yellow flower from stash)
Image coloured with Promarkers
Mats cut with Nesties

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Out of frame Tilda #2

This is the second card I have made as a thank you for someone who is doing a favour for me.

Tilda coloured with Promarkers
Papers from DCWV Garden Party & Nana's Nursery baby girl stacks
Stamping Up sentiment
Butterflies from a length of ribbon

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Out of frame Tilda #1

I have been so busy recently (& ehausted!) with work & other things recently, that I have not had time to blog, or do any of the other things I want to do- it looks like this week may go the same way too.

I am going to London one day this week as my daughter has an interview there. It will be nice to spend some time with just her, & to visit a museum too while she is at the interview. She is worried she will not be able to find Canary Wharf (!) so wants some moral support too - I haven't told her that I've never been there either lol

I have spent the weekend making a few cards for someone who is doing me a favour.

To maximise the use of my nesties, I have used the out of frame technique for this Tilda.
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers are DCWV Garden Party stack
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave