Monday, 23 June 2014

Work of Footy and Sally update

Well it has definitely been a full on few days since my last post!! With Sally having surgery on Thursday and ending up having to stay overnight. Life got seriously busy when she came home Friday not being able to walk at all well and there has been a lot of whimpering, cuddling, cajoling,  sleepless nights etc since….She had a complicated operation on her Left hind leg that involved cutting the tibia bone and fixing with pins and plates (TPLO) as her anterior cruciate ligament had ruptured…and a scope of her Right knee which was clear of injury. Worryingly, she was walking worse on her Right leg than her left - until yesterday.  So in 8 weeks, when she has largely recovered from the Left knee surgery, there will be more investigations happening for her Right leg limp. In the meantime, we have been very blessed with lots of help from our wonderful neighbours and friends to lift and shop, help out etc etc.

And today, in between cries from attention from "the patient" my lovely friend Katerina came over bringing some supplies and we managed to make some cards. Ok, Katerina managed to make some cards…it wasn't easy today to concentrate for either of us and thankfully Sally settled later in the afternoon so I did just one card:-) for a young, female Essendon footy fan…and no, I am still  not a watcher of footy or AFL (Australian Football League) but  sometimes you just have to go with the flow….

Anyway, here's the card - and apologies for all the shadows, it was taken quickly and a big thanks to Katerina for taking this to post too :-)

This card came together really quickly - and honestly, as Sally was wanting almost constant attention,  possibly due to the unsettled weather - it needed to :-)

I used the long image from Work of Art and stamped with the Essendon Red and black colours and then punched out an oval for the ball. And to give this almost one layer card a little lift, stamped the hearts in the set too and added with the Hemp twine and a scattering of rhinestones. And I am loving the new Memento Tuxedo Black ink - it scrubs clean with Stampin' Mist and gives a lovely strong image.

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Stamps: Work of Art, Sassy Salutations 
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Basic rhinestones, Oval punch, Black marker, dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks also for the many well wishers for Sally too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Lovely card Jan. Love the colors. And hopefully Sally will continue her recovery and settle down a little bit more with every passing day. Poor thing. It's like a baby, they can't tell you exactly where and what is hurting. And they usually have those big eyes... it is impossible to resist. I'll keep checking for updates here. And thank you for your lovely comments too on my blog and SC!! :-)

    1. Thank you so much Louise! Yes, she is slowly improving bit by bit which is what's needed. She is very good considering everything. :-) I love your cards and am so sorry I was late visiting your blog this week too. Xx

  2. Great card, Jan!! Still managed to do a great job despite Sally wanting cuddles!!! - Katerina

    1. Thanks so much Katerina - and wouldn't have got it finished without your help :-)