Sunday, 1 February 2015

Thank You - again :-)

It's been a wet start to the first day of February but the sun is trying to break through the clouds and we are having a lovely relaxing Sunday! For those following the surgical exploits of Sally (the Lab) the saga continues…and she had hopefully her last procedure on Friday. A pin in her leg was looking like it might come through the skin and so it was removed before it could cause any problems. It was a small procedure compared to the "never been done before" last op to remove an unusual mass and going by how keen she was for a walk this morning I am so glad we did it! She is as happy as ever and walking at least as well as before the op already - it will be tricky holding her back for the next week or so!
So after taking her in on Friday morning I thought it was time to make a couple of cards to say "thank you" both to the surgeon and his wonderful team and to one of the nurses who has in particular gone out of her way to spoil Sally too. 
And there is of course no other stamp set more suitable than the retired D is For Dog for a black Lab :-)

So a simple sketch but a little "modernising" of the retired stamp with the Large Polka Dots EF and the wonderful Hello You Framelits.
And although the word framelit is actually "thanks," I wanted something a little more formal for this occasion and so cut off the "s" and stamped the word "You" instead. 

Tip: to get the lighter versions of the dog, I used a Stamp-a ma-jig and stamped off once and then twice to get the right shades.

Card stock:Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil Specialty
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Stamps: D is for Dog (retired), Crazy For You
Accessories: Big Shot, Hello You Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

To go with the card I also stopped by Arnolds - one of the best cake shops in Melbourne and picked up a freshly made and full of cream, custard and everything else  decadent little wonder  - though I probably should've brought it out of the fridge for the photo :-)

And next is the card for the special Nurse that has done what I never thought possible - and made friend's with Sally. Poor Sally is really scared at Vet's but she always gets very well treated here and it's the one place she doesn't tremble with fear in the waiting room!

And so still D is for Dog but this time used the fun Balloon Framelits :-)

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil Specialty
Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever (Saleabration)
Inks: Real Red, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: D is For Dog ( Retired), Crazy for You, Celebrate Today
Accessories: Big Shot, Hello You Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, White Cotton Twine ( Saleabration), Basic Rhinestones

And here she is looking a little sleepy still from her previous op - the little cute dressing from her favourite nurse of course :-) Now you can see why D is for Dog was the obvious stamp choice too!!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. What a beautiful dog you have and those cards are so wonderful, especially with the image of the dog wagging his little tail. Kx

    1. Thank you so much Karen - yes, she's a special girl - been through a lot the last few months and still wagging her tail :-) Unfortunately the D is For Dog is retired now but I still love it!

  2. Gorgeous cards Jan. So happy Sally is doing so well. That is amazing and wonderful. I had to laugh when I saw her pic with the cute little dressing! Rusty had a very very similar one, same colors, except the heart in in the middle of a Canadian flag (I'll have to send you a pic later). She looks very content. What a beautiful dog!

  3. That's such a cute photo of Sally,Jan! So glad she is happy again & looking forward to her walks!! She is such a brave dog!!! Love the cards too. Very hard to pick a favourite but I love the balloons!!-katerina