Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On Stage Melbourne - and Swaps

I was so looking forward to going to Onstage in Melbourne and then mid week we had a disaster and I wasn't sure if I would be able to go! 
Sally the Lab was just over 2 weeks post surgery to fix a dislocating knee and all was going well. She had her clips out on Wednesday and then Thursday morning as she was coming in from outside - crash!! She fell on her way up the 4 stairs!! She never made a sound and picked herself up but was shaking by the time I reached her. Poor girl - the tibia felt like it might be broken so off to Hallam we went. X-rays sadly revealed she had pulled the pins holding the plate off her tibia but not broken the leg thankfully and as her Specialist wasn't in that day, she stayed  overnight for more surgery in the morning. In the end, this last part was a good thing - not only would she have the surgeon that knew her best (and has a soft spot for her) but she would stay the night of surgery as usual which meant that I could attend the morning sessions of On Stage at least - a big yay :-)

On Stage was also my first opportunity to meet up with some of our very lovely Just Add Ink team members! For me that was the best part of all :-) These lovely ladies so warmly welcomed me onto the Team in February and it has been wonderful getting to know them and so lovely to be able to spend half a day sharing and crafting together! So looking forward to the next time already :-)

And I made a few (20 ) swaps to celebrate the occasion - with a lot of help from my good friend Katerina who came over and was on Big Shot duty. And yes this was the day before Sally had her fall so they nearly didn't get used but all worked for the best.

This bundle is my favourite from the Holiday Catalogue if you hadn't guessed :-)
Such a shame to hear it will be retiring at the end of the Holiday Catalogue so if you want it I suggest you get it quick as it has been popular!

The sky is some Night of Navy card with the Gently Falling EF and just adding a little white on each of the dots with the Gel Pen. There is some gold glimmer behind the houses windows and I am also grateful for my newish MISTI! Only one stamped image here but line it up and off you go - all 20 done perfectly in record time :-)

Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White (thick), Silver Foil, gold Glimmer (behind windows)
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Jingle All The Way'
Accessories: Big Shot, Sleigh Ride Thinits, Star Framelits,Gently Falling EF, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, White Gel Pen, Silver Cording Trim

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you are excited for Christmas crafting!

Happy stamping until next time,


P.S. For those I know will be asking: Sally is doing really well now thank you - not too much walking yet as per restrictions but keen for more and happy :-)


  1. Beautiful card Jan. And love that photo! Hopefully Sally continues to get better? Fingers crossed. xx Louise

  2. I saw this one in the flesh, Jan. It's just gorgeous. Yay for your MISTI. Hope Sally is continuing to improve. x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jan! That set is my favourite too! So glad I was able to help because I learned heaps! Thank you! - katerina