Monday, 14 November 2016

Oops! . . . He Did It Again!

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted any makes, must admit I've not been feeling at my best - and as for Hubby . . .

Our wee Jack Russell, for some reason, seems to think that he hasn't been for a walk unless he's been out with Hubby. Recently he's been getting rather vocal in trying to get his way, it starts off with a rather wimpy whine & then progresses into a definite nagging bark telling hubby to get off his backside! Suitably chastised off they go out just before dinner. They weren't away very long. As they got in the door I discovered that the expensive, brand new, extending lead I'd just bought had been pulled out so far that it now refused to retract back into the handle - I proceeded to lecture the pair of them about pulling & being allowed to pull whilst on the lead.  After dinner hubby said he was going to have an early night which he does from time to time and I didn't think any more about it.

Fast forward several hours later when I'm having one of my can't sleep nights so settle downstairs to watch a film but must have dosed off a bit. I must have been in that not asleep but not awake mode when I had one of those strange feelings that I was being watched, as I turned round there was hubby looking white as a sheet and announcing "I think I've broken my arm!" Turns out when Jack pulled the lead right out hubby lost his balance & put his left arm out to try stop himself falling flat on his face.  He had then gone into 20+ years of Bootneck training that "it's only pain" until it went beyond the "only" stage - eejit! Can't believe the numpty waited 10 hours to tell me.

I quickly realised from the symptoms that he had managed to break the head of his left humerus less than 2 years after doing in the right one! I got his arm immobilised, gave him some of my strong painkillers & headed out to A&E. X-Rays show he's gone one better than last time & fractured it in 3 places! He's got exercises to do at home but it's back to hospital next week for the start of physio.

I have been making cards, I have even been following the Freshly Made Sketches Challenges, I just haven't got around to photographing & posting them. Anyway, I actually managed to get some photos done so here we go for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

I had some stitched circle dies which have been rather underused so decided to get them out for this card.  The hedgehog & ladybug stamp is from the Penny Black set "Bubbly".  The strip across the card was run through the bottom section of my Darice "Grass" embossing folder to give a grassy effect.

I Used

Green - Ceraldo 270gsm
White - Fabriano 300gsm

Stamps, Dies & Embossing Folder
Hedgehog, "Bubbly" Set - Penny Black
Thanks Sentiments - Paula Pascal Personal ImpressionsStitched Circles - Die-Versions Whispers Nesting Dies

Grass Embossing Folder - Darice

Tiramisu Memento Brilliance - Tsukineko
Assorted Promakers - Letraset/Winsor & Newton

Other Cards

Cog Dies - X-Cut
Friends - Tim Holtz "Handwritten Love" Set
Checkerplate Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion

Mixed Media #2 & Stitched Rectangles - Tim Holtz


  1. This is so cute! That little hedgehog and his friend are adorable and you've colored them beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. PS: I hope your husband is back to full strength and health soon.

  2. Thanks so much, Marjory, for going to the extra trouble to get your link to us! And I'm so glad you did, because I wouldn't have wanted to miss this one. Your coloring skills are amazing, and I love the colors and the textures strip. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Well, that'a quite a story! Hopefully hubby is back to his old self in no time! And thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches. Your little hedgehog card is adorable!

  4. Thank you all for the lovely comments.

    Hubby slowly recovering. He managed to go to Remembrance service yesterday and tonight he felt able to take Jack for a short walk, thankfully without any further incidents!