Sunday, 12 October 2014

Are We There Yet?

It's been a few days now since I posted a card - I haven't needed the distraction now that Merlot is back home!  He's doing really well, much brighter but obviously not allowed outside till his stitches are removed. He's also being really good and not going for his stitches when his buster collar is off, which means we are able to take it off most of the day when we can keep an eye on him.

So here he is - obviously it will take a bit of getting used to him only having one eye, but I love him just the same and am so pleased he's making a full recovery.

& now a card!

Made for a friend who recently passed his Trailer Test so he is now eligible to tow a caravan.  And what better image to mark the occasion than this little digi from Little Claire - perfect!

So, my card uses Basic Grey papers and LOTV tags, ribbon & my trusty glossy accents!  I kinda made a cloudy sky, but it hasn't photographed that well with the flash...I also think more practice may be needed at this!

SSW2 - Another delightful sketch to work with

Kraftyhands - Tagtastic - sentiment tags - hope that's enough?


Sarah said...

Lovely picture of Merlot Janice and I'm so glad that the surgery went well. What a perfect card for your trailer towing friend too...great job!! xx

Whisper said...

So pleased to hear Merlot is doing well and those buster collars are a nightmare - i remember when Whisper had to wear one, i got up in the night and it off, i put it back on her, went to the toilet, came back and it was off, i thought i was hallucinating !!

Oooo fabby card too, luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

Oh great card Janice, I love the image and the sentiment! Your poor little cat, I hope he's feeling much better ;)

Vicki x

susiestacey said...

So pleased Merlot is doing well and is well on the road to recovery - will have to open a bottle of merlot in celebration :)
Lovely card today too - please pop over to PB & More we are having a candy event :) x Susan x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Happy news about Merlot! He's been through a lot but he's one tough kitty! So glad he's home and healing! Your card is lovely and perfect for your friend!

Kathyk said...

Poor Merlot but great to hear he's doing well. Animals adapt so much more easily - thank goodness

Cool card too


Squirrel x said...

So pleased to hear that little Merlot is doing so well, I hope his recovery continues smoothly. Cuddles from Auntie Squirrel. Love your card hun, such a perfect image for the occasion. Hugs xx

Heide said...

Happy to hear Merlot is doing well and on the road to recovery.
Your card is super cute, love the sweet trailer camping image, so fun. Thanks for joining us this week and hugs to Merlot.
Heide SSW2-DT

Sue B said...

Awww I'm SO pleased that Merlot is doing so well Janice… that's wonderful news… I'm sure he will be back to his old self in no time now!
what a fab card! the image and sentiment are perfect for your friend! beautiful colouring, especially the sky! and I love the way you've done the ribbon and tags! :-))
Have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

marion said...

I am so happy to read Merlot is doing so great, he is still the same an dI am so happy for you. Please give him some cuddles and pamper him, your card looks great, lots of hugs, Marion

Tammy said...

Awww what a sweet picture of Merlot, Janice! I'm so happy he is doing well! Fabulous card too, I love that image-reminds me of hubby and I pulling our camper!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue said...

I am pleased to hear that Merlot is doing well. Thanks for the update and for sharing your beautiful photo.
Your card is fabulous, I love the image and brilliant design.
Sue xx

Andree said...

A super card and a brilliant image. The sentiment tags are lovely.
Thank you for joining in with the Kraftyhands challenge this month and good luck x

Kathie said...

Oh Janice Merlot is looking a lot happier with himself and on the road to recovery thank goodness. Love your card this week what a great image and sentiments totally perfect. Great care and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

So glad Merlot is doing ok hun xx

Fab card, love the image & layout
Hugs Shell xx

Joanna said...

Your card made me smile (can't tell you how often I've heard THAT phrase!) I am so glad that Merlot is feeling better. He will adapt remarkable fast. Our barn cat OJ learned to live with one less eye and leg when he tangled with a horse. Merlot looks like he is "resting comfortably!"

Good to see you back at SSW2.

Sally Dube said...

FUN card!! How many times have we parents heard that questions...?!? So very glad you played along with us at SSW2!!
Blessings to you!!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Janice .Like the back ground paper and that the fun image is the focal point of the card . great take on sketch .Love the dappled sky and sun .
Thanks for sharing on kraftyhands Challenge Blog

Linny said...

I think your little tags count! Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Kraftyhands. Hope to see you there again soon. Linda x

Daniele said...

thanks for joining us at Kraftyhands this month with your great card, love the sentiment, I have a Grandson who as soon as we are in the car asks are we nearly there yet