Wednesday 6 April 2022

Craft therapy!

 Some crafting therapy is needed this week-  our poor little Marvin had 'that' op! I felt so mean seeing his scared little face inside the 'cone of shame' and spent the night sleeping (well not-sleeping!) on the sofa next to him. By the next day he'd bounced right back, doesn't seem to be any discomfort at all from the surgery- eating and drinking as normal (greedily)- and his tail was wagging again! He doesn't like the cone but isn't frightened of it now- he's learned to manouvre doorways etc- and I've learned to stand out of his way when he comes charging through- keep him quiet for 2 weeks! Some hopes!! Today only day 3- he is full of energy, bouncing around the house like Tigger on speed- It's going to be a long fortnight!!.

This is Marv, before his op, trying out the recovery suit - he looked so cute- like a little convict-
but vet said not recommended ...

sooo... oh no! 

don't be fooled by that innocent little face- he's already learned to use it as an offensive weapon! 

Anyway, I made the card above to add to my rather pathetic Christmas pile. Not sure what the fold is called....triple step card? The gnome stamp is from Polkadoodles, white embossed card mounted onto blue glitter card, some die cut snowflakes and die cut sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries:

abcchristmas -embossing, glitter

thehollyandivy #113


craftyhazelnutschristmas #588

polkadoodle #14


sparklesforumchristmas #135


meg said...

Love your colour combo Chris,makes for a fabulous icy feel,love the gnomes and your layout.Sounds as though Marvin will make a speedy recovery

brenda said...

Oh dear, poor Marvin, what can I say!! Rosa had her's last month and the recovery suit worked well, wonder why your Vet wasn't keen. We do also have a soft collar one of the other girls had but wasn't needed in the end.

Your Christmas stepper card is lovely and striking in blue and white.

B x

Janette said...

Awww poor Marvin, but needs must I suppose and he is so loved he will be ok I am sure, the question is will you :))
I think your card is really lovely Chris, such a cute image too. If I could crawl as far as my craft room I would love to do abit, alas not going to happen just yet... Hugs to Marvin.xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Poor little guy! However, the time will soon pass! This card is so cute, Chris. Love the fold and the sentiment. Great embossing and the wee gnomes are just the cutest!

chrissy xx said...

Oh no! Poor Marvin.. Sounds as though he's doing okay though.
LOving the shape Chris. Super colours and the cutest of stamps.

Bernadet said...

Poor little Marvin. I hope he's soon better.
Your card is fantastic Chris. Love the shape and these folds.
Supernice colours, lovely digi.

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh Marv you poor thing I am so glad all is well after his op.
He sure is a cutie with the wonderful expression on his face.
Oh love your wonderful 3 stepper card and the design looks brilliant.
Those gnomes are so sweet and I love the embossing.
Snap I have only made 4 Christmas cards this year so far.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

Stunning card Chris, looks great in blue and white. Glad to hear that Marv is recovering well from his op. xx

Chrissy said...

Oh NO, not the snip snip..I know what you mean by keeping them quiet I think the vets just tell you that as punishment so you will stress, ha ha ha..glad he is okay..LOVE your card, what a great design and the blue and white is so fresh and lovely..


Wendy said...

Look at that sweet boy! Every time I see the cone, it makes me think of the movie “Up” and Dug’s “cone of shame”. I hope these 2 weeks go by quickly for you both. I love the design and colors of your card. Everything looks so lovely together. Nice job! Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

Lee said...

Awww Marvin,you do look so cute though.Sounds like you are already recovering very well.Love you.I love your card sooo darn cute.x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Wei said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Suze said...

The blue and white against the embossed background is gorgeous Chris. Thank you for entering the Christmas Song or Carol Challenge at CHNC.

Sarah said...

Thankyou for sharing this gorgeous card At Christmas with the Cuties. What a lovely colour combo and perfectly co-ordinated pup!! Sarah DT

pinky said...

Your card is super gorgeous Chris, love the shape too. Oh poor Marvin!! A necessary evil I'm sure but sounds like it hasn't take a fizz out of him! Very cute in his convict suit lol.