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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sketch Saturday #279

It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
 where this week we are sponsored by our very own Lizy
who just happens to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator and who is sweetly offering some fun SU stash for this week's lucky winner drawn at random from entrants who use her sketch.   
You can see her SU site here.

Before I get on to my card this week I wanted to say a BIG 
to all of you who left concerned comments about my hand last week.  
I want to reassure you that I did actually go to the hospital within an hour of sustaining my cat bite on account of there being puncture wounds and it's just as well that I did.  I had a Tetanus shot at the hospital and today I will have completed a course of ten days really strong antibiotics.  The good news is that my hand has returned to it's normal size.  The bad news is that the wrinkles have all come back too!!!   If any of you ever have the misfortune to be badly bitten by a cat - you really must get it treated within an hour or so because apparently cats' mouths contain some really nasty bugs that can potentially result in life threatening ailments and their teeth are so sharp and thin that they act as a kind of injection to push those bacteria deep under the skin and into the blood.   By the time The Hubster took the photos of my hand, I had already taken 3500 mgs of penicillin.  It took a further 7000 mgs before the swelling had reduced enough to be able to use the hand at all and I will have taken 15,000 mgs in total by the end of today.   
The sentiment I have chosen this week is by Stampin Up and is called "Love & Sympathy".  I'm sure you could order it from Lizy here.  I assure you that the stamping of the sentiment on my original card was very clear; much clearer than it appears in my photograph but in case you can't see it, it reads:  
"Those whom we have LOVED never really leave us.  They live on forever in our HEARTS and cast their RADIANT LIGHT on our every shadow" and is attributed to Sylvana Rossetti 

I teamed my sentiment with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a PTI stamp; loosely using the stamp to mimic the fishtail ribbons of the sketch.  And here is Lizy's sketch.  It's a super easy one and there is tons of fabulous inspiration on the Sketch Saturday blog so share some love with my fellow Saturdays and come and play along with us.


Michele Roos said...

Beautiful card Lesley. Hugs Michele x

Turtle In The Sand said...

Oh Lesley dear, I am so so sorry to hear the wrinkles have returned. You have my warmest sympathies.

Glad to hear you hand was healing. I never knew about a cat's bite. Very scary since they are household pets. Glad to hear about the antibiotics, but that sure is a bunch of mgs.

This card is absolutely stunning and the verse is perfect. I lost my Mom recently and these words are very comforting. Beautiful embossing and vine placement.

Céline said...

Lesley, this is a wonderful card

Tracy said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. I thought cat bites were rather bad but didn't know they were THAT bad. Your card is just spectacular. So classy and elegant. Hugs!

Mrs A. said...

Glad your hand has subsided down to normal but drats about the wrinkles!! This is very elegant and lovely words to go with it. Hugs Mrs A.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I'm glad you are feeling more comfortable. And wowsers, what a super elegant card. Luuuurve x

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment, love it.
Glad the hand is returning to normal.

coops said...

so pleased your hand is ok now lesley.
your card is really beautiful, so delicate.

xx coops xx

Debra Miller said...

Brilliant card Lesley - LOVE everything about it! So glad your hand is back to normal too. Hugs Deb

Alex H. said...

A wonderful card... it's just wonderful! Love the sentiment too.
Hugs, Alex

anita01 said...

Och Lesley ik schrok van je verhaal, beste nu hoor....

En deze kaart zo mooi en de blad stempel van de ginko wauw echt enorm gaaf, een wens stempel zo mooi ik hou ervan.

Beste en enorm veel beterschap van Aniet xxx