Sunday, 1 August 2010

Get Well Soon

One of Naomi's young horse riding pals had a nasty fall yesterday morning as they were preparing to go riding.   Naomi phoned whilst I was food shopping and when I arrived at the farm 5 minutes later, having abandoned the trolley at Customer Services, it was immediately obvious that she needed to go to hospital.
Unfortunately the news for Cally is not too good as x-rays revealed her arm is badly broken in 2 places and will require surgery.  She is to be admitted to hospital today and her parents have said they will keep us updated with any news.  Obviously we hope the surgery is successful and wish her a speedy recovery but it will be several months before she will be back in the saddle.  Incidently, they were really impressed with how calmly Naomi had dealt with the whole situation today - managing to deal with 2 horses as well as reassure and calm her injured friend without a hint of panic.   What a star!
I made a card for Cally using this sweet image and sentiments from LOTV Stamp Set 3- Occasions  following Bev's sketch for  LOTV Challenge 58.
I coloured with Promarkers and then matted onto several layers of coloured card, leaving a narrow border each time.   The beautiful background card with glossy daisies is from DCWV Glitter Stack and my flower embellishments were created from scraps of paper using a daisy punch before being glittered up with Star Dust Stickles.    A hint of Star Dust Stickles was also added to the cute image as it looked a bit flat being surrounded by all that sparkle.
For the inside decoration, I punched another daisy from a panel of blue striped card and matted it onto deep pink cardstock.   Then I ran some pretty blue non-fray ribbon down the sides before adding another glittery flower with a button centre in the corner and stamping the LOTV sentiment.
We hope to visit Cally when she comes home after her surgery but in the meantime we will be sending special thoughts to her and her anxious parents ... especially for tomorrow.

8 comments:

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a fabulous and gorgeous card. I love, love the image and it's coloured in perfectly. Your daisies are the perfect accompliament to gorgeous and stunning card. I am sure Cally will be thrilled to receive it. And well done Naomi - you are a star.

luv
irene
xxxx

Lilacanglia said...

Aww poor little mite,
Hope she recovers quickly,
Fantastic card,
Hugs
Angie

Ann said...

oh Max I can only imagine how fast you dumped your shopping trolley. so scary. Fantastic to hear that Naomi coped so well - doesn't it make you feel proud of them?
The card is fantastic - I'm sure that she will love it.
Did I mention that I had a terrible cough and a really bad back? oh alright then I didn't think I would get away with that one just to get a card but it was worth a try.
Irene didn't believe once when I said I was pregnant when she did a cute baby card either.
Ann xxx

Max said...

LOL ... you are sooooo funny LOL!

dragonflyjoy said...

What a kind thought Max, typical of you my friend to think of making a fantastic card for Naomi's friend. Do hope all goes well for her and the surgery is successful. Full marks to Naomi for coping with the situation so brilliantly - yes she is a star isn't she. You must be very proud of her. I think the card is a cracker, cheerful and something for Calle to smile at. Do hope she is not in a great deal of pain.

love and hugs xxx
Joyce

Aquarius said...

Brilliant card - I'm sure she will love it and hope she recovers quickly

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, i love the image that you have chosen and the papers are fab too, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs love Pops x x

Tasha said...

Max this is beautiful! Love the sparkle and gorgeous colours
love tasha xx