Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A Tale of Eyes and Cats. . . . . . . .

Good morning folks. Its me again.

Hasn't it been nippy again. The liberty bodice is well and truly back on. 

Welcome to Christi. Thank you for your kind comment and for clicking "follow". 
Also, hello to Christine (Darnell's buddy). Can you believe its 18 months since we all met up lol???
And Krafty Runner, hope Mr Krafty Runner is doing ok? Still waiting for more of my results.

I did mention on the last post that I have a new hospital department to visit.
I went for a eye test last week as I had been on my arrhythmia tablets for a year and they can cause corneal deposits.
All was going well (no glasses required) until the bloomin puffer thing. Well, my pressure was up in the right eye so they did the test 3 times with 4 blasts in my eye each time. And there was the optician telling me to relax as being tense can affect the result.
I was very polite when I explained he should try relaxing with 12 puffs of air being directed at your eyes!!!
So, I ended up with a letter for the GP to refer me to the eye dept to check for glaucoma.
I know that it seems like I am working my way around the hospital but its all unintentional.
I think its only dermatology and maternity that I won't have been to............and please don't wish maternity on me. That  would be all I need lol!!!
I think there is some sort of prize when you have had your card stamped by every department.............maybe something like a free hours parking so that's worth about a tenner!!!

Now, I digress so back to the card. Its another John sample featuring his his last release of stamps and another cutting and embossing folder. I used the flourish from the Anniversary Sentiments to create a patterned panel.

Cream and black card
Crafts Too Mariposa Cutting and Embossing folder
JND Anniversary Sentiments stamps
Black pearlage.

I just used the embossing part of the folder down the edge again. A quite CAS card for me.

I also mentioned last time, about a kitty story. 
Directly across the road, live 2 cats called Patch who is about 15 and Mittens who is about 2.
I happened to be in the craft room a couple of weeks ago and looked out of the window and saw Mittens laying on the inside window ledge, soaking up the Sun. Nothing wrong with this picture you would think except............it wasn't her house!!!
She was actually sprawled on her next door neighbours inside window ledge!!!
The woman who lives there had been out at least 3 hours so I'm guessing the cat had been in the house at least that length of time.
About 20 mins later, her husband rolls up in his van, starts walking up the path, notices the cat and then sprints up to the door and inside.
Mittens at this point sits up as the vertical blinds swish open but stands her ground whilst the guy is hysterically trying to shoo her.
He then comes back outside and bangs on the window shouting obscenities. Whilst this is going on, I am howling with laughter.
He then phones someone to ask how to get the cat out!!!
Meanwhile, Mittens casually saunters along the ledge and jumps down. The guy goes back in and then a chase ensues, into the kitchen, back into the living room and finally up the stairs. It was like a Benny Hill sketch and the tears were pouring down my face.
The wife then rolls up in her car, marches inside and 10 seconds later, the cat was out.
Just goes to show, a woman's work is never done lol!!!
So, just as you think the entertainment is over, he comes out to get something from his van 10 mins later and stupidly leaves the front door open and......yes, you've guessed it, Benny Hill again but this time, with Patch as well lol!!!
Sometimes the neighbours are more entertaining than TV.

Now, I've probably bored you with that, I will leave you be with the promise of another tale to tell next time as, hopefully, there will be the pitter patter of tiny feet in the Duck Nest sometime this week.........I did say I was yet to visit maternity lol!!!

Now I have left you in suspense again, I'll be back on Thursday with the next instalment from MAWTT.

Ang x


  1. Ahh I do like reading your blog. You have put a smile on my face I will be giggling all day thinking about this. As you know I ave four cats... a great card by the way lol xxx

  2. Fab card, very elegant :)
    Your cat story made me chuckle, I have 3 house cats all rescues and they are always up to something...their favourite pastime now is trying to get the pup in trouble lol
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. So entertaining, lovely card too, xxx

  4. Oh, Ang, you really can tell a tale! We have a 'street' cat who visits all our homes and is really friendly.

    Another lovely card.
    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Hi Ang, fab card using john's products. Love they way you recount your neighbours activities!! Such fun!! I could picture the scene. Janice xx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  6. Morning Ang,
    Sounds like fun living in your road, our's is as dull as ditch water the most excitement is when the postie comes.
    Love the CAS look of your card.

  7. Oh I can just picture all of this Ang, too funny, cats are just amazing creatures and just don't give a jot for daft humans.
    Beautifully designed card, loving the dies,and such a striking colour pallet, Kate x x

  8. Hi Mrs D, Your tale of the cats is so entertaining and amusing,set me up for the day.Just love the card and the colours are just beautiful.Stay well Love Barbara D xx

  9. Morning Ang. Wow girl you tell a cracking tale!! Cheered me up no end and laughing out loud!! Sorry nearly forgot, love your card. Smiles. Jan.x

  10. Wow, this is so elegant and stately with the geometric flourish patterns and the black and white palette! A white glove affair for sure!! OMG, I hate the puffer thing!! What a horrible experience, sorry you had to go through that! Totally in stitches over the cat story. So true about the neighbours being great entertainment!! sending hugs :)

  11. Hi Mrs D Beautiful card and thank you for cheering me up this morning ,Have the same problem with a cat across the road trying to get in i already have a beautiful black cat called Cinders but she will not go out only when we go up the garden will she go out,

    Is the patter of little feet a Boy or Girl?
    look forward to thursday love jeanie

  12. As delightful and elegant your card is - I really enjoyed reading your post.
    I do know how your feel Ang - it seems that every time I go they decide I need one more visit.
    Let us know about your eyes -
    sandy xx

  13. An elegant card design and a funny story about the cats and neighbors. One suggestion about the eye exam. I have high ocular pressure, precursor to glaucoma. I have to get tests twice a year. No one, over decades of testing, has told me to make sure I am inhaling and exhaling during the close-up test when the Doc has his machine directly on your eye. Not breathing during this test will increase one's eye pressure. Make sure you inhale and exhale when this test is being done. Also, there are tests now to determine if one's cornea is thicker than average. If thicker than average, one's ocular pressure will be higher than the norm and therefore one's pressure is not as concerning. Prayers.

  14. Hi Ang,
    I don't know which I love the most- your card or the cat story! I vould just imagine the whole cat thing going on. It really made me laugh. We had a cat when I was growing up that visited at least 3 neighbours and they all fed him aswell so he was huge!
    Hope all goes well with your eyes. Next time you are facing the puffer picture the cats to relax, lol xx

  15. Hi Ang,
    oh you do make me laugh with your banter.
    That cat incident sounded hilarious.
    Sounds like they should give you free parking for the anount of times you are there.
    My DH had the same problem with his eyes and it was nothing to worry about so hope fully yours will be the same.
    As always your card is excellently created and such a super design too.
    Never thought of using just part of the embossing folder.
    Thank you for the idea.
    Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.

  16. Lovely card Ang and thank you for sharing this. The story of the cats was very funny. Free parking sounds a good idea. It’s impossible to park at our hospital or in any of the nearby roads. Its a nightmare. Some of the buses stop at the hospital but not mine. Some lovely new things on your website. Thank you. Have ordered.

  17. Hello Ang,
    Sorry I've been awol but your last two cards are beautiful and your tales are as madcap as ever. I'm busy knitting matinee coats and booties but I'm not as fast as I used to be, so appreciate you giving us advance warning ha ha. So sorry you've had to endure so many of those big puffs, it must have been hard to relax!
    We are decorating again, that's why I've been missing.
    Take care, and I hope the Dermatology Department appointment goes smoothly when it comes through. You obviously like to get value for money via your NHS contributions, I'm sure if we really look into it we can find another department for you to visit!
    love Maureen x

  18. Hi Ang very elegant card delightful. Your tales do bring a smile to everyone. Perhaps a cd of all your tales would be a good idea for times when a good chuckle is needed and you can put all your hospital visits out of your mind. Take care love from Jackie xx

  19. Gorgeous card. Sorry to hear that your eyes are misbehaving. Mum was diagnosed with glaucoma last year and has had laser treatment and has eye drops. Apparently one of the side effects of the drops is that it makes your eye lashes grow and curl! Hope that the rest of you stays well X

  20. Beautiful card Ang and I hate those bloomin puffer tests how on earth can you stay still and not shut your eye lol..hope they don't find anything and oh my do you need a birthing partner??? helped out with both my Grandson's births lol lots of huggles Sue xxx

  21. You always have a humerus tale Ang and make light of your medical hassles. I'm expecting the puffer test at the optician's tomorrow.
    Lovely card.



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