A few nights ago we had some dramas of the aquatic variety when one of my big girl's fish that she got for her birthday earlier in the year was looking decidedly unwell and bobbing near the top of the water in a way that fish are really not supposed to! "Mermaid" looked as though she had a rather uncomfortable belly full of air and had to work very hard to stay below the surface of the water, after which she bobbed back to the top, absolutely exhausted. I didn't like the idea of having to explain the demise of Mermaid to Hannah in the morning, so set about figuring out what I could do to save her! Mum suggested that I call her boss from work who has kept fish over the years (and whose wife is in my stampin' team!) on the off chance that he might be able to suggest something. By a happy coincidence, his dad was there at the time and Bob has many years of fish keeping experience, so happily chatted to me about my fishy dilemma! The final result was that Mermaid made it through to the morning and appears to have made a full and miraculous recovery, despite Bob's ominous revelation at one point that he had "never saved a sick fish"! Well between us, that seems to be exactly what we have done! Yay team!
I wanted to thank Bob for taking time out of his evening to help me with Mermaid, so this is the card that I sent to him yesterday:
I thought it was only fitting to use the Fishy Friends set! I coloured the fish in using blender pens and ink from the lids of the inkpads in Sage Shadow and Night of Navy. I coloured around the fish in Bordering Blue and used card stock in Sage Shadow, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue and Whisper White. The two little brads are Bashful Blue from the Soft Subtles set and the gorgeous stripey ribbon is from the Seaside pack of Ribbon Originals. In the background I have stamped On the Spot in Sage Shadow ink and sponged the edges of the card with Sage Shadow too.