Thursday 5 June 2014

Surf's Up

Good morning hope your week is going well and a big thank you for all your good wishes for Dave yesterday.  His bone scan was clear and his blood results were only slightly up which is all good news.  It means he doesn't need to start his next lot of treatment just yet.  He will have a further CT and Bone Scan in October so we are keeping on with our Positive Mental Attitude.  Also my daughter is starting to feel better so it was cause for celebration in our house last night!  We know Dave still has the cancer but the longer it goes before spreading the better it is and we intend to get on with life!

Today sees another round of inspiration from the DT over at the Digital Delights Blog and it also coincides with a great new release.  Here is my card:

I got to play with the gorgeous new Beach Babe Britt which is available here.  I coloured her with my Copics and added Glamour Dust to her hat.  The papers are a variety of digital ones I cut using my Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders to look like sand, sea and sky (hopefully.  The starfish is a button I have had for ages I cut the shank off and glued it on.  The little vial I filled with micro beads to look like sand.  Just some little banners and twine to finish off.

Here is another view:

Please take a look at the rest of the release and DT work at The Digital Delights Blog. Also, today sees the start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is All Tied Up with the winner receiving a $10 voucher for Scrapyland.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Divas By Design - Red White and Blue
Hambo Hoedown - Here Comes Summer
Paper Pretties - Hip To Be Square
City Crafter - Nautical
Creative Card Crew - Nautical
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Summer
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Optional Theme Summer

Thank you so much for looking and any kind comments you leave.  My daughter is bringing Rowan over today and we are going out with my Aunt. Have a wonderful day wherever you are! Take Care xx


susiestacey said...

Pleased the apponitment went well and love the positive attitude you both have - don't let it beat you.
Gorgeous card love the sweet holiday image x Susan x

Jules said...

Hi Susan

So much happening in your family life at the moment and you can still keep that PMA going .. .. well done you!!! I really do believe that it helps enormously - but it must take some doing somethimes.

So pleased you are still finding time to show your gorgeous projects amongst all that is going on.

Loving the gorgeous colours on this one and the fabby bunting!!

Have fun on your outing today!

Love Jules xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,a gorgeous


Gorgeous card Susan love the scene you have set and glad to hear good news about your hubby Dave and about your daughter keep your chin up
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

Good new Susan with David's results and finished off with a gorgeous card.xx

Sue said...

I am so pleased that Dave's scan was clear. Good news a bout your daugher also. I am a great believer in Positive Mental Attitude too.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image, wonderful layout and fabulous bunting.
I hope you have a good day.
hugs Sue xx

vic said...

This is gorgeous and so fun!! I hope things get better for all of you soon
Vic x

Viv said...

Great image and fab bunting! Like this very much Susan and am glad the PMA is yielding good results for Dave. x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card! What a great image and beautifully coloured ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

rachel said...

Hiya Susan - what a fun and fab card - love it! Hope you have a good day! Hugs rachel xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan, I love the summery scene.
I'm glad the appointment went well and your positive attitude is brilliant.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, such good news about Dave, and I think having a positve outlook I'm sure is beneficial, and live life to the max. Pleased to hear too that your daughter is feeling much better too.
Lovely card today, great to see a card with a summer theme, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Gorgeous sunny card Susan.
Glad it was good news yesterday.
Big Hugs Sue xx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

First GREAT NEWS on your Hubby and Daughter you must all be a little relieved to say the least, a positive attitude is the best one to have enjoy life while you can.

Now I love this card, my daughter would love this especially with a surf board added lol!

Beautiful image, design and colouring. Love the button too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Debs said...

Hi Susan
I seem to have missed so much whilst away on holiday.
So sorry to hear about Dave but so proud of your PMA - which I truly believe will help :o)
So many gorgeous makes since my last visit and this is no exception.
Super cute image and fabulous LO.
Hope you've had a wonderful day.
Debs xx

cass said...

Very cute card, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I love your image and fabulous design.
I'm so pleased the news from the hospital was good and that your daughter is starting to feel better.

julie_woolston said...

What a fabulous card love the image Susan, I am so pleased you were able to celebrate yesterday.
Hugs Julie xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Susan, she's adorable.
So pleased to hear it was good news for you both yesterday.
Wendy xx

Migdalia said...

This is just Precious!!!
Sending my prayers to you & your family.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a fabulous beach card Susan. When I saw that little bottle of sand lol I thought I would fall out of my chair. How creative you are. Good to hear the great news about your hubby and daughter...Hugs, joann

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT Member

Anonymous said...

Fantastic love this beach card xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love your bold colour combo and image and your beach scene is fab ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, this is so cute!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Unknown said...

What a lovely little beach scene this is Susan! You have created your background wonderfully and the colours are oh so pretty (how could I not like them, they're our national colours, after all, lol!) Great embellies, btw! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Unknown said...

I'm ashamed to say I forgot to tell you the most important thing Susan: how totally happy I am for you all that things are looking slightly better now, very good of you to remain optimistic! Sending blessings and hugs your way, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

scrappymo! said...

I sam always amazed at how well you do keeping a balance to your life. You have lots of worrisome times with Dave's illness and you have all been through so much with poor little baby...and yet you produce stunning cards through it all.
You deserve a medal as the most dedicated, focused card maker...whose mojo is still intact through balancing a busy life and taking time to be kind and caring to relatives and friends.

Well done you!

Sweet and fun card!

Mary J said...

That's so darn clever, Suzie! I love your sand and the fun bunting!

Judith said...

this is gorgeous Susan - I love the papers and how you have created a scene with them - it is so effective. So pleased to hear it was good news at the hospital for Dave - onward and upward is the only way to go. Have a great weekend hugs Judith x

Craftychris said...

I am glad you have had positive news about Dave and that your Daughter is feeling better! That's brilliant! I am sending positive happy thoughts and vibes too! Hope you get them! Your card is fab, love the banner and the bright colours, really lovely! xx

Georgiana said...

Super cute! I am ready for the beach too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card your scene in red, white and blue!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

pinky said...

Oh Susan I am so sorry to hear about your hubby Dave but so glad that you have received a bit of good news and glad to hear your daughter is improving too. Life can be so hard. I just adore your gorgeous card, what a cute image and so beautifully coloured. Take care.

pinky said...

Oh Susan I am so sorry to hear about your hubby Dave but so glad that you have received a bit of good news and glad to hear your daughter is improving too. Life can be so hard. I just adore your gorgeous card, what a cute image and so beautifully coloured. Take care.

Jeannie said...

A perfect representation of Summer! Really cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Hambo Design Team

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just adorable Susan, I love the cute image and the pretty scenery you created just stunning. I am so glad to hear you received good news for Dave. Take care of yourself.

Sharon said...

Such good news about Dave and your daughter Susan. Hope they both continue to improve.
Your card is gorgeous. The sand effect and the clouds look fabulous and love the added embellishments. Lovely image also.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Glenda Atkins said...

Glad you got some good news about Dave! Love the beach card,fab design and the image is way too cute!