Monday, 6 January 2014


Good morning to you all and I guess this is the first week of the year where everything returns to normal - whatever that is!  I took our tree and decorations down on Saturday and blitzed the house yesterday so everywhere is bare - but clean!!  I don't make New Year Resolutions as I can never keep them lol however Dave and I are doing something slightly different.  At his last visit to his Oncologist in November the news was not good so he has had to have a CT and Bone Scan and we are going for the results in a few weeks.  So we both decided to join in with Cancer Research January Dryathalon where you do not have any alcohol for the whole of January!  I must admit I do love a glass of wine while I make our dinner, once I've had dinner I'm not in the least bit bothered about having another.  We are not dwelling on what may lie ahead as it could be ages off yet so the most important thing is to get on with things and enjoy it whilst we can!  And on that note I will have some very exciting news to share tomorrow!!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Challenge the first one for 2014 and the theme is Anything Goes.  Now I must admit I am not that happy with how my card turned out it wasn't how I imagined it but time is tight and I have to get on top of my DT commitments so I didn't have time to make another.

I used a Papermania stamp and die with ColorBox Ink.  The papers are Meghan Mullens Here's The Story and Kraft card.  I used a Craft Concepts Star Embossing Folder.  The border is Dienamic Open Simply Scallops Trio.  I cut the star out and mounted it on a foam square for a bit of dimension.  Here is another view:

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout.  Our sponsor this week is:

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Please go over to the challenge at Lexis to see the rest of the DT projects. Thank you so much for looking today and any comments you may leave - hopefully I will see you again tomorrow! Take care xx


Unknown said...

Good evening from Aussie Susan...wonderful card, don't know why you are not happy with it as I think its very nice. Hope all is ok with Dave, I worked in Oncology for a while and have seen good result in some dad is a classic example...I have a link for you so you can see my new outdoor area and water feature which you may have missed over the New year period...take

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is so sweet, hugs Pops x

Sue said...

Good morning Susan,that's the way to go.Chin up and enjoy each day as it comes.
Your card will be a great one for the boys I think.
Hugs Sue x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Suzie,

The card is lovely so don't fret about it not being as you expected, sometimes things surprise us for the better.

I do hope all goes well for you and your hubby with the tests, fingers crossed.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

great card susan, fab design! xx

Viv said...

Everything crossed for OH Susan. Like this card a lot even tho' you say you're not happy with it! Great man card! x

rachel said...

great card Susie - sorry to hear about Dave - fingers crossed things will work out well. Hope you're not being too battered by the weather - its rough here! Hugs Rachel xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

I love your thank you card Susan. Great colours and design. Doing the Dryathon is a great idea and it is only for a month!! Wishing your hubby all the very best with his test results.

Big hugs Sarahxx

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Susan, not sure why your not happy with it, it looks great to me.

Sorry about Dave I hope all goes well, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Hugs Julie xxxx

Sue said...

I think your card is gorgeous Susan, I love the design and wonderful colours.
I do hope all goes well with your Hubby's test results, it must be awful for you waiting to hear.
hugs Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

I love your card, very masculine and wonderful! I love your positive attitude and I'm sure it will help you get through the wait and uncertainty.

Chrissy said...

I think is a super masculine card the dimension.Hope all goes well with Dave..have been there with my Dave too and know how you are feeling..all the very best to you both.


scrappymo! said...

I too think your card is lovely! The popped star is a great finishing touch.
Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. DH had cancer for 3 years, over 30 years ago. He had very poor odds and managed to pull through. Best wishes to you both, in this trying time ahead.

Basslady said...

very cool and striking!
i love the shapes and textures of it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Unknown said...

I think it's a splendid idea Susan, after a couple of days you'll be used to it. Hope your DH will be fine, fingers crossed. You have made a supercool card, love the different shapes/textures here! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Carol said...

Your card is lovely Susan. Hope all goes well with the test results, fingers crossed. Carol x

Patricia said...

Good evening Susan, I really like this card, different but so effective.
Good luck with the tests, will be thinking about you both

Patricia xx

Debs said...

Your card is fabulous Susan - love the stylish design. Hoping all goes well with your hubby's results - I truly believe staying positive really helps :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Susan. Love the design and colours.
I hope Hubby's test results are good. No alcohol for the whole of !! - Good on you! I always have a drink while I am making tea, but like you don't bother after that!
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Susan. Love the design and colours.
I hope Hubby's test results are good. No alcohol for the whole of !! - Good on you! I always have a drink while I am making tea, but like you don't bother after that!
Lorraine x

Lozzy said...

Love your card Susan, great design and colours. Hope everything goes well for you both and fingers crossed for the results...Hugs Lozzy xx
hows the Dryathalon going x

Vicky said...

Utterly gorgeous as always hun...:o)

and the biggest of crafty hugs Vicky xx

cotnob said...

I think your card is fabulous Susan, I love the papers and embossed panel.
I hope the news is good with Dave's results.

Jo said...

Love your card Susan, great layout & colours too. Hope all goes well for hubby.
hugs Jo x

susiestacey said...

Fingers crossed all goes well with Dave's results - you are doing the right thing in not worrying about it and well done you two on the dryathon. Lovely card too x Susan x

Susan said...

Wonderful card Susan....
And congratulations on the Dryathalon - I did it last year for my father and memory of my MIL - but was disappointed with the donations:0( - do you have a justgiving link ??
Stay positive and cheerful - it has amazed me how people cope if they stay positive....hugs xxx

Craftychris said...

I have no clue why you are not happy with this card, it's fabulous! I love the star embossed die cut, it looks so cool - as does the whole card. I am sending positive vibes through Blogland for Dave's results and good luck with the Dryathlon! Take care and New Year Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card, hope all goes well with your husband x

mags said...

A lovely card Susan. Love the design. Hope all goes okay with the test results. Stay positive.

~Tammy~ said...

Saying lots and lots of prayers! I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

Oh, it's so bitter cold here that I have not been able to tuck our Christmas away. It's all down and boxed, just need to get in the attic which is through our garage. Burr.

Your card is fabulous! This would be perfect for a birthday card too! Love the embossing!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oooh this striking card is a fabulous interpretation of our sketch. I love your texted "Thank you" against the embossing. Lovely paper choices too! It's a real winner!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Lesley