Tuesday 7 January 2014

New Year and Mega News!

Good morning to you.  Thank you so much for all your kind words of support yesterday regarding Dave it means a lot and everyone is so kind.  He has had his bone scan and the CT appointment came through yesterday for the 16th and he will see his Oncologist on the 22nd so everything is crossed!

Today I have the most exciting news in the world to share at the end of the post but first there is a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments the first one for 2014 so to kick start the year we want to see Anything New.  This could mean new stash, New Year or anything new.  Here is my card:

I decided to go with a New Baby.  This cute little couple is called Couples and is a Digital Stamp from Crafty Sentiments available here. The papers are Nitwits Bumbleberry and I made my own sentiment on the PC.  Dies used are Spellbinders Large Circles and Scalloped Circles, Dienamics Open Simply Scallops Trio and Fishtail Flags Layer Stax.  I coloured the image with Copics and Chalks. Here is another view:

Please go over to Crafty Sentiments to see the rest of the DT work and more details of the challenge!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes + Pearls or Buttons
Craft Your Passion - Fancy Borders
The Corrosive Challenge - New Beginnings
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes +/- Celebrate Something New

Now for my big news:  the reason I chose to do that card is that my precious daughter  is pregnant!!!  She is now 25 weeks and I have been so dying to announce it for months and months! They are expecting a little boy - that will make three grandsons for me!  It has been a very difficult battle for her I don't know if any of you remember but she became ill 18 months ago and had to come and stay with Dave and I.  That was because she had come off her medication on medical advice to try for a baby but in only six weeks she became ill.  She was put on different medication which eventually worked but she could not get pregnant on it as it would be too harmful to an unborn child so this meant she had to change all her medication to another in order to try for a baby.  My daughter is Bi-Polar and I am full of admiration for her.  She holds down a full time professional job and is such a loving girl I could not ask for a better daughter.  Her new medication does not really suit her it has some unpleasant side effects and it does break my heart to see her having to go through all this when it should be such a happy time for her.  So it looks like 2014 will be a very eventful year for us for very different reasons!

Thank you so much for looking today and any comments you may leave. Take care xx


vic said...

Such a pretty card and I hope things go ok with Dave and his scan, huge congratulations on your daughters pregnancy she sounds like a very strong person and I wish her all the best :)

Vic xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Whow, what a big news .To be
Grandparents is the most wonderful thing .
It's dubble joy.
Hope everything goes well.
Blessings, Elly

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,great design.xxx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the sweet image and beautiful papers and colour combo.

Congratulation on the news of your Daughters pregnancy, I am so pleased for you all,

Hugs Julie xxxx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Susan hope everything work's out ok for your hubby and Big Congratulations to you and your daughter
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

Susan, bless your daughter considering her issue she is a strong and brave young lady and big congratulations to her. Keep her tucked in your heart and see will see it all through and another grandson into your life is awesome...such lovely news.

Your card is adorable and suited for the occasion....lots of love, annie xxx

[I have that die on order!]

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Susan, I love the cute image and such pretty and soft colouring.
I am so pleased to hear your happy news. It sounds like you daughter is so special and I really do wish her all the best with everything. It's good to know that she had such a loving family to support.
hugs Sue xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Susan and beautifully coloured. Fantastic news about your daughter and I will keep her in my prayers so she gets through this struggling time which should, as you say, be a wonderful time for her. There will be light at the end of her tunnel. Happy new year to you all Susan.

Lorraine said...

Aww Susan, that's fantastic news! Congratulations to your daughter (and you!) she sounds like a very strong lady. I wish her and you all the best.
By the way, your card is gorgeous too!
Lorraine x

rachel said...

stunning card Susan - really fabulous - and congratulations on your wonderful news - all the best wishes to your daughter. I understand the difficulty of her situation - I have a bi polar friend who had serious problems with pregnancy - but she has two children now who are fit and healthy so fingers crossed for your daughter. Big Hugs to you too xxx

Unknown said...

Wow what a pretty card such gorgeous cheerful colours love this xxx

Viv said...

Congrats on your great news Susan - am sure too this will be a boost for Dave.Great card too by the way! x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Susan,

Big congrats on your daughters pregnancy. I hope the medication side effects ease soon, so she can enjoy the experience.

Your card is gorgeous as always

Hugs Kelly

Carol said...

Wonderful news Susan, wishing your daughter well it can't be easy for her. Love your card, the image is gorgeous. Carol x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Susan - Wonderful news for you all! Congratulations and I hope both your daughter and your hubby get on OK. Gorgeous card which I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled to receive when the time comes.
Helen x

Pat K said...

Awww...this is so cute Susan. Love your colour choices and lovely design. I'll keep my fingers crossed that all is well with your hubby and that's wonderful news about your expected grandson. hugs, Pat K x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan and fabulous news to go with it. Congratulations to your Daughter x x

Unknown said...

Congrats to you all on the news of a new grandson, your daughter is very brave to go through all that to have her baby. But it will be worth it in the end. Hope Dave's scan goes ok I will be thinking of you both on the 16 th
And as for your card it just right for the a couple expecting that new baby . Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Fantastic card and wonderfully fantastic news on the baby. What a struggle for your daughter, it will be so worth it when the baby is born.
Hugs all round

Patricia xx

Debs said...

Oh Susan what totally fabulous news - huge congrats to you and your daughter :o)
You must be thrilled to bits.
Your card is adorable - such a cute image.
Debs xx

susiestacey said...

Congrats on the baby news to you all, l hope everything goes well for your daughter.
Lovely card today the pink and blue bears look wonderful x Susanx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news - congratulations xxx

Angie said...

Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, what wonderful news, congratulations. Your daughter sounds a very brave young lady as changes of mental health medication is always risky, some of them have cruel side effects too. I wish her all the best with a trouble free pregnancy.

Great news too about your hubby, gosh you've had lots to concern you have'nt you and still creating fab cards, which is what this one is. It's a lovely sweet image and gorgeous colours, Hugs Kate x

chrissy xx said...

This is the cutest of image Susan..FABulous colours too, and I LOve how you have your sentiment on DP..Sometimes when you see a card you can tell it's been made with Love tied up in it and this is one of them..
Congratulations on this exciting news! My heart goes out to you ALL.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, such an adorable image and pretty spring colours.
Huge congratulations to you and your daughter, I hope everything goes well for her.

mags said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Such a lovely image and gorgeous colour combo and design.
Huge congratulations on your exciting news. Hope everything goes well. Your daughter sounds like a strong and special woman and she has a loving family for support. Happy times.

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

BIG Congratulations to your Daughter and your family, another new addition, 2014 will be a happy year for you all. So sorry to hear about all the troubles your Daughter has to go through, I hope they get her medication sorted this time.

The card is beautiful too, spot on for the new arrival lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Regan said...

Adorable baby card! Congrats to you & your daughter! Also, I hope all goes well with your DH. Thanks for joining us at at The Corrosive Challenge!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Susan, great news for you and your daughter. I hope all goes well for her. Also for your hubby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...Your card is just adorable. Lovely colors. Hugz, joann

Diane said...

Super cute card Susan and congrats to all !!

Life really does have its ups and downs for you at mo.......

hugs Diane xx

Sam K said...

What an adorable card. Love the colours you have used and the edging around the image is very pretty. Congrats on your big news and good luck with everything for your daughters pregnancy.hugs x Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP :) x
Little Pear Tree

Judith said...

Such a cute card Susan - I just love the colours -Phew - what a post Susan - so much going on with you - big congrats on your expected grandson, such a great outcome after all you have all been through - I'm sure your daughter will come through it well. Also all best wishes to Dave for his upcoming tests, we had an awful Christmas with my mother waiting for a scan on her lungs - she was so worried that she had lung cancer - turns out there!was nothing there - now we're waiting for allergy tests! - life is such a roller coaster at times hugs Judith

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan.

Congratulation on your wonderful news about your daughter and I hope that things go well with Dave.


Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Susan.
Congratulations to your daughter and you, fabulous exciting news and wishing Dave all the best with his tests.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.adorable image and fab pretty colours.huge congrats to your daughter ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you for becoming a grandmum again & to your daughter for being such a tough cookie !! Well done !! :)) :))

Love your sweet baby card !!! :))

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card and sweet image.It lends itself well to the type of card.Congratulations and hope everything goes well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulations on the news of a new arrival to your family. I admire your daughter for having the fortitude to go through all the medical jumps in order to conceive. Must have been so hard on her but it is so wonderful to hear a young women of today so willing to put aside her own discomfort for the chance of having a child. She will never regret it!

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations grandma...and congratulations to your daughter and her perseverance and strength to become a mother. It must have been hard to change to new meds and so glad she got through it.

One of my good friends was bi polar and had a wonderful career as a potter and artist. She was very successful and at times struggled with her meds.

I know it is not easy to adjust to new ones...good for your daughter to persevere.

Sweet, sweet card. Love the soft colours and sweet design.