Monday 28 April 2014

For The Man in Your Life

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Lexis Creations with the theme being For The Man in Your Life.  Here is my card:

The stamp is Kanban and sentiment Pink Petticoat. Papers are Nitwits.  Here is another view:

We are sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts this fortnight.  Please go over to Lexis Creations to have a look at the rest of the DT work.

Big apologies to everyone for not visiting the last few days.  I am really struggling with my crafting and blogging at the moment and I feel a bit down.  Too much has been going on in my life with the worry of my daughter over the last few months and the even bigger worry with Dave.  He has his next bone scan next week and although I think it will be alright this time it is still very difficult to have to live with it.  Our cat has been ill and keeps going to the vet and each time he goes he seems to get worse.  He had two visits there last week, one overnight stay for IV fluids but is still not eating and looks a mess.  I think he must have a tumor either on his tongue or in his mouth.  On a brighter note Rowan seems to be taking feeds a lot better and will be weighed today and I feel quite positive he will have put weight on.  Thanks for bearing with me - I see I have lost a follower - I will catch up with you all soon! Thanks so much for looking and listening. Take care xx


Anonymous said...

Morning Suzie, love your card & fab stamp. Sorry to hear you are not feeling the best, have a bit of time to yourself and Hope you feel better soon. Fingers crossed for you & everything thats going on . Sending a big hug xxxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is fantastic Susan, love how you have out the image in the porthole
Love this male card
Hugs Kelly

Sue said...

Fabulous male card Susan,fab design and image.
Sending you lots of hugs xx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie, stunning card, love it all. Love the wave design on the edge and the port hole lol!

So sorry to hear you are not well and all that's going on in your life, please do not worry about the blog we will still be here, you need to concentrate on yourself and your family. I hope all goes well with Dave and your cat.

You have my e-mail if you want to let off steam.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Susan there seems to be a lot going on I just couldn't cope for a while so I gave up blogging , but it's nice to be back hopefully everything will work out, lovely card .
Chris x

Liz Miller said...

Sending you a great big cyber hug Susan. Sometimes life throws so much at us that even crafting doesn't help you through when your trying to be strong for everyone else. Hope you manage to catch your breath soon and perhaps your designer teams on the challenge blogs could allow you some time off from deadlines to lift some pressure off your shoulders. You've created a lovely card with one of my favourite male stamps for this challenge though. The ripple strip sets it off perfectly. Take care.
Liz xxx

Unknown said...

wow super guy's card, love the image/stamp and the swirly wave on the side...awesome

chrissy xx said...

Big hugs are going to you..
I know you are, and have, been having a hard time these last few months..I think a light bulb goes on when our children are born and it never goes out! regardless of what age they are.. I'm at my happiest when I don't hear from ours, which means things are alright,...although I'm always there for them if needed.
Hope everything is okay with Dave A week is such a long time when you are waiting.
Take care thinking about you x

chrissy xx said...

Great CAS card Susan...LOve your colours and a Fab 'porthole'.
So you've lost a stalker! Never mind she won't see this FABulous man card lol..

rachel said...

hiya Susan - sorry to hear you feeling sad - sending you big hugs and hoping that in all cases things work out well! I love your card - so beautiful - the blue and white do so well! Hugs rachel xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and fabulous layout.
Oh, it sounds like you have so much going on at the moment, no wonder you are feeling a bit down. I hope that Dave's bone scan goes okay. I am really sorry to hear about your cat, it's horrible when our beloved pets are ill so my heart goes out to you.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, sorry to hear you are a bit low just now, but you're allowed to be, so much going on with your family, lot's of concerns there. I will keep you and Dave in my thoughts and hope his scan goes well. Your wee cat certainly sounds very ill, pets just break your heart when they are ill, good news about Rowan though, so pleased.

Your card is gorgeous, I love this stamp, beautifully designed and great colours, take care, hugs Kate x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super man's card.

Sending you big hugs, as it looks you really need one at the moment, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

Oh Susan, sometimes life deals out pretty heavy blows, no wonder your mind is not up to much these days... I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and Dave and am grateful that Rowan has put on weight, that's a relief! Your porthole card is supercool, absolutely perfect for a guy! Take care, biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Glenda Atkins said...

Great card! Love the paper and the wonderful image!

Hang in there Susan, life does seem to gang up on one at times and you seem to having more than your share.Glad there seems to be some promising outcomes.
big hugs

julie_woolston said...

Oh Susan so sorry to read this, I know exactly where you are coming from, sending massive hugs and I hope all turns out well.
Your card is gorgeous love the design.

Hugs Julie xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, the perfect image for a male card and I love your wave detail.
It sounds like you have such a lot to contend with at the moment. I hope all goes well with Dave's scan and that your cat picks up soon. At least it sounds like Rowan is doing well, fingers crossed he has put on a good amount of weight.
Take care.

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry you have so much going on. I am sending positive vibes and lots of blog hugs and I hope all improves very soon! Don't worry about visiting blogs, your friends will still be here when you are ready! Your card is gorgeous, a fab image and I love the wavy border! Take good care of yourself! xxx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Susan. the image looks fab and I love the curvy border.
Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit down. Hope things settle down for you soon. I'm sending you a big cyber hug!
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Susan - love the brads around the image - perfect touch!!
So sorry to hear you are feeling down hun - try to keep your chin up. I hope things go well next week and that your cat's health improves soon.
Take care hun
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun....and I hope things start to improve soon... :o)

take care and biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Deborah said...

Fab card Susan, love the layout. I'm sorry about everything you've had to content with lately. I don't know how you have kept going. I hope that things with Dave are okay and that your cat picks up soon. Rowan seems to be doing well now and I hope that continues. Take care of yourself.

Deborah A

susiestacey said...

Hugs to you xx Lovely card Susan x

Chrissy said...

I love your masculine card Susan..fabulous image and love the the squiggle band down the side too..I lost a few followers too..a bit disheartening isn't it..all the best and you are all in my thoughts.


Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful card, Sue! Love the squiggly, wavy blue designer paper in the background! Very pretty! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

scrappymo! said...

Fab masculine card!

Don't you ever worry about visiting me. I am not the best at visiting regularly. I try to catch up all at once but blogger has given gyp lately and freezes my comment leaving after a post or perhaps allows two.
Sorry to hear your are feeling down. I think it is probably due to everything you described, but I prescribe a bit of spoiling for you and Dave too, if he is up to it. Perhaps a lovely evening out together, somewhere that you feel pampered!!!

Anet's Crafting said...

This card is absolutely stunning Susan. I love the port hole effect and the stripe effect along the side. Well done.

Anet's Crafting said...

So sorry to hear you not feeling well Susan and everything that is happening in your life. I hope that it will change for the better soon. Good luck with everything. Hugs Anet

Sue B said...

Ooh what a gorgeous design Susan… it's a fab image and I love the Porthole effect and the wavy border is awesome!!
I'm so sorry... things sound really rough for you at the moment… I know only too well how much illness or worry drains you…. so don't feel bad about commenting…. concentrate on resting and being with your family! I hope Dave's scan goes ok and I'm so glad that little Rowan has put weight on! that is good news!
Sending you huge hugs
Sue B xx

mags said...

A lovely male card Susan. Love the stamped image and the detail. Hope things settle down for you soon. Have a rest and take care of yourself.