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28 May 2014

Lounging Around

Good evening - it's been a very miserable day today and a frustrating one too!  We went to the fracture clinic today, they assessed Mark, put him in a support sling and referred us for an MRI and CT scan which should be through in 2 weeks (it may come quicker as he is a cancer patient) - they will then look in more depth at the severity of the dislocation.  So he is dosed up on painkillers and has been signed off work for 4 weeks!

Anyway I'm here with a card to share.  I have made this for my Dad for Father's Day:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Stamp
Papers & Buttons from Stash
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Olive Green Ink
Kraft Card
Joanna Sheen Twine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday 37 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too 62 Father's Day
Creative Knockouts 38 Colouring Show Off
Totally Gorjuss 237 Buttons and/or Bows
Suzy Bees 30 One For The Guys

Thanks for popping in this evening, lovely to see you here.

Claire x


  1. Fabulous card, colour and detail Claire. Hope things improve for you and Mark.

  2. Lovely male card Claire - a super image. Hope Mark is comfortable & pain free, Jx

  3. Fabulous male card Claire, great design. Hope Mark is ok. Carol x

  4. Lovely card Claire. Take care. Sue x

  5. love this card, and a stamp on my wish list! sorry to hear about Mark, hope things come through quickly - I wonder what the NHS is coming to!
    hugs, annie x

  6. Your card is gorgeous Claire. I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
    Sorry to hear that Mark has to wait so long, I hope the pain eases soon.
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  7. A gorgeous card Claire, I love these LOTV images. Hoping your hubby is doing ok hun and things improve very soon.

  8. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the adorable image, and the papers.
    Kevin xx

  9. Fabulous masculine card Claire I love this image and your use of twine.
    Mark's injury sounds so painful. I do hope he has some relief soon. hugs, Pat K x

  10. So sorry to read about the injury... yikes! Hope that he gets some real relief soon!

    What a gorgeous card! Love the colors you have used for it!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

  11. Such an adorable card and I'm sure your dad will love it. So sorry about your hubby's injury and illness. Prayers that he will recover quickly. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  12. What a sweet card Claire, fab image and I love the layout.

    Hope the painkillers offer enough relief for Mark for the time being, wish him a speedy recovery from this set back xx

  13. H Claire what an adorable card I am sure your Dad will love it.Sorry to hear about Mark's shoulder hope the painkillers offer him some relief and you get the scans done quickly. Bet you are sick of hospitals now! Susan xx

  14. What a sweet gorgeous card. Hope the scans are done quickly and Mark gets some relief soon.

  15. stunning male card claire.i love this image and your design and colours are fab.
    i hope your hubby gets his appointment soon.

    xx coops xx

  16. Sending hugs Claire x

    This is a super Fathers Day card. I love the layout xx

  17. Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  18. Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  19. This is adorable Claire, I love all of the green and the fabulous twine! I hope all goes OK for Mark.
    Hugs, Tammy

  20. Hi Claire,
    I'm sorry yesterday didn't go well… must be so frustrating having to wait for the MRI and CT Scan. I hope the referral comes through soon… and hope the painkillers help Mark… it sounds very painful !!
    Hope you are ok hun… take care of yourself too!
    Aww your card is fab! I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully to match the scrummy papers! your dad will love this for sure!
    Sending love and hugs
    Sue xxx

  21. A brilliant Father's day card Claire. I love the image and fab design.
    Lorraine x

  22. This is a fabulous card Claire, I love your image and brilliant design.
    Poor Mark, I hope his appointment comes through sooner than expected.

  23. A fabulous card Claire, so sorry to hear about Mark, I do hope you get some positive news soon!
    Helen x

  24. Such a cute image and fab layout! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  25. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  26. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  27. This is such a fantastic male card, I love it! A brilliant layout and image. Sorry to hear about everything your husband is going through, I hope you're both doing okay!


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