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6 June 2014

An Uplifting Occasion

Afternoon crafters, hope you are enjoying your day and preparing for the weekend.

I have been to the hospital with Mark this morning where he has had an MRI scan a CT scan and a load of blood tests and a visit to see our MacMillan Nurse - we are back at the fracture clinic on Wednesday morning to find out what will happen next!

so here I am with today's make:

Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Uplifting Occasion Stamp
LOTV Set 58 Grungy Greeting
WRS Butterfly Garden
Card & Wooden Butterfly, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink

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

Love To Create 118 Happy Birthday 118
Penny Black & More June Use Your Favourite Stamp
Natalie & Amy 21 Four Legged Friends
Crafty Ribbons 92 Butterflies & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x


  1. Gorgeous card Claire, I do like this image and the design.
    Kevin xx

  2. this image always makes me smile! a lovely card Claire. hope you have a restful weekend.
    hugs, annie x

  3. Hiya,

    Hope the scans come back ok for Mark. Love this card and that image is one of my very first stamps I bought, Its brilliant, Haven't coloured it for years!! oops!!! Love Hazelxox

  4. Hi Claire hope Mark's scans are ok I know how dreadful it is waiting for the results. A lovely card Claire what a fun image. Susan x

  5. Hope the results of Mark's scan will be ok Claire... Your card is so delightful ! Love love love the image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. This is gorgeous,fab image and

  7. Lovely card Claire, fab & fun image!
    hugs Jo x

  8. Hiya Claire
    Hope it went well at the hospital today and they soon have the results for you both. Poor Mark (and you) you have both been through the mill recently :o(
    Stay positive hun - things will get better :o)
    Fabulous card - brilliant image and pretty DP's
    Thinking of you both - take care.
    Debs xx

    ps Thanks for playing along at SnS - good luck xx

  9. I have always loved this image Claire and you have really done is justice. Beautifully coloured and designed.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Lovely card claire!mine could certainly hold a puss at the minute!!
    Hope results for mark what u need xx

  11. How gorgeous Claire, this image always makes me smile, and I love how you've coloured this.

    My hubby is due to have an operation on an aortic aneurism next month, like yourselves, we have been to and from the hospital for scans and bloods and clinic appts soI know a little bit of how you must be feeling, keep your chin up and keep positive.....sending hugs xx

  12. A perfect card for our themes Claire, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  13. This is gorgeous Claire and is one of fav stamps. Love your colour palette.
    Have a good weekend.

  14. This is a fabulous card Claire, I love your fun image.
    I hope Mark manages to get something sorted at the Fracture Clinic on Wednesday.

  15. Heee that's such a fun image, and you've coloured your kitty's fur beautifully!
    Hope Mark's scans come back OK :)

  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining our Birthday Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  17. I love this image!
    It's so funny and cute.
    Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Sketch N Stash.
    Hugs Merkku

  18. Hi Claire, this image always makes me smile, love the colours.
    Hope everything goes OK at the Fracture Clinic.
    Avril xx

  19. Just too sweet!! Thank you so much for joining us as we Celebrate Simply Betty Stamps 5th birthday at Love to Create Challenge!!
    Jackie - LTC owner/designer

  20. oh, how cute! the colours are so pretty and i love the embellishments. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  21. Hope everything's ok with Mark, a stressful time for you. Glad you could lighten the mood with this fun stamp from Penny Black, I think I have it stashed away somewhere - must dig it out!
    Anne x

  22. What a cute card! Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Love to Create! Mo xxx

  23. so gorgeous claire.i love this stunning image and your design and colours are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  24. Fabulous card , Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations
    Francesca x

  25. Such a fun card, love the image!

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

    Emma x

  26. Fabulous card & fun to look at & imagine lol
    Well done & Good Luck in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons
    Marg DT member for

  27. I found your card on the PB challenge. This is one of my favorite stamps although I have yet to use it as I searched for quite some time to find it. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. My mister and I are both cancer survivors. Fight the fight.

  28. You've used so adorable stamp on your beautiful card. Love the colors and your pretty design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x


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