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30 August 2014

It's Summer Time @ A Gem of A Challenge

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are all well?

Today has been a very busy day as we picked up our new Jack Russell Puppy named Barney - picture at the end of the post.

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's my turn to host with the theme:

"IT'S SUMMER TIME"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs  Sitting Chloe Digital Stamp
Pink Gem Designs Beach Fence Digital Stamp
Promarkers
Paper from Stash
Kraft Card Stock
LOTV Set 58 Greeting Stamp
Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink
Spellbinders Circle Die

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

Cute Card Thursday 336 Anything Goes
A Creative Romance A Touch of Kraft
Divas By Design Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes
Suzy Bees 44 Anything Goes

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

As promised here is a couple of photos of Barney - he is just so cute and loving.  No doubt more pictures will follow!  Wasn't too bad for his first night away from Mum, he only woke us whining twice!!

 

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a lovely day!

Claire x

2 August 2014

I'm Back & An Update

Hello my lovely crafty friends - I hope you are all well? 

I thought it was about time I popped in with an update and to say I hope to be back blogging a little more regularly now.  So sorry I haven't been stopping at your blogs to see you and your lovely creations.

Just so you are updated on my absence and following on from my post on 15th June, Mark had his full body PET scan back in June and although we knew the melanoma had returned in certain areas, we did not realise to what extent. Not only does he have tumors in his clavicle, neck front and back, but it is in his lungs, liver and spine. He is currently on biological chemo tablets and has also had two weeks of radio therapy. It is not curable, just manageable, the tablets will only work for a certain period of time, we then have other options of treatment, but these do not work for everyone. We have also been given a life expectancy, which we are not focusing on, but it does put this horrible disease into perspective. Mark gave up work at the beginning of July and luckily as I only work part-time and term time, I am able to spend as much time as possible with him and caring for him.

Mark will have monthly checks and another scan at 6 months, unless he has any adverse side effects or infections. We are both very positive and have dealt with the bad news and moved on, you have to remain focused as each day is so precious.

We are going to Cornwall in a few weeks time and I am also looking forward to next Saturday as I am going to the Great British Craft Festival with my fabulous friend Debs at Stoneleigh Park which is just 20 minutes away from me.  Looking forward to having a great catch up and hopefully getting my craft mojo back as I haven't crafted since Mark's diagnosis in early June.

I just want to thank you all for your lovely comments, personal messages via text, email and Facebook and your support, it truly does mean a lot to us both.

Please remember, don't be a stramger.

Hugs and love

Claire xx

Embossing @ A Gem of A Challenge

Good morning crafty friends.

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Katie's turn to host with the theme:

"ANY EMBOSSING"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Fairy Evie Digital Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Papers
Kanban Swiss Dots Embossed Card
Create & Craft Pearlescent Card
LOTV Greeting Stamp
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Liquid Pearls
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Gems & Flower Brad from Stash
Stickles

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

Crafty Calendar August Anything Goes
Allsorts 270 Favourite Things (Ribbons and pearls)
Suzy Bees 40 Anything Goes

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a lovely day!

Claire x

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