I made a card, it was really good to have a break from hospitals and babysitting / housework - I finished at 2am as I couldn't sleep (exhaustion isn't necessarily the answer, lol)
I used the image Seaside Ted, available here - one of many images Di has that fit the Summer Fun brief :-) Fab'n'funky Challenges has Animals and Corrosive Challenge has Animal Antics so I'm entering there. Craft Your Passion has Let's Play Dress Up, my little bear is dressed up so I'm in!
I've coloured with Copics. Deep Ocean Challenge, Kaboodle Doodles, Creatalicious Challenges, Cute Card Thursday and Paper Pretties have Summer themed challenges so I'm entering them all!
I've used the sketch from Pile It On this time around; you know me, I love a good sketch :-)
The paper is a digi pack from Shery K Designs, it's called - believe it or not - Summer Fun! Papertake Weekly has Hot Hot Hot and Without Words has Hot Colours as their themes, so I'm entering there too.
The green cardstock is DCWV, I embossed the horizontal band with Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder, I thought it suited the Seaside theme.
The sentiment on the front is from Sentiments 4 You - I don't know if they're still operating - I cut it with Standard Circle Nestabilities, coloured the "rim" and matted it onto Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Digi Makeover has Punches and Dies as their theme, so I'm entering there. The brad in the centre (well not quite in the centre, but it should have been in the centre, lol) is from HOTP and the Card Candi is from Craftworks Cards.
I used some matching cardstock and paper to decorate the inside of the card, the sentiment (from one of my favourite sites, Create with TLC) is perfect for Father's Day :-) Creative Craft Challenges,Ready Teddy Go, Hobbycutz, Totally Gorjuss, Joanna Sheen and Cards for Men all have Father's Day or Masculine themes, so I'm entering there.
Inky Impressions, Stampin' for the Weekend and Stamping With The Dragon have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering there.
That's about it for my card today, why don't you pop on over to the Di's Digi Stamps Challenge blog and check out the rest of my teamies inspiration; as always there's some real eye candy :-) I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, there's a great prize on offer from My Time Made Easy and if you use one of Di's super cute images you get a chance at an extra prize!!
I'm typing this post on the way to the hospital to see Matt, he was readmitted on Wednesday as he has developed a serious infection. When he was readmitted he was prepped for surgery to remove the two toes the next morning, but when the surgeon who's been on the case since the beginning came in first thing he told Matt that he still thought it was worth trying to save at least part of his big toe. His foot looked very bad on Wednesday, but was looking a bit better yesterday afternoon so hopefully the Case surgeon is correct in his assessment.
The really daunting thing is that he also said Matt may be in hospital for seven to ten weeks before the final decision. We talked to Matt about trying to get moved to a hospital closer to home (there's a lovely hospital 15 minutes away from home rather than the ancient pile he's in now an hour away) but where he is has some of the State's top surgeons and in addition "his" surgeon is motivated towards keeping the toes whereas the surgeon he saw on Wednesday just thought it was too hard and scheduled amputation; Matt's worried that if he changes hospital he may get a surgeon more inclined to the swifter solution. An operation is inevitable but even if they can save an inch of the big toe the outcome is significantly improved in regards to rehabilitation.
So, it looks like his poor wife will be making the two hour trek while juggling breastfeeds and we'll be at their place babysitting and keeping their place going for some time to come - I'm not looking forward to it, but obviously want to support Matt and Elaine in their decision; if they want to give it their best shot then it's the least we can do.
He is missing his babies terribly, they have reached the "cute" stage of smiles and coos, Elaine won't take them into the hospital, she is paranoid about germs, but I think she is becoming more open to the idea of taking them in to the hospital gardens and letting Matt have some contact with them - I think it will be good for ALL of them if it happens.
Anyway, enough of my dramas! I'm not able to do a lot of crafting, but I am still trying to keep up with your blogs, so have some crafting for me, lol.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna