Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Fun with Di's Digi Stamps

A new challenge starts today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, the theme is "Summer Fun"... which is kind of ironic for me as it's Winter here and with everything going on with my son life is anything but Fun... however that's not to say that it's not a fabulous theme for the rest of you :-)
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 ChallengeKaboodle 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, HobbycutzTotally GorjussJoanna Sheen and Cards for Men all have Father's Day or Masculine themes, so I'm entering there.
Inky ImpressionsStampin' 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  


Desire Fourie said...

This is just precious and isn't his little friends too cute.
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debby4000 said...

Such a cute, gorgeous card.
What a hard time your family are having sending them my best wishes and hope they can keep strong, that the path my be long but it will be worth it.

Tracey T said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you, Matt and his family. Take good care of yourself & try not to wear yourself out. If I lived closer I'd be pitching in to do some babysitting! Sending you a big hug, Tracey xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card gorgeous papers Ginny x

Joey said...

FANTASTIC card Donna, your colouring looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at without words. Joey x

Kathy said...

How adorable. Thanks for joining the Animal Antics challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

MommyScraps said...

hee hee... so cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Love all those summer fun papers. They fit perfectly to your card!!!


Avril Ann said...

AWE Donna, this is awesome, such a fab image and great colouring, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges2, this fortnight, good luck xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your papers and your rocket. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

The Gov. said...

Adorable image and a fun summer card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Mau xx said...

Fabulous card Donna, Considering the stress you are under its amazing how you are creating such wonderful creations.
I am thinking of you and all the family and holding you up in prayer.
My dear Dad had a massive accident many years ago and they fought so hard to keep part of his Big Toe as It is such an important digit. I do hope they succeed in saving your sons.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

heidy said...

What a great fun card Donna!!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

Lexie said...

Love the super cute image and the fun colours. Great layout...fab card.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Lorraine said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna. The image is fab and I love the colour scheme, pretty papers and your fab colouring.

I hope things improve soon...keep smiling.
Lorraine x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the sweet image and your beautiful colouring. Great choice of papers to support the fun summer theme. The embossed band is a lovely detail. Thanks for joining our Let's Play Dress Up challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon. I wish your son all the best for a speedy recovery.

Tracey said...

Hi Donna, I hope Matt's operation goes well & he makes a speedy recovery.
Your card is fantastic, I love the papers you've used :)

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Delphine said...

Super cute card, Donna! Adorable image and your colours are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

happyscrapper said...

This is an awesome card. The colors and the layout are perfect. The sentiment on the inside fits also. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Dragon, and hope you come back.
Christine Dt

Helene E said...

What a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampin for the Weekend this challenge!