Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Card — 4 challenges!

Hi to all my blogging friends out there. Before I reveal today's card, I want to share some news with you. I have just been diagnosed with a less common variety of thyroid cancer. I'm now waiting on the results of some more tests I've had done, to determine whether or not it has spread anywhere else. It has been a real shock to us all, especially after my grandmother died of cancer last year. We are just taking one day at a time.

With all the news and tests etc. I haven't had a chance until today to be creative. So with limited time on my hands I thought I would use a number of challenges to make one card...
I am a DT member for jac-inks, but Ann let me off the hook for not being able to get something done before she put up the latest challenge — phew!! ;)

So here it is...
Stamps: Embrace Life, Solid Stripes, Just Believe
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey, Versa Mark

I used the Solid Stripes stamp with Versa Mark to add a little more interest to the white areas. But this may mean the card is lacking the "white space" or "cleanness" required for Less is More — I think I can get away with it though. Don't you??


  1. Oh wow! What effects! Beautiful card! :)
    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Life gives us funny turns, doesn't it? Chin up and fight with all you have for your family! Will send my prayers to you! :) Take care.

  2. This is a beautiful cards Shelley.
    I can only add my voice to that of the previous commenter in wishing you strength to fight what is before you.
    With all good wishes, thoughts and prayers.
    "Less is More"

  3. Love your creation Shelley! Sending love and prayers your way

  4. Hi Shelley. Will be praying for you through this difficult time of uncertainty. Your card is gorgeous - as always.

  5. Your card is so cute! :))

  6. Hi Shelley
    What devastating news for you and I too wish you strength

    A fabulous card, that's a wonderful green
    Thanks for entering, great to see you
    "Less is More"

  7. Best wishes for a positive course of treatment and hoping your cancer has been caught before having the chance to spread.

    Your card is simply beautiful too


  8. Oh I love the colour block and matching stamping your card looks so elegant
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  9. Beautiful card Shelley and a very appropriately named stamp after telling us your news. Keep positive
    Val x

  10. Shelley, I wish you all the best with your diagnosis, and I hope those test results go well. I'll be thinking of you. In the meantime, let crafting be your release and therapy. And keep making gorgeous, serene cards like this! (thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends)

  11. Beautiful serene card.

    Sorry to hear of your news and hope it all turns out well.

    Best wishes. x

  12. Lovely card, simple and stylish.x
    So sorry to hear your diagnosis, I hope your treatment progresses well ((hugs))

  13. What an absolutely beautiful card. Sending you heartfelt wishes. x

  14. Such a beautiful card, best wishes for the future. xx

  15. This is a very pretty card.

    I'm sorry to read about your news, it's understandable you are in shock. Sending hugs and prayers.

    Jo x

  16. Hi Shelley, Thanks for sharing your news with us. I'm sure all your friends (bloggy and otherwise) would like to be with you in the love and the trials. Prayers and hugs from me as well. Melissa

  17. Oh fabulous job! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  18. WHAT an absolutely FAB card. So serene and effective.

    Sorry to learn of your ill health. Wishing you strength for the battle ahead.

    Hugs, Sandra

  19. Hi Shelley,
    I was so sorry to read of your recent diagnosis, but will keep you in my prayers as you face tests, treatments and decisions in the days to come.

    Your card today is beautiful.

    Heather T

  20. Shelley, this is absolutely gorgeous!

    I'm so sorry to read about your diagnosis. You are in my prayers, and I'll be checking back for updates. Big, big hugs!

  21. Sorry to hear your news. I will be praying for you to hear the best prognosis!
    Your card is so serene. One of my faves from this challenge.


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