Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wow! I made a card!!!

I've been in the doldrums this past two weeks after hearing that I have a 'mass' in my body! It was there a year ago, but wasn't picked up on my CT scan last May!! It was only seen on my latest scan a month ago. I'm not a happy bunny and will be having strong words when I have my next oncology appointment in May!!

BUT!! I have managed to make a card that I love. (After seeing my best bud make one).
I adapted mine a little but the design is basically the same.

The paper is DCWV 'Linen Closet', my new favourite papers. LOVE the richness and the fabulous colours.
The flowers are from the SU! set, 'Delight in Life' and the ribbon is 'Anita's'.
The sentiment was made with a Nestie label die sponged with Color Box 'Blue Lagoon'.
The flowers are lying on an embossed background using SU! 'Lattice' embossing folder that a lovely friend gifted to me. I LOVE it!
I'm entering this card in these challenges....

Crafts and Me Challenges - Ribbon
The Paper Variety  - Use flowers
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Favourite things

Seeing this card made has really lifted my spirits. I hope you like it as much as I do.



Jackie said...

It was great to see you on Sunday Viv, and you know we are all with you in spirit {{{{{Hugs}}}}}
Wonderful card and even better in the flesh :o)
Love, Jackie xx

Kim said...

sorry to hear this Viv, I hope the test comes out ok. Linen Closet and Rustic are my all time favorite DCWV stacks. Beautiful card!

Beth Norman said...

Viv, I am so very sorry for your news. I'm glad you were able to create a little. Sending you all my love. xoox

me xox

Handcrafted With Love said...

Well done Viv you've certainly come bouncing right back to yourself now which is wonderful. I suppose i'd better get making some more cards if they inspire you.
Dan even got you a little treat today so I just need to remember to give it to you now!

Loads of Love,
Pam xx

mbchoj said...

Love the card. Sorry to here about your medical situation. My prayers are with you and your family. I do know how helpless you feel. My DH had colon ca last yr and my FIL has had 2 tumors removed from his leg 3 months apart, and is now seeing specialist at Roswell. Again prayers for a happy outcome! They do seem to work.
Mary Beth C.

Jessica said...

I pray that every thing turns out well for you. ;) God Bless Beautiful card by the way.

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Viv, I'm so sorry to hear this news, shocking for you sweetheart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love your card, keep creating these amazing projects and keep us up to date on your progress.
Sending you a huge hug n love
Suzi xx

Tami B. said...

Stay positive, and I will keep you in my prayers.
Love the colors of this card!

Glora said...

Viv, your card came out beautiful as always. I'm so sorry to hear your news and you will be in my prayers too. Hugs and much love - Glora

Robin said...

Love your card. Sooo pretty.
I'm sorry to hear about your news. Hope everything turns out okay. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

(:(:SMILES :):)


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Saying a prayer for you that this is just one of those freaky things. And the card looks great!

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Viv thanks for letting us know. I will have you in my prayers!

Anniebee said...

Your card is beautiful indeed, Vivienne! I'm a fan of the Linen Closet paper stack too. The patterns and colors remind me of freshly laundered bed sheets. So comfortable! You did a lovely job on the card and I hope that your trip to the oncologist goes well. I know how that kind of news dampens the spirit so try to remain positive. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Shari said...

Beautiful card. I will keep you in my prayers.
Shari Y

Janice W. said...

Hi Viv,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad your card has lifted your spirits some. It is a gorgeous card! I love the Linen Stack too!
Love you sweet Viv!

Linette said...

I love the color scheme of your card!

Cindy Beland said...

Your card is soo Beautiful! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs

Unknown said...

I hope that creating something made you feel better.

Theresa said...

beautiful! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Viv, I'm a new follower, directed over here from PKS' blog. Your card and situation causes me to pause and reflect. I came online this morning trying to be inspired to make the hardest cards there are to make -- sympathy cards.

You see, my ex-Mother-In-Law -- who loved me like a daughter for many years I was married to her son -- got a shocking diagnosis on Friday just past, metastatic lung cancer that had traveled to her kidneys. Prognosis just as bad as her diagnosis, "2 weeks to 2 months". She took care of visiting family on Friday in the hospital, wrote her obit, discussed funeral arrangements and then slipped into unconsciousness, and died 36 hours later.

Naturally, the family is bereft. They are angry that since Mum had been sick for nearly a year, the diagnosis was missed. But on the other hand, there is much joy! She lived to see her great-granddaughter born in December, when we thought she would not survive whatever was ailing her at Christmastime. There was no possible treatment anyway, and the speed of her passing demonstrates she was ready to go. She lived a full life as a strong, loving woman.

You're obviously full of spunk and life ... and a "mass" is just the next hurdle to conquer. Know that God is in control ... He put you here to inspire with your strength and beauty, and sent you to me to help guide me in this sad moment. You remind me, through Him, that my MIL led a life of love and laughter.

I will be "scrap-lifting" your card for my ex-husband, and for my daughter. Thank you for the inspiration. With {{{loving hugs}}} and prayers for you to stay in the fight and win!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Yara said...

Oh my! Sorry to hear about your mass! Hope everything turns out OK! Love your card! I have those stamps too, which I am neglecting! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

gina g said...

I am so sorry to read your news you have shown great strength already buy still creating,your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card.. love the colors. I am praying for you as I send this on to you. Keep positive, have faith.

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...


I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Viv so sorry to read about your news :( stay strong.

Tracey said...

Viv, just read your news, sending you (((hugs))). Please let us know what happens at next oncology apt. Card is beautiful, I must be so out of touch cause I didnt know about these wonderful looking papers.

Tracey x

Crystal said...

WOW your colors are FANTASTIC, what a GREAT layout and design!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Your Next Stamp!