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Friday, February 17

Hugs and Kisses!!

Good Morning, Friday again! Well yesterday i had my hospital app at the day unit and my consultant has decided to step my steroids down a tiny bit as my side effects and the secondary problems the high dose is causing are just getting worse and worse! Not sure i will see much of a difference at the moment but its a step in the right direction. I just hope my blood count can hold up as the steroids are reduced. I am totally exhausted and fed with no sleep and constant muscle cramps and everything else that it throws at me! As for the high and lows of emotions from the steroids.....even the kids know when its time to run and hide!!

I have been putting this card together for a few days..yes days!! I think this is the longest time to create one card!
I used my favourite Belles 'n Whistles stamp called "Beary Big Hugs" which i coloured using my distress inks.

Easel Card Recipe

Image - Beary Big Hug, Belles'n Whistles
Paper/Card - Papermania Capsule Collection (pinks), Tim Holtz Core-dinations, White Cardstock
Dies/Punches - Cheery Lynn's Designs - Fanciful Flourish & Cricut Wild Card Cartridge for the Hearts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon, Heart Charm, Gems etc all from my stash.
Sentiments - Personal Impressions.

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

Belles 'n Whistles Challenge - Love and Hearts!
Elisabeth Bell World Challenges - Hearts, Hearts, Hearts!
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes!!
Crafty Creations -Warm and Cuddly Teddies!

That it from me just now. I am going try and get some crafting time in today. I find the colouring my images, whether with distress inks or my Promarkers, so relaxing...Just what the doctor ordered!! Any excuse for some crafting time!
Thank You very much for taking the time to pop by.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Monday, February 13

Close To My Heart....

Morning! Well its very early morning. 3.30am and as usual i am wide awake.

I wanted to post this card i made today. I have fell in love with these new digi's "Wryn and Friends" from  Tiddly Inks! They are just adorable, i had trouble choosing which ones to buy first!

This image is called "Wryn - Close to My Heart and the sentiment is from the Wryn - Extra and Sentiments
The sketch i used is from Deconstructed Sketches...really do love the sketches over there..and great inspiration too!

Card Recipe 
DP's/Card - My Minds Eye - Maddison Avenue and Blush pads, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distresses Collection Core-dinations (where would we be without all the matching cardstock!)
Embellishments - Ribbon, lace, pearls and charm, which i put together myself, are all odds and ends that are lying around among my stash!
Sentiment - Tiddly Inks - Wryn's Extras and Sentiments

I woulds like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Valentines
Fairy Tale Challenge - Love Love Love....
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - With All my Heart!

Thats all for now! I am off to try and catch a hour sleep as i have the hospital tomorrow and will be falling asleep during my appoinment. The day care area i go to is so relaxing so falling asleep wouldn't be hard as the chairs are reclining and i am there quite a while as i have to have blood taken and wait for it to come back from the labs to determine the next steps in my treatment and change in medication. Fingers crossed that things are stable tomorrow...My water retention has improved over the last 24 hours so really pleased about that.
Thanks for popping by and taking time to look around!

Hugs, Lynne x

Thursday, February 9

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Hearts!!!

Just popping by to let you know that our next Elphine House Australia Challenge has now started!

The Theme this time is ...
This can be any type of card you like, not just a valentines card! As long there are hearts on there then thats perfect for our challenge!

The winner will win 2 Elphine House Australia stamps of their choice!

The only rule we have is to you use ANY Elisabeth Bell image you have....
It doesnt have to be a Elphine House Australia Stamp but if you have one we would love to see what you created with it!

©Elisabeth Bell

My Card Recipe
Image - Elphine House Australia - "Its a Girl" - New Release! Coloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - Tim Holtz Core-dinations,
Papermania Capsule collection by Jesse Edwards 
Embossing folder - Tri-boss (Hearts)
Dies/Punches - Sizzix Heart, Cricut Potpourri Basket, Spellbinders Edgeabilities (Classic Ric-Rak)
Misc - Love Heart Beads/Pin, Heart charm, ribbons, pearls from my own stash.
Glossy Accents and glitter and Sentiment (unknown).

I would also like to enter my card into these fab challenges too;

Wild Orchid Crafts - Love is......?
My Time To Craft - A is for Adorable!
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes!

I hope you can pop over the the Elphine House Challenge Blog to check out the other DT girls cards and join in with us! 
I am off now to try and sleep now as its 3.55am but i think it might just be another of those nights when i cant sleep no matter what.
Take care!

Monday, February 6

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage!

 Hi, Well its been a while since i posted. Before i go onto the challenge details i just want to say thank you for the lovely emails i have received wishing me well and a quick recovery! 
I was in hospital again for another week this time. I was climbing the walls but we seem to have my blood count heading in the right direction and stable. The down side is that the very treatment that is keeping everything settled is causing so many other problems. I cant win! I have to attend the Day Care Unit twice weekly for the time being for blood test and a review by my Consultant. The care i have been given so far is just first class. The nurses that work on the ward i was on just never stopped and nothing was too much trouble. They deserve double the salary, that for sure!

Over at Crafty Calendar we have just kicked off the next challenge. The theme is..
Love and Marriage with the OPTIONAL EXTRA of Lace and Pearls!

This month we have a brand new sponsor for you....the very talented Heather Ellis

 The winner will win 3 images of your choice from Heather Ellis's Etsy store or Website

Here is my card using one of Heather Ellis's Pure Innocence Digital Stamps
You can find her here along with so many more cute digi's. There really is something for all occasions!

Card Recipe
I used the sketch from The Crafts Meow!

Image - Heather Ellis, Pure Innocence Digital Stamp (022) coloured with Promarkers
Papers - My Minds Eye, Tim Holtz Core-dinations Card Stock
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Die Cut - Marianne Design Swirl, Spellbinders Nestabilites beaded oval.
Lace, seam binding, ribbon and gems from stash.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges;
The Crafts Meow - Sketch
2 Sisters Challenge - Red, Pink and White
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Hiding in My Craft Room - Red, Pink and White
One Stop Craft Challenge - For The One I Love.

That all from me tonight! Off to try and get a sleep!
Thanks for popping by!