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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!


  1. Hi Lynne, I'm not surprised you're exhausted. I've been thinking of you with all your hospital visits.

    I hope you get some crafty time today, I too find colouring in very relaxing, have never tried with distress inks, must give it a go.

    Your card is beautiful, fabulous colouring and I love your embellishments. Gorgeous.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Jo xx

  2. Adorable card Lynne, so beautiful. Hope you soon feel better. xx Jan

  3. Hi Lynne, what a sweet card, love the image and the soft colours. Hugs, Frea

  4. Oh Lynn, I wish I could wave a magic wand and make you all better. xxx

    A stunning card today. Hope you get your crafting time and unwind a bit.

  5. A beautiful card Lynne ... I find crafting a cure for everything ... so keep crafting and I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!

  6. This is lovely, thank you for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge for this week . best of luck to you...

  7. What a pretty card! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  8. Gooooorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  9. OOOOOhhhh your easel card is just delightful! The image is the cutest and I love the soft pretty pink and all the girly feminine touches. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

    PS SOrry you're feeling so bad - hopefully better days are near.

  10. Adorable card, very girly! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  11. Beautiful card - so elegant! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  12. What a beautiful card Lynne, even when you are feeling poorly your talent shows through.
    Im sorry you are feeling so bad, I hope the reduced steroids help you to feel better soon .
    Hugs x

  13. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for participating in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Desings!

  14. Very soft and feminine. Good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  15. AWW!! So precious!! Just gorgeous with your easel design and pretty details!! I love it! :) Thanks for playing along with us over at the Belles n’ Whistles Challenge Blog ! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  16. Hi Lynne ~~WOW this is PRETTY!!!!! This is a GREAT image and you adorned it beautifully!!! Love all the hearts and hey I am so very glad you find comfort in coloring--I do too:) Thanks for joining us at EBWorld and hope each day brings you wellness!!
    Hugz and blessings

  17. ohh wow what a beauty!
    Thanks for join us at EBWorld challenge.

  18. Very Pretty! Love your design. Truly inspirational!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Elisabeth Bell World Challenge!


  19. Oh, I'm so sorry to read about you illness - I'll say a prayer for you!

    Your card is absolutely stunning!!! I looove all your details and the fabby hearts on the inside. And Beary Big Hugs is my fav BnW image as well....

    Thank's for joining us at EBW this month and hope to see you and your gorgeous creations back soon!


  20. Hope you are feeling better soon sweetie ♥
    What a cute card is this ;o)
    Thank you for joining us over at the Elisabeth Bell World Challenge!

    Janneke XO

  21. Wow what a stunning creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge. Good Luck


  22. Holy cow, this is GORGEOUS! So sweet, pretty and girlie. I love the soft colors. I am not sure what's happening as far as your health goes, but I hope you feel better soon.


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