Thursday, 7 October 2010


Hi everyone, I haven't quite disappeared off the face of the earth, but it has been quite a while since my last post! It's been quite a stressful few weeks for me, the results from my latest CT scan showed up "something" which my oncologist was convinced was a new cancer. He sent me for a PET scan just to make sure and after a nervous wait, the results showed that it wasn't cancer at all!! You can't begin to know the relief I felt hearing that news! They're still not sure what it is that showed on the CT scan, so the scan will be repeated in around 5 weeks time. Comparisons with this PET scan and the one I had done last year also showed a reduction in the size of the nodal cancer that showed in the first scan.......which means the chemo is doing it's job, thank goodness!

Needless to say my creative mojo had gone out the window so it's taken me this long to finally come up with a new card. I've used the sketch from Annabelle Stamps Blog and the theme from The Pink Elephant Blog - Childhood.

I just had to use this digital image, a freebie from Mo's Digital Pencil, as it shows exactly how I felt when I got the report from my PET scan! The image is coloured with Copic Markers, the background is done lightly with chalk as I don't have an airbrush system for Copics. The greeting is from a Fiskars clear stamp set. Also used Kaisercraft rhinestones, Bazzil cardstock, Nestabilities and Heidi Grace patterned paper.

Hopefully I can catch up on my blog comments over the next few days. I haven't been on the computer much lately as finally we've had some Spring weather and I've been doing a little Spring Cleaning, which didn't get done last year as I was recovering from surgery, and some tidying up in the garden. Hopefully we will be growing more of our own vegies this year as I'm trying to eat more organic foods now and prices are about double if you buy organic from the supermarkets!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Sue W said...

So glad to hear your good news! Yes I can imagion how you would have felt though I hope you didn't show your knickers lol!!!! Mo's images are soooo cute and a joy to colour.. You've made a great job here, love the dp you added and the red makes the whole thing jump right of the screen!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Annabelle Stamps and don't overdo the Spring Cleaning!!

Anonymous said...

Yahooo! I totally know where you are coming from and your card is perfect!!! I am so happy that things are going well for you and that the chemo is doing its job. I was worried when I hadn't seen your beautiful cards for a little while. So happy to see you back, enjoy your spring weather it is starting to get chilly here!

Vicky said...

Oh Lyn, I'm so very happy for you, I can only imagine the relief!!! & although we seem to have returned to the Winter weather-wise, Happy Spring, my friend :)

Belinda said...

Glad to "see" you again and glad that you had good news! :) Love this fun card and the fun colors you picked!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful news Lyn! Couldn't be better! You've done a beautiful job on this card. I love this image from Mo. I also made a card and gave it to a friend who was turning 50! That's something to celebrate!!!
Love the layout and your coloring is wonderful. You've still got Mojo!!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

A gorgeous card Lyn! Love the colours and love the image! Glad to hear you got the good sort of news :) Continue to take care, and thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card!! Love the fun image!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri~TPE DT

Sonya said...

Great news Lyn. Totally totally great news in fact! What a horrid time it will have been waiting for the results. We had a similar wait a few years back after my beautiful mum in law was diagnosed and treated for a Glioma. Sadly the news was bad for her. But WOO- HOO Im am thrilled for you and hope that you just keep getting better and better every day! xox

Kathi said...

Yay. You're back. I must say that I was worried when you hadn't posted in a while. I was going to email you, but I didn't want to intrude...

Anyways, great news that the chemo seems to be doing its work. I'll keep fingers crossed that the repeat of the other test comes out fine.

Great card and so very wonderful to see your work again!!!

Shirley said...

Too too cute for words!!

Beth said...

Hallelujah girlfriend what great news and I can only imagine the stress you were under.