Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Owl card and an update.

Hi everyone, I have a card to show you plus a bit of a personal update. I'll leave the update until the end of the post, so just continue to read on if you'd like to know.

I've used this month's Bling Sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps, ABSC033. I used the owls from AnnaBelle Stamps 'Hooo Loves Christmas' set, which as you can see is not just for Christmas cards. I figure this would make a great Valentine or Anniversary card.

I've also used Kaisercraft DP and chocolate pearls, the greeting is from the same stamp set as the owls. I cut out my owls, then coloured them with Copic Marker and adhered to some layered Nestabilities dies - circles and Blossoms. The heart is coloured, then cut out and layered with a dimensional dot. The greeting is also popped up with dimensional dots.

Well, that's the card now for my update. I had yet another CT scan 2 weeks ago, then got the results from my Oncologist last Monday. The news was not quite what I wanted, but not disastrous by any means. The cancer that I have had all along in my lymph nodes has had a slight increase in size (0.3cm, so they now are 1.3cm). My Oncologist didn't seem too concerned by this as it hasn't spread anywhere else yet, he also said that my particular cancer has not acted the way they thought it would all along. He encouraged me to take another 2 months off chemo before we start again on a new regime, so I have agreed to take this path. I'm a bit disappointed by the CT results, but I'm trying to maintain a positive outlook. It's really strange as since I've been off chemo, a lot of the time I don't even think of myself as having a serious illness at all! Maybe that's just me being stubborn and refusing to acknowledge that I do have this rotten disease.

If you made it through all my waffling on, thanks for reading/listening!


Kylie said...

Hi Lynn,
I'm so sorry your results weren't what your expecting(I know what that's like)I'm thinking of you!

Your card is soooooooo CUTE, love how you used a Christmas Stamp Set for a super cute love/valentines day card!
LOVE the colours and the DP, just gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care, hugs,
Kylie X

Teresa said...

Great card Lyn.
Sorry to hear of the CT results. I'm sure it'll just be a small hurdle on the path to perfect health. I think it's a good sign that the doctor wasn't too worried about it. Stay strong!

Beth said...

GF keep that positive thinking and you will beat this I am sure and I will keep you in my prayers.

Your card is just so cute love those owls.


Anonymous said...

Lyn, I'm sure it was disappointing hun. Keeping a positive outlook will be the best way to fight it and get through it. Lean on the strength of family and friends when you are feeling low. Be patient and strong...I know you can! :) BIG HUGS

Your card is just adorable!! Fabulous colors!! Take care sweetie!

Lynn said...

A lovely card. The not so good results of your scan have not affected your colourful outlook on life. With that positive attitude I am sure that you will come out on top. take strength from the good wishes and love from your family and friends

Belinda said...

Lovely card and I'll keep you in my thoughts! Never sure what to say but I'm sure it's just a small little hurdle. Love your positive thinking and I'll send you some more!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Lyn, I love your sweet owly card and bright colours. I'm sorry to hear your latest CT scan results weren't so good. Think of you often, and you're moving ahead as you should; remaining positive is the best route for your overall well-being.

Sue W said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had a bit of a set back Lyn....very dissapointing, but stay positive! Thinking about you and sending cyber hugs your way!

You've made a wonderful card with this set......perfect little Valentine! Hope you added it to the AnnaBelle Gallery????

Anonymous said...

Adorable card Lyn!
I know how you are feeling and I am sorry that things were not what you were hoping for, but with your positive attitude I'm sure things will be okay. I am thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.

Vicky said...

A beautiful card, Lyn. As for your not-so-great news, I hope you know we are all thinking of you, & sending our positive thoughts your way, this is just a small rough spot on an otherwise bumpy road to a full recovery... I am so glad that you are able to share your beautiful creations with us. I know you have the fortitude, so stay positive, & keep crafting, hugs from V

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Super cute Lyn, I love what you've created!! Hold in there :)
Thanks for playing along with our sketch!

Kathi said...

Wonderful card. Great take on the sketch.

I'm so sorry that the update wasn't the news you wanted. But if the oncologist isn't overly concerned, you should follow his example.

I hope that you stay strong and upbeat since they say that a positive outlook is very important.

We, in blogland, have your back and you're buoyed on our thoughts and prayers.