Tuesday, 14 February 2012

With Love

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Well, what a difference a week makes! Last week I couldn't have felt any worse after having chemo, but this is my week off it, thank goodness, and I feel 1000% better! I started to feel a little better by late Saturday, but yesterday I actually felt good....better than I have done in weeks! Not sure if it's the acupuncture I had on Saturday or if it's the chemo doing it's stuff, (it had want to be knocking out the bad guys after how it made me feel!) but I could actually walk pain free yesterday. I still can't walk too freely, but it's a hell of a lot better than I've been doing lately, Hubby and I even went shopping for a little while yesterday without any problems and my back still feels OK this morning too!

Here's a card I made when I started to feel a little better.

Heat embossing is what first got me hooked on stamping, but I got very lazy and just couldn't be bothered doing it for quite a long time. I picked up some nice glittery embossing powder at a craft show last year though and thought I'd give it a go with this card. I heat embossed the heart and the greeting, though you may have to click on the photo to see this properly, it does look nice and glittery in real life though. The background is stamped with a Darkroom Door floral background stamp in Fired Brick Distress Ink, the heart (Stampin' Up) also uses the same ink, the glitter EP is clear. The (Stamp-It) greeting is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I also used a Cheery Lynn doily die, ribbon and buttons from my stash. The twine threaded through the buttons is something that has been hanging around the house for years, it was originally from a kite my kids had when they were little......recycling at it's best, it's fabulous twine too!

I've entered my card in the following challenges:-

Daring Cardmakers - Hearts and Doilies.

Annabelle Stamps - Say it in......Red, black and white.

Clean & Simple - sketch FTL 177

That's it from me, hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Carolyn said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too Lyn.

What a happy post . . . so glad you are feeling a lot better this week.

Carolyn S

Carole M. said...

a really sweet card Lyn and I'm so pleased to hear you're feeling lots better than where you were

Vicky said...

So nice to see you responding better to the chemo, I hope you get great results...& what a great take on the sketch, I especially love the way you used the doily :)

shirley said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better this week Lyn!
My hubby is having chemo too (second time) and has his good and bad days.
Love your red/black/white card with the doily. The embossing looks beautiful.
Take care x

Sue W said...

It's a great card Lyn! Lovely layout and a good design!

My SIL had acupuncture whilst she was on chemo and swore by it! Good to hear you're feeling better!

Natty said...

So glad to hear you are feeling a lot better this week. :)

The card is gorgeous, love the classic colour combination and the ribbon is perfect!

Thanks for playing along with the hearts and doilies dare on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week! :D

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

So glad you felt well enough to create Lyn!!
Love your card! Fab layout!
TFS with us this week :)

Sue said...

Great to hear you are feeling so much better, shopping will help with feeling better too-lol!
Your card is gorgeous, the sparkly embossing looks fabulous, I love the background stamp, it fits perfectly with the design!
Thanks for sharing at Annabelle's this week, take care! :)

Gez said...

Great card. The colours are gorgeous ♥ Thank you for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you're doing better sweetie!! The card is fabulous!! Love your take on the sketch!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card! What a great combination of the challenges! I'm sooooo glad to hear that you are feeling better!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Kathi said...

I'm glad you were able to get out and about.

The card is fabulous. I do love that color combo!