Wednesday 16 May 2012

Stay Strong xx

Good Morning! There's a new challenge starting today over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges and this week, we want to see your 'Feeling Blue/Get Well Soon' creations. Here's mine:
Image - Milk Coffee digital images (coloured with Spectrum Noirs).
Papers - First Edition.
Sentiment - Whimsy.
Other - Martha Stewart flower punch and pearls from The Hobby House (@Ally Pally).
The image is actually called 'Celine Praying' and I've used the 'Stay Strong' sentiment because my family have had quite a bit of bad news over the last couple of weeks - one of my aunt's, who dealt with mouth cancer fairly soon after I had my own battle with cancer, has found some lumps in her neck and following initial tests, has been told that her cancer is back. She's up at the hospital today actually, having a PET scan to find out how far it's spread and then they'll make some decisions about what treatment she can have. And also, one of my uncle's - he hasn't been well for quite a few weeks, he was having problems with his throat and finding it hard to eat. At first, the GP told him it was some sort of infection and gave him some medication which seemed to help a bit but after the problem didn't go away, he went back to the doctors, who sent him to the hospital for tests. They were looking at his throat and also his stomach, so you can imagine our shock when the diagnosis came back - he's got lung cancer. For those of you so inclined, if you could keep them in your prayers, I would really appreciate it. I know that this dreadful disease touches so many people's lives but up until 2006, I hadn't really felt so affected by it and then of course, I found out I had thyroid cancer but it seems like ever since, everyone we hear about that is ill, has it in one form or another. I know that they've made alot of advances in the treatment of cancer but I hope that one day they find a cure. And I must also say that if any of you ever find a lump, be in it your breast or neck or anywhere there didn't used to be one!! Please, please go and get it checked out - you never know, it could save your life!!
And on that note, I'll be off for now. Back soon, take care my


  1. so stunning marie.gorgeous colours and details and i really love the image :D
    so sorry to hear your sad news hun, your aunt and uncle are in my thoughts.

    xx coops xx

  2. Oh Maria, I am so sorry to hear all this dreadful news - I am sending you all my very best wishes and my biggest hugs.

    I really do love your card - she is such a gorgeous image, love how you coloured her and that sentiment is perfect!

    Hugs to you!

    Mary xxxx

  3. Your card is lovely Marie, so pretty. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle hun xx Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Beautiful card Marie and the sentiment is perfect.

    I am so sorry to hear of all your bad news, my thoughts are with you and your family and I hope your Aunt and Uncle both make a full recovery.
    We've been in the same boat here seems like everyone that's poorly in 2012 is suffering from cancer in one form or another.

    Let's all hope that the rest of the year improves.
    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  5. Such a beautiful card sweetie the colours are gorgeous.

    My heart, thoughts, hugs & prayers goes out to your family sweetie I have lost 10 family members just on my dads side to this gawd awful disease & 4 of them were lung cancer, even my brother at such a young age. Lung cancer is the worst one of all shug & its also the one that gets the least funding. Pop along to Roy Castle foundation hun its brilliant & there are a lot of people in same situations that you can talk to on there it reALLY is a fantastic sight. All cancers should have money raised for them but lung does get the least recognition. Its the hardest one to see until its too late which is why the stone/colour for lung is Pearl/White cus there are usually no signs until its too late to do anything about.
    Wow I'm so sorry sweetie for droaning on I really shouldn't after losing so much of my family its like cancer is part of our family. I am sending you huge hugs hugs hunni & I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers darlin'

    Sorry I've not been by things are a bit up in the air right now at home so I'm way behind on everything. I'm trying my best today in between looking after Payton to visit everyone lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. Gorgeous card sweetie!!

    Sorry to hear of all your bad news are all in my thoughts & prayers, sending you all comforting hugs!
    hugs and xxx


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