Cardmaking and chemo

First of all here are a couple of cards I made and sent to all my creative friends as thank you's for all their caring. Other friends received a variety of lovely cards that I have made previously in classes etc.


As is often my style this card was cased and adapted. I did not have any patterned paper with dots to match so made my own by using the matching cardstock (SU Brocade Blue) and embossing with the Cuttlebug dots folder then used my white gel pen to fill in the dots on the indented side. Worked well.

The sentiment has been embossed.


The other card I made in Almost Amethyst.

Whoops, just noticed a blunder on the card on the right. I forgot to tie the Chocolate Chip ribbon bow around the stem of the flower on this card. Hope the ones I sent out were all correct!

The stamp used on both these cards is from the Bloomin with Beauty set in the new Spring catalogue.

This set has now joined my list of favourites.

This next card was a sympathy card I made last week for our good neighbours whose brother died of cancer. It was made in a bit of a hurry and didn't turn out as I had hoped - never mind, this time it was all my own creation!


Sorry about the terrible photo quality :-(

Have had a busy week having to make trips to the hospital three days in a row. Wednesday for an ultra sound, Thursday to Oncology for final assessment and to sign my life away agreeing to the chemo, then on Friday for the actual first dose of chemo. So far, so good and am not getting the terrible reactions I had last time. Worst part is getting the intravenous line into a vein as mine have never recovered from last time, and the only other thing is the medication I am on to counteract the side effects of the carboplatin (chemo) tends to make you hyper and very alert. A lot of people would say that as I am never particularly alert that this is a good thing but it does tend to keep you awake all night. Your body is tired, your eyes can't stay open, but your brain won't stop working!

I am trying to decide whether to let them put in a port-a-cath in my chest to make it easier to do blood tests and administer the chemo. The downside to this is the risk of infection and blood clots and it also means having it done under anaesthetic. Has anyone any feedback on this procedure that may help me to come to a decision?

Anyway back to my cardmaking. I am in the process of doing another couple of cards as I have just purchased (at long last) the lovely Bodacious Bouquet set and wheel. Once again not quite turning out how I want but will keep experimenting and will post these once finished.

Happy creating all.


Faye said...
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Trudi said...

Hi Judy, your cards are gorgeous - love how you make or own blue 'DSP' very pretty.

Go for the Portacath - we use central lines all the time at work and they are a lot easier for the nurses and the patients. The risk of infection isn't huge as long as you use common sense. Good luck and take care.

Sharon said...

Hi Judy, this set is stunning and so are you cards. It must have taken a while to colour in all those dots! Making your own backgrounds is fun isn't it?
I'll be thinking of you as you endure this round of treatment.

kareNstampZ said...

as a happy recipient of one of these cards - they're gorgeous IRL, beautifully coloured in & I love the colour combos you used - very soothing

Debby said...

Hi Judy I think your cards are beautiful and using the gel pen to fill in the dots is brilliant! They are all nicely done and I would be honored to ever receive something from you. I will be thinking of you in this next course of treatment. Feel free to talk or vent or whatever you need to do; at me anytime. :-)

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely cards Judy. (Am a survivor so my thoughts are with you)

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
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