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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Happy Easter

Firstly, just to update you.  

I did have my surgery on Monday.  Ten hours spent at the hospital, two of which just waiting for strong antibiotics to take home.  Thankfully it was third time lucky and I did have the procedure done this time under general anaesthetic and it was a lot better for me.

I still can barely open my mouth, can't sit upright for too long, barely want to eat anything (my husband is on strict orders tomorrow to go and get some straws as my mouth doesn't even want to open as far as taking in a teaspoon of soup!!), don't want to talk, my face is swollen and am in a lot of pain and discomfort.  I know it will settle down.  I'm not back to work until next Wednesday so that will give me time to get over the surgery.

I've then got to have a soft diet for 6 weeks and a check-up in 6 weeks or so at the hospital.  Fingers crossed the surgery is a success and the severe pain and discomfort I've had for 8 months is gone soon.

Thank you so much for all your kind messages.
Here is an Easter card I made before I had my surgery but didn't have time to do my blog post.  I have used a Delicious Doodles image called "Away with the Bunnies".  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens, highlighted the fairies wings and all the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen, added the sky with a blue Pan Pastel and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.
The backing paper I have used is from a new release from Bearly Mine Designs called "Mixed Media".  This one I picked is mainly green but has some splashes of blue, gold, brown etc.  It's amazing to think you've got all that texture and effect and the paper is totally flat.  I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edge and inked with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a Cherry Lynn die-cut border, some Joanna Sheen ivy die-cuts from a friend, buttons, bows and a sentiment off the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Open Minded Crafting - Use some buttons 
Paper Creator - Spring is in the air
Corrosive Challenge - Go green
Glitter n Sparkle - Include some green
Lacy Sunshine - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and cuddly
Kaboodle Doodle - Use green
Craft Your Passion - Go green
Crafty Sentiments - All about spring
Creatalicious Monthly - Easter wonderland
Inky Impressions - Think spring
Crafty Creations - Holiday
Penny's Paper Challenge - Buttons and bows
Inklings and Yarns - Inky Linky 48 - Anything goes
Simon Says - Glitter it (Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen used on fairies' wings and all the flowers)
The Crafter's Cafe - Make a square card
Delightful Sketches - Welcome spring
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi

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lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com said...

Very beautiful card Kym and I have kept and I am keeping you in my prayers.
love and hugs
susan s

Jo Nevill said...

Love your card, great image ! I hope you are feeling better very soon x

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Jo x

Alrik said...

Very nice card.

iReneM said...

Such a sweet card, Kym.
I hope you will soon be feeling better

Sandy said...

So sorry your not feeling well. Hope that doesn't last long. Your card is so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions Challenge. Good Luck! - Sandy

Teri said...

Lovely card hun. Those papers work so well with my images! lol
Hope the pain is easing for you now hun. Fingers and toes crossed that this surgery solves the problem for you xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring of the sweet fairy & bunny image. Like the colors & embellishing. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch204 Use a Digi.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful Kym, lovely composition with your card. Hope you feel better soon hun :) :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Use A Digi challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

Hazel said...

And another lovely card, Kym, for my Patterned Paper March challenge x

Diane said...

Fab image and lovely Easter card Kym !! I really hope things improve for you quickly sweetie....

Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiment Designs this week !!

hugs Diane xx

Jamie M. said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Unknown said...

fab card love the colours you have chosen, Thank for joining us at OMCF & good luck Pam DT xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card and such a sweet image.Hope you are feeling better soon.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

SAMARA said...

A lovely card Kym. I am sorry to read you are sick and hope you will be well soon. If your art is an indication of your healing...it is just so beautiful! Thanks for coming to OSAAT. Best, Samara DT OSAAT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Kym this is so pretty and perfect for Spring. Hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous creation!!! I love the papers.. those leaves are amazing!! Just stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

MommyScraps said...

Kym, I love the image and the touch of yellow! Very springy! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!

Hugs, Adina

Unknown said...

Wow. What a cute card! Perfect for our button challenge at Open Minded Crafting Challenge. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation, love how you incorporated the buttons.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally awesome card. I really hope that you feel better soon! Big hugs to you!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous card. Love your original design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
Delightful Challenges DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card and beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Meighan Wheller said...

Lovely card Kym. I just adore the image which is wonderfully coloured.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. All the best Meighan DT