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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Less is More #56

Phew! I thought I`d never get here. I`ve spent a lot of time with the grand kids and away from the PC so this is the first time I`ve had much chance to post anything.
It`s recipe week at Less is More and we are asked " DON`T SCRAP IT" which means we are to make a card using all those little snippets and scraps that we hoard away. I have loads and do use them regularly (although the pile never seems to go down) so this challenge is right up my street.
I also have some serious fundraising to do soon so I took advantage and got carried away.

The card bases are made from A4 sheets cut to size but everything else is from my scrap boxes.
I`ve used Martha Stewart  and Fiskars punches along the bottom of the card and the sentiments are Flourishes Tag Lines and Papertrey Inc.

My gorgeous little Ruby is coming home today!
She had her chemo on friday and the doctor wanted to keep her in over the weekend to see how she reacted to it and apart from not eating much and sleeping alot on saturday and sunday she was fine. Yesterday her mum ( Cheryl) said that she was back to her cheeky self, eating crumpets like they were going out of fashion and was playing in the play room. Ruby has to go back to LGI every monday for the next 5 weeks for more chemo and then, if all goes well, they will operate to remove the tumour and the kidney.
I know there`s a long way to go but I`m feeling really positive now. Her op is scheduled for Easter week and there`s something in my head about new beginnings and all that.
Cheryl has asked me to say a massive thank you to you all for your well wishes, I`m sure it says alot about the power of positive thought. We both got quite emotional reading all the comments and both agree that you lot are the best.
Both Cheryl and Ruby`s dad Darren can`t praise the staff at Leeds General Infirmary highly enough, from the consultants to the cleaners they are fantastic but the biggest accolade has to go to the charity Candlelighters.
Candlelighters is a Yorkshire based charity that provides accomodation and food for the parents of seriously ill children which enables them to stay close to their children while in hospital among many other things. They rely solely on donations which is why I have some serious fundraising to do. Cheryl is a Teaching assistant at the school that the two eldest grand children attended and where Ruby goes to nursery. There is also a little boy from Cheryls class in LGI with Leukemia so we are hoping that the school will become involved with any fundraising but we are bouncing ideas about now and when everything settles down abit we`ll do something. Naturally I`ll be making cards to sell but Cheryl has been thinking about doing something quite big and daring...more about that later.
In the meantime my son Alan has set up a page on the Just Giving site Ruby`s Appeal.
I understand that this won`t mean much to many of you but if you are living in Yorkshire and would like to make a donation it would be gratefully recieved, or just take a look at the site and see what other charities are doing to raise funds.
Once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind thoughts.


  1. Still thinking of Ruby and wishing her well, the hospital sounds wonderful ! Some beautiful cards here Lynne, the rolled roses look amazing. My fav ones are the pink ones of course lol...but all super.Stay positive :) Viv xx

  2. Firstly Lynne good news that Ruby is coming home...
    YOur cards are so lovely...amazing what you can do with a few scraps


  3. Beautiful cards Lynne. Very impressive haul.

    SOOO pleased to hear that Ruby is doing well. xxx

  4. Fantastic cards and wonderful news about Ruby.

  5. What a wonderful set of cards. Just beautiful. Good to hear that Ruby is doing well. I will keep her in my prayers

  6. This is a really beautiful set of cards :) SO glad to hear your little granddaughter is doing well. M x

  7. Hi Lynn, I came along earlier to comment on your cards and then spotted the appeal. Typical of me, I forgot to come back and comment, lol! Glad everything is going well. xxxx

    Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'll definitely have to borrow this idea!

    PS You are very welcome. I wish it could be more.

  8. Gorgeous cards Lynn
    I think I oe the green gingham one the best and yet the black white and red is striking, as is the pink lol
    So glad to read your little Ruby is doing good. Long may it continue and she makes a fill recovery really soon
    Keep u updated
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  9. What an amazing set of cards, the yellow roses are just perfect on the blue background.
    Very best wishes to you all. Off to check out the appeal.

  10. Oh my word. These are absolutely beautiful. I love your rolled flowers. So glad to hear Ruby is coming home. Sending good thoughts and prayers across the ocean. Ann Y.

  11. So lovely to read the good news about Ruby Lynne, Lovely for everyone to have her home!
    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, your paper roses are brilliant and my favourites are the pink with the dotty paper and the red with the fabulous ornate black and white DP:)
    best wishes
    Val xx

  12. Wonderful to hear that Ruby can come home whilst she has her chemo, sounds like she is much happier back with her family :0)
    Wow youve really set to work with these cards Lynn, love all the variations of the design and a great way to use scraps :0)
    Jenny x

  13. hi lynne! first i just want to say that i'm so sorry to read that your little granddaughter has a tumor, but glad to further read that she is doing well. will be praying for her and your family! second, your cards are just amazing!! those flowers... stunning!! :)

  14. Hi Lynne, it's good to hear that things are progressing well with Ruby and that she is feeling more like her old self again, that will make her mum feel much more positive too. All good wishes for the coming weeks.
    You have made an amazing start to your fundraising efforts, these are simply stunning and should raise a fabulous amount for each one!
    All success for this venture!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Lynne - so pleased to hear that Ruby is making good progress. Hugs to you all. I'll keep you all in my thoughts.

    I love the cards you've made - they are simply fabulous - the rolled roses are so pretty. I hope the fundraising goes really well.

    Hugs, Deborah xx

  16. Oh what a gorgeous beautiful cards and I wish my rolled roses were as perfect as yours.
    Glad to hear things are much more positive for Ruby.

  17. Hi Lynne, Every single card is beautiful. They are right up my street.
    I am sooo pleased to read the good news about little Ruby. LGI is a fantastic hospital. They have always had a great reputation. Personally, I can't praise them highly enough xx

  18. So glad to hear Ruby is coming home. Yours cards will be a great way to fundraise for Candlelighters - they are all beautiful. keep making loads and you'll soon get down your scrap mountain too ;-)

  19. Such good news to hear that Ruby is home Lynne. Your cards are all so gorgeous and will sell like hot cakes! Vicky x

  20. I can't believe how long it's been since I checked your blog! Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous! Each and every one.

  21. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"! mawaddainternationalaid


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