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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Less is More # 81

Good Afternoon All!
And a happy sunday to you. I hope the weather is treating you well.

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is to use Tearing on your card. Not something I do as a rule, the neat freak in me demands neat, straight edges but I`ve rebelled against it and come up with this one
Base card is Papermill Linen card.
I stamped a Flourishes Orchids stamp onto a scrap piece of linen card and coloured it with Promarkers then simply tore along the bottom corner and edge. I then inked along the torn edge with an Orchid Versa Color ink pad. Not sure if I like this bit now.
The sentiment is from the same Flourishes set.

I haven`t done a Ruby update for a while and a few of you have been asking after her so I`ll give you the latest news.
Ruby should have had another round of chemo last week but her bloods were low again so she had to have another transfusion. She is absolutely fine but gets tired easily when her blood count is low. She is back at Leeds General Infirmary tomorrow for a kidney function test and they`ll do a blood test too, if all is well she can go ahead with her chemo.
I can`t remember if I`ve already told you about this or not ( it`s my age you know) but last time Ruby was at LGI was just before the Olympics started, when the Torch Relay was still going on. One of the patients from the cancer unit was chosen to carry the torch through a part of Leeds and proudly brought it in to the unit afterwards.
All the children that were in the unit that day had their photo`s taken with the torch. This is Ruby holding it.

Not the best piccy, I pinched this one from facebook. I`m hoping the original has a bit more of her on it.
You may have noticed that the fundraising has been a bit slow lately too. We actually have quite a good amount but it hasn`t been forwarded to Candlelighters yet. We`re hanging onto the money raised from Angies headshave (about £150) because we need to pay up front for Cheryls skydive but will get it back later plus more hopefully from sponsorship.
We were also hoping to do a summer fayre either at the school or the local community centre but to be honest Cheryl has had far too much on her plate going backwards and forwards to hospital, to organise anything so we`ve made a joint decision to wait until next year when everythings calmed down a bit. This will give me much more time to get a decent selection of cards made too.
I`ll let you know how Ruby gets on this next week.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Pretty card Lynne and a great image...thanks for updating us on Ruby....


  2. I think this is a beautiful card - love the flowers! Ruby looks so pleased to be holding the torch - great to hear that she's doing so well. Hugs to you all xx

  3. Gorgeous card as always Lynne! Well done on rebelling against your neat freak streak - something I struggle to do!!

    Thanks for the update about Ruby. I think about her all the time but I don't like asking you every five minutes! The photo is fab and very special.

  4. I'm not a tearer either Lynne, but needs must lol
    Your card is lovely....as they alway are
    Bless Ruby, all the best to her for her treatment to start again so she can beat this awful disease
    Thanks so much

  5. Thanks for your comment Lynne
    My mums flushes were over pretty fast she remembers, so Im hoping I take after her!

    mandi x

  6. beautiful colouring and nice tearing too - I don't tear much either. Thanks for the update about Ruby. How nice that the children got to see the torch!

  7. Love how you've colored the image and the torn edges look great. Hope Ruby continues to improve...she sure has been through a lot for such a little girl! Hugs!

  8. Lovely card Lynne and l'm with you, l never tear much either but think perhaps l should!

    Thanks for the update on Ruby, she certainly looks like a fighter :). I bet it was a truly special moment for her to hold that torch, one she will hold dear for many years.

    Big hugs xx

  9. beautiful card, lynne! but then, again, your cards are always beautiful!! neat picture of ruby...what a great memory for her!

  10. Well your tearing is still pretty neat Mrs! Tearing freaked me out too this week.
    Lovely pic of Ruby - that torch relay really did wonders for raising everyone's spirits - we should do it again for the paras!

  11. Beautiful card. Lynne thanks for updating us on Ruby - gorgeous photo; she looks elated. All my hopes go out for her treatment and outcome. Been there twice and got so many t-shirts....... but it's devastating when it's a child.

    Karen x

  12. Hi Lynne, lovely card. A super way to give focus to your image. Thanks for the update on Ruby. She looks very happy. x

  13. I'm so sorry that I'm late in visiting this week, but I have been on a wonderful cruise to Norway where I didn't have very good Internet coverage!
    Thanks so much for your lovely contribution!
    "Less is More"

  14. Hola Lynne, thank you for yours comments last weeks, is nice to see you:D
    Oooh Lynne i hope Ruby is OK as early as possible, the life is very unfair sometimes, Ruby is in my prayers.Beautiful photo with the torch!So pretty little girl.
    Gorgeous card Lynne, very bright colours and perfect CAS card.
    A warm hug from Palma and take care

  15. Hi Lynne, I've been having too much offline fun to get around like I normally do, so I'm playing catch-up. Your card is sooo pretty! I love the daffodils and your coloring is perfection!

    Thanks for the update on Ruby. Sorry to hear she's still a weak little birdie and I hope she gets her numbers up soon. The torch experience must have been incredible and thrilling! I made a little donation through the Appeal. Good luck getting it all sorted out. My prayers go out for strength for Cheryl.


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