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
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.
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