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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Simply Less is More # 159 & a Ruby update

Happy Saturday All!
Yes it is me and it is still satuday. I missed last weeks Simply Less is More challenge as I ran out of time so was determined to get in early this week. Funnily enough I was only thinking last week that I needed some more CaS male cards for the fundraising box and this weeks challenge is to make a Masculine card.
Here is what I`ve come up with;
I`ve used Papermill Direct`s Cream Hammered card and made a panel for the front of the base card.
I lighty stamped the Chevrons from Avery Elle because I didn`t want a solid block of colour, in Mememto OliveGrove.
I cut 3 hexagons from the same cad and embossed them with a Craft Concepts Woodgrain EF.
The leaf is a die from Joanna Sheen cut from Olive card.
The sentiment is computer generated.

Speaking of the fundraising box, it is 2 years today since our grandaughter Ruby was diagnosed with kidney cancer ( Wilms Tumour).
As regular followers will kow, her treatment finshed last july but she has had to have regular scans and checkups since then. All scans show that everything is fine and she is cancer clear. You can imagine what a huge relief this is to all the family but especially her mum and dad. Lots of people think that once tretment is finished then thats the end of it and she is better ( especially the LEA) but this is far from reality. Because her immune system is practically non existant Ruby has picked up every bug going from the usual tummy bugs to a very nasty chest infection but apart from that she is going from strength to strength. She is doing really well at school and a couple of weeks ago she recieved a merit for her handwriting and she has joined a lunchtime dance club so she often shows off her latest moves.
I`d like to thank you once again for all the support and good wishes you sent while Ruby was poorly. It meant the world, thank you. X

This was Ruby in Hull Royal Infirmary during one of her stays for an infection. I think there`s more paint on her than on the paper.
What a difference! This was Ruby just before Christmas celebrating losing her first tooth. Her hair is a bit longer now and is the most amazing shade of platinum blonde. It`s a lot thicker too.
We have so much to be grateful for.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Fabulous texture and design. Love it.

    So Glad Ruby is looking so well.

  2. How lovely to hear about Ruby and see such happy pics of her. She must be very proud of her gap!
    It's terrific to see her with some beautiful hair too!
    Your card isn't half bad either Lynne. Made with your usual flair!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Your card is fab, that leaf almost looks real. Ruby is the real star of your post and I'm so glad to hear (and see) how well she is doing!
    Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
    Guest "Less is More"

  4. I love the neutral colours and the texture on your card Lynne - gorgeous! But not as gorgeous as Ruby's beaming smile in the second photo! I know she has to be careful about infections and everything but she really does look the picture of glowing health. Vicky x

  5. Great card Lynne and so good to hear that Ruby is doing well, she looks a very happy little girl bless her
    Margaret x

  6. Can hardly believe its 2 years since you posted about Ruby's illness Lynne. What a journey you've all been through with a lovely outcome, such a happy little girl . . . bless her. Love to all Sue x

  7. Great male card. I was only wondering how Ruby was doing the other day, so thanks for the update.
    Lynn x

  8. What a difference in Ruby , Lynne she looks such a happy wee girl best wishes to all the family...oh and great male card by the way! x

  9. Great card and pics Lynne TFS xx Jan

  10. Oh, my gosh, thank you, Lynne, for sharing that updated photo of Ruby! Just LOOK at her! She looks the picture of health now and it makes me smile to see that twinkle in her eye and her fabulous disposition. She is truly an inspiration to all, young and old. Bless her always. I know it's still going to be a tough road at times with illnesses, but SHE MADE IT!!

    Of course, now I've totally forgotten your LIM card, but I'm sure it is sensational! It's just no match for Ruby!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Just love that card Lynne but smiling ear to ear on seeing that gorgeous photo of Ruby looking so well now...almost brings a tear. So happy for you all :) hugs Viv xx

  12. SO lovely to read a good report about Ruby. I think of her often, despite not being around anymore.
    Good news, long may it last...forever in fact
    Mandi x


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