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Monday, 6 October 2014

Simply Less is More # 192

Hello there, it`s a thoroughly miserable day today over most of the UK so not a day for getting out and about. What better excuse to stay put and craft.
The challenge over on Simply Less is More this week is a colour one and perfect for this month as it`s title is,
                                                                AUTUMN BOUNTY
I used decorative chalks in red, orange, yellow and green on Papermill White Linen card before cutting it out with a Spellbinders Hexagon die.
I cut a larger hexagon in white and mounted them, one on top the other using foam pads.
The leaf is cut from a X Cut die in dark yellow card and I`ve chalked the edges with orange.
Finished off with a sentiment from There She Goes.

We had some really devastating news over the weekend...Ruby has cancer again. After being cancer free for over a year the evil disease has come back to have another go.I can`t begin to tell you how we`re all feeling but especially her mum & dad who are, understandably, devastated.
Ruby had a really bad, chesty cough for about 3 weeks which didn`t respond to antibiotics or an inhaler so on friday her GP referred her to Hull Royal for an X ray. HRI liased with Leeds General where all her treatment will take place and they admitted her immediately.
It was thought to be a secondary wilms tumour that had settled in her lungs but apparently it`s a new cancer altogether, thought to be caused by the radiation she had for her last treatment, and is in her upper airway and pushing against her lungs but is easily treatable. It just means she has go through all the chemo and the side effects that go with it all over again.
That`s about all I know for now exept they have put her on steroids to control her breathing so they can do a biopsy and a lumber puncture and also to fit a port, which is left in to admit any medication she needs.
Because Ruby was only 3 last time her treatment started she just got on with it and accepted everything that needed doing but now she`s 6 and can remember things she`s a very frightened little girl. I`m sure the staff at LGI will deal with that as they are wonderful there.
So... not a very happy post today, sorry about that.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Oh Lynne, I am so so sorry to hear of Ruby's diagnosis. She has been through so much in her short life and it is so unfair for her to have to go through yet another round of treatments. But she is a little fighter and I know everyone will be pulling together for her. Sending you (and everyone) a great big hug and you are all in my thoughts. x

  2. Great idea to use a hexagon background shape, really shows off the colours !

  3. Oh Lynne what dreadful news, it seems everywhere you turn someone else has that insidious disease. (My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday) It's so awful that someone as young as Ruby has to endure all this pain and treatment but I'm glad to hear you say that the staff at the LGI are wonderful. Certainly makes me think I am so lucky to have my health.
    Blinding card btw, fab vibrant colours and loving those hexagon dies.

  4. This is gorgeous Lynne, such beautiful rich colours and fabulous design.
    I'm sorry to read the sad news about Ruby, so unfair that she has to suffer again.

  5. Oh Lynne, such sad news love. Be strong for Ruby and her parents, you all must be devastated. Give Ruby a big hug and my thoughts are with you all as you begin again all the treatment for the second time. I'm sure that Ruby will remain strong and fight this once more. Love to all............ Sue xx

  6. Oh, Lynne, I started off smiling at your beautiful card and now I am so very sorry for all that Ruby is going to have to go through. The weapons we have against cancer can be a double edged sword and this is a total bu@@er for you all.
    Thinking of you

  7. Love the design of your card Lynne and the chalky background is beautiful. So sorry to hear that Ruby has succumbed to that awful disease again and will have to suffer chemo once more. My thoughts are with you
    Val x

  8. Such a stunning and striking card Lynne.
    OMG I'm so sorry to hear the news about Ruby and can't put into words how shocking and upsetting it must be for you all. Thinking of you.
    Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous card and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. I really like this! The hexagon behind the leaf shape is really eye-catching. I'm going to Pin it.
    Happy LIMing!
    Rosey x

    1. I hit publish before I could add my sorrow for your little girl. I'll send up a little prayer for her tonight.

  10. I am so very sorry to hear about Ruby, Bless her little heart she has had to go through so much at her young age that most people don't go through in their entire life. My prayers are with you all and of course Ruby.

    I love the simplicity of your card and the lovely colours.

  11. Your card is wonderful Lynne.
    It's SO distressing to read about Ruby and I send all good wishes to you all at this really difficult time,
    Bless her, sending lots of healing vibes.
    Chrissie xx

  12. What a lovely card - the chalked hexagon is the perfect background for your leaf. So sorry to hear about Ruby - I do hope she gets the treatment she needs; meanwhile, sending good wishes to you and your family.

  13. Oh Lynne,what terrible news. My heart goes out to you all.After all that Ruby has been through lately,it's just not fair ! Will keep you all in my prayers ......have to just add that your card is fabulous as always !big hugs Viv xx

  14. So sorry to read about Ruby! Hope the people that are near here can give her as much positive energy as she needs...
    Your card is a beauty; the shape and colours, the leaf that looks like it has fallen on your card; such a perfect CAS-card. Gerrina xx

  15. I saw your post on FB about Ruby - so sorry to read that the cancer's back. Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you all.

    I think your card is simply fabulous - the shaded colours on the hexagon look fabulous, great CAS card!

    Hugs, xx


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