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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Simply Less is More # 194

Hello There,
Once again thank you all for your lovely, supportive comments regarding Ruby. I`m sorry if I didn`t get around to you last week but I`m sure you`ll understand what a trying week it`s been. More later.

This weeks challenge at Simply Less is More is to make a card using LITTLE CREATURES
Well....I had a good root about and found this set of stamps I bought years ago from Creative Expressions ( I think) and only inked up once. Although the stamps are quite a good size, mice are quite small creatures aren`t they?


I started by stamping the two mice then, after masking them I stamped the lamp post. I also made a mask for the lamp so I could sponge the background with decorative chalks.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from the same set. Unfortunately I caught the edge of the stamp and left a tiny mark so I`ve covered it with a clear gem.

Right, back to Ruby. Last week she had a lumber puncture and a CT scan on her head. There was some concern that she may have a tumour in her nasal passages aswell as she was still having some trouble breathing especially when laying flat. Anyway both sets of results have come back clear so that is a bonus. The steroids seem to be working and her breathing has improved over the last few days but she has ballooned. Her face looks like the moon bless her, she does look healthy but we are aware that it`s the steroids and she will lose weight once the treatment starts.
Because she has already had a full course of Chemo and quite recently, the effects appear alot sooner so she will start to lose her hair almost immediately. Not sure how she`ll deal with that this time but I`m sure we`ll get round it somehow. So this is the start of another 2 year treatment plan which will probably last at least 6 months longer because there`ll be times when treatment is delayed because of infections. By the time it`s finished poor kid will have spent more than half her life having treatment.
 Apart from that Ruby is fine. Loving the attention, making friends with the nursing staff and eating like a horse.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

7 comments:

  1. Lovely card Lynne and thanks for the news about Ruby.
    We continue to send positive thoughts and all good wishes for the duration of her treatment... for all your family too, as you're all in this together!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Such a sweet card Lynne. Bit rocked here as I hadn't been keeping up to date and just read back about Ruby. Sending love and huge hugs to Ruby, you and family. Please let me know if the playmates can do anything such as make and send special cards (via me or however).

    Lots of love

    Di xx

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  3. Beautifil card love those little mice.

    So good to hear about Ruby, bless her.

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  4. Superb little Christmas mice Lynne.
    thinking of you all especially little Ruby and sending good wishes.
    thanks as always for joining the challenge.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  5. Very cute meeces Lynne.
    Thinking of you and your family xxx
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  6. Sweet card and cute little mice Lynne, another super card yet again. Ruby is often in my thoughts,.... it can't be easy for any of you esp. Ruby of course. I wish her an easier ride this time, kids are so resilient aren't they. Sending big gentle hugs for Ruby and you all ;) Viv xx (((((((())))))))

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  7. I adore this cute little card the mice are adorable.

    Thanks for letting us know how Ruby is doing. Keeping your all in my thoughts and sending hugs xxx

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