Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Running late .....again


My DT piece for FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges where our theme is Cold and Frosty colours

What do they say about the best laid plans ? I didn't get my epidural treatment yesterday as they thought it best to wait until the neck tumours had been removed and the nature of them known before they do the spinal epidural.

But thank you so much for all your kind words, it was a shock to the system knowing it could be 'c'....still can't bring myself to write the word, but they tell me any malignancy of this type is usually self contained (it's not Thyroid/Goitre related as some of you wondered, in fact there is no visual evidence) hence it is being done after Christmas. So in the meantime life must go on as best I can and I must try and put it all in a box until after Christmas otherwise I will go totally potty.

And here is what I should have shared yesterday my apologies to all my teamies for being so tardy and late.

Another DT piece for Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs using his new Magical Name sheet....and of course a bit of  Pan Pastels in the background. You can find the sheet here, it's so nice to have the banner to add your own sentiment or greeting.

This weeks  Prickly Pear DT piece

Hope you all have a good week.

67 comments:

Gerrina said...

Love the first card! The colours on the other two are great... Sorry, in a hurry... Hugs, Gerrina

Beryl said...

How fabulous. I love the blue and silver and the sentiment is so lovely.
Missed your posts earlier this week so just had to scroll down. So sorry you have yet another 'thing' to deal with and hope you can enjoy your Christmas and the weeks leading up to it without worrying abut the op too much.
Hugs
Beryl xx

Eva Olmo said...

¡Beautifull Brenda!

Catherine said...

All gorgeous cards Brenda.... Love the color combo in the first card and the vintage effect in the second one...

Hugs
Catherine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sending you happy and healing thoughts Brenda, do hope you manage to enjoy Christmas. Your cards are gorgeous, the top one is especially lovely x

Suman Pandit said...

lovely creations brenda, esp the last one in very unusual colors !! take care , my prayers ans best wishes for your speedy recovery !! Hugs

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda...Love the sentiment of the first...Beautiful image on the second...Fabulous images & design on the third......Beautiful work Brenda....I am so sorry to hear about the problem with your neck...the fact that they will the surgery after Christmas makes me think it's not the C word...(.goitre???? Maybe.).. thinking of you try not to worry... everything I'm sure will be fine..... Hugs May x x x

Paula (PEP) said...

So sorry to hear that your planned treatment couldn't go ahead. I do hope that you can manage to 'box' it up to be dealt with after Christmas but I know that is easier said than done. You continue to be much in my thoughts & prayers.
That chocolate & aqua ribbon in the second looks absolutely wonderful - brilliant for those male cards that are needed & I like the way it's totally non fussy. Your first card is superbly enhanced by your PanPastel magic.
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Viv's Visuals said...

Chin up matey - don't suppose Sunday's score did anything to cheer you up either!! LOL
No need to visit - know it's difficult.
Three great cards - and I loved the top one as soon as I saw it on the DT post! Sending you big {hug}.

rachel said...

three beautiful cards Brenda - I love the first one especially - it is just gorgeous and sings beautifully to me! Big Hugs rachel xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Love and Hugs to you Brenda! I hope you are keeping in good spirits, sending love and best wishes to you and lots of positive good vibes and prayers for the operation to go well after Christmas!

In the meantime I hope you will enjoy yourself and enjoy the lead up to Christmas, and Christmas itself!

Loving the snowflake is a winters butterfly quote and card, gorgeous colours and embossing!

And great nicecreane image and card, as well as the Jingle Bells Chrissie card!

Take Care xoxo

Wendy L said...

Busy busy, lovely cards, xxxx

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful creations Brenda and I'm sure your DT's understand with all the other stuff you have going on. You know's where we all are if you need a rant, please take care of yourself xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful DT projects Brenda, lovely festive designs. I hope all the worry ends after Christmas and that things will look up for you! Big hugs xxxx

Janis said...

Love the snowflake/butterfly card, especially!!! Beautiful.
May you have the Lord' comfort and peace during this waiting time as you focus on joy and beauty. May He bless your holidays with a special sense of his real presence.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. Especially love the frosty blues. Hope you can keep some positive thinking going, and here's hoping for the best in the new year.
hugs Joyce xx

Marianne said...

What a gorgeous cards. Love, Marianne

Bridie Payne said...

Brilliant card, gorgeous altering and embossing

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a lovely day!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Glennis said...

Sorry to hear about the delay. Your cards today are lovely

Von said...

Wonderful cards, the blue butterflies are gorgeous :)
Von ♥

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Try to stay positive and I hope you get some good news in the new year.
Lorraine x

ALI said...

Lovely cards, I haven't mastered getting the frantage just around the edges it still goes everywhere good job I like it...lol

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my gosh, I've missed a post or two and the latest on your treatments. Sounds like a stressful time waiting for results about tumours. Thinking positive that all will be OK. Your cards are beautiful, I especially love the top one, the colour and the white & silver embossing (or frantage) is gorgeous. Hugs & wishing you all the very best, Shirleyx

Helen said...

Love the cards, Brenda. Glad you are (trying!) to keep positive, which is easier said than done. I am sure "they" will look after you.

Judith said...

Hi Brenda - I haven't been around much these past few weeks - I'm away on holiday ( I know again!) I'm just doing the odd DT comment when I get a few minutes and just saw you commenting on another post so thought I'd pop in to see how you were. I'm so sorry that you're having such a horrible time of it lately -sending positive thoughts and hugs x - gorgeous creations all over your past few posts! Hugs Judith x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards I am keeping you in my prayers and sending healing thoughts to you, big hugs
Kevin xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So creative, these are wonderful pieces. Love the fresh blue - it's gorgeous ?

Mau xx said...

Thanks for calling Brenda, it sounds like you are having a difficult time ;o( Lots of thoughts coming your way and added you to our daily prayer list xxxxxxxx Sending hugs
Love your creations, this butterfly one is Beautiful!
I see you use Pan Pastels...I really dare not add another medium to my collection of Oils! Watercolours! pencils! Pro's and Copic....but I am very tempted all the same.
I will blame you if Hubby asks where I got the idea from....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Kathleen said...

What a trio of loveliness.
Hope all works out for the best in the end, keep your pecker up.

Kath x

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards. I love the butterflies. Keeping my fingers crossed forsome good news after Christmas. Sharon x

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the blue frosty one is simply stunning x Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards. Will keep you in my prayers. Lots of hugs. ANesha

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Brenda! I will keep my fingers crossed for good news!Stay positive!
Big hugs,Kari :)

Phi said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda and all so different. I love them all.

Jackie said...

Wonderful selection of cards Brenda, My favourite is the flutterby card :o)
Sending hugs and wishes that your tumours are non malignant...Hugs
Jackie xx

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful crafting and artistry Brenda. They are all gorgeous. Thinking of you and sending you warm hugs and positive thoughts. Nicola x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sorry theyre keeping waiting for epidural plus surgery, pray earnestly no C. involved. May God strengthen an comfort u in meantime.

Love both cards, great elements onblue and must check out the Nicecrane Site as they are fab too, lv Shaz in Oz.

Merry said...

Firstly, thank you so much Brenda for taking the time visit over my way. Sorry I have been so slow visiting your blog. I am always playing catch up. So sorry to hear you can not have the epiduaral at this stage. I will be send positive thoughts your way and i hope you get good results. Now your cards are all so wonderful and all so different. Love the blues and silver on that first card...so pretty.

Tindaloo said...

lovely cards! Hope everything goes well with u - lots of hugs ♥

walchowDesign said...

You are always making beautiful cards to inspire all of us, Brenda! Don't worry about not commenting on a regular basis. Sending hugs and good wishes to you, Brenda! Take care!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, Im sorry I didn't visit last week, but as I cant get a decent link on my Firefox browser I have to come to IE and Id forgotten by the time I got to the last of my list so please forgive me, anyway love I hope you are ok and that you get your treatment soon as Im sure if would help. Stunning set of cards, love the first one especially you really are one talented ladies I know. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - all three of these are just splendid! The butterfly card is my favourite - the colours are beautiful and I love your embossing and those lovely butterflies. I have that sentiment too but it's a different stamp, and now you've inspired me to dig it out.

I've been thinking about you, Brenda, and I am sending healing wishes and prayers your way.

Karen Petitt said...

All three cards are gorgeous but I do love the Prickly Pear one - gorgeous colours and a fabulous layout - absolutely stunning xx

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, hope you're feeling ok my friend. You've certainly created some gorgeous projects here. I especially love the snowy one, thats one of my all time favourite sentiment. Sending you lots of hugs
Claire xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. All three cards look fantastic! You can see the heart in each one...I especially love the sentiment on the first one...and the frantage is a great touch. Wishing you all the best for your time ahead and sending (((hugs))) and thoughts your way. So not fair!
Dot x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers - LOVE your take on the winter butterfly with the frostiness around the edges, and cold coloring. Usually snowflakes are shown with that sentiment, and I really LOVE what you have done to bring the coldness of winter and the wonder of Spring together. hugs, de

mags said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda. Hope your treatment happens soon. Sending hugs.
Mags
x

scrappymo! said...

Oh no! Prayers offered here Brenda...praying you will have less pain, get the epidural eventually and get pain relief from that.
Hope your flare settles down (min has somewhat, thak goodness) and pray that your diagnosis is not the C word.

Your cards are gorgeous as always. I do not know how you are able to create such beauties with so much going on health wise. You constantly inspire me with your work ethic!

Ellie said...

These are just beautiful Brenda, stunning colors and designs on all! Hope you are doing well!

Patry Ro said...

Hi Brenda!! great job!! My favourite number 3!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, this is another wonderful array of little pieces of art. The all blue butterfly creation is so dreamy.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Brenda my favourite is number 1

Anne

Gemma said...

Stunning cards and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Aneri said...

Your cards always are lovely ;)!!!! The butterfly card is my favourite.

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, sorry not been round this week but I haven't been feeling too good, but I am sorry to read about your problems and I do hope you get them sorted soon. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know you have been it means a great deal. Take care.

Pat xx

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda. Thinking of you, one consolation at least is that its such a busy time of year that you will have lots of other things to think about. Michelle x

Gail said...

Beautiful Brenda!
Too bad you have to wait ....
That's like saying "Don't worry about it!"
Try to enjoy the season!

SusanLotus said...

I love your cold and frosty card!
It´s adorable!

Have a nice weekend!
Susan

Tracy said...

Love the softness of your colouring on the Nicecrane creation, absolutely gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

adziamar said...

Beautiful cards and espacially the first one

Eret said...

I can't take my eyes off from your blue card. I absolutely love it! This blue shade is so beautiful. Love the stamping and embossing. Stunning card, Brenda.
Try to keep bad thoughts away, Brenda. You are so kind and wonderful, you deserve only good things happening with you.
Hugs,
Eret

SeLena said...

Бренда, чудесные открытки)) очень понравились!!!

Laila B. said...

It is just a phase.... Soon you will be 100%. You'll see!!
And thanks for the chance to win this fabulous candy!!!
Take care, Laila

Darcy Schroeder said...

Fabulous cards!!! amazing!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, please know that you are in my thoughts during this difficult time, and wish you positive thoughts and peace.
As always your creations are just stunning.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

ionabunny said...

OMG your blue gold butterflies are stunning. Stunning

butterfly said...

Yup, another favourite for the butterfly here (not surprisingly) - a really stunning card. My thoughts are with you, and I do hope that you will be able to find a way to have a peaceful festive season with family and friends.
Alison x