Saturday, 4 December 2010

A new chapter!

I got blood results back yesterday which told me I have inflamation of my liver and gallstones:( I am now nervously awaiting a scan to see what the treatment will be. I have been suffering terrible bouts of pain where I have actually passed out and had stupidly been blaming it on my IBS but of course its totally unrelated. This is a relief of course as I couldn't see how I was going to be able to stick this pain much longer. I am on a low fat diet and pain killers at the minute. No chocolate for me:(. But hopefully it will all be sorted soon. So onto my card!
Its for a lady's friend who is starting a new teaching job in England. I got this lovely image at Karber Images, she is so lovely and very useful:)

Papers - Colorboc, pink card from stash
Embellishments - flowers, button, leaves, card candy, glitter, ribbon and stitching
Sentiment - Stamping all day
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into
Simon Says challenge - followed their lovely sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - encouragement or congratulations
Karber Weekly Challenge - sparkle (on the scarf and card candy)
Glitterbabe's challenge - buttons and glitter (I have glittered the card candy and her scarf)

35 comments:

Miria said...

Oh, Pinky I'm so sorry! I think I couldn't live without chocolate - lol! I'm happy to see you keep on making special cards like this one! Unfortunately I'm no more a beginner as a teacher, I'd really have appreciated a card like this! Hugs. Miria
p.s. What is IBS?

nnalorac said...

Love the card Pinky, Gorgeous image and papers. Hope your feeling better very soon, take care. hugs Carolsxx

Jules said...

Hi Pinky

So sorry to read about all that is going with you at the moment. What a worry for you. Let's hope they can get things sorted for you .. .. and quickly.

As for your card. That is lovely and that image does look very useful. I can think of a few people that will be useful for.

Have a good and hopefully pain free weekend.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun I am so sorry to hear you have been in so much pain,and really hope you get it sorted soon,take it easy hun.
As for your card hun its simply stunning,just amazing detail,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

HI Pinky sorry to hear you cant have chocolate !! No honestly .. glad you have found out what the trouble is and that you can try and get it sorted now.you take care
Lovely little card .. cute little image and love the script embossing
Lisa ;)

Karin said...

Oh Pinky! I hope the doctors get everything figured out and that you get on the road to recovery soon...So sorry that you have been suffering! Who would have know, with you cranking out the fab cards? Love the image and layered flower. You will be in my thoughts...keep us posted.

Fleur said...

Oh Pinky, hope things get sorted out real soon.
A fab card & I love the papers
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nikbee said...

I'm so sorry you've been in so much pain. I hope things can get sorted out real soon. I love the card, such great papers and a fab image.

Nikki x

Anne said...

Oh Pinky, I'm glad they've found out the cause of all your pain and that the treatment won't be too traumatic. Hugs xx

PS - love the card!

Kerry said...

At least now the docs know what the problem is they can sort it and get you back on the chocolate! Gorgeous card Pinky. Love your colouring xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Pinky,
I am so sorry to hear that you are still in such pain. I hope they come up with some sort of answer soon because constant pain is so debilitating.
Your card is gorgeous. I adore the colours and the sweet image.
Take care,
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Pinky, what a fab card. Sorry to hear your health news. Hopefully you won't have to wait long for your ultrasound scan. If it's an inflammed gallbladder and gallstones I certainly remember only too well the pain of a bout of cholecystitis is. I suffered when I was pregnant with my eldest son but they said it was the baby sitting near the spine and I then had to wait for six months after he was born to get a scan as I had to wait for my body to get to rights. Yes, a low fat diet will help if this is the problem. I was also advised not to have heavily spicy foods either. I now work for a General Surgeon who undertakes gallbladder operations so that is what he advises patients whilst they are awaiting surgery. Also try to keep stress levels to a minimum - not an easy one I know. I found a hot water bottle my best friend during bad bouts. Thinking of you and take care. Kym xxx

Crafty Chris said...

TG they found out what it is and they can now get it sorted for you, take it easy, beautiful card and lovely image.
Chris x

Lorraine A said...

Hi Pinky :-) I am so sorry to hear you've been poorly ,, hope the low fat diet will work and it will resolve xx poor you no choccy or mince pies tho !!

Gorgeous card and am sure Cathy will love and really appreciate this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

ouch! will be keeping you in my prayers!

what a fabulous card! stunning image too. thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!

hugs :)

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hunni and im sorry to hear you havent been well, hope everything gets sorted very quickly for you so you feel so much better :o)
Sending (((((((hugs))))))) and xxx

theCook said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're not well, hope you get better very soon!

scrappyjacky said...

Sorry to hear this,Pinky.....but pleased they have actually found out what it is....and can hopefully get it sorted....and you back on the chocolate!!

Tracy said...

Your colouring is gorgeous on this image, fabulous creation. I do hope everything goes well with the scan and they get you sorted out soon.
Take care.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Pinky hun, not been blogging so didn't know you where poorly, big hugs hope you get the treatment needed and get well soon.
gorgeous card, love the image and fab stitch details. janex

Rusty said...

Oh Pinky, I am sending so many massive hugs to you!! I hope it all gets sorted for you soon, Beautiful card xxx

Berenice R. said...

Hi Pinky! Hope you get well very soon. Your card is gorgeous, I love your coloring. Thank you so much for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

Christine said...

Hi Pinky sorry tohear your poorly..I know what the pain your going thro is like..I had my G/bladder out 37yrs ago but surgery is dif now hope you get your scan soon....
onto your gorgeous creation fab colours great image love it.

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi ya Pinky
fabulous card, great image & colouring as always, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Pinky - I am so sorry to hear that you are in such pain - you are in my prayers! It seems as thought your pain and lack of chocolate does not affect your mojo - this is a gorgeous card! I love the sketch you have used - fabulous! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Mary J said...

Pinky, you poor honey! Hope you don't have to wait too long for the results.

No choccies - what will you do to cheer yourself up?!!! Champagne good but I bet you can't have that either!

Gorgeous card - She is flabby! Love the layout and embossing and embellishing!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Pinky.

Hugs Riet.x

Gina said...

Fabulous card Pinky! Sorry to hear you are unwell, sending you love and good wishes :D Thank you for joining in at Glitterbabes Challenge this week XXX

Anita said...

Beautiful card Pinky. I love that image and it's perfect for a teacher. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been unwell and in so much pain...And NO chocolate? That's horrible!

Pami said...

Hi Pinky, only just seen your post, I so sorry you havent been well, hopefully they can now treat it and the pain can stop. Lots of hugs. Pami x

Juls said...

sorry you are not feeling too well at the mo....sending huge big huggles!!!!!....your card is fabulous, loving the colours! Hugs Juls

Beryl said...

So sorry to hear this Pinky. I hope there is a good and effecive treatment available for you. Bit of a b****r not being able to eat chocolate. That's just not fair.
Lovely card - super design and image.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Pinky.
Sound awful no chocolate hope the scan appointment happens quick.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps.
luv
Debby

ileana said...

Hi Pinky, so sad you are not feeling well and so sorry you had been suffering, hope you get better soon.
You card is just gorgeous! love the soft colors you used on the image, so pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, hugs!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!