Thursday, 29 March 2012

Uplifting Occasion !


Well i got a diagnoses on Tuesday and it's so lucky that i decided to go private as the consultant say's that i would have been in horrendous pain, if i had gone down the NHS route and waited another 4 months - I have 'Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis' and to say i'm gutted is an understatement (as i'm only 44), but i now have to turn this around and be positive, so i'm also going to go down the Homeopathy route as well as the medicine route to help me. At the moment i've been given a double dose of steroid injection, which will only last 4-6 weeks, but it will give me some pain relief while they sort out my drugs.

I don't know how i came up with such lush colours for this card, but i think it was something to do with matching the papers with the lace, pearls and flowers that i had !!! The papers are an old pad by Basic Grey 'Euphoria', that i have only used one or twice before, but i love the richness of the purple and i even managed to paper piece the papers onto the bra !!

Today's Card and Challenges :

Wild Orchid  - where Challenge No: 45 is 'Bingo' and i went for : Pearls, Flowers, Ribbon and Lace, but i also did paper piecing

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 65 is 'Mothers Day / Girlie' - I used 'Euphoria' papers

Sketch And Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 84 - Angies Sketch - My old stash is the stamp, papers, lace and ribbon

Image - Penny Black - 'Uplifting Occasion !'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Euphoria'
Sentiment - Papermania - 'CCSR'
Flowers and Pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and Lace from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Annette said...

Beautiful card Sam good luck with the treatment. x

susiestacey said...

Glad you have got a diagnosis at last, even though it might not have been what you were expecting but as you Sam you can now be positive and move forward and hope the medication is helping. Beautiful card such lovely colours x Susan x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image and card Sam, love the paper pieced bra,great colours..good luck with your treatments..


tilly said...

a stunning card, my fave crafting colours, sorry to hear your results but hope they work out the right treatment for you, being positive will help a lot, good luck
Tilly x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam. Hope you get on ok with your treatments. Take care. Sue x

Heide said...

I have this same image and it always makes me smile, Love your papers and the colors. So pretty.
Hugs, Heide

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Sam,great image and gorgeous colours...good luck with your treatments, stay postive.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam, the colours are wonderful and I love the image. glad to hear you are getting some treatment, I hope it helps and that you feel more comfortable.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

A gorgeous card, cute image and fab colours

Thank you for joining us at SnS


debby4000 said...

At least you know and there is loads that can be done. In my case its not a blood related arthritis so they will only treat it with pain killers that even make you feel spaced out or just don't work efficiently. So don't think you're end up like me, I have some friends that have RA and you wouldn't know they have it. So think postive.
Love your card by the way beautiful colours and sweet image.

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Sam, one of my favourite PB stamps!
I hope things start to improve for you very soon.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Cards by Alison said...

Sam gorgeous card love the colours you have used. Sorry to hear about the arthritis I too suffer from it. Hope the injections work and that it gives you some pain relief. Alison xxx

coops said...

stunning card sam.i love this image and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

nessy said...

oh sam what a sweet card ~lovely in lavender and such a cute image!!
sending you lots of hugs sam, hope you find some comfort very soon!
vanessa xx

loriete said...

Beautiful card! Simply delicious! Thanks for sharing it at WOC! Hugs, Loreta.

Lee said...

One of me fav images and i LOVE the colours too.So sorry to hear about your results,not a nice thing to learn.Hoping the drugs will help you, and your positive attitude.Thinking of you hun.Huggles xxx

kay said...

hi sam,sorry its not been better news for your resutls but there is lot of medications and alternative treatments out there.stay strong,x

Daniele said...

fingers crossed that you'll get your medication sorted out real soon, your card is sooooo sweet and those papers are soooo lush, glad you joined us ta SnS this week

jules said...

Sam i love the gorgeous card!!!! and im sorry to read your news.