Monday, 25 March 2019


At last, hello and good morning to you all!

Once again a big heartfelt thank you for all the truly touching messages and cards, they mean so much to us

When I ventured into my craft room the top part of today's card was on my desk winking at me and all I had to do was back it onto a slightly larger white panel then onto the white card base
I used the sentiment, from Tonic's Craft Kit 19, and stamped it onto vellum using a Distress Oxide in worn lipstick.  The stamp and die set is all from the kit 19 and you'll see future cards using the dies.  I used the corresponding die to die cut it then I die cut it 4 times more on white card.  The white layers were adhered together then the vellum sentiment adhered to the base

I had lots of die cut hearts in my 'hearts storage box' and I used 3 of them, that were die cut from white card, and coloured them with a ProMarker in 'berry red'.  When you use white card don't forget to add the colour around the edge so you don't see any white card

I used a NUVO Glitter Marker in 'strawberry bonbon' to add a little sparkle to the heart

I can't remember the colours I used to create the pretty background nor can I remember the stamp either and I apologise for that

In the Tonic Craft Kit 19 there is a NUVO Smooth Precision Glue Pen, I must say that I've loved using this on the small areas of the sentiment, it definitely is a precision pen!

Health Update:

In the last 2 weeks Steve must have taken me to hospital 8 to 10 times, we've been to Urgent Care and A&E, all to do with my infected neck wound.  It has been horrendous and so painful!  During this time I was battling my 3rd episode of shingles, taking the antiviral tablets for those then numerous antibiotics to no avail.  The antibiotics were changed 3 times as nothing would work then the GP I saw last Monday gave me a 'script for new ones and they have made a huge difference, I'm pleased to report

It was such a pity this happened as the first 2 weeks the wound healed nicely and you could just about see with the incision had been made then the following morning my neck was swollen, very painful and you could see the inflammation spreading around the area.  I have to be so very careful regarding inflammations due to my immune system being extremely compromised due to the drugs I take for the rheumatoid disease, that said I've not been able to take any since Christmas because of the swelling in my neck and had to wait, eventually, for the biopsy result.  I received that a few days ago and I have, again, TB in my lymph nodes (the first time this happened I was 12 and it was totally different to this episode) but there isn't any trace of lymphoma, that was wonderful to hear.  I'm not infectious with the TB and start treatment today, it could last up to 6 months

We also had to visit the Eye Infirmary as my right eye was bloodshot for 3 days and also hurt.  The rheumatoid is in my eye and I'm using 3 different eye drops for this.  We're back to the eye infirmary tomorrow for a check up

My neck wound is improving each day too, at the height of it all my son said it looked like a pink slug!  I have to say Steve and I agreed with him too lol

So after 3 episodes of shingles since the 2 January I'm happy to report there is only one shingle spot remaining but boy I still get the pain when I move certain ways.  TB rearing its ugly head again, I did not know it could develop again and, if all goes well with the bucket load of meds I am taking for the TB I should be able to restart the rheumatoid medicines again.... #happy bunny  

To top all the above I'm so happy to let you know that we have our grandson back living in the north east!  His mum and he came back last week and I am so very, very happy for my son, he lives for his son and the last year has been so sad seeing Lee being unhappy and missing 'his boy'

Until tomorrow....

June x


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  2. June the card is just beautiful and thank you for the update on your health, I'm so relieved for you and pleased you seem to be feeling a Tadd better now, long may it continue

  3. Hi June, it does sound like you have been through the mill over the last few months,
    Lovely pastel card, just gorgeous,I really will have to invest in some oxides. Xxxx

  4. Hi June,
    oh my you poor thing such a very lot to contend with you must be exhausted both mentally and physically too.
    Here's hoping you make a super recovery and no more flair up of that dreaded shingles.
    I bet you shudder at the word.
    Hopefully meds will sort out your neck probs too.

    Love your super card and the bautiful spring colours are so gorgeous.
    Beautiful stamping also.
    Not sure if you know this or not but when you want to make a die cut sentiment stand out instead of cutting out 4 or 5 times use and old ceral box for the base and then you only have to cut out 2 instead of 4 or 5.
    Just thought I'd mention it in case you didn't know.

    Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.

  5. Oh boy June you really are going through it at the moment. It does sound like things are starting to improve for you. The card you have made is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. This is a lovely card June. Thank you for sharing it with us. Glad you feel you can go back in your craft room again June and hope you continue to feel better and all the drugs help. Wonderful news about your Grandson. Take carex

  7. Hello again, June - so lovely to see you blogging again - I miss it when you can't do it, and worry about how you are feeling. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date and I do hope the rest of this year is better than the start.


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