Wednesday 23 March 2022

Floral 80th Birthday card


Good Monday Morning Ladies,

Oh aren't we blessed with the weather at the moment,  Lucy wanted me to go to Matalan with her, I have to say that I was amazed at the lovely Home Decor section and they had some lovely clothes too, I bought a couple of bits, nothing very exciting though.  

I was supposed to be going to Becca's Rheumatology appointment with her, luckily we checked though as unless you are under 18 they don't let anyone in with you, I do understand but when you have life long/ life limiting illness it should be ok to bring someone with you for support, there are lots of things that need discussing, lits of things to remember about drug side effects, especially around fertility etc, Becca gets so anxious in case she had to have Blood Tests or her massively swollen elbow drained, so all questions tend to go out of the window.  She did have a blood test but she has to go back to have her elbow drained. The consultant told her that she had Arthritis in her jaw now too, she had an idea as it was painful to open her mouth wide.   She will start Methotrexate Injection,  luckily it's a Pen type needle, so she doesn't have to draw the drug up, swap needle and then inject the drug.  She has had Methotrexate before but in tablet form,  which made her very nauseous. Fingers crossed it will work and she will have more movement,  after a few weeks she will be prescribed the Biological drug (Humira) to take alongside the Methotrexate. I just want her to be pain free! 

Today's card I finished about 10pm lady night,  it is Paul's Mum's 80th Birthday card, I used my Sara Davies Vintage Lace paper pad with my Heartfelt Creations Book Dies to create the card, I made the flowers with Crafters Companion Flower Foam and stamens.  I die cut the Sentiment in Silver Mirror card,  I placed the MUM letters directly onto the card but they looked lost, so I added them to an oval die layered onto Mirror card. 

I do hope that she will like it.  

I will upload a clearer photo later today, it was dark by the time I finished so it wasn't the best conditions to photograph. 

I hope that you all have a lovely day, 

Love and Hugs to all,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    I love your card today SANDRA. The colours are beautiful.

    I had K&N yesterday afternoon.We are still sat away from each other so talking to someone across the room is a little difficult. It was a quiet afternoon as we have just lost one of our long time members.

    I really have to make a start on my CC for this week. Today is the only day I have nothing to go out for so fingers crossed I can get my 'little grey cells' working.

    The CAFE is OPEN for all to pop in.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  2. It’s a beautiful card and I’m sure she’ll love it
    I hope Becca’s new meds help As you know more than most, pain is so debilitating
    I am meeting my great niece for lunch today I am so looking forward to seeing her
    Take care everyone x

  3. Hi everyone
    A beautiful card, I love the colour combo. Pauls mum will love it 😊
    Sorry to hear about Becca, such a lot to go through at such a young age. Fingers crossed the medication gives her some relief xx
    Mark and I are off out tonight to see Ed Byrne (from Mock The Week) Looking forward to it, but a bit wary as the covid cases seem to be rising again.
    Enjoy the rest of the day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hello, a quick note as I have no energy for more.

    Love your card today, and all the rest you have shown this week.

    Still suffering from this awful covid infection, it’s nine days and not much better.

    Hope you are all keeping well, Lilian

    1. Wishing you better Lilian. Hoping R is getting there. Just take it easy and take care. Hugs xx

  5. Hi
    Love the card for Paul's mum, she will love it too.
    Sorry to hear about Rebecca and her pain bless her. Hoping hew elbow feel better soon.
    Beautiful day in the morning but at 3pm here the sun had gone in and it still a nip in the air. Was to Frost and looked at some plants but will wait to buy some new ones until the colder mornings are gone. Can't believe it changing the clocks this weekend, it's just confusing :)
    Sending hugs to you all and wish you all manage to have a good night. xxx