Friday, April 1, 2011

Anything but a card

Hi there friends!

Not such a good week for me. I had my results for my CT scan on my Abdomen and chest. It seems the Kidney cancer that I had 6 months ago when I had my kidney removed has spread to my left lung. It is called metastatic disease. At the moment it is only very small but still a tumour. I see my Urologist on the 12th of this months so I will know then what will be done. Hopefully it can be cut out. I was hoping for a better year but I have beaten it twice so hopefully and prayerfully  I will beat it again. I have too many projects to do.

This box that I have made is for the Magnolia-Licious  Easter/Spring  Extravaganza contest.  Check it out. There is still time to enter.Fantastic prizes to be won and supplied byDiana from the Magnolia Store 

I don't think you would have seen this Tilda with lamb. I mixed up two images. I'm sorry but I forget what thisTilda is called. Yep! that's right! Tilda with Spring bundle  and of course the lamb is from the Tilda as shepherd stamp. I had fun with this one after about three attempts. The entries are so wonderful.

This picture is not the best. I need a good camera or I need to improve with my photography


Anonymous said...

OMG Maz I love all the detail you have put into this project, and the clever use of two stamps. The embossed mat (is it reversed?) the the DP and punched's all fabulous.
I will keep you in my prayers for a bright outcome on the 12th.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jennifer!
Yes I did reverse the embossed mat.
I hope it doesn't look inside out...hee hee.

Hope C. said...

Maz - your creations are lovely as always. I will keep you in my prayers.

Patti Jo said...

She is a beauty! Love all the detail you put into this box Marion. Tilda with Bundler looks very cute with the lamb. Wonderful coloring! You really did have fun with distressing, lace, flowers and all the embellies! Awesome job dear friend!!! KTF!!!

paola said...

LOVE IT!! i am a really frilly girly girl and love all the lace and flowers, your details are positively sublime! Your coloring also is out of this world stunning, TFS

Myrna said...

Maz, I LOVE your project! This has been my all time favorite Tilda! She is ADORABLE with the lamb! Very clever of you.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Janiel/ janny said...

HI Maz, BEAUTIFUL project!!! I love the colors and all of the lace is just Beautiful!!!!
Thank you for joining in the fun with Magnolia-Licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza.
hugs, Janiel

Kelly Neis said...

You are one strong woman! I will pray for your battle with cancer that it will finally leave your body.

I love your box and the pretty light green background. Your coloring is so perfect and I love how you shaded the lacy border. Very pretty.

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wow your box is so beautiful, what a lot of work, but worth it. The colors are wonderfull, the lace and design, very nice, take care Mascha

Shanna Shands said...

I really hope you feel better and I love your box truly a treat for inside and out!

Cathy said...

Your work is beautiful. I can't wait to take some classes.

Angela said...

Maz, I will keep you in my prayers! Good luck on the 12th - will be thinking of you!

You have created such a lovely box! It looks so elegant. I love the colors and you coloring is fabulous. Take care, hugs, Angela

Madge H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous entry Maz!

Kristel said...

This is really gorgeous Maz!! Stunning!
Hugs Kristel

Rosie said...

Oh Maz, I'm sorry to hear the results weren't good. I pray the Lord heals you again! I love your's sooooo gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and all the details are fabulous. Hugs, Rosie

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Maz! Wow, oh wow! You've done a super fantastic job on this box and I love the way you mixed the two images together. What a fabulous idea. Your coloring is amazing and I love all the gorgeous embellies.
I'm so sorry to hear that your results were not as you had hoped! You've battled this disease so brilliantly, I know you won't give up hope! His name is HOPE, FAITHFUL AND TRUE, HEALER, GIVER OF LIFE! Hang in there sweet lady!

Sandy said...

Maz - this is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous. Sigh - such pretty art work. Love the image you have used on the top and the sides of your box are outstanding! You are in my prayers Maz. You are absolutely right, You have so much beautiful art work that is still to be done!!
Love you - Sandy

Anonymous said...

Such a stunning project.
Sending you love,and keeping you in my prayers.

Sian xx

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning card!!!
Hope the news for you will be good
God Bless!!!!

Norma said...

Maz, I'm sorry to hear the result of your CT scan wasn't what we ALL hoped for. Oh, I am praying that you will have better news on the 12th.
Your box is gorgeous. I think this Tilda is called Tilda with Spring Bundle. Clever of you to partner her up with the pet lamb..LOL. Beautifully coloured. Amazing attention to details. Take care of yourself!

Warm hugs.

Peggie said...

Maz, I am so sorry to hear that the cancer has returned. I am praying you beat it again. What a clever idea to add this lamb with this Tilda. Your box is beautiful.

Eulanda said...

Awww Maz I'm so sorry to hear about your challenging news. Seems you should have had your share now and be over them. Yes you do have many more projects for us to view so here's to beating it!! Hugs! This project is OH MA GOSH GORGEOUS!! I just luv the pretty touch of lace around the outside and the top image is colored so beautifully!! Love your border work too. Magnifique!!

Candy said...

Dear Maz,
I am very saddened to hear your cancer has spread.
Please know you will be in my prayers for a successful operation and a good recover.
Your card is wonderful!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Crafts2do4fun said...

STUNNING! I LOVE it, your work is awesome, all the frilly girly girl stuff so sweet.

You are in my prayers, sure do hope and pray the Lord will heal you.
You are a very strong woman, God Bless You and Doug.

Jodie from Oz said...

Maz, your box is beautiful, a wonderful combo of images. Your lace & flowers are gorgeous. Sorry to read of your bad news, you are in my prayers, hugs Jodie from Oz xx

cathylynn said...

WOW Maz! This project is absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautiful coloring and amazing details. I'm so sorry to hear your news and will keep you in prayer.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Artesania said...

Hello Maz,
your work ia perfect and so elelgant.The coloring is great and the box is amazing.God bless you ,i wish you good luck for your projects and your health!
hugs Gudrun

Rene said...

This is just precious! So sorry to hear about your health will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Rene :)

sissi70 said...

wow รจ bellissima complimenti!!!Silvia

Iulia said...

Hi, Maz!
Your box is as beautiful as it can get! Great colors and the idea of mixing the two stamps is just great! They look perfect together and your coloring is fantastic! Great distressing technique and embossing too!
Its gorgeous, Maz and I love everything about it!
Don't you worry sweetie, everything will be fine again! Just be optimistic!
Hugs, Iulia

Sharon said...

This box is just delicious!!! I love that green you used, it makes me feel cool (it hit 92 here in Kansas - the Land of Oz today). I just found your blog from the Card Shack and will be following and praying for you now that we've met!


Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Love your box Maz, it's superb, stay stong babe!!
Love Jenni xx

Pat said...

Hi Maz...I'm so sorry to hear about your CT results. Cancer is so annoying!! You have lots of people praying for you, hon...including me. So...kick it's butt!! Now...let me just say...your project is just stunning! (I actually think your photos are pretty good...but I'm with you...when my pics don't turn out...I always blame the camera! LOL!!) Your coloring is exquisite...and I just love your papers and embellies!! Sending huge hugs your way, sweet friend! Pat Frank

Monique said...

Wow. This is beautifull !! I love how you put those two stamps together :)).

Hugs Monique

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, Maz! This is an amazing creation! I love the way you've combined these two stamps together. The box is absolutely gorgeous.

So sorry to hear that your cancer has spread. ((hugs)) You're in my thoughts!

ThePurplePlace said...


You wonderful new Tilda altered Easter Box is absolutely stunnin! I can't even being to image how long it must have taken you to create and color it. It's an amazing piece of art! I am so impressed with all the detail and time you must have put into this fabulous project. Wonderful!

I've also been admiring the coloring that you've been doing with the Prismacolor Pencils. I've tried them a few times now and have taken a couple of mini classes, but I struggle with the pencils and the force I seem to need to put into coloring with them. I just can't color at all with them and I guess it must have something to do with the Arthritis? It's simply not comfy at all for me! Bummer because the looks is really nice!

I am deeply sad to hear that you CT scan showed a tumor and I will be HOPING and praying that I can possibly be removed and/or can be treated! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers - I am so sorry you have to go through all this...seems so unfair!



Cami said...

Your box is just gorgeous, Maz! I love all the layering, the lace trims, the color scheme, your coloring...everything! Lots of time and love went into this project.
I'm so sorry to learn about the tumor, but I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a successful surgery if one is needed. I will keep you in my heart and prayers. You can pull through this, Maz! We're here rooting for you!

Hugs, Cami

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HELLO MY FRIEND!I thought i was here already??((scratching head))

I am sorry to hear about the tumor.OH MAZ We are praying for you hun.You are a string brilliant woman and we know you are staying strong.
All your friends in the blog world and ofcourse MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS group care for you dearly.We're all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Now hun your creation is amasing with these pretty colors and laces.


Irish Eyes said...

Wow! Your work is just breathtaking. Your beautiful spirit really shows through in all you do. I had to look at past years. Everything is so lovely.

I am so sorry that you and your husband have had such a difficult time. Thank you for sharing as we all need to be reminded to be thankful for every day of good health. I will pray for you both.

Take good care,

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful details. Such a beautiful creation you did on this one Maz. I will keep you in my prayer and good luck. Meanwhile, just stay strong and keep creating :o)

Sharon said...

Hello Maz,

I just love your beautiful gift box! Very clever idea to combine the two Magnolia stamps :)

I'm so sorry to hear your results weren't good, your positive attitude is an ispiration and I'm hoping that you receive encouraging news on the 12th.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

Sharon x

mitch1066 said...

Im so sorry your trials arent over yet.That dreaded C word....
Please take care of yourself,wishing you all the best:)

Michelle J from pennyflowers

Baukje said...

Hello Marion,

I'm so sorry the results of your scan were't what we hoped they would be, I'm keeping you in my thoughts that the news will be better on the 12th.

Your Tilda box is absolutely gorgeous with ALL the amazing detail you have used on it, and your colouring of course is PERFECT.
I LOVE the colours you have chosen,
I keep going back again and again to have another look at this gorgeous piece of art.

Lots of hugs...........Baukje

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your elegant design and colors!! Smiles, Vicki

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Maz this is utterly divine!
Such a beautiful creation I love it!
I am so sorry that you are continuing to battle cancer. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
kim x

Grace said...

Oh Maz... your box is absolutely over the top gorgeous! Love how you used two images together! The lamb is so cute! Love all the texture and details to the box. I'm so sorry for the news of your latest test but our God is THE Great Physician and I will be praying for you as you walk this journey!
Hugs and prayers,

Silvie Z said...

Oh my dear Maz, I'm so sorry to hear the results weren't good and you have to go through all this again. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!
Your projects is stunning! Love the lace around the box and the pretty soft colors! And wow - such a clever idea to mix two different images! Very original - love it!!
I'm sending you a very big hug hun!

kraftykylie said...

Hey Maz firstly my thoughts and prayers are with you now and through this rough time.
Secondly your Box is absolutely stunning!!! I think you made me speechless!!! Lol I love every detail!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maz,
I'm sorry about your latest news. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your box is beautiful. I love the lace and the embossing. So cute that you paired her with the lamb =)

Mimi2six said...

I found your blog by accident, although I know that I was sent by God. I too have beat cancet twice. I had my right kidney removed due to a cancerous tumor. A year later my left kidney also had a small tumor which had to be removed. I have since had over 20 surgeries but I am still here and going strong. I am telling you this so that you can be encouraged and know you can wand will overcome the "c" word. I will pray for you to continue to stay strong in God's strength and His Grace. I pray for a good report and for God to show himself stong in your life. God Bless you!

Maria said...

Maz, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hun. Take things day by day and don't let it bring you down. You've beat it before and you'll do it again!

Stunning creation Maz and what a genius you are to merge the images together. FABULOUS colouring and beautiful details. Hugs, Maria