Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday and bereavement

At long last I have something to show on my blog.
I have had a few health issues and have had to have a few tests and see specialists and have hospital appointments. I have a tumor in my left lung and it wasn't clear if it was from the kidney cancer or a new lung cancer. The good news is that there are no more tumors anywhere showing in my body at this time and hopefully never. In a week or two I will be having a lung biopsy. Something I am not to keen on having but necessary to find out exactly what it is. I am praying that by some miracle it will be benign. I have had enough people praying for me so I have a very good chance. Anyhoo on to my cards.
The first one is a beareavement card I made for a friend. Very simple with some flowers that I made myself and some butterflies.
The second one is colored with Promarkers. I have just got them and have been practicing with them. I still need heaps of practice but am enjoying it a lot. Not much else to say really.

Sorry the pictures are so blurry. I took them at night and on a different camera. My camera crashed...boohoo. Good news is there is another one on the way.


Iulia said...

Hey sweetie!
Ițm so very happy you are fineș I was praying for you and hope from the heart everything will be fine from now on too.
Your cards are adorable, Maz. Love the delicacy and the handmade flowers in the first one and your Promarker coloring in the second. Also, the wings look spectacular!
Really beautiful creations
Wish you a happy weekend!
Hugs, Iulia

Lisette Morris said...

Both are lovely card! And my prayers that all goes well with your procedure. Best wishes,Lisette

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Both your cards are beautiful! : )

Christina C. said...

Wow, Maz, both of your cards are spectacular! Tilda is absolutely gorgeous, colored to perfection! Love the beautiful lacy background!
Your sympathy card is sooooo it!

Louise said...

Beautiful, love the colours. Your sympathy card is very delicate and nicely done

Sandy said...

Hey Maz - two beautiful cards and your flowers are out of this world pretty. Tilda does look magical with that background which is lovely. Pretty, pretty coloring!
You know I love you!

charlene said...

Great news for you ...hope the lung issue is not a problem
Love your cards and the cut/doily you used is just stunning :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Maz! I'm so sorry to hear that you have been battling more health issues - I'm praying also that the lung biopsy will be nothing but benign and that you will continue from there on out to be cancer free!
Your cards are both exquisite! They are so beautifully done, with such pretty lacy backgrounds and gorgeous butterflies. I love the way you put the flowers on the bottom of the Tilda panel. And, do I detect a small charm there also? Cute as a button.

paola said...

Great cards, love the white on white with the touch of lilac. I wish you well and will certainly remembering you in my prayers.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both great cards.

Patti Jo said...

Well worth the wait Dear Friend!!! Love how you've put a touch of purple on your pieces and your flowers are beautiful! You took to those markers like a pro!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

First, I've got you in my prayers that everything turns out ok, Maz! Your cards are sooo beautiful! I love the flowers you've made and putting them on the lacy doily looks amazing! Tilda is gorgoues! I love the placement of your flowers, and your coloring is fabulous! I love them both!
hugs, Sharon

Angela said...

I'm so happy to hear your good news and will keep you in my prayers that your tests turn out in your favor!

On another note, these cards are gorgeous. I'm sure your bereavement card will mean so much to your friend, especially since it is handmade. Your Tilda card is lovely as well! Awesome coloring!

Take care, big hugs, Angela

Paula said...

Your cards look beautiful! They both are wonderfully done!
I'll say a prayer for you! I wish you all the best:)

Cricket said...

Maz, first of all glad you're back and hope you are well! Secondly, your cards are gorgeous. I love the purple.

Rene said...

Hi Maz!!! These are just beautiful...I love how simple and pretty and flower one is!
I will definitely be keeping you in my thoughts...please let us know how everything turns out!

Cami said...

Hi Maz! Both of your cards are so beautiful and I love your handmade flowers. I'm glad you're feeling fine, and I will hold you in my thoughts and heart and pray for a positive outcome on your next set of tests.
Big Hugs,

Chris said...

Hi Maz,

I, too, am so happy to hear your good news! I'll keep you in my prayers. I pray that your tests turn out in your favor! Hang in there!

Now, on to your cards. Maz, they are absolutely beautiful. I am totally smitten with the bereavement card. I'm going to tell you straight up that I am going to copy the concept! It's perfect and elegant!

Your Tilda is darling! The card is gorgeous! Your work is perfect as always!

Chris Christensen

Janny said...

What a beautiful cards, I´m glad your feeling fine, and I wish you well.
hugs Janny

Baukje said...

Hello dear Marion,

First of all I'm glad the test results were good news and I'm keeping everything crossed that the next one will be too.
Secondly I'm so happy to see you posting more of your beautiful work, I love both of these and I especially like the way you have used the doily behind Tilda it looks like she has more wings.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Maz. I love the purple tones and your colouring of Tilda is just Lovely!
I'll be praying all goes well for you with the biopsy
Take care Hugs Julie P

Linda said...

I am hoping for the best for you!!!!!Both of your cards are gorgeous!!!!! You did an excellent job!!!!!!

Peggie said...

Lovely cards. Praying for a benign tumor.

Mimi2six said...

I read your comment on Becca's blog, I wanted to let you know that you are in my thought's and prayers. I can relate to what you are going through. I too have had many tumors and had my right kidney removed due to renal cell carcinoma and a small tumor removed from the other kidney. I understand the tests, biopsies, surgeries and all of the junk that goes with the disease. I am telling you this to give you hope, after all the ups and downs, I am now cancer free, yeah!! My prayers are with you for a good report and a healthy cancer free life. God Bless You!

cathylynn said...

Maz your cards are BEAUTIFUL and so elegant. That die cut is fabulous that you used. I'm praying for Godly favor on your behalf with great test results.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Chris said...

Oh Maz, sorry to read about what you're going through again and I'll be thinking of you and hoping that it turns out OK. Sending you a huge hug and positive thoughts.

Your cards are beautiful and really elegant design for the bereavement card, I'm sure it's brought a lot of comfort. Your Tilda card is superb too, love your colouring and the gorgeous colour scheme.

Love and hugs,
Chris xxx

Danielle said...

Maz, both cards are beautiful, and very elegant. I have a coup de coeur for your sympathy card,what a lovely composition, and gogeous contrast between white and purple. Wish youwell, take care.

Elle said...

Beautiful cards. Both of them. I am saying prayers for you, too. I have been having some serious health issues myself so I have some idea what you are going through. Hang in there!

Pat said...

Hi Maz...your cards are gorgeous!! I am praying for you, hunny bunny!! Cancer sucks! Go kick its butt!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Wow Maz, these beauties were so worth the wait!! the bereavement card you say is just so simple wow wish my simple turned out like that, it's amazing, what is the centre cut out? I love it.
I am so sorry to hear you are still waiting for biopsies etc. I am sure you will be fine, you are so strong I am amazed by you, I keep sending you positive thoughts my friend
Love Jenni xxx

Barb and Darryl said...

Good to hear from you Maz and our prayers are constantly winging their way to you for your health.
Miss you friend.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous creating Maz! So many beautiful details! TFS!