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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Thank You, Thank You

Hello friends
Today a Thank You, Thank You Card!
This card has just appeared on the Spellbinders®  Idea Gallery and it features 
the Enhancing Elements die - Gold Ovals One.
Teaming these dies with your classic Nestabilities® means you can layer up a card easily. 
In case you haven't seen it Spellbinders have created a 
Nestabilities Compatibility Chart - you can view it here.  This is so useful - 
I've printed it off to keep above my craft table - a great reference guide.
For the last day or so we have been to and fro The Royal Marsden and this 
afternoon we are at King's College Hospital.  Elliott has been seeing various 
psychologists and we have learned a great deal about breathing and relaxation 
techniques.  Truly hoping this is all going to help with his radiotherapy and anxiety.
(I can confirm the relaxation therapist was very good - 
I nearly nodded off when I should have been making notes!)

I will keep you posted when I can, my posts tend to pop up at different times at the moment, 
I grab a few minutes here and there to type one up.  As always thank you, thank you for 
your comments and messages - I'm a little delayed in replying but I will get there :)

Take care friends.

31 comments:

Wendy L said...

You will all be ready for a holiday, it is so tiring going to hospitals all the time. Gorgeous card too, well done you. xxxx

LoraineC said...

Really hope everything goes better in the next week or two and the radiotherapy can get under way. Pretty card good idea about the chart I tend to get overwhelmed with all my dies !! Thinking of you all x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, the last thing on your mind will be your blog posts so don't worry about it.
What a pretty card, as always.
Good luck with everything today. Will be thinking about you.
Elizabeth x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I just want to say pretty much the the same as Elizabeth. We went to Canada a few years ago and I got a plaque, which is now hanging on our kitchen door, that says
"MAKE TIME FOR THE IMPORTANT THINGS"
You are doing exactly that, and we all totally understand and would do the same, nothing is more important than family! Just remember that we are all thinking of you and your family, and are here whenever you have time/feel like blogging. Take care

loftylass said...

Lovely card Christine and I like the compatibility chart idea - I'll be printing that off.
You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care.
Hugs
Heather
x

Laura O said...

great card ,relaxing tips will help you all .good luck with it all.Laura O

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card today,love the colour.
I hope things get better for you soon,thinking of you at Kings today. x.

Elaine said...

Hope things go well at the hospital. Xx

Lynn Hardy said...

Good Luck to Elliot for his treatment - hope the relaxation techniques work.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is really pretty Christine, love the gorgeous paper too! I really hope the therapist and ologists work and Elliott is able to tolerate the mask. I have my Aunt saying Novenas for him - they do work!! Susan xx

Anne O said...

Hi Christine
Lovely card - so elegant.
Hope everything goes well at your next appointment.
Anne O

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Christine, and thank you for the chart. I'll be printing that too!
Sounds like Elliot's doing well with his sessions, so hope they help him get through the treatment.
Thinking of you all.
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,what a super card again today. Thank you for the information about the chart,I will download it when I get home as it will be really useful. I hope that the relaxation techniques are helpful for both you and Elliott and that all goes well at the hospital.
Take care,love and hugs to you all,Maggie xxx

AnneRD said...

Thank you for keeping us updated on Elliott's progress, I hope he will soon be able to start his treatment.
Have viewed the chart and it is going to be very useful, however, I must remember that I don't need to buy all the dies!
Take care, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Christine, beautiful card, I would just like to echo what everyone else has said, god bless you all, hugs Pauline xx

Anonymous said...

I hope the techniques work for Elliott. I am amazed you didn't nod off completly with everything you have going on! The chart is a good idea and the card is lovely. JuliaT x

hazel young said...

Morning Christine beautiful card so elegant and love the colours. Glad the hospital visits are helping and hope you can get started soon on the treatment. Ive vote for you in the craft awards good luck and fingers crossed. Thanks for the spellbinders compatability chart great resource and thanks for sharing xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Loving the card and thank you for the heads-up on the compatibility chart. I have just printed it off too, I decided to print off double sided as there is 9 sheets, it is the first time I have printed this way, it printed off every alternate number, then laptop showed me how to remove and re-insert, and guess what !! the second side is the other way up ha ha. When I'm referring to it, my head will be going up and down ha ha.
I think I could do with some of that relaxation technique too, here's hoping this will help Elliott to cope with the mask work. It must be so, so, tiring for you all with all these hospital visits, but in the end it will all be worth the stress, when Elliott is brought back to full health. I look forward to that day. Huge hugs to you all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
You and Elliot must be worn out, its such a stressful and trying time for you. Keeping my fingers crossed that the relaxation method works for him.
Love your card today the layering is very effective. Will print the chart off as well it will be very useful.
Take care.
Lydia
X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a tiring stressful time you are going through. When all this is finished and Elliot is back to full health a wonderful relaxing holiday is compulsory.

Take care.

Love Val x

Maggie said...

Hello All of You. What a tough time you're still having. Elliott keep brave and remember anything is worth going through if it means getting better quicker. Christine, stay strong. We are all with you still and sending waves of support. Thank heavens you continue to have a sense of humour - how it helps. xxMargaretxx

Rose in Chester said...

Lovely card, Christine. I really don't know how you cram it all in. I hope you'll all be able to relax a bit over the weekend (put all those techniques to good use) and that Elliott will soon be ok with the radiotherapy.
Best wishes, Rose

Laura O said...

got my addition kit this morning .Can't wait to get going on it .Again best wishes with hospital appointments.Laura O

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
All the rushing to and fro really takes its toll, but here is hoping that the relaxation is going to help - hope so and still you make fabulous cards.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice said...

A lovely card Christine, Hope Elliott is ok with his radiation next week. Janice.xx

Mac Mable said...

You just think about yourself and your family..we shall be here ready and waiting when you are x

Planetsusie said...

I think you are amazing to be doing as much as you are what with everything going on. I will keep thinking of you especially next week. Take care of yourself as well.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

PS Thank you so much for the link to the Compatibility Chart - very useful indeed.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the chart idea as I have many dies so it will help, love to all the family and hope everything goes well love Jean Z xx

Ann said...


Hi Christine

thankyou for the Chart details I have printed it off will be so useful as we all do I have boxes of Spellbinders dies and this compatability chart will help at a glance.
Beautiful card love it.

Glad to hear the relaxation therapist did you good as well 'cos you need to be able to relax at times to keep going you are amazing.

Love and Big Hugs to you all Annxxx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Take advantage of any time you can to relax Christine.
Lesley

Stamping Bubbles said...

Take advantage of any time you can to relax Christine.
Lesley

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