Sunday, 26 May 2013

Purple Hair!

Good evening, all! Thank you for your kind words last week when my daughter had a hospital appointment. Unfortunately she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that often attacks people in their 20s and 30s - but it has been caught early, and the prognosis is very good! There's a 90% chance of a complete cure. The next 6 months will be tough, as she must have chemotherapy once a fortnight, but she is determined to make the best of things. It helps that she has very good friends - and so do I, including you guys!

The ribbon for the disease is coloured violet, so I hunted through my snippets box for purple papers, which I distressed with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, to make this card for her.

The gorgeous image is one of Krista Smith's amazing artworks: this one is an older digi called 'Chasing Butterflies' but I can't find her in Krista's shop. I coloured her in Promarkers, using the wonderful thin nibs, and the list is below.

I used a Nestie to cut her out. The die-cut flourish is by Cheery Lynn, I cut a side-branch off and added it to the right side. The butterflies are cut from a scrap of yellow glitter-card with a punch by Martha Stewart. The silky spotty ribbon is from Hobbycraft, and the sequin flowers and purple gems are from stash. The flower is a Corncockle, made with a set of punches from Tonic Studios.

Here's a close-up:

I am really chuffed with how the colouring turned out, especially the hair!!

Challenges I'm entering: Tuesday Morning Sketches supplied the gorgeous sketch - I hope it's ok that I replaced the ribbon with the flower in the bottom left corner!

Saturated Canary Challenge would like to see unusually coloured hair.

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge Use your snippets!

I hope you've all had a good weekend, we had sunshine, and apparently we're to get more for the Bank Holiday tomorrow! Huzza!

Thanks for looking, my lovelies!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Aubergine, Purple, Orchid, Lavender; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink; Yellow, Lemon, Primrose; Bright Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green (Flexmarker); Ice Grey 1, 2; Cinnamon, Tan


Lynne in NI said...

Awww, sounds like your daughter is in for a rough ride over the next few months. Though it's great to hear the prognosis is good.
Gorgeous card Mags, lovin the purple hair!

Lythan said...

mags, I hope that lovely card proved a great distraction for you. Make sure you make time for playing even with all life is throwing at you right now. I'll be praying for you and especially your daughter in the weeks to come

Rachel x said...

Hi Mags :)

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis... I must've missed your other post... I wish you all the best and sending lots of positive thoughts your way!!

Your card is gorgeous- I love purple and you've done a fab job on the colouring... love her hair!! :) I'm sure your daughter will appreciate the thought behind it and I ope the creative process helped you too :)

Big hugs, Rachel xx

Dawn said...

So so cute! Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear of your daughter's diagnosis, but thankful for the good prognosis!
Beautiful card!! I love the delicate die cuts!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Melissa Craig said...

Hugs and prayers for your daughter. I am so glad for the early detection and the good prognosis.

Your card is quite lovely! I love her hair - wonderful shades of purple. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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Sheila said...

Mags. I am so sorry to read of your daughters condition. I am a cancer survivor and can totally empathise with your family and all the thoughts that are spinning thru your heads right now. Having caught it early I am sure she will go on to lead a healthy long life. Do let me know if I can help in any way. And do make full use of your specialist nurse - they are a godsend! And don't Google!! Sending you cyber hugs Mags and wishing your daughter well :). X

Sue said...

Hello Mags
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Thank goodness it has been caught early and the prognosis is good. Thinking of you and her and sending you both comforting hugs at this time and hoping that the treatment goes okay.

Your special card is stunning, I love the image, beautiful colouring and gorgeous detailing.

Take care
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,fabulous image and papers.

I do wish your Daughter all the best fighting this awful

Di said...

Fabulous snippets card Mags - love the image and those purples are stunning.

Obviously it's not exactly brilliant about your daughter's diagnosis - but it's all positive really. Caught early and fast treatment is the best.You know we'll all be here whenever you need us - shouting encouragement and offering our friendship.

Hugs, Di xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable card love her purple hair. Sorry to hear the news about your daughter, although shes on a hard path, it sounds like it will be worth it, tell her to keep strong and positive.

Linda said...

Hi Mags, sending love and big hugs to your daughter. 90% chance of a complete cure is great news, hope the chemo isn't too hard on her xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Purple hair must be different to colour - it looks FABULOUS and you got the highlights just so! Love it. So glad you could come play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us :)

How wonderful to use the ribbon colour as your inspiration for the colours, without using the ribbon itself. I find it really hard to use the ribbons myself, so I am going to try to remember this next time I have the honour of making a card for such a hard time.

I don't have an ease with words to give comfort, but I am very sorry that your daughter must fight this disease. I am glad to hear that she is a fighter - and that the prognosis is good - and that you both have friends to surround & sustain you during the battle. I wish you both the strength you need! And I'm sending you big hugs :)

coops said...

so sorry to hear about your daughter mags, good that it was caught early and she sounds like she has a wonderful positive attitude and lots of support.
I love your card, fabulous colours and gorgeous design and image :D

xx coops xx

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

mags said...

Hi Mags, sorry to hear the news about your daughter. At least they have caught it early and the prognosis is good. Sending big hugs to you and your daughter.
The card you have made is gorgeous. I am sure your daughter loved it.

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. Sending you hugs to get through the months ahead.
Your card is beautiful.
Lynsey x

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness Mags, so sorry to hear about your daughter having Hodgkins, I know a bit about it, and have heard its very treatable! So I wish you and her all the best with the treatments, even though it will be tough! You can get through this! Thinking of you and glad you both are keeping positive! Hugs xoxo

I'm loving the purple card and this sassy image, so fun and pretty!

Your colouring rocks!

Sheila said...

Mags, Commented earlier but having probs with Internet so dunno where it went. So sorry to read of your daughter and that horrid disease. I am a cancer survivor so feel I can empathise with your family and what you are all feeling right now. Easy to say but if you can stay as positive as possible it does help I think. If there is anything I can do to help pls let me know as I am only down the road. Gorgeous card btw. Sending you all cyber hugs((())). Take care and if you want to pm me feel free Mags. x

Jules said...

Oh dear Mags

What terrible news for your daughter and the family as a whole.

That 90% chance of a cure sounds very, very encouraging though.. .. thank goodness for good friends and family to help you all along the way. Thank goodness it was caught early.

The card you made is gorgeous. Beautiful image and colouring.

Love and cyber hugs
Jules xx

Bridie @ said...

Fabulous card, really funky

Thanks for your lovely comment



Mrs A. said...

Sending lots of good hugs to your daughter and hope she quickly get starterd on her treatment. Hugs Mrs a.

scrappymo! said...

Crafty hugs to you and your family! I am so sorry to hear of your daughter diagnosis. Good to see you both facing it square on, as I think that is exactly waht needs to be done.

My DH was diagnoses when the girls were not yet at school. He did not have good odds like your daughter and he is still here with me!

We faced it square on like you and it really helps.

Your card is wonderful and so great that you used the colours for her particular form of cancer.
your colouring is gorgeous and shows that beautiful image off so well!
Hugs again

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I am so sorry to read about your daughter, sending you both huge hugs & always here for you hunnie xx

Gorgeous card, love the hair & embellishments you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

melsanford said...

A really beautiful card! I love all the purples :-) Wishing Sacha lots of love for the challenging times ahead. Thinking of you all. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

MaryH said...

What a wonderful girly purple card. You did a fantastic job of coloring, and so many highlites & shadows. Perfect. On the DD diagnosis: My son-in-law was diagnosed with Non-Hodgins when he was 14, not given very good prognosis at the time (his father only recently shared that with us). SIL is now 44 yrs old! You all have a strong attitude to fight & win the battle. Give your DD a big hug from me in the USA, and tell her BE STRONG, HAVE FAITH. And God Bless you both. TFS, and I hope you'll visit me if you have time. Loved the name of your place too! Wish I'd thought of it myself. Would fit here where I live.

Unknown said...

Jo Mags, sorry for being MIA with comments...hope your daughter will be ok...not a good moment and a huge challenge in life.
You SC card is stunningly gorgeous and one to be admired...will keep in annie xxx

Jane said...

Beautiful card Mags and hugs to your girl x
Thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary Challenges x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mags, Lovely card and the choice of purple is perfect. I like the sequins - I don't think we use them enough these days. I wish your daughter all the best for her treatment - if it means she will be well again, the chemotherapy will be well worth it. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Dianne said...

Thank goodness you caught it early,I haven't been here in a week shame on me.You'll be in my prayers for healing and strength. Its a gorgeous card Mags and colored beautifully. thanks for taking the time to share..