Wednesday 23 February 2011

Variations on a theme and other stuff

Firstly, I must apologise for the fuzzy pics, the light was very bad and
I don't like to use flash!
I went for a medical MOT yesterday, mistake or not? Grab yourself a cuppa and relax a while!
I had the blood tests previously and was called into the Doc's for the results which I have spoken about before (underactive thyroid diagnosed)
Yesterday I came out of there feeling a tad deflated. My cholesterol is high, my blood pressure is a tad too erratic and I have a 43% chance of heart problems within the next ten years. The good news is that my thyroid medication is working although I need a stronger dose as it's could be working betterbetter. The extra good news (?) is that if I start taking medication for the cholesterol, which is probably hereditary, and the BP then my chance of heart problems later falls to 20%. Well that's a no brainer so having got to nearly 70 without popping pills (I was quite proud of this) I will soon be taking
3 different ones a day!

Anyways up, I digress. The above card was commissioned by our band for one of our members who sadly passed away peacefully at the weekend. Like many other cardmakers, I find sympathy cards so hard to make so I decided to make half a dozen for the box.

Both stamps are Hero Arts, stamped in black or London fog Memento, and the sentiments are from SU.
Nelli Snellen and nestie dies were used for the layering.
Did I hear someone snoring there? :o)
Jackie xx


Inger Harding said...

Your sympathy cards looks so calming, elegant and beautiful Jackie.
Have a lovely day and take care.
Best wishes for you and your health! :)


Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, your cards are beautiful, and perfect for such a sad event. You are right, we all find these hard to make, but you have found the perfect balance. Sorry to hear the news wasn't quite as expected from the doc, but glad they are looking after you. Fret not about blood pressure tablets hun, I've been on them for years to control mine and the bonus is that they stopped my migraines, hurrah! Hugs, Sxx

Doreen said...

These are all gorgeous

Shaz said...

Aww Jackie, your sympathy card are just perfect, very serene. Sorry to hear your news from the doctor wasn't what you wanted to hear. Take care hun. x

Viv said...

I am absolutely AWAKE!! LOL These are such lovely cards Jackie - I adore the dandelion stamp and particularly like the one in the oval with the stamp again on the bottom of the card. Keep taking the tablets! lol x

Viv said...

The cards look so beautiful Jackie, esp. love the first two. Sorry about your health problems, looks as if they are getting sorted though. Such a shame about your band member too, a loss for all the band no doubt. Take care :O) hugs Viv xx


Hi Jackie
Your cards are beautiful,sorry you didn't get the news you wanted but at least now they can look after you,
Hugs Dianne xx

Chris said...

Love all your sympathy cards Jackie, its not a nice thing to deal with but best to have a few spare.
Sorry your MOT did not go the way you wanted, keep popping the pills xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Very tasteful cards Jackie,Just perfect.
Kevin xx

Wishcraft said...

Perfect sympathy cards Jackie, they're all lovely. Sorry to hear about your health news. Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Your sympathy cards are all very beautiful Jackie. Sorry to hear about the docs hun, my hubby has to take blood pressure tabs and he's noticed a vast improvement.

Donna x

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Jackie. I know it's so difficult to do a sympathy card, but you have do a great job. Sorry about your diagnosis at the doc's, hope you get it all sorted soon.Sue.x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jackie, your sympathy cards are lovely, very fitting for the occasion. I love the stamps you've used. Sorry that you are going through the mill healthwise but at least there is medication to control your problems. My DH has been taking medication for high blood pressure for nigh on 30 years and at 72 is still fighting fit. Take care. Elizabeth x

coops said...

beautiful cards jackie.the designs are very elegant.
sorry to hear about your mum has inherited cholestarol too, my high cholestoral is just been monitered for now but i`ll prob end up on tabs too :D
sending hugs

xx coops xx

Carole of Brum said...

Sorry you have to use a sympathy card, Jackie. But your style with these cards really hits the right note for me, simple yet tasteful. Don't feel too glum about the docs visit, they state things in the worst possible terms, and at least something is possible to help. CoB

nnalorac said...

Lovely sympathy cards Jackie, love the simple look! Don't like pill popping either, been on them for twenty years and still forget to take them some days! Take care Carolxx

Lesley said...

love the agapanthus stamps best wishes Lesley x

Sue said...

Har har on the pill popping join my club !!!! wow on the sympathy cards they are fab Luv Sue x