Thursday, 28 April 2016

Five on Friday

A really busy week this week with visits from family and trips to the hospital.  My sweet husband is having a hard time at the moment with a flare up of RA, several variations of treatment have been tried to no avail.  He has been on most trials but due to the stills disease not a lot seems to work.  At the moment he can only walk a few steps and is in constant pain.  This weird and unpleasant weather is not helping.  On a more positive note we finally managed to complete the jigsaw we started some weeks ago and several crosswords have been done.  I also found time to do a little crafting as we have lots of birthdays and events coming up.  Cards are the focus of my five on Friday post.  I am once again joining Amy over at Love Made My Home for the weekly get together and showcasing five of the cards that I have made this week.

 
The rattan flowers and tiny button match the beautiful paper perfectly and makes a wonderful Birthday card.
 
 
My second card is another floral but using a distinct darker and larger background paper.  The centre of the paper flowers are finished with a flower shaped pastel blue button.  Perfect for any occasion as the sentiment is "Just to say".
 

 
The third card I made uses a wooden embellishment as its focal point and is quite striking with a spotted background paper.  The sentiment is perfect for a friend I am sending it to who is having a rough time at the moment.
 

 
 
Card number four is a fun card using some padded embellishments which give it a 3D effect, perfect for any occasion.
 

 
Finally, card five is a card using some scraps of Harris Tweed, a beautiful fabric woven on the Stunning Western Islands of Scotland.  The colours evoke stunning memories of the lochs and moorlands.  It is certainly a place that stole my heart, we dream of one day living there.  For now we plan our little strolls and imagine the changing colours of the sky and sea, hand in hand making our dream a reality.  Amazing what a piece of fabric can do!
 

 
I have quite a busy day planned but I will visit later this evening.  Have a wonderful weekend.
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 

52 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that he is not well. As you say this weather does not help at all does it, sending him my best wishes for the easing of the pain. Lovely cards, such a therapeutic thing to do I find, clams me down and takes me away as I become totally immersed in it all. enjoy your busy day x

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  2. The Harris tweed card is wonderful! What a great idea to use such beautiful fabric that way.

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  3. You have made some unusual and beautiful cards, I am sure the recipients will be very pleased to receive one of those. I hope your husband feels better very soon. xx

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  4. Lovely cards MM.
    I do miss my cardmaking-x-

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  5. Sorry to hear your husband is not well, I have been there and it's not nice.
    Love your cards nice simple designs xx

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  6. Sorry to hear about your husband how difficult for you both. Lovely cards, I think I like number four best with all those pretty colours x

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  7. Lovely cards. I have some birthdays coming up and I'm always looking for new ideas, so these are very inspiring.
    I'm sorry to hear that your husband is unwell and in so much pain. I hope that things improve quickly for him. Some warm sunshine would certainly help.

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  8. Hi Lorraine,

    What lovely cards you make! And all the different styles, so creative! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sorry to hear about your husband, hope his health improves soon and he will be pain free.

    And let's hope this awful weather gets better soon, too, so that we all feel more cheerful!

    Have a nice weekend,
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's pain. My heart goes out to him. The cards are just beautiful. Your work is beautiful!

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  10. Such wonderful, happy and elegant cards! Thank you for sharing.
    I do hope your husband feels better very soon. I needed to google to see what RA and some other terms mean. I hope something can be done and you will have many lovely walks together.

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  11. I hope the weather settles & your DH feels much better soon.
    I love each of your cards & the cute details you added! So lovely!
    Happy weekend!

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  12. Each card is so different but they're all really lovely and I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled to receive them. I'm sorry to hear that your husband is having such a horrible time just now, I do hope that he can soon get some relief from the awful pain he's in.

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  13. All of the cards are wonderful, but I especially love the Harris Tweed one. I hope your husband makes a speedy recovery. It must be hard for you to see him in so much pain.

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  14. What wonderful cards, so original. Hope your husband is feeling better, living with constant pain is so hard on him and you.

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  15. Those are lovely cards - I especially like the Harris tweed one. look after yourself.

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  16. All your card are beautiful !!!
    I hope that your husband is feeling better !
    Have a quite weekend !
    Anna

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    xoxo, Nastya

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  18. Love your makes especially the card with the bows
    Jill

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  19. Sorry to hear you husband is so poorly at the moment. I hope things improve soon. Lovely cards!

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  20. I don't know, what is RA, but my best wishes for him, get well soon.
    Famous card you've done, my absolute favourite is #2.
    Have a nice weekend

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear that your husband has been unwell. A good friend of mine suffers with RA and I know how frustrating and painful it is. Hopefully your weather will improve and he will feel somewhat better soon.
    Your cards are so pretty. I have never been able to do paperwork crafts at all so I can really appreciate how much work you have put into making them so beautiful. I know each person who receives one will know the care that was taken in making them.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  22. Oh how I admire your crafting! Your cards are so pretty and so neatly done, you are a professional! My favourite is the Harris Tweed - it looks so wonderfully soft.
    I wish your husband feels soon better. Myself have arthritis in some joints (no inflammation) and these cold and moist days don't feel good at all. Let's hope that May brings the sun, warmth and healthier days!

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  23. Your cards are very pretty! I am sure that whoever receives them will really like them and feel very loved to receive a handmade card from you. So sorry to hear that your husband is suffering so at the moment, I hope that the weather will improve and bring him so relief very soon. Take care of yourselves in the meantime. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you have a fun weekend! xx

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  24. Well you have been busy! And they're lovely - and I'm sure will be well received. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  25. You make lovely cards. It's good to have them on hand. I'm sorry your husband hasn't been feeling well. I hope that warmer, drier weather is headed your way and that he soon feels much better. Have a good weekend.

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  26. So sorry that your husband is having such a rough time of it at the moment. I do hope things improve for him very soon. Your cards are beautiful, I do love handmade cards. And the one with Harris Tweed is especially lovely, such a wonderful fabric from such an amazing part of the world. I've never been there but it's somewhere I'd love to visit and I can well imagine that it's somewhere I'd then dream of living. I hope your dreams come true. CJ xx

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  27. I'm sorry to hear your husband isn't feeling well.
    Your cards are really pretty; I especially like the first and last ones. Your dream to move to Scotland someday sounds wonderful. Both my husband and I have Scottish heritage, and would love to visit there again sometime.

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  28. Your cards are lovely and I especially like the Harris Tweed one. I hope that you will be able to enjoy living in Scotland and that your husband will soon feel better! xx

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  29. Oh bless his heart, I hope your husband is feeling much better soon. Pain is a horrible thing to live with. I love all of your cards, you are so creative.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  30. Blessings for your dear husband, my friend...
    And your cards?
    Amazing!

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  31. Sorry to hear of your husband's RA. I didn't know he had that. I have arthritis in my hands and knees and I think in my shoulders but it's nothing as painful as RA. Your cards are gorgeous, you are very talented. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  32. My your cards are beautiful, each one, But I especially like the last one and how it evokes wonderful memories for you.

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  33. I'm sorry to hear your husband isn't doing well.
    Your cards are just beautiful. I love the flowers.

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  34. Those who will receive your lovely cards are very lucky. I'm afraid I buy mine because I have no talent. Hope your husband feels better soon. I've heard that RA is pretty awful to have.

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  35. You have created some lovely cards there. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Your cards are beautiful and I particularly love the tweed one as it makes me think of heather moors. My thoughts are with your husband and hope there is some improvement soon. I had stills disease too and it is not often you hear about it. Living with arthritis can be the pits so very best wishes to you both. x

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  37. I've been reading your blog posts for April and can see you have been busy with all your crafting projects and family life. I like the photo of the four generations and other family photos. I also send you belated birthday wishes. I'm so sorry to hear that your husband is in so much pain. I hope there's some treatment yet to be tried that will help. My husband has back and hip problems. Pain and restricted mobility can be very trying to cope with.

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  38. The last card, from bits of Harris Tweed, is really a beauty.
    I am so sorry to read about your husband's struggle with RA.

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  39. So sorry that your husband is having a hard time with RA. I hope he is feeling much better now. The recipients of your self-made cards are so blessed and I am sure they will be very touched to receive the cards that you have designed and made for them.

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  40. Dear Mm
    RA is so debilitating I feel for you both.
    My friends husband has it too and he struggles.
    What a blessing your creativity brings to family and friends - those cards are lovel

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  41. I do hope your husband feels better. RA is not pleasant as my husband too suffers from this. I loved seeing all the wonderful cards you have created. I'm sure they will be much loved by those who receive them. Wishing you a lovely week, Pat xx

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  42. Your cards are lovely. Hope your hubby feels better soon. With love Janice

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  43. I hope your husband feels better soon. I'm so sorry he's been under the weather. : ( Your cards are lovely. I used to make cards but haven't made any in a while. I found a bunch that I made a few years ago and listed a few Mother's Day cards in my Etsy shop. Lo and behold I sold one!! I think I may start making them again. I find it to be so meditative. Have a beautiful rest of your weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  44. I'm sorry to hear your husband has not been well. I hope that he improves very soon. And you still found time to make these cards! I like them all, I couldn't even pick a favorite. A hug for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  45. I hope he feels better soon :( I hope they find THE med that makes it happen!!

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  46. I hope that your husband is feeling better very soon. Your cards are so pretty, a treasure to any one who receives them.

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  47. Your cards are lovely and all so different and quite unique. I'm sure your friend will love her card. I hope your husband feels a little better soon:)

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  48. I love your cards. The last one is my favorite. I hope your husband feels better quickly.

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  49. Hope your hubby feels much better soon. Love all your cards especially the one with the tweed!

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  50. Beautiful photos! The tree is wonderful and I love the bark on the old tree too:)
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    bloom tattoos

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  51. I feel for your hubby. It must be so frustrating for him. Don't give up hope! You never know what might be around the corner. As a sufferer of autoimmune disease I can certainly relate to the difficulties when illness and pain affect mobility. Wishing you both easier days for some respite from pain. Xx

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  52. I feel for your hubby. It must be so frustrating for him. Don't give up hope! You never know what might be around the corner. As a sufferer of autoimmune disease I can certainly relate to the difficulties when illness and pain affect mobility. Wishing you both easier days for some respite from pain. Xx

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