Monday, 9 April 2018

Mistletoe Bridge!

Hello Everyone, and hoping all is well with you, if not sending out kind thoughts and hugs.

Well it started out a beautiful day, warm and sunny, guess what, yep it's now raining, pleased I got my washing in before the wet stuff came on.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my bauble card, I do appreciate your time in visiting and commenting, we are all busy these days.
I've been busy in the kitchen today, between baking, soup making and chilli for our dinner tonight I've had no time for crafting.
I'm going to visit a former colleague and friend tomorrow, so I wanted to bake a teabread cake to take with me.  It's made with Earl Grey Tea and is scrumptious, but the amount of sugar in it makes it a no no for me, but I know Jenny will love it.

Talking about sugar, I had a letter from the surgery to say that they had my blood results back and that one of the GPs would like to discuss the results, so to make a phone appointment. Never, have I had that before, I usually go to see the Practice Nurse for the results and take it from there. Now I know my blood glucose wouldn't be  good as I've taken my eye of the ball, but, there must be a concern for a Dr. to want to discuss it. Anyway, I've never seen a doctor in years about my diabetes and felt that I should really as I've been struggling for the best part of a year to keep control, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. However this particular GP is on leave so it will be next week before I can speak to him.  Diabetes is such a complicated disease, and even the best of control can go array, and I'm now not the best controlled. I have been feeling quite unwell and sometimes can't pinpoint what's wrong, so perhaps now there may be something showing up.

Enough of me, I've got a card:
One of my favourite stamps by Justinkdlined...Mistletoe Bridge, I've inked it up with DI and drawn the ink out with water. I've added some sparkle and little pearls to the bud on the Mistletoe. Sentiment from Inkylicious.

 Choral rehearsal tonight, we are getting near our concert later this month, in fact only two rehearsals left, where has the time gone..... so I'll sign off now and see you soon, take care of yourselves,

25 comments:

Barb said...

You've made a beautiful card with these two lovely stamps Kate. I hope all goes well when you get your appointment. Enjoy your choir practise tonight. Barbxx

Wendy L said...

That is a really pretty stamp Kate. Lovely card.xxx

meg said...

Beautiful antique tones Kate, they give a real vintage feel to your card, sorry to read that you diabetes has been harder to manage, I hope your telephone appointment goes well, enjoy your rehearsal tonight, we've had a good day no rain at all, for the first time in ages.

Christine Harrop said...

I love the sepia tones to this card Kate. Sorry you're having problems with your diabetes control. Can be quite difficult at times I know. Hope you get sorted out when you see your GP. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, sorry you need to see your doctor, hope things get sorted for you.
enjoy your practice.
Hugs Pam x

Anne said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the monotone for a change it works very well
I've had my washing out on the line today, my husband laughs at me because it makes me very happy to get it pegged out, I'm easily pleased!
Prevention is better than cure as they say so early warning of anything amiss is a good thing :)
Anne x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous scenic card
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love the sepia tones and pretty scene.
I hope all goes well with the Doctor.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Gorgeous card Kate - such a wonderful image. Sorry to hear about the doctor Kate but if you have been feeling under the weather maybe like you say it is a blessing. Fingers crossed that they can help make you feel better! Big hugs Rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing look for your stamping, love neutral tones and the result of your water colouring around the lines! Fab card!
Fingers crossed for the report on your blood! Take care

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Kate I like the colour you have used. Please do go and get your diabetes under control and don't ignore the signs, my brother lost his life to this condition so please do get yourself checked out xxx

Valerija said...

What a beautiful card and a fab image.
Valerija xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely delicate card. Hope your Dr visit goes well, sounds like a good thing if your health isn’t so good at the mo. Take care x

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and what a busy lady your are...The cake sounds fabulous x Yes I think it's a good thing that you pop in and see the doctor, when he is back, peace of mind and maybe things can be adjusted and you will feel better for it.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, love the sepia look and that bridge looks amazing.
Hugs
Linda xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Lovely image and using the pearls on the mistletoe is genius!
A smashing card.
You have been talking about seeing your GP so perhaps fate has stepped in for you. You need to get sorted hen.
Ang x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love the idea of Mistletoe Bridge. Sorry to hear about your results, but you will be able to turn it around I'm sure. Hope to see you soon my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

We were having tons of rain earlier this month and I got to thinking spring may come early this year. Faster than I could think it though, the temps dropped and the snow started again. Not enough snow to make life pretty and magical, just enough to make the trails wet and muddy. lol. Gorgeous card, I am loving that bridge image! So beautiful! Hope you're feeling better soon and can figure out what's ailing you. sending hugs :)

Sandy said...

Love this image Kate - what a great card it makes.
Let us know what the doctor says!
Sandy xx

Darnell said...

I think you're right, Kate, this may be a blessing in disguise and just the push you need to get you on the right track and feeling better! I hope so!! Your card is lovely in sepia monotone!! I'll be thinking of you! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stamp Kate and the mono colours look good.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]


Mrs A. said...

Love the sepia colouring on this card. I too am having health problems and most of the time don!t feel right for no specific reason. With me it is folic acid levels(having had diabetes ruled out amongst a lot of other things). Due a blood test next week and then a follow on appt. with my doctor. In the meantime just soldering on. Hugs Mrs A.

Marlene Atkinson said...

so beautiful, love the sepia colour on your card. Sorry to read you are having health problems, hope the Doctor can sort it out. Marlene

MaryH said...

Such a pretty result from your DI w/coloring. This is not a technique where I've had great results, so I admire yours very much. Love the way you've framed the bridge scene with the pretty little trailing corner vines. Hope the GP visit went ok...Diabetes is a pretty sneaky disease, even when you do all the right things. I've just had to start taking a pill, as my points were a bit over the mark. DH has been taking this same pill for a couple years. This stuff can make you feel tired & dragged out too, so I hope you get some good advice about lowering the BG. TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty! Take care, Kate...hope you get some new ideas on handling the diabetes. It is amazing how much they have learned over the years. DH let his get a bit higher than normal and now was just diagnosed with Vitreo Macular Transfer...diabetes related.

He is back on Metformin and his numbers are very much improved! Good luck to you with yours.