Tuesday, 17 April 2018

For Beautiful Eyes!

Hello to You All, I hope today finds you happy and well, but if not, lots of kind and healing thoughts are sent to you.

Sunny but awfully windy today, great for the washing going out, but I'm up to date there, thankfully. The weather map is showing some very hot spots over the country, so hope you are in some of them.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last cards, love reading them and appreciate everyone of them. 
A wee update on my GP telephone call of yesterday...... left me furious as it was all about selling me statins as my Cholesterol was higher than what they would like. OK of course it is as everything about my diabetes is out of kilter. I tried to tell him that it was my BG that was the worry, and if I could get some support there, I'm sure I could manage to get it all back into line.  Now years ago I did some research into statins and decided not to take then, well the doctor at that time was trying to put me on them even although my Cholesterol was excellent. apart from the scientific info about them, which included detrimental to BG levels and muscle pain, I also found out that GPs are offered incentives by the pharmaceutical   companies  for every patient they manage to prescribe statins for.

So that was a waste of time as far as I was concerned and just compounds my negative thoughts regarding some GPs. However, seeing the Practice Nurse this morning was different, she could see I was struggling, and has referred me to the Diabetic Clinic at the Hospital where the experts are. I was so relieved as this is what I felt I needed. I felt listened to by the nurse, and she knows that I am able to turn things around with a bit of tweaking, and although Cholesterol is important, it will come down when I'm tweaked.  Thanks for all your well wishes on this.

Now to my card;
I thought this lovely image based on the most wonderful Audrey Hepburn was just perfect for the new challenge at Stamping Sensations "one for the Girls".
It's an image from Stamping Bella and I've coloured it with Procolour Pencils from Derwent, with a bit of Sparkle Pen. The fab sentiment is from the same set.
Background paper is from Crafty Individuals Travels in Italy paper pad, and of course you can see that it's a Venice scene with the gondolas. A bit of ribbon and some gems and that's it.

So, that's me for today, I'm having a relaxing day now that I've got the diabetic review behind me, I must have been worrying a bit in the back of my mind.
Have a lovely day and see you soon, 
I would like to enter my card into the http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/april-challenge.html  


meg said...

Beautiful image and card Kate, love the colours in the background. So glad you feel happier today after seeing the nurse, good luck at your hospital appointment.

Jo said...

So, so beautiful.....that background is gorgeous! Hope you soon get your hospital appointment. x

Wendy L said...

Great card Kate. Hope you get sorted out soon, xxx

Christine Harrop said...

What a great card Kate. Super image - and you know what I am like for quotes and sentiments! Glad you felt a bit happier after seeing the nurse. As you say, once you get your blood sugars back under control the cholesterol will slip into place. I am very against statins yet GP's seem to want to foist them onto everybody, regardless of the side effects! Take care. Hugs Christine x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A great card Kate, so glad you are sorted with your Diabetes or rather on theway to get it under control again. Love your card the papers are gorgeous. Marlene

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely, love the image. I hope you can get things back on track. My hubby recently went on a low dose of statins. He wasn’t keen but it should lower his cholesterol, and we eat a low fat diet already, and means less chance of a heart attack or stroke. Thankfully he isn’t diabetic. He has had no side effects at all but some do get muscle pain ai know, he is due a review next month so will see what his results are.

Jannet said...

I am a fan of Audrey Hepburn she was a truly beautiful person inside and out. You have reminded me that I have this stamp set I must find it out to play with one day. Your card is beautiful !

scrAPpamondo said...

It's just gorgeous!!! Fab image and love so much that paper (I have it,but so unused!!!)Thanks for sharing

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment also.
Love the background as well.
So sorry to hear you are having probs.
Now my stepson had diabetes, and he takes a cap full of Cider Vinegar in a glass of water each day.
His Cholesterol was high also, and since taking the Cider Vinegar it has all gone back to mormal.
If you haven't tried it all ready it's worth a try.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful card Kate, I love the background and the images. You are lucky to be able to hang wash outside, here it would freeze, we are still having winter in spring... arghhhh but soon it soon warm up.. we are hoping by the weekend. Take care, Shirleyx

Sue said...

It does remind me of Audrey Hepburn, tall, skinny and beautiful! The background is wonderful too.


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous and that sentiment is wonderful, I do love Audrey Hepburn.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured Kate..hope you get sorted soon huggles Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

That background paper looks great with that wonderful image on your gorgeous card. Sorry to hear about your experience with the GP. Thank goodness for the Practice Nurse, who listened, understood and helped you....They have a wealth of experience and in the case certainly showed. Hope you will be able to tweak things Kate and shall be thinking of you x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. I love the stamp, she looks fab.
Hope things get sorted out for you soon
Lorraine x

rachel said...

I love your card and really love that image - and the CI papers too! I can't believe the doctor just wanted to speak to you for that - its terrible. Thank goodness you got a better response from the nurse! It makes your blood boil! Big hugs rachel xx

brenda said...

What a very striking creation Kate, the intensity of colours in the background is makes a wonderful backdrop for the lovey Audrey image. Perfect for our 'For the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, my thanks for joining in.

I do hope the diabetic referral will offer some help, these GP telephone exchanges seem to be the norm these days, in some ways it's good that we can get quick contact but never quite the same as a face to face. All that said our local surgery is good and we can always get a same day appointment which I know is not the case in many parts of the Country. I think the statins are all about ticking the boxes, when we fall into the diabetic category they seem to like to throw all the 'expected' meds at us.

Apols I've not been by in a while, but think I am slowly getting back into the crafty groove.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I have this stamp and it's a beautiful image, looks gorgeous here on your lovely background.
Glad you could get some satisfaction from the nurse, it is very frustrating when some doctors don't listen, after all we know our own bodies and how they work best sometimes too and keeping away from taking extra pills if possible is always a bonus I think.

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a great, classy looking image. I like it paired with that paper too.
well done.
Good luck with your Dr...not an easy thing to have to deal with as we strive for good health.
x Karen

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Love your gorgeous card !
Beautiful image and lovely background!
Good luck at your hospital appointment,my mum was diabetic and my husband has high Cholesterol.
He takes a pill,began a diet and walking every day .So don’t worry. Wishing you all the best!xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a fabulous image and super background.
I hope your visit to the diabetic clinic helps to get your diabetes back in line.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING card and gorgeous background Kate, loving this stamp.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Kate, and lovely background. Oh, I love Italy! Kisses, my friend.

Valerija said...

Beautiful...love the image and the background.
Valerija xx

Joan said...

A lovely , great image and lovely colours

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Marlies said...

A beautiful creation Kate. A lovely background for the elegant lady. Stylish! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Mrs Duck said...

Hi Kate
What a lovely, colourful and chic looking card.
Hopefully the clinic will sort you out. Sometimes I feel we are more qualified to decide on our health management than the experts!
Ang x