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Friday, February 26, 2016

Blogging Break

Hi Everyone,

despite on what the card says, no happy things are happening in my life. I finally had my cataract surgery and the outcome is so so, thanks to a damaged retina. I see better than before, but not clear and this can not be corrected with glasses. It is what it is. Just hoping my right eye does not give up on me....

And then my dear mother died unexpectedly - she just stopped breathing. My older sister was with her.  At least she did not have to suffer. I am flying to Germany for her funeral, so I am taking a blogging break. So sorry, I won't be able to comment. I know you'll understand.

I am playing in the current Pinsights challenge by Ellen Hudson.

Although I was tempted to go with the pink ombre inspiration I in the end choose the Pantonte color picture - not that I am such a fan of soft colors, but this is supposed to be a challenge, right?! And I actually managed to stay soft and I do like the outcome. Don't worry, I'll go back to my usual colorful ways, I am sure of that....

Did some smooshing, die cutting and stamping. Added Washi tape and sequins.

Here is the inspiration picture:


Linking up with:
ATSM - make your mark
Night Shift Stamping - 3 different dies  - did exactly that

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See you on March first, when I have several scheduled blog posts coming up!


Kathyk said...

FAB make today.

I hope your eyesight will continue to further improve following your recent surgery and I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dear mother, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.


Mac Mable said...

So very sorry to hear your unbelievable sad news x My thoughts and prayers are with you. The most beautiful calm and gorgeous card today. Thinking about you too with your eye x A very sad and upsetting time for you x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news and your loss. Your card is absolutely soft and gorgeous!! Sending you lots of hugs friend!

Di said...

Oh Cornelia, what sad news about your Mother, yet it was quick and peaceful for her. And a worry about your eyesight too of course. I have a damaged cornea in my left eye and do find that the right eye compensates for it - it took time but it happened.

Safe travelling and hope you're soon back in Blogland - love your card!


Di xx

Julie B said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news Cornelia. Hope that things soon improve for you.
Big hugs. xx

Marianne said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. I am hoping that your eye problem will not deteriorate and that it will not prevent you from doing the things you love.

conil said...

First off, your card is gorgeous...you rocked the soft colors.
Here's hoping your eye improves a bit as it heals.
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be thinking of you and sending comforting thoughts. Safe journey.

Suchi said...

So sorry for your loss Cornelia..my thoughts are with you and your family! Take care.

sandie said...

Cornelia, I am so sorry to hear all your news. I will be thinking of you and take care.
It is nice to see a different colour palette and it looks soft and delicate x

ionabunny said...


Ruth said...

It's a gorgeous card but such a sad blog post. Fingers crossed for your eye to heal, and terribly sorry to hear about your mum. Will be thinking of you. Look after yourself too at this sad time. Xxxx

Anita in France said...

You know I'll be thinking of you, Cornelia ... safe travelling ... and take care of yourself. Beautiful card ... so soft and delicate. Hugs, Anita

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Cornelia, I am so sorry that you've lost your mom...Sending you hugs! Also, I hope your right eye continues to work well for you!

This is such a beautiful card! I love your dreamy background and gorgeous flowers...so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

cm said...

Hugs, prayers and love coming to you, my friend, as you face the unexpected loss of your mom! Oh, how my heart hurts for you. I'm glad your sister was by her side; I'm glad she didn't suffer. I'm going to light a candle, right now (I do every day for my day...have been since Dec. 30, 2014) for her, for you, for your family. Hope your eye continues to heal; having significantly compromised vision myself (VERY near-sighted), I empathize with you, although I know your situation is far more significant. Your card is truly lovely! Wishing you safe travels and may those 'tender moments' you're about to experience be shared with those you love...We are here for you. Take care of YOU first!
Hugs and love~c

Maura R said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news, Cornelia, sending wishes for strength and comfort.

But for what it's worth I want to tell you that even though I don't often comment, I am inspired by your work and hold your talent in high regard! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us in blogland.

Maura R said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news, Cornelia, sending wishes for strength and comfort.

But for what it's worth I want to tell you that even though I don't often comment, I am inspired by your work and hold your talent in high regard! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us in blogland.

SonjaK said...

Oh nein, was für traurige Nachrichten! Ganz herzliches Beileid zum Tod deiner Mutter. Wer könnte nicht verstehen, dass du jetzt eine Blogpause einlegst. Ich wünsche dir viel Kraft in der nächsten Zeit und dass sich wenigstens gesundheitlich bei dir alles noch bestmöglichst zum Guten wendet.

EdenLand Designs said...

My very deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom!! I'm glad that your sight is better, even though it's not what you hoped. This card is beautiful, love the soft colors and the design. I find that crafting really helps me through the tough times :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!
Susan DT

Susanne Vargas said...

Die Karte ist schön, die Nachrichten nicht so sehr! Es tut mir sehr leid mit deiner Mutter! Auch dass deine Operation nicht mehr gebracht hat.
Ich denke an dich und drücke dich,

Karren said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. And I hope your eyesight doesn't deteriorate. You have created a soft and beautiful card!

hellerlittle said...

OMG Cornelia,
Ich umarme dich still denn hier fehlen mir wieder die passenden Worte
LG hellerlittle

Shona Chambers said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother, what terrible news to receive. You must be thankful that your sister was with her at the time. Such a bad time for you to be travelling too after just having your surgery, I hope it doesn't impair you too much when seeing your family and saying goodbye to your Mother at the funeral. Look after yourself. xxxxx

Pam said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how hard that is. Also, I am hoping that yur eyesight doen't deteriorate. So much for you to handle, sweet friend. You have made a beautifully soft card. Those happy days will come again.

Kristie Goulet said...

So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Thankful to hear your sister was with her. :( Praying for safe travels for you.
Also praying for your eyesight.

You have created a beautiful card. xoxo

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Cornelia. You have been through so much lately. You will be missed her in blogland but you are going where you are needed. Prayers to you and your family.

Manuela said...

Hallo Cornelia, wirklich keine guten Nachrichten, mein herzliches Beileid zum Tod deiner Mama. Ich wünsche dir viel Kraft und alles Gute auch für deine Gesundheit. Liebe Grüße Manuela

Monika Reeck said...

feel sad with you
sorry to hear your sad news :(
I wish I can hug you real
Cornelia you are in my pray
Love your sweet card
and speechless this time
Monika aus Muenchen

Bobby said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Cornelia. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family. I'm also sorry about your eyesight. Hopefully this won't hinder you too much. Safe travels.

Sandy said...

Eine zauberhafte Karte, in wunderschönen zarten Farben! Einfach herrlich!
Vielen Dank, dass Du sie bei NSS zeigst und viel Glück.

Flo said...

Hallo Cornelia,
ich merke, ich habe dich schon lange nicht mehr auf deinem Blog besucht. Deshalb kommt jetzt eine Flut von Kommentaren auf dich zu, die du alle, wenn du wieder zu hause bist, lesen kannst - oder auch nicht.
diese zarte Karte gefällt mir sehr gut, sie passt eigentlich überall hin, ist zu allen möglichen Gelegenheiten die richtige Karte.
Liebe Grüße

Flo said...

... und bei NSS hast du sie auch eingestellt. Das ist sehr schön.
Viel Glück hier, LG

Hannelie said...

So sorry to hear about your big loss Cornelia. Thinking of you and really hoping that everything will be ok with your eye.