Monday 11 April 2011


What set out to be a normal Sunday turned out to be a very big challenge, I have had ongoing back problems for over a year now and Friday afternoon was the start of more than usual back pain, constant pain releavers and back rubs, I was hoping that I would awake fit and well Sunday morning but that wasn't to be.

Not only did I awake to worse pain but also my back kept going into spasms I went through the pain barrier in tears and scrambled my way round making a cup of tea. Normally Chris makes me a cuppa every morning whilst I pull myself together but he was on a training course with the Brigade.

By 11:30am I was back in bed, my Daughter got in about 3pm and madeher first Sunday roast all by herself (she did marvelous) Chris got in around 4.30pm and gave me another back rub with some Voltarol which helped.

So it is a miracle that I have a card to show you at all, luckely this is one I coloured on Saturday. I stood to make the card then Chris did the photography for me as he did with the previous 2 cards (thank you Chris x).

Todays image is Fancypants by A Day for Daisies, coloured with Copic Makers and Prisma Pencils, the big scallop border was made with the Tonic Studios Border System (fabulous bit of kit)


♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! Cute image! I have never seen it before. Love the sentiment too.

Sorry to hear you are in such pain and agony, wish it will be over soon.
Hugs Yolanda

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Thoughts and prayers from another sufferer of chronic pain (fibromyalgia). Hoping you get some relie soon! Blessings, Sharon

Jeni said...

Oh Jak, I hope you get some relief soon. I don't know how you managed to make such a fabulous card in all that pain. ~jeni :)

Turtle In The Sand said...

Feel better soon. I can feel your pain through your description and I am cringing.

Your card is beautifully colored. Wish my stomach was that flat. Ha Ha!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

beautiful card and i hope you will be better soon!

Debbie said...

Hi Jak, fab card. I hope your back feels a little better today. When my back went into spasm I bought a Tens machine from our local chemist after seeing a chiropractor who told me one side of my pelvis was higher than the other. Possibly due to carrying the children on it. I've been making Build a blossoms over the weekend they are lovely.
Take care

Lori m said...

Your card is beautiful and Chris did a lovely job on the photos.

Feel better quick, prayers headed your way.

I know back pain and spasms are horrible, I've just had my 5th spine surgery and hope your back rubs and Voltarol do the trick and really quick.

Blessings, Lori m

My'scardcorner said...

Hope your back is easier today Jak
Great sexy image makes a brilliant card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

First of all Jak I'm sending you a gentle hug and hoping that your back pain has eased if not I hope it soon will...and secondly WHAT A FABULOUS CARD!!!!!! So sassy love the image and the colours you have used.
Take care.

Love Sheila xx

hollis58 said...

Hi Jak- so sorry to hear about your back pains and sincerely wish its better today. great card too xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi jak.. hope you feel better today.. the pain must have been horrible.
I love this card .. a woman who wears sexy big Knickers!! LOve it!
Lisa x

Deirdre said...

Jak, I know what that pain is like.... sending you hugs and wishing you a better day today than yesterday. Love your card. Deirdre

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fantastic card, I love it!!

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about the back, hope it is better today, Voltaren is wonderful stuff.
The card is fab.

Mad Mary said...

I have no idea how you can even think of making these gorgeous cards while you are in so much pain Jak, fantastic card and what another fab image. Hope you are resting a bit today.

Mary xx

Linda said...

this card is amazing-lots of shading! You have out done yourself! ;)

Val said...

Jak what a stunning card, so sorry you were so poorly when doing it. Hopefully the back pain will go as quickly as it come.
Regards Val

Kaz said...

Absolutely love this card Jak.It's very on trend with the current burlesque theme. Hope you feel better soon - Karen xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Stunning card Jak x

I do hope your back feels better today.

hugs sally x

Margaret, said...

Lovely card Jak and i do feel for you with the back pain i have lived with scollisi for6 years so please be carefull with your back.
Take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Jak - the image is gorgeous and magnificently coloured as usual, particularly the flesh - WOW - you little genius.

Really sorry to hear of your plight, I pray God you are in less pain with each passing hour. I thought all that was behind you!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you lovely lady.

With love.
Mary Mac

Dawn Frost said...

Jak sorry to hear about your back, it makes doing so many things difficult. Love your colouring on your fancy pants, great photography Chris!

Debbie said...

Hi Jak
lovely card! So sorry to hear about your back - hope it settles down quickly....chronic pain is definitely no fun ..... sounds like you have a loveyly family around you Jak.

Dawn, Leeds said...

Hi Jak,
Fabulous card - and where did you find the black and white spotted paper. I've been looking for something like this for ages.

Hope your back gets better soon. Chronic pain is the worst thing on earth. Reading of your suffering makes me feel a bit of a wimp when I moan about my toes still feeling stiff and painful following my foot op last year.

Take care and look after yourself.
Dawn xx