Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you's!!!!!


Hope you are all well.

I would like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful ladies on my class yesterday at Crafts U Love. It was such a pleasure to spend such a lovely morning with you all and you were so patient with me. Thank you also to the lovely Paula and Tracy, who really looked after me and made everything just right!

This is a card I made a few weeks back when Crafts U Love had their 3rd Birthday celebration and I and the ladies had a quick class together during the weekend which was great fun.

I have been so lucky to have received these awards from some wonderful bloggers who just made my day by passing them onto me. Big hugs and kisses!

This is from Georgia, Cathy, Eiglas and Lorraine.

This is from Fern.

I also have some very sad news. My wonderful, beautiful, best friend in the whole world has passed away. As you can image this is a huge loss to me as I loved her with all my heart. She made it to a great age 17 and I had the most wonderful 17 years of my life with her by my side. I miss you my sweet friend.

kim x


Tab said...

Oh sweetie I am so sorry for your loss, she was a real beauty. Sending you so much love right now it's unreal!
Massive hugs and kisses my friend!
Tab xxx

Ps Adore your beautiful card xx

susan said...

I am so sorry about the passing of your friend and companion. That is a grief that cuts very deep. Try to take some comfort in the fact that not only you had 17 wonderful years with her at your side but that those years were also wonderful for her. She knew love and happiness and she knew that you could be trusted. Some day, you will see her waiting for you at the end of that "Rainbow Bridge."

Cathy said...

Awwww Kim I am so sorry for your loss - she was gorgeous! Having been through this myself, I can imagine ho you are feeling, and am sending you massive hugs and love.
Cathy xxx

Karen said...

Stunning card Kim.

Sorry to hear of your loss. She looked a beauty. {{{{ HUGS }}}}.

Love Karen x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Kim, as always.

I am so very sorry for your loss. from the photo she looks gorgeous. It's so hard when they leave us, always far too soon, even at such a fantastic age. Huge *hugs* to you.

~Elaine x

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Kim, beautiful image and I love all the sparkle you have added.
I am so sorry to hear about your doggie, she was beautiful

Paula said...

Hi Kim im so sorry for your loss the photo of her is beautiful.

Ps Your card is as always stunning.
Paula xxxx

megastamper said...

oh kim my dear, i can imagine what you feel and how much you lost your dog. i have also a dog and know how important they are for us.
your card is wonderful again sweetie.
i send you good thoughts and big hugs to you.
lots of love, bea

Nixe07 said...

So sorry to hear of your loss dear Kim. She looked so gorgeous and sweet. My thouhgts are with you.

Your card is wonderful.


Dena said...

OMG I am hurting for you so much!!! Those babies mean the world to us! I wish I were there to try and cheer you up. I'm so sorry! Big hugs to you sweetie, Dena

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, Im so sorry that youve lost your friend, she must have been so much part of your lives and Ive not doubt its going to be difficult to image life without her.
I absolutely love your card, its so beautifully coloured, The flowers are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kim!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

I love your card!! The coloring is magnificent as always as is the layout and placement of flowers!

Beth S said...

Hi Kim. I'm so sorry for your loss. They are are best friends and in my case our babies and the loss hits harder they we ever think possible. Sending you hugs and understanding.

Karin Versteeg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a dog to (see my blog) and I know that a dog is much more than a dog.
Your card is beautiful as allways...

gibbabe said...

hi Kim
Sorry to here about your sad loss what a gorgeous dog, and your card is stunning
Hugs Sylvie

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the colours, the notebook style papers and the flowers are just beautiful!!

Jill said...

aww Kim, so sorry about losing your best friend, sending you lots of cyber hugs. Gorgeous card love the image and beautiful colouring hugs Jill xx

Marcea said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, your dog looks like an absolute sweetheart, sending you big hugs darling.
Your card is truly beautiful Kim, a real stunner
Take care my friend

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Your card is beautiful Kim! Really pretty x
So sorry to hear of your loss. You have lost your friend, but hold 17 years of wonderful memories...take care x

Tracy said...

After losing several dogs my self in the past , I know how hard it is. Your in my thoughts and love to you. And just think what a good life you gave him and remember there's a lot of bad pet owners out there so he was lucky to have you. The love you've shown him and to have that love in return.
Tracy x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Kim, this is just gorgeous hun!! Beautiful colors and detials!! HUGS

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

I am beyond sorry for your loss :(
hugs my sweet girl
please call on me anytime

mckinkle said...

Im so very sorry to read of your loss, how beautiful your super dog was! And how wonderful that you shared such a long time together filled with much love and fun. She will always be in your heart.
Keryn x

Annacarin said...

Oh Kim, i'm so sorry! There are no words that can describe the pain...
many hugs, Annacarin

Kari said...

Oh,I so sorry for your loss!

Your card is gorgeous!The image is wonderful and colouring is stunning!

Take care!

Hannekie said...

hi kim
i can imagine that you are so sad. my dog is only 3 and i can not miss him for a day. hope you feel better soon
hugs hannie

Hanna said...


Oh, i'm so sorry to hear about your dog, Kim! :o( She was so sweet!
Pets do really fill your lífe with love and many smiles, and it's so sad when they pass by.
There are no words to describe it. Understand that you're really sad. :o(
But even though it is really sad, of course, it's such lovely that she has been by your side in seventeen years and that you've loved her! And I'm sure that she loved you too!

And your card is gorgeous, Kim!
Beautiful colouring, just like always! ;o)

Big congratulations to your awards, you do really deserve them.

Have a wonderful day,
hugs from Hanna

Jorunn said...

The card is just stunning! Love the coloring and the amazing design as always!

So sorry to hear about your loss, dear! A dog is a very special friend, and always hard to say goodbye.


Net said...

So sorry to hear about your beautiful doggie Kim.

Nina said...

I`m so sorry to hear about your dog, it`s always hard to say goodbye *hug*

Your card is so beatiful, like the simple and clean :)

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on your well deserved awards. I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Perhaps when the heartsore eases, you can perhaps thing of another little frind to fill her paw prints.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

HI Kim
Your card is beautiful and I am so sos sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you x
hugs Vicky x

Mrs Wonka said...

Kim I am so sorry to hear about your loss, sending loads of hugs your way xxx

Chris said...

Oh Kim, I'm sorry for the loss of your best friend, I'm in tears here as I know how I'll feel when mine goes, we become so attached and they're part of the family. It'll take time to get over I know. Thinking of you. Hugs, Chris xx

Poppy said...

so sad to hear about your dog.
lovely card.
take care.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Beautiful card Kim.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Clare x

Marina said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Your card looks very elegant, I love the colours you've used.

I am so sorry for your loss. She looked very sweet.

Big hugs,

Scrapmumur said...

Your card is very elegant and fantastic!!!
Marvelous colours.
I'm sorry for your dog.
Your dog looks a lot like mine when he was a baby!
It is a mountain of the Pyrenees!
I think of you!
Big hugs, Mumur.

Georgia said...

That's so sad! I remember how sad I was when my old cat Bobby died, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your card is absolutely beautiful, the flowers are so pretty, I love it!
Sorry again about the loss of your sweet dog. :(
Georgia xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful friend. She looks like she had a very happy contented life with you. I'm sure she has left a gap in your life. Remember the happy times, hugs, Judith x

Treacle said...

Sending you all my love Kim


Becky said...

I am so so sorry for your loss Kim, she was so adorable and I'm sure she is thankful that she had you for a best friend too.
Big hugs
Becky xx

Trish said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kim, she looked so lovely. Big hugs.

Stunning card! I am pleased to hear you are teaching, you have so much talent to share.

Vicky said...

Such a sweet card Kim! I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss! It's terrible when you lose those special animals that you have shared such a large portion of your life with! I can totally empathise as I lost my cat a few weeks ago. He was 20, which I know is a good age. But as I am 30 he had become like parrt of my family! Just remember all those happy times that you shared together and be happy in the knowledge that she was well loved by you all!
Big hugs, Vicky ~x~

Caroline said...

Dear Kim;
I am so sorry for your loss. This dog was beautiful companion.
Your card is so wonderful and fabulous, I love it.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kim I am so so sorry to hear about your dog it is such a sad thing my little Jack Russell is 14 and half and I cannot imagine life without him. I love that picture of her she looks so beautiful.

Lorraine x

gina g said...

Aww Kim i'm so sorry about your beautiful best friend i'm sure that she loved you as much as you loved her and that you shared so many happy times together, i have been there and its not a nice place to be at the moment so i am sending lots of gentle hugs and love.xx
Your card is so beautiful Kim. luv gina xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

I'm so sorry about your dog. She was beautiful!
By the way, your card is gorgeous, wnderful details!
Hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Kim,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

dolcreations said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Lossing our best friend is so hard. They are such a part of our lives!

Your card is just beautiful. I love the softness that you gave the card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, so sorry to hear of your sad loss. I hope you are ok.
Your card is wonderful by the way.
Take care
Big Hugs

Tasha said...

Oh hunni i'm so so sorry to hear that! Can't imagine how your feeling i'm dreading my baby going. Loads of hugs to you hunni.
Onto the card it's gorgeous love the coloours, Hugs, Tash xxx

Nettie said...

your card is beautiful Kim, soft,gentle colours and utterly charming.
I am so sorry about your sad news, it's a long time to have such a sweet and loyal companion and you will indeed miss her very much, but what a wonderful life she had with you, I am sure that no dog could have had a better home and be more loved: would that everyone could say that. Thinking of you xxx nettie

Kath said...

oh Kim my heart is breaking for you....words can't express how you feel....just know that I am thinking of you...big hugs kath xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your little dog- she looks so beautiful. I can empathise with you because I know how I felt when I lost my own dog. Your card today is delightful. The colours are so elegant and the layout is perfect... and I just love those flowers.


Cheryl said...

oh sweetheart I am so sorry about yout loss I know exactly how you feel as I would be the same if I lost my 2 babies, your card it fantastic as usuall hun and bless your heart for your kind words and message hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Claudia Rosa said...

Stunning card Kim !!
The papers and the coloring of this image is just amazing
Hugs Claudia

Emily said...

Kim, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Once again, your distressing is so perfect.
So sorry to hear about your dear furry friend. You were very lucky to have her for so long. I know your pain all too well. Her picture is so sweet. God bless.

Stephanie said...

Oh Kim my love, I am so sad for your loss - my thoughts are with you.

Beautiful card, I spend most of my pennies at Crafts U Love (on-line) will have to take a trip there one day....

Sending hugs
Lots of love
Steph xxx

Rachel F said...

Sending you big hugs - it is so sad loosing a family member pets are so special.

Katinka said...

Dear Kim,

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss!!! She looks like a beauty, and I can understand that you miss herso much!!! I feel with you!! Sending you lot of hugs!!!

Your card is so adorable!! Fantastic design witth wonderful glimmer!!

Hugs again!

Nilla said...

Kim, I am so sorry for your lost, I know how it is, terrible! He was so cute! Your card looks stunning, love how you did with the flowers!! Hugs Nilla

mueppi said...

Ohhhhmy dear
I'm so sorry !!!!!!!
I know how you feel now !!!!!! It hurts so much! I am thinking of you and push you completely fixed !!!!!

Your card is wonderful again!
Big hugs Gisela

** Irene ** said...

Hello Kim

I am so sorry to hear about loosing your dearest friend, my heart goes out to you.

Your card is gorgeous and coloured to perfection.


Cass said...

Such sad news about your dog.They become one of the family.I know how you feel,we lost our Springer a couple of years back and he was 14.
Cass xxx

Aud said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that your fur baby isn't with you any more... {{{hugs}}}

Your card is just gorgeous, so soft and stylish!

Big hugs,

Biscuitlid said...

Oh Kim
I'm so sorry your beautiful friend has had to leave.

Sending you a gentle hug and a cyber cuppa and bar of chocolate for a comfort cuddle


Joy said...

I am so sad to read this post and that you have lost such a dear sweet friend, that is a beautiful photo of her. Your card as ever is brilliant xxx

Hanne said...

I am so sorry for your loss! A big hug from me to you!

*Ellen* said...

ohh Kim so sorry about losing your best friend big hugs

your card is wonderful and nice colors

Tara said...

I'm very saddened to read your news Kim, my heart goes out to you...... your little friend was adorable! I hope you'll gain some comfort from the love of all your blogging friends.
Love your pretty card and glad you had such a nice day crafting.
Hugs Tara xx

Yvonne said...

That`s sad news, Kim! Im so sorry!!

TaraG said...

Oh Kim hun I am sooooo sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet dog. My heart goes out to you!!! I know how it is to lose such a special friend. My dog Missy passed away many years ago...she was very young but had a blood disorder almost like Hemophilia but a canine version...she was such a very special friend...I am soooo sorry for your loss, hun!!!
Your card is absolutely stunningly beautiful, hun and your class sounds wonderful! Oh how I would love, love, love to take one of your classes,smile!
Big, big hugs,t

Cheryl said...

I am so sorry you lost your adorable puppy,such a sad time for you and nothing can be said to make it thinking of you!!!!
BTW a beautiful card,always love what you make!!
Big Hugs xx

Kathy said...

Hello Kim!! I am so sad for you about your gorgeous dog!! They do become part of the family and it is awful when there time comes!! I hope your heart heals soon!!

(Want to mention that you card is just gorgeous!! Love how you distressed the flowers so the pearls look so white and even shiny!! Beautiful!!)

Ida said...

oh no... so sorry about your lost:'( so beautiful dog!!! my heart is with you!!!
Big hugs from ida:o)

Pam S. said...

Beautiful card Kim - love your style!
So sorry for your loss...
I love that Anya badge, do you know how I could get it for my blog? THANKS!
Pam Going Postal

Rach said...

sending you big hugs sweetie, it's really hard when our Fur babies leave us. . she was a gorgeous looking puppy.. cherish the memories sweetie and all the lovely time you had together...((((hugs)))) Rachxx

Bev said...

Oh I am so very sorry for your loss Kim - I know what you are going through my friend and it hurts so much. But it will get easier to bear, in time. Sending you huge hugs xxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Kim I am so very, very sorry to hear your sad news, I am thinking of you and would like to give you the biggest hug ever.

Your card is as stunning as always and may each and every one of those hearts she is kissing and blowing goes to your much loved and missed friend.

All my love darlin,

Jo xxxx

May-Bente said...

Gorgeous card!!!

I am so very sorry to hear your loss, Kim.
Lots of hugs from me:))

Kip's Cards said...

Kim no word's can describe how it feel's,I hate to say I know how you feel as we lost our little Dotty of 17 years too a couple of year's back, we had her just before I had my Son and she was a big part of our lives...
Sorry to hear your sad new's

Jodi said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. She is just an adorable sweetheart, such a sweet face!!
Your card is so pretty with such softness in color.
Jodi =)

Leann said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry - lots of hugs for you sweetie x x x

Pauline said...

Hi Kim,
Sorry to hear the sad news, it's never easy, but time really does heal. All the lovely memories will keep her alive within your heart.
Hugs, Pauline x

Claudia Rosa said...

Hi Kim iam sorry for your loss too.
my friend Jacque had to put her dog down too. it is so sad

Jeanette said...

Dear Kim, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear dog. I know that no words will make your loss easier but I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
Hugs Jeanette

Kim Dellow said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, such a beautiful dog.
And a beautiful card too. Kim

simplyfairies said...

Oh my word what a beauty, I am sooo sorry to hear of you losing her, my mum lost hers this morning it's heart breaking!
hugs to ya!

Val said...

This is so sad Kim. Having been through the loss of four cats in less than 3 years I can understand something of what you must be feeling. Take Care.
PS: Your card, as ever, is gorgeous.

Pascale said...

Hi Kim so sorry to hear you have lost your beautiful friend but happy to hear you are hosting successful workshops. My thoughts are with you at this time, Big hugs Pascale

Gina said...

Oh Kim I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I just looked at the photo thinking you had got a new puppy and then read it, oh it breaks your heart they are so much part of the family.
Big Hugs Gina xxx
seems silly now but I love your card too xxx

alina said...

Oh, Kim, I'm so sorry to read about your beautiful friend, I can imagine what you are going through, 17 years means really something!

Your card is just beautiful!

Many hugs,

Lorraine Robertson said...

Gorgeous card honey but more importantly my sorrows for you over your beloved friend... I know only too well what it feels like to lose them & the large hollow that they leave behind. Thank heavens you will have 17 years of memories to make you laugh & smile. There is a little something on my blog for you...

We all love you honey.

Lorraine xxx

♥ Kari ♥ said...

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful ♥friend Kim.


stephanne said...

Oh Kim, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family, it's hard to adjust with that lovable companion missing, but the memory lives on. My condolences.

Ila said...

I am So Sorry for your loss Kim..She was so Beautiful!..I can't even imagine the how much you miss her. Sending you Thoughts and Prayers..and a Big Hug!!...Ila

Lil Sis said...

Oh how sad Kim - I am sure you are devastated but she will always live on your heart.

Huge hugs Beccy x

Anesha said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful companion. I know how much it hurts (lost my little Eva two years ago this week and it still hurts). (((Hug)) goes out to you. Anesha x

IsaNorris said...

really sad to read that you have lost one of your doggy. I know too well how much they mean to you. Lots of {{{{{hugs}}}}} coming your way
Isa xxx

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Kim! I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss, what an adorable dog. It's so hard to loss a companion like this. You're in my thoughts, take care. Big hug, Mary

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, how terribly sad, I have tears in my eyes. I'm sure she had a wonderful life. You must have some very special memories.
Sending you big hugs.
Carole xxx

Iren said...

I am so sorry about the passing of your friend and companion. I hope You will have here in Your heart the rest of Your life.

I am going to get a puppy in 6 week and I look forward to it. Maybe in time You also will get a new puppy!

Many hugs from Iren

Risa said...

Hi Kim,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your special friend. My heart is with you dear.
BIG hugs
p.s. Your card is very beautiful Kim!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so sorry Kim, how very sad. I am sure she had a wonderful must have some really special memories...they will last forever.
Big Hugs
Carole x

Iris said...

Dear Kim,
I'm so, so sorry for your loss! I know how you feel I've been there myself. What a beautiful picture of her! She will always be in your heart and you know she's waiting for you at the end of the rainbow bridge... Sending you big hugs my friend!


Suzanne said...

Kim I am so sorry for your loss there is nothing so sad as loosing our wonderful friends...and only those of us who have lost a wonderful furry friend can begin to understand the loss. They are like children but we give them good lives and we should be proud of this. Sue :o)

Anita Hagen said...

Dear Kim, mye heart is crying, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you have many fantastic memories to lean on. She was a real beauty.

Sending you a bunch of warm hugs

hugs from Anita

Nicola said...

My dear Kim,
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful friend and companion. She sure was a beauty and with time the healing process will begin and happy memories remain.
Your card is awesome as per normal sweetie.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Nicola -x-

Sandra said...

I just read about your sad loss Kim. My heart goes out to you.
Sandra x

Linnie said...

OMW when i saw this piccie it was the image of my Solo who fell down dead after his morning walk so Kym i do know how you are feeling i wore dark glasses for months my eyes were sooo swollen from crying...your doggie had the most wonderful life full of cuddles and hugs so remember those times i do when i remember my doggies.
luv and hugs