Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Pirate's Birthday!........


It has been some time since I updated my blog. It feels strange to be back here now and so good too!
The reason for my absence is my Mother in Law died in February. I always thought she would go on forever and so it has been hard for us all to deal with. When someone so close to you and part of the fabric of your life goes it makes it so hard to function. Life is not the life you have always had so you have to take one day at a time to start to live your life again.
I am now coming through the other end and starting to feel my way again. I know we will have good days and bad days but I keep close to myself that we were so lucky to have had such a good, strong and kind person in our lives who will be in our hearts forever.
A big thank you to everyone who enquired about my absence you are so very kind.
Anyway, I am so pleased to be back here with you all again and would like to share a card I made for my Grandson Luca's bestest friend in the world. 

I have coloured Magnolia's Edwin with distress ink pads and then pin pricked the edge.
The Cloud Tag, Fence and Flag's are Magnolia's DooHickey dies with  an Anchor Charm from The Ribbon Girls.

The paper is Magnolia.

I attached the flags with wire and the letters are Quickutz.

Thank you so much for your visit with me and I wish you all a fabulous weekend!

kim xxx


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Love how you did the sentiment.
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Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kim.

Hugs Riet.xx

MagsB said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

What a terrific card for your grandson's bestest friend! I love it!

Stay warm and snug in this dreadful weather!

love Mags B x

Crafting Queen said...

Really sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs. Your card is beautiful and I love the new look to your blog. :)

Therese said...

So Sorry for your loss. Hope card making can make you feel a little bit better. :)
Your card is very cute and your coloring is awesome like always. I like the new look of your blog as well! Take care! :)

Shazza said...

so sorry for your loss Kim, sending hugs. Beautiful card x

Debbie said...

Nice ot see you back Kim, missed you.
It will take time to heal, someone close leaves a void and you never think it's gunna be the same again, but in time you will be better. I am very close to my Mum in Law too, so know how you feel, some people do not get on with their in laws so don't know why we feel the way we do, but we do don't we.

Gorgeous card and a super Edwin. Love the bunting and the colours used are stunning as always. Debbiex

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Kim...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Trish said...

Oh Kim, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know that words are never enough, but I am thinking of you xxx
Love your card, it's perfect for Luca's best friend ever!
Love, Trish xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Kim, I am happy to see you back, and so sad for you loss, I offer my deepest sympathy. Your card is darling, love this little Edwin pirate. too cute. Wonderful coloring as always, and faubulous layout. Hugs.

Marrie said...

Hello Kim,

So Sorry for your loss.
Your card is very cute and your coloring is amazing like always.

Hugs Marrie

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Kim, ideal for a wee boy.

Sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. It's hard to lose a much love family member and as you know yourself it will take time to get back to normal. As you say you expect someone to be around for ever.

Stay strong,

kat xx

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Yvonne said...

So sorry to read about your mother in law.
It's good to see you back again. Your card is as beautiful as always!
hugs Yvonne

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi What a sad time for you so glad to hear you are getting back to normal and inspiring us with your super creations. I just love the colouring on Edwin and the design is just perfect for his special friend ;0)

Suze Kranendonk said...

So sorry for your loss Kim. Big hugs.
Your card is beautiful.

Hugs Suze xx

WIEN-ART said...

Dear Kim,

So sorry to read about your mother in law.
Warm greetings from here to you.

Sinikka said...

So sorry for you loss Kim and ofcourse too your family too.

Sweet card and it is good that you are back....missed you!!
Take care
Hugs Sinikka

Deb said...

so good to see you back and I am so sorry for your loss!
Your card is so gorgeous, creating is so therapeutic too!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is absolutely gorgeous, have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your card is lovely Kim. I particularly love the woody banners. They are perfect with this sweetly coloured image.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother in law. I hope that in time, the rawness of your grief may be tempered by those wonderful memories you have of roads travelled and happy times together. Big hugs and lots of sympathy, Lesley

Gery said...

Hi Kim, my condolances for the loss of your mother in law.
I know it's difficult to get back to normal again and do the things you did before. It will take time.
My mother in law died in november and on the 10th of march our brother in law died.
So I realy know what you are going through and what you are talking about.
It comforts me to think, that once we meet again, although I don't know where.
Two beautiful poems are: To those who I love from Mary Alice Ramish and Letters from heaven from Ruth Ann Mahaffey. Just Google their names.
I wish you strenght and love.
Groetjes Gery

Melodie said...

Gorgeous card, this Edwin is really cute.

nicolet said...

This card is so cool!
Hugs nicolet

Kerttu said...

Such a prett boy card!


May said...

So sorry to hear the news of the loss of a loved one Kim..Take Care x x x

Your card is stunning I am sure Luca's Friend Toby will love it so much.. Hugs May x x x

Pinklady 68 said...

So sad to lose loved once who is near family. Take care.
A gorgeous pirate card you have made. So beautiful coloring and lovely details:-)

Have a happy easter!
Hugs Laila.

BA said...

this is so sweet
xoxo BA