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Hello Crafters

I have been dreading writing this post. As you know I have been absent due to caring for my Mum, who was very poorly, and although she put up a brave fight, she sadly passed away on the 8th December. Devastated was an understatement, but I hold onto the fact that I had two whole months of the love and laughter whilst I cared for her, and a lifetime of precious memories that I will keep forever.

Whilst still reeling from that, on the 11th December, my partner was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer, and is going through ongoing investigations, so I am desperately trying to stay strong for him.

Through all this, it has been almost impossible to craft, but I did manage to make a 21st Exploding Birthday Box, for one of the nurses on my Mum’s ward. I was coming home from the hospital and then working until 2am to get it finished, but I was really pleased with the end product.

Please excuse the quality of the photos, taken 2am very quickly, and I thought they were ‘OK’ at the time!

21st Box Oct 15 (2)


Spellbinders – Blooms 4

Marianne – Vintage Swirls

21st Box Oct 15 (9)


Stamps – Visible Image (Discontinued)

21st Box Oct 15 (10)


Die – Spellbinders Floral Oval

21st Box Oct 15 (11)


Punch – Woodware Evening Dress 2

Die – All Occasion Dies Shoes

Stamps – Woodware Graffiti

21st Box Oct 15 (13)


Spellbinders – Labels 41 Decorative, Oval Majesty

Marianne – Elegant Lady

21st Box Oct 15 (8)


Spellbinders – Blooms 4

Heartfelt Creations – Majestic Blooms

Creative Expressions – Trailing Ivy

21st Box Oct 15 (6)

All Card from – Papermill

All Background Papers – The Range

As you can see, quite a lot went into it, but it helped me get through at the time, losing myself in the creativity, and that is what I am going to do right now. Mum told me not to cry, but sometimes it’s hard, so I get creating when I feel that awful empty feeling, and somehow, I don’t know how, the void feels more bearable.

Thank you for those that stop by often to see if I am still here, it means a lot and because of you, I will get through.

Happy New Year to you all


Kim xxx

2 thoughts on “Sadness

  1. Hi Kim, What a sad time you have been having, really feel for you! Hope your partner has had good results.
    I hope 2016 will be a better year for you, health and happiness.
    Beautiful creative box..
    Crafting is so good taking our minds of things.
    Thinking of you Pam x

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  2. Hi Kim, Sorry to hear your news. You have really been going through it. Hopefully 2016 will be a better year. Wishing you and your partner health and happiness. Fingers crossed that all goes well. Stay strong and positive.
    Gorgeous box by the way.
    Flo x

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