Saturday, 24 May 2014

On Your Special Day!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors of course, I hope everyone is well, and if not sending out kind thoughts to you.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my Fairies card, I really do appreciate them.

I'm sorry not to have been around for most of this week, neither posting or commenting but, we had the most awful shock on Wednesday to hear that our friend Ian had died in his sleep in the small hours of Wednesday morning.  Those of you who follow my blog may recall me talking about going to Linda and Ian's home for lots of fab diners, Ian was a superb cook. He was also "one of the boys" who canoed, hill walked, in fact all the stuff Alistair does.  Both Alistair were going away at the end of the month to Wales, they went away for a week each year for the last ten or so years.
We are finding it very hard to take his in his loss, especially, Alistair as they were both out for a walk on Monday and had a fab day and then less than thirty six hours Ian has gone.  His family are devastated.  Sadly, Linda and Ian split up just after the New Year, it had been coming for a while, and we were determined not to take sides, but try to support them both. Ian was to get the keys of his new house on Wednesday and Alistair was waiting for him to come over as he was going to help him move in.  Never, ever was he expecting to get a phone call from Ian's son with the sad news.
It's just so awful, he was only just 62, and no illness that anyone knew of.  We are all left reeling.
It brings it home that you just don't know what is around the corner and you have to enjoy each day.
Alistair is so thankful that the canoe weekend a couple of weeks ago was brilliant and Ian really enjoyed it, and also his lovely walk on Monday.

So there you are, I just could not get my mind around blogs, so sorry for not commenting, however, I've been looking at some of the images that comes  on my dashboard and there has been some wonderful cards and projects.  I hope to get back to really looking in on you soon.

I had a card in the bag, so to speak and here it is;
One of my clients had asked me for a wedding card, but not too weddingy as the big day had come and gone, but Caroline still want to give the couple a card.

I remembered that I had these lovely Hunkydory images and thought they would be just perfect.

Everything else is Hunkydory too, except for ribbon and resin rose, which are, Papermania and Dovecraft.
Finishing off with Liquid Pearls in Mint 

I will love you and leave you and hope your weekend is going well, I've a couple of days off , I need to catch up with my unpaid work, yes that's right HOUSEWORK.


Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Kate, what a week.
That is such sad news and so young.
Your card is beautiful and perfect for want was asked.
Have as good a weekend as possible

Patricia xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh Kate, my deepest condolences go out to Ian's family. That is shocking news. May all the happy memories provide strength to his family and to you and Alistar too. Love the pretty wedding card with the beautiful swans. Take good care Kate.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. It is so hard to come to terms with the death of a dear friend. My lovely friend Jeannie died very unexpectedly in February - she also died in her sleep and it is really difficult to accept. I hope that both you and Alistair find consolation in your lovely memories.

Hazel said...

Kate what a terrible week you both have had, it is so true you just don't know what's round that corner. The only good thing is that he went in his sleep and didn't ever have to stop doing the things he loved, he had a lovely walk with Alistair and had so much things to look forward to - he was happy. Sending ((((hugs)))) to you both. Hazel xxx

Sue said...

Oh Kate. I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your close friend. Such a terrible shock, my heart goes out to you all.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful colours.
Take care, sending you hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Oh Kate:( so sorry to hear this its awful when you lose a close friend and such a terrible shock. My thoughts are with you and Alistair at this sad time and to Ian's family. Love your card..huggles Sue xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, so sorry to hear about the loss of your close friend. Our thoughts are with you and Alistair at this sad time. Your Wedding card is beautiful, I love the Hunkydory image they are adorable. Please take care of yourself and we hope that you and Alistair find the strength and comfort in this difficult time. Hugs Anet.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Kate how very sad and what an awful shock. Fab card, great colours. Sending you hugs xx

rachel said...

morning Kate - I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Ian - it must be such a shock for you both. Sending you hugs. It really does make you take stock when things like that happen. Love your card Kate - a beautiful design - lovely xx Rachel x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Kate, it's very sad. The card is fabulous.

Take care sweetie!

Love and hugs

hotpotato said...

Oh Kate, so sorry to hear of the death of your friend Ian. what a big shock it must of been to you both. Love your card.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful card!!


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
So sorry to hear the sad news. Its small comfort but at least he hadn't been ill and in pain, better for Ian but not for those left behind with no reason. Poor Alastair. I would be bereft if I lost my Nesta.
Your card is beautiful and thank you for showing it when you have other things on your mind.
Take care and hugs for you both.
Ang x

Sandy said...

I am so sorry Kate - my sympathies to you and Alistair. Sixty two is too very young to die. Yes I do remember you talking about this couple many times. Alistair is really going to feel the loss I am sure. Once again, I am so very sorry.

Wendy Fraser said...

Super card Kate, love the colour combo. So sorry to hear your sad news, big hugs to you xxx

Sue said...

Kate, a gorgeous card and beautiful colors. Love the liquid pearls, nice touch. Swans are so lovely.

So very sorry on the loss of your dear friend. Such a shock to lose someone so quickly. Thinking of you both.


vic said...

Kate I'm so sorry to hear your sad news :( thinking of you xx

Your card is beautiful! I hope your ok


Vic x

Erika said...

What a shock for you both, my thoughts go out to you and your husband.
You take care.
Lovely card, great idea to use the swans.

Hugs Erika. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Kate what dreadful news. It is such a shock when a sudden death occurs you have no time to prepare or say the things you would want to say. The only comfort you can draw is that he obviously lived his life to the full and enjoyed it and didn't suffer from a long drawn out illness. Sending hugs to you and Alistair. A gorgeous card too Kate, love those swans. Susan xx

Christine Harrop said...

Kate, not sure how I came to miss this post. I'm so so sorry to hear this very sad news. You must both be devastated, particularly Alistair because they did so much together. A lovely way for Ian to go since he didn't suffer, but such a dreadful shock for everybody else. Love and hugs to you both! Christine xxx

Sorry, your card is lovely, perfect for the occasion.

Pop's Cards said...

Ohhh this is absolutely gorgeous!! sending you both big big hugs love Pops x x x

Norma said...

Hello Kate:) I'm sorry to hear your friend Ian passed away, my thoughts and prayers for you and his family. Your card is lovely.
Big hugs,