Thursday, 17 October 2013


Hi all, yep it's Wednesday just lol which means it's time for all of us crafters to share our desk over at WOYWW.  I'm late again this evening, it's been an hectic week with work and other bits and bobs.  Also it's been an upsetting week with my nephews Dad who died from his battle with cancer yesterday :-(.  My sister and I are really close and even though she was divorced and is with a new partner obviously it's still been upsetting for all of us.  He lived in Ireland and the lads knew he had cancer but he never wanted to bother them so said everything was great except last week they got a call to say go over as he was really poorly.  They said what they needed to say and spent some time with him, then sorted everything out that their dad wanted them to do, came back on Saturday, and yesterday they got the call that he had died.  My nephews are Simon 35, Daryll 26 and Sean 17, they go back tomorrow with my sister for the funeral on Friday.  I feel so devastated for them all especially Simon as he is working in China and couldn't get back in time, how sad. He did manage to speak with his dad over skype but yesterday Vicky said that Simon was gutted, he couldn't speak to anyone, it must have been the hardest thing for my sister to do and she can't go and hug him, my heart really goes out to him.  I lost my dad when I was 5, and even though I was young I can remember everything, especially the day of the funeral as mum thought it was best to go so left me with friends at the hotel where the wake was going to be, I still remember that.
So anyway I am truly sorry I haven't had time to visit many people this week but will hopefully get around you over the next few days :-)
The card is for the GD post tomorrow over at C.R.A.F.T challenge
(hence why it's turned over lol!!!!)
as I am guest designer for the month. Working
with digis has been challenging lol, but this one I enjoyed as I
I haven't done many in awhile and I relaxed on the sofa and coloured in with
my promarkers.  I am still a inky painty girl lol but I definitely
think they might be the odd coloured image keep popping up especially
christmas ones lol.

I just managed to blog this as  I had to make some changes as the challenge was called think pink, but we had an email to say we can't use it as it's a trade name which is copyrighted.  I had made a pink ribbon out of clay and stamped into it but I have had to remove it as we think if it's not bought we might not be able to use it.  We are waiting to find out but I took it off anyway.  Lisa at the shop had been doing fund-raising hence why we picked the challenge, but I guess I understand why we haven't been able to use it, they were nice 
and sent a nice email explaining.  I found this hard to do as obviously with 
family being very close to cancer but also a work mate is off work having
chemo for breast cancer and my personal assistant at work fought it and won
a couple of years ago.
As you can see not much else has changed on here :-)

Yes I thought I would take a picture of bits to sort, my poor
stencils/masks have no place to live at the moment, I use them loads
so trying to find somewhere near my desk to home them, but sorting has
stopped for the moment.  Plus all my 12by12 christmas paper and other bits.
Need to sort out my crimbo bits so I can get on with using them lol
I am determined this year to not buy crimbo cards and definitely
be more prepared :-)

This is where I have been putting bits that so need to be found
a home as well on some wall etc.
EEK better go and link as it's a minute to Thursday!!!! Shall be back in morning with another post.
Hope you have a fantastic week, and hope all is well with you and your families.
Lots of Hugs :-)
Happy Woyww
Kezzy xxxxx


roffeycreations said...

Hi Kezzy - hugs to you and all the family and friends at such a sad time - any loss brings those memories back for everyone and we all know the feelings take the memories and let them hold you strong during this time and ahead. Lots of photos on your post and lots of interesting and lovely things going on in your world - have a great week ahead - happy WOYWW Mxx #72

Sharon Madson said...

Kezzy, I offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
You did good to get a post done! Two things, I love that magnifying light and love those pleated flowers with the A & B on them in the bottom photo. Thanks for the peek! Sending hugs.
Sharon #56

Robin said...

Kezzy, hugs to you and your family during this hard time.

Love your work in the bottom photo, especially the blue one with the striking golden lady!

Robin -117

Unknown said...

Hi Kezzy! I am so sorry to hear about your sister's ex-husband's passing. I know that it will be still hard on her as she had children with him and very hard on the boys even though they are grown. Cancer is such a wicked disease and I just wish that they would find a makes me so mad, as I lost my husband to it and my cousin who I was very close to just recently, and now my late husbands best friend has only weeks to live. I am gutted, we were like the 4 musketeers and soon I will be the only one left. I have found art journaling to be a wonderful form of therapy. Thank you for showing us your desk this week and I agree I love the magnifying light...I need one lol! I hope that you show us your card next week...pretty please :-). Happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

Julie Lee said...

Oh, Kezzy, my heart goes out to you and your sister and her family: what a difficult time for all of you. I so admire the way you have gone on so strong through it all and posted. You are amazing, Kezzy and a great inspiration in so many ways! All those lovely things that you have to find homes for are a testament to your creativity! Thank you for inviting us in so warmly to WOYWW and for commenting on my post even though you were going through so much trauma! You're a dear, faithful friend and you must be a wonderful sister - I wish you joy! Julie Ann xx #45

rachel said...

Hi Kerry - so sorry for your loss - big hugs from me to you and yours xx

Annie said...

Hi Kerry. So very sorry to hear your sad news. Sometimes just isn't fair is it? Big hugs for all concerned and of course an esp big one for you my friend.
Annie x

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Deepest sympathy on your family's loss. What a shame that you cannot use the pink ribbon. As long as you are not selling large quantities, I do not understand why it would be a problem. Ali x #96

Chrissie said...

Oooh lots of things to nosy through here. Looks like you're a mighty busy lady!
Thanks for the snoop!
Chrissie #84

Ann said...

Hi Kezzy - so sorry to hear of your loss, sending hugs to you & your family ((HUGS)). It's amazing you had the time to share with all you're coping with at the moment.....thanks for allowing me to snoop around all your amazing goodies!!
Take care
Ann (52) xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

A very late WOYWW visit from me!
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Hugs. Pam#68

The Taming of the Glue said...

A very late WOYWW visit from me!
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Hugs. Pam#68