Sunday, 1 January 2012

Seems a Little Sketchy - Thinking of You

  Asian Bamboo
Hello Everyone, Happy New Year.
Did you see the firework display in London on the TV last night it was absolutely fantastic?
Well I made it through another New Years Eve. It has never been my favourite time of the year, made even worse 10 years ago by the death of my son Adam.
I lit a candle and took flowers. In fact the Grandchildren all came with me which was nice. Saskia wanted to know when he was going to pop up, which took a little explaining that he wouldn't, but at least it made me smile lol.
I have several friends who also find this time of year hard so there have been quite a few Thinking of You cards to be sent. This one is on its way to Spain.
The main image is by Clarity Asian Bamboo, and has been stamped onto a piece of handmade background paper from my stash.
I cut the image out using a nestie and mounted it over background papers layered to fit the sketch over at Seems a Little Sketchy.
The ribbon is from Woodware.
The greeting has also been cut out using a nestie, which has been left in place while distress ink is sponged over the image. This is what creates the thin white line around the edge once the nestie has been removed. 
I added some swirls to the background panels using my favourite Magnolia Swirl Flourish. I also added some stitching using a fine black pen.
Everyone has had a nice lazy morning, so the chaos and noise hasn't kicked in yet, it's only a matter of time, I can hear footsteps on the stairs.
Have a great day, and once again I hope that you all have a very Happy New Year.
Happy Crafting.


  1. Hi Kim

    I hate new year too, so much hype for nothing. Sorry that it makes you sad about Adam, but you were a brilliant Mum to him and he was very lucky to have your love.

    I hope 2012 is an excellent year for you, and I shall continue to read my fav blogger!!

    Love Cherry x

  2. Thanks Cherry, I hope that I continue to be your fav blogger in 2012.
    Happy New Year and much love

  3. What a beautiful card with all the details you've added to it! Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again soon for another sketchy challenge!

  4. Belatedly thinking of you, sweetie. xxx I can't imagine how awful the memories must be :(

    I hope you have a wonderful 2012! Thank you so much for the inspiration! xxx

    love Mags B x

  5. what a pretty card.. I love the pink colours!! thanks for getting sketchy with us over at SALS xxx


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