Always in my heart

If you are a regular over here you will know that I am a big supporter of Amy and Friends, the charity that supports sufferers of Cockayne Syndrome and their families. I learned about Cockayne Syndrome through the amazing blog of Scarlett Clay whose youngest son, Knox, was a sufferer. Their story touched my heart so deeply I vowed to do as much as I could to raise the profile of this disorder and the work of Amy and Friends.  You can read more here. Today would have been the fourth birthday of dear little Knox, but all too sadly he lost his battle against Cockayne Syndrome earlier this year.  In his honour and memory I have created this postcard:


The background was created with Dylusions ink sprays and then overstamped using my collection of various sized dots and that fabulous spiral by Neil Walker. I added the main flower, by Stampotique, and then stamped around the edge with my favourite Dylusions border. I’ve added a bit of colour with watercolour pencils.


The flower has been paper pieced and I made a couple of extra flower heads.You will recognise the Hero Arts butterfly and here I’ve used distress inks to add colour.


The little hearts were cut freehand from paper that had been coloured with red distress inks.


If you would like to show your support for Amy and Friends they would love it if you left them some words of encouragement on their Facebook Page or, if you are on Twitter, you can tweet @AmyandFriends. You can also make a donation via the website. Thank you 🙂

Butterfly kisses sweet Knoxy, I will never forget you 🙂

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to
new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our minds, leave footprints
on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.”

(Flavia Weedn)

Thanks for buzzing by.


Thanks for buzzing by.



Always in my heart — 12 Comments

  1. Fabulous postcard and a wonderful tribute to little Knox. I have become such a fan of those flower, they always look stunning and the butterfly almost lifts of the card.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. I’m using up old SU invitation postcards – I have a whole pack that I never used!!! I love the flower too because it’s simple to paper piece. I need to do it as a sunflower – all I need is a challenge with a summer theme. Mmm – now let me think! xxx

  2. Beautiful card, so happy to see you keeping little Knox and his battle in the forefront, lest he be forgotten. ~Diane

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