Monday, 4 March 2013

You're So Tweet!

Goo Afternoon All, Monday again, where does the weekend fly off to!  I'm still on a day off so I don't have that awful Monday morning blue feeling, that will happen tomorrow when I go back to work.

I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.  We have had some rather good weather over the last few days and it makes for brighter spirits.
Thank you for the comments on Alistair's Sock Blocks, he is delighted you like them.  I am so lucky to have him be able to make things for me.  When he was still at work for Community Service, he was a Projects Officer and he looked for projects which the clients could to do for the community.  He didn't think that it would help to rehabilitate people if they were sent to to the most horrible task, he wanted them to experience meaningful work which may lead them to having a sense of achievement and self worth. Not a principle held by all of his bosses, but nevertheless Alistair forged ahead with is plans.  The scheme reached 100% attendance rates, never before happened, and a few of the folk went on to either college or managed to get jobs. Of course there was always going to be those who are habitual offenders, who will never become good citizens, every society has them, but you can't give up on people because of that.
Unfortunately, when Alistair retired, the powers that be, who have no vision at all, have managed to run the scheme into the ground, and all the hard work Alistair put in is long forgotten, not thankfully by the elderly folk who had gardens created, and logs cut for them, playgroups who benefited by various projects, the Hospice, and other charity organisations who were able to make money from all the lovely, planters, picnic tables and various other wooden items made by "the boys and lasses" as he called them, many of whom had no idea that they had skills which could be used for the good of others.
Community Service in Inverness is now a much poorer scheme for the want of a man with, empathy and vision.

Anyway, that's my Alistair for you, but enough about him, here is my card for today;

This is just a little card which I tried to replicate from the Little Claire examples using their new Club Stamp.
Didn't work, so this is my version.All the card and paper arrived with the stamp.  Coloured with Promarkers, and I've added gems and paper flowers and a button which are from the New Riverbank Revels range. Star Dust to give it a bit of a sparkle.
Just one for my box.  Hope you like it.
Well that's all for me today and it might be a few days before I get back to posting again, but when I get an opportunity I'll be popping in to see what you're doing.
Have a good day
Kate x


Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,what a fab image,love the

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Kate what a super style of card
jacqui x

Crafty Lark said...

Delightful card Kate, I like it very much. xx Flora

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Another lovely card Kate.

Poor Alistair seeing all his hard work go to the dogs as one would say.
I always feel if people are given a propose they will do well, even just making something that can be used. I find it's the same in schools they no longer get children to make projects that are usefull, so they lose interest very quickly. Hazel

Patricia said...

Great card Kate Love the images and the way you have used them.
Sorry!! I missed the previous post do not know how. Your dear Hubby made a great job of those Sock Blocks. Love the colour of the socks. I have not knitted any socks for a while.

Know what you mean about things going downhill, why oh! why do people these days have no vision???

Patricia xx

Wendy Fraser said...

It's beautiful Kate, a real breath of spring xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate huggles hun Sue J xxx

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card.
How wonderful that your husband did so much good that is still remembered both by the boys and lasses but also those who were on the receiving end.
Sometimes I think the high heid yins haven't a clue.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, more to this card than seen at first, love the colours used, getting back to spring colours. Love it.

It must be soul destroying for Alistair to see all his hard work pushed aside, if it seems that hard work is required projects are dropped.

Wilma x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning absolutely gorgeous creation as always...

Huggles Pops x x x

Shona Hamill said...

Lovely card Kate. Agree that a lot of these organisations just don't see the wider picture. Sadly, it's a well known fact that people don't appreciate what they had until it's gone. I'm sure a lot of the folks who came through the system have a lot to thank your husband for so that's something he can be very proud of. Shona xx

Erika said...

Great card Kate, it has a lovely spring feel to it. Shame for your husband having put all his time and heart into the community project, these things are only as good as the folk on the have no idea! A lot of folk benefit from time spent with others learning new skills and socialising, not all are bad, it's such a shame.
Hope you have a good week at work and catch you again soon, hugs Erika.

Lena Misquitta said...

Sweet card, Kate.

Staying Crafty said...

This is adorable! I love images with birds :) I liked seeing the little pops of detail on the hearts and flowers.

debby4000 said...

Sooooo cute.