Friday, 7 June 2013

Icelandic Poppies!

Hello Fellow Bloggers, are you well today? I do hope so and for those who are not so well, sending you big hugs!

I've been pretty busy over the last couple of days preparing for our holiday, trying to pin down Alistair for his clothes is painstaking to say the least.  I asked him to put out what he wanted to take nice and early in case they needed freshening up, so he did that and the clothes got washed and ironed, and then got put back in his drawer, why? I asked, did you get me to wash them if your not taking them, Oh, I they've been in the drawer for a while and I thought I would just get them washed. Honestly, there's times you just want to SLAP!!
Anyway, the packing is almost done, it's only for a week after all.

I went along to see the CAB folk, and a little advice was offered, and that was to reply to the letter the Area Manager sent asking why the other points I had raised weren't mentioned.  My son, who is awfully good at these things also pointed out that I should have had the minutes of the welfare meeting along with the letter, so I requested a copy of those. There were one or two other points that needed clarification as well.  So it has taken me the couple of days to compose that and try to get it in the right tone.  I will post it on Sunday night, and hopefully put it out of my mind and enjoy the holiday.

I met up with one of my colleagues on Wednesday, she is our part time worker I get on really well with her, she calls me her second mum, and she has a bit of a tough time of it at work, I think it's because she is so much younger than the rest of us, but of course very unfair.  Anyway, she gave me a beautiful gift, and a lovely card, although she said not a patch on the ones I make.  It's the though that counts.
So, I've make a Thank You card for her and after seeing the beautiful card on Sue's blog yesterday , I decided to have a look at  where I found a wonderful selection of fabulous digital flower stamps.  I decided to have myself a few, but one in particular really caught my eye and that was Icelandic Poppy, for obvious reasons.  That said I've decided to make Thank You cards for everyone who gives me a birthday gift, so here is the one I've made for Karen;
Sorry the colour is a bit wishy washy, it really is a bit more vibrant in reality.
Golden shade of Core'dinations, embossed with Flower Frenzy Embossalicious folder
Sizzix Dies
Papermania Sentiment
Pearls, gems and ribbon from stash
Poppies sprayed with CC Spray and Sparkle in Silver
Kraft Card
I'm really quite pleased with the outcome.

We are going through to Nairn tonight to listen to a concert given by The Inverness Mahler Players, Alistair is a fan of this composer, I can take him or leave him, although hearing something live makes all the difference.  It's been a while since we have gone to a concert, so I am looking forward to it.

So before I go, I just want to thank everyone who has visited and commented on my last card, always appreciated.  I'm trying to catch up with yours,  and I might get a chance later tonight.
Bye for now
Kate x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Kate great colours xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the flowers x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. I hope you get some positive feedback and a better solution to the work problems, they really have to be addressed. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Wendy Fraser said...

So beautiful, I just love poppies, especially the orange ones (my fave colour!). These look great against the embossed background. xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh Kate, you have made my day giving me a little mention on your blog. I am thrilled I many have inspired you to make such a beautiful card. The colours you have used for the poppies look gorgeous and the embossed background looks fabulous.
I hope you enjoy the concert and have a great weekend
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Kate and so glad your getting somewhere with CAB. Good luck with the packing too! Big Hugs rachel xx

Hazel said...

Hope you enjoyed your concert and that you have got your packing all done, that's me unpacking and have the washing machine going. We had a great holiday and lovely to come back to beautiful weather. Not good that you didn't get much help over your work problem.

Beautiful card love those poppies.
Have a great time on your holiday and relax. Hazel.

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, she will love it, not used digi images myself yet, got loads of free ones,
hope you get things sorted soon

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, this is sooo wonderful, poppies are my favourite. Love the embossed background too.
Hope you have a super weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fabulous design card. Love those poppies. Great embossing too.
I think I may just pop over and take a look at these digi stamps.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Kate,
Beautiful card, love the Poppy`s beautifully coloured, your embossing background and the layout.
Enjoy your holiday, try to forget what is going on at work.
Catch up when you get back

Patricia xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate your card is lovely and I am sure she will be touched to receive such a lovely hand made card! Enjoy your holiday and put everything else away in a locked cupboard in a far corner of your mind! See you in a fortnight!! Hugs Susan xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate. I love that embossing folder and the flowers are lovely.

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Sandy said...

Very pretty and the embossed background is gorgeous!

hotpotato said...

very pretty card, I love the poppies.

Jane said...

Hellooooooo! What can I say but how chuffed I am to see one of my images used sooooooo beautifully!!
Would you be happy for me to feature your card on our Design blog & our facebook page to share & inspire the rest of the world?!/JaneysDigiDesigns

Jane xxxx

Teresa said...

Good morning Kate, stunning card, I love those poppies and the colours you've chosen, I just saw them in those colours in my mums garden yesterday.
It's a beauty!
Hugs Teresa xx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I love the colours you have chosen to use. Also love your fab layout. xx Flora

May said...

Stunning card Kate, The image is beautiful... what a fabulous job with the colours... Enjoy your glad your son is helping you with that letter... Hugs May x x x