Saturday, 1 June 2013

Thinking of You!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend whatever you happen to be doing.
Weather wise, it started good today and now we have had an almighty downpore and it's turned a bit cooler.

Thank you all who took time out of their busy day to visit my last post and comment on my last card, going by the amount of comments it was a really popular and well liked card.

I would like to say thanks too for all the kind pieces of advice and good wishes for my welfare interview that took place yesterday.  I won't bore you all with what happened, but I don't think it went all that well and I am left somewhat puzzeled by what was proposed, and it feels that I will return to work to a situation that will very possibly cause further stress, so it's not looking good.  I was further thrown, by being told that I might not be able to return to work and go straight into annual leave, can you imagine my blood pressure at that, a holiday that had been booked since January.  I had to go home and await a phone call after the manager had contacted HR.  I thought my hubby was going to go into space when he heard this.  Thankfylly towards  the end of the day I had a phone call to say I could have my holiday.  Like I would'nt be going anyway. So, I wont be returning till later on in June and after I come back from holiday I will have to see where I go from here.  They have suggested that I have an appointment with occupational health, and I'm fine with that.

I was a bit down yesterday and really tired so didn't get around your blogs or post myself, it just felt all too much. but today is another day. Here is my contribution today;

LOTV stamp
Prisma colour pencils
First Edition and Fizzy Moon Papers
Purple card
SB corners
Flower Soft Sentiment
Pearls, Riverbank Revels set
Gems and ribbon from my stash
Glamour Dust
I had treated myself to some Prisma coloured pencils earlier on in the week, I already had Derwent pencils, but what lovely pencils Prisma are, quite different in texture from my other ones.  So a big thank you to Jacqui at,
who told me where to but them and which colours to get to start me off.  If you pop into visit Jacqui's blog you will see some really beautiful cards, with wonderful colouring.

That's my lot for today, going off now to try and get round to visiting you.
Kate x

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Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, sorry your interview did not go too well. Don't let them bully you if your doctor feels you are not ready to return them they cannot force you back. Bet your BP was sky high until you got the phone call. Take care. By the way your card is lovely. I have always loved the lilac and yellow combination and those flowers have been coloured beautifully.

Wilma x x x

rachel said...

A stunning card Kate - so sorry to hear of all the troubles with work - sounds horrendous! Big Hugs from me xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Kate your card is beautiful I'm glad you like the pencils they really are my favourite and thank you for your kind words.

Sorry things are a little tense for you at the moment

jacqui xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is stunning Kate. I love the image and the way you have coloured it looks wonderful.
I am sorry to hear that your interview didn't go so well. I agree with Wilma, if your doctor doesn't think that you are ready to go back to work then surely they cannot bully you into returning. Thank goodness you have your holiday to look forward to.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card Kate. The colours and the colouring are brilliant.

Sorry to hear that you are having a bad time. Are you in a Union? If you are surely your union rep. should be able to do something.

Alison Scott said...

Kate, the card is stunning. Great colouring.
If you are covered under Disability Discrimination Act they cannot enforce your return and definitely not to a more stressful situation. Under the terms of the Act they have to make all reasonable efforts to sort things for you.

Rita said...

Hi Kate. I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear your dilemma has not got sorted out. Maybe get help from a union rep. You need to get this sorted out before your health suffers any more trauma. I love your beautiful card and the colours look fabulous. Keep your holiday at the front of your mind. Hugs Rita xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely image and

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I've been toying with Prismas for a while now myself. Love the colour combo of this one. Sorry to hear things didn't go too well yesterday, hope you're feeling a bit more positive about it soon. Big hugs to you. Don't forget, crafting is the best medicines xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate - first of a brilliant card, love the image and colours, I love my Prismas! Secondly I am so sorry to hear that your meeting didn't go well. It sounds to me that they should have someone from HR there as the person conducting the interview seems to have overstepped the line! I agree with the others about a Union if you are in one then they will support you through this. Your doctor should be putting on your sick note if you are fit enough to return to work on lighter duties. Occupational Health should be supportive and will advise you too! Above all try not to get stressed out by the whole situation - look forward to your holiday and carry on crafting!! Hugs Susan x

The Little Stamper said...

Your card is just beautiful and I love your delicate image too. Thanks for joining us at Lilis Little Fairies this week.

Sharon x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous love the image so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is "Simply Stunning" hugs Pops x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate,
Absolutely beautiful I love the delicate colouring of the wonderful flowers.
What I would want to say has already been said.
Sending you a (hug) plus some Dalyan sunshine

Patricia xxx

May said...

Hi Kate, Gorgeous card, Beautiful soft colours & that image is Stunning....Now young lady I want you to have a wonderful Holiday... do not let the bleeps!!!! drag you down... you have done nothing kick up your heels and enjoy!!!! Big Hugs May x x x

Teresa said...

Hello Kate,
This is a gorgeous card, I love the soft, delicate look to this one. Enjoy your holiday, have a super time and try to forget about everything else for a while.
Hope you are having a great Sunday.
Big Hugs Teresa xx

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely card! Kim

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry they are adding more stress but a visit to OH sounds a good idea. Your card is so pretty, thanks for playing at LLF

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty card, I love your soft colouring and gorgeous embellies too!
Thank you for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies and good luck :)