Saturday, 28 September 2013

Peace on Earth!

Good Evening blogging Friends, I hope you are well, and if not I'm sending out hugs in the hope they will make you feel a little better.

Sorry not to have managed commenting on your blogs the last couple of days.  On Tuesday Alistair and I went to Glasgow to see the Jack Vetriano Exhibition, it was a long day but we enjoyed it, and yesterday I had my return to work meeting, which I didn't enjoy, and left my head buzzing.
  However, I will be back at work next week with a very slow phased return, which will take up to 14 weeks to get back to full time. The Area Manager and the very new Operational Manager have followed all the recommendations stated by the OH doctor, so the outcome was good from that aspect of things, however I will do the best I can when I return, but it's going to be very difficult stepping over the threshold after 5 months.  I do know I can't to full time work for much longer, especially this sort.

So with all that going on, I felt it was too much to catch up on all the blogs so have started fresh today, and what lovely creations I've seen.
Thank you all for all your lovely comments on my Autumn Cornucopia card, and I certainly hope you all visit to see this one as this is the 1st. Blogging Anniversary Card and one lucky person will win the LOTV gift voucher.

So without more ado here it is;
Nicecrane image from Exotic Asia range
LOTV Kraft Christmas and Frosty Christmas papers
Core'dination Brown Card
Glitter Card
Die'sire Sentimentals Sentiment
Sb Aster Flower die
Chinese coin
Hobby Craft Ribbon
The Hobby House Pearls
Glamour Dust in Silver

I just love these images and was lucky enough to be given them by Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs to use.
I don't really think it's necessarily a Christmas image, but there is snow and a deer so good enough for me.
I do hope you will visit and leave a comment, especially as it then means I can return the visit to you.

Have a good evening and see you soon


Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, so pleased you both enjoyed the art exhibition and your day out. Love your card you have all the Christmas element, wintry scene and deer. Good luck on your return to work, take it slow and ease yourself back.

Wilma x x x

Hazel said...

Kate, firstly sorry I haven't replied to your e-mail been busy Mummy away so I have had to be in early and work a bit later. So glad you enjoyed your day out even with it being a long one. As for going back to work just take it easy.
Now as for your card it's beautiful love the Christmas feel about it.
Oh better get my boots on and get to work.

Hazel xxx

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Kate. I love that image, gorgeous ribbon and wonderful flower too.
Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out.
Good luck with your return to work, hopefully they will let you take things at your pace which should be a great help to you.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous...Fab image and

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate! Your card is gorgeous I think the image works really well for Christmas with the deer and snow and how you have added the glamour dust. The ribbon and Chinese coin are lovely accents. So pleased to see your interview went well and they are incorporating all of OHD's recommendations. I know it will be very daunting for you to return to work but I am sure once you are there you will feel better about it.

Glad you enjoyed the exhibition! Which day are you going to the NEC I am thinking of going on the Friday? Susan x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh I love Jack Vettriano, my fave is the Singing Butler on my lounge wall. Would have loved to have seen that exhibition. Glad they have taken all the recommendations on board. It is bound to be hard but take it one day at a time and do what you can, don't push yourself. Your card is gorgeous, great Autumn colours but Christmassy as well. Take care next week and thanks for the chance to win too xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. Hope your return to work goes smoothly for you.

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Kate. Good luck with your phased RTW programme. Christine xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is beautiful, I especially love the bow, you know how much I love multi loop bows! Fab image too and some of my fave papers. Hope your return to work goes as smoothly as it can xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love the card and the image is very atmospheric.
Hope all goes well next week.
Ang x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. the image and design are gorgeous.
I hope all goes well for you next week.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

Hi Kate - your card is just beautiful - I love the nicecrane images - wonderful! I have one coloured up but need to find the right occasion for it. Glad Glasgow was fun and the meeting sounds good really - big hugs to you - those first few days will be difficult but \i hope it works out alright in the end! Big Hugs to you xx

rosie said...

hello Kate. another stunning card from you.
hugs to you for next week x

wow - a year already! where has the time gone. well done you. looking forward to another year of your fab cards x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a brilliant card. I love that image it's so very lovely. Can I spy owls in the trees. Yes this could be used for Christmas or this time of year.. Fabulous ribbon too.
It's going to be quite hard getting back into the swing of working after such a long break. Here is hoping all goes well with it.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

I think that image makes a great Christmas card Kate. Good luck starting back at work, hope all goes well for you. I know how busy you can get in the run up to Christmas.
Take care, hugs Erika.

Sandy said...

Wonderfully mysterious Kate!

pam said...

hi Kate, beautiful card, love this image and your embellishments.
good luck next week, take care pam x

Sue said...

Totally gorgeous card Kate have a great weekend and take it easy huggles Sue xxx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I love the image and colours. Good Luck for the week ahead I hope that everything will go well at work. Hugs Anet

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing and sooooo creative Xmas Card,,,,,Love the way you used my Asian picture,,,,,Kate,,,,,,,,,you are Rock,,,,I hpe all goes well for you now,,,,,my friend,,,,,hugs

hotpotato said...

hope all goes well for you once you go back to work.

Rita said...

Hi Kate, a bit late with my comments. Love this card. Glad you enjoyed the JV exhibition. I do love his work. Hugs Rita xxx

Diane said...

Stunning design Kate, love the image.

Hugs Diane

Teresa said...

Great card Kate, perfect Christmas card, Thank you for visiting my blog today.
hugs Teresa x