Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sorry Your'e Leaving!

Hello to everyone and a warm welcome to Susie my new follower, I hope that you will visit often and that you will continue to like what I do.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last card, your very kind, especially for not saying that I'd called the bear Santa, when it's plain to see he is an elf.  I was doing that post so quickly as I'd been caught on the hop and had to be out the door for the bus for work I didn't notice my mistake.

Well here we are at Sunday again, I was working yesterday, and the two previous days and what days there were too.  Incredible chaos , leaving all the staff whacked by the end of the week. For those who don't know, I work in a project for people who experience mental health and this last week has had so much going on it's been really difficult to control of it all.  Now, thankfully these times don't really happen all too often, but when they do, boy!  Lots of needy people, all demanding attention, fairly sucks up the energy.  Karen leaving I think had a contributing factor too, after all she had been with us for 9 years, and built up good relationships with the clients.  I've two days off now, so I'm going to rest.

We had Karen's leaving do on Friday night which we the staff all enjoyed, she loved her pop up box card and the origami box into which we put her gift of lovely jewellery.  She was quite tearful by the end of the evening, so ends an other era.

My card today is the one I made for the staff to sign and give her;
Bright and bold, and as I couldn't decide whether to put sorry your leaving or good luck, I put both.
Bazzil embossed card
Papermaina Spots and Stripes Paper
Xcut Star dies
MFT Fishtail dies
Computer Words
Stickles in Gold
Gems from my box

Well, that's me for now, it's a dark unsunny day here with rain, where is the heatwave that we were supposed to get, that's what I want to know!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see you soon,

18 comments:

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate,
Hope you have managed to catch up with yourself again!!!
I love your fantastic bright and cheerful card. Glad Karen liked her card and gift, not surprised they were beautiful.
Enjoy your days off
Hugs

Patricia xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I'm sure Karen will love the card you made from the heart. I can also see that she will be sorely missed. Hang in there and may the staff be blessed with endurance and perseverance. Have a beautiful week.

vic said...

This is lovely Kate I think Karen will love the card too it's lovely and thoughtful :)
Have a lovely evening
Vic xx

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Lovely cheery card!! Karen is going to love this card and will definitely cherish it!!

So happy to have found you!!

Susie

Christine Harrop said...

It certainly is a bright cheerful card Kate. Hope you get chance to rest and recuperate now! Hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

Great card Kate, Karen will have love it along with all the other wonderful card and box that you made. Take it easy the next couple days. Hazel xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous bright card Kate. Enjoy your couple of days break
Lorraine x

May said...

Beautiful card Kate, You enjoy your couple of days off... I hope the sun shines... Hugs May x x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Kate, enjoy your days off!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a fabulous design and I love the cheerful colours.
I hope you manage to have a restful couple of days to help you recover from what sounds like a stressful time at work.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

great card Kate and i expect Karen loved it. enjoy your days off xx

pam said...

beautiful leaving card Kate, bet your friend loved all the gifts and card.
enjoy your time off now.
pam

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. Sorry to hear you had horrendous week, hopefully this week will be better. Take Care of yourself. Hugs Rita xxx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Sounds like you were well ready for your weekend .. .. sorry you didn't get any of the sunshine that we had :-( Perhaps it will be your turn next!

Always sad when a colleague moves on . .. but nice to think of them on a new adventure. I bet Karen loved her card. Always so much more special when they are personalised.

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is gorgeous. I love all the bright colours it is pretty. I definitely think Karen love her card. Enjoy your time off and take card of yourself. Hugs Anet.

Sue said...

Hi Kate, your good luck, we will miss you card is wonderful. It's always hard to have a coworker you like leave after many years. How come the ones you wish would leave never do? I am sure she enjoyed all the attention and the wonderful Kate creations.

Hugs
Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Soooo sorry I missed this, doh! Aw, I bet Karen loved this. Always sad when a valued colleague moves to pastures new. Love the bright cheery colours you have used and hope things don't get too manic again for you at work.
Ang x

Erika said...

Great sorry you're leaving card Kate. I missed this too....you slipped it in whilst we weren't looking!

Happy crafting, hope you're enjoying "hump" day!

Hugs Erika. x