Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A New Home Card!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope today finds you well and the day has been good to you.

Thank you all so much on the lovely comments on my last card, you are very kind and encouraging.

Days off really go by quickly and tomorrow finds me back at work, and goodness knows what I'll find  changed as that's what is happening these days.  Our Manager who has been off recovering from mouth cancer, and has recovered well thankfully, has been offered redundancy, which she has accepted.  The Area Manager has resigned, and this now leaves all the Highland projects without any senior managers.  I wondered if this would offer the opportunity for restructuring the Highland projects, well guess what!  that's just what is going to happen, and we will be joining up with the statutory mental health services to save money.  So once again we are in a state of flux.  It might mean other redundancies, applying for our jobs, perhaps taking pay cuts, it's all in the lap of the gods.

I've managed to get a bit of crafting done whilst off, neglecting other things I should be doing I have to say, anyway here is a card for my friend Linda who will be getting the keys of her new home soon.
I found the house image in amongst my bits and pieces so, I don't know where it came from,
The papers and little sentiment are from a magazine freebies and from The Little Miracles range from MCS
New Home sentiment another freebie
MB Fabulous Phlox 
Golden dome from Papermania and Pearls from my box
Brown Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl.

When I was editing the photo I added a soft effect to it and that's why it's a wee bit blurry.
That's me for today, enjoy your evening what ever you'er doing, for me, well it's the Brazil v Germany game, but before that the highlights of The Tour de France, oh joy!!


Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, sorry to hear about your work,it is awful when money comes before anything else. Marlene

scrappymo! said...

So sorry to hear about the flux at your work. It is always stressful to not know what is going to happen...
Your new home card is a sweetie...your friend will love it!

rachel said...

a beautiful card Kate - I do hope that things work out at work for you! Big Hugs rachel x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous new home card Kate. I hope things settle down for you at work soon.
Lorraine x

Diane said...

Darling new home card design Kate I am sure your friend Linda will love it.

Hugs Diane

Hazel said...

Oh Kate that's not good that work is all up in the air, you have just been getting yourself back into the routine now this. Not good. A beautiful New Home card, Linda will love it. Take care. Hazel xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love the design and beautiful colours.
Sorry to hear about all the changes going on at work. It must be very unsettling for you.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

hi Kate, oh dear not again.. you were gust getting back into your work load and now this..hope it`s not going to be stressful for you again.
lovely new home card you have created.
take care pam

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love the little house and your card. Would a redundancy package be good for you? Hope you're not going to end up stressed out.
Take care.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Great New Home card, Linda will love it.
Shame about the work situation. Please don't get in a state about it all and make yourself ill.

Patricia xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A lovely new home card .. .. with such a true sentiment!

Sorry that work is being so stressful for you. It seems to be the way of the world at the moment. We try to explain to our kids that it wasn't always like this and hopefully won't be like it for ever .. .. but it certainly seems to be going on for an awful long time :-(

I hope things work out for you as you would wish.

Love Jules xx

aussie aNNie said...

Good morning from cold Aussie, Kate I hope making this lovely card has destressed your day a little if not a lot. I find life tough too sweet Kate but it does pass. [I care part time for my 101 1/2 yr old dad, was full time]. So crafting and my beautiful on line friends like yourself make my day....thinking of you and love this creation.xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, so sorry to hear about your work, I hope things settling down soon. Your card is beautiful, I love the house and sentiment. Beautiful background colour. Lots of hugs for you Anet x

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate.

meg said...

Hi Kate
Came to have a peep after you'r comment on my blog, Great new home card and other wonderful cards too. You asked if I lived in a rural location, yes midway between Keith and Banff. Sorry to read about the upheaval at work hope things settle down soon.

Erika said...

Hi Kate,
Great new home card, love the sentiment.
Shame about work mind, hope it all works out for the best. x

Hugs Erika.

Clevercrafter said...

Lovely New Home card and I'm sure your friend will love it.

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours x hope work sorts itself out x

Sandy said...

Such wonderful new home card and how lucky to have found these bit and pieces.
Sounds like there is a lot of changes going on at your work.
I just wanted to stop by and say hi - my daughter comes in Saturday with her four kids and then on Tuesday we take the two oldest grand daughters out west for an adventure. I am trying to catch up with odds and ends this summer. - don't forget me kid!
Sandy xx

Shona Hamill said...

Great card Kate, sorry to hear things are a bit up in the air again at work hope it settles soon. Thank you for the kind comments you've left for me on my blog. Shona xx

downrightcrafty said...

super card, hope things improve for you soon
hugs Kate x

Norma said...

Lovely card Kate and congrats to your friend Linda on her home:) Have a great evening.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
super New Home card. Love the super design of this.
The colours are fab too.
Hope all goes well on the work front.
Sounds like big changes in the pipeline.
My Son went through one of these sort of changes in his job.
He had to wait for ages to find out if he had a permanent job, even after being there for a few years.
It seems the new thing they do these days.
My daughter had to re-apply for hers too a few years ago.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a fab card for your friend and I love that sentiment - perfect! I hope things at work settle down for you I know how unsettling it can all be. Susan xx