Saturday, 5 April 2014

Beautiful Puss!

Hello my Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your weekend.
Don't they come around so quickly, the week just seems to whizz by. I've finished up work till next Wednesday, but boy was I weary last night, it was a very early PJ and dressing gown night.

I've not managed to get anything made this week, other things have taken up my time, but I have managed to keep up with your blogs and your fabulous creations.  Thank you all for your kind comments on my last card, I do appreciate your time, so it makes your comments all the more special.

So on to today's card;
Now I don't so decoupage all that often, but when I do, I wonder why I don't more often as they are really satisfying to do.  I think this is a Stephanie Weightman design, the paper is from the same kit
Hunkydory Sentiment

SB die
Hobby Craft lace
Gems from my box
Star Dust Stickles

This is just one for my stock at the moment, but I think I know someone who will want it.
I have no great plans for the weekend, the only think that I must do, and It's something not only do I grudge the time it will take and the monitory cost, I have to fill in a PVG form, which is the new kind of  Disclosure need when working with vulnerable people.  Now my complaint is that I've already got one, as have my colleagues, but our organisation are now wanting new ones, which will cost us £57 each. The organisation have always paid for them before, but it is just such a time consuming form to do and some of the details they want are in my opinion just stupid, like which electriciy provider I use, eh! Anyway, again in my opinion they don't always catch abusers as they have to be already on some kind of list, although I guess it's better than nothing, but nowhere near foolproof.

Anyhow, that's me had my moan, so I will love you and leave you and and hope you all have a great weekend


May said...

WOW...Gorgeous card Kate, Love the cat image the 3d effect is perfect... Beautiful papers & lace...Love it....I have to agree on these forms I have to complete one every 2 years...even though I have been doing the job for years the cost is crazy.... Hugs May x x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love how the cat really stands out. Beautiful papers and lace.
Audrey was doing the same the other evening. She has one to do for the NHS plus one to do for the school.
Happy days........!!!
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

rachel said...

love your card Kate - its not fair if you have to pay for this thing - doesn't make any sense - if they need it they should pay! Not fair. Big Hugs rachel xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Totally lovely card Kate. The DP is so pretty and I love how you put focus on the sweet little kitty.

vicki said...

This is beautiful Kate love the decoupage and frilly ribbon :)
Vic x

Hazel said...

Lovely card Kate. Totally agree with you reference these forms. It just a money making piece of nonsense. Hazel x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the cute decoupaged image, beautiful papers and such pretty detailing too.
I hope you enjoy your few days off and get some chance to relax.
hugs Sue xx

Crafty Lark said...

Fab card Kate, just been saying I haven't done any decoupage for ages. Do like this loads with the pretty paper and such a cute image. Hugs to help relax. xx Flora

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love the decoupage image, colors and design.

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is gorgeous. I love the lace and ribbon it match the pretty image so beautiful. Good luck with the form and hope you get it done quickly. Hugs Anet

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a gorgeous card. It looks quite vintage with the pretty lace and flowers. Hope you get your form done and can then enjoy your days off! Susan xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful card Kate. Hope you get your form filled out without too much trouble.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Kate, it reminds me of an oil painting.

Warm hugs

Diane said...

How cute Kate the paper, ribbon and adorable decoupage cat are perfect.

Hugs Diane

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. the image looks fab and I love the pretty lace
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is lovely Kate fab image and I love that lace huggles Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, didn't you know, if you use npower, you're more likely to be an axe wielding homicidal maniac? What a load of. . . . . .well, you know what's its a load of and you have to pay?
Step off the soap box Ang . . . . . Indeed, it is a beautiful puss, as are they all. Lovely girlie card.
Enjoy your few days off.
Ang x

Sue said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card! Loving the black kitty, my granddaughter has one. Pretty papers and the bow is fabulous.


Sandy said...

Hey Kate!!! Not only does the weekend speed by but the week does too - now I am in the middle of the week!!!
Your card is so delightful - I am particularly fond of cats. I have three. Two inside that wander in and out and one outside that is a little on the wild side and for now he likes to remain outside.
Wow! That seems like a lot of money for something your organization requires you to do. I can understand the updated forms but not $$.
Sandy xx