Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Happy Birthday Jake!

Good Evening to all my Blogging Friends and Visitors, I hope everyone is well, but if you're not, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Thank you one and all who kindly left comments on my last card, I do appreciate each of them and the time you take to visit. Everyone is busy and I know it take a bit of time to visit the blogs.

Well, we have snow, quite a bit in fact with more to come. lovely to look at, but not go out in. I went into the work today, even although it was one of my days off, as our area manager was having a staff meeting about all the changes that will be happening soon and I felt it important to be there. I left much earlier to get the bus just in case it was late arriving, I hate being late for things. well it was 40 minutes late, but it wasn't the bus I went out for, it was the one before that, nevertheless, I was pleased to see it. 
 However, the meeting didn't inform us with any more information than we had, all a bit frustrating and a waste of valuable time.  I'm not too concerned about things as I've only around two years to go, but my colleagues all have a long way to go before they can retire and they don't feel secure in their jobs.  Hopefully we will hear positive news soon.

My card tonight is one that my friend Karen commissioned for her son's birthday;
I've used an image form Mo's Digital Pencil and SN to colour it
LOTV Papers 
Xcut Star Dies
Tattered Lace Alphabet Die
blue card
White cord
Wink of Stella in Clear

Well it was Jake's birthday today so hope he liked it.

I'm off to make a cuppa, so I will love you and leave you and hope to see you soon,



Sue said...

This is fabulous Kate, such a great image and wonderful colouring. I love the papers and layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for your comment Kate, much appreciated. This is a gorgeous card, sure to be loved. It's a great image and beautifully coloured, fab papers too.

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
What super card, absolutely perfect for a young man.
Oh! what a wasted journey into work.
Stay safe Kate, this weather is so horrible I hope it does not last too long.

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate..we have had snow tonight it really came down hard and it laid lol but Ollie loves running around in it..huggles Sue xxxx

pam said...

Fabulous card Kate, what a wasted journey to work..
take care Pam

Carol said...

Fab male card Kate. No snow here yet I think we've been bypassed. Carol x

Sue said...

Kate, this is a wonderful card for a boy that loves video games, and is there any that don't. I used this wonderful digi for a card for my Grandson couple years ago and he loved it. Love your layers and background papers too.


Rita said...

What a lovely card Kate. No snow here as yet, but it has been cold and windy. Stay safe and warm. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, a great card, if Jake is anything like most young folk these days that will just be him. He will love it. What a waste of your time going in for that meeting, I think this is what happens in so many work place these days, the person giving the meeting just don't get all the facts together. You be careful while out. Hazel x

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card.

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Kate, and very apt for today's youngsters. What a shame you had such a wasted journey, especially in such conditions. It must awful to feel so unsettled at work, and quite difficult to give of your best if your future is so uncertain. Those two years will fly by Kate and then you will be enjoying your retirement. We have some snow but not a lot as yet, but do take are. Hugs Christine xx

Joey said...

Fantastic card Kate, I do love this image. Jo x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous design and most ideal Mo's image for the young man....beautifully coloured Kate. xx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Erika said...

I love this image, so much so I have it too. It is such a topical boy card just now. Great colour combo.

Shame about the meeting, it is so frustrating when you go expecting answers and get nothing more.

Stay cosy, hugs Erika. x

Jacee said...

Super card Kate, great colouring and a fab image
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Diane said...

Wow great coloring Kate, what an adorable image and fun papers. Stay warm.

Hugs diane

Sandy said...

Wonderful Kaye!
Sandy xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kate, such a brilliant image for a young man and lovely bright papers.

MaryH said...

A cute image for a boy, and love the coloring & shading with the edging colors too. Very cheery background papers, and the dimensional stars. I'm sure your friend was so pleased with this custom card. Your work situation sounds so stressful (been there, glad to be out of it!) I hope all things will go as you need them to go. Sadly so many companies are doing this kind of thing, & it takes a toll on employees too. Hope you didn't get too awfully cold waiting on your bus. TFS & Hugs. Stay warm.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

That was very frustrating for you Kate to have to make such a dreadful journey and then be a waste of time! Its amazing how fast these next two years will go before you retire! A wonderful card for Jake you have done a great job of the colouring and love the letters! Susan x

Norma said...

Hi Kate:)
OMG! my son would love this card, it's so awesome and I love the coloring on the pants! Try to stay warm.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Great card for a teenager. I'm sure Jake loved it.
You take care in that snow. We have been lucky and had a teeny bit on Tuesday night. Mr D was in Newton Mearns (Glasgow) yesterday and said it was bad there.
Stay in the warm with your furry friend (and Teallach lol!)
Ang x

meg said...

You really hit the mark with this fantastic card, your colouring and choice of papers are superb the stars and the recipients name great finishing touches. Sorry the information at your meeting was nothing new,it's worrying when changes aren't communicated to staff promptly especially if being implemented soon. Take care Meg

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, gorgeous Masculine card. I love your colouring of the image and the pretty layers. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

Lucy Woods said...

Fab card! Great colouring love the image and design!ucy x

Asha said...

Fab card! Every young man can relate to that one for sure! LOL
hugs, Asha