Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Glorious Spring!

Hello to You All, I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the better weather. We have had some lovely sunshine and real warmth.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous card and for the kind remarks about my little accident.  I ended up being quite bruised and still sore.

The duty manager phoned and was very apologetic and yes staff are trained and I should have seen a First Aider or the duty manager. He took details over the phone and said they would be recorded with there personal injury department.  He also said that Tesco would like to give me a gift card which would be waiting at the customer service desk for me on my next visit.  I duly picked that up along with a gorgeous big bouquet of flowers, and I have to say that the gift card was a generous amount. I wouldn't want to do that again though, the old bones won't take it.

So my little Action Man is back home having had a great time, although saying he wouldn't likely go back as it's a theme park for climbers, everything all laid out on the cliffs, meaning....not challenges onor excitement. But a beautiful island, weather and food wonderful.  The quietness for me was lovely, as I type this the fiddle is going it's duster and the thumping is surely going to bring the ceiling down.....oh yes he's home.

I have a card I made for a CB challenge for their shop blog and the theme was Spring;
Inked up my background with Memento inks and used the Glorious Spring stamp set. The colours aren't showing up all too well, but they are shades of green and darker colour to make the hills, then shades of blue obviously for the sky. Bird images from Inkylicious. 

I've been very industrious in my craft room making a wedding card requested by a friend for his Granddaughter, and could I get going with it, could I ding. All inspiration flown out the window, anyway finally got it finished, but I've almost got bald patches with tearing my hair out. now just the box to make and a gift bag to decorate.  I've decided to just buy boxes as I didn't want anymore stress and my boxes aren't the best no matter how hard I try. And to think I was going to make two cards and give him a choice, glad I changed my mind on that one.

That's me for tonight, off now to have a look at your creations. Enjoy your evening,


Wendy L said...

Sorry about caps, x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate and I'm so glad to hear your treatment from the supermarket was so good - brilliant! Thanks for your kind words as ever lovely lady! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

This is a gorgeous scene card Kate, beautiful stamping and colours, love the sentiment.
Glad you had good treatment from Tesco, hope you feel better soon.
Pam x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, sorry to see you had an accident at Tesco.
So glad you are recovering. Such a gorgeous gift from Tesco's. You won't want to that again in a hurry. Marlene

Sue said...

Glad your recovering from your accident Kate and pleased they gave you some nice gifts. Your card is lovely I will be glad to get a week away from no football or golf on the tv lol huggles Sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Kate just catching up, poor you but glad you contacted them and they were generous. Your card is gorgeous. Hope you are feeling recovered from your fall x

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate, love it. You deserve the beautiful flowers after the fall. Please take care of yourself. Hugs Anet x

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the stamp and bright colours.

brenda said...

A lovely card with the CB stamps Kate, it has a real feel of tranquility, they are some of my favs and come out time and again.

How nice of Tesco, but as you say not something you want to make a a habit of.

B x

meg said...

This is beautiful Kate a lovely tranquil scene the colours are lovely I can imagine the scene well

dutchess said...

Lovely card Kate...really like the composition and soft have been busy!......hope you get the wedding stuff all sorted,it's always a worry....glad tesco's responded so they should and you are okay! Xxxxx

Sarn said...

Oh that is LOVELY Kate. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous!! I love your colour choices, hugs Pops x

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, bunny rabbits!! Beautiful scene, your sky is just incredible! Glad to hear you're healing up OK, a gift card is nice, at least they apologized. have a great day, hugs :)

Barb said...

Hello Kate, What an absolutely beautiful card with a lovely scene. Your background is super.

I'm still catching up and didn't know you had had a fall last week. I do hope you're feeling better now. It certainly does shake you up and as you say it makes you feel rather silly too. You were certainly right to report your accident to the manager and it sounds as if he was very concerned. Glad to hear Alistair is home again safely. You take care. Hugs, Barbxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous work love the colours and gorgeous image...xx  {aNNie}

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, I love your Spring card and the clouds look fabulous. The sentiment is lovely and is just perfect for this card. I'm pleased to hear that Tesco have redeemed themselves and I hope that you'll soon be on the mend. I prescribe feet up and lots of card making. Take good care of yourself. Warm crafty hugs, Sandra :) X

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card.
I love your very fab inking of that glorious scene, and that sentiment stamp is perfect.
So glad all was resolved with your unfortunate accident, and your got some compensation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

Love your card, so delicate and pretty. Glad Tescos took your accident seriously. I know what you mean when you promise to make something and it doesn't go to plan! i'm sur the end result will be fabulous though. Cara x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the image. The weather here in Warrington has been beautiful today and managed to spend some time relaxing in the sun.
Linda xxx

Lorraine said...

A beautiful scenic card Kate. Gorgeous
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, such a fabulous scene and lovely words.
Sorry to hear that you bruised and sore after your accident, at least the duty manager did the right thing in the end!
Take care.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this card Kate, so relaxing to look at, a calming effect. Hope you are feeling better after your fall.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Glad to hear you're on the mend but still a shock at the time eh?
You have been creating some wonderful scenes with your inks and stamps and here's another one for us.
Sounds like Alastair had an enjoyable trip despite the lack of danger lol!
You must have deaf or understanding neighbours.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Kate, hope you are feeling better after your fall.

Hugs Diane

Erika said...

Good to hear that Tesco's came through for you. We would always check a customer before allowing them to leave the building with a manager and first aider. It covers the store from further issues arising!
Hope you are feeling better now?

I love your spring card, the inking background is beautiful, love the soft tones against the black stamping. It works wonderfully. A great sentiment too.
It looks as if our finer weather is finally here too. Yippee.
Don't forget to let me know if you are heading over this way, you can pop over for a coffee. x

Good to hear hubby is back in one piece too. I hope he had a super time?

Have a good weekend, hugs Erika. x

Flo Langley said...

Pleased to hear Alistair got home safe and sound and had a good time. It's great that Tescos stepped up to the mark. Hopefully, now that you have drawn it to their attention, it may stop it from happening to someone else. It's always hard to make cards for other people especially for a big occasions. Whatever you have made, I am sure, they will love it. Beautiful bunny card.
Hugs Flo xx

Sandy said...

Yes, yes, I know I am late again. I just get so far behind. And I try really hard to keep up. I too can get stressed when making something - that is why I do not post very often. I am going to have to go back another post and find out about your accident. Lovely Spring card - yes the bunnies are all out in force here. I am sure there are some happy alligators around!
Sandy xx

Anne said...

I'm happy to hear that there was nothing more than a bruise from your fall and that the supermarket did follow up.
This is a lovely card, I like the addition of the black for a change.

Anne x