Tuesday, 23 June 2020


Hello Everyone,  I do hope you are well and keeping safe. We are thankfully, and the new relaxing rules for us here in Scotland do not really affect Alistair and I, but for some it does, and that must make a difference to them. We are still going very slowly and that's a good thing.

Someone, I can't remember who, was asking why Alistair can't get into the mountains as they surely wouldn't be busy.  Well, let me tell you that the Scottish mountains are always busy, maybe not so much at the moment, but also they are a distance away from us and we are only allowed to go around 5 miles, so even the nearest is about 15 or so miles. Apart from that, if you had an injury, it would be a potential danger of infection if the Mountain Rescue guys and gals had to come out to rescue as happened yesterday, when they were called to attend someone who broke their leg on the Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. It's a Munro and over 3,000 feet. so it's a Bigggggg  mountain. When the Mountain Rescue folk are called out, the police are often too, therefore more people who could potentially become infected. So, our First Minister has asked that  you don't go into the mountains.  Alistair is desperate to get into them, but is trying to be patient, and planning to climb Ben Nevis as soon as it's possible to do so.

On a more positive note is that my card today is one made for my Son.  Just before Christmas he lost his job, but luckily was snapped up by another company to cover maternity leave. the downside was that he had to travel quite a distance for it. He heard the other day that  the MD wants him to stay and they have created a new post for him as the lady is returning and will take up the position that Damian has been looking after.  I am so relieved for him and so chuffed that his bosses think so highly of his work that they have done this.  He has worked very hard for this company and brought them in new business, and and has ideas for development.  And because of this virus,  his bosses  have seen that he doesn't always need to travel to work but can work from home.  So good all round, anyhoo here's the card;
No doubt he would love a car like this lol. An image from Creative Stamping magazine and coloured with  Prismacolour pencils and background is Pixi powders, lots of shades of blue card  and some gold die cut stars.  He thought it was lovely lol.

Well I've gone on long enough, but it's not often I've got good news to share, and this really was good new for us. There's going to be lots of people going to loose jobs due to this virus... and let's not forget Brexit, and Damian in is now in the age category that make it difficult to find employment, so a great weight off his mind and Moreen's.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and apologies for accidentally deleting some of your comments, I must have hit the cancel button instead of publish, sometimes my brain and finger coordination don't match.
Take care of yourselves and see you all soon,


meg said...

Congratulations to Damian on his new job, this gorgeous card is perfect for this occasion,most men would love a car like this

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a super card! I love the background and the car is so snazzy. Congrats to your son! He should be proud.

dutchess said...

Great masculine card Kate I bet Damian loves it....
It’s glorious here today ...a quick visit into town today ...it’s like a ghost town so very safe ....we managed to get some much needed supplies to mend our washing machine it’s amazing what lockdown has taught us...google is a life saver.
Take care xxx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
I’m so happy for your son and for his new job. Congratulation!
My son in law is working part time and the virus has affected his job.
Love your card and the backround with the cute car! Well done!
Have a relaxing evening! Take care! Stay safe! xxxx

Viv said...

Such a lovely card Kate, great news for your son too.Our three children all seem to be ok with their jobs thank heavens.Our daughter has been up Ben Nevis,she decided to climb it for her 40th birthday a few years ago lol. Her husbands father worked as a forester(?) in Scotland and built a fairy type thing at the top of Glencoe I am told, he died recently and it was mentioned at his funeral.Now I am dying to know what it's like!...sorry for the lack of commenting recently too! hugs Viv xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the car image.

Linda Simpson said...

That is fabulous news and so please for Damian. I do love this card, my dad would love the car, he is a bit of a fanatic about cars.
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super news, its such a worrying time just now for jobs!! So pleased for your son. Its a lovely card, that car looks super speedy!!! Mmm Ive not gone too far from here either over the last few months!! Wont it be lovely to get to go back out again. Think Nicola has been very cautious and Im relieved that she has!! Take Care, Hazelxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great news and a fab card. What a relief in these difficult times

Daffodil Cards said...

A Wonderful background to the great car Kate, love the card. We are like you still 5 miles. Jobs are a worry, although we don't hear it in the news I think other countries are worried too. An awful situation to be in, with bills and mortgages around workers necks. All we can do is hope that with things opening up, it will be OK.
Take care
Faith x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Congratulations to Damian on his new job. Our Cruise was cancelled,
so hopefully if the restrictions are relaxed we would love to go to Durham to see our new Great Nephew.
I love your card David would love a car like this one, he wouldn't be able to get in and out of it. Love the colours. Marlene

Diane said...

What a super card Kate and congratulations to Damian on his new job.

Hugs Diane

Mia said...

A lovely card for your son, Kate, perfect for such a great occasion. I am so happy to see that he has found a great job. As for the mountains, just a little more patient and I am sure that everything will be OK. Soon someone will find a medicine. Hugs, my dear friend.

MiamiKel said...

OH now this is a beauty! I love the vibrant blue! How did you make the background - with pixi and ….. water? Like a brusho? STUNNING! Love love love - the car is a gem! I wouldn't mind driving that, LOL! Glad all is well and it sounds like the mountains are calling! Hugs! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card and the blue is amazing... Gorgeous background too Kate. xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, you have created a super background, congratulations to Damian, great news.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

I enjoyed reading your post Kate and many congratulations to Damian, no wonder you are so proud x. Alwasy good to hear good news x. What a fabulous masculine card with a wonderful artsy background and a 'beauty' of a classic car x.

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous card for him, well done on getting the job after he has being looking after for the lady on maternity leave, at least whatever happens he has a job.
I agree with Scotland taking one step at a time, I feel we are rushing out of lock down, Being allowed to drive as far as you want has brought thousands onto the beaches in Somerset.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card for Damian's birthday and the car image has been coloured brilliantly and a great brusho background too. How wonderful that the temporary job has turned into a permanent one with a new position and instead of a long commute he can work from home. I think where it is possible it is good in many ways and saves a lot of travelling time. Our son works from home too and has for quite a while, even before the pandemic. x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is a great card. The car really pops against that background x

Pop's Cards said...

I am loving the background on this card it is amazing, congrats on his new job, hugs POps x

Jennifer Johnston said...

A great card Kate, I'm not surprised Damian loved it lol! .....a car
most men would absolutely love to own! Good to hear some good news
with regards to Damian's job, especially in these uncertain times we are going through at present.
Hope it's not too long before Alistair is able to climb his beloved mountains, not being able to at the moment, must be very frustrating for him. Hopefully not too long to wait.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very gorgeous background you have created on that fab card.
I bet he loved it.
The stamped car looks brill and coloured wonderfully.
Isn't it funny how some things about us carfters are similar.
My Son too got made redundant just over a year ago and found a new position immediately lickily.
He also has a fair way to travel to work.
Been working throughout this with a few days now and then from home.
He has always worked hard from a teenager so his new firm could see that with his CV.
His second job in his life he worked for 27 years.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

Oh that is good news. So pleased that it has worked out for Damian . Super card with that background. I despair with the pictures on the news of the overcrowded beaches. These same people will go home after their day out and be back amongst others in the shops and high street and then before we know it a second wave happens. My garden is my sanctuary at the moment. If
I need the loo
I pop indoors. Same for a drink. No licensing laws or drink driving to worry over.!! Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a fun card....love the splatters.
x Karen