Monday 16 September 2013


Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.I am off for my follow up appointment at the doctors today, i expect an ear bashing over my cholesterol results.
Its been an emotional weekend,i made the decision on Friday to hand my notice in at work after almost 5 and a half years.It was a really hard decision to make but i had been offered the chance to work with my mum.Oh dear getting teary again.
I will be working longer hours but only working 3 days and 1 evening a week, meaning i get 3 full days at home to concentrate more on being a mum and wife something which i have felt so guilty about as most days when i got home hubby was heading out to work.
So in 2 weeks i will be starting my new job, so you may have to bear with me whilst i adjust to the longer working days etc.
So enough of my waffle and on to my card which was for my Mum and Stepdads Anniversary yesterday.
Not the best pics but i had to grab a quick photo before we headed out to hand it over.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.Diva`s by Design Challenge - Weddings/Anniversaries
2.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge 61 - Pure whiteness
3.Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Emboss it (heat embossing and dry embossing)
4.613 Avenue Create Challenge - Challenge 37 - Anything goes
5.Challenges 4 Everbody - Challenge 29 - Anything goes

Products used are:
White linen card
White ribbon
White flower
Distress tool
Just rite sentiment
Indigo Blu stamp - Love is
Silver embossing powder
Spun sugar and tumbled glass distress inks

I have used the ink over the image just to give it a little colour.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by and putting up with my ramblings, it means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xx


Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hunny. Sorry that you feel so sad about your job, but there is a bright new future ahead! Hope the doc wasn't too mean. Hugs Sxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card. Good luck in your new job :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a hard but good decision, what will you be doing? Gorgeous card x

Louise said...

Beautiful and very elegant,just want to say good luck in your new job too
Louise xx

Christine L said...

Hi Nic....

Can I firstly offer you big hugs as you're feeling sad.... but know that new doors will be opening for you... and that, as you say, it will give you more opportunity to concentrate on the things you want to do. However, it's always difficult to leave somewhere you've been happy. But how fabulous to be working with your Mum!!

Now..... I've just looked back at your cards I need to catch up on... I'm not going to try to comment on them all (hope you'll forgive me)..... suffice to say there is not one there that I don't think is absolutely wonderful... I really don't know how you find the time to come up with such fabulous creations!! Today's is so elegant and gorgeous... but I have to say my favourite is the Crafts and Me Lovely Lace creation..... STUNNING!

Big hugs
Christine xxx

tilly said...

First a beautiful card which I'm sure they loved........I am sure you will love your new job once you settle in, always hard to leave a place when you have been there so long, but I am sure it is for the best

debby4000 said...

Oh what an absolutely beautiful card and good luck with the new job.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Nic. Very elegant. I also have high cholesterol but cannot take statins so instead I take Red Yeast Rice which a friend recommended. I have to buy it but it works and my doctor told me to stay on it. It's worth a try. I get it on Amazon.

Lisa Cornwall said...

Hi Nic, Love this cad hunny. The embossing is fantastic. Congrats to Mum and Stepdad for their anniversary yesterday and big hugs for you.
Keep you chin up hun, you will do brilliantly at your new job and will love being at home on your full days off. Hugs Lisa x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, good luck with your new job - I'm sure you have made the right choice - you and yours come first x

Unknown said...

Hi Nic, what a beautiful card - love that bow at the front.

I know exactly how you feel, when I had my Emily I went back to work part-time when she was just 1 yr old and I found it very difficult. I didn't feel that I was spending enough time with her, or enough time at work to know exactly what was happening there, or enough time at home keeping on top of the housework.

In the end I stressed myself out and hubby said to stop, leave work and concentrate on looking after him and Emily.

I'd been in that job for over 5 years and it was a wrench, but best at the time.

Now I'm wondering about re-turning to work, I'm getting a bit brain dead not using the old noodle much!

Best of luck with the new job, I'm sure once you're over the initial change it will be fine.


rachel said...

gorgeous card Nic and I hope things go well for you in your new job. Big Hugs rachel x

Unknown said...

Oh hun it's so sad to read how you are feeling all teary, wishing you all the luck in the world in your new job I'm sure you've made the right decision! Your card is so beautiful your mum and stepdad will treasure it.
Hugs xx Cara xx

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty Nic - you did a wonderful job on the shading and with the colors. Lovely in every way - I especially love the pretty bow. I am glad you made a decision that will relieve some of your guilt and work better for you and your family! Good for you. Hugz!

Unknown said...

Super stunning as always, love what you have done here with the dry and wet embossing. It's a gorgeous stamp. Hope all's ok with you at the docs.xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Nic, I love the elegant design.
I can understand how you must feel emotional about leaving your job but is sounds like the right thing for you.
hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Stunning card Nic so elegant, good luck with the new job.
Chris x

Michelle said...

So elegant and beautifully done Nic - Good luck at the Doctors and for when you start working with your mum- Michelle x

Aunty Sue said...

Ooh Congrats To Your Mum And Step Dad And ooh A New Job I Am Sure You Will Adjust Very Quickly And Won't Look Back. You Can Always Pip In To Say Hello To Your Old Friends On Your Days Off. Xx
Ps Love The Card And Thanks For Sharing At Divas

Sheila said...

Stunning card Nic. Am loving the stamp but have yet to find time to go buy it - too many things happening at home :(. Hope to tell all on my blog soon. Good luck with your new job hun - will be nice for you to spend more time doing what you want won't it? X

Sheila said...

Stunning card Nic. Am loving the stamp but have yet to find time to go buy it - too many things happening at home :(. Hope to tell all on my blog soon. Good luck with your new job hun - will be nice for you to spend more time doing what you want won't it? X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Coops, I like the heart, the ribbon and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Coops! I love the soft pink and blue background and the fab heart stamp! the embossing is really pretty and the bow finishes it off beautifully - it's a very elegant card!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week
I hope your doctors appointment goes ok. Your new job sounds really good. It will be nice for you to have some time at home! :-)
Take Care
Hugs Sue B xx

Ella's Design said...

Such a brave decision, Nic! I wish you all the very best in your new job - it will be so nice for you to be working with your Mum and 3 days at home will give you more Jack, hubby and crafty time! Best wishes for this new chapter! Hugs, Lisa x
PS love the white on white card, so elegant!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Nic! Love the heart image and how you did the background - so delicate! Congratulations on your new job, change is always difficult but I am sure it will be for the better if you get more chance to be at home in the long run! Susan xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Very pretty and elegant looking card! I love the embossed piece, the gorgeous bow and the heart! It looks very detailed!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Nic, so elegant and stylish. Fabulous ribbon too!
Congrats on the new job by the way!

Viv said...

This is simply lovely Coops... and good luck with everything. xx said...

Nic sorry to hear you had such an emotional weekend it's always a hard decision to move on especially when you have been in the job for so long. I am sure though that you will love working with your mum once you have adjusted to the new working hours. Love your card so pretty I have this stamp but am having trouble with it as not all of it prints but will have another go after seeing your beautiful card. Take care hun. Love Alison xxx

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Nic and am sure you have made the right decision. Be happy, Annette x

Tracey T said...

What a stunning and elegant card! Absolutely beautiful. Hugs, Tracey x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Nic. I love the image and fab design. It's so pretty.
It's always hard to leave something you know but lots of luck for a bright happy future.
Lorraine x

Rosietoes said...

Stunning card Coops. Brave decision to change jobs and I wish you all the very best for the future. xxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! And good luck with the new job and hope leaving the old one is not too emotional for you.

Emma x

Debs said...

So beautiful and elegant Nic - stunning colour.
Don't be too sad - you have a bright new future ahead :o)
Debs xx

karen said...

Another gorgeous card Coops, I am sure the work move is a good one, hugs, Karenx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Nic, love the image and wonderful design.

It must be hard leaving your job after such a long time hun but it will be fab spending more time with your lovely family. :o)

Donna x

Betty said...

Another gorgeous card Nic. Good Luck with your new job

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Nic - so [pretty. Hope thinks work out well with the job change too x Susan x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Coops. I love the white on white and the bow is just gorgeous as is the embossed heart.

I have got to get my cholesterol down and am finding it difficult at the moment. I also work very long days between 9 and 12 a day but get 3 days off. It is lovely to have some quality time at home which makes the long days worth it. You will adjust in time.
Hugs Sharon. x

cebelica said...

Congrats on your new job! I hope you will like it! I know it must had been hard to leave everything behind and start at new, but I am sure you can do it! I wish you all the best!
Your card is gorgeous. Don't you think that those white cards look very elegant?! I love how yours turned out! Hugs! xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooh a very brave decision hun, well done! I'm sure it'll be for the best for you :)
And a stunning card too Nic, such a beautiful stamp and I love all the embossing!

heidy said...

Another gorgeous card Nic!!
XXX Heidy

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning as always Coops and i so love the wow look!!
hugs and xxx

Julie said...

Stunning card, Nic! Fab design and love the embossing. Best of luck in your new job, it always takes a little time to settle down to change, you'll be fine! Hugs,Juliexx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Nic. I love the silver heart image and your lovely bow and embossing.

Good luck in your new job. Hope it goes well.


Sandy said...

This is so elegant, love the embossing and that beautiful heart image and I like the scrolls on the sentiment font. A beautiful card for a wedding anniversary. Good luck with your new job, once you get into a routine, you'll love having that bit extra family time! and it will be nice for you to work with your Mum too.

crafty-stamper said...

stunning card love the beautiful embossed heart,and embossed background and gorgeous bow-think I might have to invest in the stamp-good luck with the new job
Carol x

Chrissy said...

So elegant and so beautiful Coops...all the very best in your new job...just think.. 3 days off..whoo hoo! much more time for crafting..


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty and elegant, love the image and the embossing is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Very elegant love the embossing and image so pretty. All the best in your new job hugs xx

Unknown said...

Thank you for entering your card in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Kelly said...

This is soooo beautiful and classy! Hugs kelly

Sarah said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Coops x