Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sketch Saturday meets LOTV, Week #2!!

Morning All and Happy Saturday!

I hope you're all well?  Wow, what a week that was!!  I was made redundant from work yesterday, we knew it was coming and to be honest I'm glad to be out of there but it's always the people you miss isn't it.  I didn't think I'd be so upset but as per usual I ended up crying!!  I couldn't even give 'my boys' a hug as I knew it would set me off again!!  I feel really sad to not be working with them anymore  :o(  I've been there 9 and a half years so I'm very nervous about finding another job and starting somewhere new!!  Although I'd quite like to have March off and start somewhere in April so once I get the old company out of my system I'm sure the nervous excitement will kick in - well I hope so anyway!!  But for today I'm off to the Make It Farnborough Craft Show and hopefully a good bit of craft shopping will help to start the de-stressing process!!  Very excited about the show, I've never been to this one before and always need more stash, lol!!

Onto my card and this weeks Sketch Saturday DT card.  You guessed it, it's another LOTV but this time a male card that I made for hubby's step dad.  It was his birthday on Thursday and when Daemo spoke to him he said how much he loved his card and was really chuffed with it  :o))  That certainly lifted my spirits in what has been a very stressful week!!  Here it is...

Close up of LOTV Pride and Joy...

Inside of card...

Side view...

Here's this weeks fabby sketch...

And this week we're sponsored by The Craft Barn...

Do play along too if you get the chance!!

Ok, I'd better get going, I'll be back later to link up and catch up on my comments, apologies if I haven't visited you yet this week but I am on my way!!

Have a fab day all and see you soon,
Much love,

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Chocolate Mocha, My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue paper stack
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Pride and Joy, Stampendous So Birthday
Dies & Punches ~ Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to cut ovals
Embellishments ~ Craftwork Cards Oh My Words! and Craft Candy, String from Hobbycraft, Staples from Woodware
Other ~ Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Cricut Create, Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Bear ~ E34, E33, E31, R20, R00;  Hat & Scarf ~ E27, E25, E34, BG01, BG000;  Car ~ G99, G94, YG63, YR23, Y21, Y11, C7, C5, C3, C0;  Other ~ B0000, C0, 0


Chrissy said...

Great card.Love the teddy and that little fella peaking out by the tyre, hoe cute is that.
I understand what you are feeling about the job front, I went through it after 17years at the same place, but we do get over it and you will sail into a new April,and all will be great with the world again. Good luck.

Vicky said...

Cazza hun I'm so sorry to hear about your job sweetheart ~ fingers crossed you will get another job real quick and you will keep in contact with your work buddies ~ 9 yrs is a long time :o)
Have a fabby time at Farnborough hun, spend a few pennies to cheer yourself up and I cannot wait to see all your crafty stash!

Gorgeous card too ~ LOVE this cute image!

Sending big hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. Good luck in your search for a new one.
I think this is a fabby male card. The papers are cool with this luuuurverly image. xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Cazza stunning card!!! love it!
im sorry about your job hun, my daughter has been made redundant also!

Tab said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear that you were make redundant from work. Even when it is expected it still hard to realise it has happened. You enjoy your time off and I am sure there is something even better for you out there just waiting for you to find it :o) In the meantime you have a good old crafty spend to make yourself feel better :o)

Delish card BTW, and I love the image and colour combo you have used!

Hugs Tab xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Cazza...i love this LOTV image and you've done a grand job colouring it!everything about this card is perfect.

Sorry to read you've been made redundant..but as they say as one door closes another opens :0).
Hope you've enjoyed your day and treated yourself to lots of new stash.

Take care
San x

Anonymous said...

Hi Cazza,
Love this card so much! The image is cute but you've kept the card really masculine with your colours and paper choices - FAB!! I'm sure you'll find another job as sson as you're ready. In the meantime enjoy the rest and destress! xxx

coops said...

fantastic male card the fab image and great layout and papers.
sorry to hear about the redundancy hun, i`ve been their 3 times now and like you say its the people you miss but i have kept in touch with a lot of them, good luck in the job hunt :D

xx coops xx

Bente said...

Hi Cazza, your card is soo gorgeous ♥ Love the cute image, colored perfetcly - and wonderful colors and details!
Hugs, Bente

Unknown said...

WOW! What a lovely card! Love the inside too! That image is really cuet! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!

Bea said...

What a lovely card, the stamped image is just adorable and fab colored.

Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week

Hugs from bea

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a gorgeous card. Great image, perfect for the oppisite sex x

hugs sally x

Wishcraft said...

Oh hun, I'm really sorry to hear about your job. Sending huge hugs! Hope you find the perfect job for you, when you're ready. Fabby card as always, great image and love the papers and layout. Hope you've had a great time craft shopping! Lisa x

pickle said...

Aww sorry to hear about your job hun. Been there twice and it's never easy but onwards and upwards as they say...better things just ahead for you..I know it!!!

And oh my what a fabulous card. Love the rope detail and how you've secured it!! Spot on!!

Hope you had a fab time at the show xxx kerry xxx

Kim Piggott said...

So sorry about your redundancy hun. Hope things will settle for you soon.
Love your card absolutely adorable!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun just thought I should let you know we left out a full stop on Lucys address on the LOTV post if you are interested the correct e-mail addres is now on the LOTV Inspirations Blog. Do Hope you can come I am a bit scared but excited at the same time, the hotel Bed & Breakfast is £42.50 per person, but I have also found some cheaper hotels in the area, if you need details Lucy has them.
Hugs Jacs xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Like everyone else, Im so sorry to hear of your redundancy. My husband lost his job due to the recession and you just cope and things have a way of turning out for the best. :) This is an opening to your future, thats unplanned, unpredictable and is a world of opportunity. :)

back to the card - lol - Great male card with a seriously fab image and brilliant colouring. I love the DP and the rope detail is genius.

take care


Lisa said...

Hi Cazza, Fab card! I love this cute LOTV image and gorgeous papers.

I am so sorry to hear about your job :-( As one door closes another one opens but it is never easy at the time. Hope everything works out well for you.

Are you going on the LOTV colouring day? I hope so because it would be great to meet up. I have sent my cheque off today so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get a place.

Lisa x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, love all the elements. Thank you for joining in the Oval challenge at the ABC challenge.
Cathy xx

Samantha Carlton said...

Stunning card.....

I might have to purchase that lovely little stamp, looks great in your colours

Sam x