I think I might have mentioned that my work colleague and friend, Sue, has made the decision to leave our organisation. We have worked together for just over six and half years and joined at the same time when the project first started. Together we have shared the responsibility of managing the Yorkshire and Humber region. We have also shared the highs, the lows, the successes, the pain, the frustration and many, many laughs. We have kept each other sane, driven each other mad and given each other an ear when things have been too much. We have also developed an intuitive understanding and working that allows us to communicate almost without speaking. This week will see the formal farewell of my partner in crime at our staff training days. Naturally, I have been tasked with organising the card and collection. Clearly, I could not buy a commercial card and so set about making one.
You might remember that I made this card for a recent City Crafter Challenge Blog project:
I loved this card and the image, from The Vintage Workshop, is perfect for the job that we do, so I decided to rework this design. You will see that I have supersized it so that everyone can sign it:
I’ve used an A4 card blank and layered it up with red cardstock and black and white designer papers. I’ve used the same image but added some wording to give it a personal touch.
I managed to find a small wooden spoon on Ebay and tied it up with gingham ribbon.
The image and words have been layered on to black and then red cardstock and I’ve slipped in a full sized doily.
The finishing touch was to add some coordinating red paper roses and white sweetheart blossoms.
To make this easy for everyone to sign I have created an insert from two sheets of A3 paper folded in half. There is some double sided tape on the back so it can be attached to the card itself once it is complete.
Sue still has another week to work before she actually leaves – it’s going to be a very sad one 🙁
Thanks for buzzing by.