Let’s Get Cooking take two

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.

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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.



Let’s Get Cooking take two — 12 Comments

    • Thank you. I was so thrilled when I found a medium sized spoon that was just perfect for this card. I also managed to get some with hearts cut out of the centre that I gave to the colleague who is getting married.

  1. Fantastic card, it looks amazing and has supersized so well. The wooden spoon is adorable and I love the personalisation.

    I bet Sue loved the card and you got lots and lots of compliments as it was passed around your colleagues.

    Dionne xx

    • Thanks Dionne and I was pleased the card went down so well. I don’t share my crafting side with very many of my work colleagues (just a chosen few) and I don’t think any of them know about Mrs Beez. xx

  2. Now that is a perfect card for your friend, I just love the wooden spoon and ribbons. You can tell this was made with a lot of love, I am sure she will appreciate it. ~Diane

    • Thank you Diane – it was certainly made with love, I began to wonder if I was going to manage it but I just could not buy a card for her!

  3. Awww Im so sorry your friend is leaving you 🙁 I have worked with my co-workers for up to 30 years and I know what you mean about the freindship you develop! Im sure she will love the card and hopefully you will still be able to see her!

  4. You have to know that I absolutely LOVE this card!! I loved the first version and I love this one. This is one of my favorite cards you’ve made: I love the red, black, and white combo, the flowers and the doily, the main image, and the bow with that fantastic wooden spoon! I just LOVE that spoon! I’m sure your friend will be thrilled to get such a lovely remembrance of her time spent with you. I’m sorry you’re losing your work buddy; a great co-worker can make a big difference in making a job more bearable.

  5. Think your co worker will see this card you made and shed some tears. Are English women allowed to be emotional or will she be expected to carry on with stiff upper lip during her leaving celebration? I’d be blubbering like crazy if it were me so guess it’s lucky thing it’s her., Your card couldn’t be more appropriate, so wonderful and meaningful. Bravo to you. Hope two of you will stay in touch after she leaves. Happy summer days

    • Thank you. Well I couldn’t contribute to the speech because even just thinking about what to day made me cry!!! Crying is definitely allowed. We will certainly be staying in touch 🙂

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