Friday, 29 October 2010

Mousey Christmas and an update

Well today is the first day of my change of life. I left my job with Norfolk County Council yesterday after 22.5 years, the last 14.5 as an HR Manager. I have taken voluntary redundancy and am really looking forward to a new way of life. The first thing this morning was not getting up at 6am and getting straight into the shower in order to get ready for work. I am working on an online store to sell my cards and also exhibiting at my first craft fair on 4 December. My friend Lynsey and I are sharing a stand so we'll see how that goes.

I have been debating whether or not to go the NEC and have finally decided this morning that I will go on Thursday so if any of you are going to be there let me know cos I'd love to see you. I can't wait to get my hands on some of those new LOTV stamps. I recently said I wouldn't buy any stamps for a while, hah, that didn't last long.

Now onto my DT card for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge. Lynsey has set us the fun challenge of a Mousey Christmas. I used one of my new Pollycraft images only to find when I uploaded my card that Lynsey had chosen the same image. I chose this pinky lilac colour scheme and Lynsey used red and green and it is interesting to see the 2 cards together. My papers are some old ones, Papermania I think. The snowflakes were cut with a new Marianne die. I added lots of glitter flocking to the hat and glitter to the snowflakes and bauble.

I am also entering my card into the challenge of G is for Glitter at ABC Challenge and sparkly and bright at Papertake.


downrightcrafty said...

Hi hun
so pleased for you and hope your new life choices work out for you and look forward to the updates, this is a stunning number and love those snowflakes so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Jill said...

Really hope it all works out ok Marianne. Absolutely love those snowflakes! Jill x

xGemmax said...

Good luck in your new venture hun and keep us posted!
Your card is stunning, love the colour and cute image too!
hugs and xxx

Andrea said...

Aaww! Look at the little bauble on his tail - isn't he cute - and such a lovely card.
Good luck with your new venture - I hope you enjoy every moment.
Love, Andrea xx

Mandy said...

Hi Marianne,
Cute card,and a lovely image....Good luck with your new venture and life style...I wish I was going to the NEC,your so lucky...
Mandy xx

Danielle said...

Firstly, congrats on your first day of 'retirement' Marianne - I hope you enjoy your new way of life!! Your card is delightful and the image is so super sweet! Beautiful colours and I love those snowflakes! Wish I could go to the NEC with you but alas, Canada is just too far away!! Enjoy!
Hugs, Danielle

pinky said...

Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes for a bright future Marianne, I am so excited for you and I am sure you will be a big success. I just love your mousey card, so so cute. Hugs

Clarky J said...

Wow Marianne a big change in your life but one I hope is for the better. Working for the CC myself it can be a very sressful job! Your mousey card is gorgeous x Take car and enjoy the NEC x Janet

Vixx handmade cards said...

Wow Marianne!, good luck with your new life hun and hope things work out for you :o)
Gorgeous card as always, fab image and layout,
hugs Vicky xx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and great layout.

Wishing you lots of luck with your new venture :o)

Lisa x

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Marianne x Welcome to your new way of life!!!!!!!! This is the first day of the rest of your life x Enjoy x Enjoy x Enjoy x Leigh x

martina's kaartjes said...

Great creation ! great coloring,
greetings, martina

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. I love mice.
Good luck and best wishes to you in your new venture.
hugs Dianne.

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
Your card is so lovely, the mouse looks great in these colours! Can't wait to go to the NEC!
Hugs Lynsey x

crafting caz said...

Hope your new life is full of everything you wish it,a lovely card too xxx