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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for.  I have just been on two weeks leave from work and I was wishing that I didn’t have to go back to work yesterday.

I was only at work a short time when my boss and the lady from personnel in head office came to see me and advised me that I had been made redundant effective immediately as they were restructuring the library. 

So now I am a lady of leisure with no money to enjoy it, still I have lots of craft supplies to keep me going for the next few years.

I have been working for The Salvation Army for nearly 24 years but because I have only been working part time for the last two years the redundancy pay is only very small.  Still every little helps.

I won’t be looking for another job as I am too old now (will be 68 in April) and my health is not good.

I am happy to be at home.  I am just living today and leaving the future in God’s hands.

I will have more time to make my cards.  I am just sharing a very quick card I made to send in the post last night to a cyber friend in the Bear Lovers Stamping Group.
I used a lovely cute image "Ellie and Cookie" which is a digi stamp by Sherri Baldy from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Dark pink card behind layered onto light pink card embossed with Cuttlebug daisies.  Stampin Up sentiment.


  1. Thank you for you kind comment on my card Beautiful Day. Having just read your blog today, I must tell you how sorry I am to hear of your unexpected redundancy - that must have been a shock. However, your positive attitude shines through, and I trust that you enjoy many many years of happy retirement - and share your lovely cards with us all. Bless you, Ann

    1. Thank you Ann. I was getting so far behind at home and now I will be able to concentrate on my craft and not worry about having to go out.
      I am so much pain today with the arthritis I am glad I didn't have to go to work.

  2. Cute card.
    Such a surprise when that happens with your job.Still think of the time you can devote to cards & scrapping now.

  3. super card, sorry to read about your loss of work, but you know there's a time when we have to step back and let the younger ones take over. You just enjoy your retirement, I'm sure you have earned it. xx

  4. I'm sure not working will be an adjustment. The great thing is that you'll have more time to craft! Happy retirement!!!

    Your card is very sweet!

  5. Sorry about your loss of work but hopefuly will see more stunning cards!!! I always enjoy looking at them even if I don't always leave a comment. :)

  6. So sorry about your job loss . I'm sure you will be ok I'm a strong believer thingshappen for a reason .Happy craft hours ahead.

    1. Thank you Pam. Yes it is all in God's will and he will look after our future.

  7. Oh, goodness, that's not very good news about your job. I am so sorry. I believe in leaving worries in God's hands, so do not despair. Enjoy your papercrafting; I know it is very therapeutic, and will help you get through. Hugs!

    1. Thank you Colleen. Yes God always looks after us.

  8. Your card is lovely! What a sweet image! I'm sorry about your job, but it sounds like you are happy home enjoying your cardmaking. Keep trusting, things work out the way they are supposed to :)


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