Sunday, 21 September 2014

I've got a job!

As you may know, I've been looking for work for months. I've had interviews but someone else, usually a graduate or someone with more recent experience, always got the job. But something finally came through and I'm working part-time, which is why I've been missing in action from my blog. Yesterday DH went to a Hi-Fi show with his friends and I allowed myself a crafting day. You can only imagine how much I enjoyed that if you've been in the same position of not being able to craft for a while. I made 8 cards! Here are some of them.

For CASology's "grass" challenge:

For Less Is More's "face the music and dance" challenge (and yes, thank you, that song has been stuck in my head ever since - I hope you're happy!)

For Cute Card Thursday's "autumn", Papertake Weekly's "punch it out" and Pixie's Crafty Workshop's "snippets" challenges:

For Sketch'n'Stash's sketch challenge (neglected = dancing paper, new = speech bubble die):

And for Sketch Saturday's sketch challenge:

I'd love another day like that sometime soon, but I suspect it won't be happening for a while. Meanwhile I'm very thankful for it.


Loli said...

Hola Squirrel, congratulations for your new job!!!is not easy in this moment of life.
Fantastic set of cards, your grass crad is so funny:D, and the others are beautiful, great work for celebrate your new job!
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Chrissie said...

Congrats on your job, you've certainly been busy, sorry about the song!
Super cards.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Squirrel x said...

Hey hun, whoop whoop for the new job! Gorgeous selection of cards, and good to see cousin in there. Big hugs xx

Judy1223 said...

Wow, see how much we can do when we are given some time to craft? Happy to hear you got a job, and also happy you got some time to make cards! I adore the GRASS card...brought a big smile to my face! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! And what a crafty day you've had! Love the before and after effect of your grass - so glad you joined us at CASology this week! And congrats on the new job!

Tanya Ham said...

Congrats!! So happy for you!!! :) Your cards are amazing and beautiful, just like you!! ((hugs))

Jean Straw said...

I'm happy that you enjoyed your "play day", You certainly made some great cards.
Jean x

icardeveryone01 said...

That Lawn Ranger has me smiling!!
=] Michele

Anne said...

Congratulations on your new job, super bunch of cards!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
LIM Designer

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super array of cards and well done on the job news - enjoy.
Love your LIM card but with all the dancers but I also love the lawn ranger card too and couldn't help but have a snigger!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Di said...

Great cards! And even greater news about the job - hope it's going well!

Hugs, Di xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow - not one but FIVE fabulous cards! You have been busy and I love how different they all are. I particularly like the Lawn Ranger. It's a fab CAS design and I love how the grass is cut beneath the mower. He even seems to have a little sun burn on his shoulders and neck! Brilliantly done. The three middle cards are all very well made and I love your truly pretty final embossed card which we are delighted to see you enter in our challenge this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley

Sid said...

Great cards and good luck with the new job !!

~@ngie~ said...

apologies for the lateness in my comment but I have been having health issues & just got to the comments now :(

a great card :) but can you link directly to your card & not just your blog pleez as it saves alot of time :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

~@ngie~ said...

Hey Rosey... pleez ignore my previous comment about the linking... I woz half asleep & of course you can only direct link to the blog post... I didn't realise you'd done 3 in one post lol... pleez accept my apologies :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Feathers in my Nest said...

Lovely cards Squirrel..I also liked the lawn ranger card..too funny...good girl getting that new job..hope it works out grand for you..Debra in Ma. [from the scrapbook forum as Handwork]

Liz said...

Congratulations on the job, well done!! I will be in touch soon. Liz x