Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Have a 'Mice' Retirement

The lady who was my mentor when I started my career 25 years ago was planning to to take her well-earned retirement today, but I think all this current mess has meant she's had to change her plans with just days to go.  All that hard work to get to the finishing post has been thwarted at the last minute.  It felt odd enough to think of her leaving, because she's been such a key part of the company for so long.  She's one of those people who do so much without recognition that the company's real loss cannot be anticipated, and will only be realised once she's gone. I hope she gets to enjoy her retirement really soon.

Anyhoo, I've used a sweet Lili of the Valley image on a card I made for her. I've edited the 'with love' text and covered it over with a typed 'Good Luck' sentiment instead.  I've also added 'Enjoy your retirement' in the same font.  Hopefully I'll be able to give it to her soon.

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Mice: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Pencil: Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap
  • Tag: Old Paper, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Sky: Milled Lavender

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Lisa xx said...

Awww, this is so sweet....and what a gorgeous way to edit the sentiment xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Such a pretty card/keepsake

The design, image, colouring and embellishes are all beautiful


Sarah said...

current mess is spot on Annette and who knows when the country will actually recover...on all counts!! My day was made a little brighter earlier in the week when your gorgeous card plopped onto the door mat so thank you so much for that!! This is a really lovely retirement card and I am sure it will be cherished once she receives it xx

Fikreta said...

so pretty!

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