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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Quick and Simple

Hello friends
Sharing today my final bonus paper card that is featured in this month's edition of 
Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
So very simple - a panel of the patterned paper adhered to lilac cardstock.
A pretty border using On The Edge - a super set of dies for cardmaking,
the decorative edges are just that little bit smaller.
The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from A2 Fancy Postage Stamps.
Inking the edges also enhances the die cuts beautifully. 
Mitchell sends his thanks for all the kind wishes yesterday.
He is already working hard and testing the new website, uploading images etc.
I cannot wait for the reveal! 

Mitchell has brought is own sense of humour to Hope and Chances... 
so far he has suggested:
Cake every afternoon (to produce productivity)
Weekly pay bonus (to enhance commitment in work performance)
Hourly praise and recognition (to promote job satisfaction) 
Employee benefits package (this leans heavily towards food items)
Staff bonding/activity day (there are two of us...!)

As you can imagine, he is good fun to work with.

Thank you for asking after Elliott.  
I'm afraid the medication for the diabetes is not working as well as we all hoped.  
The hospital is looking into this right now. 
He is keeping occupied with a very compelling computer game and dedicating
quite a lot of time to it - I truly do not mind, it is a form of escapism for him.

Bella is fit and well after her ear infection and she hurt her leg too!
Oh yes, I forgot to include her as an employee... 
perhaps dog walking can be a staff bonding/activity day! 
She looks a little puzzled by that suggestion...
Take care friends.

38 comments:

baconbits said...

Morning to the Emberson Empire,
Mitchell I might take some of your ideas and see if I can get them implemented where I work lol....
Christine the card is very pretty and fresh, love the flower.
Glad to hear that Elliot has something to escape with it will take his mind off things. Hopefully things will improve for him.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Hellma said...

Nice card, good luck to you all.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Christine! Love Mitchell's suggestions for the workplace! Sorry to hear that Elliott's meds not sorted yet and hoping so much that all will progress soon. Love the picture of Bella! Love and Hugs, Carole Z X

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine, Very pretty card.
Looks like you and Mitchell are going to have a hoot at work.
(((BIG HUGS))) for Elliot, hope the hospital get's the medication sorted quickly.

Have a great day.
Chrissie x x x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A very pretty card today I love the very fresh summery colours. Keep up the good work Mitchell only a family employee could be so cheeky and get away with it. Let's hope the hospital can get Elliott's medication levels sorted out soon, he must be feeling very poorly. And lastly Bella looks lovely.
Hugs Chris X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
A very fresh, crisp looking card. Don't usually like lilac but it does go well with the pattern.
Mitchell's obviously fully recovered... and I'm sure you two will rub along together very well.
As to Elliott, I hope the medical guys find effective medication soon. The lad can't play computer games forever!
Bella is looking lovely as ever.
Keeping fingers crossed
Rose

hazel young said...

Morning Christine lovely card and loving Mitchels suggestions, sorry to here the meds are not working lets hope they can sort it soon xx hazel

Lacelady said...

Pretty card Christine, though I was sorry to hear that Elliott isn't responding terribly well. Mitchell has some great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Christine, I think Mitchell has the right idea! He really has a lovely sense of humour. My best wishes for Elliot's improvement soon.
Love to all xxx
Carole N

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Really pretty card. Sorry to hear about Elliott I hope it gets sorted soon.
Mitchell has got some great ideas, I am looking forward to the new website. Take care .x.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
I think you are going to have a really happy workplace, looking forward to seeing the new website.
Love the way you have used the papers on today's card, very pretty.
Hope Elliott gets his medicine sorted out soon.
Big hugs to all. Anne

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I had to laugh at Bellas Expression ,she seems to be saying ,"whats going on here then "

Im sorry to hear that Elliotts Meds are not suited to him ,i hope the Hospital sort it soon,as the lads gone through enough.

Your card is beautiful as always ,so pretty and fresh looking

Now what can i say about Mitchell ?
Well that lad knows what he wants ,has a good outlook on life and will go far bless him .

Elaine H X

Maggieann said...

Morning Christine,
Yet another beautiful card TFS. Sorry to hear that Elliott's medication isn't working as well as hoped,fingers crossed the doctors get it sorted soon~(((HUGS))) to you Elliott. Mitchell sounds a fun person to work with,I'm sure that your in for a very happy working life together!! It's said that a picture says a thousand words~ this one of Bella certainly does xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Lovely card, I use the On the edge dies alot. They are very handy. Glad that Elliot has something to help pass the time while getting his meds sorted. They will get there and then you will go back to nagging him because "you're not on that computer again!" lol. Mitchell's suggestions are great, wouldn't it be wonderful if all work places implimented them! He is going to be good company for you at work isn't he. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Christine. Wonderful sons you have. Hope meds are sorted v soon for Elliott. Mitchell's comments are fantastic. Good wishes.
Phil D

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine. Your card is very pretty. I don't have this die set but do have some border dies
Mitchell sounds great fun to work with and I think walking Bella would be a fabulous staff activity but maybe Mitchell is thinking of something more exciting lol

I do hope that Elliotts meds are soon sorted. Its good that he is keeping occupied even if its computer games

Take care

Sue xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous cheerful card. Glad Elliott has found a release, most of use get into cardmaking as therapy! Had to laugh at Mitchell's list, if all that happens im coming to work with him, I don't mind sharing dog walking activities either! Emma

Maggie said...

Good morning. Well done Mitchell, an employee with a sense of humour, good ideas and the occasional hug, what more can you want. Poor Elliott. Do whatever it takes to take your mind off these problems and pray for a quick solution. xxMargaretxx

marg said...

Hello Christine!
Has Elliott tried Zentangle ?
It uses up hours, and really relaxes your mind.
So pleased you have Mitchell with you, nice too, to allow input from staff Christine, makes for a happy workplace (lol)
Take care
LoveMarg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A lovely fresh and pretty card.
So glad Mitchell is bringing a bit of 'light entertainment' to Hope and Chances Creativity, and of course not forgetting Bella, that piccie is gorgeous of her.
I'm so glad that Elliott is finding something to take his mind of things.
Lots of love to you All from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, Best wishes to you all, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Very pretty card so fresh looking.. i hope all goes well for all of you as you deserve it love Jean Z xx

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Good morning Christine, All sounds good to me! Maybe this is what a lot of the rest of the Country should be doing, we have lost that family bonding connection somewhere. Glad that you are all happy! Lovely card by the way! As usual!

Carolyn H. said...

Didnt get chance to congratulate Mitchell on his new employment. I'm sure you are going to be an asset to Hope and Chances Love his sense of humour and looking forward to the new website.
Lovely little card Christine, you have produced some simple but stunning cards with those pretty papers.
Sorry to hear that things are not going so well for Elliott. We'll keep praying for that to change.
As for Bella---- pleased she is back to her normal, cute as ever self.
Take all, love Carolyn x

Janice said...

Chris, It sounds like a good place to work, can I work there too please???. I'm sure Elliott's problems will all be ironed out soon and he will be more stable and you will be able to breathe again properly !!. Card is lovely with strong and soft colours that work so well together. Keep your spirits up. Janice xx

SUE said...



Christine, I love the card the colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to Mithcell for becoming a full time Employee.

You lot sure do have a good sense of humour, I love Mitchels terms and conditions for the workplace, we could do with a lot more Mitchells in this world to make the workplace a happier place to be for all.

I hope Elliots meds get sorted out for him soon, it's good to have something to escape to.

Love and Hugs Sue x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine love the card,and the patterned paper ,Michael has a good sense of humourI hope Elliott gets sorted soon.
Smiles
Ita

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, very spring like card today, shame the weather isn't, although not freezing again thank goodness. I like Mitchels sense of humour and hope his work isn't too taxing for him.
Sounds to me as though Elliott is also required ( as cheif cake baker) for the Emberson Empire to celebrate the end of the week, well almost. X Ros

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Very late with my comment today, had new glass fitted in the windows, just finished putting everything back.
Love your Mitchell work place list, very amusing he's going to keep you smiling.
Such a shame that Elliot's medication is not helping, hope it gets sorted soon.
Love your pretty card very summery, just wish the weather matched it.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Sarah said...

I love Mitchell's way of thinking...he will definitely be an asset to the business!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Mitchell certainly has a sense of humour. So sorry Elliott's medication has not worked fo him, hope it is soon sorted enabling him to make his brother his favourite cake!
Love the card by the way Christine.
Val c xx

Janice said...

Hi Christine

This is my favourite card of the week. Big congratulations to Mitchell, how exciting for you to have him on board! I love his work list too!
Really hope that Elliot's meds are soon sorted, but pleased to hear he's keeping occupied .
Janice x

Nikki Payne said...

I am so pleased that you are now working forward! Being a family business is just the best ever.... I worked with my parents, brother and husband and later on my sister for quite a few years:) The best time ever! and the bonus is....you will have him on hand 24/7 :) Bless him I am sure Mitchell will be an asset to your business:)....I have a list ready and waiting for when your new website goes live:) x
Love this card...These papers are gorgeous...and freebies wow!
Take care...My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Hugs Nikki x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Sucha pretty card. Love the paper.
Mitchell sounds as though he's getting down to a good start. he'll be forming a union of 1 next.
Love to Elliot and a tickly behind the eaars for Bella.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine,
Glad that Mitchell is keeping you amused with his work ethic ideas. Glad that Elliot has something to escape from worrying about his mediication. Hopefully they'll get this sorted soon. Hugs to you all.

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