Congratulations Des!

I have a card to share with you today. It's a very special card for me.

Firstly because it's for Des.
And secondly because, apart from the cards I've done for the web site, this is the first card I've made especially for someone since March!

Would you believe I've spent all summer buying cards? And it always makes me feel a bit of a fraud when I give someone a shop-bought card. It's just not the same is it? I always give them with just as much love as those I make myself. But they just don't feel like it to me. I think it's because I know that all the extra love we always pour into our special handmade cards is missing. So it feels really good to have made this : )

Anyway ... back to Des. My card is to congratulate him on his new job. He's recently been given the post of Duty Manager at The Porthminster Hotel in St Ives, now known as St Ives Harbour Hotel. The Porthminster.

If you've ever been to St Ives, you'll probably know The Porthminster. If not, she's the beautiful Victorian building sitting very elegantly above Porthminster beach. This one ...

Until a couple of years ago she was a family-run hotel. Then she was acquired by the Harbour Hotels Group who are spending literally millions transforming her. And she is beginning to look very gorgeous. So is her fabulous new spa : ) And part of the transformation includes a new management team. And it is this new management team that Des is now part of.

It's a totally new direction for Des. He's very excited about it. And I'm absolutely thrilled for him. And I just know he's going to be fantastic at it. Congratulations Des. And enjoy!

And thank you to all of you for visiting this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Card Credits
Card Base: 'Organics' Kraft Paper Pack printed onto ribbed card
Patterned Papers: 'Big Fella' Collection
Sentiment: Sentiment Ribbons
Scallop Edge: cut from a Papermania Card Blank
Brads: Making Memories
Corrugated Card, Kraft Twine

5 comments on Congratulations Des!

  1. Huge congratulations to Des, and to you Liz, your card is fab!

  2. Many `Congratulations` To Des!!!`Enjoy`
    looks beautiful.I remember visiting St.Ives a lot as a child I have fond memories of the place:)TFS
    Des will love his gorgeous card Liz!!!!I love it,love the stars papers and corrogated craft star!!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend:) x

  3. Many congratulations to Des - hope he's very happy in his new position. So lovely to hear some good news. The hotel looks lovely. Glad you're happy too :) Hope you have access to the spa ;) and I like your card very much too.

    Hmmmm ... shop bought cards. Have a sort of confession too - I have a stock of printed cards with your lovely designs - the one with clouds for men and one with your background roses and then just mount an appropriate greeting ... not quite the thought and love but better than shop bought any day. Anyway we all have days when we're dry of anything creative and the fact you remember to send a card shows you care:)

    Anyhow you take care.

    Hugs and best wishes

    Toni x

  4. Woohoo, congrats Des! What a great card to celebrate!
    I went to St Ives as a child, I don't remember much, only how incredibly picturesque it was. That and eating a baked potato smothered in salad which was just yum. I often think of that place...funny what we remember.
    Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

  5. Congratulations Des! And Liz congratulations on a great 'boys' card - they are always so much harder than 'girls' cards, so thank you for some great inspiration x