Saturday, 16 August 2014

Wreath






We've had a busy week, my son had to go flat hunting after receiving notice that his landlord was putting the flat he rents up for sale, he has been there for 4 years and liked it. Shame he couldn't afford to buy it but at £150,000 for a 1 bed it was out of his reach.
We spent 2 days viewing flats after spending 2 days looking on line. I found it hard to believe that some flats weren't even cleaned for people viewing, The cost for some was astronomical, Aberdeen is probably the most expensive place to stay in Scotland but £700 per month for a place where the kitchen was 6ftx 4ft and there was no hanging space / wardrobe in the bedroom really was shocking. He did eventually find a place which he liked but it really stretched his budget rent and council tax are £ 850 a month, then bills on top of that, but it is spacious and only a 5 min walk to his work.


Wreath from Memory Box
Sentiment from Just-Rite stamps
Spellbinder Poinsettia Die
Sizzix embossing folder


Challenges

http://tistheseasonstamping.blogspot.ca/2014/08/tts23-xmas-inspiration.html
http://festivefriday.blogspot.pt/2014/08/festive-friday-challenge-38-august-15-27_15.html
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-hanukkah-song.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/pixies-snippets-playground-week-137.html
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/non-traditional-colors-of-christmas.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-334-clean-and-simple.html
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/christmas-in-august.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.no/2014/08/challenge-68-monochromatic-madness-dt.html


23 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Meg, what a lovely card, love the design of the embossing and a wornderful wreath with your dies.
Inverness too is very expensive for renting, it's shocking really, there should be a limit on what landlords can charge, hope your son manages ok, hugs Kate x

Di said...

Hi Meg

Gosh, it makes you wonder how young ones ever manage to get on the property ladder in some parts of the country. Hope he settles in well.

Love your card - beautiful!

Hugs, Di xx

Meighan Wheller said...

A lovely clean and stunning Christmas card Meg. Love the touch of gold mixed with the white. Lovely work! Glad to hear your son found a flat! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, we hope to see you again at our next challenge. All the best Meighan DT

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Glad your son has found a place - it definitely sounds expensive! Love this pretty, elegant card! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Vikki Ryan said...

Very nice card Meg.

Basslady said...

a wonderful and very elegant card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Meg… I love the embossing! it's the perfect background to the beautiful wreath! it's a really stunning card! :-)
Sorry that your son has had to find another flat… such a shame if he was happy there… the flats here are SO expensive also… couldn't believe when I looked at some retirement flats… and they are SO small too… think I would be claustrophobic in one… so glad that we now have stairlift so we can stay here as long as possible.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Jacee said...

This is lovely Meg, the embossing makes it look so rich and classy, I love it!
Thank for joining my blog, much appreciated.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jill Norwood said...

I can so identify with the high costs of rents! Glad he found a place and it is close to work....
Your card is so beautiful! I too used a wreath on my card and when I linked up I had to come and let you know how pretty I think yours is!!! Love that Memory Box wreath die! Might have to try and add it to my collection someday! :)

SmilynStef said...

Your white-on-white wreath is so elegant ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

lovely card! so much gorgeous texture and interest you've added in there! thanks for joining us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Brenda said...

Elegant and gorgeous! Love your festive card.

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautiful card love that wreath!...and I live in Aberdeen so yeah i know how expensive it is and my son is sharing a 2 bed flat and the bedroom he has is smaller than the one at home ,and dont get me started on the state of it when he moved in ! ...or is that a mother talking hee he x

Debbie said...

Thank you for joining our "Christmas Theme" Challenge this week at Sweet Stampin', what a lovely card. Good Luck. debbiex

Margaret said...

What a beautiful card - very elegant. Margaret

Marie B. said...

A beauty for sure Meg! Glad to hear that your son found a new place! :)

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card - I love white-on-white is so elegant. Just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck.

On another note - I had the same problem last year when the landlord of the house my daughter was living in (she lives in London) decided to move his family back, and all the occupants had to move out. Unfortunately my daughter was in denial and kept thinking something would turn up (which it didn't) and in the end we had less than a week to find her somewhere else to live and move her out. We did it, but it was such a nightmare and so stressful. I'm so glad your son's finally sorted now (kids eh!). Hugs Janine xx

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Meg, this is such a cute Christmas card. Love the bit of shimmer on the wreath and your poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at 'Tis the Season.
Sara

Lisa said...

Very cute card, thanks for sharing with us at 'Tis The Season.

Lynn said...

Glad your son was able to find a place. So stressful. Love all the beautiful texture on your card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Angel Johns said...

This is a stunning card, Meg! I love the white on white and the crisp look! Thanks for joining us at Tis the Season!

Geri said...

Beautiful card, Meg! Love the Kraft color under the white on your wreath…it really adds some nice, subtle dimension! The embossing looks so pretty, too! So glad you could join us with your lovely creation at Festive Friday!!!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Meg: Love your beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for entering our Simply Create Too Challenge #68 - "Monochromatic Madness". And hope you drop back by this coming Friday (Aug 29th) for our new & exciting challenge.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com