October 20, 2014

Happy Retirement ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is one that has been colored with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

This lovely rabbit is from the CD The Next Big Thing by Just Inklined

It is one that I have colored many times and I love this image.

But this card is for all those that have recently retired from going out to work and this is the first day  of a new working week that you don't have to get up and rush to get to work on time.

It  is especially for you  ROS   as I know you have been counting down the weeks to yours.   Even down to the last number of shifts that you had to work before walking off into the sunset.

I hope you all have a happy retirement and I speak from experience when I say it is the best time of your life.   It beats going out to work any day.  Time is now yours to spend it as you please.

If you end up doing some other thing that you love ...  as I did  ... then you will wonder how you ever found the time to go to work in the first place.   Enjoy the freedom and have fun

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Great card Christina, I love it!

  2. Great card & lovely colouring. Useful card to have ready made in case someone asks at the last minute!


  3. Hi christina,
    30th November I celebrate 12 years since reorganisation at my place of work allowed me to take early retirement at the grand old age of 51. At the time it seems like a dream and still does. I like Ros had counted down the days, not that I hated my job or the people I worked with but to finally be free from the authority imposed by parents teachers and employers and to be my own boss was intoxicating.
    Like you I found pleasure in crafting and the rest as they say is history.
    Enjoy your retirement Ros
    Love to all my fellow crafters.
    Linda in South Shields

  4. Good morning Christina, I have to say this, "is there any area of craft you are not very highly accomplished? Only you travel from one area into another seamlessly.

  5. Morning Christina,
    A great fun card. love your colouring.

  6. Haha , love the image of this little guy Christina and lovely coloring , Enjoy your retirement Roz .

    Elaine H X

  7. Hi Christina what a lovely fun card I love it.
    Kind regards
    Anne owens (Liverpool).

  8. Hi Christina can I ask if I can vote for you as its that time of year again and I would really like to vote for you as the best blog ?
    X ros

  9. Thank you for the kind thoughts. Retirement from cardiac nursing (which I loved) became too stressful due to worrying about my patients' long term outlooks. It was time to go. Love the perky bunny, Christina and one day I will dabble with my full set of S N pens I bought in Sydney at that craft fair. Today I finished a lovely screen fold card for my eldest grand daughter's 15th birthday and I am almost finished a lovely book style card for my Nephew's baby son. Life is good and card making....and a wonderful Husband and family complete the picture. Blessed am I. Plus wonderful creative people in my life ;)

  10. lovely bunny, and yes to what every says, retirement is the best.

  11. What a happy bunny! Love this card, and congratulations to the new Retiree. I'll get there someday.

  12. Such a cute card...it turned out so nice...well done Christina.
    I just lost my job due to budget cuts so I took my retirement also...I'm still trying to adjust with all the free time....once I redo my craft room I think I'll be happier..
    Have a great day!

  13. Lovely card Christina, as you say, where did I find the time to work, being retired is great, do what you want, when you want.....luv Ursula xx

  14. This card is so cute. I love it. My husband retired in June and I am loving having him home with me instead of on the road travelling so much. It has given us the opportunity to spend more time with our family.

  15. Hi Christina. I agree with you. I have been retired now for 15 years. Every day is a play day, so much better than work.
    Love this card and that rabbit is some thing else!! Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. x

  16. Hi Christina
    I so love this Rabbit and how you have coloured it. I wish I had a small amount of your talent that I would be so happy. I to have retired, and I'm not to sur how I found time to work.

  17. that image just brings a smile and you have colored it perfectly!

  18. Hi Christina,love this little character.Very nice card
    Hope your day was good,take care

  19. I just love this card..he's such a cutie, plus I like how you tilted the top layer. I've been retired for 10 years now and could never understand people who say they wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they retired. I had no trouble even on my first day of retirement..it was glorious! The state of Florida allows you to retire after 30 years, so I was 54 when I retired. I've enjoyed not having to go to work every day since. :)

  20. You made my day with this card.

  21. Christina,
    What a wonderful card...the bunny is great. Lucky are those that not longer have to toil with alarm clocks and rush hour traffic. You have done a great job at coloring...as usual.

  22. We are seeing yet another string to your bow Christina and what a lovely card it produced, so different to your regular postings. I must try to remember how pretty and interesting offset layers can be. Your 'dotty' background is about all I could manage to reproduce!
    "Keep well wishes" to you both. Mary Mac

  23. Hi Christina, sorry I'm a day late commenting on this card...bad day yesterday...I just love this, it's just too cute and what a great retirement card. I love it when you post your Spectrum Noir cards as you are so good at 'colouring in' :)


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