Friday, 13 February 2009

Getting Old.............................


Getting old ain't for sissies according to this sentiment, and I am inclined to agree with that. I think the image (Impression Obsession) is hilarious, must get me a pair of those huge bunny slippers. I stamped and coloured the image (with copics) first, big mistake, huge..........make a mental note to always choose your patterns first and colour your image last. She is coloured in quite clashing colours (well, she doesn't look like the sort of woman who would coordinate her nightwear does she, more like the sort who buys it off the bargain rail at Walmart). This plain stripe paper by DCWV worked, and I picked out some of the colours for the little square buttons as an accent.
Speaking of getting old, looking after a 20 month old for four days certainly wore me out. Did I really bring up three of these whirlwind little people myself? He goes at life full tilt, why walk when you can run - preferably running very fast away from Ma who is trying to keep him safe. He is so sweet though, his bedtime cuddly toy is a monkey, and he grabs onto it when he is in need of a bit of comfort during the day, I couldn't understand what he wanted, so he gave me a baleful look, and beat his little chest like a monkey! Oh now I get it.

27 comments:

Craftyanny said...

fantabulous lol
I love it

Leanne said...

This image is fantastc!!!!!! I was on the lookout for a good image to put on my sisters 40th birthday card - this is it!!!!!
Leanne :o)
xx

Tasha said...

LOL I love this card it is so so funny, i love it
love tasha xx

Tasha said...

I forgot to say they are not brads they are card candy by craftworks, they are like brads but without the legs
love tasha xx

Lorraine said...

Love, love, love this image and what you did with it! thanks for sharing!

BellaBug said...

Enfys, this is hilarious! How did you know what color my pajamas were? LOL! I think the colors and the paper work perfectly! I know what you mean about the little one! The Monster (aka Domenic) is NON-STOP action! Sleeping like an angel right now. Try as I may, I can't find that halo above his head!

Jessie Lubyk, said...

I love your card. Thanks for the morning chuckle :)

Olde Country Creations said...

Oh this is so awesome! It is so funny and I love how you thought about the clashing PJ's. Love the creativity behind this!

Love the story, it made me smile.

Tonya

Justine said...

I have this image too but haven't got around to using it yet! Love your card Enfys, fab as always!!
Enjoy your weekend, hope you have a good rest now!!
Justine x

Sonia Kertznus said...

Great card Enfys... love your coloring... I am still thinking about those copic markers, but haven't take the plunge yet... shich ones do you have ciao or sketch? ... HUGS...SK :)

DeeDee said...

CUTE card Enfys! FUNNY! I love your Grandma story too! HUGS!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the card, I just wish you hadn't used the picture of me on it. LOL

pinky said...

Great card, I have this image and just love it, though you do have to be careful who you give it to lol.
Pinky

Allison said...

what a wonderful image.... and just as well you can't see me at this moment.... am bearing a striking resemblence to said image!!!
Allisonx

Vee said...

Fab image, love the big slippers...made me chuckle..
xx Vee

Caryn said...

That is so funny - she reminds me of the Catherine Tate granny!! Hope you're putting your feet up - looking after toddlers ain't for sissies either!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic Card Enfys it really tickled me !! lol
Love Susie xx

all4sydney said...

LOL
That is too cute!!
I love it!!

Velta said...

Enfys...I am so laughing out loud...love the image and the way you colored and the design...but you really have a sense of humor about the whole running around thing...doing that now...and loving it :)

Julie said...

It's always a treat coming to visit your blog, I really love this image and your design. I can think of a couple of people just like it

Anonymous said...

Great card - TFS

Nikki said...

That stamp is just too funny!!!
Hugs!

Linda Jordan said...

OMG this is just possibly the craziest looking, coolest card I've seen in ages. I love it!!

Veronica said...

Are you sure it is Impression Obsession....? I just spent an hour looking for it... HELP!!!
I love that stamp it is adorable. Thanks so much
Veronica

Enfys said...

Veronica, I can't check for sure as it's one of my USA stamps - I stamp a load and bring them back to the UK with me. On the back I have scribbled Impression O. Try Judikins, I'll scout around and see if I can find it.
Enfys

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! Fab card!

Shirley said...

I can't believe how cute she is and how wonderful and fun your card is too!