Friday, 19 February 2010

Exciting News, a Tilda Card and little munchkins.......

First of all, some news, that for me is very very exciting. I am going to be on the design team for Craftwork Cards, my favourite online store for all sorts of goodies, you have seen their name pretty frequently on here, as I use no other cardstock, and the sentiment buttons and card candy feature pretty regularly on here as well. I am joining a very elite band of fabulous designers, and am so very thrilled about it, a bit nervous, but nerves are never a bad thing in my book, gives me an edge...........so wish me luck
Not a typical card from me today, but every so often I get the urge to make a pretty Tilda card, with frills and flowers, and here it is....................
I cut the aperture with a plain nestie circle, then cut a larger scallop circle, with the plain one in the middle, to make a frame for the aperture. The paper is a lovely Bazzill bling, so it has a beautiful sheen. My lovely little Tilda was sent to me by a blog friend, Cheryl, thank you so much Cheryl, doesn't she look sweet?

I had the flowers hanging around waiting to be used, they are white mulberry paper, but I inked them in aqua, and added a couple of strings of little pearls and a scrap of coffee coloured lace

The aqua border is done with a MS punch, the glittery pink one is from a pack of borders by Bo Bunny

Scallop card base - craftwork cards
Magnolia Tilda stamp - sorry I don't have the name
Copics - E00, E02, B02, BG05, E71, E31, E43, R32, RV06 and R20
Martha Stewart dots border punch
Bo Bunny borders
Nestabilities - large plain circles and large scallop circles
mulberry flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

and on to the main focus of my day, Max and Milo. Boy oh boy, that was exhausting. We saw a lot of little Milo looking a bit puzzled and pensive..............'Where is my mummy?'.........................................

but gradually he accepted us, and was a little angel. Here he is playing peek-a-boo with me, my favourite photo is on my sidebar



Max refused to pose for photos, point blank, couldn't see the point, wasn't going to do it, no way. I managed to sneak this one of him 'reading', it was about the only time he stopped running around. At one stage I popped into the kitchen to get their tea started, and returned to find Max had a great new game - called roll your baby brother all around the floor like a sack of potatoes.................



Every time I visit the grandchildren, there is one intense feeling of gratitude that almost overwhelms me when I get home - I can once again go to the loo (bathroom) without having to organise safety gates or answering questions -'Where you going Ma? Why? You going to do a wee or a poo Ma? Why? Can I come in with you Ma?
Now I am going to take my book and lock myself away in blissful solitude, and don't dare ask what I am doing in there..............
Have a great weekend





37 comments:

Brenda said...

CONGRATS on your DT spot...you will be such a blessing to them!
I know exactly what you mean about the kids!!! And I know the joy they also bring they are sooo beautiful....you can go read your book now!!!
hugs
Brenda
ohhhh lovin your card...beautiful!!!

K-E Kreations said...

Congratulations on the design team. Pretty card! Go relax - you deserve it.

freetimegone said...

Way to go on your new design team. You will do well. I just want to remind you how much I love your blog and the stories. I just returned from a week with our 9 month old. I am alot older this week after being on the floor so much. It was a good time but I am also glad to be home to my own bed and not having to play on the floor. Go read your book in peace and quiet...remember though, they grow up before we know it. Funny thing, I made the same comment to my son when he went to put the car seat in my car. That must make us great Moms.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL... I so love reading your stories Enfys. How precious they are. AND congrats on your DP spot, I am so excited for you. I have a a tilda, you make me want to go color her. Thanks for always sharing a little of your life.

Rufus said...

Congrats on surviving the grandkids! You love 'em to death and can't wait to see 'em, also can't wait to go home to peace, quiet, order and tranquility! Congrats also on your DT position.
R/

JustYolie said...

Congrats, can't wait to see your creations. Your grandkids are so adorable!!!

Kim said...

Enfys, Congrats on the DT spot and surviving the grandkids! Your post has me laughing so hard I am headed to the loo.....

Velta said...

First of all...Congratulations on your new DT placement...I swear you hit the nail on the head about grandchildren..and you have the most beautiful babies I have seen...enjoy girl...heck, I know you are!

Loopylou!! said...

big congrts en on the craftworks DT, you do awesome stuff with their products so you will be a huge asset to them hun, can't believe how much milo and max have grown up!! they are so cute!
hugs
lou xxx

JustJules said...

Ditto! I understand the bathroom thing as well. Congrats on your spot with DT! How fun! Love the card and your sense of humor!

Kath said...

big congrats en and great to have you on the team...love the pics of your adorable grand babies....ans yes it's your time now...go read your book...hugs kath xxxxx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Congrats on the DT, you will do them proud! Good to hear you had fun with the boys.

Your card is beautiful, Tilda is always so cute no matter what she is doing. The colours are gorgeous, love the two boarder punches.

hugs
Kaye x

Melodie said...

Good morning, dear Enfys,
Your card is beautiful with great colors.
and the little man is so charming, a sweet guy.
Hugs
Melodie

Sharon Caudle said...

LMBO!!!!! I get that every single day since the grandkids live with me and Randy, En! So I know exactly what you're talking about! And I get no relief...so...can I come live with you this summer? LOL! CONGRATS on your new DT, En!!! That's such awesome news and so well deserved! I'm doing the happy dance for you! Love your Tilda card! Beautiful work! Hope you're doing well! hugs!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous photos , so sweet.

Hugs Riet.xx

~JulieH~ said...

Fabulous card EN and huge congratulations on your new DT!!
Loved your story your grandchildren are certainly full of beans glad you're home for a well deserved rest!!
Hugs
Juliexx

Kris L said...

Lovely card En (even if I'm partial to Tilda). Congrats! on your new assignmemt - wou'll wow 'em for sure. Hugs...Kris

Lisa said...

Congrats on your design team!!! Well deserved, and no worries, your cards are so beautiful, the last 3 posted, classic and as sweet as can be. Oh wait..sweet as can be, that would also include your Grandies!!! Oh my goodness, those boys (all 3 actually) will be heartbreakers, as for Kiki..what a beautiful little girl!


I had to laugh about your bathroom, um, privileges... LOL! I thought I was past that stage until I adopted my cat Spanky 4 years ago..he follows me every where!!!

My only joy is that I can eat regular tater tots instead of the ones that come in smiley faces!

Relax, and enjoy some quiet Enfys, so well deserved after your visit with the boys, and your fantastic week as Ms. February!!!!!

*hugs*
Lisa

Jessica said...

As usual you made me chuckle! But you'll remember those days with joy as they get older. My grandsons are both grown now, and I miss those days. But they sure can ware you out! I love your Tilde card. She makes such cute little images. Thanks for sharing your life! Oh and Congratulations on the DT posting! I wish you the best of luck, though you won't need it. And have loads of fun!

Marion said...

Great card Enfys, Congratulations on your joing the craftwork cards girls. Lovely photos of Max and Milo.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Marion

kisatrtle said...

Congrats on the design team and love the cute card. You story of Max and Milo gave me a chuckle.

Anonymous said...

Happy for you about the design team--but I must say they are blessed to have you. That said--I laughed out loud when I read about your grandkids. I have 11 and I know that I am so thankful I had my own kids when I was young!! Thanks for the good laugh--it will help to keep me young in spirit so I can take care of my own grands.
Grammy GG

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear, poor you it sounds as though you could do with a holiday after a week of running around like a headless chicken, anyway your grandsons are gorgeous, and im sure you will miss them not being around.
Congratulations on your appointment I hope you have fun and enjoy it.
Your card is gorgeous, love the way youve mounted Tilda in that aperture. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

My Creative Time said...

This card is beautiful & your work is AWESOME!! Congrats~They are very LUCKY to have you on their team!! Also,The baby is sooo Adorable!
hugs,
Emma:)

Anonymous said...

Great pics of the boys... you sound like you had fun.. sorry not to see a pic of the new game.. i have granddaughters that play that...
congrats on your new design team..
Laura
love that tilda by the way.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I love my grandchildren too, and as you I am so thankful for the solitude of going home without them there or so very-very thankful that they went home! Monday morning the carpet cleaner is coming as one standing in my kitchen dropped her red koolaid on my very light almost white beighe carpeting!!! "I stayed in the kitchen mommy!" was the first words as mommy scolded and grandma said it's ok baby! I am looking forward to a childfree weekend! Next week I will collect my hugs and kisses again! after I rest up from the last visit! Thanks for sharing you talent and putting a smile on my face with your humor.

Sheryl K said...

Congratulations on making the DT!! What cute card!! Love the colors!! Adorable pics!!

lisa said...

Many congratulations on your design team spot, En, truly well deserved. I love their products too, especially the card candy, there are so many lovely colours to choose from!!
Your cute card is beautiful, something very different for you but I love it.
What gorgeous photos too from a very proud Grandma.
Enjoy your peace for the rest of the weekend.

Lisax

Pauline said...

Congratulations on Design Team, well deserved, look forward to seeing more of your creations ;-)

TR said...

congratulations!
And those babies are just too cute!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh a big CONGRATS, En! On both your DT position AND surviving your grandkids. LOL They are just as cute as can be! Your card is just adorable! Love the aperture and beautiful coloring. xxD

Deb said...

gorgeous card and huge congrats on your new DT post, so thrilled for you! Love your adorable photos of your grandchildren! hugs Debx

Kellie said...

Ohhh Enfys..I'm LMBO!! over your grandkid posts..my mom always tells the story of when me/my two brothers were growing up..every time she went in for a quiet bath...ALL of us needed something or decided we had to talk to mom right @ that minute..so..no peace for mom...but she didn't mind..she's a great mom still...anyway..your post just reminded me of that and I'm just a laughing away...
great card by the way and congrats on your new adventure!!! they're lucky to have you on their team!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a gorgeous card and huge congratulations on your dt position!
Love your beautiful photos they are adorable you are so very blessed Enfys!
hugs
kim x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Congrats Enfys on the design team, you will do them proud!! Adorable pics of your grandkids, ya just gotta love 'em! Beautiful card and I love your little flowers, I need to order one of these days. We have such lousey pickins' in Bradenton, I get most of my things on-line. If you know of somewhere in the area you have found, let me know where they are located. A UK local telling a Florida resident where to shop, who'd a thought.

Carmen van Dansik said...

Wow Enfys she is gorgeous tfs your beautifull cards and i wish you all the luck in the new DT.

Hugs Carmen.

S Glup said...

LOL....too funny...totally relating to the privacy of the potty...or the lack there of...lol....They are so gorgeous!!!

Love the card....awesome technique on the flowers bein inked....love it...TFS...Sheri G