Monday, 9 April 2012

More Sweet Peas.....

As soon as I saw this weathered wood paper from the new Sweet Pea collection by Craftwork Cards, I knew what I wanted to do.....use my memory box window die with the shutters, and build a spring scene.........


The flowers were punched from the pastel papers, and shaped with a foam mat and a ball tool before being arranged into the window box, which I cut by hand......


I put some blossoms onto the twig branch, to make it more Springlike. Do you know what they are? I punched holes using the largest punch on a cropadile, and collected the little punched circles. They are perfect!


Max and Milo were on great form - sometimes Max's enthusiastic hugs leave his little brother looking a bit bewildered.........


Out grandchildren call us Ma and Pops, but Milo has developed his own unique way of addressing us - he always calls each of us 'MandPops', so he has turned us into a sort of generic pair of grandparents, interchangeable and with the same name. 


I will be sorting out the winners of this months challenge over the next couple of days, forgive me but I have had a few problems to deal with. I need to think of the next challenge as well.......... watch this space

42 comments:

Loopylou. said...

he he he he!! mandpops!!! love it!!
they are so cute with their big boy hair cuts!!
and oh en, the card! oh my goodness, its just stunning hun. You are so clever and that paper is so pretty.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Louise said...

Love your card and what a fab use for those bits left by the crop-o-dile!
What gorgeous grandsons you have and the little one is so clever, whoever he's calling for, he's guaranteed to have both of you at his beck and call!

Sandra H said...

This is fabulous and you have done a stunning creation with it too! oh so gorgeous are the boys you must be so proud:)x

Suzi said...

Gorgeous Grandbabies Enfy. I love your card, so inventive and very fresh.
Hugs
Suzi x

HPCarol said...

The boys are darling and your card is just beautiful. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Margie said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Enfys, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! What a beautiful spring scene! LOL MaandPops! My 3 year old grandson, James, calls me Mama and I'll have to confess, I do enjoy it when he does it in public and a handful of people actually think I'm his Mommy! hee hee!

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card love it :)
Hugzz Val xx

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
So cute...........Waiting to hear who won at "Polka Doodles". One of these days..................Need your address in Fla. lady...........

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Raquel said...

Gorgeous... simply gorgeous! I'll have to "scrap-lift" this in the future

Rufus said...

Now that card is a total stunner, Enfys! How clever of you. As for Max and Milo they are adorable. Somehow can't picture you as a generic, totally interchangeable Grandma!! But I do get a kick out of his turning it into one word.
R/

Bhawana said...

OMG this is fabulous.. Feeling as if I am standing nearby and its brezzing... windy wow awesome creation.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the washed colours and that window scene is fab.

Daniele said...

two peas in a pod, just loving your new name, so original. Gorgeous card love the window box
hugs

debby4000 said...

oh heck I already had that window die on my wish list now I need the shutters and the window box. Gorgeous card by the way which why I want them NOW.
luv
Debby

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card! I love the whole thing, colors flowers...yep all of it. Those boys are just precious!My oldest son (when he was trying to distinguish between his Grandparents) Could call my MIL Gam, but could only muster "GaGa" to adress my mom. She is still Gaga to them 40 years later! lol
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Jess

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, Wow what a great card. I love everything about it. That wood grain paper is just beautiful, love the window and your flowers. Your little ones are too cute, love the haircuts. Have a great day.
Hugs
Claire

MizMaryAnn said...

I really got a kick out of your punched blossoms. We crafters find a use for every little bit and piece. Your grandsons are as funny as their Grandma.

1CardCreator said...

I hope everything is OK Enfys. Love the card, the shutters are awesome! Max and Milo look adorable!

Linda w said...

So cute about your grandsons. I adore that card Enfys. How clever to use your cropodile for the blossoms. Hugs lin

Donna said...

Lovely card Enfys, very pretty spring card, I hope you don't mind, I pinned it on Pinterest, and put your name and blog on it to give you credit.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm blown away by your beautiful card and creativity!!! Love the window die, I have never seen one before...
TK

Carol said...

Another FABULOUS card Enfys ... I love the wonderful layers on this!

Hugz,
Carol

pcrusberg said...

That window and shutters are so pretty with all the surrounding spring plants. Just lovely!

misteejay said...

Wow, what a super card. It looks so clean & bright - perfect for Springtime.

Toni xx

Susan said...

Fabulous En! The card is simply stunning. I don't know how you do it day after day!
Love your longer name...your grandchildren are certainly entertaining!

Thanks so much for sharing them along with your talent (and gift for storytelling!)

Sue Brailey

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your card! So springy and lovely. I love the polka dots in the window, I'm a sucker for polka dots!
Great pic of the boys.

marlene kiley said...

Such soft springlike colors. Great card. Neat idea how you made the buds.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

This is beautiful! I will have to seek out the memory box die you mentioned because the shutters and window are just fantastic! lovely card and precious boys too!

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is stunning, love the new die and your embellishment of it is fabulous.
Kim xXx

Linda said...

This is an amazing card. I love the shutters. Very cool!
What a brilliant grandson you have. He may be on to a new language trend. He is amazing. Love reading your stories about him.

AndreaA said...

Love this card Enfys!!!
And the boys are so cute!!
Love the window die also.

Brenda said...

loveeee your card and lookie at those faces.....what a blessing you have there!!!
hugs
Brenda

Craftychris said...

The card is gorgeous, I love the window and shutter dies. Max and Milo and soooo cute! xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! I am waiting to order the shutters for the windows myself. You really showcased these dies beautifully. You are very talented. I am glad I found your talent and will sign up to follow your work. Have a great day!

Michelle aka GardenGypsy on the CC MB

Patty said...

This card is so beautiful..you have such great insight as to what's going to look wonderful together!! And as for Max & Milo.....I have witnessed the same thing with my Grandson Mikah (5) and his brother Russell (3). Sometimes Mikah is giving his brother Russell a great big hug..and It looks like he's actually trying to choke him!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

Hugs,
Patty

Tracey said...

Wow.....I love this card Enfys, it so pretty! What a fabulous die.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys your grandsons are gorgeous and Im not surprised theyve got their own way of calling you, ours call hubby grumps not sure why. I love your card and I like the way those memory box dies look, they really do a brilliant job of showing of your window. hugs Shirleyxxx

Claire Phillips said...

Beautiful card En and those grandsons of yours look full of fun! Cheers Claire x

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful and brilliant card!
Your grandchildren are precious!