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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Feeling Old!!!

Hi everyone.  I've got a couple of back to school cards for you today that I did for Emily and Ethan.  OMG I'm feeling old this week.  My eldest, Emily is eleven years old and has started senior school this week - very exciting for her but I feel a bit emotional.   She's growing up so quickly, I feel like I've blinked and missed everything!!!  I even got a tear in my eye on her last day at primary school!!!!  How normal is THAT???   My patch must be ready for changing rofl.

Here's the card I did for her........

She is settling in well and making lots of new friends.  I can't believe how fast she's growing up.  When we were on holiday a couple of weeks ago in Holland, a couple of young Dutch boys about her age came over to her and told her they "fancied" her!!   Her response..........a dismissive wave of the hand and a "whatever!!!".   I found her response hilarious at the time but I've had a sleep since then........God help starts, and she's not even a teenager yet lol.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.....

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Diva or Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - School Days/For a Child
Crafty Creations - Back to School
Creative Belli - Back to School

Ethan is my baby and at nine years old, he has two years left yet at primary school.  I can't believe how fast he's growing up either.  I remember taking Emily to school and him being a toddler, throwing THE BIGGEST EVER temper tantrums, to the extent the blumming school crossing patrol lady had to assist me in removing him from laying in the middle of a busy road whilst he had a major hissy fit at two years old!!!! Now, his days of letting me walk to school holding his hand are looooonnngggg gone rofl, though I do ask him occassionally, just in case he changes his mind lol.  Here's Ethan's card..................

I'm entering this card into the following challenges........

Kenny's Krafty Krew - Back to School
Fashionista Challenge - Card for a Child
Love to Create Challenge - Back to School
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create Monthly - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Back to School
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes

Seeing as I'm almost redundant where my kids are concerned, I've turned my attention to partying!!!!  I don't know bout you, but since the kids have come along, the majority of my friends now seem to be the parents of the friends my kids made when they first started school. Kids in senior school are more independant and don't get taken to school like when they were younger.  Therefore, us parents have made a pact to stay in touch and we're kicking it off with a little bar-b-q this weekend and we're planning a big party for halloween - whoo hoo can't wait. 

We have a long way to go yet before we have a social life to equal that of our children rofl.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you're still here at this point, I apologise for my ramblings lol.  I do appreciate you popping in.

Take care and happy crafting.

Mel X


jackiescrafts said...

Great cards Mel, they grow up far too fast don't they
Jackie x

Sandra H said...

It's true what your saying the time does goes fast they do grown up too soon!! beautiful cards for them both really stunning x

Lisa Lynn said...

Wonderful cards! I know what you mean i have a 19 yr old in college and a 16 yr old in High School. I remember their first day of school and now they drive themselves. Your coloring of Mo's images is gorgeous.

Helen Plant said...

Gorgeous cards, colours are lovely on both of them. CC DT Helen xx

Debbie said...

Both cards are wonderful and perfect for Ethan and Emily, they grow up so so fast. Mine are 19 and 22 and I miss those days so much so enjoy them. Glad you joined in on the fun this week at Mo's. Good Luck!


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

Elaine said...

Wow well done Mel two fabulous cards super work hugs Elaine

Pat K said...

Great back-to-school cards with fun images and dp. Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs, Pat K.x

Pat K said...

Hi Mel, I'm back again to tell you again how great I think your cards are and thank you for joining us at Fashionista. hugs, xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Joann Burton said...

I love both of these cards. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

downrightcrafty said...

oh two perfect cards for your children and hope the BBQ went well, and yes I am fine hun thank you
Hugs Kate xx

Tanya said...

Fab cards, they're both lovely!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous back to school cards Mel! Love the images.

Wait until your oldest is 33, then you'll really feel old, lol!

Thanks for playing along with us for our Anything Goes challenge at Papertake Weekly this week.

Happycrafter Shell said...

fabulous cards!
Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week.
Shell x

Anonymous said...

These are two really gorgeous cards hun!! Love your sweet images and your colors are just perfect!! I understand how you feel about them growing up so does go fast! :) But look at it as more time spend on your love of crafting!! :) YAY!

marion82 said...

beautiful cards sweetie!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Mel :-) both of them are fab and am sure they loved them :-)
Kids do grow up so fast ! where did those years go ???

lovely to have you back on here!! Welcome back :-)

Lols x x x

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop!! Gemma :)

Pigmini said...

I remember that day some 7 years ago.... I was that 'Lollipop Lady'!! VBG. Luvverly cards tho... an' I've seen them 'in the flesh'!

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Clear Cards said...

Stunning cards. Love your sweet images and your colors are just perfect. I really appreciate your work.