9 June 2011

How Old (Am I)?

Which is a question I have been asking myself quite a lot this past week.

Sweet Cheeks is fully engaged in Terrible Two Mode at the moment. My response to him playing up/ rebelling/ pushing my buttons is to come down hard. Of course, this is completely the wrong approach, considering he's an independent, wilful, assertive little monkey.

At the end of a long day of intensive battle, after he has gone to bed, telling me he loves me, I find myself wondering just how a sweet little angel can make me want to reverse my own car over my head, how old I am and how comes I'm not acting like a reasonable adult in all of this...?

Over at Charisma this week, we are also asking the question How Old? You will need to incorporate an age onto your creation. Nice and Simples, right!

I seem to be having a run of cards I'm happy with at the moment. Which, of course means I'm due to make an absolute stinker. In fact, I may even have created such a number already. You can judge for yourselves on Saturday. In the meantime, please admire the big bow. It took almost as long to make that little blighter as it did to colour the image!!

I'm going to enter this at:

CES - CAS!!!

Right, off to paint some stripes on my cheeks and put my crash helmet on. Does anyone know any Maori War Cries...

Cardstock: Bazill
Papers: Vintage from stash
Image: Bugaboo
Colouring: Copics
Tools: Nesties
Other: Ribbon from stash


Jenny said...

That BOW! was worth all the time it took cause it is THE nicest bow I have ever seen. Ever! As for the whole running yourself over stuff (he he he) Welcome to parenting! Hugs Jenny B x

Fiona said...

oh Faye...the terrible two's...I can't really remember Michael or Holly being stroppy at two but then after all I am older than you and that was a very long time ago...my memory is not the same as it used to be!!
fab card...awesome bow. I am so rubbish at bows and if it take me too long then I chuck it!!


Unknown said...

Oooh Faye!! Belive me when i say..I KNOW how you are feeling!!! *lol* Sometime i don't know if i should cry or laugh... ANd it feels as both of my boys are having terrible..two's & threes...*LOL* But your card is simply sooo sweet! And LOVE the bow hun!
Maybe we should join forces... *lol*

Catherine said...

What a darling card Fluff ! This bow is scrumptious ! Love it ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Daniele said...

what a sweetie Fluff, I had to laugh about your terrible twos with sweet cheeks, my grandson is at the same stage......I'm shattered after a willful day of NO'sssssssss and the odd temper tantrum thrown in for good measure.
Oh well off to tidy up the mess hes just created again

Jane said...

Been there, seen it...got the T-shirt!! It doesn't last long trust me...at the time all the 'rubbishy' bits seem to last for ever, looking back (when you're a wrinkly like moi) their little 'annoying' stages were really short lived. Here endeth todays sermon! Meanwhile, lock him in the shed, bound n' gagged & lock yerself in your den...hahahaha!!! (Shoot! Hope the CPA aren't reading this...Double SHoot!!) luverlee card me ol' china xxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is such a gorgeous card love the gingham.
We've been there hun the terrible
2's. My eldest was really wuite good but my youngest was a nightmare I ended up setting up a chart on the fridge so he got stars for good behaviour & broke his weekly pocket money into a daily amount so every day he was good he would get his money at the end lol. Bribery is always good lol. Now wait til they reach their teens you will want the 2's back cus thats when my eldest had his moments but Jake must have got it all out of his system when he was 2 cus he's brilliant. I have not grounded him for 3 years how fab is that lol....he really must of vented it all when he was younger lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

cheryl said...

oh terrible two's hun oh you have made me laugh,bless sweet cheeks,as for your card hun its just stunning as ever love that image hugs cheryl xxx

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
love the card and the bow ofcourse :)
No worries with Sweet Cheecks, after 'the terrible 2' comes the 'horrifying 3' and more ... :)

Donna said...

Lush card Fluff and such a beautiful CAS design...I am deffo admiring your bow its stunning! I remember the terrible 2's more so with Sophie than James...it will blow over but in the meantime maybe the all blacks can help you with your chant lol! Thank you for playing along with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Cazza said...

Wow hon, PERFECT BOW!! This is a fab card and I love all the pink!
Oh dear, hope you have a better afternoon with no war paint needed!!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness.....it's FABULOUS!!! Love, love, love that bow!! It's perfect! Now..how did you do that???? Love your card.......
Hang in there with Sweet Cheeks..my son is 35 now and he STILL wants to make me pull my hair out sometimes!!LOL!

Claire said...

Umm been there hun .... it does get better LOL. Fabulous card, am loving that really BIG pink bow! Hugs, Claire x

Ali said...

Oh I can so relate to this post!!! It does pass tho and comes back and goes and comes back - sorry I am not helping am I - lol. I LOVE your bow and of course the rest of the card xx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Sorry about sweet cheeks pushing your buttons! Through it all it has not affected your crafting any, this card is beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the bow! I want to make the perfect bow and have yet to do so. This is gorgeous!

coops said...

stunning card faye.i love the fab fun image and yummy big bow.
oh i don`t envy you the terrible 2`s hun :D

xx coops xx

Liz McGuire, said...

This is a corker!

Liz x

Debs said...

WOW - simply stunning - you could neva make a stinker!
Have a fabby evening.

Suzie Q said...

oh my this is "bow u ti ful!!"
from now on expect ribbon in the post for you to tie x lol x
stop worrying about the terrible two's my eldest is 20 and found him in the bathroom spread eagled in the nude Friday!!! snoring!!!
so wish i had taken a pic but that would be wrong right!! ???
suzie Qx

Sally said...

Amazing bow well worth the time it took to make ;)
Great card love the image.
Hugs Sally xxx

Davi said...

Such a totally fun card Faye!! Love the popped up image! Oh and let me tell you the older they get the crazier it gets so hold on:)

Amanda R said...

There is a reason I only have cats....Other than hairballs and kittly litter they are pretty simple! I like the card and the bow, simple yet for a child just right. You may have an extra piece of chocolate today for your trials.

Delphine said...

Oooooh what a fantastic card! Very cute image, great dimension, fantastic layout and paper, and WOW WOW WOW look at that bow!!! Gorgeous! And congratulations on your TOPs 3:-)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Louise said...

Hi Donna fab card love that image and the big ribbon I can never get my bows to look that good lol
Louise xx

Jenny said...

A gorgeous card, great image and perfect bow.
p.s. I don't think males grow out of the terrible two's. My better half keeps telling me I know just how to push his button!

DesigNeAl said...

ahh... soooo sweet!

A Year Of Quotes said...

This is so cute! Love it! :)

Julie said...

Absolutely fabbie, Faye!! Perfectly CAS for our challenge at CES this week, thanks for joining us!! Juliexx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your CAS card. Fabby colourwork and Stunning bow! Hugs, Lesley

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! lovely done !
greetings, martina

kaylou said...

wow such a gorgeous card thank you for joining our clean and simple challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Rachel said...

Fab card Faye, its soooo cute! That cheeky image popping out is perfect! Wedgie xxx

Chris said...

Oh dear re sweet cheeks :D, I remember it so well and you're right about the softly softly approach but you're only human sweetie and they know how to push every button :). A really gorgeous card, it's so happy and a perfect birthday card for a one year old. Hugs, Chris xxx

Christine said...

fantastic card, Faye! Love the pink & white!

My kids are much older now, the youngest just turned 13, but one adage that I have learned to be so true, is 'Start as you mean to go on.' If you let your kids get away with something now, it's 10 x harder to stop it the next time, and 20x harder down the road once it's a habit. Good luck with the terrible twos!

Unknown said...

Great card - and colouring is fabby... Oh, those terrible two's... do you know what though? they seem to flow rather seemlessly into the trying three's, flippin fours, and so on - until hateful eighteens! Oh - is that just mine? When he's not mouthing about something - he's lovely, when he's got a bee in his bonnet - he's spiteful. Good luck sweetie - just bury your head in your copics when they play up LOL

Paula x x x

Janice said...

Such a bright & jolly card, love it. Jx