Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tilda goes "down Under"

Hi everyone.

One or two little interesting things for you today.

First of all it is my husband's relatives birthday- today she is called Rene. I won't confuse you by telling you what relation she is - but she is 89 years old.
She is in a home and has dementia.

We went to visit her today and took one of my home made cards.

We weren't there an hour but in that time she had picked it up numerous times and said how lovely it was and the Tilda on the front was just like her and had I made it etc.

We had taken Rene a box of choccies and some flowers and we hadn't been there long when one of the women was trying to open the chocs - and couldn't - so she asked my husband if he would open them!

The woman in the next chair asked my husband if he knew a certain man and he said No so she told him to F*** off (more than once)

Felt quite shattered when I came out.

A more interesting thing is that I have been doing my family tree for years and recently contacted my cousin's son.

He visited us on the May Day Bank Holiday and it turns out that his sister is in the crafting business as well - but much more involved than I am.

I just could not believe it when I heard who she is - I am sure many of you will know her - her name is Liz Armstrong and here is a link to her blog - don't laugh at the photo!!

Anyway back to my card now and here it is

I am going to enter it in the following challenges
Truly Scrumptious - which is Anything Goes

Simon Says - which is Sparkle and Shine
Stamp Something - which is Anything Goes

and Magnolia Down Under - which is your favourite things (I love this stamp)

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy your evening


Claire x said...

Well I think I would have told that woman to F off back LOL to see what she would have said then! Those sort of places do wear you down a bit and you certainly don't have to be there long! Well isn't it a small world, fancy being related to her! Great card, love the image and the colour tones. Enjoy your evening. Hugs, Claire x

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Ooh!! I love the pretty pink details in the corners! Tilda looks adorable too! : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Jacee said...

How pretty eileen, a lovely card.
Hugs Jacee


Eileen, what an amazing story - firstly your description of the care home residents was so moving (my Dad suffered with Alzheimers for 7 years before he died), and the fact that you are "Aunty" to Liz of Pink Petticoat fame is amazing too - the crafting gene must run in your family! Love the photograph too. THanks for sharing - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kathleen said...

I don't remember giving you permission to put the photo of me on the blog lol!
Fabulous card, it looks just like Rene.
My post yesterday the spacing was just like yours big gaps but not on the create post section, I got quite a shock when I saw the post.

Kath x

Lynda said...

It's a great photo of you and Kath (I had to have a peak before I commented) - you haven't changed a bit lol - part of crafting Royalty now. The talent certainly runs in the family!

Love your card Eileen it's so pretty.

Love Lynda xxx

Diane.W. said...

You made me laugh out loud Eileen with your care home tale,bless them!!!
That's a nice tale too about your new found relatives.
Small world.
Take care :o)x

Karen said...

Oh WOW, Your card is so beautiful, I love everything about it:-) Thanks so much for playing along at MDUC this week:-)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful colours and such a sweet image. Gorgeous card.

Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious....
Mandy x

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly scrumptious

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, so very sweet and pretty and you've coloured sweet Tilda beautifully.
Lovely story of your care home visit, that brought back memories, I used to nurse EMI patients and loved it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

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