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Sunday 22 September 2013

Totally Tilda Challenge ~81.

Good Morning my lovelies.

I know I've been quiet for the past few weeks. We've been getting the boy ready to go off to University, and last Saturday we drove down to London to get him moved into his flat. We said goodbye to Hal and drove to stay the night with my brother in Henlow...I cried all the way there, then cried for most of the journey home on Sunday.
Hal's having a fabulous time! He's made friends and is enjoying - probably too much - night's out in the capitol. On Thursday, his Uncle Tony was in London and he treated Hal to lunch at Jamie Oliver's Italian 'Angel' restaurant...and there was me, sat at my desk with a bowl of soup!  Next week is his Freshers week and then the work starts in earnest. 

I've spent this week catching up on our laundry and getting on top of all the chores I'd neglected whilst we were organising Hal, and I think I'm about back to some sort of normality now.

Today we have a new challenge over at Totally Tilda, and the theme for the next fortnight is 'Food, glorious food'.
If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find plenty of gorgeous inspiration from all the DT girlies.

I do wish Magnolia would label all their stamps with the name of the image! I've been calling this one 'Big Muffin Tilda' for weeks but apparently it's Ice Cream Tilda?
Is that or is that not a muffin case? It is to me!

She's been coloured with the usual mix of DI re-inkers and markers.
I've had the papers for a good while now, they are so lovely that I hate to cut them but it's about time I started to use stuff and not just hoard it!

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Love 'n' hugs


  1. This image is so adorable
    Have a nice day
    Hugs Ghea ♥

  2. Hi Elaine Good to Hear Hal Has Settled In Won't Be Long Become He Is Home Again. Think We Have All Done That I Know I Did.. As For Stamp Yes It Is A Muffin Case To Me Too. Fab Card Love The Colours. Hugs xx

  3. In my book that is a MUFFIN CASE! I like the effect of that die-cut frame top left too & your colours are just so lovely & soft & just......strokeable!
    Hope you weren't wearing any mascara?
    Look after yourself - the university years will be gone in the blink of an eye.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  4. What a beautiful card. Nice colours and colouring. The stamp is so sweet. Beautiful paper.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  5. Love the hair on this one and yes, I can definitely see a muffin there, a huge one of course but still! Pretty corner accent too, I like that!

  6. Gorgeous card Elaine, beautiful purple colors! Nice layout.

    Hugs Thea

  7. What a stunning card Elaine, love the colours. Hugs x

  8. This is beautiful Elaine. Love the colours and gorgous papers. I agree it does look like a muffin case and maybe she just topped it off with some ice cream - yummy xx

  9. First off....... to ME they are muffins in a case like that, ------ Ice-cream would melt and fall over but who would put ice-cream in a cone where you can't bite the bottom off and suck the ice cream down !!! not that I have tried it lol BUT your card is worth the wait as usual.....
    Do I think Hal will have shed one tear when you drove away ?????? OOOOOOOOO my ribs are aching's hard to let go but you have made the first move, there are plenty of nights out planned that you DO NOT need to know about lol
    Tilly x

  10. so so beautiful, love it and yes it looks like a muffin case to me too x

  11. WOW Elaine!!!! Your card is just fabulous!!!!! I love the colours and colouring. Your papers are just perfect for this sweetie. Good luck with your son going to university... more time for crafting, lol! Hugs, Brigitte

  12. I guess no matter how old our children are, we still cry when we send them off to school, lol. You'll be ok, mom.

    I'm glad you used your pretty papers, I always admire how you put your DPs together to make a lovely layout. That's my biggest frustration and why I've been turning to CAS cards, lol. Your coloring is always gorgeous, too--beautiful job Elaine!

  13. Wonderful card dear Elaine, love the lilac colors you've used a lot...!!!
    Take care and have a great new week!
    Big hugs,

  14. Just gorgeous Elaine...colours are amazing !!! and the less said about your muffins the better !!! LOL I would like to know what flavour that lilac ice cream is though ?? xx

  15. Glad Hal is settelt and have fun Elaine,we have to let oure boys go,it's hard to be a mum!!
    Mine will be 21 tomorrow,oh I feel so old lol!!!
    Love your gorgeous card and it's a muffin me think!!
    XXX Heidy

  16. Ooh stunning card Elaine, gorgeous colours and colouring, I was going to say I'm sure it's called Tilda with big Icecream, but I know it does look like a muffin case :)
    hugs Teresa xx

  17. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card sweet lady..yes I would say its a muffin too :0)
    Glad Hal has settled in and is enjoying it. Sending you a huge hug xxxx
    Mau xx

  18. Fabulous, adorable card.
    Hal will be fine and will be have a great time.

  19. Wow this is just the sweetest and your colouring is perfection Elaine
    Great soft shades of lilac too, I love it xx

  20. Stunning card as always Elaine, beautiful colouring and lovely soft colour combo.
    Now, how about you?
    How are you managing?
    It does get easier and I'm sure Hal is having a ball!
    I think it is much harder on the parents than the kids.
    Thinking of you, get stuck into some crafting to keep you busy, big squishy cyber hugs,
    Erika. xxx

  21. so beautiful elaine.gorgeous lilac colours and your tilda i adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  22. Ow Elaine, while I'm reading this I can only think, so glad I didn't move back then. Poor mom (and me), think we would have both been crying all the time. But it's nice knowing he's having fun, and should have some too! Like crafting all day long ;)
    Again your card is goreous! Love all the purple and Tilda is lovely inked-up! Got that problem too, I just can't put my scissors into some of my papers it seems.

  23. Hi Elaine, beautiful card, I agree the bowl does look like a muffin case, but either way, she is being a little greedy lol.
    Poor you, the boy moves to Uni, and yet he is still your little boy no matter how grown up he is. Don't worry, he has to live, learn by his mistakes and remember all he has been taught by you - why don't you take your mind off things and have a crafty splurge.

  24. Hallo liebe Elaine,
    eine Karte ganz nach meinem Geschmack und dann noch in meiner Lieblingsfarbe,einfach traumhaft schöööön,
    liebe Grüße Ulrike

  25. Elaine I totally agree with you - if Magnolia were to label their products it would make life so much easier. I love this gorgeous card, my fave colour too. Buns, ice cream??? who cares, it's beautiful!
    Dawn xxx

  26. So. Pretty love the lavender ..lizzi

  27. Beautiful card Elaine. I so love what you do with these sweet Magnolia images. They are always so soft looking ... Just wanna squeeze em.
    Hugs, Janie

  28. Hi Elaine, not long now a week tomorrow and im so looking forward to meeting you face to face. I hope that Hal has settled and his happy in London and mum is managing to cope without him.
    A stunning card again and as always your colouring is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  29. Hi Elaine, I left a comment on Sunday, but something must have gone wrong so here we go again. It's only natural to break your heart over Hal moving out, it's a sure sign of a good relationship with your grown up babies. Love your card, beautiful colouring of course you are so delicate with that brush. Her hair is gorgeous, it must take you ages to perfect it. Have a good week...Trish

  30. Another gorgeous card Elaine!!!!


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