Monday, 25 June 2012

MIA - Busy, busy!!

OMGoodness, where have I been???  It doesn't seemlike 5 minutes since I last blogged but I just spotted that it was right back at the beginning of June!  So much has happened since then.  A couple of months ago the boss invited me into his office to tell me that the child that I support is moving to a new school in September, thus rendering me officially unemployed.  I wasn't worried though because I knew that other opportunities would arise.  That's the biggest drawback of my job, as an SEN Teaching Assistant it is only ever possible to be employed on a temporary basis, usually for the duration of the child's stay in that school.  Up to now I've had to go through the interview process every 12 months, and it doesn't get any easier!!  It's bad enough being interviewed full stop, but when you're being interviewed by people who know you well, it's even worse and they don't cut you any slack!!  LOL!

Anyway, later that day one of our long-standing TA's whispered in my ear that she'd handed her notice in!  OMG!  Have you ever felt really sad, and really excited at the same time?  What a weird emotion it is.  I love her to bits and really don't want to see her leave, but by the same token, here was a fantastic opportunity with a permanent job up for grabs.  Anyway, the long and short of it is that I got the job!!  YAY!!  I am staying in Year 1 for ever! WooHoo!!!  My interview was on 12th June and I was offered the post on the same day and it still hasn't really sunk in - I am over the moon!

The following day I received a message from a lovely lady called Andrea inviting me to be a Guest on her Stamp with Fun blog.  OMGoodness, what an honour!  Naturally I accepted with great pride, then Andrea went on to offer me a full-time DT post!  WooHoo!!  I have been dying to shout about this because I am thrilled, honoured and really looking forward to being part of this fabulously talented team!

My first challenge is #167 and is called Angel.  A great opportunity for me to jump onto the Christmas Card-making bandwagon of 2012.  Here is my card:

The papers are Bearly Mine Designs from their Christmas Dreams digi kit and sweet Angel Tilda was coloured with pencils

the stars were applied digitally to give it a bit of a Christmassy feel! LOL!  Hope you like it, and thank you for stopping by!  Please pop over to Stamp with Fun to see the other fab samples that the DT have created!

Have a great day - I've got a TED day so I intend to have fun! :o) xx


  1. Oh I feel so pleased for you, what great news!!
    Well done lovely xxx
    Your card is so beautiful, wonderful colouring! and I just love your design.
    It was so nice to read your post :)
    Love,melly. xxx

    1. Thank you so much Melly, you are so kind! :o) xxx

  2. Excellent news hun! I so very happy for you to have the stability on the job front now. Enjoy your new DT post too hun!
    Teri xx

  3. Gorgeous card Anne, Wow!! you have been practicing with those pencils cause your colouring is fabulous. Enjoy your new DT post hon, they are fortunate to have you.
    Suzi x

  4. Congratulations on your new job. Fabulous card Anne, love the image and fabulous layout.
    Caz x

  5. Congrats on the new DT post Anne this little Angel is just beautiful and a fab first DT card for them! Love CHanelle xxx

  6. Super news !!
    And OMG your card is so wonderful ! Lovely, so lovely !

  7. Congratulations Anne for both the new job and the DT post too. (Now may be a good time to do the lottery as well - things come in 3s!)
    Beautiful card. Great colouring and lovely DPs
    Hugs, Janine xx

  8. Just beautiful Anne, I love the blue on her dress, such a pretty card. I can't believe it you found a Tilda I don't have, can't imagine why not, I'll have to remedy that very soon
    Have a wonderful cay Hugs Juli e P

  9. Welcome to our team, Anne! I love your work. You coloring as well! I am very happy that you are now in our team. Your card is beautiful - everything is just right and everything fits together so perfectly!
    Big hug


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