Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Back again and WOYWW!

Well I have had a series of things get in the way of blogging recently, most annoying of which have been computer and camera issues.  I don't know if they are fully sorted, but I will try and join in with WOYWW today anyway!  This is my desk as it looked last night (it doesn't look much different now), clean and tidy after being away for Easter.  The little yellow duck at the back originally came from church and contained a Cadbury's crème egg (eaten with much mess and relish by Alex) and is sat there waiting for me to find some stuffing and sew it up - Alex just adores any form of cuddly toy!  The rather strange looking red dotted mat partly hiding under my art journal is actually a flat 'coaster' from a cell company that I was given at a conference a few weeks ago.
Although I don't have any crafting to show you I thought I would share these lovely spring flower photos from my time in Somerset over Easter as they always make me feel happy. This one is a double tulip - the rest are self explanatory.
 


That is all from me for now. Have a wonderful week everyone.
Love
Caro
x

P.S.I will be making some extra ATCs for the WOYWW 5 year anniversary.  If anyone would like to swap them with me then please let me know in your comment...I really enjoy looking at my collection from last year and would love to do the same again this year.  Thank you!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Party smiles!


Well my little boy celebrates his 7th birthday this week and so my smiles are from the party he had last weekend.  He chose to celebrate in a softplay centre and had a wonderful time diving into the ball pit,

Burying himself underneath all the balls and then popping up with a cheeky grin,

And then having party food which finished with cake and the most raucous (and tuneless) rendition of Happy Birthday I have ever heard…It was hilarious and he loved every minute of it.

We also had a lovely Mothering Sunday consisting of beautiful flowers, presents in bed, a lovely church service followed by cake and tea, then a delicious meal out at a restaurant (Alex was happy lying on the floor drawing when he wasn't eating and no one minded)

 and a lovely walk in the spring sunshine, complete with some Mother and Son selfies…

this one was taken at arm’s length in a tunnel in the playground and caused much hilarity!  That is all from me for now. I am off to join this into Annie’s smiles now.  Have a lovely weekend.
Love
Caro
x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Clown eggs (WOYWW)


Well it is Wednesday and time to show my desk again as part of WOYWW.  This time it is occupied by some of Alex’s crafting.  School is holding an ‘Eggstravaganza’ in which the kids have to decorate eggs and present them and the theme is circus.  Alex has made his two clown eggs, and is currently decorating the circus ring to put them on.  The stickers are there, ready for the edge of the circus ring, and he has coloured in the rings.  The little green holders were cut out of an egg box and help support the eggs.  My mug of tea is missing to prevent accidents!

Here is a close up of his creation!

It is his birthday soon and he has asked for everything Spy for his presents, so I have made him a card that also fits the bill.  I photoshopped his head onto a spy child body placed it onto the James Bond background.  Not sure how clear it is in this photo, but I am hopeful that he will like it.  Anyway, that is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love
Caro
x

Friday, 28 March 2014

Inflatable fun!

Alex and I went to our church weekend away last weekend and on Saturday afternoon there was free time in which some inflatable games were on offer including Sumo suits
and Pugil sticks. Talk about a hoot!  Alex absolutely loved it (and was the youngest to give it a go) which gave me a great excuse to get involved and have fun too. 
Sadly I didn't get a photo of our vicar being knocked off the podium so you will have settle for one of Alex being knocked off instead - well I didn't really knock him, he had a tendency to jump!  This certainly made me smile this week so I am entering it into Annie's Friday smiles.  Have a great weekend everyone.
Love
Caro
x

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cards (WOYWW)

Wednesday again! Where is the time going? This week my desk, which I am showing you as part of the wonderful blog hop that is WOYWW, is looking relatively empty as I tidied up a little after making the card you can see on there (my mother-in-laws birthday card). My trusty mug of tea is there almost empty now, having sustained me during the crafting session. 
This week I have actually managed to make some cards for a change.  I made two of these for the Mothering Sunday cards for my Mum and my mother-in-law (sadly I only have a ‘Mothers Day’ stamp, so they will have to cope with the American version!).  I masked the oval and used distress inks to ink a sunset background, and then stamped a Crafty Inspirations stamp on top.
This birthday card was made by pressing a versa colour ink pad directly through a Tim Holtz stencil and then fixing the embellishments on top.
I have continued with my art journal as well for this week; this time the sermon was on ‘Discipleship is a call to make disciples’.  This was a challenging one to do, but I think I managed to distil the main elements of the sermon into it.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love
Caro
x

Friday, 21 March 2014

A gappy smile!

My main smile for this week happened on Tuesday. Alex came back from a school trip to North Anston Butterfly house with a newly gappy grin as the first of his top teeth had finally come out after months of being wobbly. I asked Alex where his tooth was and he looked at me with a lopsided smile and said ‘in the meercat enclosure at the butterfly place’.  I have to confess to howling with laughter as this is so typical Alex!
He then, despite telling me with utmost confidence that the tooth fairy wouldn’t mind and would see that he now had a gap in his teeth, decided to make her a card just in case. 
This is the front cover
And this is the letter inside. I am linking this to Annie’s smiles and I hope it made you smile as much as it did me.  Have a lovely weekend.
Love
Caro
x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mess on desk! (WOYWW)

Well it is another Wednesday and time for another WOYWW.  Firstly I must apologise for not managing to visit everyone who visited me last week, due to illness. This week I hope to do better. As you can see my desk is in a bit of a mess while I try and plan out the next journal page. I haven't got very far with it...the rough sketch in the book is truly terrible so it is back to the drawing board (excuse the pun!).  On my desk you can see my journal, my mug of tea (nice and hot), and various bits of debris left over from both my last crafting session and Alex's! 
The last piece of journaling I did was this page, based on a sermon on worship (in case you hadn't guessed!).  The page uses distress inks in the background, my drawing of notes and swirls, some gold peel offs, white and black acrylic paint, and some inkadinkado stamping round the edge. That is all from me for now.  Short and sweet this week as I am recovering from a bug and not feeling up to much.
I will finish with a happy Alex up a tree - who can but smile at that cheeky face! Have a nice week everyone.
Love
Caro
x