Having been miserable on Thursday and Friday the weekend has been brilliantly sunny again, although it has been very cold with frost on the ground in the shade. I have enjoyed the sun and although much of the weekend was spent inside continuing the much needed spring clean we were out for a couple of hours each day. Shopping yesterday was good fun as always, and we coupled it with a nice walk in the afternoon and today we went to the park at Forge Dam to feed the ducks, although they had been fed so much they weren't that bothered about it. Forge Dam also has a playground and Alex had another swing which had him grinning and wriggling like a mad thing and I helped him slide down the smaller slide several times which resulted in large quantities of giggles.
While Alex had his nap this morning I made this layout 'Out for a family Stroll' using Bazzil cardstock, K&Co patterned paper, letters from a huge box of random letters from Papermania and sticker 3D flowers from the Marcella by K range. I am pleased with how this one turned out as it didn't take very long.
On my forum I have joined a 'Mystery Item swap' where the organiser sends everyone involved three items (we all get the same items) and we have to make 3 ATCs with one of the items on each ATC. The three items were a paperclip, a bit of blue mesh and a bright pink feather. I had to think hard about how to use these I can tell you...it was quite a challenge, but fun.
Eventually I came up with these three. The paperclip I covered with beads and suspended a handbag charm from it and then mounted it on a shiny background. The blue net I used over an alcohol ink background of denim and stream with fish stickers and wooden fish under the net to make it look like the fish were caught in a net. Finally I thought of the pink feather as a feather boa from a glamorous night out with sequins, so I mounted the photo of the girl on a shimmery pink card and added the feather and sequins. I can't wait to see what other people come up with. More soon,