Friday, 23 January 2009

Healing nicely.

I am pleased to say that Alex is healing nicely and his head is looking much improved, except that he picked one of his scabs off this morning, little monster! In the last couple of days he has learnt to say Grandma so when I pick my phone up he says ‘Phone Gramma’ as he loves to hear her voice on the phone. Now that he goes to nursery three days a week he is completely exhausted on a Friday and today he fell asleep on the floor surrounded by his toys again before his usual nap time. I have to say that I am glad it is the weekend and I can spend some more time with him and have a break from the chaos of work, we have been drawing tonight which was good fun. I have had fun making cards over these last couple of days. This one was made using the sketch from Saturday sketchers and also fits the Penny Black lets get spotty challenge as I embossed one of the pieces of card with the Swiss dots folder, used a spotted ribbon and the little hedgehog image is a Penny Black stamp. This second one uses a sketch by Becky Fleck which is this weeks Cuttlebug Challenge. I enjoyed using this sketch and embossed the Angel kiss flowers as well as the background. The embossed leaves I coloured in using chalks and then added some mica powder to provide a bit of sparkle on the highlights not sure it really shows up on the photo though. As usual I would love to know what you think. I have been given this blog award by Debbie, Frances and Jan which is very kind. In order to receive the award I have to tell you 5 random facts about myself so here goes.
1. I have blue eyes
2. I love dogs and cats, but sadly don’t have one
3. I love to sing Opera (although my voice is a bit rusty these days!)
4. I am a tea freak...I drink at least 10 large mugs a day
5. I met the Queen Mother the summer before she died
I love so many people’s blogs that it is hard to choose five to give this award to, but here goes:
Have a great weekend everyone!


Martha said...

Love the cards you made!

Ann said...

What a great idea to combine the leaves embossing folder with the sketch.
Glad your little one is healing - everytime I come to look at your cards I end up thinking oh he is so cute. The cards are good too.

Thanks for joining the cuttlebug challenge.

Ann xxx

Kath said...

super cute dotty card and I love your image...big hugs to Alex..he is such a sweetie and thanks for playing along this week at PBSC

Cassie said...

what beautiful cards! I really love the one you did for the Be Inspired challenge! Using the folder for the background and then the flowers along the side was such a great idea!!

thanks so much for joining us this week on the Be Inspired Challenge!

Allison said...

thanks for thinking of me hun you are so kind

Alison said...

Beautiful cards! The soft green & the purple look so nice together :)
Peace & love
Alison xx

Gina said...

The cards are fabulous! I especially love the thank you card for the Cuttlebug Challenge. It's gorgeous! Great job!

Alison said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug challenge this week.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

I love how you combined the leaves with the sketch and your color combo it fabulous! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Hugs to you,

Eva said...

I love your take on the sketch!!! Hugs to your little one! Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

Shannon said...

I love how you used so many different folders on your card. Thanks for playing with us this week.

LazyKay said...

Alex looks really happy - his hair is going wavy!

Lovely cards.


BettyBee said...

Caro, I just love those beautiful purple flowers and butterflies!! The soft green branch in the background is perfect! What a lovely card. Thanks for being a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge! See you next week!!!

Allison said...

love the cuttlebug card, great job with the sketch
thanks for joining us this week

Eveline said...

Lovely cards.

Amber said...

Your card is just beautiful! I have the leaves embossing folder and it is just wonderful, love using it as a background for cards! Thanks for joining us this week at CB Challenge.

~Christina~ said...

Loved your take on this week's Cuttlebug challenge...that is a BEAUTIFUL card!!!!

Maggie said...

love the cards, they're kute!

..tina.. said...

Great take on this sketch, Caro!