Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Full of cold

Alex and I both have a streaming cold and are not sleeping well which is not good for either of us. That said, although we have moments where stubborn and wilful are the best words used to describe how he is behaving, we have also had some lovely times. Baths are a firm favourite and a great way for him to relax as I let him splash to his heart’s content. He looks forward to them a lot, saying 'Bath next' and telling me everything he is going to do in the bath 'splash', 'bubbles' etc. In the meantime work has been very busy, with me having edited a thesis, run a PhD viva and submitted a grant application already this week. I am exhausted and fed up of being ill and hoping that things calm down a bit soon.
I have felt a bit rough for crafting this week and really struggled with motivation and inspiration although I have made a card following this weeks CPS sketch using my new tapestry stamps and some Penny Black stamps. This card also follows the theme from this weeks CCC challenge of pink, green and brown, flowers and animals (the brown is in some of the border stamping and on the little dog).
I have also experimented with a new technique of 'flower pounding' which is where you place a fresh flower between two sheets of watercolour paper and run it through the Cuttlebug. This squashes the flower leaving a stain of the petals looking a bit like a watercolour. I quite like this technique and think I will experiment further. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

10 comments:

Donna said...

Such a sweet card Caro and pretty too! Well done for incorporating all the elements of this weeks challenge and I hope you and Alex feel better soon! Thanks for playing along with Cupcake Crafts :) Donna x

Shaha said...

I just love your card.. xD

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love your card, thanks for playiing along at CCC this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a cute card. I love the little doggy image and the border looks fab. Well done on getting any crafting done this week with all that's going on with you. Thanks for joining us at CCC. Hugs, Denise x

Terri E. said...

Fun flower and brad accents. Wonderul job with the CPS sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, the little dog is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Dark Fairy said...

healty wishes to you anrs Caro- lovely cards just the samex

Momiji said...

beautiful card..those tapestry stamps are very pretty and lots of uses.hope you ane Alex are feeling a bit better..

POPPET said...

This is beautiful, i love the little doggy, i do hope that both you and alex are feeling better soon, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

Alison said...

Cute card! Congratulations on your win.