I can’t believe it is Friday already. This week seems to have disappeared on me. I have been really busy at work trying to finish off a grant application, run my own experiments and edit a student’s thesis, so I am really ready for a relaxing weekend. Alex is unfortunately showing that he has a very stubborn streak and is not listening to anything anyone tells him..he thinks it is funny to be told to do something several times and not do it, so we are undergoing a battle of wills at the moment. You can really tell he is two. He is also not sleeping well so he is very tired, which doesn’t help. In between the tantrums and clashes of will we have had a lot of fun dancing to Offenbach, singing, playing chase and of course playing with his cars and garages. He has discovered the joys of bubble baths and so bath-times are even wetter than usual, but the greatest of fun for us both. Crafting wise I have made this little card for Tim’s cousin who recently gave birth to a little boy. The card follows the sketch from My Time To Craft and the theme of Spots and stripes from SCSC. As I didn’t get accepted onto the design team for the new Sketch?! Challenge site it means I can show you the layouts that I submitted. This first one is from when Alex first started to walk and is entitled ‘Walking practice’. The picture wasn’t great as it was all greys so I decided to use my first ever acetate overlay to accentuate the photo. The papers I used were mostly the free ones that came with this months Scrapbook Magazine and the foot print stamp is from Hero Arts. The journaling reads ‘Once he had taken his first solo steps Alex spent hours practicing his walking by pushing his pushchair round the park. June ‘08’. The second layout is entitled ‘Chocolate Bomb’. I made the white messy paper using ink dabbers to represent the messy chocolate finger prints that were all over Alex’s white top. The background paper is K&Co and the stamp is Hero Arts. The journaling reads ‘Who would have thought that a finger of Kit Kat could make such a mess and go so far. You did enjoy your first real experience of chocolate though! 21st Nov 2008’. That is all for now. I hope you all have a great weekend.