Sunday, 13 September 2009

Holiday part 4...the end!

Well our holiday has come to an end and unfortunately not in a good way...Alex is really ill with a very bad cough and our car has died. It seems unlikely that we will be able to get it back on the road so we may have to try and buy a new one which we can't really afford at the moment. However, we were determined not to let it completely ruin the end of our holiday so we hired a car and yesterday we had our last day out at Eureka in Halifax. This is a children's museum where Alex could wander round and push buttons, swing levers and wind handles to his hearts content. We had a fun time although Alex was very tired because he has developed a nasty cough so hadn't had much sleep. Alex's favourite parts were the shopping trolley and the two igloos, one where he climbed in with me and one which we built and he knocked down.
Today we had a normal weekend day with shopping and a time in the park, while also spending some time looking for cars on the net. We need a mid range estate car so they are not easy to come by..we will have to see what we can find and/or afford. I have done a little crafting in the form of some more stamp only ATCs. These two had a brayered background in Adirondack Butterscotch and Cranberry and then I stamped over the top. For these two I heat embossed the central images and then used my tapestry stamps for the edges. Finally I made a scrapbook page for this saturdays Stamp and Scrap challenge which was a great sketch. I used K&Co, Hot off the press and The paper Company papers, Doodle bug design alphabet stickers, JustRite and Purple Onion Stamps, and various rub-ons, stickers, buttons, charms and old coins from my stash. The title is Exploring our local museum and the journalling reads 'We are so lucky to have Western Park Museum so close to home as it means a great trip out when it is wet. Alex loves the freedom to run round and explore, opening drawers, crawling through tunnels and generally having fun!'. This layout also fits with this weeks Kaboodle Doodles challenge of using Charms on your creations...I decided the only way you would be able to see the charm would be for me to do a close up of some of the layout - that little bird is cute! I would love to know what you all think. Have a great week everyone, it is back to work for me tomorrow.


Lilacanglia said...

Love all your items,
Thank You for joining in at Kaboodles, love seeing your work,
I have just got into ATC's as well.
adore yours,

Pamela said...

Fun fun fun layout...I love it! Thanks for playing along at SSS! And all your pics are great! :)

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous layout on the scrapbook page I love all the wonderful elements and the added charm thank you so much for joining us at Kaboodles

Lorraine x

Regina said...

fabulous layout! love all the little elements! thanks for playing along at SSS!

Linda said...

I love this LO - all the elements go so well together and I really like your collection in the corner of charms, coins, etc. Fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodledoodle challenge this week.

suzARTe said...

really great LO. I love all the embellishments you have used, really makes the page. thanks for joining us at kaboodles

Cheryl KVD said...

Awesome layout! Love it!

Deanne said...

oooh love the atcs caro :) xx

LazyKay said...

Glad you've had a good break and enjoyed it with your family.

Lovely crafting too - how nice to be able to have time to enjoy it.