Sunday, 25 October 2009

A nice weekend

Despite the weather being very changeable, misty and wet yesterday morning, sunny and very windy in the afternoon, and sunshine and showers this morning followed by lots of rain this afternoon, we have had a lovely weekend. Alex is gradually getting over his cold and therefore is on really good form. Yesterday we went shopping in the morning and he was really well behaved round the supermarket and in the afternoon we went to the park where he played with his new car, on his scooter, splashing to his hearts content in the puddles where he was joined by 5 other children who all had a fantastic time, and going down the slide. Today we played in the garden in between showers, cooked flapjack together, then played with cars, trains, etc. In the afternoon I took Alex to meet Andreas, who is almost the same age as him and likely to be going to the same school. Alex had a great time playing with all Santiago and Andreas's toys, but sadly Andreas wasn't feeling very well although he did keep smiling until he fell asleep in his Dad's arms. Alex had such a nice time that he didn't want to come home! I have managed to do some crafting this weekend. This layout follows Unscripted Sketch #28 and fits with the open theme for Scrap and Stamp this week. I stamped the plain Bazzil cardstock in silver with a snowflake stamp that was free with Papercraft Inspirations, and added snowflakes to the tree paper from American Traditional crafts with a small HeroArts stamp. The snowmen in the corner were another free stamp from a few years ago which I stamped on white card and coloured in with Whispers Pens. The three snowmen panels on the bottom were cut from Basic Grey paper as was the lace effect paper on the right, and the large silver snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug. The journalling states 'One advantage of the deep snows in February 197* was that I made my first ever snowman aged 3 years old. Although the sun was shining I must have had very cold fingers! I have also started crafting for Tim's birthday. He is really into computer games and the game that he most wants wont be delivered in time for his birthday so I decided to make an exploding box featuring the game. The lid has the game title on it while the outside sides have images of some of the different monsters and people from the game. As this box contains images of things I would certainly find spooky or that go bump in the night I thought that this box would also fit with those themes from Kaboodle Doodles and Cupcake Crafts this week. The inside of the box features images of dragons and a flying dragon which pops up on acetate to really look as if it is flying over the city. Finally I made Tim a decorated CD case as he is getting a downloadable CD for his birthday so this gave him something to open on the day. The CD case is decorated front and back with images from the original album art and contains really nice chocolates so fits with the CCT theme of sweets. That is all for now and I hope you all have a great week ahead.


POPPET said...

This is one Fantastic creation perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week big hugs pops x

P.S Love coming to hear about what you and your son have been up too, mmm flapjack i am of to get some now lol...

Lilacanglia said...

They are all fangtastic,
but that exploding box is brilliant,
my oldest son is a gamer as well, and would love it,
Thanks for joining in at Kaboodles this week,

Dawn said...

Love all the special details you used, especially the snowflakes and the lace. Wow you have been busy.Thanks for playing along with US this wek sweetie.

Kelly said...

great snowman layout! love it!

thanks for joining in with US this week- kelly

Linda said...

This is great and certainly spooky. Thanks for joining in with the Kaboodle challenge.

Marcy said...

Caro, this page is adorable. I love that you are using photos from your childhood. I should go gather some of my pics as a child and scrap them, too.
Thanks for playing along with US this week.

Steph said...

I'm glad that your little one is feeling better. Looks like he had a great weekend!

Your projects are fabulous! Love the dragon box with the pop up. What an awesome idea! Your take on this weeks US is another fantastic creation as well! So glad you had time to join us for this weeks sketch!

Sarah said...

Love the fun LO!!! You pulled all the elements together to fit the sketch so well. Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted again this week!
Sarah M
Unscripted DT

itsabrt said...

Wow to everything you posted I love the photo of your cuties on the slide your lay out for US is stunning and the explosion box is super! Beth

Caryl P said...

Wow, lots of great work here! I can see many future scrapbook pages with the pics at the beginning. Thanks for being Unscripted this week, I love the golden snowflake you used!

LazyKay said...

Glad you had a good week end and that Alex is improving.

GREAT exploding box and CD case, inspired idea!

You've fitted in a lot of crafting as well as your outings.


jcarlisi said...

The LO is awesome! I love the border. Makes me want to run my fingers down it. Thanks for playing along with US.

Annie said...

ooo delicious Green and Blacks chocolate! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x