Sunday, 1 November 2009

Gentle time

Yesterday the weather was beautiful, sunny with clear blue skies and no wind so after the usual round of shopping, cleaning and tidying Alex and I spent some time outside both in the garden and in the park in the afternoon. Alex loves going to the park, especially when the dogs are there and he had a great time stroking the dogs, playing on his scooter, the climbing frame and slide.
In contrast the weather was extremely wet and windy this morning so we ended up playing in doors with cars, rough and tumble etc. We did consider going to church but Alex was already tired before the service even started…it is just the wrong time for him at the moment, so we decided to have a gentle morning and an early nap. This afternoon we went to a friend’s house so Alex could play with her two little girls and I could meet the new baby. It was lovely to see them especially as it has been quite a while since the last time. Alex and Isabella, who are nearly the same age, had a great time playing together in the den under Katrina's bed and with lots of toys...the mess was amazing, but they had fun! During the times when Tim played with Alex, I have been cracking on with making Christmas cards. This first one followed this weeks Unscripted Sketch and used entirely free papers with some papermania stickers. The second one followed this weeks Sketch Saturday and used K&Co paper in the background, papermania stickers and some card from my cardstock punched with my Martha Stewart punch so it also fits with this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge (This is the most recent punch I have bought). This card used free papers from the recent Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and followed the sketch from Friday sketchers, the theme of ripping/tearing from My Time To craft and the theme of spots and stripes from PaperTake Weekly. Alex also had a go at card making for his Dad’s birthday. He loves a combination of sticking and drawing and really enjoyed having a go with one of my stamps. Not a bad effort for a 2 year old!
My card for Tim is the first ‘Z-fold’ card I have ever made. It is in green which is his favourite colour and has the hearts on because he likes romantic cards. The paper is Bo Bunny and I couldn’t resist the cute little dragon, especially as he is getting ‘Dragon Age Origins’ for one of his birthday presents. Thanks for popping by and looking at my blog. Have a great week


made by fifi said...

wow some fab fab cards here. thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week xx

Keryn Campbell said...

All your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with the DCM dare.

Lynda said...

Love your cards and Alex did a brilliant job too! Love the punched borders. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynda xxx

Lesley said...

Lots of lovely cards, especially your son's one! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

TesaB said...

Wonderful card, that embossing is fab! And your little one sure is an artist! How fun to create together!

Daniele said...

oh what a sweet card love the snowman thanks for playing at MTTC this week Hugs x

Pat said...

All the cards are great, thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Aud said...

So many wonderful cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Friday Sketchers blog this week!


Chrissie said...

I'm pleased to see that your son is having a go at cardmaking too! Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC.

Steph said...

Love these cards! So cute that your son joined in helping with his father's birthday card. Love your take on this weeks US sketch. So glad you got to play along with us again!

Sarah said...

Wow some Fab cards you have here. Love your Unscripted card. Thanks so much for joining us again this week!
Your z fold card is so fun..that little dragon is it a stamp??? My DD is a HUGE fan of dragons.
Sarah M
Unscripted DT

Liz said...

You have some fun great cards Thanks for playing with Us this week