Sunday, 10 January 2010


Alex and I have had so much fun playing in the snow again this weekend, especially now he has discovered the joys of sledging. Cries of 'Go', followed by shouts of 'Wheee' followed by 'Again, again!' have echoed down the street. I don't know how many times we have been down the little slope a few houses away from us but it is causing us both great joy. Definitely a scrapbook page in the making! I did try and make a snowman yesterday, but failed dismally as everytime it looked like I was getting somewhere with it Alex jumped on it and knocked it down...he thought it was a great game. Friends have suggested that the only way I will make one is if I sneak out after he is in bed!! It was lovely and sunny yesterday afternoon so we had this gorgeous sunset, however, today it has been cloudy all day and bitterly cold so we haven't been out as much. Only to dig out the car to get to the shops for an emergency food top up (Alex likes digging, although not in the ideal place!), and then out for a brief time sledging this afternoon. Crafting wise I have made another baby card for friends who are due to have a baby boy any day now (due date today!). This card therefore fits with all the baby card challenges (CCC, CCT and PTW), with the My time to craft brown and blue colour scheme and follows the latest sketch from sketch and stash. Again I used the new puppy stamp from the latest Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Everything else was old scraps that have sat in my stash for ages. The second card I made fits with the favourite technique theme for the Crafty cardmakers challenge this week as my favourite theme is definitely stamping. I used my new Tim Holtz distress inks and Crafty Individuals Stamps for this. The central dragonfly was masked and then painted over in mica powders, in an attempt to recreate the lovely irridescence you see on dragonflies in nature, but I don't think that worked as well as I hoped. Finally I made a scrapbook layout using Basic Gray and Hot Off the press papers, following the Unscripted sketch layout for this week and the theme of family from Scrap and Stamp. The photo features my brother, my cousins and myself when we were between 3 and 5 years old, so definitely fits with the family theme! The page is titled 'Dragonfly' and the dragonfly stamps are from Crafty Individuals. The journalling reads 'Aunt Lavinia and Uncle Bob were part owners of a loud old motorboat called 'Dragonfly' which they used to take us (my brother, my cousins and myself) around Itchenor Harbour and out for a trip to East Head, which had wonderful sandy beaches. Here we are looking rather cold, tired and miserable sheltering in the cabin on our way back from an exciting day at the beach: August 1980'. As usual I would love to know what you think. Have a great week everyone and stay safe in all the ice and snow.


Chrissie said...

Great pictures and projects!
Thanks for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!

Pat said...

Great cards, super photo's. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

All your projects are awesome. I LOVE that dragonfly card. The LO using the Unscripted Sketch is just adorable. I should have done a LO and not a card!!!
Thanks for joining us again this week at Unscripted Sketches.
Sarah M
Unscripted DT

judie said...

its beautiful, i just love tim holtz distress inks they are fab, i have just got some as well and have been playing with mine, thanks for joining in with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Kelly said...

oh, thank you for posting a layout! it is so wonderful to see your creations weekly and always something different than the norm!

thank you for your weekly participation at US!

Daniele said...

what great cards and projects they look lovely thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous projects. Your baby card is lovely.
Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
Cathy xx

Vixykins said...

I love dragonflies too and you've done a great job with them Caro. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and please pop by to check out our NEW challenge x

LazyKay said...

Looks like fun!

Great cards and layout and thanks for your blog comment btw.


Regina said...

looks like you guys had fun.
love the cards and page! thanks for playing along at SSS!

Regina said...

I forgot to say you should enter the 1st card for the celebrations challenge at SSDS. it is open until friday night.

Lacey Stephens said...

The pictures of your snow fun look so lovely!! Oh the joys of snow...nothing I know about here in Florida!! LOL
Your cards are so beautiful! And your layout is fantastic. What a great picture and memory from your childhood! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week. There will be a new one tomorrow...I hope you will play again!
Scrap and Stamp Saturday