Friday, 2 April 2010

Birthday fun!

I have now finished work for a week and am so relieved as I was so in need of a break. Alex came back from nursery with an Easter crown and a basket of eggs having been on an Easter egg hunt!
 We have had a lovely day today celebrating Alex's birthday as a family.  We had a lazy morning opening presents in bed.  His favourite presents were his new Bosch tool kit (especially the drill)
and his quarry set complete with little dump trucks etc.  Needless to say he played with them all morning. 
We also got him a little cake (sadly I didn't have time to make him one) which he loved and had fun blowing out the candles.  It was very sweet when we sang happy birthday as he joined in, singing happy birthday to himself!
I have managed to do a little crafting today as well in the form of these trading cards.  I made them using distress inks and Crafty Individual and Lavinia Stamps.  The backgrounds were made with broken china, faded denim, shabby shutters and pine needles inks and then stamped over with flowers and leaves in the same colours.  The central images are also Crafting Individuals.  These trading cards fit with the themes of 'Distressing' from Simon Says Stamp, 'Vintage' for Creative Card Crew and lots to do, 'Raining Cats and Dogs' for Sophisticat (there is a dog in one of these trading cards).
Have a very Happy Easter everyone.


crafty creations said...

Stunning atc's Caro - they are some of my favourite CI stamps too

Thanks again for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Marion said...

These Are all lovely. Love the backgrounds.

Momiji said...

nice to see the birthday boy enjoying his pressies!
love the atcs..could I please swap the one with the dog if it isn't taken?

JanJay said...

Gorgeous trading cards and lovely pics of your sons birthday

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats

Jan x

Cazzy said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Alex. Nice cards Caro.

Cazzy x

Emma Lockley said...

wow looks like so much fun in your house this weekend!

I love the vintage look you have given your trading cards with the Lavinia stamps, very creative

thank you so much for joining us this week for a Creative Card Crew challenge

love emma xxx

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Caro!
I'm so glad you came to play with us at Creative Card Crew!
Blessings, Maria

LazyKay said...

Can't believe it's his birthday - doesn't time fly? LOoks as if it was a great success.

Love the CI images and the crafting you've done.