Sunday, 25 April 2010

Gentle weekend

After being away last weekend we have had a very gentle weekend at home enjoying the nice weather and our garden. 
I have spent some time weeding and tidying and playing with my camera taking photos of the different flowers. 
We have three different types of daffodil,
some miniature tulips,
Some white heather,
and the usual curtain of pink/purple flowers (not sure of their name).
Yesterday Alex and I went into the park only to discover a couple of families playing games of medieval castles complete with swords and shields.  Alex was delighted to be allowed to join in with everyone, running round with a helmet and stick,
then being given a spear - it was a bit big for him -
so we swapped it for a sword.  He loved being allowed to join in with all the fun.
Crafting wise I made this scrapbook page of Tim's birthday which follows this weeks sketch from Practical Scrappers, the KLSNS theme of 'earth colours', Lots to do theme of 'leaves or trees', the Stamp something 'charms' theme, the DCM theme of 'die cuts' and the Scrap your C**p theme of 'embroidery thread' (the Americans call it floss!). It also fits with the SCSC theme of 'distressing' as I used a stippling effect with distress inks on the background, as well as edging the page. I used green embroidery thread around the chipboard flower. The title of this page is 'Birthday fun' and the journalling reads 'We celebrated Tim's birthday with a trip to Heeley city farm where he and Alex had fun on the playground'.
This scrapbook page follows the Unscripted sketch for this week and their theme of 'recycle' as the buttons are my recycled items.  I feel that this fits with the Ooh La La challenge of 'vintage man' as the stamp in the bottom righthand corner is of a vintage fire engine with three firemen on it.  It also fits with the Scrap and Stamp theme of 'debossing' as the central gold(ish) compass is a debossed image, and it also fits with the MTTC theme of 'quotes' (my quote is from the dictionary!).  The title of the page is 'Fire Museum' and the journalling reads 'Alex enjoyed his 'Fire Engine Venture', running round and pumping the hand punps, although he didn't want to get into any of the fire engines!'. As usual I would love to know what you think of these pages.  Have a great week everyone.


Beryl K said...

Fabulous layout Caro. Thank you for joining in the fun at OLL
Beryl x

Regina said...

looks like you guys are having fun now that spring is here! love both of your pages they are fabulous. thanks for playing along at SSS

crafty creations said...

Looks like you've all had a wonderful weekend - your pages are gorgeous love the layouts

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Beautiful flowers, adorable child, and a great LO of your husband for his birthday. Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for Joanna's Earth Day colors challenge. Hugs, Kelly

Kim Sonksen said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap Your Crap

Hopefully we get to see you play along for our next challenge, now that you have found us :)

Jaqi said...

Fab layouts , great pages, and your photographs are wonderful, thanks for sharing

Wendi said...

What wonderful scrap pages sounds like you had a fun filled day and your garden must look so pretty aswell thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Lynda said...

Great Layouts! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Anne said...

Lovely designs and great for our challenge at OLL. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xx

Greta Adams said...

Love how you used the floss!!
thanks for playing with us at SYC and we look forward to your entry next month :)

Pamela said...

Awesome work! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap and Stamp! :)

Marcy said...

Wonderful pictures of your family!! Thank you for sharing the good times with us. I love your layout and it is a great take on this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with US again this week.

Denise said...

What great pictures and pages!!! Thanks for sharing them all!!

And thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

~Christina~ said...

such cute layout :) :) :)

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

LazyKay said...

So, you do have a knight in shining armour then?

Love the layouts - I've just no idea how you fit it all in.