Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Bank holiday Monday!

Isn't it typical. We have beautiful weather during the working week, but on the bank holiday Monday it is miserable.  Alex and I attempted to go to the park between showers and got hailed on! Not exactly what you would expect for May.  Nevertheless he enjoyed himself scooting round the park,
digging up the bark with Scoop
and playing on the slide, so much so that he didn't want to come home.  It was back to work with a bang for me on Tuesday with a day full of meetings and loads of paperwork to catch up on and students to see.  I keep thinking 'next week will be quieter', but it never is! 
Crafting wise I have made this scrapbook page entitled 'Playing Dens'.  It follows this weeks unscripted sketch, and the recipe of three different papers (I didn't count the background cardstock), three flowers (mine are in a stack) and three ribbons from Cupcake (CCC). It also fits the theme of friendship from SCSC and stamp with fun, the scrap and stamp 'summer' theme (these papers are nice and summery), the practical scrappers 'stickers' challenge (Alphabet and pearl stickers), and the Scrap your C**p challenge of using Alphabet stickers. The journalling reads 'Alex and Isabella enjoyed playing together in their den under Katrina's bed'.
I also made this trading card, which fits the theme of 'summer' from Pollycraft as it uses summery colours.  I used three different distress inks over clear embossed alium stamps to get the effect. I would love to know what you think of these projects. Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

20 comments:

Angela Fehr said...

Love the lacy borders on your layout! Thanks for playing at Scrap Your Crap!

Karen said...

Caro, your layout is just beautiful. I love the colors you chose and the stickers were perfect for this week's challenge here at Practical Scrappers! Thanks for joining us this week!

~Karen

Sara Zenger said...

Your layout for the stickers challenges is wonderful! Great choice of alphabet stickers!

Kim Sonksen said...

I am so loving the layout! Great use of the stickers too!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Scrap Your Crap

Helen said...

Beautiful LO & ATC - love the colours on both!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

anne g-i said...

love 'em both! am amazed at how you incorporated so many challenges into your first LO and i love how vibrant your card is - makes me think of those hot and humid summer nights!

Leslie said...

I love the colors, and the lace border. Very pretty. Thanks for playing!
Leslie - SYC

Emma said...

Aw such fantastic photo's and your creations are so gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Liz said...

Thanks for playing great take on the sketch

Sandra Farrell said...

Wow that page is sooooo beautiful. Great work with the stickers. Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers.

itsabrt said...

I love you photography, it always stands out to me when I visit! Thank for you take on US it is great and you "summer" card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Unscripted Sketches! Beth

Patricia Folchert said...

Great layout love the turquoise and pink combo, cute photo too! Thanks for playing along at Scrap & Stamp.

dstandard said...

Great page - wonderful work! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

joey said...

Hi Caro

fabulous piccys! so typical of bank holiday weather! your creations are gorgeous, love the backing colours on your summery creation, thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Joey.x

Donna said...

Beautiful layout Caro and such a scrummy choice of colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

jillofallcrafttrades said...

great layout!i absolutly LOVE the colors in the papers!

LazyKay said...

Oh, GORGEOUS l/o the playing dens. I used to love doing that as a child - you don't seem to see children doing it now tho'.

Great card.

Is that slide metal? Be careful when it gets hotter, I once burned my legs on one when I was little as the sun had heated it up so much.

xxxxxxxxxx

Illy said...

Sweet layout! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap your Crap!

Vieve said...

Sweet layout! Glad you were able to use some of you stash because of the SYC challenge!

Tara said...

Love the layout and the wee card is gorgeous!