Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Mid-week blues!

I don't know why, but I am exhausted this week and am now missing the sun which disappeared yesterday. It was lovely while it lasted and I want it back please!!  Alex has loved being able to play outside every evening - this photo was taken in the sun on Monday - so we either have sand everywhere from the sand pit or a soaking wet boy from playing with the watering cans.  All good fun.
Crafting wise I needed a new folder for my trading cards...the original one is I covered a lever arch file with stripey blue wrapping paper and then added some sparkly swirly mulberry paper decorated with peel-offs and a cuttlebug embossed butterfly, using tiny white buttons for the butterflies body and head.  Therefore this folder fits with the 'swirls and flourishes' challenge from Lots to do, the 'butterflies and buttons' challenge from Pollycraft and the 'outside the box' challenge from Pile it on (I think that this is outside the box for two reasons; it isn't a card or scrapbook page but an altered item, and the butterfly is flying outside the bordered area).
I have also made this sympathy card for a friend who sadly lost her husband to cancer this last week.  The card follows this weeks Friday sketchers sketch and the colourscheme of Grey, black and one other (in my case it was purple) from CCC.  I hope you all have a good rest of the week.


crafty creations said...

Great work Caro

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Katie said...

2 great projects.
Sorry to hear of your friends loss.
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab atc, lots of swirls going on there

Thanks for joining us again this week over on Lotstodo - Sam xxxx

BethieJ said...

Both are LOVELY!!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Sooo stunning! Love that butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Donna said...

Stunning creation, love the use of your plus one colour! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x

Kr├╝mel said...

What a beautiful card! The violet goes so well with black and white - and the layered flowers look awesome!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Helen said...

Love your ATC file! Gorgeous card too!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Nana said...

Very nice and beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
hugs Nana