Sunday, 6 June 2010

Under the weather

I don't think that Alex is very well at the moment, the poor little thing has been extremely tired, easily upset, wanting to go to bed in the middle of the day and falling asleep almost instantly.  Despite that we have managed to have a nice, if more gentle than usual weekend.  Yesterday I needed to go to Mothercare in Sheffield to buy a few things for Alex so we combined it with a treat for him - a tram ride!  Needless to say he absolutely loved it, chatting excitedly, looking out the window and was especially impressed with the pitch black tunnel that runs under University roundabout. 
Today it was very wet and miserable, complete with thunder, but the weather did clear up enough in the afternoon for us to go to 'Our Cow Molly' which is an icecream farm in Dungworthy.  They were having a fete to celebrate opening their new ice cream parlour so Alex was able to ride on the barrel ride
across the very bumpy field,
and then bounce on the castle with his friends, Andreas and Santi, who we met there.
He didn't want to try the ice cream so I ate it instead while we looked at the new born calves.  So cute!
Crafting wise I made a Summer themed card using the shell stamp from Crafty Individuals that came free with this months Craft Stamper.  The card is based on an example shown in the magazine except that all the pieces of card originally started out white...I decorated them using various shades of distressed ink.  This card fits with the summer themes from CCC, OCC and PTW.
I also made some trading cards for a texture and teddies swap on the CM&PC forum.  All of them are dry embossed (using my Cuttlebug) so fit with the Meljen's theme, these two also fit with the Bloomin marvellous theme from Bee Crafty and one of them fits the 'pearl' theme from DCM.
The final ATC followed this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch.  I hope you all have a good week ahead.


Lynda said...

A beautiful collection of cards. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hope Alex is feeling better soon - looks like he's had loads of fun. What a lovely part of the world you live! Love the ATC - I keep promising to start making some myself. Good luck in the challenge x

merniebug said...

Your sweet card for MD's dry embossing challenge is so adorable. Thanks for joining us here at Meljen's for this challenge. That little boy is awfully cute too. Enjoy them while you can. They grow up so fast.

Kathy said...

Lovely set of cards, Caro.
Thanks for being part of our "String of Pearls"

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! Love your embossing! You son is just adorable!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Cheryl said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!

Spyder said...

These are fabulous Caro!! love them...must do mine!!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)

Lisa said...

The embossing is such a nice touch!
Thanks for playing with MelJens this week!