Friday, 9 July 2010


Alex is being so funny at the moment regailing us with stories and scenarios that he is making up.  My favourite from this week is this: We were driving home in the car and he was holding his little bear (named Grizzly bear) very carefully. He told us that 'Grizzly bear is a dangerous remote control'. When asked what the bear was a remote control for he said 'to make sure the car doesn't crash while we are driving home'.  When we arrived home he again told us that 'Grizzly bear is a dangerous remote control', but when asked whether it was still a remote control for the car he said 'No! Grizzly bear is a dangerous remote control for the house', so when I asked whether Grizzly bear could make the house fly like a rocket, he looked at me as though I had gone mad and said very crossly 'No! He is a dangerous remote control to make the house stay in the hole'.  Don't you just love it!
Crafting wise I haven't done a lot over the past couple of days (partly because I have been reading an addictive book!), but I have made these trading cards for a swap that is running on CM&PC forum.  The theme of the swap is 'Once upon a time', so I decided to make a little scene on each ATC using some chipboard houses that I would never usually use (they came free with a magazine), some Disney Princess stickers, tapestry and Lavinia stamps, distress and versacolour inks.  These ATCs actually fit with several challenges as follows: Crazy challenge 'up in the air' - the birds are flying in the air; Creative Craft 'summer lovin' & CCT 'summer' - these are very summery scenes to my mind with the yellow sun in the corner; Creative Inspirations 'on the move' - a lot of the ladies are riding their horses and are therefore on the move!; Penny's challenge '7 of something' - each of these trading cards has 7 flowers stamped onto it; Pile it on 'favourite things' - at the moment my distress inks are definitely among my favourite crafting items.  That is all for now folks!  I hope you have a great weekend.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very clever and adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Anonymous said...

Oh, he's so cute!!! Don't you just love them at that age? I love reading about his adventures. Thank you for sharing :-) Jude.x

LazyKay said...

A child's imagination is fascinating, such a treasure trove of ideas. How good that it can be encouraged and allowed to grow.

I've been away from my computer for a while so haven't kept up with your blog.

I HAVE looked at stuff I've missed tho' and see you continue to produce lovely layouts, cards and other craft related stuff, as well, of course, as your great photos.



Anna said...

How cute. My daughter would love these. Sweet story about your son and the bear! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

Marzelanche said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week.

Nana said...

what a fabulous set! Your boy is such a little cutie. :)
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Scrappy said...

How cute is this! Terrific! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

angel4031 said...

Awwwww sooo cute!!! Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations xx

sandra tomlinson said...

very nice hun, thanks for playing along over at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

Trish Hughes said...

super cute, thanks so much for playing along with the crazy girls!!!

stephanne said...

What a fun age, most of the time I can figure out what my boy is talking about, where he put two and two together and made his own story out of it because I am with him all day, but every once in a while, he throws me, I have to wonder just where does he come up with this stuff, lol. Well, sounds like Grizzly is a protective bear, yay for Grizzly :)

My girls would reach into the screen to get their hands on your creations, nothing better than a Disney Princess EXCEPT a pony!! Super cute work and thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Cards. Thanks for Joining CCT. Kim

Courtney said...

What great cards! Thanks for playing along with our 7's challenge at Penny's!