Sunday, 1 August 2010

Weekend fun.

I have to say that I really like weekends!  We had a lovely day on Saturday with a mixture of jobs in the morning (washing, cleaning, cooking, shopping etc) and then out to Hillsborough leisure centre in the afternoon for swimming.  Alex loved it just as much second time round and was even more adventurous...we went down both big water slides twice, played in the waves and he tried his best to swim.  It was so much fun all round.
Today we went to my in laws for the day.  Alex just loves being there and playing with Sam and Tom, although after a while this game of cushions and pillows got a bit too rowdy so we made them all go out and play in the garden and work off some energy before lunch.
Running around was good fun,
but the best bit was definitely the bubble machine, closely followed by watering the plants (and his trousers and shoes!).
Crafting wise I made this scrapbook page following the sketchy Thursday sketch for this week. It also fits with the theme of journalling on a tag for Sketches {by Tamara}, and I am entering it for the Anything goes themes for Paper Play and Stamp n Doodle.  The photo is of my brother and his family and is the first photo of Daniel holding his baby brother Nicholas.
I also made this birthday card for my brother so it fits with the Birthday themes from Ooh La La and the Crazy challenge, a the card for a man from Stamp with fun. The card also fits with the 'scenic route' challenge for Lots to do and the 'hot wheels' challenge from SCSC.  The background was brayered and the picture was made up using lots of different stamps - it was hard to get the perspective right with the angle of the car, so several attempts were made before this card sort of worked! Have a great week everyone.


Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenge. :)

Wendi said...

Oh wow this is a really beautiful card so much patience and creative thought gone into it
Also your son seems to get bigger bigger each time we see him on your blog he is adorable
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Andrea said...

Very great card - so nice image and the design is so great. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.

crafty creations said...

What fun you all had in the garden Caro - stunning card too - love the colour

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Sue said...

This is lovely Caro, excellent guy card x

Heidi said...

first of all, WOW, would you lOOk at those eyes??!!!

second, LOVE your layout!

third, GREAT card!

Jaqi said...

What a fab card , Its great when you find a few stamps that go together well, and you have definately dont that here , the image of the car is fab

Von said...

Great mans card :)

Neet said...

I love your "Scenic Route" card - the background is beautiful and you have done a good job of getting the perspective right. Can understand how it must have taken several attempts.

Zoechaos said...

Didn't you all have a fabulous week-end. Love your birthday card the colours so warm evening and that car never seen it before and its fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

Paul said...

The brayered background is great. After completing my hot wheels project for Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge, I'm now enjoying looking at the other work. Thanks for showing yours and letting me visit.

Helen said...

Fab card - love the scene you've made!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such GREAT photos and love love love love that card and your LO!!!! Great photo and colors!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

LazyKay said...

Lovely card, layout and I especially love the photo with the bubbles.