Wednesday, 1 September 2010

bank holiday week

Well Bank Holiday Monday turned out nicer than the rest of the weekend, although Tuesday was even brighter…just in time for me to be back at work and stuck marking theses (boo hoo!). We did have a nice holiday though, gently mooching around at home with time to craft (I made two layouts), time to play with Alex and a trip out to the miniature railway in Abbeydale.

I don’t know who enjoyed the rides on the trains more…Alex or me!
It is time for another WOYWW and my desk is still looking relatively tidy. It comes from having to put things away after each project thereby clearing the decks for the next project. You can see that I am part way through making a Christening card for my nephew using distress inks and an inkadinkado stamp. On my desk is also my cutting mat, some double sided sticky tape, ruler, pencil, craft knife and a roll of repositionable glue...an absolute must for masking images, and the inevitable mostly drunk cup of tea (now gone cold and needs to be replaced!).
Here is a close up of the cross that I am making for the card.  I cut out the basic shape in a scrap bit of paper, then stuck it onto white card using repositionable glue, sponged distress ink over the top and then stamped the swirls in darker blue over the top of that.  When I peel the scrap paper away I should be left with a nice cross image. 
This first scrapbook page was of Alex’s birthday which we celebrated with a family party at my parents in Somerset. The page is titled ‘Party’ and it used distress inks splodged onto the background with a brush and then a pritt stick cap to make the circles.
The two large buttons at the top were made using some Doodlebug design paper, cut out with my nesties and mounted onto cardboard (following instructions and the challenge from Scrap and Stamp). To finish them off I made 4 holes in each one, stamped Happy Birthday onto them and added the sparkly stickers.
The cupcake is a digital image, which I coloured and added glitter glue to, so this page also fits with the Bee crafty challenge of ‘Anything goes but you must use a digital stamp’, the green, glitter and stitching challenge from Stamp and doodle, the glitter and sparkle challenge from Crafty Cardmakers and follows sketch #123 from Nuts about sketches. The journaling reads ‘ We celebrated Alex’s third birthday with a family party at Grandma and Grandad’s house. Alex enjoyed the presents, laughter and fun of the Easter Egg hunt, playing with his new toys and especially the chocolate caterpillar cake – he liked eating the icing feet!’.
The final scrapbook page is entitled ‘Car Heaven’ and follows sketch #119 from creative scrappers (I hand drew the red circle onto the background paper, uses white pen (corners and the left and righthand edges of the red panel) for Practical Scrappers, and was inspired by the line ‘Boy, I’m so happy’ from this weeks Scrap it with a song challenge. I had to use that line of the song as the layout was about two very happy little boys. The journaling reads ‘Alex was delighted and so happy when he realised that Owain was a petrolhead too – the two boys played happily together for hours.’ All the cardstock on this layout is from the Fancy Pants ‘rough and tough’ range. Have a great WOYWW if you are playing along, and have a fantastic rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

30 comments:

Wipso said...

Lovely photos of your train outing. Fab WIPs on your desk today too.
A x

nerllybird said...

Those are great layouts, and I love what you're doing with the christening card, it's going to look wonderful.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Bank Holiday has been fab here too in sunny South Wales.

Your christening card looks pretty can't wait to see it finished. Great idea cutting an image out, I've always stamped over an image then removed it....must have a try!!

Have a great day.......xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Lots of loveliness to look at this week ... a great WOYWW ... Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Hi Caro
fabulous piccies, has been a lovely week so far, im in me van, luv your layout,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your scrapbook pages are adorable. I hope you show the LO with the finished cross next week. I have never been on a train, so that looks like fun. Happy WOYWW.

Cath Wilson said...

Looking very nice, so far. Lovely to see you enjoying life with your family. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

Helen said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love the cross for the Christening card, and the layout's great.

Josephine said...

Gorgeous cake!

Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Cheryl said...

oh great pictures,love the stamp too,love cheryl x

Carola Bartz said...

The Christening card will be stunning, I'm pretty sure. I love the birthday scrapbbok layout, beautifully done!

butlersabroad said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, love the LO's too.

Hugs
Brenda

joey said...

Hi Caro

beautiful stamped image on your desk, my son would have loved the miniature railway

Joey.x

Phree said...

Lovely tidy work desk and beautiful art work too. Happy WOYWW Day.

JoZart said...

Lovely photos and glad you had a good time. THe Christening card idea looks very effective and I hope to see it finished. Nice neat organised creativity!
Thanks for the snoop,
JoZarty x

Hannah said...

Great LO! And I hope you're going to post your finished christening card, because it looks like it's going to be beautiful :-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cross you have made there and i love the layouts - am off to check the sketch websites now!

Spyder said...

The christening card is going to be lovely when you've finished it, looks like you had a lovely day out! have a good woyww
(Lyn)

Kelly said...

Hi Caro,
Love your projects. Your boy one is awesome and so fitting for the Scrap it with a song challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!

Melissa Priest said...

Great use of the white pen! Thanks for linking it up to the Practical Scrappers Challenge this week!

Lou and Mel said...

Gorgeous stamp - really pretty.
Looks like you had a great day out!

Shawn said...

These are beautiful!!! Thank you so much for linking it.

Julia Dunnit said...

The christening card is going to be a stunner. Love your LOs..totally get what you mean about the train ride - we've been in Spain and I couldn't convince any of the grown ups to even come around town on the land train with me!!

gladyschia2010 said...

Love your LO! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Lisa Smith said...

Such a simple and beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along with Scrap it With a Song!

anazelia said...

love both these pages. thanks for playing along with us at scrap it with a song.

Kat said...

You've made some lovely layouts. Thanks for sharing with us in our spotlight challenge at CCM.

Kat x

~Christina~ said...

Wonderful layouts....just lovely!!! :) :) :)


Thanks for playing along with Scrap It With a Song :) :) :)

Nikki said...

Caro your layout looks fantastic and love what you did with my digi
& happy WOYWW (A wee bit late)
hugs Nikki
Limited Runs

Morti said...

Your Christening card and layouts are fab - and I wouldn't blame you for enjoying the train rides... LOL