Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunny October weekend!

We have made the most of the (mostly) nice weather this weekend by spending much of it outside.  Alex helped me to weed the garden (and doesn't he look fetching in his hat!!).
Yesterday we went to Western Park where we played with swords and ran through the autumn leaves. Sorry the photo is a little blurred...Alex was running so fast it was hard to catch him on camera.
This afternoon we went to our local park where Alex decided the sun was so bright he needed to wear his sunglasses,
even in the tunnel slide!
I have also had a good time crafting this weekend.  I made some trading cards for a Halloween swap that is running on CM&PC forum. I don't have a single Halloween image so had to think outside the box a little and use the black cat on a sunset sky with tree leaves and draw in some spiders in black pen.  I think they probably work OK so these ATCs fit with the CCC 'scary creatures' (spiders), Creative craft 'trick or treat', Stamp something 'halloween' and CCT 'bugs' challenges.
I also made some clean and simple cards this weekend using a brayer and Adirondack inks and some Penny Black stamps. These fit with the Lots to do theme as to all my cards this weekend.
This little cat card also fits with the OCC challenge to use at least three different embellishments.  I used two ribbons, one flower, one pearl and five gems so I think that it counts!
This final card fits with the MTTC national flag colours.  The English flag is the St Georges cross which is red and white hence the use of these colours...I also added a little black so I hope it still counts!
Finally I made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.  The layout is entitled ' Big Boy bed' and uses Basic Gray and Bazzil embellishments and cardstocks.  The journalling reads 'Alex was so excited about having a 'big boy bed' and was especially happy when he realised that Daddy could come in too! The games and giggles were wonderful to see and hear!'.  I look forward to reading your comments.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

14 comments:

made by fifi said...

great cards and love the LO -thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow you have been busy,love your take on the halloween cards fabulous, and adding the spiders is a fab idea,
thanks for popping over to creative craft challenges xxx

Faye said...

Oh Caro, your posts are always so full of gorgeous work and your boys, it's a joy to visit. Thanks for playing at Cupcake again this week. xx

Jessica L said...

Those are some fabulous cards! And it looks like you had a blast of a day to boot! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. Hope to see you again next time!

Amy said...

lots of fun stuff to see..your lil' boy is so cute! Love the color cards with black flowers..fantastic

craftytrog said...

Great photos & I love your artwork Caro! x

Amarilys said...

beautifully done! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along Sketchy Thursdays!
~Amarilys

Zoechaos said...

Lots of beautiful work here and great family pictures. Love your PB cards plain simple and stunning. thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous work! Loving your ATC's and cards! Great take on the sketch!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee the photos and your cards....and LOVING your LO!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

Love the arrow and circle! Thanks for playing along with us over at ST!!

Jaqi said...

Lovely cards , those colours are fab, the black flowers look great against the vivid colour on the card

Von said...

wonderfully simple cards :)so classy
Von

Sandy Ang said...

Great stamping ! My fav is your little red dress - so sassy.