Sunday, 10 October 2010

Weekend of fun

The weather was fairly dull and misty yesterday, but as it wasn't actually raining we took a chance and headed out to Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock.  Poor Tim found the going tough as the theme park is built into the side of a hill, but fortunately we were able to work our way down hill, with most of the rides being gentle sit on ones and we got a chair lift back up to the top. He is exhausted today.  Although we had a wonderful time there are very few photos of us as we were all enjoying the rides together.  I couldn't resist buying this one of the three of us on the log flume though.  It was probably our favourite ride.
This afternoon we had beautiful and sunny weather so Alex and I headed to the park, leaving Tim to sleep in peace.  Alex had a great time playing on his scooter, clambering up the climbing frame, whizzing down the slide etc.  All in all we have had a lovely weekend.
I have also managed to do some crafting in the form of two birthday cards and two scrapbook layouts!  This first card follows the Crafty Creations sketch for this week, and uses my new stamp and promarkers, as well as my new background papers!
The next card follows Sketch Saturday's sketch and uses Draco the dragon coloured in more goldeny orange colours.  This is a birthday card for a little boy who will be 5, hence the brighter colour scheme, and therefore fits with the Crazy 4 Challenges 'Birthday' theme.
The first scrapbook layout follows one of the recent Practical Scrappers sketches and is titled 'Tradition'. The pace used an edging punch so fits with the Stamp something 'punches' challenge. The journalling reads 'No trip to Barr would be complete without a family walk across the fields to see the trains. Alex was very proud to be walking Juno and both boys were delighted when the train drivers waved at them. Aug 2010'.
Finally it is my turn to set the sketch over at Quirky Crafts where I am also providing a small prize for the best entry this fortnight as judged by the design team.  As this is the first sketch I have ever designed I have kep it nice and simple and here is my interpretation of it as a scrapbook layout, entitled 'Boots'. The journalling reads 'Alex and Daniel ready for a walk across the fields at Barr. Aug 2010'. That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Cazzy said...

Lovely layouts Caro, I like your sketch because it is not too complicated. I guess the photo will be scrapped next.

Cazzy x

mforquer said...

Love the image of the girl with coffee...beautiful card and great take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

LazyKay said...

Been looking back through the latest posts since my last visit.

What lovely page layouts you're creating and gorgeous cards. Glad you're enjoying the ProMarkers you got for your birthday (BELATED wishes to you btw).

Great cards and photos as always.

Your work space/craft room look great.



Pias Doodling said...

Love your take on the first sketch at PS! /Pia

Tracey Feeger said...

What a wonderful LO. I love the punch you used. Great card too and the other LO is pretty special as well.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something. Hope to see you back next week.

SemSee said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining challenge #124 at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Sem x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our sketch challenge! Lovely colours and great Layouts! Cheers Claire

judie said...

gorjuss cards and layouts there, looks like you have been a very busy bumble bee

judie xx

Terry said...

Hiya thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday with your fabulous card, Hope to see ya next week for another wonderfull challenge. Have a fab weekend hugs terry xxxx