Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Poorly boy!

Poor Alex has had a bad cough for about 4 weeks now, and instead of getting better it is getting worse.  This means that he is getting very little sleep, is over tired and on Monday had quite a high temperature which meant that he had to come home from nursery...I ended up cuddling him on the sofa while we watched about 3 hours of television...not exactly the way I had planned my day off! He was a little brighter yesterday and his temperature was down, but he was coughing like mad still. We have a doctors appointment for him today so hopefully we can get something to help. 
This Wednesday, for WOYWW you can see my desk in the middle of a Christmas card bonanza. I have 70 to make and have now made 25.  lots more to do!  This is the working area of my desk with a Christmas card underway, distress inks, various pens and stamps scattered around.
This is the lefthand side of my desk complete with a small pile of the completed cards, my cutting mat, metal ruler, stamps, sakura stardust pen (a must have crafting item for adding sparkle to cards) and some glitter glue.
On Tuesday I had plenty of time for crafting so made this scrapbook layout of a trip to our local minature railway.  The layout follows this weeks Sketch Thursdays sketch and uses some lyrics from this weeks Scrap it with a song challenge (Me and you) for the title.  As I hand drew the arrows this page also fits with Pollycrafts 'doodling' challenge, the use of a Martha stewart border punch means it fits with Lasting Memories 'punches' challenge and finally the hexagons featured means that it fits with the Scrap Fit challenge of different shapes.
These are two of my Christmas cards which fit with Crafty Cardmakers dry embossing (I used a cuttlebug embossing folder), and Patties Creations 'Christmas' challenge.
Finally I made this scrapbook layout of a trip to Stowe.  The journalling reads 'Beautiful weather, wonderful food, amazing gardens and monuments to explore and family to share it with - a perfect day'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

32 comments:

JoZart said...

lovely interesting post with fab photos and artwork but oh! poor little Alex. I do hope he gets better soon. Looks like you've had some wonderful days out.
JoZarty x

Sandi said...

Wonderful creation Caro!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

S said...

Love your railway layout. Hope little one gets over his cough soon; that can be scary when it hangs on for so long.

Pattie G said...

Hello and thank you for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations. I love your creation and wish you luck. I would love it if you took a look at my Digital images here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations
If you haven’t already become a follower of PCDC please come back and join.
hugs Pattie

Cleota said...

Nice clean and simple cards! Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

Cleota
DT Member, Team 2

nnalorac said...

Lots going on, lovely card and LOs, hope Alex gets better soon. Carolxx....66

Maria (inkymits) said...

Some stunning inky work,love it!Hug for Alex.

Maria inkymits x
#84 (i think)

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous layouts and cards! Love the hsand drawn arrows! Hope you son gets better soon!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Hazel said...

I hope poor Alex improves soon. Love your crafting space and the LO and cards that are emerging x Hazel #100

LindaS said...

Love how the embossing frames the ornaments. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges

Sherry Goodloe said...

I wish I could get motivated to create some holiday cards *sigh*. Too busy creating for an upcoming holiday bazaar. Just can't seem to fit everything in.

Hoping your son is feeling better soon *sigh*

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope he feels better soon! i love love love love the lo's and the cards! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Susan Allan said...

Hope little Alex gets back to normal soon. You have made a good start on your cards.
sue xx 60

Spyder said...

Love your cards and well done on getting on with them, I'm soooo behind, great layout too!
Have a Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #40

Keshet said...

These are great photos and I love all the green! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!

Wipso said...

Fab cards on show today. Really hope your poorly young man feel much better very soon.
A x

butlersabroad said...

Hope Alex is feeling better soon! Great Christmas cards and LO's, I used to live quite close to Stowe, but only visited one time! Isn't that always the way though when you live close to something!

Hugs
Brenda 90

Lionelsa said...

I hope Alex gets better soon.
Lovly card on your desk.

Julia Dunnit said...

You really know how to use your craft time well Caro!
Hope Alex gets a good treatment and some good sleep poor boy.

Kalyber said...

I pray Alex is feeling better soon. The layouts are wonderful and those receiving your Christmas cards are lucky - they are beautiful.

Chrissie said...

Great projects Caro!
Let's hope your little one will be feeling better soon!
Chrissie

meluv2scrap said...

Awesome LO and cards. Great photos, too. Thanks 4 working out with us at scrapFIT!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the cards with the blue background and black images. Perfect for Christmas

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a busy but very productive looking desk. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope your son is a little better. Have you tried eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water and then a towel over the top - he might not like being underneath on his own so go under as well and make it a game - it's a treatment my youngest son had to use for croup many many times when he was younger. You could also try eucalyptus oil on his pillow and make him sleep more upright in a cool bedroom and not with central heating on. Hope you don't think I'm interfering but I know how annoying it is for the patient coughing but it's also hard on the rest of the household especially if they are kept awake. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Scrap Happy said...

Wow you got a lot of challenges in one lo!!! Hope your baby boy feels better soon

Karen Wilson said...

Awww, hope your little one feels better soon!!!

Wow on all those challenges and your layout is gorgeous!! Alot of work there. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories, hope to see you again!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Love all of your wonderful layouts!! Hope little man is feeling better !

Melly said...

Aww hope Alex feels better soon!
Fab dry embossing detail on your cards!
Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Crafty Cardmakers!
Hugs Melly xxx

Lisa Smith said...

My little boy has been having the same annoying cough. I think he's going to get an antibiotic today (along with my husband too!). lol

The layouts look great and so do the cards.
Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song!

anazelia said...

love the layout you did for us. and those christmas cards are awesome.

~Christina~ said...

The arrows are such a great touch! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Scrap It With a Song!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. Sorry to read about your son. Hope he's better now.