Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Why?!

I thought we had managed to escape the 'why' phase with Alex as up until two days ago he has always asked endless questions about what things do, how they are made, how they work etc which are interesting and challenging to answer, but at least are fun and are expanding his knowledge.  However, in the last two days we have had more cries of 'Why?' then in the last 2 years!  Although most of the time it isn't too bad it does get wearing when you are asked for what feels like the hundredth time 'Why is Grandma at Grandma's house?' and I have develped a pathological hatred for the whining tone in which the single word 'Why?' is asked!! Hey Ho!  Life with a 3 year old is always entertaining and the quote of the week also comes from him.  It was said in a completely serious tone in perfect English and had Tim and I falling about on the floor in laughter.  We don't know who he was talking about but he said 'She is not a human being, she is a vegetarian'!
As it is Wednesday and time for WOYWW here is my desk as it was last thing last night (I am at work now and this is on a timer). You can see the card I am working on, various gems, pearls, ribbon and prima flowers. You can also see my most used crafting items: crafting mat, metal ruler, double sided sticky tape and craft knife. At the back of the desk are the stamps I am using for the Christmas cards and to the left are the Penny Black Stamps I used for this card.
Here is the completed card which follows this weeks CPS sketch and fits with the rellish to embellish challenge from A spoonfull of sugar.
I also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Pencil Lines sketch.  It is another simple but effective layout using no patterned paper, just inks and pens for the effects. I added embellishments in the form of buttons which fits with this weeks Stamp Scrap and doodle challenge. The frame was drawn with fake stitching and so fits with this weeks crafty cardmakers challenge.  Have a great rest of the week everyone,
Love,
Caro
x

25 comments:

Lin said...

Why not?

Love your layout, the kids look just too cool for school in those sunnies, and your stitching really showcases the pics beautifully.

Love your card too btw.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Cheryl said...

oh great desk,love the photo cards,and layout are really gorgoues,,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx 21

Helen said...

Oh, how sweet he is! Don't you just love the things they say. (although maybe not all the "whys"!!)

Sue said...

Hi ya
why oh why eh! lol, gorgeouis card luv the scrapbook layout, have great day,happy WOYWW, sue,(17)x

butlersabroad said...

Sounds like you've done well to avoid the Why questions up to now! We all have our "can't work without tools" too, mine would include my paper trimmer, it's always in use! Love the card and the LO too.

Hugs
Brenda 87

Doone said...

I drove my kids madder by answering the first three sensibly thereafter I responded 'because I love you' ( no matter the question), until next day when the first three would again be answered sensibly - they learnt I can only manage three exploratory questions a day - wait till they come home from year 12 straight from AS level mechanical maths and ask you 'Why Mum'?.

Yesterday I said 'I give up - but I still love you, and anyway - come see what I have in my craft room'.....


Dx 46

Morti said...

What a fab quote - I hope you're going to do a layout around it????? Lovely card!

Mandi said...

Lovely card and scrapbook page

Cute little boy

mandi xx

JoZart said...

Why does Alex have such drop dead gorgeous eyes Alex? Why is your desk a great working mess? Why did you choose such a cute hedgehog for that card? Why am I asking all these questions?
JoZarty xx tee hee and sorrrrrry!

S said...

Sweet card and great layout. You're rocking in that craft room. Thanks for the peek. S #84

Sheila said...

I'm not at the "why?" stage yet...

Beautiful cards and great stuff on your desk too.

Linda Beeson said...

That card is just adorable, I so love the embossing on the white and your coloring. Great use of the CPS sketch.

Wipso said...

Love your LO. What a little treasure he is. The Why stage will pass but just think of all you have taught him by patiently answering his questions :-)
A x

Nicks said...

why?

my response was 'why do you think?'

Great desk and lovely stash

why?

Sheila said...

What a beautiful page this is and your wee fella ia stunner! Thanks ever so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week! Sheila:)X

Lea L. said...

Super cute!! Great job with the CPS sketch! ♥♥♥

akilli melek said...

love your cool dudes layout, i use pencillines too. It's a fab site. The embellishment on the card is really pretty. What did you use for it? caroline #16

sasa said...

Maybe when he's a teenager you will be the one asking WHY?! Love the tones and fab piccys on that LO!
sasa 25

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lovely layout and card. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Linda said...

Great page! I love the way you used the buttons. So cute!
Sorry about Mr. Linky that was my fault. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Catherine Pooler said...

Aaah, I remember the days!
Love your cards..

Kristii said...

Love the embossing!!! Fantastic!!!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Both are wonderfully done!
:-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now those are some cool dudes!! And I resemble that remark about the vegetarian (grin). Sorry I'm late getting here. You would think being #1, I could get around quicker. Happy belated WOYWW.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, from the mouths of babes!! Your desk always looks tidy to me Caro - I'm sure it's your one job at a time photography.