Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Back to work!

Well I had a lovely last day of the holidays although it was packed with a number of jobs including taking the decorations down, tidying and cleaning the house, shopping and cooking.  In the afternoon we headed out to the park where despite it going dark and the day being cloudy Alex insisted on playing in his sunglasses as well as his coat, hat and gloves (it was freezing!).
As it is Wednesday I thought I would share my desk for the first WOYWW of the year, although it is looking rather tidy thanks to Mondays cleaning session!  You can see the clean and simple cards I am working on, my promarker pens stored in a drawer at the back of my desk, the crafy individuals stamp and Versafine ink pad I am using. The cuttlebug was put away immediately after use as I just don't have enough space to leave it on my desk.
This is the card I have made so far, a clean and simple, but elegant card made using an edging cuttlebug embossing folder and the bird stamp coloured in using promarker pens.  I am entering this card into the 'White is white' challenge on CCC, the 'All things new' challenges from The Crazy challenge and Pile it on as the stamp and promarkers I used are new, and the 'up in the air' challenge from MTTC.
Crafting wise I made a scrapbook layout following the facebook only Sketchy Thursdays sketch.  This layout also fits with the scrap fit challenge of using scraps only (with the exception of the background cardstock) and a mixed Alpha title.  I am also entering this layout for the DCM 'at the beach' challenge and Kaboodle Doodles and PTW 'Anything goes' challenges. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

29 comments:

Christine said...

Super card and great layout for ScrapFIT. You've got a great selection of Promarkers there too.. :-)

Susan Allan said...

Love your bird card with the embossed edges. I love my Cuttlebug, but it does take up a lot of space especially for elbow room....so keep on having to put mine away too!
Sue xx 50

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy New Year, lovely card and layout - thanks for sharing. No.28

Twiglet said...

Aw Filey beach - I took mum and dad there once. I saw a guillemot and thought it was a penguin!!! lol

butlersabroad said...

Your little lad is seriously cute, not to mention cool too! love the CAS cards, great look.

Hugs
Brenda 83

JoZart said...

Beautiful card and LO and Mr Cool looks so cute!!
Everyone seems to be tidy this week... New Year and all that? Happy 2011
JoZarty x

Linby said...

Lovely CAS card and a fab layout.
Linby x #109

Jill said...

Lovely card and a great LO. A good time was had by all!! Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles again this week and hope to see you for our next challenge. Jill

Lionelsa said...

Lovely birds.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Sara Zenger said...

Wonderful page! I also love your card, a great simple design! Thank you for joining us at ScarpFIT!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The first thing I thought when I saw that really lovely card was, how did she get those sides embossed? Glad to read the explanation. And your desk is really quite lovely this week, too. Happy WOYWW from #16 this week.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Beautiful coloring job on the birds. I must get a couple of the side embossing stencils. This is a simple but elegant card. Desk looks awfully tidy. #95

sandra de said...

Lovely use of the cuttlebug edging. Goodluck with the card.
Sandra #66

Julia Dunnit said...

Such cute pictures of Alex on the beach - he seems to have grown a lot already!
Like the look of your desk, but am sad that there's no cuppa - speaks volumes about how distracting our home holidays are!

lisa said...

We all seem to have been hit by the housework and tidying bug this week, it must be infectious!! Your desk looks greta and I love that card, so elegant. I have that stamp and would never have thought of using it like that, thanks for the inspiration.
Love your Son in his sunglasses, were they from Santa by any chance and your LO is beautiful. I live in Yorkshire and have never been to Filey, how bad is that!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lisa (108)

uksharon said...

Fabulous card- love the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Tertia said...

Fantastic card. I wish my desk could be that clean when I work.
Tertia 122

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such an elegant card ! Love the embossing ! Good luck Caro ! Smiles from Catherine

Minxy said...

Those embossed edges go perfectly with that stamp, the card looks beautiful, thanks for sharing and happy new year to you
Minxy #25

Lynda said...

Love the Beach layout - it makes me want to be there - I love Filey. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous cards and a very tidy desk....I'm tidying mine now....very slow job!! Have a happy woyww!
((Lyn))

Marjo said...

Nice and tidy workspace. Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a wonderful WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #23 workspace.

CINDY said...

Love the card and that stamp image looks stunning the way you have coloured it. Mmmm lots of promarkers in that drawer lol

Cammy said...

Great layout! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great cards you've finished. i want your drawer of markers and a cuttlebug to put away, LOL! happy WOYWW!

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful card and lovely layout too!

Thanks for the peek! :D

x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

my little scrapping corner said...

fantastic card and layout.

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

my little scrappingcorner
DT Pile It On

deesdesigns said...

Stunning image and coloring of it. The embossing is just the perfect accent.

I'm so glad you were able to join us for our New Beginnings challenge at SSDS! Dee

scrappergrl said...

Awww, lovely beach layout!!! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!!