Sunday, 30 January 2011

Gentle time

Alex and I are full of colds so we have had a relatively gentle weekend.  Tim cut Alex's hair yesterday and as Alex behaved so well I took him for a little shopping trip to buy a new book and a 'yum yum' (type of donut), which he loved.  In the afternoon we met up with friends at the swimming pool and Alex spent the whole time jumping into the pool and swimming by himself....wonderful! Today we went to the museum where Alex spent a LONG time turning this handle and watching the cogs go round. Don't ask me why but he thought it was wonderful!
Crafting wise I have been busy making a scrapbook layout for Quirky Crafts latest challenge which goes live tonight. The challenge is to use spots/dots and stripes and embossing.  I have to say that I found this one hard, especially for scrapbooking, but in the end I went for a heat embossed castle. It is a Whiff of Joy stamp and I heat embossed it in three colours (black for the outline, red for the flags and blue for the water) so it also fits with this weeks Crafty Creations 'heat it up' challenge. This layout also followed the sketch from Friday sketchers and fits with the crazy challenge spots and stripes challenge as does the card below!
This is also a clean and simple card I made for the Quirky Crafts challenge and this fits with the white on white theme from Flutterby challenge as the card is mostly white and contains a butterfly.
Finally I made a tag for a swap I have joined on CM&PC forum. The swap is to make 3 tags that contain fabric lace and flowers.  This is the first of my tags which follows a shabby chic/vintage style and so fits with the Crazy4challenges theme this week. The lace is recycled from my Gran's sewing box and so it fits with the All sorts challenge, and I used distressed inks and added heat embossed gold edging to make it look even more distressed so it fits with the Tuesday Throwdown challenge and the Let's ink it up 'anything goes' challenge (the background is all stamped using Stamp Away and Inkadinkado stamps).  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Mummylade said...

that tag is so elegant! Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Claire said...

Beautiful work and a stunning tag! Love it. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Love your embossed butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful creations loving the recycled lace...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx