Sunday, 23 January 2011

Party Weekend

Well it has certainly been a weekend of Parties!  Alex has been to two very different parties.  Yesterday he was invited to a 10 year olds skating party so he could keep Callum's younger sister Katie company.  Alex thought he would love skating but the moment he put the rollerskates on and stood up there were yells of 'I don't like it!  Take them off!'.  Sadly he wouldn't try and more after that so spent the time pushing the skates round the lounge area while being watched by a rather bemused Katie.
Today he went to the birthday party of one of his nursery friends.  The party was at an indoor play area so Alex was in his element, running, climbing, jumping etc. He especially loved the toy cars and spent ages driving them round with his friends.  Fortunately the climbing part of the indoor play area is designed for his age group so I didn't have to climb around with him too much - once I had shown him how to get to the tunnel slide and the main slide I didn't have to clamber around any more so fortunately I am not too exhausted!
Crafting wise I started by making a card for Callum.  This followed the Friday sketchers sketch, and fits with the for men/boys theme from All sorts.  It also fits with the CCT 1,2, 3 image, two patterned papers and three stars.
I also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch. It also fits with the use a button challenge from both the crazy challenge and from Pixie dust.  The journalling also fits with a line from this weeks Scrap it with a song.  The line of the song is 'I will blow in the wind' and the journalling reads 'Although Alex wasn't too impressed at being blown to bits by the wind he did enjoy rockpooling, especially when he caught a shrimp and I caught a crab. Filey Beach, Sep 2010'.  This layout uses mostly scraps of Basic grey paper, distress inks stippled through sequin waste and small shell stamps as well as an old button and images of shimp and crab printed from the internet.
Finally I made a valentines day card...I am toying with the idea of trying to sell a few valentines cards this year so thought I would make one and see how it went!  This used an Anita stamp I have had for ages and never used. This challenge fits with the pink and red theme from Meljen's (the edging of the main stamped image is pink distressed ink) and the love is in the air theme from Stamp simply. That is all from me. Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Jimjams said...

Nice use of BG archaic papers on your page - love the addition of the little stamps too. Great page.

LazyKay said...

Just playing catchup and WOW how your work is developing! I love the way your art work has grown and what lovely layouts you continue to make.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the cards ....and that lo!! LOVE the photos and the little crab!! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our “Pink & Red” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Jeanet said...

Great photo's! love the colors and that paper! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! Love the heart card, such a beautiful one!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

MommaJess said...

Wow the heart card is simply gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with the “Pink & Red” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.