Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Wednesday already!

Where did this week go? I can't believe it is Wednesday already. We are having a good week so far with Alex on fine form, being entertaining and cheeky (don't you love that cheesy grin) and work busy but good.
Needless to say it is time for another WOYWW and this week I don't have lots of papers piled on the shelves..I have put them all away! I do however have a little pile of things on the side of my desk waiting to be filed away while my desk is in the midst of a cardmaking session. You can see my somewhat battered craft mat, a craft knife and ruler (I never got on with a guilotine or other type of cutter), inks, stamps and of course my mug (sadly half full of cold tea - yuk - I need to put the kettle on)
Crafting wise I have made a scrapbook layout following the righthand page of this weeks Nuts about Sketches.  In case you hadn't guessed I am trying to do my holiday scrapbook from last years holiday and as usual I took far too many photos so it is great to find inventive ways in which to use them in both single and double page layouts.  I kept this layout simple using just stamping as embellishments (purple onion stamps in the corners and Crafty Individual's Whitby Abbey stamps) so this fits with this weeks Lasting Memories 'stamping' challenge. The title was made using rub-ons (I really struggle with getting the white ones to look nice) and the journalling was inspired by the lines 'Laughin’ and a runnin’ hey hey, skippin’ and a jumpin’ from this weeks Scrap it with a song. The journalling actually reads 'Despite Alex's objections to the howling wind, he had fun exploring Whitby Abbey, running, chasing, laughing and jumping, whilst I enjoyed the architectural beauty and stunning location of a place that I have wanted to visit for years'.
Finally here is the simple card I made for Valentines Day.  I used a free stamp, black out line pen and lots of layering for the main part with two other small stamps for the bottom righthand corner.  This fits with the 'black, white and one other' challenge from Pollycraft, 'love is in the air' theme from Pile it on, 'Valentines' from Spoon full of sugar and this weeks Cupcake Inspiration challenge. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

28 comments:

Lauren said...

This is a gorgeous layout! Great photos! I love the stamping on the corners! I can't believe that you found a stamp of this place - how cool is that? Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Lauren

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Caro! Love your stamping on this layout and the layout is gorgeous. It's fun seeing places through others layouts, that I have never been. Awesome job! Cute card to!

Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories! Your son's a cutie pie by the way!

Shawn said...

Nice!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Karen Williams said...

I love Whitby Abbey- Actually I like most ruins! Love the photos on this LO and good line to choose from the song for a boy LO- Love the colours- thanks for playing with Scrap It with a Song

Wipso said...

Really love you Lo and that valentine card is a lovely design.
A x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Caro

Beautiful photos of the abbey. Love teh stamping which is perfect for this layout. Thank you for sharing at Lasting memories.

Hugs Ali x

sasa said...

Loving that Valentine Card - simple and sincere !
Sarah(sasa)

Sue said...

Hi Caro
fab piccie, lovely LO, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (30)

glassgraffitix2 said...

NUTS ABOUT YOUR LAYOUT!!! Thanks for sharing at Lasting Memories.

Neet said...

What a great smile! Lovely to see such a happy young man. Love your LO - but then I am partial to Whitby too. You have done Whitby proud with your LO. #11

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Alex looks sooo happy and yes cheeky. But would you have it any other way??

Great layout too!

Happy WOYWW
Sam # 26
www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Andria said...

Lovely work, lovely busy creative desk.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful! Love the LO too! :) Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

okienurse said...

love the layout. Thanks for sharing your desk and projects. Vickie #59

Sandra said...

Beautiful card....great take on our theme this week...thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card....great take on our theme this week...thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Ashley said...

What a wonderful layout! I LOVE all the pictures! It gives me such a great idea for all those pictures I took of Notre Dame when I was in Paris in 2005. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Anesha said...

Great layout and card.

MaggieC said...

Lovely layout , beautifully decorated.

Spyder said...

Aw big hugs back!!
Love your layout Caro, really which I could do some, but need a bigger place to put my scrap page!! Lovely card too! Happy WOYWW not as late as I usually am!

((Lyn))

Sue said...

I love your photos. It looks like you had a great trip. Your layout is fabulous. The stamping is the perfect compliment to your photos. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous layout and card. Love all the pics.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

Cazro said...

I too love Whitby, fab LO with some fab pics. Cazro

Lisa said...

I think I caught a television program about the gorgeous Abbey! It was mesmerizing..just so beautiful! How luck to visit such a site!
I love your layout and card too! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft & Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful layout, what a cutie too!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for the peek! :D

ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Nina Dee said...

Great card! I love the simplicity! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

Marilyn Peter said...

Love your LO Caro!! Looks like an amazing place to visit.

Kristie said...

Wonderful layout! I love that you found a stamp of the place you visited, so very cool! The stamping in the corners is lovely as well. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!