Sunday, 16 January 2011

Wet weekend!

Well it really has been a wet and windy weekend so we have been confined to playing indoors.  For Alex this has meant a lot of playdoh, make believe, cars, rough and tumble, and trains at home, and then a trip to the museum yesterday where he dressed up as a sailor in a storm, before meeting up with a friend and running round the museum together.  Today we went to our local swimming pool where we met up with more friends and the kids had great fun splashing together. Alex managed to swim (with armbands) without touching the bottom or holding onto me for the very first time!  He was very excited. It was a great way to burn off excess energy although I am not sure my sinuses liked it much.
I have had time to craft this weekend which is great.  It is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge and this time, most excitingly we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear stamps, who are offering a prize to the challenge winner.  The challenge this week is Spring Garden using at least one stamp (can be digital) and the colours pink and green. My entry uses one of their stamps 'Camelia still life' and I have kept it to the clean and simple style that I like so much.
I also made this thank you card for my Uncle, hence it being a rather masculine card.  The card follows inspiration from the Craft stamper magazine. The background was made using a shape I drew and cut out to mask the cream card and then sponging over the top in just one colour of distress inks (tea bag), varying the intensity. I then stamped the clock using a darker brown distress ink and mounted it ontop of the tape measure (K&Co paper) on foam pads. As the card is all shades of brown I have entered it in for the CCT 'monochrome challenge', and the thank you challenges from Spoonful of sugar, crazy4challenges and crafty sentiments.
This card was a quick and simple one to make using a brayered background and crafty individual and purple onion stamps.  This fits with the Lots to do 'brayering' challenge and the stamp something 'anything goes  stamping' challenge.
Finally I made a birthday card for a little girl who turns 4 next weekend.  The card uses my new papers and ribbons from Dovecraft with the cupcake made sparkly with sakura stardust and glitter glue, and mounted on foam pads for emphasis. The card follows the simple sketch from  OCC and fits with the bling challenge from OLL. That is all from me for this weekend.  Have a great week everyone.


Jac said...

Wow you have been busy this wet weekend, gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining Crafty Sentiments for the Thank You challenge this week

crafty creations said...

Beautiful work Caro

Thanks for sharing with the LTD challenge x Hilda

Ellie said...

What a great assortment of cards! Love the sketches you used and the embossing on the first one looks amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at stamp something!

Silli said...

wonderful creations!

stitchy said...

Caro, wow your creations are just amazing :)..I loved everyone of them. 4 cards and still have time to go swimming and the museum, that is amazing in it's own self lol...thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, it is an honor :)..


Diane Gilbert said...

What a fun cupcake card! Love how you dressed up this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Wendi said...

Fabulous cards love the cake
what a lovely moment for you too with Alex something for the scrapbook
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week