Sunday, 6 February 2011


We have had a lovely weekend of seeing friends. Yesterday we had a busy morning catching up with the housework, washing and shopping (including new shoes for Alex) and then in the afternoon we went to Sheila's house for Alex to play with Katie.  The kids had a wonderful time, with Alex especially enjoying having a go on Callum's drum kit....a sign of things to come?
Today we went to Julia's house for the day. She is one of my best friends who moved to Coventry about 6 months ago so I really miss not being able to see her regularly. Alex is a similar age to her children so the three of them played really well together with the usual small person mishaps! Alex particularly enjoyed playing with Robin's transformers and then after lunch they all charged around the house pretending to be monsters before playing dressing up...with Alex dressing up as Buzz Lightyear, then a fairy and finally a blue monster. 
They even decided to put on a 'show' for us all which was too cute for words.  It was a wonderful time and so nice to see Julia again...we can't wait to go back!
I have only had a little time for crafting this weekend, but did manage to make a Valentine's day card for Tim.  I used the Whiff of Joy stamp 'Henry hugging heart' and coloured it in with promarkers. The two hearts were cut by hand...the second one using edging scissors (very fiddly). The layout of the card is loosely based on this weeks Unscripted sketches (flipped, using two roses instead of three and a heart instead of the oval) and fits with the Valentine's theme from Cards for menStamp n doodle, Stampin for the weekend, SCSC and Crazy 4 challenges, the roses theme from Pixie dust & crafty creations and love from All Sorts.
Finally I made a tag for the swap that Dorothy is hosting on the CM&PC forum.  The theme is flowers and fabric lace.  I used distress inks and a mixture of stamps (Penny Black, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado and Crafty Individuals) to build up the layers on this tag which I am entering for the sew many cards & flutterby challenge 'anything goes', the PTW 'anything with flowers' and Penny's challenge 'heart is a flutter'.  Have a great week everyone.


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous Valentine card, I love your image Henry and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Manuela said...

What a beautiful tag. I love your stamp. And the colors are brilliant.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

Manuela said...

What a beautiful tag. I love your stamp. And the colors are brilliant.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

Courtney said...

These are great Caro! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


Rainmac said...

Hi Caro, what a gorgeous Valentine's card, I love the image and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

lovin that tag hun, its lush, my little one got drums for xmas so we are both going through the noise stage lol

judie xx

Angy said...

Great Valentine and what a sweet image. Love the vintage"ness" of the tag as well. Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted Sketches.

downrightcrafty said...

Oh such a lovely Valentine creation thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

dstandard said...

Adorable image - glad to see you back! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

StephC said...

What adorable photos! Your son is getting so big!

Love your Valentine. The image is too cute. So glad you joined US for another challenge!

Curlybear said...

Wow Beautiful card, and fabulous design and layout,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 120 Valentines

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Tasha said...

My 4yo keeps asking for drums... somehow i have managed to get out of that but no doubt she will ask again soon! AHHHH

Love your beautiful card the cas design is really effective
Thank you for taking the Pixie Dust Challenge
love tasha xx

Priyanka said...

I love the image so beautiful grt work, Thans for joining with us at Stamp-N-Doodle

Jolara said...

Great card ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week ! Joyce xo