Sunday, 6 March 2011

Busy and fun!

Although we are all tired we have had a fairly busy weekend.  One of Alex's closest friends from nursery had his 4th birthday party yesterday at an indoor play area near us.  The boys had a wonderful time climbing round the indoor play area before sliding down the party slide to the special party room where the food was followed by a mini disco. 
Alex loved every minute (apart from one very hard bump to his head) and was so excited and over tired that he found it hard to sleep last night!
Today we went to see my in laws down in Kennilworth.  As the sun was shining we let the boys run off some steam in the garden where they sat in the hedges,
and clambered through the trees to their little den, while we sat happily inside drinking tea and chatting. It was lovely to spend some time with the family and to hear everyones news. 
Needless to say I haven't had a lot of time for crafting this weekend, although I did make a couple of clean and simple cards. This first one is for the less is more 'pastel colours' challenge and used a Lavinia flower stamp, which I stamped using versacolour inks, and a Penny Black sentiment stamp.  The strip of background paper was free from a magazine.  This card also fits with the Crafty Creations 'feminine birthday in blue and green', Aud sentiments 'birthday', 'blue and green flowers' from Cupcake inspirations and Stampin' for the weekend 'spring' challenges.
I also made a little notelet using a computer based sentiment for the first time...this took me ages to position right, and then I realised that I had been looking at the wrong side of the stamp, so it didn't turn out quite how I planned!  I added highlights to the flower and leaves with my sakura stardust pen (not sure how well it shows up in the picture!) and so this fits with this weeks One Layer Wednesday challenge. That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.


craftyb said...

so simmple, yet so elegant - I love them both! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Crafty Creations! bx

Chrissie said...

I like both of your cards Caro and either would fit our challenge this week at LIM.
In the first one, I feel that the sentiment is a little low, I would have preferred to see it a little closer to the image... which is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us again.
"Less is More"

Audrey said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two very pretty cards.


Susan said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Meggymay said...

Love both your pretty cards.

Caroline Hallett said...

Lovely cards - the less is more one is lush - very simple and elegant

Susan said...

So pretty

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous cards Caro. x

Mandi said...

Hi Carol
Both your cards are lovely, thank you for entering two!
I think the first would have been better without the centre band across
thank you as always
"Less is More"

Jo said...

I think both your cards are lovely. Jo x

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

StephC said...

Beautiful, as always! So glad you joined us for another CIC!

Lynne said...

Both your cards are really pretty.
Lynne xxx

massofhair said...

Very pretty cards Caro... Great colour combination and i agree about the sentiment being too low. Maybe a slightly larger sentiment could work too:-)

mforquer said...

Wow - this is elegant! Love the simplicity. Beautiful and thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

theres a little something for you on my blog

Judie xx

Ronnie said...

Simply beautiful! Love both of your cards! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Really nice cards! Well done.
Hugs, Sandra

Lisa said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!