Friday 22 April 2011

Good Friday fun!

Well It makes a wonderful change to have such sunny weather on a bank holiday!  What a great way to start a holiday with fun in the garden. Alex spent the morning playing with some rocks, his boats, submarine and a tank of water in the garden while I did some gardening.
I am loving the way our garden looks at the moment (provided I don't look too closely at the so called grass!) as I have lots of lovely flowers out.
Including tulips, daffodils, flox and grape hyacinth
and various interesting varieties of daffodils - these smell beautifully
and these have an unusual colour in the centre.
The weather was so nice that we had a picnic lunch in the garden
and then went round to a friends house where the kids had a massive water fest ending up completely soaked...great fun!
I have even managed to do some crafting by making a card for a friends retirement. She loves Whitby, red wine, gardening and nature, hence the theme of the card.  The card also fits with the CCC 'lots of layers', Ooh la La 'Aqua, bling and sentiment', Tuesday Throwdown 'polka dots', Crafty Creations '1 technique (stamping), 2 embellishments (flowers and gems) & 3 patterned papers' and Pile it on 'stamping' challenges.
I also made this card for a friend who likes Oriental styles.  This card fits with the Spring challenges from Fussy & Fancy and Pixie Dust, the 'No text' challenge from CCT, the 'pink, brown & blue' colour scheme from Colour Create and the embossing challenge from Simon Says Stamp. That is all from me for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.


Unknown said...

What lovely pics you have taken! Your son is just the cutest! Love both of your cards! So sweet & cute! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Deb said...

Beautiful card, kids look like they are having a blast!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards and sounds like you had lots of fun in the garden also I just love these sort of days with my children,thankyou for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

marilynprestonn said...

Beautiful soft blues in your dp Caro. I love the fun embellies you used and that awesome castle. What a great way to celebrate one's retirement.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge this week. Always fun to discover new creations. Come again! :)Peggy

Anne said...

Fantastic! Thanks for dropping into OLL to share with us. Hugs x

Lauren said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at colour create with this gorgeous card, love the embossing and fab use of the colours, hugs Liz xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello, What a fun post today. what a beautiful cards!!!
hugs, Janiel

thanks for joining us at Colour Create..