Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone and I hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend.  We have had a great time with a trip to Tim's parents today for Easter lunch with his family, including some of his uncles, aunts, cousins and their children (6 boys ranging in age from 5 weeks old to 12 years old).  Considering the age span the 5 older boys played really well together in their den, with the football and doing the various Easter Egg and treasure hunts.
We had a lovely buffet lunch outside (I ate far too much) with the adults sitting round the tables
while the children had their lunch on a picnic blanket.
We all had a wonderful time and had to have the obligatory group photo (I don't have a copy yet) and photo of all the boys together before coming home. It was a perfect Easter day.
Crafting wise I have made my DT entry to this weeks Quirky Crafts challenge. The Challenge is 'A Right Royal Affair' so you have to use Red, White and Blue and anything that reminds you of the Royal Wedding. We have two great sponsors this week (please check out the challenge blog for details) and I was lucky enough to be able to use images from each of them.  I decided to make a Commemorative Tag using the technique of clear embossing with Tim Holtz distress inks...as I learnt this technique from one of his videos this tag is also being entered into the Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Tim Holtz technique' challenge. The cardboard I used to make the tag with is from a Mr Kipling cake box and the gold ribbon is recycled from a present I received a few years ago and therefore this tag fits with the Creative Card Crew and Tuesday Taggers 'recycle' themes. The tag also fits with Crafty Cardmakers 'Royal Wedding' and Spoon Full of Sugar 'celebrate something' challenges.
I also made a Birthday card for a friend following this weeks Less is More challenge of 'Off centre'. I originally made the card without the decoupage but it looked a little plain so I decided to decoupage the litte birds to make them 'pop' a little more.  This card also fits with the Birthday themes from Stampavie and The Pixie Cottage.   That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

39 comments:

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Caro
You've done a grand job this week!
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM

Babs said...

Fabulous...

Babs x

Lynne said...

Your LiM card is stunning. The tag is cute too.
Lynne xxx

Heather T said...

Your card with the birds is beautiful. The flourish behind the birds is a lovely touch.

Viv said...

Caro this is one splendid card, just love the popped up birds, well done on a great card. What great inspiration all the LIMettes are, I never fail to be impressed by everyone :O) Viv xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your card and and those birds are just beautiful.

Marie

Kerry said...

Looks like you had a great time. Lovely card, so tweet x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card, love that the birds look like they're floating.

Faith A said...

Wow those birds doooo pop, great card

Rita said...

Lovely Card. Hugs Rita xx

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you've popped the birds!

Stamps and Paper said...

A stylish card...great image

Anne

Aileen said...

Lovely card Caro, The birds are beautiful. x

Cazro said...

Hi Caro, I love your tag using re-cycled materials, a beautiful result. Thanks for taking part in our recycLe challenge at TIOT. Caz

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi What a fantastic Tag. Love your design for the Royal Wedding! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

Denise @ kc242 said...

Love your royal wedding tag! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage!
Denise
PC-DT

ThinkInk Creative said...

Happy Easter to you too.

I love your card. Well done.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Chrissie said...

Your card is lovely Caro and you#re right, the fact that you put the birds on dimensional pads really makes them more striking.
Super job!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Julie said...

Lovely card

Sadilla said...

that's gorgeous!!
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
Sadia

Kathyk said...

beautiful card, your BBQ looks as though it was enjoyed by all and your tag is fab - are those swirls by Inkadinkado?

Kathyk

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beautiful card! I love the whole idea

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Caro, love the foliage stamp and the decoupaged birds. (and great family photos!) x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fab card!

Ali x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - very striking and lovely card.
Hugs, Sandra

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Caro

Fabby card good decision to decoupage those birds its a stunning card.

Tina

Joan said...

Fab card, love the "popped" birds

Dan said...

So topical, and a great entry to the contest! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

artish said...

a most fabulous "bird-day" card! love the dimension! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!
:) i spied my bear on your royal wedding tag- perfect choice to announce the big day.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. Sandra

Sally H said...

Stunning card! I love it!

Anne said...

Hello Caro the 'bird card' is lovely. So glad you had a lovely Easter weekend, it certainly looks as though everyone enjoyed themselves. Anne

My name is Erika. said...

Love your card. It is stunning.

Reggirl said...

New to the block & loving all these wonderful new & fantastic ideas, Thank-you.

Sasha said...

Lovely card! Your decoupaged birds are wonderful!!

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card and the 3d birds look as if they will fly off at any moment. XOXO Zoe

Rachelxx said...

Gorgeous card :-)

Vixykins said...

Both fab hunny and your work is really coming on leaps and bounds. Tag s great, thats one of my fav pics of wills and kate :)

Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

Nikki said...

Your tag is so sweet looking
Hugs Nikki
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