Wednesday 6 April 2011

Look who is 4!

My little boy turned 4 this week and he had a wonderful birthday starting with presents in bed (don't laugh at how rough I look!).
Then a trip to the Deep in Hull to see the fish (he is obsessed with Octonauts and fish!). 
We had a great trip out and he enjoyed all of it, including seeing the sharks, nemo fish, rays and countless others.
After getting back he had his first ever go on his new bicycle, with mixed success, but a lot of fun
and then played with his new toys...especially his Playmobile underwater and submarine sets (pretending they were Octonauts!).
The day was finished with a cake! 
As it is Wednesday it is time for another WOYWW. This is my desk as it was first thing this morning...with a nice hot cup of tea to kick start my day, my Mother's Day card from Alex (lots of monsters!) and a home made batman outfit ready for Alex to wear to nursery now.
Having confessed to the huge amount of mess that is elsewhere in the study last week, I decided to make a start on tidying shelf at a time!  This is the set of book shelves that hold my crafting tools and stash which have always been reasonably tidy.
This is the set of shelves next to it before
and after improvement can clearly be seen! I will continue round the rest of the room until I finish it, but this is a long term project!
Crafting wise this week I have spent my time making this batman outfit for Alex, cutting out and making the mask and sewing the logo onto his top so I am entering this to Simon Says stamp and show anything but a card challenge.
I have also had time to make one card using my Lavinia stamps and Martha Stewart punch.  I used sakura stardust to add sparkle to the fairy's wings and petals of the poppies and then glitter glue to represent fairy dust that she is sprinkling. This card therefore fits with Pixie dusts fluttering wings challenge, Kaboodle Doodle's let's get girlie challenge, the crazy challenge 'flowers' and PTW anything goes (with something Lavinia poppy stamps were new for Mother's Day!). That is all from me for now. Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone.


Fiona said...

Wow - that did look nice and tidy - but for how long? lolx happy birthday to your little boy - mine was 17 last week - we always started the day in bed with the presents too -

Sue said...

Hi Caro
fab piccies this week, luv your poppy card, me fav flowers, have good day, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x(27)

Helen said...

He looks like he had a great birthday!!

Sarah said...

Great post - so nice to see and read - love the outfit and the card - super-mum!

Thanks for sharing your space today. Have a fab week...
Sarah (sasa at 2)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Alex, looks like he had a great day. Great outfit too! Nice to have a tidy up once in a while!

Brenda 98

JoZart Designs said...

Great post! First a big Happy 4th Birthday to Alex... great pics and fab costume.
What a transformation of your shelves.. .great job!
lovely card to finish off your interesting post...
joZarty x

Caroline Hallett said...

Some lovely pictures there of your little boy - get scrapping - so many inspirations for layouts etc. Thanks for Sharing and hope you have a happy WOYWW. Caroline (No 31 x)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

well done on the batman outfit that looks great and he looks so proud to be wearing it. Glad showing your messy workspace inspired you to get organised but don't over do it you need a mess to be creative! (well, that's what I tell myself!)
Rebecca (48) x

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Happy 4th birthday to your son!! As for the card - I love the image and the punch that you used!! Very pretty!! : )

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Cat said...

What a pretty card! I love how it's all in silhouette! Your little son is adorable! Sounds like he had a wonderful b'day! My youngest son's b'day is today. He's moaning about being "a quarter of a century" old. LOL
The Batman outfit is tooo cute! You are so talented! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week at Pixie Dust Studio! Pixie Hugs

okienurse said...

OMG you have had a busy week. Happy birthday Alex looks like you had a fun day and got lots of presents. The batman outfit was a favorite of my son too. I think I made 2-3 before he out grew it. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #88

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Alex - looks as though you had such fun. Love your Batman outfit. Anne (jx )

Angela Toucan said...

great outfit, welldone

blessings to you from Angela (#123)

Nancy said...

Bet he loves the Batman outfit!!
Thank for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely image! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

April said...

Wow you have been busy tidying! well done!! Loving those poppy stamps thay're great!

Tammy L said...

what a gorgeous card! I love it. Thanks for joining our flower challenge at The Crazy Challenge this week!