Sunday, 3 April 2011

Party time!

First I must apologise for not posting on Friday, but life seemed to get a bit on top of me this week with preparations for Alex's birthday party and having the carpets cleaned. We held Alex's birthday party at Jungle Mania for him and 9 friends from nursery and needless to say he (and they) had a wonderful time clambering round the equipment, bouncing on the bouncy castle, diving into the ball pit and generally running round. 
When the party food was ready they lined all the kids up at the bottom of the slide and played the music 'I like to move it move it' and had them dance in a procession round the room to the food table. 
Alex then was given a throne chair to sit in while they ate, and at the end of the meal his birthday cake came out (I cheated and bought him a Toy Story one), the candles were lit and we all sang Happy Birthday to him, much to his delight, before he blew the candles out.  All in all the party was a great success, with no major upsets and everyone having a good time - I must confess we were all tired at the end of it.
Today for Mother's day we have had a much more gentle day with presents (more Lavinia stamps to add to my collection) and card in bed this morning, followed by time to craft and then a trip out to the park in the afternoon (we were caught in one rain shower, but still managed to have a good time).  Alex is on cracking form at the moment, developing a really cheeky sense of humour so we spent most of our trip out in fits of giggles.  What is more, Tim has decided that I need another treat so we are having a take away tonight with a movie after Alex has gone to bed...what a wonderful weekend.
Crafting wise I have made several cards over the past few days.  This one was made for a lady who I always think of as my second Mother.  I have known her all my life and she has always been there for me in everything. She is the same age as Mother, and is a very elegant lady hence the elegant feel to this card.  Do you recognise the design?  It is actually the sketch from Less is more from last week but turned sideways on. I am entering this card for the 'stitching' challenge from The Pixie Cottage,  'For Mum' from Paper Play and Delicious Doodles, and the song 'Vogue' from Scrap it with a song.
I have also made a card using my new stamps for the Less is More challenge, which is to use a hint of red. As my new stamps were a set of Poppy stamps this was not difficult!  I stamped the poppies in versafine using black for the flower head and green for the stems and leaves. I then coloured the flowers using promarkers and highlighted with sakura stardust. I am also entering this into Delightful challenges and All sorts 'flowers' challenges.
I also made a few thank you cards for Alex to give to his friends. These use the Robbie the Robot digi stamp from the very talented Spyder, which I have coloured in with promarker pens. The sentiment was also generated on the computer. I am entering these into Aud Sentiments 'card for a child' and Stamp something 'digi stamps' and I guess they also fit with the Less is More challenge!

That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.


Mandi said...

Lover the robots! Great splash of red
Thanks for your entry
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Cute card Caro, I love poppies..the red really pops!
Enjoy your week
"Less is More"

Pooh Bear said...

Great creations and looks like the party was fun!

ali x

Saskia said...

You're so creative!! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Jo said...

I love poppies, and you have made a beautiful card with these. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, these are all great cards. Love the 'visage' image an the robot image is fab. x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Lots of lovely touches of red there. Lx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gosh what a lovely selection of cards all very different.


Audrey said...

What an arorable card. I love the robot. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Davi said...

Great C&S cards. I love the image and the layout. thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

massofhair said...

Haven't you been a busy crafter this week! It's great to see how many different styles we can all do when we put our minds to it.
Fab poppies and i also love the robots. Great cards:-)

Sadilla said...

very pretty cards... very smart and elegant...
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

Cathy said...

Fab makes.
Cathy xx

brenda said...

What beautiful adn elegant cards Caro, for me the poppies win, but both equally lovely.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Alicia said...

What a lovely card for a Mum! Thanks for joining in with us at Paper Play this week. I have a Magnolia stamp candy on my blog if you are interested :)
Alicia xx

Teri said...

Lovely makes hun!
Thanks for playing at The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Cec said...

Love the CAS poppies card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Aileen said...

Super cards. I love poppies but your robot made me smile. x

Susan said...

Caro...totally adorable thank you cards..and I love the poppy card!

pickle said...

a super selection of cards x

mckinkle said...

All great cards Caro! Sounds like youve had such a busy and great weekend!

Your card is the perfect creation for a Mum on Mothers Day, thanks for joining us this week with our challenge at Delicious Doodles.

Good luck with the draw!

Keryn :)

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching in The Pixie Cottage :)

Adrina said...

Great cards!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage.
Adrina XX

Spyder said...

Robbie looks super cute, looks like he's dancing!!

sam said...

lovely! thanks for joining us over at SIWAS!

Amy said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Adorable cards and adorable child. Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge