Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Busy Wednesday!

Well it has certainly been a busy week so far. What with one of the labs moving at work, and two students needing to be taught new techniques I seem to have been running round in ever decreasing circles and not getting a lot of my own paperwork done. Never mind, I will get there in the end, and at least Alex has been well enough to go to nursery, although he is still coughing quite a lot. In the meantime I thought I would show you my desk as part of WOYWW. Sadly today my desk is missing the all important mug of tea...not quite sure why I haven’t got round to making one, but I am parched and will go and get one any minute now! My desk is in the process of making a scrapbook page. As I only have a relatively small area of flat surface on which to actually craft once I decided on the papers I was using for the layout I put the rest away so what you can see is the layout with the cut out pieces of paper, some lovely photos of Alex in the background, curls of dst backing, my craft knife, cutting mat, a few stamps which need to be put away and a stiff old paintbrush I use for stippling effects.

Here is the finished layout (now I really do need tea!) which followed this weeks sketch from Creative scrappers. The layout also fits with the Scrap and Stamp challenge to use up old supplies and at least one stamp (I used tiny leaf stamps and all the papers on this layout are old scraps from previous layouts). I also followed the Kaboodle Doodles ‘tic tac toe’ challenge choosing to use brads, ribbon (the autumn leaf ribbon) and punches (tiny leaf punch). Finally I am also entering this for the Tuesday Throwdown ‘child’ challenge as it is about my son.
I also had to make a card for a friend who has just lost their Dad after a long illness so decided to make another Less is More card following the one layer embossing challenge. This time I printed out a sentiment on the computer then embossed around it adding a simple black flower for the final effect. I am also entering this card into the Crafty Cardmakers ‘embossing’, CCC ‘in the garden’, PTW ‘bloom and grow’ and Delightful challenges ‘flowers’ challenges.
Are you all ready for the PIF that is happening as part of WOYWW...only 2 weeks to go!  I managed to make my creation over the weekend and am really excited about it, although I am being mean and not showing even a sneaky peak before time! That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

34 comments:

JoZart said...

That's a beautiful card with a very nice sentiment.
I love the cool dude layout too... he's getting cuter!
JoZarty xxx

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beautiful card - love that embossing - really stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

April said...

Great Scrapbook page! The card is lovely too. Thanks for sharing. April #61

NatashaMay said...

Love the scrapbook page layout! And beautiful greeting card. Happy WOYWW!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE the simplicity of that card ... very sophisticated! Have a great Wednesday!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely layout and card. Not started my pif yet not sure when to start panicking..... Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl No. 40

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the scrapbook layout, he does look like a "dude"!
Also love that simple elegant card, very appropriate for the occasion!
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca(51) x

Anita said...

Stunning projects! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Helen said...

Loving the layout! You sound very busy - hope you get everything done!

Julia Dunnit said...

That LO and those photos are just the business Caro - gorgeous. Am shocked at the lack of tea!! Am also excited that you've found time to do a PiF for 104..how fab!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great scrapbook page. Darling card, Happy WOYWW, looks like you are busy and enjoying time to have fun.

**Farrah** said...

Fantastic layout. Love all the little leaves.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Andria said...

Great scrapbook layout--I love the paper strips background. What a cute photo of your son! When I saw it on your desk in the first pic, I thought, "What a great inspiration to have a big photo of him out like that!" I have our Christmas photo taped by my desk, and it always makes me smile.

Faye said...

These are beautiful projecst, really gorgeous. I love your take on our In The Garden theme. Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week. x

Brodders said...

Very elegant.
Thanks for Joining us this week that Cupcake Craft Challenges. Good luck x

Lisa aka scrappychik said...

Great LO and use of your scraps, Caro!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap & Stamp this week :)

Chrissie said...

Super card Caro, lovely image in a beautiful card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Carol said...

Lovely LIM card, perfect for the occasion. Carol x

Rita said...

Your card is really stunning and I love the sentiment. Hugs Rita xx

butlersabroad said...

Love the LO Caro and the card is really great, very nice sentiment too.

Hugs
Brenda 84

Anne said...

Lovely card Caro - love the simplicity. The scrapbook page of Alex is super he is very cute. Anne

Kathyk said...

Classic elegance - strikes just the right note.

Kathyk

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Mandi said...

FAB card Caro
Adore that stamp, looks great in black
Thank so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

mudmaven said...

Really fun layout Caro! Thanks for joining us for our Tic, Tac, Toe challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Susan said...

It's nice to see another scrapper in the group! Great layout...and beautiful card!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi..
The cards are beautiful and nice,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Rachelxx said...

Lovely CAS card - appropriate for the occasion. Love the all round embossing.

Aileen said...

Super scrapbook page. You make me feel guilty haven't touched mine in months! Great LIM card. Love the embossing folder. x

lisa said...

I love seeing your LO in it's happening stage and then finished, what great photos and I love the way you've layered the papers.
Hope you managed to get that cuppa, the most important item on the desk for me!!
Your card is beautiful too, what a lovely sentiment.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lisa #94

Linby said...

Such an elegant card. Sorry you have had to send such a card.
Linbyx

Jenny said...

Lovely card and fantastic scrapbook page :)
Jenny x

Jenn Joncas said...

I love this layout!!! The flow is fabulous!! I've always liked layouts with the strips of different paper but have never made one, I'll have to put that on my to do list (:
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrap & Stamp this week (:

Lisa F said...

Love your layout! Great job! Thanks for joining in at Scrap and Stamp!