Sunday, 29 May 2011


We have had a lovely weekend playing outside in the park yesterday and then going to friends in Coventry today. Alex had a fantastic time playing with Robin and Chloe both at their house and in their local park where they decided that they were in Gaol!
Crafting wise I made the first of my Father's Day cards. This was initially made to fit with the Less is More challenge which was to pick a single square in which to place your image and not have anything else anywhere else on the card except the sentiment.  However when I printed out the sentiment it was in the wrong place for me to fold the white card in half so I cut out a white square instead and mounted it onto the brown card, so it probably doesn't fit the challenge any more! I then stamped my image (Crafty Individuals) onto cream card with distress ink giving it an old fashioned parchment effect and coloured it in with promarkers and mounted it on three layers of card in different shades of brown. I am therefore entering this into Aud Sentiments 'for a man', Colour Create 'white, cream and brown', All sorts 'things with wings' and cards for men 'no designer papers' challenges.
Having failed with my first attempt at the Less is More challenge, I tried again with some more Crafty Individuals stamps, this time using the bottom lefthand corner as the area in which to stamp. I coloured the image in using my promarkers. This card also fits with SCSC 'clean and simple' and Stamp somethings 'sentiment' challenges.
Finally I used the cut off piece of card from the Friendship card to make my first ever scrappling using distress inks and Lavinia stamps. This therefore fits with TioT 'scraplings', Spoonful of Sugar 'things with wings', Paper Play 'blossoms and blooms' and Sew many cards 'circle' challenges.  That is all from me for now. Enjoy your bank holiday Monday tomorrow.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Caro :-) all of them are fab,, and the scraplings is such a good idea :-) I often make them into bookmarks ,,, when I can be bothered :-)

Lovely piccy of the children having fun too :-)

Lols x x x

Mandi said...

I really like your Father's day card Caro
That Friendship one is fabulous though
Thank you so much
Div LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Audrey said...

What a lovely Fathers Day card.Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Audrey said...

What a lovely Fathers Day card.Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

All gorgeous

Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Beryl K said...

Love your two cards, I think the friendship one just has the edge for me
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Lovely cards, the two children stamp is gorgeous and looks perfect for this challenge :)
Jenny x

Fleur said...

Great cards Caro. Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Suzilou said...

Really lovelly cards, do like that friendship card though, image is fab :)

Netty said...

I love both your LIM cards

Zoechaos said...

Delightful cards, your friendship one is very special indeed. XOXO Zoe

PatR said...

Love your scrapling it's just perfect for the TioT challenge this week. Thanks for joining us. xx

Kathyk said...

All fab - love the Fathers Day and LIM card - I've got that C.I. set too


Viv said...

Beautiful cards, the children look happy too :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

Wonderful cards, love the father's day card.

Chrissie said...

Both cards are perfectly fine for our challenge Caro (It's not a one layer week).I love the bird one!
Thanks so much once more.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Deirdre said...

Wonderful creations - Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful cards especially the friendship one so beautifully coloured too.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

What fantastic makes!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

p.s we also have a design team call running until the 14th June

Shobana said...

Beautiful cards! Love the friendship one the most! Awesome coloring in the dreams cards but! :) Super stuff!

Donnas Den said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x