Sunday 8 May 2011


It has been a weekend of playing with monsters. Alex has really got into the Ben10 and Gormiti monsters recently so we spent most of the time playing with them, both on his island set
and with his castle,
and then pretending to play castles,
monsters and knights in a park near us..all great fun!
It has also been a weekend of crafting for me with two cards and a scrapbook layout completed.  This first card is a new one for me and is this week's challenge at Quirky Crafts.  The card is known as a sliding or pull up card...I had to follow instructions on You Tube to work out how to do it, but once I made one I realised that it is really relatively simple! We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Digital stamps who kindly gave the design team some stamps to work with. I decided to go for an oldy worldy fantasy feel with this card so printed the stamps onto parchment paper, then used distress inks for the edge and coloured in pencils and gold pen for a faded vintage feel. I finished the edge off with gold embossed swirls.
Inside I used the same effect with a different oldy worldy stamp. I am also entering this card for Pixie Cottage's 'one for the boys', The Crazy challenge 'cards for men',  Stamp something 'digital' and Delicious Doodles 'Fantasy' challenges.
I couldn't complete a weekend of crafting without doing a Less is More challenge...however, White on White was a real challenge for me!  In the end I dusted off my cuttlebug dies and embossing folders to make this! The little butterflies were made using a punch I was given for Christmas and never used. Although the temptation was to try and add a lot of detail to this card I tried to stay with the Clean and simple style. I am also entering this for the Flutterby Wednesday open challenge this week.
Finally I made a double page scrapbook layout following Birthday sketch #7 from Nuts about Sketches. This also fits with the All sorts 'use at least 3 different stamps', SCSC 'dust off your stash' (I have had the papers used on this layout for at least 4 years!), and Speedy the cat's friends 'no embellishments' (I only used the papers, pens, stamps and photos). That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

Pretty card for "Less is More" this week Caro!
Love that butterfly... I think I have one of those somewhere or other!
Thanks so much!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Caro
That butterfly is stunning!
Thank you!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Gibmiss said...

Gorgeous card the butterflies ...they seem very popular on this Challenge

Deborah Frings said...

You sound like you've had a fantastic weekend - love the board games with your son and the lovely dragon card. I think your LIM card is simply lovely - very pretty!

Beryl K said...

Lovely card Caro, I've got that butterfly somewhere too
Beryl x

Ruthie said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Delicious Doodles


Colleen Dietrich said...

You've been a busy crafter! THat all white card really speaks to me. THanks for sharing all you've done with Speedy's Friends, Caro. :)

Ang C said...

A very pretty card

WeirdCat said...

All fabulous projects, realy like the dragon, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

All fabulous

Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Winnie and Patty said...

Caro--love your double page spread! Very creative! Thanks for playing with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

kelly said...

I love this card, I really need that polka dot embossing folder!
kelly x

Susan said...

Such a pretty card! Love your two page layout!

Lisa said...

Wow that dragon is so cool! Gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Sadilla said...

lovely cards!
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Aileen said...

Lovely buterflies on your card. x

Pauline said...

Lovely LIM card, and lovely pics of your fun dayout.

Angela said...

Love your lo! Thanks for playing with us at NAS!!

Kathyk said...

FAB card from you - love that butterfly


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Mummylade said...

This is a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

CathQuillScrap said...

Great double page layout... thanks for creating with us at Nuts About Sketches

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous butterfly and beautiful card

Anita Bownds said...

absolutely lovely...
thanks for joining in on the delicious doodles challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

Harriet Skelly said...

What great projects here - I love that white on white card and the page layouts! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER CHALLENGE this week and good luck!


Helen said...

Fabulous creations!
Thanks for dusting off you stash with us at the Secret Crafter this week!
Helen x

Unknown said...

What a feb lot here, because of blogger I'm late with my comment, really sorry abt it but better late then never lol Thanks playing along with the last DD challenge

Susan Raihala said...

Wonderful creations, Caro! Your butterfly card is particularly gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week...and with a SB page no less. Beautifully done!

Sarah said...

I love your dragon card!
Your two pager is a great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at Nuts About Sketches!