Friday 20 May 2011

Oh dear!

Poor Alex isn't having the best of weeks. His cough is still bad, he isn't sleeping well and yesterday for the first time in his life he fainted, bumping and slightly grazing his head on the floor where he landed.  Having spoken to the GP we have been advised that it isn't likely to be anything serious, but to keep an eye on him and bring him straight back if it happens again. I am praying that the one off incidence is the end of it, especially as he has been his usual happy self today.
I am still on a mission to catch up with my scrapbooking having got months behind and having ordered a pile of lovely photos to add to layouts, so here is my latest layout which followed the righthand half of this weeks Pencil Lines double page sketch. I used 2 different Basic Grey papers behind the photos and cut out the trains from another one. In order to get the train stamp to go in opposite directions I ran my brayer over the wet stamp and then onto the card to give the reverse image...this was a new technique for me and I am quite pleased with how it worked! I am entering this layout into the Spoon Full of Sugar's  and Penny's 'anything goes' challenges and into MTTC 'toy box' challenge as the train embellishments I used look like toy steam trains to me! I am also entering this into the Scrap Fit challenge of 'stand by your man' my case, my little man!  One of my childhood memories from the late 70s is sunny weekend days on the South Somerset steam railway, so I am entering this scrapbook layout to the Delicious doodles 'let the sun shine', Stampavie's 'summer'  and Try it on Tuesday's '70s' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Have a great weekend everyone.


Anne said...

Hi Caro I'd been on forum and read about Alex. I do hope that as you say it was ust a one off and that he will be ok. It's so hard not to worry about them isn't it. Hope that you have a lovely weekend together and maybe you find a little 'me' time to help relax you. It's hard being a working mum even if you enjoy it. I know I did it. Take care. Love Anne x

Jenny said...

Ein tolles Layout, gefällt mir richtig gut.

mckinkle said...

Hello Caro,

What a FAB layout! The sheer excitement is etched all over his face, he sure looks to be in his element with the trains!

I do hope your son hasnt had any further fainting episodes.

Thanks for joining us this week with our 'Let the Sun Shine' theme at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

Hannah Clark said...

Great layout! I love the train stamps in the corners! Your son is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Pat said...

Great layout and pic's. Hope Alex is feeling better. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week in our Toybox Treasures challenge.

Pat xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Love this layout and thanks for the tip about reverse stamping using a brayer. I really hope the fainting episode is a one-off for your son - and of course we must worry about our children, that is part of our job as a mum! Take care Vx

Lesley said...

Great LO and lovely photos! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Toby and Valerie Durham said...

I hope your son is feeling better - he certainly is a cute little thing! Love the trains on your page - very boyish! Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!

Jennifer Chapin said...

Thank you for playing along at PencilLines, great layout!

Ruthie said...

What a great project. Love the design!

Thanks for joining in with Delicious Doodles