Sunday, 15 May 2011

Poorly boy!

Poor Alex has yet another really bad cough.  He is coughing so much that it is making him retch and making him really tired. It is such a shame as he had a birthday party to go to today and when he tried to join in the games he just started coughing so he was rather sad. 
He perked up a bit towards the end (after having some food) and joined in with a few of the games,
including sleeping lions, but at the end of the party he was asking to go home to bed.  As a result when he woke from his nap we spent the afternoon sat in a heap watching cartoons on TV.  I hope he is better tomorrow.
I did manage to make some cards this weekend.  This first one is for the birthday boy who, like most boys his age, is really into Ben10. This card therefore fits with the Boyz to men challenge from Pollycraft, Punches and Die cuts from both Papertake weekly and Tuesday throwdown, and Anything goes from Sew Many cards.
This second card is my entry to Less is More's one layer card with embossing challenge.  I used a cuttlebug folder for the edge and then heat embossed the birds and flowers in clear embossing powder to give a little texture and shine (the flash has caught the embossing obscuring the birds slighty - it looks better in real life!).  I wasn't sure whether clear embossing would work over promarker coloured images, but by using my versamark pen to colour the areas I wished to emboss it worked OK.  I am also entering this for the Aud Sentiments 'no sentiment' challenge and stamp scrap and doodles 'old supplies' challenge as the versamark pen I used is at least 3 years old, the embossing powder 2 years old and the cuttlebug embossing folder about 18 months old!  That is all from me for now. Back to work tomorrow, unless I am nursing a poorly boy.  Have a good week everyone.


Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.

Anne said...

Those birds look so pretty with the clear embossing. Hope your little chap's feeling better!

Rita said...

Sorry to hear about your son Caro, hope he gets better soon. Your card is stunning ,I love the birds. Hugs Rita xx

Debgem said...

First, I do hope that Alex feels better soon!

Second - both cards are super. The Ben 10 one is fab.

Your LIM card is stunning!! I love the scrollwork frame and the stamped and embossed birds are gorgeous!

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Audrey said...

What lovely projects! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Mandi said...

What super birds, adore the image
I think it would work on it own with no embossing too
Wishing your little lad better
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Lisa said...

Love your LIM card, the birds are fab xxx

Jo said...

These are both lovely cards, I love the birds, beautiful. I hope your little boy feels much better tomorrow. Jo

Chrissie said...

Cute birds Caro... and two kinds of embossing to boot!
Lovely embossing folder.
Thanks so much for a super submission.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

Poor little chap hope a nights sleep will help him. Not having any young children have no idea about the boys birthday card.

Your less is more card is simply gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

StampingStace said...

This is such a lovely stamp. I love the embossing folder too. Perhaps both together quite a lot for a CAS card but, it is beautiful!
ps your son is sooo cute!

Suze Bain said...

Such a lovely card Caro. Great technique with the promarkers and embossing, looks fab. xx

Meggymay said...

Your card is beautiful, the bird stamp is gorgeous. Yvonne

Katina said...

Fabulous LIM card Caro; the birds are so lifelike. Hope your little boy is feeling better soon. x

Anne said...

Hello Caro. Sorry to read that Alex is not well and I hope he gets bettr quickly. We were supposed to have been looking after my granddaughters last night whilt their mummy and daddy went to a 40th birthday celebration but Ella the eldes was poorly all Friday evening so my DIL did not go. I was sure I had left you a comment re WOYWW but it has not appeared Maybe due to the problems in Blogland earlier. Have a good week. Anne x

Crafting Joanne said...

Fabulous Ben10 card. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycrafts.

Hope your little one soon feels better.


Joanne x

Kathyk said...

Love your LIM card and the embossing folder used is super. Good to hear all is returning a bit towards normal!


Susan said...

That bird image is awesome! Love the embossed frame around the birds!

Davi said...

Great BD card for the little boy!! Im sure he loved the ben 10 theme. The second card is very pretty also! Hope your little guy feels better soon. So glad that you joined us at TT this week ;)

ike said...

FAB card - I love the birdies. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week. I hope Alex gets better soon
Ike xx

Copse said...

I hope Alex feels better soon.
Fab Card, the Birds look stunning Caro, thanks for joining us at SSDS this week... Kaz DT SSDS..

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous! Love the bird image
Sue :)

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love the birds. Hope Alex is feeling better.
Lynne xxx

Wishcraft said...

Great cards Caro. Love your LIM card, the birds and embossed frame look lovely. Hope your little boy is better soon - my youngest is the same at the moment, nothing but cough, cough, cough!

Re the fountain - yes, it's the one in Sheffield. My eldest son used to play in it loads when he was little but it's the first time my youngest has been - they both had great fun getting soaked :o) Lisa x

fatmonica said...

Lovely card!Hope your little one is feeling better.

lin_ka1 said...

Full of elegance and lightness

Sue said...

A gorgeous card. Sue.x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Caro

Lovely card, great embossing. Hope your little one is fully recoverd now. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x