Sunday, 22 May 2011

Whitsun Fair!

After Alex's fainting episode on Thursday I am pleased to report that he has been fine ever since and doesn't show any sign of being ill other than a snotty nose and a cough, so having had a relaxing day at home yesterday we decided to go to the Whitsun fair this afternoon where we met up with friends. It was an afternoon of firsts for Alex as he got to go on the helterskelter by himself for the first time
as well as on the steam train
and the carousel. All in all he and Katie had a wonderful time enjoying every minute of their time together.
It is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge and this time it was the talented Spyder (Lyn) who set us not one, but two sketches.  You can choose to use either sketch for the challenge, and we also have a fab sponsor this week so pop over and take a look.  I decided to do a scrapbook layout following the first sketch. This was a real challenge for me as I had to put all my photos into a collage in a circle...it took ages! This layout is of all the flowers we have had in our garden this spring and fits with the 'Green and Pink' themes from Stamp with Fun and The Crazy challenge, the 'flowers, ribbon and 1 patterned paper' challenge from Crafty Creations and the 'flowers and lace' challenge from Sew many cards.
I also made a card for this weeks Less is More, following the theme of butterflies. My card was very simple, but effective (I think!) as it used three stamps, a free butterfly stamp from Crafty Stampers magazine, a fluorishes stamp from Inkadinkado and the Happy Birthday stamp from Crafty Individuals. I stamped them all in black then added sparkle by using my sakura stardust pen and glitter glue (not sure how well the sparkle shows up in this picture though...
so here is a close up of the butterfly! This therefore fits with the 'Sparkle and shine' theme from Simon Says Stamp, and the 'Sparkle' theme from Paper play. That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone,
love,
Caro
x

21 comments:

Lionelsa said...

O, what a lovely flower garden on your first card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Rita said...

Stunning card Caro. Very classy too. Hugs Rita xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful sparkly butterfly, a great card.

Kathyk said...

Those two stamps work magnificently together - gr8 card

Kathyk

Susan said...

Sweet and simple...but so perfect for this challenge!

Mandi said...

I think it's effective too Caro
Striking monochrome
Thank you for your entry and loyalty
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Craftilicious said...

I love the swirl coming off the butterfly - really stunning :-)

Beryl K said...

Stunning card, I nearly used that stamp myself, it really is gorgeous
Beryl x

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Lovely and elegant. Sue x

Jo said...

A very pretty, delicate card. Jo

Zoechaos said...

looks like the family had a great day! Your butterfly card is simply beautiful XOXO Zoe

massofhair said...

Such a pretty card and you can see the Sakura sparkle very well:-)

Loli said...

Hello Caro, thank you for your comment.
Very elegant CAS card, beautiful embossig and butterfly.
A hug from Palma

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Oh bless, looks like he had a fab day - gorjuss flower on your card as well xx

Lynne said...

Lovely card.
Lynne xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card....very elegant

Anne

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've combined the 2 stamps x
Wendy x

Jenni said...

Great flower card, the photo is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this time.
Jenni x

Debgem said...

Stunning! And I love the flourish and sparkle.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very very pretty. Monochrome is always in vogue too!

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY CARD here

Suzi B said...

Very pretty!
Sue x