Sunday 19 June 2011

Father's Day!

Well Tim's request for Father's Day was that we did very little as he is still exhausted after our staycation.  As a result we have had a weekend of really nice food, watching films and good TV and playing with Alex.  Needless to say Tim loved the card Alex made him and this picture which was drawn on the envelope (Daddy and Alex).
While Tim has had his afternoon naps Alex and I have been out to the funfair in Endcliff park where we enjoyed various rides (Alex especially liked the ghost train and the mini rollacoaster).
Today we went to our local park where Alex spent most of the time practicing his cycing and stroking this extremely friendly dog!
I have had a busy weekend crafting wise having made my DT entry for this weeks challenge on Quirky Crafts. Lyn (Spyder) set the challenge this week which was to choose any three elements from her box of 9 and combine them to make a card. I went for the ribbon or lace (ribbon), cream and brown colours, and the digi image (kindly supplied by our sponsor). I am also entering this into the Fresh Brewed 'song theme' (how much is that puppy in the window).
As you will probably know by now, I always check the Less is More challenge first thing on a Saturday.  The theme this week was 'Monograms'!  Talk about a challenge...not my type of thing at all and I really didn't know who would appreciate a card with one on. In the end I made one for my Gran using the letter G as the monogram (I know she will appreciate any card I send!). I stamped tapestry stamps through a cut out of the letter to make a flowery stamped G and then stamped the other letters much smaller. As the main focus of this card is the flowery G I am also entering this into the Kaboodle Doodles challenge.
Finally I made another scrapbook layout, this time following last weeks Pencil Lines sketch (#242). I am also entering this into the Delicious Doodles 'things that flutter', Sew Many cards 'punch it', and Lasting Memories 'photo inspiration' (I used the birds, and the pale blues and greens as inspiration from the photo) challenges. The colour reproduction on this photo isn't great as the light was so poor, the background is really a pale blue! That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone!


Denise Pustelniak said...

I Love your LO with such wonderful pics of Duck"Z"!
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.
PS Love your MONOGRAMED card as well!

jessica_haley555 said...

Great take on the photo. I love that you used literal birds on your page. Great work.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, your monogram looks fab. Maybe I should add those tapestry stamps to my wish list! xx

Ashley said...

I came by to check out your layout for the Lasting Memories challenge, but I can't see the picture!

LM DT member

Ashley said...

I see the pictures now! LOL! LOVE your layout for Lasting Memories! Thanks for playing along with us again this week!

LM DT member

Mandi said...

Sorry I just reaslised you have actually illuminated the first letter rather than a monogram, that replaces the word

Apologies, for that, hadn't looked properly

Linby said...

Great idea to use the tapestry stamps in this way, very effective.

StampingStace said...

I love the way you have decorated the G!
Stacex (19)

Carol said...

Fab Lim card. Sounds like a great weekend. Carol x

Diane said...

Pretty card...and looks like a great fathers day!!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, you have been busy!! Love all your creations and thanks for sharing those and your photo's! What a fun day!

Love your LO and what you took from our inspiration photo this week! Great take on our challenge, it's a gorgeous LO!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

jo said...

Love the stamped G!!!

sharon said...

your pictures are beautiful! and your layout compliments them PERFECTLY!!! thanks for joining LM, challenge!

Unknown said...

Wow, great projects and photos.
This is a layout is so beautiful also. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh your Gran is going to love this a brill card with lovely colours

Michele said...

I like all of your creations!! But specifically... your layout is fantastic. Love how you used "bird" photos from our inpsiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, you have been busy being crafty! Gorgeous cards and scrapbook page! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Challenges.


Shirley-Anne said...

hi Caro . Very interesting post .Love the the family photos , thanks for sharing .
Beautiful projects on show .