Monday 6 June 2011

Staycation part 1!

Apparently what we are doing this year is having a 'staycation' and supposedly it is quite a trendy thing to do!  Basically it means we are having a holiday from home with lots of day trips out.  We started on Saturday with a trip to the outdoor play area (Sci-tek and Aqua-tek) at Magna. The weather was nice enough for Alex to run around in the water park
Where he had great fun, and even persuaded me to join in
Yes, I did get soaked and I enjoyed every minute of it!
We then went into the adventure playground for a picnic and to warm up in the sun.
On Sunday we went out to the Heights of Abraham where we all enjoyed the cable car ride (don't ask me why Alex insisted on putting his hood up)
and the caves, although Alex wasn't too sure about them switching the lights off!
That said we all enjoyed the light display in the main cave.
Alex then went on to a party for one of his friends where he was given these glasses which made us all laugh.
Today we went to Drayton Manor Park where Alex showed us how much he loves rollercoasters, although he hated the queueing! Poor Tim was exhausted and spent much of the time sat in a heap...we will have to do something more gentle tomorrow.
Crafting wise I have made my entry for this weeks Quirky Crafts challenge which is 'Under the sea'. We were given some very cute images from our sponsor to work with.  Pop on over and check out the rest of the DT entries and join in for a chance to win some digital stamps. I am also entering this into Meljen's theme of 'coastal fun' and Penny's challenge 'Here comes summer'.
I have also made a card for this weeks Less is More challenge, which was monochrome.  I chose shades of brown for my monochrome and used coredination card stock, embossed it using my cuttlebug and sandpapered the embossing to reveal the lighter core in the middle.  The stamp I used was free with the recent issue of Crafty Stamper. This card followed this weeks Unscripted sketch, and I am also entering this card into Delicious Doodles 'texture'. Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Netty said...

Your little boy is obviously having a great time. Lovely card. Annette x

Chrissie said...

Snap with the image we used this week Caro!
Great use of the Coredinations paper.
Thanks for joining us again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lynn said...

lovely card - such a good take on the sketch. Lynn x.

Mandi said...

This chandelier can look so FAB
its a great stamp
Love the embossing

Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Fabulous card Caro, I love the colours. Hugs Rita xxx

Kathyk said...

Yes, I think that the current C.S. freebie is going to get a lot of use from a lot of people this month! Lovely card and it looks as though you are all thoroughly enjoying your staycation too!


Pauline said...

Gorgeous LIM card, the texture and stamp work so well together.

Becky Garrison said...

Beautiful card, very elegant! I really like the embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

Sprytebyrd said...

I love how you always have such fun photos on your blog :) Great cards! Love your Coastal birthday card, so fun!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Sharon said...

Alex is growing up so fast! We're having a Staycation this year too - I'm quite looking forward to it! Your card is lovely, really elegant.

Loli said...

Hello Caro, i think the best creation in this post is Alex, beautiful boy.
your card is elegant, i love your embossing and your chandelier is FAB.
a hug from
palma de Mallorca

Linda Beeson said...

What a neat card, love that chandelier. Great use of the Unscripted sketch.

Susan said...

very pretty!
Susan@Keeping in Touch