Friday 10 June 2011

Staycation part 3!

We are continuing with our staycation with another few trips out. Yesterday saw us crossing the pennines to Manchester’s Old Trafford Centre and the LegoLand Discovery Centre. Alex was fascinated by the model of Buzz lightyear,

whereas Tim and I were really interested in the other models of places we know and loved the 4D cinema show (Alex found the 3D effects a bit too scary!).
And we all enjoyed building and testing lego racing cards down the different tracks.
Today we went to Twycross Zoo where we were lucky enough to see all the different animals that each of us wanted to, including the Amur Leopards,
Gibbons and monkeys
orangutans that seem to like hiding under blankets,
And the sleepy, sunbathing snow leopard! It is sad to think that our staycation is nearly over, but we will hopefully manage at least one more trip out before I have to go back to work.
I have had very little time for crafting and have only managed to make postcards to send to our family using a compilation of photos from our holiday put together using photoshop elements. I printed them out onto card and the coated the card with sticky back plastic to protect the ink and to add strength to the postcards.
And a small tag for Tim's anniversary present. This uses silver and blue which was the colour scheme of our wedding, contains hearts and a dragon (because we both love fantasy books).  This little tag therefore fits with the Kaboodle Doodles 'mystical creatures', Pollycraft 'love and marriage', Simon says stamp and show 'a tag', creative card crew 'things with wings', The pixie cottage 'shape it up' and TioT 'wierd and wonderful' (not sure if a combination of dragons and anniversary is wierd enough!) challenges.
Have a great weekend everyone,


PatR said...

Yes Caro I should think you could count dragons & Anniversary as weird and it's definately wonderful. Thanks for joining TioT challenge this week x

**Farrah** said...

Hiya Caro,
Great bunch of pics, it all looks so fun! Wonderful vintage tag also.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Davi said...

Very pretty those colors! Looks like you are having a fun vacation :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Jill said...

What a great tag Caro! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

Sadilla said...

lovely picutures, and great tag!!
thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Katie said...

Wonderful shaped card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Caro

Looks like you are all having fun! Love the tag with the dragon and that you've incorporated it into your anniversary gift as it means something to you and your hubby.

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Lynne Forsythe said...

TOOOO you included some many elements into your tag!! just LOVE IT!!

THANKS bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week! Hugs, Karen

Michelle said...

Hi Caro

A fab tag and yes it's definately weird enough tor TioT this week. Thanks for playing along with us.
x Michelle