Sunday 26 June 2011

Weekend fun!

Yesterday the weather wasn't exactly what you would call summery, although there were hints of sun at some intervals. Mostly it was windy and wet so Alex and I played indoors with a mixture of lego (I built cars, trucks and tractors until we ran out of wheels and then had to build a robot!), castles, monsters and a trip to the indoor play area to let him burn off some energy. Today the weather is completely different...brilliant sunshine with very little breeze so we have been playing out in the sun and been swimming this afternoon.
Crafting wise I made this little card following this weeks CCT sketch. I went with the colour scheme of red, white and blue (the pale blue paper is striped) and used ribbons and star shaped brads so this card also fits with Meljen's 'stripes', Paper Play's 'stars and stripes', Aud sentiments 'food or drink' and Penny's challenge 'red, white and blue' themes.
I also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday Sketch. This used Sandylion white and silver 'ice' paper as the background, shimery dark blue paper as highlights and die cut for the title (using a Sizzix alphabet), Silver peel off snowflakes, dry embossed snowflakes on pale blue card and a Whiff of Joy stamp coloured in with promarkers.  The journalling reads 'Alex was very clear about how a proper snowman should be built. It should be made from three big balls of snow and have a carrot for a nose. It also needed eyes (we used fir cones), a smile and bow tie! Frosty became Alex's new friend and he was very sad when Frosty melted 7 days after construction'. This layout therefore fits with Daring cardmakers 'Something old and something new' theme - The old thing is the sizzix alphabet which I have had for years and not used for at least 18 months, the new thing was the whiff of joy stamp which I used for the first time...the layout also has blue on it (sorry, I couldn't managed the borrowed!). The layout also fits with sew many cards 'dry embossing', SCSC 'embossing', and the pixie cottage 'outdoor fun' challenge. That is all from me for now. I am off to a conference in Birmingham tomorrow and wont be back until Wednesday so will update then as usual.
Have a great rest of the week,


Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathy said...

Cute photo Caro - and a lovely card too. Thanks for sharing it with The Daring Cardmakers' "Old, New Borrowed and Blue" challenge this week

Katja said...

Lovely creation. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Meljne's Design Team & Challenge Blog! Good luck!

Katja (Meljen's-DT)

Dori Shelton said...

Fantastic creations! So happy you had a wonderful weekend

paperscissorsink said...

Very cute scrap page, TFS!

purple_pea_fran said...

Such a sweet scrapbook page! Thanks joining in the Something Old Something New challenge Daring Cardmakers this week.

Courtney said...

Great creations Caro!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Lynda said...

A great layout - thanks for sharing it with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Sadilla said...

wow this is so nice!!!
thanks for playing with us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Audrey said...

What a super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Julye said...

2 fun projects and happy snow memories too thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

Robin Parker said...

Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the stripes challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Piglet said...

Great LO! It's nice to see a bit of winter )) Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Sprytebyrd said...

Cute card!
Thanks so much for playing along in our Stripes and/or Plaid challenge at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Katie said...

Lovely card, great use of the sketch!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love that card and your lo!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the little snowman in the corner! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Julie said...

Just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


paper fun said...

Love your page. Great use of embossing.

I love the photos of your son playing Legos. My grandson plays with Legos every time he comes to my house.

Thanks for sharing your lovely page with us at Sew Many Challenges.


Dragonlady said...

Love that big cupcake. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x