Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sticky and hot!

Although the sun hasn't been shining as much it is still very sticky and hot here. We could do with the promised rain to cool things down a little and to help my poor flowers survive!  Alex is wilting a little too, although I don't think that is from the heat...he has a nasty cough which is keeping him awake at night.
For my desk this week, as part of WOYWW you can see I am in the middle of a one layer card which I am making in shades of blue with various lavinia stamps.  This has proved a challenge so there are a number of failed attempts on the desk as well as the stamps, ink pads, scraps of paper etc.  You may notice an absence of tea...don't worry, it isn't missing, I have just moved it off the desk so it doesn't get knocked over. It is to the right of me and is lovely and fresh!
I cannot take full credit for the idea behind this card as I saw something very similar on inkybitz which gave me the inspiration for this. I am entering this card into Cupcake craft challenges 'single layer cards', crafty cardmakers spotlight 'masking' (I masked the moon, the bridge and the edge of the stamped panel), Fluorishes timeless Tuesday 'friends' and CCCB 'birds of a feather' challenges.
I have also made a new baby card for friends who have just given birth to their first child, a little girl, hence the colour scheme!  I am entering this into the celebrations challenges for both Kaboodle Doodles and Pollycraft, and to the anything goes for Papertake weekly.  Sorry about the photos...I have run out of time to sort them out! That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Poor Alex, hope it clears soon - coughs are so exhausting. Love the look of your desk...and isn't it funny, you see something, you think ah yesp, that's repeatable, and then it takes an age to get it from your mind to the paper. No doubt the fresh tea has helped though, the cards are great.

April said...

Great to see your one layer card in the making! it really has turned out lovely. Love the little feet on the baby card, so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

Love your cards - I haven't got any Lavinia stamps but there are some fab images. Hope Alex' cough goes soon.

Doone said...

ah these are beautiful cards, and even if you credited the idea your execution of the theme is lovely,

Dx

The Rubber Maid said...

Saw your card at the Timeless Tuesday sight and am stopping by to say...lovely. Soft and sweet.
Pat

Diane said...

Beautiful cards...and look slike you are busy at your workdesk...fun...thanks for sharing!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Caro

What a cute baby card those little feet are gorgeous!

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

Tina

Sazzle said...

Thanks for sharing your cute baby card with us over at Papertake for our anything goes challenge this week.

I love your other card too - very talented lady :-)

xx Happy crafting xx

Sazzle

Anne said...

Hello Caro. As usual your ards are lovely. Do hope Alex gets rid of that cough quickly. Have had problems getting onto CMPC forum again. Thanks for sharing your desk. Anne x

GinaA said...

Thanks for your link to my blog Caro, I am very flattered that you liked my card so much, had to pop by to have a look at your version, the owl image is great.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

this is lovely! I love the colors, very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Shannon White said...

Wow, love both of your cards! The Baby card is soo Adorable.. And the one in the shades of Blue for Timeless Tuesday is just So so Soft and dreamy! Love it!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Spyder said...

Hope Alex gets better soon! Cards looks fabulous! Happy crafting
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #29

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Love both of these cards - great interpretations of single layer cards. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Ros said...

I love your card ... so beautifully done ... and the colours are lovely ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

sasa said...

wishing you all good health - love the blues on your card!
sarah at 2

okienurse said...

Great cards! Your desk looks very busy and well loved! Sorry to hear Alex has a cough! It is bad enough to have one as an adult but being a child it is horrible. Alex is certainly looking more boyish rather than babyish lately! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

Little Button Girl said...

Those little feet on the baby card are lovely! :) Lea x

Donna said...

Such a stunning 1 layer design...thank you for sharing it with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna x

Poppit said...

Beautiful card - I just love those varying blue tones. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

gillyflower said...

what a great card love it thanks for entering it into our challenge at crafty cardmakers and hope you will pop along again very soon gill x

Linda R. said...

These look awesome.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are so pretty and I'm glad you had a chance to create a *friend* card for the FTTC. Hugs ~S~

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such LOVELY work! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Lin said...

Two fabulous creations. The baby one is simple yet really elegant, and the beautiful masked scene in the first card is just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in The Spotlight Challenge with us this time.

Lin xx

Jane said...

Beautiful image - love the blues.