Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunny Kennilworth!

Well after the dull weather earlier this week it was a relief to have a lovely sunny weekend in which we could play outside. Today we have been down to my parents-in-law's house in Kennilworth where all of Tim's immediate family congregated for a family meal and playtime. We had a great time playing out in the garden with various sized balls,
and watching the kids run round.
Alex insisted on throwing the ball whilst Sam and Tom were playing football.
It was all the greatest of fun and was made even funnier by the fact that I was given a leather jacket, which Tim decided made me look like a 'biker chick' and he insisted that I pose in an 80s magazine style pose over the bonnet of the car...too funny for words!
I have to confess though, that the first thing I did on Saturday morning, before cleaning, washing, shopping and cooking, was to check out the Less is More challenge for the week. I am a little bit obsessed!  I have to say that I loved Chrissie's tutorial on how to make a good bow on a card...I have tried before and never succeeded so I was determined this time I would give it a go.  Believe me I know this bow isn't perfect but it is 100% improved from previous efforts, so thanks Chrissie for showing me how to make a half decent bow!  I used my new tapestry stamps for this card and completed the effect with the red button for the 'O'.  I am therefore entering this card into the Delightful Challenges  'Christmas in July', stamp something 'embellished' (ribbon, bow and button), Paper Cutz 'anything goes' and All sorts 'free and easy' challenges.
I also couldn't resist having a play with my distress inks and this cute puppy digital stamp so made another card which also fits with the Less is More challenge thanks to the tiny and cute buttons.  This card is also being entered into creative card crews 'animal antics', Fresh brewed 'animal', stampin for the weekend 'paws for thought' and Simon says stamp 'use newspaper' challenges.  That is all from me. Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

This is a pretty LIM card Caro, I'm glad that the tutorial helped.
You are a bit of a star with the tapestry stamps I must say and you're stealing a march on your Christmas preparations too.
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Lovely cards Caro
The Noel is very striking
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

I love both these cards,they're great.

Heather said...

LOVE that pup and that you put him on newspaper! This CAS card is tooo cute!

Thanks for getting wild with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Zoechaos said...

always love visiting here, you are such a happy family and your cards are great. Love the Christmas card, XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Great cards, love your Christmas one.

Mummylade said...

What a cute image Caro! I'm so glad you entered Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

Gale said...

Oh my gosh! That puppy is so cute. What a great image and card.
Thanks for sharing your "Wild Side" with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.
:) Gale

scotspanda said...

both cardsa re great but I have to admit the wee puppy is my fave cos hes just so cute!

thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx

Britta Swiderski said...

Love how you put that cute puppy on top of newsprint. Awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Kathyk said...

Love your cares esp the Christmas LIM entry - another one done too!


Anonymous said...

Lovely little Christmas card. Gill x