Alex and I have spent the weekend at my parents house in Somerset where we were joined by my brother and his family. We had nothing particularly special planned, just fun in the enormous garden, letting the boys invent their own entertainment. Alex came up with this weekends 'special' which he and Daniel called 'Clowns'; attempting to walk and run in Grandma and Grandad's wellie boots!
Needless to say it involved a lot of falling over with huge amounts of laughter while Nicholas (aged 18 months) looked on in bewilderment
and decided that chasing Juno and climbing on the stone lion was more fun!
We then had birthday cake on the lawn to celebrate Nel's birthday which was earlier this week.
On Sunday my Gran came over to see us all which was extremely special
and we went to the village playground so that the boys could work off some steam. When Andy and the family went Alex and I had water fight in the garden and we came home this morning via one of my closest friends, Hilary.
Since getting back Tim and Alex have played together giving me a change to unpack, put the washing on and check out the Less is More site. I even managed to come up with a quick card for the challenge which is a one layer card with something that has legs. I masked the panel and sun with Nestabilities shapes, and used mustard seed, spiced marmalade and fired brick distress inks for the sunset sky and stamped with Lavinia stamps as silhuoettes. I am also entering this into the Pile it on 'favourite techique' challenge (Stamping and masking), CCC 'favourite challenge' (#149: single layer card), stamping for the weekend 'wings and things', and Meljen's 'no more than two layers' challenges. That is all from me.
Have a great week,