Monday, 11 July 2011

Sunny Somerset!

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,


Chrissie said...

Super background effect Caro and a great card!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Fantastic sunset Caro and some fab family pics. xx

Zoë said...

Fab card and design and I love the photos of your other two legged creatures !!!!

Diane J said...

I like the background colours on your card and the silhuoette images. Your children certainly look like theyre having fun wearing those wellington boots :o)

Mandi said...

Super card, love the silhouette
Great sunset sky
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Carla said...

a beautiful card, love the colours and the owl!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card. XOXO Zoe

KatheD said...

i love the silhouettes against all the color - brilliant one-layer card

Kathyk said...

Gorgeous colours and images to make a fab card


GinaA said...

What a sky, just love the colours, The owl looks great against it.
Sunny Somerset eh, every time we travel south down the M5, even if it has been chucking it down with rain all the way, as soon as we pass the 'Welcome to Somerset' sign sure enough the sun comes out. Lovely part of the country.

Happy Inking

Shelly said...

Hi! Such a gorgeous card... and a great challenge to have chosen! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges! Shelly x

Sue - said...

Absolutely gorgeous card

Maja said...

Great card, love the background:)

Maribel said...

Precious, it´s very beautiful

Katja said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's this week! Much greetings,
Katja (Meljen's DT)

fatmonica said...

Lovely card-I really like the background!

Carol said...

Super card, love the background. Carol x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a beautiful card. The image is fantastic and I love how you created the background. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jenny said...

I love this sunset scene too Caro....sorry I wrote Cazro in my other comment.
Jenny x

Kaz said...

Fabulous sunset, perfect with your owl & foliage silhouette. Very srtiking.
Kaz xx

Ohneilly said...

A great card, really striking and caught my eye.
Claire x