Sunday, 31 July 2011

A weekend outside!

The weather has been so great this weekend that we have spent most of the time outside.  We have played in our garden with water pistols, painting with water on the patio and with the sand and water table.
Yesterday we went to friends for the afternoon where the kids set up camp in the enormous garden with the tent and tarpaulin, and played in the paddling pool and on the trampoline,
And today I managed to get Tim out of the house for a little while as well, so we went as a family to Magna's adventure playground, where Alex had a wonderful time in the sand (we buried his legs),
and playing in the water park area.  Picnics and ice-cream have generally added to the holiday feeling of the weekend.  It makes having to work through the summer so much nicer when you have really nice weekends!
I have even managed to do some crafting. It is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge...this time a really easy one set by Lyn.  The challenge is NUMBERs, so I couldn't resist the opportunity to scrapbook Alex's birthday party. We have a sponsor this week (Digital Delights) so I used one of their circle sentiments and Birthday Ridley Raccoon coloured in with promarkers as embellishments on the page. This layout also follows this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.
As per normal, I checked out the Less is More site first thing on Saturday.  I have to confess that my heart sank when I saw the theme 'fruit' as I didn't think that I had anything with fruit on it. After a bit of searching however, I did manage to find this digital stamp stored on my hard drive, so used that coupled with text written in word to make a one layer card, which I coloured in using promarkers.  As strawberries are a summer fruit I am also entering this into Stampavie 'summer', Delightful Challenges 'summer', Paperplay 'in the garden' and Fussy and Fancy's 'summer' challenges.
As I had a little time left (10 minutes) I decided to make a quick and simple Christmas card using my cuttlebug scrolls embossing folder and the Noel tapestry stamp set. I am entering this card into Pollycraft, Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, Fussy and Fancy, and Crafty Creations 'Christmas in July' challenges.  That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone,
Love,
Caro
x

28 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fab photos and scrap layout and I love your LIM and Christmas cards too

Kathyk

Jan said...

Fab cards TFS xx Jan

Jenni's Jems said...

A delicious looking strawberry and great colouring x

Sarah said...

A lovely bright summery card!

Suze Bain said...

A super LIM card, great image and you've coloured it beautifully. xx

Beryl K said...

Two fabulous cards
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

You're the second person to dig out this digi for this week's challenge Caro!
It works really well!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Anne said...

It sounds as though you have had a lovely time enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend. We too managed to be outside yesterday afternoon and evening it was lovely. Love the scarpbook page and cards. Anne x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There, Lovely time was had by all and you made a fruity card for LIM brilliant, Gay xxx

NancyD said...

Lovely Noel card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Dana said...

I like the strawberry card. Cute!

corrie said...

I love this. Very nice job with the stamping. Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

papertrails leaver said...

A beautiful Christmas card! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Cuteeeeeeeee photos and loving the lo and the card!! LOVING those balloons on your lo! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mandi said...

Striking card Caro
Delicious strawberry
Thanks so much, have a good week
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful CAS. Gorgeous coloring! ;)

Zoechaos said...

Oh yes the fruit idea is tough but your digi is delightful. Enjoy the sun XOXO Zoe

Angelnorth said...

Great strawberry digi, love the fact it has the flower as well as the fruit. The Christmas card looks great, too!

Sasha said...

Super strawberry! great colouring, too.

Shannon White said...

Wow, what darling photos! 8-) Love your Elegant CAS Christmas Card! Beautiful embossing!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Sheryl said...

Hello Caro!
This is such an elegant and lovely holiday card! It's beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy, "Christmas in July" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

Maureen said...

Lovely cards, well done. You can view my card here.
Maureen.......x

Aileen said...

Lovely colouring on your strawberry. x

Janet said...

Lovely image works really well
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Purple Crazy said...

Fab summer card, thanks for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges x

Anne Pennington said...

Love this take!!

Mel X said...

WOW, stunning CAS card!!

Thanks for joining us this time at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck in the draw.

Mel X

sandeep sharma said...

Good post, let a person big open horizon. I look forward to more updates and will be returning.Cheers!

Tim Holtz

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