Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Yukky!

Well this photo should give you some idea of what is happening with me at the moment. I now have a completely streaming cold and am not getting any sleep as a result of the irritating cough and the non-stop dripping tap in my nose. YUK! Hence my lovely hubby going out to get some supplies!

Here is my workdesk for this week’s WOYWW. I have a few images on there that I have been colouring in and cutting out for a scrapbook layout that I am working on, and you can see the stamp and ink I used. You can also see some of my promarker pens, which live in the bottom drawer of the wooden cabinet. My lovely warm mug of tea which is helping me stop coughing and the essential toilet roll (I ran out of tissues!). You can also see my camera, this is because it has actually finally given up the ghost, refusing to focus on anything and so my lovely husband has bought me a new one which I am currently playing with.
The images are so much sharper and clearer on my new camera and the macro is fantastic…check out this flower photo
And this gorgeous stalk of lavender taken in the wind, my old camera would never have coped and would have focused on the background not the flower!
Here is the finished scrapbook layout which was made following last weeks sketch on Nuts about Sketches (169). I took inspiration for the layout from the photos, from this weeks cupcake inspirations (for the whole fairytale theme) and from a ‘pin’ of a fairytale castle on ‘pinterest’, so I am also entering this layout into the DCM ‘pinterest’ challenge. As I used something metallic on this (the brad) I am entering this into Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge, and as I took the words ‘Those special times’ from Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember the time’ this page also fits with this weeks Scrap it with a song challenge. The journaling on the page reads ‘This was one of those special times when everyone playing with the same things in different ways led to gentle, peaceful fun. Grandma put the knights on the wall, Daniel played with the drawbridge and put the horses in the stables, whilst Alex made his dragon attack the castle and played with the dungeon’. Apologies for the yellowish cast to this photo, it was taken in artificial light with the light source to the right.
That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

19 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

So sorry that you have a cold! Summer colds are the worst! Love the layout! The dragon and knight are totally fab! Great job & good luck in the contests!

nerllybird said...

Hope your cold gets better soon, it sounds foul. Your layout is lovely.
Helen S

Helen said...

Oh, poor you! Hope you feel better soon, thanks for being able to share your desk though.

My name is Cindy said...

Fantastic page, I love the little knight!! Looks like you are getting on fine with your camera, I'm thinking about upgrading too basically because my camera is starting to get a bit 'flimsy' in places - lots of use, but never of it very technical, always in too much of a hurry to play although taking better photographs is top of my wish list at the mo.

Hope you feel better soon, summer colds are the pits!! (Summer? What Summer? lol)

sasa said...

Colds are awful - not ill enough for a week in bed but too horrible to get on with life - get well soon!

Thanks for sharing today!
Sarah

April said...

Great layout, love the little dragon he's sooo cute! Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a lovely shot of everyone playing with the castle - takes me back to when my lads were little 'uns! Hope you feel better soon xx

Rene said...

Your images are just too cute! I have that little knight but have never colored him...thanks for the inspiration!
Hope you feel better soon!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Anne said...

Hello Caro sorry you are not well.I had Phoebe today and she was coughing and sneezing I wont be surprised if I don't go down with it. Love the photo of the 'castle'. I stii have the castle my sons played with and my grandchilden play with it from time to time. Lovely shots with your new camera- think we ned one as well. Anne x

JoZart said...

So sorry you are feeling low and your desk is almost abandoned. Get well soon, it's not fair to be wasting Summer this way.
Love JoZarty x

Lynda said...

A great layout - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Davi said...

Very fun LO great job with all the different elements. HOpe you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us at TT this week :)

Angie said...

What a great LO ...full of atmosphere and fun. I have just had a mild cold but it still gets you down ....if you can drink alchol can I recomend a 'hot toddy' ...1 tbs honey 1 tbs whiskey (or Brandy) 2 tbs lemon juice and top up with warm water to 1/3 pint. 2-3 times a day on a bad day but definately last thing at night to help sleep. Even the honey/lemon/water mix helpsxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you and ALex have been in the cold wars! Hope he's feeling better by now..and of course, I prescribe sunshine to dry up your cold...try to find some! Your LO is just fab - love the postage edge.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Lovely layout, love the images you've added. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Lisa said...

What a cool layout! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Shelley said...

That is such a great page. Love the knight! Hope you feel better. Glad you joined us at SIWAS. Shelley

Spyder said...

Fabulous page Caro, and your crafty space doesn't look too untidy this week! HaPpY vErY LatE LaSt WeEkS WoYwW!! ((Lyn))

tiffany said...

such a lovely page! Thanks for joining in the challenge, we have a new song posted if you'd like to join in!

=) Tiffany
Scrap It With a Song!