Wednesday 31 August 2011

Exciting times!

Alex is hyper excited as yesterday and today he went to a 'Big Boy' holiday club instead of nursery. He absolutely loved it and was so happy to be going back again today. He also moved from his old car seat into a 'Big Boy' car seat which he is really proud about. He so can't wait to start school next week...I don't know where those past years have gone. My little boy is all ready for school, that is for sure!  I hope he likes it as much as he thinks he will!
He is still missing his cousin Daniel at the moment so he drew him this picture. It is the best picture he has ever drawn so it is a shame that I am not allowed to keep it LOL! He attempted to draw the relevant letters above each person and then drew birds in the sky (the brown lines) as well as the sun.
For my workdesk today (as part of WOYWW), you can see my trusty craft mat, craft knife and DST as well as the card I have just finished, one of my peel off boxes, various bits of patterned paper and a punch hiding in the background.  The noticeable absentee is my trusty mug of tea...that is because my darling husband has gone down to the kitchen to get me a refill!
This is the card, which was made following this weeks CCT sketch, and used my first ever Meljen;s image (that book worm is so cute!) so fits with Meljens challenge. It also fits with the cards for men 'G is', The Crazy Challenge 'New' (in this case, a new school), Creative Card Crew 'anything goes' and stamp something 'back to school' challenges.
I also made another entry for this weeks Less is More challenge which was to combine 3 past challenges. This time an all white congratulations card for my distant cousin who is getting married this weekend. The 3 past challenges I chose were 13: Congratulations, 14:White on white, 15: embossing, & 25: Ribbon. This card also fits with MTTC 'flowers' challenge. Unfortunately my camera struggled with the white on white so I hope you can make it out.  That is all from me for today.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Sarah said...

A great photo - love the bright colours of the caterpillar!
Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 4)

Kathyk said...

Super card and combination of three challenges


Nannieflash said...

Wow love that image what a lovely one for a new school little person. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

ScrappnBee said...

I love that little bookworm! Our kids grow up so fast! Love his art work! He will do fine at school! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Michele Spera said...

Really cute image and love the colors:-)thank you for joining us at CCT

Helen said...

Looks like you have a talented son! Love your cards.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your son will be fine, maybe tired at first but he'll soon cope. What about you though?? You'll be ok and will soon fill up your daytime hours. As I used to work in a Reception class as a TA I know that they all get there in the end - some will seem to zoom away, some take their time!! Hugs, LLJ xx

Jane said...

Two lovely cards, great fun image and very elegant white on white.

Shanna Shands said...

OMG... mine is turning two and I feel like school will be here before I know it! I'm not ready...Love the bookworm and the papers you used for CCT sketch! Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge with the Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you next challenge.


Chrissie said...

Love the white on white CAro.... and two cards for us in one week... wow!
Thanks again
"Less is More"

Jan said...

This is lovely xx Jan

Tertia said...

What a happy little boy you have there! His drawing is fantastic!

SusanLotus said...

Sweet card!
Susan Lotus nr 93 WOYWW

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the book worm so cute and lovely wedding card too ! x

JoZart Designs said...

Good luck to Alex for starting school. My little grandee is too! He is certainly a budding artist.. .great talent there.
Love your cards Caro,
Rushing off as I'm off to Germany in the morning.
Lv joZarty x

Sarah said...

Fab card for a lil one starting school Caro, so cute and colourful. I also love your son's artwork, it's so detailed for one so young, you must be very proud of him. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

Mandi said...

Beautifully understated Caro
Lovely design
Thank you very much
Diva LIM Mandi
"Less is More"

C said...

Great photo..aren't kids the best? That caterpillar is adorable, too. #59

Candy C said...

Hello Caro! Thank you so much for leaving such a nice post on my blog. I truly appreciate it. Your son is darling! the catepillar card! So cute and such vibrant colors! <3 Candy

Carol said...

Super WOW card, so elegant. Carol x

Crafting Time said...

What a lovely photograph and card, I love the colours you have used.
This is my first visit to your delightful blog, I found you via WOYWW. I look forward to seeing what you create next week.
Helen x