Sunday 28 August 2011

Having a busy time!

 Firstly an apology for not posting on Friday.  I have been very busy at work trying to finish a grant application and so haven't had time for crafting. This weekend has also been busy as Alex went to a nursery friend's birthday party yesterday morning.
We went to the park with friends in the afternoon
and today we went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park where we got to stroke this Wallaby
Admire the tigers,
and cappybara
and got up close and personal with the lemurs.
Alex also had fun on the tree fort and the climbing frame.
Despite having a busy weekend I did manage to make a couple of cards, both of which are being used as my DT entries for Quirky Crafts. The challenge this time is fluorishes and embossing. I couldn't resist this image from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear, for a First Day at school card for Alex (I still can't believe he is starting school in just over a week's time!). I went with primary colours for the card to make it appropriate for him, and added gold stars because when I was at school I always wanted to earn a gold star for my work!  I am also entering this card into Fresh Brewed 'embossing', Ginergersnap 'primary colours', Penny's challenge 'back to school', DYSU 'card for a boy or man', Paper play 'back to school', All sorts 'back to school', Stamp something 'back to school',  PaperCutz 'wish upon a star', Sew Many Cards 'edge punch' challenges and the card follows Simon Says Stamp's sketch.
This second one also fits with Less is More, where the challenge was to use 3 (or more past challenges) to make your CAS card.  Mine is a one layer card, which combines challenges 6 (off the edge), 15 (embossing - the wings are heat embossed with hologram super sparkle embossing powder), 23 (something with legs), 28 (use ink),  29 (somthing that moves) and 1 (pink, black and white - the wings are a purply pink, the colour has just changed slightly with the embossing). This card is for one of Alex's friends, who apparently is into fairies! I am also entering this into Crafty Creations 'animal' challenge. That is all from me. Have a great bank holiday everyone.


Mandi said...

Your LIM card is wonderful Caro
What stamp is that, I love it?

That tiger looks so sweet, like a ikkle puddy tat lol
Thank you very much
Mandi Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Terrific image Caro and superb embossing effects..just terrific!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful LIM card, that stamp is gorgeous. xx

GinaA said...

Love the wings, fabulous silhouette.

Kathyk said...

LOvely card and well done for combining so many of the challenges so successfully too


Denise said...

Great back to school card - fun image and fab colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU xx

Love the LIM card too - gorgeous image.

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card....really nice ...
Hugs sylvie


Wow Caro - you have been busy! Love your LIM card - the image and colouring is fabulous.
Sylvia x

Fleur said...

Lovely cards, Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stacy said...

Cute card! Love the border punch and fun primary colors! Thanks for joining us at
Stacy D.

Anonymous said...

What a magical image Caro! x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Looks like a fun party! I love your adorable back-to-school card! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh what a cute card and fabulous pics! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at PaperPlay Challenges and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Monika Reeck said...

Love the bright color on your card...lovely used the sketch and nicie coloring...lovely done...I am joining also the challenge from Simon Say card is number 88, would you mind to see my Blog?Many thanks before...Hugs :)

Courtney said...

Great cards Caro!! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


Peggysue said...

Beautiful cards! And great pics of the animals. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thank you for joining our challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work and please keep coming back!

marilynprestonn said...

Wow, sure love that unicorn and though it does not really exist, I grant you that it is the most beautiful "animal" I have ever seen. Love the silhouette. Cool look! Thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge this week. Good luck! :)Peggy

Spyder said...

Both are fabulous makes Caro and it looks like every one had a fantastic time too!

Hannah Clark said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Sarina said...

What a lovely card, Caro.Fantastic image

Sasha said...

Beautiful image! A really gorgeous card!

Mandy said...

Fabulous cards Caro, soper cute back to school card and the image is beautiful on the less is more card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge & at Paper Play for our back to school challenge
hugs Mandy xx

PetraB said...

Wonderful cards and images, thanks for joing Gingersnap Creations.

Unknown said...

Great for a firts day

kitten DYSU team

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog For a Boy or Man Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


fatmonica said...

It's a great card-love that image!

trisha too said...

FUN post--and great primary colored card, Caro!

Thank you for joining in the Primary Color challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


SmilynStef said...

What a perfect image to celebrate the first day of school ... so glad you joined our primary colors challenge at Gingersnap Creations.