Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sheffield Seaside!

OK, so the city of Sheffield is in the middle of the country, miles away from the sea, so how can we have a Sheffield seaside? Well the council decided to turn the city centre into a seaside resort with trampolines, mini golf, a helter skelter, bumper cars, bumper boats, hook the duck and other seaside rides and amusements, as well as a massive sandpit next to the fountains which were kept low for the kids to play in.  It has been great to take Alex there and he  loved every aspect of it, especially the freshly cooked donuts!
Today we went to Endcliffe park where they now have some paddle boats in a huge paddling pool. Alex was in his element, raming the sides and paddling really fast.
Crafting wise I have made my design team entry into Quirky Crafts this week. The challenge for the next fortnight is 'Red Hats' and is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who also provided me with the 'Me bloomers' stamp.  I decided it looked as though the girl had just finished making them so my creating became sewing based with Tim Holtz designer papers all to do with sewing (needle book, safety pins, thread), buttons and a home made flower made using distress inks and 5 punched out flower shapes (the first time I have ever tried this technique - thanks Anne for the instructions!). This tag therefore also fits with PTW 'grow your own', stampin for the weekend 'spots and dots' (I stamped some spotted swirls in the background), Fussy and Fancy 'use a lot of your favourite embellishment' (4 tiny buttons) and Speedy the Cat's friend 'distressing' challenges.
I also made this card for the Less is More challenge which this week is a one layer card using ink in a way you have not done before.  Well although I have used my brayer to layer sunsets, I have never used it with multiple masks to create mountains etc. I have always admired the effects people get with this (see Lavinia Stamps galleries for examples) so decided to have a go.  I have to confess that this was my 6th attempt at the card, the rest ended up in the bin (too much white space between the layers; colours not working togeher; too many lines from the brayer etc), but for what it is worth. Here it is!
Finally I have made a scrapbook layout following this weeks 'Sketchy Thursday' sketch. I kept the design fairly clean and simple to allow the photos to speak for themselves, as the kids had such fun dressing up and putting on a show for the adults.  As Robin, Chloe and Alex are great friends I am also entering this layout into Scrap and Stamps 'Friendship', All sorts 'anything but a card'  and Sew many card's 'use at least 3 brads' challenges.That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.

Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Love the colours and images you've used on your LIM card. A lovely card. xx

Kathyk said...

Llovely card and that Crafty Individuals sentiment simply perfect with it too

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card, stunning effect, lovely colours
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Lisa aka scrappychik said...

I LOVE it!!! Great to see all the kiddos dressin' up and having fun. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap & Stamp :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow looks good to me, an eye catching card and love the colours x

Nicola said...

Beautiful creations especially the tag with a great image and fab buttons!
Thanks for joining in with our 'Lots of....' challenge this week at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Carla said...

lovely card

Sasha said...

Great work! Your LIM card is really lovely fab stamping and colouring!

Chrissie said...

Great OLC Caro!
It was worth all the effort... it's a lovely scene!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Caro, Looks like you've all been having fun:0) Great LIM card, all the effort paid off it's brilliant, Gay xxx

Rebecca said...

I saw your card on the "Less Is More" blog and thought I'd pop over and say that I love the colours! Your perseverance really paid off :) x

Spyder said...

Great pictures! You could be in Bournemouth! (almost!) great tag idea too!
((Lyn))

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

All your projects are fabulous. I love your pictures. The tag is just adorable. What a cute image. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hug,
Carol

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Cuteeeeee photos...and I always loveeeeeee your work!! Those photos on your lo are ADORABLE! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Winnie and Patty said...

What wonderful projects!!! I just love the vintage looking distressed tag! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Heather said...

Congrats on making the design team! Love all the projects, especially the Sketchy Thursdays one. :) So glad you played along with us at Sketchy Thursdays this week! xoxo

Katina said...

Wow, what a gorgeous tag Caro!! Love the image and the lovely flower you've made. Your LIM card is beautiful too! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

Anne said...

Worth the effort for your lovely brayered card, it's beautiful
Anne
x

Diane said...

Very pretty LIM card.....look slike a fun time at the "seaside" too!!

Debs said...

Beautiful work - love the scrap Lo and the tree card is stunning.
Congrats on making DT.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jenny said...

Just adore your LIM card, the brayed mountains look great and the shades of mauve and purple give the scene such depth :)
Jenny x

Colleen Dietrich said...

It's so nice of you to share those darling photos of your "seaside" with us! Looks like lots of fun was had. :-) Glad you had some time to craft and distress, too! THanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :) Love when you play with us!

Aileen said...

Beautiful lim card, love your background. x

Anne said...

Beautiful work as always Caro and I am so chuffed that you used the flower idea. Anne x

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! You did a great job with the brayer

Fleur said...

These are fab, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx