Sunday, 7 August 2011

Summer wedding!

Well we have had a lovely weekend which started with going to a wedding in Sheffield Registry Office.  Alex wasn't too impressed at being made to dress up smart, but we struck a deal. If he behaved himself and was smart for the wedding he would be allowed to play in the fountains in the peace gardens afterwards!
The service was lovely and the bride and groom looked so happy and proud. They had their official photos taken in front of the fountains in the peace gardens which proved far too much of a temptation for Alex...
...within minutes he was soaked and very very happy, running through the fountains and generally having a great time.  Yes, I was prepared and had a towel and change of clothes in my bag!
It has become a Saturday tradition for me to make a card for the Less is More challenge blog.  This time the challenge was to use the colours of your national flag, in my case I am British so I used red, white and blue.  I also couldn't resist the idea of doing a 'time for tea' card as that is so quintessentially British! I hope that Mandi and Chrissie will forgive the little bit of pale green on the leaves as I couldn't bring myself to have blue leaves on the flowers! Everything else is coloured in shades of blue and red including the writing. The tea pot image is a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear and so this card also fits with Stamp somethings 'digi' and Fresh Brewed 'hot' (well tea is usually served hot!) challenges as well.
I have also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.  I used photos of Alex at the nativity service and church and titled it 'The nativity, an alternate story'...the journalling reads 'Mary looked somewhat startled when an unknown shepher clutching a grubby white teddy came and carefully tucked Baby Jesus in the straw and arranged his presents. She graciously allowed him to share her chair - maybe she thought he would make a more caring father than Joseph who looked bored by the whole proceedings!'. As the theme of this layout is Christmas I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Paper Play 'Christmas in August' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Suzilou said...

Really love the card, fab image and I love your scrap book page. So love the idea of scrapbooking but find it so hard to find the time :)

Suze Bain said...

A great card and great photos and scrapbooking too! xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the teapot and cup. A fab card.

Meggymay said...

Love your Nativity layout, great card as well. Yvonne x

Mandi said...

Super card Caro, original design and very English!
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Caro and a perfect image! Alex looks so sweet! x

Zoechaos said...

Love you clean light cup of tea card XOXO Zoe

Chrissie said...

We've had to forgive a few odd bits of colour this week Caro... some have found it difficult to stick strictly to the challenge!
It's a great image and a lovely card... as you so rightly say... so very British!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

lin_ka1 said...

Cool card. Such an invitation to tea embellished gossip.

Sheryl said...

Hi Caro!
What a lovely Tea card! You have colored and shaded it beautifully!
Thank you for joining the Freshly Brewed "Hot" challenge! I hope that you join us again!
Hugs, Sheryl

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee your photos and you lo is AWESOME! I love love love the photos and the little lamb! Thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Anne said...

What a lovely iconic British card. The fountains looked fun!

Mandy said...

Fabulous page Caro, the piccy is adorable and the LO is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Christmas in August challenge
hugs Mandy xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!! Both your card and scrap book page are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed "Hot" Challenge.


Cheryl said...

really love your cas card that is really classy and so british just love it,wonderful photos on your blog too hugs cherylxxx

Aileen said...

Tea is very British isn't it? Lovely card. Great photos and scrapbooking page too. x

Hestia's Helper said...

I LOVE this!!! Using the black and white on the card with just a pop of red for the flowers is stunning!!! Really stands out! You have inspired me! I'm going to try this!!!

Thank you for joing our Hot! Hot! Hot! Challenge at Fresh Brewed!!


Tomomi said...

So lovely layout:)
Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!

Marcea said...

What a beautiful christmas creation! I love your beautiful details and photos. Thankyou so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week

massofhair said...

Quintessentially English and an inspired choice for your card. A great share:-)

Kathyk said...

Lovely card/layout and photos