Sunday 4 September 2011

Crazy weekend!

Well, my attempts to give Alex a special 'Big Boy nearly going to school' treat were a complete disaster!  I took him to the cinema to see Cars2 and all went fine until the adverts started very loudy making him jump, the trailers were apparently too scary as was the beginning scene so after screams of 'I want to go home!' we gave up and went a played arcade games instead which he did enjoy. The afternoon's trip out was much more successful as we met up with my Maid of Honor at the park where Alex also met two of his friends.  Today he had a hair cut for school and then went to a birthday party at Planet Pot.  Considering that he had to sit still for 1.5 hours he did really well and he did actually make a good effort at painting his bowl.  Don't you love the look of concentration on his face!
Crafting wise I haven't had a lot of time this weekend, but I did make a birthday card for a friend who has given birth to a baby boy.  As I used a metal ribbon charm on this card it fits with this weeks Less is More 'metallic' theme. I will definitely have to have another go at this theme as I am sure I can do better!  This card also fits with All sorts 'green and blue', Meljen's 'no patterned paper' and Delicious Doodles 'fresh start' (well isn't a baby a fresh/new start!).
I have also made a card for Alex to give to his nursery teachers to thank  them for looking after him for the last 3.5 years.  I used all images from Robyn's fetish which I put together to make the background paper, coloured in with promarkers and then colour washed over with pale blue watercolour paint.  I then put the bookworm image and the text on top.  As Alex is now starting school (first day on Tuesday) I feel that this card fits with Fresh Brewed 'School ABC=123', The Pixie Cottage 'back to school', Pixie Dust 'school is cool', Stamp something 'digi day' (this card uses 5 different digi images!), and Crazy4challenges 'back to school' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone and please pray that Alex settles in well to school...his first day is Tuesday (I am probably more nervous than he is!).


Suze Bain said...

A lovely baby card. xx

Chrissie said...

Cute LIM card Caro, I shall look forward to the next instalment!
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
"Less is More"

Debs said...

Adorable card - simply but so elegant!Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mandi said...

Super baby card, perfect
See you next time

Thanks again for the digi addy, have now purchased it and made a card!
Thank you
"Less is More"

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a simple but beautiful card love the layout, I adore CAS cards but find it hard not to fill the white space this is perfect....

Thanks for joining in our Green and Blue themed challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck in the Draw...

Emma xxx

Aileen said...

Cute baby card. x

mckinkle said...

Hello Caro,

Just have to say I love your Son's super jumper with the two coloured opening!

Gorgeous new baby card, just love it as it is so simple and elegant!

Thanks for playing along with our new challenge over at Delicious Doodles this fortnight!

Keryn :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I love both of your cards.
The back to school card is Adorable! Love the image and the awesome designer paper

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
I hope you will be able to hop with us Thursday!
Heather D.

Jane said...

Lovely baby card.