Wednesday, 7 September 2011

First day at school!

Alex had his first half day at school yesterday and he was so excited.  We were ready really early and he was impatient to be out of the house and getting there.
 By all accounts he enjoyed it and loved wearing his school uniform and has bounced out of the house happy to be going full day today. 
It was quite emotional for me seeing him in his school uniform looking so grown up; don't worry, I didn't disgrace myself by crying!
As it is Wednesday it is time for WOYWW. Well truth to tell this is my home crafting desk late last night...I am currently sat at a completely empty desk at work because my office is due to be moving at somepoint this morning, although judging by the massively long list I am not going to move until this afternoon at the earliest! On my desk you can see various things that I was playing with while trying to plan out a diamond wedding card. These include some cuttlebug dies and embossing folders, flowers, doilies and a photograph of the couple.
Here is the completed card. It is for the Diamond Wedding of my work colleagues parents and I used shiney ribbon, Bazzil Bling cardstock (for the shimmer), doilies, white flowers and little diamonds. I am entering this card into Kaboodle Doodles 'Lace, fabric or ric rac' (well a doily has a lace edge and a ribbon is fabric!), Ooh La La 'anniversary', Creative card crew 'anything goes', papertake weekly 'anything goes' and TioT 'monochrome' (I assume white on white with a black and white image counts as monochrome!).
As promised I also made another card for this weeks Less is More metallic challenge.  This time I stamped inkadinkado swirls in silver on my card, then embossed the butterfly with silver embossing powder, then punched some silver flowers, edged the card with silver ink and added lots of little diamond gems, which also look silvery. I am also entering this card into Speedy the Cat's friends 'bling' challenge (well there are 15 little gems!). That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone,
Love,
Caro
x

22 comments:

jill said...

Beautiful card & i love looking at old photo's. Glad you little boy enjoyed his first day at school & he looks very handsome in his new uniform

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great to see Alex looking so smart in his uniform. You wait, years will shoot by and then all of a sudden he'll be leaving home just like my eldest will be in 2 weeks time...sob..
Gorgeous monochrome/subtle bling card. Like that very muchly :D xx

Chrissie said...

Pretty card Caro... I bet you were are excited as your son on his first day!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

April said...

Great cards, The silver on black butterfly one is sooo effective! Glad your son enjoyed his first day at school. Hope the office move went ok! Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

Love the pic of your boy on his first day at school - hope he continues to love going! Your cards are gorgeous too, hope the move went well.....

PatR said...

Lovely card and yes it's perfect for the TioT challenge this week. Thank you for sharing it with us this week. xx

Mandi said...

Striking card Caro
your little lad looks very smart
Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Super embossing on the LIM card, great anniversary card too and super pics of your wee boy. xx

Anne said...

Hello Caro - Alex looks so smart and grown up in his uniform. My youngest GS starts next week. My DIL says she already feels very emotional. My eldest GD starts her new nursery tomorrow- she is very excited. Love the cards. Anne x

Janeen said...

THIS is beautiful. like how you used the bling on the swirls. i remember, first school days are painful for the moms. yes, i remember.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh the card is lovely and dont worry you wouldnt have disgraced yourself by crying but probably would have started off the other parents too!

georgina said...

Love the cards and the wedding one reminds me of my parents photos,its lovely, thanks for joining in at TioT, luv Georginax

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How cute-1st day of school pictures....brings back memories for me. Love your layout and your metallic card. Beautifully done. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Crafting Time said...

Aww love that thumbs up photo and Alex looks so smart in his new uniform (not sure how long clean and tidy will last for though!!)
I had to come back after last weeks post and have now become a follower of your blog.
Helen x

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a gorgeous picture of you and Alex together - such happiness. So glad he's enjoyed his first couple of days..makes the prospect of the long haul much easier!
Good luck withthe work move.. I have such experience and I didn't like it!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Love all the diamonds on the black paper. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Debgem said...

Thanks for sharing the photos - so smart in school uniform!

Your card is really sweet! Love hte butterfly!

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a wonderful card with lots of blling! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

JoZart said...

So lovely to see Alex on his first day at school. Such a special time for you all. Great cards and love the old wedding photo.
Glad I didn't miss a late snoop!
JoZarty x

Neil said...

Hi there, thank you for sharing your Monochrome card with us at Try it on Tuesday this week.

craftykitten said...

gorgeous card, love all the embossing and the bling. Thanks for joining in our Anniversary challenge at OLL this time.
hugs
Dawn x

Anne said...

Fabulous anniversary card. Thanks for playing along with us at OLL. Hugs x