Sunday, 18 September 2011

Gentle fun

We have had a lovely weekend at home this weekend.  Yesterday I finished tidying the garage and sorted most of the entryway.  Which means we now have room to move some of the things out of the study to make that tidier which will be a huge relief.  In the afternoon Alex and I went to Crookesmoore Park where he had a great time scooting, climbing and swinging.
Today I had the bizarre experience of shopping with a very hyper excited Batman!  It was a shame I didn't get a photo, but he had a great time going round the supermarket in his cape and mask. He remained like that for the whole day including our trip to Whirlow Farm Fayre this afternoon; a great time was had by all despite the intense rain shower that absolutely soaked me!
Sadly the rainbow was too faint for the camera to pick up, but this was the amazing contrast of dark looming sky, with the sun shining on the tree, wall and grass as the rain stopped....if I hadn't taken the photo myself I wouldn't have believed the colour contrasts...amazing!
This weekend Less is More are holding their first ever 'Anything goes' challange where they are trying to reach 1000 entries in a week! As a result I decided to make a few more Christmas cards.  For the first time I experimented with using a nestability to make an embossed shape rather than cutting.  I was really pleased with it - Quick, easy and effective, just what I like. This first one I am also entering into SCSC and Speedy the Cat's Friends 'one layer card' challenges.
I also made this one which I am entering into Meljen's 'Paper Piercing' and DYSU 'silver' challenges.
Finally I made a scrapbook layout to fit with this weeks Sketchy Thursdays  and ScrapFits double challenge 'Sketch and Friendship'.  I used various scraps of paper for this layout and added appropriate words round the main photo. Sorry about the lighting on this one. That is it from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

I like embossed shapes on cards too Caro, these are super.
Thanks so much for joining us in our attempt at the 1000 submissions!
"Less is More"

Winnie and Patty said...

Caro--this little line up of birds is just too cute. What a great Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Challenge!

Sheila said...

I like your interpretation of the layout...adorable photo! Thanks for playing along with ScrapFIT!

Fiona said...

Love the robin card - they are so cute. x

Brenda said...

Fabulous CAS design Caro!! Thank you for playing along with Speedy The Cat's Friend Challenge.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a wonderful LO! Love you take on the sketch to use the paper strips to make the design behind your photo. Such a great idea to journal between the strips and in YOUR OWN hand writing too!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

nnalorac said...

Such a cute line of Robins Caro. Love the embossing too. Seen it on LIM. Carolxx

Mandi said...

Embossing looks great Caro, I love it too
Thank you!
Your entering our 1000 target this week is very much appreciated

"Less is More"

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a cute Christmas card Caro. The color on the birds is super too. What an awesome job you did with the challenge. Your little guy is a cutie too! Thank you so much for joining Speedy the Cat's Friends one layer challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit to see what you have created for us. Good luck in the drawing. Hope to see you again next week.

Bear Hugs,

downrightcrafty said...

I do so envy you, with your great talent for CAS, adore this fabulous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh I love how you addressed the stripes of paper very clever!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Cuteeee photos and loveeeeeeeee your projects!! They are always beautiful! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Curlybear said...

Oh wowzers this is such a cutie patootie and your colouring is awesome, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 152 One Layer Card
I hope you join us again next week,

I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Viv said...

Such pretty cards, well done :O) Viv xx

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Designing with Debbie said...

Such a cute card. I love the little birdies sitting there singing. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "One layer card" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Harriet Skelly said...

Great cards - I especially like the Christmas card with the birds - so cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

JOAN said...

Love your cards!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, Joan

JOAN said...

Love your cards!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, Joan

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Payne Holler Cards said...

these little birds are toooo cute!thanks so much for playing with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:

btw - loved all those one layer cards you created - best of luck with the Less is More challenge too! I think you nailed this challenge (-:

Andie's Space said...

Hi Caro,
These look lovely. Those little robins are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx