Sunday, 11 September 2011


Firstly, an apology for not updating on Friday yet again.  This picture shows you the reason why!  Our skip (which I have wanted for over 4 years now) finally arrived on Thursday and so I have spent the past few days fighting my way through the garage and beginning to empty it of the accumulated rubbish that comes with 10 years of marriage!
This is what the garage looked like when I started so you can see why I was desparate to do it LOL! So far I have taken one huge box of things to the charity shop and have some more that will go on Tuesday, and the skip is half full.  The funny part has been that both Alex and Tim have been hovering by the skip at different times to make sure I don't throw anything away that they still want - they are both such hoarders! 
Despite the weather being changeable, Alex and I have also been out to the park a few times where he has been scooting really fast, bicycling, and having fun on the bouncy slide (going too fast for decent photos!).
Crafting wise I had to get my DT entry for this weekends Quirky Crafts challenge finished; not least because it is my challenge this week!  The challenge is quite simple this time round; to make anything but a card and it is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who provided the digital images I used on my layout. I just had to scrapbook the photos I took of Alex on his first day at school this week.  I used the sketch from this weeks Sketchy Thursday and am also entering this into CCT 'something you would find in an office', Delicious Doodles 'fresh start' (first day at school), Fussy and Fancy 'back to school' challenges.
The only other crafting I have done has been this weeks Less is More challenge, which was to make a one layer card 'seeing double'.  I have used two fairies on this card,and the stars consist of two imprints of the same stamp (with part of it masked so that the wording round the candle could be seen). I added sakura stardust to the wings and glitter glue to the stars. This card also fits with PaperPlay 'use 2 or more stamped images', Aud Sentiments 'a card for a girl' and Stampin' for the weekend 'pink' and Stamp something's final 'anything goes' challenges.  That is all from me for now...I am off down to the garage to continue filling the skip!  Have a great week everyone.


Kathyk said...

Delightful card and pretty colorus - well done on the skip thing. I could probably fill 2 or 3 as we'vebeen married 25 years!


Cazzy said...

Oh wow, you must be so busy! Love the layout, and the photos of Alex on the slide!

Cazzy x

Chrissie said...

Pretty LIM card Caro... good luck with the garage... mine could do with a similar treatment!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Hi Caro I have been trying hard to et DH to have a real go at sorting out out garage, it is 16 years since we moved here and stuff just got put in there.
Love the card with the two fairies and as always your scrpbook page is super. Have a good week. Anne x

Allison said...

fab layout
Thanks for playing along at Delcious Doodles

Anne said...

Fairy pretty card! Have fun filling your skip, we had one taken away this morning after some building work, managed to add a few extras to it

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my cards here and here .

Mandi said...

Pretty card Caro, I do love silhouettes, they work great with fairies, I think
Happy sorting!
Good to see you
Thank you
"Less is More"

Rosie said...

Great choice of papers for the lovely blue sweater in the photos!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeee your lo and the card! I loveeee the papers you used on your lo!! And good luck with the garage! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

massofhair said...

Fabulous card with great colours, are the Fairies by Lavinia as i couldn't see? Thanks for sharing and i hope you get your garage sorted very soon:-)

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at AUD Sentiments this fortnight :) Gemma x

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what an adorable project I just love that image and the layout! Thanks for joining us at Au Sentiments for our latest challenge!

Ruthie said...

This is fabulous! Love the colours!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Deb said...

fabulous layout!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fab day, happy crafting, Debxx

Jane said...

Very pretty card, lovely fairies.

Sazzle said...

Great "back to school" card and love that cheeky photo too :-)

Thanks for sharing this with us over at Fussy and Fancy for our current challenge and good luck.

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugz xx