Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunny October weekend!

Well I have to say, along with everyone else, that I simply cannot believe the weather we are having at the moment. The last few days have been boiling hot and we have been back in shorts and T-shirt which makes such a pleasant change.  This has meant that yesterday Alex and I were able to meet up with friends in the park and have a great time charging round.
Alex had so much fun he did not want to come home!
Today Alex and I tried a new church, actually the one that is nearest to us, and it was wonderful!  We both enjoyed it so I think it is safe to say that we will try and make it a regular occurrence. The weather has been slightly cooler again today, but it is safe to say that we enjoyed getting out to Abbeydale Industrial hamlet where they were holding a steam fayre. Alex really enjoyed having a go at the wood turning and going into every building looking at the different machinery, especially the huge water driven bellows which were working
I think his favourite part was being allowed to sit on the traction engine seat.  For me, well I am happy anywhere near steam so I had a great time too!
Crafting wise the Less Is More challenge for this week is 'make the colour of your eyes prominent on your card'. My eyes are blue (ranging from a vibrant bright blue in sunlight to a paler blue indoors) so we have all shades of blue on this card.
My other card is a Christmas card which is scraplifted from Sandi's card as part of this weeks CCCB challenge. It also fits with Ooh La La 'punches and dies' and Meljen's 'squares and circles' challenges.
Finally I have made a scrapbook layout using inspiration from SIWAS challenge of Brian Adams 'Heaven'. The  line I chose was 'Young and wild and free' so the title of my page is 'Bounce wild & Free'. The journalling reads ' Alex had a wonderful time on the bungee trying to bounce as high as birds fly and pretending he was spiderman' hence the images I chose to use on this layout.  This layout also fits with Pixie Dust 'book or movie' (Spiderman), and stamp, scrap and doodle 'Anything but a card'.  Once again my apologies for the quality of the photos...I am hoping that my new computer will arrive this week, but that remains to be seen! Have a good week everyone.


Nicolle Kramer said...

What a super fun LO! Great pics and love spiderman on the roof..:) Thanks for playing along at SIWAS..:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos Caro - a lot of fun had by all! Love your cards and your LIM one is so elegant. xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love that butterfly card x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet and pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Wendi said...

What fabulous creations sounds like you had a wonderful weekend
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Chrissie said...

Lovely blue butterflies Caro. It's a pretty LIM card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Love all the pictures and cards. Thank you so much for making a layout and playing along with our challenge this week at SSDS.


mforquer said...

Wow looks like great fun - and your LO and card is gorgeous too! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! Hope to see you back soon!

Sue said...

Terrific card Caro
Your family life always looks FAB
Thank you, as always
Mandi LIM

Jennifer said...

Lovely cards and LO! Perfect lyric use from the song for these sweet photos! Thanks for playing along this week at SIWAS! :)

Carla said...

Such a fun layout!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Scrap it With a Song!

Ros said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card ... wonderful yake on the challenge too ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Jingle said...

Great work! Thanks for playing along with the Pixies!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Fabulous cards and lo! LOVE the pics! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

So many fun projects here.. And I love looking at your photos.. Thanks for sharing them with us.. So happy you played along with us at CCCB!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your photos Caro - it seems like yesterday that I was romping around the park with my little ones... Your cards are great too, especially the butterflies, and I absolutely love your surreal scrapbook layout! Vx

tt.scraps said...

Great job! Looks like fun!
Thanks for joining us on SSDS!

Sandra Stephens said...

Glad to find your blog Caro...we used to 'talk' on a craft forum...I was known as Sandraspain.
I have become a follower and would love it if you have time to visit my blog..

tiffany said...

wow great projects, love how you used the "wild and free" part of the song. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrap It With a Song
=) Tiffany

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love your layout! The lyrics "young and wild and free" are also my favorite from the song "Heaven." Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!