Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunny October weekend!

I can't believe how nice the weather has been this weekend after the winds and rain of last week. I hope it is like this next weekend when my family are with us in Sheffield. Alex had a wonderful time yesterday following a treasure map and digging for treasure in the garden. He was most disappointed that he didn't find the treasure box first though!
Today he went to a party where he had the greatest of fun diving into the enormous ball pit and sliding down the very fast tunnel slide.  I enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the other mum's from school and to put faces to some of the names I have been hearing from Alex.
This afternoon we went to the park with Alex scooting round as batman.  Did Batman ever wear a bicycle helmet? My little batman did!
He also had fun on the slide, climbing frame and climbing his first ever tree. All in all we had a wonderful weekend enjoying the beautiful autumn sunshine.
The girls at Less is More have challenged us this week to make cards based on cocktails. Here is my attempt which uses an inkadinlado swirls stamp (twice) and a Katie and Co 'celebrate' stamp (my only drink stamp!). I coloured the drink in pink to resemble a cocktail I had at University all those years ago (I can't remember what it was called, only the vibrant pink colour!). I added clear glitter glue to the bubbles and circles in the swirl stamp for the final touch.  I am also entering this into Speedy the cat's friends 'seeing double' and SCSC 'white plus one other colour'.
They also introduced us to an on-line site (HERE) where you can find out what your personality is in terms of a cocktail.  Mine was 3 parts understanding, 2 parts beauty, 1 part bravery and a splash of fascination.
Sadly I had to make a sympathy card this weekend as well, as one of my on-line crafting friends died on 7th October. Many of you will have known Kath, also known as Lazy Kay. She was incredibly supportive and generous with her time and talents. Although we never met in person we had a lively e-mail and snail mail correspondence and I will miss her a lot. I am entering this card into Ooh La La 'sympathy',  and Daring cardmakers 'bird' challenges.
Finally I had to make a birthday card for one of Alex's classmates (this mornings party boy). I took this as an opportunity to use up some scraps, so this fits with DYSU challenge. It also fits with PTW 'three different shapes' and Papercutz 'stars, circles or diamonds'. That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone. I will be spending some time getting the house ready for an influx of visitors next weekend so there may not be much crafting going on!


Jenni's Jems said...

Sorry to hear about your friend but you have made a lovely sympathy card and fab take on this weeks challenge x

Chrissie said...

Super LIM card Caro... I love those swirls. I wonder what that cocktail was... We'll never know!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Wendi said...

I'm so sorry to read about your friend and it's a beautiful card you have made very serene
Thank you for sharing it with us at ooh la la this week

Wendi said...

I'm so sorry to read about your friend your card is beautiful and very serene
Thank you for sharing it with us at ooh la la this week

Toulouse31 said...

I like the pink drink, the swirls work really well. :-)

Pat Garvin said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

craftykitten said...

Hi Caro,
I love your beautiful sympathy card hun. So tranquil and peaceful. So sorry you had to make this card hun - your friend would have loved it. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn xx

WencheP said...

Very cool card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kathyk said...

Smashing projects from you - love the LIM and actually have the Katie and Co stamp too


Janeen said...

My sympathies in the loss of your friend and one of our online gals. I did not know of her but we are all connected through this great craft.

Thanks for entering you seeing doubles card into the challenge with Speedy the cat.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "White plus one other colour" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Glitter and pink is just right for a cocktail card!
So sorry to hear about your friend Caro. Vicky x

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card for the seeing double challenge! I love the flourishes you used along the sides of the card too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Caro :-) all of them are gorgeous :-)
I am sorry to hear about your friend xx

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Mandi said...

Very swish and chic Caro
FAB card
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. You have created some beautiful cards. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,

Keilly said...

Beautiful sympathy card, sorry for your loss. Thanks for playing along at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Ren-Yi said...

Great ways to use up your scraps. I love the CSA feel on the first one and the second is full of bold colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. I love the flourishes on the first card. Thanks for playing along with us here are Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Maureen said...

Lovely cards, well done, so sorry to hear about your friend. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Kathy said...

That image is perfect for a sympathy card, Caro. Thanks for joining in with this week's "A Little Bird..." challenge fromThe Daring Cardmakers