Sunday, 13 November 2011

Fireman Alex!

We have had a lovely weekend with Alex's good behaviour and good mood continuing enabling us to have a lot of fun.  Yesterday we went to my in-laws where we were joined by all Tim's family. Alex and his cousins were taken out to the park by my Father-in-law (Grandpa Pete) leaving the rest of us to chat in peace.  When they came back, the boys spent much of the time building dens with various cushions, cloths, clothes horses and tables.   Adults weren't really allowed hence the dodgy photo. As you can see it was utter chaos, but really good fun!
Today Alex and I went to the Fire and Police museum here in Sheffield, where Alex had a great time pretending to be a fireman, and was given a ride in a fire engine, complete with the sirens on...he loved it!
He also enjoyed being put in the stocks although he said it was a bit uncomfortable!
I haven't had a lot of time for crafting this weekend, but the first thing I did was my entry for Less is More; this weeks challenge is a one layer card with leaves on it. I used the cuttlebug and a labels nestablity (no. 4 I think) to emboss the centre (it doesn't show very well in the photo unfortunately)and then used the free stamp from Crafty Stampers, and a masking technique to stamp the corners (stamping and masking are my favourite techniques so I am entering this for Speedy the Cat's friends favourite techniques challenge as well). I used pine needles distressed ink and then a lighter colour promarker to colour them in. I am also entering this into Penny's challenge 'give thanks', Aud Sentiments 'Thank you' and Stamp scrap and Doodle 'Thank you' challenges.
I also made a start on catching up on my scrapbooking as I have now established that I have over 50 layouts to do in order to get up to date!  I used this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch to make this layout, which also involves stamping and so fits with the WWU #18  from ScrapFIT. The colours also mean that it fits with this weeks Cupcake Inspirations, and the theme of friendship (along with the little butterfly stamps) mean that it fits this weeks Flutterby Wednesday challenge. That is all from me for now. I hope you all have a really good weekend.
Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Lottie said...

How cool - you posted this whilst I am on here. Great photos - Alex sure has a wonderful time. Outings, rides on a fire engine with the siren going - dressing up and playing with all his cousins - he'll have the most amazing memories of his childhood - and such a good role model for how to play with his own children when he has them

Cath Wilson said...

That's a pretty card - missed that stamp :-(

Karen said...

That's beautifully stamped and coloured Caro, lol Kx

jennaroo said...

Beautiful!

Chrissie said...

Your LIM card looks great Caro! You used that stamp really well.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Janeen said...

masking is so fun. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Friends of Speedy the cat.

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sheri said...

Great layout! I love how you overlapped your photos in the center. I might have to scraplift this one! ;)

Pat Garvin said...

Looks like you had fun. Card is wonderful. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Kasia said...

Great layout! Love the colors and these cute leaves!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Susie said...

Super cute layout! Great interpretation of the Cupcake Inspriations challenge!

Mandi said...

Super card as ever Caro
Love your page too
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Sandra Stephens said...

Lovely post Caro...I have always wanted to ride on a fire-engine!!!
Love the Autumnal layout...very evocative. Hugs.xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Caro--what a beautiful CAS card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

Carol said...

Great Lim card, love the stamp. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Tina said...

lovely...so beautiful the colors and details

thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations chellenge this week

Tina
dt sweetie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Fun photos and loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! Loving the leaves and the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Marrigje said...

I came here looking for a LIM card, and how lucky I am, to find a great layout aswell. Thank you for sharing that.

(next time I am in Sheffield, I will certainly visit this museum, looks like great fun with young boys )

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

looks like you and the boys had great fun. Lovely layout

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Such a pretty LO! Nice work with the stamping! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Mynnette said...

Fabulous card and LOVE that LO! :) Looks like you had some fun! :)

JLJ Designs said...

Love the scrapbook layout! Your photos are super-cute. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

Jen

Missy Whidden said...

This is so great!! Love your stamping!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Sande said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS on "Thank you" challenge. Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs, Sande xx

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful CAS thank you card, great layout too. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Country Mouse said...

Great card! Cute lil' fireman! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!!!
audrey gzls