Friday, 11 November 2011

Good Week!

Alex has had a good week this week, behaving nicely everyday much to my relief!  Today saw his first school performance which was a sign language version of Percy the Park Keeper, and The Enormous Turnip. He enjoys performing but always looks faintly worried by it, or is that just a look of concentration?!
He joined in with most of it, with only the occassional lapse in concentration!  The photos aren't great because they were taken on maximum zoom with no flash and have had to be cropped to show only Alex.  As well as performing the children had made turnip soup and bread for us all to have.  It was a lovely occasion.
Crafting wise I have been busy with Christmas cards this week, all along the clean and simple lines.  This first one uses cream card, a cuttlebug embossing folder, images from Crafty individuals and some tapestry stamps.  This fits with The Crazy challenge 'Something with wings' challenge.
The next card is similar, using the same components, but now has stitching on it and so fits with Ooh La La 'stitching challenge'
For these two cards I fought a long and hard battle with my Cuttlebug.  After 6 failed attempts I finally managed to master the double emboss technique and so can enter these for Fluorishes Timeless Tuesdays 'Double emboss' challenge. I am also entering these into Delightful challenges 'snowflake' challenge.
The final set of Christmas cards use the new stamps I got free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, which I have coloured with my promarkers. I am entering these into Papertake weekly 'Christmas cards' and DYSU 'inspired by a song' challenge (Winter wonderland).
And finally as a break from Christmas cards I also made this, which fits with Simon says stamp 'Poppy fields', Delicious Doodles 'Remembrance' and CCT 'reds for Remembrance' challenges.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great weekend everyone.


WencheP said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Caro. Alex looks like a little angel. hehe
your cards are all gorgeous, but the apparent simplicity of the poppy one really steals the show. Thank you for sharing this at Delicious Doodles' "Remembrance" challenge

Deb said...

fabulous card, love your embossing!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week!
Have a great weekend, Debxx

Anne said...

Beautiful selection of cards. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

Lottie said...

Fabulous cards as always - and my Alex is growing so fast. I love the photos of him at Ten Pin Bowling - and especially seeing him in the 1940's car with the cap on!

You are so organized with your photos and how you store them - brilliant. I am off to try and find your jewellery posts - I have only just started, and need all the inspriration I can get

sallysbitz said...

You have created some gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

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Ooh nice embossing!! I love the different cards you've made : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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Carissa said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly. Carissa :)

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - what a busy bee you are! i really love the double embossed technique and the failed attempts paid off! I also love your sunset background on the silhouette flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Marcea said...

What gorgeous creations you have made. So pleased you found inspiration from our photo challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Good luck and hope to see you again this week

Ildiko said...

All of jour cards are fab but the last one is really gorgeous, thanks playing along with DD this week