Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2012 brings you all that you wish for.  Pull up and chair and make yourself a cup of tea as I am going to take a brief step back and re-cap on Christmas which was wonderful.  We spent Christmas Day with my in-laws starting with nibbles in the sitting room at 11ish
followed by a walk through the woods
including lots of mud
then Christmas lunch including crackers (lots of silly cheeky faces were pulled by all)
and finally presents. 
Needless to say Alex was very happy and excited by everything,
especially as on Boxing Day we had a little Christmas celebration with just the three of us and he got another present!
Our walk to the park in the afternoon was accompanied by very dodgy monster truck driving and a lot of laughter.
Then on 27th it was down to my parents in Somerset for another family celebration with more presents,
including the extremely successful Dagedar set
extremely yummy food
treasure hunts in the garden
rides on Grandad's tractor and visits from old family friends; Perfect!  We arrived back home yesterday, tired but having had a wonderful time. Tim and I celebrated New Years Eve very quietly with a nice home cooked meal and a movie followed by watching the fireworks on the television at midnight. London did us proud!
As you can imagine with being away so much comparatively little has been achieved in terms of crafting but I did make my DT entry for Quirky Crafts this week.  We were given images from Bugaboo to use on a theme of Food Glorious food, so I decided to make a series of three ATCs. I coloured the images in using promarkers, cut round them with scissors, and mounted them on the Dovecraft card background to which I added a distressed ink edging (blue and pink).  The sentiments are also from Bugaboo and I added gems where appropriate.  I am also entering this into Pollycraft 'punch it' (circle punches), CCCB 'cutting', Pile it on 'Bling it up' and Stampavie 'hearts'.
I am miles behind with my scrapbooking so one of my New Year resolutions is to catch up and to scrap a little more regularly. So I am starting as I mean to go on!  This layout is based on this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch and uses mostly Tim Holtz papers and images. The butterfly stamps are from 7gypsies. This layout also fits with Stampin' for the weekend 'Anything goes', Delicious Doodles 'anything goes', Simon says stamp 'anything goes' and SCSC 'Anything goes'.
Finally I made a quick thank you card, which I am entering into Less is More 'one word' challenge, using 7Gypsies papers, distress inks and a Penny Black stamp. That is all from me for now.  Wishing you all a very Happy and prosperous 2012, filled with love, laughter, health and happiness.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Lorianna said...

These are so CUTE
Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your talent with us at PIO~~Lorianna DT

Chrissie said...

I got to your card in the end Caro!
Super one too!
Thanks so much and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.
"Less is More"

Ros said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas! Love your fun tags ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Linda R. said...

I really enjoyed seeing all your Christmas photos.. Looks like you had a lovely time.. And your cards are just adorable.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Darling pics and projects! ! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Melissa S. said...

Love all the photos from your wonderful trip. The kids are just adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Pile It On this week and I love the use of the Bugaboo Images. Great Job and Happy New Year to you.

Kasia said...

Cute photos and great creations! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee the photos!!! And loving your lo and card!!! Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Christine said...

I had a lot of fun reading your post. Sounds like Christmas was super fun for your boys. I loved all of your crafty projects too. Those ATC girls were adorable and the layout was great too!! Love the technique that you used on the card. It was beautiful also!!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Sheena said...

Fabulous pictures - looks like you had lots of fun! Lovely layout as well, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, Sheena xx

Karen said...

Hi Caro, happy NY wishes to you and your family. Fantastic card, love the technique you've used here as well as the colours, really pretty. Hugs Karen x

Mandi said...

Looks like you had great fun at Christmas in your house
Super card, love it

Happy new year to you
Thank you
"Less is More"

Chris said...

great family pics. and who doesn't love Bugaboo, they always put a grin on my face. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Tracy said...

Great layout. Thanks for taking part at SCSC
Tracy x

Anne Pennington said...

I love how you used the sunburst paper. I have a tutorial for using some of those papers on my blog - yours is awesome!