Sunday 4 December 2011

Wet weekend!

Yet again I must apologise for not updating on Friday; trying to catch up with Christmas preparations seems to be getting in the way of blogging. I have, however, managed to finish our Christmas letter, although the printer is nearly out of ink so they may not get printed for a while. We have had a lovely weekend despite the pouring rain. Yesterday we went out to Kelham Island for their Victorian Christmas Fayre, where we met up with friends.  Alex loved the fair, especially the merry go round, the helter skelter and the swing boats.  He and Katie managed to go really high in them which pleased him no end!
Today we had a lovely church service and then as it was still cold and wet, I took him to our local indoor play area to work off some steam. He had a great time playing with the other children and whizzing down the slide.
Crafting wise it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge, which this week was set by Lyn and is nice and easy; 'SNOW'. We have two sponsors this week so do pop over and join in the fun.  This card used 'Sophia Snow Angel' from Paper Pretties, which I coloured using promarkers. I then cut the image out using a nestability and mounted it on cuttlebug embossed snowflake background. The card was finished off with silver peel offs. I am also entering this cardinto The Crazy Challenge 'snowflakes', SSDS 'holiday card' and Simon Says stamp 'anything goes',
My second DT entry for Quirky crafts was a little tag made using nestabilities, and the 'little tree' stamp from Limited Runs coloured with promarkers and glitter glue. I am also entering this into The Pixie Cottage 'holiday decor' (I hope a present tag counts), Colour create 'red white and green' and Delightful challenges 'let it snow'.
For this weeks Less is More the girls have challenged us to use 'green' as the main colour on our card.  I used a new Just Rite pine branch stamp in Versafine Olympia Green to make the wreath, and then heat embossed little gold stars and added gems and a gold ribbon to complete the look.  I am also entering this card into All sorts 'going round in circles', Simon says stamp & show 'stars', Crafty cardmakers 'heat embossing', and SCSC 'photo inspiration'.
Finally I made a 50th birthday card for my boss; an extremely elegant lady, hence the idea behind the card.  I printed out the 50 and fabulous using Word, and then embossed round the edges and stamped the Crafty Individuals lady in the middle.  I finished it off with pearls and pearly stars.  I am therefore entering this into CCT 'it's just a number' and Speedy the cat's friends 'favourite embellishments' (pearls).  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

Love your LIM card Caro!
It's a bit like the tapestry stamp cards you do so well!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Dan said...

Great cards, I really love the elegant simplicity of that wreath! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Josephine said...

What a beautiful collection of cards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Janeen said...

had fun looking at all your cards. love the embellished numbers on your 50's card. Thanks for sharing with Friends of Speedy @ Mark's Finest Papers.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

A beautiful collection of items! You have been busy. Love the little tag that you entered into our challenge; It is so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
Sharon xx

J said...

Lovely cards - sometimes less is indeed more! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Mandi said...

Super wreath caro

Thank you very much
Mandi LIM

Franz♥ said...

Lovely cards!

Thank you for playing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge this week!

Hugs, Franz.

ps: i have some candy if you like!

Pat said...

Great cards. I love that snow angel image. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

laurie said...

Pretty wreath!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

your projects so pretty! Anyone would be thrilled and privileged to receive them. Thanks for sharing them with us at The Pixie Cottage. Hugz, Steph

Sabrina said...

Cute Christmas Elf! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge. :)

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous take on the photo inspiration, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS a few more days left on my candy if you are interested:)

Scrapcat 1 said...

It looks like it's all go in your house lol! I love the wreath card it so simple but absolutely stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and we hope to see you again soon.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

All just gorgeous! I love the elegent lady one, I think thats my favourite!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining us at SCSC
Tracy x

Katie said...

Super cute project!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage

Rosietoes said...

Super wee tag Caro and a cute image.
Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Create.

Edna x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Caro, and a lovely photo :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous and the card for The Pixie Cottage are wonderfull.
Thank you for playinin at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Cazzy said...

It looks like Alex had a whole lot of fun! Love the cards, and you have been busy.

Cazzy x

Fleur said...

A great take on our theme. Gorgeous cards. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Deb said...

wow your cards are so beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Karen said...

Love your take on the LIM card, it's so stylish, OLC and CAS, Karen x

Digidarla said...

Great card design. I love those embellishments. Well done! XXX~DigiDarla

Linda said...

Wonderful holiday cards! I love the snow angel. Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Debs said...

Gorgeous cards - especially love the wreath one.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx