Tuesday 3 January 2012

Little Rock Star!

Bank holiday Monday was great fun as Alex treated me to a rock concert!  He has the attitude, the loud raucous singing, the mad bouncing, crazy hair and silly words down pat. I only wish I had managed to record his made up song; it was simply hillarious and had me almost helpless with laughter.  A wonderful end to what has been a fantastic holiday; it was very hard to go back to work yesterday.
This photo of my desk, full of my new goodies, was taken last night for my entry to WOYWW.  I failed last week to join in as I was away in Somerset spending time with my family (see my previous post for Christmas photos), but as I am back now I will join in again!  I was given this printers tray for Christmas and as you can see I am part way through planning the contents I will add to turn it into a wall hanging for our study. Also on my desk are various patterned papers for use in the printers tray, craft knife, cutting mat and metal ruler for cutting the papers exactly to size to fit in the box.
This close up shows exactly how far I have got with the project; some boxes are nearly completed with all their contents whereas others are still empty and awaiting time and inspiration. Nothing has been stuck down yet as I don't dare until I am convinced that the whole thing will work together but you get the idea. It is mostly based on my new 7gygpsies papers and Tim Holtz bits and pieces, combined with sea shells and feathers I have collected over the years.
This detailed picture shows 4 of the little compartments; the main 'title' compartment and three others, showing that the theme is nature.  In the end it will contain images of sea shells, fish, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, eggs and anything else that inspires me.  It is taking ages, but I am having great fun doing it.
I also made this card for my father-in-law as he loves birds.  I used my new 7gypsies papers combined with old K&Co scraps I have had for years (left over from scrapbook projects), and recycled ribbon from a cracker (2 actually, joined under the image) to make this clean and simple card following this weeks CPS sketch. This cards therefore fits with SSSS 'something old & something new', cards for men 'recycling', Kaboodle Doodles 'Let's celebrate', PTW 'anything goes', and Simon says stamp 'new something' (I used new stash!).  That is all from me. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.


l00pyscraftcreations said...

Good luck with the tray hun, it looks wonderful xx


Candy C said...

Your bird card is really strikingly pretty! I love the image of the bird and the way you matted it onto the softer green background. Nice job! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! <3 Candy

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Caro and best wishes to you and your family.

I really love the photos of Alex...he is so grown up now. The printer's tray looks as if it will be a masterpiece...beautiful

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do like your printer's tray very much, there are loads of lovely things to admire there! I'm sure you're having a ball thinking of things for all the sections :)
Happy New Year!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx
PS Cool rock star dude.. !

May said...

I love the printers tray, I got one also. I love what you are doing with yours, my idea was to use a theme around sewing room, not sure?, great card also, and your lovely son looks as though he was having a great time being a rock star x x x Hugs May x x x x x

505whimsygirl said...

The boxes and the card are great! I've seen the boxes at the craft store and wondered what they are for - and now I know. Shall put it on my list of projects for 2012!


SueH said...

You’re doing a fab job with that printers tray Caro, I love the theme you’re using.

Happy Crafting!
And a Happy New Year.

Hazel said...

The printers tray looks fab - lovely creative desk you've shown (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

Anne said...

Love your photo of Alex. Reminds me of the time Harry,Sam and I played with the musical instruments including guitars the boys had last Christmas. Sam really had th moves. We had to perform later to Mummy and Daddy. I felt sliightly silly but it was good fun. Love the printers tray you are working on. Happy New Year. Anne x

Enfys said...

Your box is looking great Caro, they are such fun to do

Tammy said...

Love your printers tray! It looks awesome. Happy 2012! Tammy #76

Anonymous said...

Lol to Alex, he really looks the part doesn't he? Love the printers tray and card too, lovely theme.

Brenda 75

Mandy said...

Love your printers tray and your card is beautiful,lovely bird image...Thanks for joining in with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Tracey FK said...

That tray looks really beautiful... The work must be so intricate and you are so neat... it is going to be sooo beautiful...happy woyww...xx

Michelle B. said...

The tray is amazing, you have done an incredible job! Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men!

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A very elegant card!! I love the various textures and papers you chose to use! : )

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Jill said...

beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh great stuff fromAlex, I do love their complete inhibition at his age! Well done witht he printers tray, I've had one for a couple years and sort of can't face it, so am really impressed that you're just getting on with it! And it already looks marvellous.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Lovely work on your desk this week. Your bird is so pretty, but the project is amazing. I can't wait to see the finished article. Maggie #73

JoZart Designs said...

Happy New Year Caro... to you and the coool dude Alex.
Your tray will look fabulous when you've finished with it. It's right on track!
love JoZarty x

Katie said...

Your tray is looking good! Happy New year :) Thanks for sharing!

katie (138)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your tray/shadow box is coming along nicely. Nature is such a wonderful theme and gives you lots of yumminess to chose from. I really liked your clean and simple bird card too (more nature).

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your printer's tray is going to be gorgeous! And your bird card is really lovely too. Wonderful colors and I really like the way you matted him on a script background. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Marcea said...

what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge