Sunday 29 January 2012

Weekend at home!

As we were in Coventry last weekend, and we are away next weekend, we thought it would be nice to have a gentle weekend at home!  Yesterday, as well as the usual round of cleaning, tidying, washing, shopping etc, Alex and I went to the park where he practiced riding his bike. The good thing about this was that I was running along side him so it helped to keep me fit as well!  Today we went to church in the morning, where Alex was learning about God's gifts, which lead to a few challenging questions including 'If God heals people why hasn't He healed Daddy?' Rather a hard question to answer really, especially in a way that a 4 year old can understand. This afternoon Alex and I went swimming where we played games of 'Mummy Monster' with me chasing him across the pool...all good fun!
Crafting wise it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge.  This week we have two sponsors, so double prizes up for grabs!  The challenge this time is to 'Create a scene' i.e. use two or more different stamps/elements to build up a scene on your card/artwork.  I was given some digital stamps from Limited Runs to work with for this (Tree 1, mushroom house, Mouse and big cupcake, Cuddles, Butterfly 3, dragonfly 1 and Little bird) and created a picture for Alex. I didn't use any fancy art packages, but cut the images out by hand...a real labour of love for me as I hate cutting things out!  To finish the picture I added glitter glue on the cake, the butterfly and dragonfly wings and a seed bead on top of the cake!  I am also entering this picture into Ooh La La 'same image twice' (2 birds), crafty cardmakers 'beads', Gingersnap 'glorious greens' (the greens in the tree, grass, dragonfly and flowers predominate in this composition), and SSDS 'Anything goes'.
I also had time to make this card following the sketch for this weeks Less Is More challenge. I printed the words first and then built up the card using free Kate Knight paper, some ribbon and an embossed cuttlebug butterfly to which I added glitter glue and pearls. Therefore, I am also entering this into SCSC 'ribbons', Stampin for the weekend 'embossing', Do You Stack Up 'ribbons', CCT 'you are a gem' (I hope pearls count!). 
That is all for now from me.  I hope you all have a great week.


Chrissie said...

This is really super Caro!
Lovely colours!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a lovely combination of images!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

coldwaters2 said...

Two fabulous cards Caro, that first one is especially interesting with all those wonderful images it is a gorgeous nature scene thank you for sharing this with us at OLLCB.
Lorraine x

Deb said...

so pretty!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Colleen said...

Beautiful job! Love the ribbon edging.

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

WencheP said...

It's beautiful, such a pretty butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mandi said...

What stunning pper Caro
Superb card

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Dolly Daydreams said...

Two super makes , so bright and pretty. Lve your gorgeous butterfly. Thank you fr joining s at Crafty a cardmakers and good luck.


Anonymous said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Pauline said...

Very pretty card, thank for joining us at DYSU this week.

Susie Little said...

Lovely card, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!xx

Ren-Yi said...

What a sweet scenery card. Your coloring technique is amazing.....

Mummylade said...

what a lovely creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at SFTW and good luck!

Karen P said...

What a very pretty card, lovely use of colour Caro hugs Karen x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Caro,
What a gorgeous card. It's so beautiful & elegant. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

You did a great job creating a scene. I especially like the way you colored the tree

Unknown said...

Great cards, love the cute little bird and how you made him fly in two directions. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Dawn xx

Ali Manning said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge :)