Monday, 6 February 2012

A family celebration!

As expected I am late posting this week as I have been away for the weekend to my parents in Somerset, only getting yesterday evening.  It was a weekend when we celebrated their 40 years of marriage with a large family lunchtime dinner party.
The boys (aged 2-4) had their lunch before everyone arrived and were left to play as they wished while all 18 adults, chosen because they were family or had known my parents for their entire marriage, had a delicious meal.
It was so lovely to see everyone, especially as we don't all meet that often any more.  The dining room table was stretched to its fullest extent and everyone had a wonderful time.
Having frozen on Friday night and most of Saturday, the temperature shot from -12oC to 5oC during the course of the day so on Sunday morning we were able to have a treasure hunt in the garden,
followed by a mud walk before lunch (no snow in Somerset!) and travelling back home.
Alex was most excited by the snow at the service station and at home so we had to have a brief, but fierce snowball fight in both places!
Needless to say crafting has been at a minimum but I did manage to make this new home card for a friend who has been living with her parents for the past 3 months having sold her house, but had problems in buying the new one.  She is finally into the new home and everyone is breathing a sigh of relief!  This card was made to enter into Less is More 'Aqua' challenge and used the only two aqua inks I have, a versacolour pad and a promarker pen.  I also used the free stamp from this months Crafty Stamper and the sentiment stamp from Crafty Individuals. This card also fits with Crafty Creations 'Home Sweet Home', The Pixie Cottage 'Clean and simple', Paperplay 'get in shape', and DYSU 'Anything goes'.  That is all from me.  I will be back as usual on Wednesday.  Have a great week,


WencheP said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mandi said...

What a superb dining table, looks like you had great fun
you are very like your Mother Caro
Super card, thanks for your kind comments you said on LIM
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

This is cute one Caro... thanks for your kind comments and continued support... it's greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

uksharon said...

Very good Clean and Simple card - I always tend to add too much.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Jane said...

Sweet card, your friend will love it and will love her new home too.

Sientje said...

Funny card. (the houses) love the sentiment it is so true

Pauline said...

This is fab, a great house stamp! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Kathyk said...

Love your LIM card with that fab craft stamper free image. Thanks for sharing your family celebration too


Julie P said...

Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Play this week
Hugs Julie P

Donelda said...

Love this super clean and simple house card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!!

craftyb said...

Super simple but very effective - I love how you shaped your card to fit the theme! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week!