Sunday 12 February 2012

Nursing a cold!

Well I have been full of a fluey cold since Thursday so haven't felt up to doing much - I even missed church this morning as my nose and throat were so bad that I didn't think that it would be fair to everyone else especially as half the congregation are over 70.  The upside of this was that I had a lovely long time to play with Alex today so we set out to make a habitat for his dinosaurs by decorating the inside of a box.
Here is the completed box with the dinosaurs inside...not a bad effort for a nearly 5 year old (with a little help from Mum). More detail may be added later when more of the paint has dried - patience not being Alex's strong point!
He also decided he wanted to make a pattern from glitter glue and felt-tip pens. I just love the look of concentration on his face!  We did venture out to an indoor playarea, and while my head did not like it one bit, Alex had a great time running, climbing, sliding and generally letting off steam!
Crafting wise it has been a successful few days, once I got past the lack of Mojo caused by a bad headcold!  It is Cazzy's turn to set the challenge over at Quirky Crafts and she has chosen a Quirky Love Story with a recipe (Valentines/love with ribbon and a dangling charm). We have a sponsor, Robyn's fetish, who provided the DT with some fun Digital images. Mine was the very cute 'Bearly Luv' and I decided to decorate a white chocolate bar for Tim.  I first stamped lots of different hearts (I have a set of clear hearts, not sure where from though, sorry) in distress ink (fired brick) onto parchment patterned paper, then wrapped the ribbon round, attached the charm with jump rings to make it dangle, and finished it off with the Bearly Luv image coloured in promarker pens. I am also entering this into PTW 'Anything goes with a heart', Simon says stamp 'love is in the air', Delightful challenges 'love' and Delicious Doodles 'All loved up',
I also made Tim's valentines card this week using Crafty Individuals Heart stamp (gold embossed) and script stamp (in tea bag distress ink) and inkadinkado swirl stamps (in fired brick distress ink), stamped onto cream card, then mounted onto gold and then finally red card, and finished off with gems. I am entering this into Try it on Tuesday 'Cards for a true love', Tuesday Throwdown 'Be my valentine', Crafty Creations 'Swirly Whirly', Stampavie 'love', The Pixie Cottage 'red', DYSU 'love', Paperplay 'love letters' and Fussy & Fancy 'With all my heart'.
I couldn't let a weekend go by without joining in with Less is More!  This challenge was one layer card with Stripes.  What a challenge!!! I don't have anything remotely stripey so  I tried all sorts of things that looked awful and ended up in the bin before coming up with this. I masked the strip across the middle and used shabby shutters distress ink with cut and dry foam to colour it in relatively evenly.  I then used the edge of the distress ink pad to make my stripes before stamping the Lavinia Poppy stamp and the Hero arts bird stamp and colouring them with promarker pens. I hope that this is striped enough to count! I am also entering this into Fluorishes Timeless Tuesday 'fly away with me', Pixie Dust '2 or more images', Sew many challenges 'Birthday'.  That's all from me for me now. Hopefully we will be a lurgy free household soon!  Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

The Distress Ink pad worked for me and it worked for you too Caro!
Great card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

I love the poppy stamp.

Angel-23 said...

Really cute image, thank you for joining us at delightful challenges this week good luck.
Hugs Rachael xx

Lindsey said...

Glad you were able to get a little crafting time in despite your cold! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH WOW!! Just love Alex's dinosaur box its fantastic!
As for your chocolate wrapper fab idea, love it!

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

WencheP said...

Love your card, it's beautiful and so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Maribel said...

Very, very beautiful

Mandi said...

Super inking, and a FAB card Caro
Do wish you better

Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Angelnorth said...

I think your subtle stripes look great - beautiful card!

Angela Weimer said...

Looks like a productive day. Such fun projects. Love your card for the TIOT challenge. Thanks for joining us at TIOT and have a wonderful day. Angela

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely cards, fab detail, thanks so much for sharing them with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Denise said...

Gorgeous Valentine's card - love that heart.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card! I love poppies!

Unknown said...

A brilliant card thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - True love week x and your son is developing into quite an artist too!

Nicola said...

Great cards Caro, and the Valentine one is especially gorgeous with that embossed heart and fab design!
Thanks for entering our Hearts challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx