Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunny February weekend!

This weekend has been filled with beautiful weather, warmer than normal for this time of year and brilliant sunshine, giving us the chance to go out to the park both days.  Yesterday we met up with a work colleague and went to a park that was new for us where Alex had a great time on the slide.
Today we went to Endcliff park and met up with Alex's best friend from nursery, Theo.  The two boys had a great time scooting together, eating ice cream, climbing, sliding and generally having fun!
Crafting wise I have been busy too!  I made my first ever Z-fold card for this weeks Quirky Crafts challenge (well as a DT member I had too!) and I must say I am pleased with it.  I used the Daffodil digital image from our sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, and turned the card into a Mother's Day card for my mum (she grows, sells and lectures about daffodils!).
I am also entering this card into The Crazy Challenge 'die cut/punch', Crafty Creations 'Fancy folds', Simon Says Stamp 'three different papers', Gingersnaps 'two colours' (yellow and green) and paperplay 'for a mother'.
I can't let a weekend go by without entering into less is more!  This week the challenge is to use your scraps and like many of you I have several drawers full of scraps, mostly from scrapbooking! I think that these three papers were K&Co, but wouldn't swear to it!  I am also entering this into  Delightful challenges 'patterned paper', Sew many cards '2DP and 4 or more gemstones' and CCT 'winged things.
Finally I made this tag of Marie Antoinette for the DCM challenge this week. As she is French, I set her on a tag with a very highly patterned paper reminiscent of her time period, and added the Eiffel tower (yes I know it came later- LOL!), the paris postal stamp mark, and the saying that was probably not hers, but has been associated with her over the years 'Let them eat cake'.  With the finishing touches of distress inks, a fluer de lys stamp, lace and pearls you have a suitably French feeling tag!  I am also entering this into SSSS 'Paris, London or New York', MTTC 'bring on the cake', All sorts 'Anything goes', Speedy Fox & friends 'lace' and DYSU 'distressing'.  That is all from me for now.  I hope you all have a great week. 


Cindy said...

What beautiful cards, Caro. Love the daffodil z fold, just gorgeous. Also love the pics at the park. the one with the boys eating ice cream is just the cutest thing!
Cindy Porter

Susan.... said...

Wonderful creations !
susan x

Loli said...

Gorgeous boy and beautiful card, fantastic butterfly.
A hug from Palma

Chrissie said...

Pretty scrap card's so difficult to remember which papers are from which company!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

A lovely set of makes. The gorgeous warm tones on the LIM card are superb.
Sharon xx

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely French tag!!! Very eye catching! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love those pics of boys having so much fun! your cards are wonderful - love that vintage bottom one (-:
thanks for playing at Speedy the Fox and Friends

Pat Garvin said...

Great collage work on your tag. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Jo said...

Gorgeous tag - I love all the different elements :)

jo x

Eloise said...

What pretty cards. The daffodil card is stunning. The less is more card i like the big butterfly.

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Great tag and I love all the little details you've included. Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week over at the Daring Cardmakers!

Mandi said...

Butterflies are always a winner, FAB card Caro

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Fab cards, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

WencheP said...

Fabulous tag! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kim said...

Very pretty and very vintage!! Lovely lace!! Thanks for playing in the Speedy Fox Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations and my fave is the daffodil card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Nicole Mullen said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Kathy said...

You've put such a lot of thought and effort into your "Marie Antoinette" creation and it looks fab! Thank you for jopining in with The Daring Cardmakers'challenge this week.