Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mothering Sunday!

Well I have been spoilt rotten this weekend, starting with this very special hand written message from Alex (aged nearly 5). 
Then he and Tim went on a 'secret mission' and came back with this very lovely cut orchid complete with another hand written tag by Alex saying 'love from Alex'.
This morning Alex climbed into bed with me and gave me this card which apparently features a multi-coloured cheetah and his tracks, as well as a set of Indigo Blu stamps as my Mothering Sunday present.
As it was my in laws 45th Wedding Anniversary today we headed down to Kennilworth for a family celebration with a pub meal.  We all had a lovely time despite me not having any voice. 
Not knowing exactly how well three young boys would cope with it, we had all bought some toys to keep them entertained...favourites were the Bungees and the Bakugan which kept them happily playing.
Taking silly photos of everyone also kept us all entertained, especially with this photo of the 'Happy couple'! 
I couldn't let the weekend go without checking out the Less is More site.  This weeks challenge left me stumped for ages, despite the fact that I use masking on most of my cards!  In the end I masked out the area of the card I wanted to use and then tore paper for masking of the hills which I shaded using my distress inks.  In fact all inks on this card were distress inks, and I used a mixture of Lavinia and Crafty Individuals stamps to make this scene. I am entering this card into Simon Says Stamp 'Bit o green', Fresh Brewed 'plants/outdoor sceenery', Speedy Fox and friends 'Clean and Simple', and The Pixie Cottage 'pastels'.  That's all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful card, the scene is beautiful. Love your son's art work, precious keepsakes!!
Diane

L*I*S*A said...

Great card!!
Lisa

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful~~looking at this card--it gives peace within:)
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!
Hugz and congrats to your in laws :)

Chrissie said...

This is a lovely card Caro and I'm glad you had a fab day!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

A very pretty scene.

Von said...

Beautifully done :)
Von x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, and what a lovely note from your son - better than any present!
Margaret x

Fiona said...

Lovely card. Clever use of stamps to create a pretty scene.

Heather said...

Oh what a wonderful and sweet post. I LOVE all of the projects you featured here and all of the heart melting smiles!!!

Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
We are hopping this weekend at FBD, so stop in if you get the chance :)
big hugs
Heather D.

Joynana said...

Love your scene, it makes such a pretty card. I am guest designing at the Pixie Cottage this month and just stopped by to say hello.

Davi said...

Beautiful C&S card!! Love the masked hills :) So glad you shared it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week ;)

Elaine said...

Love your card - great landscape and colouring!

Caggy said...

This is beautiful, love your style, Caggy x

Heather T said...

What a pretty scene you created.

Pat Garvin said...

Wonderful scene. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Mandi said...

Isn't it funny, that we do things without thinking, then when we HAVE To [masking] we can;t!

Super card, glad oyu had a great day

Thank you very much
madni
"Less is More"

Barbara Colbert said...

What a beauty! Lovely CAS! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

lada_vl said...

A very clever scene and delightful technique! I love your previous cards, especially on Valentine’s Day!

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

Francy said...

Stunning card and lovely colours.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Francy

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the scene. Great inspiration from the kids. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Joy said...

Beautiful work..love the scene you created... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tammylee said...

Love your blog post! This is a great clean and simple card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Tammylee

Lisa A. said...

Hi Caro...I nominated you for the Liebster award...your work is beautiful, and just wanted to let others know:)!!
http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-award.html

Viv said...

Great card & glad you enjoyed your special day too :) Viv xx