Sunday 11 March 2012

Sunny Spring Weekend!

Since yesterday lunchtime the weather has been gorgeous with brilliant sunshine and minimal wind.  As a result we have spent much of the weekend outside with a trip to Wymingbrook Woods yesterday afternoon,
where Alex spent a happy couple of hours clambering on rocks, scrambling up and down steep banks,
using a torch to peer into mini caves and holes playing a version of hide and seek with a toy cheetah - I would hide it in a hole and he had to find it.  Easy entertainment that kept him happy for hours. We came back filthy, tired and happy!
This morning we had a crafting morning with Alex making a mini scrapbook and helping me to put all his recent drawings into another scrapbook, whereas afternoon we went to Endcliff park where Alex spent the best part of two hours playing with paper aeroplanes in the sun.  It was a lovely weekend.
This weekend it is my turn to set the challenge on Quirky Crafts which is a 'Recipe for a special Lady'.  The card can be a Mother's Day card, but it must include circles, flowers and gems/pearls.  Considering I set the challenge I actually found it really hard!  I used an image and a sentiment from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe to make this along with some free papers from the scrapbook magazine from ages ago, the corner stamp from Crafty individuals and some gems & gem flowers from my stash.  I am also entering this into MTTC 'circles' and Simon Says Stamp 'Mother's Day'.
I couldn't let the weekend go by without joining in with Less is More.  The challenge this time is 'A one layer card with script'.  I have to confess that this is actually my 3rd attempt at a card for this challenge...the other two ended up in the bin after a severe case of dodgy design and then dodgy stamping.  This card acutally uses Crafty Individual (script), Penny Black (flower) and Inkadinkado (sentiment) stamps and follows the sketch from this weeks Unscripted Sketches.  It also fits with LIIU 'flowers' and All sorts 'flowers' challenges. That is all from me for now.  Have a nice week everyone.


rudlis said...

Beautiful card. I love flowers. Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches.

Chrissie said...

I just love your LIM card Caro! What gentle colours.
Super job!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Nicola said...

Beautiful creations Caro, love the images and designs on both!
Thanks for entering my Say it with Flowers challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!
Hugs Nicola xxx

marion said...

Such a lovely way to show us your flowers !! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Susan Hogan said...

I like all the cards and photos posted this time - beautiful countryside, gorgeous little lad and fabby cards! Love the last one you entered at LIIU - so elegant and simple in design but looks a million! Thanks for playing along at LIIU this month and good luck!

Geri said...

Great combination of stamps with an absolutely beautiful result! So serene! Thanks for sharing your card and those wonderful pictures with us this week at Unscripted Sketches. Hope you can play along again next week :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous stamping. Thanks for taking part in our Flowers challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Pretty Mothers day card. Thank you for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I have that flower stamp too and I love the way you've coloured it.

Purple Crazy said...

Beautiful cards, lovely gentle colours, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC x

Linda Beeson said...

I want to go walk in those woods, so pretty! I so like what you did with that Unscripted sketch, great look and your other card is so pretty.

Mandi said...

Terrific card Caro
Lovely stamping
Thank you very much
"Less is More

Fleur said...

Great cards
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
I have candy if your interested
Hugz Fleur xXx

Dawny P said...

Beautiful work chick. What lovely designs :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Margie said...

Lovely combination of colours and a great design too. Funny how I'm not the only one who had to have a few goes before coming up with something for this week's challenge but this one is super.

Victoria said...

I think a lot of us end up with several attempts for a OL card! Fantastic card - worth the effort!

dstandard said...

Wonderful cards and great photos! Thanks for playing at US!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Love the colour of the flowers.