Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Back to school (WOYWW)

Alex is back to school after a great Easter holiday.  He is getting on very well with his new glasses and is really good about just wearing them without fussing or fiddling with them which is a relief.
These last two nights we haven't had a book to read for homework so instead I have been getting him to practice his writing which he isn't as good at.  As a result we have been doing diary pages of some of the things that happened over Easter - his favourite part was playing in the snow, hence this page (sorry the photo didn't work well - the coloured pencil he used was very faint).
My favourite of his though was this 'rainbow rat and rainbow'; nice and colourful.
For this weeks WOYWW here is my desk as it looked at about 6pm last night complete with a cup of tea and the makings of a double scrapbooklayout scattered across it. My trusty craft mat, craft knife and metal ruler are the most essential part of my crafting kit (along with DST and glue of some sort) as I never use a trimmer...they always seem to cut in the wrong place or not well enough for me. The papers you can see are all being used as part of the layout - for once my desk was tidy before I started. The trimmings and peelings from the DST are destined for the bin beneath my desk.
Here is the completed double page layout (about 2 hours later) which follows Nuts about Sketches week #209 and is of a happy time spent blackberrying last August down at my parents house in Somerset. I am also entering this into CCC 'In the deep end' (the leaves and buttons have structure and depth to them) and Tuesday Throwdown 'recycling' (the buttons and some of the leaves were recycled, some of the papers used were scraps from previous projects).
I also couldn't resist having another play with Less is More's 'doodling' challenge so I made this card with a 'Doodle Dragon'.  The original stamp is from Whiff of Joy, and I have to say it is the cutest dragon stamp I have come across.  I am also entering this card into Crafty Cardmakers 'Fantasy' challenge and SCSC 'Man's card'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

35 comments:

Red Kitty said...

Wow Doodle Dragon is awesome, my son would love that. x

Victoria said...

oh bless him his writing is ace
Thank you for the glimpse of your work this week on WOYWW x

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous layout. What a happy beaming chap, and some great drawings too
Sophie x
no.57

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh great doodling and lovely layout there. Doesnt your son look sweet in his glasses! great artwork from him too :) Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Suzanne said...

Love your doodle dragon and your sons pics, looks like he takes after his creative Mum! #40

Redanne said...

Great layout and lovely desk space. Love that picture by Alex and he looks adorable in his new glasses too. Happy WOYWW from Anne ~30

Spyder said...

fabulous dragon and for once it's nice to see someone 'blackberrying with out a mobile in their hands!!
Love the rainbows too!
Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) might still be #56

Miriam said...

How sweet. LOvely layout.

#84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a great page, love your dragon, glad your boy is getting on ok with his glasses. My lad had to wear them at a similar age, he was good too. Love the rainbow! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Hazel said...

Fab LO. Lovely picture of Alex and the drawings too - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Chrissie said...

Great doodling Caro!
He's a mighty fine dragon too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ange said...

Your lo is super cute. Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at NAS!

Julia Dunnit said...

Such a sweet cheerful Alex in the photo, doesn't he look smart in his new glasses! Ah, I still have a lot of those early writing pieces....they bring back lovely memories. Just like the lovely LO Caro - my word, you don't spend long creating your masterpieces do you!

Danielle said...

Awesome layout! Love the photo of him. He is adorable! dani104

Lisa said...

What a great rainbow rat! beautiful layout too with great pics, thanks for sharing
Lisa #113
x

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

JoZart said...

Great post Caro and lovely to see Alex's expertise! He looks so cool with his specs on!
Super LO too,
JoZarty x
still on hols in Norfolk brrr!

Ginger said...

lovely scrap page,looks like you had fun. Carol #82 x

Rita said...

Lots going on in your craft room. Hugs Rita xx 55

Mandi said...

Super doodling Caro
FAB
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Monika said...

yes this is a cute dragon and your doodles make it sweeter [or damn sweet (?)]:-)

ger76 said...

Great layout and fantastic doodle :D

Ger x
WOYWW #91

Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous man's card, so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Davi said...

Lovely LO and card both! Looks like your son is becoming quite the artist :)

Tertia said...

Lovely LO and that rainbow drawing is very cool!
Happy WOYWW

Queen Of Toys said...

What a tallented little drawer your little man is, I love the rainbow rat....

YOur layout looks great, thanks for sharing.

Eliza #103

Lisa-Jane said...

Lovely layout and dragon! Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

sari said...

Such a precious Lo!! Love the pic of your son and his artwork!! Thanks for joining my challenge over at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Sally said...

A super dragon & fab doodling. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Dragon, thank you for sharing your card with us at CCM this time.
Yvonne

Delphine said...

A gorgeous page, and I love your son's drawings too:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Jessica said...

Great layout! Nice use of the NAS sketch. I love the themed embellishments, too cute! Thanks for playing along!

Lin said...

Love your little chaps art! Your's is quite spiffy too.

Thanks for joining in with our Fantasy challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous creation! Delightful doodling on your dragon:). Thanks for joining our fantasy challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Anne
x

Annette said...

Beautiful dragon...
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Annette xx