Sunday 15 April 2012


The big news from us this week is that Alex's glasses have now arrived.  Someone says it makes him look even more like me, although I think he looks a lot like my brother did at that age. I still can't get used to them and have to be honest don't like them, but he is very happy and is getting on well with them. I hope it is only a temporary thing. It has been a typical Spring weekend with a mixture of sunshine and showers so yesterday we took shelter from the rain in the swimming pool where Alex went down the flumes by himself for the first time much to his enjoyment.
Today I woke up with an extremely painful shoulder/neck having pulled it somehow in bed, and I didn't think I would be able to cope with sitting at an angle in church this morning, so Alex and I went for a walk along the stream at Forge Dam instead.  We failed to catch anything in the net, but had fun in the process!
We spent this afternoon in Endcliffe park where Alex had a go on the bouncy slide, paddle boats and a tightrope (he couldn't stand on it let alone walk!).
As usual I joined in with Less is More's challenge this week - 'One layer doodling' - by stamping the image and then doodling patterns on the umbrella, feather shapes across the duck and water lines in the puddle.  To finish it off I added a gem on the duck's collar.  I am also entering this card into Speedy the Fox's 'Rainbow', Papertake Weekly 'April showers', SSS 'April Showers' and Paper Play 'Things with wings' challenges.
I have also made a scrapbook layout following Nuts about Sketches 'sketch #208' and SIWAS 'Beautiful Day' challenges. I used DoodleBug design papers and alphabet stickers, some free ribbons and buttons from an old button tin. I am also entering this layout into Delightful challenges 'Stitching', Delicious Doodles 'loads of layers', Pixie Dust 'ribbons'  and Crazy4challenges 'buttons'.  That is all from me for now.  I hope that you have a great week.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and LO Caro :-) the little duck is FAB !! I love all the doodling !! I still have my thinking cap on wondering what to do ! :-)

Alex looks fab in his new glasses, they really suit him ! he looks like a professor ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Diane said...

What a "jolly brolly"!! Love your bright card and super photos.

Mandi said...

Your doodling on the brolly looks terrific Caro
Super cute card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Darnell said...

Your little duckie and his fantastic umbrellie are just adorable!!

Chrissie said...

Great doodling on this one Caro!
What a fun card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Pat said...

Great job doodling. Looks real good. So does the new glasses. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends. said...

What a fun LO and adorable pic! Thanks for playing along at scrap it with a song!

Helen in the UK said...

Great doodling :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Aw your little boy looks super sweet! Love your layout Nd all the stitches behind it. It fits beautifully with our Stitching challenge at Delightful .Challenges this week. Thanks for sharing hugs Susan

Carla said...

Great layout - that stitched paper is so fun & love the flower border! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song! said...

beautiful lo....very nice....thanks for sharing it with scrap it with a song :)

Victoria said...

Just popped in from Less is More to see your lovely doodling! And I find to my surprise that I am reading about some of my favourite places - I spent much of my childhood in Sheffield where my family still lives, and have passed many a happy hour roaming around Endcliffe Park (and Graves Park). Lovely to see the pictures!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

What a gorgeous lay-out. The kids have lots of fun and a great time. Lovely stitching too. ;) thanks for playing along with DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Ren-Yi said...

What a fab LO. Your kids are so adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay.

Quilltique Paradise said...

Hi there. i was visiting others desings at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 103 and I stumbled on ur blog. I find ur duck soo adorable and it.s soo colorful. I love it.

Designing with Debbie said...

Cute card. I love how you patchworked the umbrella. 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 and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Jessica said...

Let me start by saying that card is awesome!! The doodling is so cool! I also really like your layout, great colors and use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at NAS!

Dana Tatar said...

Super cute layout! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!