Sunday, 22 April 2012

social weekend!

We have had quite a social weekend what with meeting friends at an indoor play area yesterday, where Alex and Katie spent the best part of 40 minutes on the bouncy castle, and then church this morning, followed by a visit to friend's this afternoon. It was great fun to see the kids playing nicely together.
This weekend it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge and it was Diane's turn to set the challenge.  She chose a 'wiper card' (or 3D project for non card makers) which has to have the theme of animal antics.  This is the first time I have made one of these...they are remarkably easy to make and really effective.  I used the image and sentiment by our sponsor, Digital delights, coloured in with promarkers and glitter glue.  I am entering this card into OLL 'Bold and bright', Aud Sentiments 'Spring/summer colours' (these are definitely summer colours to me),  Paperplay 'Animal antics' and Stamping for the weekend 'sparkle and shine'.
I can't let a weekend at home go by without making a card for the Less is More challenge.  This week the challenge is 'charms'.  I don't have many charms, but decided that I could use this little bird charm as part of a stamped/inked scene. I masked the central panel and thne used distress inks for the hills and sky, and stamped the Crafty Individuals Tree, and the Penny Black sentiment in vintage photo distress ink before adding the charm. I am also adding this into Stampavie 'Spring' because the colours look like spring to me, and CTT 'Metallica' as the charm is metal. Sorry, the photo doesn't do this card justice as it is actually on cream card not white and the colours look a lot brighter!
Finally I made a scrapbook using the Design by Diana sketch for her 3rd Blogiversary.  As there is a lot of green on this I am entering it into the pixie cottage 'green and gorgeous' challenge, as well as Penny's challenge 'Anything but a card', Speedy Fox 'stitching' and Papertake weekly 'stitching'. That is all from me for now.  Have a really nice week everyone.


Chrissie said...

Pretty LIM card Caro!
Your bird look quite at home!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Pat Garvin said...

Nice projects. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Monika said...

I love the scene

this card looks "subtle" for me

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous card, love the bold colours and cute image, Thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB, Wendy x

Julie said...

Beautiful Projects! So glad you joined our challenge at Cute Card Thursday!


Wendi said...

Fabulous card love that funky paper
certainly bold and bright
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
I do hope we see you again

Elaine said...

Love your delicate colouring of the scene behind your tree - it looks great!!

Pin And Tack said...

I saw you on The Pixie Cottage. Fun! Great works & such a variety to view :)

I'd love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy: - We are offering a prize & have an open DT call this week!


Jingle said...

Wonderful take on Diana's sketch! I love your card, too!

Mandi said...

Super card Caro
Love the bird charm
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Mary Lou said...

Awesome scrapbook page caro!!!! Really like your other two cards also!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous creations Caro :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Heather Leopard said...

Great take on the sketch. The colors are perfect.

Winnie and Patty said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox blog challenge!

SusanLotus said...

I love being outdoors so all your LO´s and photos made me in good mood.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card and page layout. I love the birthday dog so cute. 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.

Diana Fisher said...

I love the 2 fonts for the headline! Love what you made with my blogiversary sketch! I am so glad you played along! :)

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.