Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Alex crafts (WOYWW)

Firstly, a thank you for all your kind wishes for my work event last week...it went very well which was a huge relief I can tell you!  So onto this weeks news... Well, Bank holiday Monday wasn't up to much was it - the weather was much nicer yesterday when I was stuck at work and Alex was back in school - typical!  We spent most of Monday inside playing knights and castles, crafting or at an indoor playarea where Alex could work of some steam!  Yesterday morning before school Alex made his Grandma (my mum) a birthday card using a cuttlebug embossing folder (he loves turning the handle), my promarkers, and some stamps. 
This is the card he made...don't you love the way kids draw the sky as a blue line at the top of the picture!
This is the state he left my desk in when he went to school yesterday morning, so I am showing you this for a change as part of WOYWW.  The open drawer at the back contains my promarker pens, of which the ones he used are scattered across the desk.  The stamps you can see are a Hero Arts set, and towards the back there is a tapestry stamp.  The punch is there because he loves punching, although in the end he didn't use the leaves he punched.  You can also see the cuttlebug plates and embossing folder, my phone and a lovely fresh mug of tea...this photo was taken after I got back from dropping him off at school.  I then had to tidy everything away so that I could work on my desk for the rest of the day! It is looking depressingly empty at the moment which is why I am showing this picture.
This is the birthday card that I made for my mother, which used two shades of Adirondack ink (butterscotch and sunshine yellow) brayered across the masked background to create a gradient, and two of my favourite stamps, poppies and birds from Lavinia stamps.  I am entering this card into Less is More 'yellow' (I know I said that yellow wasn't my favourite colour, but I was a bit embarassed by my last attempted entry!), Simon Says Stamp and Show 'favourite stamp' (probably the one I have used most is the bird one), Kaboodle Doodles 'Honoring Mothers' (This is my mother's birthday card, with her name stamped on it using JustRite stamps), Tuesday Throwdown 'Motherly love'.
I have also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks sketch from Creative Scrapper. The layout features the very first time that my entire family (with the exception of Gran), came to visit us in Sheffield, so it was a very special occassion.  The patterned papers used are scraps from K&Co and BasicGrey papers, with prima flowers and leaves.  I am also entering this into Lasting Memories 'metal' (the little plaque 'live...love...laugh' is made of metal), CCCB 'photo booth' (this uses 5 photos), Pixie Dust 'flowers', Crazy4Challenges 'gardening or outdoors' (most of these photos are outdoors, with some in my garden!). Well that is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

40 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Aww this is so sweet. I love it when my sweet babies crafty along side with me. Oh and is that coffee or tea? My craft room is downstairs so I always have one with me. Because at nite (When I craft more) in Washington state it gets cold. I have to say that I love that about Washington you never know what the weather will give you. Some may say aww the rain but i love everything about the rain. Okay sorry to take over you comments.

Happy WOYWW #70 AJ~

BJ said...

Oh bother I posted a long post and it got lost. Let's see if I can remember it. Love the desk of child endeavours my 13yr old son won't make many cards now. Love the scrappage especially as it has multi-photos, like those the best. BJ#41

Ros said...

What a lovely page with your family ... Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CCCB

Aida said...

It's beautiful LIM card Caro. I hope someday to make a card like this.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great pictures. LOVE that birthday card.

Happy WOYWW

Sarn (#61)

Miriam said...

Lots of fabulous stuff going on - love your card and the creations by your lad - gorgeous.

#97

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats to Alex, his grandma will treasure the very pretty card. Alex looks like a twin to my grandson Cash who is 4yrs old. Thanks for sharing, Happy Birthday to your mother and Happy WOYWW to your and Alex. Great to have the kids involved.

Helen said...

Alex is a boy after my own heart - never tidies!! Love that he enjoys making things though.
The layout is brilliant. Helen. 9

MvM-design said...

Creative desk!!Lovely card!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Sue - said...

Lovely card and Alex's was great too!

Sue said...

I love your card with the poppies it's gorgeous. Alex looks so full of concentration and your Mum will love the card to bits.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous projects, and how lovely to see a mini-crafter hard at work, Jo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous creations, I had palpitations when I saw Alex using your Promarkers but he did a wonderful job with his card. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

Chrissie said...

Super LIM card Caro and well done Alex!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Redanne said...

Loving Alex's card and yours too. thanks for sharing. Anne #2

Kimberly said...

love your layout! great use of the metal... thanks for sharing your memories with us - Kimberly

Viv said...

Lovely card and I liked Alex's also, my grandson is called Alex too :) Viv xx

Peggy Cain said...

so cute and a South-paw too our future! thanks for sharing

Hazel said...

Love the blend of the inks on the birthday card you did and Alex made such a wonderful job of his card - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Gorgeous projects! The layout for LM is awesome. Love the pictures and the Creative Scrappers layout you used. Great job and thanks for joining us this week.

Shoshi said...

Lots of lovely stuff to look at this week! I love your little boy's card with its precious little bit of blue sky (about as much as any of us have seen this past week lol!!) and the pretty flowers! He'll go far, with all the great encouragement he's getting. I can just picture him turning the Cuttlebug handle!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #84

Sylvia said...

Lovely page, Caro, love all the photo's of you and your family!

Karen Aicken said...

What a sweet card duo. I love your card for the LIM challenge.
Cheers, Karen

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love the card and the LO, Caro! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Cat said...

Love your projects! How lucky you are that your son likes to craft too! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

May said...

What a super card Alex has made for his Grandma, a treasure for her to keep. Great job Alex!Lovely card also made by mum... a lovely post.. Hugs May x x x#31

Julia Dunnit said...

You are good - the working at home thing is difficult when your desk is the distraction!
Love to see that Alex is a boy after my own heart - finish. Put down pen. Walk away. My kinda tidy!

Karin said...

Very beautiful card! And your son is also a real artist!
Greetings

Scrapmate said...

Lovely cards from both you & your son.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a wonderful layout for the family, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Julie said...

What a great layout and thanks for joining us over at lasting memories

Shar said...

Your projects are just stunning and Alex's card is SOO sweet!!

Shar #182

Neesie said...

What a lovely family crafty desk...I love Alex's card too.
What special times and memories can be spent together there.
I'm rather late visiting but glad I popped by you're desk.
Thanks for letting me take a peek.
Have a wonderful weekend ;D

Mandi said...

Superb card Caro as is Alex's
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Terry said...

Hiya thank you for sharing your fabulous creations with the DT from SSS and S, love them all the yellow colors is really pretty with the black image, great job. Hugs Terry xxxx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Caro! What an awesome job, Alex!!! That is so pretty and love that sky :) I just love kid's crafts. My mom and I were together last night and she's working on her "Grandparents" book and she was going thru stuff all the grandkid's had made her and since my son is almost 16 and daughter is 11, it was a BIG trip down memory lane for me to. Such sweet things she's kept.

Love your card and your LO is beautiful, as always. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

Yolanda said...

Alex's card is a treat. Love how you inked your mom's card. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Helen said...

Great card Caro, I really like the sillouette effect and that's a lovely scrap page too - thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week x

Linda R said...

What a great page.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

LOVE your beautiful lo and card! Alex's card could not be CUTER! LOVE!!