Sunday, 13 May 2012

Discovering Clifton Park!

Alex and I have had a fantastic weekend, having discovered Clifton Park in Rotherham for the first time.  There is a great mixture of things to do there, from the climbing frames and slides,
to the sandpit and paddling pool,
alongside the fantastic fountains
and great little rides including the jumping jack
dodgem cars (he was a lousy driver!)
the boat ride, and of course the rollercoaster (I had to go on with him, hence no photos). 
We went there both days to enjoy the sunshine patches inbetween the clouds and had a wonderful time.
Crafting wise I had time to make this card for Less is Mores 'use only 3 stamps' challenge.  My three stamps were the compass (Darkroom door), train (StampsAway) and greetings (from a mixed bag of unknown origin!). I masked the central area and used teabag distress inks to colour it, and used teabag and vintage photo distress inks for the stamps.  I am also entering this card into Stampavie 'monochrome' (all shades of brown), Delightful challenges 'distressing' (I hope this counts!), All sorts 'card for man' and Pixie Dust 'for the boys'.
I also made this scrapbook layout of my I don't usually feature in my layouts, this was a challenge!  I followed Nuts about Sketches #212, and this also fits with Crafty Creations 'frame it', Simon Says Stamp 'sweet tooth', CCT 'food or drink', and SCSC 'I love you Mum' (as my son really does love me!). I'm sorry that I can't remember where the papers came from as they were scraps left over from a previous project. That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Chrissie said...

Your monochrome LIM card would be great for a chap Caro.
Super job!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous creation and wonderful images Caro, a fantastic week end i imagine!

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

Hugs, Franz.

Scrapmate said...

Nice card.

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous thank you so much for joining us for our I love you Mom! challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

brenda said...

It looks like you had a great day out Caro and caught some good weather as well.

Your card is great and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and hope you will join us again.

B x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and LO :-) Happy Birthday ! :-)

Fab photo's too :-) It looks like you all had a fab time :-)

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

Mandi said...

Super train Caro
Terrific card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Frame it challenge! Good luck with your fabulous entry! Cheers Claire x

Karen said...

Wedhast a great day out you both had - but I had a bit of a shiver going into the water!! Love your two projects but loved your monochrome card.

Chriss America Real said...

This looks like so much fun! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Design Team this week!



Larelyn said...

Oh, I love how you masked and then used the distress ink. The simple lines just work so well with the stamps you've selected. thanks for sharing at Delightful challenges.

Cat said...

Love the train and Vintage look of your card! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

Jessica said...

Great layout! I like the colors and the music notes. I can almost hear the singing! Great use of the NAS sketch.