Sunday, 10 June 2012

Daniel's birthday!

I can't believe that half-term is over. We have had such a lovely time, and especially over the past few days which we spent in London for my nephew, Daniel's, birthday.  The journey down was pretty hellish, but despite the pouring rain, the boys had a great time at the Rec before Daniel's birthday tea.
The cake was simply amazing, a very rich and yummy chocolate cake, which was eaten before the children played in the den leaving us adults to sit around in a very civilised fashion!
The next day we took the two 5 year olds to the Natural History museum, and Alex loved going on the underground for the first time ever - peering out of the window to make sure he didn't miss anything!
The T-Rex was definitely the star attraction,
although the skeletons and fossils were deemed 'pretty cool',
and the blue whale was 'awesome!'
The following day one of my University friends came over to see is the first time we have met up in years, so it was wonderful.  The children played happily in the garden on the climbing frame, and at the end the three cousins decided that a blanket on the slide turned it into a roller coaster.  All great fun, and such a shame that it was over so soon.
Today we went to Endcliffe park where Alex practiced on his bike and had a great time on the bouncy slide.
Crafting wise I made this card for Less is Mores 'one layer card with swirls/flourishes' challenge.  My inspiration came from Chrissie's card which I adapted and added extra flourishes as a trail.  I am also entering this into SSS 'crown and/or gems' (I went for gems), Stampin for the weekend 'bugs and/or butterflies', All sorts 'ice cream colours', and OCC 'Tim Holtz techniques' (masking and distress inking).
I have also made this layout following week 216 sketch from Nuts about sketches.  As this page features the men in my life I am also entering this into Delicious Doodles 'for the fellas', Pixie Dust ' patterned papers' (there are 4 on this layout) and Kaboodle Doodles 'manly men'. That is all from me for now...I have had a wonderful holiday despite the rain and am not really looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.  Have a great week everyone.


M said...

Love your LIM card - such a pretty butterfly and colour. M x

Suze Bain said...

A lovely LIM card. xx

Julie said...

Love the blue butterfly and the bling! What a happy little boy you have!

Cheryl said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Caro, I'm glad you gained some inspiration from my card. I love the flourishy trail!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Chrissie is so inspiring isn't she Caro
Terrific card
Birthday wishes to your Daniel
Looks like you all had fun!
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Fab pix and layout and I simply LOVE your LIM creation


Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Caro with such a beautiful butterfly and perfect CAS design!
Thanks for taking inspiration from our ice cream colour challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Anita Houston said...

This masking technique looks fabulous on this clean card! The starkness of the white really brings out the vintagey blue!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!!!

Sue said...

A lovely CAS card, your masking technique is excellent.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC we are so pleased to see your work.

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for joining us with our jubilee celebrations on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog last week. I hope you can join in our new challenge this week too

Shobana said...

Beautiful card! :)
You seem to have had a lovely break with your son! Good on ya! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your card Caro, the butterfly and flourish are perfect for the challenge.

Great photos and LO too! Looks like you all had a fab time.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful job with the masking and ink sponging. The blue color is beautiful and the simplicity of the image makes for a very powerful card. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Deanna said...

Beautiful butterfly with the flourish:)

Chris said...

Love your butterfly card, so simple yet so elegant and pretty. thanks for letting me visit your boy time too. I miss having a little kid around, so much fun stuff, dinosaurs - just fun stuff and looks like you can have some fun scrapping those pics.
Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. I hope you'll play with us again.
Chris V - Easily Amused

Marrigje said...

Lovely Lim card. I love the stamp, and the colour is perfect for this.

Happy birthday for your son.


Jessica said...

ADORABLE layout! I love the fun colors and the Bob the Builder accent. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along at NAS!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Simply gorgeous! I love how the blue pops off the clean, white background. Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A gorgeous LO and what a fun day you had. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles' "for the Fellas'" challenge