Sunday, 17 June 2012

Wet Lego weekend!

Well the weather has been miserable most of the weekend so we have spent the time cleaning, cooking, shopping, going to church and indoor play areas and playing with lego!  Alex has built some wonderfully strange and fantastic vehicles and had a great time doing it...I remember spending hours with lego as a child so it is nice to see him doing the same.
Crafting wise it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge...this time it was Diane's turn to set the challenge and she chose handmade flowers and ribbons.  Punches and die cuts are OK, but no shop bought flowers.  I made a tag using the 1960s image from Paper Pretties (this week's sponsor), coloured with distress inks and promarkers, and punched loads of little flowers from basic gray paper.  The flower at the bottom was made from punching 5 sheets of paper, colouring them with distress inks, spritzing them with water, scrunching them up and then fixing them together with a brad.  Finally I finished it off with pearls, and a ribbon attached using a brad.  I am also entering this into Speedy Fox's 'vintage', CCT 'punch drunk', Fresh brewed 'anything goes' and MTTC 'hats or handbags' (the image contains both!).
My wedding anniversary is also coming up so I made this card for my husband.  I used an Anita's stamp, cut out the heart image at the centre and layered the Tim Holtz metal wings and heart, which I coloured with alcohol ink. Behind the hole at the centre I layered a blue heart on the underlying card.  I am entering this into Less is more 'shiny', crafty creations 'how charming', Stampavie 'something with wings'
and here is the close up of the hole in the front of the card as I am also entering it into DCM 'a hole in one'. That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

The heart in your charm has taken the colour beautifully Caro!
Super card and Happy Anniversary!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kate said...

Fun image! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends

Deanna said...

These cards are stunning. Love the anniversary one with the script background design!

Angie said...

I love your tag!!! What wonderful homemade flowers!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kathyk said...

Simply fab, love the cut out

Kathyk

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card - love the heart!

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Rachel Brown said...

Thanks very much for joining in with us at MTTC. Love your take on the challenge xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful projects! Love the tag!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card, that heart is lovely. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are lively but what a stunning anniversary card Caro! I love the aperture and the coloured metal heart.

Anne Hayward said...

This is beautiful. I'm sure your husband will like it!

Mandi said...

Super charm, super card Caro
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Heather said...

What a fun tag! LOVE the edge. I also love your CAS card. The charm really stands out and is so beautifully displayed.

Thank you for playing along in Freshly Brewed Challenges 100th prize challenge
Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Designing with Debbie said...

Totally awesome work. I love the heart card. 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 or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Linda said...

Lovely card. I really like how you've coloured the charm. Happy Anniversary to you both too xx

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in and sharing this lovely card with this week's "A Hole in One" challenge fromThe Daring Cardmakers

Gez said...

Ooh gorgeous card ♥
Thank you for joining The Daring Cardmakers this week.

Theresa said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joning us for the vintage challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends.