Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Windy bank holiday! (WOYWW)

Well at last the rain stopped so we were actually dry on both bank holiday days and on Monday we even saw some sun, albeit briefly, so Alex and I went to Millhouses park to play.  Alex was especially chuffed when he learnt how to negotiate the mini track on his scooter...it had taken him most of the afternoon to get the courage up to go down the slopes on it.
Yesterday we braved the wind and met up with one of my best friends and her boys at Arbor Low Stone Circle.
It was a fascinating place and the boys had great fun running up and down the earthworks
and clambering on the various stones
whilst Abby and I caught up on our various news in the freezing wind; it was so special to see her, as we don't get to meet up anywhere near often enough.
Here is my desk as part of WOYWW, as it is set up right now and about to make a tag.  There is a lovely hot mug of tea 3/4 full, ready to sustain me, a number of distress inks and various Tim Holtz ephemera (if that is the right word) to add to the tag when I am done.  I particularly like the masks that he has made (you can see one on the tag below, which I made on Monday). In the background are a number of stamps that need cleaning and putting away, some blank tags ready for playing with, and to the left my trusty loo roll...used both for nose blowing and for cleaning the edges of stamps so I don't get unsightly lines or smudges on my cards. 
As many of you will be aware last Wednesday marked the 3rd Anniversary of WOYWW, and there was a great ATC swap. These were the somewhat patriotic ATCs I made for the swap (I couldn't resist combining the Jubilee with the WOYWW celebration!) and I actually have two similar ones available if any WOYWWer would like them.  Just let me know in the comment section below and e-mail me.
These are the two amazing WOYWW ATCs I received as part of the great swap.  The felt one was made by the amazingly talented Twiglet, and the hand doodled one was made by AliPeeps.  Thank you both so much once again.
Finally this is the tag I made on Monday which I am entering into Crafty cardmakers 'distress it' (entirely made from distress inks), CCC 'tag', SSSS 'texture' (embossing, ribbon, gems, buttons, heat embossing), Colour create 'green, brown, white with a hint of lavendar/purple', Fussy & Fancy 'swirls and flourishes', crazy4challenges 'butterflies', speedy fox 'use buttons', Lets ink it up 'use favourite embellishment' (gems), and Try it on Tuesday 'anything goes'.  That is all from me...I am off to London tomorrow for a few days so will post again on Sunday.  Have a great rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Theresa said...

Great colors on your tag..love the butterfly with buttons on the wings. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Kate said...

Great colors. I LOVE tags. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kami-koneko said...

amazing tag, you've used one of my fav colour-combos, and the butterfly truly is marvelous ;)

thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy,
hugs from Laila

April said...

Looks like you've been enjoying the days off. Your ATC's are fab, love the masking! and the ones you received are great too. Love your tag, very pretty! April #79

kay said...

your photos are brill,super tags
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty tag. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sigh up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!

Carmen said...

That park looks amazing! I thought my eyes were going funny at first!

Lovely ATC's both the ones you sent and the one's you received :)

Carmen #109

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, great background and stunning butterfly. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Josephine said...

Beautiful! Love those colours.

Thanks for joining the 'distress it' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

SuzanneK said...

Love your tag, great colour combo. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Feebsy said...

Great tag, I love the spring colours and the embossed gold edge looks lovely.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Brodders said...

Fab tag :) Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane

Rita said...

Beautiful ATC cards Caro. I love them. Hugs Rita 17 xx

May said...

Fabulous ATC'S and the ones you received are brillant... love your tag... great design!! fabby pics.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#34

Pat Garvin said...

Those look like a couple of interesting places to go. Your tag is gorgeous. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

SophieNewton said...

Love the patriotic ATCs. Happy WOYWW!
Sophie
#81

Winnie and Patty said...

Great projects! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge!

Barb King said...

You received some nice ATC's, tht was a fun swap, wasn't it? Nice tags! Barb #97

Liza said...

A gorgeous tag, I love the colours and your embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Angie said...

Very pretty tag! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super makes there, and great ATC's. Take care my WOYWW friend, am still snooping! Zo xx 65

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Caro, I too succumbed and made GB themed ATCs..and thoroughly enjoyed it - if you have leftovers, wanna swap? My email is juliadunnit@me.com - no hurry!
Love the picture of Alex the Intrepid on his scooter...such things are real milestones in learning about himself and what his limits are.

Twiglet said...

Great tag and fab photos. I'm a bit late getting round the WOYWW desks this week - been busy making 3 more little wedding waistcoats. Have a great week. x Jo

Tamara Morton said...

What a lovely tag and sentiment to go with it. Thank you for joining us at LIIU
Hugs
Tamara

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag. Nice sentiment. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Ildiko Cseh said...

I love your fab tag, BUT can you go back on the main page of Try it on Tuesday and read the rules please
hugs
Ildiko