Sunday, 1 July 2012

Glasses trauma!

Alex came home from school on Friday with broken glasses, so like the dutiful parents we are, we took him to the opticians on Saturday morning to get them fixed.  Needless to say by Sunday afternoon they were broken again thanks to a bouncy castle accident where he was bounced upon by several other boys.  Moral of this story: always take your glasses off when going on a bouncy castle and there is nothing wrong with duct tape for holding glasses together!
We have had a lovely weekend despite the weather, just pottering around together as a family, going to an indoor play area, going to church and playing games of superheroes (directed by Alex who kept rescuing me from all sorts of peril). 
One of the main parts of the game was him 'flying' on my feet as shown in this picture.
This weekend it is time for another Quirky Crafts challenge, this time chosen by me!  The challenge is to make us laugh. We are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo stamps and they have many different designs which made me laugh when looking through them.  I chose the Stella Work -never hurt stamp for my entryand made it into a sort of wall plaque.  I used corrigated cardboard for the background and covered it with fired brick distress ink. I coloured the images in with promarkers, then cut and embossed it with a nestability and distressed the edge with fired brick distress ink.  I layerd the image and sentiment onto basic gray paper, and cut leaves out of some scraps of K&CO paper using a Sizzix die.  The flowers were all prima, layered up and finished with a making memories flower brad.  The ribbon and lace were from my stash. This followed the sketch from Fresh Brewed and I am also entering this into SSSS 'depth of distress', CCCB 'create a gift' (this is for a work colleague), Stampavie 'lots of flowers', All sorts 'in bloom'
I have also made this card following this weeks Less is More challenge to make a card based on their blog banner. That is all from me for now.  I will be missing from cyberspace for most of this week as I am off to a work conference in Oxford this week. Have a great week everyone.


Mandi said...

Oh dear, another trip to the optician for mummy tomorrow then!
Your card is beautiful Caro
Really striking and clean cut
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creations I love your use of corrugated card and the fabulous colour palette. Beautifully embellished. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Linda R said...

What a wonderful image. They always make me smile.. I also love seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing with us.. So glad you joined us over at CCCB!

GinaA said...

Your LIM card is lovely and I do like your bugaboo card, it works very well, I am still giggling.

Mummy lade said...

what a gorgeous sentiment! Thank you so much for entering our flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely LIM card Caro

Kathyk said...

Love your LIM card and hope you got the glasses issue sorted now!


Ros said...

Such a lovely plaque .. I love the use of cardboard ... thanks for playing at CCCB

May said...

This is a great piece - love the texture to it! The Simon Says Stamp & Show team thanks you for participating!

Debs said...

Two beautiful cards Caro - love the shape and texture of the first one and the elegance of the second one.
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie and Allsorts this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Caro! My little grandson is two and he's been wearing glasses since he was a small infant. The other small children are constantly trying to pull them off his little face and the lenses get so very scratched.
Heather at FBD has kindly created a very special digi image of a little boy wearing glasses, if your ever looking. I know that its really hard to find images of children wearing glasses.
Your card is beautiful! What a wonderful take on our sketch!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

VanessaB said...

AHAHAHAHAHA. i just love your round sketch card. it's beautifully created and that image and saying are so funny! AWESOME!! thank you for joining in on the sketch challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs. you rocked it!

Linda said...

Lovely card, very CAS. Nice take on this week's challenge. xx

Juny84 said...

What a funny Card with beautiful Flowers !!
Thanks for playing at Stampavie and more this Time.
Hugs, Jenny

Diane said...

Fab cards, great CAS and love your humorous one....I think you needed your sense of humour after sorting the glasses....oh well boys will be boys:0)