Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Over tired (WOYWW)

Don't you just love misty Autumn days with those beautiful colours?  I took this photo in Graves Park on Sunday afternoon as the mist was beginning to set in.
I currently have a VERY overtired little boy on my hands.  I think he has found this half-term quite hard going and is badly in need of a rest, partly because for some reason he isn't sleeping well.  We have had total melt-downs of the 2 year old tantrum style every evening this week.  Hopefully half-term will improve things next week.  We did manage to craft this morning without too much stress.  He enjoyed making his zebra so much last week that it was the turn of a crocodile...cue cuttlebug embossing folder, brayer and green ink...shame about the blue card he chose for the background!
This is the state of the desk as he left it (we had to run to school so we weren't late), with a mug of tea ready for me to clear it and start again. I am entering this into WOYWW although in some ways it doesn't look that different from last week.  The cuttlebug is on the back left, with my two boxes full of embossing folders hiding under the various plates. Besides them there are some stamps that need to be cleaned and put away, the scraps left over from the 'crocodile skin' making experiment, the filthy brayer in need of cleaning, the Adirondack ink pad, a Batman space ship (courtesy of Alex!), my scissors and of course my trusty mug of tea.
Crafting wise I haven't had much time this week, but I did make a card for Less is More 'Autumn' challenge.  This is very similar to a card I made a few weeks ago but instead of the small copper embossed leaf I added a gold 3D shaped leaf that Gran gave me.  The background of this card is actually cream, the sentiment stamp is from JustRite and the leaves are tapestry stamps. I am also entering this into Crafty Cardmakers 'Autumn', Kaboodle Doodles 'Fall Projects',  Fussy & Fancy 'Anything goes' and Stamptacular 'no rules'.  That is all from me for now. Wish me luck with a tired small person for the rest of the week! Have a great week.
Love,
Caro
x

19 comments:

Helen said...

Nothing wrong with a blue crocodile...Hope he gets a rest during half-term and you too!! Helen, 19

Chrissie said...

Super card Caro! It looks so clean and fresh.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope he feels better soon! Woyww trace. 46

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Good luck with your overtired small person and his crocodile! I am sure that half term will help him and his tantrums. I love that card. Beautiful autumn colours. Ali x #54

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Trick or Treat /Anything Fall” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

butterfly said...

Lovely that you're still finding time for crafting pre-school in the mornings! Hope half-term will sort out the sleeping... and that's a lovely CAS card you've got there!
Alison x
#35

JoZart said...

Hi Caro
I'm sure Alex with even out and get back to his normal self before long. My 5 yr old in Brighton had a spell like that in Sept and I can't believe the difference now so hang in there... you are a good mum and will sort it soon.
Love your card. Really elegant and beautifully made.
Jo x

Kylie said...

I LOVE your embossing on this card! The sentiment is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love the simplicity of the card. The embossing is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

Nicola said...

Great card Caro with fab CAS design and beautiful embossing detail!
Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday and the best of luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Stephanie said...

this is beautiful...I love the embossed corners. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a great use of embossing. Blessings!

grandmabonnie said...

Caro, sometimes simple is elegant and your card despite how much time you had is so elegant! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

baileyrosy.com said...

A beautiful and stylish card love the embossing and the central frame. thank you for sharing this ever so stylish card with us at Crafty Cardmakersto Cards and good luck.

Marie

Christine said...

CAS - fabulous! Really lovely card :) Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy, good luck! xx

Trish Hughes said...

very pretty card, thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodle!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

I believe Caro that if you scratch a crocodile,they are blue underneath the green bumps. No doubt that the break in routine and lazier days will really help Alex, bless him...
Meanwhile, your Blessings card is gorgeous. I have that embossing folder and can never get it to work without creasing the card. Argh.

Sharon said...

A simple but very stunning card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers x