Wednesday 7 November 2012

Fireworks! (WOYWW)

 Poor Alex was far too tired to go to the school fireworks display so I put on an extremely early mini display for him and Tim at home where they were able to watch from the comfort and warmth of the dining room.
They did brave the cold for a family sparklers session beforehand which was great fun.
This is my desk yesterday morning before school when Alex did his traditional before school crafting session - this time the project was a paper donut decorated with pink glitter glue and gems! He actually left the desk fairly tidy, but it wasn't going to stay that way for long LOL!
Here is the desk as it is today for WOYWW in the midst of finishing my lastest Faith Smash book page. As well as the smash book you can mostly see odds and ends from old sticker ribbon sheets (I was using up some of those bits), some bright music stickers, my scissors, ruler, some ribbon, my note pad peeping out from under the detritus and of course my trusty mug of tea (nice and warm).
Here is the second page of the Faith book I started last week.  The words immediately surrounding the heart are taken from a worship song (I'm coming back to the heart of worship and its all about You, it's all about You Jesus), and the other pieces of black writing are from various Psalms.
The next double page spread is of Expressions of Worship and are a mixture of images taken from the net, verses from the Bible, and my dodgy drawing!  At the moment I seem to do a lot of movement and dance in worship and have always been a singer, hence the images and verses on the left hand side of the page and the bottom of the righthand page.  It has been a while since I waved a flag in church but I wanted to include that as one of the possible expressions of worship especially as I may be called back to it in the future.
Finally here is a card that I made for Tim's birthday.  His favourite colour is green so there are highlights of green in this as well as gold embossing and tea dye distress ink.  The stamps I used were a French script from Crafty Individuals and steampunk images from Darkroom door.  I am entering this card into Cards for men 'Anything goes', Kaboodle Doodles 'Anything goes', SSSS 'Francais' (French script), Papertake Weekly 'Anything goes'and All sorts 'For men only' challenges.  That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.


Lou said...

What a lovely idea for the faith book, looks lovely. The desk is pretty tidy too :)

Brilliant photo's of the sparklers and fireworks.


Lou x

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Caro,
First comment this week brings good news... my Bits & Bobs box is your's! You've won the draw, I'm pleased to announce. I'm sure both you and Alex will enjoy sorting it out and poring over all the tiny things within.
Contact me with your details (email on my side bar) and I'll post it off to you.
Your faith book is excellent with some great ideas to share.
Jo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics and great to see another Smash book, I love how everyone uses them for different things. None of mine have a real theme yet but I have ideas! Take care. Zo xx 82

Annie said...

I love to see little ones having fun crafting times....It brings back happy memories of when mine were little.
A x #64

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW. I enjoyed watching our neighbour's fireworks from the window - and last night the neighbouring village had a big display, so I watched that from one of our fields with the dogs! Love that your son likes to craft before going to school. Ali x #63 ps Bet Tim got loads of cards for his birthday!

Twiglet said...

You have been busy Caro - such beautiful thoughtful work too. x Jo #70

scrappymo! said...

Wow...ytour card is just great!I bet he loved it...I reaaly like the keyhole image...I have chosen my one little word for 2013 alreqady and my word is I am noticing doors andkeyholes lately!!!
Thanks for the kind comments...I didn't want to winge on more about my surgery...but I started the scraps storage as I wasn't sure how long it would be till I could turn the handle of my big shot...good thing I set that up as it is just right now on a good day that I can use enogh pressure to turn the handle.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How long did David the Pumpkin last??
I never used to take our boys to fireworks at that age either, Owen didn;t like the bangs, so what's the point?!
Some great crafting going on though!
hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Helen said...

At least Alex got to enjoy some fireworks! Your Smash book is fabulous. Helen, 4

okienurse said...

Your faith book is coming along very nice! Love all the colors, movement and sentiments! Alex looks like he is having a great time with all the crafting there! Thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a great week! Vickie #77

sandra de said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. I love what you are doing with the smash book, always so important to journal about our faith.
\Sandra @10

JoZart Designs said...

Just a quick note to let you know the Angel Swaps info is on my blog... If you do decide to join in don't forget to name them for fun!
Love Jo x

Robin said...

I just love how you have craft time before school time! I bet he just loves it, and I know you do! Wonderful idea!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Your book is lovely, and such a good idea. I do not know how you have time for a pre-school craft session, you must be so organised, but Alex certainly seems to enjoy it. Thank you for your suggestions on the phone calls. We are not on BT and Virgin charge for call monitoring, so we are stuck with caller id and trying to ignore the rats who invade our privacy. Have a good week. xx Maggie #40

Ginny Maxam said...

Caro, I love our son's pre- school carfting time, great idea he will have that as a treasure all his lie!! I love your book and that sone is on of my favorites we sing it in church often, it is ALL ABOUT HIM!!! Love it thank you for sharing your blog and even more so your love for HIM!!
Have a wonderful week, Ginny #12

Mrs.D said...

I love your idea of a faith book. It is so beautiful and such a good way to encourage ourselves, especially in the valley days.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post and I really enjoyed the photo of the sparkler. Your card is lovely too. Elizabeth, later than ever, x #75