Sunday, 4 November 2012

Parties!

On Wednesday I took Alex to a church 'Glow party' where he got to do various craft activities including cake decorating, tea light holder painting, and lantern making.
This was followed by lots of team games, then a mini talk and demonstrations with re-lighting candles on all the cupcakes.  Much nicer than getting soaked in the rain while knocking on neighbours doors!  He has also had a happy weekend with more parties ...one very lucky boy.  It will be a bit of a shock to go back to school tomorrow.
Crafting wise this weekend I have made two cards for this weeks Quirky Crafts challenge which was set by Lyn (Spyder) and is 'Let it snow' with lots of layers.  Now as you are probably aware, I don't do fussy cards much prefering the clean and simple style so this was a challenge for me.  My first card used two Dustin Pike images put together to make a scene...it just amuses me the idea of a dragon and a monkey building a snowman together.  I coloured the scene with promarkers and used pearlescent glue for the snow.  I used lots of matting for the layers and patterned paper from My minds eye, with a punched snow flake and gem to complete it.  I am entering this card into OLL 'C for Christmas' and Stamping for the weekend 'Anything goes'.
The second card used image and sentiment from Cutting Edge Cafe.  In order to make the layers I used decoupage on the snowman as well as matting.  The snowflake was cut and embossed using my cuttlebug, and completed with sakura stardust pen to add sparkle, and a pearl in the centre.The snowman himself was coloured using promarker pens as well as sakura stardust for the sparkle.  I am therefore entering this card into SSSS 'just add pearl', DCM 'colour challenge' (red, green, white & blue) and Delicious Doodles 'embossing' challenges.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

6 comments:

Candy C said...

Hi Caro. Your Christmas card is very cute! I love the snowman...so simple yet so adorable! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

CheerDown said...

Lovely cards Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations

Alli x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, love your adorable snowman. Lovely texture from the glitter on his body. Great layout too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Cazzy said...

The glow party looks like it was fun, and playing with fire too!

Lovely cards, and two more done towards Christmas, well that is how I feel, relief at getting started at last!

Cazzy x

Rein said...

cute cards Caro,
thanks for joining in with DCM.

Kathy said...

Lovely cards Caro. Thanks for playing along with the DCM