Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunny November weekend!

As part of Tim's birthday celebrations we went bowling as a family...so much fun, although sadly Tim's illness meant we were only able to manage one game.  At least we had that special time together.  Alex loved it, not least because with my help aiming the ramp he actually won!
The weather this weekend has been simply beautiful so Alex and I have gone to a different park each day as well.  Yesterday we met up with school friends in Endcliffe park (pictured) and then today we went a little further afield to Graves park.  The beauty and sheer number of parks and green spaces is one of the reasons I love this city!
Crafting wise I have been busy with my Christmas cards this weekend.  I was given a selection of fun and slightly different embellishments for my birthday and so I decided it was time to put them to use.  This first card, uses a little wooden snowman (isn't he cute) and some scraps of Cosmo Cricket paper left over from my scrapbooking.  I am entering this into crafty creations 'no flowers', Delightful challenges 'let it snow', and paperplay 'snowflakes'.
The second card used the free stamp from this months Crafty Stamper magazine.  I stamped the stamp in three different colours 'versacolour sage, adirondack pesto and cranberry' in a random pattern and then finished it off with red gems in the centre of the cranberry stamped panels.  I then layered the panels onto deep red and gold before mounting onto the white card creating 4 layers in all.  I am therefore entering this into OCC 'make your own background' and Penny's challenge 'lots of layers'.
Finally I made this card using a crafty individuals pine tree stamp with repeat stamping to get the faded trees in the background, and some tapestry stamp deer in the snow.  I am entering this card into DYSU 'trees and leaves' challenge.  That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

7 comments:

Céline said...

gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Pauline said...

Lovely winter scene Caro!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Helen said...

Great card and that stamp works so well as panels.

Thanks for joining us at Pennys

Helen x

PS I have some blog candy on my blog - http://www.craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/celebration-blog-candy.html

Denise said...

Very pretty card - love the repeat stamping of the trees.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
~DEANNE~

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there Love your style .Simply lovely cards .I like the Snowman embellishment .
TFS hugs Shirley-Anne

Meihsia Liu said...

All the cards are fabulous. The background you created for the third is especially gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner this week... :)