Tuesday 15 January 2013

scrapping and smashing! (WOYWW)

Like much of the country we have had snow here this week, albeit only a little.  Alex was understandably mega excited about it and pleased that there was just enough to have a snowball fight with me on our way to school on Monday.
It did look beautiful in the brief sunshine
and on the red berries, but most of it has gone now leaving an inconvenient icy residue.
Crafting wise Alex has been busy again this week making a necklace for Ella.
Here he is modelling the necklace...JoZarty may recognise some of the beads as they came from her little box of goodies.
As it is Wednesday it is time for WOYWW and for me to show you my desk.  I have actually managed to keep it tidy which is amazing.  The shelves are still immaculate as well, despite crafting lots this week.  This was taken last night after I finished doodling and writing in my smash book so all that is there is my smash book, the pen and at the very back, tucked away between the two wooden containers, a pile of small photographs ready for my next scrapbook layout. My mug of tea is missing as it has been taken downstairs for washing!
Here is the completed smash book page: A diary of last week, which gives details of our weekly routine, including our getting up time, Alex's morning junk modelling and crafting at my desk, work, school, scooting to school, swimming lessons, creation (Alex's church group), Street dance lessons, the weekly shop, church on Sundays and playing with friends.  It is a nice record for the future as to how our routine is now, as I know it will change as Alex gets older.  This smash book is an ongoing work in progress of my year with different things being added to it each week.  As a result I am entering it into the 'Month in review' challenge.
This is my latest scrapbooking layout. For this I made my own background using paint splatters, dabs of glitter glue and random spraying of gold glimmer mist (a product I have had for years and only used about twice!). I framed the two photos in yellow card, then added a frilly ribbon (again something I have had for ages), and a string of beads (a gift from JoZarty just before Christmas), the alphabet stickers (Christmas present) and the stamp with the journalling, which I die cut using a nestability die. I am entering this into CCC 'Anything but a card',  Tuesday Throwdown 'frame it', DCM 'Frill', and Lasting Memories 'something old, something new' challenges.
That is all from me for now.  Stay safe in the cold weather.


Sarah said...

Your sparkler layout is great! Great job on your background! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

JoZart Designs said...

I DID recognise some of those beads and it's lovely that those tiny bits and bobs are being put to such wonderful use by Mr Mini Creator! I noticed the old well loved knitted teddy in the background too!
Lovely pics and super post..... back to normal but normal is so good.
Love Jo x No14

Toni Herron said...

oooh.. I love the look of the white mist paint on the black ground! Love your LO!!
Also, I have very much enjoyed reading through your post! You son made a gorgeous necklace! So cool.. And the photo of the berries is amazing! Thank you for sharing your LO and this great post with us at Lasting Memories.. :)
Toni - LMDT

Peanut said...

Lovely photos...looks like you had a great time outside. The LO is lovely, perfect background for the photos. Thanks for joining us on Tuesday Throwdown's Frame It challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Asha - DT

MrsC.x said...

lovely layouts
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

shazsilverwolf said...

Fantastic job he's done with the necklace, I love it! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx#65

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Caro! Nice to see you at Lasting Memories again! Hope all is well!

Very creative background! How fun and looks awesome!!

I love your "Back to the routine" pages too .. kinda nice to get back there isn't it?

Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and for joining our Month In Review challenge as well!

ria gall said...

I love your scrapbook layout it is very pretty as are your winter photos.
Ria #114

Michele said...

HI Caro!! Thanks so much for joining our Month in Review challenge! Yay!! Looking forward to seeing some more from you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous projects...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that Alex is enjoying his crafting so much!! He's a talented young man, I hope he keeps going :)
You may like to pop over to my blog as there's a nice surprise for you!
LLJ 38 xxxx

Anne said...

Love Alex's necklace. Gorgeous photo of the berries. Good to hear you have done a lot of crafting. Not a lot this week here. Have Mum stopping after the Christening at the weekend which was lovely. Love Anne x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Your son has a natural talent there! That's a nice necklace that he's made. Your scrapbook pages look great too.

Kay #123

April said...

That Ella is one lucky gal. Love the picture of the bright red berries under the blanket of white snow. Nice theme for the week - I think I may copy that theme for last week myself. ;-) April #141

Unknown said...

You've given me a good idea for my project life. I will get the camera out early and get the routine picture taken. Thank you

Oscar said...

Great LO, I love the handmade background paper. Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week x

The Bookin Room said...

I love your take on our challenge! The beads add a great touch! thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!
xoxo Charity LMDT

Lori said...

Love the Smashbook, layout and your little guys necklace.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Denise Pustelniak said...

Hi Caro, Love the LO and the background! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Nan G said...

Cool to be crafty so young! And a gorgeous necklace has been made! Yuck to the weather. Enjoying much warmer temps in central Florida USA. a late Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine earlier...why not take a snap of what makes you smile and join in the fun on my blog? You have lots to smile about after all :-)
A x

okienurse said...

Very nice layout! Children always get so excited by snow and old ladies like me rather wait out the thaw in the warm house with a cup of tea! :-) Alex looks very pleased with the necklace he made for Ella...Thanks for sharing and have a great week. I always enjoy your dropping by my desk and leaving comments. Vickie #43

Neet said...

Great LO but your wee an takes the prize - what a lovely set of photos of ;him modelling the necklace.
Thanks for sharing.
Neet 7 xx

Nan G said...

Me again...I saw in your comment to Julia a question about an iPad app that let's you update your blog. I use BlogPress, it's for Blogger. Have had some success with it. Pic size can be apriblem but that's workable. Hope this helps. If you don't use blogger type the name of your blog provider in the search in the iPad App Store it will list Amy available .

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there Caro!
Please could you email me your snail mail address sometime and then I'll post your prize to you when the blizzards subside!! LOL

LLJ xxxx

Nicky said...

Love your smash book and your sparkler layout - great necklace your son made too – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

sandra de said...

Hello Caro, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Love the winter pics. I am always so impressed that you little one enjoys crafting.

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, just perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous layout, Caro! I LOVE the background! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Rebecca Hoy said...

Lovely work, thanks for joining us at cupcake this week. Good luck, Rebecca x

Emily Lauritzen said...

Very cool projects! Really love all the sparkle in your layout and the way you jazzed up your frames! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L.