Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sledging weekend!

Although it snowed most of Friday afternoon, we didn't actually have that much snow here in Sheffield because the flakes were so tiny. This meant that I was able to get the car out on Saturday to take Alex to his street dance lesson and do the weekly Tesco shop in an almost empty shop (everyone had been panic buying on Thursday and Friday).  However, there was still plenty of snow available for playing, even if it was too powdery to build a decent snowman - here was our best attempt, a rather measly effort!
Most importantly for Alex there was enough good snow for sledging.  We went to a nearby farmer's field (he kindly gives permission for us to use two of his fields for sledging) where there is a fantastic slope.  Where the snow was deeper (3-4 inches) it didn't work well for sledging, but where everyone else had packed the snow down, it was excellent, despite the tufts of grass showing through.
Alex even did a few solo runs, which he loved...shrieks of delight all the way down.
This morning we went to church and then back to the slopes this afternoon, where Alex tried out his skid pan
and I got to do a solo run or two...much more comfortable than being squashed!
If this works...this should be a video of one of our runs from yesterday, complete with Alex's commentary.
I haven't had a great deal of time for crafting recently, although it was my turn to set the Quirky Crafts challenge this week, and I chose 'Rainbow Bright' as the theme (rainbows or all the colours of a rainbow).  We have 2 great sponsors so please go and join in the fun. My birthday card, for my nephew uses Stained Snail from Stitchy Bear digital stamps (one of our sponsors) coloured all the colours of the rainbow, and then layered onto different coloured card, finally finished off with stickers and peel offs. I am entering this into Unscripted sketches, as it loosely follows their latest sketch (I hope it is close enough!).
I also made this one layer card for this weeks Less is More 'friendship' theme.  The stamps are both from Crafty Individuals.  I made a similar card about 18 months ago and a friend liked it so much she asked me to make one for her to send to one of her friends.
That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone and stay safe in the snow.


SmilynStef said...

What a fun little Birthday snail ... looks like lots of fun playing in the snow ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Geri said...

Love the bright colors on your awesome stained snail card! This is absolutely perfect for your nephew's birthday card! Great use of stickers too! And hey, anything even remotely close to the Unscripted sketch works! We just love to see your creations :)

Looks like you had fun in the snow! Want some more? We have been dumped on lately (Manitoba, Canada)and it is -41C with the wind chill....way too cold to venture out!

Patrice said...

Woo Hoo, Caro - love that colorful card - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Gerrina said...

Great card! Saw this one at LIM and had to see it closer! Greetings, Gerrina

Dotty Jo said...

Love your friendship card Caro, and glad to see you are making the most of the snow! Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Feeling a bit deprived here in Manchester - not enough for a snow dog here! Love that friendship card - fantastic image! Chris

Adriana Benitez said...

Looks like you we're having fun; have an extra slide down that hill for those of us in Florida who won't see ANY snow ;)
The snail card is so bright and cheery - very fun. And the card for your friend is so sweet. The colors look so soft, perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

Jen said...

cute little stamp caro and you looked like you had fun in the snow

Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

dstandard said...

Cute pictures and adorable card! Thanks for playing at US!

Cazzy said...

The snail chosen by you was perfect for this challenge Caro. I am glad you are enjoying the snow, I never liked snow as a child let along now apart from to look at and photograph!

Cazzy x

Chrissie said...

Sweet friendship card Caro! looks like you had fun too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

gorgeous CAS card Caro - and a great bunch of happy pics!


This is a wonderful friendship image and a perfect sentiment to match.
Love your CAS design.
Sylvia x

Kathyk said...

Smashing pix and LIM card - that was one of the two stamps I considered for this challenge too