Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Wet & Windy (WOYWW)

I think I almost prefer the snow...it is much more fun to sledge and play in the snow than to run from one building to another getting soaked in the process...I have been soaked every day this week and looked like a complete drowned rat on Monday!  Anyway, enough moaning about the weather...here is Alex on his traditional Tuesday morning play at Mummy's desk; this time he was playing with my cuttlebug.
For my entry to WOYWW here is my desk as it was on Tuesday evening in the midst of a smash book session. All the things from Alex's session have been put away, except I seem to have gained a snowglobe on the back of my desk!  Beside the snowglobe is a lovely little crafting present from JoZart (see below). Apart from that you can see my half made smashbook page, the photos I will be using to finish it off, some nestabilities, and cuttlebug dies, DST, pritt stick and other glue (it is rubbish and I wont be using it again), some snowflake stamps and silver ink, scissors, knife and the smashbook pen.
Here is the final page featuring all the fun and games in the snow.  I cut round most of the images of sledging and turned them into a mini scene with the description round them.  The other photos were in a panel at the bottom, except the two snow scenes which I cut out in circles and mounted in the middle of die cut snowflakes.  I then finished the page off with lots of blingy snowflakes in the form of various glittery and silvery stickers.  As a result I am entering this page into Kaboodle Doodles 'winter' and Tuesday Throwdown 'bling it on'. Sorry, it didn't photograph well.
I made this layout following the sketch on Page maps blog of our Christmas Day walk in 2011.  It was a somewhat muddy walk hence the combination of browns, greens & Christmas embellishments, including lots of little gold stars. I drew the three circles using promarker pens around the edge of a dinner plate! This layout is being entered into SSSS 'stars', Fussy & Fancy 'circles' and Speedy Fox 'doodle a frame' (I hope that the circles count as they frame the whole layout).
Finally to finish, I received this lovely crafting gift from JoZart. It is a cross made of ribbon which, along with the poem 'a cross in my pocket' were inside the lovely little pocket shown on the left of the picture.  It is such a thoughtful gesture and will definitely be added to my Faith Book at some point soon. That is all from me for now.  Have a lovely rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

35 comments:

Haven_mom4 said...

The mini scene is brilliant. Love who you cut out all the pictures to create movement on your paper hills

Nonni said...

Creative layouts, wow! It looks like you have been really enjoying yourself. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love how you did the snow games page. You captured a good fun winter scene on your page!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Winter” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

Love your winter pages! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles for our "winter theme".

JoZart said...

Love your snow pages, they really encapsulate the fun you had and the Christmas Walk LO is a lovely composition. So pleased you like you little gift too.
Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

That Jo, she's incredibly generous with her crafts, it's a lovely gift. Ilike the snow globe - or more, the though of little Alex carrying something he likes around the house until he's distracted by something else he likes! Hadn't appreciated how big your smash book is, no idea why I thought it was a bit of a pocket book! Love the snow pages, the cut out images really give it movement.

die amelie said...

Wet and windy here too :( (and most of the beautiful snow gone).

My son loves crafting too (especially running things through my BigShot) :))

Have a wonderful crafty WW!

die amelie x #66

Helen said...

We have sun here today but it is very windy. Hope you stay dry tomorrow!
The desk always looks inviting though i couldn't for the life of me see the snow globe. Must wear my reading glasses more often!! Helen, 9

Queenie Jeannie said...

WOW!!! I love your Smash book - that's just stunning. I love how you let your son craft with you. My youngest does too on occasion!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #12

Asha said...

Oh what a beautiful labour of love! A special keepsake, no doubt. Thanks for joining our Bling It On challenge. We'd like to see you again next week. … x
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Tammy said...

Ah, love your little helper! Great layouts - love that snow scene. But I can't join you in wishing for snow. I live in Florida and LOVE my 70 degree, blue sky winters. :) No comment on how miserable the summer is though. You take the good with the bad! LOL. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #90

Alison Scott said...

Great shots of your work and your helper!
The smash book pages look fantastic.
Happy WOYWW
Alison #72

Ria Gall said...

Loving your winter pages and great thing to look back on.
Thanks for sharing
Ria #44

Jackie said...

Love the snow layouts in your smash book they are really innovative
Jackie17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, children love to see how things work! I took the front off the piano in school where I work and the kids were almost beside themselves with curiosity! Lovely :) the snow scenes are fab in your journal too!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Love the photo of the bug and boy... worth scrapping that one!! ;) Your snow page is fab with the photos you have cut out looking like they are sliding. What a lovely gift from Jo too! Annette #26

Barb King said...

Wow, you've been busy! Smash books are fun. Nice layouts. Barb #95

MaggieC said...

What a lovely little present from Jo, absolutely perfect. I love that double page spread of fun in the snow. I think I agree about the rain, we so desperately need a minister for flood to get rid of some of this sogginess. Have a good week and I hope you and Alex get plenty of crafting done. xx Maggie #11

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Caro, So very lovely to see where all Jo's pressies passed on t!! is'nt she so kind.. so glad you liked it; hope it is sunny there soon!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #40

Fran said...

Great winter page , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles xx

Pat Garvin said...

Great looking bunch. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Annie said...

Love the LOs but I have to say my fav bit of your post this week is your little crafty helper in the first pic :-)
I'm rather late in calling by this week.....still trying to catch up after my twinnie special time.
Hugs,
A x #64

Nan G said...

Your page is coming along nicely. How cute the little one has a special day to craft! I'm a bit late desk hopping... Happy WOYWW! Nan 107

Lindsay Weirich said...

how cute! I'm glad the little one is getting to the craft biz too! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #137

Anne said...

Hello Caro and I am sorrt to be so late visiting . Thankyou for visiting me. Your snow pages are just wonderful. Love the Photo of Alex looking so intently at The Bug and what he is doing. Jozarty's gift is so lovely. She has kindly agreed to send one to me I am so happy. Love Anne x

Ime said...

love your winter pages! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

sandra de said...

Great smash book and the lo is beautiful. I love the pic of your little one busy with his cuttlebug.
Sandra

Angie said...

Lovely Layout! What beautiful embellishments!

Angie said...

Lovely Layout! What beautiful embellishments!

Angie said...

I forgot to say...."Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!"

Joynana said...

I love smash books and your pages are just fabulous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. #83

April Story said...

I love how you cut out the pictures and put them on the paper snow hill. Great layouts. April #101

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness what a stunning layout design!! Love the large circle with your photo placement!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Suzanne C said...

Lovely layouts! The design on your christmas layout is beautiful and love the sweet pictures. your embellies are sweet! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Fabulous creations! Your sledding scene is so awesome, and absolutely love your sparkly snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L.-DT