Tuesday 9 April 2013

A boring WOYWW!

Sorry to say that my desk is really dull today! And why am I showing you this?  It is to join in with the best blog hop in the world...the brain child of Julia.  Those of you who are regular participants of WOYWW, will realise that I was missing last week.  This is because I was on holiday at my parents...we had a wonderful time (some photos later!), but I didn't manage to get onto the net.  This week I have come back to a mountain of work including exam marking so my desk is fairly empty, with various crafting bits shoved to the back such as stickers, paints, stamps etc, as I spent all yesterday marking exams and did not have time for even a little crafting.  My trusty mug is there as I did a LOT of tea drinking during the process!
We had a lovely time in Somerset with Alex enjoying games with his cousins and especially tractor rides on Grandad's tractor and the Easter Egg hunt round Grandma's garden.
I enjoyed the fact that there were signs of spring (the daffodils aren't out yet here) even though we had to wear coats & hats everytime we went outside!
While we were there it was my Dad's birthday and this is the card I made for him.  I used papers and images that came free with various magazines over the years and am entering this into CCCB 'Happy Birthday' and Stamp with fun 'Birthday.
I am a bit behind with my smash book, but this is the latest page featuring Alex in Red Nose day mode! I used masking for the background and then cut a large circle of red card on which to mount the photos and the red nose day leaflet!  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Annie said...

Not boring at all....I would have been happy just to see those gorgeous spring flowers :-)
A x # 43

Eliza said...

Hi Caro,

It's horrible when we are to busy to do crafting and I am with you I am also on withdrawals. It sounds like you had a great time with the family and such a great card for your dad too.

Happy WOYWW hope you get to play soon.

Eliza 47

MiniOwner said...

Oh the joys of marking exams! I'm not sorry to have left that behind. Some fab photos there - how noice to see that spring hasn't entirely forgotten us. Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (miniOwner@44)

Jackie said...

Sounds like you had a fun Easter with family
Your Easter flowers look so bright and cheerful
Get the marking done ASAP my then a little craft
Jackie 3

Heathers Inspiration said...

Beautiful photos and glad you had a Lovely time in Somerset.
I lived in Burnham On Sea when younger, we are in Northampton now due to Rob's work. We hope to go back there in the next few years to live x

The spring flowers are wonderful
I love this time of year for photography, so hope to take some new photo's soon.

Great Smash page too :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Helen said...

I don't remember ever having an Easter Egg hunt as a child, poor deprived thing that I must have been... or maybe it's just the distance of time! Anyhow, Alex looks like he was enjoying himself. Happy WOYWW even if you are marking! Helen, 8

Ros Crawford said...

What a great card for your Dad ... and I love the picture of the flowers! Many thanks for playing at CCCB this week!

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the Red Nose Day page...really fun! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh no!! Finish up that work so you can get back to crafting!!!! Lovely spring flowers - it's still so cold over here. Booo!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Anna Karlsson Widmark said...

Ah, the joys of exam marking... I'll be doing that for most of this weekend, but I hope to get some crafting time in there as well. Your mug looks really nice!
Happy Wednesday!
- Zildara #113

Unknown said...

Lots of great photos here. And what a great birthday card. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Caro - Spring eally does seem to be staring at last doesn't it? We've had a lovely day here today but I think it may rain this evening - at least it is a bit warmer. Hope the marking doesn't take too much longer and you can carve out some crafty time. Happy WOYWW Cindy #63

Sarah Leonard said...

Cute! I had never heard of a smashbook before this hop at all :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was really beautiful weather for your trip to Somerset but goodness it's been cold!! No wonder you had to wrap up.... Alex looks like he was enjoying himself :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Your desk is just waiting for you, isn't it. I love seeing the flowers; there's been a few bulbs that have shown themselves.

The card you made for your dad looks nice and the smash book page is great! Love the nose.

Thanks for visiting me already!
Kay (12)

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Brilliant red nose day photos! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

Neet said...

Oh, marking, brings back painful memories. Don't envy you what you have on at the moment.
Looks as if it was better on holiday than it is up north as we haven't got any tulips out yet, the only ones I have seen are in a vase on my table. Lovely too!
Hope you get cleared and some crafting in soon.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet number 16 xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh the daffodils look so beautiful and lovely pic of Alex on his easter egg hunt. Looks like you had a lovely holiday. doesn't take long for the holiday glow to fade when you get back to work.
Sandra @28

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures and a great card!! Thanks so much for sharing in our Birthday celebration this week at CCCB :-)

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like you have fun with family!
Your Dad's card is great...love that you used free papers!

Bet your little fellow loved the tractor rides...Mine loved it and now my grandchildren the same...it is so exciting when you are little!

Nan G said...

Looks like a lovely day was had by all. Happy WOYWW! Nan #9

glitterandglue said...

Soon be able to get back to the crafting - it's there ready for you. Lovely pictures - great spring flowers.
Margaret (glitterandglue #143)


G'day Caro
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. I could only wish I had that much space on my desk at any one time LOL. Hope you get some free time soon to create some more. Loved the card and smash book page...your boy is cute!
Annette In Oz #109

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hi Caro, I'm sure your dad was very happy with your pretty card! Love the funny photos of your son. Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB. hugs, Wendy

Tamika said...

Doesn't look so boring to me!