Wednesday, 24 April 2013

I'm late! (WOYWW)

I can't believe how late I am for WOYWW!  I usually manage to get my post sorted out the day before but that just wasn't going to happen so here I am late to the party, but at least I have managed to do some crafting this week.  This is my desk as it was yesterday evening just after finishing a birthday card for my sister in law. The flash has bleached things somewhat, but you can just about make out the finished card (see below for close up), some spare paper and scrap card, my empty mug of tea, various ink pads, ruler, pencil, the acrylic paints that have been sat there for several weeks and my boxes of cuttlebug embossing folders.
This is the finished birthday card which was made by CASing Chrissie's card as part of the Less is More challenge this week. I think it is obvious what I used for the inspiration (pretty much everything with a slightly different layout!!).
I have completed another couple of pages of my smash book.  For this one I used die cut ovals to represent Easter Eggs for Easter day with images of everyone who was there on the day, trying to capture the essence of the day so I am entering this into Stampavie's 'lots of die cuts' challenge. For this page I took the white background with squares and used distress inks to colour it...pale green was used for the main background with some swirl stamps (not sure how well they show up) and water droplets for interest. I then used a darker green round the edge and stamped the leaf type flourishes in this. As a contrast I used bright coloured stickers for the lettering.  I am therefore entering this into SSSS 'colour' challenge and Tuesday Throwdown 'make your own background'
For the Easter monday page I used green hexagons on a green background, with green stamping and so am entering this into CCC 'monochromatic' challenge (the only other colours came from the images and the ticket so I hope it counts) and SSS 'anything goes'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a wonderful week everyone.


Anne said...

Hi Caro I wondered where you were. I like the way you stamped the heart over the zero and on the card. Lovely LO's as well. Enjoyed Alex's photo from Friday :-) three of my grandchildren are looking very similar. Love Anne x #62

Annie said...

Fab card and your LO pages are lovely as always. Thanks for calling by at mine and for your kind thoughts.
A x # 39

Jackie said...

I live the 40 th birthday card you made and how clever how you stamped the heart it really works
You are very good how you keep working on your smash book it will be such a keepsake when it's complete
Jackie 15

Christine said...

What a superb card! I just love it.
Bishopsmate #70 ish

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous work space and creations xx Jan

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Late is better than not arriving at all!

Your card is great! As is your scrapbook pages. I'm impressed that you have Easter pages done already!!

Thanks for visiting me!
Kay (14)

Chrissie said...

Pretty nifty alignment here Caro!
Charming card.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the card, the heart and embossing work so well! And the Easter LO reminds me of one of those vintage photo frames..a lovely family treasure :)
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

Ria Gall said...

a pretty card and some very pretty pages I love your layouts and colours used
Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your desk with us today
Ria #60

Alison Scott said...

Well Caro, late or not, it was worth the wait.
Your card is fabulous. I can see it being Case'd a lot.
Your journal pages are great too. Looks like a fab festive weekend for all of you.
No WOYWW for me this week as little or no crafting time.

Karen Ives said...

very pretty.
Karen #64

susibee said...

Your smash book pages look super.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #61

Dawny P said...

This is lovely - a wonderful design :) Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

April Story said...

I like your card. Love the white and red colors together. April #119

sandra de said...

I love seeing what you have done in the smash book. It always looks like you have having such fun.
Sandra @13

Eliza said...

Oh Caro,

Your card is really beautiful and less is more with this card, stunning. Looks like you have had some creative fun this week.

Eliza & Yoda 102

Faye said...

I love the colours you've used on this gorgeous project. Thanks so much for playing with our Monotone Challenge at Cupcake. x

Twiglet said...

Great post Caro and I just love the toothy smile below! x Jo

Nan G said...

Great card! Nice pages too. Not late slightly delayed. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

KimCreate said...

Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown this week!
Kim DT

Anonymous said...

A fabulous project, great design...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card. The pages are so special and show the images in a fun way. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Karin Trollkatta Lilleseth said...

Great projects hun :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More this time :-)
Hugs from Karin