Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Happy Wednesday (WOYWW)

Well I am very happy today...Alex swam without arm bands for the first time  and he got a Golden Certificate at school for sitting nicely during carpet time (something he has struggled with all year).  This morning he spent some time making a card for his new girlfriend who was delighted with it when he gave it to her in school!
This is my desk this evening as my entry to WOYWW...fairly empty with some water colour paints left over from making a background for a card, the church newsletter, the stamp Alex used this morning, my ipad and yes, those three pots of acrylic paint left out from months ago!  My trusty mug of tea needs a refill. 
This is the card I made for Quirky Crafts challenge this weekend (no chance to blog until now).  There is a new challenge there which is to use paint and mythical/fantastical images.  I used watercolour paper and covered it with a wash of blue watercolour paint before stamping the dragon (Crackerbox Palace) onto it in distress ink broken china to make the background paper. I then layered the sentiment (Crackerbox Palace) for the centre of the card, then decoupaged the corner dragon and coloured it in using promarker pens. I finished the card by adding peel offs!  I am entering this into CCC 'lots of layers' (there are 5 including the base card), SSSS 'a little paper' (I used watercolour paper that is A6 size for the background - perfect card sized) and CTT 'something blue'.  That is all fo now.  Have a great week everyone.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great fun card, love the fun image and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks o much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Cazzy said...

Caro it is Tuesday! Love the card, and did you see Crackerbox used it on their blog to advertise the challenge? Well done Alex.

Cazzy x

Annie said...

So lovely to see your little crafter at work today and to hear how well he is doing.
Love the card too :-)
A x # 47

Helen said...

Well done Alex, I still can't swim... the dragon really made me smile! Have a good day. Helen 16

Ria Gall said...

oh how proud of your little boy you must be, what a star.
I love to see him sharing your workspace it is so lovely when they want to get involved. My daughter is 19 and shares my space I just wish she would tidy up after her.
Love your card such a fun one
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

Carole said...

Don't tickle the dragon....I love it.
Neat and tidy desk sweet story about your son's card.
Happy trails....Carole # 121

Eliza said...

Oh Caro,

Your desk is neat and tidy I like to see mess and caos, you little boy is so sweet always making cards for his girls. Good on him for being a still boy this week, it is so hard for some children to sit still, my daughter at 18 still can't sit still.

Eliza & Yoda 48

Oh cute dragon card too.

Heather Alger said...

Hi Caro, Looks like you have had a really busy week with lots of wonderful achievements in the family. I Love your card its Great, good Luck with the challenge x
Have a Beautiful week Heather # 135

Karen said...

Well done on the swimming and the carpet time! Love your dragon, always make you smile when you see a dragon on a card. Happy WOYWW! Karen 127 x

Krisha said...

LOVE the card!!! made me laugh out loud and starteled the dog!! What is it about kids and an embossing machine? My GDs love play with them. Congrats to your son and I am sure his girlfriend did truely love the card.
Krisha #113

The Taming of the Glue said...

Love the sentiment on the card.
Well done to your son on his achievements. Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh sorry, that made me laugh....but only in a "I've also been there" way. My son's report said something very similar about the achievement of sitting on the carpet....and he's now at Uni studying computer engineering....the lack of carpet sitting wasn't a barrier :-)
Hugs, LLJ 29 xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Caro - you wouldn't like to come and clear my desk for me too, would you? Lovely pic of your boy using the Cuttlebug :) Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

Nan G said...

Nice dragon card! The little one always looks so intense when he's crafting. :) Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G #17

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, that is one special dragon. And I love a tidy desk, so this one won my heart.

Happy WOYWW from # 6.

House of Bears said...

We love your card, what a funny sentiment.

Thanks for visiting the bears and leaving such a lovely comment. Have fun art journalling.

sandra de said...

Your little fellow is doing well to make a card before he sets off to school. I can spend the whole day fluffing around before I produce a card. Well done on the gold award for sitting still a big achievement for some little ones. Hope you are looking forward to the swap and I am planning on sending you and atc. If you are keen send me your addy
Have a lovely week.
Sandra @94

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Caro just loved that dragon card and caption great share, thanks for popping over, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #45

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Caro thanks for popping by earlier. Congrats to Alex for his achievements and love that he is making cards for his girlfriend too. The dragon card is fabulous and such a great quote. Happy WOYWW Gill x #117

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the pic of your craft loving son! Your card is great! Thanks for visiting, Chris 145

scrappymo! said...

What a great sentiment! Sometimes I do tickle the dragon and then pay the price!!!

Shelly said...

Really cute card (and photo). Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge x

Bridget Larsen said...

love when kids make cards, their unique style is so endearing
Bridget #38

MaggieC said...

I wish my desk was a clear as yours. I need a week to find my way to my chair. Thank you for your visit this week, and your very kind words. xx Maggie