Wednesday 12 June 2013

Crafting and WOYWW!

Alex and I have both managed some crafting time this week!  Here is Alex taking over my desk on Tuesday morning while playing with the cuttlebug to make a picture of 'Alligator Man'!
For my entry to WOYWW this is my desk as it looked on Tuesday evening whilst making my Father's Day cards.  You can see distress inks, pads, craft mat, the paper that I patterned with stamps and inking effects for use as a background (see below), cards, stamps, sequin waste and of course my trusty mug of tea.
I received some more wonderful ATCs from the anniversary swap...these were the overseas ones.  Top left in blue is from NanG, top right in pretty feminine colours is from Sandra De, bottom left in bright colours is from ScrappyMo, and bottom right in gold and black is from Shaz in Oz.  Aren't they all stunning! Thank you all so much.
Here are the finished Father's Day cards.  I made very similar ones for both Dad's (mine and my DH's) as they are both into gardening and birdwatching.  The background paper on the card was made by me using distress inks with various effects, and stamping using stamps from Hero Arts (birds), Lavinia stamps (leaves and stars), Creative individuals (ferns, dragon fly and small bird) and JustRite (lettering).  The main panel was made using a sentiment stamp I picked up at a show years ago with the text layered onto different cards and then finished with either a heart brad or a button.  I am entering these into SSSS 'buttons', crafty cardmakers 'Father's Day', Kaboodle Doodles 'for your favourite guy', CCCB 'its all about him', PTW 'hello boys', Tuesdays Throwdown 'You're the man' and All Sorts 'in the garden'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Annie said...

Hi Caro,
Fab ATCs you've got on show today and I love your Father's Day cards.
I hope Alex is going to do a show and tell of what he made too :-)
A x # 51

Helen said...

Caro your atc's and the father's day cards are lovely! happy woyww Helen 12

scrappymo! said...

Your Fathers Day card turned out so nice...perfect for a bird watcher and gardener!

I have not been able to get to the mail as I am away but am looking forward to the bundle of ATC's that will be waiting for me!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Cro. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for your prayers for Mrs D and hubby. Chris is so thankful for all the support she is receiving. Much healing still to be seen! Lovely father's day cards. Great to see the next generation learning to be creative - so important.
Have a great week.
Margaret #67

Anne said...

Hi Caro. Lovely ATC's . Your Father's Day cards are super. Happy WOYWW Anne x #75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those are really lovely Fathers Day the background to them.
Well done on the archery success in the previous've really got the stance should keep on doing it!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

ria gall said...

Hi Caro
so good to see you two crafting toghether I am sure your son will be joining everyone on WOYWW when he is older.
Lovely fathers day cards
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #42

sandysewin said...

So, where is Alex's picture of Alligator man? We wanna see!

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #113

okienurse said...

awesome atc's and father's day cards! Love all the little pieces of art I am seeing in my hop today. ALex looks so intense there working on his alligator man project! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26

VonnyK said...

Alex sure is concentrating hard. Love your ATC's and the cards are beautiful.
Von #21

Virginia said...

Wow your Father's day cards are gorgeous and loving the ATC's you've received!

Lin said...

OH MY who needs designer papers when you have a creative eye!!!

These are just STUNNING love that you have made the background completely from scratch. The colours are gorgeous and the stamps you chose perfect.

So glad you shared with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

sandra de said...

Hi Caro, so pleased you liked the atc. Looks like Alex is having a great time on the bug. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @106

catherine said...

Beautiful father's day cards Caro and lovely backgrounds. Thanks for joining my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

catherine said...

Beautiful father's day cards Caro and lovely backgrounds. Thanks for joining my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific set of cards ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely ATC's, and your cards are beautiful. Love how you have created your own background paper. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36xxx

Twiglet said...

So many little works of art - I love 'em! x Jo

Anonymous said...

Great card and I love the pics! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

The Taming of the Glue said...

Beautiful cards for Fathers Day and it's so lovely seeing Alex crafting...a good habit to get into! Hugs. Pam#26

Wendy L said...

I like the simplicity of these cards, very good idea for Fathers Day, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh Caro how I love your post love the cards well done on executing the background well balanced and lovely, lovely colours images etc. - you scored some wonderful atc's (yours were fab too thank you!) and good to see what I sent was in such hurry fogot to photo graph it and couldn't remember what it was...Shaz in oz.x #4

Feebsy said...

Great cards I really like the different textures you've created and the bird stamp is lovely.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


dottielottie said...

Hi Caro, doesn't Alex look the proper little crafter, it's lovely that you have crafting time together.
Love the backgrounds you made for the fathers day cards I'm sure they will be well received. Lovely collection of ATC's too.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #143

Julie Reed said...

Great stamping and I love the style of your sentiment stamp.
Thanks for joining us at CCM
Jules :)

Ime said...

great father's day card! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Spyder said...

Lovely ATC's and cards and a very busy little helper too!! Thanks for my snoop, have a great crafting week! HaPpY LaTe WoYwW
((Lyn)) #51

Eliza said...

lovley ATC's but those fathers day cards are just stunning, love how you have stamped and blended the backgrounds yourself, that is something really special to give.

Sorry I am returning my visit so late in the week but life has gotten so busy.

Happy Belated WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 45

JoZart Designs said...

Love your Father's Day cards and I'm sure the recipients will too. I bet Alex made a super one for his Daddy! Hope they all had a good day.
We've skyped our family in Brighton and Germany which was lovely. Back for holiday now so I'd like to thank you for sending a lovely ATC for WOYWWW 4. Love your little poem too, it makes it special. It was so lovely opening them on my return.
Jo x

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the cards you have made. What fun to share your crafting this way ;)

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful ! I'm really happy that you played along and want to say "thanks so much" for joining us in our "Masculine" theme challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie DT

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Nice ATCs you have to share with us! I really like the background on your Father Day cards.

I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to stop by. Time management wasn't on my side over the weekend.

Kay (93)

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! I love how you stamped and stenciled your cards. Beautiful! Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy