Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Grant stress and WOYWW!

OK so it is that time of year when I have a grant to submit and I am mega stressed as a result.  Anyway, you didn't come here to listen to me moan so here is Alex busy crafting at my desk using a stencil with stippling effect for the first time.
And here is his final picture!
For my entry to WOYWW this week, this is my desk as it was on Tuesday evening (it hasn't changed much since then due to work).  You can see my trusty mug of lovely hot tea, my smash book with a  list of pages to do sat on top of it, a pencil, spare SD card and random post it notes. Rather dull today I'm afraid!
Here are those pages from my smash book... Alex's first tooth fairy visit and fun in one of our parks.  I am gradually catching up!
This is a card I made for one of the PhD students who is leaving us.  In case you couldn't guess she is into snowboarding!  I am entering this into SSSS 'stripes' (I hope that the dotted rays count), CCC 'CAS and no flowers' (I hope this is CAS enough!)
This is the card I made for Tim for our anniversary.  I am entering this into Creative Card Crew 'no designer papers' as I decorated the background with stamping and inks entirely,and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'create a splash' (water colours and ink splats etc). That's all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone...I will visit when I can, grant permitting.


Christine said...

Love the snowboarding card and glad that Alex teeth are growing in, you'll soon be grown up and handsome even more.
Bishopsmate #82

glitterandglue said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment, Caro. I love the painting - congratulations, Alex - great work.
Well done to mum for the cards.
Have a great week crafting and enjoying your little boy - the time goes far too quickly - my two will be 39 and 37 this August - Aaaaaagh!! Help!
Margaret #61

Anne said...

Wow you have a bevy of beautiful crafting projects! All stunning! I guess Alex taught you all you know! His stencilling is brilliant! Good luck with the grant application, a cuppa tea works wonders with does some chocolate! RELAX! #70

House of Bears said...

Alex is a very talented boy, we love his arty design, it would make a fabulous start to a journal page.

Thanks for visiting the bears already today,

Ria Gall said...

Hi Caro
oh my word your journal pages are fantastic I love what you do with them and the colours you use are stunning
Good luck with your grant.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today

JoZart said...

Alex will be having his own creative blog the way he's going on. Super result from his stippling. I love your cards too! Congratulations for your anniversary!
Jo x

Stacey Merrill said...

wonderful things coming off your desk! So great that you have a crafty assistant too

voodoo vixen said...

I am uber impressed, your little man's picture is brilliant! Love the scrapbook pages, the tooth fairy one is great, don't think I ever did one of my son for that! :( Good luck with the grant application... I used to photocopy them and then I knew what to say the next time round!! LOL Annette #6

Spyder said...

Someone looks like he has been very busy! I always stand, but I sit at the computer tho' (that's if the cat hasn't pushed me out of the chair!
Happy WOWW!

Virginia said...

Wow Caro you've been busy, loving your son's first dabbles into stippling and the snowboarding card. Hope the grant process not causing too much work for you and adore your smash book, do you use it in a project life kind of way? It looks great!

Annie said...

Wow Alex what a fab job you've done there....I love it.
Yours are pretty good too Caro :-)
Love the tooth fairy LO.
A x # 62

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, fingers well and truly crossed for the grant application, Caro..I hope it's successful....
I love that dotted starburst stencil (?) that both you and Alex have gives a great effect :-)
Hugs, LLJ 31 xx

Heather Alger said...

Thanks for visiting already :)
really Love the Anniversary card you created and your other projects are all Fab x
Have a Beautiful week WOYWW Heather

Candace said...

love the tooth fairy page

Thanks for sharing and have a great week

Candace #43

trisha too said...

Well good luck with your grant application, I hope it all goes well for you, Caro!

#144 this week
with a love apple

mamapez5 said...

You are just like me. There is nearly always a mug of tea on my desk when I am busy working. It is great to see Alex enjoying his art so much. Have a good week. Kate x #52

Neet said...

WEll, Alex certainly created a lovely picture - is it turning into a card? It is lovely.
I really like the LO you have done, great reminder of an event in his life and two great cards too.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 13 xx

Marit said...

So much happiness and lovelyness going on here... look at Alex working that stencil... fabulous! Love the page in your smashbook too! Have a creative week! Happy ~ belated ~ woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

Nan G said...

Wicked big stipple brush the little guy is using. Love what he did! Great LO and cards. Have a super weekend. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #108 running a bit late like a certain rabbit :)

Taniaj Scott said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew in our no designer paper challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

paper fun said...

I love your backgrounds. The stripling is a really cool effect and your son did it really creatively.

How nice that you can play together with your crafty supplies.

I love a messy desk. It means that you are a creative person.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Candy C said...

Your card for your PhD student is wonderful! I love the bright colored and blended background. The skateboarders look fantastic in black! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Cheryl said...

What a lovely anniversary card! I love the stenciling and silver embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Timeless Tuesday Make a Splash challenge!

Delphine said...

Beautiful makes! Your snowboarder card is totally CAS enough for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Broni said...

Love your anniversary card is water colors! And I love Alex's picture too!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Make a Splash! Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Winnie said...

Such great cards. That background and layout on the first one is cool for a snowboarder. Sweet anniversary card for your hubby.

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Fabulous cards! I love the background you've created for the anniversary one :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)