Tuesday 17 September 2013

Trying to catch up (WOYWW)

As the title of the blog post says, after a busy summer where relatively little crafting was achieved I am now trying to catch up with my smash book, which is a pictorial journal through our year. As a result the main item on my desk today (my entry to WOYWW) is my smash book in the process of generating the Father's Day page.  You can see my distress inks, the stencil I used to make the background of the page, my trusty mug of tea (half drunk), the pens I use on the smash book pages as they don't leak through the pages, glue and stickles and a general mess. 
Although I can't yet show you the finished page, here are two other pages I made this week.  This first one is of a trip to Kingsbury Water Park with my best friend and her children. The background was again made with distress inks and a mask.
As was the background to this page, which documents the arrival of the climbing frame.
As well as the smash book I also made a card this week using white on white...not something I have done very often, but I was quite pleased with the result.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Annie said...

Hi Caro. Love your pages and that white card is really lovely.
A x

Jackie said...

Your white on white card has turned out lovely I really like the idea!
The smash book is coming along in leaps and bounds it will be so nice for Alex to keep this
Jackie 31

Neil said...

Loving having a peek at your world today. It all looks like fun from here.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

Candace said...

What a pretty card you have made.

Candace #60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually, I adore white on white..it's so serene and elegant and yours is a perfect example of that. Quite lovely. Your journal pages are the complete opposite, aren't they? But no less lovely :-)
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

sandra de said...

Hi Caro, always lovely to see how the smash book is progressing. Lovely card I think the white on white is really very elegant. Have a Lovely week.
Sandra @90

Jan said...

A very busy workspace and TFS xx Jan (80)

Unknown said...

Great pages in your Smash Book Caro. It is going to be such a fun read at the end of the year. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 67 x

glitterandglue said...

Lovely pages, Caro - and what a beautiful card. I love to read about your adventures with Alex. It is so good to see you really enjoying his growing up. Be warned - they don't stay young for long. Mine are now 39 and 37!!!!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #70

JoZart Designs said...

good to see those magic moments in your book. You certainly make the most of your family time. Love the card.
Glad to be back and joining in with WOYWW. I've missed everyone but life has been so busy of late.
Happy news today is that DD2 in Germany had a little boy a couple of weeks earlier than the planned Caesarean and everything is fine. She delivered it herself too and he was 7lbs 8ox. First little boy in the family too!
Thrilled Jo xxx

Claire said...

I really must get playing in my smash book... love your pages :)
happy WOYWW and have a fun week!
no. 39

Anne said...

Hi Caro great pages. Love the card. Happy WOYWW Anne x #112

ria gall said...

Hi Caro
I want to start by saying well done you what a fantastic white on white card. We all dread them we don't always get them right but you have done a great job on your one I love it.
Your page layouts look fab love the use of the inks and masks

Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

Lea.H said...

very pretty card, i like the white and the butterfly is lovely Lx

Eliza said...

Great smash pages as usual. But that butterfly card is just beautiful, I love doing white on white.

Belated Happy WOYWW sorry i am so late this week, work is getting in my way.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52

Lindsay Weirich said...

Well hopefully you have more time to create now that it is fall:) lovely card and page! Lindsay #8

Helen said...

Good to see you getting back into the swing of things with your smash journal again. Thanks for the visit earlier. Helen 22

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely smash book pages and your white on white card is a gem indeed, have never managed to keep to white on white... always end up adding a colour! Annette #13