Tuesday 6 May 2014

Starting the WOYWW ATCs!

Here is my desk in all its creative glory, part way through creating my ATCs for the WOYWW 5 year anniversary swap.  So far I have made a wonderfully messy and bright background which I will cut into ATCs and then decorate appropriately.  I had fun making it using dylusions spray inks, water spray through stencils, distress ink through another stencil and then finally some stamping. Needless to say I am now covered in ink!  If anyone wants to swap who hasn't already let me know then please say so in the comments...thank you!
Although this is all I have done crafting wise this week, I couldn’t resist showing you this photo of Alex and I when we were weaselling on Higger Tor this weekend – he actively ‘encouraged’ me through holes I am really too old, tall, large and stiff to climb through (I am not a skinny, flexible 7 year old!) – this photo is of us at the other end of one those rock passageways with me still down the hole! That's all for now...have a great week everyone.


Virginia said...

Oh fab photo of your desk and what a brill time to be having with your 7 year old!

Annie said...

Love the background for your ATCs and of course I'd love to swap :-)...email me with your details please [address on my blog today].
Annie x # 27

sandra de said...

Well done Caro for keeping up with a 7 year old. Love those dylusions inks the bright colours are really starting to win me over. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @41

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a great shot of you and Alex! I used to take my boys to Brimham Rocks near Ripon...great place for scrambling about!
And I love what you've been doing for the ATCs....was there more ink on you or the card? ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

My name is Cindy said...

Looks like you have made a good start! Yes would love to swap, have added you to my list. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

My name is Cindy said...

Looks like you have made a good start! Yes would love to swap, have added you to my list. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

Unknown said...

What a lovely background, they will be pretty atcs. Karen #22

Winnie said...

Love the distressed/dylusion background you have there, so bright and happy! Your little one is just too cute! Thanks for the visit today! Winnie#50

Nan G said...

Love the sea selling pic! Alex is always so happy. Love the bright ATC background. Wow, guess I need to practice more with those sprays. Do you have any ATCs left? I would love to swap with you. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

Laura said...

I really like your background for the ATCs -- lots of variation and interesting layers and patterns. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #60

glitterandglue said...

Caro - such energy! Lovely photo of yourself and Alex. I rather presume that, as you managed to blog this week, you are NOT stuck down that hole...:-)
What an amazing coloured page you have created there ready for your ATCs.
Take care. God bless you.
Margaret #29

glitterandglue said...

Probably missing something, Caro - can't find an email address anywhere. I admit I had a fairly sleepless night... Mine is margaret.diddanfa@gmail.com If you drop me a line, then I'll let you have my address.
Margaret #29

Chrysalis said...

Weaselling with Alex sounds like great fun. It's so good to take time out, building happy memories with your kids. Doing backgrounds en bloc like that sounds like a brill idea. I'd love to swap atcs with you, so just drop me an email with your details, and I'll reply with mine. Have a lovely week, Chris # 47 x

fairy thoughts said...

its great to have an excuse to just play and see how it turns out. look forward to seeing how your ATCs turn out I haven't even started mine yet (still in wedding mode, hopefully I will have time to swap with you.
not beading a whole bag just some embellishments to go on a simple silk one I am going to make.
happy Wednesday
janet #31

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting earlier !
How lovely to get all inky & messy with your ATC's !
Looks like your son is keeping your sense of adventure alive & well ! Ali #19

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Caro and thank for visiting my desk, happy WOYWW. Lovely pic of you and Alex and that's a great looking piece of background card for you ATCs...have fun. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#67

KatzElbows said...

Isn't being covered in ink one of the good things in life? Especially when you've created a great background like that. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Happy WOYWW,
KatzElbows #92

Carole said...

Beautiful background. Delightful boy
Be well Carole #58?

Krisha said...

Oh I would love to trade ATCs with you. Love the colorful background you have already created.
Thanks for the visit.
my e-mail is lmogle1950 at yahoo dot com

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Caro well done you on all that weazel-ing down holes too.. clever you.. in spite of what is against most of us these days :D and wow lve the background beautifully inky bright indeedy, happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #35

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again I'm going to repeat that Alex is the MOST spoiled child and you are the most active parent I know. What a great photo of yet another outing with him.

Your ATCs are starting to look very, very colorful. Thanks for your visit yesterday and happy slightly late WOYWW from #5.

Helen said...

Great photo of you and Alex! Love the backgrounds for your ATC's. Thanks for visiting - we'll see when I start the journal if it is too big!! Helen 13

Anne said...

Hi Caro. I've not joined in this week but popping by a few blogs to say hello. Love the background you have created. That is a lovely photo of you and Alex. Anne x

Twiglet said...

Love the backgrounds - Annie and I will post ours together i think. Weasel hill sounds like fun! x Jo

Eliza said...

Brilliant background for the ATC's but you and Alex steal the show what a fantastic photo, he is growing so fast, hang onto his youth will every bit of energy you can muster.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 50

Susanne said...

Inky loveliness and a cute snap too - so glad I dropped by. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Susanne #62

trisha too said...

Your background is beautiful, Caro, and looks as if you and your Alex had a wonderful time!

Thank you for the visit!
#76 at the moment
with a Mother's Day pop-up card

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

The background you are making for the ATCs looks great!

What a great "selfie" of you and your son.

Thanks for visiting me already.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (17)

Mrs.D said...

HI Caro, what a smashing pic of you and Alex.Pleased to swap ATC's with you but being thinck and tired, I can't quite work out how to send you an email. I'm sure it is there somewhere on your blog but I can't see it.
Can you email me from my profile please and I'll reply.
Chris #32

Robyn said...

Great looking background . I love the color.
thanks for visiting and the snoop around

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the bright background Caro - your ATCs are going to be lovely. Even if your fingers make you look as if you've been smoking since you were a child! Orange and yellow stain skin so badly! LOVELY pic of you and Alex..my word you're getting more alike. And the weaselling is a fab thing..and you managed to stay clean!

Neet said...

How exciting to be weasling with your young one. Treasure those times.
Thank you for visiting me - sorry I am so late. Hugs, Neet 25 x

Eliza said...

Hi Caro,

Another wonderful photo of Alex but a bonus with you, he really is growing up fast.

Love the background for your ATC's

Sorry I am returning the visit so late, I actually thought I had already and was going through everyone that had visited me to make sure I replied, so again sorry for being tardy.

Have a great week

Hugs Eliza & Yoda