Sunday 27 September 2015

Silver Hello card

Good afternoon friends, and a lovely warm
sunny day it is here I am pleased to say.
Hope it's as good wherever you are too !
I have my usual 'Less is More' card to
share with you today. So busy yesterday
with the 'littlies' so no time to make it until
 now, more about that later though.
It's a 'recipe' this week over at LIM 
This is what I came up after a bit of
thought.I layered some vellum after a bit of
stamping. Soft shades of blue/green,
 a touch of silver for the 'something
shiny' & a few clear sparkly sequins.
Anyway come and have a closer look......
 The usual ps. bit is below my card today
as it goes on forever lol. Ok to just see
 my card instead ;)
vellum, LIM, CAS
White Linen card
White vellum
Silver card
Lawn Fawn 'Let's Bokeh' stamps 
Clearly Besotted sentiment die
Mama Elephant inks
Neat & Tangled Clear sequins
Vellum glue dots
ps. I decided to do a 'dinosaur' day for
our grandchildren yesterday ;) Any
excuse really lol ! 
I printed out lots of dinosaur pictures/
games, bought loads of dinosaurs
 (rubber or plastic). Cut out dinosaur 'feet'
and left a trail all through the house.
They each had a dinosaur name,
Charliesaurus, Alexanderapter and Lanatops.
and crocodile 'hats' from the good old £ shop.
The children loved it, I renamed their
play tent to 'Dino Den' ....although Charlie
said it was a pirate tent still after the
last pirate day ;)
I left a trail of dinosaur cards for a garden 
treasure type hunt which went down very
 well with them. Each had their own initial & a 
number on the back and they had to bring it to
 daddy to check of a list.
The prize was a dinosaur each, ( wrapped in
 layers of newspaper so it resembled a 
large egg). Charlie was disappointed it
 wasn't chocolate though ;)
After a few more dinosaur memory games
 they had 'monster' stilt feet to walk in. Then
their most loved game the 'dinosaur obstacle
They had to pick up a small coloured ball
(dinosaur egg) cross a chair, walk on
'dinosaur' eggs ( cut out of card) without
 touching the carpet.
 Then over a bench and through the 3 part
 tunnels ( bought for last 'do' popular
 with them that!). 
The naughty daddies and granddad tried to
 catch them as they went through the tunnels
 and pretended to be dinosaurs lol.
Then they had to deposit their 'egg' into a
 large bowl and start all over again. It proved
so popular with them they used the 8 'eggs',
they I quickly replaced them again and again
so the game could continue lol. 
Those boys move sooooo fast now,so much
laughing.... it was  all a blur. I think I lost
 several lbs in the process and it tired the
 boys out.....for a while too ;)
They each got a kinder egg at the end, so
Charlie was very happy. It was also a celebration
for our eldest son's birthday (2 days earlier) so
Charlie loved helping put candles on the cake.
He helped daddy to blow them out too ;)
Cake is Charlie's passion so he had a piece too
along wth Alexander and Lana....silence prevailed.
I won't mention the 'bones' I made and cooked
 using a salt dough recipe. I hid them in damp sand
for a fossil dig.
 Disaster!!!! Alexander flicked sand in his eye and
 Charlie put sand everywhere.We gave up after that.....
I found out later all the hard 'bones' had gone soggy
 in the sand overnight so I threw them away!
Ooh sorry this goes on forever.......well done if
you read it all lol. I am already planning a
 'jungle' day next. With vines and big leaves and
monkeys hanging from them. 
Yes I am mad!!!
What would I do without grandchildren now??


Kathyk said...

Sorry to hear about the bones/dig!

FAB card


Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card! It sounds like a fun day all round!

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Viv, so delicate. Loved reading about your dinosaur day! My Charlie is in to dinosaurs to and one whisper of cake and he's there! You are so inventive creating these days for the grandchildren Viv, they must get so excited! We Skyped yesterday and Charlie was calling Jim, Popasaurus :o)
Val x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Viv, such a wonderful design.
I really love the sound of your special dinosaur day, I bet everyone had so much fun. I think you are the sort of Grandparent that every child dreams of having!
hugs Sue xx

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours. Looks like you had a fun day with your grandchildren. What a fab idea to keep your grandchildren busy. And jungle day sounds fun x

Gerrina said...

Great design! I forgot that you use the "shiny"in such an easy way on a card...that just didn't came up :) Hope you have a fun and colourfull week!

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Viv.
What fun grandparents you and Colin are, your grandchildren are very lucky indeed :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card Viv - the dinosaur day sounds fab. My boys would have loved it :-)

Ankie vd Polder said...

Lovely and very elegant. Have a nice day, Ankie

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS card and lovely colours and the strategically place sequins are lovely.

You have worn me out for a week with your tale of the Dinosaur Day! Although I would love Grandchildren to do a "little" of what you did LOL.

Christine L said...

A beautiful card Viv....... so delicate - it's perfect!

And oh my goodness at your Dinosaur Day....... I bet they adore their grandma!!

Christine x

Viv said...

Thanks Christine........of course they do, they made me wear a crocodile hat while I was cooking too lol !

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Viv, I really love your use of colour ... this is as delicate as ever!
Just lovely!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kim Heggins said...

So all your pastel circles, just beautiful.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely perfect Viv! Shine, subtle, CAS, and a sheer beauty. Love it and thanks as always for playing along. Oh I bet your grandkids never want to leave your house at bedtime ... sounds so much fun and such detail into their activities despite the few little hiccups! Star Gran badge needed I think! Sarah x

Anne said...

A dino day sounds fun Viv - may I come next time please!
Love your shiny card. The bokeh stamps are new to me - need these!!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Sorry I'm so late, Viv! What a stunning card, I love how the vellum softens your design and the sequins add just the right amount of CAS shine.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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