Saturday, 18 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 407 - Anything but a card.

Good Morning all.
Our lovely Susan has chosen the theme this week of Anything but a card, and
we have this super prize on offer 
Plus an extra  surprise too.



My Grandson's homework during the February half term holiday for History, as they have been doing about castles was to build a castle. He is only 11, 12 next month, if they are expected to build a castle at 11, goodness knows what it will be in a few years time.

To be quite honest my first idea was to jet off to Scarborough and build a sandcastle but that didn't go down too well, as the said castle had to be taken to school.

After numerous failures and frustrations my Daughter found this kit on e-bay for the price of 1p + £2.50 postage. What a find,.
 While I have to say it was very. very, difficult to put together, but eventually, after many arguments, tears and tantrums, and that was just from me, you should have seen the state of Mum, Dad and poor Ethan.  This was the finished product.

It was a team effort - and took a day to do all the cutting and a day to glue and slot it together.

It was open night at his school last week and we went to have a look round and all the castles were on display, it certainly wasn't just him that had help, a stunner of a cake, the walls were little blocks of Cadbury chocolate, a fabulous lego one and lots of other brilliant ones.

Thanks for calling, really appreciate any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


31 comments:

brenda said...

It's a really super project Kath and how nice the school didi and open evening so you could see both your Grandsons and other children's projects.

B x

SARN said...

Wowsers . . . That is a project and a half. Looks fantastic. Sorry to hear about all the tantrums etc but at least none of you got detention!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Christine L said...

WOW WOW WOW what a stunning castle!! I bet it took pride of place at school..... well, next to the Cadbury's one which I would think had mouths watering! And I loved your idea of Scarborough too... any excuse for an outing! hehe!

Christine x

Wendy L said...

Wow, it looks amazing, what lengths we go to !!!

meg said...

Stunning make Kath, well worth the effort tears and tantrums well done to all of you.

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing structure....wowzer.x ♥[aNNie]

Sue - said...

Wow Kath that must have taken some making! I do sometimes wonder about school projects and whether the teachers think of the poor parents!

anne said...

Love your Sandcastle idea and this castle looks great.
Anne xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, that looks amazing Kath, well done to Ethan, I bet he got some house points for effort. Well done too to you and your Daughter, it does help if you're a crafter doesn't it. My eldest Grandchild will be three in July, so we're still at the finger painting stage but she loves cutting and sticking too, I'm starting her early! Enjoy your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Chris said...

What a fabulous castle Kath, great teamwork hope you all got top marks. Quite liked the sandcastle idea myself, though I can understand why Ethan wasn't too impressed! The whole family tends to get involved in granddaughters' homework projects too, I think it's important to encourage them! I do feel sorry for those that don't have the family support though!
Chris
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
oh wasn't that a good find, and to think you had so much fun as a family building it.
You can't beat a bit of family togetherness creating, and bonding as well even if was the glue. LOL
It is fantastic and so brilliant.
I bet you were so proud of yourselves.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Crumbs! That's fantastic Kath! What a result, despite the tears and tantrums along the way (that made me giggle!). I do sometimes think the teachers have got it in for the parents with some of the projects they come up with! Luckily you could make this a team effort!

Hugs

Di xx

Helene E said...

it looks absolutely amazing!

Ellibelle said...

This looks absolutely amazing! My 10 year old had to build a Native American Adobe Home. School has gotten much harder here in the States too!

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! This sure is some CASTLE. Now I wasn't expecting anything like this when I scrolled down lol..Boy is must have taken some time to do! Good job it was a team effort Kath. You can see there's lots of love put into it..It really is FABulous.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

Wow! A super castle Kath, such a bargain as well - my eldest had to design and build a mode of transport, he built a golf cart as he was a keen golfer at the time.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome castle Kath.... worth the trauma I think! x

Mervi said...

Happy end! The castle is like a fairytale, beautiful job;-))m

MaryH said...

This is quite an awesome project, and kudos to your DD for finding this kit. I can well imagine that it was difficult, but surely most impressive when you finished it. Also love that it was a family team effort, and you had some good bonding time! Your comment about the tantrums made me chuckle. I can remember many Christmas Eves, putting toys together for Santa to leave. A particular item that comes to mind is a Barbie Townhouse that got finished just before the kid got up Christmas morning. This castle will have made so many memories for tomorrow. For all of you! Well done, and I hope GSon got a big A+ on it. TFS & Hugs

Barb said...

The castle looks amazing. Well done to your daughter for finding it and what a price. A great team effort. Barbxx

KandA said...

Wow, what a fabulous castle and such a bargain. It was great that the whole family were able to join in too. The only castle I've ever made was a fairy castle birthday cake when my daughter was young - it looked good but soon got destroyed by a lot of little girls! xx

Darnell said...

I mean, holy cow! That really says it all! What a stunner of a castle and what a fun post, Kath! I karacked up!! I hope you're beginning to recover from it all, lol!! Hugs, Darnell

Ingunn lindland Aardal said...

That is the most awsom paper projekt i hawe ewer seen!:) But vhat kind of sadistik teatchers tells the kids to do their master degre in ingenering over the weekend...:) hope you are displaying it proudly on å golden pidestall!

Mrs A. said...

Hope you had a vehicle at your disposal to get it to school. Anything we made to take into school we had to lug in on our own. This is one heck of a ca

Mrs A. said...

Well how rude of blogger it cut me off without so much as a by your leave! I was going to say this is one heck of a castle. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

Hi Kath,
This is a really great castle, a fab creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Megan J said...

Hi Kath, a stunning make, love the beach trip idea, so much more fun. Hope Ethan (and everyone who helped) got top marks and no paper cuts! Thank you for the lovely comments... have a wonderful week... Megan

cotnob said...

Thank you for the reminder Kath.
Pauline
x

susiestacey said...

Fantastic Kath, hope this earned Ethan an A* and what a bargain too. Sometimes schools expect far too much but hope you all had fun putting it together x Susan x

lisa said...

schools certainly know how to set challenges don't they. Your castle is amazing, well done Mum for finding it and congratulations all for putting it together. Thank goodness he didn't come home and say he needed it for tomorrow which is the usual thing, lol.
Thanks for popping by. They are forcasting sunshine for the weekend so it'll be great to get in the garden after all this rain!!
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Mrs A. said...

Ref the repeats so where is the butterfly then Huh? Mrs A.