Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday morning blues......Spellbinder style!

Morning all.
Another weekend over, did you have a good one?
A busy day at work Saturday with some great 1/2 deals just now on sweeties and biscuits with the free wine meal deal and Chinese/Curry meal deals. 
The right decision on Strictly Saturday night too.

On Sunday I took the kids on a lovely walk in the woods whilst their Dad went to the Remembrance service even though he'd just come off a 12 hour night shift.  He did brush up well!
We found a rope swing in the woods which the boys had great fun on whilst the dog ran around jumping through the undergrowth attacking every stick she could!
I didn't take my camera, but wish I had.  It was a lovely sunny morning if not a little chilly but I could of had some perfect shots.
The afternoon was spent catching up on housework and a little crocheting.....a perfect Sunday.  My eldest even cooked tea....I do hope this is something he intends to repeat. 
Mind you I've just had to pick him up from school.  #notfeelingwell!  That's my plans for today changed.

Moving on today I am showing you another card that I sent to Making cards back in the summer which wasn't used.  It was a rejig of an earlier card I'd made which I'd emailed them details of.  Unfortunately something very similar appeared on the Spellbinder gallery after my original was posted on Pinterest so it wasn't used.  Such is life.  Its the nature of sharing and I'd like to think of it as a compliment.  Either that or we just have the same creative style which is also a possibility.
I was once told by someone there is very little in the way of truly original ideas out there but I'd like to think there is. 
I would be lying if I didn't say that I find Pinterest a very inspirational and wonderful site to get your creative juices flowing.  If I get creative block, a few hours spent on there is the best thing to kick start your motivation.  General the idea that creates the spark usually in the end fires something entirely different.  How does that work?  Personally I don't know but it does work for me.
What inspires you?

Back to the card......

For this card I have used Spellbinder dies D-Lites Fantastic Flourish three, Tear drop circles,
Labels 20 and 14, with sentiment by Hero arts Very special.  The card is from The Papeterie in Aberdeen and is navy and white, with navy pearls to finish.

I do seem to have got out of the card making habit just lately but with a pile of new stamps awaiting ink I can feel my fingers itching to crack on and play.  Maybe later today I will get some time?
Have a super Monday and I hope all is well with you.  x


Hazel said...

Oh dear hope your son gets over what's he's "not feeling well" with. And great on him for cooking tea, my son is a great cook and baker and I am sure up it's down to me letting him loose in the kitchen at a early age.
Your card is lovely I and the sentiment is so true.
Hazel xx

marion said...

Love it, it is fabulous, have a lovely start of the week, hugs, Marion

Shazza said...

love it!! GHreat navy and white combo. Hope son is feeling better x

Patricia said...

Good morning Erika,

I am way behind with things here at the moment.
Hope your son is on the mend.
Your card is stunning, I love the Black/White and all the wonderful Die Cut design. A lot of work but well worth it.

Off to waken my Grandsons get them breakfasted and off to school.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, your Sunday morning sounds just lovely and no doubt set you up for the day. And well done your son for making the tea, always good to have the menfolk start early.
Love your card, navy and white is so striking, and gorgeous dies with a wonderful sentiment, so elegant. Have a great day, hugs Kate X