Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sparkle and shine on your Wedding day.

Good afternoon all.  Another beautiful morning here and a lovely beach walk earlier with me thinking how lucky I am to have the sea on my doorstep.  (It is a different kettle of fish on a cold wet day!)
My wee man was all snotty again today so another day off for him.  It seems to be constant just now, one thing after another.  He'll be back tomorrow mind, as I am working the rest of the week.
My eldest has an appointment at the surgery today with the nurse to have his stitches in his hand remove, all looking good on that front as it is healing lovely.  Now just to keep it clean and dry for a bit longer.

Most of my jobs are done and dusted today except for my uniform and tea so hopefully later I might get some crafting done.  I really am having withdrawal effects just now with all the extra hours I've been doing at work and orders to complete, but I'm sure I'll get there soon.  I just find by the time I have everything sorted on an evening, the combination of dark nights and the cold has me collapsing in front of the fire, all cosy with my crocheting.  I have noticed however that the nights are starting to get longer and it is staying lighter till a little later.  I love the run into Spring, the lighter nights, the appearance of all the bulbs in the garden and the promise of better weather ahead.  Can't wait.

Today I thought I'd share the Wedding Day invites that I recently made.  The bride to be loved them so I was happy with that.  My request was CAS with a colour combo of cream and purple.  Oh and it had to have bling!

As the phrase goes, "It does exactly what it says on the tin."  The purple is a lovely deep purple, think cadbury's chocolate purple.

Back to crafting and I'm sure if you are a keen crafter that you will know that the big trade craft event is on this weekend down in Birmingham or as it is know the CHSI spring show.
I have been down a couple of years to meet up with the staff at Personal Impressions and other crafters I have met over the years.
It's always the place to be for all the latest gossip, not necessarily crafty!  Wink, wink, nod, nod.
It is also where a lot of this seasons new trends are launched in this country, giving you an idea of what is hot and what is not in the industry for the coming year.
All the big names in the country will be there touting their business.
I miss my wee jaunt down to the show if only to catch up with fellow crafters and friends, green gills just now!
I'm sure they're all working hard but also having fun too.

Well I think that all from me today, it only remains for me to wish you all the best for the rest of the day, I'm off to get the tea sorted and then it's PANCAKE time!
Enjoy.  x


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, this is very elegant, and not too fussy, love the bands of sparkles. Have a cosy evening by the fire, hugs Kate x

Lau W said...

Superb card, love the bling touch !
Big hugs dear Erika !

Carol said...

This is perfect for the remit Erika, love all the bling. Carol x

Patricia said...

Ooo!! I like, I like, I really really like.
Simple elegance, just wonderful.
Hope the wee lad is better tomorrow.

Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
what a very super creation.
I love it and the bling is just right.
No wonder she loved it.
Sounds like you live in a fab place.Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hazel said...

Erika, why didn't I do a CAS for our Gills engagement card, I might have had it easy doing the invites,
Hazel x

Juls said...

Beautiful, love the embossng :-) xx