Thursday, February 18, 2016

On your Wedding day.

Good afternoon and how are you today?
What a day I had yesterday, busy, busy, busy.  Real life just gets in the way of blogging and crafting sometimes.
I had the usual routine in the morning, once the boys were safely at school I took the dog for a nice bracing walk.  Then it was into work for me with another productive day there.
On getting home I had a quick bite of lunch before picking up my youngest from school.
That just left me time to walk the dog before heading back into town to pick up my eldest up from school as he had an after school club.  We had a bite to eat in town before back to the school for parents evening.
By the time we got home and I'd done all the usual daily chores it was nearly 9 and I was pooped.   Even my fitbit was telling me I'd done too much, LOL.
On the upside my eldest seems to be doing well at school, he just needs to knuckle down between now and May and get revising for his Higher examinations.
I'm thinking removal of X-box privileges might be a good idea for the next 10 weeks or so, he doesn't seem to agree.  Boys!

On to today and this morning I had a lovely leisurely walk along the beach, bright blue skies and lovely low sun, the sort you enjoy out walking but not driving into work!
Don't tell anyone but it almost felt like a nice crisp Spring morning.  Looking at the forecast for the weekend it is all set to change unfortunately, it is going to be warming but that usually also means wetter too.
Once back I set to work with my hairdressing head on having now banished any grey, feeling a little younger and more human!
This afternoon I had a Wedding card request to make for a friend with the brief;
name, date, a touch of tartan and the South Carolina Flag.
I didn't know what the South Carolina flag looked like but thank heavens for google.  It has a palm tree and a crescent moon, what a combination, I wonder who put them together?
Here's my interpretation.


I like making the two hearts Wedding card with the ribbon and bands in between, my thinking being "tying the knot!"
The paper is from my stash as is the ribbon and rings.  The tartan paper is by Craftwork cards and the hearts are by Sizzix embossed with my dotty folder by Cuttlebug.

Right it's now time for another dog walk before heading to pick up my eldest again, another late night at school for him.  I'm hoping to sit down later and master my crochet tail, the smallest item seems to be taking the longest to master.  That is just me, I won't give in until I have perfection!  Or as near as damn it!
Enjoy the rest of today, I hope you are having the same sunny day we are?
Happy crafting.


Cara said...

I think you did an amazing job of bringing together all those elements to make a beautiful card. Sounds like you need to chill out for a bit after all that dashing about. I can't imagine you having any grey in your hair, surely you're far too young, like me obviously! have a great day, Cara x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, fabulous card, and well done you for meeting the brief, I'm sure it will be well received.
Bitter cold here but lots of sunshine, keep cosy, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
brilliant card and wonderful design.
So glad you managed to get a picture of the flag.
I have a very good blog friend who lives in South Carolina, and didn't realize that was their flag.
I bet the person that ordered the card loved it.
Behind with my comments this week as Nanny duties came first for half term.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully, elegant card Erika. A lovely interpretation of the brief too.
Hope you have a more relaxing day tomorrow.

Erika said...

Barb sorry I had finger problems acknowledging your comment, it read as follows....

You sound busy, busy, busy Erika. It's good to hear that your eldest is doing well at school and hopefully will get good results in May too.

I lov eyour card. It looks really classy. I'm sure the person who ordered it will love it too.

I've had a good day. We went out to one of our locals for lunch and both had sirloin steak and they were delicious. so I don't have to cook and hubby is doing tea. In between I've been crafting and using up stuff to make 5 of the 6 Easter cards I needed. Your little dog certainly gets some lovely walks. Have a good evening. Barb. xx

When you wrote such a lovely comment I couldn't let my fat fingers get rid of it, hugs Erika. x