Monday, March 17, 2014

You hum it, I'll strum it.....can you name that tune?

Did you have a good weekend?
I had a busy day at work on Saturday and then watched the rugby, shame England lost the Six nations to Ireland but what a way for O'Driscoll to end his career in professional rugby.  It was a great competition this year with some very close run matches.

Yesterday I got together with some of my crafting buddies but more of that tomorrow.  Today I am concentrating on yesterday for another very special reason......
It was my eldest boys 15th birthday!
Where did that time go?
He had plans during the day as he has just started doing his Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme so was out with his mates walking and map reading.  He wants to have his friends over for a beach BBQ for his treat so I have suggested leaving that until the weather improves nearer the summer.
It felt really strange not dashing about organising a party of sorts and actually being out crafting too....but he wasn't bothered.  #Growing up!

I decided I would use a rubber stamp from LOTV I bought a while ago to make his birthday card of a little boy playing a guitar, he loves his music. However once I stamped it and coloured it I just wasn't happy with it.....I didn't feel it was grown up enough.  So what to do?
I had a limited time span to play so had a wee look on Pinterest for inspiration.
I must at this point thank Labullard for her inspirational card and set to work on my own version using my trusted dies.

I have used Spellbinder dies Classic circles and Labels 25, plus Sizzix egg dies and SU tag punch, framelits dies & stamps.  I've distressed the edges with tea die and embellishments from my stash. 

This card was great fun to make and I was really happy with the finished article but was was even better my son thought is was fab.

It only remains for me to wish you all the best this Monday I am away for a cup of tea and to make a bespoke card.  Then I have an appointment in the floor fitted at the weekend and the dust!
Kitchen cupboard cleaning time, yawn!  Can you tell how much I love housework?
It so gets in the way good quality crafting time.  


marion said...

What a wonderfull idea and so briljantly made, hugs, Marion

Hazel said...

Great card for a music loving 15 year old. Infact for any body that loves music. Good luck on the cupboard cleaning it's not my favourite job, at least I don't do them every month like I did when we lived in army accommodation and never knew when we would be moving on. Hazel xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Erika, love it and how imaginative you've been with your dies to creat it. Great card for a music lover, I'm sure your son loved it. Good luck with the cleaning, hugs Kate x

Lau W said...

You're so creative ! This is beautiful, fantastic idea !

Liz Miller said...

Brilliant card Erika. Pinterest is a wonderful thing when you need inspiration. I had a go at one of these guitar cards for my brother-in-law a year ago but I like where you've attached a sentiment and the age to the guitar strings. I can see why your son was thrilled with it.
Liz xx

Kat said...

Fantastic card for a teenage boy Erika. Clever of you to use your dies - I wouldn't know where to start!

Kat xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card for your son or for anyone who is into music.
Would never have thought of using my Dies for this type of thing .... clever you.
Hope the cupboard cleaning went well.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx