Monday, August 03, 2015

Monday morning and time for a little black and white number.

Good morning all, how are your school holidays going?
I have to say we're still waiting for some warm weather up here in the North of Scotland, we've had one good week so far this break.  It's been so lovely the last couple of days we've even put the heating back on in the evening, in August!
What's that all about?

Today it's my turn for a post over at The Great Scheme of things, with my colour combo, a little black and white number.  The blog hasn't been as busy as we would like so we are trying the Facebook page instead.  If you are looking for a weekly colour combo challenge just for fun why not pop along and join us?
Here is my version.

For my card I have cut a 6" card and then matte and layered with black then white pearlescent card, the white embossed with a A4 folder called Garden lattice. I have then cut Spellbinder dies Beaded ovals, labels 30,21 and 14, layering together with 3D foam. The sentiment added before layering and is from It's all in the words by Marion Emberson. I have then added a bow in black satin and some small black gems to finish.

Yesterday I actually decided to tidy my craft room (CR) as it was a bit like this.....

You know that feeling......

I know you're smiling as you too have had this problem. (Unless you have OCD, then you have the best organised craft room ever and I have CR envy!) 
Losing something I NEED is always the case in my craft room.  Still I have become very good at shaking it off and using something else instead but it can get a tad annoying.  
I have to say you'd probably think it is still a bit of a mess or cluttered, it is but now I have two desks and a floor.  The simple things make a crafty girl very happy.  Maybe my mojo might now pop out for a quick airing too.  I certainly found a few lovelies I'd forgotten I'd bought, the best thing about tidying a CR, I was very good and put them to one side too instead of getting distracted. 

That's all from me today, enjoy the start of another week.  I'm am starting to get my "going back to school" head on this week so may not be around as much.  For once I am going to try and be organised and get the kids kitted out sooner rather than later.  
Going shopping with boys is as nasty for Mum as it is for the boys!  
Both of mine hate clothes shopping so it could take some time.  Yaah!
Enjoy the rest of your Monday and happy crafting.  


Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
wonderful little black and white number.
Beautiful design, and what a very lovely embossing folder used.
A very wise decision the shopping for school early.
I can well imagine how the boys hate to go shopping, as I too had 2 boys.
Sounds like most of us crafty peeps are the same with our craft rooms because I can relate to that.
Have a wonderful week.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

A very elegant mono card Erika, great design. What I want to know is why the obvious place to put things is not obvious when you're looking for them?? Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Erika, a beautifully striking black and white number, that embossing folder is gorgeous. I'm not having much luck with my Mojo either today - should be steaming through some cards for the weekend but I think I've burnt out from last week - perhaps I'll do better tomorrow. I bet your CR looks super now you have had a tidy up and should help you to get creative and lovely to find some goodies not yet played with.
Good luck with the shopping, I know I hated that part when mine were that age.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful B&W card, and the image on the bottom is just PERFECT for me!! :D