Friday, June 13, 2014

Share an oldie with me this Friday. You know you want to!

Morning all, bright and breezy today......most unnerving!  I was wide awake at 5 am so I have decided get will all go horribly wrong later as I burn out mid-afternoon.  :0
Apologies for my lack of post yesterday, real life just got in the way.  After a busy day at work I got home and cracked on with things here, I had a couple of card orders to start and some baking to do for work....more of that later.  As it was a lovely evening I decided on a good walk with my BFF and the dogs instead of sitting on the computer, whoops sorry.

Todays oldies were inspired by Annies Attic with my own twist added, but I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace for the constant inspiration.  What that lady does with Spellbinder dies is amazing, her work is absolutely stunning.  If you haven't visited her blog I urge you to, she creates wonderful work.

The papers I have used are white and grey American crafts textured card and Kay and Co Elegance Speciality Mat pad.  The lace boarder, strip, leaves and candle surround were made using Spellbinder borderabilites Classic lace border (Grand 12"). 
The ovals have been cut with nestabilities petite ovals small and the flowers with the peony nestabilities, finished with a white brad and silver bead spacer.  
The ovals were decorated with K & Co Elegance words Grand adhesions and rub-ons from Elegance Swirls rub-ons with gems.  Finished with a couple of small pearls.
The candle had white grosgrain around the lace and then finished with a smaller version of the peony flower.
Don't you just love the elegance you can achieve with Spellbinder dies?

If you would like to join me in sharing an oldie this Friday don't forget to leave a comment and link here, that way I can visit your blog and share the crafty loooove!

Finally before I go I wanted to leave you with a giggle this Friday.  I was asked to bake for work as we are raising some money for cancer charities so last night I set to work making some oaty banana and dark chocolate chunk muffins and some carrot cakes.  Whilst I was making the carrots out of icing the kids came in the kitchen and wanted a go.  
If you are easily offended turn away now......I made all but 4 of the creations....can you guess which ones the kids made.  My youngest sniggered like crazy as he did his.  Boys and their toys!
Apparently mine are too stereotypical! 
That's me told.

What can you do with them?
On of my pals put the best spin on it, it's anatomically correct, A+ for biology!

On that note I am going to sign off and crack on with getting the kids sorted for school.  We have visitors tonight and I'm working tomorrow so lots to do today.  Enjoy your weekend and if you are near Hopeman tomorrow don't forget it is our Harbour day so lots of fun to be had.  
Have a good one.  x


Unknown said...

Morning Erica what a beautiful card and I love the design of it. I have posted my oldie and it is a oldie its from back to when i first started crafting.
Debs xx

Hazel said...

Afternoon Erika. I have put up an oldie today, as I said I would when I got back. I was hoping that Elaine who was on holiday with us would have sent me the photos of what we had seen done with croqueted things but as yet she hasn't, very frustrated about that as she was has an iPhone like myself and it only takes minutes, it's a case of I wish I'd just gone back with my phone and taken them myself. Love your oldie and yes you can't go wrong with spellbinders. Now as for your cake and those carrots - that's just children and boys more than girls I am afraid, yes they would get an A +. For biology. Have a good weekend Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Sorry I noticed as I published that I had or this I pad was up to its tricks of putting in what it wants it's meant to be crocheted things , but then the door went and I didn't get back to saying what had happened. Hazel

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Erika,
Love your card, oh! Man! What would we do without our "Spellbinders" A very elegant creation.
Love " your" carrots the boys offerings.......well!!! .... Boys will be Boys
Have a great evening

Patricia xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous makes once again Erika. Not sure if we will be able to come Hopeman way tomorrow but you never know. Enjoy the weekend x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely OLDIES Erika, the colour theme is so elegant.
I've seen some carrots like those ones before,that's boys for you, hugs Kate x