Monday, May 25, 2015

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, crafty style of course!

Good morning all and how the devil are you this Monday?
A busy weekend was had this end with my youngest boys birthday on Saturday.  (Thanks for all your birthday wishes for him).
He went to Laser tag with his Dad, brother and pals, all dressed up in camouflage, running around outside in the glorious sunshine.  Needless to say they all had a ball.
He had a huge Colin the Caterpillar cake from work with his name on but unfortunately they were tucking into it before I realised I didn't have a picture.  It was lovely, beautiful thick chocolate on the outside and yummy Swiss roll inside.  Even the staff at the Loft, where he did the Laser tag, thought the cake was huge; more to share!

Yesterday I took him to the cinema to see the new animated film Two by Two, the story about the Ark.  It was a super kids film with a real twist on the story.
It was nice to spend the morning together after all the fun and games of Saturday.  I had a crazy day at work!  Everything that could of happened did, it definitely lived up to the phrase of being "one of those days!"  I was glad when it was home time.
In the afternoon I caught up on a few jobs and did a little crafting for the other blog I am involved with The Great Scheme of things. 
Talking of The Great Scheme of things, I am posting there today too.  This week has to be my favourite colour combo so far, can you guess what it might be?
This card sort of gives it away.

For this card I have started with 3 different strips of sea blue paper and have punched them with different sized circle punches along the edge to create a wave effect. The sand card has been torn to give a rustic effect, then glued over the sea blues. The beach hut is by Hobbycraft and is paper pieced in blues and stone before attaching to the card with 3d foam. I have also added a further base of sand to give it a grounding! The sentiment is by Hobby art craft By the sea and the seagulls are by Kanban crafts Sail away. Finally I added the wee button, the crab before matting and layering on a dark stone colour and adding to the card. 
This is this weeks colour combo, shades of sea blue, stone and sand.  Why not play along?

I loved this palette of colours, but then I am a sea blue kind of girl, and who doesn't love the beach?

So what is on the cards today?
The boys are in school, it is not a bank holiday for them.  Hubby and I are off so time to crack on with some jobs.  I have another man mountain of ironing, which might be hard to do today as my iron keeps tripping the electric, shame, I might have to craft instead!
Or maybe a trip to town for a new iron?  Boo!
Have a super Monday whatever you have planned.  Catch you with more tomorrow, I am working so it will probably be later in the day.  x


Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
oh this creation is gorgeous.
I love the fab colours, and your superb design.
Take care when buying your iron as their prices are rocketing lately.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a lovely choice of colours for your challenge Erika and a fabulous card to showcase it too. Hope you get to craft at some point today, the ironing can wait I'm sure :)
Crafting for me as I have my monthly stall at the local farmers market on Friday and need to top up my stock.
Enjoy your day!

Lau W said...

Oh wow so fab card ! Superb colors, love love love the design !
Have a nice day !

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, super card, love the beach them and the shades of blue are fab.
Hope you get through your plie of ironing, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

A gorgeous creation Erika, love the colour combo. Gorgeous day here so lots of washing done. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Great design for this lovely beach themed card.

How I fondly remember the beach huts in England...hopefully next trip I will make it to Scotland and enjoy them there too!

We have moved to be closer to our grandkids and be able to help out our Son-in-law and daughter a bit more with school runs etc.

We downsized the garden to a postage stamp of a garden and are enjoying the free time that it provides.
Our previous garden was lovely but took up so much of our time maintaining it.

I did a post on my new craft room a while back but must admit the last alcove in that room still sits with the last few boxes piled up!!!
Shame on me.

Sorry have not been round visiting but will try to be better!