Friday, February 05, 2016

t's that time's Friday time to share an oldie.

Morning, I hope you are all fit and well today.
I was going to start my post this morning by saying "It's Friday.....but then I wanted to's five o'clock and time for Crackerjack!"
Isn't it funny how certain phrases stick with you over the years?  How little things just trigger a memory.  I loved Crackerjack as a kid especially the cabbage game.  Do you remember it?  The thought of winning as many toys as you can hold and not forgetting the Crackerjack pen.
Can you imagine the response of kids today with nothing at all electronic!
On the same note, I picked up a box of wine at work last week whilst one of my managers stood next to me, it was Chianti.
We both, at the same time turned into Hannibal Lector, reciting a famous quote from the film Silence of the Lambs and the funny noise he makes with his mouth at the end.  It did make us smile.

Now that you think I am suitable weird I shall move on with today's old craft project.  For those who are joining me for the first time sharing an oldie on Friday it is for fun and I encourage you to re post an old craft project, it can be anything you have made yourself.  I love to share our crafting journey, how styles have changed or how we have.  All I ask is that you leave a wee comment below, I can then link to your blog and see what you have picked as your oldie today.  I will visit all and comment back.
To those of you who join me on a regular basis I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for doing so.  I do enjoy my wee hop over the weekend to see what project you have picked.
So onto today's selection for you.
This was a project I was asked to create for a demonstration in 2010, it is inspired by the very creative Becca Feeken.  Her work for Spellbinders is truly inspirational, but don't take my word for it check out her blog on the link above.
This was a demonstration in using specific Spellbinder dies when fancy dies were first hitting the shops, after the initial excitement of circles and squares shapes started to get a little more technical and more fun could be have.  The demos were all about showing crafters what could be done with the dies and encouraging purchases!
I would be given specific products for the day, an idea of what the shop required and then made up samples, adding my own twist where I could.

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 boarder (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 adhesion's 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.

Creating the surround on the larger card was quite fiddly but makes a great 3D feature, thanks to Becca for the inspiration.  x

That's all from me today, I have my husband home for the weekend and I'm off work too.  I did think that a family day out would be in order but forgot that the Calcutta cup is on this Saturday.  The family are all big rugby fans so I think a few nibbles in front of the box will be the order of the day.  
Who will win?  With two English and two Scottish in the house it makes for fun and banter.  I actually think Scotland have a good chance this year with England having a new team.  We will have to wait and see.  

Today I shall mostly be cracking on with my jobs so I can enjoy time with the boys tomorrow afternoon.  
Have a super weekend, stay warm and dry.  
I plan on starting a new project too this weekend, more about that next week.  
I hope you get chance for some crafty time.  Enjoy!


Barb said...

Morning Erika, I'm a bit earlier today as we have a friend coming for lunch.

Your cards are absolutely beautiful. The surround on the oval looks great and certainly does give a lovely 3D effect. I always liked the K & Co stuff and still have some lurking about somewhere!

Gosh you mentioned Crakerjack. That's a blast from the past with those kiddies all loaded up with cabbages. I used to love it too. Wasn't life simple then.

Enjoy your match. I'm looking forward to the big football match tomorrow lunchtime but I'll be watching alone. Hubby isn't a football fan. We often joke about me marrying the wrong brother as Dave is a mad keen fan. Barbxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great post, love reading them, I feel as if I'm there with you.
Your Oldie make has a very elegant feel to it. A lovely set of matching items with a beautiful design using those Spellbinder dies. There are so many decorative ways they can be used, I need to engage my brain and not just cut them as they are now and again. Thanks for the inspiration and hope you enjoy your weekend.

cuilliesocks said...

God Morning Erika, and what lovely cards you have here. I remember when you came to demo in Inverness and really enjoyed and learned so much from you. OMG.. that seems ages ago. That craft shop has changed so much and no longer any staff left from your visiting days.

Anyhow, I've joined in today.
Have a fab weekend, Kate x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Afternoon Its my first time to say hello, not yet joined the Oldlie Friday although I think a photo of me would suffice :)

Anyway will dig around for something now and join in later today although I have already shared my latest card.

I too loved Crackerjack - all those cabbages !!!

Sometimes I think the old days were the best, but there again we would not have the Blogging World as it is today.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Erika, I have those Dies buried in a box somewhere!!
Love what you have done with them, great designs.
Patricia x

Diane said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful Erika, love the die cuts, color combination and designs. Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs Diane

Hazel said...

Erika, two brilliant cards love them both. Enjoy your ruby. X

Cara said...

Such an elegant oldie. Yep, the cabbage game on crackerjack takes me back too, odd what stays in your mind and yet simple things like passwords fall out! I'm not joining in Oldie Friday this week, I've actually been making some new stuff even if it did involve two sympathy cards this week. Will be back on board next week though. Enjoy your family weekend. Cara x

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
I'm late today, but as they say better late than never.
Your cards are truly stunning, and what feat as dies were all pretty new as I remember then.
That's if my old brain is working okay today, and I have got that right.
Seems we have come a long way in 6 years or so, but those cards you would think were only recent as they look so wonderful.
Yes truly a blast from the past Crackerjack, and I do remember it well.
Such excitement went on with the contestants.
My daughter is a great Rugby Fan, and will be also glued to the telly this weekend, as her other half is a England fan, and she is a Welsh fan.
Good luck to them all and may the best men win as they say.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

karenlotty said...

I remember Crackerjack! The best part of the show was the cabbage game - didn't Michael Aspel host the show at some point? Your oldies are lovely. I have one set of Becca Feekin dies which was one of the first "pretty" dies I bought. I will be posting my oldie tomorrow. Of course I'll be back to look at the funnies