Friday, April 22, 2016

It's that time of the week again, Friday, oldie sharing comes around so fast!

Good morning and how are you this Friday?  Can you believe it is nearly the end of the week again?
More bad news last night when the singer Prince was announced as dead too.  What is going on this year?
If there is a heaven it is certainly going to be rocking this year with the amount of talented folk that have departed this world, and it's only April!
You know when they have the award ceremonies on TV and at the end of the evening there is always a pause to remember those who have departed.  This year it is going to be a very long pause.  Yikes.
I went to see Prince when I was based in Portsmouth with a pal.  We got the train into London to see the concert, it was amazing.  The stage was either huge or he was very small but gosh that didn't effect the sound, it was amazing.
The long walk home wasn't quite as much fun as we missed the last train to Portsmouth and could only get the train so far, which meant yomping the rest of the way.  Good job we were fit.  I wouldn't do it now.  Scary.

Back to today and it's that time of the week when I encourage you to join me in sharing an old crafty project, anything at all that you have made yourself.  All I ask is that you attach your post to the link below then I can drop by and share the love of all things homemade.
My oldie for today is a little more colourful than my latest cards, a bit of an inky moment.

I have used;
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz cling mounted stamps "Fairytale Frenzy" and "Urban Tapestry".
Distress embossing ink Peeled paint.
Distress inks Peeled paint, Crushed olive, NEW Festive berries, Fired brick, Tea dye, Vintage photo and finally Walnut stain.
Diamond Stickles.
Sentiment by Hero arts "Finding joy".

I think this was my first attempt at using Distress embossing ink plus combining distress inks and stamping.  I look at it now thinking, oh my, that blending could be better.  Still I had lots of inky fun making it.

With hubby back today I don't know what the plans are for the rest of the day.  I guess it will depend on the weather.  I will hopefully get in a little crafty fun as I haven't played much at all this week.  I have lots of ideas roaming around my head so I need to sit down and see what happens.  
It only remains for me to wish you all the very best for the weekend, I'm working tomorrow and then we have a night out too.  How will I cope! 
On Sunday it's crafty cropping time again.  Yippee.  
I think this weekend might just be a busy one.  
I'll be back tomorrow with some more funny quotes, thank you in anticipation of you playing along today.  
I look forwards to hopping on over to your blog during the weekend and seeing your oldies too.
Have a good one.

Before I memory of a great artist.

Time to link up with me, happy crafting folks and thanks for popping by.


Pen Sunshinepen said...

Silly me yesterday thought it was Friday so here is my blog Oldie from yesterday. A continuation on "my theme" of Grans house.

So sad about Prince Victoria Wood Ronnie Corbett all in a matter of a few days / weeks.

Have a great day and crafty hugs Pen x

Jo said...

Morning your inky offering, the colours are just beautiful & the butterfly fabulous! Such a sad week.....Victoria Wood & sad & like you say, it's only April. On a brighter note, have a lovely weekend....enjoy your evening out & your Sunday crop!
hugs Jo x

Lau W said...

Pfff sad year for artists ! Prince was young ! RIP

Your card is superb, love the colors, wonderful !

Have a nice week-end ! The weather will be cold this week-end brrr !

Cara said...

Too many good ones being taken this year, do you think we could swap a couple of politicians for them?! Love the card, funny how we are so self critical about our creations. Hope the fine weather continues and that you find a bit of crafting time. Cara x

Barb said...

Hi Erika, There has certainly been very sad news this week. Two lovely tributes from you.

Your card is lovely Erika and my favourite colour combo. my hubby just came home, had a glance at my screen and said "Oh I like that! I've been out this morning and not been back long so will have to sort my oldie out. Will be back later. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It certainly has been a very sad beginning to 2016 with so many great celebrities and personalities being taken too early from this earth.
A very pretty colour combo on your 'oldie' for today and a gorgeous glittery butterfly too. Hope you enjoy your weekend, busy as it is and that you get your craft time in the middle somewhere.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, fabulous card, love the colours on this one and the fab butterfly.

I'm afraid I know nothing about Prince, I'd heard of him but wouldn't know his music, but sad that he has gone and not so old either. Yes too many talented people have gone.
Have a good day at work tomorrow, Kate x