Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Sending birthday wishes on hump day!

Good afternoon and how are you this Wednesday?
It's the middle of the week, all downhill now to the weekend and a shift at work Saturday.
It is overcast today but at least it has stopped raining.  It seems to have rained all week, hello April!
This morning I have been getting rid of the grey, if you know what I mean and then I've been finishing a couple of cards in my craft room.
The food shopping all done yesterday, I spent twice as much as normal, that's what happens when hubby comes with you.  He just fancied this, and that and steak etc.....  Still we shall eat like kings for a couple of days!  My boys seem to eat all the time at the moment I don't think the weather has helped but neither has the fact they just want to stay in all the time.
I shall be glad to get back to our usual routine next week, they're all needing back to school and work.

Today I have a more masculine card to share.  Remember this card last week?
I wanted to make a more male version.  I am not as happy with it as I was last weeks efforts, see what you think.

Again the sentiments are by Papertrey ink, I have gone for a navy and gold combo.  The little candles are an old punch that I found at the back of a draw.  Twine to finish.  I still prefer my other card but is that because I am a girl?  I just feel this is missing something.
Isn't it funny how a colour change or slight tweak can make all the difference, good or bad.

I also had a re run of yesterday's card that I entered into the LIS blog challenge.  If the design worked with lime green, would it work with orange?

For the products used see yesterday's post, the only difference this time I have used orange pearlescent card.  I really prefer this card to my earlier one.  The orange works just as well as the lime, don't you think?

Although we haven't done a lot this holiday I have enjoyed the extra time I have had in my craft room.  Still work is calling me, you should see the state of my ironing pile having gone on strike this last week.  Crampons at the ready I'm going in.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, thank you to all that commented yesterday I do appreciate you taking the time out to do so.  I will be visiting you all later today.
More from me tomorrow.


cuilliesocks said...

Both cards a fab Erika, and yes the bright orange works well too.
We had a not too bad day here, but getting dark and rainy looking now.
Had Patricia and Hazel visit today, had a lovely non stop talking session at the Palace Hotel, enjoy your evening, Kate x

Barb said...

Two great cards Erika. I like the male version very much and the orange looks great on the second.

Good luck with the ironing and enjoy all the tastey treats. Barbxx

Cara said...

Both lovely cards, love the orange, kind of reminds me of a honeycomb. Good luck with the ironing, I'm off to do the food shop after lunch. Cara x