Monday, May 09, 2016

Less is more all the way.

I was just about to type "Good morning" then I looked at my watch.
Where has the morning gone?

What a lovely day it is here, the sun is out in the garden, as is the dog.  You'd think my beach walk would have been wonderful this morning with all the lovely weather but no.  In the garden beautiful sunshine, as I got down on to the beach thick haar.  You can't see in front of your nose.  It is somewhat spooky when you are the only person on the beach and you can't see a foot in front of you.
I think even the dog was a little spooked.
On the upside it will hopefully clear later and it will be beautiful.

My eldest has his Biology higher this morning and then Maths later in the week.  It can't be nice sat in an exam room when it is so lovely outside.  On the upside his hay fever hasn't been too bad yet, one of the many advantages of living in the North of Scotland.

Back to crafting and today I needed to make a quick card for my Godmother who is 70 tomorrow.
As usually I am Mrs Organised!
I decided to combine her card with the present challenge over with the lovely ladies at the Less is More challenge blog.
This week's challenge is to incorporate pastel shades into the less is more theme.
This is what I came up with.

I have used a pastel green spotted paper from Prima papers Jack n' Jill with tiny daisies on.
I thought it fit the challenge quite well.  I have cut my 70 on my machine and added sequin flowers by paper cellar which have a pearlescent appearance dependant on the light they look either white, pale pink or mint green.  I have picked up the darker pink spots in the paper and added gems from Diamante crafts in the centre of the sequins, I would have stuck with the pastel theme but the darker pink worked better.  The sentiment is by Papertrey ink Scripted.  Finally I have added stitch detail using my sewing machine.

Did you have a good weekend?
I had a very busy day at work on Saturday followed by a chilled out evening with my boys, BGT then a film and popcorn.  On Sunday I had a lazy morning, it is a must in this house, followed by bacon butties and sometime down at the harbour, dog walking and relaxing.
My youngest was very tired after his week away with the school but had the best time ever!
I think my eldest will be glad when all his exams are over and he can get surfing.

I hope you are enjoying your lovely sunny Monday?
According to the forecast the sunshine will not last, as I am in work tomorrow and Wednesday I am taking some time out in the garden this afternoon.  The housework can wait till later in the week when the weather changes.
One thing I have learnt living in this area is that everything stops for a nice sunny day, as you don't know when the next one will be!


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

That's a really elegant 'big' birthday card Erika. Love the combination of the designer papers with our pastel colour theme this week.
Thanks so much for joining us
Sharon xx
"Less is More"

Esther said...

Gorgeous paper and I love the layered layout. Fab LIM entry - very pretty!

Liz said...

Love the design of this card, especially the shaped edge at the bottom. xx

Lau W said...

Love this elegant card Erika !
The week-end was fine, with sun sun sun, warm !!!, oh so fabulous !!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful, elegant card, I love the design Erika, gorgeous colour combo, love it, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great CAS design Erika, pretty paper and details. The weather here today has certainly changed - rain :(

Barb said...

It really is very elegant Erika and well done making a card that fitted the challenge too.

Good luck to your eldest with his exams. Barbxx

Cara said...

A stunning big birthday card, love the little flowers. Hope you have a good week, Cara x

Juls said...

Very stylish :-) xx

Chrissie said...

Such a lovely simple design, I love the clean layout and gentle colours!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sid said...

Fab CAS card !

Neets B said...

Beautiful, love the die cut curve at the base, so elegant.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More