Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Emboss and conquer!

Good afternoon and how are you today?
I enjoyed a lovely morning walk along the beach with the dog earlier, the sun was out and it was warm too.  I had thrown caution to the wind and left my fitbit at home, but not only that, the sandals also came off as I walked barefoot along the sand.  A nice foot exfoliation in the process!
It almost felt like summer.  I say felt as now the clouds have arrived and it is spitting, the forecast doesn't look good for the rest of the day either.  Boo.

I didn't get around to a post yesterday after getting in from work.  I made my sympathy card and got some bits from work to pop around to my neighbours with later, then I sat down for a nice cup of tea.
Holly must have missed me, working an extra day, because she jumped on my lap and fell fast asleep.
That was me stuck!
I did enjoy my cuddle and I got to catch up on some of the Olympics #Rio2016.  Is it just me or is GB getting a lot of fourths and fifths this year?  I know it is a good thing to be doing so well but it must be sickening to be so close to a medal, don't you think?

Talking of medals, would you allow me a quick "proud Mummy moment?"
My eldest got his Higher results yesterday and managed an A in French, and B's in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
He was very happy and I was chuffed he got good results as I was concerned he was spending more time than he should have on his electronic gadgets.  He obviously had everything under control!
He is ahead of me already as I didn't finish my A levels as I was offered full time work in Banking at his age so I left college.  The draw of financial independence was too great.
He has decided to stay on at school for 6th form and is going to study Advanced Higher French and Biology plus Higher Music.
After that he doesn't know what he wants to do.  From being two he always wanted to work with animals but now he is undecided.  I think he is keen to do something language based.

Back to crafting, I know my place.
Here is my sympathy card for my neighbour.

I have used Stamp set Fancy labels and Fancy tags by JustRite Cling together with Spellbinder die Labels 18 on pearlescent card stock.  I have embossed using Personal Impressions powder Pewter Shimmer and matte and layered with matching card stock.
Finally adding a satin bow to finish.
I did try a matching an embossed background but decided I preferred it plain.
I haven't embossed for a while and thoroughly enjoyed my wee play.  I never tire of the magic, watching the powder change with my heat gun.  It always makes me smile.  
I have been spending all my free-time of late working on my blanket so it was nice to get my hands on a bit of card instead.

That's all from me today I better go and get some lunch sorted for my men.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a lovely serene design for a sympathy card - they are very difficult to pitch it right I find.
We have sun now but it was raining this morning so the weather is a bit topsy-turvy for the country today.
Congrats to your son for all his hard work, what a great achievement on his results.
I've been trying to craft today and get some orders made but it's not flowing at all, so finding it a little tiresome - had better walk away and come back later I think.
Take care,

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, peeing down here and cold, I've not yet been over to see Milo, but it's going to be rain wear for me.
Well done to your son, fabulous results, just shows how hard he got stuck in to his studies.
Very elegant card and just perfect for a sympathy card, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

A most elegant sympathy card. I usually stick to white on white but your lovely card has made me think again. Congratulations to your son on his results. Hugs Mrs A.

Cara said...

A perfect sympathy card. I do think it's nice to send a hand made card at these times, to show how much we care. It's also weirdly therapeutic, I guess as its part of us acknowledging the loss of the person to us. Flippin heck, got s bit deep there!
Wonderful news about your son's results, you do know that intelligence is passed down from the mother's side don't you!
Cara x

Diane said...

Your sympathy card design and colors are fabulous Erika.

Hugs Diane

Barb said...

A lovely and very tasteful Sympathy card Erika.

Huge congratulations to your son on his great success. You have every right to be a proud mum and tell the world. Well done to him. Barbxx