Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A romantic weeking in Paris? Oui or non?

Good morning and how are you today?
I have my widow Twanky head on today as I have a day off.  The sun is out and the sky is blue, you know how the song goes!
So I am washing everything in sight.  All the beds stripped, clothing bins emptied and looking forwards to a huge ironing pile later in the week, not.
The weather since the children started the new term has been really nice, not as hot as some have had south, let's face it, dry and sunny is more than enough.
It is half term for us in a couple of weeks, do you think this weather will hold?!
Here's hoping it does.  I already know the answer to the question but I am ever hopeful that we will get some good weather.

Back to crafting and the only card making I seem to be getting time for just now is cards that friends have asked me to make for them.  This is another one today.  I was asked for a card for a couple who having gone on holiday to Paris, came back engaged.  The typing is in the local lingo if you are wondering why it is written as it is.

The Paris stamp is by Tim Holtz French Market which I have embossed in black before matting and layering on black using a Spellbinder fancy tag cut in half top and bottom, to give it a Parisian theme.
I have added a couple of gems to the tag, then a tartan bow (Tying in the Scottish connection) with a wee engagement ring attached.
In the local village Hopeman is spelt Houpman as that is how it is pronounced, a loon is a boy/man and a quine is a girl/woman.  Just in case you were wondering!

What are your plans for the rest of the day?
I have lots of housework to be doing but I also had a phone call last night asking for some of my pin cards.  Can you tell what I will be doing first?
Mmmmm you know me so well.  :)

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday and I'm away now for a wee catch up with you all.  Happy crafting!


Lau W said...

Oh fabulous card, chic !
Have a nice day ! Housework for me too, and if my cat want, i will go with her in the garden lol !
And no card (my eyes are not really well and i'm not inspired...bouh ! I must to a post for my blog, i think i need a break...bouh ! lol ! but i'm well ;-)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card....Love the image...Great keepsake....Joolsx

Barb said...

What a beautiful card Erika. That's a lovely stamp too. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted.

Recently got back from lunch out with hubby and friends, watched a little craft tv now up to my cabin for some card making as I don't have to cook tonight. Then it's in front of the telly to watch the footie. A perfect day for me and tomorrow I'm going out for the day with a friend on a steam train trip. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
this is a very fab card, and wonderfully designed.
The happy couple are going to treasure this.
oooooooooooo! I don't envy you the ironing of all that.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Hi Erika what a beautiful card and i love the design.

Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Erika, I love the Parisian image and the words are just a brilliant touch, great design.
Been absolutely gorgeous over here just now, chilly feel now when I was out bringing in the washing, amazing really for this time of the year, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This card certainly fitted the brief Erika and I'm sure the recipients will cherish it. That's a great stamp and looks perfect with the die cut tag behind it and I love the personalised sentiment too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You are getting all the nice weather now. Dull and cloudy here today. Gorgeous card, love the Paris stamp