Monday, 22 February 2010

Staple Diet....

...Mmm, so not perhaps what I eat...that certainly can't be looked as a "staple" diet...but...I did go completely bonkers with a Tiny Attacher when I made this tag :O) Hence...the staples!




The tag started out as a sort of copy of the Tims 12 Tags of Christmas version but without the Christmas and using just the Mini Stamps from the collection...and then blending different colour DI's over each image. The centre piece is a Memory Frame complete with a Memory Capsule filled with beads n bits n bobs...and a I made a mountboard back for it, stamped with a TH collection stamp too. Check out the ickle birdy...isn't he just toooo cute...I got him ages ago and have been waiting for something to use him on.




So, yesterday! Blimey, imagine the look on my ugly mush when I woke up to see a fair blizzard falling from the sky...never one to be deterred by a bit of snow, I hastened to the NEC, which is pretty close to where I live so it was only about an hour for me to drive...*and no, I wasn't driving like the clappers!!* I got the chance to meet Claudine Hellmuth...oh yes! The woman who made my crafty life by making Traditional Tan paint...and of course, I had to tell her that I love her paints and her art...even admitting I am on my 11th pot of the paint ROFL She is sooo sweet, and I found out that she is on QVC UK tomorrow at 2pm...so I will be tuning it to watch! I also met Suze Weinberg again...and took a photo of her and Jennie...which she has blogged ...and then I saw some crafting bloke called Tim who had a fair throng of peeps around him...but I did get to see the new Distress Ink colours...all of which are DIVINE and I need them all ... like NOW! The new Tim papers look FAB (neeed them)...and the new Idea-ology is pretty much perfect( neeeed them too)... But I have to say, the highlight of my day (apart from spending time with Jennie) was meeting Wendy from The Stamp Attic...who is soooo lovely...even if she did try to get a mugshot of me LOL

Thanks for looking...have a good week...tis snowing here still...brrrr....time to get the fire set and lit I reckon...I shall go and call for Grim to do this cos it is such a mucky job!

31 comments:

Juls~ said...

Hi Hels!

Sounds like you had a blast! Who's the Tim dude??? ;)

Love your tag - *hip*, girl!

{Hugs}

Juls~

craftimamma said...

Another fabulous tag Hels. Love all the colours and the time capsule. That little birdie is, as you say, very cute.

We had lots of snow here yesterday which turned to ice overnight AGAIN! Guess which stupid person has landed on her bum twice while taking the dog for a walk? Yup, me and I'm now nursing a very swollen foot! Grrrr!

Take care if you go out.

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

I am not meant to be doing this as am at work but couldn't resist. So you enjoyed the show then? Will have to find those pics of you. I was thinking of you (and Linda) when every news/weather bulletin yesterday talked about snow and travel disruptions in Brum!!

The tag is GREAT, so fantastic.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic!


xxx Susi

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Linda Elbourne said...

A great tag Hels X

Amy said...

That's amazing! So beautiful! I can't wait until I get this craft room set up.

Artyjen said...

So glad to hear the weather did not spoil your trip :) I did wonder yesterday....love the tag.
xoxo

Joanne said...

Love love love the tag. I got all 12 new pads this morning. QVC have them on their web site now. xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is just amazing love it so much wonderful detail,sounds like you had such fun hugs cheryl xxxx

Sandy said...

Wow Hels stunning Tag.
Fantastic colors and brilliant stamping. Love it.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fantastic tag Hels - absolutely love it. Glad you had a great time. I'm tuning into QVC for the next 24hours - hope it snows here so I'll have an excuse! x

Lori said...

Love this tag! From what I can see of it, thru all the staples...hehe. Kidding. The show sounds spectacular, did you ask Claudine if Trad Tan is available in a 55 gallon drum?

June said...

As always a fab piece of art work. and fun too
hugs June xxxxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful beautiful tag GF and I am diggin'it big time! So, I see you are a big time name dropper! lol, happy for you. Did TH touch your anything? huh? huh? These new supplies are going to kill us both, I want them now and I want them all! huggerz GF

Jennie said...

lol just posted a piccie of us! love your tag take...
xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous tag hun love the colours and yes the ickle birdie is fab :)
Anne xx

Diane.W. said...

Just gorgeous! Luv the capsule bit!!!

Sounds like you had fun,seen your pic on Jennies blog!!! :o)x

The Inky Minx said...

It's like a rainbow of fantasticness.. what sort of tags do you use hun as you always manage to get great colouring :)

Elaine A said...

Hi Hels -

Super Lovely tag! How exciting meeting all the big guns! You lucky thing.

Elaine Allen

Lottie said...

Gorgeous photo of you all on Jennie's blog - and what a great time you all had! And a HUGE shopping list not doubt.

Love this tag - truly - again the colours are just perfect for this cold snowy day.

xxx

Nicks said...

I dont normally do 'blog awards' but I have today and I have awarded you one.... you dont have to respond if you think they are tacky (and I wont blame you) but you may want to maybe hop over and read mine xx

Ann said...

Fabulous tag Hels & it sounds like the perfect day too!! Can't wait for thestart of craft day so I can see who that Tim bloke is you mentioned -lol!! Hugs, Ann xx

jonaks said...

wow this is really lovely!!!

Cazzy said...

Wow, amazing!

Cazzy x

Shar said...

Wicked cool!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Aren't you funny! Enjoyed your blog!

Anita said...

I love all the colors and staples.

Andrea said...

a fantastic tag Hels and a lot of work involved by looking at it, glad you had a great day at the NEC xx

Heidi said...

Hels! OMG what a wonderful day for you- I would love to have joined you. You met Tim who? (wink!)

This tag is beautiful! I am in Michigan and we got about 8-10 inches of snow yesterday so I agree, enough already!

Lorraine said...

glad you all had a great time despite the weather..my friend Pat has gone today too. Glad you met Claudine just wished they had given her more air time on qvc today..
love all the layers and colours in the tag

Lorraine said...

glad you all had a great time despite the weather..my friend Pat has gone today too. Glad you met Claudine just wished they had given her more air time on qvc today..
love all the layers and colours in the tag

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