Monday, 15 March 2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is....

...Guess what??? It was Mother's Day yesterday...and...I got a pressie!!! Nowt strange there? Well, I haven't got any "kids" ... but I have got an AlfieCat, who apparently told his Daddy that he wanted to buy Mummy a present and 'cos he is such a clever little kitty, he even knew that Mummy wanted a set of Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps....hey ....we are all stark raving mad in this house!! Grim did the phoning mind you...I don't think that Wendy at The Stamp Attic speaks Cattish...so she probably wouldn't have understood Alfie *erm....yep....totally raving mad here* and of course, Alfie hasn't got a credit card...*think I better stop now!!*





So, I got inky today with my new set of 490 stamps...they are the Home Art set and I loooove them...actually, I love all the stamps equally and cannot have a favourite overall, but today's fave is the ickle house...how sweet! I used Wendy's Book 2 for inspiration and created a version of one of her pieces in the book...I know, I am such a copycat! *pardon the pun :O))* The base of the piece is a 4" square mountboard offcut which I coloured with Antique Linen and then Tea Dye Distress Inks...then stamped over with Vintage Photo using the Plaid design. I brought the edges of the piece in with Vintage Photo too.



The house was stamped onto Grungepaper and coloured with Stormy Sky and stamped over with the dashes background...and I made a little door for it using more mountboard and Wild Honey DI. The Wish was stamped in black, as were the scrolly bits and the stitched blocks.




I coloured some old twine with Wild Honey for the buttons and then added a leafy piece, again made from Grungepaper...added a couple of teensy flowers with a snap centre and then attached one of the Idea-ology keys...with a Type Charm hanging off it...H for house, or H for Hels...either way it works LOL





Thanks for looking...am off to see what else I can make with the new set...and to give AlfieCat another big cuddle...cos he is a clever little darling! Oh....and...that piccie above....how cool is that! Made my day indeedy ... Sherry from Got Art went to Carson yesterday and I had said to her that if she saw Wendy V to say Hels said Hi and give her a hug...and this is what Wendy did!! Happy dances goin on here!!

Hels x

**EDIT......Dur, I am such a numbskull...this is my entry for the Lots To Do Challenge this week..which is Locks and Keys....all the excitement of the kitty's Mother's day pressie and a Wendy pic took over ROFL**

30 comments:

Ang C said...

Love the colours its so bright and cheery


well done Alfie Cat - a pressie your mum really loves :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous as always. Love the stamps, must have them, and the colours are beautiful, I like the lickle house as well. xx

Lori said...

Well isn't Alfie quite the feline? Lovely little piece here! Love the colors, once again! That sign Wendy made is too funny....isn't Sherry awesome?

Sandy said...

Oh wow I love it.
What a beautiful creation. Love them hun.

Elaine A said...

Lucky, lucky Hels! What a wonderful Kitty you have (Grim is quite nice too)! Love what you created with the new goodies, such a clever girl you are - LOL! Just Wonderful. And I love the photo of Wendy sending you love!

Elaine Allen

Dan said...

Lovely project Hels, and wasn't it great of Wendy to do that? :)

Juls said...

love this creation so much!! so many gorgeous details!! Hugs Juls

cockney blonde said...

Love the artwork Hels. Cats are very clever you know, but not as clever as my dogs. They send e-mails to other doggies on our Yahoo Group. I think my cats would if they could get on the PC but the dogs don't let them, lol, x

Helen said...

Hey, lucky Hels, well done Alfie, how clever to pick a set mummy hasn't already got (hey, we can all play at being mad!)
How sweet of Wendy!
Oh,yes, almost forgot to say, amazing work (cos it goes without saying!)

Jennie said...

great piece, am thinking I need Wendy Vecchi stamps..lol
xxx

Joanne said...

Another bril masterpiece. I love that 'tartan' stamp. Must have a look for one of those. xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your mountboard piece Hels, Alfie was clever, (and Grim!) How lovely of Wendy to pose for the picture for you. Glad you had a good weekend, Judith x

sam21ski said...

Great piece Hels and well done to Alife cat - Fraser dog wasn't that clever, I didn't get anything, but then I guess I did get holiday stash so can't complain too much!!!!

craftimamma said...

Just goes to show cats must be cleverer than dogs doesn't it 'cos my cuddly mutt didn't tell his Dad I would like some Wendy V stamps. But then again maybe he did and Dad didn't listen as usual, Lol!

Love the piece you've made with your stamps Hels. Fab colours too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh how SWEET, Hels! My kitties never forget their mommy either, and they rarely disappoint, like kids often do. Wonderful stamps and your project is FAB! Love looking at all of the elements. We all love you, Hels, not just Wendy! xxD

crafty creations said...

Wow what a fantastic piece again Hels - and what a clever kitty - and so very nice of Wendy to do that

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Shar said...

Stunning! Lucky girl with those stamps and for having such a smart furbaby and a fab hubby that can translate cat.

Kaz said...

Fab stuff - love that house x

JAN said...

beautiful project and how wonderful for you to get such a gift that you can use to create and have fun with..I am so glad you had a happy mothers day...and such stamping fun..jan

2amscrapper said...

Love your artwork, the fun story, and the Wendy pic.

Wanda H said...

Hels, how fun to get a prezzie from your kitty!!! LOL Your piece is fabulous!!! Very cool that Wendy did a pic for you!!!

Anonymous said...

luv it! wendy is your new best friend! can u tell me which kabooka exactly you used in that piece wendy put on her blog that you did? for the life of me I cant figure out which one it is! ty...cher
hilly77 at comcast dot net

julie m said...

cool cat

Calv said...

Loving the colours on this piece Hels, lots to look at too which is always good.

Andrea said...

What a fab creation Hels, lots of variety I think its brill, yes I know you are all batchy LOL in your house cos I have heard Alfiecat talk and do other tricks, so no suprise to me he managed to order you set of delightful stamps and hope he made you a card also. a great photo to by the way, how nice was that xx

Wendy said...

Alfie cat tried hard to explain Hels but Grim had to take over in the end, still its the thought that counts and errrr the stamps in the end. From the look of the results it was a good decision on Alfie's part :)

Paula said...

A wonderful creation Hels.

Angelnorth said...

Fab piece, the house is great and what a clever puss cat you have! Nice metal tute too, I'm still resisting though!

Evelyn S. said...

I first saw this fabulous piece of art somewhere else...Wendy's blog, no doubt! It is totally amazing!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'm so glad you are luved so much that your CAT got you a mum's day gift, lucky you! I didn't get anything from my parrot! hmmm This is another great piece GF, and you are going to get me to buy those stamps yet! love it and you too

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