Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Curiously Alcoholic...

...*not me!!* AND...Tinted...which is the theme for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities challenge which is hosted by none other than that loverly lady Linda... if you click on her name I have arranged for Blogger to give you a free trip to the US of A to see her blog...*see, I am good like that LOL* and her AMAZING NEWS!!!! BUT!!!! I am not going to gob off and tell everyone what it is... you will have to see for yourselves :O)) Tis so worth it, believe me!!!




I made another tag to go with the other 6 ... cannot believe it is week 7 already! Am not telling you what the technique is this week either... oh I am being so restrained here it is almost tooo much! Needless to say, I chucked a load of Distress inks, Fragments, Alcohol Inks, Lost & Found papers and some lace n ribbon at my tag... This is a technique I need to practice...all three Fragments have been done this way but the pics are naff as usual and they don't show up as well as they could... I know, I know, a poor crafter blames her camera and all that ... but you believe me... don'tcha??? ROFL




Cor blimey! Yesterday was BRILLIANT!!!! I was a lucky girlie and got taken to the theatre... in the West End of London... by Jennie, whose incredibly talented daughter is Asst Stage Manager on a new production of Shirley Valentine... starring Meera Syall... alone, on the stage... doing a monologue just as the play was written... Willy Russell certainly knew how to get inside the mind of a 40 plus year old woman... OMG she was A-MAYZ-ING! Funny, witty, comedic timing was perfect and with the right amount of melancholy too... and... her scouse accent was spot on... honestly, if you get chance, go and see this play... I have seen a fair few plays in my time but this one was by far the bestest I have seen. The play is running alongside Educating Rita... which I mentioned yesterday is one of my favest films... so *cough cough, hint hint* I would lurve to see that too ;o)) click HERE to see all the deets etc about the plays.




So, have you noticed that I am showing signs of refinement here??? Talking about films, plays... next I will be admitting my love of Shakespeare and Kipling...whoops I just did! don't worry though, I am still as common as muck and ate my fancy posh burger that we got afterwards in Covent Garden, with my fingers...and the onion rings too... but I did use a fork to get the chips into my chops, I mean, I am trying to be ladylike here ROFL Anyways.. time for me to head off into the kitchen to make a choccy birthday cake for my friends' daughters' 18th... then I need to do my roots... too much grey showing thru... a sign of... I was gonna say old age... but I shall take Shirley's view and say, a life lived :O)) So, whatcha up to today??? I hope whatever you are doing it is a goodly day for you and... don't forget to check out Linda's blog for the deets! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

32 comments:

Jennie said...

Luvverly tag :))) , nd it was fun yesterday... I would definitely recommend anyone to go see it if you are in LOndon town, and oh the burger was just fab too :))))
Hugs xx

Anesha said...

Fantastic tag, love your post,it's so funny!! :)Anesha :)

Claireabelle said...

Stunning tag Hel's, sounds like you and Jennie had a fab day yesterday too!
x

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag. I had trouble photographing mine, too. Am so loving this challenge. Sounds like a great play, Bet you'll be back seeing Educating Rita soon!!

Nan said...

Ooh, another gorgeous piece and more smiles reading your posts. I'm getting to be quite a fan :)

Netty said...

Great tag Hels. Annette x

Sandy said...

Oh wow what an amazing Tag.
Wonderful play with the acrylics. Gorgeous background. I love it hun.

craftimamma said...

Lovely post Hels and the tag's not bad either, Lol! Sounds like you had a totally fab day yesterday. Sounds like a play that's right up my street.

I'm only doing boring h......k today but with an happy little jig every now and then because I got to share some exciting news on my blog today. Well, it's exciting for me anyway.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

Fabulously vintage tag hun! x

whyducks said...

Love the tags and your funny blog. Glad you had fun with Jennie. I love the Theatre and musicals, just wish they were not so expensive. I should of added Shirley Valentine to my film list!x

ellen said...

Love the tag! I had trouble photographing mine, too. A play in London followed by a burger in Covent Garden - sounds like a perfect day! One day I hope to get "across the pond"... 'til then... I'll continue admiring your work from a-far. Have a great day! Hugs xx

Tracey said...

Scrum diddly umptious Hels, am ashamed to say have not even opened my TH book (hangs head in shame), can't believe the time already. Have a loverleeee day.
xx

Ann said...

Fabby tag Hels & yesterday sounds just fabby too :D Glad you & Jennie had a super duper day xx

Shar said...

Spectacular tag, Hels! I love the vintage image...awesome!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, your tag is FAB! The friendship theme makes my heart happy, and you've created the perfect homage to the Power of Girlfriends! The Fragments are spectacular! Love the way you inked the background, with the text highlighted so perfectly. ♥

I SO want to come hang out with you, go to plays, eat onion rings and defy age-related stereotypes! ;-)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

AMAZING tag, Hels!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!

Rosie said...

I like all your tags, but this one particularly appealed to me. Lucky you going to the theatre, and I'm a Meera Syall fan too.

Barbara Mason said...

Love your tag Hels...and love the film Educating Rita too!

Lori said...

Great tag and use of the technique! Love it!

Maggie said...

Great Tag and scrummy colours again
Hels, Educating Rita one of my all time fav films it was so funny yet sad too bet you had loads of fun.

Maggie

Terry said...

Lovely tag! Great colors as usual!

Rein said...

Fabulous tag!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hels, I think I coul;d just sit for hours reading your posts! always a good laugh, A great tag too! ever think of writing a book?

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is totally gorgeous Hels I love it!
hugs
kim x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oh that is a stunning tag. I love it x x

Shazza said...

stunning stuff Hels, loving it
x

JeanFB said...

Love it, Hels! Simply delightful. Glad you had such a great time being "cultured" too - sounds like loads of fun!!

Lorraine said...

lovely colours and texture..very unusual technique you have achieved with the alcohol inks here..like it loads

Brenda Brown said...

Just gorgeous, love what you have done here. B xxx

Tracy Evans said...

Great tag as always Hels, lovely colours. Sounds like you had a great day with Jennie. I'm bit late this week had to wait for fragments to come through post. Until next time, Tracy x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a wonderful piece Hels! Love that you did more than one fragment.

Otter Blue said...

Another wonderful piece!

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