Thursday, 25 November 2010

Simon Says Distress...

...yes indeedily, it is that time of the week to join in with the fun Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge... (click the name to see the DT's art and how to join in) This week the theme is Distress Inks and it would have been just plain rude of me not to join in seeing as these are the only inks I really ever use LOL Oh and before I forget ... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS!!!!



I am in a tag swap at the moment and this is one of the tags for the swap... lots of inky and messy techniques on it - a bit of dabber resist and lots of different colours: Broken China, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain... the best thing about DI's for me is that they all go together, no matter which colours you pick out, they all seem to blend really well... and obviously, I love the names of them too :O)) There is a bit of Rock Candy Crackle creeping in there too.. to make the butterflies look a bit ethereal (ooooh, get me with a long word!!!)



So... have you had snow? I can report that it is... in no uncertain terms... chuffing freeeezing here... and last night we had the lightest of dustings of the white stuff... not enough to even consider making a snowman (one of my favourite past times... actually, my snowmen look more like monsters from a Dr Who episode so the less said about that the better) But! Nay and thrice! I DO NOT want it to snow anymore... usually, if there is the remotest chance of a flurry, I will be pacing back and forth, looking out of the window, looking heavenward and praying for a nice blizzard... but not today... nope, it cannot and must-not snow before about 3pm on Saturday afternoon... I want to get Ellen back to the Room of Stash without any hold ups or the usuall travel chaos that snow brings to our roads (although, I do have to question, why are we so ill prepared for snow when places like Canada and Norway manage very well thank you very much!) Anyways... it is now...47hours and 36 minutes until Ellen's flight lands - which means it is about 48 hours until I finally get to give her a real life hug... OMG, I am almost peeing my pants with excitement!!! Oh and.. before I forget... thank you for all the lovelly comments yesterday - answering a few Q's: I won't muck up the Room of Stash before she gets here - promise lol... Thanks for the offer of letting me tidy your crafty space but I think I will decline on this occasion ROFL and... the black scallops under my desk that look like chipboard roof tiles are actually my treasured Wendy Vecchi stamps - which I hasten to add, are under the desk so I don't have to stretch or indeed even move much to get hold of ROFL Right, better go and do some dusting or something (yes, I have turned into a Domestic Goddess... not really but it sounded good!! LOL) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

20 comments:

Effie said...

I like this... fab colour combinations..

Αlex... said...

I love distess inks and I love this tag!!!Good luck!
Hugs from Greece!:)

ellen said...

WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Almost there, hon!!! Love the tag!!!

whyducks said...

thumbs up Hels!

Joanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful tag again. Just 2 more sleeps before the constant chattering begins between you and Ellen. I bet I hear you both from here - the sunny NW!!
Luv Joanne xx

Nancy said...

Beautiful tag!
Less than 48 hours ... cannot wait to hear all of the adventures from you & Ellen!

Daniele said...

lovely colour combo,I bet your beside yourself waiting to play with Ellen
hugs from Daniele

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Hels, it is absolutely perfect!

Lucy x

Kathy Eddy said...

This is stunning Hels. I can just feel your excitement thru all the miles in your posts!

Edith said...

Wow, this looks great! Love the colors and the creative mix of different pattern!
Edith

Sandy said...

OMG this is one of the greatest Tags Hels. So wonderful stamps and colors. I love it hun.

QuiltNCards said...

Thanks for the good wishes. You are one of the people to be Thankful for. (Bad grammar, I know.) I really enjoy your blog.
<3 terri

Sue said...

Wonderful combination of stamps and colours Hels, I really enjoyed reading your post. I really do like the Tag.
Smiles :)

Tracy Evans said...

You do Distress inks so well Hels, the colours are blended beautifully, great tag. Who ever receives it will be so peased. Tracy Evans x x

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your tag Hels . . . and the lettering from that rubber stamp is so nice and crisp. xo from America on this Thanksgiving Day.

Lori said...

Love this tag, Hels! All those colors of DI's are really, really awesome, and, yes, isn't it great that they go together? lol! No snow here yet, but almost a tornado! Hope you and Ellen have a grand time, and look forward to hearing about it!

Kat said...

love your tag,
the colours are right up my street,
not long now to wait,
can't wait to read all about what you 2 get up too.
enjoy every minuite,
Kat x.

IsaNorris said...

Stunning tag Hels! LOVE the colours
isa

Nancy Wethington said...

Beatiful tag! Your artwork is always inspiring. Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Sandra said...

beautiful tag! enjoy the time with your friend!
Sandra

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