Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 131 - Sign Of The Times

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very Happy Sunday to you all :O)) Thank you for all the wonderful entries last week, there were lots of beautiful butterflies to see on my travels. Ah, and speaking of travels... my entry this week is actually a sign I made for Ellen for when she arrived through Customs yesterday... but more of that later... tis a tale to tell indeed! Without further ado, the theme for this week is SIGNS. You can use any kind of sign... it could be one you make, it could be a sign post telling Santa to stop here, it could be a road sign... the choice is yours. As ever, all you need to do to join in is make a a piece of art incorporating some stamping and the theme... leave a comment for me here with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I will hop on over to visit. The challenge will be open until 21:00, Saturday December 4th '10.



So... my sign... I had planned to just print off a piece of card with Ellen's name on, you know like in the movies when someone is waiting at the airport for someone... well, I mentioned this to Andrea who said... why don't you add some Wendy Vecchi flowers to the sign?... What a FAB idea I thinks... cos, after all, it is because of Wendy that we met in the first place. So, I got Grim to print off an A4 size of card with the wording on and then got cracking with the stamping and cutting out of lots of Studio 490 images in Grungepaper. I added Distress Inks to the sign, popped it onto mountboard to make it sturdy and then glued the flowers in place.




Yesterday I requested to the Weather Gods that it be sunny with NO snow. Woke up yesterday morning to... a layer of snow! Typical! Anyways, off I toddled on the train to London and the plan was to get a tube to Heathrow and then stand at Arrivals with my sign, ready and waiting for Ellen to appear thru the doors. However, it didn't quite pan out as I wanted... mainly cos... firstly, my train was late, secondly, on the way into London all the chuffing flowers fell off said sign and I had to buy glue and thirdly... Ellen's plane arrived spectacularly early!!! There I was, buying Superglue in St Pancras, waiting fifteen hours to buy a tube ticket, getting regular text updates from Grim telling me that Ellen was 508 miles away, then she was over Cardiff, then over Bristol almost a second later and then... da, dah, daahhhhh - the phone call saying the flight had landed... oooops; at this point I was at Hounslow Central...I had been sitting on said tube for 900 years - attempting to glue back on the flowers without gluing myself to the person sitting next to me... whom, I hasten to add, was looking a little bit unsettled by this mad woman with a flower fetish sitting next to him!!! LOL SO, I get to Terminal One, fair dash (well, as much as my spakky back will allow) to the Arrivals gate, muttering to myself about please be in Customs, please be in Customs... and... THERE SHE WAS!!! Sitting in the Arrivals lounge, all by herself, surrounded by her cases... How guilty do I feel huh? Poor lass has come 3700 miles to see me and I couldn't even get there on time!!!




However, I think that she forgave me because since then we have barely paused for breath and at one point we did have to centre ourselves and say "calm, breathe in, breathe out, we need food" ROFL We haven't done anything inky yet... last night we just chatted and watched a bit of TV and ate lasagne (I am sure that, in a previous life, I was actually Garfield, such is my love of lasagne LMSO) Ellen has brought me some FAB pressies... and one of them is going to be used today, tis so exciting... and I am planning to blog it tomorrow... I can't wait to get stuck into it... tis a super special kit.. made by... THE Wendy Vecchi! Yes, indeedily, I have a kit from one of Wendy's classes which she has actually touched!!! Anyways... I shall stop waffling now and say... keep warm... have a fabby day and... thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

Nicks said...

ellen is here??? why didnt you mention it?? I cant believe you didnt tell us she was coming!!
PMSL!
Have a great time together xx

craftytrog said...

ROFLMSO!! Glad you finally caught up with Ellen, bet you're having a fab time! Love your sign! xx

Helen said...

Your sign is amazing, shame about the journey. Looking forward to seeing what you both get up to - now come on, get with it!! You have art to create together girls!!

Joanne said...

Only you could have such a disaster but what fun reading it. I'm eagerly awaiting your book! Welcome to Ellen. Have a ball girls.
Luv Joanne xx

Jennie said...

lol! psml laughing you and glue!! glad she arrived safely, and has Ellen had time to talk?? at all???? lol
Have agreat day!
xx

Caz said...

Hels, when have you ever known a train to arrive on time?!?!?!?! ;-)
The sign is beautiful! Can't wait to see the results of your kit and what you get up to together.
Happy Crafting!
xxx

Jana said...

How wonderful that Ellen is there to play with you. Your welcome sign is fantastic. And the story of it is priceless. I can just imagine the looks you got whilst glueing on the flowers. Thank you for a wonderful laugh this morning.

Helen said...

Well, I can't compete with your story of how you made your sign, but I did get in a muddle too. Catch my entry here!

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/11/sunday-stampers-signs.html

SusanK said...

The more hiccups in a trip the more you'll remember it in years to come. Lots of fab memories building for you both. Have fun and get inky but don't forget to share your visit with us!!!

peggy gatto said...

this is a great memory.......for later!
sign is still lovely!!
Have fun

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Well, you ladies have a grand time without me! lol Your true life stories are amazing....is there anything normal about you at all? well, maybe the cat, and your stamps...and even Grim....but the rest? ha ha ha, gf....how could one live without thee!! xx

Angie A. said...

Wishing you both a spectacular time! I am just an unknown follower of your blog but receive much joy and inspiration from your posts and artwork. Thank you!

wendy vecchi said...

my dear Hels...
you are too funny. I think you should write a book...it would be a best seller for sure.
enjoy your visit with Ellen...get inky!
wendy

Vicki B in OP NY said...

What a funny arrival story - typical of transportation to delay a long-awaited moment. Have a terrific time together!

Dawn said...

You need better glue for a start! lol and poor you for beeing late stupid tube I always thought that they run like clockwork! so you must be having lots of fun its Tues and still no postings keep giggling and do not forget to BREATH!

Love Dawn xx

Elaine said...

Great story and sign. Hope you're both having a good time staying in and crafting. Here's my card: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/11/sign-of-winter.html

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Cheryl said...

Great story and an absalutely fabulous story you both have fun Helen. I have left an award on my blogg for you feel free to join in the fun if you want but don't feel under any pressure x

Tracy Evans said...

So pleased you are having a fabulous time with Ellen, hope your week gets better and better. Lovely piece for The Sunday Stamper Hels, your colours are so vibrant and rich. My piece is HERE. Take care. Tracy Evans x x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I even got to play this week, have fun without me girlz!

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/12/ccc-23-double-distress-meets-hels-signs.html

Anonymous said...

Oh Hels, sounds like you are having a ball this week, I am so pleased for you and the sign was amazing! Sending lov n stuff. d x

Shelley said...

Love the sign and story. Glad you have enjoyed the visit. I played along with the sign theme and here is my entry:
http://wildfrogcreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/north-pole-company.html

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