Monday, 17 January 2011

I Tag... Thee!

...ahaaaaa, I lurve the miracles of the t'internet and the wonderful thing that is Skype... it just makes this big ol' world a little bit smaller... and makes the connection between the Room of Stash and The Studio soooo easy! What am I waffling on about??? Well, I may have mentioned this a couple of times... Sunday is a Skype day so I can get to chat face to face with Ellen... and after the inaugural "I Challenge Thee" **if you click on the words it will whizz you off to the original post!** last week, yesterday saw the first crafting together session... all the way across 3,700 miles! How fab is that!!! So, I set up Lionel (laptop) on desk 2 and waited patiently for the... erm... laptop to start ringing!I have to say... everytime I use Skype I am just a smidge freaked out by the fact that a real human can see into the house of a another real human who is like 3,700 miles away and not only that... there is little, if any, time delay from hearing what they are saying and seeing them saying it!!!



Anyways... the next challenge for us was to have a "live" crafting session... recreating Ellen's visit here last year... and the ingredients this week were: To make a tag; use only Scattered Straw, Broken China (El's choice) and Old Paper and Chipped Sapphire (my choice) with a "wild card" Vintage Photo - which spookily, we both picked without saying anything before!!! The technique was resist stamping and the stamps to use were Paper Artsy HotPicks and only backgrounds from Studio 490 (can you imagine if we had allowed flowers too... we would have still been there, cutting out Grungepaper ROFL) Oh and... we had to add a Ten Seconds Studio's metal flower onto the tag too! Very exciting indeedily... I cannot take any credit for my flower... because... the technique of making it bendy and 3d is all from Lin Brown (click her name to see her amazing Tutorials) and the centre... well, I couldn't figure out how to get the circle in there neatly... so Ellen says "What about a bottle cap?" So, I did this and... yep, fits perfectly... thing is, I filled it up with Glossy Accents at about 6.30pm last night and it is still not dried... hence the milky look!



So... the first "crafting together I challenge thee session" is over... and I have to say... it very nearly didn't start!!! What a nightmare I was having yesterday afternoon. Let me tell you all about it... AlfieCat went out to play at about 12.45pm and normally, I will go and call his name and whistle and he comes bounding in. Well, it had started to rain so I thought I would get him in... this was about 1.50pm. Nothing... no jingle from the collar... which is usually the giveaway that he is on his way in. So, I left it five mins and went back out to call him again. Still nothing. By now, I was getting a bit concerned... so, I went down the garden... called him, waited... nothing. So, I went back in, grabbed his box of treats and put my shoes on and off I went, walking (as best one can walk with raging sciatica LOL) round the back into the Spinney... which, I assure you, is not nice to try and walk on at the moment - it was like trying to walk on a big squishy mattress while dodging low flying branches! Anyways, nearly an hour later and I am nearly in tears... I cannot find AlfieCat and I am really starting to panic. So, I come back home and go upstairs to email Ellen to say Skype is off. I just get to the top of the stairs and I hear a bell!!! I looked into our bedroom and yes, there he is lounging like Lord Muck on our bed!!! How on Earth he had got in is beyond me... the only thing I can think is he snuck in the door while I was down the garden and headed straight off to bed! Phew, I cannot tell you just how relieved I was... knackered, covered in mud and ever so slightly damp... but relieved!!! I have told him that he has to tell me when he is coming in too now... he will have to learn to talk... ah which is a whole other story for another day LOL Anyways, I have taken up enough of your time... do hop on over to Ellen's Blog - her tag is gorgeous!!! And so different!!! Thanks for looking... have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

14 comments:

Helen said...

You both look like you've had enormous fun with these, even with your "find Alfie" delay!!

whyducks said...

Gorgeous tag, naughty Alfie cat (Lol)

Joy Trestrail said...

Cats eh? Like butter wouldn't melt!! Love your tag and those colours are just superb! xx

Elaine said...

Love the creams and blues on your tag. Off to look at Ellen's!!

SusanK said...

What fun! Sorry Alfie cat had your so worried.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous tag Hels - love the colours, the background, the bottle top, the sentiment - yep, I LOVE it all!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jo said...

Hels, the tag is gorgeous, love the colours and you used one of my fav hotpicks stamps.

Do I need to send one of my cats up the A45 to reprimand Alfie cat for worrying you? Mind you mine does the same to me so it may not be much of a reprimand!

Netty said...

Looks as if you had a great time Hels with terrific results. Now if Alfie could talk he would probably use Skype as well and heaven only knows who he would chat to........lol Annette x

Anne Jagger said...

Beautiful tag, the colours are scrumptious.

Daniele said...

this tag is yummy, love the bottle top in the flower centre
hugs

MaggieC said...

Glad Alphie came in, even if he did sneak in and worry you so much. One of ours got shut in a neighbour's shed overnight (she did not like cats ....) and neither of us slept all night. We heard him in the morning about 5 am, hopped over the fence double quick and released him.

Lori said...

LOL! These animals can sure make us worry, can't they? I know exactly what you are talking about, and I'm glad he's home! This tag is spectacular, I just love that flower, and the colors you two chose are my faves.

She said...

Love this Tag Hels. Glad AlfieCat is ok Jess sends a big PRrrrrrrrrrand an even bigger XXX S x

Shannon said...

Love this tag a lot. I just adore all the elements involved. Turned out great, and of course it would because you did it.

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