Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Simon Says... Metal...

... over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge the theme this week is METAL... and seeing as I have a bit of a thing about metal, I thought I would enter... a couple of months ago I made an ATC which is a "mini" version of the metal hangings I have been doing for a while... using Ten Seconds Studios metals and lots of Studio 490 stamps, I made an ickle version of my original Rosey Heart Art which is the piece that enticed Ellen over to see my blog, which then prompted her to email me, which then prompted me to reply, and the rest, as they say, is history.



We are swapping ATCs at the moment and my January swaps went off into the post along with some goodies including Cadbury's Fruit & Nut chocolate... which, BTW, is my favourite ever... well, who'd have thought this... I posted the box on 19th January and it got there last week!!! SIX weeks later... oh and ... Ellen physically visited and went home again in that time too!! Needless to say, the next time I post something to the USA I am going to do it a couple of months before the swap is due LOL



Anyways, I still have no taste... actually, I mean that I can't taste anything, not that I have no taste, well, you know what I mean... so, I am getting a bit crabby because I need to taste coffee... isn't it mad the things that we take for granted meaning so much! Oh and... last night Grim cooked me a heaven dinner... and I couldn't taste a single thing.. I know it was heaven because it is his "signature" dish... it is called Nasi Goreng and it is rice and spices and mushrooms and chicken (the proper one is using pork but I am not keen on pork - not that it would have mattered seeing as I can't taste a thing...grrrr) and it is... divine. I am off to have a little strop now and give my tastebuds a good talking to... I need cwoffee!!! LOL Ta for looking... TTFN

Hels x

21 comments:

Joy said...

Hi Hels, This ATC is Amazing and so Inspiring, I still haven't tried working with metal yet, colours gorgeous, so yummy. All your work Hels is so original and innovative Speaking of yummy, do you have to mention THAT choccy bar? My fave too,I'm now sitting here drooling down me front! Hope your taste buds return soon lol
Joy xx

LynneForsythe said...

JAW DROPPIN' GORGEOUS girlfriend....to say the least!!! Hope them tastebuds wake up soon!!

thanks bunches for playin along with the teamies at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

sasa said...

What a beauty - love that flower and the memo pin popping out. Showing us all how to do metal!
Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show.
Sarah

Kathy Eddy said...

You are sooo good at working with metal! i just placed an order yesterday for several molds and some metal from TenSecondsStudio so I will be trying a bit meeself very soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous ATC!

ellen vargo said...

And I can tell you... this ATC is SOOOO gorgeous in person! Thanks!!! Hugs, Els xxx

whyducks said...

Great work Hels, I soo love Nasi Goreng. Can Grim do a veggie version? I don't mean just taking the meat out!

Minxy said...

I really need that square embossing do-dah.. is it a TSS mold?
Loving the ATC, can see why the original attracted Els :D

Cass said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! You are blessed with creativity girl!! I love visiting with you, so inspiring!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, I'm missing words.

kerry said...

As always Hels totally fabulous work--I know how hard you work at all your projects and the research into the techniques behind them-this is why you have soooo many friends drooling over your work. I am lucky to have many of your art pieces from swaps and prezzies over the years and they are each one offs and i treasure them. As for the rules to live by yesterday--what a shame everyone can't live like that but at least your friends do !! Hugs Hels and keep up the great work for us all to watch x x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous piece!! Hope you feel better & your tastebuds wake up soon, I know what it's like; when I had chemo I couldn't taste anything for months afterwards. Take care of yourself.

Lori said...

What can I say? You're a METAL MASTER! This is stunning Hels, I LOVE it! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Gillian said...

Totally inspiring Hels, you are the Queen of Metal, gorgeous texture and colours.x

Piddawinkle said...

Hels wishing you a day of tasty things tomoz, LOL re package,did it go via Outer Mongolia.. :)

Joanne said...

I am a massive fan of your wall hangings - as you know. Infact it was one in Craft Stamper that made me drool ever since! However, this ATC is just magic and I now wish I had bought a knurling tool at the Artyscraft shop. Hope you get your taste buds back soon.
Hugs Joanne xx

Nancy said...

LOVE this! You truly are the queen of metal!!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

Hels...I LOVE your metal piece! It has so much detail and the colors are so rich! Absolutely beautiful piece!! Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Challenge of "Show Some Metal" this week! You rocked it!

AJ said...

I love your creation, a true work of art!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Hey Hels, stunning atc love that you took your hanging and miniturised it! Fantastic use of metals!
Hope your tastebuds recover soon!
The Design Team & I are so pleased that you joined the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week!
Thank you, HuGs Kim :)

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous metal work ... Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

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