Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 169 - Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep...

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Bank Holiday Sunday to you all. Thank you for all the gorgeous entries to last weeks challenge. I have been asked a couple of times what to do if you don't have a blog but want to play along... well, that is simples... just email me a piccie of your piece and let me know how you made it. So.. this week the theme has been set by a VERY special guest setter who just so happens to be celebrating his birthday today! He is 8 today and he is having a tin of tuna for his din-dins. (any ideas who the birthday boy is?) The theme is BIRDS and it was set by none other than my gorgeous little furbaby AlfieCat. (isn't he clever!) Anyways, to join in is simple, make a little something, it can be anything you fancy, add in the theme and some rubber stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 3rd September 2o11.

So... my entry is a T'Pouch... I am still highly addicted to making T'Pouches. If you are scratching your head and wondering what on earth I am waffling about... basically a T'Pouch is the name for a tag that has a pouch to live in. The pouch itself can be made from anything and I have the made up measurements if you would like to make one for yourself... just drop me an email!

I used lots of Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Stains because my Alfie is black and white... and I also used some of those divine and now no longer made Avene collection by Crate Paper to make the pouch. Lots of stamping from the collection of the Duke of Distress himself... I think my most used stamp is the script background... oh and the flying birds, LOVE the flying birds! The embellies are mostly Idea-ology.

For the tag I made a Tissue Tape rosette... I made three layers so it would be a bit "blousy" and then popped an Idea-ology Accoutrement into the middle. The big show-offy flower on the pouch is one of the Faux Porcelain flowers I made the other night... I cannot help but just stare at it... and the pic really doesn't do the flower justice... if you want to know how to do the FP technique, I have a Step by Step HERE for you.

Anyways... thankfully I have no tales of woe for you today, no injuries sustained yesterday (which is nothing short of a miracle) We have had a few issues with the internet but that is sorted now... yay! Ooo and sorry for the late posting of today's challenge... I have a very good reason... well, I started to make the T'Pouch and oh dear, it went wrong, Mr Mojo walked out in a huff so I decided to have a little play of Words With Friends on Facebook. I lost. Twice! In fact, I have never ever won a game of Scrabble of WWF. So, the T'Pouch was made in installments while I was slowly getting beaten by Grim... the funny thing is, he was sitting not 10 feet away from me in his Room of Electrickery Stuff lol. Right, I have a very lazy day planned, a catch up of the telly and an afternoon of making beady stuff... bliss! What have you got planned for today? Do tell! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

PS (again) More thoughts for my American cousins... hoping they are staying safe x


Julie said...

Interesting that your cat has a thing for birds!
Will see if I can join in this very busy week.

Dragon said...

Fab, as always, Hels. Loving the Alphie look-alike theme colour, and I guess he just loves birds eh??
Have a great bank holiday, I am off to a horsey show in Stafford

Sandy said...

Incredible tag hun. This rock. The details are brilliant. I love it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous T'pouch Hels, the background is yummy. Love all the layers and stamping. Tracy x

Alison Horne said...

birdy num num.x

Elizabeth said...

Well, Hels, I've chortled my way through your posts, those you've put up since Wednesda ... well, I'm a late WOYWWer ... admired your gorgeous tags, felt for you when your foot found Alficat's wee furry pressie, drooled over those gorgeous flowers and been amazed at your output. How do you do it? My output is miniscule compared to yours. Like the T-Pouch - such a good idea- will have to try to make one of those. Elizabeth x #60

Helen said...

Thanks for this theme, Alfie - hope you are enjoying your birthday!! I have made you a birdy canvas but I don't think you'll be able to eat these chaps! You can find it here
Oh, and Hels' - your tag is fab - of course!

Shelly Hickox said...

LOVE your tag! You always do such lush work. My submission isn't super birdy, but there is a little one on there. You can see it here.

Thanks so much for having this challenge - it seems like every other one is shutting down and I really value the inspiration!

BarbaraW said...

I created two very different projects with birds. I couldn't decide which to use, so I'm sharing both of them.

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You pretty much said what i could not effectively communicate. +1

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Janet said...

Hi Hel's
Thanks for the email,my bird tag & pouch are on my blog
Janet x

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi here is my first ever entry for the sunday stampers, hope you like it ,it is at
thanks trace x

Aj* said...

What a fabby taggy Hels !

Here's mine, not a tag this time !


Marina said...

I love this blog. Thanks for the challenge.

Laura said...

Just realised I can play this week. I have a birdy on my piece. I am so excited.

margaret said...

Love this challenge tried different things this time. No black amazing!!!!

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