Thursday, 6 October 2011

Spookilicious...

... tis that time of the month already... time for my Tag Giveaway over on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog. All the deets on how to join in etc are HERE... but... before you go, if you leave me a comment on this post as well ... you will be entered into the draw twice :O)) The tag I have made is all Hallowe'eny - I am embracing Hallowe'en this year - I know I have always been a bit reluctant to get into it but the colours, the images... and those rather splendid new Hallowe'en Adornment charms are just asking to be used.



Well, you will never guess what I did yesterday! It all started the other week when the local Fishmonger called upon my next door neighbour, who happened to be out. So, he asks me if I know when she will be back... "nope" I says... and that was that. Until! I had a flash of inspiration. Grim absolutely loves Gurnet and it is impossible to find any round here. So... me being a thoughtful and caring wifey *ahem* asks Mr Fish if he has any Gurnet in his van. No, he says... but I can get you some! Oh lala, feeling rather chuffed at my wifery talents, I forgot all about it. Until yesterday afternoon, the door bell went ding dong... and there was Mr Fish with a polystyrene box... "I've got that Gurnet for you love" says he. "Ooooooh, ta" says me. Without bothering to have a proper look at said Gurnet, I paid him and off I went into the kitchen to have a nosey parker. Well, I wish I hadn't. Don't get me wrong now, I do like a nice bit of fresh fish.... but I rather prefer mine coated in batter and not... and I kid you not... still....erm... WHOLE. Like head, skin, fins, innards.... akkkk. So... inspecting these here Gurnets... I picked one up for a little closer look, being of an inquisitive nature and all that. Oh dear... the poor little thing looked at me and... opened its mouth! EEEeeeeeeeek. Needless to say, it was returned to its icy confines of the poly box for the duration. Grim is going to be ever so busy this morning doing the necessary to the fishes... I just couldn't bring myself to do it..... Maybe next time I will ask Mr Fish to do all those icky bits for me. Right, gotta dash.... thanks for looking.... TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Alison Horne said...

yuckk , but I'm sure Alfiecat won't mind helping with the gurning gurnets.
Hallowe'en is fab cos I LOVE orange and love that scaredy cat stamp.x

Debbie said...

Hi Hels...I love fish, have to be... being a girl from a fishing port but must admit I always get someone else to do the mucky job....Love the tag, it's stunning. Great colours, images and details and the bat is just fantastic.
Debbie x

Helen said...

The tag is just gorgeous. Not so sure about the fish - glad you didn't show us!!

Joanne said...

Oh Hels, I can't start my day without a dose of 'Helsiness'. I reckon I could fillet your fish, having done a bit of that when we had a boat, but it's much easier for the fish man to do it. However, Alfiecat could have a go and save you the trouble. I adore that bat on your tag and I now want to make a little something using that 'spooky' pusscat.
Hugs Joanne xx

Sandy said...

Ha what a gorgeous Tag hun.
Amazing design. Love them. xoxo

Fuchsia said...

Ugly little buggers arn't they LOL!

Nice to see you have your Mojo back
loving the tag :O)

Gabrielle said...

Oh... that fish sounded 'orrible but then I don't eat the stuff! I've never even heard of a gurnet!!! Adore the tag though. I am not really into Halloween but F&T are slowly turning to the dark side!

Elizabeth said...

Still chuckling at your fishy experience :) Although I used to be a dab(sorry!) hand at filleting I could never, ever, not never, gut a fish, or eat a fish that had been cooked with it's head on ... just call me squeamish, I don't care ... if it can stare at me I won't eat it. Great tag, by the way, but then that's a given - love the bat :) Elizabeth x

Kaz said...

I love skulls, and this is gorgeous xx

kazx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Hels, I've already found this tag on The Artistic Stampers blog, it's gorgeous. Love these images.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hels, you are hilarious!! I would have run sceaming from the kitchen, if that had happened to me. :) I'm loving what I can see of your tag, so I'm off to visit the AS blog.

Pam said...

Luv, luv, luv this tag! Colors are splendiferous and so ME! LOL
Love your Inky Fingers.

Brenda Brown said...

Fab colours and spooky images here Hels.
As for your fishy tale, well I would have put it out in the shed, I couldn't deal with it either - just horrible.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lindart said...

Love this tag!! The colors are gorgeous, and I love the ticket! Spookilicious is right!

funkycrafter said...

i like the tag with the bat and the cat and all that.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Hels here in Greece we always buy our fish whole and a lot of the times it is still moving so i usulaly bung it in the freezer until the worst is over ! Love your Halloween creation stunning ! fab colours and beautifully crafted. One would never know your not that keen.

Marie

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

fatmonica said...

Fabulous tag.I love the orangey back to it!

Crafty mop said...

I love these stamps. The colours are great . Will maybe pur chase some Halloween stamps this year see what I can come up with . Great tag .... You do make me laugh !

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