Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Curiously Wrapped...

...flipping flip and the flippers!!! Ok, so one minute it was Sunday and I was busy waffling on alarmingly at the lovely ladies who came to my class... and now it is Wednesday and I have the sum total of absolutely nothing done this week. Well, I say that... I have actually been busy trying to bring some semblance of order into the Room of Stash and I also found five mins to sit and get inky with the fab new Seasonal Distress Inks... and joining in with the Compendium of Curiosities II challenge. If you haven't seen this challenge before, you don't know what you are missing! Click HERE to be transported to the blog of the lovely Linda Ledbetter, all the deets are there... and of course, I must mention that the challenge is all about the techniques from the one and only Duke of Distress, Tim Holtz... Click HERE for his website.




So, my tag this week is mostly a concoction of the new Seasonal DI's. All the info on how I made it and what I used is HERE on The Stamp Attic blog. Now. Colours. Bright colours in fact. Do I like them? No. Do I use them? No. But... I am making an exception for these new colours in the Distress range cos they are rather lush. The Mowed Lawn was the one that I thought "ik, I no likey" But then I used it and...ahem... I LOVE it! The Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry are also lush... vivid without being eye scorchingly bright... I like that!


So, last weekend was my monthly classes at The Stamp Attic. When I got there I spied this tied to the back of my chair! How cute is that! Thank you to Wendy for my balloon, Jelly Babies (yes, I still have some left) and a fab apron. More pressies arrived from Caz (shallnt blog her pressie untiil she has blogged, tis worth waiting for though), she also got me two beautiful china mugs and spoons and the most deeeelish scented candle. Barbara arrived bearing gifts too... a lovely bag full of surprises... there were some rusty keys, some sari silk (lush) a banner kit and a bracelet kit. Not to mention the cake... oohlallaaaa, choccy cake from Caz for Saturday... A big big thank you to all the lovely ladies who came along to play with Studio 490 stash on Saturday!





And Sunday... Miriam brought another choccy cake and got me some gorgeous stamps... I was thoroughly spoiled!!! So, in fact, I had three birthdays... I could get used to this you know lol Another big big thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined me on Sunday to play with Distress.




Anyways... enough of my waffling, time for me to get a wiggle on and get inky again... well, after I have finished tidying the Room of Stash that is... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

20 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super tag, looks like you were treated all special, truly deserved of course! Your post did make me giggle. Zo xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous tag.

Just like the Queen you had more than 1 birthday xx

Awful photo of me though :(

Have fun being inky

Aquarius said...

Great tag and I just love those tissue flowers from Sir T. Thanks for sharing the fun pictures too - you realise that all the best people have more than one birthday!! (official and unofficial).

Helen said...

such a gorgeous tag, the tissue flowers and all those pressies! Only 6 days to mine....

Rita said...

Love your creation Hel's. Its sounds as if you had a super time at the Stamp Attic too. Hugs Rita xx

Shazza said...

sounds like you had a fabulous time x

Redanne said...

Glad they all spoiled you, you deserve it. Love the tag. A x

Alison said...

Belated birthday wishes Hels! Your tag is a stunner! xox

Buttons said...

Glad you had a fab birthday and plenty of cake. A must!! Love your flower too - looks totally different with those colours on. Hugs, Buttons x

Carole Z said...

Super duper tag...glad you were totally spoilt on your birthday! Carole Z x

Karen said...

gorgeous tag. can't wait to get my mitts on them! glad to hear you were spoiled we all deserve it at the very least on our birthdays hugs Karen x

Joanne said...

so glad you got loads of goodies, well deserved. Happy woyww.
Hugs Joanne xx

Sarah said...

Fab tag Hels! Your workshop looks fab and a really generous class!

Sarah x

Carol said...

Looks like a great class I will get to come to one one day!!! I got my inks today - had to put my sunnies on and it was raining lol can't wait to try them out. Loving your tag xxx

Chris said...

Hi Hels, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Marjie Kemper said...

That's the way to celebrate..... stretching our your special day! Glad you had such fun, and I love your tag.

Sue said...

Glad you had such a fun time. Great tag, love the fresh, vibrant colours & that flower...you are the queen of flowers!! Sx

Anita Houston said...

Your tag is fabulous...love your take on the flower...unique and bright...just like you! Glad you had a great Birthday bash!!!

Von said...

Belated Happy Hels :)
Von x♥x

craftimamma said...

Smashing tag Hels and love your use of the new DI colours. I've had mine for over a week and not had time to break the seal on them yet :-(

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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