Thursday, 28 June 2012

Milestones...

...Cor blimey and thrice, I am scraping in by the skin of my teef here because the t'internet has been wonky all day!!! Anyways... as promised, pics of my gift for Grim for our 10th anniversary. But first, a few words... indulge me do :O)) Ten years ago today I married Grim. The man of my dreams. The love of my life. My very best friend. My better half. It took me a fair few years to find him, I admit that a few frogs were cast aside before I found my Handsome Prince, but I endeavoured... and I found him....


We have had some amazing times... and we have had our fair share of crappy times too during the past 10 years... but one thing that has seen us through all of that is our ability to do exactly what my dear old Dad said during his speech at our wedding. He said "May you live, laugh and love". Which is more or less what we have done (yes, for once, I did as my Dad said!) Wise words that have stood us in good stead for all that life has chucked at us. So. This is my little message to Grim; thank you for being YOU, for being with me for the past 13 years, 10 of which married. For being a constant source of support, love and laughter - I know, without you beside me, I would have not coped during the hard times nor would I have enjoyed the good times as much. I love you Grim... you are my all and everything.


I was Skyping with Ellen on Sunday and we decided to do an "I Challenge Thee" because we haven't had a good old crafty sesh together for a yonk and a half. The rules were pretty simples: Shadow Box, mini canvas, paper blocking technique, Texture paste, paint, stamps, stencils and embellishments to include Corked Vials, Screw Eyes and whatever else we fancied. I had a plan in my noddle that I was going to make something for Grim for our anniversary but wasn't sure what. As I went on with the making of this piece it became more apparent to me that it was actually what I was making for him. There are some special bits n bobs on the piece that make it more special for us... and he has told me that he loves it... that's the main thing eh? To see Ellen's finished project, CLICK HERE, it is ... totes-amazeballs.... LUSH, is what it is!!!


Of course, as well as the pressie, I needed a card... so I used the same papers etc to make a card, adding on the little phrases (HOW CUTE!!!) - the papers are Prima BTW, I LURVES them... and then I added some Embellish Your Art bits to add a bit of specialness (word? made up word? whatever lol) to the finished look.



Well, I shall love ya and leaves ya, I am fair pooped with all this excitement - plus we have had another lovely day out in the Dales, the weather was a smidge better - and we have just had THE most amazing meal in the hotel... oooohlalalaaaa... we had a trifle for pud and NEVER have I had such a wonderous pudding... the fact that I can hardly move is neither here nor there. A couple of pics of us... I have more but they are on Grim's camera so I will need to nab that and faff with the pics (in need of photo-shopping methinks lol) I have tonnes of pics from our adventures today so I will try to get those on tomorrow... don't worry, I won't become a holiday-photo-bore... much hahahaaaaa




Thanks for looking... I am off to bed now... up early for our trip home, of course, a little stop off at Art From the Heart might be in order, well, it would be rude not to wouldn't it? Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

PS... THANK YOU For all the lovely comments too... I haven't had chance to reply yet, I will do that when I get home and have a quicker internet connection :O))

37 comments:

Miriam said...

Congratulations. A very touching post and gorgeous art work as always.

I raise my glass to your next 10 years.

Enjoy.

xxxxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely frame Hels, a lovely keepsake for Grim, a very fitting tribute to 10 fabulous years. Here's to the next 10. Huge congratulations, long may you ontinu to love live and laugh. Safe trip home and enjoy your visit to AFTH. Tracy x

ellen vargo said...

Abso-chuffin-lutely GORGEOUS!!! A fitting tribute to 10 years of living, laughing and loving. Thanks for the challenge thee... I needed it too! Love you both! Ellen xxx

Karen said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous canvas Hels! Many congrats to you both on your 10th anniversary - laugh often, love much and live well and it will be an amazing ride for you both!
Beautiful card too! Yes it would be rude for you not to stop off at AFTH - just wish i could get there! hugs Karen x

Anita Houston said...

You look beautiful and so happy, and Grim so handsome and boastful to have you!!! Happy Decade of Love!!! You both wear it well, and your pressies are gorgeous too!!!

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous piece, congratulations again...a really lovely post! Trace x

Neil said...

Congratulations on your special day! Glad you are enjoying a little break together. You project is LUSH too.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awe its gorgeous Hels and your good ole Dad was so right in his wise words, & looking at your piccy's 'perfect match' popped in my head, you guys look great together!...reading your post this morning was a loVely start the day!...Mel :)

Andrea said...

amazing art Hels for an Amazing fella, wishing you many more wonderful years together xxx love the pics you been showing us and enjoy the rest of your trip xxx did you meet any friends at art from the art ??? of to see Ellens piece now

Helen said...

Both the card and the frame are fantastic. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, and the rest of your future together ahead.

Carole Z said...

aah Hels, what a really touching post! So glad you have had a wonderful time, the piccys are lovely, you both look so happy and so the pressie and card are fab creations too! Hope you managed to part with lots of dish at AFTH! Hugs, Carole Z X

kath said...

hi hels what a lovely keepsake for Grim to treasure...you look so happy...enjoy the rest of your trip and happy crafty spending at Dyan;s place...hugs kath xxx

Barb Cady said...

Happy Anniversary Hels, have a lovely spend at AFTH and a safe journey home. Grim looks a lovely bloke, I wish you many more years of happy together. Love his pressie too! xx

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful shadow box and card - love all the elements and the feelings behind it all make is so special. Congratulations for the anniversary AND you get to visit Art From The Heart?? You are being spoilt!!
Juliaxx

Aquarius said...

A lovely post to read and the projects are amazing as always. Safe journey home.

rachel said...

beautiful work Hels - and a very moving post - you're so lucky to have your best friend for your husband - I know for sure because I'm lucky too! Big hugs Rachel xx

Joanne said...

Oh I've got a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye after reading that wonderful post. You make a perfect couple as well as perfect art....
Hugs Joanne xx

Jennifer Rogers said...

Congratulations & all that jazz... You look absolutely beautiful and that comes from true happiness.

Astrid Maclean said...

Awe, that gave me a lump too lol and a beautiful reminder.... I have been together with my prince for nearly 40 years now (39 to be precise) and I so know what you are talking about.

Your pieces are stunning, both of them and love the pics of you both!

Artyjen said...

Congratulations to you both....what happy pictures ;)
xoxo Sioux

Rita said...

Happy Anniversary Hels. I found reading your post so emotional too. Heres to the next 10 my dear, and I love your art piece made with love for your dear husband Grim. It says it all I would think. Not been around much this week as I am busy sewing a ew pressies. Mmmm. Hugs Rita xx

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful and touching post.
Congratulations on 10 years - here hoping that the next 10 will be a lot less of the crappy times and loads more happy times!
Love to you both
xxxxx

Kezzy said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely story of your love for each other, it is hard to find your true soul mate but when you do it is special, I know I have lol. Wow the trifle looks gorgeous and it looks like the chef did some stencilling on your behalf on Grims plate!!!! Kerry xx

Kezzy said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely story of your love for each other, it is hard to find your true soul mate but when you do it is special, I know I have lol. Wow the trifle looks gorgeous and it looks like the chef did some stencilling on your behalf on Grims plate!!!! Kerry xx

Kezzy said...

Oops meant to mention that I love your frame it's amazing and the card looks stunning as well :-) Kerry xx

Jo said...

Congratulations both of you,Hels you are such a romantic! No xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderful project, wonderful post. Enjoy your shopping at AFTH, jealous or what! Speak soon xx

whyducks said...

Oh how lovely your projects are, lucky Grim. Sounds like a wonderful time and great pictures of you both, very cute!

Annie said...

Huge Congratulations to you both xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I found your post quite moving, so glad you are so happy, you are such a lovely person, you really deserve it. Love the canvas and the card. Happy Anniversary to you both and enjoy the rest of your trip, especially the visit to Dyan's, I am banned from going there more than once a year! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Scrappekatten said...

Happy Anivercery Hels

craftimamma said...

Aw Hels, you had me blubbing! What a lovely post and you both look so happy in your pics. I'm glad you've had such a special few days and hope your journey home was a safe one........ Oh yes, and that you managed to drop in at AFTH too.

Love your gift and card to Grim. No wonder he loved them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shazza said...

awww Hels you brought a wee tear to my eye, how lovely. Happy Annviersary, may you have many more. Love what you made x

Buttons said...

So I'm sitting here trying desparately to catch up with loads of blogs (it's been a hell of a week) and then yours - and now I'm crying like a baby at your message to Grim. It is a true blessing to find and fall in love with your best friend, like finding the missing bit from your personal jigsaw puzzle. May you share the longest and happiest of futures. Hugs, Buttons x

isisimaginings.com said...

It's been an emotional day & now you've set me off again, but I forgive you. :) Your gift to Grim is truly beautiful, as were your words. I'm delighted that you had such a lovely day, you both look so happy. Hope you had a safe journey home.

Samantha Elliott said...

Congratulations on a decade as Mr 'n' Mrs! Happy Anniversary. Lovely pieces and the artworks were lovely too! Only kidding!!
Speak on Sunday.
Hugs
Hettie xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

My best wishes! Aren't you sweet! Congratulations too on being a new DT member for Snazzy. You will wow them! Patsy from
HeARTworks

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