Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Bliss & Birthdays...

...tee hee, isn't it just bliss eh? To be able to have a little play with favourite goodies and make something that (to me) could be edible. Ok, I am probably pushing it a bit but I am in the mood for coffee cake, hence the coffee colours on my latest DT creation for The Stamp Attic. Here's a sneak peek of my tag... and all the deets on how I made it and what I used etc are HERE.



So, I mentioned birthdays in the title.... whose birthday is it? Only my lovely American BFF, Ellen Vargo. I am sure you will have heard my wafflings and seen our "I Challenge Thee's" and our "Recipes" but HERE is her blog... go and have a look - I recommend you take a cuppa and a nice caramel digestive with you, you may be there some time because her art is... ohlallaaa, gorgeous! Ellen is a constant source of support and inspiration to me. There aren't many peeps in the world who will accept someone for who they actually are, warts n'all. These people are rare, no hidden agenda's etc... but Ellen is one of those rare peeps. We met a couple of years ago because of a stamping artist that is Wendy Vecchi. Wendy posted a piccie of a piece I had made on her blog. Ellen saw it, popped over to see my blog, joined the Everything Wendy Vecchi group, and the rest, as they say, is history. I have been incredibly lucky to be able to actually meet Ellen in the real too. Oh yesh, yonder t'internet may make the world a smaller place but to actually meet someone and really get to know them... and still love them for who they are.... well, it is an honour and priviledge to be able to call her my mate. See from this pic... I think I have finally found someone who is dafter than me... and it took me several decades to achieve that... daft as a brush the pair of us lol




We have been lucky - four visits in a year... and now it is nearly a whole 10 months since we were last together... time flies so quickly doesn't it? Still, that will be remedied soon because we have a trip planned for the New Year... I am saving like a loon for it... I will be going there... and I can't wait! So, after all that waffle, I guess all that is left for me to say is ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ellen... I hope you have a day as special as you hun.. wish I could be there to share that cake (not to mention the Cheesy Chester Cheeto's) This pic was taken on Ellen's first visit to England....



And this one was taken on my first visit to Baltimore... oh how I LOVE this photo... actually, I love America... very lots... I can't wait to go back!!! *oh, I said that already lol*



Right, I better get going... remember that pile of ironing from yesterday? Ahem.... still not done! I know, I know, I am going to be getting a reputation for my slatternly behaviour, so I had better go and rectify it (plus, I am running out of clothes lol) As ever, thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

18 comments:

ellen vargo said...

Sniff, sniff, snorrrrrttttt... gettin' all misty here... You're a gem... warts 'n all! Can't wait for our next visit - January can't come soon enough! Thanks for being my loony, bat-shit crazy BFF. Love & Hugs, Els xxx

Julie Short said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend!

Anita Houston said...

How cool!!! I love your sweet story of your friendship! So blessed are both of your to have each other! Love it!

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, love your friendship post today and Happy Birthday Ellen..just going to look at your blog, but as I'm off to work, I guess there'll be a return visit later with the tea and biccies! Carole Z X

Helen said...

love the coffee tag! Off to wish Ellen happy birthday now!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I adore the tag, have just popped over to Stamp Attic to see the details, it is beautiful. I love the story of your friendship with Ellen, it must be fantastic to have a friend like that, I love the piccies of you two, hope you get together real soon. Just going to pop over to Ellen't Blog and wish her a Happy Birthday, hope Grim is feeling better today. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...

Hiya,
Lovely friendship blog.
Happy birthday to Ellen. You and Hells sound like like two peas from the same pod.
Had a look at your tag, Hels, really really like.
All the best. Xx

craftimamma said...

Thanks for sharing how your friendship came about Hels. It's the best thing about this blogging lark imo! Happy belated birthday to Ellen.

Love the fabulous tag, the colours are just perfect for me (coffee cake is my favourite too) and the embellishment of flowers is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Hels,
Great story of friendship and how it all came about.
Love the tag.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

val in spain xxx said...

lovely story. good friends are the greatest of gifts. love the tag.

melanie said...

Thanks for sharing the great story .melanie

whyducks said...

Very Happy Birthday to fellow Leo and founder member of the C.C. club. xxx

Planetsusie said...

Love the sneaky peek Hels - looks really good. Glad you have a friend as batty as you are, it certainly helps and I should know!!! Just popping over to Ellens blog now.

Hugs Sue P xx

Joanne said...

Happy birthday to 'batty' Ellen. What a rotten thing to call her but meant with utter respect because as she is just like our Hels, I reckon I know what a wonderful person she is.
Hugs Joanne xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, a lovely tribute to your bestest friend Ellen - Happy Birthday Ellen! A x

Candy C said...

Awww..what a really wonderful way to pay tribute to Ellen and her birthday!!! You guys are two peas in a pod. :) Love you both and can't wait to see you in January!!! WooHoo!!! <3 Candy

Kathryn said...

Aw what a fab post xx

Craftychris said...

Loving this post - Ellen must be so moved by it - fab! xx

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