Monday, 6 August 2012

Little Shop of Curiosities...

...oooh, I have been very lucky because I have been playing with those totes-gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, the Old Curiosity Shoppe, which are the focus on for July's Snazzy DT. Below is a sneaky peek at my main project = all the deets can be found HERE - what I used, more pics etc. Also, don't forget that there's the monthly comp where you could score yourself a set of the papers and stamps too! HERE are those deets.



Now then, mahoooosive thank you's to everyone who left a birthday message for Grim - he was well chuffed to read them all (yes, he needed his specs lol) We had a lovely time on the Broads... except poor old Grim has been struck down with some kind of gastric flu. It started last Weds evening and slowly he got worse and worse bless him. He was determined to go ahead with our weekend plans though - and he was so bad that he couldn't even stomach his birthday cake! And no, it wasn't home made lol


Anyways, here's the boat we had: I took several months off my lifespan blowing up all those balloons, oh yesh, all ten of them... blown up by me! I tied them to the back of the boat and none popped, although a few did deflate (reckon I hadn't tied the knots tight enough)




And... we had a beautiful morning on Saturday - gloriously sunny so I matured my freckle moustache a wee bit more... and then about lunchtime the skies clouded over and we had the mother of all storms.



I embraced my inner witch (I am sure I am one you know, I get so excitable when it is stormy!) I took a couple of pics of the storm in the distance... about ten mins before it got to us. Thankfully the boat had windscreen wipers so I could see where I was going... just about, if I stretched and craned my neck - one of the drawbacks of being a shorty.


Right, I shall loves ya and leaves ya... that to do list has suddenly grown over the weekend again... starting with several tonnage of ironing... I may be some time! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

21 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh, the boat and water look wonderful! Even the storm clouds look inviting. I like a good storm me-self.

inkypinkycraft said...

Some fab photos, the sneak peek looks great..off to have a look trace. X

Annie said...

How fab Hels. really fancy a boating holiday on the Norfolk broads. Your photos ate great...but poor Grim x what a wee shame being unwell on a very special birthday x back to crafting ! Those papers look absolutely fabulous must take a look x x

Michelle Webb said...

That's a whopper of a storm coming. Hope you weren't drenched too much or did you stay in the cabin? A gorgeous boat too. The config. box is awesome, love all those elements and the G45 papers too. Michelle x

Carole Z said...

Love the sneek peek Hels! The boat looks fab, sorry poor Grim was unwell though :) Carole Z X

Helen said...

What a shame Grim was poorly, but what great photos.

Patricia Howarth said...

Oh Hels, you have surpassed yourself with The Old Curiosity Shoppe,it is stunning, I love Graphic 45 papers too. I can't wait to find out the details of how you did it !!! Oh poor Grim, being ill on your birthday, how awful, I hope he is feeling a little better now, the awful storm wouldn't have helped either !! The boat looks beautiful and the piccies are lovely, especially the 'stormy' ones. Have a lovely day. Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Hels,
Great photos sorry to hear Grim was poorly. Graphic 45 preview looks very interesting.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

rachel said...

fab project and beautiful pictures of the broads - poor Grim - hope he's better now xx

Marleine said...

Morning Hels.
Brilliant pictures. Hope Grimm is feeling better now. I too love Graphic 45 papers. Xx

Linda said...

Love being out on the water. So peaceful. Don't do storms on the water though. We live on the ocean and those waves are too much for me. LOL So sorry Grim couldn't have enjoyed his day a little more though. Your creation is full of so many Curiosities. Love exploring them all.

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I have a few of those Graphic 45 papers but cannot bear to cut into mine yet. Wonderful pics from your trip to the Broads but poor Grim being poorly, hope he is feeling much better now. Great sneak peek! A x

Caz said...

Loved the Graphic 45 piece - may have to give in and buy some!!!
Hope Grim's feeling better today -had to be really bad if he couldn't eat his birthday cake!
Couldn't have done that storm - would have been hiding under the covers with my eye plugs in!
xxxx

Planetsusie said...

Ooh that boat looks nice Hels, so sorry that Grim was unwell - he does deserve a badge though for carrying on regardless - bless him.

Love the piece you have made with the Graphic 45 papers. Simply gorgeous. I have a pad of the papers but can't bring myself to use it yet. Just keep on stroking it!

Hugs Sue P xxx

Craftychris said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Grim, I haven't been on your blog for a few days - sorry! Also sorry Grim has been poorly. What a fab time you must have had - I went on the Broads years ago and loved it too. Love your project too! xx

Carol said...

Glad to hear that Grim had a lovely day. The sky looks pretty impressive.

I love those papers that flying pig is my fav!!! Lol x

Anita Houston said...

Cool project...I love those flying pigs!!! Your trip looked wonderful...nothing like the water!!!

craftimamma said...

Love your pics of the Broads, even the storm ones, lol! I love watching a good storm too but only when I'm nice and dry indoors..... I'm such a wimp, lol! What a shame Grim had to get a bug to spoil his birthday treat. Hope he's feeling much better now.

Love the DT project Hels!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Tracey said...

Stunning Hels, have a couple of those paper pads just look at them and put the back away.
Happy belated birthday to Graham too, not had chance to go on puter this week.

Take care hun.
xx

Dawn said...

like these little bottle hels xx

Lisette Baker said...

Love the Olde Curiosty Shoppe piece. I have two 12 x 12 pieces of the paper but can't bring myself to use them - just look at them and admire!!! This may help overcome the fear.

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