Monday, 3 September 2012

The Steampunk Locomotive...**with edit**

...is awaiting departure for its inaugural journey HERE. Oh yesh, indeedily, I have become an inventor... Well... sort of. So, it is my Snazzy DT week and today sees my second project for the month using the Chocolate Baroque Steampunk stamp set. It is funny how an idea plants itself in my mind and then grows and grows until it has taken over my Room of Stash... you should see the state of it again. All because of the mad idea, which, by the time I had found what I was looking for, I realised it wasn't as I had remembered so I thunked again. Yep, I am waffling... all will become clear if you pop on over to Snazzy's blog - I have gone into great detail on how my invention evolved. (and yay, finally I have a new career (mad inventor) and my hair matches it... think the mad Prof from Back To The Future lol)


Can you do me a favour please?
Can you have a look at my latest invention and then come back here and reassure me that you "get" what I mean too? Only, I showed it to Grim and his initial reaction was... "what is it?" And when I said it was a locomotive he looked at me like I had gone stark staring tonto. I haven't... have I? *and no quips about that happening a long time ago right? lol* I shall away to lay down in a darkened room... all this excitement has been exhausting lol Thanks for looking! TTFN!

Hels x


**Guess what??? I am a complete NUmPtY! I reckon my little Steampunk Locomotive is actually a time machine, I blogged my DT thing... and actually it should be NEXT Monday, 10th Sept. Go on, admit it, you are laughing... well, I don't mind, I am laughing too... whoooooops! So, please do hop over to see it but also, stay and see Astrid's gorgeous creations too! wanders off to sit in the corner**

27 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Of course it's a locomotive!!! What is he thinking? The dark room for him!!! Absolutely brill Hels! Love those stinking cute wheels!

Glennis said...

Couldn't be anything else!

TonyR said...

chuffin marvelous lovey!!
c,")

inkypinkycraft said...

absolutely amazing make! love it been across and left you a comment! trace x

Patricia said...

WOW this is GREAT!!!!!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
I love it. Yes, it does look locomotivie, but, I also think it looks like around the world in eighty days. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This steampunk locomotive is absolutely amazing, I love it, I love the whirlygig on top (with the wings and key), so if you run out of coal, you can always wind it up and become a steampunk 'heli-loco'. It's FAB. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue said...

Totally flippin bonkers..............But i get it and love it.

Funny thing is if I had seen the project without knowing it was made by you I would have thought "I wonder if Hels made that".LOL

isisimaginings.com said...

Morning Hels, I've just been drooling over your locomotive at Snazzy's DT blog, it's fantabulously gorgeous. AND I knew what it was meant to be the moment I saw it!

Soo said...

It's fabulous - definitely a locomotive off for the journey of a lifetime.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, yep just been over to see the flying hels locomotive! its fabulous, great use of bits and bobs.
Emma

Julia S-W said...

I'm going over to look at your LOCOMOTIVE but I don't need to do that to confirm it is a LOCOMOTIVE with a key winder of course!! Perhaps Grim ate something funny over the weekend and his eyesight has been affected? I prescibe more carrots for him so that he can see more clearly. . . .
Juliaxx

Rita said...

Bonkers, no way. This is definately an Invention of a Loco. Its just so fabulous. I wish my mind would tell me to try things like this. You just carry on inventing Hels. Hugs Rita xx

alison said...

that man calls himself a train driver;) outrageous!
Your Loco Makes me want to know how to fashion clockwork parts to make it zoom.x

ellen vargo said...

Absolutely freaking amazing!!! The wings as rotors are *brilliant* ! I totally 'get it' - silly Grim... you'd think he would've caught onto your thinkings by now... LOL. Els xxx

ellen vargo said...

Absolutely freaking amazing!!! The wings as rotors are *brilliant* ! I totally 'get it' - silly Grim... you'd think he would've caught onto your thinkings by now... LOL. Els xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, just send Grim over to Snazzies comments and I think he might just get the picture .....and the concept, of course it is a locomotive - a steampunk one!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, my Tom does this to me all the time when I make something with the slightest hint of steampunk. He smiles and mutters something vaguely nice about it, but I know he aint getting it, lol! Anyway, WE all get it and it bloomin amazing..mind you the thought of it being a loco time machine is even better :) Carole Z X

Marjie Kemper said...

I am laughing, with you, though... not atcha! Love your locomotive... how can he not see that!?!? Rude! It's wonderful, especially the three wing spinner on top.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - I think it's a time machine!! Sorry but I see it as that more than anything else. I also think it would look lovely on top of the television - or on the mantelpiece. Mind you I am now laughing - whatever it is I think it is beautiful!!!

Hugs to you Sue P xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really AN awesome steampunk locomotive,
love all details of this incredible creation!

Miriam said...

PMSL - you were so excited - how could you get the date wrong?!

Gorgeous work as usual xx

Keren Howell said...

Fab, fab, fab! Of cxourse it's a Time Machine - Dr WHo was back on the telly on Saturday so he must be responsible!

Caz said...

What is there not to "get"????? Silly boy!
It's a brilliant piece of imagination!!

Michelle Webb said...

So I was thinking, ...No you haven't lost the plot Hels....but it seem that actually you have! It looks like a little Locomotive 1. Stephenson's 1st loco. However I still think you are loca! Michelle x

butterfly said...

Of course it's a steampunk locomotive - just a time-travelling one, that's all! Found it at Snazzy's first - and only then arrived here to hear about your brainstorm... sorry, but it did make me smile! I'm happy to see it a week early!!
Alison x

Karen said...

OMG - that is so seriously cute and so very very much like a train! You're not loco, well not how your Grim thinks - they just don't always see things the way we creatives do! I love it - very very inspirational! Karen x

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