Saturday, 22 December 2012

Giddy Kipper...

...Yep, that would be me... indeedily I am a giddy kipper today!  And why?  Well, firstly it is Christmas in 3 days and I do loves Christmas and secondly, even more excitingly... I booked my flights last night!  Where am I going?  Only to CHA and then to stay with Ellen for a few days afterwards!  Ohlalalaaaaa...  I am SO excited!  And I do promise not to be a right old pain in the bum, telling you how many days it is til I go (20 days!!!!!!!!!!!)  Also, it will be a reunion for my Ranger Sisters too:  Oh yesh, Candy, Linda, Yvonne, Cheryl and Ellen who is an honorary Ranger Sister will all be there and I just cannot wait to meet up with them all again, it has been so long!  




Anyways... last night I got myself so excited that I couldn't sleep!  I am like a big kid in the run up to Christmas you know!  So, wide awake and fizzing ever so slightly, I decided to take a little trip into the Room of Stash and sketch some ideas that I have been buzzing around my bonce for a few weeks.  The first one is this little cotton bobbin project. I have done a similar one before using Studio 490 Art Part Spools but this time I wanted a more natural look... so I left the tree alone save for smidging Gathered Twigs DI over the ends of the branches.




The little deer is a Movers & Shapers Tim die - cut using Claudine's Sticky Back Canvas and Grungeboard and then smidged with more Gathered Twigs... and the WISH is an Adage Ticket in a Memo Pin which I just shoved into the wooden bobbin.   I cut two Mini Tattered Poinsettia from Grungeboard and coloured them with Forest Moss and Barn Door DI and then added a little beady thing to the middle.   A bit of Jute twisted around the bobbin with a couple of Baubles were the finishing touches.



Right, I shall away... I have a special project that I am now just about to start.... tis tomorrows Sunday Stamper so please do pop back tomorrow to see the new theme... which BTW, isn't a festive one *yay*  Thanks for looking... have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x


PS... did I tell you  I am going to America???   ROFL

26 comments:

Aquarius said...

This is gorgeous and so seasonal - love the natural restrained colour scheme too. What terrific news about going to CHA - sure you will have a great time

Helen said...

Love this, I really need to get hold of some of these trees... Happy Christmas - & CHA- what a few weeks you'll have...!

jackiescrafts said...

No wonder you are so excited what with Christmas and CHA only 20 days away.
I love the tree and reindeer too
Happy Christmas
Jackie x

Jacqueline said...

That's just soooo pretty Hels ....i love that! I miss my crafting at the moment. I'm so wrapped up with college i just don't have the time at the moment.

Hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.

Take care

Jackie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely altered spool Hels, love the reindeer set against the tree and your use of twine. Excited for you going to CHA, hope you have a fabu.lus time. Have a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for The New Year. Tracy c

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Whose a lucky girl then.

Love the deer and tree. X

Caz said...

Nice one Hels!!! Love that little reindeer!!
See - I told you we'd get the countdown of days till you fly out!!!! Not jealous or anything (much!!!)
Have a good Christmas - only 3 sleeps - YAY!!!!!!
xxxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

So gorgeous! I must get some of those trees for next Christmas. Have a great weekend.

Artyjen said...

That is wonderful...Have a very happy Christmas...xoxo Sioux Thanks for your happiness for me...I still can hardly believe these feelings!!

Crafty Lark said...

Love your project and your post title did make me smile. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great 2013. xx Flora

Stamping in Pink said...

had to pop over and see what a giddy kipper is! now I understand. CHA - I think every crafters nirvana, am pea green colour right now. mind you hun you work hard and more than deserve it.
love this, wonderful warm colour scheme and fabulous texture! must try to get one or more of those trees - they're so yummy! x

Redanne said...

Oooh I would be a giddy kipper too if I was going to CHA!! So pleased for you as you will have an amazing time Hels. Love your make today, loving the subdued tones and the twine and tree are fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

Joanne said...

Love the spool, it's fabby. If I buy you great big suitcase will you take me to CHA please, pretty please.....
xxxx

Buttons said...

Loving this bobbin creation Hels. Love the really natural feel to it. SOOOOOO excited for you (and just a tad jealous!) that you are off to CHA. It gives the man himself the chance to see his main girl on C&C!! Here's hoping you have the most brilliant time with your crafty buddies. Have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

snazzyoriginal said...

That there bobbin is amazing! Can I help with your bags on your travels pretty please lol! Have a great Christmas xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Lovely natural festive make. SO jealous about you going to CHA....lots of photos please!

Kyla

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous project, i love these trees and works well with the little deer and twine. Emma

TAM said...

WOW has Christmas come early in your house - all booked for CHA no wonder you couldn't sleep. Mind you we will all benefit from your trip because you'll come back absolutely brimming with even more fabulous ideas and inspiration for the rest of us.
By the way - today's project is stunning

Carole Z said...

I absolutely love this creation Hels..amazing! You lucky thing going to CHA, looking forward to hearing all about your escapades! LOL Carole Z X

rachel said...

love your work Hels and your buzzing is sooo infectious!!! Brilliany news abot CHA - have a wonderful time xxx

Gerrina said...

Have a great evening! I'll be back here tomorrow! Hugs, Gerrina

butterfly said...

Love the natural look - a beautiful project! So envious of you getting to go to CHA - how exciting, and meeting up with your Rangers crew... that should put a stop to the post-Christmas blues!
Have a wonderful Christmas... see you on the other side!
Alison x

Lisette Baker said...

This is just gorgeous - you are so clever. All your spools have been inspirational.x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the colors for this project...Christmassy, but not red and green. So peaceful, and such lovely texture. Gorgeous.

Shazza said...

gorgeous work Hels, lucky you off to CHA!
Hope you have a Merrry Christmas
big hugs
x

Anita Houston said...

So gorgeous!!! What a fab make! Love that size of spool! I wish you the merriest Christmas ever!!!

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