Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 234 - Labelled With Love

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy, frosty, chilly... ok downright freeeezing Sunday to you all!  As ever, many thanks for all your gorgeous vintage creations last week, I have decided that vintage is my fave styleee ever and your entries were as inspirational as ever.  This week I am running a smidge behind schedule (more of that in a mo) but it is time to tell you the theme... which is.... TAGS!  Oh yesh, for the 461 years that the Sunday Stamper has been running, I have never had this theme!  Why not?  Well, I could never think of a suitable song title.  Then, last night, I was singing away to meself, as  you do (don't worry, I was alone so there were no bleeding ears) and I was singing one of my fave Squeeze songs and a little lightbulb went ping!  Labelled!  Yesh! Labels are tags!  Ta dah!   Anyways... that is the theme and if you want to join in it is simples:  the challenge is open to everyone, no matter where you live or what your level or style of crafting is.  All you need to do is make something (this week a tag) and add in the theme (tags! doh!) and some stamping.  Even if it is only just a teensy smidge of stamping that is ok - you don't need to be a "stamper" as such, just a stamped word/sentiment will work.  (hope that answers a few FAQ's btw)  Once you have made your piece, pop back here with a link to the place you are showing it... be it blog, photo-hosting-jobby, by email or even on Facebook, just let me know where to look and I and other peeps who enter the challenge can come and visit you.  The theme remains open until 21:00 Saturday 8th December 2012.


So.  Where are my photo's!!!???    Well, the "smidge behind schedule" I mentioned earlier;  basically,  indulge me do please, I usually have my entry made by Saturday and schedule the post etc so Saturday night is free for various appointments with Sir Brucie, Mr O'Leary and more recently, Lords Ant & Dec.  And I fell foul of my own laziness this week... because I decided that I would combine yesterday's class sample and my entry together.  And then I looked long and hard at said class sample and realised A) it wasn't how I wanted it to look and B) there was naff all on it to make it theme-able (my word for picking themes and song titles!)  OH which reminds me... another FAQ is "why do you always have a song title for the Sunday Stamper?"  Well, it is because 461 years ago when I started up my little challenge, the first couple of weeks were just a boring "Love" or "Words" and then I picked Oriental as a theme *shows how long ago it was.. Oriental was MAHOOOSIVE then!*  and because I happened to be singing Turning Japanese by The Vapours, I thought "hey, I could use that as a title"  So.  I did!  And then a few peeps were like "Argh, Hels, I have been humming that song all day"  And so thinks I "aha... I shall do a song title each week so peeps are singing of a Sunday"  And it stuck... and every week since has had a song title... believe me, I sometimes struggle and have used the same song title a few times... but for the main, each one is used only once... I know, such is my extensive musical knowledge.  **ok, ok, Messrs Google and YouTube do assist..ahem... occasionally lol**


There, I went off at a tangent didn't I?   What I was meaning to say is that I don't have a finished entry!  Shock! Gasp! Now normally if said class sample ain't working, I will sit and make something of a Saturday evening... and I had kind of intended to do that last night after my appointments but I had the worst flipping pain in my back... ever!  To the point that it made me feel not hungry and I didn't eat all my dinner... and when I tell you it was a chinese take-away dinner you might get how bad I was = takes very lots to put me off me grub!   My lovely Grim had to  help me out of bed this morning and he has given the old war wound a massage which has loosened up the shoulders and made the thoracic a bit more bearable... the lumbar is still twanging away but, better than last night!  Phew! I thought I was going to be an old crock today...actually, it is still bad but not quite as bad... if that makes sense.  Well, it isn't too bad enough to stop me signing off now and going and making my tag... I have my design, I sketched that out in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep (of course I was awake, I couldn't possibly draw stuff in my sleep lol)   Right, I shall away... I will be back soon with photo's of my finished tag... in the meantime.... TTFN!

Hels x

32 comments:

craftypam60 said...

Oh ouch :(( hope that pain goes soooon xx

ellen vargo said...

Healing hugs.... xxx

Aquarius said...

Ouch - that sounds nasty - I do hope you are improving as the day goes on. Take care.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Wishing you well and feeling more comfy. X

inkypinkycraft said...

You poor thing ! Xx trace x

Stamping in Pink said...

Gentle hugs coming to you. I know how you feel cos my coxy, bottom of spine thingy, is flared. Not been able to create for days. That is so rare for me Hels cos stamping and crafting is the thing that takes my mind off the pain. Amazingly I've a tag I recently made and it has stamping and a cute oriental digi image. I made so many oriental creations that these days it's rare for me to make one. I'll photograph it when able and load it up, hope you feel much better soon hun xx

Redanne said...

Hope the back is better soon Hels, hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

Total sympathies from a fellow back sufferer...sending hugs xx

Julie Short said...

Feeling better is your main priority Hels and there are LOTS of wonderful tags that we can see on so many of your posts for inspiration.
Keep doing what you do!

Artyjen said...

Hope the pain has eased Hels. Here is my tag entry

Nan G said...

Hope the back is doing better. Oh my gosh! Can you believe it..I certainly can't?! I've made two tags this week and was wondering...now what? So I will get them posted to my blog and be back with the link. Do you use Mr. Linky? Or do I just have the link in my comments?

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Just read your post this morning. Oh, that sounds nasty, I do hope you are feeling better today, fingers crossed.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Enjoyed your chat. Finished Christmas cards. Need project to get me started on non Chriistmas. X

Elaine said...

Hope your back is feeling better and I look forward to seeing your tag.
Mine are here:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-gift-tags.html

Nan G said...

Here's my link to a Christmas tag. http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/12/joans-gardens-challenge-42.html

EELS said...

Hi Hels, hope you're feeling better?
Here's my link for the Xmas tag.
http://crafteeowls.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/tag-time.html
Cheers,
Elaine

Buttons said...

Sending you healing hugs and the best of wishes for a super speedy recovery.
Now don't fall over (no really don't as it'll hurt!) I've done my entry in good time again this week! I know! Miracles DO happen!
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/that-would-be-me.html
Here's hoping you enjoy this one.
Hugs, Buttons x

Shirl said...

Hi Hels hope things have improved for you and things are on the up.

Tags are fab and here is mine. TAG

Hugs Shirley x x

inkypinkycraft said...

hope you are feeling abit better here is my tag
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/my-first-posting-as-new-dtso-lets-get.html
trace x

Lisette Baker said...

Hope you are now on the mend. Here's my tag with a stag!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2024

Carole Z said...

hope you're feeling better Hels, here's my link for this week...Carolee Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sunday-stamper-week-234-tags.html

ElizabethR said...

Hope you are feeling better? Here's my entry this week http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sunday-stampers-234-labelled-with-love.html
Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hel's hope your back is easing off, away from those ladders tho! Here is my offering for this weeks Sunday Stamper:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sunday-stamper-tags.html

I love your tag and am in total love with your poinsettia, super duper stuff! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration. Take care, love and hugs x

Stamping in Pink said...

Hope your back has eased Hels. It sounds like you had a great day in London yesterday - and that always helps to distract the brain. Anyways here is my wee offering, and i love it lol! Not as beautiful as your gorgeous tag, which I'm going to try and CASE at some point - time is running away from me too quickly

http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/stamping-and-digital-combined.html

as ever thanks for the fabulous inspiration Hels xx

Lisette Baker said...

Couldn't resist a little December Dylusions
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2050
Can't wait 'til Wednesday Ideal World/C & C

Julie Short said...

Not sure why but my comment with entry did not show up on your page. so here it is again Hels.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/creating-anticipation.html

I hope your health is improving.

Mandy Chilvers said...

wow your sample is amazing... you never fail to amaze me dear Hels! here's my offering
http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/little-button-girl.html

Jacky said...

Hope you are feeling better. Back pain is such a misery. Here is my tag! http://muddlycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tag.html
Jacky x

craftimamma said...

Yay, I don't quite believe it but after wanting to join in your Challenge for an absolute age, I finally made something that fits the theme this week. Here is the link : http://craftymammalovenhugs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/whoohoo-i-have-something-to-blog-and-it.html

Hope you've had a good week with Grim and that your back has not been as bad as you expected.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sharon said...

Thanks for another great inspiration Hels, here is my effort: http://sdr00y.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/sunday-stamper-week-234.html
Hoping you are feeling much better now.

Redanne said...

Hi again Hels, here is my entry for this week:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tags-sunday-stampers-week-234.html

Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

Hi Hels - I used to have this single on purple vinyl - wonder where that went! Here's my entry http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-tag-and-some-candles.html

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