Monday, 14 January 2013

CHA - The Great Adventure - Day 2

...Can you believe it?  I cannot take him anywhere... he made a holy show of himself last night so I am outing him... who?  Freckles, that's who!  Now, little old Freckles is my travel companion who has accompanied me all around the world and he has, of course, accompanied me this time.  Last night he came to The Cheesecake Factory with us and got sloshed (again) on Pina Colada...








And he got a little frisky....




And then passed out, drunk, sucking on a cherry... *there is a joke in there somewhere... ahem*






And perked up again in time to snarf back some of the most delish Cherry Cheesecake... believe me, I did not eat all of that HOOOGE portion of cheesecake, me and Candy shared... we still couldn't manage it all so Freckles joined in... greedy little beggar...



Anyways... Day 2 of CHA dawned bright and early when I went to see some fab demo's on the Ranger booth... and watched Tim showing us the brand spanking new Distress Paints... oooohahhhhhhh, oooohhhaaaaaaahhh... they are... DEEEVINE!!! I need them all!  There are 24 colours, including my favourite Seedless Preserves... here's a piccie of them all...




And then I snuck in and grabbed a few seconds with the one and only Duke of Distress and had a piccie taken....




And then, how cool, Mario came along and had I had a piccie with him too...talk about a thorn between two roses lol 




And then we went to see the bubbly bundle of fun that is Dyan Reaveley... here's Ellen and Dyan... obviously



And I got in on the act too... I have to say... this is the first time I have seen Dyan demo-ing... she is SO inspirational and I just love her styleee...




As the day drew to a close, we walked out to the front of the convention centre and there was the fountain... how pretty!  An artful shot eh?  You are impressed with my photography skills yes?




This has to be the photo of the day... an artistic and posed shot of my jacket and bag! I know, I should be a professional right?  Bhahahaaa...



I promised yesterday a photo of the view from our hotel room... erm... well... it was too dark by the time we got back... and I forgot this morning soo... I shall get one tomorrow...   We did see the Disney fireworks though... our room is overlooking the park and we had a birdseye view... coooooool!

Right, I shall away... tis time to go to get some sleeps... and rest my little tootsies that are a smidge sore after all that walking!  Thanks for looking... and for your lovely comments yesterday... I cannot wait to get my mitts on the Distress Paints and have a proper play.. and I am hoping they will be available verrrrry soon.  TTFN

Hels x

41 comments:

Carole Z said...

Hels, your pics and post did make me giggle first thing this morning, fancy leading poor Freckles astray like that! Nice piccy with Tim you lucky gal...glad you are enjoying! Carole Z X

inkypinkycraft said...

looks like you are having fun... I think I need those paints too!!! well and lots more of the new goodies! hugs trace x

Helen said...

Great photos, (apart from the bag!) You look like you're having loads of fun (of course you are, doh!!) - I can't believe you had to go all the way to California to get to see Dyan demo, lol! Isn't she fabulous!!

Buttons said...

NEED those paints! Looks like you are having some serious fun out there (as is Freckles!!!) Hugs, Jenny x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Fantastic piccies, loved the antics of Freckles, great that he got to be packed in your suitcase ha ha. Brilliant that you got a photo with 'King Tim', I love all his new things especially the paints, gor-ge-ous. So glad you are having fun. Did you get to see Leonie and Nigel?
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lin W said...

Cant wait to see those paints, love his stuff and him of course,you lucky girl.
xxx

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Obviously you and Freckles are having a great time.

What a scrapbook all these fantastic piccies would make.

Those paints are divine.

Val in Spain xxx

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, what a brilliant set of pickiest, Freckles makes me laugh and you have certainly captured the spirit of CHA, wish I was there! Carry on enjoying xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, how could you lead poor little Freckles astray like that..... lol. Looks like you are having an amazing time. Love the pic of you, Tim and Mario and of Dyan, she really is the most fun when she is demo-ing, love her style. Keep having fun and soaking up the atmosphere! Hugs, Anne x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I think Freckles might be in need of an intervention......... ;-) Wonderful photos, especially the ones of you with Tim, Mario & Ms Fabulous herself, Dyan. So glad you're enjoying your CHA experience.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

You look like you are having a great time.
Good of Freckles to help you with the cheese cake and drink, he's a good friend!
Wow! Pics with Tim! X

Astrid Maclean said...

Woohoo, great pickies!!! You lucky, lucky girl!!! I can just see I am going to need a bigger craft room with all those new goodies! Give Freckles a cuddle from me (if he's not too hung over) and enjoy the rest of your time!!!! (Oh and may I borrow that last photo for one of my backgrounds? Very arty lol!!!)

Andrea Kennard said...

Hels the pictures are great and Ido not know how you can blame freckles for eating all the cheesecake LOL glad its all going good and hope today goes well, lots love x x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, loving the pictures and so glad your having fun. WOW those new TH paints looks tasty. Emma

Joanne said...

Ooh! Freckles you little monkey. Hope your hang over isn't too bad this morning. As for your mummy, well isn't she having a ball...
xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Hels! All I can say is that I'm "well jel" of both you AND Freckles!

nannapat said...

I get the impression you are thoroughly enjoying every minute of your trip Hels. Love the look of those new inks - on the wish list already. Pst x

betjunroe said...

Love the pics Hels, especially of Freckles sloshed on pina colada! Glad you are all having a wonderful time--I'll just have to imagine myself there getting all kinds of inspiration. Know you and Ellen will have tons of inspiration when you get back. Bette

Gerrina said...

Lovely storie you tell with freckles! Have fun today! Hugs, Gerrina

whyducks said...

Looks like you are having a great time! Snowing here so you aren't missing much! Thanks for posting!

Paper Profusion said...

Thanks for sharing you lucky duck! I didn't know anyone outside Ireland used the expression (made of holy show of himself)!!! Thanks for making me laugh. Enjoy it all! Nicola x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Ok...this post made me: chuckle, laugh, snort, laugh, guffaw, wheeze...in that order. You officially opened my Monday with glee...and I thank ye for it!

rachel said...

brilliant fun Hels - looks wonderful - love the photos - even though I think you may have led poor freckles astray xxx

Krisha said...

So glad your enjoying California, even though we are having a cold spell ( well for us anyway) Who doesn't love The Cheesecake Factory..... OMG they are just the best. Good thing we have to go "over" the mountains to get to one or I'd be a heathy 300 pound granny....LOL Your pics are great, love the shoulder bag!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am killing myself laughing! Those pictures of Freckles are so funny! Love the pictures of you with Tim. Looks like you are having a great time. Really want the paints,

Lucy x

Mary said...

Everyone is so cute is your photos! I think I especially like the one of you and Tim. Thanks for sharing all the fun! =)

Nan G said...

Freckles is so lucky! And you too! Ooh a pic with Mr Distress!! Now that's lucky. We're able to spirit away any of the new paint? Looks like a really fun time for all. :D

Miriam said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time. Loving the photo with you and the boys!!!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Hels .I am so jealous,what a wonderful job you have it must be so difficult to get out of bed on a morning,LOL.I first saw your work on Create and Craft, you are so inspirational, so I look forward to seeing your future work both here on your blog and on C&C TV.I bet your head is hurting with all the wonderful ideas and inspiration you have been seen. .Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe journey back to the UK.Jacqueline.S

Anne-Marie said...

I'll pop some headache tablets in the post for Freckles....or you!...but ya have to promise to bring me some of your gorjuss finds...deal?

Kaz said...

Keep the photos coming, love your adventure so far xxx whooohooo!!
Kaz xxx

Kaz said...

Keep the photos coming, love your adventure so far xxx whooohooo!!
Kaz xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Oh my am loving the look of the new paint colours! Keep up the good work with keeping us up to date - looks like much fun! Karen x

Annie said...

Oh Hels I am so jealous...............you lucky thing. Fabulous demo's and Piccies with Tim and Mario.

Have fun x

craftypam60 said...

Ooh - it all looks fab! Great photos - esp those of you with Tim and Mario!! Glad you've had a fab time!

Lynn Hardy said...

Great photos Hels! I'm sure that Grim will have something to say to young Freckles when you get him home! Glad you're having a blast.

MamaKaraba said...

You are hilarious!

LARAINE Breeze said...

Oh I am so jealous!!! Would love to visit the CHA... Such a funny blog today the pikkies are brill.
Would love to meet Tim Holtz and go to one of his demos too. Oh well dream on me!

trisha too said...

SO much fun--that Freckles, what a rascal!

I just want to hug that paint display . . .

:)

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, I thought that I had placed a comment on this post lol did not must be blind me thinks....love the pictures, fabulous faces on them really fabulous Thank you so much for sharing I amvery happy that your having a ball. Hugs Terry xxxx

Shazza said...

love the pics Hels, looks like you are having a ball x

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