Monday, 1 April 2013

One Thousand Six Hundred....

...cor! blimey! and! thrice! (sang that word)  This is my 1600th post!!!  That is one heck of a lot of waffling... and if I had a care to, I could always go back through all my posts and see how many words I have typed... yeah, right!  Can't see that happening too soon lol   Anyways, today sees the start of my 4 Day Deal on Create & Craft, starting bright and early at 8am.  All the deets on how to see the shows are in the sidebar... and remember, if you aren't in the UK or can't get the channel, you can always watch online on the website.  



Today I have another canvas sample I have made for the shows.  This one has the scraped paint technique (am hoping to demo this) and a tissue (good old Kleenex) stamped background, applied with beeswax and then a diddy canvas on top to add a bit of extra depth and somewhere for my sentiment to go... which also ties in with this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge too... deets HERE.  



The pretty flowers are made using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom die, three of them in total and all dipped into the molten beeswax and then dusted with Forever Blue Perfect Pearl powders to add a smidge of blingingtons.   The leaves are the Spellbinders Nested Leaves (loving these!) and they have also been dipped into the wax.  Once I had done the background, I added some more splodges of molten wax to the corners of the canvas, once it had set, it had some Biscotti (my FAVE) Perfect Pearls pounced over the top and then a quick buff to make it all pretty and shiny.



Much mirth and merriment (what? again?) in the kitchen again last night!  So.  Grim cooked the most delish roast dinner for us - we had bought an "extra" turkey thingywotsit from M&S at Xmas and frozen it... so we had that, oh my word, it was deeevine... along with swede and carrot, brocolli, cauliflower cheese (nom! sorry Ellen) and Grim's special roastie spuds.   For afters we had also bought an "extra" Kirsch soaked Cherry filled Xmas Pud from Sainbug's at Xmas... so we had that.  But!  No rum sauce!  So I decided I would make some custard.  No matter what Grim says, Xmas pud and cream is just plain wrong... and it needed a sauce so custard it was.  Now, I loves custard, one of my fave things... but I am ... ahem... not that good at making it and usually resort to a tin.  Which we didn't have.  So I decided to use the Bird's powder.  After carefully checking to see if it was still in date... and reading the instructions and getting everything out I needed, I attemped to open the tub.  And the lid was stuck fast.  So, I pulled a little harder.  And the lid flew off, covering my face, hair, chest and most surfaces in the kitchen with said powder.  And did you know, if you try to pat a big dump of custard powder off your chest and breathe in at the same time, you can inhale said custard powder and then practically choke to death?  No? Well, you can lol   Anyways, undeterred, I carried on and made my custard... and oh my word! I can indeedily make custard... I didn't burn the pan (most unusual that) and it was lovely and thick and creamy and... ooooooooh perfect!    With that lovely image in your mind, I shall bid you a goodly day.  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

27 comments:

Lynne said...

Congrats on your 1600th post!! That is just awesome!! Love your project!!

Anita Houston said...

Mega congrats!!!! Huge!!! This canvas is awesome!!! You are rocking the canvas world! I love the background...oh the texture!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels wow what a fantastic canvas I do love the scrapped paint technique it gives great results.
Good luck for the next four days but you won't need any luck as you are a pro at this TV stuff. Can't see your products lasting four days
Ria

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous canvas ..looking forward tonyour shows! Hugstrace x ...

Nan G said...

Alright now you enabler, you! Loving the beeswax flowers and leaves. What is it that you say?...."cor! blimey!" girl you best stay out of the kitchen before you do yourself in. :) LOL

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, fab. Canvas looking forward to
Your shows have set to record as I am in my daughters
Till 11..30 watching kids so won, t get peace
If they get up. Nancyd xx

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Just sat down to watch your show. You're looking good.

Love your canvas. X

Helen said...

What a lot of posts.... have visions of you and your kitchen coated in custard powder...good luck with the shows.

Crafty Humphreys said...

Congrats on the posts and good luck with the show which is on as I type! Have already been on the site and bought the meltpot and the fab feathery thing so looking forward to seeing you demo them! Already have the UTEE but been using tart tin (suits me!)inside a stainless steel dish-very awkward. Going to watch you know oh crafty one! Suz xx

Redanne said...

Well done on the 1600 Hels! Just watched your first show and they showed this gorgeous canvas. Sounds like making the custard was a tad more difficult than using the melt pot, but well done for persevering as you obviously got a great result! Hugs, Anne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Nearly missed your first show this morning, but caught the last half hour, brilliant. Love your canvas, it is stunning.
Congratulations on 1600 posts, just the thought exhausts me ha ha, well done.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Caroline said...

1600? WOW that is HUGE!! I wish I knew how to use mine. :(( Congratulations!!
Anyhooo - already seen 1st show (are you loving beeswax just an icke bit right now??. Lol)
Fabulous demos already (loved the marble one), more to come later (just gag presenters)....
I can't buy any of it & I SO want to do all that stuff. Hey ho, can't have everything we want! FYI, I pinned your Sunday Stampers badge along with blog address & also added to my gallery. Best I can do till blogging or back on FB, sorrryyy :(
Your kitchen antics would make a great tv series, was lol again! Perhaps do your prep in melting pot?
Enjoy rest of your day (pretty hair btw).
Gosh, I think if I ever do blog, I'd rival you on the waffling side?? Byyeeee :))))

Carole Z said...

WOW big congrats on 1600th post! Love the gorgeous flowers on this project...super first show this morning, got my order in for the pan, mold n pour and beeswax and got my email read out, tho sadly not picked! Have a good 4 days, I'll be watching..not that I reckon it's going to last! Anyone still thinking about it - get a melt pot, they are brilliant! Carole Z X

Aquarius said...

Your meal certainly does sound delish as was your first show this morning - looking forward to the others now and recorder is set.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous canvas, the blingy flowers are gorgeous. Good luck for the shows. Emma

rachel said...

Hey there Hels! Looking forward to the shows - taping them all and watching later! Love your canvas - so I expect to love the shows!!! Your dinner sounded fab - custard powder though - never knew it could be dangerous! Hugs Rachel xx

nannapat said...

Fab canvas Hels. Watched your show this morning - love the beeswax and tissue idea. Looking forward to seeing the remaining shows. Pat x

Gail said...

Loving the canvas - I did a project day the other week where we used beeswax and loved the finished outcome - me thinks an order for the meltpot and beeswax may just have to happen!! xx Gail T xx

Aurora said...

Saw you demoing the beeswax this morning and I'm loving it. BTW your custard story is hilarious! X

Annie said...

Fab make here Hels and I so enjoyed the demos so far on CC. I love the melt pit and really enjoyed the tips x

Looking forward to viewing more at 7pm and all set to record tomorrow.

Crafty hugs

Annie x



I so love Birds Custard Powder, reminds me of childhood.

Joanne said...

I gasped when I saw all your samples at 8am. Truly genius.
Try making your custard with half milk and half evaporated milk, now that's creamy.
Just waiting for 7pm now.
xx

corinna said...

great canvas, love the blue, not seen your 8-00 show yet, though it is recorded to peruse at my leisure.. looking forward to the next show very muchly, hahaha. what a sight you must have been, must have been a devil to clean up as well, hahaha, do take care, corinna

Claudine C. said...

Wow! 1600 posts!! Amazing! What a beautiful canvas, your flowers and leaves look freakin real too!!! Beautiful!!

butterfly said...

Wow - 1600 posts - and another scrummy canvas! Congratulations!
Alison x

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Hels and thanks for great shows today. very inspiring and will be sure to catch the rest
x catherine

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Hels fabulous creation and I so love them flowers. The shows have been awesome and thank you for the great tutorial of the flowers. Now I know where I was going wrong.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

OMG why didn't I think of that?! I've been hunting for the paper napkins and I have tissues in my bag! Yayy! Caught some of your shows and they've been fab - thank you for sharing your art with us Hels, I now need the Texture Mats - when I get them I will play with my Melt Pot more! Karen x

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