...so... it has been inordinately hot here in the UK for the past 12 days now... and being British, it is ever so normal to talk about the weather all the time... I wonder why that is? I mean, I was just at the supermarket and the guy on the checkout said "you enjoying the hot weather then?" That would be a "no" lol And then in the carpark as I was putting the stuff into Ferdy, the lady in the car next to me said "ain't it 'ot?" That would a "yes.... far TOO hot" You have probs guessed by the tone that I am so not a summer person... oh no, bring me autumn and winter and I am as happy as Larry *whomever Larry maybe, I hear he is a happy chap tho* And being as Mrs Grumpy from Grumpington arrived several days ago and is still here, hogging every available fan, slight draft and cold water tap, I decided to chase her away and enter into the Sauna of Stash and make something. Only, when I got in here I saw the crime scene that pretends to be my desk. So I gave myself a challenge... firstly, stop being such a grumpy old bat *still working on that one* and secondly, make something using the things that are left, un-put-away on said crime scene desk.
So I made a tag! I had a scrap of Tissue Wrap so I stamped onto that with the Papillon butterflies using Jet Black Archival and then slapped it onto a tag using Glue & Seal to stick it down. I gave the butterfly on the Tissue Wrap a bit of a make-over so he went blue with a Tumbled Glass Distress Marker that was lurking at the back of the pen pot. I had a piece of Cut & Dry that had black Gesso on it... so I revived that with a smidge of water and bobbed it around the edges to give the tag a bit of a frame.... and then I put together a rose (Tim's French Industrial papers, love 'em) and added Adage Tickets and a word Chit Chat sticker... oh and a stencil thingywotsit that I can't remember the name of and being as I am still that grumpy old bat, I am not moving from this position as I have a fan on full blowing on my chops... but you know what I means I am sure.
Today I am haring about like a loon... getting last minute things and doing last minute preparations (why is it ALWAYS last minute? I am always a last minute gal... ) for my Hels' On Tour weekend of classes in Middlesbrough. I am dead excited because this is the first time I have ventured so far north (well, obvs I have been up north before, just not teaching!) and I am really looking forward to speaking with a NE accent too... well, remember the Wales trip when, after five minutes in the area, I began saying "tidy" and stuff like that. I just have a baaaad habit of copying peoples accents... you should hear me when I go to Ellen's lol And on that bombshell I shall have to say... thanks for looking... TTFN!