Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Key of Love...

...blimey! What a past few days indeedily!  Friday with the telly shows and then Sunday and yesterday teaching 30 wonderful ladies how to get thoroughly painty and messy Distress stylee over at Crafty Bunch in Telford... big thanks to Sue for being a brill host (and supplying copious amounts of THE best salmon sarnies in the world *said in my best Jeremy Clarkson voice*) and also thanks to all the ladies who came to play... and special mention to Margaret who most certainly is the funniest dame I ever did meet... I told her I am bringing her home with me next time :O)

Anyways... as promised here's one of the samples for the telly shows on Friday.  Made from the "ornaments set" this is the Love Tag.  Description being very self explanatory, it is thin wood/ply/veneer, laser cut for the tag (it is like it was made for me!) and then the laser cut letters too! Ha!  I used some of the delish Teresa Collins papers (Creative Expressions special pack) and popped this onto the tag, cutting around it, sanding it and then edging with Walnut Stain DI.  I was so in my comfort zone, I loves music score muchly.  I also covered the little heart with the paper and used Fired Brick DI to colour it... painting the letters black and then sanding them and Distressing them and gluing them to the tag with the best glue ever, Cosmic Glue... and then adding a little Fancy Key Charm and a ribbon embellie to finish.  A nice simple tag but I do loves it :O)

Please do pop by to see me tomorrow.  I am all of a dither with the excitement of it all... I let the cat out of the bag the other night on Facebook but for those of you who didn't see it... Lisa Pace, the divine goddess of all things detailed, is doing a special blog feature called My Life in a Dinghy.  Pop on over to her blog to see what it is all about... and... she only went and asked me to take part!  I am overwhelmed and honoured to be asked... and blimey, you should see who else is being featured... I am grinning like the proverbial loon to think I am part of this brilliant feature!  Anyways... my dinghy will be posting tomorrow afternoon at 2pm GMT.. can't wait to see what you thinks of it!   In the meantime, I shall bid you a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x


Rita said...

I watched all the shows and recorded them too. I love this tag and the papers look fab. Will pop back tomorrow and see what you're up to. Hugs Rita xxx

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful tag Hels! I so wish i could watch the shows.

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, also watched all the shows
and recorded them for future inspiration
loved them all and this tag is def.
one for to try list.
Nancyd xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love the tag and the shows. Will pop back to look at Life in dingy. Looked over at Lisa's blog , how fascinating x

rachel said...

wonderful piece Hels and the Dinghy post sounds very interesting - will look forward to that x

Redanne said...

Loved this when I saw it on the show so it is nice to see it 'up close and personal' - tis gorgeous! Intrigued about tomorrow now..... Hugs, Anne x

Vee Cassidy said...

A gorgeous wooden tag, Hels. I love what you have been doing with those papers. You have inspired me to cover something with paper instead of paint but I am sure to mess it up o maybe not. Have fun on the craft dinghy! Vee xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Brilliant tag, I loved it when you demo'd it on tv.
So glad you had a good time at Telford, getting inky with the lucky ladies.
Looking forward to seeing your post tomorrow, you little tease !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LINDA PAGE said...

loved watching you make this on the tellybox Hels

Now whats all this about a dinghy - best pop back later for a looksee xx

Cardgenie said...

Hels, great to see you back in blogland! Loved the shows and can't wait for Mr Postie to deliver my goodies. Love the idea of my life in a dinghy, but how would you get all the crafty goodies in a small boat??? Jean.x

Caroline said...

Hi Hels
I realise it makes no difference to you but I feel rather rude with my infrequent visits.
I DID watch all your shows & wanted it all. However, still buying a product a month for melt pot. Now got said pot & just received UTEE - only project pan & beeswax to go & I can start playing.
Your shows just get better & better & wish I could come to your live shows!
Have just popped over to dingy makes. You are in good company indeedily but why would you not be?? I think ideas so far are great but have a feeling the Hels touch Will be more so?! You are certainly on a crafting roll right now & it's great to see (even if from a distance)!!
Take care, squidges to Alfie cat... :)))))

LoraineC said...

Watched your shows on C&C to get lots of inspiration just waiting for my order. Already been to look at the little yachts can't wait to see yours !! X

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous tag Hel's. I watched you making this and it was fabulous.

Linda xxx

Lisette Baker said...

Finally caught up with the shows on Sky+ and learned so much watching the dem for this. Can't wait for my stash to arrive now :)

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