Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The C Word & The G Word...

...yikes! I need help! Muchly needing help!  Not only have I start the C word in October I have also added in the G word too!!!   I am not your regular *bah humbug* kinda gal though, I do loves Christmas but I just don't loves it starting too early... but in the World of Craft, there has to be a point in the year that Christmas crafting starts... and mine started this week!  So, that is the C Word part sorted... now for the G Word.  Well, I am a self-confessed disliker of glitter.  Don't get me wrong, I loves to see nice sparkly things as much as the next person but I really hate that it gets everywhere.  I once bought a gorgeous black top that had dots and sparkles of glitter all over it... after wearing it for a few hours not only was my face covered, so was Grim's, AlfieCat's and every other person in the pub was sporting a sparkle or two.   BUT.  Those magicians at Ranger have solved the *flying about all over the show* problem with Glitter... and they have invented Distress Glitter.  And I LOVES IT!!!




A few weeks ago I was teaching at Pickwell Farm down in Southampton and I spotted a rather delish paper pack in their well stocked shop.  Well, it would have been rude not to take a closer look and do a snatch and grab and bung it into my basket wouldn't it?  It is the new Christmas Post collection from Craftwork Cards.  The colours are PERFECT and the designs are fab too.  I have had my eye on it for a couple of weeks but what with being a smidge busy I left it to one side til I had time to play properly.  I started out with a small project (ok, I am being a bit stingey and not using too much paper in one hit lol)  



I covered a small papier mache hanging board with the paper, sanded the edges and inked with Walnut Stain DI to tone them in.  Also in the paper pack are some die-cuts including these gorgeous poinsettia's.  I edged them with Fired Brick DI and then got my Glossy Accents and drew around the edges, then sprinkled Fired Brick Distress Glitter... corrrr... indeedily it doesn't fly all over the show and it has a lovely crunchy texture.  I added Peeled Paint DG to the leaves and then I got a Card Candy and covered this with Antique Linen DG... how pretty!  The wordage is also a die cut and I added Glossy Accents to the birdy to make him pop a little.
 

Today I am in a state of much mirth and merriment... because we are off to the flicks this afternoon!  I love going to the cinema but it is one of those things that we rarely do because of Grim's shifts and so on.  I have been after watching Rush ever since I saw a clip of it on Top Gear earlier this year and today is THE day!   Also, and a smidge more excitingly... Grim bought a greenhouse yesterday!!!  I have wanted a greenhouse for absolutely yonks and finally we will have one!  I have done some weeding - ok, it took me a couple of days - but the site is now ready to be "Grimified" with membrane, met posts (nope, me neither lol) and a ton or so of gravel... and then it will be assembled!  We have got it from Norfolk Greenhouses because, to be quite frank, I am poop scared of glass.  I had a rather nasty altercation with a cold frame 11 years ago that resulted in me being about 2mm away from cutting my brachial artery so... plastic all the way for me now!  I am most excited that not only will I be able to grow seeds, I shall also, finally, be able to grow tomatoes.  I try most years to grow them and most years, ok, every year, the plants die.  Not next year, oh ho, I will be called the Tomato Woman of Wellingborough you know... well, I can dream lol   On that bombshell, I shall bid you a goodly day and go and get myself glittery again!  Thanks for looking, TTFN

Hels x

25 comments:

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, am I first? That doesn't happen often! Gorgeous Christmas project, love the poinsettia and glitter glue (I also dislike using proper glitter!) And I now also need these papers! I hope you enjoy your trip to the cinema, a real treat these days. Have a fun day. Emma

Cardgenie said...

Morning Hels. Love the tag - haven't got any distress glitter yet, but it does look scrummy. You must be so excited about the greenhouse. We invested in one 10 years ago and it gets well used every year, although the tomatoes rarely make it as far as the kitchen as they get gobbled as I go up the garden path. Chillies are amazing in the greenhouse too, and cucumbers and peppers and I can go on and on. You will find yourself very torn between the room of stash and the room of glass. Have fun. Jean.x

nannapat said...

I love this collection from Craftwork Cards (no connection to them btw). Your project is absolutely beautiful - and I love the glitter!! Pat x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ooooooo! This is beautiful. I love the paper. Gorgeous!! And the glitter is amazing. Makes me want to start my Christmas shopping :) -- Mary Elizabeth

darcydaydream said...

Oh yes...I love this pad of paper too. I bought mine at the weekend at birds in the barn. I love your project with it. I've held off on the glitters but must admit to having my eye on the fired brick for Christmas projects. might have to invest in a pot seeing has it has your seal of approval.
Enjoy your film. Love Christine in Darcy.........xxx

Jen Shep said...

love this tag the papers are lush
and Rush is a great film really enjoyed it! x

rachel said...

fab tag Hels and long the glitter too! Keep dreaming of those tomatoes - shops cannot compare with one picked from the vine in your own greenhouse love them xx

Redanne said...

You are so right about those papers Hels, they are LUSH! Love your hanging. Hope you enjoyed the flicks and well done on getting a greenhouse, look forward to your tales of tomato growing... Hugs, Anne x

Joanne said...

Hi there tomato woman of Wellingborough that there glitter is lush. What a cutie pie hanging you have created. I lurves my greenhouse although it is looking very sad this year and needs some TLC before it rots away. I would be lost without mine so I can see you and Grim buying another and having one each.
xx

Almo said...

Hi Hels, Loving the sparkly poinsettia tag (I hate glitter too) gets everywhere but where you want it - like sand:)Hope you enjoy the film, had to laugh not heard it called the flicks for years. I love my greenhouse I am sure you will too we will have to compare tomatoes next year. hugs Mo x

Helen said...

what a gorgeous tag, I love the poinsettias, and the glitter does look fab! Good luck with your greenhouse.

Lisapmac said...

Gorgeous tag, big fan of glossy accents myself. Good idea re the plastic greenhouse enjoy! X

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, your tag is totally gorgeous, love the paper too! Carole Z xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous as always Hels! Loving the papers and the glitter.

Hugs
Linda xxx

janet said...

Love the finished hangng Hels. Not sure about the coarser glitter - would need to see it 'in the glit' as it were, but love the whole effect.
Janet (and Bea)

Nan G said...

Gorgeous tag! Guess I'll have to look up this paper it's fab! Just got a couple pots of this distress glitter...Mr T has done it again!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Loving this hanging, the papers are gorge and the glitter is fabulous. I use glitter on every card I make, but I have to admit it does get everywhere, this distress glitter looks lush.
Well done on getting a greenhouse, I too have wanted one for ages, but haven't managed it yet, but it's on my 'Wish List' ha ha.
Have a good time at the pictures, I haven't been able to go for years, as within 5 minutes I fall asleep, must be something to do with the darkness !!!!! ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels really pretty hanging, with you on glitter but do like a smidge for fairy wings and xmas. Great you are getting green fingers as well!!! Sorry though tomatoes I hate them Hope the film was good x

corinna said...

morning hels, loving the tag, the papers look lush, have some of t.h.'s almost the same, thinking tag is a good idea instead of cards this year and i will have great fun making them, too. just love the taste of greenhouse toms, yummy. enjoy the flicks, take care, corinna

Lisette Baker said...

Oh I love the C and G words. Fabby tag - love that little robin and the glitter looks totes amazing.
(oops, I watched TOWIE last night - but shh!)

Julie Short said...

Come on over to my house Hels and you can play as much as you like in any of the seven greenhouses that are here.
Love your beautiful piece - so classy and elegant even with glitter.
I had a funny incident with glitter last year. Taught a class every card was glittered - ran into a hardware store after class and could not work out why the assistant said "Hello Julie you've been having a great day" until I got home. Name tag still on and glitter all over me from almost top to toe. Provided a little ??? for him anyway. Sorry I have not been about just a bit more than busy - Sunday is on my reward time list.

Julie Short said...

Good luck with the tomatoes.

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, what a gorgeous project. I to have just purchased a few of these new glitters and they are amazing. So sparkly and stunning colours. I need them all.
Kind regards Joanne k

Craftychris said...

ooh gorgeous! I love glitter though - any type! Not sure my husband and the cat agree as they are always getting covered with it! xx

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