Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 284 - Fields of Gold

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Big massive thanks for all the gorgeous entries for last weeks challenge.  This week sees a return of a theme... and one of my fave songs ever too.  The theme is... GOLD.  To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, worry not, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name on your upload)  or via email, attaching a small pic and description how you made your entry.  You can find my email addy by clicking on my piccie over in the left hand sidebar.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 30th November 2013.



My entry this week is my class sample from Friday's class at Birds in the Barn.  Thanks to Janet for hosting the class (and making me so welcome, as usual) and to the lovely ladies who came along to play.  As it is a workshop sample, I won't go into too much detail how I maded my creation... all I will say is that tonnes of ink, Distress and Archival, paint, embellies and gorgeous Tim Holtz Alterations dies were used.  The gold element is from the little snowflake embellies - simply coloured with Treasure Gold and some other bits and bobs that I popped onto my creation to make it pretty.



Each year, since 2007, I have made an 8" x 8" piece for Christmas... be it a canvas, shadowbox or frame.   Every Christmas they are displayed in the living room along with the rest of the decorations.  It is nice to unpack them every year - they get stored in the loft for the rest of the time - and remember what I used and how I made the creations... and also, I can see the different techniques I have learnt over the years.  I have been playing around this year, making Christmas stuff... but, no cards yet!  I know!  I am a baaaaad girl!  I was planning on a mammoth card making sesh today... but I have a much better plan for today now... oh yesh, me and Ellen are having one of our Skype Sunday sessions... I can't wait... it is toooo long since we had a chance to sit and get crafty together!



But before I can do anything remotely crafty, I needs to get my Room of Stash sorted out.  Going out teaching is brilliant, I loves it... what I no likey is the unpacking of the boxes at the end of it all.  And last week I put it off... but no!  This week I am going to be uber organised and get it all done and dusted so I have two desks for me and Ellen to play at.  I usually pop her onto the spare desk, well, not her really, that would be hilarious though... no, I pop the laptop onto the spare desk so it is just like she is right here with me.  Thank heavens for whomever invented Skype!  They are a genius!!!



I had a bit of a "do" in the night last night!  I haven't been sleeping too well of late.  You know that thing when your brain won't shut off and it keeps on buzzing like it is on a treadmill?  Well, mine has been even bossier and has been on a cross trainer for the past few weeks.  Add to that the old war wound is playing up... sleeps has been a bit elusive.  Last night I was sooooo knackered (although I managed to watch Dr Who, OMG, how amezzzzin' was that!!!) anyways... knackered old carcass in bed and bam, sleeps!  Not even a full page of book read!  Hurrah!  Well, not so much hurrah when two hours later I somehow managed to fall out of bed!  (again at that!) When I say "fell", it was more of a slither!   I am blaming pyjama's.  And now I just typed that I am wondering... have I mis-used the apostrophe?  Pyjamas?  Pyjama's... uh-oh!  Well, I blame my pyjama bottoms!  *ha got around the apostrophe quandry there ... teehee*   And why do I blame them?  Well, they are a bit slidey and the legs are too long - on account of me being... ahem... a smidge on the sort side.  So... I conclude that the wearing of a pyjama ensemble (see, got out of the apostrophe thing again) is dangerous for your health!  And on that bombshell I shall bid you a very goodly day and say.... thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x

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27 comments:

Pat said...

What a lovely idea to make a Christmassy something each year. This one is gorgeous. Might have to copy.
Take care
Pat xx

Helen said...

Love the Christmas make - bet the class was fabulous. Hope you and Ellen have a great Skype session, and can't wait to see what you come up with this time (you'd better be crafting not just chatting!) I knew shiny pyjamas were bad! I prefer mine warm and cosy... lol!

Joanne said...

OMG I so love this piece you are really clever
As for pjs I find my birthday suit is best!!!!
Xxx

Redanne said...

What a lovely idea to make something for Christmas each year - this piece will be a beautiful addition Hels, it is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Hels,
I know just what you mean about mind and overdrive, the falling out of bed is a norm for me and i don't have the pj's (see gets out of the apostrophe dilemma). I got that sorted with a small bed rail/handle from social work that is supposed to help me get out of bed (i am disabled), but it helps me stop falling out if placed strategically at the right point.
You fair cheer me up when reading your posts as i thought it was only my daft mind that worked along the track that yours seems to. Thank you, i now know i'm still sane or insane depending on who's looking on.
I love your make this year for Christmas. You have coloured the designs in beautifully, that they look old before and from the past before they have had time to be new. Hope you have fun today with your mega craftalong with your friend,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Rita said...

Good Morning Hels. This creation is absolutely stunning. I love the idea of doing something every year. I have done it for the family, but never for myself. Hugs Rita xxx

corinna said...

luuurrvvly as usual hels, really christmasy vintage colours. warm and cosy is the way to go with nightwear me thinks!!! did you hurt your back through being slinky and wearing sexy nightwear? enjoy the sesh with your bbf from over the "pond." looking forward to the outcome. TAKE CARE, crafty (gentle) hugs corinna

Janet said...

Thanks for a fabulous workshop Hels
Janet x
(just blogged mine)

ginny c said...

This is beautiful I would love to be able todo these you are so talented best wishesginnyx

rachel said...

a wonderful piece Hels - and \i love that you get there out each year - what a fab idea - as for pyjamas - I can't imagine how they can get the blame - but mine are definitely not of the slippy variety - much too cold at my house for such frivolities!!! Lol xx

Claudine Criner said...

This is beautiful Hels!!

LoraineC said...

You do make me chuckle and a beautiful piece of Christmas art x

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, fabulous a great idea to do
an art piece to bring out every year
I usually do decorations but must do
some art this year they wont be as good as
yours but at least it will something
I can say I made.nancyd xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, this is a fabulous make, I really love it! I will try and get my act together for Sunday Stampers this week, I'm afraid I'm all behind with Christmas makes so I'm still playing catch up! Hugs Carole Z X

Andrea Kennard said...

A beautiful Christmas piece of your art Hels :-) I am very fortunate to have some Hels Sheridan Christmas art and its lways a joy to fetch it out every year:-) that for which IS thank you for as I am one very lucky lady. My tree is to adorned in some of your talent and again thankyou xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Hels, loving the papers and the beautiful floral display.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Angela x

kay said...

Loving your gorgeous frame, hope you manage to get sorted again and you have binned those dangerous pyjamas x

inkypinkycraft said...

another gorgeous make hels, and love those pine cones! must have another try myself, they are scrummy! hugs trace x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels what a lovely Xmas creation, the frame is gorgeous. Sorry to laugh but slippery PJs are a bit of a no no just like satin sheets. Great to look at and stroke, bit like fab craft papers really. Have a good session with Ellenx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I hope you had a good Skype sesh with Ellen, can't wait to see your projects.
I love this work of art today, the collage effect is stunning and the TH die-cuts are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

beautiful creation!
I made a tealight card with lots of gold;-))m
http://leikkaan.blogspot.fi/2013/11/craft-room-challenge-dt-vintage.html

Sue OConnell said...

Hi - great challenge this week. Mine can be found at

http://nwscrapbooking.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/bezie-mates.html

rachel said...

hi hels - I've made a card for your gold theme - http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/gold-at-sunday-stamper.html
big hugs xx

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Claire said...

Hi Hels, a lovely project! I'm so looking forward to your class in Feb!! In the meantime you can find my Sunday Stamper project here:
http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/paperartsy-inspired-by-jo-myhill.html
Claire x

Lisette Baker said...

Love this and love the idea of doing a new one each year. Welcome to the club of the not yet done Christmas cards. Every year I say I'll start in February, every year I have a panic at the beginning of December!
Here's my teeny canvas.
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1Yj

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