Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Happy Christmas!!!

Gooodly Morning to one and all... and a VERY Happy Christmas to you all... may your Christmas bring all your wishes and dreams come true!  I have been busy supervising in the Room of Stash.  Oh yesh indeedily, a certain little AlfieCat decided he wanted to get Ink on his Paws and make Daddy's Christmas card.  He spent a little while mooching around Tim and Wendy's blogs and decided he wanted to make something similar to Tim's 12 Tags December edition... and add in their fabulous Frosted Film and Clearly for Art technique.  HERE is Tim's post and HERE is Wendy's *worth taking a glass of sherry and a mince pie with you when you visit cos you will be there yonks!*



So.  Alfie is a bit of an inky demon and a few weeks ago I took delivery of the new Tim Layering Stencils, Holly and Diamonds.  AND... they were still in their packets, unopened and uninked!  How very remiss of me but I haven't had a chance to sit and play.  AlfieCat is all for using up stuff that hasn't been played with yet and ripped open the packets and off he went, using Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain DI's to colour the base of the tag and filling his paw up with water and flicking it over the tag to add some distressy splats.  I did the heat tool thing to dry it, last time he went near one he frazzed his whiskers.  He then layered the Holly Stencil over the tag and used Forest Moss and Fired Brick DI's to colour.  Another zap from Mummy with the heat tool to dry the ink and then he layered the Diamond Stencil over and used Frayed Burlap to colour.


The fabby technique from Wendy & Tim is adhering Frosted Film to Clearly For Art... how cool is this!!  Die cut with the Tattered Poinsettia, Holly Brank and the sprig from the Tattered Pine Cone and then coloured with her Signature Designer Ranger Archival's in Fern Green and Geranium (and Alf added smidges of Olive to add a second tone of green to the holly leaves)  A zap with the heat tool from me to dry the Archival ink and then I did the next bit: flip the pieces over so the Clearly For Art is face up and heat until it starts to flutter... and then shape whilst still hot... once cooled, the Clearly For Art keeps it shape!  Don't like the shape? Simply reheat and reshape!  This technique ROCKS... seriously, you NEEDS to try it!  Just think, you could colour the die cuts with Promarkers/Copics, Alcohol Inks etc.  Once assembled, I added the bits of Idea-ology and the sentiment is one of Tim's Rub On's.  Alf then coloured the card base using Frayed Burlap and the Diamond Stencil so it carries the design through to the base... isn't he clever!!!???


Right, I shall away... tis time to open the pressies that are sitting under the tree.  I have no idea what Father Christmas has brought me this year!  Hope you all got some lovely stashly goodies... go on, do tell, whatcha get???  Have a lovely day everyone!  TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wishing you a very Merry Xmas Hels and thank you for all your hard work and inspiration during 2013. xxxx

Rita said...

Merry Christmas Hels. I hope you both have a lovely day. Your tag is really stunning and I do love those frosty Poinsettias. Hugs Rita xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

So much talent in one family!!! That is a stunning tag. A very happy Christmas Hels, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Astrid said...

For you and your family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs Astrid

corinna said...

very merry christmas to all. loving the tag, alfie is getting better and better!!! thanking you for 2013, 2014 here we come (cheeky or what!) hope you have had a great day, take care, corinna

Astrid Maclean said...

Loving Alfie's version of the tag and the colours of the holly are fantabulous! He is one clever little cat using the two shades of green for added depth....

Hope you had a fab day!!!

Lisapmac said...

Wow this tag is stunning xx

yorkie said...

Hells that is lovely
Wishing you a merry Christmas Hells and may the new year bring good things your way.
Theresa. Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wishing you the love and happiness that this festive season brings Hels and may it last throughout the new year.
Christmas hugs.
{brenda} x0x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels Happy Christmas to you grim and the clever Alfie cat. This is a beautiful tag love it allx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, A very Happy Christmas to you and Graham.
I love this card, I love the frosted film flowers and the inky stencilling, and I adore the new colours of ink that Wendy has produced. I want it all haha.
Enjoy your Boxing Day and I hope that Santa brought you everything on your 'list'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Hope you have had a lovely Christmas. X

nancyd said...

Morning Hels,Hope you had a lovely
Christmas and got lots of goodies
Alfie did great on the tag wish he
would come and give me a hand love
these poinsettias are fantabulous
love love love them, hope you demo
flowers like this on C&C so we know
how you done it.
Nancyd xx

Stella said...

Only just catching up with you Hels. Isn't the fab Alfie a clever little cat. Well done Alfie with your Dad's card.Love those masks must take a look.Startuing my cards for next Christmas as I was so late this year.Bought loads of stash bu didn't use it !!!!

Carole Z said...

Just having a quick blog catch up Hels..hope you had a fab Christmas, love the tag! Hugs Carole Z X

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,

Fabulous Creation from you with Happy Christmas Wishes! Thank you for all that you have given me in 2013, most of all for the introduction to your artistic world, your natural self, your warmth, humour, and generous, skillful teaching.
Christmas came up behind me this year, I have to confess; my lovely sister, Mimi was finally given peace on 11 December and I was unable to go home and hold her hand. I shall miss her so much.
The last of 56 Christmas cards were made by candle light; yes, we were without power from 23 to 26; a lovely, peaceful Christmas was spent with my family.
So now, Hels, I am having to face the awesome task of stacking stach and sorting my dining room, etc, etc, ready for January's onslaught with tax returns. Perhaps February will give some time with the melt pot; I am determined to have some fun with that!
I wish you a Great New Year with your cruise in May, Good Health, and Happiness to you and Grim, not forgetting clever, clever Alfie.
Love from Lis xxx

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