Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 286 - All You Need Is Love

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the fabby numerical entries for last weeks challenge... I know I says this all the time but I do really appreciate all the entries every week, makes me smile biggly to see your interpretations of my little challenge.  This week the theme is... *can you guess it?* LOVE.  To join in with the challenge 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 linky to the place you are showing your entry so I can hop over and see your creation.  If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via emailing me a small res piccie (my email can be found by clicking on my profile pic *points left*) or via Facebook, simply tag my name in your upload and I can come visit you.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 14th December 2013.


Guess what???   This is my 1750th post!!! That is one heck of a lot of wafflingtons isn't it???  And I noticed yesterday that I have 1600 followers now too... THANK YOU ALL for  your continued support!  Makes me heart happy!  


Anyways, on with my entry for the challenge.  So, the theme was going to be something else... which it can be next week actually so I shalln't tell you now... but I started making my entry and I used this stamp from Kaisercraft and it just seemed the natural thing to do... use the song title in the stamp!  And as you know, I lurves The Beatles more than any other band in the world ever... so it had to be done :O))   This piece is actually a DT thingy for Jones DT ... my December kit is a bunch of beautiful Kaisercraft 75 Cents collection papers... and the colours and designs are just so me... perfect for a spot of paper blocking right?  I cut pieces of the papers up and then layered them onto a photo frame (this is one of the *sadly* discontinued RAM frames from IKEA, I have one left now... )  I always use Cosmic Glue to stick me papers down, in fact, I use it for most things but it works perfectly for the paper blocking technique.  Once all the papers were stuck down and trimmed up, I did a very light wash of Antique White Kaisercraft paint to knock back the designs a little.  A quick zap with the heat tool and then a roughly applied layer of Glue & Seal to erm... seal the papers. 
 

The centre piece is actually a perfectly sized element from the papers, I cut it out and added a smidge of stamping to it; I made a template of scrap paper so the stamping didn't over stamp onto the edge of the paper and kept within the bordery bit.  The stamp is Windsor from Kaisercraft and I used Wendy's fabby Potting Soil Archival Ink (from her Signature Designer colours for Ranger).  I stamped the butterflies again, cut them out and edged with Walnut Stain to get rid of the white bits around the edges and then layered them over the base image.  The word is stamped with Black Archival to make it pop.  Now, I have to say, I have always been a bit of a "stamp snob"... you know, always favouring red or grey rubber and whilst I use clear stamps, I am always left a little disappointed that they don't stamp too well, they squish when pressed or don't ink properly.  I can safely say that this is SO not the case with these clear Kaisercraft stamps... I have tried lots of them and they all give perfect images... and they are not expensive either! Result!    The flower cluster was made using more Kaisercraft, the paper flowers are Sage and I added Black Marble Dylusions and Antique Green Cosmic Shimmer sprays to them to add bling.  Then I popped lots of little bits and bobs onto the design and added touches of Treasure Gold to finish off.
 


So, what you got planned for today?  I am going all "domestic goddess" and cooking a Sunday roast... contrary to what I was saying the other day on the tellybox shows, I do cook other stuff other than sausages... not much else I hasten to add but I have this tried and tested recipe from my dear MIL and whilst perusing the butchery bit in Morries the other day I spotted a rather nice looking piece of Brisket... so we are having Slow Roast Beef in Beer for dinner... I am drooling at the thought... oh and I got meself some sprouts too.  Grim won't eat them, he says they taste like "boiled farts" ... not sure he actually means that, I mean really? Has he ever tried to boil a fart I wonder... I must ask him!  Anyways, on that delightful note *you can always rely on me to lower the tone lol* I shall bid you a very goodly day and hope that you have a nice Sunday roast to scoff too!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

kay said...

This is gorgeous and we all need some love x

by Gill said...

Hi, Im new to your blog and just wanted to say how much im enjoying it. Love the sound of your roast for today, beefs my fav meat and i love sprouts too ;-)

all the best
Gill x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels great little work of art , will try and join in this week . The Sunday roast sounds rather good, and I like sprouts too Enjoy your day x

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Fab, love the colours you have used. My late Mum in law did the best roast dinners ever, and if it was brisket it was out of this world! Enjoy yours, and the sprouts, used to hate them as a child but love them now. Take care.

Lisapmac said...

Beautiful piece Hels, love reading your blog, I did lol at the sprouts comment, very much appeals to my sense of humour :-D x

Helen said...

Ooh, roast beef.... Grim's right with the sprouts, I hates them too.. Love your piece today, if I get my Christmas cards written today I may have time to join in!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Morning Hels, that is a stunning work of art, I love it. Hope you have a great Sunday, enjoy your roast dinner. How can Grim not like sprouts??? They are DELICIOUS.
PS Can I ask a mahoosive favour? When you get a chance would you add a 'follow by email' option to your blog please? I find it so much easier to remember to visit a blog if I get an email notification. Thank you muchly.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This frame is fabulous, lovely paper blocking and fabulous colours and those flowers and embellies are fantastic.
Hope you enjoy your slow roast, I don't eat red meat, and whatever I eat hasn't got to vaguely resemble what 'it used to be !!' or else I couldn't eat it ha ha. In fact I think I should be Vegetarian, I was for 12 months and then the smell of bacon changed that haha. We are going to the local Indian restaurant for Christmas Day meal, so have just been choosing, there are 8 of us altogether, and Graham and I are the only ones not having the traditional Turkey, we're having the Indian option haha.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Your paper blocking is always so impressive and I love the colours you have used on this beautiful piece. Enjoy your roast - and the sprouts - yum. Hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

A really gorgeous piece Hels...now you could have had this topic in the summer when all I was doing was making cards with this theme for a week for a local festival where The Beatles were the theme! LOL..Sorry I've not entered lately, it's that 'Christmas thing' taking over my craft life..will see what I can do! Hugs, Carole Z XX

rachel said...

stunning piece Hels - love this to bits - will need to put my thinking cap on!!!! Hope the dinner is yum! Hugs xx

ellen vargo said...

Oooooohhh!!!! It's a "LUCKY B" day! Yummmoooo!!! Have some for me! Can you make cheesy cauliflower too? :)

Linda Simpson said...

Good Evening Hels, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I love your plaque, the papers are fabulous as are your flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful as always Hels! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie C said...

http://getthejclook.blogspot.com/2013/12/rock-my-world.html

Kerry Hocking said...

Simply Stunning!
http://nellylavillecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/celebrate-valentines.html

Lisette Baker said...

Congratulations on your big news - what a fabulous opportunity and I'm so glad they've chosen you. Now I need to do some sums! Here's what I've made this week:
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-20d

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