Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 305 - Wheels of Steel

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for all your grand entries to last weeks challenge.   This week the theme is.... WHEELS.   You can interpret this in loads of different ways: wheels on a stamp, a vehicle that has wheels, you could add wheels to a 3d piece,  you could add wheels to a little birdy (hey, I love doing that! Every birdy needs a set of wheels!)   To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.   Add in some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come visiting.  If you haven't got a blog/photo-hosty-thingy, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name) or by sending me a small res. pic via email.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 3rd May 2014.



My entry this week is actually a birthday card I made for our mate Richard.   Now, Richard just happens to love trains (that's why he is our friend right? No, not just cos he is owned by Jerry the Springer ;o) and when Rachel from Darkroom Door sent me this deeeeelish Steam Locomotive stamp to play with, I knew immediately that it was going to be used for my card.  HERE are the deets of how to get the stamp.   I started out by stamping the image in Jet Black Archival onto cream card and set about colouring it by squidging Distress Inks onto my craft sheet and then using a waterbrush to pick up the colour - I could have used Distress Markers but... erm... remember I tidied up?  Well, yes, um, they are... somewhere safe!



I used some of Tim's Destination papers to create some layers for the background of the card and used Gathered Twigs DI to blend around the edges, Tim's Paper Distresser (well, not his actual one, I think he may miss that lol) so scruff up the edges of the papers and a few Remnant Rubs to add a bit of interest to the papers.   The clock is from Tim's Thrift Shop Ephemera pack (I LOVE those packs... full of special ickle bits and bobs!)   I knew that I wanted to add something else to the card... but what?  Aha!  The Hardware Findings Alterations die!  Oh yesh, cut two of the long strappy jobbies (ok, they have a name but I am having a moment, can't remember it) out of Grungepaper, coloured with Gathered Twigs DI and then scruffed up with Tim's Tonic Scratchery Scruffery tool (yes, that too has a special name but again, that moment is still happening lol)  And there you have it! 




Today I am filled with joyful anticipation!  I shall be planting more seeds in the greenhouse and potting on ones that have already come up!  I know, I know, getting excited about doing planty stuff in a greenhouse!  I surely know how to live life on the edge!!!   I will pop a few piccies of the greenhouse on this week and how the plants are coming along - I have longed for a greenhouse for an absolute yonk so finally, my fingers can become green!  And on that bombshell, I shall bid you all a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking!!  TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

rachel said...

this looks wondeful Hels - looking forward to seeing the pics of your greenhouse - I love my garden! Although it has taken a back seat recently - to crafting lol xx

Cardgenie said...

Hels. Love your card today - everso manly!! Enjoy the greenhouse - at least you can't get wet in there - it's raining cats and dogs here in Bath. Glad your little seedbabies are growing - fun isn't it? Jean.x

Helen said...

gorgeous, Hels'! Looking forward to seeing you at work in the greenhouse, too!

Cazz said...

Fantastic card Hels and I was inspired to join in. My take on the challenge is here http://thecazzbar.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stamper-week-305-wheels-of-steel.html

jane gray said...

Loving the card hels. My mojo has gone on holiday again but this card has inspired my to get out a stamp set by sam poole and have a play. Jx

Linda Simpson said...

Great card Hels, loving that train!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Rita said...

Woo Woo. I love your card Hels. Please can I order some of your Inspiration. Hugs Rita xxxx

Carole Z said...

This is fab Hels..sorry no entry last week, a combo of being busy and holidaying mojo...will endeavour to get my act together for this one! :) Carole Z X

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love the card and the train is wonderful, sure your friend Richard is going to love it too. I love my garden, not got a greenhouse to potter in but do enjoy all my plants. Look forward to seeing all your babies soon. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this card is fantastic it is just right for a train lover. I know many. Enjoy the greenhouse. I look forward to seeing the photos. Enjoy the new week. Hugs Jackie

Redanne said...

I love that train stamp, nice to see one with people on, it gives a much better impression of just how big that engine is - great colouring too. I can understand you getting excited about the greenhouse, it is lovely to see things grow from seed into something edible or just plain beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, A fabulous card, your friend Richard will love it.
I hope you have had a great day in your greenhouse, I wish that I had one, it must be so pleasurable to raise a plant from seed, and even more pleasurable if you could 'eat' the end product haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bonnie McLain said...

Well you have done it again... a great piece of ART... with WHEELS.... wow I had a hard time with this one... but finally came thru... had to clean up a mess... and this is part of the clean up... LOL... Loved having to think... could you smell the smoke in the UK???

Here is where you can see my page

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/04/wheels-on-stamper-sunday.html

I love yours Hels..What a great card... luck gal to receive it... I am looking forward to this next week as well...Thanks for all you do and create... and keep us all busy doing the same...
Have a good week and have fun teaching ...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Hels and love the image. here is my take on your challenge this week:
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stamper-wheels.html
x catherine

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the card, great train! Glad that your green fingers are working well :) Take care.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Hels fabulous work hun - here s my take on the wheels theme - have a great day xxx

http://judithsadorablecreations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/crafting-from-heart-blog-challenge.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine Hels, simples this week I'm afraid! Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stamper-week-305-wheels-monday.html

Angela Radford said...

Hi Miss Inky, love the card.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Theresa Pace said...

love this card. that stamp is awesome. might be tempted to buy it.
well here is my effort for this time:http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/two-fer-day.html xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful card as always Hels, love that stamp and the colourings perfect. Heres my link

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/classic-wheels.html

Joan said...

Fab card,love that train stamp. Wish it would stop raining so I can get out in the garden, no greenhouse for me sob,sob!
Here's my card
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisette Baker said...

Love the card - perfect that you have train.
I've only well gone and bloomin' well done it and all my limbs are intact and unscarred! Thanks so much for the help and inspiration.
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2vA

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful sample Hels! Love the vintage train image! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for hosting another awesome challenge! Here's my take: http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2014/05/wonderful-lifecompendium-of-curiosities.html

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