Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 318 - A Winter's Tale

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thank you for all your great dreamy entries for last weeks challenge.  I have chosen this particular theme this week because lots of you have been telling me you are all getting ahead of the game and makin' stuff for the festive season already! Personally I like to leave that kind of thing until mid December and then hare around the shops looking for card pack *teehee*  Anyways, without further ado, the theme this week is CHRISTMAS/WINTER.  I have added the "winter" part in just in case the "C word" has you running for the hills too!   You can interpret the challenge how you like: make something festive, add in the Christmassy thing, use Winter colours, Winter stamps etc...  the choice, it be yours!  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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!*  and then pop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you.   If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or by emailing a small res.pic to me.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 2nd August 2014.

 
I headed off to Inspirations in Preston last week for a demo day - one of the hottest days of the year thus far and I was all about Christmas!  I even had a little Christmas tree behind me - I alluded to all who came to see me (thanks for coming btw!) that I may have fallen off the top of it *snort*  Anyways, I was demoing a few different products including Distress inks, Wendy's Archival Inks,  Woodware stamps, dies, mdf, shimmer paints and embossing pastes.  My tag base was created by using Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain and then adding a background stampage of snowflakes using Pearl Shimmer paint to stamp them randomly.   The NOEL is a DoCrafts mdf piece and I painted this black and then added Lime Green and Peacock paints mixed together over the top of it to make it two-tone.  The trees (Woodware) were stamped using Wendy's Tree Branch, Potting Soil and Fern Green Archival Inks... lovely jubbly, just THE perfect colours to go with my trees and my background.  The dove was just die cut using cream card and I added Sparkle Paint over it... once dried, I added Pearl and Silver Shimmer paint over the top so the Sparkle Paint is actually used as a texture paste :O)  A smidge of string finished the tag and voila, done!



I shall away now...  I had a naughty little pixie whispering in my earhole, leading me astray, last night... we have this bottle of Bacardi Pina Colada that we got in the Duty Free in Rhodes.. ohhhlalalaaa... it is LUSH! *if you see it in the shops, get it, you will loves it!* Now, I never drink... I cannot remember the last time I actually had a proper drink in fact, probably a Bailey's on New Years Eve!  Anyways, this 'ere Pina Colada is just soooo drinkable.  It is also STRONG!  We have a Magic Bullet kitchen gadgetting thing so I filled that up with ice and some of the Pina Colada mix and blitzed it.. and drank thru a straw so you can imagine how fast that was slurped!  Then Grim I mean the naughty pixie said "have another" so I did.  And then when I was a little bit squiffy, he said "have another... go on, you know you want to!" So today I have a smidge of a headache, totally self inflicted and really, at my age, I should know better!  I haven't yet dared look into the mirror for fear of what I may see... probably something resembling an old hag that has had a few too many!  On that delightful bombshell, I shall say... Thanks for looking, TTFN!

Hels x

24 comments:

Andrea Kennard said...

Nice art Hels and why not listen to the naughty pixie, naughty can be nice lol I watched the film A Winters Tale on the plane, weird film that x

Joanne said...

You make me laugh so much, thing is, that pixie lives at mine and I am the old hag!!!!!
Seriously folk, I saw our Hels make this tag and believe me that photo does not do it justice. The colours on the Noel pop and the dove feels like thin metal and is really strong considering its very thin card. The demo was FANTASTIC.
xxx

Bonnie McLain said...

You have me ROFL... you are so naughty??? NOT... love it... will be back with something... Your TAG is really delightful... love the background and the BIRD... out of sight. love it all... Glad you listened to the pixie... sometimes you have to kick off the old shoes and have fun... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

barbetka said...

Amazing work - I'm watching your blog and ....... it's so beautiful

Artfully challenged said...

This is a stunner Hels,I just can't bring myself to make anything Christmassy in Summer though :)

Hmmm so you listened to the naughty pixie.....perhaps the naughty pixie would now like to do all the household chores for the rest of the day as his penance?!

Hugs
Donna xx

janna'scraftingattic said...

Oh my !! I am sitting here with a purple face , rushing around getting this perfic for mates coming to lunch & love ... A Christmas post !!! Ha ha . It is gorgeous as usual , love your style.
Your naughty pixie has given me ideas !! I have a fav cocktail of Bombay sapphire, cranberry juice, strab liqueur and ice. Never thought about using magic bullit for ice - duh !!! Xxx

Redanne said...

I notice that Joanne says it is more beautiful in real life but it looks pretty amazing here! I love that beautiful bird, it is gorgeous!

I wonder what the naughty pixie will be offering you today..... whatever it is, enjoy it! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie McLain said...

Okay... I am back... hope you are feeling better Hels... now the sunburn... don't you know that fair skinned people can't take sun like that..??/ Man only about 3 minutes and I am cooked... bright RED... not fun... always been like that...

anyway... no stamping this week... too early for snow and Christmas... but here is a tag.. with a poinsettia...


http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/07/winter-calls.html

have a good week... and please TRY to be GOOD... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, sorry I didn't get a project in last week, been trying to catch up with myself! Hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the tag. The dove looks gorgeous with the sparkle paint. It may be hot and sunny out but I love seeing Christmas cards etc. Must start making mine! Take care.

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love the project, the dove looks so beautiful and metallic and the colours are fantastic. Glad you had a naughty night, does us all good sometimes and why not indeed.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This tag is fabulous, I especially love the dove of peace.
I don't even want to think of the 'C' word haha, I'm too busy enjoying the sunshine and taking advantage of every single second of it haha.
I hope your headache improved, but bet it was nice at the time eh !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nikki Acton said...

Missing you over at CC3C so popped over to say hi! Love this, just cant get my head into Xmas yet. Do pop over to day hi. Nikki (met at Pickwell and Sparkle Dreams recently).
http://frankieeatsworms.blogspot.co.uk/

toni said...

Glad to see that naughty pixie didn't interfere with your creative mojo! Ooops this is conjuring up a very wrong picture in my head ! Love your Christmas tag,particularly love how you have worked that fabulous dove die cut x

janna'scraftingattic said...

I managed to get a Christmas card done & it even has so e stamping on :-)

http://janna-scrappingintheattic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/christmas-card-with-difference.html

Bye for now

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week...hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sunday-stamper-wk-318-winters-tale.html

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Hels! Love all the texture! Thanks for hosting the challenge, here's my sample: http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2014/07/peace-on-earth.html

crafty creations said...

Hi Hels what wonderful work as always

My piece is in my blog

HERE

Hazel said...

My card is here x

Hazel said...

Another card here x

Hazel said...

And another here x

BarbaraW said...

Your tag is vintage elegance. Beautiful. Here's my offering: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/08/holiday-greenery.html

Lisette Baker said...

So happy to see Christmas making an appearance. Love your tag - especially those words. Thanks for the tip about the peppermint foot balm - haven't found anyone to rub it in for me yet though :(

have managed to rustle up a project for this week
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2LE

Jane Castle said...

Hmmm, I think this Naughty Pixie could come in handy. Lovely tag Hels here's my winter offering.
http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/peeled-paint-wooden-christmas-hanging.html

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails