Wednesday, 17 September 2014

How Very, Very Remiss....

...BLINKING BLIMEY AND THRICE!!!!  You will NEVER guess what I have only gone and done!!!  Go on, have a little guess... anything?  Nooo, not that, you weren't supposed to know about that (teehee)   I have... only gone and completely forgotten my bloggyversary!  I know!   It is now 7 years since I began this little old blog... SEVEN years!!!  And this is the 1871st post... that a seriously very lot of waffling isn't it?!   Over the past seven years, I think it is fair to say, I have met some of the nicest crafty buddies, had adventures in foreign lands, had over a million hits (that blows me mind I can tell you) and I have managed to share lots of inky and painty creations along the way.  Thank you to every one who has ever visited, commented, joined in with challenges etc and supported me along this crafty highway I traverse.



Today I have a tag to show you... one of my Jones' DT projects for this month, this tag was made using the delish Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs papers.  I am a sucker for anything that is black and white and I particularly loves these papers - the backsides of them have some fab black and white (well, off white, more like a vintagey white) patterns.  This tag is a Size 8, covered with a dotty and a gingham design paper with a strip of patterned paper across the middle to cover the join.  The flower is made up from Tim's Tattered Florals spikey flower, cut several times from the "front" of the papers and then layered up with a fancy button (also from Jones) to finish it in the middle.  The sentiment is one of Tim's and it is stamped on a little tag that is also from the same range - one of the extra strip sheets you can buy to go with all the lovely papers.


Today we are away to that London!  I have been longing to see the poppies at the Tower ever since I first heard about the installation and today is the day I get to see them.  Grim has ordered me a couple - I am being patient, they will be delivered after Xmas but I already know exactly where they are going to live... forward planning and all that!  If you haven't heard about this installation, HERE are all the details.  I think it is an amazing and poignant tribute to all the fallen of the Great War, I will take some photo's and pop back on later this week with them.   As ever, thanks for looking, hope you have a fab day!  TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Glennis said...

Have a lovely day - I am sure it must be an amazing sight

Pauline Wheeler said...

If ever there was a blog worth visiting it has gotta be this one
So you waffle away Hels
P xx

Astrid said...

Lovely tag, and have a great day.
And congrats with the 7 years of blogging.
Hugs Astrid

Elaine said...

Congrats on your 7 years of blogging. Hope you enjoy the Tower - I'm planning on going on the way to Ally Pally!

Jane said...

Many congratulations Hels and enjoy London x

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous tag, I think I might NEED that paper pack now... Huge congratulations on your 7th blogaversary, that is quite an achievement!!

I do envy you seeing all those gorgeous poppies, all the photos of them are wonderful. I had not realised that you could have the ceramic ones sent to you - such a lovely gesture by Grim! Hugs, Anne xx

ellen vargo said...

Happy 7-year bloggiversary! Just think, without your blog we never would have met... scary! Have a FAB time in London and take loads of pix... wish I could see those poppies, too. But I'll still have one to cherish! Have fun, hon. xxx

Anita Houston said...

Happy 7 years my friend!!! Love your work and accomplishments! Major congrats!!!

Rita said...

Happy Blogaversary Hels. Lucky you going to see the poppies at the tower. Enjoy. Hugs Rita xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Oh congrats on the blogoversary and wow to the amount of posts and waffle LOL!! Hope you love your visit to the tower to see the poppies... not jealous muchly is me.... just green around the gills!!
Love the tag, haven't seen those papers yet but I am out of touch and the loop for months now... so no surprise there!

Joanne said...

Happy blogaversary darlin
Celebrated with another wonderful creation
See you soon
Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Congratulations on seven years blogging. I hope you have a fantastic time in London. I would love to see the poppies in place. My cousin applied for and was accepted for my Great Uncle's Name to be read out in the roll call of honour for the fallen of World War I. His name was read out last Saturday and my cousin went to hear it being read. He found it all very moving. I would like to see a photo of your poppies when you get them. Hugs Jackie

Helen said...

Congratulations on your waffling - sorry, on your blogaversary - that 1871 posts of amazing craftiness then... I hope you enjoyed the poppies, they look stunning IRL (been 4 times now!)and I have also ordered one. Don't know where I'll put it yet though...!! xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Dear Helen read your post as I always do just now 7pm - and realised it was our wedding anniversary!!! Both of us completely forgot - we did laugh - but thank you - we have been married for 37 years - so think it wil pan out ok now :-)) Lovely blog and projects

carol edwards said...

Congratulations Hels on your 7 year blog anniversary. Thank you also for all the inspiration you give. Have a wonderful time in London and your tag today is fab x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging! We appreciate it loads! Hope you enjoyed seeing the poppies xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Happy blogiverssary, sweetheart, and many more!

Carole Z said...

Wow happy blogaversary Hels, congrats and thanks for all the inspiration along the way! Fabulous tag! Hugs Carole Z X

Amanda Branston said...

Congratulations Hels xxx bootiful makings as always xxx love your work xxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Happy 7th bloggyversary! Thanks for all of your fab posts over the years : )
I hope you have a great day, the poppies will be such a moving sight. I am hoping to get one but haven't thought about where it is going to live yet!
Take care

nananessa said...

Congratulations Hels and many thanks for all the beautiful posts that inspire us all xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, A very happy 7th Blogversary, and heartfelt thanks for all your inspiration.
Have a lovely trip to London, and enjoy the poppy installation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

darcydaydream said...

Happy 7th Blogerversary. Blimey, time flies when you're having fun. Here's to the next several years. Cheers!
Have fun in ole London Town.
Love from Christine in Darcy...xx

Diane said...

Fabulous colors, layers and design.

Hugs Diane

janna'scraftingattic said...

Well happy blog anniversary then Hels !
Love this project, black and white lovely contrast with the reds. Keep up the great work xxx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag, I would love to see the poppies if I get a chance. Can't believe you've been blogging 7 years, Elizabeth xxx

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