Wednesday, 23 June 2010

WOYWW today? My Sunday Stamper challenge!

The last week has flown by in a flurry of World Cup games and now Wimbledon tennis too!! Needless to say, I have done very little else than sit in front of the TV.

On my workdesk this week is another pre-birthday present to myself (it's this coming Saturday, and like Kay last week I will be 51.... not sure where the years go, I really can't explain; it only seems like yesterday that I was 40).

Anyhow, ever since I discovered Cuttingedgecrafts where I got my Big Shot, I have been sooooo impressed with their service - next day delivery - free postage - usually less than RRP prices - that I have gone a bit mad (and the credit card bill arrived today, oops!!  Good job I live on my own and there's no-one to moan at it).  This lot, I ordered at 7.30 in the morning (Monday) and they arrived at work on Tuesday.

Sorry, where was I?  Oh, yes. Today's goodies - another of the Tim texture fades - this is the checkerboard and cracked set, not used them yet (give me time, give me time) and a couple of distress powders and some ideaology bits - washers. and a refill for the tiny attacher I got last week, because I realised the 100 that come with it probably won't last long and I'm bound to run out when I can least replace them.   (The tag is a WIP with some distress paint.)
Hiding under the texture fades is a silicone rubber mat which I needed to be able to make this -

My Sunday Stamper challenge for Hels.  When I was at the Craft Barn I bought a Kabuka mold that I knew I'd be able to use in the Big Shot (to save all that refining etc) if only I had the silicone rubber - they didn't seem to understand what I wanted when I asked if they had them at the CB) .  Anyhow I used the "time" side of the mold on some metal which I've coloured with alcohol ink, the tag is rusty hinge and the stamps are all Paperartsy.   The challenge is to use metal and stamping, so that's ok then! 
Now to let you in on a secret.  The metal is actually the barn red from TSS but I didn't think it through and put it the wrong way down on the mold so the red side is back to front. Hence the disguise with the alcohol ink on the aluminium side!!! Don't tell anyone how stoooopid I am, will you?
Now, this Wednesday is England's last group game in the World Cup and I've been told I can leave work to come and watch it, so I don't suppose I'll get to visit you all until a lot later - but I will be there! 

And if you've read all this garbage and thinking what the heck is she babbling on about this time?  pop over here and Julia will tell you all about it. I know I am meant to be keeping it brief, sorry!
See you next week - when it will only be 3 days to the Newbury show - my second favourite after Ally Pally!! I can't wait.  Anyone else going?

61 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous work, love it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have no idea what a kabuka mold is, but I really, really love the time side of that mold and how well it took to metal.

If you could see all the mistakes I've made this past week, you would NOT think putting the metal in backwards was a stupid thing.

Good luck with your country's team. I know you gals are pretty stoked over the World Cup. Happy WOYWW

Lynn Stevens said...

Love it! I don't have any kabooka molds yet but I'm picking up some of tims tomorrow , Great metal work!

Julia Dunnit said...

You're way ahead of me..I've not heard of Kabuka..and tobe honest, I don't know if I can afford another slippery slope!! I have the same folders (unused - so hurry and show me what I could do!!)
We too have watched a lorra footie - as for this avo..got butterflies already!! Happy returns for saturday gal.

Loopylou!! said...

wow helen, that tag looks awesome, will be checking out the cuttingedgecrafts linky too thanks hun, hugs lou xx

Leanne said...

Love your challenge piece of work - its stunning!

Your purchases are fab as well - can't wait to get back to the UK to go craft shopping!

Hugs
Leanne xx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday for saturday, luv your new goodies, it is a great site,gorgeous tag, have good day, sue,x

Craftyideas said...

Happy Birthday. Love your tag its gorgeous.

jude said...

The tag looks beauitful hun just love it .Dontknow what the kabuka mould is but hey im sure you would love to tell us next week.Happy Birthday for Saturday.Just hope england play Football today or else they will be on the plane tomorrow ......no surprise there then..lol
Have GREAT DAY
HUGS JUDEX

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lots of lovely Tim goodies there! I am still waiting for my texture plates to arrive and I ordered them about six weeks ago! (I did know it would be a wait though but now I am getting rather impatient!) and I havent ordered them from Cutting Edge Crafts either - maybe I should have done! Absolutely love the tag I so must play with the metal I got last year at Hobbycrafts at the NEC - I think you have inspired me to have a play with it later!

Julia Dunnit said...

Had to come back to say how smiley I am at seeing your WOYWW AC in the frame - insane, huh!!

Tracy Evans said...

Happy Birthday for Saturday. Love all your purchases and your tag looks great with the metal. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

TinaB said...

ooohhh those folders look interesting, want to see more :-) x

carlytheprincess said...

That tag is gorgeous! Well done honey x

tkelli said...

new stuff, how exciting!!! I love your tag too! xo

Wipso said...

Not being a paper crafter I don't know what a lot of these wonderful tools do but I really love to see all you do with them :-)
A x

minnie_mac said...

Lovely goodies on the desk, and a great tag.

Marilyn

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your tag and your new goodies!

hugs m xx

Carmen said...

Blimey you did surprise me there - I never would have put you at nearly 51! Not in a million years! (Hope you don't mind me saying!)

I actually watched and enjoyed yelling at a footie game last night the one between Greece and.... well the one between the blues and the whites! *g* I may even watch the England one today with OH who went to work at silly o'clock this morning so that he can get home to watch it :P

Love your time tag and especially the sentiment on it. I often wonder what you do with all these tags - are you putting an album together or having them on your wall?

Nancy said...

I love the tag you have been working on....and all your purchases sound yummy.

KS

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous SS piece Helen :-) I must get some of those Kabuka moulds when finances allow - mine are low 'cos I paid for my hols (with DD and family) last week. Ooh love all your goodies and Tim's Texture Fades are also on my list hehe
Anne xxx

joey said...

Hiya Helen

oooooh I must must get me some tim holtz folders they look fabby, gorgeous creation I love that colour

Joey.x

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB tag Helen, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper.. I NEEEED that mould, and I neeeeed it now LOL hugs hun xx

secret scrapbooker said...

Great tag, love the metal "time" piece :0)
Kate x

Cheryl said...

oh really love that tag its brilliant love cheryl xxxxx

scrapcat 1 said...

love the tag but some of the terms you used are double dutch to me, I take it it's all altered art and distressing, not fr me but I do like to look at it, love the folders and can't wait to see what you do with them

Chrissie said...

Fabulous tag and I love the look of all those delish new goodies too!

Glen said...

I loved the snoop Helen. *Ü* I have learned something today...a Kabuka mould at that. Love the tag and to be honest...if you hadn't pointed it out...who would have guessed?! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~ COME ON ENGLAND! LOL.

Heather x said...

ok, I think you need to do a tutorial on moulds and what you use a silicone mat for because I am stumped lol.
Love the tag hun, its beautiful :0)
We are a family of tennis fans, don't like football.
*hugs* Heather x

Milliesmarvels said...

Great tag, I am hoping to go to the Newbury show too :-)
Jane
x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous tag, great desk this week! hugs Heidi xx

Stressed Stamper said...

fab tag - not heard of the mould - stunning though

Darcy said...

well I love it just the way it is, and nobody would ever know about the other side. Mistakes in art are never mistakes, they are just creative personalisation.

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful stuff as usual Helen, love the new items too. Hope you have a fabby birthday.

Hugs
Brenda

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Helen-since I put my QVC on my credit card instead of my debit card I've been a bit more spendy culminating in yesterday when I wasn't going to buy anything until I bought both colourways of versamagic inks-I needed both!Must stop in spite of the necessity to own all those Tim folders. Use it all says a voice in my ear! Hugs BettyXXX

Linda Elbourne said...

You have great taste in stash :0) Enjoy the footie ... c'mon England!

Dawn said...

Hubby is watchng the game as I type! I usually like to keep him company however this s a busy day isn't it lol love yr tag I must join in Hels play time too

Love Dawn xx

Pam said...

Nice goodies, I saw those texture plates when I was ordering my extra long cuttlebug plates yesterday and thought they looked good so will be watching what you do with them. The paint chart samples on my desk aren't very interesting they are what the bride gave me last week for clours on her invites. Hugs pam x

craftytrog said...

More lovely goodies! I'm a fan of that website too Helen! Your SS tag is fabulous, I bought that mould at the CB too! I won't tell anyone what you did with the metal! Lol! x

Bee said...

your 'time' piece looks gorgeous as does your tag.

xx

Georgia said...

Hi Helen!
I love your goodies! The looks so lovely! I love your sataurday stamper challenge! It is really good!

Ikki said...

Love your latest work, and is great to find alternative ways of doing thing, SO THE MISTAKE, a clever experiment! ikki

Jingle said...

Very cool tag! Any desk with Tim Holtz hardware on it is a happy desk in my opinion! HA~!

kayc said...

Happy Birthday. Your tag is gorgeous! Kathleen x

Glen said...

Awww...thank you for the sweet compliment Helen. You are my lifelong friend - forever! It's a biggy for me this year! Eeek! I shall be having a countdown to it soon! Dunno about 80 odd tags though...a bit much! LOL. *Ü* ~Glen~

brenda said...

Hi Helen,

Well we did it, just, not good on the blood pressure though. Can;t imagine what it will be like if we get Germany Sunday.

Happy Birthday for Saturday, it's my hubbs that day as well, then mine and our Grandsons Sunday and if that was not enough in one go, Grandaughters the next day. Expensive times. I'm 39 again by the way, didn't like the one you have coming up.

Just had a little mooch round your r ecent posts, I really am a bad blogger missing so much. Everything looks great though, I do love your style.

B x

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Helen,

Two posts in one day!!!!! Love your tag and card. Glad you got the clock Kabuka....it's one of my favourites, you'll have a lot of fun with it, I promise.

Happy Birthday for Saturday.

Lin x

Lothian Crafts said...

Lovely tidy desk and great stash on it. I love your tag.

Lori said...

Oh yes, need to get that mold. Lovely tag, just awesome! And, had you not mentioned it, we would never have known that was really Barn Red. Looks GREAT! Another stamp show???? Didn't you guys just have one over there???

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Lovely new stash....and I've put the metal through my bug the wrong way loads of times so two stupido's together...hehe!!

xx

PS loooove the tag!

Kathy said...

Your desk looks fab as always
Love that tag what glorious colours

Cutting Edge Crafts are just the bizz aren't they?

Linby said...

Fab tag and I love the look of that fade folder.
Linbyx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh yummy! Yummy! Love all your new stash and love your make! Kim

Paper and Ribbons said...

The tag is absolutely gorgeous, and I would have been none the wiser that you put the red on the wrong side!

Kay said...

Fabulous tag! Can you beleive how daft I am.. I forgot it was Wednesday! I mean, I knew it was but forgot what I was meant to be doing... must be my age! Make the most of your final few days of youth my friend, LOL

Foil Play said...

Some lovely new stash (I like Cutting Edge Crafts too) and a gorgeous tag - love your blue card above as well :-)

Sarah said...

Loving your new stash and that tag too - a happy accident

Phree said...

Nice spending! Have fun with your new goodies. Love your tag for Sunday Stamper.

craftimamma said...

Lovely goodies on your desk. I have those two texture fade folders (as yet unused) and the tag is gorgeous. I have the mold and that is definitely well used. I love it for mens cards!

Lesley Xx

Spyder said...

Love the fabulous tag,Kabuka? no, have no idea what that is, but as usual must look into it, in case it's something I must have or do!
(lyn)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Mmmm I am like a lot of others and need the mold thing explained. Off to google it now as the result is stunning, thanks for showing us your desk, Hazelxoxo