Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW 114? a TIO tag!

Hi all - hope you are safe and secure and not caught up in the madness that seems to have erupted in England this week! Even Sutton is preparing for possible trouble, when I came home from work on Tuesday the shops were closed early, shutters pulled down and bracing for - who knows what -  it is at times like this that I wish there was someone else in the flat.... Monday night I went to bed with the sound of police sirens in the distance - there were minor disturbances at the other end of the High Street to me, but nothing on the scale of what's happened elsewhere (thank goodness!)

Anyhow, this week I am combining my posts for WOYWW with my DT piece for Dragons-Dream Tag it On - Zoe has set us on a challenge I found really hard - the theme is Equestrian - and I couldn't find a single 'real' horse stamp at all (in any of my 1500 plus stamps...) horses are not a subject I have ever been "into" . So I totally had to improvise.

I had torn out a Yellow Pages ad for a local stables and was about to stick it to a tag - when I remembered I did have this stamp....

Well, actually two - the carousel at the front is a slightly larger version of the one that appears in the middle of the image that is stamped on the tag.  They are very old because they are by PSX who went out of business quite a few years ago now!
So, Zoe, sorry but I couldn't do better this week!

And to those of you who left comforting comments on my Sunday Stampers post on Sunday - thank you - Mum is settling in well to the care home.
Hope you have a good day, stay safe!!  Try to find time to catch some desks at Julia's!!  All being well, on various fronts, I am going to the show at Stevenage on Sunday so shopping to share next week I hope!
Edit - Wednesday am - all quiet down here!!

40 comments:

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Helen glad mum is settling in well always hard for them!! and praying for all the unrest to be taken in hand and dealt with appropriately - so sad! love the tag.. thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have been so worried about all you gals in England. I know there are troubles erupting in several cities, and High Street seemed like a street I had heard of in London. Not sure where you are, but I hope you stay safe.

Sorry to read about your mother.

Gotta' admit I LOVE that carousel with the roller coaster and such in the background!

Pam said...

Stay safe. We're all concerned and hope for a quick trip back to normal. Guess you can never have enough stamps ;) The carousel counts tho and it looks great.

Dragon said...

This is quite genious, so don't do it down... thanks for the dream
Frankie
xx

voodoo vixen said...

That tag with the carousel is lovely - and of course it has horses so you need not worry!! Hope you stay safe and sound... its not a good time and being on your own makes it worse.

sasa said...

what fab little image - just perfect... in case you are going short... I have a Dutch pretties giveaway on blog today if you fancy some colour!
Thanks for sharing your WOYWW desk today,
Sarah at 3

Sue said...

Hi hun
very scary what is going on, a gorgeous tag, beautiful image, pleased your mum is settling in ok,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the tag it doesnt looked like you struggled at all! great carousel. Hope you are feeling safe where you are and that your mum is ok.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Glad you are safe, here in the sticks we havent had any trouble yet...but Mum and DD are in London :((
Please do pop by and say hi on Sunday.. I will be in my normal place..lol we have new goodies !!
xx

okienurse said...

Been watching the news and the fires, looting, and other violence seems so foreign to the UK! Glad to hear you are doing okay and are safe. Also glad to hear your mom is adjusting and doing well! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope your mum will be settled soon, but hope you're ok too.

The carousel tag is beautiful and delicate - think it meets the challenge extremely well!

Sharne Davies said...

stay safe - and hope your mum is ok as well. love the carousel and isnt it amazing what we have and have forgotten about. happy crafting - sharne

Wipso said...

It's a worrying time for all. Hope you can stay safe with all the troubles kicking off everywhere.
Hugs,
A x

Neil said...

Glad your mother is settling in well. It can be difficult for her but also for you. Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! I'm teaching sunday so will have to miss stamparama so look forward to seeing what I missed!

Cardarian said...

Glad your mom is getting used to the home - my mom still lives on her own and I wonder how long she will be able to! I think your tag is great - you still nailed the equestrian theme!
Lots of hugs.
Cardarian

Angie said...

Love that stamp ...makes a lovely tag. Hope you are safe in Sutton....so glad I moved to Scotland from Croydon.

Janet said...

Good thinking outside the box! A jolly nice tag too. Horses don't figure in my stash either.

Janet xx

butlersabroad said...

You did a good job on the improvisation there H. Hope things continue to go well for your mum, my FIL had to go into a home in January, he has Alzheimers and was becoming difficult to handle and needed professional care. He's settled down very well and I think it's harder on the family than it is on him. Stay safe!

Hugs
Brenda 73

ElizabethR said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Mum is settling in, that must be a relief. Great tag this week, those are fab stamps. Love Elizabeth x

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm sure your Mum settling is a great help to you and your bro...both in terms of her care and her access to everything she needs, including company. As for you - if things get hairy, come and stay with us.
Meanwhile, I'm loving the PSX stamps and the tag...it's as close to equestrian as I've ever come!

akilli melek said...

had to double take at the stamp count there....I'm impressed....eh actually a bit envious, lol.
love the carousel stamp on the tag.
caroline #83

NatashaMay said...

Such a cute tag and I love the stamps. :)

Toucan Scraps said...

pretty tag

Tertia said...

Those riots are really scary. I am glad that I am on the other side of the world, but praying that all my bloggy buddies stay safe!
I don't own a horse stamp either, now that you mention it. Do you think that means I should go shopping?
Happy WOYWW

Yogi said...

thanks for the glimpse. Have a great day

Wanda said...

Well, I would never have guessed you had improvised! What a gorgeous stamp. Even the ribbon adds to the fun of the fair.
Wanda xx

Spyder said...

Love your tag, and I've always wanted a use for the yellow pages! Glad your mum's ok and that so far the chaos isn't too near you.My Auntie lives just down the road from some of it, but they've been saying that they dare not go out after dark for at least thirty years. Back then I guess the trouble was with these kids parents and grandparents Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Glad to hear it is all quiet now where you are, stay safe. Great improvisation with your tag, love the stamp, PSX did some fabulous stamps. Tracy x

Doone said...

that's a lovely tag Helen, and I hope you are feeling safe and not worrying too much about trouble,

have fun at Stevenage,

dx

Twiglet said...

Clever little tag. It will be a big relief for you to know your mum is safe and I am glad she has settled. Hope all is well for you too. - jo

JoZart said...

pleased your mum is settling and you will be able to give her so much more of yourself with happy visits, knowing she is safe and well cared for.
Have fun at Stevenage.... never made it to that show.... yet!
JoZarty x

Gita said...

what a cute carousel stamp.
Stay Safe there!!!

Lori said...

Great tag Helen! Glad your Mum is doing well, and I've been thinking about you when I heard the news on TV. Hope things are settling down now!

Kezzy said...

Love the tag its gorgeous. Glad your mum is starting to settle it must be hard. Hope no trouble comes your way, its scary seeing the news, the closest to us was 5miles away in Nottingham, its so awful to see, and it must be worse when living on your own. Kezzy x

Elizabeth said...

Not into horses either so can quite understand you not having any horsey stamps - however, the carousel is cute and those are definitely horses. Pleased to hear that you mum is getting settled into what is her new home. Hope you week gets better - the rioting seems to be on the ebb. Elizabeth x #60

Neet said...

Have not been blog hopping much lately so have only just left a message on your Sunday posting.
Yes, this rioting has been a mess - wonder what others think of us - and with the Olympics coming up!
Glad you sorted your equestrian out - not easy but I think I may have one tucked away somewhere. Love your carousel.
Hugs Neet x

Mrs A. said...

Still boggling at the thought of so many stamps. I'd be in seventh heaven with them all. Very resourcecfull of you to use the carousel. It makes a great tag. Have sent you a seperate comment on your Sunday post. Hugs Mrs A. #85.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I hope your mum is settled soon.
your tag is gorgeous.

laura #59

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love the tag and the stamp you've used on it. I've seen all these awfull things on the television last week. Hope it turns more quiet in your country and your neighbourhood.

Sorry I am so late getting around but I’ve had a two day’s craft tour. Thank’s for visiting me.
xFranka

Jen said...

Think the carousel is a great idea, great tag. Hope all well with your Mum.
Jen x