Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A good mail day!

WOW!! I got home tonight to find a card from the Royal Mail - two parcels - but rather than me having to go and collect them from the sorting office - they had left them in one of the wheelie bins - luckily it's not recycling day!! And here they are:

 Oooh,, what's in there??!
 My blog candy win from Jennie (The Artistic Stamper) - I was lucky enough to win her birthday candy - and what candy!! Thanks Jennie it's amazing... (click to enlarge for a bette view)
and these babies - you've probably seen Leandra using them here so I had to grab a quick dinner (gave up part way through, I was too keen tp play..)  OH my GOSH they are fantastic.................

Now this is my first attempt with any kind of pastels - and following Leandra's tutorial - fairly closely! this is what I managed.  Leandra, you are right, they are SOFT!!!   Obviously I need to play more, and this took only as long as a cup of tea took to go stone cold.... but I likey, I likey.  I do need some more stencils - this was the bubbles from the fish template!
Now off to do something with that tag from yesterday!

13 comments:

The Crafty Chick said...

Wooooooohooooppoo. You NAILED IT!!!!
How easy are they?!!!!!! Simples and my description of the day is LUSHLY BLENDABLE!!!!!!

TFS

Leandra xx

Netty said...

You were so lucky to find them Helen....beautiful prizes and love the oils, must get some of those. Loving how you've used them, x

Emma said...

Your tag is fabulous and congrats on winning the candy from Jennie!! So pleased for you and can't wait to see what you create with it...
Love Emma xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, a real red letter day for you and with such lovely goodies. Your first attempt with those pastels is just fab ... I can quite understand that you were too excited to eat :) Elizabeth x

Netty said...

ooh you were so lucky to find your parcels.
Loving your fab prize and loving the results of the oils, fab tag, x

Angie said...

Two posts in one day ...I happy to do one a week at the moment lol
Love all your recent tags and your journal pages but I see that you are going to have such fun with those pastels ...they are new to me ...look forward to seeing more that you create. xx

brenda said...

You soon got to work with that little lot Helen and such a lovely tag, the colours are all blended beautifully.

I can see some cog wheel stamps in the packages, they are so popular and I love seeing what people do with them, but they rather scare me. I am sure you will work wonders with them though.

B x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Pastels are a dream to work with and your tag is wonderful!!
My postie knows to leave parcels in my recycling bin too - but not on Thursdays..
x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

What a great red letter day! Enjoy!
xx

Lori said...

Wow! Very cool tag Helen, love the blending! Those colors are awesome!

Twiglet said...

Bit late doing my WOYWW rounds. Those oil pastels look gorgeous and I really like the little tags from yesterday. I am having a rest from making little frocks - I have been making children's dressing up outfits for a friend instead!! Have a good week. x Jo

Carmen said...

Ooh. Those colours are beeyoooootiful! I obviously need to now go look at what inspired your purchase, your tag is gorgeous!

Gez said...

WOW! Ooh Helen your tag ROCKS ♥♥