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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Time Flies!!

Morning all... - coo, you sound like Dixon of Dock Green!! - it's a special one today because it's my daughter's 40th birthday... where did the time go I wonder?? She was an emergency C-section, in the end, and they ran down the corridor!! They even asked my Pete if they should save mother or child!! He valiently chose mother, or so he always said!!! She was born on Friday lunchtime and I did not see her again until Sunday morning... but what a thrill. She was, and still is a beautiful girl, and everything a mother could want in a daughter...

So here is a card I made for her and a little plaque to keep, without the 40 on!!!!
 Papers are from my precious Tattered Time stack by DCWV, slightly altered with distress inks in worn lippy and the NEW peacock, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! What a vibrant colour and a wonderful match with the Vintaj Patina verdigris...
 This closer view shows my steampunk elements with little touches of the VP.
 This is the part of the card that gives me the title "Time Flies"... well it has flown since she was born. Positively my BEST ever gift... The clock stamps are all from The Artistic Stamper, as is the butterfly.You last saw it used on my polymer clay piece for their team blog...
 Better views of the other clocks and the cogs etc are from the lady who does ECO paints, but I can't remember her name, unfortunately...
 This is the matching wall hanging. Roughly 8"x8", I used the same Tattered Time papers but from the matte stack... I made more flowers like the ones for my TIO tag and some more TH elements to punk it up!! There is a central pont where the time swirls round and round...
 Vintaj Patinas played a large part here for the colour, and the ickle metal flowers are theirs too...
All these flowers are cousins of the ones I made for the last TIO tag... I must admit to recycling the book plate piece, but have mounted it onto a Wendy Vecci watch part, to continue the time theme...

One good piece of news to report - well for me anyway!!! - is that I can start the process for getting my right knee sorted, as soon as next Thursday... let's hope they get on with it quickly!!! Then both hips and both knees will be fully bionic, tee hee...

Thanks for coming along and looking nad Happy Birthday, Miranda
Love and Light

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

WOYWW #154 - A Symphony of Flowers Recipe for TIO

Hello yet another quick-fire, lightening fast week has zipped past me!!! If I don't hold on to my hat, I might fall off the world, it's spinning me so much!!! Go to Julia's at the Stamping Ground if you want to snoop and oggle, like me!!! She has all the answers right there. Actually, she made my week, last week, with her lovely comment, so thanks, Julia, much appreciated!!

Well, I have had some bad and some worse news again this week!! (1)The big mare had an abscess and was hobbling - clearing up now though, thanks to the vet!!!..(2) The doctor says I will prolly need an op on my right knee later in the year cos I did for it on those two falls in Feb/Mar - oh goodie, as if we didn't have enough metal bits already!!! (3) a whole load of regular carers have vamooshed, so we are back to muddle again!! - yippee, you know you didn't have enough to worry about!!! (4) I need a new boiler cos my old, reliable, goodly working one has a screw loose - not the only one around here girlie!!!! - and they can't get parts...  only had it for 35 years!!! and (5) my paws are DREADFUL in this damp, changeable weather - quite a litany, so shut up now please and show 'em what you got!!!
Same old same old at the back of the desk...do you do that, I wonder?? Have a load of stuff out all the time in roughly the same spot!! Frankly, if I move stuff, I generally can't find it again, so it's safest on the desk!!! - well, that's YOUR excuse anyway, lazy girl!!
This week's recipe at TIO, is a symphony of flowers, so I did lots of metal and paper ones, with Timmie tape for the symphonic background.... the special ingredients had to be a pinch of greenery, buttons and a butterfly or two... so that's what I offer!!
I used Graphic 45 paper and metal flowers, some Timmie buttons and some metallic, square brads.
The stamp is from Wendie Rhodes, when she had her own range... this one is more unusual because the flowers are more spikey and stylised... colour bits courtesy of my distress markers, which show up better than I thought on this kraft card tag.
A different angle shows how dimentional and textured it all is...
Now, I can hear you shouting at the screen "where is your pinch of greenery??!!" Well.... I have taken licence with the flowers, so I decided to do so with the "greenery" and I used my new-to-me flourish die with black cardstock, to represent the greenery...
The metallic flower is curled with pliers.

Oh, and those butterflies?? Well they are from an  MS punch, but could not be colourful in this setting, so they are nade from black cardstock, like the flourishes.. The ribbon was dyed using frayed burlap and black soot. So that's this time's offering. I hope Helen feels it fits the bill. BTW, I did not get a place on the Artist Stamper Creative team... never mind, my heart will mend eventually!!! I will be along to see you soon.... Have a great week.
Love and light

I have looked around and decided I would like to enter this creation into a couple of other challenge.
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - blossoms and butterflies
The Crafter's Cafe - handmade flowers and butterflies
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - butterflies kisses