Sunday, August 16

Feeling Blue?

Beer 1a

I'm not!

And I am now going to tell you why ... This piece started life as a beer mat ... not a soggy used one but a lovely Crisp new one!

Where did I get it? Well that is why I am smiling! Most days the wonderful John goes to the local supermarket and every time he asks me if I want anything! Well on most occasions I reply ... "yes please ... a present!"

He brings me home all manner of things ranging from chocolate bars to CDs to the latest best selling novel ... he bought home Twilight before I had even heard of it!

Anyways, a few months back he says ... "I'm going Beer 1 to the Pub" to which I respond "Get me a present!" Now John hates to disappoint [I don't exploit that quality much ... honest!] There was a new worry line appearing on his forehead ... and he said "What sort of present am I going to find in the pub?" To that I responded "Use your imagination!"

A couple of hours later he returned with a carrier bag full of unused beer mats for me to craft with! You just gotta love him!

Now back to the business of the up-cycled beer mat ... this is my entry for the Sunday Stamper challenge this week ... the theme is Blue. You must pop over to Hels' blog ... her entries are stunning!

I have used mainly Wendy Vecchi stamps but I was feeling a tad guilty about abandoning the Crafting genius Mr T!m ... so I have squeezed one of his on there too and added some Idea-ology embellishments.

24 comments:

Rachel said...

wow thats really pretty

Heather said...

This is really beautiful! Love the story that went along with it!

* Shaz * said...

Absolutley stunning xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

lol @ get me a present lol.... what a great bloke Mr E sounds.
Love your style Linda. What a gorgeous vivid blue too.

Paula said...

My favourite colour....love this wall hanger!

craftytrog said...

Tres jolie! Lol! Great use of the beermat Linda! xx

Hels said...

LOL Linda....he is a truely wonderful bloke!! And....this particular pressie was a fab idea...love the shape of the mat and the art on it is ok too LOL Glad to see you haven#t totally forgotten T!m too! Thanks for joining in with the SUnday Stamper hunny .. hope you having a good one xx

Carmen said...

Oh what a good hubbie. This is (going to say it again) gorgeous - I really feel like I'm overusing that word on your blog and you might think I don't mean it but it's the first word that pops in my head, I rack my brains for more words meaning the same thing but always come back to that one... and I do mean it :)

kjjc said...

HOW DO YOU DO IT EVERY SINGLE TIME

Andrea said...

I am with the poster above, I always seem to put the same thing, but your artwork is just stunning x

Angelnorth said...

Well, his imagination didn't fail you on this occasion - fab present from the pub! Great hanger, Linda!

Juls said...

stunning!! I love the flower and the metal charm!

Margie said...

What a wonderful hubby you have! How creative! Love the blue! Very inspirational!
TFS :*) margie

Angie said...

A man who uses his brain and is careing and thoughtful ...wow you have a gem there ...even though you have trained him lol
Love what you've done.

Jennie said...

Did you get a drink too?! to go with the mats of course! Love the idea ..
xx

Chris said...

Fab piece yet again, Linda. Love the little dragonflies and the shape of the beermat.

What a thoughtful hubby you have. Mine has offered me his old golf club to alter. :o)

Anne said...

Lovely - your stamping always manages to have just the right amount of 'grunge', and yet look so clean and beautiful at the same time. Fab work!

Mole said...

I'd never have noted that as a beer mat - a great transformation!

Carmen said...

Pssst, Linda there is an award for you on my blog should you choose to accept it... it wont self destruct :P

Cass said...

This is gorgeous Linda.Love the blue shades and the little metal dragonflies.
Cass xxx

Emilie said...

I am always amazed by how gorgeous your work is!

Joy said...

Wowee it's totally gorgrous Lindda and I see good 'ol John has come up trumps again xxx

Shazza said...

this is fab Linda and your hubby sounds rather lovely too
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda ;) How wonderful John is, are there any more at home like him - just a bit older LOL. That reminds me, I'm supposed to be making a BIA book for SS and also I have some oval beer mats somewhere to alter - Just where they are though I've no idea!
Anne x

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