Monday, August 9

A New Day ...

SSS41608 ... A new week ... a new challenge.

I sooooo need you guys right now ... I told you all about the challenge site I had been asked to run by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp ... Well today's the day it all starts ... and I am a bit worried ... NO! ... scrap that ... I am completely terrified that no one will take part. So pleeeeeease get your challenge heads on and go and check out this week's theme "Things with Wings" ... otherwise ... what if no one takes part and I look like a right ole numpty! Yes ... I know ... but more than usual! Oh and don't go yet ...

Because not only am I spending a sleepless night worrying whether the challenge will appear on the right day at the right time and that we get some entries ... but I am also worried about my entry.  SSS51608 Does me Butterfly look like it is flying??? I do hope so ... this was one of those hard to photograph projects and the beautiful new Butterfly from THE Wendy Vecchi is in fact suspended on cotton ... I know you can see the cotton ... if you squint ... but does the butterfly look like it is adrift and fluttering mid air ... well ... maybe not quite that ... but you know what I mean!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sidney ... THE Wendy Vecchi's new spider ... Can you see him? ... embossed at the back ... in the clearing ... amidst the Lord Tim of Holtz foliage ... you know Tim ... the man that can control a raging bull while appeasing a small but angry child with just a bit of ball chain and a smidgeon of Sepia accents.

Right ... well I can't stand here gassing ... I need to get on with pacing the floorboards ... worrying about whether the Linky thing that I set up will indeed work ... or even appSSS31608ear! Who in the world thought of time differences??? Why can't Midnight be Midnight everywhere in the world??? Then I would n't have to wait and worry ... perhaps that would make a good Facebook campaign ... What do you reckon Anne? Yes I know it is not practical and someone would be eating their lunch in the dark ...  but Hey Ho ... they would soon get used to it :0)

Have a good week everyone and please please please please enter the challenge!

37 comments:

Helen said...

Yes, it appeared. Yes it all looks gorgeous. Yes I will be taking part - soon, I hope! It's going to be a whole heap of fun, I can tell.

Cheryl said...

oh linda,hun you should not be worried,as lots of people will enter and what a brilliant theme too your piece is just amazing that butterfly is fantastic,just love it,I shall be working on a piece later today hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Linda, you make me smile!! You witty lady you!
Lord tim of holtz I'm sure is very proud of you, love your work, butterflies are fluttering and look lovely.
Tfs on a dull Monday morning which you have just brightened up!
Jeanette

Elaine said...

Love your butterfly box. What a surprise to open the box and find all that inside. Lovely colours too!

Lia said...

Hi LLoE! I'm SURE you don't have to worry, you'll have lots of entries!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, this is ... A-MAAAAA-ZING Linda, I love the floaty butterfly, can't see no cotton ;o)) And I loooove Sidney even more... and I am a little bit Peeled Paint that you have new WV and I don't!!! Think I may have to come and inspect this one closer LOL
I am going to join in with the challenge without a shadow of a doubt... and I bet everyone else it gonna too... your DT is perfect and I can't wait to hop off to see what they have all made... so I will .. erm.. hop off now LOL

TTFN xxx

Kathy said...

Fab stuff Linda.
I'll pop over and see your new challenge wotsit right now (got to be better than doing the h.work ;-))

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is amazing! WOWSER!!!!!!!!! looking forward to joining in this week, hugs mandyxx

Rosie said...

O wow that box is sooo COOL! Love the spider too. Now you would pick this week to ask me to do a challenge ... just when I'm meeting myself coming back!! Leave it with me ...

LynneForsythe said...

I LOVE YOU....and it ALLLLL is AMAZING!!!

Jackie said...

Linda, this is just fab. I love all the detail inside your box - it must have taken you ages. Brilliant!

Terry said...

Hiya sweetie, just LOVE your butterflies....I am totally in love with this butterfly...and hope that one day a beautifull butterfly like this one is going to flutterby my house and wants to stay here....THanks for your amazing creation. Big Hugs Terry xxxx

Lorraine A said...

FANTASTIC creation Linda :-) totally fabulous ! I love the spider too ,, sooo cute and the butterflies are beautiful :-)
don't be worrying ,, am sure you will have loads of entries and I agree about the time difference ,, what a faff ,,, would be much better if we were all the same LOL :-)

You have a fab team ,, am sure the challenge will be a HUGE success :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous, am sure you have not a thing to worry about.
Annette x

Lori said...

Stellar piece, Linda, of course, I'm lovin' all the Wendy-ness goin' on here! lol! I don't think you have to worry about anyone entering the challenge, it's only 7:30 a.m. here in the US and there are already several entries! I don't know why I just told you that, you can see for yourself, I'm sure....rofl.... it's gonna be SUPERB!

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, the more I look at your beautiful artwork, the more detail I see. This is amazing. Wondering how you got the metal pieces so red? With alcohol ink? It is such a brilliant beautiful color. So happy to be working with you on this fabulous team.

kim-paperbabe said...

Tee Hee... God Bless you Linda, all your worrying, Well Mr LInky came through NO PROBLEM, I might have scheduled my post for an hour earlier but not sure it would have made a great deal of difference oops!!!
Anyway totally stunning piece, I love your vibrant colours and I could spend the day looking at all the wonderful details, the butterflies are beautiful!!!
So great to work with you on this team!!! BiG HuGs Kim :)

kath said...

no worries lovely lady...there will be loads of entries....and I am off to have a play making mine right now...and as usual yours is a work of art....hugs kath xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Linda your work is just so brilliant!! The colors are vibrant and GORGEOUS!! I just love Wendy's butterflies:)

Your inspirations at Simon Says Stamp are off to a “flying” start!

*mwah*
Steph

Amy said...

Linda I am sucha fan of your work, and yes that butterfly most definitely DOES look as if in mid-flight.... :) I am positive you'll get lots of participation with your challenge!

Julia Dunnit said...

No, yes yes and it will. I'm sure. I will honestly have a go, but by gosh, don't expect the sort of beauty that you've made, OK?!

voodoo vixen said...

Well, it worked and I am sure lots of peeps will enter the challenge, so stop worrying! I would play too... if I could... but the stash is still in boxes in an unfurnished basement!! :(

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo this is lovely :D
Loving the challenge blog :D
J xx

Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic piece of art Linda, don't know why you are worrying everyone is really excited about this challenge. I will be entering, in fact I need to get started LOL. Enjoy. Tracy Evans x

MAGPIE said...

wow what a wonderful challenge Linda... you do yourself proud..
well done to your work... love it.
Sharon x

Gez said...

Gorgeous inspiration Linda. Just love the spider... didn't think I would ever hear myself saying that!! Good Luck with the new challenge blog.xx Hope to play soon. :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You're a riot, Linda! No need to worry, though, this challenge blog is going to be one of the biggest around, I'm certain of that!

Your project is totally fabulous. I'm still in awe of all the gorgeous elements you have created here. I need some lessons on how to color grungeboard. Will have to do some blog surfing to see what I can learn and you have set the benchmark pretty darn high! So happy to be a part of your wonderful DT!

nessy said...

as always amazing creations from you ~sure every man and his dog will take part in the challenge
vanessa xx

ScrappyPam said...

Wonderful project - love all the bright colors!

And I don't think you have to worry about the challenge blog, either.... ;)

Val said...

Just AMAZING!!!!
Hugs
Valxx

Terry said...

The butterfly partially covering the face, gives such a mysterious feel! Love all the elements!

Angie said...

What an amazingly creative creation ...love it ... it feels so real

nicoleqmullen said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I hope you get around to your Ikea mirrors soon. PS: I love your project for the Simon Says challenge blog, the colours are amazing :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv your art, you worry, have no fear....everything is working and we all know about the new SS blog! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Basement Stamper said...

What a great piece of art!!! Love the butterfly on the front and your challenge site is great, it's definitely a hit I'd say!!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow what a fabulous stash of chipboard Linda! Love your work - the butterfly project is amazing. Thanks for taking the time to peek at my messy desk!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, this is gorgeous!!!
I'm going to love this new challenge blog!
take care
hugs & blessings!

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