Monday, September 12

Day Twenty ... Not Twenty a Day!

Yes people ... If I have managed to do the Maths correctly ... I have saved nearly £90 ... Fanfare please ... and possibly a drum roll ... this is my twentieth day of no smoking! Most of the time it is getting easier ... but every once in a while the cravings get really bad and I resort to feeding my face ... wearing a nicotine patch ... chewing nicotine gum and drawing desperately on a nicotine inhalator ... all a th the same time ... it's sight to be seen I can tell you ... or maybe not! Still ... no pain ... no gain ... and I am hoping that by blogging this ... I will NEVER forget ... just how hard it has reeeeeally been and in turn ... NEVER resort to smoking the evil weed again!
Righty-ho ... enough talk of cravings and now onto all things Steampunk! Simon Says Stamp and Show are back after the Blog Hop  with a new theme for this week. This time we are asking for you to Stamp and Show some Steampunk! With this in mind ... I made a card! As you can see ... I used Lord Tim of Holtz's Weathered Clock die ... you know Tim ... the man that can Pole Jump over the Atlantic in one go while counting all the fish accurately with just a smidgeon of Alcohol Ink and a Jump Ring!
The centre piece was made masking THE Wendy Vecchi's Steampunk Art stamps and the larger Tim cogs were covered with Distress Embossing powder to give them that rusty look!
So ... all that remains is for me to say ... Do join us for the challenge ... you may even win the $50 Shopping Spree at Simon Says Stamp that is up for grabs! I must go ... I am off to Olney today to get all inky with a fab group of ladies ... I think there may be some chocolate involved too :0)
Laters!

21 comments:

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, what a lovely card. I do like some of the Steampunk but when I try to have a go it doesn't seem to work. Congratulations on 20 days. Smoking is an easy thing to start but oh so difficult to stop so I have full admiration for those that are able to. Counting down the days now until 1 October as for a birthday treat my friend and I are going to be your pupils on your class at Olney. Take care, Kym xxx

Sid said...

Keep up the good work Linda....you can do it !! The art is fab !!

Angie said...

wow ...that is a brilliant card ...love all the different elements.

Well done on reaching your 20th day ...it is 3years 8 months and11 dayd since I gave up. I still fancy one on the very rare occaision but dont give in ....but I do wonder how I ever afforded to smke ... and wonder why I didn't give up sooner.lol
Good Luck xx

Jennifer Rogers said...

Well done on your 20 days! as long as nobody asks us to overcome our Tim (& Mario!) addiction, I predict we will be just fine...

Netrix said...

Love the steam punky card Linda - big congrats for kickin the habit. Great work :)

Helen said...

Keep it up!! You've obviously been so busy fighting the cravings you don't have time to blog much - but I love the card you did for your challenge this week. Hope to get time to play.

chipblue57 said...

Awesome card! You did an amazing job on it! Bravo!!

papillon said...

i have to admit i'm happy the bloghop is over... and we now can go back to how things use to be. like reading your funny words on monday morning! i missed you!
your card is awesome, you combined those elements in a way that looks perfect to me. makes me want to jump in my stash... like right now!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card Linda, love love the image and the gorgeous warm tones of your card, perfect for steampunk. Great piece of creativity. Tracy x

ellen vargo said...

Linda - Congrats on 20 days! That is incredible and I'm so proud of you! Keep going! Love your steampunk piece - 'tis FAB! Have a wonderful class at LB today - wish I could say save me a seat... I'll get there again one day.

Lotsa Love! ~ Ellen xx

Trish said...

Wonderful artwork, and cingrats on the day 20! Keep it up hun, it's worth it (I am now 7 years and counting!)

Alison Horne said...

MMM a class with chocolate ink.. I could become addicted to that.
Well done on freeing yourself from the evil weed.x

Carmen said...

I adore this card. I was just about to congratulate you on your cutting out of that clock and then saw it was a die... I must resist. I must resist.

Many MANY congratulations on the non-smoking. Stick at it - you are doing way better than me and my healthy eating. I know how hard it must be. Such a brilliant thing to do.

Candy C said...

Linda...your steampunk card is fabulous! Love the die cut layers underneath the weathered clock die with all of it's beautiful details! Love job! And...I am so proud of you for trying to stop smoking!!! 20 days of not smoking....that is WONDERFUL! Your lungs are thanking you!!! Keep up the struggle. In the end, it will be soooo worth it! <3 Candy

Linda said...

when I stopped smoking it was the hardest thing ever-years later I still think about it. But thinking about it and doing it...hang in there cause if you don't have your health you have nothing.

Jo said...

Love the colours of your steampunk card - wonder what those stern victorian gentlemen are saying, perhaps "dash it Barnaby we must congratulate our dear delightful Ms Elbourne for continuing to resist the evil depraved cravings of that new world tobacco, she really is a most extraordinary lady. Horatio I do so agree." jo xx

fairy thoughts said...

great card, I love the clock I hav rjust got it but not used it yet, I must now. best thing to stop the cravings is keep busy, that means an excuse to keep crafting
janet

Georgie Horn said...

Congrats on not smoking! Sir Tim would be so proud!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow, this piece is absolutely gorgeous my dear! I love the antique finishing with the rich brown background...it's perfect!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Dragon said...

Oh my, you clever lady... I am so pleased for you, and just think how all that money will tot up and how many more goodies you can buy!!! Will finally see you at Olney soon, yay!!!
Frankie
xx

Lynne Forsythe said...

YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...YOU CAN DO IT...!! I have faith in you....and BTW what a STUPENDOUS creation girlie!!

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