Monday, September 26

Men Only!

What a wonderful weekend I had demoing at the Big Stamping Show at Ally Pally! Great to see so many friendly faces over the weekend ... some old and some new ... and I got to spritz, spray and generally play all weekend ... What could be better than that!
I ache like an achey thing though ... all that standing and bending and blending and chatting sure does make you ache!
Oooh Oooh ... Get this ... The month is over and I still have n't smoked  ... so right now I am feeling mighty chuffed with meself! I won't lie ... I could still kill for a smoke ... but I won't ... I would n't dream of putting myself through all this withdrawal again!!!
Now all I need to do is get back to blogging regularly and we will be sorted :0)
Anyways ... back to the job in hand ... it is Monday and that means a new theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show and this week it is Men Only!
I made a humungus tag ... coloured with Shabby Shutters stain ... Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink ... spritzed with Herloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist and my men are Lord Tim of Holtz! You know Tim ... the man that could demo for an entire year without taking a break while water skiing without skis with just an Ornate Frame and a Paper Piercing tool!
Simon Says Stamp is the site sponsor and a $50 Shopping Spree is once again up for grabs ... so do join in if you get chance!
I must away ... we have people coming to view the house later today ... a Doctor know less and his lady wife ... so I need to sparkle the family silver in time for their arrival!
Have a great week everyone and if blogger is playing nicely pray tell what exciting things you have planned this week ... and if no excitement is awaits you ... well make summink up ... who would know anyways!
Laters!

23 comments:

Helen said...

Superb tag, Linda. It was great seeing you again on Saturday and having a chat. Hope your viewers are nice and like your house! Perhaps you could give them a quick crafty demo!

Angie said...

So love the finished effect you have created.
So glad you had such a great time 'playing'at Ally Pally.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Linda - great job on the tag of course, huger great job at Ally Pally and fab ginormous good job at kicking the weed..it's been about 27 years for me..and every now and then......but you're so right, the cold turkey just isn't worth it!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

great tag, and good to see you :)) Thanks for the loan, hope the stains come out LOL!!!
btw my feet are kiling me, and going back to bed right now sounds like a good idea! see you soon
xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful tag, love the colours and I'm a sucker for a flourish!Great work on the weed too.

Alison Horne said...

Sorry you are all blended out, but enjoyed your demos at Ally Pally.
This week I shall mostly be.......................joining Tim Holtz at the captains Table on his crafty cruise, then Hiding In Hels Sheridans Suitcase[where she's left space for Cheetos] ready to join her on her trip to the states for afternoon tiffin with THE Wendy Vecchi. She will give me all her stamps and Art Parts, then i will return to Blighty to drop by LB crafts for my free complete set of Pan pastels and wait for the the artsy crafty weekender.x [OR i might go to work.]

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this tag Linda! What stamp did you use for the flourish? And what ink did you stamp with to get the white portion of the flourish? Love how that turned out!

Nancy Wethington said...

OK, now I see you used the Shabby French set. Have to see if I have that one, otherwise, your project just made it a *must have* for me.

Candy C said...

Hi Linda. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I love the background colors and then the text and flourish stamps you added in the black and white are stunning! Love the two sets of steampunk men! I've not seen that before and it's amazing! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Linda, I love the peeled paint in the background, works so well with the masculine images, again lovely depth of colour. Fabulous tag. Well done on the smoking front too, I know how difficult it is as my dad has given up this year after 52 years of smoking, so great achievement. Tracy x

Ellie said...

Gorgeous!

Georgie Horn said...

I always enjoy your blog and Sir Tim sliding into the picture always makes me giggle! Come get you some puddin n pie...(instead of a smoke)

http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/09/monday-is-lame-way-to-spend-17-of-your_26.html

Lynne Forsythe said...

Once again my FRIEND....you have created a "MANsterpiece" just love all the stampy ~ inky goodness goin on ~ on your tag!!!

whyducks said...

Oh well done, it is not easy giving up smoking I know. A great tag too! Good luck with the house sale, I hope you have somewhere good to move to that you can be very happy in. keep inking, it keeps the fingers busy!

Siobhan Brignull said...

sorry I missed you at Ally Pally hun, so great one month no smoking, you really do get over it and it's no fun smoking now always out in the cold, LOL x

Gillian .... said...

Hello lovely lady, Missed not being down for this Ally Pally, but with Dina class soon need to save all my penny's, bet you were beavering away showing everyone the delights of THE Linda Elbourne's work:) Loving the colours and the background stamps with my fav gents too , brilliant as always. Good luck with the house viewing, fingers crossed. A whole month ... you are a star. Sending lots a love. xxx

Jo said...

Love the colours, all greeny browns - possibly sub conscious nicotine colour inspired, perhaps th emen are all in their gentlemans club puffing away on huge cigars! Me this week I shall be smiling a LOT as it's the start of term at Uni!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I really love this piece, Linda! The greens are so pretty and the men look so sophisticated ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marjie Kemper said...

It's a beauty! Love all that gorgeous stamping and the colors are divine.

SunnyB said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for demoing at Ally Pally for my daughter. She video-ed u and now I can watch your demo as I was watching Lin Brown at work. The tag you gave her was in a colour scheme that I would not have tried but the yellows and browns and cream work so well. Well you do it great not sure about my attempts. Thanks again. Sunanda

Sarah said...

Always a feast of yumptiuos colours and stamping around here. Love the flurry of chaps too. Hope the house thing goes well - a doc huh? - keep dropping the 'I've stopped the baccy' hints, and you might strike a deal. No gossip today - on a quest to conquer some project deadlines and attempt some hoovering, such is my life. See you soon - coming to the ranger workshop...just warning you.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey hunny... I take my hat off to you... and am so proud that you have given up the evil weed and you are sticking to it... any hints?? lol Tis time you got back to blogging more cos I am missing your posts and art.... take care XX

Crafty mop said...

Hi Linda I love this tag ..and am happy to say booked another class with u....lots of inking can't wait ....on the smoking just think of all them crafting goodies you can buy .... Well done it does get easier :-)

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