Monday, October 24

Browned Off!

Mornin' All! A new week already! Can you believe it?
First things first ... smoking update for you all ... I have now completed two whole calendar months of NOT smoking ... I don't wanna tempt fate or nuffink ... but I think I may have cracked it! I say cracked it ... I am well aware I cannot be trusted anywhere near a cigarette ... EVER again ... I kind of know the urge to light it up and smoke it would be just toooooo great ... but the truth is ... the cravings are very few and very far between now and I look at least 20 years younger than I did ... In fact I got mistaken for a 14 year old the other day :0)
It is indeed Monday ... which means there is a whole new theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... this week ... it is ... One Colour ... Any Colour! I went for brown! I love brown and I love crunching through brown crispy leaves on a frosty Autumn day ... mind you ... the weather is so mild here at the moment there is still a lot of green.
I used Brushed Corduroy to colour  my upcycled beer mat ... THE Wendy Vecchi stamps and some Lord Tim of Holtz Idea-Ology. You know Tim ... the man that can talk to Giraffes in their native tongue while taming Bengal Tigers with just a blending tool and a jump ring.
Usual rules apply ... so if you want to win a $50 Shopping Spree at the fabulous and humungus Online Shopping Site which is Simon Says Stamp  ... you need to play along!
I must away!
Laters!

18 comments:

Zeffy said...

Linda well done....I mean about the ciggie thing...your work is lovely as always,brown is a good colour,i like...

Helen said...

I love that you are back to your beer mats!! It looks fantastic. Not sure if I will get time to play this week either (you know why!) but if I can, I will....

Sid said...

Fab monochrome creation !!

Elaine said...

Great project Linda, I loves the browns and it fits the autumn feel right now. Well done on the non-smoking front - it is brilliant and you should be really proud. Elaine xx

Candy C said...

Linda, your brown piece is lovely. And many congrats on two. On this of not smoking! That is quite an accomplishment. You need to give yourself a huge hug and a pat on the back! Hugs, Candy

Candy C said...

Linda, your brown piece is lovely. And many congrats on two. On this of not smoking! That is quite an accomplishment. You need to give yourself a huge hug and a pat on the back! Hugs, Candy

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely use of browns - aren't they gorgeous to work with, but it's never easy to work with one single colour. Congratulations on the not smoking - hope you last out. I really must try again. Managed 9 weeks last time then something happened and I reached for one... I was doing so well! It's not easy so well done, you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! 2 months is absolutely brilliant, well done you! And well done on this lovely brown masterpiece, gorgeous. Happy Monday! d x

Marjie Kemper said...

Huge congrats on stopping smoking. I know how hard that is and admit that even after nearly 15 years without one, they still call to me at times. Hang tough!

Your Simon Says piece is fantastic. Love all the rich texture especially the cool butterflies!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love your hanging Linda, especially the warm rich tones, I love the browns and the beads on the butterflies bodies, lovely touch and beautifully executed. Well done on the smoking front, keep it up. Tracy x

Dan said...

Funny, I was brushing my corduroys just yesterday and they weren't this colour at all! :) I love the warmth of this piece Linda, and I am a total copper junky so I was always bound to like it!

Elfcrafts said...

congratulations on reaching 2 months, keep going your hard work will keep showing. Gorgeous project, I love the butterflies xx

Hilda said...

A million congrats onthe no smokin thing Linda - the fact that you can face the urge and deal with it mean you have finally won the battle!!! ~ That eveil urge will tempt you forever - believe me, I know after 20 years, it still tries to creep in!!! Well done you!! Lovely work today too,as always xxxxxx

Angie said...

Great to see a beer mat again ...love brown too.
Well done on the ciggy front ...just think how terrible smokers smell and you did too ...that helped me ...I had no idea that me and the house smelt so bad ...now its only the cats lol. It is 3 years and 10 months for me ...I cant believe I ever smoked and wasted so much money...but about twice this year I have fancied/needed a smoke ...but I haven't given in ...Keep strong xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a beautiful wall hanging!! I really love the shape of the piece and the way you laid out the sentiment! Fabulous!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Doone said...

I gave up seven years ago, and only very very occasionally do I get taken by surprise by a sudden desire for a Marlborough Light
such a distinctive smell.

if you don't quit this time, you can always know that this time you did it for two weeks and next time try three,

it took me four goes to get to seven years.

nicotine substitutes help when you want one real bad in the early days.

and remember the cash savings,

well done, stick with it,

Dx

Marie said...

I love those beer mats! Kind of simple yet really effective. Those little Tim Holtz word charms are so cute.

Marie x

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Nettie said...

Pleased to see you haven't lost your touch whilst I have been AWOL! and good on you for quitting the weed - you will be much better without it (and think of all the crafty stuff you can buy with cash saved;o)
Take care, Nettie - now settled in Norfolk x

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