Hi there peeps and Happy Friday to all xxx
Today over at the Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge, it’s the first one of the year and the turn of Team B
This week it’s our Special Monthly Challenge with the theme of
and there is an option of Happy New Year and/or use something new on your project.
There is a fabulous prize as well …..
… of a Simon Says Stamp $25.00 voucher.
… I went for a new stamp.
I used one of the Tilda’s from the new collection. She is very sweet but I am not sure that I like her barnet like that. This maybe because I have bad memories of having a similar hair do when I was a teenager – more later!!!
So old curly Shirley here was coloured with Copics in these colours -
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, R11, R20
Hair - E35, E41, E42, E43, E50
Clothes etc - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, E41, R11, R32, R85, RV0000, RV00, RV10, RV29, YG03, YG95
I had a fiddle with the bloomage here and it’s a bit mix and match which I kind of like.
The main flower is for a Marianne Design Creatables die but I don’t know which one (doh!!) and this was topped with a rolled flower. Then I threaded a small ivory aster through a small paper flower and added some 5mm closed rosebuds - the asters and rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts
I wrapped 2 lengths of 25mm white flat lace around the centre panel to make one really wide piece – you can’t really see it in this pic – and then wrapped a piece of 15mm Heliotrope No 7 Berisford Satin ribbon round to hide the join :)
You’ll notice that the sewing machine was hauled out again but don’t worry sweet peeps cos I will get bored of it soon lol!!!
It wasn't the only ‘happy accident’ on this card – the image was matted onto some lilac card and I stitched the edges, but made a cods of it so it was trimmed down and now has no mat behind it nor any stitching!!!
That accident wasn’t happy at all :(
So there’s the old card done.
Now why I have got a bit of a downer on old Tilda’s frizz then?
Well, it’s because of these here ….
… they are the Hair Bear Bunch,
When I was just into my teens, I had very long hair, past my bum, and I pestered my Mum to let me get it cut into a feather cut, which she reluctantly let me do (she cried when it was chopped off, aww). Anyway a year or so later it had grown a fair bit and I then decided that I wanted a curly perm – very Kevin Keegan!!!. And bless her, she let me have that as well. I liked it for about 10 seconds and realised it was a big mistake, but I brazened it out and went to school the next day feeling slightly concerned about what my friends would think. Well the girls were fine – they must have felt my pain, nay shame lol!! But the boys had a field day – they were so nasty and they kept calling me Hair Bear. I didn't know why, but then I went and found out and have to say that they were right – cry cry :( I was the one on the left btw lol!!)
Anyway I was mortified and ended up so unhappy with it that my poor Mum paid for me to get it straightened again (or relaxed as they called it!!). I will never forget sitting in that hairdressers for ages with this gunky stuff on my hair which smelled of depilatory, puke bluh!!!
So on that lovely note I’ll say toodle pip and see you soon if not sooner.
Have the fabbiest of weekends and hugs to all xxx