Friday, 20 August 2010

I'm back!!

I have had an unplanned blogging break! Why is it that life is going along so steadily one minute then the next it seems to be trauma after trauma?? What with the recent accident involving Zaid I thought that was enough to be dealing with, BUT on no, life has other ideas - my mother in law was rushed into hospital with a suspected heart attack at the weekend. After running some tests it was not a heart attack but severe unstable angina. She has had to go through an angiogram and angioplasty this week. Thankfully she is back home now so I can get back to crafting!!!

Anyway this week over on Simon Says Stamp and Show their theme is for you to create something "inspired by Wendy Vecchi". Daunting? YES, have you seen her stuff?? I am not the proud owner of any Wendy Vecchi stamps (yet) so had to make do with what I had! Most of the stuff I used is Tim Holtz (stamps, distress inks, grunge paper, embossing powder). The really genuinely rusty key is one which my kids found whilst digging in some mud, they came running in shouting "Mum we found a rusty key for your crafting" LOL, they are well trained. The watch parts are a mixture of some I bought off ebay and some from a local flea market, this is definitely a something old and something new project which fits in with The Artistic Stampers challenge.



This weeks Gingersnap Creations challenge is to go 3-dimensional and this is certainly that! I really enjoyed making this even though I have been wandering around all week with rainbow fingers and having to hide them when at work LOL.

I am also entering into the following challenge:

Little Red Wagon who want to see an altered item.

21 comments:

  1. Lovely piece or artwork Sarah.

    Sorry about you further family issues, sometime they can seen never ending.

    B x

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  2. Fabulous piece the key was a great find the flower with the watch face brilliant love it. xx Zoe

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  3. Oh fully intended to say how sorry I am to hear about your MIL and such a relief for you all that she is back at home now. (((Hugs)))

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  4. This is beautiful. I love how inventive people without any Wendy stamps are being, this is just gorgeous. Hope your life gets back on track real soon!

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  5. A fabulous work of art,I hope your Mum in law is now on the mend.xxx

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  6. Hi Sarah me again I have left an award on my blog for you I hope you will accept it.xxx

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  7. Gosh so many people having bad news - best wishes for your family.
    Your card is fab, what a fantastic creation - I too havent seen any of Wendy's work = but love to see any new inspiration. Sarah x

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  8. This is really lovely Sarah, hope things improve for you and your family.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Truly a lovely piece. Love all the different elements and how perfectly you put them to use!

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  10. Love this! and all the vintage parts you added to it. So happy you're playing along with the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

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  11. Its beautiful sarah - love those watch parts .Sorry to hear about your mum in law .. fingers crossed she make s agood recovery
    Lisa ;)

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  12. OOOOOOHHHHH Sarah....Inky fingers are a GOOOOD THING!! teheheheh bout the great kid find...you have trained them well!!! BTW...love your piece!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

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  13. LOVING your Mrs Vecchi stylee hun... thanks for joinin in with the AS CT challenge again... oh and I do so hope that all is well at home now... sounds like you have had a week of it! x

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  14. Love it, its beautiful. Annette x

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  15. Love your project! And good for you on the "training" - my DH does the same and I end up with all sorts of things in my studio!

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  16. Hello my Lovely....first of all big (((hugs))), so sorry to hear about your MIL, i do hope she will be a lot better soon HUn, what a worry for you all, especially on top of Zaid's accident ( I hope he is 100% better now?)
    Right, now onto your magnificent creation...WOW! Its gorgeous Sarah, I love the mixed array of delicious bits and bobs you have used, especially the *found treasure* from your kids...Wonderful...xxxxx

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  17. oooh stunning piece , and thank you for joining in our new challenge at The Artistic Stamper :))

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  18. Beautiful piece! Great design! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations 3D Challenge!

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  19. This is simply stunning Sarah. Absolutely beautiful.

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  20. Great creation, love all the elements, Thanks for joining in with the ASCT challenge and good luck x

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