Sunday 10 July 2011

Woo Hoo - Simon Says Stamp and Show Top 3

Hi Everyone    

I can't believe that I have got a Top 3 place at Simon Says Stamp and Show, this was for my steampunk alcohol inks card. I am sooo excited and am waiting for the blinkie to put on my blog, but I feel it is a great achievement and a huge thanks to Linda and the team.

I haven't been about in blogland much this week, in fact I haven't been making much either. Two reasons - firstly I am really pleased to say that I have got some work for the autumn term. I have been approached by some of the schools I have been working with over the past 4 years and will be doing some work with them, but I have also taken on a short term contract for 3 days a week to be the interim headteacher of a small primary school in Oxfordshire. I have been to visit a couple of times and spent some time with the staff and meeting parents. I just need to meet the children now. It is a school I know so I am very much looking forward to being there. So I am going to be very busy with work after August and probably won't have the time to create, make and blog, but I will pop in and see people as often as I can. Where I am on design teams I am already trying to get ahead of myself to keep them going, but I may be asking for a sabbatical - we will see!!!!      The second reason for not being around is that somehow I got a stomach upset which laid me low and in fact I spent one day in bed which is really not like me - but I feel better again today and had the grandchildren yesterday which didn't wear me out too much.

So this morning I have spent a bit of time at my workbench and made this for this week's challenge at SSSS and it is ready and will be entered with only a few hours to go. But I am glad I got there.

A different shaped tag for a change, inked and stamped over. I then added the 13 red card made from a TH stamp and added a TH flourish using one from the grungeboard stripes elements. I also used the playing cards stamp from Art Impressions using stazon on tissue paper sprayed with adirondack colour wash stains. the little black plate is a plastic one and I used a white pen to write on LUCKY (cos 13 is my lucky number) and stamped over it with a text stamp and fresco finish old gold paint. Other little bits added to finish it off and eh voila.

 I hope you are manaing to find a bit of crafting time and enjoying the weekend. Thanks for stopping by today.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well- hope you feel a lot better now.
Good news re the work situation.. you have to get it when you can lol... i am sure your crafting will be a great relaxation for you after a hard days work!
LOve this tag.. fab colours
Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Congratulations on a great tag - it's no surprise that you made top 3!! Sorry to hear you've been poorly too and hope you are feeling much better now. Congratulations on the work next term too - you'll wow those kids with your creativity!

Happy Sunday


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your top 3 Brenda ! Sorry to hear you've not been well. Congrats again on your job, that's fantastic. Love your tag too ! Sue C x


Love the tag Brenda, and congratulations on all your good news (apart from the tummy bug of course)! Hope you're feeling much better now. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Congrats on the job Brenda....back to school & tummy bugs...don't they go hand in hand? lol Glad you are feeling better now. Love all the soft muted colours on the tag, and of course all the little bits and details. Hope you continue to have a great weekend, and maybe some sunshine!
Joyce xx

Irene said...

Sorry you have been poorly Brenda, glad you are feeling better. Love the tag, it's great. Good luck with the work.
Irene x

Candy C said...

Hello Brenda. So sorry you've been feeling not so great & glad you're better. Your tag for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is wonderful! Love the colors, the elements and your flourish is a perfect addition! Thanks for sharing it with us! <3 Candy

Terry said...

WooHoo! Congratulations on the top 3! I know what you mean about that excitement, it is an honor to be picked!! Beautiful tag with wonderful layers of awesomeness! Get better and I hope the tummy is better! Nothing I hate more than anything involving the stomach! Have a lovely Sunday!

donna said...

Congratulations on being a top 3 and on getting your job. Sorry your not feeling well. Get better soon. Your tag is fantastic..hugs..Donna

Debs M said...

congrats on your job and your top 3 place! Hope you are feeling much better now. x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic - well done. Hope you are feeling better now!

Netty said...

Congratulations on all your news Brenda, this must be a great relief for you. Sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope you are feeling better now.
Your tag is delicious. Take care, Annette x

DesignerDiva said...

Love your gorgeous tag Brenda, the colours really pop!
Congrats on you top 3 it was well deserved and congrats on the new job, I know the kids will love you!

Hope your feeling better now, take care

Laurie xx

Val said...

Hi Brenda

Congratulations on your Top 3 with SSS. Just an amazing piece of work.

Secondly - really good news about the work situation, really hope we will see you around in the blog world though. I just love your stuff.


Nancy said...

Congrats on the new position! And I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
Your tag's wonderful! I love all of the elements & colors!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

cheryl said...

oh hun congratultions on your new post hun you will love it,and well done on the top 3 too hun,your tag is just stunning the detail you always add is amazing,hope you are feeling better today hun,hugs cheryl x
he thank for the comment you left on my blog gave me a chuckle,xxxxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous tag Brenda, fab details.

Gem said...

I can easily believe you made the top 3 Brenda, your work is always so stunning! I love this tag, you manage to combine so many different elements yet it all still flows so perfectly :) hugs, Gemma xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations for making top 3.
Hope you'll feel better soon. Your tag looks fabulous.

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
so glad to hear you have got some work although it is shame that you won't have so much time to create!
Your tag is really loveley.
Only 2 weeks until my daughters wedding and I am knee deep in favour boxes, place cards and table plans!!!!!!!
you for all your visits. I really appreciate them
hugs sarah x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a lovely tag! Congrats on Simon Says. It is a huge achievement as so many people participate and the standard is so high but I am not surprised they loved your alcohol inked piece; it was stunning! Great news about next term but hope we can still see your creations,

Lucy x

michele said...

Sorry to hear yo have been poorly Brenda hope you are feeling much better now. Congrats on the top 3 and new job :) Love the gorgeous tag! hugs x

Sue B said...

Hi Brenda, Congratulations on getting Top 3. You deserve it - gorgeous card!

Love the Tag. Beautiful colours and love all the detail -really stunning!

Hope you feel better now and are over that stomach bug.
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Brenda Brenda have been a busy lady lol! Congrats on the top 3 (dont know why u surprised - ur work is always stunning).
Great news about the job front ...well done!
Here's hoping ur tummy is better! Excuse the text speak ..I too am under weather ...what are we like?
Love the latest tag btw (as usual)!

Sue West said...

Congrats on making the top 3. So well deserved. There is always so much lovely art work to look at on your blog.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Sue xx

Margreet said...

What a fab tag Brenda...congrats on making the top derserve it with your beautiful works...more congrats on your position at school...glad to read you're feeling better....hope you have a wonderful week!
xxx Margreet

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Those colours look stunning together, and I love the fabulous swirl!! congrats on your top 3 spot! Hugs Juls