Tuesday, 1 December 2015

T stands for - There's a lot going on!

I'm getting here early for the tea party today as I am going to be partying myself this afternoon - one our friends is 95 and is throwing a tea party! She is such fun to be with and regularly wins both games at our Friday Night Scrabble sessions (there are usually 7 of us)
Elizabeth and Bleubeard are the hosts of the party here and invite you to share your drinks every Tuesday at any time of the day! 
So first of all my drink…coffee of course!
I really must try to remember to photograph my drinks and file them where I can find them!!! This is from our trip to the Reghed Centre at half term with my son and GKs.
I showed you the butterfly girl before but here she is again!
It's also time to show you my December calendar journal pages
December is ready
As you can see I am in a Christmassy mood already! I don't think you can see the sheen but I added Antique Bronze distress stain to my Brushos! I stamped an evergreen branch several times to make a tree and then added silver and gold stickles.
Here is November's page if you want to have a look at what I've been up to - you may have to squint a bit!!
 Finally a reminder that there is still a week to play along at Try It On Tuesday where the theme is Gift bags or boxes.
I had this rather sturdy bag that held some goodies I bought in Paris.
My first thought was too cover it in paper but this was on a day when I had been using my copper acrylic paint…
…so I painted over the image in the shape of…
….an owl! His feet and beak are made by using parts of fleur de lys dies. I exchanged the white handles for something a bit more festive looking. 
A back view of the owl-although he may have slimmed down a bit!

I will be visiting to see what you have been drinking either before or after the tea party!
The party was fun
 The party girl enjoyed herself..
..and was helped to her cake cutting chair by another of our Scrabble friends - we love to hear the banter between the two very good friends!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your fun owl! Have a great day, enjoy your party, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous transformation of that bag Chris! At first I was like, what is that big copper blob supposed to be...and BLAM, a cute little owl appeared! Love it! hugs :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a great bag makeover! Hope you have fun at the tea party!

Krisha said...

OMGosh!! What an adorable bag you created!
Coffee for me this morning also, very cold outside brrrrrr!

Happy T-day

Linda Kunsman said...

Enjoy your festive tea party-and happy 95th birthday to your friend!! Your calendars are beautiful Chris. And your refurbished package is super-love your owl! Happy T day!

Darla said...

What a clever idea for using a bag that originally had advertising on it. I am always attracted to owl images. Like your December calendar art - although I don't do the altered calendar pgs I do see them here and there.

Divers and Sundry said...

I like that owl. Your party sounds like it'll be great fun :) Happy T Tuesday!

Lorraine said...

cute owl

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow-- the owl is just gorgeous! I hope you had a nice party Chris!
Happy T-Day!

chrissie said...

Lovely birthday girl photigraph. Love the bag and well done for making an extra one teamie

Love Chrissie xx

Lisca Meijer said...

That party looks like it was great fun. And the birthday girl is looking good (I do like her outfit) and seems to be in fine fettle.
I love what you did with that bag. I will bear that in mind when I receive something in a posh bag like that.
Have a great T-Day,

Rita said...

She looks like she would be a lot of fun! Happy 95th to your friend!!
Cute copper owl transformation, too. Happy T-Day! :)

Dianne said...

a wonderfully festive calendar, and cute-as-a-button owl! enjoy the party, and happy T day!

Carol said...

Love the owl bag!!!!! Your friends birthday party looks lovely and she looks like she is totally enjoying herself ♥

butterfly said...

Looks as though you had a wonderful tea party. We threw one for our 98 year old neighbour in August, and that went down a treat too!

I love your coppery owl - what lovely texture in the paint - it looks great, and the calendar page for December is wonderful - love that magical swirly sky in the background.
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

The owl looks fabulous Chris and so do your calendar pages. The tea party looks wonderful, I'm sure you all had a super day.
Yvonne xx

Ariel said...

The owl that you created looks gorgeous, especially with its metallic shade.
The party looks like fun and lots of yummy food.
Happy T day

Denise Price said...

Your blog post is very shimmery and festive this week. I enjoyed seeing what you have been up to. Take care!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry I'm so late, but glad, too, because I adore the wonderful photos you shared of the party girl. Simply wonderful art, too. Gotta love the calendar pages and that bag is amazing.

Thanks for sharing your coffee, your calendar pages, your latest bag entry, and the party girl with us for T this Tuesday.

johanna said...

nice to see how the Party Girl enjoyed the celebration! but your Butterfly Girl is awesome, too! good idea with upcycling the bag!
happy belated t-day!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! How sweet to be 95 and still out having fun, love it!! Your calendar pages are lovely and festive!! Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

Zue said...

Hope the party went with a bang.
The birthday girl looks very happy

Sandy said...

Love this post - so happy and full of good pictures and neat things!
Sandy xx