Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Leaves, Acorns and Conkers - a bit late - sorry!

I couldn't keep my eyes open a moment longer last night and went to bed admitting defeat - I missed the deadline for Tag Tuesday - in fact I couldn't believe it was Tuesday again already!  I started out thinking I wanted to depict a memory of taking my eldest, then my youngest to visit my Gran many years ago.  He was about two and we in a 'proud parent' moment asked him to tell his Gran a joke and we nearly fell off our chairs when he, instead of starting with 'knock, knock'....repeated parrot fashion a joke about a squirrel swimming on his back that has a punch line that is some what risqué!  No matter as when we quickly took a look at my Gran who was smiling indulgently and we knew as much as Damian had no idea why the joke was funny neither did my Gran....Phew!

Unfortunately I could not think how to make a backstroking squirrel so here is as far as I got last night......


Then my hand was yawning as well as my head so this morning I got back to it and.......late I know but I didn't want to miss a week completely!


This tag opts for a somewhat less risqué use of the word 'Nuts!'  Though I should confess the acorns at the bottom of the tag had to be hastily rearranged before the silicone glue dried when I took a step back to view my composition!!

I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to - this week and last.  I think this month is going to see some fab tags as it is a lovely bunch of prompts again from Carolyn.  I have to get my thinking cap on for rainy day - and I notice Tim has this months tag up too.  Now I have finally started videoing paper crafting tutorials (I uploaded my first test one this week!) I am running to catch up with myself.  I could do with a rainy day or two to stay in and do just that - catch up!

8 comments:

  1. I love your composition, and the way the blue green background brings out your elements. Blessings!

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  2. Love the color contrast and that squirrel!

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  3. Great squirrel, love him! x

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  4. Very cute tag. Hope you get time to complete your rainy days tag.
    You're such a busy bee, you'll need some elastic hours to catch up on your projects ;)

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  5. Funny story! love your squirrel and his nuts! Jane xx

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  6. LOL!! love your squirrel, fab little tag! :)

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  7. Lovely little Squirrel tag Helen, I like the lettering in Autumn colours too. I went off for a wander on your link to your tutorial but forgot to leave a comment so here I am back again!

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  8. Oh, Helen this is so cute! Well done! I love the squirrel.

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