Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 French Horns????

Hello, Hello, Hellooooo!
Welcome again :)
I hope you saw the table of pastries and refreshments when you came in as well as the giant sign that said, "Who's the idiot in the room?" with the enormous arrow pointing to me!
Before I get to that, here is my making for our current challenge over at Heck Of a Challenge. Remember,  it's a month long challenge so you have plenty of time to enter into the theme of 
12 Days of Christmas!!
 
Using the lyrics of the song, I chose the Pipers Piping as my inspiration.  Can't think of what those "horn stuffer" things are called, but the bingo chip is supposed to symbolize that, plus the number is how many pipers are piping, apparently....
Had the project all done, pictures taken and this came out blurry, so I was headed back to the photo box to take a better one when my son said, "Uhhh, mom? Isn't it 3 French Hens?" to which I said, "WHAAAT???"  I hate when song writers screw up the words! I sang it. "Four calling birds, 3 french horns, 2 turtle doves..." WRONG!!!!
Sooo, phew...son saved the day and mom got the idiot of the day award! I even had the lyrics in front of me, geesh!
In correlation to this wonderful challenge at Heck Of a Challenge, I'm also working this into another challenge over at the Funkie Junkie where it's Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.
Here is Linda's tag # 9.
From this tag, which has a wonderful country cozy appeal to it, I drew inspiration from the wood grain, silver stars, TH tag, the red buttons, and the green gingham bow. 
If you enjoyed the elements used on Linda's tag, you can find them here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is also sponsoring this fantastic 12 tags challenge.
I wood grained the base of my Altoids can, used pine greenery to symbolize the gingham bow, added a few sticks of wood, two silver stars, the TH play tag, red berries to pull out the red of the buttons on Linda's tag and finally the correct number 11!
 
So, be festive, be silly, be creative and bring your love of Christmas on over to Heck Of a Challenge for our 12 Days of Christmas theme!
Thank you so much for stopping in, I truly appreciate you.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping,
Lisa xx
 
 


20 comments:

Chrissy said...

Never mind Lisa, I know the ending...and a parrrrtrige in a pear treeeee....there you go, and if you want 3 french horns, then by golly you have them...fabulous project and so tiny..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation dearest Lisa^_^
So precious box^_^
Happy weekend,
Sonia

Buttons said...

Ingenious version again Lisa. It never fails to amaze me how you interpret her tags into these cute boxes. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

Kim Price said...

Your projects are always so amazing. But where are the hens? LOL Sounds like something I would do Lisa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I love all the details.
Kevin xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Thanks for cracking me up so early in the morning, Lisa. I can use all the laughs I can get at this point! Don't you just hate it when it's your kid who points out your mistakes? Anyway, LOVE this box! The embossed metal and that darling french horn just blew me away! Love how you wood-grained your tin too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us for Tag #9!

Hugs,
Linda

Mary J said...

Oh that is gorgeous, Lisa - the detail together works beautifully! Love the tag too - gorgeous texture!

Tammy said...

Fabulous, love your attention to details! Bless your son for pointing out that a 'minor' adjustment was needed!

Kelly Neis said...

Besides this being gorgeous!!! You make me laugh so hard, I have been in your situation when you are all done and your child says hey mom.....thanks for sharing it with us today.
Hugs

Sandy said...

Well it is really late and you have utterly confused me -- I am trying to sing that 12 days of Christmas and I can't for the life of me remember where the pigs come in. Now I have never known anyone to eat more Altoids than you do. Surely you must have stock in the company. You do more things with a little tin box and your creation is really neat. I love the embossed metal the the bow around the horn. If only I could shop in Linda's boutique. I know I will in January!!!!!
Sandy

Sandy Ang said...

such wonderful christmas crafts !

Dr Sonia S V said...

How gorgeous your projects are Lisa!!

Anita Houston said...

You crack me up...more than anyone in blogland...pure entertainment always! LOVE your new tin! Perfect!

butterfly said...

Another genius adaptation of Linda's tags... and there are ongoing disagreements every year about how many of what there are in each verse of the Twelve Days of Christmas, so I shouldn't sweat it!! Fabulous altered tin - I love it!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Thanks so much Lisa for clever wondrous crafting and always making me smile. Nicola x

Tracy said...

That little horn is so cool! It's a perfect fit for the tin. Hee hee I hadn't noticed the number mistake until you pointed it out--three French hens--three French horns...six of one, half dozen of another. :-) LOL Another great Altoid tin project Twang.

Lisa S. said...

Did someone say pastries??? I'm in and I am finding so much inspiration at your party L2. Have to laugh at your idiot moment as that happens to me all the time. hehehehe This tin is so pretty and great way to combine challenges. I love this!

Ina said...

STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING

Mitra Pratt said...

I love this post. You made me laugh! Love all the little tins you have been doing. I just tackled three, but they were all the same. I think maybe I'll post them Friday. Isn't working with metal so much fun!!!!! Love the little chip there tucked into the end!

Margaret said...

Now Lisa, stop trying to fit in with the rest of us fools by making it look like you goofed... We all know you were only using your artistic license and altered the words to the song to fit your creation! (I got your back, girl! wink!wink!)
I love seeing all of your tin creations! It never fails to amaze me how you can make such a small area just burst with gorgeousness! The stars are wonderful and I love the bits of twig tucked in there!
Quite honestly, three French horns seems a bit more festive than chickens anyway...