Friday, 5 October 2012

Fairy Tale Friday

Hollywood seems to be using the UK more for it's film locations now than ever before. Many films currently being produced have been filmed in Scotland, and imagine the girls surprise when a production company arrived in the village to film some scenes for a 'hush hush' movie they were working on. Things were going well, the director was on time and within budget when the full crew arrived in the village square ready to film a couple of key romantic scenes.
The main leads were whisked into town for the first scene. They had to stand on a small stone bridge that runs over the river. They hold hands and declare undying love. Well that's how the scene was supposed to go, but in a bid to get to the park to see the filming Claire jumped on the only bike in Teddy Bo Tower's and raced off down the hill. Now this is an old bike, Gayle's granny used to own it, and the don't make bikes like they used to anymore. In fact, health and safety state that manufacturers have to fit brakes to all bikes now. Unfortunately Claire on her old 'pre-brakes' bike raced down the hill picking up speed....she managed to keep the bike on the road (just) turned sharply, wobbling badly, missed the brick wall and headed straight towards the bridge.
She hit the hump back bridge at 30 miles per hour, noticed the actors for the first time and waved as she raced between them, knocking the lead actress back against the wall before the bike hit the hedge just off the other side of the bridge, flinging Claire into the flowerbed behind. People raced to check she was ok, just as her head appeared over the hedge with some roses and a rhododendron sticking out her hair.
It was the body double's day off, and the injured actress couldn't continue. A replacement for the hand holding scene had to be found (it's a close up of the couples hands as he puts a ring on her finger). And so began a Cinderella type hunt for a woman in the village with similar hands. No glass slippers this time, but a ring, and the same colour of nail varnish the lead actress used.
By this time, the other girls had raced down to the park. The merged with the other excited village women desperate for a part in a film, no matter how small that part would be.
Auditions began for the part of the lead actress' hands. The director checked out each hand in turn, rejecting any with chewed nails or calluses. To their dismay, most of the girls from Teddy Bo Towers were rejected at this point, as crafting can be hard on the hands.
Only Maritha was left with a possibility of the role (she's obviously not making enough cards if her hands are still in good condition...too much singing!!!). She was among the last seven people for the role. The time had come to try on the ring, and in true 'Design Team' style she dived forward to be first in the queue. Now the lead actress had very delicate hands, and the ring would not go on past Maritha's knuckle....they were just about to call for the next potential star when Maritha thought "this role is mine", and shoved the ring as far up her finger as she could, her finger puffing up around the ring.
"There you go", she said to the director as she showed him her hands, the ring finger starting to turn blue.
Now the crew had only brought the one ring. They tried with butter and oils to get the ring off, but it wasn't happening. In the end they had to cut the ring off to save Maritha's card making career. No ring meant that the filming had to be abandoned. Apparently the scene was re-filmed elsewhere in a much quieter, less accident prone village....!!!
Thankfully after all that excitement Team A still managed to get some card-making done...and what stunningly beautiful cards they are!!!


TEDDYBO_179 Flying
Coloured with Copics :)
Papers from Marianne design and Prima
Marianne design flourish die
Wooden birds and stars from Studio Calico so lovely
Mini post stamp from Whimsy Stamps



Image Pre-Coloured TeddyBea_220
Papers Papermania & Craft Creations


Image - TEDDYBO_219 - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Echo Park Digital - Merry Christmas
Ornaments Border die - Whimsy Shapeology
Gingham ribbon, and Christmas Tree charm - Meiflower

Magnolia papers and some from Pion design
Spellbinder stars
Text from Magnolia
Coloured with Copics


Images: TEDDYBEA_168 & TEDDYBO_154
Gift cards cut on Silhouette Cameo

Items Used
Teddy Bo 212
Bearly Mine Halloween papers Available HERE
Halloween Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons HERE
Die-namics Fishtail Flag die
Catch you tomorrow for Saturday Sneak

1 comment:

  1. Thank god i still have my finger left for crafting!!!! *LOL*



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