Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 100 - Free...PLUS Mega Candy :O))

Morning Stampers! Wow... I don't know about you but...what a week I have had! Think I may have mentioned that I moved home - if you are thinking of doing it ... DON'T... unless you are mega organised and have all your stash properly labelled and boxed up...ah yes, I have been AWOL for a long time...to be honest, a few days away in Blog Land may as well be a month cos I think I am so far behind on all you have been making and talking about...anyways...enough about my moving house and the fact that until about 9pm last night my desk was inaccessible and buried under a mountain of boxes... THANK YOU to everyone who has joined in with the challenge so far - and huge sorry for not visiting you and leaving you a comment... only just got the t'internet sorted and then I have had to hunt for the lappy, the camera, the new email addy has been a pest 'cos Mr Blogger usually tells me by email when I have a comment...and I haven't got those emails - so... I promise that I will be attempting to catch up and get up to date by the middle of the week :O)) Also, a reminder... the Sunday Stamper is 100 this weekend! Wow, 100 themes and 100 weeks of lovely peeps joining in ... to mark the occasion, The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic have very kindly sponsored the challenge - all you need to do to join in is make a piece of art and blog it, leave me a comment here and also link the piccie below into your sidebar with a link back here. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified on next weeks Sunday Stamper post... Also, if I get over 100 comments, I will be adding in some Candy myself, along with the piece that I made for last weeks entry, which you can see here: *almost forgot to remind you that the prize is a £15 gift voucher from each store to spend online :O))*





For this week, because of the limbo dancing I have had to do to just get to the desk, and then the rummaging to find the "essentials" kit that I put together...and then finding the wooden piece I was going to alter had been broken *sad face* in the move, I have resorted to type and made a tag - simple one at that! I covered a basic tag with some of the new Tim Holtz papers, then used Distress Inks to blend some colours on, made a couple of roses using more Tim papers and the smallest rose from the Studio 490 Dimensional Rose Art.




I added on an Idea-ology Book Plate - which I painted with a brand new paint I have found on my travels through DIY stores this week - it is just a match pot of emulsion... but get this...it is called... ALFIE!! I just had to buy it and I am now trying to persuade Grim that I need one wall of the new Room of Stash painted with it - obviously the matchpot will be waaaaay too small, so I need a HUGE pot of it, and any left will be used for my ART LOL. I added on some more Idea-ology and then scruffed the edge with a Distresser tool.




Sorry this is a short post... believe me, I could waffle on for hours about moving house, the state of the garden (overgrown) the state of the dining room (overgrown with boxes) the state of the bedroom (naff curtains) and the fact that my room resembles a dumping ground...but... I won't cos that would be boring ROFL.... Don't forget that there is a fabby candy with this week's challenge .... the more times you join in, the more times your name will go into the hat too :O)) I will be combining the number of comments on last Sunday's post with this Sunday too...so come on, let's get to the elusive 100 and grab yourselves some Hels' candy too :O) The challenge will close at 22:00 on Saturday May 1st 10. All of the stash used on this tag are readily available from The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic too...*except the ALFIE paint..which is from B&Q rofl* Have a great week... I promise I will be back soon and am doing my best to ignore the other boxes and get my room sorted LOL

Hels x

**EDIT** Dur...in my haste and excitement to be making art and blogging I forgot to remind you that the theme is FREE - the song title is Free As A Bird...so you can add anything you like for the FREE part and a birdy too if you fancy!

45 comments:

julie m said...

good to have you back online. nice tag. colors are great for spring. i have moved enough times to know how hard it is to get everything where it needs to be. i moved 4 years ago and still have a couple of boxes in storage that haven't been unpacked. just haven't needed that stuff yet.
hope nothing else is broken.
good luck sorting and organizing.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great to hear from you again,
You have been missed. Sounds like lots of unpacking to do yet, but I know you'll be really ready to jump right back in to your art!

Sandy said...

Oh Hels your tag is amazing. So wonderful design and the colors are perfect. Love them.

Have a sunny sunday my friend. Hugs.

Claire said...

Great to see you back in blogland Hels. Your tag is gorgeous
Hope you soon get all those boxes unpacked
Claire xx

TinaB said...

Nice to see you back hun xxxx

craftytrog said...

Great to see you back Hels! That tag is scrummy, love the 'alfie' colour!
I've been trying real hard to put your link in my sidebar, but it just won't work, I can't remember how to do it! Can you help please?! xxx

Crissi Harvey said...

Good to hear the moves gone ok, now you gotta unpack it all eeek, think thats the worst bit trying to fit what you have into a new space, i moved 2 years ago and still have boxes that i have not un packed obviously didnt need the stuff but couldnt part with it lol

Crissi Harvey said...

oops published to earlie the tag is gorgeous, have a good sunday

Helen said...

Hels, it's good to have you back with us - and with such a fab tag too - simple, she says!! I haven't been able to (whisper it) cut (ouch) into my Tim paper yet...
Good luck with sorting the boxes out. I feel for you!

Lorraine said...

glad the move went OK..like your little tag

Jennie said...

welcome back :) we missed you ..love the tag, and I will be joining in later...but I don't want to win anything.. really ..rofl!
Hugs xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Welcome back...we've missed you loads! Beautiful colours on the tag. it's gorgeous.
Happy unpacking!!

xx

p.s.Will be uploading my entry today - hopefully!!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

So glad to see you back, missed you! Love the tag, the colours are gorgeous, the Alfie paint is great! Will it replace trad tan in your affections? Good luck with the continued upacking, Judith xxx

Wendy said...

Hey you, welcome back. Am loving those roses on that tag, colours are divine....hope you can make it next week x

The Inky Minx said...

Glad your all settled in your new home hunny, now i'm just waiting for the invite to come and play lol
Here is my 2nd Entry for the challenge, although Hels i think you have already seen it lol xx
Happy 100th hunny x

The Inky Minx said...

Oh i nearly forgot... i looooove your tag.. the colours are devine :)

Jennie said...

I have entered even though I cannot win anything...oh hang on I could win from The Stamp Attic....lol Mine is Here

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hard work moving Hels but all the aggravation will soon be a distant memory ;)
Oooooh absolutely fabulous tag hun, love, love, love it I love all your artwork but some pieces are just a little bit more special; I just adore the colour combo here, fab! fab! fab!
I've done 2 entries (well 3 really but had to do 2 separate posts wo when you see the first one, the other one is just the next post down) they are here
Hugs Anne xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Hels. Hope you get your craft room sorted soon, I could not bare to be without mine. I've decided I'm never moving again, I just could not face it. By the way I just realised I did not put the 100 week logo on my blog, it's there now sorry. Tracy Evans x x

Tracy E said...

Hi Hels, thought I would call back again with another entry for the Sunday challenge. I completed this for the Play Date Cafe but thought it would also make another entry for your challenge too. No birds but at least it has wings LOL. Tracy x x

Helen said...

Hi, again. Was just messing around today and made this tag for your challenge.

flutterbycrafter said...

Glad to see you back and hope you soon get things sorted how you want, haha. Here's my entry

flutterbycrafter said...

Woops, that linky thing didn't work.

http://flutterbycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stamper-challenge-week-100.html

Vicky said...

Hi Hel's....
You just take your time sorting thing's...don't worry about us...we wont talk about you that much....lol

Just kidding sweety, I feel so bad just missing out because I need to do some home decorating, it's killing me even more because the family have brought me loads of new stuff from The Stamp attic with lots to follow as they were out of stock...good job really as I can't stand the thought of them in the house without getting stuck in.

Hope the move is all sorted soon, I can't believe you managed to create such a beautiful tag in the mean time...I wouldn't be able to focus on anything other than the move in your shoes...so fair play and well done you!!!!

Take care and don't work too hard
x
Vicky

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! Love the sentiment and the very gorgeous soft colours and those roses are amazing!! Hugs Juls

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tag is absolute gorgeous Hels!

Fantastic!
Her is my entry
for this MEGAEVENT !!!

xxx Susi

2amscrapper said...

Glad you survived the move! My first time entering here. I'm putting the link to my blog post here and also putting the piccie on my sidebar. Thanks for the challenge! http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/2010/04/leave-room-in-your-garden-for-fairies.html

cockney blonde said...

Love the tag but can't believe you've found time to make something in amongst all that chaos. You are one resourceful and talented lady, x

Vicki Romaine said...

I know a little what you are going through as my craft room is being painted. I love the roses. Do you have a tut on them?

Susan said...

Ok make art and blog about it, here is what I made today....
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/04/couple-of-card-challenges.html

Unfortunately I am not in a financial spot to purchase any of the new stuff from Tim Holtz...I am keen on getting the next 12 distress inks, and I like some of his new hardware. I have never worked with grungeboard, isn't it just chipboard? I do have some of his masks also :)

Love the flowers you've made.
Good luck to everyone. :)

your pic is linked up to my sidebar
Susan

The Paper Princess said...

Lovely work Hels! Best of luck settling in!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

I have also been getting some of the littlr [ots for my frames sucha fabby idea glad the move is done now it's just the un-Packing lol

Love the tag obviously lol I have now also entered 3x to the 100 celebration and congrats again hun

Love Dawn xx

Willow said...

So glad your move landed you safe and sound (a relative term,LOL)The tag is gorgeous and Alfie is an incredible color. How did Alfie handle the move? I missed you and I bet I am not alone!! Welcome home!!

Fiona said...

Hi Hels, hope you are settling in well after your move.

I've been following your blog for a few weeks, and thought I would join in your Sunday Stampers challenge - although I'm in Australia and didn't know if it was OK to enter.

It's ok if it isn't.

My entry is here.

Thanks - I've been really enjoying your blog :)

Fiona

SuZeQ said...

Missed you ... glad you've come back to us.

SuZeQ said...

Had to pop back in to let you know I am now a follower ... wahoo!

Lori said...

Love the tag, colors are scrummy! Glad to hear everything is going ok, albeit a little HECTIC. Here's my first entry, finally

Lori said...

Dang, I was hoping not to have two entries back to back, but, I can wait no longer, erst I forget to enter, lol. Here's my second entry

Charli said...

Hope you make your 100 comments!

HERE is my entry - my first altered beermat!

Hope you soon get your new craft room (how jealous am I?!) sorted soon!

Charli xx

Vicki Romaine said...

Here is a card reflecting my "calmer" side.

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/04/entering-design-sketch-challenge.html

Sarah Anderson said...

So great to meet you IRL today!! Had a fab time, going to make myself a note to make a tag for this week's sunday stamper, even if I will be doing it on Fri!!

Angie - Crazicards said...

I hope that your getting settled into your new home, the peace and quiet sounds fab :O)

I have enjoyed reading some of your blogs and have learnt a few things already. Sadly I am knowhere near as talented as you are, but I am trying LOL :O)

Here is my entry to your competition,
http://crazicards.blogspot.com/2010/04/just-quick-card-for-summer.html#

flutterbycrafter said...

Here's my 2nd entry

Vicki Romaine said...

Here is another one that is little "altered".

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/04/one-last-entry.html

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