Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 101 - Brand New Key + Candy Winner!!!!

Morning Stampers...WOWZERS!!! Thank you ALL for all your lovely entries and comments, we got a total of 124! Which means that as well as the original shadow box I made, plus the £15 Gift Certs from The Artistic Stamper and from The Stamp Attic, you also get some Hels' Candy too :O)) [Oh, and while I think of it...MANY THANKS to Jennie and Wendy for their generosity and sponsering the Sunday Stamper Centenary :O))] I will be sorting out some alterable bits n bobs and will send them to the lucky winner, chosen at random by putting all the names into a bowl, those who entered more than once had your names put in for the amount of times you played, then one name was picked out... who just so happens to be... *fanfare please!!! I have been practising my trumpet skills all day for this moment LOL*

CHARLI - Thanks for your entry and please can you email me with your details so I can tell you all about how to claim your prize :O))

This week we have a brand new theme - as usual I am using a song title for the theme - and this week the challenge is to use a KEY on your art. To join in all you have to do is make a piece of art that includes some stamping and the theme, leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your work of art and then I can hop to see you :O)) *Now, for those of you far too young to remember this song, it was by Melanie, but the version I remember more was by The Worzels - go on, look on You Tube, I bet you can find it there ROFL*




Now, I may have mentioned on the odd occasion recently that I have moved house - moved Counties indeedly, and guess what!!!! Grim went into the town centre today and phoned me to say there is a QD store there! Excitement city or what!!! QD is a really cool store that is really erm...what's the word I am looking for??? Cheap? Nah... great value! To the point that he came home with three boxes that nest inside each other, so I altered the medium sized one for my entry this week. And... the three of them only costed £2.99! Cheap or what!!! I am guessing I will be paying QD a visit in the next few days, I mean, it would be rude not to and... after all, I have hardly anything to alter already LOL




I used a generous coat of Traditional Tan paint to cover the box - I would normally have Gesso'd it first, but...er, the Gesso is still packed away in a box - so the two coats of Trad Tan did the same thing. Once this had dried, I coated patches of Rock Candy cracklepaint onto the surface and set it aside to dry. Whilst the drying was going on, I used some of the new Lost & Found papers from Mr T'Holtz - oh wow, if you haven't seen these already...they are LUSH! And, they are my faves out of the three sets - a little treatypoo for myself for being ever so goodly and moving house without moaning and talking about it all the time *tongue firmly in cheek there I am afraid :O))* Matching up some Idea-ology Fragments so they covered the box lid, I popped some onto the papers and then some were stuck onto card that had been DI'd and then stamped with more of Mr T'Holtz's stamps.




Once the Crackle was dried, I spritzed and heat gunned the surface with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mists - then added some Cherrylicious Crafty Notions spray - blending them together as I went, so I got a lovely mottled and old look to the box. I also did the inside of it as I intend to decorate this at some point too! The outside then had a bit of stamping done on it - mainly just lightly so the box looks a bit worn out.





The Fragments were then stuck onto the box using Glossy Accents as glue *tis THE best for this job* and I added a little bottle and an Idea-ology Key and finally added a little UTEE heart I made using the Melt Pot and some red EP's - made yonks ago and saved for future use - actually, I think I used one of these on the other Sunday Stamper piece, again, winding some Resistors around it... wait for it... cos I can't.... resist-or a heart! *groans*

Right, that is all from me - the new theme will run til next 23:00 Saturday May 8th *where is this year going to????* and is open to all :O) thanks for looking - have a grand week... I have finally started to arrange the stuff in Room One 4 - erm, it is all still in boxes but at least the furniture is built - many thanks to Grim for doing that for me... although, I think the constant nagging has ground him down ROFL And, a few peeps have been asking after AlfieCat and how he moved. Well, he looks like he has always lived here, is totally at home and now has a new tag on his collar - and here is a piccy of him, I just went and woke him up, hence to slightly daft look on his face :O))




Thanks everyone... for the lovley comments and all the support whilst this move has been going on, I am nearly back to normal so hopefully will be able to start blogging and hopping daily again :O)) TTFN

Hels x

43 comments:

The Inky Minx said...

Super ickle box, and a bargain of a price too... just as well you moved to a bigger house, you'll need the extra space for all your QD purchases lol

Sherry Cheever said...

Gorgeous box! The song, I remember Melanie . . . I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, You've got a brand new key.

Wow I hadn't thought about this song in a very long time.

Sherry Cheever said...

Forgot to say that I love the heart .. . will have to take a very close look . . . Distress EP?

2amscrapper said...

Stunner of a box. Congrats to Charli. Thanks Sherry for reminding me of the lyrics to the song.

julie m said...

great altered box. i like the front... so light and wispy.
i remember the melanie version of the song. had not heard of the worzels so i googled and came up with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb63PdPweDc
happy listening

Anesha said...

Super box, love what you can do with limited supplies. Glad Alfie has settled down. anesha

Helen said...

Fab boxes, they even looked ok before you started! I don't know QD, there isn't one round here.
The finished thing though is just beautiful. Glad you're all getting sorted - I expect it will take a while...

Sandy said...

Oh wow what an amazing box.
Stunning design. I love it.

Have a sunny sunday hun.

Joanne said...

I love that little box, but who/what is QD? Alfie looks just purrrrfect to me too. xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Congratulations Charli, lucky you :)
I remember both versions of the song. Love the box hun - gorgeous and what fab value.
Anne xx

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous box Hel's, as for Melanie and QD, i'm afraid i'm lost on both!!!

Glad your move was a success though!
xx

Saskia said...

Wow, what a gorgeous box!

Chriss Rollins said...

well done Charli lucky you x

Chriss Rollins said...

meant to say put BUTTER on a cats paws when they move into a new home and they will always find there way back... it works!!! trust me I am a designer ROFPMP lol.

Chriss x

Charli said...

Gorgeous box Hels, and what a bargain too!

And I'm sooooooo excited to have won! Have emailed you already.

xxxx

Debbie S said...

Please tell me that you take more than 10 seconds to produce your art work. Again its beautiful (and ever so slightly annoying!)

Are Alfie's eyes that blue or was he taken over by the poltergeist in your new pad? Ooops did no-one tell you!

PS don't remember either song being a mere youngster, but being from Zummerzet the Wurzels rock!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fab box, Hels! Sounds like everything is going great in your new digs. I thought of the same song as Sherry. Who are the Worzels? xxD

Claire said...

Love your altered box Hels, gorgeous work as always :)
I don't remembe MElanie but who can forget the worzels lol.
My tag is here
Claire xx

Tracy Evans said...

Great box Hels, lovely colours and a great bargain. I have some of these boxes but I don't think mine were such a great bargain in comparison. Here is my entry for the Sunday Stampers challenge this week. Have a great Sunday Hels. Tracy Evans

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Just lovely Hels. Wish we had a QD here for sure! Love what you did w/the sprays---gives me inspiration for what to do w/my newly purchased walnut sprays ;)
ha!!

Helen said...

I have created a piece with a key, but it's not very new!! You can see it here

Amy said...

a really gorgeous box!!! Love it.
Cute stamping on the sides.
Love the hardware as well...
Here is my Key ATC..thank you
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2010/05/ink-on-my-fingers-key.html

Shazza said...

this is fab Hels, what a transformation
x

Dawn said...

I lOve the box Hels love the sides just as much if not more than the top!

Love Dawn xx

peggy gatto said...

Lovely and useful creation!!!
Always like the way you show techniques!
thanks!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love your fragments on the top of the box!! COOL!

Debbie Dolphin said...

love your box and i bet your now a regular at your new found shop.Alfie looks settled awh bless.We got a cat about 6 months ago never ever had one before always had jack russells but he is adorable and much easier than a woof woof!!!lol. He looks a bit like yours but really fluffy
hope you settle in soon
love debbie xxx

Jennie said...

Great theme, and Congrats to the winner:)
Love the box btw :)
xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous box. Know both songs have been humming away, not pleasant, I tell you.
x

Elaine said...

Love your box and all the fragments.
Here's my entry for the challenge - I don't having any bicyle or combined harvester stamps so just went for music!!
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/05/music-is-key.html

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous box,I LOVE the transformation Hels, what a fantastic find, and three for that price too. I'd have expected to pay that for one of those pretty boxes.
Lucky you, we don't have a QD shop here, nor have I heard of them, I'd be right over to pick some up too. Maybe they're just in England? :o(
I remember the Worzels version of the song, "thanks for that...I've got it stuck in my head now" lol.
I'm glad Alfie cat is settling in okay, hope you are too.
hugs
Alexandra

Shar said...

Beautiful! Your box is just so amazing!

craftytrog said...

A stunning transformation, love all your embellies on the top of your box Hels!
My entry is Here xxx

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is a piece of gorgeousness Hels! x

The Inky Minx said...

Finally got round to making my piece for this challenge.. you can see it HERE

Zuzu's Blog said...

my item with a key

lovely lovely box ... thanks for the detailed break down on it making...

oh and congratulations to the winner of the candy prize draw :) awesome prize

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Mine's blogged now hun, it's here
Anne xx

Anikraft said...

Here is my entry!
It's just a quick card this week, but cant wait to be entering more challenges with more creative items. Love them little boxes by the way, whats a qd store? is that short for anything? love your work! xxx

Becca said...

Love your box, inspired me to get on with one thats been gathering dust. Here it is http://becca-becandcall.blogspot.com/2010/05/wheres-my-keys.html

Joanne said...

I'm late but here's mine:
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-stampers-101-keys.html
xx

Saskia said...

What a great box! Just gorgeous. You can find my entry here.

Joanna K said...

I love the box, it's fab! And I love this challenge ;-) My entry is here:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/05/full-of-surprises.html

patcrafts said...

Great altered box, lovin the tag too.
I have just realised lol a card I have made for a 21st fits your challenge. If you would like to take a peek it is on my blog.
http://www.patacake-patcrafts.blogspot.com/

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