Sunday, 17 April 2011

A Very Special Sunday Stamper - Week 150 - All You Need Is Love... & Candy

...Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. So, I have been dropping hints about the special post today... and this is because it is my 1000th blog post! That is one serious amount of waffling from yours truly! And, it is also the 150th week of the Sunday Stamper challenge... and the very first challenge theme was LOVE so we are revisiting this theme this week... with a twist!




I would like to see your favourite products, techniques and designers on your entry this week... as well as adding in a lurve theme too if you want to :O)) As well as it being the 1000th post of waffle and the 150th week of song title-themed challenges, it is also high time to say a maaahooosive thank you to every one who joins in with the Sunday Stamper... so I have put together some yummy candy... all the deets about how to join in and how to win the candy will be at the end of this post :O))



So... LOVE... and the products, techniques, designers that I love. Well, that one is simples... namely Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz... over the years I have been heavily influenced and inspired by the gorgeous creations these two amazing designers have made, not to mention their brilliant products and stamp designs too. My favourite colour scheme has always been black and white/black and cream... and these Jenni Bowlin papers are right up my alley... adding in a bit of red for goodly measures.




I have had this project on the boil for weeks... nay and thrice, months even... it isn't a fluke that the 150th Sunday Stamper and the 1000th blog post coincided... I have been carely marking dates on the calendar and making sure that I have blogged on the right days... sometimes twice lol




The Printers Tray is by 7Gypsies and has been lurking in my stash for a while now, waiting for the special project and goodies that were needed to fill it up. I have been ever so patiently waiting for Art Parts, Idea-ology and more of the Jenni Bowlin papers to arrive and now seems the perfect time to put it all together. I have a space on "Hels' Wall" over the stairs ready and waiting for this Printers Tray to go (don't worry, I didn't do any drilling or banging in of nails, Grim did that for me already... ahem... I being of a dangerous disposition!!)




I used just a few inky products to add a bit of distressing to the papers; Vintage Photo DI and a sanding board worked well for the papers... the Art Parts were either coloured with Vintage Photo or Peeled Paint Distress Stains or covered with more of the Jenni Bowlin papers. I used Clearly For Art BlackOut, stamping Studio 490 images using either Gold StaZon or Snowcap Pigment ink.




So... I have put together some candy for one lucky winner... the candy consists of: Maya Road Chipboard goodies - house book, 4 keychain sets, mini flowers set, alterable box & Apple coaster book, as well as Maya Road Trimmings/ribbons, Trinket Pins and Felt Flowers. To go with these goodies is a BNIP Tim Holtz Ruler Book (rare indeedily) a pack of Tissue Tape, Ruler Ribbon, an alterable wooden birdy, 2 packs of my fave gemstones, a 2Crafty chippy frame, a tag chippy book, a pot of Croco and finally... a pot of my very favourite paint, Traditional Tan Studio Paint.



To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something, include the theme and some rubberstamping, then pop here and leave me a linky to the place you are showing your entry... you will be automatically entered into the "hat" twice if you enter the challenge AND leave me a comment. If you just leave me a comment you will be entered once into the "hat". Finally, please take the piccie of the candy and display it in your sidebar, along with the link back to this post... phew, I think that is all the stuff you need to know... oh yes and... the winner will be drawn at random and announced on next Sunday's challenge. This weeks challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday April 23rd 2011. Right... that's all for today... I just want to say... THANK YOU to everyone who has joined in with and supported the Sunday Stamper and also left me the wonderful comments that has egged me on to make more stuff... here's to the next 1000 posts!!! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

82 comments:

Lesley said...

Simply bootiful Hels!!!

Sandra said...

Wow Hels, this is wonderful. Congratulations on your landmark .... I have enjoyed most of the posts!
Here is to many more posts!
Sandra ltb

Scrapthat said...

I have admired your work for a long while now and I usually just lurk but I had to let you know just what a phenomenal job I think you did on your printer's tray!! It's LOVELY! TFS :)

Wanda H said...

Wow!!! 1000 posts!!! Amazing!!! Congratulations!!! on both mile markers!!! LOVE the tray!!!! I also have a tray waiting for me to make it into something wonderful!!!

Nicks said...

Gosh I never realised you yapped so much!!! Well yes I did actually lol. Great acheivement, great post - happy 1000th xxx

Lisa and Elaine said...

Hels
as always, nothing more to say than WOWSERS!!!! Such an inspirational piece. We LOVE IT!
Big hugs from across the globe,
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art Western Australia

Neil said...

Boy, you obviously love what you do. Congrats on your 1000th, and may there be many many more!
Your tray is indeed full of lovely inspiration and oozes love and all things gorgeousness......
have a fab day.

Daniele said...

congrats on reaching a 1000 posts and a big thank you for your inspirational pieces along the way.....ths printers tray is lovely I thought from yesterdays post that you made it over night.....lol
have a good weekend
hugs

Carol said...

Congrats on the 1000th blog post and the 150th SS challenge - wow!

Your printers tray is gorgeous and the candy yummy.....xx

Helen said...

Stunning printers tray, just gorgeous - and many congratulations on your blogging mileposts!! Will be back later with an entry. Hmm, wonder what I'll be using, lol!!

Sue said...

Wow this is soooo gorgeous, don't know how you had time to make it with all that posting and a woffling :o)
Congratulations on your 150th SS, and here's to the next 150! x

Fliss said...

Many congratulations on your 1000 Hels, who'd have thought it was so many!
Absolutely stunning piece of artwork, love the colour scheme and all the techniques.
Fabulous candy too so off to put my thinking cap on.
Fliss xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations Hels, what a lot of blogging and over the years such fantastic work, but you have surpassed yourself today, the printers tray is absolutely WONDERFUL, so creative. Have a good day hun xx

Joanne said...

Many, many congratulations Hels, that sure is a marathon - quite fitting for today! Your tray is incredible and a perfect advert for the amazing things you create every day. You have your 2 crafting heros, well you are mine. That isn't a soppy thing to say, 'cos you know I'm a big fan.
Hugs Joanne xx

Lin said...

wow hels your tray is amazing!!! love love love it all. i don't have a blog (just wouldn't know where to start!!) so i visit yours and lots of other lovely blogs most days....so keep on amazing us with your fab stuff and have a lovely time at ranger u xxx

Kat said...

Hi Hel's,
what can I say, AMAZING,AmAzInG,amazing art work, I LOVE it!
& wow,wow,wow cool candy up for grabs, I soooooo want it! (lol)
Hel's how can you part with that studio tan paint? ROFL
congrats on hitting 2 mile stones in one (grate forward thinking,& well planed)
have a fab day,
Kat x.

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning project Hels and congratulations on your 1000th post. What an achievement!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Goodness, that is beautiful, I could look at it for hours. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

ellen vargo said...

OMG that tray is to DIE for! So many lovely trinkets, and I love the "art & soul" sentiment. 1,000 posts??? that's just amazing.... keep it up! Don't know what I'd do without them! Congrats on the milestone, hon.

Hugs, Els xxx

Helen said...

Oops, nearly forgot to link up here!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/04/all-you-need-is-love.html
Had a great morning playing with this one.

Carla said...

this is beautiful!love your artwork.

Piddawinkle said...

wowzer amazzzing love it x

jude said...

This is absolutely stunning Hels.Congratualtions here's to another 1000 ramblings...lol
I will go create hunni .The link on sidebar
hugs judex

Gillian said...

Oh my wordy, where to start on this ... *squeal* it's full of delights. Congrats on the mammoth blog post ... man can you talk lol:)... This is UTTERLY BUTTERLY drop dead gorgeous, does that some it up! Look forward to joining in ... Oh do I need some candy! xx

Barb Cady said...

Hels this is really really amazing! Fabulous work, and many congrats on your anniversary. So many people get great inspiration from your blog, and count me as one of them! Keep going hon! xx

Maggie said...

Congrats on your landmark posts, think it will take me all week to just look at all the gorgeousness in this piece lol; hope to join in later with a small piece of Love!

Barb Cady said...

By the way meant to say here ismy effort!
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stampers-theme-love.

Sarah said...

Great blog candy and great challenge. Congrats on your 1000th post too.

You can see my card here

Sam said...

Congrats Hels on your 1000th posting! You are a real inspiration not only to myself but no doubt a whole load of others. It is because of you (your fault in other words) that I took the plunge and created my bloggie tho it will never match yours in funniness and fab projects.
Here's to your next 1000 postings and I am looking forward to reading them.
xxx

Sam said...

P.S. Your tray is fantabulous!!

Kaz said...

Just Gourjuss!!congrats on the milestone too! Lurving the printers tray too xxx

kazxx

Gillian said...

My entry for this week -

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stampers-wk-150-love.html

Dallying Debz said...

Gorgeous Hels, as always grrrh!!!

Are you sure you will be able to give that Trad Tan away? I guess if your quick you could get in 5 days of counselling first!

Off to add your candy to my blog and think about what I want to do. Just created a £3 configuration box courtesy of HomeSense so might have to fill that as an ode to your piece.

x

Summerthyme Studio said...

THUD!!!! That is the sound of me picking myself off the floor..........All I can say is WOW!!! This is totally Breathtaking Hels! WOW!

Amanda said...

Hels thanks for my word for the day, blurfing! Love your work you evoke inspiration. This is my first post of many I hope. Please visit my entry for this weeks challenge at
http://amanda-momentsofinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-challenge-tastic.html#comments

Dragon said...

Well, goodly girl!! off to play with this idea... have to say your work is wondrous and inspiring, and congrats on your milestones!!
Frankie
xx

Mary said...

Wow! This is a great 1000th post. That tray is absolutely beautiful and I am a little jealous...I want one to display in my house! And what an amazing amount of candy. I can't wait to make something with the products I love... thanks for the inspiration! =)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!! and on 150 Sunday Stampers. Love your printers tray too!! An amazing achievement of waffling..rofl!!! Here's to your next 1000th posts! Cheers!
xx

Wendy said...

Amazingly stunning is all I can say, a work of Art in the raw sense of the words. Are you sure you are going to Ranger U to learn? I would have thought you would have been teaching to be honest x

Sue West said...

What can I say Hels. This is truly fabulous. I just love everything about it. Love your blog it's os inspiring, and look forward to the bext 1000 posts.
Hugs Sue xx

Sue West said...

Me again, sorry about the typo's in my comment. I'm having a very blonde morning!!
Sue xx

She said...

WOW Hels, this is gorgeous. Well done on 1000 posts, I'm really surprised you reached that many, the shy retiring girl I know you are :-) Love S xx

Gayna Hurst said...

Fabulous piece. I LOVE this. Your work is so inspiring. Thanks for the eye candy and congratulations on your 1000th post and 150th week of SS.
Gayna

Minxy said...

Your piece is an absolute masterpiece honey, I love everything about it.
My masterpiece lol, can be seen HERE

Saskia said...

Congrats with the 150th Sunday Stamper. And thanks for the chance to win this wonderful candy.

Stampersue said...

Hi Hels Congratulations on your 1000th post long may you continue to post. I think the Printers Tray is absolutely stunning. The bestest thing about your blog is it always fires up my imagination and fills me with ideas. A great big hug and a thankyou for that.

Going to try to create something for the candy challenge.

Stampersue
X

Stampersue said...

Hi Hels Congratulations on your 1000th post long may you continue to post. I think the Printers Tray is absolutely stunning. The bestest thing about your blog is it always fires up my imagination and fills me with ideas. A great big hug and a thankyou for that.

Going to try to create something for the candy challenge.

Stampersue
X

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love your posts and your rambles. lol. Your projects are fab. Off to create for the challenge

Tigs said...

Gorgeous and inspiring. And 1000 posts, well done. Looking forward to the next 1000 :)

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, what a beautiful printer tray! Totally amazing!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on two fabulous milestones/achievements and a great deal of talking LOL. Fabulous creative piece to celebrate too, I love all those yummy embellishments and the details are fabulous, a wonderful keepsake to mark this occasion. My first entry for The Sunday Stamper is HERE. Have a great week. Tracy Evans x

jude said...

Well im back with my 2nd post!My creation as promised.
Here’s my entry
Hugs have fab week
Jude:)

Nancy said...

Oh, Hels ... this is gorgeous!! Now I want to go home & pull out the smaller try I have that's just sitting there...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post & Week 150!

1CardCreator said...

This is an awesome project so deserving of your 1000th post! Congrats on both of your mile markers, I have not been here for all of them, but I do intend to see the next 1000! Thanks for sharing your art!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi hun, woohoo, thanks for giving us the chance to win some fab candy ;-) Congrats on reacing your 1000th post.
Sorry to see you're having a tough time just now :-(
I've managed to get mine done fairly early this week and have put a link on my blog.
Mine's here
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oops forgot to say yours is fantastic ;-)
Anne xx

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

I am a regular lurker and totally enjoy all your posts. May you continue to gas on for another 1000 posts :O) I'll still be lurking and one of these days I will be brave enough to enter your Sunday challenges :O)

TanySol said...

Congrats on your 1000 awesome posts!!!!
Love your works!!!!

Alison said...

Congratulations on reaching that 1000th post hun, a serious amount of waffling! lol! And your inspiration this week is an awesome piece of art! Just adore those grunge block words! I made something inky, cos that's what I love! Here it is! xxx

Sparkly Engineer said...

OK a little confused but her is my link for the challenge. I used my fav. technique, paper pieceing and my fav stamps - bombshell.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1957484?&cat=500&ppuser=20545

Marjie K said...

Happy Anniversary, Hels! Your tray is wonderful as all your work is. You're an inspiration to me. I've left some love and a link on my blog:


http://tinyurl.com/4xronzz

Kat said...

Hi Hel's im back with my entry
to try to win that amazing prize,

http://katscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/journey-of-love-lasts-forever.html

hope you like it!
have a fab day,
Kat x.

Dragon said...

Well I said I would be back, and I have really enjoyed this one... woo, there are lots of us vying for your candy... no need for me to worry, I could not win a sick headache!!! EVER!!! Anyway here is my offering
Frankie
xx

Kaz said...

Hiya hels heres my entry:
http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2011/04/lifelovehappiness-tag.html
added your candy to me blog too xx
kazx

BarbaraW said...

A remarkably fantastic piece of art to celebrate a truly remarkable feat. 1000 blogs and 150 challenges. Congratulations.
I had to join this wonderful challenge, so here's my work.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/04/circles-of-love.html

Bev said...

Congratulations Hels, WOW 1000 Posts sounds amazing. I have just started My own Blog and have done 3 posts. I Guess we all have to start somewhere.The Printers Tray is Awesome and I see many products that are much loved by Moi inside it. You have worked a wonder on it.
Kind Regards,
Bev......

Anikraft said...

Congrats on your 1000th post, the printer tray is fab. I have been working on one for months now and can't seem to fill all the tiny little squares, you make it look so easy.

My entry is here http://anikraft.blogspot.com/2011/04/love-ly-cards.html

Also lovely to see you getting inky at Ally Pally, shame I couldnt hang around, I was just rushing around and then heading to work.

Here is to the next 1000 blog posts!! Anika xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, my second piece for The Sunday Stamper is HERE. Tracy Evans x x

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post...that is some blogging you have done! Your creation is so inspiring. I would like to enter your "LOVE" challenge if possible with this entry :
http://carrieoncrafting.blogspot.com/2011/04/tim-meets-tildaa-coming-together-of.html
Love
Carrie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fantastic piece. Hope I'll find time to join this week, too.
Happy Easter to you.

Lynne Phelps said...

Congratulations! What a fabulous landmark achievement and your careful counting (and correct math!!!) is MOST impressive! I will add your goodies to my sidebar but won't have time to make a goodie. :( Still, I am sending loads of love your way, so that should count for something. You are such an inspiration to me and THANKS for waffling on so long, LOL!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oups... I forgot... Congrats to your 1000th blogpost and the 150th Sunday Stampers Challenge :)
You'll find my
Entry on my blog.

Dallying Debz said...

I'm back!

My entry is here: http://dallyingdebz.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-love-with-alcohol.html

Stampersue said...

Hi Hels I'm back with my entry using my fav technique with alcohol ink background http://stampersue.blogspot.com/2011/04/oh-happy-day.html

Have a great Easter

Stampersue
X

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous work of art as always, just love your piece.
My effort is at -
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/04/memories-book.html
Luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Brenda Brown said...

Hi me again
Hope it's ok to have two this week.
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/04/stamp-man-challenge-18-resist-technique.html
luv and higs {brenda} xoxox

funkycrafter said...

such a lovely piece. and thanks for all the lovely posts. i have read them all... some of them twice. and especially thanks for all the chuckles and guffaws. like your sense of humor too. wanted to make something in honor of the event but stumbled on an uneven sidewalk and landed on my right arm and head. both are necessary for me to make things. need all the help i can get.

can't wait to hear all about ranger u. i think you may have mentioned you were going.

Beth said...

Wow we wow wow! I love the piece you made...and am equally impressed with the 1000th post! Sheesh, I need to get busy :D
I just love your blog even though I don't have time to participate right now...
Hugs,
Beth P

lesleyanne said...

beautiful colours in this piece Hels
Just love it x

wwilloww said...

WOW!! I am finally joining in. My entry is at
http://justcuttinup.blogspot.com

Have a look!! Of course there is no comparison to your work of art, which, as usual, is just incredible!!! Congrats on 1000 posts and here's to thousands more!!!

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, that printer tray is absolutely stunning! My entry is here. Just in time I hope xx

Sam said...

Hia Hels. Again another entry by the skin of my teeth. Hope you like it. Gonna have to be more organised!!

http://hettiecraftcz.blogspot.com

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