Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 170 - Love Potion #9 **plus giveaway**

Goodly Morning Stampers... a very happy Sunday to you all... firstly, THANK YOU to all who joined in with last weeks challenge and AlfieCat says thank you for the lovely birthday greetings you left for him :O)) So... this week is going to be a special one... I hinted in yesterday's post that something was happening... well... on Wednesday it is my 4th Blogaversary... where did that time go!! The next four days up until and including Wednesday are going to be "countdown" days and I will be giving away a piece of artwork on each day... starting with today and the creation I have made for this weeks Sunday Stamper. The very first theme on the Sunday Stamper was "love" and I know we have seen this return a few times but it is a lovely *ahem, pardon the pun* theme... so this weeks theme is... LOVE. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy... add in some stamping and the theme and then leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your entry. Each commentee will be entered into the draw to win this T'Pouch that I have made... and if you enter the challenge too, your name will be entered twice. The winner will be announced on next weeks Sunday Stamper post. The challenge/draw will remain open until 21:00, Saturday 10th September 2011.



So... enough waffling about the theme etc and onto my T'Pouch that I made for my entry. I wanted to make something a bit OTT (ok, so there's nothing new in that but... you know what I mean) So... I cut some of that gorgeous Seasonal Paper Stash using the Tag Alterations, cut a plain card tag and then stuck them together. I used Cut & Dry to paint watered down Traditional Tan over the top of the paper so it was dulled down a bit... and then I went bonkers with Picket Fence, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Stains.


The T'Pouch itself was made in the normal way **if you would like the measurements to make one yourself, please just drop me an email** ... and I used more of the Seasonal Paper Stash to make the covers for the front and back. Some scripty stamping found its way onto the tag and the front/back bits... using Gold Dabber for all over scripty stamping and then Coffee Archival for stamping it in patches. A whole lot more of the paper was then cut using the Rosette dies... which I have finally got the knack of fastening them together... use a great big dollop of Multi Medium on the little circle bit... and use acrylic blocks to weigh them down... works a treat!




As you can see, I also went a bit bonkers with the embellies too... well, it is a special piece, so why not! The Corked Vials have a drip of Aged Mahogany Stain in them... which were then spritzed with a dash of water so it mixed to the bottom of them... and then I stamped some of those cute new label stamps from the Duke of Distress, aged them and popped them onto the bottles. On the tallest bottle there is a rather gorgeous crown - I have no idea where this came from but... it is sooo lovely and chunky I can see myself trawling yonder t'internet to see if I can find some more!




So... enough of the waffling about how I made the T'Pouch... and on again with the news about the 4th Blogaversary. Now, I have never celebrated one before... mainly because I have forgotten every single year... but this year I am ahead of the game and seeing as it is quite a milestone, I have decided that I should celebrate in style... and by way of a HUGE thank you to all you followers and commenters, I thought I would share a few goodies with you. As I said before, today is the first day of the countdown and I will be giving away the T'Pouch. In the coming days I will have more arty things to giveaway... and on Wednesday I will be giving away another piece of artwork... plus an extra little something too :O)) So... don't forget to leave me a comment... and if you join in with the Sunday Stamper this week you will be entered twice into todays draw. Right, that is certainly enough waffling and whittering for one day... thank you all again for all your lovely comments, for following me and for making this little old blog such a special place for me. Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

83 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Hels, this is just a beauty! I love the addition of the bottles! Pick me!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Hels, gee, the more you use the Aged Mahogany, the more I love it!
Congrats on your blogaversary
Dot x

Lotus said...

Your work is always soooo cool! I just wanted to let you know.. ; )
Lotus

Lotus said...

O I forgot!
Congratulations on your blogaversary!
Lotus

Minxy said...

Happy blogaversary, I LOVE your Love potion creation, specially the ickle bottle with the crown :D

Neil said...

This is utterly lovely, as always! Congrats on the milestone, your blog is a favourite place to stop and be inspired!

sharon said...

Happy Blogaversary Hels. Love that T'pouch with tag and will give it a lovely new home if I am the lucky chosen one ;-)

My Aged Mahogany Stain finally arrived this week - in company with a few others (didn't want it to be lonely!) and I'm clearing the decks to have an extremely inky play this afternoon.

Kaz said...

hels this is gorgeous, love those corked vials, just scrummy, fingers crossed you get this comment.......booo to mr blogger

kazx

Vic said...

Love the vials & rosette flower!

Sandy said...

OMG !!!
Hun I´ve missed my words.
Your creations are really unique and so inspiring.

Congratulations to your Blogaversary and I´ve croosed my fingers ;)

chrissy o said...

happy blog birthday
your work is amazing
hugs chrissy o
xx

Helen said...

What a fab tag/t'pouch. Congrats on your forthcoming blogaversary. 4 years - wow! Will be sure to make you something love-y this week!!

Wendy H. said...

Happy Blogaversary Hels

Long may you whaffle and whitter. I love the little bottles on your latest gorgeous creation.

Laura said...

Yummy yummy yummy
I got love in my tummy!

Choose me please!

If you can't feel love in your tummy there is no hope for one. LOL

Happy blog day

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi, this is gorgeous as usual, I love these little bottles, can you tell me where to get this gorgeous labels from, ta trace x great tag I love it! X congratulations on your anniversary

Lesley said...

4 years old!!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!
Thats an accomplishment in itself!!! Love the tag.....it rocks! Embellies ahoy!! ;o))

Joanne said...

Well Hels, you have certainly got those pouches off to a fine art. This one is gorgeous. Don't think I have followed you for all 4 years, but it must be at least 3. I am so glad I found you if not to share craft then for a good 'ol laugh each post. Thank you.
Hugs Joanne xx

Barb Cady said...

Totally fantasticamaglorious Hels! Happy blogaversary, am aiming to get all loved up and have a go at the challenge this week!I seemed to have lost last week - I think its in the room of stash under a pile somewhere!xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being you Hels waffle an all. Your work is truly inspiring. I don't have a blog but I do enjoy looking at others blogs and yours is one of my fav's. Congrats on your blog anni, and more to come. Mary

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Hels, love the love potion bottles and the hearts. Happy blogaversary. Tracy x

Janet said...

Happy Blogaversary,love the T'pouch & tag.Off to get my thinking cap on,see you later
Janet x

Aisling said...

Happy blogaversary! Love your T'Pouch! Day after day you're showing us awesome projects. Your art rocks!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your tag and pouch are truly beautiful but I know I won't get that darned song out my head all day!

ElizabethR said...

Happy 4th Blogerversary, this is just gorgeous I love the heart boom boom:)xxx

Hlora said...

Happy Blogaversary!
very bueautiful tag! Love it!!!

Larisa said...

It is gorgerous!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, as always. Particularly love the bottles and the heart. I have some of those crowns and would be happy to send you a couple if you would like them. Never thought of putting them on the tops of bottles and will have to try this,

Lucy x

Emmas Blog said...

Lovely! And the theme is perfect as I need some inspiration to do a card for my hubby. Its our 13th anniversary tomorrow ... Congrats on your Blogversary! xx

Kate said...

This is OTT in its fabulousness! How lovely to accompany you in your countdown to your blogaversary. xx

** Kate **

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on your blogaversary Hels and what a fab tag and pocket - love them both.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Georgie Horn said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

DonnaMundinger said...

Congratulations on your 4th Blogaversay! What a special piece. My hubby and I will be celebrating our 36th (he robbed the cradle of course) on Sept 6th so the theme of love is just perfect! I can't tell you how special it would be to win this fabulous work. I can't stop looking at the details. AMAZING! Keeping fingers crossed! xxD

Janet said...

Hi again,my "LOVE" box is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

jude said...

Hles this is absolutely stunning love the little wee pouches you have started to make.Congratulations on your bloganniversary and heres to many more years of blogging,inspiring others and making us smile!
hugs judex

Vicki Romaine said...

This is the most beautiful thing. I love what you did to the paper under the heart. Each time I think you have outdone yourself, you do it again.

PS. I have the perfect spot on my wall for your TPouch!!!

Mary said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! As of Wednesday I will have been blogging for 6 months, so 4 years seems like quite a milestone! This is a beautiful tag, I love the little bit of stain in the vials, that's a great touch. =)

Esther said...

Oh WOW! Happy Blog-A Verse-ary! The chance to own a piece of your very own art work! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! xoxo

Aj* said...

This is just breathtakingly gorjuss !


I would love your T tag sizes/method, off to email you !


Aj.

Alison Horne said...

happy blogaversary if i had an award i would send it to you for bestest battiest blog.x

craftimamma said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary Hels! What a fabulous and generous way to celebrate it. The tag and Tpouch are both fantastic Love the little vials and the crown is really sweet.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mags said...

stunning! oh to have your talent! xx

Lulabelle said...

I LOVE THIS TAG! Beautiful as usual, Hels!

Eemeli said...

Oh my goodness! That is one great piece of art and those bright colors are just amazing ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

betjunroe said...

Love the bling on this tag! This could be used in place of a valentine card. Bette

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations to your 4th blog anniversary, I'll hope that there are many more year to come :)
Your potion piece of art is breathtaking, love all the elements on it.

Gabrielle said...

This is lush as always Hels! I'm playing along... I really loved doing this one! Thanks for the theme of lurve! Oh! And if you do find anymore crowns - remember little old me! ;)
http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-love.html

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Very pretty tag love the heart and those little bottles.
Hope I'm a lucky winner.Congratulations on your blogversary
Marilyn

Barb Cady said...

Well, managed the challenge this week! Quick before it disappears under a pile of papers!
Love your tag puches hon, here is my go:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-stampers-week-170-love-potion-9.html
xxx

Annette Goodey said...

This is really fabulous - such great colours and all the bling!

Happy blogoversary.

Annette

Candy C said...

Hello my buddy, Hels!! Your tag is smashing...as is all of your work! Congrats on your 4th Blogaversary! That is wonderful! Your blogs are always so interesting and entertaining! Put me in the pot for the giveaway!!! :) I'll be crossing my fingers. :) Love you girlfriend! <3 Candy

The Octopode Factory said...

gorgeous-ness! the tag is also very nice! lol

great work

Caz said...

Oh WOW!! this is so beautiful!!!!! Love *everything* about it! Will drop you a note for the measurements.
Can't believe you've been entertaining us for 4 years!?!?!?! You should make a book of all your blog posts - artwork and comedy in one - I'd buy it!! :-)

Shelly Hickox said...

This is some seriously beautiful stamping - when is it not with you?! Really beautiful tag and another great theme. Here's my effort for today: Shelly's tag.

funkycrafter said...

oh my! i do indeed like love potion #9. the colors and the embellies are just too cool. i am hoping i have the luck of the draw on this one.

BarbaraW said...

What an awesome project. Congrats on 4 fabulous blogging years.
Here is my love--
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/09/love-is-in-air.html

Debbie said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary Hels! Love love love love this potion pouch! Hope I'm the lucky one! Would love to own a piece of your fantabulous art!

jude said...

Hiya ,
im back with the tag for the sunday stampers challenge "LOVE"
Here’s my entry
hugs Judex

jude said...

Here’s my entry
sorry didnt work first time fingers crossed
judex

Aj* said...

Here's mine, prob a tad underdressed compared to most but I likes its simplicity, seems to all work together.


http://fistfullofglittercardsbyaj.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-stampers-love.html


Aj.

Helen said...

Here is my entry for your Sunday Stampers challenge!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-stampers-love-is-word.html

Shazza said...

OMG! This is soooo gorgeous, I love it, the colours, the embellies, the papers..... I would love to own this Hels, thank you for the chance and Happy blogoversary hun x

Caroline said...

Your tags are wonderful!! Love the colors!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how wonderful! i love all the layers and embellishments you put!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beeeoooutiful! I love all the stuff you put on it! And the colors and stains! patsy

Milla said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! You are such an inspiration, thank you for blogging! :)
I'm loving your giveaway and keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Penni said...

Wow your tags are soooo gorgeous.
I wouldn't know where to begin making such a beautiful creation.

Hugs
Penni
X

Rachelxx said...

Love this creation :-)

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous - and pink too! Elizabeth x

PS: Just catching up!!!

Kathi said...

Congrats on the milestone. I just love the pink.

Kate said...

This tag is gorgeous!!! Love the color scheme. Happy bloggy birthday!

505whimsygirl said...

You and I are drawn to the same colors and styles. Love your work!!!

SannaS said...

gorgeous tag!! absolutely brilliant!! =)
hugs, SannaS

nerllybird said...

That's beautiful - I like the crown too! How lovely that you're giving it away, and how happy I would be to have it, lol!
Helen S

okienurse said...

oh my...such a beautiful tag. Love the colors and the addition of the bottles just sets it off. Once again congrats on the blog birthday! Vickie

Kezzy said...

Amazing tag, love the colours, gorgeous. Happy 4th bloggyday. Kezzy x

Sue Campbell said...

Happy blogger birthday! I know what you mean about life before Blogging! Always love your stuff whatever it is...got the perfect spot for a T puoch!!

Lottie said...

Oh my - what a gorgeout t'pouch. I must have a got at making one of those so will be emailing you for the instructions.

No rush to email back though cos I can't get started on it right away.

Nobody does 'potions' like you do!

Julie said...

What gorgeous combinations you always put together Hels and your writing makes me feel like you are sitting here in the sun with me instead of on the other side of the world. Happy Blog biththday to you!

Julie said...

Got to have my little play. Plan is to create a Hels Challenge spot!!!
Here is No. 2
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/

Lucy Edmondson said...

Happy Blogaversary, Hels! I couldn't resist Love so have joined in,

http://lucystruecolours.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-stamper-challenge-love-papier.html

Lucy x

papillon said...

after lurking a whole summer i finally finally finally got to join :))) and even Mr Blogger is playing nice!

http://papillon-sur-la-branche.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunday-stampers-love.html

have a great Saturday Hels, curious to see what you'll come up with tomorow ;)

Laura said...

So pleased I was able to JUST join you again this week. Love the T Pouch instructions. Looking very clear. I think you may have created a new craft phenomenon!

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com

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