Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 189 - My Eyes Adored You... Plus Candy!!!

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you all for your gorgeously golden entries last week. This weeks Sunday Stamper is a very special one... because... it is 4 years old today! Well, this weekend... but you know what I mean! So... I have a little bit of candy to giveaway - more about that in a mo. The theme this week is EYES. I am thinking anything that has a face basically, a nice and easy one :O)) To join in with the challenge is simples... make a little something - it can be anything you like, ATC, tag, card, altered art... pop back here and leave me a comment along with a link to the place you are showing your entry, I can then hop on over to visit you! If you don't have a blog/photo hosting thingy then you can enter by email... just bob a piccie onto an email to me and I will enter you into the draw too. Ohh, yes, the candy draw. Right... here's how to win: if you leave me a comment you will have one entry into the draw. If you leave me a comment and enter... you're name will be added twice. Please do tell your pals about the challenge and candy - you can copy the photo and stick it into your sidebar :O)) The winner will be chosen at random and announced on next Sunday's challenge. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th January 2012.



My entry this week is a tag - I haven't made a tag for over a week! I know!!! I am slacking! I did a resist using Snowcap Dabber and then inked over the top with Old Paper Stain... drying this and then blending Weathered Wood, Pine Needles and Stormy Sky DI's. The chaps... they are my fave old fella's - they were stamped in Jet Black Archival and cut out and coloured with Tattered Rose for the skin tone and Walnut Stain blending around the edges. I stamped the hand and gave this the same treatment, using Pine Needles and a waterbrush to add colour to the cuff.



I went with the "more is more" adage when adding the Idea-ology and embellies... well, why have a square inch clear on the tag huh? Check out the little bits of wire mesh... oh how I would love to tell you that I maded these myself... but... alas... I didn't! I bought them from goodness knows where about 273 years ago and they have been...ahem... hidden underneath a pile of crud, found when I was revamping the old Room of Stash them other day... result!





So... the candy! Here's a little list of what is included: Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers, 2x Scrapbooks in a tin, 4" canvas, four mini canvases, 3 Maya Road Chip books, Fired Brick, Antique Linen & Faded Jeans Distress Stains, Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mists (my fave), a few Idea-ology Word Keys, some Brass Charms, a few little resin roses (too cool), a pack of pretty Prima Flowers and some Maya Road Kraft Envelopes. Oh and... my tag for todays entry :O))



So, there you have it! Who'd have thought that this little old challenge would still be running four years on? I certainly never envisaged that it would be and I have to say... it has been so rewarding to host it for all this time. At the time of conception (ooh, that makes it sound really posh!) I was still working full time and the only day I didn't have to work was a Sunday. So, I thought... do a challenge on a Sunday and then you will always be able to set it. Well, there were a few close calls when I had forgotten about it and had the Sunday to work... I think that the latest the challenge was ever set was about 2 in the afternoon. I have met so many lovely bloggers over the years, there are a few stalwart regulars who join in, which is so lovely to see each week... I am honoured for every single entry I have ever had and I truly appreciate you all. *shall stop before I start blubbing lol* Anyhoo, I am always scratching around for a new theme... so if you have one that you would love to see here, please do drop me a line and I will sort it out. In the meantime... have a very inky Sunday... thanks for looking and...as ever, TTFN!

Hels x

77 comments:

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Woohooo it's letting me comment now! Not sure what was wrong a bit ago. Girl, that Tag is to die for!! I love your posts, they always make me giggle!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Hels!

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-eyes.html

Yvonne said...

Now I'm off to post your candy on my blog :)

Julie said...

And what a distinguished tag it is too Hels!
Hope to be back with a contribution later in the week
Julie

inkypinkycraft said...

great tag, will be back later to post an entry and will put your candy on my blog, thanks for the chance to win, hugs trace x

She said...

Oh great Tag Hels....think my Canvas might just be ok to link....Hey me linking to a challenge the same day it's launched...unheard of...Be right back....S xx

She said...

Here's mine http://craftyshe.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-dylusional.html......sorry it's that long since I joined in that I've forgotten how to do the linky thing...Old age and all that..S xx

Maggie said...

Fab tag as always and thanks for chance to win candy, hope to join in this week feeling better now so hope I can get crafting again. Will post candy in my sidebar for you

Maggie

Sandy said...

Wow this is a masterpiece hun.
Your Tag rock. I love it. xoxo

chrissy o said...

great tag
love the candy thanks for the chance to win
hugs chrissy o
xx

Glennis said...

Fabulous candy, thanks for the chance to win - especially your tag!

Helen said...

Great theme this week Hels and fabulous candy! Well done on thinking up themes for 4 whole years, that takes some doing!

Hlora said...

Very beautiful tag! Love all the elements you put on)))

Larisa said...

Love this tag)))
Oh, very nice candy! I wish I could take part in it)) Tim Holtz's stuff is what I need in a lot to create as well))
Thanks for the chance. I linked it on sidebar.

Aquarius said...

Fabulous tag and I love the 'more is more' look of it!!

Joanne said...

Your tags must cost an arm and a leg with all the bits on them. They look fab though.
Hugs Joanne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous tag Hels and great colours and embellies as always. Happy 4th birthday for Sunday Stamper and Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Wooo hooo!!! Happy birthday Sunday Stamper!!!! What a fabulous tag to celebrate it with and super lovely candy!!! Thank you! xx

Redanne said...

An amazing tag Hels and wonderful candy!!! Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on four years.

Evil Edna said...

4 years well, if that does not deserve a wild monkey dance I will pretend to be a sock puppet for a week.EE
Ps delious candy.mmmmmm.... the precious

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous tag!!! Congrats on the 4th anniversary too! That's awesome!

stamping sue said...

Great tag! more is better! hope I have time this week to join in your challenge.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen R said...

Liking your concept 'more is more', hoping to drop you an email with my entry later in the week.
Karen xx

Dawn said...

Happy 4th Blog Birthday!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hels, your tag looks delicious as ever. Congrats on the 4th birthday of Sunday Stampers and thanks for all the wonderful themes.
I'll post your blog candy on my sidebar - thanks for the chance to win.
You'll find my entry
On my blog

Candy C said...

Hels...CONGRATS on FOUR YEARS! That is wonderful! Your tag is amazing!! I absolutely LOVE it! Such a gorgeous background! And I love the steampunk guys and the Ideaology you've used on this one! Absolutely beautiful! Am I cheating if I include my entry for SSSS this week? Your theme is "eyes". My tag is ALL eyes! :)

http://candycreates.blogspot.com.
Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

DeeDee said...

oh Too fun, Hels!! Congrats on FOUR YEARS!!! how wonderful! :D

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, love it. I've just finished this little shadow box, perfect for your theme this week. I'm off to put a pic of your yummy candy on my sidebar
Claire xx

Kate said...

Great candy, here's my 1st entry for commenting, I'll try and get a project made too.

How about a theme 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' Have you had a bubbles theme before? No monkey jokes please!!

** Kate **

Kirsten Alicia said...

Ooh, gorgeous tag, I love all the Steampunky deets. Thanks for offering such fab blog candy & congrats on the challenge's 4th birthday.

cebelica said...

Oh, wow, this is simply amazing. I love the vintage touch. Fab work! Hugs!

Lewis said...

Hi Hels! Great tag! What I have made is just a little different lol

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=214488888644289&set=a.214487805311064.49018.100002495376572&type=3&theater

Caz said...

Hi Hels - Happy 4th SS Birthday - doesn't time fly when you're having fun?!?!?!?! Loved your tag - and that's a super pile of birthday candy!!!!!
Well - my second time of joining in this year - hopefully I'll manage to keep it up! Lew and I had a great day doing the challenge together - two totally different interpretations!
http://candellecreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-eyes-adored-you-sunday-stamper.html
Sorry it's not a proper link - I've forgotten how to do them...perhaps you could put a little instructional PS on your post 'cause I'm not the only one that's forgotten!!!
Hugs
xxx

Maria said...

I do love your tags, as well as your posts! Fabulous candy and how very kind of you, I will hopefully get to enter later in the week :-) Maria x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Here's mine...so glad to participate this week.

http://feelinsharp.blogspot.com/2012/01/cutie-pie-valentine.html

Oracle User List said...

Excellent tags, great weekend.

Alison Horne said...

Hi Hels, Happy Blogday, thanks for all the inspiration and laughs.xx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Congratulations on your challenge's fourth birthday. I'm always 'threatening' to join in as you always leave plenty of scope for someone like me who has trouble fitting stamps and stash to themes, lol, but somehow I never seem to get round to it :-( 'Must try harder' springs to mind!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Congratulations on your 4th Birthday and a great tag to celebrate - that green background really shows off those men and the metal. Here's my entry this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/01/for-your-eyes-only.html

Jacqueline said...

LOVE the tag!! Congratulations on the Challenge's 4th Birthday!!

Here's my entry this week...

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/


I am NOT good with eyes! They kinda freak me out a little...don't know why really! lol.

Anyway Just wanted to say Thanks for this challeng it's one I REALLY enjoy!

Jackie x

Carol said...

Wow Hel's that is a really beautiful tag involving so many techniques. I would love to win it because it's an inspiration.

Carol said...

Here is my entry for the Sunday Stampers "Eyes"
http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-week-189-eyes.html

Alison said...

Wow! Your tag is awesome hun! Fab candy too! Here's my entry xox

Mary said...

What delicious blog candy! =) I will try to get an entry in this week...I did one for last week but then it snowed here and everything went crazy and I didn't get it posted in time! =P Ah, welll....

Gerrina said...

It's allmost too much this candy! And a tag that gives you plenty to see in lovely colours!

Bonnie McLain said...

Having fun with this theme.. EYES... although I have been using faces.. .LOL... just sort of think that my style says I have to have a face with my eyes...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/01/earth-angel.html

Have a fun creative week...
Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

inkypinkycraft said...

the candy is in my sidebar, and my fingers are crossed and here is my entry:
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/dt-piece-at-anything-goes-theme-for-one.html
hugs trace x

jude said...

Gorgeous tag Hels love everything about it all the wee extras looks stunning.Thanks for the chance to win this lush candy .
hugs judex

Red Kitty said...

Fantastic tag, candy looks awesome, be back later with my entry. Thank you.
Sandra B. Xx

Birgit said...

Hi Hels,

Thanks for the chance to win such goodies. I have put a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

I would love to take on your challenge and will see if I can come up with something in time for your deadline. By the way, is digital art also welcome? There wouldn't be ink on my fingers that way, but my fingers also get a good workout hitting the keys! ;)

Happy creating,
Birgit

BarbaraW said...

Happy Blog Birthday. This is definitely a reason to celebrate. Your art is spectacular. I love to visit and see what you're up to. And I love to join in with the challenge. Here's my project: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/01/purse-calendar-2012.html

Gillian .... said...

Okay no shame here ... this is freaking awesome ... can I have it????

Happy 4th birthday to Sunday Stampers, you do an amazing job :) xxx

Gillian .... said...

Me again, here's my entry for this week.

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2012/01/london-calling.html

Becky said...

Wow what some lovely work I made my tag not sure I like it now I have done it,it is missing something so might have extra bits put on later
here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.com/2012/01/eye-tag.html

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy 4th birthday! this is an amazing tag! i love all the embellishments!
thanks for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 4th Birthday! Here's to many more to come x

Saintly Lisa said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy 4th birthday! i think the tag looks fab as ever x

Nicks said...

Happy Birthday fellow Birthday person - I have finally made something to celebrate our 'Birthdays'

jude said...

Gorgeous tag hun Here’s my entry
hugs judex

Red Kitty said...

Here is my entry, hope you like it. Thanks again for the challenge.

http://redkittybcreates.blogspot.com/2012/01/eyes.html

Sarah said...

By jove... a second week with SS, but only because I skipped the housework....

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/01/ill-be-watching-you.html

Sarah xx

Julie said...

These are probably not the eyes you might expect for your challenge Hels and I can't say I adored them but I most certainly saw them up close and personal.
Here is my entry - enjoy!

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2012/01/dont-bug-me.html

Anita Houston said...

Woohoo you're 4!!! I love the Sunday Stamper!!! This tag is fabo!!! They always are! And love that song...the broadway show is one of my favs!

Here's my link for the week!

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/hot-air-balloon-heart.html

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels. Congratulations on reaching your 4th blog anniversary & good luck for the next 4. Your tag is so beautiful.

Barb Cady said...

Gosh that's a lot of comments Hels!Wonderful, shows how many of us love the Sunday stamper challenge. Love your tag, here is my contribution:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-no189-my-eyes-adored-you.html

Deb Neerman said...

Awesome tag!!!! You can see my entry HERE.

Thanks!

Helen said...

Phew!! Just made it. You can see my entry here
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2012/01/eyes-have-it.html

margaret said...

Hi Hels, congrats on 4th birthday. Here is my contribution, had to struggle a bit with subject but got there in the end hope you like!!http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper.html

Artyjen said...

Happy 4th anniversary Hels! A fabulous tag as always....could not pass on joining in;)
My card is here.
xoxo Sioux

Fliss said...

My second attempt at a comment here as blogger did not play ball yesterday!
Many congratulations on your anniversary Hels and thanks so much for a chance to win the gorgeous candy.
A fabulous tag as always and you'll find my entry at
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2012/01/time-to-fly.html

Hugs, Fliss xx

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous tag and congratulations on 4 years of Sunday challenge.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous tag. My card is here x

windycindy said...

What an inspiring blog you have...
I love to use "more is more" when
it comes to Tim's goodies!
Your tag is delightful...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Gabrielle said...

Happy blog birthday to you! look at me sneaking in very, very late! http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2012/01/when-eye-fall-in-love.html

Dots Dabbles said...

A big congratulations Hels...and another gorgeous tag to celebrate with! Love the colours! I remember you taking the time to help me with any questions that I've had when I started out...and I thankyou for that! Generous in every way.
Dot x

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! Congratulations, Hels - I only found out about this, this afternoon cos I'm working now and don't get chance to bloghop. Couldn't resist joining in with the celebrations, though, so here's my entry and here's to the next four years and more!!!

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-and-gorgeous-greens.html

Cath x

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