Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 192 - I Will Always Love You

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy, albeit freeezing, Sunday to you all! Many, many thanks for the lucious heart entries for last weeks challenge... and being as lurve is still in the air with the day of love on Tuesday, this week the theme is... LOVE! **EDIT** I have changed the song title for this weeks challenge after hearing the very sad news that Whitney Houston passed away yesterday evening. There are a lot of songs by her that have "love" in the title... however, I think this one is probably the one that most people will remember her by. RIP Whitney, another talent taken too young. To join in with the challenge is easy-peasy; make a little something, include some stamping and the theme... then pop back here and leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry... as ever, if you haven't got a blog/flickr/picassa jobby, you can email me with your entry :O)) The challenge will remain open til 21:00 Saturday 18th February 2012.


I have made a little something for me and my lovely Grim; it is our 10th Anniversary this year so this piece is very apt. Now the traditional "thingy" for 10 years married is Tin, so there's a little smidge of metal mesh in the mini frame and the modern "thingy" is aluminium... but apparently it is suggested that this can be changed into faux diamonds... so... I have a couple of little trinket pins in there too :O))



The shadow box measures 6" square and I covered it with some Crowded Attic papers and then added some stamping in the middle bit. I covered a teensy frame with the same papers and bashed some holes into the top of it and the insidey bit of the shadowbox and used screw eye jobbies to hang the little frame from it. That has been decorated with the wire mesh and an Idea-ology Locket and a sweet little heart made from Poppy red UTEE poured into a little mould I have... and then I added a teensy Idea-ology crown. I added a bit of paper that has been cut using the Pinking Alterations OTE die and then glued some little epoxy Charm Clips that spell out the word LOVE... the letters were from the Lost & Found stack and popped behind the Charm Clips and filled with Glossy Accents (FAB idea from Wendy Vecchi BTW) and I then added some Type Charms that spell out GS HS... which are our initials.



The finishing touches were three paper roses made using the rose flower stamp from Dimensional Rose Art, stamped into the little 2" snips in the paper stacks, cut out, coloured with Fired Brick DI and then sanded and cut and assembled with a Muse Token on a Memo Pin and a few Maya Road trinket pins.


I am a very happy bunny today... Grim is starting his week of annual leave which means I get to be with him all day and no shifts *yay*... mind you, he did mention something about shed building so I think I will make myself scarce on that day... after all, I need not give any explanation about how accident prone I am... me and a hammer? together? at the same time? probably not the best idea... I will stick to ink and rubber I reckon lol Right... best get a move on... tis nearly bedtime and I have a hot water bottle with my name on it and a rather sleepy AlfieCat who also thinks the hot water bottle has his name on it too! Thanks for looking... have a good week... stay warm!! TTFN

Hels x

56 comments:

Michelle Webb said...

Another late one Hels? Just noticed on my blog that you had updated your blog not long ago. I'm always amazed when someone posts late at night like me, it's the only time it's quiet enough for me to write anything. Does my love of colour count for your challenge? I was going to do a monochromatic decorated Decopatch letter, but because I love colour, I just couldn't leave it alone until I had inked it up!

Love reading your blog Hels, it's my daily fix. Michelle xx

Michelle Webb said...

Sorry here is the link to my post http://thehobbyroomuk.blogspot.com/2012/02/wash-with-colour.html

Michelle x

craftimamma said...

Ah, this is gorgeous Hels. I love the pale colours and those roses are fab. Love how you've combined all the bits and bobs to make a really beautiful peace worthy of celebrating your 10th year anniversary. Keep going ...... our's is 40!!!!! Oh crikey, that does make me feel ancient, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper-love.html

Val said...

Looks like we are late birds! Fabulous piece of work Hels.

Perhaps Grim will give you a rubber hammer when he is looking for shed building help - it might bounce!

Love
Valxx

jacque4u2c said...

Just lovin your creation! The roses so rock!

Elaine said...

Hels this is gorgeous, love all the little metally elements and that red heart is luscious! Have a happy Sunday, hope you are recovering from your painful incident! Stay warm! Elaine x

Joanne said...

This is amazing. So many different uses of - just everything. Glad Grim is on hols, will he get to go to Stitches with you ?
Hugs Joanne xx

Lastochka said...

Amazing card!

Tina Connolly said...

Gorgeous work, Hels. I wanted to tell you I really enjoy your projects in the Craft Stamper. (It takes awhile to get to Australia, but is worth the wait.)

Brenda Brown said...

This is a superb creation Hels, I love everything about it.

I have joined in this week and my tag started from your Saturday Show piece. Have a look -

http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-sunday-to-you-all-i-hope-it-is.html

Have a great day and enjoy your time with Grim. It's half term for me - yay.

hugs {brenda] xox

Evil Edna said...

wonderful and very elegant.EE

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love the art you have made here. My entry is here http://thesparklyfairy.blogspot.com/2012/02/small-heart-canvas.html

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous piece , will be backwater to linkup!hugs trace x well done on ten years, steve and I made ten years last oct.x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous anniversary piece Hels.
My journal page is here.
xoxo Sioux

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi Hels, well here is my entry
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2012/02/time-flies-when-i-am-with-you.html
hugs trace x

Shazza said...

well Hels I jsut LOVE this, it is beautiful. As for poor Whitney, tragic news, this is one of my fave songs of hers.
Enjoy having Grim at home hunny x

TonyR said...

stunning piece of art ... just love it!!
tonyR x

whyducks said...

Congratulations on 10 years you little love birds you and what lovely art work to celebrate.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Ooooh, so very beautiful!! Hope you've had a lovely Sunday.

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels!!!!
I'll send you a piccie of what I've done separately - can't put it on the blog till later in the week!!
Hope Grim doesn't work too hard on his week off!!
xx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous shadow box Hels...I've been following your lovely art for a while now, but this is the first time that I've entered one of your fab stamp challenges...Thanks for the inspiration :)
You can see mine HERE
Jan x

Juls~ said...

Really love it, Hels! All the trinkets are so pretty!

Juls~ {xoxo}

StampDancer said...

Hels! Congrats on celebrating TEN years! I think your frame is just the Utmost Beautiful gift you could come up with!
My little specimen for the challenge is here: entry Hugs to both you and Grim! Oh yes--and can't forget AlfieCat!
Deb M
xx

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

http://feelinsharp.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-jane-austen-style.html

LOVE LOVE LOVE - Jane Austen style...

Debbie said...

Happy 10th Anniversary Hels! Love your artwork! Here's my valentine to my guy:
http://scrapsfromabroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-my-guy-happy-valentines-day.html

Mary said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I love how you incorporated the anniversary "gifts" into your piece. Here is my entry for the challenge:

http://mbm-madebymary.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-tag.html

Andrea said...

a wonderful piece of art and Graham I am sure will treasure it, now is it his 50th this year (as I know he is older than me LOL ) will you be showing us another great delight for that or is Graham like me and does not want to think about the 50 :-) well Hels have a fantastic week together and yes certainly avoid the shed building, its not for women anyway especially those with a poorly back, take care xx

Becky said...

Love the shadow box Hels sure hubby will love that.

Becky x

Bonnie McLain said...

Happy Valentines Day a little early... Glad you chose hearts as the theme... as I had to do a few more things... Big day here at the farm... LOVE what you have created here Hels... really a beauty PLUS!!!
Congrats on the 10 years... Sounds like a good marriage.. WE have been going at for 43 years... Love him dearly to this day!

Here is mine.. http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/flowers-of-love.html

Thanks for all the sharing you do my friend... keep it coming across the big pond.. LOVE it all..
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

crafterGM said...

Here is my link http://craftergm.blogspot.com/2012/02/tiolet-paper-mini.html
Thanks Gloria M

crafterGM said...

Here is my love http://craftergm.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-love-you-candy-holder.html
Thanks Gloira M

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi Hels, well me again ,not sure if I can do two..if so here it is :
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-my-valentinelove-you-mr.html
if not please ignore me?!!!
hugs trace x

Lori said...

Sad news indeed, Hels, what a great voice she had! Your project is absolutely gorgeous, as usual! LOVE the roses!

Von said...

gorgeous flowers as allways Hels :)
Von x

Sara Jansen said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring.......ahhhh, I love creativity. Even if it is someone elses.

Sara said...

Hi Haels love the chains and the way they look like a crown.
Here's the link to my loved ones card for today http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-23-you-make-my-heart-flutter.html. Have a great week, Sara

Julie Short said...

Hi Hels,
As usaual your posting is such eye candy and ideas ,ideas and fun.

I played a little for your challenge this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it.html

And silly me did so last week but didn't post to you! C'est la vie.

I hope you enjoyed your anniversary. We are celebrating a little too tonight as my husband has been given a fabulous doctors report - apart from the three broken ribs from falling out of a tree. 38 years and his family didn't attend our wedding as they said it wouldn't last!!! Ha Ha!
Have a great week.
Julie

Gabrielle said...

Mmm... lurve - means so many things to different people. To Alfie it's a warm hottie whereas to you it's time spent with Grim... I was so sad to hear about Whitney - glad you chose to honour her this week - she formed part of the soundtrack of my teemage years... Anyway, this is my little offering... http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2012/02/true-love.html

ElizabethR said...

"Tin"?????? was hoping it would be a good pressie this year lol. Gorgeous card Hels, love the initials thingie. Very sad about WH as well, saw here live twice and she was fab!! Hope the burns are getting better. Elizabeth x

margaret said...

Hi Hels heres my contribution this week http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper-challenge.html

Kaz said...

Hey lovely heres mine xhttp://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-love-x.html x

Fliss said...

A real piece of fabulousness here Hels and congratulations to you and Grim on your 10 years too.
My OH and I have the big 30 coming up this year - eek!!! Now I'm feeling old!
My entry is here:
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2012/02/hearts-galore.html

Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: You've tempted me into buying some of those art parts now and I can't wait to play!

Sarah said...

Just a little card love for you this week...http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-more-gingersnaps-and-card-capers.html
Sarah

PS - Thanks for the dress love and lovely words....

Shelly Hickox said...

Hels, this is just so, so pretty! I noticed that those are kind of my initials too, so I will pretend it's for me. ;-)

Here is my effort for this week:

Forevermore Canvas

Sara Jansen said...

My first piece for Sunday Stampers ... so excited.

http://fromthefunroom-adventuresinartscrafts.blogspot.com/

Bonnie McLain said...

What fun this week has been so far!!! You have been having fun too.....and Tim's new 12 tags for 2012 is going to be another FUN time each month.... so here is one of mine...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-day-all-year-long.html
Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is stunning! Love it!

You can see my entry HERE.

Thank you for another fab challenge!

Becky said...

Love your work Hels here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-tag.html

Love your blog and try to keep up with it x

Carol said...

I love what you have done with your shadow box, and using both your initials. You have got so much going on.
See my post here:
http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/

BarbaraW said...

Your project is really gorgeous.
Here's my attempt. http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-in-style-of-tim-holtz.html

Sarah said...

I was going to say, hey I did a number two but that's not very lady like talk for a blog...I made another one!

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/02/inner-heart-thoughts.html

x Sarah...

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels. Hope you are having a lovely week with your man.
Here is my entry, I LOVED YOURS!(Frame that is - not your man, wlthough I'm sure he is lovely!)
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper-192-i-will-always-love.html!

Hazel said...

My card is here x

Anita Houston said...

Another gorgeous project from you...love, love, love all the hardware on this...awesome!!! The roses are gorgeous as well!

Here is my entry:

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/02/family-valentines.html

Saintly Lisa said...

Another lovely piece x

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