Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Thank You & A Winner and... A Giveaway!

Yay! A giveaway for today...more of that in a mo... Because.... brrrr, tis fair nesh outside... I mean hello? After a very mild Winter who went and flicked the frost switch huh? Tis colder than a Polar Bear's paw out there... thankfully, I have a day of insideness planned... apparently we are in for some snow later (the little kid inside me is fizzing ever so slightly at that thought... you know, snowmen, snow angels, snow ball fights....) But enough of me being typically British and talking about the weather... on with the giveaway! But first! I see that this blog now has over 1000 "members" when did it change from followers to members (must have missed that) Anyways... thank you all from the bottom of my heart for clicking to follow my inane wafflings... it truly makes my heart happy... so... THANK YOU!!!! Ooh and yes, my PomPom tag giveaway from last Saturday... there were 34 comments... and Mr Random.org picked Lucky 13 to be the winner which tallies with the comment from CRAFTIMAMMA.... please can you email me your addy? :O))


This is one of the Art Parts samples from Thursday's show... I have to say, how much fun I had... I felt a lot more relaxed this time and yes, I managed to goof a couple of times... especially when trying to stamp a heart, I mean, how hard can that be? Obviously very hard because it was green and not black... but... never mind... that is just the type of thing I do in the Room of Stash (I really must try harder!) Leonie is just the sweetest lass... and she made me feel really comfortable... I loved being with her, her enthusiam just shines right through. And poor Dave, bless him, with his croaky throat... when he said "over to you"... aha, the usual over talkative and waffling part of me decided to get shy... hence the "hello everybody" comment... oooh, really original lol




Anyways... this here piece that I am showing you was made with Art Parts, Crowded Attic Papers, Distress Inks, Studio 490 stamps, a smidge of Clearly For Art and Idea-ology... oh and a bit of Grungepaper thrown in for goodly measures. The large circle frame has been covered with the papers and I sanded the edges to neaten them up and add a bit of white in there. There's Art Part Florals and Leaves, coloured with Distress Inks and overstamped with Archival Ink to add a little pattern.... the Scallop Trim has been covered with paper and sanded (I use an emery board for the fiddly inbetweeny bits) and then I added some stamping to the background... added a sentiment (I love this one) and a little Grunge butterfly with the Locket Lock over the top of it (another of Wendy's very cool and fab ideas - wish I could think of things like that lol)



Check out little Stanley Spidey... he is too cute to be scared of... and I promise he won't escape and chase after you (I love spiders but totally get that some peeps realllllly don't like them so you could always chop him off) The flower also has some Clearly for Art Clear flavour, covered with paper and stamped, cut out, heated and then jazzed up with an Accoutrement.



So, if you would like to own this piece, all you need to do is leave me a comment for me on this post... I will get Mr Random.org to do his bit and announce a randomly picked winner on next Saturday's post. I need to do a catch up on blog hops and emails because I spent the whole of yesterday being a very lazy old moobag, snuggled on the sofa with AlfieCat, a very nice relaxing pyjama day indeedily. I shall away now... to stare out of the window to see if it is snowing yet... oh and yes, the Sunday Stamper entry... need to make that too! Thanks for looking... and again, thank you for following... bless you all! TTFN

Hels x

52 comments:

anna christensen crafts said...

Hels, this is stunning. I love the lock as the body of the Flutterby er... Butterfly! How ingenious you are!As ever, I love looking at your art xx

Helen said...

Tis Gorgeous Hels!! Sorry I missed your shows this week, that little thing called 'work' got in the way, darn it! Have a great weekend - stay warm!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Both shows were great and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Your samples were stunning (as they always are) and I loved the 3d pieces with their bouncing butterflies and spiders. Thank you for so many wonderful tips and techniques. Stay warm and hope you don't get too much snow!

craftimamma said...

Whoohoo! You've made my morning! 13 is lucky after all! Thanks so much for the giveaway Hels and I'll email my addy.

Love the creation you're showing us today. You really do know how to work those Art Parts! We are in for lots of treats seeing the lovely projects you made for the TV shows in more detail.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Fliss said...

Totally gorgeous artwork Hels and sorry I missed the shows. Had stuff to catch up on after the most last minute tax return I've ever had to do (not mine I might add!) and finally submitted it at 6.45 on 31 Jan (phew!)

It's really cold here too but probably won't snow as it rarely dos being so near the sea.
Have a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

joy said...

Hels, I have been a follower for a long time - love this piece you created!! Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeousness!

Becky said...

Great shows Hels they really should have you on more and a 2hr show.Love what you do.Don't blame you for having a lazy day.

Becky said...

Great shows Hels they really should have you on more and a 2hr show.Love what you do.Don't blame you for having a lazy day.

Maggie said...

ROFL Hels you do make me laugh, enjoyed the shows and all your samples....really could find this gorgeus piece a very good home thanks for the chance to win. Yep it is snowing here as I type the birds are scoffing all the food so they must know something....

Maggie :-)

Lesley said...

The shows were fab Hels.....you seemed really at home and relaxed...were you? fab art, as always!!

Carol said...

I watched both shows and thoroughly enjoyed them, plus I learned a lot, and bought 2 stamps sets. I cant wait for them to arrive. I totally agree that Leonie was very enthusiastic about everthing.

Red Kitty said...

Loved watching your shows, you are such an inspiration. These art parts are just so cool, though I doubt I could do anything as beautiful as this. Would b fab to own a piece of your artwork, so thanks for the chance.
Sandra. Xx

Joanne said...

I watched, listened and recorded your shows again. Just need to add the little 'K' at the side of them now. The demos are brilliant and make me want to 'play' right away. Can't wait for the next shows but may not have too long to wait to see you in person........
Hugs Joanne xx

Yvonne said...

Love your little Stanley, beautiful piece of art, Hels! As always, my friend :)

Rita said...

What wonderful shows you give Hels. My favourites too. Like you I don't mind making a mess when doing a project, its just consumes my whole mind. Please can I ask when your next shows will be. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Rita said...

What wonderful shows you give Hels. My favourites too. Like you I don't mind making a mess when doing a project, its just consumes my whole mind. Please can I ask when your next shows will be. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Redanne said...

I loved your shows, thought you were excellent and your art part samples were to die for! Congrats to Craftymama for winning the tag. Looking forward to going back on C&C. We have about one inch of snow up here in Cheshire, so far........

Karen R said...

Recorded your shows and watched them this morning, what an inspiration you are, all the samples were stunning. Congrats on 1000 followers you deserve it.
Karen xx

Hilda said...

Really, really enjoyed your shows Hels - am not a fan of C&C, but will always watch when you are on!!! I could not stop laughing at the green heart as it is just the sort of thing I do - especially as I have a habit of putting the wrong lids back on the wrong inkpads!!! Hope you stay warm and cosy when the snows come xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, have you got snow yet?? I've just spent a very enjoyable afternoon watching your shows from Thursday. The samples were gorgeous & thanks for all the Distress stains demoes. This project is so lovely, thanks for giving us the chance to win it. Have a great weekend.

Julia Dunnit said...

I can't get the telly channel,too see you and I wish I could...I cannot imagine that it would make you a bit quiet!
Glad you're fighting the back, have the new mess helped any or just the same thing, different name? Nice piece indeedily...even the spider!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L

xxx froebelsternchen

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely shows, this is the first comment from me, I had to buy the stamp with the sentiments and the lovely lace background, I just couldnt help myself!
More shows please, the stamps and your work are inspirational.

Karen

Birgit said...

What a wonderful creations -- thanks for the chance to win it. :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

Shazza said...

oh Hels, I watched your shows just this afternoon and you were jsut brilliant hunny! The samples were AMAZING and I Leonie was in love with them all I think. Thanks for the chance to own this beautiful creation x

Lou said...

Stuning Hels but then so is all your work. I sky+ your shows so that I can get a proper nose around the projects and fast forward al the product bit . . hee, hee, hee!

Have a great weekend and desperately waiting for snow here . . sigh,

Lou
x

angie's blogspot said...

aww Hels it's gorgeous, loved the shows too x

Artyjen said...

O dear I'm afraid I missed the shows....darn!!!
Gorgeous creation...love the sentiment. Please put my name in the hat Hels....thanks for the chance to win an original of yours.
xoxo Sioux

lainey said...

Hi Hels, taped both your shows, love your style!! keep up the good work :) lainey x

LisaK said...

Love this piece & loved the shows! Fantastic hints & tips during your demos Hels which were well received thank you :0) Hope it's not too long before you're back on our screens.

Glennis said...

Oh Yes!!!! I would love to own this piece! Sorry I don't get to see your show, as I live t'other side of the world

Electra said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! You and your wonderful art deserve it! (and I love the word "moobag". Me too)

inkypinkycraft said...

The shows were fab!!!this piece is gorgeous, simply yummy!!! Hugs trace x

crafty creations said...

Tunning piece Hels - loved your showa ansd was delighted to have my email read out but sadly didn't win a card

Maybe I'll be lucky today

x Hilda

Caz said...

Loved the show with Leonie - and was really annoyed that Ian recorded Ideal World instead of C&C for your second show - I thought these gadgets were "really easy" to use - that's why you get a man to do it, right?!?!?!? Wrong!
Beautiful samples - as usual!!!
xxxx

Val said...

Hels - this is just gorgeous.

You looked so relaxed on the shows this week - really got into your stride.

Also recorded for posterity.

Hugs
Valxx

jude said...

Hels this is absolutewly stunningly beautiful,and would love to be the proud owner if i was lucky enough to win.Love the we spider hiding.Hope your backs better,loved the show .
hugs judex

Julia S-W said...

Wow! So completely gorgeous. I have so much to learn! Thank heavens I found your blog! Julia

Alison Horne said...

Fab Giveaway Hels, good for you, lazy moobag is my default position.xx

Ms. Petersen said...

I would be honored to have something YOU made. I visit your blog almost every day for inspiration and am so envious of your talent. Thanks so much for the chance to win your stunning creation.

Lori said...

Ooo, this is a lovely lush Wendy piece, Hels...I LOVE it! Errr, I mean LURVE it! lol...

Dee in N.H. said...

Hey! How did I miss this pretty piece?! LOVE it and I would be real proud to have any one of you fabulous pieces!!

Mary said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love the way you sneak Stanley onto your pieces. =) I don't mind spiders as long as they stay outdoors where they belong! I get a lot of friendly spiders in the bushes right outside my front window, I generally name them Harold...no idea why! Just seems like a good spider name. =P

Sharon said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I totally admire your work and would love to own a piece of your art. x

Aquarius said...

Thanks for a chance to win this stunning item. The shows were great as per usual - very inspiring.

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels! Saw the show, and thought you were fabbie! I missed you doing anything with the filmy stuff, but bought it anyway...oh dear. Hope you're on commission! You also converted me to Studio 490, I think I get it now. I LOVE what you did with the lace stamp and the picket fence. Can't wait for you to do more on the box. Cheers me dear Ruth (AKA Fred)

Rainbow Lady said...

Ooh er I thought I made comment but can't find it duh. Loved the show you were great. My art parts arrived now so plan to play this weekend. Enjoy your snow... we have none thankfully. Love n hugz xx

whyducks said...

This is fantastic Hels, how stunning.How do you come up with all these terrific ideas! My brain is empty!

Mary MacLeod said...

Just read your Blog for the first time and it clicked who you are!!!!!!!
Have just spent an hour drooling over your awesome projects.

Mary

Lisa said...

A big thank you to you for starting my crafting mojo going again with your distress stain splodges. Love that technique. I went splodging mad on any tag I could find. Loved the show and I love Stanley. gotta get me a stanley. I can hide him in all my cards.

JW said...

Love your shows Hels and all your work is brilliant. I keep buying a few of your stamps when you have a clear out on eBay hoping a smidge of your talent may just rub off on me! No such luck yet but I'm still hoping!! Jill x

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