Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 200 - I Got Your Number **Plus CANDY**

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very Happy Easter to you all! Many thanks for the fabby transportational entries for last weeks challenge! This week sees a milestone for the Sunday Stamper, we have reached our 200th anniversary... where did that time go huh? The challenge started off on January 27th 2008 with me picking a theme and there wasn't anything really specific about it, apart from to use stamping. Within a few weeks I had added in the extra element which is that every theme has a song title attached to it, that in itself makes it a challenge for me sometimes lol. This week the theme is NUMBERS and I also have some goodies to giveaway for one randomly picked entrant. More of that in a mo. Firstly, I should tell you how to join in... which is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then hop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. I can then hop on over to visit. The challenge is open to all, if you haven't got a blog/Picassa/Flickr/Facebook, you can enter by email... if you do send me an email or enter by Facebook etc, please can you leave a comment in the comments box letting me know how you have entered, that way you will be certain to be entered into the candy draw. To be in with a chance of winning the Candy, please leave me a comment AND pop the candy picture into your sidebar, linking back to this post... if you leave me a comment AND enter the challenge, you will be entered into the draw twice. I am going to be a bit strict with the entry requirements this week because this candy is my thank you to everyone who has supported me, this blog and the Sunday Stamper over the years. Believe me, you all make me smile big with your lovely comments :O)) So, if you are a Candy Only blog, please do not leave a comment, you won't be entered into the draw... like I said, this is my thank you to those who have been loyal supporters. I will be popping around to check that comments have been left by genuine bloggers and not Candy Only blogger too (cor, I feel all school marm-ish now lol) The challenge will remain open until 21:00, Saturday 14th April 2012 and the candy winner will be announced on next Sunday's challenge post. If the candy is not claimed within 7 days of the winner being announced, I will re-draw and a new winner will win the candy.



So... my entry. I wanted to make something to commemorate this milestone and decided to alter a shadow box. This is an 8" square variety and I had tonnes of fun playing and adding all the elements. I started by painting the box with my very favourite Traditional Tan paint (have you noticed that I haven't mentioned it for a few weeks? Well, that is cos I had run out!!!) Once the paintwork was dry, I sanded over the top so it went back to the wood... and then got inky with a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I then lightly spritzed the box with water, dried it all off and then got a splatty stamp and used Coffee Archival to add some splats. The centrepiece is a patchwork of cardstock. This is a doddle to make, simply cut a piece of card to fit inside the aperture and then using a pencil and ruler, mark out a patchwork pattern. I use a pencil to mark approximately on the back of each piece a number - in this instance I did 1 - 13 so, when the pieces are cut up, you know where they are supposed to fit back into. I also add a little arrow pointing upwards so I know which way up the pieces are supposed to be. I used Old Paper DI and coloured all the pieces... and then used Frayed Burlap on some and Fired Brick on the rest and then edged them all with Vintage Photo.



The stamping was done using Coffee Archival - I used a load of Tim Holtz Mini's and then used Vermillion Archival for the "red" pieces and a small chequer stamp and for the "brown" pieces, I used Sepia Archival and a small sequin waste stamp to add some extra bits to the design. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Archival so this stands out a bit more from the background. Once all the pieces were completed, I used Cosmic Shimmer glue to pop them onto another piece of card, cut to the same size as the aperture and then edged right around with Vintage Photo. This was then glued into the aperture.


I spent a happy hour faffing with Idea-ology and trinkets I have in my stash... starting with the 200... which are Numerals, triple embossed with white embossing powder and then muckied (is there such a word???) up with Pitch Black Dabber. I found four backgammon counters in my junk box, so I sanded them a bit and gave them the black Dabber treatment and then glued these to the bottom of the frame so they act as feet for it. I added little Screw Eyes to the holes in the Plaquette so I could dangle some Chain Tassells and Baubles from them and finally I got sticky messy with some beads and a Corked Vial... I wanted it to look like the beads were falling out of it, so I used THE best glue in the world (IMO) which is Cosmic Shimmer glue... seriously, I know I keep on saying this but... it dries totally clear and matte and... it is super strong too! The beads are glued onto the frame with this glue... and they are stuck fast now. Cool! Oh and ... I nearly forgot, I used a couple of Screw Eyes to make Mona a pair of specs too... bless her, she does get some weird eyeware!



On to the Candy! What's in it? Here goes: Idea-ology: Chain Tassells, Plaquettes, Pen Nibs, Memo Pins, Roll of Tissue Tape. Sizzix Texture Fades - Poker Face. Maya Road: mixed bag of chipboard shapes, Scallop Mini Book, Assorted Ribbons & Trims, Country Home Flowers, Velvet Pleat Flowers, Velvet Resin Blossoms, Trinket Tin. Want to Scrap Chip Album Kit. 2x Canvas Boards. 2x Canvases. 10x 8pt Manila Tags and a little Alterable Wooden Box. So, to recap, to be in with a chance of winning the candy, please leave a comment and take the picture below, pop it into your sidebar with a link back to this post. If you enter the challenge as well, your name will automatically be entered into the draw twice. The challenge will close at 21:00 Saturday April 14th and the winner will be announced on next weeks Sunday Stamper post. **please, no Candy Only blog as you won't be entered into the draw!**




Right... that is more than enough wafflings from me for one day.... Again, THANK YOU each and every one of you who has joined in and left me comments over the past 200 weeks. I truly do appreciate every single entry - and it makes me smile big to know that you are still enjoying this "just for fun" challenge. Thanks for looking... as ever... TTFN!!

Hels x

89 comments:

ellen vargo said...

Congrats on your 200th Sunday Stamper hon! Quite a milestone! Was fabulous to "see" you today. Lotsa Love from your "older" quickly-going-grey friend in the US of A (ROFL)... still can't believe you "went there".... hee. Els xxx

Julie Short said...

Fantastic Hels. I really enjoy your art your blog and the Sunday Challenge too. Congratulations on your 200th Challenge! May there continue to be lots of inspiration for us to enjoy and to share.
Hugs from Australia

Colleen said...

You have a gorgeous blog :) I love your Number project, great embellishments!

Sara Jansen said...

Woo-Wee...200 What an amazing number...I have so enjoyed your blog, your challenges and your humor. In between things tomorrow I am bound and determined to get something numerical togehter!! Smiles from Alaska

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Congratulations on your 200th birthday! my that makes you sound old!! LOL I may well be back with a piece, but in the meantime ..love your pice and particularly the beads and glasses on MOna! Fab!!
Have a restful and peaceful and chocolately Easter
Hugs xx

Buttons said...

Blog Candy link on my blog - check (oohh, it's fun to say that now!).
Numbers ideas circulating in my head - check.
Stash of chocolate to help sustain me - check.
Looking forward to this Hels.
Congratulations on reaching such a mammoth milestone. May there be many more to come.
Hugs, Buttons x
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/

rachel said...

Fantastic card again Hels - thanks for the inspiration - I may only be a recent addition - but I'm not a candy hunter!!!! Hugs Rachel xx

Rita said...

Wow,Hels, this piece is Fabulous. I can't stop looking. Amazing how you have put so many things to-gether and created a work of Art. Have a lovely Easter. Sadly I don't think I could achieve very much in a few hours,so I think I may have to forego this challenge. Off to see family for a few days. But never say never as they say.

Hugs Rita xxx

Joanne said...

200 eh? you don't look a day over 21! (cough, cough). Lovely frame Hels, I especially noticed Freddie, Mona's glasses and the overflowing beads. Brilliant. Good luck to the candy winner - please exclude me because although I do comment - 'cos I follow your blog - I rarely join your challenges, don't know why really, must ask myself - so it seems unfair I get included.
Big Hugs Joanne xxxx

Vipera said...

Love your works! The colors and details are super!
Thank you for the chance to win your greta candy!
http://vipera-nya.blogspot.com/

Have a nice day!

Olga x

Minxy said...

Seems today is the day for anniversary's, my blog is 4 today too!
Congrats on your milestone and to many more happy stampy sundays xx

Evil Edna said...

200 that is excellent , only a hundred more and you can do puns about spartan films. I would love to win the candy so please enter me in. Thank you for your inspiring chatty, blog, esp. the how to bits.EE

TonyR said...

i'm drooling over this!!
congratulations on your 200!!
happy easter from brighton!
xxx

crafty creations said...

Wow Hels what a stunning piece to commemorate such an amazing milestone - many congrats - you are an inspiration to many

I have added pic to my side bar and hope to be back and enter this week - fabulous candy - I NEED it lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chocolate is calorie free today !!

x Hilda

Shazza said...

wow Hels this is great!!! Always love your shadow boxes, I have one sitting in the corner waiting for inspiration to strike me! Can't believe it's been 200 weeks, go girl. Happy Easter, hope the bunny brought you lots of choccy eggs x

Sue said...

Congrats on your 200th Sunday Stamper & a very Happy Easter to you. This piece is amazing - just love the beads spilling out. I cannot wait to get started but really will have to get my 'thinking cap' on. All the best. Sx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I can always count on your for a chuckle on a Sunday morning! Love your piece, especially Mona's specs and the falling beads - very inspired. Congrats on the 200 - you got me into blogging so thank you! Putting it on my sidebar today and will be back with an entry. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Hlora said...

Congratulations on your 200th Sunday Stamper hon! I love your Number project!!
Hugs. Hlora. xx

ElizabethR said...

I love Mrs Mona's glasses they did make me laugh! Big congrats on your 200th Happy Easter. Elizabeth x

Miriam said...

Wow Hels! Great artwork for your 200th Sunday Stamper! Will be entering over the bank hoilday weekend xxx

Carol said...

Wow!!! 200 Sunday stamper how did you come up with 200 ideas? Your idea for this week is beautiful.

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments...... You all made me smile biiiig :0)))

Gillian .... said...

Congratulations Hels, an what an amazing piece of art to celebrate ... love love love it, hope the easter bunny was good to you, see ya soon (squeal) xxx

riliska said...

Congratulations Hels!!! Love your card a lot! very good job!
Thanks for nice candy! I posted it on sidebar.

Caz said...

Happy 200th Hun!! Can't believe you've used your Xmas Trad Tan already!!!!
What a beautiful piece! Love all the little details and the patchwork is a fab idea! It's the right colours to fit in my dining room...........
I've done you a blog piece - now I'm off to play - have a lovely chocolatey crafty Easter!
xxx
http://candellecreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-happy-200th-anniversary.html

Rhea said...

Congrats to you! What a wonderful way to share your joy, thanks for a chance to win. Cheers!

Sue West said...

Happy 200th Sunday Stamper Hels and a very happy Easter. Love the inspiration you share with us each and every week, and look forward to the next 200!. And, wow, what fantastic blog candy, the piccie and link are now on my sidebar.
Here's my entry for this week.
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/two-hearts.html.
See you at Wendy's in a couple of weeks.
Sue xx

Karen R said...

Congrats on the 200th challenge, looking forward to the next 200 hope you have enough song titles lined up, lol. I have just emailed you my entry.
Happy Stamping
Karen xx

TinaB said...

Well done Hels on your 200th challenge! Love the art hun xx Tina xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, happy Easter, hope you're having a lovely day. Congrats on the 200th Sunday Stamper, you have outdone yourself - again :) - with this piece. It is completely awe inspiring & utterly gorgeous.

Est xxx said...

Congratulations on challenge 200, it's my first time and have added my entry here
http://crafti-n-est.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/easter-sunday.html
Love your shadow box has inspired me to have a go with some I have had for ages. Happy Easter xxx

Daniele said...

wow 200 thats a serious amount of challenges hopefully this week I might get the chance to join in as I have a few days off for crafting and certainly looking forward to that.
congratulations hun
hugs

Helen said...

Congratulations on challenge 200! what a milestone- I think YOU deserve candy for keeping this going for 200 weeks... Will be linking the pic in my side bar right away an hope to get an entry done as well, all being well! Oh, and your shadow box is stunning.

Annie said...

Hi Hels happy anniversary. I adore everything TH /Ranger and your creation is a masterpiece. I plan to enter the challenge, hopefully tomorrow. Happy Easter and thanks for sharing.Ps I posted a studio 490 piece on Saturday that you may like .

Stampersue said...

Hels - Happy Easter. Congratulations on 200th Sunday Challenges here's to the next 200 and the rest. Love the numbers frame and especially the designer glasses Mona is wearing. LOL.
Please can I be entered into your Fabulous candy draw.

Stampersue
X

Julie Short said...

Fingers typing faster than brain rrrr!So here is version 2.
What lovely comments there are for you this week Hels. I think everyone enjoys you art, your blog and sometimes being able to join in your challenge as much as I do!
Have a fabulous week.Here is my offering.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/nana-stuff-still-delights.html
Julie

Venus said...

Hello Hels,
I'm joining in on your 200th followers celebration! Keep up the good work and thank you so much for sharing so many inspiring creations! Congrats

Venus :-)

Venus said...

I have a giveaway over my blog, too. Inviting you and everyone to come and join!

http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/p/my-giveaway.html

Venus

donna said...

One word for this shadowbox....
OUTSTANDING!!

donna in Ky.

Bonnie McLain said...

Wow Hels, Congrats on 200 Stamper Sundays... that is fantastic... your art is really super too... I love this one... the background is super... all the activity is really interesting and love the stenciling going on... really great work of art...

Here is mine for this week... sorry I missed last week... farming is really taking over in some ways... but well worth it too..

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-lucky-and-favorite-number-is-6.html

Have a super wonderful week...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am back with my entry to Sunday Stampers which you can find at:
http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stampers-week-200-numbers.html

Hope you are having a lovely Easter break.

margaret said...
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margaret said...

Sorry hels got in a muddle so removed last one as the link appear wrong hope I will do better this time, http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-numbers.html

Artyjen said...

Stupendous congrats Hels for that fantastic milestone:) Your creation as always is genius. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. My entry can been seen here.
xoxo Sioux

Elaine said...

Congratulations on your 200th!! A great inspirational piece as ever. I'm not sure how you find the time but thank you for coming up with the themes week after week - long may it continue!!
Here's my entry this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thank-you-to-hels.html

aisling said...

Congrats on your milestone. Great piece of art you shared again! I added your candy to my sidebar. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

GlitteryKatie said...

Conratulations on 22 posts!!! Love your project!!
Hoping to get crafty today as it's raining and yuk here in Bicester!!
http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/make-something-for-bank-holiday-monday.html

Maria said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic creation - I must try this with one of those deep photo frames I'm forever hunting down. Love how the little beads are falling out of the bottle, and Mona looks great in her specs :-). Fabulous candy, and really kind of you, which I'm off to pop in my sidebar, and will most certainly try to enter during the week.

Maria x

Marjie Kemper said...

Congrats on your big milestone, Hels! Love the box, especially the spilled beads and Mona's specs.

Miriam said...

Hope you have had a great Easter.

Here is my entry:

http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-week-200-i-got-your.html

Sara said...

Hi I love your frame this week and would love a chance of winning your candy ( have never won any so this would be extra special)
Here's the link to my challenge entry for numbers. http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/tag-37-numbers.html

We are going to Ally Pally on Saturday so will hopefully see you then xx.

Barb Cady said...

Happy 200th Hels, and thanks for all the pleasure the Sunday Stamper brings. I love your shadow box, you are the Queen of all things inky!Here is my entry for this week:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-200-numbers.html

Love and hugs xxx

Gabrielle said...

Huge and wondrous congratulations on reaching 200! It is truly an amazing feat! I have made a little something (and put the required photo on my blog - how obedient!) and here it is:http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/200-and-counting.html
Huge congrats again my lovely x

Helen said...

Back again with my entry! Congrats again on hitting the 200. Here is my entry
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stampers-200-not-out.html

Gerrina said...

Wow, 200! That's a lot! Congrats! I enjoy visiting your blog, especially on Sundays! You give my inspiration everytime! Have to move on with my inky fingers before I completely ruin my keyboard...Greetz, Gerrina

Sam said...

Congratulations on your 200th SS Hels Buddy. That is an awful lot of finking ey!! I may just have to take part on such an auspicious occasion such as this, now that I have no deadlines.
Hi to Freckles too from Fergus!!
Hugs
xxx

Buttons said...

Hi Hels.
Seen the rellies, eaten some chocolate, completed my entry, eaten some chocolate, posted it on my blog http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/i-got-your-number-1.html
and now I need, you guessed it, a drink!!!
Bet the Ally Pally samples will be fabulous.
Hugs, Buttons x

Glennis said...

Congratulations for week 200!!!
Quite amazing.
I do enjoy reading your blog and would love to see you in a demo, but as I live on the other side of the world, it would just be wishful thinking on my part. will pop the piccy on my blog asap.
Thanks for the chance to win (fingers crossed)

anna christensen crafts said...

Congratulations Hels on the occasion of your 200th challenge, I have made something special in your honour! It is here:

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/tim-holtzs-umbrella-mans-grand-day-out.html

I will add your candy to my sidebar too xx

Anita Houston said...

This piece is gorgeous! I love your spilled beads and how they stick...how cool is that? The patchwork is amazing in itself! Great feet too! Love your numbers and the theme is grand based on them!

Just noticed I'm in your sidebar...made my month to see that!!! Just love you!

Here is my entry for this week...not much, but I love the person this card went to.

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/04/you-are-cats-meow.html

Anita Houston said...

Oh yes....and so many congrats on 200!!!! Wowzers Hels...that's fantastic!!!

Sara Jansen said...

What fun I had making this tag...it ended up being a trip down memory lane. Give it a peak at http://fromthefunroom-adventuresinartscrafts.blogspot.com.

Thanks again for sending me on the journey.

Kate said...

Happy 200th challenge!! (and the picture is on my side bar.)

** Kate **

crafty creations said...

Many congrats again Hels

My tag is on my blog

HERE

Thanks for looking

Dawn Louise said...

I am so loving having found your blog these past weeks, congraulations on week 200.
I have put your blog candy pic and link on my blog page and have also entered your challenge. here's my link. thanks hels for all your inspiration

http://www.dawnscraftycards.net/blog/numbers-ribbon-lace.html?pid=5008

Carol said...

Congratulations Hels. Here is my entry:

http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2012_04_01_archive.html

Kate said...

Wow, 200! Thats an accomplishment. Congrats! Here is my entry:
http://scrapyardthe.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/remnants-tag/
Thanks for the challenges.
Kate

sue said...

WOW 200 what a milestone well done, I love your blog and think your work is fantastic. Congratulations Helen x x x

Ann B said...

Congratulations on your 200th birthday - you are looking well on it.
Love the piece you have made and hope to join in this time.
Very generous candy offer as well so count me in please - off to put link on my blog now.
Thanks for the chance to win.

rachel said...

Hi Hels! Made my number card now - its at http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/think-of-number.html
Hugs Rachel x

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi Hels, well done on the milestone!!here is my entry for my dads milstone! hugs trace x
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/happy-birthday-dad-know-that-you-are.html

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous artwork, just love those colours. Congratulations on reaching 200...just wish I'd started taking part sooner!

Sophie x

http://nblo.gs/wjUqc

Annie said...
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anna christensen crafts said...

Back again - finally managed to get your candy on with a link next to my entry! Tricky things blinkies!

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/tim-holtzs-umbrella-mans-grand-day-out.html

Marjie Kemper said...

Back again with my go at #200 :-)

http://marjiekemper.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/04/sunday-stampers-200th-challenge.html

Sue said...

Congrats again Hels and here is my finished project. Sx

Ann B said...

Hi Hels, I'm back, this time with my entry.
http://anniestamper.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamps-numbers.html

Thanks
Ann B

Dawn said...

Congrats hun, 200th Anniversary is a long way to go. I have been in and out of your challenge, but nice to know your always there and I have had some fab times singing along to your choice of tune lol. Your in my side bar and I will try and get a challenge in as well congrats again hun Dawn xx

Becky said...

Love your work Hels I have done a tag it is not really finished have had Mum in hosp so not alot of time to craft.You will find it here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/numbers-challenge.html

Kate said...

Forgot to say when I commented before that your creation is fab and I love the way the beads are spilling from the bottle.

my numbers project is here!

** Kate **

Shelly Hickox said...

Such an amazing milestone - congrats!! Your piece is totally fab and I so appreciate you sharing your wonderful talent week after week!! You are truly an inspiration.

Here is my slightly less amazing tag!

Sarah said...

I just popped over here from Shelley Hickox's blog, and I'm soooo glad I did! I have to admit that I'm brand new to your blog, so you totally don't have to add me to your candy, but I did want to tell you how fabulous that shadow box is, and that I'm a new follower! I'm hoping to get in some crafty time tonight to play along with your challenge too! Although, by the time I finish, it will probably be the 14th were you are! Congrats on 200 challenges! Can't wait to start playing along!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh eck! I'm a bit late again! Congratulations on 200 Sunday Stampers. You will find mine at http://www.pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/
I'll try and be a bit earlier next time!! (famous last words) Chrisxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh eck! I'm a bit late again! Congratulations on 200 Sunday Stampers. You will find mine at http://www.pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/
I'll try and be a bit earlier next time!! (famous last words) Chrisxx

Jo said...

Congratualtions on such a great milestone, your hard work much appreciated. Here's my effort http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/blue-numbers.html

Laura said...

Big congratulations! What an achievement. I have created something especially for you "Queen of Wendy Vecchi Style"! Hope you like it!

Here is to the next 200 challenges.

Scrappekatten said...

The very first CraftStamper mag I bought was July 2010 issue,and I got hooked on your work and I still am. Here is my entry:
http://scrappekattens.blogspot.com/2012/04/inside-my-head-im-still.html

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, hope you had a fantastic day at Ally Pally. I've made it into the SS challenge with an hour to spare!! My effort is nt at all what I planned & the numbers connection is slightly tenous I suppose, but I hope you like it.
http://isisimaginings.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/9-is-the-number/

Renee said...

Congratulations, Hels, on your 200th post. Here is my tag to celebrate your big milestone. I hope you like it!
http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/this-one-is-for-you-hels.html

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