Wednesday, 1 August 2012

It's A Giveaway!!!

...aha, yes, as promised on yesterday's super speedy post, today I am going to be giving away one of my demo cards from last weeks Spellbinders shows. This one was a hastily designed card because I had some extra die sets popped onto the show last minute... and I was chuffed to bits to be able to play with the Wings of Hope (stunning flutterby's) and the Aster set...(LOVE those layered flowers!) To enter into the draw to win this card is simples: just leave me a comment on this post & click to follow my blog if you don't already... oh and you could let me know what your fave Spellbinders are too... I love to know what everyone likes :O) I will get Mr Random.org to pick a winner to be announced next Wednesday, August 8th 2012.




The card was made using afore mentioned die sets, plus Labels 26 and Back To Basics Tags... and the background was made using the Venetian MBossabilities folder. To start with I cut a card blank to measure 14.5cm x 19.5cm - I just eyeball how big I think I will be needing the base to be so the measurements are always approximations. There's some black card for a "frame" mat and the main piece of card fits perfectly into the MBossabilities folder. I used Shaded Lilac from the Spring Ltd Edition Distress Inks set. By rubbing this over one side of the MBoss folder, then carefully embossing it with the raspberry plate thru the Caliber, the ink gets squished into the debossed bits of the folder. I love this technique and it holds so many possibilites because you can use all kinds of colours mixed together too. I zapped the ink with a heat tool so I didn't smudge it and then blended the edges with Dusty Concord to give the whole piece a more finished look.


The Asters are cut and embossed - the milk colour cardstock ones were left in the dies until I had blended more Shaded Lilac through to add colour to the inside of the petals. I did the same with the butterfly - using Dusty Concord this time, I just adore how perfect the inking it... and yet it still lends itself to my inky nature. The sentiment is from the Studio 490 Sentimental Art set... another fave set of mine. And check out the ickle thingy in the middle of the flower... that is an Embellish Your Art floral button - another bit of gorgeousness from Wendy Vecchi's fair creative hand.



Well, that's all from me for today... I will be back tomorrow with an altered canvas that I made when Caz came to play on Monday - check out her blog HERE to see her gorgeous creation. Oooh and... I now know all the products that I have on my Spellbinders show on Sunday 12th... teeeheee, I am a tease.... all I will say is that there are lots of gorgeous goodies!!! Anyways, I shall away to tackle that to do list - now with 287 things on it... *I did get a few things done yesterday lol* As ever, thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

30 comments:

Gillian Holmes said...

@gholmes724

Please enter me in the draw – thank you x

Fuchsia said...

Oh Its lovely Hels !
Watched you last week and you tempted me to buy the Bitty Blossoms as I wanted to make the hat and stand in last months Craft Stamper and seeing you make the flowers with Glassine I thought mmmmm I like that so have been and done now !
Thanks for the great ideas x

Kate said...

Its gorgeous! I love those blossoms! And that butterfly... But my favorite would have to be the floral ovals! Can't get enough of them!

Julie Short said...

Your post about the cherry blossom had me seriosuly denting the credit card!
But I do love all that you do - you little inspiration you!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a lovely giveaway! i would love to win it. i don't have a favorite. actually, i'm not even sure i know what they are!

Buttons said...

Beautiful card Hels. You must have worked your socks off prepping for all the shows. As for SB's? Want, no NEED cherry blossoms and love Fleur des Lis squares. Good luck with the 287 things on the list. Hugs, Buttons x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Beautiful card and I would love to win this card. It is my favourite colours, I love anything with a lilac/purpley colourway. My favourite dies at the moment have been the Grand Ovals and Grand Circles, I have been using them on all my A4 cards. I got the POTW but haven't had much chance to play with them yet, but I love the Asian and Venetian dies, they are beautiful. Here's hoping my luck will be with me, if not, congratulations to the winner. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joanne said...

This is another beautiful card Hels. I've tried and tried to get ch671 whilst away, but it just won't load - bad area here for my phone too - so I've missed all your shows. However, I hope to catch the next when we move again. I have a few Spellbinder frames which I love and a flower that is just a long roll of paper die. Can't wait to see the new ones though. Cath up when I get better signals.
Hugs Joanne xx

Rosie said...

I love the softness and sublety of the card - in fact I really enjoy all your demos/articles. Inspired by you I bought my first Wendy Vecchi stamps!

Impossible for me to choose which Spellbinders I like best. I think Asian accents and motifs may overtake Damask accents and Jewel Fantasies, but Create a Flake 4 or ..........

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, as I won one of your gorgeous cards from C&C, I'd better step back from this and give someone else a chance...my favourite die..OMG I have no idea, it changes so much. I do like creating scenes with the Decorative Chateau Gate, I adore making flowers, I love my new Venetian set, bird sanctuary is beautiful, all the butterfly dies are incredible and at Christmas I can't stop using the poinsettia..wish you hadn't asked??? LOL Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Hi Hels,
OMG what is my favourite die, well it constantly changes - i enjoy making flowers, i am having a thing for the 2012 Christmas tree, but the list is endless i love them all.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Love the card and the colours suit so well.
Which spellbinders I like best ! - I think it would be easier to say which I don't like ...I'm thinking....!
At the moment love poinsettias, all flowers and labels 20 and I'm waiting for vintage lace accents. Looking forward to when you come back on tv. X

gwen70 said...

Loved all your shows last week Hels and this card is gorgeous.
As for spellbinders I do love my asian motifs and accents, also really enjoying my poinsettia dies

lydia jordan said...

Hi Hels,
Stunning card love the colours and the dies you have used.
My favourite at the moment is the rose creation and labels 24 but it changes often.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Linda said...

Morning Hels,
I've been a follower of your blog for a while, I love everything that you do and your blog posts always bring a smile to my face.
Fabulous giveaway,stunning design as always. Would love to have a 'Hels Original'
Love all the Spellbinders dies - especially the lables, but the Poinsettia has just surfaced again so that is my favourite for today.
xxx

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Hels

Love the card, the butterflies are beautiful. I did take a shine to the cherry blossom.

Julie x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Hels

Love the card, the butterflies are beautiful. I did take a shine to the cherry blossom.

Julie x

hazel said...

Morning Hels love this card like the colours and dies used in it. so hard to choose a favourite die as there are so many beautiful ones and they just keep bringing out even more stunning ones. I suppose i would have to say foliage dies as they are so versatile.would love to be in for a chance to win a hels creation.xx hazel

Miriam said...

Fabulous creation Hels. Love what you have done xxx

rachel said...

morning Hels - would love to go in the draw too! Favourite spellbinders - well its a hard one but the recently released Christmas tree has to be a favourite at the moment - its just so scrumptious xx

Carole said...

Follow you blog daily, I love these cards Hels and your shows were fantastic.Thanks for the inspiration. Haven't managed to get my blog off the ground yet!!
favourite die? difficult but have just bought the tree for this year........beautiful.

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! My favourite die is Labels 1 at the moment - I use it loads. I love the simplicity of the shape. Hard to choose though - they are all fabulous xx

riliska said...

hello Hels!!
Please enter me in the draw too )
Thank you very much! )))

Viv's Visuals said...

Just lovely Hels! Favourite spellbinder?? Mmmmm difficult cos I love them all - but suppose the blossom set cos I've become hooked on making flowers or maybe the fancy ovals... or maybe the venetian set... or the fancy tags... Oh just include them all!!!!

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, firstly, please leave me out of the draw as I won last time but wanted to comment as this card is just so beautiful! My favourite die of all time has to be Wings of Hope,, it is now top of my list of must haves......Crafty hugs, Anne x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels, I would love to be entered into the draw please. I love your cards!

As for my favourite dies - I have two sets

1. Holly Motif/Accents for Christmas

2. Romantic Rectangles as a general die.

Having said this, they have been my favourites for a while now - things may be changing soon because I am loving making up the flowers. Oh well.

Hugs Sue P xx

Keren Howell said...

OOh, this is just soooo elegant...I love the colours.

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

I watched all the shows last week .How can you have a spellbinders die that is your favourite ? I just love and want them all . Loved all your demos you are such a talented lady xxx

melanie said...

Watched all your shows fantastic ,I haven`t got a fav die there are to many to pick one got the POTW ( the first one plus Grand dies the same day )didn`t manage to get the embossiblites wished i had .I am going to try your permanders when I get my G.C back its poorly at the moment away at the menders .Melanie

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