Thursday, 15 November 2012

What's Scarlet and Grins Like A Loon?

....erm... that would be me then lol  **thankfully the studio lights kind of covered up the fact that I was actually as red as a beetroot during that call!**   So!   What did  you think of the little surprise on yesterdays 5pm show huh?  HOW COOL WAS THAT!!!! The Tim Holtz, on the phone, chatting away... I was gutted when the first phone call cut off and so wanted to do a huge happy dance when Tim was back on the line but I feared for the set, so I stayed still lol   I am going to say a few thank you's;   To Creative Expressions for trusting me with these enormously important shows...  and to you all for all the lovely comments, messages, Tweets and mostly your support, it has been an amazing few days.  To Tim, for his call into the studio and for being so inspirational and visionary and bringing all the vintage things I love so much into the crafting world, for making things so much more accessible.  And... finally, to my Grim, who has put up with not seeing much of me, of me being covered in ink, of me spending all day and night making samples and giving out occasional squeals of excitement, I am very lucky to have such an understanding husband!

I have a few card samples that I put together for the shows... we didn't really have time to show the samples that much so I thought I would bob a few on here for the next few days so you can see them close up.  This first one is using the Christmas Blueprint stamp set... I stamped the tree twice onto paper from the new Holidays Stash and stuck them together to make a 3d tree... and I just noticed when I was taking pics... it looks a smidge like a dinosaur (well, I know, sort of, if you squint lol)

I love the Nutcracker image and I may have said this before... I spent hoooours trying to colour him in, each time I did it, it didn't look right.  And I kept trying different shade of colour, nope, still not right.  Eventually the idea hit for me to actually use my resources and ask Mr Google to tell me what this little fella should look like.... haha! I was colouring his kecks in black... and they are white... doh! Simples!

Now, friends and long time readers of this little old blog will probably remember that I have real issues working with stamps that have a face.  There are only a few stamps I actually like that have faces - the Santa ones I use have been very carefully chosen, I just get spooked by a sinister eye or a flared nostril that most peeps won't even notice because I do actually think it is all in my head (ahem, yep!)   So, when I was told that the Stampers Anonymous Classics #5 were being added to the shows, I got a little freaked... like how on earth am I going to bring myself to use those stamps, they are... faces!!!   Well, I just figured I would grit my teeth and go for it.  Oh erm... well, the going got it got a bit out of control because I absolutely fell in loves with this little lady.  She is so pretty and there's not a smidge of the sinister about her... I loves her so much I added a couple of beauty spots to her lip and cheek using a reallly fine tipped pen.  Isn't she almost doll like in her beauty?   I am not sure if you saw the tag on the telly that I made using her... I shall blog that tomorrow because I want to tell you about how I made it in full and I have already bent your ear enough now.

Anyways... tis time for me to get a wiggle on... out for lunch with Grim and an afternoon of telly catch up.  We were planning telly catch up last night but I ran out of energy at about 10pm and went to bed.  And, being slatternly, I even forgot to remove my make-up and woke up looking like a panda... not Kung-fu Panda, more like Old Hag Panda.  I slept for 11 hours too... must have been all the excitement that wore me out.  Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... please do pop back tomorrow because I will be having a giveaway... not just something I have made either... oh no, much better than that ;o{))   (even my smily has got a Movember moustache lol)  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


Helen said...

It was great to be able to watch the show on IW (my computer won't let me watch C&C properly, so much for super fast broadband...) anyhow being home for the day having my cavities done (walls, walls!) meant I could play and watch - those blueprint stamps are fab, wish I could afford some.
Enjoy lunch and take care...

Soo said...

You did a fabulous job -- I loved your demos. You did Tim proud I expect. It's great to hear you enjoyed it as much as we did!!! x

inkypinkycraft said...

My machine did nt record the five show hoo..but the others were great..
Have a great lunch and enjoy the tv catch up..well deserved! Trace x

Sue said...

Were do I start............
You were Fab on all three shows
The samples were FAB on all three Shows
The Demos were fab on all three show

And having Tim on the end of the phone twice was the icing on the cake.

You did good girlfriend.. Enjoy your down time.

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Hels, firstly thank you for your fab demo's y/day and giving me an idea of how to use the new goodies i bought, can't wait for them to arrive. Secondly it was a fab surprise to hear from Tim, I think even Loen was tonguetied talking to him!!

Alison Horne said...

calm down dear! it's only Timmy.
[Never mind a happy dance, pass me the Tena ladies.] Fab shows demos,samples,smiles, well done.x

butterfly said...

Oh, I'm so sad I didn't get to see any of it... there must be some way to catch up. Will do some online trawling at the weekend... but from the sound of it, huge CONGRATS are in order!!
Alison x

snazzyoriginal said...

Caught part of the show, samples looked fab but missed THE call, Glad you are blogging the samples, you put such a lot of work into them for the cameras to whizz past too quickly so now we can have a proper drool over all the gorgeous details xx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, recorded all your shows
they were fantastic and you could see you
were excited when Tim came on the
phone did notice your neck was a bit
red but it just showed your excitement, your demos were fab.
check your blog every day but lost
the link just noticed it today
maybe because I put my specs. on
it just shows they do help.
Nancyd xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous show, and demos. Your examples were inspirational.

Craftychris said...

Amazing shows, thank you so much for all the inspiration. Your demos and samples were all brilliant and I was very chuffed that I won the tag from the first show! I am Christine from Bournemouth - how lucky was I? Thank you xx

Rita said...

Hello to our Star for bringing Tim to Create & Craft and surely now they will bring you back again and again. Your Demo's were first class. I was so angry when the line went dead just as you were about to speak, so I too was happy that Tim phoned you back. You certainly did him proud Hels with your wonderful work. Enjoy your day with Grim, especially that lunch. Hugs Rita xx

Artyjen said...

Loved the show...and as a rule I never watch Create & Craft! Your samples were lovely and I too love that face stamp...may have to spend some money and buy that one! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Your shows were absolutely stupendous, I loved every little bit of them. Your samples and demo's were superb and the phone call from 'Tim', well that completed the whole show, I could listen and watch him all day.
I had programmed my box to record the shows, when I was watching the 5pm show I noticed the box wasn't recording, so it was a 'turn it off and then back on again' scenario, I got to watch on another system as it was Ideal World, but the recording only got the last 20 minutes. These things always go wrong at crucial times ha ha.
I hope you have had a lovely lunch with Graham, and that you manage to do catch-up with your tv.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aquarius said...

Luckily my machine played nicely and recorded the shows for me - enjoyed them all. Great demos, great products and to hear Sir Tim chatting too - brilliant. Didn't notice the colour of your face - honetst LOL!!

Kaz said...

Well done Hels you were very fabulous, loved your inspiration and excitement, oooo and I need some of that frosted film, how cool is that!!


Kaz :0) xx

Kimbo said...

I've just sat and watched the shows and they were great. Lots of inspiration but I must admit it's hit my purse hard. Just waiting for the goodies to arrive now x

Sandra said...

Hels, your shows were fab! Love the blueprint stamps and I know what you mean about faces.............. but this one is lovely! And it was great to have Tim speaking. Off to watch again!

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,

Caught all the shows they were brilliant.
Wish there was more time for the demos and less of the selling but hey ho, anything is better than nothing.
Great to hear T H too.
Love those stamps.
Have you thought of ' in the classroom with Hels?'. Xx

Joanne said...

I did so enjoy all the shows, they were absolutely super and special. I made notes while you worked your demo magic and have even made a Xmas card today, yippeee! Thank you for bringing us these goodies and roll on the next ones.
Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Claudine C. said...

Congrats on the show and for Tim to call in?!! Awesome!! I love all your samples and just love your blog, have spent most of my time here!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your shows, you sure did Tim proud! Wish I had spare cash to spend but spent too much at NEC!! Chrisx

Shazza said...

hee hee Hels you do make me laugh. So exciting for Sir Tim to call in to the studio, bet you felt all faint!! Love the samples and the face card too x

Carole Z said...

OMG, I haven't had a chance to watch it yet! Tim phoned in??? How cool is that..well done hun!! These stamps are fab! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels. Loved all the shows and the demo's were great. Fancy THE Tom Holtz being in touch. Hope you'll soon be back on our tele.

Val in Spain xxx

Linda said...

Well done Hels, you're a little STAR!! Loved the shows, loved all of your samples, loved the demos. The phone call was just the icing on the cake.
Just wish I had more cash left over from the NEC.

Julie Short said...

What is that bright and shiny light dazzling to the west - why it is Hels lighting up the crafting world with her goodness.
:( seeing your show is not really possible from the middle of the world! But seeing what you played with now has me searching - especially for that gorgeous girl!
Have fun relaxing and thanking Grim for his goodness!

TAM said...

Well done Hels the shows were magnificent - I even remembered to record the one that fell during working hours. Loved all your demos and totally agree about that face - saw the set at Kettering when Leonne was working with it.
Hope you had a lovely lunch with Grim - you certainly deserve it after all that hard work (even if it doesn't feel like it).

whyducks said...

I was very impressed at how calm you seemed when you were talking to Sir Tim! I am sure Tim was very proud of you, as Grim and Alfiecat must be too!

nannapat said...

Great shows and products & the man himself on the phone. Wow, how lucky are we? Pat x

darcydaydream said...

what a fab job...did notice you was a bit excited but hey its Tim who wouldn't be. All my goodies have arrived this morning so I'm off to play....look forward to seeing some of your samples over the coming days.
Christine in Essex.....xx

Marleine said...

Hiya Hels,

Hope you are feeling better after a much needed sleep.
Love the little birdie. X

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