Thursday, 13 December 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

..Hurrah and thrice indeedily!  I am still buzzing after the Melt Art shows yesterday... WOW, you all are amazing with all the support that you gave me... thank you all... I so appreciate every single message, email, Tweet, comment... Indulge me do please; it means everything to me that you all like the demo's and samples that I make.  I do still have to pinch myself that I am fortunate enough to be able to share my enthusiasm and passion in this way... I am truly a lucky gal.  I wouldn't have said that a few years ago mind, in those dark days when everything was ever so slightly bleak, when it felt like I had had my future taken away from me.  For followers and readers new to my blog, you probably won't know that I am actually a Train Driver by profession.  A rather nasty collision with a 42 tonne truck (not my fault btw) put paid to that, leaving me with this degenerative injury... and after I had been medically retired, I really couldn't see a way forward.  I have always been a career girl and was a wee bit lost, floudering about wondering what to do next.  Without the support of Grim and my best friends (you know who you are) I would never have had the courage to find a new dream to follow.  Anyways, I guess what I am trying to say is that I am ever so humbled by your support, like I said, I treasure every single comment...  Which brings me to the giveaway bit:




So... there was a problem with the email system yesterday which meant that there wasn't a cup of chance winner on the 6pm show, so, I thought I would do a little giveaway here instead.  Remember the hairclip that I wore?  Well, that was to be the giveaway and ... it wasn't given away!   Then I figured that I would add a little something to the hairclip giveaway as a thank you to you all for your support, so I am also giving away this Studio 490 Art Part piece that I made for the show.   To be in with a chance of winning the clip and Art Part piece just leave me a comment here... simples as that.  I shall use Mr Random.org to pick a winner on Saturday 15th December.



The Art Part Circle is one of my fave samples from the shows... I loves Studio 490, as you know and I loves my Melt Pot... add the two together and I am uber happy!   There is a Faux Porcelain embellishment on there... if you missed the shows or haven't seen yesterdays post, CLICK HERE for a tut!




Right, I shall away... I have got my Tim Holtz Crafting shows tomorrow... 8am and 6pm on Create & Craft = all the channel deets are over there *points left* on my sidebar.  I am busy prepping samples and demo's in readiness so I really should stop waffling and get inky!   As ever, thanks for looking... have a good day! TTFN

Hels x



59 comments:

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, loved every minute of your shows y/day and i learnt alot of hints and tips so thank you very much, your inspiration is really appreciated. Crafting saved my sanity after i had to give up work due to disabilitating condition as well. I never thought at the time that i would go on to be an artist and selling my work. Emma

Shary said...

Oh gosh didnt realise that Hels, hope your back doesn't give you too much trouble. At least you discovered your amazing talent for crafting and we get to share it with you. Lol hubby has just finished his training to be a train driver, been on his own for 3 months now and loving it but I have to admit he does come home with some sad tales. Saw the later show and really enjoyed your projects with the melt pot. xx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Morning (nearly afternoon). I really enjoyed the show on C&C yesterday. So very nearly gave in and bought a Melt Pot, but was sensible and put it on my wish list, for purchase next year when I have some spare cash. There are so many of us that have become crafters due to health. It keeps me almost sane and my credit card upto its limit!! Ali x

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Was so sad to have missed your shows yesterday but I'm staying put tomorrow so i can see the Tim Holts thingies.
Starting crafting took the edge off some very dark days for me so I can fully understand.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Good luck with the draw everyone.

Val in Spain xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

Great shows yesterdsa... even my Geoff was enthralled....and that is saying something lol. thanks for the chance to win xx

Crafty Lark said...

Enjoyed yesterday's show so much, my melt pot was in a box but it is now next to my desk. Loved the mixed colours. I am so glad my friend introduced me to crafting before I had to retire from work due to my illness. xx Flora

Yvonne said...

Dear Hels,
I didn't know about your horrific past. So glad you had lots of support to help you thru. Admiring your work, I just assumed you where, and are, a professional artist!
Hugs
Yvonne

wendy vecchi said...

huge congrats on your new arty career!
you're a star!
mwah!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Hels, I wish I could see the shows that you do...I bet they are fantastic! I would love to see the ones with the melt pot!
Dot x

coco said...

All what you do is great and really gorgeous, and I follow you for a while now... Thanks to give a chance to win something from you !!! Coco (from France) x

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, recorded your shows yesterday
have managed to watch one so far so
still have one to look forward to
loving the things your showing us to
do with the melting pot very inspirational
must thank you as I'm sure everyone
is awed by your samples. Nancyd xx

Paper Paradise said...

Loved the show! Love the give away too......who will be the lucky one? x

TAM said...

Oh poo I missed your melt pot show - I did see it on the TV listings and thought it might be someone like you but then promptly forgot to set the recorder as I was in Leicester yesterday with my daughter for a Uni interview (fingers crossed for her now).
Anyway thanks for the reminder about the Tim Holtz shows - will just have to remember to record these as I will be at work :(

Keep up the fabulous work
Trudi

lainey said...

Hi Hels, fab shows!! lurrrrve your work :) lainey x

Sue said...

Hi hun,

The shows were fab, might even have to pull my Melt Pot out of the cupboard of doom..........

Looking forward to tomorrow

Sue

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hels, fab shows yesterday. I don't do messy but really enjoyed seeing what you created. I was watching you as my hubby was eating his tea and I have been banned from having a Melt Pot as I couldn't be trusted with one!!! I might have to change his mind. I saw one in Stamp Addicts today but I didn't buy. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Kym xxx

maska said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Lovey give-away.
Hugs from Norway. :)

darcydaydream said...

loved loved loved the shows...always looking for new ideas for my melt pot. anyways now I'm looking forward to Friday and more demos. When will I get other stuff done, like Crimbo shopping! Thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies..
Christine from Essex

ElizabethR said...

Hi Hels got to see one of the shows yesterday and drooled all the way through, the flowers are gorgeous! I was in my little car on the M60 when a 42 tonner hit me, sent me in to the bridge above the railway line, then he drove off!!! Lucky for me the police caught up with him. That was my two minutes of fame as it made the BBC news lol. Elizabeth xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, so many crafters have evolved through illness, it is quite amazing isn't it? It is heartening when someone like you can you your talent so productively, it is amazing seeing you on the TV, yesterday's shows were wonderful and you had more time to demo than normal which was fantastic. It is always a treat when you are on. Crafting saved my sanity too when I retired due to ill health and it has been the best thing ever in my life next to DH and family. Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

Wonderful shows yesterday Hels. You are a vision of all things crafty and are such an inspiration to all of us, me in particular. Hope to see you in Scotland next year. Hugs Rita xx

Craftychris said...

You are an inspiration taking such a new direction when things were so bad, and making such a huge success. You also help and inspire all of us so much - thank you. I have ME and haven't been able to work for over six years and craft has saved my sanity and helped by confidence loads. I just need the energy to do more! Looking forward to your shows tomorrow xx

Andrea said...

just sending you a virtual HUG xxxxx

Marleine said...


Hiya Hels,

So so sooooo enjoyed your shows. Thanks for reminding me of the melt pot. Would love to be a fly on the wall when you are in full crafty mode. X

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels, What a truly generous giveaway. I am glad things are going much better for you now. You are such a kind & talented spirit & deserve all the success you can get. I absolutely loved your melt art shows. I was lucky enough to be given a snowflake texture tread a while ago, but wasn't sure how to use it. With love & admiration, Theresa

Pat said...

Hi Hels
Your demos are always fantastic. I am still getting over the disappointment of the cancelled workshop at The Stamp Attic the Sunday before last. But not to worry I will definitely book one in the new year. I am def going to get my melt pot out those flowers are beautiful.
Pat xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Always look forward to the shows Hels... and thanks for the chance in this fab giveaway.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
Your shows were fantastic yesterday I got so much inspiration from you and I thank you for giving that to us and helping when our mojo's go on holiday.
I am all set to watch and record your shows tomorrow I can't wait to see what you do with the Tim Holtz products.
Keep up the good work
Ria

Carol said...

I really enjoyed the shows yesterday and you have inspired me to get my Melt Pot out of the cupboard and have a go,what a treat that we get you on tomorrow as well with TH goodies.

Stephanie Alexandra said...

Very much looking forward to your show on C&C tomorrow as I really like the Tim Holtz craft stuff !
Well done for taking a new path in your life (you are certainly very good at it!)....crafting & my artwork is helping me though a similar situation so I can very much identify with you.
I can't wait for my melt pot to arrive....I'm afraid patience is NOT one of my virtues :)
I would love to win the draw ! good luck everyone xxx

Aquarius said...

Great news that you are on the box again tomorrow and with Tim items - not to be missed. I say there is always a silverlining (often not easy to spot though!!) and the train passengers' loss is the crafting world's gain - just love what you make, always an inspiration.

Glennis said...

I wish I could see your shows, but I live on the other side of the world, so no chance!!
I follow your blog with great interest though, I love what you do. Thanks for the chance to win

Clai01 said...

Hi Hels
loved the shows and love your creative work.
Dear Father Christmas please bring me a melt pot and some UTEE
You're an inspiration Hels and very talented, keep up the good work!

liz spooner said...

Hi Hels, loved your shows yesterday, my great love is what you produce all steampunky and vintage rolled into one, I have a melt pot that I bought a long time ago and have been thinking of putting it on ebay.......Not anymore I was just short of ideas and now I have found your blog I will be using it again, have bought the ranger texture plates and can't wait for them to be delivered. Thanks for some truly amazing inspiration. Lots of Love CraftyLizzy.xxx

Carole Z said...

Evening Hels, it's amazing how crafting gets a lot of us through some dark times, crafting really helped me when my husband was hospitalised for several months and really helped when we were looking after my Mum as helping me with my cards gave her something to focus on..great shows yesterday Hels, hope they keep em coming, CaroleZ X

Saintly Lisa said...

Hi Hels, loved the shows yesterday they were brilliant! i've already lifted out my melt pot to have a go at the flowers. Looking forward to tomoorw's show now. Lisa x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Loved your shows yesterday and I see I have to be up early tomorrow! I started crafting 4 years ago when my Mum died and intended just scrap booking her life - then I met Leonie and Joanne....... Love, Chrisxx

Belinda Barton said...

I caught up on your shows on the app yesterday night when I got back from work and was glad I'd had the foresight to buy some bits in advance. Im looking forward to playing with the meltpot, probably mostly to make flowers to start with. Have managed to wangle working at home tomorrow so I can watch the Tim Holz shows live, and Im looking forward to them.
I have a bad back too. Luckily mostly Ok now, but I cant stand for more than about 2 hours. Thankfully this coincides with the limit of my concentration on shopping or whatever, and is a great excuse for a coffee and cake.
Thanks for all the inspiration you give us!

Kate said...

Beautiful art parts! Love your uteed flower! & that hair pin is so lovely. You have such a fabulous way with paper and ink!

twannywun said...

What a lovely giveaway

karen scammell
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Joanne said...

Well, you certainly know how to bring a lump to a person's throat. I watched, enjoyed and took in the knowledge from both shows and cannot wait for tomorrow. But FFS - 8AM!!!!! ok, I have it recording but I WILL be up and watching and waving and oodling and wishing I was clever like you..........
xxxxxxxxx

Maureen said...

Watched both shows Hels - they were great and all set for watching you tomorrow.
Out of you sad times something really good has happened with your crafting talents!!

Terry said...

Hey there sweetie, Yep the show was fabulous and I saw every single second of it, I loved it and you looked just great so full of energy and in turbo speed doing the meltpot projects wohoooooo Fabulous hun. I loved how you made the rose, Will check your tut too to completely understand all the thingies you did...Thanksss for sharing hun checking you out tomorrow too. Hugs Terry xxxx

craftypam60 said...

Fab shows Hels - can't wait for Friday's shows! X

Kimbo said...

Fabulous shows yesterday Hels. I've not had the courage to use my melt pot but I definitely will now. Thanks so much for the inspiration x

rachel said...

ooo Hels - please add me to your very own cup of chance - fab shows hun xx

Buttons said...

Thank you once again for persuading hubby:) and thanks for this chance to win your amazing hair clip. Hugs, Jenny x

Bean said...

so sad i missed your show as it sounded fab.
good news is i'm off work tomorrow so guess what i'm watching whilst wrapping my christmas presents.xxx

craftimamma said...

I've said it before (FB and Twitter) several times but don't mind one bit saying it again ....... 'cos you're worth it, lol! THE SHOWS WERE BRILLIANT HELS! Glad I recorded them as I've already watched them again today. Love the fanulous Art Parts piece and that black 'porcelain' rose is stunning so thanks for putting them in the draw. Good luck to everyone.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandie said...

Hi Hels, thanks for a cool giveaway. Hoping you have a great day. Cheers :)

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous pieces. please count me in for the giveaway. I haven't had a chance to watch all the demos yet (I have to keep going to work, it's a real nuisance...) but I have to say Hels you are a real natural on the telly box!!! Keep up the good work. I think you've definitely found a replacement career. Cindy x

Sarah said...

Oh NOOO, I missed the show Hels, and am desperate to know what to do with my very sadly neglected melt pot ... But can watch tomorrow (yippee). Jazz and gang send loads of purrs to AlfieCat; they have put their paws down over Christmas and told me to stuff the turkey (literally) because they NEED tuna with all the trimmings, so it's got to be done ... Sarah x
PS Please may I have the instructions for the workshop I missed??

Ann said...

Looking forward to tomorrows shows Hels,,,,hope you're feeling a bit better, and I can't wait to see all your lovely samples :D
Ann xxx

Alison Horne said...

shows were great yesterday,loved seeing you glow with pride when they played the repeats of Tims complimentary comments about you, This life may not have been your first choice, but you've sure made a success of the second.xx

Crafty Granny said...

Loved the shows yesterday Hels - so much so I ordered far too much! And I was supposed to be on stash buying diet! Oh well, if it all comes before Christmas I will be having a good play during the holidays! Lesley x

jac777 said...

Terrific Melt Pot shows Hels, & I love the Art Parts too. What a combo! And.... I even have some (inherited!) metal cutters, so now I'm bursting to try. Just need some time :) Oh....& the Hels/Tim shows today!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win your fab Art Parts circle - great sample. Yooo's such a generous gal :)
Jac x
PS - I've got the GH DVD!!!!!!!!!!

Janet Wilson said...

Love the shows, & all the gorgeous samples. I've had a melt pot for years & have Never used it yet, so you have inspired me to give it a go - just hoping it is still working after all this time. Thanks for the chance of winning one of your fantastic creations

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Hels, I've only just found your blog after you mentioned it on C&C. I'm so glad that you are doing something you love, you are a true Inspiration, your work is fab, I loved the melt pot show yesterday, and will definitely be putting one of them on my xmas list. I also saw you demo live at Ally Pally and just love everything you do, I agree that you are lucky to be doing what you love, It would be a dream job for me too. Will look forward to your next shows, Jean x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Hi Hels. Two melt pots on one table - that must be extreeeem crafting! I'd do myself serious damage with one, let along two and on TV too, such a pro. I've put the pot & project book on my Crimbo list (with underlines & exclamation marks!). Loved the T.H.shows today too. I'm running a card making & papercraft workshop tomorrow, eleven lovely ladies, distress inks, mulled wine & minced pies; heaven. Only just finished prepping. Next big jobs:update my shamefully neglected blog and add all my project pics to FB.....oh and there's Christmas too! Have a lovely weekend, hope you are ok. Suz xxx

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