Thursday, 20 December 2012

One Day Only Giveaway!

As I alluded yesterday... today I have a special giveaway for one randomly chosen entrant.  A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to take part in a special promo for Homecrafts.  The remit was they send me one set of these fab reindeers for me to play with and one set to giveaway on my blog!  Well, how could I refuse?  The reindeers are made from papiermache and are really sturdy.  They are available in two sizes, 25 x 22.5cm and 20 x 17cm.   To be in with a chance of winning the set of reindeer, all you need to do is leave a comment for me here and click to follow my blog if you don't already.  As I mentioned, this is a one day only giveaway as I want to get the winner chosen and announced tomorrow so I can pop them into the post tomorrow or Saturday.  How simples is that!   The closing time for the last comment will be 23:59 today... any comments left after that time won't be eligable for the draw.  I will use Random.org to pick the winner for us.   It is worth popping over to Homecrafts as they have a wealth of crafty supplies on their website.  HERE is the linky to the reindeer page if you want to buy some anyway :O))




My reindeer was coloured with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain DI... and then I smidged a bit of Black Soot around the edges using Cut & Dry so I could get into all the nooks and crannies.  I then spritzed him with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists and once dried, I dabbed some SnowCap Dabber along his back and antlers and then sprinkled Rock Candy Dry Stickles over so he has a snowy look to him.


Here they are, in their un-altered state :O))

 
 I added some Ferro texture thru a Crafters Workshop stencil for a bit of detailing and cut out three mini Cardinals using Grungeboard and coloured them with DI's and stuck them together so it was thick enough to sit on his back.  The garland around his neck are some little berries that I got yonks ago, can't remember where from tho!   This altering took me about 30 mins... seriously quick or what!?  The larger one is going to be altered much more slowly, when I have a little more time to play... I have plans for him!




Right, I shall away... apologies for the slightly later than anticipated time of blogging, we are experiencing bad probs with our internet again... tis the trouble with living somewhere that doesn't have cable... and I am sure someone around here is doing a whole lot of downloading every night lol   Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning, just leave a comment and click to follow if you don't already.  That's all for today... thanks for looking and have a good one!  TTFN

Hels x

88 comments:

CraftyTart said...

The reindeers are really cute Hels, not a red nose in sight, love the distressing too. Brilliant. Xx

Karin said...

Love these reindeer and how you've coloured one with distress inks, the mini Cardinal looks really at home on it's back.

Kate said...

I love your reindeer. I think my favorite part is the little festive bunch about his neck and the bit of texture on his back. So pretty!

karenm said...

I love reindeer! This is gorgeous Hels

Glennis said...

Your reindeer is just stunning! and also the wee cardinal. Thanks for the chance to win, I am already a follower

Denise said...

I love these,thanks for the chance to win-ama follower already x

Stamping in Pink said...

pick me, please pick me lol! already a follower!now a desperate begging blogging follower! how sad lol! gorgeous work as always, going to have a look at the link - seriously thanks for the chance Hels x

'The Crafting Owl' said...

me please!!! Would love a reindeer to play with xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Your deer looks awesome and I would love one to play with too! Thanks for a chance at one!!

Sandie said...

This reindeer looks fantastic !!! Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win a set to alter our own. Cheers :)

Joanna said...

WoW.. first time I have looked at your blog...IT IS BRILLIANT love it, you are so talented Hels and would love to do all the things you do XxX

Kathryn said...

Aw how cute are they xx yes please xx

Gabbi said...

These turned out gorgeous. How fun that must have been to play with. Thanks for the chance to win.
Gabbi

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the chance to win. You did a great job on your reindee...Love the way they turned out!
I already follow you.

Julie Short said...

What a super cute reindeer Hels. He would just love the climate here!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your reindeer looks amazing. Merry xmas.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous reindeer , love the snow on it :)

Korry said...

Fantastic ! It is so cute!!!!

Jacky said...

OOoohh, love a give away!!! I love the reindeers.

Carol said...

What great reindeers! Can't wait to see what you do with the big one!!! Lol x have a great day x

Eileen said...

He is so cute ...love him!

Helen said...

The reindeer is so gorgeous!! Have a fabulous Christmas now you've survived the supermarket!!!

Eemeli said...

You have done such a fabulous job with that reindeer. Definitely something you could buy yourself from a store.

Hugs, Eemeli

lesleyanne said...

Very cute Hels x

DI said...

Only recently found your blog but visit everyday now. Thanks for all the inspiration. The reindeer is a real cutie. Simple but effective.

val jones said...

Hi Hels. What a cute reindeer. Love the way you have decorated him.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, WOW, the reindeer is stunning, I love the rock candy on his ears and back, and the mini cardinal on his back, I love that die, absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see what you create with 'daddy' reindeer, they even look good 'in the buff' too ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rita said...

Well, Good Morning Hels, Who would not like one of your creations adorning their home. Your reindeer looks so special and whoever wins will just adore him. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

rachel said...

this is stunning Hels - ho wouldn't want to win this? Thanks for the chance xx

Lisette Baker said...

How fabulous - love the little cardinal on his back,his snowy look and that cute garland. Love reindeer and love this x

Alison Horne said...

yes please deer, [groan] just preparing you for the crimbo cracker jokes.Love the fact you decided to keep them kraft coloured.xx Happy Christmas Hels.

Li'l Pidge said...

Fabulous deer, and I love the idea of sticking die cut grunge together to make a thicker bird-great idea.
kyla

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,
What a great project to play with. Would love to win. X

Aquarius said...

What a generous give away - these would be great to decorate for next year for the lucky winner. Fingers crossed!!

Joanne said...

Oh ! Hels these are super and you've coloured yours to perfection. Love the cardinal too.
xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hels, oh these are wonderful. Amazing how it's coloured with distress ink. Love the wee cardinal as well. Kym xxx

Kimbo said...

Fabulous transformation Hels especially the snowy touch and the cardinal. Can'r wait to see the other one x

Saintly Lisa said...

Another fab creation Hels, love it! Lisa x

nannapat said...

What a fabulous effect Hels - and an amazing difference from the unaltered reindeer. Thanks for the chance to win. pat x

Fuchsia said...

Hi Hel I love you Reindeer they are awesome and thanks for the website that sells them !
I havent crafted much at all this month and now have a dam virus that has knocked me flat plus have lost my voice .....which hubby is pleased about LOL..
Hope Alfie hasnt found those pressies again x

Bernice Hopper said...

Fabulous work as always Hels

Linda said...

Morning Hels,
Love the reindeer - sooo cute!
Have a fabulous Christmas with lots of best wishes for the New Year. xx

Clai01 said...

I love the frosting on the reindeer and the colour tones, looks fantastic! very festive.
Thanks Hels for the chance to win and Happy Christmas to you and i look forward to 2013 and seeing you with more wonderful demos on TV.
Thanks for the creative inspiration, you are very talented.

lorraine said...

love the reindeer, especially the little birdie so cute.
hope you have a fab christmas

ElaineC said...

Hi Hels. Thanks for more great Christmasy ideas. You truely are an inspiration to us 'struggling' crafters. In our house, Christmas is definitely getting in the way of 'ink on my fingers'! Roll on 2013 and much better health for you Hels. Take care of yourself. Elaine

Oksana said...

Love what you have done with the reindeer and thanks for the opportunity to win!x

Lilian said...

Hels! Love the reindeer. You are such an inspiration. Hope you have a fab Christmas.

Hugs Lily xx

darcydaydream said...

ooooh lovely distressed reindeers and the birdy is just so preedy.....x

Christine in Essex

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, what gorgeous reindeer, i can see that you could alsorts with these. Emma

Meggymay said...

Those reindeer look fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.
Yvonne

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow they are gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win, yours is stunning. Love what you've done with it. Take care Zo xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow these are great and i love what you have done with them
thanks for a chance to win
Ive been following your blog for a while but have only just signed up as a follower .......thought id done it before but obviously not
Happy Christmas
jackie x

Tracey-B said...

I love altering things and these reindeer are lovely (I haven't seen them before)! Thanks for the chance to win. x

Caz said...

Oh wow - how cute is he?!?!?!!? Don't normally "do" reindeers but changed my mind now!!!
Lotsa
xxxx

Denize said...

They're great Hels! Well done for getting the gig, hope to see you lots more in 2013!
Enizehalfpennyd x

Claudine C. said...

Hels,
Thanks for the chance to win, I love the reindeer and the little cardinal adds such a sweet touch. Your so creative!!!

Pat said...

The reindeer are gorgeous Hels. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given us throughout the year and thank you for the chance of this fab giveaway. I hope you have a good rest over the holiday and try to recover from your fall and all your hard work
Pat xx

Yvonne said...

Oh, they are so cute, Hels!

Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Elaine said...

Loving your cute reindeer with the wreath round his neck!! I've had no internet till now - think it's something to do with all the water!!
Merry Christmas to you.

Carole Z said...

Loving your reindeer Hels with the cute Cardinal on his back..gorgeous!!!! Carole Z X

Debbie said...

Oh thank you Hels, what a lovely givaway, and how perfect are those little Reindeers.
Debbiex

Kate said...

These are so cute, love how you've decorated yours and can't wait to see what you make with the larger one.

Thanks to Homecrafts for the chance to win one too!

** Kate **

Kim Witziers said...

What a fantastic prize for as free give away. Well done Hels

Sylvia said...

Hels the reindeer is beautiful. You are truly inspirational. I love reading your blog. Happy Christmas.
Sylvia x

Redanne said...

I love these reindeer! Love how quick and easy they are to alter too, yours is beautiful, as ever. I really like the way you have done the cardinal to give him some dimension too. Hugs, Anne x

Hanne said...

Beautiful reindeer, love how you have colored it.

Lisa said...

Oooh how smashingly lovely. I can think of lots to do with a reindeer and some inky stuff :)

Jean Woodward said...

The reindeer are lovely, what a fab job as always. I love all your distressing. Thanks Jean x

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, late today as this time of year
I don't have time to breath love what you have
done with the reindeer I have done some
of the things you have been blogging
for my granddaughters for Christmas I think they came out great
we will see what they think of
them come tues. Thanks for
all the inspiration.Nancyd xx

liz spooner said...


Hi Hels, just thought you might like this fact I heard the other day about reindeer.
"Male reindeer shed their antlers at the end of the mating season in early December. Females, however, keep their thinner antlers throughout the winter. If all the sightings are to be believed, then it is the gals tugging pudgy Santa and the goods through the winter sky"
So as usual we women keep the world turning with our hard work.
Have a lovely holiday season.
Lots of crafty hugs CraftyLizzy.xxx

Janet Wilson said...

What a fab reindeer, it looks gorgeous!

Elena C said...

This is my first time on your blog. I got your link from Snazzy and Astrid...you are part of a great design team there. I love what you did with your reindeer, especially the little cardinal sitting on his back...I want one too!!!!!
my email is elenac723@yahoo.com

Shazza said...

loving this little guy Hels, he is fab x

maggie said...

Love the way you've decorated the reindeer and the cardinal is so cute. Thanks for a chance to win.
Happy Christmas!

Maggie

Janet said...

Oh Hels,I luv your reindeers,
Janet x

Kathy Eddy said...

What a cool project! We have deer all over this area where we live. They are so pretty.

Judy Murphy said...

Ooooooo lurve me them reindeer lol x
Merry Christmas Hels x

Sarah said...

Loving the little fella merry Christmas x

Jennie Wren said...

Hi. I found your blog from Ali Reeve. It looks absolutely amazing. I shall spend many a happy hour browsing during my Christmas break.

purplepengi said...

What a fabulous idea!

Karen said...

I love your decorated deer and the pair are just so cute - Can't wait to see the treatment the large deer is going to get !
Merry Christmas Hels!

Buttons said...

Wonderful deer! (soz, couldn't resist:) Love your choice of inks and texture. This will make a fab display. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

LoraineC said...

Soooo sweet would love the chance to win x

Bean said...

Hey Hels
I'm loving the reindeer almost as much as Cheesy Chester Cheeto's.
Beanxxx

lainey said...

Oooo this looks fab Hels!! lainey x

craftynana said...

Beautiful reindeer and wonderfully decorated. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.x

LARAINE Breeze said...

love everything you do Hels.
must have a go at some of them.
I want to win......

LaraineB

Anita Houston said...

These are so so so cool!!! I hope I have a chance and that it is not too late!

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