Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 239 - Come Fly With Me

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Huge thanks for the gorgeous entries for last weeks challenge.  I will announce the winner of the tag in a mo... but first! This weeks challenge.  Well, I am about to spontaneously combust with excitement because this week is THE week that I fly to America to CHA and to meet up with Ellen and my Ranger Sisters.  I am feeling a bit of a giddy kipper now because I have realised it is THIS week!  So, with that in mind the challenge for this week is THINGS THAT FLY (see what I did there huh? you know, cos I will be flying THIS week *snort*) and all you need to do to join in is make something that includes stamping and the theme.  Once you have made your creation, pop back here with a link to the place you are showing it - if you haven't got a blog, worry not, you can also join in via any web-hosty photo-jobby and also by emailing me direct with a photo or via Facebook - simply leave me a Facebook message and I can come and visit you.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 12th January 2013.




Anyways, I have kept you in suspenders for long enough... the winner of the tag I made for last weeks challenge has been picked.  We had a total of 85 entries, so I fed that into Mr Random.org and he gave me this result:



Which tallies with the entry from KEZZY.  Big big thanks to everyone for joining in... and Kezzy, please can you email your addy to me so I can pop your tag into the post :O))



So, my entry this week.  Well, as you know, I have been fighting the Battle of the Doom of Trash since early Wednesday.  Yes, that's right... a whole FOUR days is what I have spent in my Room of Stash, bringing order and cleanliness back to my life.  You see, as well as my resolution to find the positive in all things and have a more positive outlook, I have also decided that it is high time to become a grown-up and get organised.  I have never really been one for orderly things... but when it comes to booking classes and demo days I needed to get my act together so I know what I am doing, where I am doing it and when I am doing it!  So, I have become a veritable paragon of virtue and have made myself a book for...erm.. bookings (fancy!) and also added pouches to it so I have an "at a glance" thing for each month too!  So as well as clearing out old crud and getting rid of 543 tonnes of cobwebs (yep, there were that many) I have brought some order to my life.  And I have to say, I feel rather good about it.




So good that being as the Room of Stash is now clear of trash, I decided to get out all my Studio 490 stamps (I am lucky to have very lots of them) and had a good old play with ink and Grungepaper, stamps and embellies.  The tag is a #10 size so it is a big 'un.  I started by colouring it with Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap DI's, flicking with water to add some blotches and then edging with Walnut Stain.  The overstamped background is one of my favest 490 backgrounds and it was stamped with Rose Madder Archival Ink.  I then added the wordy strip in Jet Black Archival and sized up roughly where my floral embellie was going... and then stamped some flourishes in Coffee Archival so they look like they are appearing from behind the flower.



Speaking of the flower - four different flower stamps make up the main bit - Funky Flower Art has to be one of my most used sets - the half flowers are my fave, perfect for breaking up a design without overpowering it.  All the flowers and the leaves were stamped onto Grungepaper using Jet Black for the flowers and Olive Archival for the leaves.  A quick zap with a heat tool to dry off the ink and then I cut them out.  Next I overstamped the flowers and leaves with background stamps, both front and back, to add some more decoration.  I stamp the back so when the Grunge is curled up, you can see more pattern, no ugly plain bits.  The same applies for inking the Grunge... always do both sides - that way you don't get ugly grey bits and it also covers the cut edges too.   The butterflies were stamped onto Grungepaper and Grungeboard three times each.  I cut out the Grungepaper ones in full and just the top wings and body for the Grungeboard... then coloured them with DI and stuck them together.  The body bits are little resin buds which were white... so they got the Treasure Gold Brass treatment to colourize them.



I added some lace and Gem Clips to the middle of the tag and ribbon and Idea-ology to the top of the tag and made a sentiment using cream card and 490 wordage... how perfect is that sentiment eh?  I coloured the card as before and then just cut out a banner shape.  Oh and Sam Spidey came out for a play too... he has been ignored for far too long, I can't help but love him.  Finishing touches were a light scribble of 0.01 size black pen to add some faux stitching and a smidge of Treasure Gold right around the edges.. and that was it.  I had a lovely couple of hours playing and making this... and because I am so organised, I put everything away (it has a home now) before I did anything else!  I am not sure how long this organisational spree will last but, for now, I shall enjoy it!




So, there are a couple of piccies of the Room of Stash now it is nice and tidy... I haven't take photo's of the main bulk of the work, which was organising drawers and sorting more storage... basically cos whilst I know what is now in them and each has its own genre (for want of a better word) when I look inside them, they look...erm... a bit messy!  Well, crafty stash is never neat... is it?     Right, I shall away... have a lovely day and a fab week.  I am headed for bed now.  I haven't slept properly for three nights now... tis the excitement I am sure... Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

52 comments:

Julie Short said...

WOW I am impressed. Your room looks wonderful and so does your sweet BIG tag.
Have a fantastic time at CHA says she pouting - just a bit! Not really!
Shall see if I can fly this week.

sandee said...

Hope you have a wonderful time at CHA and in the states, will be waving to you from the hills of North Carolina :)

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous tag & the Room of Stash looks fab. Have a fantabulous time at CHA.

val jones said...

WOW what a difference 4 days make ( I think that's a song!) The room looks great Hels. Have you given me the incentive to tidy mine? Well maybe.

Love todays tag. Have a great time at CHA.

Val in Spain xxx

Carole Z said...

Your room of stash is putting mine to shame, because I never really got started in my clear up! Love your tag and this week's theme too! Way envious of your trip to CHA, but can't be too jealous as I will be heading over to California myself to see my family later this year...give a cheer to the Anaheim Ducks Ice Hockey team for me whilst you're there, cos I support them :) Carole Z X

inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous make...wow you have been a busy bee! I bet you are so excited!! would be amazing to sneak in!!! have the most wonderful fun!! trace x

Buttons said...

Loud applause from this corner of the Universe!!!! Love the room, adore the tag, and remain jealous as anything of your trip to CHA! LOL Hope you have the best time ever and come back with loads of new things to show us. Hugs, Jenny x

nannapat said...

Goodness me - is that WOOD I see on the top of your desk? Well done you - your room looks fab. Love the tag Hels, gorgeous design. Enjoy your visit to CHA, look forward to your news from there. Pat x

Helen said...

The tag is gorgeous and your room looks so tidy now. Have a great trip to CHA, I am sure it will be fantastic!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, you done well girl, the room of stash is beautifully organised and tidy.
I love your tag and the flowers are gorgeous, the stamping is divine, I ordered some treasure gold and liquid leaf and lots more goodies from Leandra, so when that comes I will be able to accent areas, like you do, it looks absolutely divine.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Your room of stash looks impressively tidy now! Wow, well done for persevering. Love your gorgeous tag and love the theme this week too. Hope you have a wonderfully giddy time at CHA and with your Ranger mates! Hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, the crafty room looks fabulous, lovely project today, love the colours. And lastly have a fantastically wonderful time at the CHA. Emma

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wonderful work as always, Hels ! So great to be with you in the DDCT (together in 2 design teams now ! :-)
Have a WONDERFUL time at CHA !! Enjoy ! (please take my greetings with you for Rachel and Leandra, thanks)
Hugs, Liesbeth

Joanne said...

What a beautiful, beautiful tag. Love the half flower on the big one, it breaks it up nicely, shall remember that idea. Just oodling at your masterclass in the Feb Craft Stamper mag and hope to organise my 2013 crafting today. Enjoy your neat room.
xxx

Annie said...

Congrats on the tidying Hels..........looks fab with lots of goodies. I love how you always find things you forgot about.

If you need some help with your case and to get you to CHA please give me a call ................ Take lots of photos please x x hugs
Annie x

Debbie said...

Oh gosh you lucky girl Hels.
CHA must be the most incredible place to be if you are a crafter, I was once told I would have a heart attack when I saw all the gorgeous sutff. I am a paper freak, i love my papers. The only difference with me and others is that I actually use mine!! Ha Ha.
Have a fab time, take photo;'s if you can.
Dx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a beautiful tag. The colors grabbed me right away...so sunny and warm. Nice to remember in the midst of a cold, gloomy winter. I adore the flower...it is fabulous. Your room looks amazing! Have fun at CHA!

Buttons said...

Just one question - can I fit in your case? Hope you have the best of times. Here's my entry;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/how-high-can-you-fly.html
Huge hugs, Jenny x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Love the tag, have an absolutely fabulous time at CHA (not jealous at all - get some sunshine for me) and loving your newly tidy Room of Stash. Ali x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Kezzy. CHA! No wonder you are excited. Your tag is stunning and your room is amazing! You have done a good job there - I am very jealous, its the sort of room we all want and all the stash that's in it! xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Congrats to finishing your room of stash, bet you found loads you forgot about.
Love the tag. X

butterfly said...

Wow - a Yay! for the tidy craft room, a Yay! for the USA trip, and a big old Yay! for the fab tag... Here's my little offering - you came up with the perfect theme for what I've been up to, thank you!
http://alisonbomber.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/butterflys-butterflies.html
Hope you have the most amazing time "stateside" - though I shouldn't think there's much doubt about it!!
Alison x

rachel said...

fantastic tag Hels - and wow - your room looks amazing - I'm very jealous! My girls are now asking me to tidy mine! Boo hoo! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Happy New Year Hels ;-)
239 weeks wow, well done. And well done on tidying your stash. Your organisation thingy for your classes and demos sounds just right :-)
Anne x

whyducks said...

Wonderful work. Have a wonderful time!

Aniva Dalby-Meseberg said...

~~ WOW ~~ Love your tag <3 ~ Hoping to one day follow in your footsteps and tidy up my crafting space,,,,key word,,,,hope ~lol~

Enjoy your trip to CHA and am looking forward to seeing all the new ideas you bring back!

TAM said...

Love your tag and your transformed craft room - well done you certainly deserved your play time.

Claire said...

Hi Hels, the room of stash is looking good!! I hope you have a fab time at CHA, here is my Sunday Stamper project: http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dylusions-calendar.html
Have a safe (but fun!)trip, Claire x

Kezzy said...

WOW thank you so much, I have sent an email with my address. I absolutely love the tag you have done, at first I thought the background was patterned paper it's amazing. Hope you have a safe flight, and I am sure your going to have a fantastic time lol. Hope you take lots of pics. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Hels I am entering my card for your challenge come fly with me. Here is my link:

http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/crafty-bloggers-network-january.html

Hugs
Linda xxx

Shazza said...

hurrah, I can enter your challenge with my card hels cos it has wee butteflies on it. Love the tag xx

http://craftyscot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/yes-its-another-carddont-faint.html

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful tag as ever Hels and your room looks amazing! I do hope you have a most wonderful trip and play time with your mate, I look forward to hearing all about it. Here is my offering for this week:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-come-fly-with-me.html

Safe journey! xx

Claudine C. said...

Wonderful Tag Hels - I just love your art room too. Here is my entry for this challenge.

http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com/2013/01/dyan-reaveley-style.html

Zoe said...

Wow! Your tag is fabulous, but then I love most of your creations, your craft room looks great, I hope you have the most fantastic trip. I'm adding my entry for your challenge here : http://zoeblingcards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/60th-birthday-card.html?m=0

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, not long to go now until CHA! ..... I am back with my entry which can be found at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/i-love-my-mobile-phone.html

Hugs, Anne x

Becky said...

Have fun at the Cha bet you will have a great time.Love your tag here is mine.

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/things-that-fly.html

Gill McCall said...

Your room is fab, have fun at the CHA. Here is my entry for the challenge http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/chasing-butterflies.html

Beth Davies said...

I've never taken part in Sunday stamper yet.....there's a first for everything so here is my entry...
http://inkymeup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dream-little-dream.html?m=0

I love your room and your work! It is fantabulous!

Lots of love!

Beth xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Wishing you a fabby time at CHA, come back with lots of new ideas for us.
My entry is at -
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/british-bulldog-crafty-individuals.html
hugs {brenda} x0x

Julie Short said...

Have fun.
Here's my little something as I recover from some twisty scary bits on my life's road.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/dont-worry-ill-be-back.html

Alyce said...

What a gorgeous tag! Beautiful work and hope you have a fantastic time at CHA - I am so jealous!! :D Here is a link to my card for the challenge : http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-mail-wryn.html thanks so much! xx

Lisette Baker said...

Stay safe and hope you have the best time.Also, how fab to come back to a tidy crafting space!!!
Here's mine to send you safely on your way
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2475

Anita Houston said...

Love your tag!!! The flowers and curlies are wonderful! So many different stamps! Can't wait to see you , and you get one of the aTC's I'm submitting for your challenge...lol! See you soon!
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2013/01/time-isa-flyn.html?m=1

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, well as I write this you are probably on your way to the airport or on the plane! Have a great time at CHA! Hope your flight to LA is a good 'un and have fun...here's my project for this week, Carole X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stampers-week-239-friday-11th.html

rachel said...

Hi there Hels - enjoy CHA - you lucky lady!!!! Hugs Rachel p.s here's my entryhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/playtime.html

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful tag. Have fun at CHA. Wish you had come to CHA when it was in Chicago (my hometown). I finished my card for your challenge: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/01/spread-your-wings.html

Jacky said...

I hope you have your Tena pads on to cope with the excitement!!!! I love your tag it is as always sooo gorgeous. I have tried to do My Fly Tag as well....http://muddlycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/butter-fly-tag.html Your room is looking pretty special and plenty of space for more goodies. I am just off to tidy mine (a bit). Have a great time, Jacko

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Hels and a belated Happy New Year to you and yours. I know you will have a brill time at CHA - lucky, lucky you! Here's my little offering for the SSC. http://maisiemoonshines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/these-wings-were-made-to-fly-sunday.html

margaret said...

Hi Hels Hope you are having a great time at CHA here is my contribution this week. http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-week-239.html

catherine said...

Hello Hels. this is my first time entering so hope it fits the theme ok.
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/let-your-imagination.html

x catherine

Cass said...

You lucky thing being in LA! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time.

I'm also here to enter the challenge.

http://talesfromthecraftbox.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/looks-like-jack-frost-is-about-definite.html

Kezzy said...

Hi Hels thank you so much for my tag it's gorgeous and lots more gorgeous lol. I hadn't had much time to play the challenge this week so a couple of hours ago I decided to make a fun tag to wish you and Ellen lots of
fun :-) Hope you have a fantastic time. Hugs Kerry xxx
my link - http://kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stampers-for-hels-and-ellen.html

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