Saturday, 23 February 2013

It's Giveaway Time...

...yeeeehawwww... I am back!  Did you miss me?  *whatcha mean you didn't even notice I had gone rofl*  Two days without blogging, positively unheard of I know but I have a very goodly excuse - I was on my death bed!  I managed to catch a bug over the weekend and had a couple of days feeling very sorry for myself... and then spent most of yesterday kitting and prepping for my classes this weekend... so, no time to blog!  Bad form indeed, I shall try to be a better blogger!   Anyways... as the title suggests, today is giveaway day!



Fancy getting your inky paws on the very latest Creative Expressions Project Book?   Look no further for I have one to give away!   And, as a little extra, I have also added this Studio 490 Art Part piece I made for the Stitches Trade Show into the giveaway prize.  To be in with a chance of winning simply click to follow me (if you don't already) and leave me a comment.  Closing time and date for this giveaway is 23:59 Monday 25th February and the winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Tuesday February 26th 2013.   I have had a few emails about how to leave a comment for me... tis simples: just click on the "Inky Thinkings" button at the bottom of the post and that will pop you to the comment page.




I had the pleasure of playing with the brand new Distress Paints over last weekend and this sample was made using them... they are lush, I am in lurves with them... and I love the soft and subtle effect that can be achieved with them... I even used them to lightly stencil onto the background on this piece... as well as painting the birdy, the word and the branch too.  Oh and check out the ickle housey... that is a Studio 490 Embellish Your Art piece... toooo cute! 




Right, I shall away... I am scheduling this as I will be in the Land of Nod at midnight when this publishes... I am driving up to Rochdale early, early today (praying for NO snow!) and I have a weekend of playing with lots of different goodies with the JoLLie StaMpeRs craft group.  *and there's talk of proper Northern Fish n Chips too... what more could a gal wish for eh?*  Thanks for looking, have a fabby weekend and please do check back for tomorrows Sunday Stamper.  TTFN

Hels x

99 comments:

Jen Brown said...

Welcome back hope you are feeling better :-) would love to win these, the book looks great and I love the little house. Have a fun and crafty weekend. Jen xx

Terry said...

Yippeeeee Hels is back thank goodness for that, hoping you will have lotsss of fun during the classes and while driving very early tomorrow be carefull and take care of yourself sweetie, and might I add what a fabulous creation you made love the colours you have worked with and the birdie woww loving the Studio 490 Products lotssss Thanksss for sharing Hels and for a chance to win your giveaway day candy ...good luck to everyone and Hels enjoy your fish and chips xxxx Terry

Dots Dabbles said...

boy, when you come back Hels - you come back with a vengence! I love the subtle touch with the paints and what an awesome give=away! Inspiration - it doesn't get better than that :)
Dot x

Denise Bryant said...

Glad you're on the mend! Fabulous project with the house... love it!
Great hearing the details about the Distress Paints... I'm anxious to try them out! Thanks for a chance at your fabulous prize!
DeniseB

Disco Queen said...

Me, Me, Me, Please pick me. I would love to get my hands on a Hels Sheridan original. The bird is just gorgeous. Glad your feeling a little better. Hugs, Theresa

Glennis said...

Glad you are feeling better now. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway - my fingers are crossed!!

Jen Ashley said...

So Glad you are feel better. I look so forward to your blog post and what you have created. You are just so amazing! Thanks for sharing....Hugs, Jen

Stamping in Pink said...

figured something was up! hope you are completely over it and have a safe drive! not sure what I'm more jealous about - the stamping classes or northern fish and chips - have a fab time and thank you so much for the chance to win a piece of your yummy art and that book looks fabulous! karen x

Kate said...

Very pretty! I love the various colors in the bird. A lovely wall hanging.

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your birdy hanging Hels! I tried to become a follower, but couldn't sign up as I don't have a Facebook account - sorry - I'll just have to lurk unofficially instead!

Yvonne said...

Glad you're feeling better? Love the wall hanging, thanks for the chance :)

Julie Short said...

That's it! Between you and Redanne's glowing reccomendations I'm heading to the wholesale site to add even more to Tim Holtz's wallet.
You certainly are one busy and inspiring lady but please take a little time for you too.
Your prize? My wall? Yes please!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

So sorry that you had a flu bug! Your creation is sooooo pretty!! I'm tickled that blogger is once again letting me comment on your blog (don't know why I always have such problems with it)

MamaKaraba said...

I have been "Following" you for a while now. Hope you are not lost. (Very old joke.) You haven't led me astray yet. Would LOVE to win some goodies. Have a great weekend!

sara j said...

I am a dedicated follower and love not only your creative spirit, but your humor and writing style as well...I would love a little tut about those lovely muted colors you achieved with HIS paints...but of course ONLY after you feel much much better. Hope that is VERY soon. Yours in cheetos....
sara j

barbarayaya62 said...

Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!Glad you are feeling better!! BArbarayaya

Nan G said...

Yep I follows ya! Love the bird and the bitty house. Would be great to win a Hels original!

sue said...

Glad you are back missed your posts,i loved the first book and would love to get the 2nd thanks for the chance x sue x

Ali Wade said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your work. Almost makes me want to hang up my digital crafting and get inky!! Ali x

Clai01 said...

I wondered where you were and hope you feel better now.
Volume 2 looks fantasic and the first edition was probably the best project book i have seen.
Thankyou for the chance to win.
Gorgeous art work by the way as always.

Linda said...

Glad you're feeling better Hels, of course we miss you when you're not here.
Gorgeous creation with the Studio 490 goodies - love it! The paints look great, can't wait to get my hands on some of those. Love the bird and the house is soooo cute.
Great Giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.
Enjoy your weekend, and the fish and chips! xx

Kimbo said...

Glad you're feeling better and hope you don't encounter any snow on your journey. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful piece x

Sara said...

Glad your feeling better and how can I not write a comment about this giveaway as the wonderful Gabrielle has one of her beautiful pieces of art included. Sara xxxx

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

Glad you are feeling better but that is no excuse for not blogging .. Lol ! What beautiful project you have made again !!!! And thanks for the chance of winning the fab giveaway.Hope you did not go of the cheesy cheeto's ?
Hope you have a great weekend ! xx

Buttons said...

Ooooh, saw this book and it was fab. And as for your birdhouse, there is the perfect space for it at my house!!! Thanks for the chance to win here Hels, you are so generous. Hope you have a much better weekend and get your fish and chips. Hugs, Jenny x

lucretia said...

Yes we did miss you. Love your birdy picture. Sorry missed a few days caused by lots of stress and problems. Keep up the good work.

margaret said...

Love the bird having would love the book. Fingers crossed!!!

Aquarius said...

I do hope you are feeling much better now and that your workshops go well (sure they will). Great project and generous offer - fingers crossed and good luck everyone.

Shazza said...

Glad you are on the mend Hels, love the hanging and the book looks fab, thanks fr the chance to win . Have a fun weekend x

Helen said...

Glad you are over the lurgy, and hope the class goes well. The book looks great again, and if it is as good as the first one... so please include me in the draw. Have a good weekend.

christine said...

Sorry to hear you have been ill.I have been looking at your blog via inkyfingerzone and I been watching Christine Emberson and I have been on Sue Wilson's blog for a long while and you have inspired me to be use my spellbinders dies more instead of looking at them. I now have ink on my fingers this morning. So I would like to say a big thank you for all your ideas.

Pat said...

Glad you are feeling better.The little bird is gorgeous.Look after yourself this weekend we need you back in fine fettle to inspire us all Pat xx

rachel said...

this is fabulous Hels - really wonderful - sorry you've been poorly - not good. Just heard that you're going to be demoing at Inspirations in Preston soon - going to have to make a big effort to get there!!! Have a good weekend! Hugs Rachel xx

okienurse said...

I think I deleted my last comment...I am computer challenged! Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Mary Moore said...

Hi Hels Glad you're better missed your blog .wonderful demo this morning you describe everything so simply even a man can understand.....
Would simply luv to win the giveaway
Hope you Have a great weekend take care.Tom

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Hope you had a safe journey, and that you are feeling much better now.
What a brilliant art project, I love those new Tim paints and adore the birdie. I would love to win your art part piece and the new Project Book, thank you for the chance.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, yes you were missed, hoped that it was not a bug that got you, but alas it was..... I absolutely adore these paints, they are lush indeed! Thank you for giving us the chance to win these gorgeous goodies! Hope you enjoy your fish and chips. Hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels - I missed you!! I hope you are feeling better soon, is it the bug Grim had? Luv the project today and that bird is gorgeous. A real spring inspired piece i think. Emma

Anita Wells said...

I have done a version of your of your wall hanging in the first Creative Expressions Project book and I love it. Thanks for offering the chance to win the second one. Fingers crossed. x

Gill said...

Glad you're feeling better!!
I love the bird and the house and of course I'm a happy follower!

Gayna said...

Glad you are feeling better. Loving your wall art - how can you bear to part with it! Thanks for the opportunity to win it. Love and hugs gayna

Elaine said...

Good to hear you are feeling better. Love your little bird and his house and that book looks very inspiring. Enjoy your F&C!

Cardgenie said...

Hels, you are an inspiration. I follow your blog everyday and lurve your work. Keep up the madness and craftiness! Jean (sorry no Cheesy Chester Cheetos!)

Ali said...

LUSH!! I am loving that bird plaque thingy and the Distress Paints are looking likely to be moving into my craft room :0) Fabulous inspiration and a gift to boot = Perfection :0)

Jacqueline said...

Morning Hels,sorry to heart you haven't been well,glad to hear your back to your crafty self.What a fabulous giveaway and project,love the little house on this.Thanks for spreading the creativity and sharing your inspiration,a big thanks to for the chance to win such a fab prize.Enjoy your weekend.Jacqueline.S

Claire said...

Hi Hels! Glad you're feeling better, thanks for the chance to win some fabby goodies :) Love Claire x

Joanne said...

Hey there, glad you are feeling tickety boo again because those girls are waiting for the fun. Happy birthday Lou by the way. I am softly crying 'cos I so wanted to come to the workshop. Still, I have all the distress paints so the lovely book would give me some inspiration to use them and I could oodle over that lovely frame.
xxx

karen said...

Hi Hels - sorry to hear you've not been well but glad to learn you're on the mend. Would love to own one of your master pieces as I just love your style. Never very successful on blogs so fingers crossed. Take care xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better now Hels. Your project looks fab and I'd love to win the 2nd book. I bought the first purely because Gabrielle was in it! But loved all of the projects so definitely want to get my hands on number 2!! Take care Zo xx

Karen Ives said...

Oooh these look lovely...how exciting! Everytime I read that you have been kitting my brain reads knitting, and I think crikey has Hels taken up knitting too...how is she going to ink and grunge that? Food for thought??? xx

jackiescrafts said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better I miss you blogging when you are absent as your posts always make me smile and cheer me up on these cold winter days
Love the look of the distress paints and your home pice is fab
Have a great weekend
Jackie x

JW said...

Hope you are feeling better, wish I had your energy! Looking forward to seeing you on C&C next month. Love this piece but then I don't think I have seen anything that you have done that I don't like! Jill x

Rita said...

Gosh Hels your sure live life in the fast lane. I adore your art piece and would love to hang it where it would be seen by everyone. Hugs Rita xxxx

Gail said...

Hi Hels - glad you are feeling better. Luving your creation and have a brill day in Rochdale (lucky ladies who will be involved with your demos) I was lucky enough to meet you last week in Sheffield - Thanks for your inpspiration - Gail Tx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, glad your feeling a bit better
have missed your blog don't always
comment but I do check it every
morning along with Julia's and
Sue's
you are three very talented ladies
just love your work, done a version
of the one you showed a couple of
weeks ago for my Granddaughters
18th birthday on Thursday she was
over the moon with it she said it was
amazing didn't even mention the
locket and charm we bought her she
was so taken with the card so thanks
again for all your inspiration.
Nancyd xx

Annie said...

Sorry to hear you were poorly Hels. Sending you a huge cyber hug. I love you fabulous piece and how kind to have a giveaway too. Hope I am lucky.

Best wishes

Annie x

Maggie said...

Hello Hels. This is good news indeed the chance to get a copy of the new inspirational book. Wonderful. A Hels masterpiece would not be sniffed at either. Hope you're all better and the snow that we're having isn't following you. Have a fun day. xx

Stella said...

Thanks so much for a chance to enter your giveaway Hels.Hope you enjoy your weekend and feel better soon.

Craftychris said...

Your wall hanging is wonderful! I love the bird and the stencilling looks gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win the book - I have the first one which is fab so need this one too! Fingers crossed! xx

Claudine C. said...

Welcome back Hels, so sorry you were sick. It's never fun to be sick and you cannot craft. So sorry. I'm glad your feeling better.
Thanks so much for the chance to win, I just love everything you do so this is a treat yay!!!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
it is good to hear you are on the mend you have not been having much luck in the health dept.
I love love love your Art Parts piece I can not get over how soft those distress paints look on it. I still need to get my hands on some of those.
Thanks for doing the book and the art parts piece as a giveaway today
Ria

lorraine said...

hope you continue to feel better, another fab piece..would love to see it in the flesh..

betjunroe said...

Hope you have a wonderful time this weekend Hels. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the distress paints. Love the bird piece and would love to have him live at my house. Bette

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Glad to hear you are feeling much better.
Great project. Love the birdie. X

Crafty Lark said...

What a super giveaway and thank you for the chance to win. Safe journey. xx Flora

Lin W said...

There is some nasty bugs about at the moment,hope you feel as good as new soon.
xxx

Joan said...

Glad you are on the mend. Would love to win the prize

Joan

Carol Q said...

fab candy. Thanks Hels.

Evil Edna said...

glad you are back and feel better, please coulnt me in for prizes and stuffs!EE

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi Hels, glad you're feeling better. Love your wall hanging. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely goodies, Bev x

liz spooner said...

Yes Hels I missed you as you inspired me to buy a lot of treasure gold colours and play with acrylic paints, glad that you are feeling better hugs Liz Spooner.xx

Kaagaz Quilling said...

o Wow!! thank you so much for the chance to win :)

Cheers
Nazneen

Sylvia said...

I missed you! I would love to be in with a chance to win. Sylvia x

rmccarth said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love all you do

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, sorry you've not been well, did ya catch it from Grim? Did wonder where you were, so yes you were missed! Glad you are feeling better and what a gorgeous project this is! Carole Z X

Jane Thorn said...

Hi Hels, I love this project and the new Distress Paints are beautiful in their subtlety. I can't wait to have a play. So glad you're feeling better & that your back to what you do best. Thank you for your constant inspiration and this chance to win a Hels original!

Maisie Moonshine said...

I can tell I'm going to have to make some painty purchases soon! Thanks for giving us the chance for a freebie! MM x

Hayley said...

So glad youre on the mend againg Hels. I would love to win this book.

Loads of Hugs
Hayley

nannapat said...

Glad to see you're feeling better Hels. Love your project -the colours are fab. Thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize - I bought the first one and everything in it is lush. Pat x

corinna said...

aaaawwww, poor hels, hope you are 100% now. did you make it "up north" ok, enjoy the stay. there is nothing i can say that has not already been said about your fabulous artwork or the magical products you use, thing is when i see what you produce with these said products i want, need, require... (scream and shout and stamp my footsies until they are all mines... my precious) them, corinna

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Missed you Hels. Glad you are feeling better. Think we all need some sun to lift our spirits. Great prize - fingers crossed.

Magda Palka said...

It is first time for me visting your blog. I love all craft projects you create! Nice giveaway ;)

Gerrina said...

Hope you didn't had any snow on your way to class! Love the giveaway and I'll check in tomorrow to see if I can participate again. (oh that clock keeps on running so fast...) Have a good weekend, Hugs, Gerrina

LoraineC said...

Glad you are feeling better thanks for the chance of winning some goodies !:)

SMYLING said...

Id follow you anywhere hels, glad to hear your feeling better, looking forward to seeing more of your creations

coco said...

Yippeeeee !! Just a big thank for the chance to win this wonderful creation of you that makes us really dreaming... and hope you are feeling better ! Coco xx

Becky said...

Fab project Hels as usual I do love all you do.I would love to win the book.

Craftyjazz said...

Love the project , Hels. So inspring as always. Glad you're on the mend. So looking forward to your shows on C&C, you are not on enough! Take care. Jane

Judy Murphy said...

Hope you're feeling better Hels and that your bug didn't come from us at Busy Bee's Dabble Day last weekend!
I'd love to take the book and wall hanging off your hands - just to help out you understand lol.
Enjoy your weekend in Rochdale and your fish and chips hugs Jude x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, and that book looks great - loved the first one,

Lucy x

Jen Shep said...

Glad you are feeling better and yes I did miss your blog, have a great crafty weekend

BarbaraW said...

What a lovely piece of art. I love your work. This is a wonderful give-away too.

Eliza Devine said...

You must be feeling better to have produced such a great piece.
If I am lucky it will be hard to match up.
thanks eliza

Saintly Lisa said...

Hi Hels,
Another lovely piece! You are truly inspirational. I've had a fantastic weekend with you and the JoLLie StaMpeRs. Thank you so much for a really enjoyable weekend of crafting, and I hope it's not too long before you are back with us again. Thanks again, Lisa x

Karen R said...

Bit behind with blog following this week, sorry to hear you haven't been well. Love the give away x

Debbie W said...

Glad you have recovered from your infestation of horrible bugs! In the tone of Rowan Atkinson from Ratrace....." I 'ope I win " ......
xx

Carol Gibson said...

Happy to hear your feeling better.
Great Studio 490 project. Thank you
for the chance to win a fantastic
prize.

Kate said...

Book #1 was great so thanks for the chance to win #2! And one of your projects, fab prize.

** Kate **

Kerry Reader said...

Hi Hels,
Glad your feeling better, just love the inspiration you give us. I love getting inky and messy and been dabbling a lot more since finding your blog!

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