Wednesday, 20 March 2013

And The Winner Is... Take II

...teeheeee, I loves a giveaway, makes me very happy to read all your lovely comments too... so thank you for all 58 of them on the card giveaway post from Saturday.  Tis time to draw the winner, so what I did was asked Mr. Random.org to think of a number (remember Johnny Ball and "Think of a Number"? OR am I just showing my age? hahaha)  Anyways... he chose my lucky number 13 to be the winner, which tallies with the comment left by Cornish Emma.  Thanks again folks for all your comments and please can you email me your addy please Emma?    On with todays post.....




Even though the samples do get chance to be seen on yonder telly, I know it isn't a proper old look at them... so I have picked three of my fave cards from the sample collection (and there were over 30!) to show you today.  The stamp sets used on them are: Wildflower Art, Art For You and My Kind of Art which are all lush Studio 490 stamps.  The leaves are Spellinders Foliage 2 and the flower is Spiral Blossom 3.    This first card is my FAVE of all the cards I have made... ever!  I consider myself to be a bit pants when it comes to card designs... I see so many beautifully sculpted and dimensional cards on my travels and I wish I could come up with something special like that... I seem to be better doing dimension on canvases and Art Parts and the like... I need a cardmaking lesson methinks!   But... this one.. I like the balance of it... and I also love the kraft colour (cos it... erm.. is brown lol)  I like the pile of embellies in the corner... the spiral flower was made with black card, the leaves are cut from Bazzill and the little raven and air mail piece are the Embellish Your Art goodies I had on the shows: aren't they just SO cute together!  This is a card I dreamt too... the raven with the air mail thing, a flash of inspiration during a trip to the Land of Nod!




Next up is my second fave card from the batch: another simple design but this time adding a pop of colour to the base of the card.  Made by popping the new Chicken Wire That Special Touch stencil over the card and lightly blending Barn Door DI over in patches... and then just making a little mat for the sentiment and bunging a spiral flower with some leaves a couple of pins... simples!



And finally, a card with a bit more substance, ie: a ton of paper!  I loves Embellish Your Art for many reasons: one being that they are designed by the crafting goddess that is Wendy Vecchi... and another is the attention to detail, like the fact they are all flat backed, so no matter how much dimension you have on them, they stick perfectly to your artwork without need for clods of silicone glue.  This little Star Brand bottle is a case in point, a little cut out bit has been made in the neck of the bottle... so the flower slides in perfectly and yep, it is all flat backed!  Genius right!   A few layers of paper and a simple sentiment and voila, a pretty card all done and ready to go.  To jazz up an otherwise plain mat, I stamped the beautiful flourish from My Kind of Art onto the mat using Pale Ochre Archival Ink.. just adds some decoration without being over-powering.



Anyways, that's a few cards for you to see :O)   I had a question left by Carol Q the other day... she asked which set the sentiment on Saturday's card came from... that is the Wildflower Art set hun :O)    Right then, I shall away.  We have an exciting day ahead.  Grim is off work this week on annual leave so today we are away to spend the day with Richard & Mary and Jerry the Springer (I am sooo looking forward to seeing him (Jerry that is *snort*) cos I haven't seen him since Xmas!)   And... today is the day that Richard teaches me how to play... my Ukelele!  So if you see lots of riots and stuff on the news tomorrow you will know it is their neighbours out with burning pitchforks trying to get me to stop torturing my new instrument (not to mention the singing lol)   Thanks for looking... have a lovely day!  TTFN

Hels x

20 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Well done Cornish Emma !
Hels I love them all My fave is No 2 but they are all gorgeous :0)

Mooffie said...

Brilliant, Hels! love them all! TTFN Ruth (or Fred!)

rachel said...

well done to the lucky winner and fab cards Hels - good luck with the ukelele - my girls both play them - or try to at least xx

Claudine C. said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! All three cards are fantastic Hels.

whyducks said...

Well done Cornish Emma, beautiful cards. The birdie one is my favourite.x

nannapat said...

Congrats Cornish Emma. Love the art work Hels - especially number three, it's just stunning. Pat x

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous cards and nice to see them in more detail instead of just the fleeting glimpses during the shows. Enjoy your day out.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Cards are great. If I was to pick one , third gets my vote.

Was so happy when I saw you were down my way for demos. ( Southampton ) I live near Lymington. Phoned them to discover you we're doing work shop only. My hubby takes me to Pickwell Farm, so I couldn't expect him to hang around for 6hrs. (Although he would have).

Imagine my surprise when he said he would take me and friends to A P. looking forward to seeing you there.x

Redanne said...

Congrats to Emma. All your makes are so beautiful today Hels, loving the butterfly in the last one - a very lot, as you would say! Hugs, Anne x

nikkib said...

Hope you had a lovely day Hels... I went to a Ukelele evening on Sunday and really loved it, my OH has a Uke and took it along but I think I got the bug as I want one now to have a go, its so much fun.....

Rita said...

Congratulations to Emma. Hels, you never cease to amaze me with all the beautiful and stunning pieces that you create. Hugs Rita xx

carol e said...

Thank you for showing these samples Hels
Carol E

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Congratulations to Cornish Emma, you lucky lady.
These three cards are ALL stunning, I love them all.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, wow thank you for a lovely suprise this morning, your project will have pride of place in my craft space. 3 lovely cards, esp love the first one with the little birdie. Hope you enjoyed your ukelele lessons. Emma

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Emma! Love these cards - each one is gorgeous! I hope the lesson went well - it sounds fab fun! xx

Lisette Baker said...

Love them all, but that cheeky raven with the black flower is FAB-U-LOUS2

Carole Z said...

Love them all Hels, super creations! Well done Cornish Emma on your win! Carole Z xx

Nathan Betters said...

Hi! Today I find this blog is nice and welcome to our online local artist business. To provide affordable unique art to the public.

craftypam60 said...

These are gorgeous cards Hels!! x

wendy vecchi said...

as usual...
I love these!

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