Saturday, 16 March 2013

It's.... Giveaway Time... Again!

...teeeheeee... oh yesh, it is Giveaway Time... again!  But wait, wasn't it giveaway time yesterday?  Indeedily it was... and that giveaway is still open, so if you haven't entered, just scroll down and you can see how to :O)   So another giveaway today... as another thank you for all your lovely emails, tweets, messages etc on Thursday and yesterday. *makes me so happy that you love the stuff I have been showing you*  I love comments... so please do tell me what you loved about the shows on Thursday... and did you indulge and get any little crafty pressies.  To be in with a chance of winning this card, just leave me a comment (click the "inky thinkings" button at the end of the post) and if you aren't already, click to follow me :O)   The winner will be chosen, at random, and announced on Wednesday 20th March 2013.




This is one of my demo cards from Thursday 3pm show.... I do so love playing with Distress Stains and when I was making all my samples I was playing around with them to see if I could come up with a different way of using them.  I decided to see if I could pick them up on Cut & Dry foam and blend with them... but the first one I picked up was a tad smudgy for blending... but then I said to myself "I wonder if I could streak them..." and yesh, indeedilily, I could.  I loved the effect so combined this new to me technique with my "drippy stains" technique.  Drippy Stains is a cool way of covering a piece of card/paper with Stains but making them more watercoloured.  Simply spritz the cardstock with a good old layer of water before you apply the Stains... and apply them in a pouncy motion.  It's also a very good idea to "prime" your Stains before you apply the water as you need to work pretty quickly: do this by pressing the Stain down onto your craft sheet and gently squeeze the bottle... nice and juicy then :O)  Once you have the colours applied, lift the card upright and dry with a heat tool, allowing the stains to drip all over.   Applying the Stains with the Cut & Dry foam is easy too: squeeze some Stain onto your craft sheet, pick up the Stain with Cut & Dry foam and then lightly streak it across the cardstock.  I have found the best way to control the streaking is to drag the Cut & Dry towards you.  Heat up to dry between each layer of colour... so on this card I used Seedless Preserves ... dried that layer and then went in with the Forest Moss.   To finish the card I used the new That Special Touch Chicken Wire mask (ohhh, my new fave!) and blended Scattered Straw DI over patches of it.  Because we used the Scattered Straw Stain with water, the Ink will show up more.   Adding a few die cuts for embellishments and an Art Part for that extra dimension finished the card perfectly!


 And there you have it... simples!  I hope, if you did place and order, that you don't have to wait too long for your new goodies to arrive with you and you have a lovely time playing.  As ever, if you get your goodies home and can't remember how to use them or need any help, just pop me an email over and I will happily try to answer any questions you may have.   Right then, I shall away... I am just getting myself ready to drive down to Swindon for my weekend of inkyness at Snazzy's... you should see the amount of boxes I am taking, poor old Ferdy, he is only a diddy little car so I have to put the seats down in the back to get the boxes in... it is like Operation Jig-Saw getting them all in there lol    Thanks for looking and have a wonderfully crafty weekend!   TTFN

Hels x

61 comments:

Nan G said...

Love the streaks! Can't wait to give this a try (soon as my hands are working). Fab sentiment too. Wish we could watch your tv stuff in the states. I've not had any luck getting the shows online.

Karen Ives said...

I thought the draggy stains technique was brilliant. I don't have many stains so I am wondering would an ink pad splodged on the craft mat and spritzed work in the same way? Best I go and have a play!!!

Claire said...

Hi Hels, yes I would like to win your card now as well as your tag!! Lol! Very pretty and unusual for you to be card making! Hope you have a great weekend, I'm off to the Harrogate show today so am hoping to buy lots of new goodies there :) Love Claire x

jude said...

Hoya hunni sorry not been by for while due to being in hospital . But your inspiration is doing wonders for me just need couple more days to retrieve me energy . Would love to be entered to win this gorgeous piece . Have inky weekend hugs judex

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Hells
What original ideas you have , I can't wait to try them out. I would love to be in with a chance of winning
Pat x

Marleine said...


Hiya Hels.

Love the techniques you've used. Colours are fab. X

Clai01 said...

Loved your demo of this Hels, how you stated from the beginning and what's more it showed how people could have a go themselves.
And i loved the foilage dies best i think ? (loved it all)including the art parts flowers and jug.

darcydaydream said...

Love the 'drippy stain' technique. You can see pictures in the ink when its finished. And had to go back and buy the cardinals die. Going to play all weekend now although might have to sneak in a visit to Birds in the Barn for some more Distress Stains.....lol...Have a good 'un.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Bernice Hopper said...

I loved this technique when you were showing it on tv. Fabulous effects and a lovely result.

Pat said...

This card is so pretty. I have been trying out a couple of the techniques you showed on Thursday. The drippy stains is great. I have used that to make a clock for my grandson.I tried the technique with acrylic paint and stains. Not so much success with that one. I have got your shows recorded so will watch again see what I am doing wrong.

Aquarius said...

Loved the ideas you came up with on this demo - will be streaking myself I'm sure LOL!! Another giveaway too - can't be bad so good luck all.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I adore this card, I love the Cardinals, and I love the streaky stains technique, it is so effective. I have also recorded your shows, my memory is terrible, it's an 'age' thing you know ha ha.
I would love to give a home to any of your creative works of Art, my fingers are crossed.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Wish I lived near Snazzy's xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous card, i love these spiky spiral flowers use them all the time, love the colours as always. Emma

lainey said...

saw you demo this background Hels, love it!!! must give it a try :) lainey x

karen said...

Loved your shows tremendously - needed more demos. Really enjoyed the technique of swiping ink across or down background. Would love to own one of your masterpieces so wish me luck xxx

Buttons said...

This was my favourite from the shows. Swiping this way is quick and not too taxing (always a bonus) but looks fantastic. Hels, you are SO clever. Hugs, Jenny x

Alyce said...

beautiful!!! i love the technique...so effective! :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Loved this when I first saw it - and love it even more now you're offering as a giveaway! LOL Fab stains technique - and am going to give it a go later today - have my pinny at the ready!!

Claudine C. said...

What an amazingly beautiful card Hels. So pretty and I love the streaks.

cardgirl said...

Yesh indeedily indeedy it is a wonderful schmonderful (you started it? Lol) piece of art!! Sorry, concentrate Caroline, listen to.the teacher...
Hope you & jigsaw car get there without any pieces missing & have a great time!!
I'm not sure whether I visit here for a giggle or to be inspired?? I'll do both (itching to put simples here but i won't...)
Another give away?? You are just toooo kind, what a treat for whoever is picked. Me Me Me Miss!!!
Apologies for being so immature, just having a funny five.
Take care :)))

Anita Houston said...

The way you've dripped and streaked makes this card look like wood! Gorgeous! Wish I could have watched!

bkazoo said...

great color choices, lovely together

Joanne said...

This stain techy is another I want to have a go at. Tried the crackle one but my card is a bit messy. Need to practice me thinks.
xx

Rita said...

This was my favourite demo Hels. I loved the colours and I have ordered that flower die. Hoping I can manage to try your techniques thia week-end. Hugs Rita xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Love the pretty colors!
I have my name in for yesterday's giveaway also.... I am in the US, so I don't get to see your demos! Fingers crossed that I'll win one of your gorgeous creations!

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, loved watching you demo
this card and what you did with
the cut and dry must try that
and the art parts bought them last
time but haven't done anything
with them yet but have saved the recording
of your show so I can get some ideas
all your demos were great.
Nancyd xx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is gorgeous! I loved the shows and I found the techniques with the Stains were my fav thing. I have finally bought some and needed to know what to do with them - now I do, thank you! Thank you for the chance to win too! xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

When you started dragging the paints down I thought 'Oh no!!!' But you clever thing, it looked fab once it was all layered up and inked over! Going to have a go myself! Suz x

gemma maggs said...

I love this, it's gorgeous. The techniques are fab, thanks for Showing us.

Xx

corinna said...

hi there hels, just watched you making this project, yet again, as i recorded the shows from thursday... if i watch you often enough i may be able to create fantastico creations myself, well one day anyway, hahaha. the liddle birdie is too cute, happy weekend, take care, corinna

rachel said...

Hi Hels = I saw this one come together - I was thinking - come on Hels - this isn't going to happen for me - but then it did - and its gorgeous - I love it! Hugs rachel xx

Crafty Granny said...

I also watched you making this background and couldn't see where it was going. I thought "Hels has lost it!" But when you finished thought it was gorgeous. Going to have to give this a go. Couldn't buy anything this time round as skint.

Karen R said...

Another fab giveaway, would be rude not to leave a comment x

Annie said...

This is my absolute favourite Hels. I love the way you streaked the ik down the card...the background is amazing....hope I am lucky xxxx

bluelesley said...

I was so excited to see that you were back on C&C but wish you could have done more demo's. I understand that it is a shopping channel but why have great demonstrators if they don't let them demonstrate!!! Rant over!!!!! The demos that you did do were unsurprisingly brilliant! I love the 'drippy' technique, need to try that.. I ordered quite a few things, the .Art Parts Sample Pack, the wax, and some of the stamps.. Cannot wait for them to arrive so I can play..

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great show! I had a friend round and said, can we down tools at 3 pm and watch Hels! Loved the bird dies and how you coloured him with the yellow belly and the black soot. I loved the mask, and we drooled over the gilding wax!

Lucy x

LoraineC said...

Hi Hels loved watching you demo this card you make it look so easy. I recorded the later show which I hope to watch this evening if I can get hold of the remote !!!

Pam said...

loved all of the items you brought onto the show so my basket got a diddy full but boy am I going to have great fun when it all arrives
Thank you for your show

Hope you will be back soon with the melt pot as I got one but a bit wary of using it yet!!!

Psm Brind

Redanne said...

Loved this when you demoed it but it is great to see it up close - fabulous! Hugs, Anne x

lorraine said...

another fine inky mess you've got me in :-) ...loving the techniques...wish c&c would let you show us techniques etc for a while hour...

Jill Hughes said...

Loved the shows Hels. Saved them for future reference when the mojo needs a bit of help and inspiration needs stimulating! Thank you

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, finally got to see the shows - dam work got in the way! Loved the demos! Carole Zx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card - love that effect x

she3655 said...

Hi Hels, I'm sitting watching you now, lol, I love how you've done the draggin, I cant wait to have a go....
Your work is stunning xx

Craftyjazz said...

Saw this demoed on C&C, Hels. So inspiring. Love the colours and the cute bird.

nannapat said...

Oooh! love this card Hels, what a fab technique the streaking is. Great shows, enjoyed the demos. Pat x

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Shazza said...

love how you did this Hels x

Becky said...

Really enjoyed watching your show Hels you had me getting very inky fingers and trying techniques before I forgot but silly me never wrote it down so now can't remember lol.

Becky x

Carol Q said...

Hels - can you tell me where I can get the rubber stamp you used as your sentiment here? thanks bunches Carol. (alcoholinky@gmail.com)

Anita Houston said...

You are just a giver aren't you? Love that about you!!!! I wanted to watch your show the other day, but couldn't... ;(

Yvonne said...

Oh, it's a gorgeous card, Hels!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Finally got round to watching your shows as I recorded them. Glad I did cos it meant I could re-watch some of your techniques. Fab inspiration as always and a dawning realisation that I just NEED more Art Parts and Wendy's Stamps!! Beautiful card, I'd love to own it! Take care Zo xx

Stamping in Pink said...

gorgeous work Hels, love the soft colours and your blending is awesome! i'm going to try some of these techniques with the stash i have and see what i can come up with! as always thank you for sharing your gorgeous creations and the fab inspiration they give us Karen x

Gill said...

Fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your creations and techniques!

Crafty Humphreys said...

Just looked at this lovley card again and decided it's time to get my masks out, they have been much neglected. Got to make my daugters 18th birthday card......I'm so old!

carol e said...

Hi Hels great shows and lovely card. Thanks for chance to win it
Carol E

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Would love to win this card, fingers crossed.
lots of love from Patricia xx

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