Friday, 15 March 2013

It's Giveaway Time...

...Cor blinking blimey and thrice!  Before I waffle on I just want to say a mahoosive thank you for all the fabby emails you sent in yesterday - it was a shame we didn't get a chance to read many out.  I know a couple of them had questions attached to them, if you would like me to answer them, please just pop me an email directly and I will be able to answer you that way :O)   So, as the title suggests, it is Giveaway Time today!  I was hoping we would be able to do an extra giveaway on the 6pm show yesterday but we just ran out of time... so... a little giveaway here instead.   To be in with a chance of winning this here tag, please just leave me a comment on this post... and if you aren't a follower already, click to follow my blog (over in the left had sidey bar :O))  I will pick a winner, chosen at random, who will be announced on Tuesday 19th March 2013.



This was supposed to be a full old demo tag but because we ran out of time, you never got to see it finished.  The technique I used is one I haven't tried before... and I was in the Land of Nod the other night and dreamt this idea up.  When I woke up I decided to give it a try and see if it worked... and it did!  Hurrah!  If you didn't get chance to see the demo, here's what I did: Covering a tag with an old bookpage to get a nice base for the tag design.  I used Cosmic Shimmer glue to stick them together.  Next I used a palette knife and lightly dragged smidges of Sand Eco Paint over the text, obscuring some and leaving some still showing.  Drying in between each layer is right important... so use a heat tool to speed this up.   Next I used Scattered Straw Distress Stain, squidging some onto my craft sheet and then picking it up with my palette knife and spreading it over the tag... keep applying it until you have the coverage you want.  Dry with a heat tool and then repeat with Seedless Preserves DS... and then again with ah smidge of Black Soot DS.  Once dried, use the Black Soot to edge the whole tag.



The birdy was coloured by pouncing Black Soot, Forest Moss and Scattered Straw Stains onto him and then drying him.   There's a Spiral flower made from normal black cardstock... and then some Heartfelt Falling Leaves cut from green Bazzill cardstock.   Check out the ickle embellies... how cute!  They are all Embellish Your Art pieces that were on the shows yesterday.  And there you have it!  



Like I said, thank you... every single comment, Tweet, email, Facebook mention... they all make me smile very biggly and mean ever such a lot to me... it means that you are liking the shows and the demo's and the goodies, which means that I am doing things right ::O))    Right.. I shall away... I have a busy day today getting ready for my weekend of classes at Snazzy's in Swindon.  *not to mention trying to tidy the Room of Stash and put stuff away... *   Thanks for looking!  Have a goodly day... TTFN

Hels x

PS... a few weeks ago I had a giveaway and the winner, Gill, hasn't been in touch with her addy ... Gill, if you could email me please and I will post your pressie to you!   Cheers :O)

70 comments:

Minxy said...

managed to catch both shows.. but only coz I now have sky+ hurrah, i shall never miss a show again lol
loved all your super samples x

Sarah said...

Super tag Hels - love the colours; I missed the shows but recorded them so hope to watch at leisure later on today back-to-back and have some 'me' time! Sarah & the Honey Monsters x

Rita said...

Recorded and watched both shows Hels and treated myself to a few new things too. Your tag is Stunning. Hugs Rita xx

ursula Uphof said...

Such a pity we can't see your shows. Love your tag and maybe...I might be lucky, for a birthday pressie...Holding thumbs. Thanks for the inspiration, love coming to visit., Hugs, Ursula

Lynn Hardy said...

Your tag is lovely Hels! I missed the shows but I'd love to rehome your little birdy in my nest!

Kate said...

So sorry to have missed the shows (just bad times for me on that day :(

Are you allowed to show some of the samples in full on your blog? Thank you, ta very muchly.

~Kate~

Fliss said...

This is a bit wow Hels! What a fabulous effect on the background and will definitely be trying out out.
Also glad to hear it's not just me that wakes up with ideas (I can also recommend the shower - well it works for me lol)
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Congratulations on those fab shows!

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Loved the tag demo.enjoyed watching both of your shows.


Have amazing talent and patience with the presenters who I know are doing a good job. Just too much. X

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

so glad we were able to see more demos on the later show. Love the tag x

Craftychris said...

Thank you for your shows, they were amazing! This tag is fabulous, I love the background, the bird - well everything and would so love to win it! I won from my email on one of your shows before Christmas and Mr Postman lost it! I was gutted and not happy with Mr. Postie at all! I hope you have a fab time at Snazzy's xx

Pat said...

I watched both shows and was absolutely glued. The samples were fab and all the new products were amazing.xx

Trish Bee said...

Fab artwork as usual! Me likey a lotty! Thanks for the opportunity to enter ze giveaway :D

Sarah B said...

Beautiful as ever - your work is always so inspiring. Shame I wasn't able to watch the shows yesterday. Are we able to see the projects any where ? Sx

Crafty Granny said...

Great to see the finished article. Watched both shows and recorded them too. looking forward to seeing you in Telford in May.

Sandra Castle said...

Gorgeous! Definitely going to try this technique! I sooo need my OH to fix the telly arial so that my freeview works :-)

snazzyoriginal said...

So sorry I missed the show yesterday, especially now I have seen the sample above! It's beautiful, great blend of colours and the opaque paint with the transparent stain over makes for stunning layers. See you tomorrow xx

Joanne said...

I've saved that show for the demos got some crackle drying right now and I bought that spiral flower die I had such fun watching you it was such a super day thank you xx

Fuchsia said...

Hi Hels
the shows were cool !
I don't know why they don't just hold stuff up while you demo them that way we would see more of your techniques rather than go through them all first ,most of us have already done that online before you start LOL.
Anyway Super tags I love all you art its fabby xxxxxxxx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Hels! Standing "O" from me :)

rachel said...

fab tag Hels - I watched the 3pm show - didn't Leonie waffle - bless her - I'd be the same with so much gorgeousness to look at - still got the later show to drool over the products tonight! Thanks for the chance to win you faboulousness tag! Love it xx

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful tag Hels, everything you do it amazing girl!!! I'm already a loyal follower, thanks for inspiring me,

Buttons said...

Saw both shows Hels and you were SO on form. Loved your ideas for the stains, especially the dragging with the sponge one. It is always brilliant to learn new ways to use stuff already in the stash. BTW, you should show us a glimpse of your Studio 490 collection sometime - it clearly has Leonie in awe!! Way to go Hels for a fantastic job well done. Hugs, Jenny x

darcydaydream said...

Fab shows Hels...had to add the studio 490 stamp to my collection. Hate it that they don't give you enough time to do all your demos though...great new technique.....keep dreaming....lol
Christine in Darcy.....xx

Gill said...

Hi Hels I emailed you on Feb 26th - obviously you didn't receive it! I'll try again!
Love your tag today!

Oksana said...

Hi Hels, just finished watching your shows from yesterday(had to record them), wonderful as usual and fantastic demos!x

Kaz said...

You were fabulous darling....just fabulous!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
Two fantastic shows and thank you for sharing the new techniques with the distress stains I can't wait to give it a go
Ria

Redanne said...

Loved both shows Hels and love your tag. Hugs, Anne x

Aquarius said...

How generous giving us the opportunity to maybe own this wonderful tag. I enjoyed both of your shows and wish there could be more demos and less chat but guess selling stuff is what the programmes are about really!! Interesting background technique (have jotted down notes to remind me).

Karen Ives said...

Watched the shows, you were as ever brilliant!!

Cornish Emma said...

Hi, Hels, got to see your 6pm show and it was fab, thanks for the hints and tips and demo. Gorgeous tag. Emma

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely tag Hels! Thanks for the chance to win it! I'm already a follower here. :)

Carol Q said...

thoroughly enjoyed the shows Hels. it's so good to be able to see some proper stamping on the telly.

margaret said...

I loved the shows Hels they are recorded so I don't forget, I loved the trick swiping from the edges to get a streaky effect this will work with so many mediums, thanks

Pat Taylor said...

Hi Hels I recorded both shows but only managed to watch the first so far! Loved it but I think I am going to love the second one even more as someone commented that you managed to do more demos on it! So that will be my bedtime viewing tonight! I love the tag which is something I would never have liked 6mths ago but my tastes have expanded in the world of paper craft and I am now looking at different ways of design! I just need the money to buy the stash to be able to experiment lol Thank you for all the inspiration you give to us you are a genius! Xxx

Glennis said...

Your tag is so beautiful. I would love to see your shows, but not possible from 'downunder'
Thanks for the chance to win

corinna said...

hi hels, recorded both shows, ordered "stuff" and now looking forward to trying to emulate your greatness, loving the liddle birdie, so cute, take care, corinna

Stamping in Pink said...

Fabulous tag, so very pretty and lush! Thank you for the chance Hels! Karen x

liz spooner said...

Hi Hels loved your shows yesterday, its a shame that it is such a rush though, very glad to hear that you are going to be at ally pally I shall stop by and say hello. Thanks for the inspiration.xx Crafty Liz.

jackiescrafts said...

Unfortunately I missed your shows but this tag is gorgeous will have to see if they are available on the website

Jackie x

Alison Scott said...

Great shows Hels. I loved them, though more demo time would have been nice. ;-)

Maggie said...

Just caught up on the recordings of the shows Hels and I simply adore this tag you made love the techniques and colour combos so I have everything crossed.....life is going to be a tad difficult 'til next tuesday.....but worth it rofl, hope you are on tv again soon!

MaggieH

Clai01 said...

Watch the birdie! love the tag Hels and i love the colours, i wanted everything on the shows yesterday, fab !

Annie said...

Hi Hels....watched you demo this and loved the techniques used. I also loved the way you smeared stain too. Must give this a try as the background was amazing

Have a great weekend

Annie x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous tag, the background is just fab
Rosie x

lorraine said...

fab demo's Hels, shame we couldn't just have a show of demo's ....loving all the techniques ...have a fun weekend

nikkib said...

watched both shows and learnt so much Hels, fantastic techniques and loving the new materials..... loved the cards and tag you made..... have been a follower of your blog for a while now and always look forward to reading your posts.....

Moira Greig said...

Saw both shows yesterday and they were fab, loved the demos. I can't see a tag now without calling it taggingtons!

carol e said...

Great shows Hels and I managed to watch them both. Love this tag thanks for all the insiration
Carol E

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant show(only managed to catch one)saw you making this tag and love the craft film
carol x

Karen Clare said...

Loved the shows Hels, so inspirational as always! Xx

Jen Brown said...

What a great giveaway :o)) Love this tag and the chance to win it is brilliant. Xxx

House of Bears said...

Oh no, we missed the show, we must start recording more! What a fabulous tag you've created.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

There's something so whimsical and magical about the birdie on this tag. I love how soft an impressionistic it is. Gorgeous!

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, had to record both shows & have watched one so far..fab as always! Love the tag - there is just something about this bird - superb Carole Z xx

bkazoo said...

Great tag. I especially love the bird, amazing coloring.

Nan G said...

Missed the shows...but love love the tag! Fab bird ! So you're using a palette knife to smear stains on?! Cool!

Claire said...

Morning Hels, fabby tag! I missed the shows but have them recorded - hopefully I'll get to watch them soon if this cricket my hubby seems to be watching constantly ever finishes!!! Anyhow I'd love to win your tag, the colours you put together always look great - sometimes mine lose their colours and look a bit all the same colour???? Hope you enjoy snazzys, love Claire x

nannapat said...

Super duper tag Hels - I love that seedless preserve colour. Haven't had chance to see your shows yet but have them recorded so I can watch more than once! Have a great weekend. Pat x

lainey said...

wow love love love your work Hels!! lainey x

karen said...

Another stunner - another technique to try. Very clever Hels and beautiful results. Thanks for the chance to win xxx

cardgirl said...

Opportunity to have a Hels Sheridan original - you bet'ya!! Lol. So good to see this tag finished, SOOO Cool!!
As to tidying up...... Hang on, just thinking..............??**!
Nope, it's not registering, must be something I'm not familiar with (tee hee). Ask Alfiecat to help :)
Thanks again, you're Ace!! Have fun. Caroline :))

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab tag Hels! recorded the shows but not yet had a chance to indulge myself!

Anita Houston said...

What a striking beauty!!! Love it! The bird is just so gorgeous!

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, a stunning demo must get these
birds have the flower and use it a lot
but you have given me more ideas how
to use it.
Nancyd xx

Karen R said...

Lovely tag, looking forward to watching the shows x

bluelesley said...

Hi, wonderful tag and could have a nice friendly home here, promise to keep the crazy cats and disastrous dog away from him....lol Great demos and wonderful techniques and just needed more time.... Would be a great idea to let you do Craft Clinic..2 whole hours ....:-)

Linda said...

Hi Hels, I loved your shows and the bird is so pretty. Just wish C&C aired on Virgin TV so I could record and watch over again, look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally. Linda x

Jen Shep said...

Hi Hels
Love this scraped paint technique have tried it today asnd love the finished effect Keep coming up with the fab ideas!

Saintly Lisa said...

Loved the shows Hels, fab samples! wish you could have had longer for the demo's though. Lisa x

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