Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Giveaway Day!

... oh yesh indeedily, today is giveaway day!   I am giving away this demo sample from Monday's shows... to be in with a chance of winning it, simply leave me comment before 23.59 today, 5th June and I will pick a winner and announce the name on tomorrows blog post.  



This was my first demo on Monday and I have had so much feedback about this one... and it seems you are all turning into Wombles just like me and nabbing all the cardboard before it goes into the bin... well, cardboard is fab to work with .... and... it is freeeeee... always a goodly thing!  The base is painted using Cut & Dry foam and Cool Peri and Eggplant Dabbers, there is a smidge of Texture Paste through my fave Foxgloves stencil and then a whole lot of Gilding Wax to jazz it up.   My fave embellies are the Studio 490 Embellish Your Art range... and these flowers are amongst my fave of those.  I only just noticed that the Small Star Knob on the left isn't in the right place... so they are a bit wonky there... whooops!   Anyways.. .if you would like to own this piece of artwork, just leave me a comment!



I am not stopping... I have just spent the last two hours faffing about cleaning!  I know!  I must be sickening for something!  And now it is time to get messy again in the Room of Stash as I have a few projects that need to be done... and being as the sunshine has deserted us, now is the time to stay indoors and play.  Thanks for looking... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

90 comments:

Angela Drummond said...

I loved this demo and will maybe have a go at making it myself, not sure mine will look as awesome as yours does though. Thanks for inspiring me all the same :)

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Pick me Pick me !!! Sam

CraftyKay said...

This was a fab piece of work. I was mesmorized watching you. would love to be the lucky person to win it and Sam no she will not pick you she will pick me.lolx

Helen said...

Cardboard isn't free because it means you've been shopping mail order... I should know!!!!

This looks fab, hunny -sorry I missed the show (blame the day job!) Suppose I should be making birthday cards for June babies...!! xx

Chloe's Nan said...

Loved the show last night Hels, this is the first time I had seen this technique - I know, where have I been ha ha. Fabulous piece of art and whoever is picked is one lucky lady (or chap!) x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

I'm going to have a go at this... I'm off to find some cardboard.. Your demos are always so inspiring.. And I absolutely love these colours... I've just ordered distress paints to dabble with... But will use what I have and see if I can get a decent result.. Ill tag you on facebook when I'm done so you can critique please xx may not be today.. Coz I've got to get some cardboard... ( a purchase may be needed haha:-) Px

riliska said...

What a great job did you do. Fabulous creations!

Lynne Vowles said...

OOH, how fabulous :)
You will sign the back won't you Hels?

Becky said...

I love it and yes I have been grabing cardboard from Keith as he uses it alot even made myself bleed tearing it x

Maggie said...

It's not just cleaning that has to be done but gardening too now which all takes time away from the important things! Like the wonky knobs, it give it character. Great shows by the way with lots of inspiration. xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
The Give-away is the loveliest demo, the cool peri such a beautiful colourand reminds me of my kitchen ceiling, when I painted 1t 2 centuries ago!
I have just reclaimed some cardboard from the re-cycle bin, and as for the mount board I shall away to follow your good advice.
Hope your back is behaving itself
Give Alfie a hug from me. My Tosh is 16 years old and still chasing birds -. Had to rescue a stray chicken from next door, luckily none the worse for the chase.
Love from me,
Lis xx

Sue said...

Hi Hels - Loved the programmes on Monday.
Knowing what you are like with Roses one of the birds begs the name Rose and again knowing you "Will" Travel (and do so all over the country) I though Rose and Will seemed appropriate, but then I do have a warped mind so maybe not. Sue

Yvonne said...

Fab shows and samples again last Monday Hels. Shouldn't be surprised as its always like that!!!!
You cost me a fortune - but I like yer!!!!!
Till the next time lots of love xxxx

Joanne said...

This is so beautiful. I love cool peri and that stencil. When my mojo returns I want to make one of these. Note to self, order more stash in order to get some cardboard.
xx

craftypam60 said...

I totally LOVES this piece of arty work! Sat watching you make it and was driven to rummaging in my bin to find cardboard of the corrugated variety!! Just amazing work!! x

jac777 said...

Oh Hels, would love to win this :) xxx

maska said...

Fabulous creation. :)

Petrina said...

Oh Hels this demo was gorgeous and very inspirational. It made me get out my gesso and pan pastels and my paint dabbers and have a go. I'm a Scrapbooker at heart but I really loved having a play yesterday with some different mediums and paints etc. I loved it. The only thing is I want and NEED more pan pastels and paint dabblers now. Lol. Thank you for all your inspiration I love watching your demos and I would love to win this piece. I love it. Keep up the good work Hels xx

Crafty Granny said...

Would love to win this Hels. Have found the cardboard just need to buy some paints. x

ElizabethR said...

It's gorgeous and I promise to never dust it if I win xxx ;)

Sarah B said...

Lovely as usual - I always love your colour combinations - I need to dust off the cardbaord I've been stashing away and have a go myself xxxx

sue said...

Missed your shows on Monday and forgot to record them, Gutted!!!
still dreaded housework got done, i love your use of old cardboard am of to rumage in the bin!!

Cardgenie said...

OOh er Hels, the giveaway is fabbo! The colour would be purrfect for my bedroom. Absolutely love it (and the rest of your workingtons). Can't wait for your next demos on the tellybox - although my credit card dreads it! Jean

Caroline said...

ME ME, PICK ME!!!
Adore this, I think I said in another post it had revived my mojo - well I currently have my piece of corrugated with paint & texture paste already down, just planning next step!! Even have some brads & wire out to make a hanging thingy. It won't be anything near to your amazeballs piece but hey, if I had your original.... Imagine the possibilities??? Lol...
Squidge for Alfie... TFS & opportunity! :))))

Neil said...

I enjoyed your show, missed the first but caught the second, those embellies look good. Thanks for the chance to win.

steph loveday said...

Trying to find some cardboard - was MADE to throw out all the boxes I was storing 'just in case' only last week would you believe! Love all your ideas but you cost me too much! lol love the flowers on your giveaway! Please keep inspiring me.

Karen said...

To win this would make my day !!!

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Hels
I just love this piece. The colours are fresh and I would love to own it
Pat

Redanne said...

Loved the demo Hels, love the WV elements so much. This is beautiful and I love the sentiment too. thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Anne x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Yes please, pretty, pretty, pretty please!! I could do with the inspiration! Hugs. Pam xx

Ann said...

Great I love designs using sheet music. great show yesterday. thanks

jude said...

Yes pleazeeeeeeee wheezy would look fab ony new craft room wall !
Thanks for chance x:)

darcydaydream said...

I loved this demo and have it recorded. Now where is the key to the garage I'm sure theres lots of cardboard in there somewhere!!

Christine in Darcy....xx

rachel said...

wonderful piece Hels - just love the colours - and the texture too. Managed to see most of the second show now - wow - its amazing stuff isn't it - love it xx

Mac Mable said...

I loved all your demos and recorded them so that I could try some of them out myself. You are a very talented lady and I enjoy popping into your blog daily for inspiration. Thanks for sharing x

Tracy Heaton said...

Love it - I'm also a cardboard squirrel. Whiskers cat biscuit boxes are lovely on the inside, all waxy and Kraft coloured

Kathy Eddy said...

t is gorgie Hels as all of your art is! Love that bright, fun color.

Maisie Moonshine said...

We had the national collection of cardboard in our garage until about 2 months ago - wish I'd saved some now! MMx

CardsofJoy said...

beautifully gorgeous, just like it's creator, and what if the knob is a bit wobbly - it matters not. Sorry you've lost the sun, you must have sent it up north!! J xx

betjunroe said...

This is stunning Hels. The colors are fab. It's been over two years since I won a prize from you, so it's my turn (said with her best pouty face)! Bette

lorraine said...

Again you've pulled it out of the bag...fantastic samples and fantastic shows...hope you're going to be back soon, we need 2 hours shows please..
thanks for the inspiration Luv Lorraine

Aquarius said...

Thanks for your generosity - another chance (hope) to maybe win some of your beautiful artwork. Good luck.

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Loved the demo - have got lots of corrugated card that I have collected and never known what to do with. Now I do! x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Loved this and all of your demos.

It would be fantastic to win this or any of your works of art. X

Lynn Hardy said...

This is such a pretty hanging - I love the colour!

Loraine Arderne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the demo and just off to rob some cardboard off a box that's just arrived:-)

janet said...

Loved that piece when you did it (had me looking for cardboard boxes!!). I'd love to go into the draw to win it!
Janet x

Gail said...

I watched you demo this and luv it and made me order the texture paste (which arrived today) a record for C&C I think!! I wouldn't have noticed the misplaced knob but we are our own worse critics xx you had me fishing out the cat food box from the recycling after your comments during the demo - so yet another box in the craft room ready to use!! Thanks for all your fab ideas xx GailT xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Hels. I't was after seeing your demo's that I decided I had to have the product, personally I didn't think the pictures on your blog did them justice, they looked even better on the show. Thank you for showing us the products. I bought both sets of texture paste and both sets of masks, and according to my e.mails they are on the way,I can't wait

Heidi said...

Beautiful work as always.
I have fallen in love with the gilding paste and love it on everything

GrannyPammy said...

Hi

Watched and recorded all your shows, your demos are so fab and inspirational that they make me want to try them out straight away. Absolutely love this wall hanging.

Pam

bluelesley said...

Hi,

Really enjoyed your shows on C&C and your demos were inspirational!, I could watch you for hours..have you thought about a DVD ? LoL..... Would love to win you work of art so will wait with bated breath for tomorrow's post. Happy crafting and don't get lost in the room of stash.. :-)

Happy crafting

nannapat said...

This is a fabulous piece of art Hels and I would be thrilled to win it. Fingers tightly crossed!!
Pat x

Andrea Moorhouse said...

I love your demos! I tape the shows to watch again and taken in everything you have done, like having a personal workshop. I am so glad you have found a way to use up some of the mound of boxes I have been hoarding knowing they will be useful!!

Craftychris said...

This was such a cool demo - I will be saving lots of cardboard from now on! I would so love to win this wonderful piece of Hels art, my fingers and toes are crossed - thank you for the chance! xx

jane gray said...

Just love the colours you have used and by doing it on a bit of an old cardboard box just gives it such interest and adds to the texture paste used. I finally watched the shows from monday and all your demos and samples have been so inspirational. You are so talented hels, keep up the fab work.

Have a fun sunny day

Jane:-)x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, had to watch recordings because of work but super shows and demos, loved this one especially. Hugs, Carole Z X

Gill said...

Great demos as always! I'm off to find some cardboard!

JW said...

Absolutely gorgeous, lurve it! Jill x

Janet Wilson said...

Fab project, love all your projects really!

LieselPaula said...

I am so liking this use of cardboards. Now to get out my stash and get a move on! Beautiful art by the way.

Attic crafter said...

Hi Hels, loved the demos and had to buy the texture paste and the crow/flower/guilding wax combo! just hope I can make some as good as yours. Would love to win your project to act as a guide! Fingers crossed!!! xx Linda

Kate said...

I love the subtle colors and background on this piece. Its lovely! How kind of you to have a giveaway. Thanks.

Jan Morris said...

Hels this is beautiful - I watched the morning show but forgot the afternoon one! I must have been cleaning!

I tried one after watching you but somehow didn't get it right but I will try again, I know where I went wrong. Too many colours.

Janet

Janet said...

Love it, going to try to make one at the weekend. Great shows.
Janet x

LINDA PAGE said...

Loved the shows Hels. This is a great piece someone is going to be very lucky xx

LoraineC said...

Your demos are amazing thanks Hels xx

ginny c said...

Love this demo, I just love this piece I love the colour, thank you for a chance to win best wishes ginnyx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels I watched all the demos and they, were, are fab. I emailed in and my picture was shown on the show. Was dead chuffed you said you loved my polymer clay work. Anyway this piece is brilliant, even with wonky handles, It makes it unique! Purple is my faverioutest colour! Sounds like your in for a busy few days. Good luck to everyone. Hugs Debbie R xx

Sue said...

The shows rocked hun. This piece of art is just LUSH.

cassie c said...

Hi,
Loved the shows , so much inspiration, all I need is to retire so I can play!
CarolC x

Jane Thorn said...

Today I am making a comment on your blog to make my dream of owning a Hels original come true! The fact that it's beautiful & would look very at home on my wall is an added bonus. Thanks for your inspiration.

lainey said...

I saw you demo this Hels and would love to have this hanging on my wall!!! lainey x

Pat said...

Loved this sample when you demo'd it. I have been planning to have a go myself you used such lovely colours. Loved the shows as always
Pat xx

Jan Epps said...

Hi Hels
Thought the demo's on the show where fab - you should be on more often!

Jan

whyducks said...

It sure is gorgeous Hels!

Disco Queen said...

OMG! Hels, everything you create is awesome. If I was you I wouldn't be able to part with any of it. Thanks for your generosity. If I win your creation will take centre stage in my craft room. Hugs, Theresa

Alison Scott said...

A beautiful piece of art Hels, how generous to allow someone to win it.
I loved the shows and hijacked a box from my neighbours delivery to try to replicate your work. (Don't worry I didn't nick the box, I asked for it ;-) )

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Hels! Love the sentiment and the gorgeous embellishments. Good luck to everyone.

Hugs
Linda xxx

JaneC said...

This was a great demo its such a shame they don't give you a 2hr slot then you could show us all so much more. Thanks for the chance of winning your beautiful masterpiece. regards Jane

David Amos said...

Hi Hels
I'm a Womble and proud of it :) I use breakfast cereal boxes, run them through a die cutter, cover the shape in paint or anything else and no one will ever know what you used.

Orinoco was my Womble :)

David

We All Craft Together said...

You definitely need a two hour show. I thought I was already a hoarder, keeping the tiniest bits of card as they can be die cut into "something" ... now I'm keeping boxes that parcels arrive in too!!

Katie Stringer said...

Loved the demo it was amazingly messy. Great creation, thanks for the inspiration. Katie x

Pauline Butcher said...

I love all your creations, I was in awe watching you work on the Telly. This demo was fabulous, and this plaque is particularly gorgeous. I am already starting to strip cardboard in readiness to start playing. Thank you Hels, for your inspiration. Hugs P xxxx

carol e said...

Hi Hels yes please would love to win this beautiful demo piece x

Jakki said...

I would love to win this piece of your beautiful art because I would give it to my daughter who has in the last year, had emergency gall bladder surgery, lost her job, and had to give up the new law practice she started, had her house go into foreclosure and three days before Christmas found out she had Stage 3 Non Hogkins lymphoma - she has undergone 6 utterly dreadful chemos and I just want to let her know we are here supporting her and helping her to restart her life - it is not easy when you are only 33 to go through all this! It's not easy as a mother to see her go through all this!
I'd love to win, so I can cheer her up.

Jakki

Stella said...

I know I am too late for the draw Hels but wold just like to say how much I enjoyed your shows on Monday.I have been away and arrived home late last night and watched the recordings.Thanks for you wonderful inspiration !

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This is a gorgeous piece of art work, I love the mask and all the textures, the colours are fabby, and the gilding wax adds that 'piece de resistance'. I am having a problem trying to separate my cardboard to reveal the corrugated part ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Shazza said...

this is beautiful Hels and your shows were great. Jay was asking me if that was Pinkle??
x

dragongourd said...

Such a beautiful piece of work! Makes me happy to look at it.

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