Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 269 - Diamonds Are Forever

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy *birthday* Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for the entries for last weeks challenge, I am a little late visiting every one who entered last week (a day without internet is the excuse!)  so apologies for my tardyness, I shall be around later today/tomorrow to see all your beautiful creations.   This week I have chosen the theme DIAMONDS.  Be it a diamond pattern or a proper diamond (well, ok, gem/diamante) that you use, the choice be yours.  To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, don't worry, you can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your photo) or via email (email address found by clicking my pic on left hand side) by attaching a small size pic to the email.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 10th August 2013.



The reason for my theme choice for this week is because this one is dedicated to my lovely Grim... because he truly is a diamond to me!  This week sees the return of my guest designer, making his third appearance on this blog.  He has been wittering at me to show off his crafting prowess so I have relented and am allowing him blog time today!  And who is this very special designer?  None other than Lord Alfonse of Sheridan!  Oh yesh, AlfieCat has been busy getting ink on his paws for a very special reason.... for today is Grim's birthday!  And here is the card that Alf has made for his special Daddy! 



He wanted to use Grim's colour - which is most definitely orange being as that is one of the colours of his beloved Luton Town FC - so a smidge of Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door DI's onto the craft sheet, a spritz with water and a pick up with cardstock for the Wrinkle Free Distress effect... and then some stencilling!  I had to help him at this point as his little paws weren't big enough to hold the stencil in place (ahem)  Using Wendy Vecchi's Diamond Stencil for Art with first Spiced Marmalade and then a very light hint of Orange Blossom Archival (from Wendy's new range... love this colour muchly)   Next came some stamping ... using the big background from Tim's Papillon set and Orange Blossom again and then some "pop" stamping... ie in Jet Black Archival so the image pops from the page.... with the butterflies from the same Tim set and one of my most used and beloved stamps, the ickle harlequin diamond stamp from one of Tim's mini sets.   Of course, he wanted to personalise his card so I helped him with the Alphaparts (they got stuck to his furry paws!)  And yes, it is completely true... I appear to have lost the plot!



So... moving on! Yesterday I did a 24 hour giveaway and I had a whopping 91 comments (there were 93 but two were duplicates so I deleted those)   After feeding the numbers into Random.org, the generator picked out number 14 as the winner...which tallies with the comment left by LISA WINNARD.  Congrats to Lisa on winning... please email your addy to me... and THANK YOU all for your lovely comments... it seems that you are all lurving your Melt Pots, that makes me VERY happy!   

I shall away now... I have a birthday boy to spoil, a cake to make... and it is the British Touring Car Championships from Snetterton today so we shall be sitting watching the tellybox coverage whilst shouting... GO PLATO!   Thanks for looking, have a lovely day!  TTFN

Hels x

39 comments:

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow, Alfie cat is turning into a proper artist! But then he has learned from the best. Gorgeous card. A very happy birthday to Grim. Congrats to the winner.

Redanne said...

Firstly, happy birthday to Grim!! Hope he has a wonderful day.

Better watch out Hels, Alfie may just take over the Room of Stash if he keeps producing like this...... the card is absolutely gorgeous, really loving the colours too. Alfie did well to avoid paw prints..... Hugs, Anne x

Redanne said...

Apologies - congratulations to Lisa too! A x

annekescardart said...

This card looks very pretty.You have used my favorite colours. Its just beautifull. Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Aquarius said...

You have trained Alfie cat well - gorgeous card. Happy birthday Grim.

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rachel said...

happy Birthday to Grim and can't wait to play along with this one - and well done Alfie - what amazing talent - must get it from your mum xx

Lisapmac said...

Fabulous card, Alfie cat is sooooooooo clever, fab colour, love the new archival ink orange blossom.

Happy Birthday Grim, have a lovely day.

Lisa x

Evil Edna said...

talented cat.EE

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, Happy Birthday to Grim, lovely card by Alfie, love the colours and design. I hope you all have a lovely day. Emma

Helen said...

What a beautiful card, and Happy Birthday to Grim. Hope you have a lovely day.

nattyboots said...

A lovely card Happy birthday Grim

Elaine H X

Joanne said...

Beautiful card for your beautiful man made by your beautiful pusscat. What could be more beautiful than that??
Happy birthday Graham
xxx

corinna said...

wonderful colour combo, colours i never use, until now!!! thanks for the info, alfie. happy birthday to your dad, thank your mam, too. take care, corinna

yorkie said...

Hi Hels
Your card is right up my street I love te colour combo
You talented lady
Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY. To Graham have a good one
Theresa x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels, happy birthday to Grim, and hello to a very clever designer Alfie cat. Love the card and the colours. Have wonderful all of you x. Congrats to winner of bezel.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card! Hope Grim has a lovely day. Great theme, what with a song being written about me and diamonds I should join in really!

Lucy x

craftypam60 said...

Gorgeous - clever Alfie, helping mum out! Happy birthday Graham!!

Pam x

ElizabethR said...

Very clever Alfie cat, you have such a talented design team! Hope to get chance to play this week.Happy Birthday Grim xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Hels, love the background and I am sure your own Diamond will love it. Congratulations to the winner Lisa xxx

Hugs
Linda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Happy Birthday, Graham, I hope Hels is spoiling you today, and bet your cake is gorgeous.
AlfieCat you have truly excelled yourself with your card for Daddy, love your colours, love your stencilling, love everything about it. Can you give me some lessons ??
Congratulations to Lisa, lucky lady.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Shazza said...

Happy Birthday Grim, gorgeous work Hels x

nikkib said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby... I think Alfies card is gorgeous... you are not mad my 3 always make and send cards to their daddy for birthday, christmas, fathers day etc... their paws arent best for crafting but they get there in the end with the addition of a bit of cat fur!!! gorgeous colours I cant wait to get my inky mitts on the new archival ink colours, they look lovely..... x

Gail said...

Fab card and a very talented Alfie cat xx GailT xx

Tracy Heaton said...

He really is a very talented pussak. I'm surprised he has the time, what with all the hunting and modelling assignments!

Craftychris said...

Well, didn't Alfie cat do well! I hope you all had a lovely day xx

nannapat said...

Clever Alfie, he's obviously picked some tips up from his Mummy. Lucky Grim to have one of Alfie's gorgeous creations - I hope he had a lovely day yesterday. Pat x

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Love the card Alfie has made. Happy birthday Grimm.x

Hazel said...

So inspired by your crafting, Hels. My effort is here x

Julie Short said...

Great combination of elements and colours on Grim's card. I hope you had a wonderful time!
I so wish my diamonds were real - I'd be off like a shot to a tropical isle!
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/tongue-firmly-in-cheek.html

HIPPIE-LAND said...

Lovely. Love it!

Barb Cady said...

Many Happys Grim and well done Alfie superb card for your Daddy!
Here is my offering this week:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/sunday-stamper-diamonds-are-forever.html

lots love Hels, barb xx

Lisette Baker said...

What a talented cat you have(can he do ironing)and hope Grim liked the card and enjoyed his birthday. Love the colours you've used. A couple of pieces in one hit from me

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1yX

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1yD

Evil Edna said...

wonderful and talented cat- here is my entry http://evilednasworlddominationplans.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/golden-ratio.html
Tootles
EE

Crafty Humphreys said...

Hi Hels, made this card for a lovely pal of mine. Has a diamond background.Would have cut out and layered up more mask images but had to hand it over today and ran out of time!
http://www.craftyhumphreys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/here-is-card-i-made-for-good-friend-of.html

Yvonne said...

Well done Lord Alfonso!!
Love it if you could pop over and have a look at my tag xxxx

http://lifestooshortforworking.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/splodgeaway-free-range-week.html

rachel said...

hi Hels - here's my entry for this week - quite pleased with this. http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/fun-with-melt-pot.html

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine, so sorry to read you are poorly..Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/sunday-stampers-week-269-friday-9th.html

Buttons said...

Loved what you created for Grim. So sorry to hear you are suffering again. Hope you are feeling heaps better v. soon (no more lugging bins around missus!) Here's my entry for this week;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/postcards-and-journeys.html
Hugs, Jenny x

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