Friday, 13 September 2013

It's Giveaway Time!

...cor! blimey!  Where did this week go???  One minute it was Monday morning and the next... it is now!  Anyways... as promised last weekend, I am doing a giveaway today to celebrate my bloggy birthday which was actually September 7th but being as I do like a celebration, I have drawn the whole bloggy birthday thing out!   So.  The Giveaway!  Well, I have this tag here for one randomly picked commenter on this post.  That's all you needs to do... leave a comment on this post!  Simples huh?   The giveaway will close at 23:59 on Sunday 15th September and the winner will be announced on Monday 16th September '13.



So, seven who years ago I began this blog!  I started it because I had a Photobucket (do peeps still have those?) and when I tried to type out how I had made something there were never enough characters left to write everything down (and you know my propensity for yakking right?)  My first steps into this world we call Blogland we relatively tentative... until I realised that there are lots of peeps out there who also blog and want to share the art they make.   Sometimes I will click on the archive label and go back through the years and see how my creations have changed.  One thing that has not changed is the waffle that always seems to accompany any post I do... well, like I always say, I have a captive audience and waffling away just seems to come naturally to me. 



Seven years ago... such a lot has happened in the past seven years... some good and some bad... I guess we can all say that though - all part of this rich tapestry we call life.  During the darkest days, when I lost my career to ill health, I used to creep onto my blog and pretend that all was good in the world... and to be honest, it really helped.  It was cathartic to just sit and type and be silly... and put out photo's of stuff I had made... that was the most rewarding and positive thing because I received so many encouraging comments it gave me a sense of purpose and took my mind off the nasty things I was experiencing in my life.  I have also made some very dear friends through blogging... that was one thing I never expected and I am thankful to Blogger for opening up this world of ours and making distances just the blink of an eye.




Anyways... enough of all my wafflings for the moment... I have 101 things to do today and sitting here clacking isn't getting any of them done.  First on the list is the Battle of the Barnet... oh yesh, I needs to do me hair (a job I put off for as long as possible because it takes 251 hours to dry the stuff) and then I have a very special project that I am working on... all will be revealed next week... let's just say... I am very honoured and verrrrry excited about it!!!  I shall away... have a brilliant day and as ever, thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x




93 comments:

Mrs O crafty blog said...

I for one am glad you started blogging, you inspire and your waffling cheers me up no end... I'm a terrible blogger ( oops!) I need to try harder...
I enjoyed our workshop at pickwell last weekend (I nearly made you snort your drink when telling you about a little FaceTime incedent ;-) ..
keep up the good work, and happy blogging birthday
Pauline x

Glennis said...

Congrats on your anniversary, and I don't mind your waffling at all

Carol said...

Congrats on 7 years of blogging - really glad that you share your creations and waffle in this way xx I too know what you mean about the week disappearing back to work Monday! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow xx

Amanda Branston said...

Seven years? I haven't done my first year crafting yet, let alone bloggin! Lol! You're an inspiration ... Which often leaves me covered in ink and stuff! Ta me duck! Here's to the next seven years!!

Kathryn said...

Hey Hels most fabby tag x thanks for all your inspiration over the years ( god that sounds like we are dinosaurs) totally enjoyed last Saturday :) great to see you again x hugs x

Gardenelfcreations said...

Happy bloggy birthday Hels! Love your waffle, it's helped me get through my breakdown. I would love to win your tag as it is a perfect celebration of big changes coming my way. Keep up the waffle.

Shirley x

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats on 7 entertaining years of waffling. You should get a sticker! Loads of inspiration as usual Hels!

azviatx said...

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration you've shared these past 7 years. While the art is a must see, the humor brings me back just as much.

Aquarius said...

Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary in blogland. Fabulous tag as always and thanks for the opportunity to maybe own it - fingers and toes crossed!!

Marleine said...


Hi Hels.

Love the tag and embelishments .

Love the waffling.

Love your blog.

Love all of your work.

When one door closes another brilliant one can open. Xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Oooh you are teasing us with your special project!

Helen said...

Love all the depth of layering on this gorgeous tag. I'd love to own a "tag of inspiration" !!! I'm more than happy to read your waffling, so waffle on to your hearts content!

June said...

7 years Hels, where has the time gone...Happy Blogaversary, youv've come a long way baby lol x here's to many more years

rachel said...

I'm so glad you started blogging all those years ago Hels - I may be a relative newcomer (my 2 year blogaversary will be in January) but I really do appreciate seeing all the wonderful things you make and have enjoyed the times I have met you on a workshop! Please put me in the draw - love your tag! Hugs Rachel x

Joanne said...

I for one would be lost without the occasional trip over to yours for a dose of waffling and an eye full of candy
Long may your blog continue and your arty makes inspire
xxxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Happy blogaversary Hels! And long may you waffle. :)

Fuchsia said...

Congratulations on your 7th Anniversary Hels .
If I can say so just looking at your Blog gets me through some dark days I have had of late even if I haven't always left a comment.
and would like to thank you for your wonderous ( is there such a word ) work and inspiration .
Please keep waffling I love it .
Looking forward to your new projects next week and thank goodness my new debit card came yesterday LOL .
Hugs
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

nannapat said...

We love your waffling Hels - it never fails to make me smile. Fab giveaway so thanks for the chance to win. Have a good weekend. Pat x

Francesca said...

well done for keeping it going for 7 years, I have only just managed 1 year. Love the tag, especially the cornflower stencil. Francesca xxx

jackiescrafts said...

Happy 7th bloggy birthday, and I have to say although I am relatively new to your blog I am very glad you took those first tentative steps into blog land, I find you work inspirational
I love the tag you are giving away, thank you for the chance to win

Jackie x

Jassy said...

It's so spooky you began your blogging journey on my birthday 7 years ago! The year I turned 50! I've so enjoyed your wafflings, your creativity doesn't stop at the ink pad it's there in every psrt of you. All the best for the next 7 years and beyond - Jenny (aka Jassy) PS looking forward to your workshop tomorrow :)

Artyjen said...

Happy Blog anniversary ;) It's been a changing world for us all in the past 7 years but I always have loved visiting your blog both for the waffle and the beautiful art :)
Here is to the next 7 years :)
xoxo Sioux

Becky said...

Hels you can waffle all you like I do the same but yours make sense mine doesn't :).Love the tag.

voodoo vixen said...

Well I would have to be daft in the head not to want a try at winning a piece of your art! We are both celebrating our blogoversaries!! Yay. Do I take it as a bad sign that you don't want to be in mine? LOL

Karen Gartland said...

Waffling

When railing aggressive
at impulses suggestive
my wisdom begs for flashes
uplifting in scope and mind
to sift lost jewels yet refined
from the smoldering ashes.

Panicky blasts of heat peel
to grind the flesh on the wheel
in re-entry reactions
copious against the clash
to foment a skyward rash
of chalky lung infractions

graying the billowing sails
once plentiful before trails
scarred the structure until pocked
by the products resplendent
that make life so dependent
on the lies these fools concoct.
John Weber

love your tag too lol

I can waffle but just cannae blog xx
Oh 'n i'm very random too!

Gemma Maggs said...

Happy blogging birthday lovely lady. It's a beautiful tag, but, they always are stunning.

Hugs, gemma xx

TaborTooth said...

Oh Hels, I think the very act of blogging REQUIRES waffling... I think I remember that as part of the ACCEPT feature. Anyways, a very Happy 7th Blogging Anniversary, You have inspired minions!!!

Jax said...

Hi Hells
I love reading your blog you always make me smile and your creations are fantabbydosis. You are such an inspiration to us all in the world of craftyhappyness.
Happy 7th bloggy anniversary....please carry on blogging and creating.
Love Jax xxx

Disco Queen said...

Congratulations again Hels on your 7 years of blogging. Whilst writing your blog has helped you through bad times just reading your 'waffling' ;-) & seeing your inspirational art work has helped me through my own bad times & I am very greatful to you for this. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. Theresa x

Karen said...

Please keep on waffling and inspiring us.

CardsofJoy said...

Love your blogging, love your wafflings (especially) and LOVE this tag, nice injection of blue there!!
Joy xx

Redanne said...

I love your wafflings Hels and love all your gorgeous creations - this one is just stunning! Blogland is just the most wonderful place! Thanks for giving us the chance to win your beautiful tag. Hugs, Anne x

sally said...

Happy blogversary Hels, who said anything about waggle?
You know very well that we all must love it otherwise we would not keep coming back for more! Keep giving it to us Girl!!!!

Anyhow, another beautiful tag has hit your page and I, for one, will keep coming back to see more :-)

Sally

Mary Elizabeth said...

Happy anniversary Hels! Love your work my dear and your blog never ceases to make me smile. I know a great deal about ill health and have come close to losing my job more than once because of it. Although it is never ease to "lose" anything because of ill health, I'm finding that the new things I find on the other side of that loss are sometimes more wonderful than what I left behind. Case in point -- I found this crafting community because I couldn't get out and be as active as I once was. You, your art, and your blog are a part of the joy I've found due to a losing something else. Thanks again for the smiles, out right guffaws/giggles and inspiration!! Here's to a great 8th year. -- Mary Elizabeth

LoraineC said...

Congratulations here's to another 7 years. I've only been following for about 6 months so long may you continue!! I notice you are on C&C next week -3D ......... Interesting! X

Patricia Youdell said...

Happy 7th anniversary Hels
Your art is truly inspiring, here's to many more happy and productive years

Pat x

Mac Mable said...

You are soooo inspirational and just love dipping into your blog daily for inspiration x I often try out the techniques you have used but never to manage to get them to look as great as yours...more practice me thinks! Well done on 7 years of blogging x Great waffling and great tags x

Gill said...

Wow! 7 years - congratulations!
I'm looking forward to the next seven!

Viv's Visuals said...

7 years.... and am so glad you began blogging!! Waffle away for at least another 7 please?
Love this tag and of course I am jealously coveting it as I type and imagining how lovely it would look here in my craftie space..... LOL x

Janet Wilson said...

Congratulations on your bloggy birthday. Love the tag, & would love to be the one to win it.

Karen Petitt said...

As always a beautiful tag Hels.

Nothing wrong with waffle, am partial to it myself. I enjoys your waffle so if others don't like it they can go elsewhere lol!

Congrats on you blog-versary - 7 years that's awesomely good!

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for the chance! hugs Karen

Helen said...

what a fabulous achievement, 7 years of waffling and gorgeous crafty makes! Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful tag.

Linda Simpson said...

You continue waffling I certainly enjoy reading. It was great to do the workshop with you last Saturday at pickwell.
Fabulous tag and thank you for inspiration galore.
Hugs
Linda xxx

liz spooner said...

Hi Hels. I love all your altered art, and as to your wafflings some of us have things we'd rather forget and to have you chatter away seems to take the mind off. Keep doing what you do best, Lots of love Liz Spooner.xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely tag! Love the beautiful colors and all the gorgeous details! Congrats on 7 years!

SueHart said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Gorgeous tag. Keep up your brilliant work :)

Shazza said...

my god I cannot believe it has been 7 years Hels and I have been with you right the way through! Still love your creations as much now as ever, if not more.
Happy Blogaversary hunny x

lorraine said...

happy blog birthday...here's to the next 7 years and more....thank you for sharing your inky world xx

twannywun said...

How pretty :)

Congratulations x
Karen S
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Crafty Granny said...

Love reading your waffling! Would love to win this tag even more. Lesley xx

Pat said...

Keep waffling Hels. It keeps me going at times. That and you projects. Hope you are feeling better.
xx Pat

betjunroe said...

This tag is so beautiful Hels and I would just love to be the winner! So glad you started blogging--I do love the waffling--lol! Bette

Andrea Moorhouse said...

About 18 months ago I started to buy Craft Stamper, there was one persons projects I really loved, yours. Then I discovered your blog, and I love it!! I love your waffles, as well as your wonderful projects. Long may your fab projects and waffles reign! BTW I went on a fab trip on the Settle to Carlisle railway. What views!! Congrats on your 7years many more yours to come methinks!! Axx

Crafty Humphreys said...

That's a heart warming story Hels. I'm a great believer in fate, and you've reached out to so many of us, and have our admiration & crafty love, all as a result of your own difficult journey
I'm going through a really tough time at the moment and my motto is "when the going gets tough, the tough get crafting!". Thanks so much for sharing. suz xxx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful tag! Your blog is amazing and we all love it! Keep up the waffling! Thank you xx

janet said...

Although we only discovered your blog this year, it has been an enormous help and inspiration on our melt-pot journey. Thanks for all the laughs and sharing of your mad life!!
Long may you blog.
Hugs Janet (and Bea)

finnella03 said...

Congratulations on your birthday.

Rachel

sandra de said...

So glad you have waffled and shared your gorgeous art for 7 years. Wishing you many more.
Sandra xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
I'll say it again: Many Happy Returns of 7/9,;I was with you when you suddenly realized the significance of the date.
Your Blog, your teaching skills, your Art have given me such inspiration and pleasure.
Thank you so much for your "waffles", too!
Lots of Love,
Lis xx

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Blog Birthday Hels - doesn't time fly when you're having fun. The tag is fabulous, as always, thanks for the chance to win. You keep waffling girl!!! xx

Shaz P. said...

Happy blog birthday Hels, although pretty new to your blog I do love it, both the inspiring photo's and all the waffle! Minds and tangents go so well together I find, usually makes for interesting conversation anyhow!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Happy 7th Blog Birthday, I am so glad you decided to start your Blog, and you certainly lift my spirits and give me lots of inspiration.
I would love to win your tag, it is absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

Happy birthday to you and your blog. I finally opened up my meltpot box as a result of your TV and blog "ramblings" so thank you so much for all your inspiration. I am going to Ally Pally finally next week too so hope perhaps that I will get to see some of your great artwork in the flesh so to speak

Annie said...

Huge congrats on 7 years of blogging Hels. Love your tag and hope I am lucky.

Hugs Annie x

Cardgenie said...

Hels. Happy blogaversary!! I am so grateful for your crafty ramblings, they have inspired me to get more adventurous with my creations. I look forward to seeing your latest entries (more please!) and getting ideas and inspiration. Here's to the next 7 (and more) years. Keep up the great work and thanks for the chance of winning a Hels masterpiece. Jean. PS - when are you on the tellybox next?

Jane Castle said...

Wow, 7 years, that amazing, a huge congratulations to you. Your blogs are so inspiring and fun to read so here's to another 7. Many thanks for all your time, I have recently started a blog and I know how long each post can take! Take Care Jane C x

Wanda H said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!! The tag is gorgeous and I would totally be doing the happy dance if I won a piece of your art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hazel young said...

Lovely tag love the colours and metal embellishments xx hazel

Chris Kelly said...

How time does fly. I am so pleased that your wonderful creativity has helped you through the dark times. You are an inspiration Hels. Big HUG from Chris xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, HAPPY BLOGVERSARY I bet it seems
like yesterday when you started it, time
really does fly when your doing something
you love glad it helped you when you
were down well back to your tag it
is fantastic I just love your creativity
you make everything sond so easy it
just seems to flow I don't think I put
enough bits on they always look bity
but I will keep trying they practice
makes perfect I would just like to be
passable.
Nancyd xx

Alison Scott said...

Congratulations on 7 fabulous years.
You are a true inspirational crafter and the waffle is something that we ALL understand.
Thanks for all that you share with us on your blog and on tv.

Amy Russell said...

Happy Blog Birthday! As I'm still new to blogging it's nice to hear how you got started & to see where you are now. Beautiful tag, here's to many more blog birthdays!
Amy x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels congratulations on your bloggy birthday. I hope you waffle on for many years to come x

craftypam60 said...

Adore the colours and textures and CONGRATS on your bloggy birthday!! xx

Wendy said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you. Looking forward to many more years. xx

Kate said...

Wow! Beautiful background on that tag. And such lovely flowers. Happy bloggy birthday.
Kate

Ang said...

Happy Blogaversary, I aqm really glad you did start because I love to read your wafflings :) I love seeing the stuff you make too, it has inspired me many a time to make something myself, thanks.

Lynn Hardy said...

Please do keep waffling on - it always brightens my day! Your tag is beautiful btw. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging - I have been thinking about starting one up for about that long - LOL. What a coincidence that the 7th September is your blog anniversary as it was also our first wedding anniversary this year! (Perhaps you could send me the tag as a belated anniversary card)?!!!

Chris said...

Keep on waffling on as long as you like whilst producing your fabulous creations - thank you for your inspirational blog

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