Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 288 - King of Wishful Thinking + CANDY!!!

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thank you for the fabby entries for last week's challenge.   This week sees the return of a fortnightly challenge - being as it is Christmas and New Year and time in our crafty spaces will be limited!  The challenge for this fortnight is... USE THE WORD WISH.   Also, I have some candy to giveaway to one randomly chosen entrant - my thank you to all my lovely Sunday Stampers for your entries this year.   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 and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via email (small res pic please) or via Facebook by tagging my name.  To be in with a chance of winning the candy, simply leave me a comment on this post - if you ENTER the challenge with a piece of artwork, you will be entered TWICE into the giveaway.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 4th January 2014.


 The challenge theme is because during 2013 the word WISH has been "word of the year".  I have loved having this word as my special one... it has brought me lots of inspiration throughout the year and I will be a little sad to see it go... however, the word of the year for 2014 has already been chosen and I will be blogging about that at the end of December.



My entry this time is a papier mache board hanging that I have altered using the gorgeous Craftwork Cards Vogue Collection papers, using the paperblocking technique I lurves so muchly.   Once I had blocked all the papers, I did a very light wash of Mushroom paint over the top to tone the papers in to each other.  I good old coat of Matte Glue & Seal to ... yep, you guessed it... seal those papers and then I added a border around the edges using Black paint.  Once this had dried I got out my Stabilo All pencil and added shading to the paper blocks.  My stamping is the flourish stamp, randomly onto the edges of the base using Jet Black Archival ink.



Next up came some delicious stencilling using Wendy's Dreamweaver black paste and the new to me (hurrah, finally got this one!) "Three Flourishes" Studio 490 stencil.  I spread a nice generous layer of the paste over - I love this stuff... it is the same as the one in the giveaway too :O)  Once this had dried (with a little help from Mr Heat Tool) I started decorating the edges and stencilled bits with Treasure Gold White Fire and Spanish Topaz.  I wanted a bit of a bright colour on my design as the background was quite muted so I picked some gorgeous turquoise blooms from Kaisercraft and layered them up with white paper flowers and then coloured them with Stream Colorwash, Black Marble Dylusions and Ancient Blue Cosmic Shimmer spray for the extra bit of bling.  I keep saying this but I really loves the way spraying the Cosmic Shimmer over Black Marble gives a real metallic effect.  I added lots of bits and bobs of metal and resin embellies - all given a smidge of Treasure Gold to bling them up a bit (check out the ickle spark plug - how cute is that!!)



So, the Candy giveaway package is as follows: Wendy Vecchi's Signature Archival Inks: Watering Can, Potting Soil, Red Geranium and Fern Green, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Glossy Accents, Large Cosmic Shimmer glue and a bundle of metal charms too.  There will no doubt be a few extra bits and bobs making their way into the package too :O)  Remember, to be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment on this post... and if you enter with a piece of artwork, your name will be entered twice.  Closing date/time for the Sunday Stamper is 21:00GMT 4th January 2013.  Entries received after this time will not be entered into the draw and duplicate comments will be deleted to make it fair to all who enter.  The winner of the giveaway will be announced on Sunday 5th January 2013.



Right then, tis time for me to get myself to bed!  I have still not got my voice back... I had a little bit of a croaky squeak earlier but it has gone again... boohoohoo!  Thanks for looking.. and thank you all for your continued support of my little challenge this year too.   Have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

80 comments:

Lynn Hardy said...

Another lovely project from you today! I'd love to win some of the Wendy Vecchi Archival inkpads - I've been lusting after them for a while now! Thanks for the chance to win and I hope that you are back to your normal noisy self soon!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous project! I love the colors and dimension!
Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

Stella said...

Must be quiet around your house a you have no voice ! Only joking....Lovely theme for the challenge. Hubby only has two days off for Christmas so may tackle this challenge as I will have time to myself. Thanks for the chance to win the candy Hels.X

Glennis said...

I hope to be able to do this challenge, but will see what time I can get!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisapmac said...

Stunning and having had the pleasure of your company on your crafty day in Hessle, I now feel much more confident in attempting a project like this, thanks lovely xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels gosh this is beautiful, so much going on. Love the little bulb and spark plug really sweet. Thank you for all the help and inspiration given and yes please enter me in for a chance to win some fabulous goodies. Hope your voice returns soon, take care x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Hels
Another beautiful piece of art work from you today. Such lovely colours. I would love a chance to win the gorgeous Wendy Vecchi goodies.
I hope you are fully well for cgristmas, love Pat

Helen said...

I really don't know how you do it, week after week, but this is just beautiful! Love the colour of those roses. Hope you get better for Christmas and that you and Grim have a wonderful time. love Helen xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Held the project here is gorgeous. I love how you fill every space with colour and ink. Thank you for a chance to win a prize. I hope you get better soon in time for Christmas. Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This 'giveaway' is fab-u-lous (to quote Craig on Strictly), I especially want/need the new Wendy Vecchi inks, oooohhhh my fingers are crossed for my number to come out.
I adore your hanging, the paper blocking looks fab and the metal embellies are delish. Love, love, love, it.
I still have a couple of Christmas cards to make yet, and also a RSVP card to make for a 50th Anniversary, etc etc etc, I am sooooo behind haha.
Hope you feel better real soon, I woke up this morning with a sore throat and stuffy nose, grrrrr, I haven't got time for that !!! haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hope you feel better very soon Hels, I've been coughing since I got up, determined to ignore it. Your 'wish' project is stunning & that is a very generous giveaway. Have a lovely Sunday.

Lisa Winnard said...

Lovely stuff Hels. Love the colours of the flowers. Fabulous candy giveaway too. And I "wish" you a lovely Christmas and a happy, happy new year!
xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx

Joanne said...

I WISH I could create gorgeousness like you can, I WISH I had treasure gold to embellish my crafty messes, I WISH I could join in this challenge but I'm away til 2/1, but above all I WISH 2014 sees you without pain, I WISH you and Graham the bestest Xmas ever and I WISH it was the end of January next week and your class up north.
Xxxxxxx

rachel said...

this is just beautiful hels - i loves o it! i didn't manage to do my crackle piece last week but what i did manage to do will be combined into this weeks piece along with a wish too! hope you have a fabulous crimble and thanks for the chance at ur wonderful candy xxx

Cardgenie said...

OOOOh Hels, what a lovely load of stash in your giveaway. Loving the theme this week. 2014 has been a bit of a shabby year for me so I'm looking forward to a much better 2014, so my wish is to have a healthy new year! I too am suffering with the lurgy - I've got a rotten cough and a cold. Hopefully we will both be well enough to enjoy our Christmas. Thanks so much for your brilliant inspiration over the last year - I'm loving your melt-pot shows on C&C. My new year's resolution is to get my pot out and create loads of luverly goodies just like you. Merry Christmas to you, Grim and Alfie Cat. Love Jean.x

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I have some blue roses that I did not know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat said...

Merry Christmas Hels. I love your blocking technique and the colours of this project are gorgeous. I hope you are starting to feel better and will be back to your old self soon
Pat xx

nannapat said...

Stunning piece of art Hels. I love the colours and your flowers are lush. Looking forward to learning what the 2014 word will be, too many choices to try and guess so I must just be patient. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely stash. Pat x

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win. You are truly talented. Meredith345 at yahoo dot com

betjunroe said...

Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration mixed with plenty of laughter along the way! I love the colors on this tag and the paper blocking technique--it's on my list of things to try. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2014. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Bette

Karen said...

You always make lovely things. My OH has bought me a meltpot for Christmas so I'll be able to have a go at some of your ideas now xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful project Hels; I've been a very naughty Sunday Stamper lately as I've missed so many with all this Christmas stuff!!! I will try my best this week :) Hugs and if I don't get another chance have a fandabbydozy merry-licious Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho! Carole Z XX

Lisette Baker said...

Lovely lush and layery project. Liking the look of those papers. Happy Christmas and hope you get your voice back.
Here's what I made this week:
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-25d

Chris Kelly said...

Beautiful art Hels. I hope to start joining in next yeat but I have to find out how to do the link thing. I am not very good at this computer stuff. I hope you have a lovely peaceful Christmas and look forward to more wonderful inspiration from you next year. X Chris K

Janet Wilson said...

LOVE your wish hanging - & fab candy. Crossing my fingers!

Shazza said...

wow Hels this is fantastic, glorious colours x

LoraineC said...

What an amazing piece of artwork and what an amazing give away!! Hope you are feeling better for Christmas. Xx

maggie said...

A beautiful project. Wishing you a very happy Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

bertieuk said...

Wonderful project, so inspiring. Love the goodies on offer. Especially the dream weavers paste. Not used this before!

janet said...

I always love your flowers in particuar Hels, and these are lovely. I do wish I could find the gallery to see the entries (and to enter) - I hate being beaten! I have no blog either.
Happy Christmas from Bea and me.

Linda said...

Wow! What a stunning project to end the year with Hels, I love the colours. Thanks for all your inspiration through the year, looking forward to more in 2014. Have a great Christmas with love and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.
Oooh, fab Giveaway too ....thanks for the chance to win. Will try and squeeze in an entry for the challenge too. xx

Becky said...

A great project Hels and wow what a nice little giveaway.

Cherrie Beardwell said...

Ahh! Awesome project. All I want for Christmas is a couple of free days so I can have a go at something like this. Merry Christmas and have a very crafty New Year!

Erin Stewart said...

What a fabulous item. I love the colours. A fab prize too!

Kate said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love those blue flowers! Nice candy. Merry Christmas!

Suzanne K said...

Ooooo love your tag, but then I always do LOL. Here is the link to my entry http://justlovestamping.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/wish.html

Clai01 said...

Wish is always a word which I think is special for Christmas as it can mean anything, Christmas wishes, future wishes and past wishes, hoping they all come true.
Thanks for the chance to win Hels.

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels just popping back with my entry to Wish Sunday Challenge

caroledwards.blogspot.com

X

Glennis said...

Here is my entry for the challenge
http://creatingcards-grf.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/wish.html

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Another lovely piece. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a happy and healthy new year. Hope to see you at BITB in 2014 x

Mona Pendleton said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas Hels! Thanks for the gorgeous sample and fun challenge! Here's my take:
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2013/12/love-wish-dream.html
Hope you have a Happy New Year!

sara j said...

Hope you are feeling oh so much better and you've already had a joyous Christmas. I can't tell you how often I've used your Sunday Stampers post as inspiration only to realize at the end there is no stamping in it!! LOL. I'm going to attempt to do better this time since you've given me another week! Thanks for the opportunity to win awesome stuffs!

Emily said...

Very beautiful...love all the elements on here! Wishing you a happy new year!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous piece as ever... And of course who wouldn't want to win these wonderful goodies... Fingers crossed.. Px

Lyn said...

Stunning project Hels! My wish would be that everyone has a happy and healthy 2014 x

Elaine said...

Another great tag - I just love those blue flowers!! Sorry I've been missing - life took over but I'm going to start entering your challenges again. Happy New Year!!

Clare Harrison said...

Hi love the tag and the colours so lovely ,happy new year to all x

Karin said...

Gorgeous board project, I love your colour combination.

Madhu said...

Beautiful project lovely colour and amazing I do not have words to say how amazing your work is ... Thank you

Lady Louisa. said...

I love this project.. I wish I could try this just now.. but kittens and inks don't work.. :)

Julie Rose said...

That is absolutely stunning Hels, as always your projects are so inspirational xx

Wanda said...

A beautiful piece of work. Love what you do. Great products too.

Sid said...

Gorgeous work Hels !

Redanne said...

Tis a beautiful hanging Hels, love Wendy's flourish stencil and that spark plug is amazing. Hope you have a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in February! Thanks too, for the chance to win that amazing candy! Hugs, Anne x

Pam said...

What a lovely project! You always create such beautiful things. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous candy!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a gorgeous tag! I would love to win.

Becky said...

I have actually done this challenge you will find it here.
http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/wish.html
Great project Hels and a chance to win some goodies.x

Cheremane said...

Such a super project and how lovely of you to do candy giveaway :) now I'm defiantly wishing :) xxx

Crafty Granny said...

Lovely as usual Hels. Would love to win the goodies xx.

Linda Sandell said...

Gorgeous work as always Hels xx

Arty Party NI said...

This is absolutely brilliant, will have to sneak I to my craft room tonight to see if I can actually make something for a double entry. Wish you and all your followers a Peaceful New Year and a crafty 2014.

Sue Abbott said...

Great project and an amazing give away. Here's hoping...... x

Julie Cassidy said...

Lovely project , gorgeous thank for the chance to win goodies
Julie x

janet said...

That's really pretty Hels, and what a lot of different techniques to try. Might have a go at Wish, but STILL can't find where all the challenge cards vanish to!! If I manage to send you a card (no blog) I'll ask again!!
Happy New Year Hugs,
Janet (and from Bea too)

Jenny Shepherd said...

ahh another little masterpiece lurve the texture and colours I keep trying and the candy would certainly help me along the way - please!!!!

Hazel said...

I love catching up with all your goings on, on Facebook whether it be crafty news or not so thank you for all the inspiration this year and for me and maybe you let's hope 2014 is better by bucket loads, Crafty hugs Hazel xx

Vanessa said...

Hi Hels, I love your blog and how creative you are. I wish I could have at least a thimble full of your talent... Stunning work again x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love your wish plaque hels. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous inks,

Lucy x

jac777 said...

You create such wonderfully inspiring 'whatevers' (projects) Hels :) Always makes me feel so much more cheery & much better to read your fab posts too. xxx

rachel said...

http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/wishing-you-all-best-for-2014.html here's my piece for this fortnight - I hope you like it - have a wonderful hogmanay and a brilliant 2014 xx

Jassy said...

I have tried to make the last day of 2013 count and have finished a piece to enter http://jassy-playtime.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/new-years-wish.html It wouldn't have been possible without your tuition and demonstrations so thank you so much for making me more prepared to go for it in 2013, have a great 2014 Hels xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Stunning project as always Hels, cant wait till the next class, am so looking forward to learning more from you xx

Claire said...

Lovely project as always Hels - hope you have a lovely NYE and a very crafty 2014!!
Here is my project to join in with the last Sunday Stamper of 2013:
http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/last-post-for-2013.html
Claire x

Gardenelfcreations said...

Happy New Year Hels! At last I have managed to produce something to enter, nowhere near as good as yours, but I'm learning.

Shirley x

Marina Ederra said...

I WISH you a lovely new year!!!!
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win your beautiful piece of art work, so sweet!!!
Cheers to a year filled with wishes that come true, lots of smiles, joy, pleasant surprises and treasured memories <3

yorkshiresue said...

Happy New Year Hels
I love your project and the colours are adorable
Fingers crossed I can be lucky enough to win a fabulous birthday prezzie !!
Hugs Sue XXX

Sandra Castle said...

Happy New Year Hels and what a fabulous give-away!! I was hoping to enter a piece but for Sunday Stamper but sadly nothing yet! (I might still enter tho as I've got tomorrow evening to play!!) Love Sand xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Some fabulous pieces her Hels, you have had a wonderful crafty year...wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2014. X

Jane Castle said...

Happy New Year to you Hels, heres my entry and my fingers will be crossed for the fab candy prize. Look forward to another wonderful year of blogs Jane x http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/wish-entry-for-sunday-stampers-challenge.html

toni said...

Happy new year Hels! I love your work and my New Years resolution (well one of the many!) will be to join in with some of your Sunday Stampers challenges, your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring ! X

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