Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 301 - Brown Girl In The Ring

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Cor! Blimey! A hoooge thank you to everyone who entered into last week's challenge.  I had a whopping 45 entries!  Seriously, that is the most entries I have ever seen... like ever!  I will let you know more about the candy winner in a few moments... but first, on with this week's challenge.  The theme is BROWNS... my fave colour combo's!   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, leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I will hop on over to visit. If you don't have a blog, you can email me your entry by attaching a small res. pic or alternatively, you can join in via Facebook - simply tag my name.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 5th April 2014 (April! Already!)



So, I have kept you in suspense long enough.... you wanna know the winner of the mega candy?   So, I fed the number of entrants into Random.org.... pressed the button and the number he chose is.... #30  which tallies with the comment and entry from Barbara Cady!  Congratulations Barb, please pop me and email with your address and I will have your goodies into the post for you.



My entry this week is a little MDF heart that I have covered with scrapbook papers and then jazzed up with Distress Inks.  The papers are Teresa Collins Creative Expressions ones and my fave ones in the pack are the neutral tones.  This background paper is fabby for just that, using it as a background.  I used a couple of That Special Touch stencils, blending Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo DI's through them... I love overlaying stencils and using more than one design to add extra interest.  The stamping behind the floral bunch is a dandelion stamp from Butterfly Wishes Eco Green set... and then I got crazy with the Heartfelt Creations flowers... stamping lots of different sizes onto the papers, cutting them out, edging with Vintage Photo and then layering up.



The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions stamp set (think it is Thoughtful Ssentiments but I can't remember lol) and look at the scribbles around the edges... it makes me very happy to see sewing on paper projects.. but as I am a very lot rubbish with a sewing machine, I use a fine liner pen to do them myself.  One day, I will be able to thread a sewing machine, get the stitches to stitch and not break it... one day lol And do you see the buzzy buzzy bee?  He is a Studio 490 Embellish Your Art fella... I love him, along with the Crow, he is my fave EYA piece.



I shall away now... today has me very muchly excited!  Oh yesh, it is the first meet up of the British Touring Car Championship 2014.  We were thinking of driving down to Brands Hatch and spending the day watching it live.  Then we both came to the conclusion that whilst it is a great day out, both of us have an enlarged Idle Bone at the moment  and decided that the day, spent indoors watching it on ITV4, whilst consuming several hundredweight of snacks and nibbles and spending some of the ££ we have saved on a rather delicious looking leg of lamb, is a much better idea.  And.  We didn't fancy the 5am set off to get there in time to get a decent place to park and view!   Thanks for looking...have a great day... TTFN

Hels...

PS.... GO PLATO!!!

38 comments:

Doreen said...

Wow well done Barbara, have fun with all that stash.x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations Barbara! Enjoy! I love your piece today Hels, I have that paper pad and haven't used it yet, maybe I should? xx

rachel said...

fantastic new theme hels and I love your piece - think you made the right decision about where to watch the racing!!! Enjoy your day! Well done to Barbara! Have fun! Big Hugs rachel xx

Jenny Shepherd said...
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Christina Daw said...

Well done in winning enjoy the stash

Jenny Shepherd said...

Hi hels Fab heart. And I don't usually use a lot
Of brown but you make it look great. Well done Barbara.
Deleted my prev post because I can't spell. Doh

Lisapmac said...

This is gorgeous, lets see if I can organise myself and have a go xx

JayBe said...

Oooh, love this piece Hels - might have to join in this week, I love neutral tones and working in monochrome (and my surname is 'Brown') lol.

Congratulations to Barbara and hope you enjoy your day Hels.

Hugz, Jan xx

Jo De Carteret said...

Congratulations Barb, enjoy your crafty goodies. Loved joining in on the Sunday Stamper challenge, this was my first one and look forward to more. Have a great day everyone! xx

ElizabethR said...

Having bought soooooo much fab new stash at Port Sunny yesterday it would be rude not to christen some and join in. Elizabeth xxx ps well done Barbara fab candy x

Jane said...

Well done to Barbara, an amazing prize. Enjoy your day Hels, sounds fab x

Helen said...

Well done, Barbara! Hope you're enjoying your day, Hels' - I'm on a rival channel with football.. LOVE your heart!

Linsey said...

Yay for you Barb, congrats-you lucky lady! :)
I love the brown family too and this creation is a fabulous display of beautiful browns and creams! I love stitching on cards but your hand drawn doodley stitches look outstanding and acytually, I like it better because it's even more personal, so it's that much more special. Thanks so much for another inspiring challenge! Wishing you and yours a nice, relaxing day at home (good choice) ;) Hugs for Hels!!

nannapat said...

Beautiful heart Hels. I thought browns would look a bit dull but your piece doesn't - it's fab. Well done Barbara - enjoy! Pat x

Barb Cady said...

Oh my goodness Hels, I have never won anything like this before! Thank you so so much I am going to really enjoy using all this fabulous stuff, you are so generous! I love this weeks entry using browns as they are my favourite and your heart is beautiful.
Thank you once again for such a wonderful give-away, I am in seventh heaven!
Big hugs, Barb xxx

ElizabethR said...

Okay have christened some of my new stamps here http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2014/03/jofy.html Don't know what to play with next ;) Elizabeth xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love the heart and all the beautiful flowers. Of course got to mention Mr crow and buzzy. Hope you enjoyed you day and congratulations to Barb on her win x

Jan Sharp said...

Well done, Barb. Hope we get to see your winning entry!
Lovely heart Hels. I might pluck up the courage to have a go this week. It seems such a wide and simple theme but I need such a long time to decide on whether anything's good!!
Good decision about Brands Hatch, though it has been a lovely day to be out and about!
Have fun, Jan

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Hels.Thank you for your lovely email regarding my Dream entry. You are so kind. I have started my project for this week. I am very taken with your little bee and it has given me an idea. I have just found some stamps that I forgot I had!!! This happens quite a lot because I have no craft room and although lovely hubby never complains about me using the whole house I try to tidy up from time to time and then forget where I have put things.
Crafty Hugs
Chris x

xxcalamityxx said...

Hi Hels please come and vist my blog to see my entry for your Brown girl in the ring challenge http://craftycalamities.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/joneitas-box-aka-altered-art-attempt.html Love your heart creation
xHugsx Nikki

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats to Barb! My link for this week is here.

http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.de/2014/03/memories-red-bugs-and-blue-flowers.html

Valerie

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels the heart is gorgeous. I like the theme for this week. Congratulations to Barbara.
Have a great week.
Love Jackie

Carole Z said...

Hey well done to one of my lovely blog friends, Barb! You lucky lady!! Enjoy (I know you will!) This is a really fab piece of work Hels and I love browns, hugs Carole Z X

Barb Cady said...

Amendment
Crafters are the loveliest people! THANK YOU SO MUCH everyone for your congrats messages, I will show all on my blog when it comes!
Big hugs
Barb xx

Debbie Frost said...
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rachel said...

Hi Hels - this is the first of my entries this week - very simple! Hugs Rachel xxhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/its-lovely-lace-at-creative-inspirations.html

Doreen said...

Love your heart Hels..You can find my contribution here.
http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/wall-tag-14.html

clare oxenham said...

Hi Hels
Love your artwork and this is my attempt at trying to get my piece viewed so please bare with me if this hasn't worked and you end up with 100's of comments off me!!!
Thanks for your patience clare x

Theresa Pace said...

awesome piece Hels. would love to have something like this.
my link is: http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-reading-journal.html xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels hope you are well just popping back for this weeks challenge Brown
Caroledwards.blogspot.com. xxx

Jan Sharp said...

I'm having a go this week Hels and I've tried to set up a blog especially to enter the challenge!!! If all works as it should, you'll find it here:
www.jansharpblog.wordpress.com

clare oxenham said...

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/108228255562159107222

Marsha J Reed said...

Your heart is so beautiful. Funny but I made the album before knowing the theme was to be browns. Some things are just meant to be!

http://www.coffeepotstampingcafe.com/2014/04/waterfall-envelope-album.html

rachel said...

Hi Hels - here's my second brown entry! Hope you are well and happy!

http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/two-tags.html

Rachel xx

Jane Castle said...

Hi Hels, Beautiful heart and well done to Barb (lucky girl). Heres my entry for this weeks challenge Jane x
http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/good-luck-card-for-dear-friend.html

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful project. I love that sentiment. Here's mine: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/04/magic-inside-us.html

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week! Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stampers-wk-301-shades-of-brown.html

Lisette Baker said...

Such fab colours and flowers, but the bee steals my heart everytime. I've been busy with tags

http://wp.me/s3bDgK-9255

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2pC

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