Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WOYWW - Finished! and a wee bit of bragging...

Golly - who fast forwarded the weekend? Because - here we are yet again at WOYWW!!! (For those of you who have no idea what I'm on about - head over to Julia at Stamping Ground). Although I'm sure those of you that did do the rounds at Ally Pally are still feeling the weekend's effect on your feet and purse-strings...I did abstain but I will be heading off to the Artisan Show as it is a wee bit closer to home...Well, as the list of fellow snoopers is fast on the up-rise, let's cut to the chase and show you some goodies...

Just finished my wall hanging which was the end project on the Claudine Hellmuth course.

There was quite a lot of fiddly-diddly-flipping heck stuff with all the eyelets and jump-rings. And as always, I am forever the tweakaholic and I spent soooooo long playing with the final layout and embellishments. Even if I do say so myself (and I am) I really do like my little blue house which I made from some scrap cardboard. I love to make my own embellishments if possible - so with a swoosh of paint, some DI and just one flower punch - there it is.


 Made about twenty different types of letters for the "home" - until I was kind of satisfied/exhausted/developed tunnel vision. Maybe a bit too cute for the hanging??? Or moreover for me. Jury is still out on that one.



Used some old book pages for the flower and then ran it through my Epic for a dotty effect and then added the good old DI's and some Glimmer.
As said - I am very glad I did the CH course because paint opens up a whole new ball game which I definitely want to play more of...!

 Okay - so now on to the bragging...I made Craft Stamper Magazine! Back in July I sent off a tag for a swap challenge and, as is often the case, you wave farewell to your little one at the postbox and just have to sit it out. This week I opened the November issue to find my tag waving back at me from page 60. Didn't win (aaaaahhh), but made the selection (yeaaaahhhh), so I can give myself a little pat on the back and maybe treat myself at the weekend (hint, hint...) The scan of my tag looks a tad flat and faded, so here is the original...

 I hope to hop around plenty of desks this week and have a good nose around. Hoping to see lots of inspiring work, messy tables, new stash and whatever you want to share!
Anything goes - do feel welcome to join in.
Vive Le Papier!

Au Revoir,

Sarah.

47 comments:

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

If I see you on Saturday I'll wave - well done on the selection - I am thinking of doing some entries for the stamper of the year competition but just for the funof it I suspect!

She said...

Love your House............and I saw your Tag in CS....wel done you! S #33

Wipso said...

A pat on the back from me too. Well done on your acheivement. Love your projects on show today.
A x

Kaz said...

WOW!! I just lurve that little house....just gorgeous, Many congratulations!! wow Im off to purshase the mag today so will look out for your tag!
kazxx

Neet said...

Congratulations on CS - and I love your wall hanging. Thanks for sharing news and views. #44

Sue said...

Hi ya
me feet ok but mr credit card still gettin over his trip to Alley Palley! lol, luv your wall hanging, beautiful creation, congrats on getting published,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Linda Elbourne said...

Brag away ... I saw your tag and loved it ... did n't realise it was you of course ... so my reaction was totally unbiased ... Congratulations!

Lorraine Robertson said...

Lovely creations and glad to hear you've had a fun week.... TFS

Lorraine #67
xxx

Anneliese said...

OOh loving that Tag .. Congrats on making it into Craft stamper :D well deserved ! .. Look out for me at Artisan I'll be there both days :D x have fun

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on the publication of your tag, it's gorgeous, love the colours. Your home piece is simply stunning, love all the elements. Tracy Evans (18).

Mummylade said...

Wow!! thanks for the peek today

S said...

What lovely details on that house wall-hanging.

Susan Allan said...

Love the house project.. great colours and lovely compoition,
Sue xx 15

Susan Allan said...

that should say lovely composition.
Sue xx 15

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

that is one lovely house wall hanging. I love that you used recycled materials for the base/substrate. I love this Claudine Hellmuth inspired piece. Her art is always so uncluttered and feels so right to me. You have made this one feel the same. Happy WOYWW from #1

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

omg this is gorgeous WOW WOW WOW! well done you, I LOVE it! have a super creative week, hugs mandyxx

Sarah Youde said...

I love your house, beautiful. Congrats on the Craft Stamper publication too.

Daniele said...

congrats and thanks for the peek at your wonderful creations
hugs

Hels Sheridan said...

Not got my CS yet but congrats hun... you mentioned the Sunday sTamper Movies... there isn't a prize for that one hun... there is for this weeks theme which is BLACK :O)) Have fun and loving your wall art.. Hels (52)

Dragon said...

Woo clever you with the tags... You might like to visit DragonsDream TIO this week as I have some wondrous stuff as a prize this time... And I just LOVE the hanging ... You are within our rights to brag!!!
Frankie
xx

Twiglet said...

Love the little house and well done on the tag in CS!!

Ciara said...

Hey, well done you! Must be ace to see your work in a magazine :-)

LOVE your wall hanging, it's ace. Never thought of doing anything like that before.

Ciara
xx

triciasconfetti said...

Haven't even posted to day but wnated to have a look around some ddesk anyway - hope you don't mind . Love the little house -thats cute and congrats on making it to the mag.
x Tricia

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that wall hanging. All your tender, loving care shows! And congrats for being in the magazine. Gotta love that.
Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

Chrissie said...

Wow, great news in this posting.
I love your house and congrats on being published! Wonderful.
We are staying quite near to you at the moment in Wentnor... doing a little sightseeing in Shropshire for a few days!
we're looking forward to seeing Ludlow and Ironbridge.... and with a name like mine... Stokesay Castle!
Chrissie (Stokes)

Rosie said...

What a super project - and I love the colours you've used, and that terrific print flower! Thanks for sharing.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the House wall-hanging Sarah and all those little bits and bobs you've so perfectly placed. The HOUSE letters look fabulous from where I'm sitting, and I love the little blue panel with the birdie. Have just checked out your tag on page 60 of the CS, and it really is a beautiful piece of artwork - as you say, the photo is not as 3-d as your own, but it still looks stunning.
Sylvia xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I am going to Artisan too! love the tag - congratulations on getting it published. Love the house too - painting is such fun isnt it. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (29)

Sherry said...

Your house is fantastic! I like the lettering you've chose for 'home'. I only got my copy of CS this morning so haven't opened it yet, but your tags look amazing - congrats for getting in there!

Sherry (104)

Moy Yin said...

Wow!! I am a fan of Claudia and the blue house you created is so gorgeous. Simple and yet it looks outstanding. Thanks for the snoop.

xx Moy Yin (111)

Lizzybobs said...

loving your fab wallhanging - and all your hard work - thanks for visiting my blog - lv Liz

Morti said...

Congrats on making Craft Stamper! WTG Sarah! Your Home wallhanging looks lovely, I'll have to have a stab at something like that myself. #12

Jingle said...

That looks amazing!!! And congratulations!

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful little house and well done on being published. Enjoy the show!

Hugs
Brenda

nerllybird said...

Congrats for getting yourself into Craft Stamper, I haven't got my copy yet, saving that little treat for the weekend. The tag looks lovely. And your house is stunning, such great ideas. I agree with you about the lettering; I would think something more grungy and larger would suit it. :D Helen (16)

Heather x said...

what a beautiful wall hanging you have made!
Oh I bet you got a big grin on your face when you spotted your tag in the magazine :)
*hugs* Heather x

Gez said...

Woohoo many Congratulations :) Your art is wonderful. Thanks for calling by my blog. Gez.xx

lisa said...

Your hanging is gorgeous. I love the book page flower and many congrats on making craft stamper. I spent ages drooling over all those gorgeous tags. There were some amazing entries and I loved yours.
Hugs Lisax

Candace said...

great wall hanging

Thanks for sharing your crafty work space with us all

Enjoy your week

Candace #86

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous Claudine project and gorgeous tag - love the colours :-)
Anne x

minnie_mac said...

Great house project, and congrats on getting your beautiful tags published.

Marilyn

Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats on being published! Great creations!!!!

BethanyR said...

Congrats on your tag...Neat Blog...my first time here...took a look around and got some ideas...thanks

Katie said...

Gorgeous wall hanging! Congrats for making it into the magazine!!
Katie (83)

Deezines Art said...

Well done with the tag - I haven't played since they stopped the atc's. Love your wall hanging too - Jacqueline xx

oneoff said...

The wall hanging is beautiful; that's a gorgeous mixture of colour and texture; I want to go and make things with book pages now. I did see your tag in Craft Stamper, but didn't know it was yours at the time - congratulations! Hope you enjoyed/are enjoying Artisan. I went yesterday and had a great time wandering around/spending lots on a new stash.

Thanks for visiting me, and sorry it has taken me so long to get back to your blog; I have been trying to be disciplined and visit in order, starting halfway! Delighted that you have an in-house Belgian OH; I think it's an absolutely gorgeous place and you have plenty of extra excuses for visiting Brugge.

Kalyber said...

beautiful project and congrats on making the publication