Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Toot Toot & a massive RAK!!!

Hi there creative friends!  I have something awesome to toot about today!  I have been invited by the uber-talented Nadia Cannizzo of Sydney, Australia, to join an absolutely awesome line up of international ladies on her brand new sketch/journaling blog  "Once Upon a Sketch".  Certainly something to toot about don't you think?!

You can read all about it here & play along for an absolutely awesome prize - a



 Irma Peredne - USA 
Lou Dahlstrom  - Australia 
Bente Fagerberg - Sweden
 Nerrida Mitchell - Australia 
Trudi Harrison - Australia 
LG Belarmino - Phillipinnes 
Helen Tilbury - South Africa 
Irini Liolia - Greece Rossella Palladino -Italy 
Heather Jacob - Australia 
Natalie Elphinstone- Australia

This is what Nadia has to say on the blog:-

Yoohoo!!!How very exciting that these absolutely talented ladies agreed to jump on board. Please visit their blogs and get to know them if you don't already...and notice that I have put their location next to their names? That's so you all know that this challenge blog will be open to anyone that wants to participate anywhere in the world. I have already had a few people asked me if they can take part in this as they do not live in Australia so to answer your question YES! You can! We will be working with sponsors that are from all over the place so we hope you do join us...

Speaking of sponsors...

Our very first one that is supporting us is My Scrapbook Nook and guess what you have a chance to win..????

Yep...this absolutely stunning March kit from the Nook is full of the latest Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose, Webster's Trim and American Crafts ribbons and thickers...You don't want to miss this...

So what do you need to do to be in the running for this?

Simple...help us spread the word that this challenge blog is alive.

Here is what you need to do...

**grab our badge from the side of this blog  and add it to your blog's sidebar

**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to here and a photo of our badge and our prize

**make sure you are a follower and leave us a comment in this post to let us know you have done all of the above.

Remember this is open to anyone and you have one week, until the 30th of March. We will announce the winner on March 31st! 

How's that for wonderful news!!!???

But WAIT!  There's more!!  Another RAK!  This time right here on my blog!
I'm calling this one the BIRTHDAY RAK because my birthday is this month, on the 29th of March! 
To win my RAK you need to do 4 things:-
1.  Leave a comment on this post any time up to & including the 31st day of March 2011 midnight EST.
2.  Do a post on your blog about your scrapspace & how you organise your stuff in there (it needn't be long - it can just be one paragraph & have one photo)
3.  Leave ANOTHER comment here containing your link to that post so that I can check out your space!
4.  Oh, and of course, you need to become an official follower of my blog by joining my Followers' gadget on my sidebar & making sure your thumbnail picture appears.

Easy huh?!  
And now for the RAK.... 
 



That, my dear friends, is what 100 sheets of paper looks like!  ONE HUNDRED!!!  Just to say THANK YOU to you, and to the good Lord, for all my recent blessings & yours (and his) constant love, grace & providence in my life!

To be shipped ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - to you or to a friend - in fact, to anyone, anywhere!!

Love & blessings XOXO





27 comments:

Bernadine said...

I am so excited for you. You really deserve it and I can't wait to see what you do.

Congratulations and well done.

MARILYN said...

Congratulations Dear!! I'm so happy for you!!!
I would like to participate...when is the first challenge? Weepeteee!!!

Lou said...

Great post Helen!!! and definitely worth a "toot"!!! :)
Lou xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats on your new DT gig, can't wait to see more of your creation!!

alison290 said...

Many congrats Helen...so well deserved!
Alison xx

Vicki said...

Toot toot and whoo hoo - congratulations Helen. So happy for you.

Stefanie said...

1. comment here - Congrats! Very proud of you and you have to say I told you so, I just knew that your inclusion on a DT would just be a matter of time, just because the SA peeps don't love you doesn't mean that others don't recognise God given talent and creativity. Sad but true - those Down Under have nabbed you first.(unless I count at the JJ blog?)
2. My blog post- http://journalingjunkie.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html#2954945543941522290 if that's enough about my organisation, papers in paper racks and stash hidden from my clients?
3. a second comment...

Stefanie said...

3. http://journalingjunkie.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html#2954945543941522290 with the link
4. am already a follower now that we have that all fixed up.
PS Happy Birthday for the end of the month.
What have you got planned for the 29th?

Helen Tilbury said...

LOL thanks Stef. I was very happy to turn myself inside out for those 2 silly women you talk of {we all know who they are but dare not say it for fear of whatever bullying tactics they have up their sleeves next} but I find the attitude here is sadly one of insecurity & ignorance. Generally no-one here in "the scrapping industry" {a joke in my opinion in this country...} is keen to build up a base of comeraderie & communication between those of us who are really committed & interested. They would rather call upon anyone separated by sea, who automatically thereafter is referred to as an "icon"! Amazing...but I actually have them to thank I probably would have procrastinated further re: starting my blog if it wasn't for that first crushing disappointment - you know what they say about disappointment being a great motivator!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you to everyone for your congrats! Mwah x

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen what a magnifient post ... I can see I am going to learn heaps from you gals woo hoo !!!
happy birthday to you and have an amazing joyful day and remember to celebrate with passion ....you are a shining jewel ... If you drink have one for me !!! LOL
Mwah xoxo

aussiescrapper said...

I am so super happy for you dear friend, it is my birthday on the 26th so we must both be Aries, but I go away this arvo to the Gold Coast for 10 days and will so miss seeing your fabulous work. You are such an amazing scrapper and I am not surprised you are being snapped up over here, Good on you, you deserve it, Melxx Will show a pic of my scrap space just because when I get back on the 3rd April, I have to now go and try to schedule a post for while I am away. Love to you, Melxx

Nerrida said...

Yay Helen! Fantstic to be on the team with you. What?! No DT before - my Goodness, haven't they been looking hard enough. No matter, you're with us now and its a fabulous team. Woohoo for you!

Jasmine S said...

Yay Helen, so happy to see your name on this wonderful line up. Wishing you all the best and cannot wait to see more of your wonderful work.
And Hip Hip Hooray, have a wonderful Birthday.

Trudi Harrison said...

Oh Helen CONGRATS - I am so excited to be part of the team with you!

Pearl said...

woohoo ! You are unstoppable this year , hun ! lol Congrats on the latest DT & have a happy , happy birthday !!!! Wishing all that you wish for yourself ,my dear !

topkatnz said...

Well done H - fabulous news for you - I hope you love it!hx

Sabrina said...

Helen, HUGE congratulations dear!! Weeee I knew that new blog challenge from Nadia, didn't know you are one of the DT!! Eeeiii can't wait to see the first challenge hahahaha!!

Scrap space? Wow, that's a real challenge because that simply means my whole studio, where I sleep and scrap hehehehe!! We'll see whether I dare to show people ;p I really need to think about it cause I LOVE your beautiful RAK! Grrrr. So tempting :)

LG said...

I am so thrilled to be able to finally work with you!!! YAY!!!! So so happy!

Bente Fagerberg said...

I am so excited for all of us. I think this is going to be a wonderful new site, and you are certainly going to rock the place! So cool to be on the same team as you!!

Monique said...

Huge congrats Helen!!!! That is awesome!! Going to check out the site asap!!

Lynette said...

Congratulations on being on this new team...can't wait to see what you are going to create.

Cathy said...

Huge congrats to you Helen.... way to go.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Woo-Hoo! Congratulations, Helen! They're very lucky to have you! Can't wait to see your creations!

THERESA said...

Congrats on being on the team, it surely is their win and the others loss !! That seems to be a big prob in SA , they can have so much fun if they can realize what they are missing !!!
Hope you have one super, stunning b/day on the 29th , mine was the 16th and also had so much luv coming from over the net, amazing !!
GOD will bring all that is good to you , so keep on scrapping and inspiring others!!
lotsa luv
( also from SA )

THERESA said...

Hello there,
I am back, lol , have completed all my deeds and here is the link ..........
http://craftsfriendsangels.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-is-in-workspace.html
Love to say this ................. From one SA to another SA ............hehehe
Have a lovely day and lotsa luv
Theresa

Cathy said...

Here is my post about my scrap space... http://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com/2009/02/photos-and-stories-behind-them.html

It was so "old" it took me a while to find!