Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Featured x 3, Chat with Charm Interview, a HUGE scrappy SALE, how to use your VIRTUAL SCISSORS & some Inspired Blueprints & Sketchy Thursdays News!

Geez if I don't blog all this stuff it's going to go out of my mind for sure!

So, just 'cos I feel like sharing - here is the COLOUR COMBO for the week  over @ Colour Combos Galore.

Reveals are every Friday morning for me & I need to get my layouts in by Wednesday evening (Americans deduct 6 hours - Australians add on 12!) but there is a countdown gadget on the site.


And this is the COLOUR PALETTE over at The Colour Room, which needs to be in by Thursday evening (except if you are in Australia - in which case it is somewhat later - probably Friday morning, and for Americans you would need to have it in by Thursday lunch time to be safe ).  Again, there is a BIG counter on the page I've linked you to but you have to scroll RIGHT DOWN to see it.



I've done neither of these challenges yet - EEK!  (and I do them most weeks). Hopefully today/tonight...Will you join me?  Colour challenges are lovely - they really push you out of your comfort zone & you get a chance to play without worrying about if all your supplies are the "latest & greatest" so you get to dig into your older stash :)

So I was a Spotlight Artist over at City Crafter Challenge Blog last week with this layout I submitted for their "Mother May I?" challenge.




And I also made Gallery Fave @ Colour Combos Galore on the same day!  Woo hoo!!

With this layout...

That means my layout gets to stay up at the top of the gallery - along with the other 4 gallery faves all week.  It is also on the front page for a day, together with a photo of yourself, but I missed it would you believe - I didn't log on that day - hardly ever happens but that's sod's law for you!


And if you are thinking that I have some type of fancy software that captures  all these "screen grabs" think again - if you are a Windows 7 user click on the Windows button on the bottom left of your pc & have a look for your very own FREE WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE 10 - Snipping Tool - awesome - can't live without my scissors - even my virtual ones!  Just make a shortcut from your bottom launch bar & your scissors will always be handy when you need them.  Click on them when you want to save something - drag around the area you want to save - then click the disc icon) to save to a location of your choice.

I got to have my little "free" shop at Addicted to Scrapbooking - courtesy of my Sketchy Thursdays win earlier in the month - my $25 voucher - I went a tad over, and still have to pay shipping, but this is PRIMA we are talking about ladies - and it is going to work out around R20 per item for me, instead of around R60, so I've still saved one third & got something that is NOT AVAILABLE HERE ANYWAY!

Addicted to Scrapbooking is CLOSING DOWN &  so they have a 40% or MORE OFF sale going on RIGHT NOW so hurry, hurry to check out the link I gave you for them above!

Now "don't forget" I am Guest Designer at Sketchy Thursdays this month.  I am contributing a layout per week & so far have done TWO that I haven't blogged about yet!  There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day & I don't like to overwhelm you all with endlessly long posts (although that's starting to happen LOL).  So if you want to have a look at my layouts for them & don't want to wait for me to post here click on in & take a look with pleasure!

So why not give Sketchy Thursdays a go?  They are a really laid-back, friendly bunch with great sponsors, a Guest Designer Challenge EVERY MONTH but hurry 'cos you need to get your layouts in by the 21st - which is only 4 days away - not only do you win a month as their Guest Designer but also a lovely kit fro Scrappy Chix!  They also choose a whole bunch of FAVES every week so you could see your layout "up in lights" on the Sketchy Thursdays blog :)

REMEMBER that of course YOU CAN COMBINE one of their sketches/or their Guest Designer sketch - with one of the above colour combos/palettes too!

And last but not least (hang on a second so you can read that flashing blinkie!)

I was spotlighted at TPV!
See that?!  I was featured at The Paper Variety!  Woo hoo!!  Finally I got my layout in by Sunday evening {I've played a couple of times before but never linked up early enough to be considered for their Spotlight Artist} as the actual challenge is only due in by Tuesday but to be considered as a Spotlight Artist you need to link up by Sunday evening.


This layout was for my DT work @ Inspired Blueprints for their Sketch 74 here - awesome sketch - as well as at The Shabby Tea Room for their "ruffled up" challenge (a nice laid back site with very simple rules & no-one getting tetchy about "combining challenges" etc).  I have completed 3 layouts for Inspired Blueprints DT so far & still have one to show you...coming soon...

 


LASTLY - just in case you thought this post was actually over I have an interview with Chat with Charm - she sent some questions over to all us DT girls at Inspired Blueprints & it sure was fun filling in all the answers!  Go check it out (you may have to register for the forum first but that is quick & easy) & there is a lot of interesting stuff going on there.  Thank you Charmane!
 
 Phew - so that's it - 3 features - an interview - a tip for you about the snip tool, a link to a great scrappy sale!   And FOURTEEN links - yikes I think I deserve some time off to scrap now!! 






17 comments:

teacher jessy said...

Wow you are practically everywhere!! Congrats on being FEATURED!! I love your details on each layout!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats!!!! each and everyone of them are a well deserved winner!

Lynette said...

Congratulations on all your achievements you certainly deserve it.

scrapbookertink said...

Wow, you are everywhere LOL congrats x

Craftylicious said...

woo hoo!!! Congratulations on being featured Helen!! Your layouts are gorgeous!! I {heart} your CCCB one! sweet colours and details! Thanks so much for sharing the link too! ;) will be sure to check it out! *lol*

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Congrads on all the features Helen! Absolutely fantastic and always so exciting. :) Well deserved I might add. Shjoe, you sure have been one busy lady and this post deserves an award! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Ha ha you ARE a bit wacko Helen, but gloriously so!! what a totally fabulous blog entry, had me scrolling up and down several times to make sure I had got everything! been stalking both TCR and CCG for your uploads, if you turn that airconditioner down any lower you'll end up as a popsicle! LOL! take care my lovely dovely. xxooo

Alison said...

Helen how the heck do you keep track of all this? My mind is boggling just reading about it..you are an example to us all!
Alison xx

Pearl said...

What a huge post with loads of great tidbits , my dear! You sure know how to roll !

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Congrats Helen! You did a great job on your LOs..as always! Love your work Helen! Hugs, Marivic

Jolanda said...

Beautiful Hellen!!your work is stunning!
x

Chantal said...

Beautiful work - I'm not suprised at all - you deserve it all!!! :D

Big CONGRATS to you!!!

carlies said...

Congratsyou deserve!!!!my friend wow your work very stunning
hugs carla

Diana said...

Yes you definitely need to download all this from your head onto the blog or you will surely burst.
So much going on! Wow!

Heather Jacob said...

congrats Helen sooooo much beautiful work here .... you must be exhausted ...... wonderful to see all your inpsiring art... hugz x

yyam said...

Wow! Congrats on being featured! You do such beautiful work! :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow dear... And then some more wow...This is a huge post filled to the rim with gourgeousness and interesting things. Congratulations on all the good things that have come your way so far! I am sure there are many more to come...