Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Giveaway for July & a Sketch Challenge!

Okay so I have something different for you this month!

Still going along with what I promised this year in
January - I said I would have a giveaway EVERY 
MONTH!  Enjoy them now because they end in
December - my unwanted stash is running out!

I've added in some brand new stuff here too - because sometimes 
I order something then get it in a kit for example - and I don't 
like feeling greedy so I share ! BUT this time there's a little catch!  

I'm promoting my sketches so have created a new one especially
 for my giveaway - Anyone can enter but using the sketch gives
you an extra point!  So why not use it if you want a
 better chance of winning?  Of course you can combine it with 
any other challenges or just use it for yourself but
please show the sketch & credit & link back to me. 

Same goes for all my other sketches shown here so far - I will be
 creating a page for them soon - that you can access from the top
 of the blog - just under the title bar - and anyone is 
welcome to use them providing they credit me & link back!

So all you need to do is :-

1.  Leave a comment on this post letting me know the type
of sketches that you like the most.

2.  If you aren't a follower you need to be one to qualify so
please "join followers" if you want a chance to win.

3.  If you decide to use the sketch please leave ANOTHER
comment letting me know you used it & copy & paste the
link to your post {where you need to please have an image
of the sketch and a mention of my name there with a live
link back to my blog}.

4.  Deadline is two weeks from now -
 Tuesday 7th August 2012
midnight EST - I will show all entries here with your name
 & a link back to your blog before the end of August so it's 
an opportunity for you to showcase your work too & hopefully
pick up some new followers!

I will announce the winner within a week of the deadline 
(ie on or before 14 August 2012) 
Winner will be chosen using RANDOM.ORG

Of course, being an international myself, I know how 
upsetting it is to get all excited about a giveaway then 
see (in the last line) that it is open to Australians or 
Americans only.  NOT HERE!  My giveaways are open to

I will post to Greenland if necessary, nowhere is off limits :)


Lizzy Hill said...

Nothing like being bored on the train on the way to work to be first!!! I LOVE, would ADORE some multi LO sketches, pretty puleeeeze...& am a follower & wish I had TIME to get a sketch done...never say never, that's my motto. D'you think Work would notice if I had scissors & glue in my hand instead of rubber & pencil???!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, thanks for offering the generous give-away. I thought I was a follower, but somehow have missed doing that, but I'm now a new follower. Love your sketches!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Paula F.P. Simionato said...

I like clena sketches, cuas it´s really hard to me to do clean pages, but as a matter of fact I like all kind of sketches...tks so much for this chance to win.

julie e said...

I love to use sketches as a starting point (even if its hard to see the connection to my final design. I do lots of boy layouts, so I like sketches that aren't too frilly and would love to see some two page sketches.

topkatnz said...

Great news that you are reducing your unwanted stash:)

Jona Panesa said...

awesome sketch!

dstandard said...

I'm another fan of the multi photo layout but if I can find time I'm going to give this a try!

Lynnda said...

another generous giveaway from you Helen... you are amazing!!! Love your sketch... its wonderful....hugs...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee your sketch (and your giveaway too!!) you know I will always stalk (I mean follow...lol!) YOU!!!! I hope I have time to do the sketch!!!

Keren Tamir said...

wow that sketch is amazing!! its a fave for sure!! I wish I had time to play with it!! I'm not sure if i will!! you should start applying as sketch designer or start your own sketch blog. maybe after you finish with CS. I'll be your first DT lol, if you'll have me!! already a big follower and fan! Did you get my email??? you didn't respond to my news!!

scrapping4me said...

Now isnt this exciting! There are so many challenges I want to do with so little time....aahhh! Love the sketch and I hope you get some entries - looks like it will be fun!

Fi said...

Great idea Helen, I will forward to seeing what is created with your sketch.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Such a fun funky sketch. Can't wait to see the takes on it.:)

Lauren said...

I didn't realise you had started doing sketches. I like ones that push me out of my comfort zone and include indications of where those 'extra details' should go.

Elle said...

Love your sketch and am giving serious thought to giving it a go... I like all types of sketches. My least fav is prob ones that have lots of photos. I prefer 1 or 2.

Thanks heaps

Lolô Artesanato said...

It's a great giveaway Dear Helen
I'm already a follower and I want! rs
I love sketches, all them, specially the clean sketches!
i'll try make one page based on your beautiful sketch and came back here!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Helen! I am already a follower. I'm afraid I have not really ever used a sketch for my work before :( so I cant say which kind I like.
Pearl x

Alison said...

Hoping to get to using your sketch Helen...I have had no scrappy time at all this last week :(
Alison xx

Sandi Cl~ said...

Just popped in to say hello .. love your sketch .. I'm not sure I'll have time to play but will certainly let ylou know if I do. Love your CS Layout .. so vibrant and happy! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Not here for your give away Helen ~ just wanted to tell you that I love your sketch! Great job! Looks like a fun one to create with!

Eila Sandberg said...

Although your give-away is mighty generous, I'm trying to reduce my own stash so pls don't count me in :)) Love that you have started creating the sketches and look forward to seeing many more! xoxo

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Hello Helen I used your sketch and liked very much.
Here is my page with it:


thank you for this nice chance to meet more your work and for the nice giveaway.

Brazilian kisses.

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Hello Helen.
Sorry for the first message, there are some spelling mistakes up there.

I like so much to use your sketch, my page is here:

I am glad to know more about your work.
Tks for the giveaway

yyam said...

Wow! A load of good stuff for sure! :) Love the sketch! :)

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Paloma Scrapbook said...

Great sketch, I´m already working on my LO!

Svjetlana said...

I admire your paper makeover! I would never be that brave to do those things to nice pattern papers :-). Lovely LO.

Lizzy Hill said...

Hey Helen..having frustrations but different mines with my server. Grrrrr!!!! Hey! I GOT THE SKETCH DONE...must say was rather pleased with moi!!!! Hope you like it, here's the link;
Really had fun - easy to use & LOVED the way you put the photo on the edge....
Hope your week is better...couldn't get much worse???!!!!!! Take care:):):)

Marília Lopes said...

Awesome sketch!
I wish I had time to play with it!!
Time runs through my hands!!

paperpapier said...

I like sketch that has fewer element and prefer to have bigger size (4x6" etc) photo with some empty space on the layout.

Paloma Scrapbook said...

Dear Helen,

Here is my take on this sketch:


Hope you like! I´m crossing my fingers to get these goodies!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

OK, this is my second comment, so be sure to only count me once. I forgot to say what kind of sketch I like in my first comment. I love sketches that lend themselves to shabby chic/girlie grungie type layouts - flowers, flourishes, circles, torn/distressed edges, lace . . . Thanks again for offering the give-away!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Margie said...

I love sketches and use them all the time-I use the ones for regular (4x6) sized photos the most!

Diana said...

I'm not entering just telling you I sold or traded all my unwanted stash on the FSOT board at Two Peas. I got paid via paypal and shipped the stuff out when I went up to the US earlier this summer. It was GREAT.
The reams of unwanted paper I'm keeping/using for my outreach scrapbooking.
It is so great to have my unwanted stash go to good homes!