Saturday, 2 November 2013

5 years in blog land! who'd have thought it!

This candy is now closed
Would you believe it?! I have just realised it is my fifth anniversary of being a blogger! 745 posts and 245 followers later, I don't regret a second of it. First I think I need to say a huge thank you to all my followers and especially to those of you who comment and give me encouragement. Without you I would have given up long ago! Second I need to say thank you to Guzzie Sue and Lynne, without whom I wouldn't have dipped my toes in the water in the first place! Sue explained the process of setting up and Lynne and I took the plunge together, bouncing ideas off each other all the way.
To mark this occasion I decided to have some blog candy for my lovely followers. I am going to give away some stamps along with a card featuring said stamps, and there will be more than one lot. So, here is the first:

And here is the card:

For anyone who is stuck for ideas for Christmas cards, this could be right up your street. The possibilities for this set are endless! There are more cards made with the winter spruce set on this post. The only stamp I haven't included is the sentiment, and hopefully you will have some of those of your own.
I will draw a winner next Saturday 2nd November, by which time I should have sorted a new lot of candy. Just leave a comment below if you are interested and a follower. 
Thanks for looking!


maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful card with some beautiful stamps , I really love this one, easy to do and very pretty!!!


brenda said...

C & P still going on here, but wanted to check out your lovely card.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Helen J said...

Count me in, please! Lovely card and, as ever, a great set of stamps from Inkylicious.
Congrats on your blogaversary!

craftimamma said...

Wow, how time flies eh Sally? I haven't a clue how long I've been blogging .... must go back and check, lol! Pretty card too with the lovely Inkylicious stamps. Congratulations my friend and I look forward to more inspiration from you over the next 5 years ;D!

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Uh Oh! I might not be blogging again it would seem ;(. Just went to check how long it is for me and the dashboard/new post/design buttons on top right have disappeared along with all my followers :(. Will have to keep my fingers crossed they come back as haven't a clue what to do about it. Good job I don't have DT stuff to post anymore!

Lesley Xx

Gill said...

Congratulations Sally - keep on going!

Fliss said...

Many congratulations Sally on your 5th anniversary, time does indeed fly.
A beautiful card you've made and those stamps are gorgeous too.
Here's to many more blogging years!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Dora said...

sooo...5 years on I am wishing you many years in crafting too. keep enjoying!
beautiful card with these stamps. I have seen other cards of you with those stamps. what a lot and inspiration to make different cards. great to see!!
thank you for the chance.
have fun!

Canonbury creations said...

Congrats on your blogaversary Sally! I'd love to get one of your cards and the stamps would be a bonus:)
Val x

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations - that's some milestone. You give a lot of pleasure with your posts & you're often in my thoughts when I'm out with camera & trying to snatch a shot of a butterfly - the Red Admiral eluded me just as I was about to click.
I love the colours in this card - traditional & yet not with the pale kraft/brown colour which gives a lovely foil for the red & green.
Thank you for all your comments too. Maybe one day we'll meet...
Paula (PEP)

Debbie said...

Wow...Congratulations Sally. Your card is stunning as always. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congrats on your five years in blogland Sally. Your card is beautiful and the stamps ideal for making wonderful Christmas cards. Here's to the next five years!!

Sue x

PinksyDoodles said...

Congratulations on five years blogging Sally. I hope all is well with you are yours.
Hugs, Clare (Littlebear Crafts) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, congrats on your 5 years and thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us!

Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy too!

Our photos said...

Congratulations Sally and the card is lovely!
Greetings, RW & SK

Bridie said...

Lovely traditional card

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Monday!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Tracy Harris said...

Beautiful cards Sally as always. I cant believe how long u have been blogging and providing us all with inspirational ideas. I am so glad that I found you on good old google!!!! I cant wait for the NEC and Inkylicious will be the first stand I go to. Good work Sally keep on blogging and Thank you so much x

Unknown said...

LOL, can't imagine what the Japanese wife made of Toad in the Hole! I wrote a few blog posts together on the weekend and seem to have used quite a few odd expressions. Don't know what sort of a mood I was in :-)

LOVE your card, especially the spruce fronds around the outside. Maddy x

Craftnut said...

Happy anniversary, love the card. I'm going to the nec do will have a little peruse at inkylicious! Thanks for offering the candy Tracy xx

mags said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging Sally. These are gorgoeus stamps and thanks for the chance to win. You have made a lovely card with the stamps too.

Di said...

Wow Sally, well done on the five year milestone and 245 followers! BTW, I adore your background.

Yes please, I'd love the chance to be in the draw, and it's 'cos your fabby card made me drool.

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Wow five years Sally, congratulations, and here's to the next five xx

MaryH said...

Sally, WOW! Big congratulations on such a milestone. You should be so proud because you have developed a fantastic blog to show your lovely art & photos. (and I'm sorry I'm behind on visiting too! We have to play catchup now & again. It's called Life!). This is some fab candy, and I'd love the chance to be a winner in your draw. But again, thanks for the opportunity to wish you a Happy 5 yrs anniversary on a blog well done! TFS & Hugs


Wow Sally - Huge Congratulations on your 5th blogaversary! Great blog candy - someone is going to be very lucky indeed!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ooo yummy candy Sal!!
.... just popped over for a pee and what do I see very yummy!!
...thanks for popping over my way too Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh my hat I meant a peep... how bad is that...
...argggh! ah well will give you a chuckle, hugs Shaz.x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sally, congrats on your blogerversary. Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous stamps and card x Susan x