Wednesday 26 January 2011

One Year Blogaversary and Giveaway

On the 29th January my blog is ONE year old. I can't believe I have been doing this for that amount of time, and still just loving it. I have looked back at the things I was posting in those early days and oh boy how different my work is now. I have experimented (and I still am experimenting) with so many styles of papercrafts and altering and have learnt so much from all you bloggers out there. This is such a wonderful community for sharing ideas and techniques and for making friends. Long may it last.

So to celebrate I am posting a small giveaway. Just a few bits and pieces that you may like. (But not my basket hehe).

In the basket is -
Sizzix Halloween embossing folders
Papermania ATC clear stamps
Jolly Nation Women accessory stamps
Making Memories Wedding stamps
Personal Impressions Cute Characters stamp set 2

Outside the basket is -
2 boxes for altering
1 x pack gem brads
1 x pack pearl brads
1 x 12 white gem flowers
1 x 12 pink gem flowers
Crafty Bitz pink and red flat back gems
1 pack Pergamano create your own cards.
I may well add some extra bits over the next couple of weeks.

All I ask is that you are one of my friends/followers (and I hope that if you decide to become a follower you do so because of the work I do and not just for the giveaway), and that you leave me a comment telling me your favourite card or project of mine that I have done in the last few months. I am interested to see what style people feel I do the best.

I will do a draw (using that random thingumy) on Valentine's Day, which is Monday the 14th February, so you have till midnight on the day before to leave me a comment.

I must thank Sarah at Sarah Wright Designs for her blog candy which I won woo hoo, so I have a nice pressie coming in the post too. Thanks Sarah xxx.

Good Luck and thankyou all so much for being part of my creative journey and for all your support.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Junibears said...

Dear Brenda, what a fantastic giveaway! I've long been an admirer of your art and I've seen the many different things you've tried. Your stamping is beautiful but I love your layered styles. I think my favourite piece is that wonderful heart you made for your Mum. You said you might use it for a book cover.Have you made a start on that yet?
Lots of love
June xx

Agnieszka M said...

Hi Brenda!

Your blog is fantastic. I love your projects, and your style!
My favourite is: Heart for MUM. This look vintage!!! I love it!


Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, I have to agree with June in last comment your heart book cover you made in memory for your beautiful Mum the detail is just amazing, and also love you Tags.
Your creations using your inks is stunning, Brenda wee all learn so much from our blog friends and so happy to have found your blog on my blogging travels chum lol' thanks for all the inspiration you have give me over the last year, and also for this chance to win your gorgeous Candy will pop it on my sidebar with detail chum,
Lots Hugs
Sarah xx

Laney said...

Hi brenda have to agree with the other ladies the heart for your Mum love the style and you can tell the love that was put into it !!
great candy Brenda

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brenda - i love most of your work lol.. and i loved your Heart for Mum .. but i think my favourite has to be the Book you made for Maddie's 30th - its an absolute work of art
-here's to another year Brenda- not only of crafting and learning new techniques but also to our friendship
Lisa x

cheryl said...

oh hun what amazing candy gosh a year were has it gone,you know how much I love your work hun,so creative will post it on my side bar thanks for chance to win,hugs cheryl xxx

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda....I love all of your work, but most the vintage style....and as already said before: the heart you made for your mum is fantastic!
Congrats on winning that candy!
Congrats again on your blogaversary and so sweet of you to give a candy away.....keep my fingers crossed!
xxx Margreet

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hunnie....I can't believe you have only been blogging for 12 months!!! Well heres to the future hun, more gorgeous creations from you & friendships that would never have happened without the WWW...
Huge hugs shell xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
it has been great following your blog this past year and becoming your blogging friend. I really love your work
Don''t worry about entering me for your blog candy as I already have many of these items. Let someone else have my chance
I hope you have a lot of entries though
Hugs Sarah x

Kathyk said...

I regret to inform you that your spatial awareness is adrift!!! There's no way that's a SMALL giveaway Brenda!!! I've enjoyed reading your blog (not sure if I've been following the whole year) and am a BIG fan of your work.

All the best


Netty said...

To ask us to say which is our favourite of your projects is totally unfair as there are so many that I love. Can I choose 2 please.....Loving your Shabby Chic style and your Altered Bracelet. Thank you for the chance of winning your fab goodies, even though we can't win that Annette x

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, I had a look back through your posts and there are so many that I can't choose just one. So I'd rather explain what I like about your work. I like the uniqueness, every card or project has something there that I haven't seen before. Sometimes a different technique, and usually some different embellishments, often recycled or hand made. I enjoy your imaginative creativity!
Your giveaway looks exciting, thanks for sharing!
Joyce xx

Stampersue said...

Hi Brenda my favourite is the altered bracelet you posted - it is so different and unusual I just fell in love with it. But I am a great admirer of your cards they are all super. I really enjoy popping to your blog to see what you have been up to. Your unique style makes your blog stand out and is always well worth a visit. Many thanks for such enjoyment.


Babe O'Mara said...

I'm a follower officially now, but I've been stalking your site for awhile. My favorite was the heart card to your Mom. My mother also loved the autumn with its colors. She passed away from a heart attack. I remember crying when I read your post. Thanks so much for a chance to win some wonderful candy. A very generous giveaway.


Elina said...

Hello Brenda! I just found your blog and it's amazing. It's now in my "lovely blogs" -sidebar. You have so many different style in your cards. I found so many beautiful cards in your blog and my favorite one is just under this post, your shabby chic card.

Thanks also for a chance to win this amazing candy! Hope you will come to visit my blog on some day. I usually write in finnish there, but I will translate what ever you want:)

Love, Elina

Henriëtte said...

Hi Brenda,
I am new and can say you have a great blog so I will follow it.
Loving your Shabby Chic style and your Altered Bracelet.
Your giveaway is fantastic. Thank you for the chance to win.
I am a follower and put your candy on my blog's sidebar.
Please feel free to come by and visit my blog sometime. I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, I can't believe we started our blog nearly the same time!!! He he :) I don't know why, but I always think everyone has been around so much more than me. I love seeing your cards as your style of cards is always so much different than what I do and what I come across here, and it's really stunning. I had a look at your cards you did recently and I think I love the card for MAWWT 77 one mostly.. The distressing and background is fantastic! Hugs xxx

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Vivi Casale said...

oh Brenda, you have such beautiful blog and your creation are great!!!
and congratulations for the 1st anniversay!! it is so exciting, isnt'it??
Your candy is great! thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

Nikki said...

Hi Brenda
Congrats on the 1 year Anniversary :) thank you for the chance to win such goodies My fave post you did is the let it snow card you created I loved it the 1st time I saw it and still do :)
hugs Nikki

little man's momma said...

Congrats on the 1 year! I love alot of your posts but one of my faves is Precious punches - OSAAT challenge 26.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely candy, thanks for offering it. You did a complicated folded card with a fairy in the middle before Christmas, and I really liked that!

lisa said...

Seeing as how we're now teamies I just happend to be browsing back through your blog to have a look at the things you've been up to over the past year, I love your style and the Scrapbook page and card you made for your Mum caught my eye straight away. The colours and detail on them are fantastic. When I made my way up to date and found your lovely candy I knew straight away which project was my favourite and from reading your other comments, it seems I'm not alone. What a lovely way to remember such a special person.
Hugs Lisax

beginning4fun said...

I love your style and creativity you really show your passion inyour work! I love tghat each design has its own touch to tie it back to you! Colors are wonderful and sorry i cant chose just one cuz they are all amazing!!! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity!! Thank for a chance at your blog candy.

bernietom47 said...

I think all of your work is beautiful. Picking what I like best only shows what appeals to me most (colors etc.) not what I think you do best. My three favorites are your “Family Memories Tag Book”, your “In My Thoughts” card and my most favorite is the lovely loving book cover you made for your dear mother. (Sorry for your loss.) Thank you for the chance to win your amazing candy.
Blessings Bernie

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, congratulations on your blogaversary. How on earth can I pick a favourite. I love everything that you do, I don't know how you come up with all your wonderful ideas. I just look in awe at your projects. I loved the heart for your mum as everyone else did. I also loved all your Christmas tags, number 4 in particular, I love your time canvas which I found when I first became a follower of yours and looked back over your work. And finally I love your grungeboard flowers. Keep up the fabulous work! Pami x

Kras said...

Hi Brenda, I did subscribe for your candy. I have no chance because I'm away. The greatest joy will follow up on this card pobeditel.Haresvam 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 9 and
most that MAWTT Challenge 78 - Anything Goes but not Christmas. Regards from Krassimira.

Kras said...

Candy is in the sidebar on this blog my

Sally said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda really hard choose.Love your Mum card with and the Family tags Book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs sally xxx

Sally said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda really hard choose.Love your Mum card with and the Family tags Book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs sally xxx

Stacy said...

Wow, so hard to pick one!! There are 5 just on the first page that are wonderful!! The vintage style is my absoute fav!!

Stacy said...

I Am a new follower and I love finding blogs like yours....Very Unique!! All your Projects are Stunning! But the one that i really like is the Beneath the sea and I am hapy that you shared the tutorial on how to do the Flower!! Very nice blog and I will be back soon!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Ukka said...

Hi Brenda,
I love your work!My favorite is "Beneath the Ocean".What amazing blog candy - thanks for giving us the opportunity to win it. Have become a follower and also posted a link to your candy on my blog

MILA25 said...

Thanks a lot for a chance to win!

Rosalee said...

Great candy Brenda. I would so love to be in the draw. I have just become your newest follower and I've added a link to my sidebar to help spread the word. Love the card on the Jan 27th post the one called Springtime. It's fabulous and love the touch of rhinestone's. Thanks for the great chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Anita Wells said...

Hi Brenda, I found your blog through The Stamp Man atc swap. I love your Steampunk atcs, they have inspired me to get going on the making of mine to send in. I really like all your work and I look forward to seeing much more. Anita x

Lisa Stewart said...

Hi Brenda!
I must say I too am a big fan of the vintage look, art noveau, etc. It's so romantic and just draws you in to a different world! I love your steampunk card. It's gorgeous. I think steampunk fits right in with vintage so wonderfully, but yet in a quirky way all its own! Thanks for creating and inspiring us all! I'm a fan!

Rosa Forino said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy! i love this card sorry for my english ma è stato veramente difficile scegliere ;-)
spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
public slidebar on
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
blog creative:

Svetlana said...

Congrats with your Blogoversary!
I'm your new follower
I love your tag with bird and flowers, so sweet

Sharon said...

Hi Brenda; Thanks for the chance to win. I think my favourite thing of yours to date is the steampunk clocks you just posted. I love collagy stuff!
aka Celticrafter

Anna said...

Happy blogaversary Brenda!! :D
Aww, i felt in love with your chrismas tags! they were in a lovely tin and so adorable!
Can't remember when... in early november maybe...
Thanks for this precious opportunity! :***
Hugs, Anna

nocidicoccole (at) gmail (dot) com

Neil said...

Hi there, I've been a follower for a little while now and have just seen your blog candy so am posting my little comment too. I enjoy a lot of what I've seen. but especially your vintage styles. Keep up the inspiration. I enjoy visiting your blog!

Lola said...

Hi! Great candy! thank you for the chance to win! I really enjoyed your post "Tutorial for Raggedy Flower"!
On my blog:
Kisses ^_^

Barbara said...

Brenda, I am a new follower. I am so glad that I found your charming blog. Your style is quite different from mine but that is why I love your blog.You have given me so many ideas that I could use in my crafting.Congrats on becoming a DT member! All of your projects are just so unique. I really love the third DT card you chose- the one with a heart and music. I also appreciate the "Tutorial for Raggedy Flowers." It is so useful and I adore flowers. I have posted your candy on my sidebar and now am looking forward to visiting your blog often and of course...being blessed with your blog candy :) Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful craft items. My Blog:

Luana said...

I follow you now! ^^
I really like your creations! This is so cute

I linked your blog candy on my blogs

Sidebar and post:

Thanks for the chance! ^^

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Great candy!
I've had a lovely time looking through your blog and I think all your tags are fab, and I especially loved your under the sea card

Aluap said...

Happy bloganiversary Brenda!! And thnk you for the chance to win this great candy :) I am a new follower and I linked you on my sidebar

Tonje said...

Great candy, hope I'm the lucky one!

I love the first card you chose for the DT call for Let's ink it up, beautiful card with lots of great details!

Love, Tonje

sallysbitz2 said...

Congrats on your 1yr blogging x

Mine will be in May & I am building up my stash for a giveaway.

Thanks for the chance of winning.
Good Luck Everyone x

hugs sally x

monica said...

ti ho conoscuta x caso..sono italiana...piacere di conoscerti se vuoi passare a trovarmi ne sarei felice.ciao

Hanneke said...

Hi Brenda,

I really like your altered tin can with the chocolat hearts inside, and the metal project from 28 jan. I really like the look and colors of thes eprojects and I like to reuse cans and boxes etcetera so I think it is nice to see what other people make with them.

Thank you for the chance to win your awesome candy and congratulations on your bloganiversary!


Ms. Jen said...

Hi Brenda! I'm a new follower. Came for the candy stayin for the art - LOL I've made some of my best blog friends this way. Personally, I'm more of a straight lines and things matching kinda crafter so I totally love your "Childhood Memories" project. I love all the gold tones and the selection of papers too. Great job on it! I hope you'll come see me too - Hugs Jen

Val said...

Hi Brenda - this is a fabby giveaway.

Well - I have been a follower since we met at the Stamp Attic - gosh that seems such a long time ago, although only last year.

I particularly like the Compendium of Curiosties work, and adore your shabby chic style. What I also like about you is that you are not afraid to try anything - there is such a variation in your work.

Many congratulations on your blog anniversary, and long may we continue to benefit from your beautiful work.


Caroline Hallett said...

I came to your blog from the Less is More challenge page - and loved what you have done, just spent a pleasant 30 minutes looking at all your projects - love all the Tim Holtz inspired stuff you do, but most of all love the altered metal that you did in February. Have added you to my blog list as I like what you do! Thanks x

Agus said...

Happy blogaversary Brenda! you have such a nice blog! It was hard to choose my fav project... but I decided for this one:
I really like it!
thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely blog candy (: Im your follower!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!
:) !!

Kianel said...

what agreat candy!
love the family tags book!
thanks for a chance to win,
love from France, kianel.

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda,
I am to be one of your newest followers.

Adoring your Shabby Chic style and your Altered Bracelet, what the heck they're all gorgeous! But I have to say that is a real creative piece and it's one of the favourites that I've seen.

Your giveaway is fantastic. Thank you for the chance to win.

I invite you to visit my blog sometime where you will see your candy on my blog's sidebar.

HegeHB said...

Hello. What a great way to have a candy. I really like this card:
Thanks for the chance to win!! Have a nice day.

Hello said...

I just stumbled across you blog and I love it. You ask us to pick a project or card -- that's hard. You are very talented and they are all beautiful, but I guess I would have to agree with the others the heart for Mum would be one of my favorites. I also just became a follower. Thanks for a chance to win that wonderful candy!!!

Marcia Kamano said...

I enjoy a lot of what I've seen, but especially your vintage styles.

Thanks for the chance to win this candy!
Márcia Kamano
(from Brazil)

Janette said...

Have just found your blog by sheer chance, so happy I did too, you have some amazing creations on here, love the shabby designs, the bracelet and that pleated heart is making me dash back to my desk.....have joined your followers and will be back..xx said...

Happy bloganiversary Brenda!! Thank you for the chance to win this great candy :) I am a new follower and I linked you on my sidebar
Hugs Iryna xxx

Regina said...

hello, Brenda

congrats on the one year of blogging!!! And best wishes for other blogging years!
Everything is just awesome, all of your fabulous creations - just awesome. Your blog is totally inspiring. I enjoy your creativity.
My favorites are your Shabby Chic cards.
That's an awesome collection of goodies you're giving away. I have my fingers crossed.
I’m now a follower and I have added your candy in my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to join.

Lelishna said...

Hi, Brenda!
I'm a new follower and I like to be here :)
I love your card *For Mum* - it's absolutely gorgeous!! ♥♥♥
Thank you for the chance to win!

my blog


Brenna said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I am a new follower, but I am not surprised that your blog is thriving!! i have had a chance to go through your blog and your work is beautiful!! I especially love the orange and purple stampotique card!! super cute!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!