Friday, May 28, 2010

My BlogAversary!!! A Little Candy and a New Card too!

A year ago yesterday I first put fingers to my keyboard and made my first blog post.
I'd be holding off FOREVER as it seemed like it would be more work and not enough fun but I couldn't have been more wrong!
In just a year I've made over 400 posts, have over 250 followers and over 54000 hits!
I've met some fabulous people, seen some superb creations and hopefully brought a smile to others through sharing mine.
To say a great big thank you I have a little package to giveaway.
To be in with a chance of winning please add a link and photo to your sidebar or a quick post about it and add yourself as a follower too if you aren't already.
The candy with run for 2 weeks and I'll draw a winner over the weekend of June 12th with the winner being revealed June 14th.
You could win this little bundle!

Creating Keepsakes 2 Minute Memories
Small Wooden frame to alter
Set of Chipboard coasters (perfect for altering)
96 Chipboard letters
3 sets of Clear Stamps
7 Chipboard accents

So please make sure you join in and add your link at the bottom in the gadget :)

Of course I couldn't really make a post without having a card and some challenges too so here you are!

Lili Of The Valley - Sketch
CRAFT - Blue and Green
ABC - V is for Vintage (I thought the image worked for this theme)
Creative Inspirations - Distressed
Crafts and Me - Distressing
Craft Your Passion - Distressing
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Distressing
Creative Challenge - Blooming Charming
ECP - Buttons
Gingersnaps - Read
Inky Impressions - Choice, I chose F for Flowers, R for Ribbon and Distress and S for Stitching
Sew Many - 3 techniques and a charm (coloring, distressing, faux stitching)

Card Recipe:
Image - Little Girls Story Time by Lili of The Valley
Paper - Unknown
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls - Quickutz
Sentiment - Studio G
Border Punch - Fiskars
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Label 11
Medium - Copic Markers
Ink - Memento and Chalk Ink

I thought you may like to see which Copic markers I used to color the image.

I really like how this one turned out and the chair reminds me so much of one my Nana has, even down to the throw pillow and matching antimacassar covers.
Lili Of The Valley has some fabulous stamps and there are a brand new set being released soon and they have a fabulous blog candy giveaway of all the new stamps!
You can find all the details at their blog

I hope you like this one and please join in my giveaway, the more people that play the more fun it is!
Please add your name to the gadget below and add a link/post on your blog to advertise the candy.
Thanks and Good Luck!


cheryl said...

oh katie hun your work is just incredible,just love and adore the image,and such great coluring and super detail too,will add the candy to my side bar hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxx

Justine said...

ONE year?? Are you kidding me? You are such a "big deal" here in blog land. Congratulations and your candy looks delicious. (just in case I am a weiner)

Irinca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!

Cor* said...

This is such a cute card. I love the cluster of flowers in the corner & the die cut swirls!

Cheri said...

Very nice card. Too bad it doesn't have a Sew Many Cards image too (3's a charm with a SMC image). I think you have more vintage looking stuff to your card than just the image...the background paper looks like a early 1900's style wallpaper to me as well as the shabby brown distressing around everything. Those flowers are quite lovely too. I just really like this card. :)

Adrina said...

Great card Katie, wonderful colouring. Thanks for joining SEW MANY this week.

Dragonlady said...

Congratulations on your bolgaversary hun, watch out for mine soon too.
Link is on my sidebar.
Gorgeous card, love your colouring.

Hugs Ali x

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! I'm a new follower and I've added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Please visit me when you have a moment - I'd be delighted to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits as well!


carol said...

love your card, the image looks wonderful, thanks for sharing with SMC x carol

Unknown said...

LOVE your card! You are choosing a winner for your blog candy on my birthday! My fingers are crossed! LOL

valen said...

What a stunning card! I love the papers you used and your coloring is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at CYP this week. said...

WOW!! Congrats on such a successful blog in such a short time!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! Beautiful image and I love your embellies!

JAN said...

congratulations to you Katie..i love your card its so adorable..i am hoping one day to create cards as good as this..I love all the layers scallop shapes and the lovely i have added your candy to my blog sidebar and am already an avid follower ty Janet

Claudine Poch said...

This is so sweet and nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Fany said...

I love your card, absolutly pretty,
it remember me and my sisters when we where young.

Lauretta See said...

such a beautiful card Katie.. i love it :) thanks fo playing with us this week again on CRAFT YOUR PASSION ;)) i am so happy to see your creations. good luck! xx

peggysue said...

Very sweet, what bright, vivid color! Happy blogaversary. :) Thanks for participating in this weeks' Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet image and you have brought those little gals to like so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Pop's Cards said...

I love the image that you have chosen, a great job with Bev's sketch, thanks for joining us at Lilli of the Valley this time, big hugs Pops x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card love the image papers and fab distressing. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me Challenge blog this week. luv gina xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so totally adorable, Katie! The image is just the sweetest and I love the DP and color combo you have used! Great job on the distressed challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Creative Inspirations this week!

Donna said...

Beautiful card and such a pretty choice of colours and flowers! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Stephenie said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on your anniversary. I am just getting started, so I hope to have one in a year!

Autumn said...

This is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for joining us at SMC this week!

Gloria Westerman said...

Congratulation on your anniversary...and I love your work.....great job....and thank you for the chance to win your candy....

Anita said...

This is so beautiful. I love the flowers and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Monika Reeck said...

Your coloring the Images sooo wonderful...great card and thanks for the candy...I will put your candy on my Blog....hugs, Monika

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous, good luck with the SMC blog hop and congrats on your blog success.
Hugs Shelley xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is awesome!

Thank you for taking the challenge at Sew Many Challenges!

Anonymous said...

Katie your card is adorable and beautifully created! Such a sweet image.
It is so kind of you to offer the blog candy, especially since your readers already all won because they have the honor of viewing your beautiful creations.
Pam L.

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card, love the papers and image you have used. A great take on our sketch this week. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time. Hugs Christine x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary! And thanks for a chance at some candy! Love the card too.

Dragon Watcher said...

Love the card & the candy ;) have posted it in my sidebar


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us on the LOTV.

Chiara Handmade said...

Happy blogversary!!!!^^
I'm new follower and thank you very much for this chance... tha candy is gorgeous!
Lovely card!
(a link is my sidebar)

Rosa Forino said...

che meraviglia questa card... sono arrivata tardi per la caramella ma sono felice di essere passata saluti dall'italia

Something Special said...

I love any blog candy and would love to be entered in your drawing if it is not to late. come say hi to my blog and you will find a giveaway there also, with even some scrap blog candy there also.