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Friday, 19 June 2015

Butterfly Blogaversary Candy


This candy is now closed for comments, and I'll be drawing a winner soon.
Thank you all so much for your lovely words.

It's my third birthday (my third blog birthday, I should say) and it seems only right to celebrate with some candy.

I feel so lucky to share in all the generosity and creativity of Craftyblogland.  Your comments and feedback are a constant source of joy, and the inspiration I find from travelling from blog to blog is immeasurable.  I only wish I could give candy out to every single one of you to thank you for your company on this amazing journey, especially when I haven't been around much lately!


But no, my thanks and love go to all of you, but the candy can only go to one... so please simply leave a comment here if you would like to be included in the draw.  This sticky post will stay at the top of the blog until the end of June, when I'll pick the winner out of a hat.

It's NOT compulsory to join up as a Follower - though if you like the work you see here, then it would be lovely if you did - and it would be great if you shared the candy photo and link on your blog or sidebar, but that's NOT compulsory either.

Thank you so much for everything and good luck!

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Plautus (or at least with candy!)

97 comments:

Cardgenie said...

Hi Alison. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday. Although I rarely comment, I follow your blog avidly and find it a great source of inspiration. Thanks for the chance of some candy. Keep Crafting! Jean.x

Jane said...

Thanks Alison and many congratulations on your 3rd blog birthday. Your work is gorgeous, you are such a talented lady and it's a pleasure to follow your blog. Crafty hugsx

Redanne said...

Alison, you give us, your followers, immeasurable inspiration and pleasure too each time you share your wonderful art with us! Congratulations on your third Blogaversary!! Anne xx

Evil Edna said...

I would love to be included, your blog brightens my day and inspires me - a fair few shopping trips and pieces have been necessitated! EE

Anneke said...

Your work is very inspiring. Three blog years
such a long time. I can only say please go
on with showing your wonderful work.
Thanks for showing, Anneke

Ruth said...

Congratulations Alison! Well that looks like some scrummy candy on offer, who wouldn't want to be in with a chance of winning! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration too. Ruth xx

Meggymay said...

Happy Blogaversary Alison, it is a pleasure to visit and be inspired here. The candy looks amazing.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

huge thanks Alison - your blog is a real treat to follow - full of beautiful ideas to me! Big hugs rachel x

rachel said...

oops - meant to say happy blogaversary! hugs rachel x

Shari Trumbull said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 3rd Blogaversary, Alison! What a wonderful accomplishment and what a generous way to celebrate!! Your blog birthday gift package is Amazing! and it looks chock-full of elements of your creative style!! I've learned so much from you, and continue to be inspired and amazed at each an every creation you make! Congratulations & Cheers to many more years in crafty blogland to come!! XOXO-Shari

Jennie Atkinson said...

Congratulations Alison on three wonderful inspiring years. I always look forward to your posts and the wonderful art you share with us. I hope you get the chance to enjoy the weekend and that you are not working too hard xxxx

ionabunny said...

Congrats on your blogaversary. Always lovely to see your gorgeous makes. I have been a follower for a while. Hugz

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, many congratulations on 3 glorious years of crafty blogging! Your posts always inspire me, Alison and there is so much of interest to read - wonderful words as well as original creative work that provide great insights and inspiration. You share so much with us and take us on the most exciting adventures with every post! And now you are sharing yet more in the form of blog candy. Thank you, Alison and here's to many many more years of inspiring Words and Pictures! xxx

vinita jain said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary Alison! I am already your follower! Always love to see your work with so many inspirational projects and techniques! Thanks for the chance to win, Great candy!

Astrid Maclean said...

How time flies, - happy anniversary!!! Wonderful looking candy, who would not want to win something like that! As you know I have followed for a long time and will share on my side bar! Wishing you all the best for the coming year and many to come after that!

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

I'd love to be included in the draw. I follow you blog on bloglovin'!

Shirley Chillman said...

Happy three years Alison and many many more we hope x x It is us thanking you for sharing such wonderful delights with us for the last three years

Delicious looking candy such a shame there can only be one winner ( sorry girls It's mine ... lol) wishful thinking!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

sally said...

I find it hard to believe it's only 3 years, I've probably been following you for the large part of that time and what a pleasure it is (& Cestina too!)

Sally

chrissie said...

Happy third birthday Alison. Your ideas and tutorials are gifts enough and always given freely. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy which looks very interesting. Hope you have many more years in Blogland.

Love Chrissie xx

Heather said...

I love following your blog. You are so talented. Happy 3rd birthday and many many more creative returns x

Evelyn Walter said...

Your blog is always full of inspiration, I love your work and your wonderful posts here - thank you for! <3
Happy third birthday, dear Alison and I´m looking forward to all the stunning things, that follow!
xxx Evelyn

Cestina said...

Vše nejlepší k třetím narozeninám! But my name can stay out of the hat.....
xx

Craftyfield said...

3 years already?!!! Doesn't time fly when you're crafting... Congratulations Alison.

Brenda Brown said...

Happy third blogaversary my friend, I am so pleased we are part of each other's artistic journeys. You are a source of continued inspiration to me and I look forward to many more years of that. (Please leave me out of the draw but not your art.)
Hugs Brenda xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Happy Third Birthday Alison! How candylicious is this picture of goodies!would never have guessed that you were so new! Keep on sharing your butterfly inspiration please! Xx

louby said...

Happy 3rd blogaversary lovely work and great inspiration. I'd love to be in with a chance for this candy. Good luck everyone.

Inky and Quirky said...

3 years of wonderful inspiration Alison.....here's to the next 33 ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

JackieP Neal said...

Happy third blogiversary Alison!!
I thought you had been around much longer- so I guess I don't have as much catch-up on your previous posts as I thought heehee
I do miss seeing more of your art work,but I understand you are busy- thank you for taking the time to share this and for the chance of such a generous giveaway!! huge hugs! Jackie xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful giveaway Alison, you are so generous! Happy blogiversary, here's to many many more! hugs :)

Debby said...

Happy 3rd blogiversary! I've been following you for quite a while and enjoy your creativity! You have been an inspiration to my own crafting. Thank you!

Nan G said...

Happy Blog-iversary, Butterfly!! It's been an amazing and productive three years! I would love to win this scrumptious pile of goodies. Thank you for being so generous with the giveaway and your talent. Hugs

Lys Scrap said...

Happy blog birthday, Alison! Thanks so much for the inspiration you give us by your wonderful talent. My best wishes for the coming crafty adventures!

Coco said...

It's a wonderful Candy Alison, so genereous to you, and I love the card I can glimpse in the right corner too... :) Of course I would be thrilled to be drawn in your hat, so please count me! :D
Hope everything goes well in your work at the moment. Hugs and happy weel-end, Coco xxx

Joan said...

Congrats on your anniversary, love your blog and have been a follower for some tine. Fabulous candy!

Joan

Claire said...

Oh a very happy birthday to you! It's been an amazing journey and I enjoy reading your blog so much. A lovely gesture to have some blog candy - hope I'm lucky!! Claire xx

Denise Smith said...

Awesome gift! Congrats on your anniversary!

Primitive Seasons said...

What a beautiful grouping of items in this prize package. I enjoy your blog and your work so much. Thanks for thinking of your fans.

Bonnie Schulte said...

Hi, a note to tell you I very much enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for the chance to win "candy" What a fun treat to give, and for one of us to receive. Bonnie in WI

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my goodness Alison, I can't believe the years have now turned to three! Huge congratulations my friend! Each and every visit to your blog and art is a delight and inspiration. You are a triumph in words and pictures literally. Wishing you even more success for the next three and more! Nicola x
(no access to pc for coming days so on a tablet but will update pic to my sidebar once I am back to 'manageable' technology! Thanks so much for chance to win!)

pipers1mom said...

Congratulations on your blog-anniversary. The 'candy' looks very yummy

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Congratulations alison for completing 3 wonderful years of blogging!
Candy looks wonderful with yummy crafty goodies, would love to win!! Thanks for chance. I am putting this on my Blog sidebar :)

Judys Fabrications said...

What a lovely idea.Thanks for your giveaway.I've been a follower for just a while now as I only recently found you.I will link up to you.
Cheers
Judy

brenda said...

All linked up Alison, thanks for the opportunity and happy birthday to you as well, mine coming up also.

B x

Rupa S said...

A BIG Toast and CHEERS on your 3rd anniversary, Alison. I have been a fen of you work for ,months now and your works are so inspiring. Indeed a great accomplishment of 3 years and wishing you many more. That candy does look yummy and thanks for the opportunity . This is exciting. Hugs. Of course I am flaunting this candy on my blog so others get to see it! Big hugs.

Dorthe said...

Dear Alison, congratulations with this 3rd blogaversary , I am so glad you then desided to be a part of blogworld, to show and inspire with your wonderful art.
I would be so very smiling, if my name was drawn, so thanks for the chance !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Fliss said...

Many congratulations of your blog anniversary Alison and thanks for the heads up on this too.
I'm not around that much at the moment due to work and family plus vision issues keeping me very busy so it's very kind of you to let me know about this.
Here's to the next year of creations!
Fliss xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Happy 3rd year in the bloggy world! You've been a wonderful inspiration to me and many others! I love your work and look forward to seeing more!! Xxx

Chrissy said...

Happy blogaversary Alison..and thank you so much for the chance to win this fantastic candy...always a pleasure and inspiration to come over and visit..

luv CHRISSYxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Three years, really, where has that time gone . Loved following on your creative journey. Long may you enjoy and continue . Hugs. Tracy x

Helen said...

Whilst the time has flown, in a way I can't believe it is ONLY 3 years since we've been enjoying your work here on your blog! Congratulations, and thanks for the giveaway.

CreativSpirit said...

Happy Anniversary. I love coming to you blog, because I really love your art and you inspire me to create as well. What a wonderful art journey we are on.

Kay Wallace said...

Hi, Alison, and congrats on this third blogaversary! I thoroughly enjoy your art and your blog, my friend, and don't miss many of your posts! I would love to win this great blog candy, so count me in! You are very sweet and very generous!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY dear Alison!
Your art always is so so beautiful and I also want to say thank you for your visits and your
comments .... you make me very happy with it.

What a generous candy !
Would be fantastic to win! Oh yes! Count me in please!
oxo
Susi

mamablitger said...

Hi Alison
Congrats on your third blog birthday anniversary. Waw !! Incredible how fast time flies !!
I also wanted to thank you for all the awesome craft ideas and art you are sharing with us. It is such a fabulous way to soak new inspiration. I love following talented srtists like you.
Thank you also for the fantastic opportunity to win this fantastic prize. Gish it looks as if it top class goodies... Wohooo.. Please pick me... Lol.
Thanks again. Now going on to see what you shared today of lovely art.
Hugs to you from Monica.... Spain

Lauren Hatwell said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary... and many more besides. Lx

Candy C said...

Alison....huge congrats on your 3rd anniversary of your blog! You are such an inspiration. You have given all of us three years of fabulous techniques, beautiful creations and all sorts of creative ideas. Thank you for all of your sharing of ideas and how to's.

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your 3rd Blogaversary Alison!
So glad I found your blog it is so inspirational :o)
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Georgie C said...

Just love following your work, you're such an inspiration! Congrats on your 3rd birthday xx

Valerie Starr said...

I'm always excited to see what you have created next, I enjoy your work. It is a constant source of inspiration to me. THank you for the chance to win goodies too!

SiódmyAnioł said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary!
I love your projects and your fantastic blog!
Thanks for the chance to win - great candy.

Anita Houston said...

Happy blogiversary!!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

How nice of you to selebrate your blog with a gift for your follower!! I wish you a lot of happiness on this thirth year and a lot of inspiration of another three years to go, so very happy blog birthday!!!

Greetings
Maria

azuremoon said...

I do enjoy your blog with all of your tips and easy to understand instructions. Wishing you an awesome birthday and many more. And look at that yummy candy!

paperie1 said...

Big congrats Alison, love your blog, so very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Happy third blogiversary Alison!! Can't believe that you have blogging only three years!! I was inspired by your posts and thank you for your wonderful tutorial. I am always looking forward to your lovely creations. xxx

Maelchen said...

Certainly I have to congratulate you to your blog-anniversary, dearest Alison! It is a must-do! I have always found inspiration, both artistic and spiritual (which I seem to tell you every time I am leaving a comment, heehee. But truth must be told!). Your detailed tutorials, your close-up images... All your work has inflluenced me a great deal! It almost seems impudent to want more, to want to hop into your lottery-pot... But here I am, whishing nothing more than to be chosen to win one of those lovely items.
Happy anniversary, my dear!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Three years of inspiring art - Congratulations!! Chris

Mona Pendleton said...

Not here for the give away Alison just wanted to wish you a happy blog anniversary! You are such an inspiration to all!

Neet said...

It's good to share your birthday greetings with you because this is one incredible blog. I love how you break down all the stages of your wonderful projects for us to see and have such amazing photography alongside the instructions. Thank you for everything you contribute to blogland - I love to visit.
Congrats on your third birthday.
Hugs, Neet xx

A Pink said...

Alison its wonderful to read that you have enjoyed three happy years in blogland and Congratulatons. I'm a real newbie to all this so have only just started following you but from what I have seen so far you offer inspiration n pleasure with your creativity .
Wishing you many more happy years creating , blogging n inspiring . x

Hettie said...

Ooo! Did someone say Candy? That is similar to cake so yes please, include me in please.
Hugs
xx

Gio said...

Congratulations Alison! And thanks for your generosity and for sharing your beautiful art with us, it's always a pleasure to look at your inspired artworks.

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on your 3rd blogaversary Alison! I love coming by to see your wonderfully creative projects and to see the various quotes you drop along the way!! (as well as your stories!) Julia xx

Lisa said...

I really am so far behind! Happy blogaversary Alison! I should have added that to the GradMoBirThersUation Day too ;)

Lucy Edmondson said...

The pleasure is ours, Alison! Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy and congratulations on three years of amazing blogging where you have gone from strength to strength,

Lucy x

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on 3 years of wonderful inspirational posts at Words and Pictures. It's always a pleasure to visit and see such amazing creativity. Looking forward to more.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on 3 years of wonderful inspirational posts at Words and Pictures. It's always a pleasure to visit and see such amazing creativity. Looking forward to more.
Avril xx

rkramadh said...

Congrats on your anniversary. It's hard to believe that your blog is only three yrs old given your amazing talent! Every post is inspiring to me even though I may not have the skills or products used. I am always in awe of how many techniques you seem to use and how quickly you seem to churn up amazing variety of projects. All the best and looking forward to many more years of inspiration here.

Anke said...

Congratulations Alison. Thank you for all the wonderful inspirational posts, I love your work so much.

Hugs
Anke

Tindaloo said...

Big congratulations on your 3rd. blog birthday! I'm a new follower, and have put your candy in my sidebar at tindaloo.blogspot.com :)

samantha wade said...

Hi, happy blog anni, love your work and blog. So very inspirational.
x Sam

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Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Congratulations with your 3rd blog birthday Alison...and what a success it was in those 3 years with so many inventive and unique creations....thanks for sharing your art!
Wish you many more lovely years in Blogland
Greetings, Alie

Denise Helstrom said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary! You are a blessing and an inspiration! I check almost every day to see if you've posted some new fabulous thing. Thanks!!!

Cinderella Moments said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! This is a very generous and fun prize. And I can see very popular too. You have lots of participants eager to win such a delightful gift. You have a gorgeous blog filled with so many inspiring ideas. Keep up the fantastic work!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Kimberly Cobb said...

Alison, Congratulations on your third Blogaversary! I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and all your kind and supportive comments. I so enjoy visiting your blog...you never cease to inspire. What a generous prize to celebrate! Thanks and Hugs, Kim

Darlene said...

Happy anniversary!!, I have been a follower for awhile and enjoy your art work!!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Happy blogaverary my friend. And oh what creativity and wonder we have all been blessed with during the last three years. Here's to many more years of words and pictures from you!! Cheers! -- Mary Elizabeth

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Alison, what a lovely, generous array of goodies you are giving away to celebrate 3 years! And what a reason to celebrate! Congratulations on 3 years in blogland! I wish I had known you for that long; so much has been learned and loved here. And thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement you have offered and provided. Here's hoping you will have many more years! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Alison, what a lovely, generous array of goodies you are giving away to celebrate 3 years! And what a reason to celebrate! Congratulations on 3 years in blogland! I wish I had known you for that long; so much has been learned and loved here. And thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement you have offered and provided. Here's hoping you will have many more years! Hugs!

Krisha said...

Happy Blogger birthday Ali!! What a wonderful give away.....such luscious stash!!

Gitte said...

Congratulation with you blog-birthday. Thank you for the chance to win this great stuff.

Joi at RR said...

Hehheheehh - this is so great Alison - you are going over 100 comments....soont!!! I can't even image so many comments - so proud for you. See... you are so very very very popular and loved and admired.... so you have lots of reason to celebrate! CONGRATULATIONS on your 3rd birthday. Blessings for the year to come. X j

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Alison,
With all you have achieved it always surprises me that it has been such a short time since you started blogging, it as astonishing how you have managed to set the stamping world on fire in on,y a matter of three years. I know I am mostly absent these days bit it would be wonderful to be included in the draw. Oh to dream of winning this bounty especially as I am very slowly returning to creating.
Alison, Congratulations on thee immensely successful years, eager to discover what new artistic challenges lie ahead for you.
Wishes
Lynne

Alison said...

I enjoy following your blog and would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you

Jennifer Scull said...

I realize that I am late to the party so to speak, but I am a new follower to your blog. your talent and projects are fabulous! can't wait to see what is in store! :)

Jeannie said...

What great fun your blog is. I've only just stumbled across it but will be an avid follower!