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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Birthday Blog Candy

The candy is now closed.  Thank you so much for all your lovely comments.
I'll be drawing a winner as soon as I've drawn breath!


Hello all!  I can hardly believe it, but Words and Pictures is four years old today, 19th June.  And although it's a tricky year crafting-wise, I can't let the anniversary pass without offering a little "thank you candy" to my fantastic followers.

You make this whole journey so much richer.  I'm grateful for every visit, and so happy when I read each comment - especially when I'm being a pretty poor blogger myself. 

Since I can't post the prize out until the beginning of August anyway, I'm giving this a nice long deadline.  You have until 31st July to leave a comment here saying you would like to be included in the draw.  It would be lovely if you'd like to join up as a follower if you haven't already, and it'd be great if you would share the photo and link on your blog, but neither of them is compulsory.  Good luck everyone, and thank you for an incredible four years!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.
Marcel Proust

86 comments:

vinita jain said...

Ohh Congratulations Alison!! This is a great news and 4 successful years is a big big achievement. I am always inspired by your work and detailing and always keep an eye on ur work not wanting to miss it!!! Would love to be a part of ur celebration giveaway!! I have posted the pic in my sidebar.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Alison what a wonderful blog candy! Congrats for these 4 years, youe way to inspire us is amazing, I think you're really an incredible artist! Barbara

Brenda Brown said...

Four wonderful years Alison where you have enriched not only our blogging experience but our own creative journeys with your amazing creativity ans inspiration. Congratulations on this milestone and here's to the next four and more my friend xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Congratulations on your milestone Alison and to many more years to come! I have loved following each step of your journey and look forward to seeing where your next steps will lead you!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Four years is a long time, and you have created lots of beauty in that time. Here's to the next four and then more! Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

It has been a fabulous 4 years, every single project you made has been absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win - yes please include me!!

chrissie said...

Happy 4th Birthday and so pleased to have found your blog almost at the beginning and have got to know you and your beautiful work better.

Please add me to your list and thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize.

Definitely 'Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.'

Love Chrissie xx

Anneke said...

Congratulations 4 years pas so quickley. You know I love your work.
It's unique. And I am thankful you always show use your creative journey.
There's always an explanation on how you made your art work.
It's always very inspiring. I would like to join. But as you know I live in the Netherlands.
Hope to see a lot more of your creations. Have a wonderful day.

butterfly said...

I'm perfectly happy to post internationally! Ax

carol edwards said...

Hello Alison and congratulations on your 4years. Since joining your blog I have enjoyed so much inspiration and creativity from you. I have so enjoyed reading about your journeys and the wonderful world of culture, your photography, and all the information you've shared. Thank you

CreativSpirit said...

Congratulations on your 4 years. I love what you do and enjoy each and every post. Thank you for the inspiration.

Hazel Agnew said...

Happy Birthday Words and Pictures. I am so happy to have found your blog and your continuing inspiration....and Alison is not bad either! Love the quote too. Please continue to broadcast your happiness. Would love to be included in the draw! Thanks, Hazel xx

Cardgenie said...

Happy Blogaversary! Love your blog and look forward to seeing where you are travelling next! Thanks for the chance of some candy. Jean.x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, four years, congratulations!! What a wonderful prize package, flowers and butterflies, gotta love it! Thanks for the chance to win Alison! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Congratulations on your 4 year blog anniversary . I wasn't around in the early days but in the last couple of years you have never failed to inspire with your fabulous creativity and eloquently written blog posts that are always an absolute pleasure to read. Thank you Alison
xx

Nan G said...

Happy Blogaversary! Wow four years has gone by incredibly fast. You are an amazing artist, Alison! and so generous with time and self. You have inspired me to be creative and try new things on many occasions. And I've also CASEd you a few times too. :) I enjoy reading each of your posts tho I may not always be able to comment. I would love to be in your anniversary drawing. Thank you and Congratulations!

mamablitger said...

Oh my... FOUR years !! Amazing. Congratulations...well done. I have been following you by mail some of the years and I must admit I'm impressed with your gorgeous creativity. You create such fabulous ART. I'm so happy I stumbled across your blog. I have learned a lot from you and often found inspiration for my projects.
Thank you for offering such a generous give-away. It seems as if there is a lot of lively stuff.
Thank you for all what you're sharing.
Hugs to you....
Monica... Spain

Redanne said...

Congratulations on reaching another wonderful milestone Alison, I have really enjoyed your 'journey' and look forward to many more years too! Anne xx

Lys Scrap said...

Happy birthday for your blog, Alison! It's always a delight to follow you, in your creations, so full of inspiration, or in your travels you invite us to too. You know how you were a decisive starting inspiration for my blog and I will always be thankful to you. Thanks for the generous way to celebrate the day!

Team Clark said...

A very happy birthday to Words and Pictures, the infinite source of inspiration and encouragement! Alison, you have really rocked it these years and I am ever thankful for you. I added your pic to my sidebar to show my support. Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway. My blog turned one two weeks ago, but I was so so sick and couldn't get around to doing anything special. Ah well, as is life. Big hugs and safe travels to you, Autumn

Anne Dwyer said...

Dear Alison, Congrats on becoming four! How the time has flown. During our years together you have shown me countless new techniques, given me inspiration with every post and have had many projects styled on your creations. Thank you very much for continuing to share your creativity, humour and fantastically clear tutorials with us. Best wishes and hope you continue for many more years.

Theresa said...

Congrats on your blog's birthday. Always enjoy your posts. I follow you through netvibes (don't like bloglovin) and pinterest. Your giveaway is great. thanks as always for sharing.

april dawn said...

Congrats on your anniversary. That's such an awesome big deal!!! Enjoy the next 20 years, or 50!!!

Pam said...

Happy 4th Anniversary! I have loved your work since the day I found you. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

Dorthe said...

CONGRATULATIONS dear Alison, on your 4th anniversary, I have loved following you from the day I found your blog.
AND OH my!! I will love to be included in your drawing , so many goodies.
Ofcourse I will add your blog candy to my blog.
Hugs from Dorthe

Mary W said...

Yea for 4 years! I always look forward to your monochromatic pieces and love to read the quotes you find. It's such a pleasure to be one of your followers. Now even a prize? Yea for whomever gets it. I'm still a winner reading your posts.

rachel said...

congratulations Alison and thanks so much for the chance to win your birthday candy! Big hugs rachel xx

Corrie Herriman said...

That's one great birthday giveaway ! I would love to be included in the draw ! I hope you'll create many more of your fantastic projects !
Corrie x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Happy Blogaversary Alison. Good luck in the draw everybody. Lx

Meggymay said...

Happy 4th Blog Birthday Alison. It is always a pleasure to visit and see your inspirational posts.
I would love to be included in your blog draw.
Yvonne xx

Naomi said...

Alison, I can't believe it's been 4 yrs. Time goes fast when you're having fun. Congrats!! Thanks for all your inspiration. Yes, I'd love to be included in your draw for blog candy.

Judys Lace Creations said...

Happy Anniversary Alison.I think whoever wins this will be very happy.Love that quote.People who make us happy are TREASURES!'
Thanks
Judy

Margik said...

Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary, Alison! I truly admire your inspiring work and I hope you'll always be here. I appreciate the chance to win, I would love to be in your draw.
Hugs, Mar

Barbara Ferrell said...

I love the beautiful work you post. I'm grateful to be able to enter your giveaway, but I'm more grateful for your blog, it's always inspiring. Thanks

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary, I always inspired by your blog post, I'm learning craft and English from here too. xx

Coco said...

Thank you so much Alison. For the chance to win this wonderful candy prize first, but also (and more!) for your amazing talent as crafter and writer on blogland from the beginning.. both SO brilliant and SO unique!!! I wish you many more years to come, I have loved following here on Words and Pictures your creative journey as you know, but also your traveling journey... Everything is gorgeousness. Congratulations on your milestone!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Sandy said...

Boy, four years has gone by in a hurry! I feel as if I have known you longer than four years. We all should be so talented Alison. You are definitely the cream and sugar in my tea!
I almost forgot - put my name in the pot too!!!!
sandy xx

Rupa S said...

Congratulations Alison on completing 4 wonderful years of creative inspiration for us! Hope to see more and more of your lovely works. Thanks for celebrating this milestone with us. Hugs.

Maureen Chandler said...

Congrats on your 4 years! I just love seeing your special projects and reading the steps to achieve them too! Your creativity is amazing and always fun to see what's next! Keep up the great work and thank you!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh lordy, I feel like we are getting old together Alison! Huge congratulations on another brilliant year! Your beautiful blog is a very very significant one out here in blogland and definitely one of the first that I go to when starting my catchups. It genuinely is always a pleasure to visit, look, ponder, learn, smile and digest all that you've written and created. Your blog really is a tremendous credit to you so standing ovation from me! Bravo and Happy Blogaversary, (will put up pic when im on my 'big' pc 2moro). Nicola x

mischelle smith said...

Happy 4 years ... here is to many, many more!

sally said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogland- I've probably followed you for at least half that time but maybe a bit longer, I know I always enjoy reading your posts. Generous with your comments and your gifts - I hope one day you and I get to meet!

Sallyxx

Sande said...

Happy 4 year Blog Anniversary. Your blog is one I have been following for years and check out every time I get an alert. Your creations are always amazing and I look forward to some inspiration. Hope you get to year 10...now that would be fantastic!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Well of course I have to offer up a hearty congratulations here! What a wonderful thing you've done by using your talents to inspire the rest of us and make this world a little more beautiful. I'm proud of you and am so glad I found your blog to be uplifted by!

Nikki C said...

Congrats on 4 years of blogging and inspiring those who visit with all your beautiful creations hugs Nikki
Long time follower

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on your 4th Blogaversary Alison and it's still such a pleasure to visit as your creativity and inspiration is still in abundance.
Such generous candy, thanks for the chance to win.
Avril xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Happy Blogiversary my friend. It has been such a pleasure to walk along this journey with you. You've enriched my life with your art (words and pictures :) )and friendship. Thank you for your time when you have so little to spare some days. I know that time is a much more treasured commodity than money and sometimes ink, paper and paint (I know ... That's almost a sacrilegious thing to say LOL). I've learned that everything has a story and that blues and Browns are never boring in your hands! Hugs to you -- Mary Elizabeth

Bernice Hopper said...

Congratulations. I just passed my 1000th post. It's an amazing community isn't it? I just found you through Pinterest

Mary Marin said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I would love to be included in your stunning giveaway. I see your projects on SSS blog and love them!

Sara Barker said...

This is an incredible milestone for someone who has been so dedicated to top quality not only in what you create, but in how you write about it. I'm sometime torn by which I appreciate more--your words or your pictures! But both delight me, and even when you are busy with life and travels, you manage to keep in touch, not only with your lovely posts and creative projects, but with your kind words on so many of our blogs! My life is truly blessed and enriched by what you have offered throughout the years! Many congratulations, and thank you for offering such a tremendously generous prize package to a very lucky winner! I consider us all lucky, in that we have come to know you! Many hugs to you!

Inky and Quirky said...

Just popping by to say how much I love gazing in awe at your blog Alison.....here's to loads more years at the very top! No need to include me in the draw .....I already have too much stuff lol!
Hugs
Donna xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Alison and thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us these last four years. Thanks as well for your very generous giveaway, off to add your picture and link to my sidebar! Deb xo

Tanya said...

Congrats to you! 4 years!!! Thank you for offering up a wonderful giveaway!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your four years blogging with Words and Pictures. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration and for taking the time out to comment on my efforts. Your work is amazing and I look forward to seeing more in year five.
That is a very generous giveaway to mark the occasion and the contents in the photo look delicious.
Julia x

Evelyn Walter said...

Congratulations to your blog anniversary, dear Alison! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your artful work, which is inspiring evry time! Although I didn´t comment all your posts the last time, I´d love to jump into the pot for your generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!
xxx Evelyn

Chrissy said...

Fantastic giveaway Alison and congratulations..thank you so much for the chance..

Luv CHRISSYxx

samantha wade said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging, thanks for the chance to win such pretty goodies, heres to 4 more years.x

Sidelle Menon said...

Congratulations Alison! 4 years is surely a long time and I just popped on your blog! Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I'm a new follower already! Also I have posted a pic in my sidebar! Thank you for the candy and cheers for the future! also can you do a few mixed media tutorials? as I really find your work inspiring

Lorraine A said...

Congratulations on your 4th Birthday! and what gorgeous candy! I would love a chance to win these goodies :-) I thought I was already a follower but I clicked the button again ;-)

I will try and add the pic to my sidebar, but I am having blogger 'isues' and think I might have to re-locate to wordpress, my blog has gone haywire and if I try to fix or add anything to my sidebar the whole thing disappears :-(

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

It has been a wonderful four years of knowing you and your beautiful artwork. Alison . Congratulations! Yes I would love to be in the draw,

Lucy x

Valerija said...

Congratulations Alison! What a wonderful candy. I would like to be included in the draw. I shared the photo on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs, Valerija

ellyscard creatief said...

Congratulations on 4 years blogging Alison. I am your new follower and addet it to my sidebar. Love to win this beautiful candy, thanks for the chance.
Gr, Elly

2amscrapper said...

Time really does fly! I'd love to be included in the draw!

Nikki Acton said...

Oooh I missed this post but found it now! 4 years of inspiration - when my mojo is lacking your blog is one of the first places I go. Congratulations Alison - keep 'em coming! Nikki xx

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Congratulations Alison! Is it really four years?! I feel as though I've known you for much longer, you're a lovely crafty friend! Wonderful selection of blog candy, I'd love to be included.
Alison xxx

Craftyfield said...

4 years... doesn't time flies. Congratulations on your blogaversary, you've built a solid following and that's no mean feat.
Of course I'm in the draw, I just spotted some city stamps and metal embellishments... who am I to resist?!xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you! Happy Blog Birthday to you! Happy Blog Birthday dear Allison's Blog.... Happy Blog Birthday to you!!!!

Aren't you glad you can't hear how badly off tune I am?

I would like to be included in your draw. I've even become a follower again. I was before but I know Blogger mixed things up at one point and I vanished off many blogs. It had something to do with my original sign up not being blessed by Google. Ah well....

Angela Radford said...

Well done Alison happy Blogaversary. Time goes by so fast when you are enjoying yourself. I would love to go into the draw for this gorgeous gift and I am already one of your followers, I'm pleased to say. Happy crafting, Angela x

Annelies said...

Congratulations Alison! I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win such great candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow time flies Alison, I have been so inspired by your crafting journey and love the connection art gives us all. Huge congrats on four years of loveliness and here's to many many more. Love being part of your journey xxxx

Anke said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 4. Blog-Geburtstag, liebe Alison.

Dein Blog ist einfach gigantisch, ich freue mich sehr, dass ich Dich gefunden habe.

Viele liebe Grüße
von Anke

Diane J said...

The years go by very quickly. I enjoy reading your posts. The projects you make are very inspiring and help me to get my creativity moving. Also enjoy the pictures of the places you have been. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Karen P said...

Apologies for not doing this earlier Alison, having major back problems which has curtailed my visiting. I have finally remembered to add it to my blog, many, many thanks for the chance, I am drooling at the lovely lovely goodies. Have a good weekend Karen xx

vickienipp said...

love your ART even your older stuff!!! was this girl a stamp or hand made? love it

Neet said...

Well, congratulations on your anniversary, may the next four bring as much joy to your readers as the last four have.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I would like to be included in the draw xx

Suman Pandit said...

Happy Blog anniversary! You are an amazing artist, Alison! Following you now, Thank you and Congratulations!
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suzieq23 said...

First, i would like to wish you happy blog birthday. Next I want to tell you I have been following you for several of these four years because I love your art. And last, but not least at all, I would love to be in your drawing. Thank you. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

craftimamma said...

What an amazing four years with wonderful inspiration and fabulous reading all the way through. I've been a very bad commentor over the past few months but lots of family trauma as well as a delightful event, as you know, have got in the way somewhat. It's not often though that I miss reading your posts Alison.

This is beautiful and very generous thank you candy but I think we should be thanking you for all the gorgeous 'eye candy' you share with us all year round.

Here's to many more years of following your travels both crafting and otherwise Alison.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Alison, although it doesn't seem like two minutes ago that you started sharing your fabulous artwork. Here's to the next four years xx

Maureen Chandler said...

Congrats on your 4 years! I don't have a blog but I find yours fascinating and fun - keep up the great work and thanks for all you share!!!

Gio said...

It's always a pleasure to visit this wonderful place, Alison. Congratulations!

Glennis said...

Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary - well done, and thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize. I am a new follower

Me said...

Congratulations on Words and Pictures' 4-year-old birthday! I would love to be included in the draw, thank you! You make absolutely gorgeous mixed media art! I'm a new follower.

rkramadh said...

Happy 4th anniversary! I have been reading your blog for over a year now. The variety of projects and techniques you show is just amazing! Yet, they all have your distinct style baked into them and it's easy to spot your work outside of your blog. Wish you many many more years of crafting and blogging.

Tina Z. said...

Congratulations on your 4 years, I am your new follower and you are doing amazing creations.
Thank you for the inspirations and for the opportunity to win such a great candy.
Have a great day!

butterfly said...

The candy is now closed. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. I'll be drawing a winner as soon as I've drawn breath!
Alison x