Friday, 28 February 2014

1st Blog Birthday

This Candy post will stay at the  top of my blog until the 28th February . For new posts please scroll down. Thank you Carole x

Good morning everyone the weather must know its my blog birthday as the sun is shining brightly today gorgeous.
The first part of my post today is a small selection of candy I have I've put together as a thank you for the support I have had from Blog Land for my cards and projects over the last year. I have blogged with some  great followers and friends during the year and I even got to meet some of you. The inspiration from your comments is so lovely and  they make the time I spend crafting so worthwhile.

To be in with a chance to win the candy simple rules apply follow my blog, leave a comment  on this post and put a link back to my Birthday Candy on your own blog.. My husband will draw the winner from the comments posted by 12noon on the 28th February. Thanks for taking part and  good luck.

Birthday Card


 I couldn't celebrate a birthday without a card so this is the card I have just made using my new Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster die I've been looking at this die for ages and finally got it. I want to thank one of my followers Pam who uses this die a lot on her amazing cards and I have taken the inspiration for this card from her work Thank you so much Pam.

Card Recipe

8x8 card Craftwork cards
Embossed card from craft show
Pearlescent papers Anita's cards
Tim Holtz white card distressed on edges and  stitched with white topstitch thread
Happy Birthday die from eBay
Marianne die
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster Die
Ribbon from my stash
Kanban pearls
Well quite a long post today cannot believe I've posted 86 times and put one tutorial onto my Blog in a year I've come a long way since the very frustrating day I spent setting it up. It has been worth it though as I do enjoy the crafty friendships it brings.
Finally just want to send my love to my friend Val who is being very brave and doing her first holiday in Lynton in Devon. Well done you enjoy yourself.
Enjoy the rest of the week what ever you have  planned make sure you do some nice things and  make time for crafting  Carole x




  1. Happy Blog 1st Birthday Carole!! Look how far you've come in a year, how fab your blog page looks and how many followers you've got. I'm sure all your followers appreciate you having a candy giveaway although we already get things from you..... to see your wonderful creations, your lovely comments on our blogs and your friendship! For me personally you sent a thoughtful card at a sad time and it meant a lot to me.
    Your card is so beautiful. Your design is lovely and the flowers are a gorgeous finishing touch. You must be pleased you bought the dies.
    Val is indeed brave doing her first solo holiday but I bet her husband would have been so proud of her. I hope she has an enjoyable time as she deserves to.
    Have a great week Carole, sending you a hug Debra x

  2. Hi Carole, thank you for the mention, but your card is your own fantastic creation, love you beautiful die work, gorgeous colours and those beautiful flowers.
    hugs pam x

  3. Hello Carole, Very sorry I was not able to comment yesterday, my children & I had day out & dentist appointments. Your Birthday card is beautiful. really love the Happy Birthday & centre die shape, the aster flowers are very pretty. I do hope your very brave friend Val is ok x
    Thank you for the chance of candy I will Pick up the link. Happy crafting Karen x

  4. Such a beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the elegant Happy Birthday. Happy Blog Birthday (for yesterday!) and thanks so much for the chance to win your fabulous candy.

  5. Congrats on your blog anniversary Carole:) stunning card as well and thoughts are with your friend Val. Have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  6. Thank you all for your kind comments, Devon was beautiful. Val

  7. Congratulations on your first year blogging Carole. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely candy. I have added to my sidebar.
    Your card is gorgeous and thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog.
    I also have candy if you are interested.

  8. Stunning card carole, love the colours and detail , the flowers are just gorgeous
    belated wishes for you first blog birthday
    hugs Lorna xx


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