Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn camouflage-this birdie is flying your way

Today at exactly this time, 4 years ago, I started my blog, which I thought not many people would read, or be interested in... I was prompted by Hels, who started hers the same week, and was my first commentator! Thank you Hels :)
Today I am writing my 650th post!!! who'd have thought it! Sometimes the posts I write are complete rubbish! Sometimes I like the posts, and not often, but sometimes, I write about stuff other than crafting!
I have never forgotten about YOU, who reads it, and follows my forays into workshops, creating, and my trips, and to everyone who follows , and to everyone who comments. It is what keeps me going , and continuing to show you my art, and my stamps. THANK YOU! I feel that I am writing to friends that are worldwide, and some of whom I have met, some of whom I email, and some who I would love to meet!
For you today I have made this to give away, one of my wooden birds , ( told you I was addicted to them! lol) adorned with my favourite products, printable shrink plastic, and alcohol inks and of course stamps! I used The Tattered Leaves Alterations die to cut them out, and added holes for the mini brads before alcohol inking them, and punching holes for the brads. A little bit of stamping on the leaves with black Archival ink, and a whole pile of hot glue ( mind those fingers!) to attach them to the black gessoed bird.





 and these to win,


and these....


and this is for one special person ....a workshop with me.. anytime ( of course you may not want to win this....LOL!) If you live too far away , we will work something out :)))

So FOUR giveaways, one for each year and open to all.
If you think you could bear to share, please post on your side bar for an extra entry!
I will draw this on Thursday 22nd September.
Sadly today is another anniversary, and when I started my blog, I truly didn't realise the significance for the date... so thinking of all 9/11 victims and their families, may peace be in this world.

Happy Blogging to all, and stay Creative
Hugs

38 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS... and seeing as I was your first commenter ... I finks I should win ;o)) Congrats on your bloggy birthday hun x

JoZart said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary Jennie! Thanks for all the inspiration fun and friendship through your posts and thanks too for the chance to win your great Blog Candy gift. I'll add it to my sidebar.
Here's to many more creative blogging years!
Love JoZarty x

chrissy o said...

happy blogaversery..
may there be many more as i love your blog and this is to die for
hugs chrissy o xxxx

Ann B said...

Congratulations Jennie and a 'WOW' for your beautiful bird - love the rich colours. Thanks for the chance to win some of your great blog candy

Yelowflower said...

Happy Fourth Birthday to your great blog!!! I love your musings...they are a great way for me to get a different perspective on life lol

Joanne said...

Many congratulations Jennie. I would be lost without your shop but your blog posts and 'crafty' samples give me inspiration and cheer. Heres to many more 'Bloggy' years.
Hugs Joanne xx

artyventure said...

Congrats on your 4 years of sharing your inspiration with us! Thank you! And thanks for offering us such a beautiful giveaway (X 4)!

Glennis said...

Happy Blogaversary. I for one, love seeing and reading about your fabulous projects. Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous candy

Gabrielle said...

Huge congrats on your 4th blogiversary and thank you for your generosity with four giveaways!

Sheilagh said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary and thank you for the inspiration over the years. I have only been in Blogland two years, but have learnt so much from blogs like yours. Keep on Blogging!!!

Sheilagh (living in hope)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Gorgeous and congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Love the bird

Tigs said...

Love the bird and leaves :) 4 years! Look forward to reading for a few years longer

Bethan said...

Hi Jennie, i love reading your blog and attending your workshops! those shrink plasic leaves are fab.Happy 4th blog birthday. love from Bethx

Rosemary said...

Happy Blog Birthday Jennie. Keep writing and inspiring - please. Oh and that autumn bird is gorgeous.

Sid said...

Happy Blogaversary Jennie, some great inspiration has been shared over that period. Here's to the next 4 !!

veronica said...

Wow Jenny, that is one gorgeous bird! love the colours of the leaves too. thanks for all the inspiration and chances to win stuff

Glen said...

Happy Blogiversary Jennie. The bird is cute and I love the colour of the leaves. Thank you for the chance to win. It will be my birthday on 19th so hopefully I may be a lucky winner! *Ü* Will pop by your stall at AP to say hello. *Ü* Added to my sidebar. TFS. ~Glen~

Janeyc49 said...

Wow Jennie what a gorgeous bird.! Happy 4th Anniversary and thanks for all your lovely inspiration...and of course thanks for the chance to win great Blog Candy.

Barbara said...

Hi Jennie, Congrats on your Blogaversary!

I am always inspired by your work, tho never seem to get a chance t have a real play LOL.

Hopefully if I win, I will get a chance to work with you again. I have kept my shadow box in my craft room on display, even though it is Christmas themed!!!!

Happy Crafting

Barbara

Vee said...

Happy 4th (belated) BLOGGERDAY. I love reading your blog and find it so inspiring... Keep going please.
Vee xx

LME said...

Great bird :)

Happy birthday :)

Gini said...

A very Happy 4th blogging Birthday Jennie, I look forward to many more. Creative blogging is both endlessly inspiring and gives us a friend in ever corner of the world :-)
Congratulations!
Gini
xx

Emmas Blog said...

I love reading your blog - thank you for sharing with a total novice like me ... I have learned so much! (And hope to learn heaps more!) Congratulations on your 4th blogversary!

Kaybee said...

Happy happy blogaversary! I'm thinking about starting my own blog, just need the courage to dive in! Would be great to win something too.

Lynn W. said...

Congratulations on four years of fabby blogging Jennie - may there be many more! Thank you to Hels too for suggesting it!
I love your autumny (is that a word?) bird. What great blog candy too - you are very generous.
Looking forward to seeing you at Port Sunlight.

Lynn x

Sam said...

Happy blogaversary! What a great giveaway, thank for giving us a chance o win something so beautiful.

SannaS said...

happy 4th blogoversary!!

stunning piece!!!! WOW!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

ally fiddy said...

O thats just gorgeous - lucky person who wins it.:-)

Lesleym said...

Love them all. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Blog Birthday.

My name is Cindy said...

Great prizes, and I'm sure there will be many more anniversaries to come. Thanks for the chance to win and please include me in your draw. Cindy

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all, congratulations on your blog birthday!! Secondly your bird is stunning, those leaves look just so real!! Wished I could come to Ally Pally to meet you all and see you in action, but sadly E'burgh is just a wee bit too far away. The giveaway is very generous, thanks for the opportunity to win:0)

Willy said...

Congratulations on your 4th Blogaversary, Jennie! Love your blog so I take a look every day.Your autumn camouflage is great!!

Fuchsia said...

Happy Blog Anniversary wow 4 years of fantastic work !
I missed AP but hope you had a fabby time there

Shazza said...

Hapyy 4th blogoversary jenny, how time flies x

maggie said...

Congratulations on your blogging birthday. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and talent and for the chance to win some lovely blog candy.

Maggie

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing this idea! I was thinking about buying those birds but just didn't know how best to decorate them ! What a great inspiration :D

Jackie x

Sue said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary, and here's to many more x

sweetpea said...

this is my first comment on a blog i wanted to leave one but i did'nt know how, my daughter showed me how. well done jennie for such an enjoyable blog