Saturday, 1 November 2014

Celebrating 1000 Posts with a Giveaway

Morning to all Followers, Friends and Readers ...

... of this Blog,

This is the one thousandth post I've put up on my blog ... that's 1000 posts! Truly an unbelievable number which I certainly could not envisage when I started out almost 4 years ago, on 28th September 2010. I've no idea how many words that amounts to or even the number of photos published ... whatever, it's a huge amount and  I can't tell you what fun it has been and no doubt will continue to be :)

Many of you have been here almost from the word go so to celebrate this momentous occasion and to thank you for all your visits and comments over the last four years I'm offering a wee giveaway.
It's a gift voucher for £30 from The Craft Barn. I've chosen to give away a gift voucher so that the winner can choose whatever takes their fancy from the huge range of products available at The Craft Barn - there's sure to be something to please most crafters. Edit Note #1: I chose The Craft Barn because they will ship internationally.

However, if the winner is a sewer, knitter, crocheter or gardener and would prefer it, I have an alternative in mind ...
... an Amazon gift voucher. I know from personal experience that there is a very wide variety of sewing, knitting and crocheting items available on Amazon, not to mention a huge selection of books on just about any handicraft and gardening you would care to mention.

So, what do you have to do to win? Simply be a reader of this blog and leave a comment on this post. Hopefully, if I can work out how, I'll make this a sticky post and you have until the end of this month, 31 October to add your comment. I will then collate them all in the old-fashioned but tried and true method of putting them all in a hat and ask the EM to do the honours :) The winner's name will be published as soon as possible after that date.

Many thanks in advance for your participation.

Edited Note #2: Sandy at the Craft Barn has very kindly donated a £10 voucher for me to giveaway, how lovely is that! This means that I will now be making a second draw and the EM will be working overtime :) 

Good Luck!

38 comments:

Di said...

Oh well done Elizabeth on 1000 plus posts! That's so sweet of you to do a giveaway - I'd love to go in the hat please :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
you are a very generous lady.
So congratulations on your 1000 post, and may we see many, many more such delightful ones in the future.
I mean of course your work and not the vouchers that are on offer.

The sticky post is quite easy to do.
You just change the date every day on your post you want to be sticky, by just going in an editing it every day.
I hope that makes sense.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marit said...

One thousand blogposts... now that is worth celebrating!!! Blogging has changed my life (almost 6 years ago now - but 'only' 677 blogposts.. you are more frequent in posting then?) I would not want to miss the nice, only crafting community anymore... hope you will stay crafting and blogging for a long time Elizabeth! (oh, ps, for the give-away... I don't know 'The craft barn' and if they ship to Holland, but I think Amazon ships to the Netherlands... so if I might win I prefer the Amazon voucher...keeping my fingers crossed.

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations Elizabeth on your 1000th Anniversay post " wow " that's lots of blogging time and energy with gorgeous creations and lots of inspiration to take from you and many thanks for the chance to take part in your giveaway your so generous thank you and here's to another 1000 posts take care xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Congratulations on your 1000 post! Lovely giveaway too. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

lisa said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts Elizabeth, the time has flown by hasn't it. Here's to another 1000!
Hugs Lisax

Twiglet said...

Oh that's a lovely thing to do Elizabeth! Congrats on 1000 posts - it's amazing how time flies isn't it. Hope you are well. x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh fabulous 1000 well done you! So generous too. I'd love to win the voucher as would anyone. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care Zo xx

Liz said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! I've got a long way to go to reach that total!! What a very generous giveaway! A great prize for the lucky winner xx

Anne said...

Congratulations Elizabeth and i would really like to enter if I may. Anne x

Helen said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! What a very generous giveaway - and a great idea to choose a voucher so that your winner can pick her (or his) own goodies! Here's to another 1000. xx

Mrs.D said...

Gosh 1000 posts, that's a lot of words and a lots of crafting. And how generous to want to celebrate with us with a giveaway. thanks you.
Chris

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Elizabeth, I've popped along to your blog having received a lovely comment on mine...Thank you.
Congratulations on hitting 1000 posts! That's one HUGE achievement... Well done. I've had a little toot around and you've got some amazing talent both in cards and flowers. Your snippets make for this week is stunning and I love all those rainbow colours. Would love to be in with a chance on your candy and have just become your latest follower. Sarah xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Congratulations on the 1000th blog! That certainly is worth celebrating.
Thank you for offering a giveaway. That's very generous of you.
I come to you via WOYWW. CU next week.
Lisca

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth congrats on your 1000th post..... That's a lot of chatting and probably a lot of desks.
its a lovely idea to offer a voucher as a prize.
happy crafting
janet

Marie-Louise said...

Congratulations Elizabeth on 1000 posts - quite a milestone . Well done.

Bonnie said...

What a milestone, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you share your talent and charm with the rest of us!

laurie said...

Congrats on your 1000! Looks like a great give away,too!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on such an important blogging event!! :) Thank you for the chance to win!

Nikki C said...

Happy 1000th posts it's so wild to make that many when you think about it :) I've still got a ways to go thank you for the chance hugs Nikki C

Pollard Carole said...

Well done you a 1000 posts what an achievement and such a generous Candy prize thank you so much for the chance to win Love and Happy Crafting for another 1000 !! love and Hugs Carole x

Sue said...

Oh wow Elizabeth congrats! and so kind of you to do this..huggles Sue xxx

kokoclowie said...

Hi Elizabeth, as a lapsed blogger, I can't see me reaching this wonderful magical number! Congratulations to you and heres to many more inspiring photos and posts. Big hugs xxx

My name is Cindy said...

Well done Elizabeth - that's a lot of posting!! (What did we used to do with our time before the internet? Please put me in the draw, that's a cracking prize, you are very generous. Now, have you managed to make this a sticky? That was the question I was asking on UKPC the other week. Still haven't discovered how!! Cindy x

Thea Garner said...

Hi Elizabeth
Love reading your blog, and always get some inspiration or idea for a card or something new. We live in France now so lovely to hear from UK.
Love Thea
PS Can't make my pic upload for some reason.

SARN said...

Wahoo . . . CONGRATULATIONS on your 1000th post Elizabeth.

Very generous of you to offer the Craft Barn vouchers. Please put my name in the hat for the EM to rummage around in!

THANKS so much.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth, ah see you worked out how to make it a sticky pot by the date.. was getting all ready too tell you :D well done on the 1000 post ... just did a check and have long way to go to catch up..

I just went back and peeked to see when you began and was only three months before me thought it was about the same time almost so shows you how very prolific you are my dear, a very big well done from down under, Shaz in Oz.x

Debs Willis said...

I'm in awe of 1000 posts! It's amazing how it takes on a life of its own, once you get out there in bogland.
Definitely something worth celebrating, and a generous giveaway
Please put me in the draw for the Craft Barn vouchers :-)
Debs xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Big congrats on 1000 posts! That's amazing! And what an awesome giveaway - so glad I stopped by - I don't want to miss this! I'm your newest follower! I see you have a kitty and that's good enough for me! Now I'll go check out some of your lovely cards!

Cathy said...

Congratulations Elizabeth, 1000 posts is amazing! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun! Thank you for the generous giveaway too, I'd love to be in the draw for the Craft Barn. Cathy x

Carol L said...

Congratulations and I'm happy for your blogging success! Thanks also for your generosity!

To keep this post at the top, now that you've posted it, just go back and edit it, and change the posting date to October 31st, and it will stay at the top until that day! I hope that helps!

mamapez5 said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, and for the chance to win your generous giveaway.I´d love to be in the draw for the craft barn. I am always so grateful when a company will ship internationally.
Here´s to the next 1000 posts! Kate x

Eve Maynard said...

Hello Elizabeth,
firstly thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I thought that I would come over to you and say hi and see that you are celebrating 1000 post - Wow! congratulations!

I have just started to follow you blog and see that you have 240 followers - double Wow!!
As I only have 18 followers I have a long way to catch up!!

Thank you for the chance to win the very generous prize. xx

Hettie said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts Elizabeth!! Scary thought isn't it!!
Hugs
xx

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your mammoth 1000 posts. That is a lot of typing! I'm only a little way behind you too. Would love to be added to your pot. that is really kind of the The Craft Barn to donate an extra voucher. hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

Many congrats Elizabeth,wow 1000, well done! ;)Viv xx

Astri Bowlin said...

1000! That's excellent. Nice job Elizabeth. :-)

Di said...

Just an observation - to make a post a sticky one you don't need to change the date daily as the lovely Jenny said. Once you publish the post and it has appeared on your blog you can change the date to however far ahead you want it to remain 'sticky'. Then just forget about it :)

Hugs

Di xx