Saturday, 19 November 2011

My Birthday and Bloganniversary

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Three years ago on the 19th of November a very dear friend of mine introduced me to blogging, it started in a small way but has steadily over the years got bigger, involving joining many Challenges to start of with then being asked to join Design Teams, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and would like now to offer some blog candy as a very big thank you to you all, but firstly I have some stipulations, this is for my real followers and not for those who only add their names because they want something for nothing, so I would advise you if thats what you intend to do please dont, because if your not a regular visitor that I know of you wont be eligible to win either one of my two "Surprise Parcels" one is for my "Great Britain" followers and the other for my "Overseas" ones. I will be screening those that join the list suddenly out of the blue and if Im not happy with that entrant they will not win my candy, sorry about that but in the past I have had lots of "fair weather Followers" who only join in the hope of winning something for nothing and then suddenly dissappear as quickly as they appear, Ive even had blogs that only have Blog Candy as their posts and its not fair to those very faithful followers who regularly visit and leave such lovely comments. As its my birthday on the 26th I felt it would be right to combine the two and give the two prizes instead of the usual one, Im not going to tell you whats in them it will be a complete surprise to the winners.


Heidi said...

Hallo Shirley, thanks for the chance to win a surprise, hope you and missy are having lots of fun today, I am going to take my doggies up the hill today as although the weather temp has changed drastically (16 degrees last night and only about 5 this morning before the sun came out)It has turned into a beautiful day up here in Dufftown. Hugs Heidi x

Linda w said...

Hi Shirley, Not joining it with the candy myself, just letting you know I've sent a link to Feline Playful to be added to our candy lists on there. Hugs lin

Autumn Mist said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for an opportunity to be entered in your candy draw, so exciting! And thankyou for keeping on with your inspiring blog, too!

Larisa said...

Hello Shirley!!
Congratulations to you!!
Thanks for the chance to win) I linked it on sidebar

heidy said...

Hi Shirley,well said,lol
First congrats on 3 years of blogging and your up coming birthday ,I think 37.
Thanks for this chance,keeping my fingers crossed!
Hugs Heidy

Hanneke said...

Hi, congratulations on the blogannoversary! 3 years, wow. I have been blogging for almost 1 year now and have enjoyed looking at your creations. Congratulations on your birthday in advance, hope you will have a fabulous day! Hugs, Hanneke

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh a surprise how exciting, congrats on your blogaversary where does the time go??? Thank you for the chance hun, will link it to me sidebar, couldn't agree more with what you have written, next time i shall put Followers candy!!!! sue,x

Sue said...

oh and your birthday is on the same day as my brothers, sue,xx

Anonymous said...

3 years blogging- a long time and a lot of so great cards you showed here!
Congrats to the blogbirthday!
Thanks for the chance to win

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, what a lovely thing to do to celebrate, thanks so much for the chance......congrats on 3 brilliant years hun.xx

Pamela said...

Hi Shirley, thank you for the chance of the candy. Hope you got on alright yesterday and that you will be able to go to the NEC.

Pam x

Sarah said...

Hi Shirley, thank you so much for the chance to win your candy surprise. Bet the 3 years have flown by, can you remember life before blogging? Just to let you know I was so inspired by your tissue box cover I have made 2, one is on my blog already. Thank you for the inspiration x

Linda said...

WOW!! 3 years of inspiration on your blog!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.. And I do hope you have a wonderful Birthday.. Thanks so much for a chance to enter your candy..
Hugs, Linda

Melodie said...

Good morning, Shirley,
You probably already know that I have not seen much return from your text, just that you have birthday soon.
I've now put my link and thank you for the chance to win.

E.T. said...

Hey! Your candy has been added in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful! Hope you get lots of traffic via Feline Playful blog!

Heather said...

How Sweet of you to offer up candy Shirley!!! I wish you a very happy and wonderful bloganniversary :D
and many more!!! We love to stop by and see all of your beautiful and sweet posts!!!

HUGS and more

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

kudos to your friend for getting you here. i, for one, am delighted to know you and thrilled to help you celebrate. it's a joy to see your beautiful creations! congrats!

hugs :)

mueppi said...

Hi dear Shirley
First congrats on 3 years of blogging and your up coming birthday!!!!!
Thanks for this chance,keeping my fingers crossed
Your blog is fantastic!!!!!
Hugs and love Gisela

Cindy said...

Hi Shirley, Congrats on your Anniversary. I must look up when my Anniv. is also. I've never seen your blog before, but I am a follower now, and will be visiting often. thank you for visiting my blog!!

Lorraine said...

Well done to three years of blogging and Happy Birthday for the 26th. Thanks for the chance of this blog candy and keep up with the great inspiration xx

Elaine said...

Golly Shirley..3 years of blogging!
I guess my blog is still a baby compared to yours!
Happy Blogaversary, and Happy Birthday Sweetheart.

Love & hugs
Elaine xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Shirley not sure if my link was entered but if you find 2 of them I am not trying to be greedy, lol, I just wasn't sure if had worked.
Lorraine x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hi, congratulations on the blogannoversary....thanks for the chance.......


Mallika said...

hello shirley
congrats .. such a lovely n awesome way to celebrate
from india

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Shirley
I'm your newest follower and just popping in to meet you. Thanks so much for the chance to win this Surprise Blog Candy. Have a great day and I hope to see you over at my blog.
Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
Trish Munro

Маги said...

Congratulations!Thanks for the chance!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Shirley, First congrats on 3 years of blogging and your birthday.
Thank you for all the inspiration you have given us all and what a way to celebrate too.
Hugs Linda

Christine said...

Hi Shirley wow time flies when your having fun girl..wishing you a fab Birthday & know you WILL get spoilt rotten cos you deserve it..happy blogversary give us lots of inspiration with your stunning creations..thank you for that.

smiles Christine x

Leanne said...

HI Shirley!Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I linked my name & then read your post. I hardly blog or visit due to my busy schedule, so I don't qualify for the candy & just unlinked myself.

Spyder said...

Happy Birthday Shirley and congratulations! Your blog is always fabulous and you are a very lovely person who always visits and gives me loads of encouragement, through your comments, and inspiration, with all the lovely cards you make! tee-hee ok....nough! have a great week!

Crafty Chris said...

Happy Blogaversary, Thanks for the chance to win.
Chris x

Doreen said...

Well happy Birthday Shirley,many more to

Claire Phillips said...

How time flies Shirley! Have a wonderful Birthday when it comes! Take care Cheers Claire x

high visibility vests said...

Happy Birthday Shirley and a big congrats! Your blog is always fabulous and all the attractive cards you make that is great, I enjoyed here lot.

Riti said...

Hi Shirley.....
Congrats on yr Blog Completing 3 yrs & also on your upcoming birthday. Mine's on the 17th :P
Well I have not been a Follower here previously, but have lrked around. I really like yr work & am now a Follower. (NOT BECAUSE OF THE CANDIES, BUT BECAUSE I LIKED YR WORK). i am also kinda new to this Blogworld & would love to have new visitors over at my Blog at

I have posted abt yr Candy on my Blog too. Have a Great Bday & fabulous year ahead!!



Riti said...

Thanks for the chance to win !



Tracey Manderson said...

well have a VERY happy birthday Shirley

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy birthday :)

Happy blogoversary :)