Thursday, 18 August 2016

7 year Blog-aversary! And Blog Candy

Gosh doesn't time fly when you are doing something you love!  It doesn't seem like it...but it is 7 years ago that I started this little old blog...

Back then I was ecstatic when I reached 20 followers. And now.... over 1500 of you are following this blog...and about 700 of you visit me each and every day... well WOW!!! Thank you SO much for your time, your valuable comments, putting up with some of my ramblings... and just for sharing in my crafty world! I know that my life is a lot better for it!!

So as a tangible thank you to my Followers... I think it is time I offered some blog candy! These may prove useful for your Christmas makes this year...
Antique Tags stamp set, Festival of Prints paper stack and some co-ordinating Satin Ribbon there...
No big rules... Apart from I can only send the products shown within the UK... (in order to comply with SU! policy...)

For everyone else around the world... how about a Cantilever Box Tutorial... and... a Suitcase Mini Album Tutorial for free. Any UK winner can opt for the Tutorials as an alternative...

So to be in to win it.... 2 things...

Be a Craft Spa Follower (pretty please)... preferably by Google Friend Connect or by email... so that I can see you over to the right hand side... though I am more than happy if you subscribe by other methods too....!!

Add a comment on this post/or by email if you wish it to be more private!!...
As I am nosey... I would love to know more about you!...
(1) Which country you live in ... eg UK, USA, Australia etc etc
(2) What method you actually use (or will use if you are a new subscriber today!) to follow my blog. eg Blogger Reading List/Feed, Email, Pinterest, Feedly, BlogLovin etc etc
(3) Anything else you would like to add that will help me determine my blog direction for the future!! oh...eg... What kind of papercraft projects you like? What you would like to see more of/less of on my blog? How long you have been following The Craft Spa? How did you first come across The Craft Spa?

I will select a winner at random on 25th August.

Thank you!






27 comments:

  1. I'm in the UK. I follow you using Feedly and I like your card projects to give me inspiration. You're doing a great job! We also have AS level results to collect today, plus daughter is doing her theory driving test right now!

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  2. Happy Blog-aversary Amanda. I have been following your blog for a little while. (I get them by email). Love your projects. Thanks for your inspiration.

    I am from Australia. Thanks for the little gifts to celebrate. BTW: The link to the Cantilever box goes to the blog post not the tutorial???

    Keep sharing your wonderful projects - and to many more Blog-aversaries. x

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  3. Congratulations and happy blog-anniversary. You always have great ideas on your blog. I love your work. I'm filling your blog from Canada. Congratulations again.

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  4. Happy blog anniversary Amanda! Enjoy reading each day and love making cards. Not so keen on the cartoons and animals but think the pastels and florals are brilliant. Many thanks, Jill B

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  5. Happy blog anniversary Amanda! 🎉💐🍷 Really enjoy your blog and love the floral and pastel cards. Would love to see something on water colour was backgrounds.

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  6. Happy blog-o-versary! I too would love to see some water color backgrounds. USA here

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  7. Just new to your blog,I live in NSW Australia and enjoy seeing what card makers do from the other side of the world.
    Rene from OZ x

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  8. Happy Blog-Aversary Amanda! Hip, hip hooray, hip, hip, hooray (cue-balloons, party poppers and confetti falling from the sky and the most amazingly ultra huge bunch of flowers being given to you and of course the popping of champagne corks!) Greetings from Australia. I pop in everyday, I have had your blog favourited/bookmarked into my computer so that's how I visit you. I have just subscribed via email-thank you very much ;) I love absolutely everything you do!!! Cheers Donna Z :)

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  9. Hi Amanda, happy Blog-aversary. I came across one of your pieces on Pinterest and the link took me to your blog. I love all the projects that you show us and have tried a few of them with some success. So please keep those great projects coming. I am from Melbourne, Australia and would be absolutely thrilled if I won the 3D templates. Cheers

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Please do not include me in this blog candy...just popped over to give wishes...I'm in the USA and I'd rather they go local to your blog readers there!

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  11. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I am near Glasgow, Scotland. I follow you with Bloglovin' and on Pinterest. I love your 'fancy fold' cards. They look so impressive but are easy to make following your tutorials. More of the same please but maybe videos one day!

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  12. Hello! I follow you from sunny Leeds! I am a fellow demo (please do not enter me in to the draw - I just wanted to leave you a comment) I have made and followed so many of your tutorials and used them in classes (well my versions of them) I really think you should add a donate button Amanda as people like me and others from around the world judging from above all love and are inspired by your work, it would be lovely to have a simple and fast way to show appreciation for that, in my opinion anyway. You devote so much time to your craft and I am very grateful for the inspiration!

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  13. Hi I am from NSW Australia. I follow you by email and though I love your cards, ideas & tutorials I don't comment often enough!
    I hope you just keep 'keeping on' with whatever you enjoy doing so we can all enjoy it too!

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  14. Congratulations on reaching the seven year itch! Love all your makes, projects and your friendship. See you in September xx

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  15. Happy blog anniversary. I follow by email and enjoy how you like to do a few days on the same stamp set or idea. I am getting back into stamping as I have had a few years off due to family issues. It is so lovely to be inspired by your refreshing approach to stamping. Thanks so much for all your generosity and sharing. I live in Australia.

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  16. Happy bloggiversary. I live in the UK and follow by Bloglovin. I'm probably signed up with GFC too but I find that much harder to use, I don't seem to get a complete list of new posts with it.
    My favourite posts of yours are the unusual card folds and those with some "engineering". I've learned a lot from you!
    Jane

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  17. I follow you on blogger, not quite sure how I initially found you, via blogging friends possibly.
    Your cards are always fab but I've also loved your 3D ideas - a mass production of the Creme egg chick holders went very well!
    Your cards on display at Telford earlier in the year were great for inspiration too.
    Keep up the good work.

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  18. Hi, I'm in the UK. I follow you via email. I like to see you making cards, and finding extra ways to use dies (eg blossoms into topiary). I tend to use stamps less and less these days but love my dies. Thanks for sharing all you do.

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  19. Congrats Amanda, I thought Inhad left a comment yesterday but it must not have gone through,mlove all of your ideas and tutorials, thanks so much for sharing your expertise, it is truly appreciated!

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  20. Hi Amanda,
    I found you through Lea Denton ( The Crafty Spark) a while back, and sure am glad that I did. I have your Blog on my desk top, and visit you every morning with my first cuppa coffee. I just recently signed up for your email too. Love your work...Ann in Canada

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  21. Hi Chris G here. I check your blog every day. You give me so much inspiration and love all the tips, techniques and tutorials. You are fantastic! Been decorating hubbys office today so all the stuff from his office ended up in my craft room! Hope it's ready for Monday.....I have a class on Tuesday! Xxx

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  22. I have been following by e-mail. I think about a year not sure though. I look every day At your e-mails and most of the time I pop over to read your post. I know I don't leave messages, but I do enjoy what you post. I live in the USA. I like your directions in inches best. I have made a couple of cards from your instructions. I love fancy fold cards and boxes. Anything out of the usual. Thank you for all the great tutorials you have posted. Edwina Brown

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  23. Happy anniversary �� I'm from the Uk and follow via email. I love your short and sweet blog posts. They are just great for a quick peek into your recent makes. You're a great example of a demo and encouraging for others who would like to be successful with SU!

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  24. happy anniversary, I am in the uk and follow your blog daily you are a must go to blog, I love your makes and find them very inspiring
    alison gibson

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    1. Thank you following me and my little blog as a daily visitor... and for your lovely comment for my 7year Blog_A-Versary... AND....

      Congratulations Alison... you are a winner of The Craft Spa Blog Candy... more details on the link below... Please let me know whether you prefer the booty or the tutorials... Look forward to hearing from you....

      See here for more details on your win! http://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/and-winner-is.html

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  25. Happy Blog-aversary! I am in the US and follow your blog by email for about a year now. Your cards always have the wow factor and are so gorgeous & always inspiring! I love that you provide measurements in imperial. I would love to see you create holiday treat bags or boxes.

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    1. Thank you following me and my little blog... and for your lovely comment for my 7year Blog_A-Versary... AND....

      Congratulations again D'Ann... you are the worldwide winner of The Craft Spa Blog Candy... and the tutorials are already on their way to you! Enjoy....

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