Monday, 19 March 2012

Celebrating !

If I was into celebrating a lot, I would be completely worn out after this long weekend. Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, yesterday was Mother's Day here in the UK, today is my birthday, tomorrow is our 31st Wedding Anniversary and on Tuesday it is my almost-daughter-in-law's birthday. Quite a weekend, don't you think? Lol, I don't think I can handle 5 consecutive days of heavy celebrating anymore. Definitely enough reasons to do at least a little bit of celebrating though. But there are other reasons for little celebrations as well - over 400 followers on this blog, over 100 followers on the Vintageland blog, over 100 sales in my Etsy shop, those are jolly nice reasons as well.

So I finally got my butt into gear and started on a Celebration Giveaway, because I am so grateful for so many things and all your encouragement and inspiration. I altered a little egg box and filled it with all kinds of little treasures -

That is as far as I have gotten. I'll be adding a few things over the next few days, so keep your eyes on this post. I'll put a button on my sidebar with a link to this post, so that you can easily check once in a while. And of course, if you would like to put the button and link to the post onto your sidebar as well, that would be great.

What do you need to do? Not a lot, lol. Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post, and make sure that I can easily find your email addy. You can enter until the 31st March, and I will announce the winner ( or winners ) on the 1st April. No April Fool's joke, honestly!!! I'll do the draw the old fashioned way, I'll draw the name ( or names ) out of my good ole heart shaped box, as usual.

Thats it for the moment, back to gently celebrating and making tags and restocking the shop and making inchies and and and.........

Toodlepip xxx

Almost forgot, here is the button, if you would like to use it on your sidebar to find my post again quickly -

And this is the link to this post -


Karen B. said...

Dear sweet Liz,

happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of joy and love.

Karen B. ~ Todolwen
P.S. Love you giveaway gift!

harmony and rosie said...

I came to wish you a happy Birthday and look what I found .. goodies!
Here's wishing you a wonderful day and a week of joyous festivities.
Kate xx

WW said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it's filled with things you love.

I love that carton, very cute.

Janet Ghio said...

OMG--this is just gorgeous!! You really have a lot of celebrations in a row!! Happy happy!!

Dorthe said...

Hi my dearest Liz- and HAPPY BIRTHDAY- I so hope your day will be filled with joy, and so happy- also congratulations with your 31 wedding anniversary tomorrow dear friend...and your blogs both with so many followers- what fantastic many things to celebrate, sweetie.
I send you the biggest warmest hugs, and kisses.
As for your giveaway, it is gorgeous, the box is beautiful, and filled with so many wonderful treasures.Someone will be so very happy to win it.
ENJOY your day, and the coming ones ,too-
Love and hugs-Dorthe xx

dosierosie said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your anniversary. I got married 2 day before my birthday and realised very quickly it was a mistake.

Kate said...

How wonderful that you have reached such amazing milestones. I wish you the best for the coming year. Your box is beautiful! So much beauty and work! Thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful creations.

Sarina said...

What a gorgeous little box!
I hope, you have a fantastic birthday and aniversary.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and when you've finished all the celebrating, I hope you can have a rest and then get back to creating!

Cheryl said...

Firstly happy happy birthday Liz, happy anniversary and congratulations on all your success, it takes hard work and talent so well done. I think your egg box is absolutely stunning and I would love to own that!! I am already a follower and have put your giveaway button on my blog because that little treasure box needs to be shared!! Stunning!

JoAnne said...

Happy Birthday Liz! What a lovely giveaway. So happy to be a follower and will post your button on my blog. xo

Catje said...

A very happy birthday to you, Liz! The egg carton was beautiful! I would never ever have thought of dressing one like that :) Have a wonderful day!

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow, that is a lot to celebrate! Happy birthday to you for today, and Congratulations on your anniversary for tomorrow.

Your altered egg box is divine, thanks for the chance of winning it. I've put your pic on my sidebar with a link back here xx

Anonymous said...

So much to celebrate. Happy Birthday for today & Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, or is it the other way around?!!!
You are making my fingers twitchy to alter another egg box. This is divine, honestly I am positively swooning at this end!
A stunning Giveaway and yes, I am a Follower.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy birthday to you today and happy everything you are celebrating! What a beautiful giveaway you have here. So very pretty! I would love a chance. I am a follower.


Queenie Believe said...

Totally awesome give-away, WOW!!!
Congratulation of well, everything!!! And, many more of everything!!
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a great day to check in! Happy Birthday to you Lizzie!!! Hope you aren't too flustered to enjoy it. Make sure you have some time just sitting and enjoying your day. Hope all is well with you and your family. xxxxx Sarah and girls.

Robin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Liz! Hope you had a wonderful day and enjoy the upcoming year. Your giveaway is so adorable. It's packaged so sweetly, just like something you would see in a magazine!


Tracy said...

What a lovely lot of celebrations, but exhausting too!
Your giveaway is just divine please count me in!!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Happy Birthday,dear Liz.May all your wishes come true and I hope you had a wonderful day. Congrats on all the milestones as well:)
Your giveaway is just beautiful and will make someone happy.Including me,lol.So, count me in please.Will post on my sidebar.Have the most wonderful day tomorrow too.

suziqu's thread works said...

Well there you go so your Birthday came and went and I didn't even wish you the most Happiest of Birthdays Liz but you know that I already sent my wishes to you. Oh but I didn't know about your 31st Anniversary - congratulations dear friend and also for all of the other occasions to celebrate - absolutely well done! Your Etsy shop has been sooooo very successful!
That is a gorgeous Giveaway and I have a trillion more egg boxes if you would like some more - I'm sure our chickens won't mind! How clever is that gorgeous little gift. Imagine receiving eggs in that box??!!
Now your Giveaway button is already on my blog too sweet woman!
Sending big Birthday hugs to you,

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hope you had a lovely Birthday y'day..and Happy Anniversary for today! :)
WOW...What a wonderful and unique giveaway..please pop my name in your heart box...will keep my fingers crossed here ;)
Jan x

A garden just outside Venice said...

Happy belated Birthday and happy wedding anniversary Lizzie!
(please, don't pop my name into the hat, that fantastic crafty stuff would be wasted on me)
Michela xxx

lynn said...

happy birthday... and i hope you have a blessed year and many more to come.. this box is so gorgeous and i would love to be entered in the giveaway.. you did such a beautiful job.. and i adore the image you used... thank you so much for the inspiration and lovely projects you share with us..
big ladybug hugs
lynn l

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

so glad I found your blog, I love it, most wonderful and inspiring read, thank you! I hope you had the most fabulous Birthday...

Libertybelle said...

Happy belated birthday and anniversary! Please include me in your fabulous giveaway. I have been secretly admiring your wonderful work for a while and it would be great win such inspirational pieces.
X Margaret

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Wonderful giveaway, would love a chance to win. Love your blog.
Hugs Jackie

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate all of those occasions!
I would be celebrating if I won! Thanks for a chance.
hugs & JOY,

trisha too said...

Wow, youhave been busy celebrating, well just about everything!

Lovely, lovely bos, and beautiful treats inside!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Suzanne and Marrianna said...

Oh, my goodness, Liz, what a wonderful treasure of goodies. You have a way with putting things together that make them look even better than they really are.

Happy birthday. It's wonderful to meet you online. I am so looking forward to my Etsy treasures. And I hope you will have broadband available while you are in France. It is lovely to connect across the Internet like this.

And maybe I'll be a lucky winner of the little egg carton. You've given me wonderful ideas for my own artwork and future Etsy selling. Thank you for sharing of yourself.

Best part of today? I got to visit my 89 yr old mother for a little bit, visit with another friend and get some fresh picked grapefruit, and a SAFE trip to and from the big city.

Blessings to you,
Marrianna Dougherty
Flagstaff, AZ, USA

You're the best!!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my Gosh Liz, you really do have a lot to celebrate. First off Happy Birthday!!! Happy Anniversary, Happy Belated Mothers day! and Happy 400 Followers plus day. LOL
I hope that covers it all!!!!
What a great idea, Never thought to cover an egg box! So darling and such wonderful treats inside. Way better than eggs. LOL
I'll post on my sidebar.
Hugs Lynn

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Oh, my! Who wouldn't want to be the lucky winner of this draw?! Delightful little box of treasures. I have so enjoyed being a follower for some time now.

cathy< jt said...

I am so tickled that I found your blog. Your treasure box is truly beautiful !! Thank you for being such an inspiration for so many people!! I love all things lace ... Can't get enough of it.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday and anniversary!


Veronica said...

What a beautiful gift, I would to participate. I'd like it very much; thanks for the idea and congratulations.