Monday, 19 September 2011

Wanna Win Some Stuff?!!!!

Hi everyone!  I was thinking.....
it seems like an awful long time between blog candy contest draws so what if.....
you were able to potentially WIN stuff from EVERY post I make!  Wouldn't that be great!  Well, here is the plan.  I will give away something, either a stamp set or some embellishments or some other crafting goody everytime there are 100 comments left after a blog post from this point forward.  You say that sounds like a lot, but I have noticed that I routinely get over one hundred comments whenever I post new blog candy so I know you can do it.  In fact, I will make this very first time a little sweeter by adding something more to the prize(I will have to have a think and get back to you!).  In return, I will try to post more often because I know it's fun when you get to see something new.  The game will apply to the top two posts, so that if I make a new post before the comment number reaches 100, you will still be able to add to the newest post and the one below it.  Once it drops to the third post in line, then it will no longer be in play.  Make sense? When the comments hit 100, I will draw a number randomly and if your comment corresponds to that number on the comments section list, you will win.  If you leave more than one comment, you will only be counted as one, however.  Think of it like audience participation. a little work on your part and a little work on my part and everyone wins!  The comments can be anything you like, just let me know you were here.  Let me know what you think of the card I've posted or what you would like to see more of on the blog or even what you don't like (just be gentle),  that sort of thing is wonderful.

After my brush with "blog death" (okay, it's a bit dramatic, but I was devastated when it all went away)  on Friday, I have come to realise how much I enjoy doing my blog. I would like to make it better and more fun for you to come visit.   I don't do facebook or twitter or any of the other social networking sites so this is really my only means of letting anyone know what I'm up to.  So, what do you say, you wanna play?

Oh and about the card sample, I have used the new Samantha Walker Ornate Tag die.  The purple background started life as a piece of white card from which the die was cut.  I left the die in place and inked the entire background with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  Removed the die to get that lovely white edge.  I mounted the purple background piece using foam mounting pieces over black card.  Then the inner focal die is also part of the Ornate tag set but it gets cut away.  I stamped my sentiment and lightly sponged it with the same ink and mounted back into the centre on mounting foam.  I added a bow out of the white crinkly edged ribbon and finished it off with the Anemone die, cut three times.  I removed the inner petals and mounted them together and added a fancy pearl button for the centre.  I matted and layered it with some paper piercing to finish it off.

If you have any questions about my new comments game, please feel free to email me at sue@particraft.co.uk .  All for now, Sue x


100 comments:

Neha Jain said...

hmm...nice :)

Lynne Fahey, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Loving the new look blog Sue, maybe it was fate....
Let the games begin, bring it on, I'm ready!
See you at Ally Pally this weekend,
Luv Lynney
xxx

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, sorry to hear about your blog. But luckily it was all retrieved with thanks to two lovely ladies. what a great idea, I love to see your cards, they are all so stunning. If there are more posts coming with your gorgeous cards, I love your idea. will be watching the launch of the new spellbinders tomorrow night, hopefully we will see you on tv for some demonstrations? Your cards are so inspiring. And encourage me to continue to craft. I just purchased the two stamps that Jo demonstrated on Tv the other week. The typist ones.

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I like the colour combination and the big flower.

Hugs, Uta

inkypinkycraft said...

I would love to play, I have only just started my blog and don't do Facebook etc either, and I am getting hooked. Ilove the fact that the are lots of great people in blogland!! Trace x

Glenys said...

Cool. I wanna play along too.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I have the Anemone Die (I typed that word 3 times it still looks wrong!)..
and I didn't recognize it,it looks so different.
I did see your message about losing the blog , but was unable to help..lucky to have some helpful people reading ! yes !
looking forward to tomorrow night
Love Marg

Lesley S said...

I love the fact that you are blogging more frequently and have an email alert. I look at your blog most days, so I am happy when there is a new entry. Love all your cards and I am going to have a go with the 'iron works'. Thanks for your inspiration.

Kim said...

Ooo what a good idea :) love your blog anyway so the added chance of extra goodies is a fab bonus! Looking forward to more posts.
Kim
X

Trololo2 said...

Beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to the pick of the day tomorrow. Katex

Gill said...

Hi Sue, Love the card especially the Samantha Walker ornate die, not seen these before but it looks great. I've usually found Dusty Concord a bit too dark but it works perfectly here. Looking forward to the new blog comps, like the idea.

Wellington said...

Cooo, just catching up with posts & you've been a busy young lady LOL Lush cards as always - & now a rather generous blog-draw too. Haven't got my sticky paws on your DVD yet, but I'm working on it. Get my first paypacket for 6 years this week & if hubby hasn't already spent it for me, I know what I want to treat myself too :D

Georgiegirl2012 said...

Love this idea, and if I am fortunate enough to win anything, so much the better. xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Love your idea for the new blog competition.
I don't use facebook or twitter either.
The card is really good-love the tag die and will have to see if it's available somewhere.
Eileen x

Ardilla said...

I like your idea and I understand that is nice to have people leaving comments in your blog, so, here I am...

Your card is beautiful, love the big flower there with the organza ribbon, just gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance,

Ardilla

Maryann said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea to me. And I´m so glad to hear, that I´m not the only one, who´s not on Facebook and all the other social sites either, as many seems to think, I´m crazy, I don´t want that, but I don´t like the way they have things there, so I´m really glad to read, there´s more like me, and I always loves to come here and see your work, and I´ve been a follower for a while now, and enjoy every visit here.
Your card is lovely as all your work, and I love the great insppiration, you always give us all here, and I´ll only be pleased to see even more of it too, that´s for sure.
Have a great week ahead and lots of crafty fun too.

Soo said...

Surely the answer to "wanna win some stuff" is always "yes!".

Looking forward to the Pick of the Day - I've given the credit card a rest the past couple of weeks so it's ready for a work out! :)

dutchess said...

Hi Sue love the card...and got this at POTW so thanks for posting me some inspiration....bless you..how is MUM? take care Margaret

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the fancy button in the centre of the flower. I think I'm going to start collecting buttons to use on my cards they look so effective
Love and Light to everyone.
Suz x

Lilly said...

Love this card! Great colors and that flower is a nice touch.

Karen said...

Plain and simple but would mean much to the recipient! Thanks for sharing.

Moni said...

Stunning card I love it. fab colour combo. Hugs,moni

Carole RB said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card!
Have a nice week!

Vanessa said...

I am so glad someone was able to help you get the blog back up and running as I do love the information you give us.
This card is gorgeous as usual but more being as it is my favourite colour.
Hugs Vanessa x

Andrea said...

What a great idea - how could I think that you blogging more often and more give aways could be a bad idea? Love the cards you make and your wonderful ideas that you share

Clai01 said...

I'm ready to play , think it's a fab idea !
Very generous of you Sue to do this , not only do we see your lovely cards we get to know how you did them and have some fun too, thanks

Julia said...

Wow. What a great incentive to check your blog regularly (I do anyway). Looking forward to the Pick of the Day. See you soon. Love, Julia xxx

Аня said...

nice card! love the colors!

Lorraine said...

OH WOW SUE this is so kind of you as you probably know i am a regular commenter and never miss a post so it looks like i am in for a good chance of winning something fun hehe thankyou so much for this,now what can i say this is yet another stunning creation of yours there has not been one card of yours i haven't loved and i am so looking forward to the next lot of shows take care hun xx

Anonymous said...

How kind love your blog I get a lot of ideas for spellbinders from you.
Dont have a blog of my own but love reading them.
Will be watching on Wed
AnnD

Joanne said...

What a fab idea! Let the game begin. I am supposed to be making some Christmas card samples and got side tracked with tidying my craft room and now I am even more side tracked by your great blog. Keep up the great work.

Christine Faulkner said...

Sue how generous of you. Love the card and looking forward to tuesday night I have set the record to record all your shows thats if they don't sell out straight away. I have just received £77 of the taxman as I had overpaid so guess what I'll spend that on. Thank you Mr taxman. Christine x

Janet said...

Beautiful card Sue, cannot wait to see whats coming up for the Pick of the day on Tuesday.
CC going to be in meltdown again no doubt.
Janet

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love the purple and that ribbon with the flower center. TFS.

lisajayne3 said...

What a wonderful idea, im all for that :-)
Happy days
LJ

Gillian wilson said...

Hi Sue ,What a great idea.Anything that means we get to look at more lovely cards must be a good idea.I check your blog everyday with great anticipation.....just waiting for your DVD to arrive....I traeted myself to some lovely ribbon today with you r cards in mind.

LellyJelly said...

A new competition. What fun!
It's the first time I've heard of anyone being 'Blogged to death'! Sorry, awful joke.
Stunningly simple card - no offence intended, but a really nice look. Would look just as good in the new Fall limited edition Distress Ink, too. Have had my eye on that Samantha Walker die since it arrived on the scene, may have to have it. Yippee! Whoooooo!!!!! It's Ally Pally this weekend. the excitement mounts.....

Susanne said...

Lovely idea... I will play and I love your cards and want to see more of them...
Hugs Susanne

Bee and Dee said...

I love looking at your cards and commenting and now there are goodies on the way, think that might be called crafting heaven,Hugs Bee

kitty said...

Beautiful card, thanks for giving us a chance to play. Kitty x

Barbara Phillips said...

Loving the new blog, great we are getting to see more of the cards. The pearl button and flower are gorgeous. Looking forward to C&C and all your demos.

gill said...

lovely card as always , will be looking at C&C for POD tomorrow. Thanks for chance of candy with every blogpost, great! Gill

KimberleyG said...

Pretty card. The purple is really working for me today.
I always comment anyway, so no change for me other than I might win something. Of course, that's quite all right with me!

Gloria said...

Another WOW! card! Where do you get your inspiration from?
Love watching all your demos on C&C.
Gloria xxx

neddgirl said...

Blog Candy opportunities are always great. Please keep it simple.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

PaulaB said...

Great idea. Love the card, will definately try this one. Paula

furrypig said...

great card, I love seeing how you use the different dies together I really like that anemone one! Good luck with all your new giveaways.. you are always sooo generous, you must be a regular in the post office!

Von said...

What a generous idea :) and a stylish card
Von x

veronica said...

glad you got your blog back, it does get addictive doesn't it! Great idea to use the negative card, never thought of it myself, but so obvious when someone else thinks of it!!

Christine said...

Hi Sue, glad you have your blog back and I like the new look. Another gorgeous card, looking forward to 9pm tomorrow and Wednesday.
Hugs
Christine xxx

lydiawalker said...

really liking that flower xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sue, really pleased you got your blog sorted.Beautiful card, love the dies you've used.Gorgeous rich purple.How generous of you to offer more goodies - you really are one in a million.Looking forward to the Pick of the day shows - can't wait.Hope you're okay.Love Debbie x

Sue said...

This is lovely Sue, love the colour combination x

Rocky said...

Over half way already....and you thought we wouldn't want to play.

Bernie said...

Oh what a great idea :) I love your blog, the added chance to win some goodies will be a fantastic bonus! Looking forward to more posts.

Your card is beautiful, love how you've used those dies.
Blessings Bernie

marie said...

love to play too. love the new card and the description. keep up the inspiration.

Rita said...

Hello Sue
I only found your blog today! You really are a great inspiration to me. I am glued to the tv whenever you are on "Create & Craft" & I have learned so much from watching you ----- keep up the good work!! Like you I too don't "do" "Facebook" or "Twitter" Will try to look in whenever my health permits.
Best rgards! Rita

violetclouds said...

this sounds really quite exciting, the chance of randomly winning more little things here and there to play with! I love the purple, in fact I have dusty concord distress ink and the tim holtz ruler so I could have a go at copying these two techniques and see where i get to!!

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, this is the first time I have left a comment after finding your blog after watching your demos on Create and Craft. I wanted to say how much I appreciate and value you uploading your sample cards on your blogs as I dont have recording facilities at home to record your demos when Im at work so your pictures on here are my only way of remembering how you have used your spellbinder dies. So thank you so much and please keep posting your card samples. Carol

Rita said...

Hi Sue, Loving the new look. I would just love to add to my stash any of your products as I love them all. Hugs Rita xxxx

Kazbomps said...

Great card. Love the pearl button it is so effective. Keep the inspiration coming. Karen x

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, Love the new look. I would love to be in the game. I love visiting your blog and seeing all the fantastic cards. Hugs x ChrisB

Liz said...

Love the card and realy enjoyed your DVD looking forward ti trying some of the techniques

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sue, gorgeous look to your blog. It is funny how blog life can be so important to us. Best wishes, Kymxxx

Yvette said...

I'm glad to see your blog back Sue, got me a bit worried when i couldn't find it!
I love the purple background and he die you have used, they work together so well, as for the flower embellishment, it looks lovely used that way, i am still playing with my die to see what i can do with it...that's another way for me to try :-)

Helen said...

What a stunning card - love black, purple and white. What a fabulously, generous idea to give out more blog candy. Thanks so much Sue!

freedom99 said...

Love this card might give it a go and see if i can turn mine into a wedding card.I love love the buttons looked everywhere and found a substitute that will just have to do.
Can't wait for pick of the day was worried i would be out at 12 but then the penny dropped its not on till 9pm so i will be home.
Hope i have pennies to get them still not opened all the dies i got last time going to be busy since i got the lot.lol
is there a doctor for this addiction? Lol

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue! This card is gorgeous! I love this color combo - of course purple is my favorite color :) Your game sounds like fun. I follow so many blogs, I don't get to them all all the time so this will give me incentive! Not that I need it, you always have such beautiful creations to share!

Rufus said...

Like the card. Like you I'm not into FB or Twitter or any of the rest of it. I enjoy reading blogs and seeing what folks have been up to, though! So count me in!
R/

Jan said...

Love lilac love the card, I use your blog for inspiration when I have a few minutes to spare. Will be watching you tomorrow if I can get the day off work if not thank goodness for Sky plus

cotnob said...

Hi Sue
So glad you've got your blog back to normal, you don't realise how much you love blogging until you can't do it, I know I'm lost when I loose my internet sometimes. Great idea for the new blog candy, thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely goodies. Love the card, those new Spellbinders are gorgeous I managed to get the full sest that was on C&C recently, now all I need to do is find time to play.
Pauline
x

Debbie said...

hi sue
lovely card from debbie
cant wait for the pick of the day on cc

Fiona said...

The game sounds fun. Love the pearl button - where do you get those from?

scrapper said...

Great idea Sue and one of the things I wanted to ask is Can you please do more cards using the smaller spellbinders in the sets?
I love playing with the dies but find the smaller ones more difficult to use - not the ones that go fine for corners but the ones that sit nside the bigger dies.

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased with this news - I'm sure i won't win anything but I don't mind because I'm just pleased that you'll be posting more often as I love your blog posts!

Deb
xx

Sheila H said...

Hi Sue.Another lovely card.Have never seen one of your cards that I have NOT fallen in love with.Can't wait for the Spellbinders launch tonight.xx

Chloe's Nan said...

Oooo, more candy to win, what a kind and generous person you are Sue. Love the crinkly edge ribbon on this card xx

Anonymous said...

This is a comment for Jen Monteiro who isn't able to leave a comment. Thanks

Eemeli said...

Great card! Love this cas style and that deep violet color is just fantastic!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

karenm said...

All your cards are Beautiful Sue. Looking forward to the pick of the day tonight :)

Anonymous said...

Fab idea Sue. Looking forward to your superb demos but will have to record them as unfortunately I have to go to work! Will be ordering tonight just in case everything sells out! (I still haven't had the time to play with the POW yet, as there is so much in it!) Good luck with the shows (not that you need it). S

Karen said...

Great idea Sue, I love following your blog, and now I won't have to wait so long between posts. Love my last pick of the week, but perleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee can you stop making such wonderful samples, I have no will power at the best of times, but after you seeing what you do with them, I just cant resist.

PaulineC said...

What a fun new game. Love looking at all your new posts, with or without extra incentives!

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a fab idea. Looking forward to seeing more of your samples. Cxx

Linby said...

ooh this is lovely. Really enjoying watching your DVD. So far I have tried the faux batik, water stamping and the faux cloisonné.

Janie said...

I so love those pearl buttons you use on some of your cards... I noticed one on a sample from C&C... So pretty.. not sure I could bear to use them lol.

hugs Janie xxx

Vee said...

Sue this card is very striking. love the purple and was that a button embellie you used on the flower die cut?

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue love the colour.

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous idea Sue, and I love this card, just my colours

CathyinMN said...

Great card. Although it looks pretty simple, from your description, it still was a bit of work. It definitely is a winner, though.

sue said...

hi sue gorgous card,love the colours. sue xx

Ger said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win! Ger x.

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card love it. Thanks for the chance to win the fab candy too xx

Sue said...

I loved this card on the show. Just goes to show what you can do with a white bit of card...
Love the big button.
Thanks for the extra chance to win.

Sue

mandylinc said...

I wanna play lovin the cards that you come out with makes me wanna craft more !

Jenny, said...

Yet another beautiful card xx & I like the sounds of this prize thing :D

Anonymous said...

I'd love to play Sue I just absolutely love all your cards and record all your programmes on C&C

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Joanne K said...

Sorry just a test comment as having all sorts of problems

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A beautiful card Sue! I love the colour combination and it's finished of beautifully with the bow and flower. :)

I like your new idea of someone potentially winning a prize for every post you make. I try to pop back as much as I can, but I really must try to make it a part of my daily routine to stop by to see your gorgeous creations as you post them with the added incentive of possibly winning one of the gorgeous products that you bring us.

Good Luck with all the shows on C&C. Looking forward to seeing the POTD. Loving your demos as always.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X