Monday, 27 February 2012

Winners, Winners and More Winners!

  As I promised in the morning post (see below if you missed it), I have finally gotten caught up with drawing all the winners.  For the first time ever, I have not had a chance to post a pic of the new blog candy (the picture showing on the blog is from the last candy drawing!) so I will put together a nice blog candy prize for the winner.  I promise to update that pic this week.
  I have a couple of announcements to make, however, and I am so hoping that you will all understand.  I am finding it extremely difficult to keep up with the comment game so I must discontinue it in the form that we have currently been using. I was happy to give up housework and grocery shopping to make time, but the OH wasn't having any of it.  I must admit that clean knickers are high on my list of needs so as a form of self preservation, from today, I will no longer be doing it on a daily basis. However, since I love giving stuff away (and I think you like it too)  once a week, from the daily posts with over 100 comments left on them, I will gather all the names from everyone that has left a comment  and they will go into the hat and I will draw three winners for the week. It will still be a random drawing since I think that is only fair.  To sweeten the pot a bit too,  if any post has over 200 comments left before the next post goes up, I will include a bonus draw from that post.  I am hoping that this will help ease the time crunch that I have been feeling lately but still keep everyone leaving their wonderful comments too.  It is truly special to know that you have taken the time to stop by the blog to see what's new.  Okay are you ready for this list? Phew!  Get a cuppa and relax, it's a long one and then at the end, I will be doing the Big Blog Candy Drawing!
For the Comment game, we left off at Feb.4th so I will begin there.

Feb 4th: comment no. 14 left by occasionali!!!
Feb 5th: comment no. 32 left by Lynnus!!!
Feb 6th: comment no. 60 left by Val C!!!
Feb7th: comment no. 35 Lydia Jordan!!!
Feb. 8th: comment no. 6 left by Pam Swadling!!!
Feb.9th: comment no. 73 left by Melanie181!!!
Feb.10th: comment no. 35 left by Ria!!!
Feb.11th: comment no. 2 left by Jan!!!
Feb. 12th: comment no. 14 left by Sheila Stokes!!!
Feb.13th: comment no. 42 left by Clare with paint in her hair!!!
Feb. 14th: comment no. 78 left by Cathy in MN!!!
Feb.15th: comment no. 98 left by Fynecrafts!!!
Feb. 16th: comment no. 41 left by with love and light Theresa H!!!
Feb. 17th: comment no. 15 left by Ali W!!!
Feb.18th: comment no. 10 left by Mrs. O crafty blog!!!
Feb. 19th: comment no. 74 left by Lilygee!!!
Feb. 20th: comment no. 36 left by Jayne59!!!
Feb. 21st: comment no. 52 left by Sue M!!!
Feb.22nd: comment no. 64left by  Lindyloo12!!!
Feb.23rd: comment no. 104 left by May!!!
Feb.24th: comment no. 29 left by Vee Cassidy!!!
Feb. 25th: comment no. 112 left by maid of Kent!!!
Feb.26th: comment no. 21 left by Mabex!!!

Now for the big Blog Candy drawing, beginning with third prize, the winner goes to.........
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.......Tracy Heaton!!!

The winner of second prize goes to...................................................
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Lizzie (serial copycat)!!!!

Now, the Grand First Place Prize Winner goes to..............................
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DESIREE!!!!!!

Congratulations to all the winners.  I will need to confirm all the postal addresses please so if you could send me an email at americansue1@gmail.com, I will post out your prize.  I will begin the weekly drawings and post the first set of winners on Sunday March 4th.  The big Blog Candy Contest will still continue every 100 followers we add.  Thank you so much in your understanding in this.  All for now, Sue x

77 comments:

Yvonne said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you all.

And of couse we all understand Sue.
You have to have clean underwear, if nothing else!
Look forward to the next post x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, we are ALL winners.... you post us such lovely cards and thanks for that. As a techno dunce I really appreciate the time,effort and generousity you put into your blog, Thanks again Mabex

lainey said...

congrats all lainey x

Hellma said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Maryann said...

Ofcause we understand, so no worries Sue, and a BIIIIIIIIIIIG congratulations to all these winners here. I know, you´ll just love your prizes, when you get them girls, so please have lots of fun, and a wonderful day to everyone here.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations to all the winners and although I wasn't one of the lucky ones in the draw this time we are all lucky because you post every day. I am sure we all understand and appreciate your reasons for having to change the game. We would, of course, prefer to be crafting or reading/talking about craft but unfortunately housework etc must be done. Be assured it won't stop us from visiting your blog every day and leaving a comment when appropriate. Best wishes,
Frances

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I'd check out your blog without the candi, it amazes me how much you manage to do. Keep up the good work. Lesley xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I'd check out your blog without the candi, it amazes me how much you manage to do. Keep up the good work. Lesley xx

Clai01 said...

Well done the winners!

Christine Hussey said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Have fun with your goodies. As Mabex said we are all winners being able to visit your blog every day, thank you, and of course we understand. Take care. Christine H x

Chloe's Nan said...

Congratulations to all.

mena. said...

Congratulations to all the winners.Sue i dont know how you managed as long as you did.we all understand,your a busy woman.things can only be left so long then it makes more work.We are just greatful for your blog and its not like you are deserting us.look forward to future posts.happy cleaning,god bless.xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
We all understand because we all lead busy life styles but will miss your blogs .
Thank you for giving us so much and asking very little in return.
joyce.e

mena said...

Hi sue once again,lattice is fab,how can you think we would be tired of any of your work.take care,god blessxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Congratulations to all the winners, hope you all enjoy your prizes! x

Ita said...

Sue you are making the right decesion ,at the rate you were going you would burn out,it is more important that you show us your fab cards and tips to inspire us, and yes we all need to have the clean nickers lol
Ita

Linda said...

Hi Sue, fully understand, I just enjoy looking at your daily masterpiece!Linda x

Rita said...

Huge Congratulations to All the Winners. Hugs Rita xxx

AnneRD said...

Sue, yours was the first Blog I started to follow and it was to see your card creations as I was not fully conversant with Blog Candy. You don't have to dangle a carrot infront of me to get my support. Just post a card whenever you can and I will be as 'Pleased as Punch'. Anne x

SusanLotus said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Congrats to the winners and of course we understand sue!
Hugs tammy

Cumbrianlass said...

Congratulations to all winners.
We do understand Sue, as long as you keep putting your daily card on the blog, we will all be happy.

now don't forget,
clean the windows,
change the beds,
and Wash those knickers!!!.
Janet

PaulineC said...

Congratulations to all the winners.

Lexie said...

Congratulations everyone!

I don't blame you cutting down on the draws Sue...must cost a bomb as well as be time consuming.
xx

mags said...

Congratulations to all the winners.
Mags
x

CraftyLoops said...

Congratulations to the very lucky ladies. Lee xx

Dawn said...

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners. Of course we understand Sue, you don't want to upset the OH and yes even if its boring the jobs still need to be done. Thank you for all your inspiration x

Jackie D said...

Congratulations to all the winners and to you as well Sue for continuing to do a daily post despite all the other calls on your time. I'm sure you realise how much we all appreciate what you do.

love from Jackie D

Carole Z said...

Congrats to all the winners! Carole Z X

Heather said...

Of course we all understand Sue although, it is nice to win some candy I log on every day just to see what you have posted on your blog. Congratulations to the winners x

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Congratulations ladies!!

Redanne said...

Many congratulations to all the lucky winners! I think you have made a very sensible decision and glad to see you as NO.1 Blogger today too!

ang said...

congratulations to all the winners, I think you are more than generous and really enjoy stopping by your blog to see what you have posted, and would still visit if you gave nothing away except the inspiration lol thanks angxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Congratulations to all the winners and a weekly draw is very generous.

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats to all the winners.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

SO U DON'T LIKE GOING COMMANDO? LOL Think we should all give you a pair of knickers so u have more time to craft, least we could do for all you give us.( I didn't say they would be new ones lol but clean lol.)
I don't stop by for the candy but it is a lovely surprise when you win. Congrats u winners.
I don't know how you are fitting everything in. Well done, great cards , great demo, great blogs, great tips. Talented and wonderful lady.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

purplepengi said...

Congrats everyone!

Barbara said...

Have watched you since I got Sky and my first show I seen was you stamping with 3 beach ladies and Murray and Ethel. I think the majority of people on this blog love your cards and demos and the prizes are just an added bonus. I look forward to seeing a new card every day and dont know where you get the energy from to keep it up.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lucky little me! I'm a winner in one of the comment games. Thanks in advance for my prize. The change of rules sounds a good idea. Self care is so important & that includes more than clean knickers! It's time just for you & crafting is your job so it doesn't count. Take care. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Congratulatios to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Claveh said...

Cheers Sue another beautiful card with oh so beautiful dies!!!
Thanks

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh Poor Sue! Well sorry hun, do have to agree that clean knickers are a must have, but do try to avoid the dusting etc, I'm sure OH wont mind too much, lol.
Glad you're back, your dies are gorgeous, and we have missed you so to speak. Have a nice rummage around, finding forgotten items, take a breather, and enjoy yourself. Your generosity has astounded us all, and how could we object? Have fun hun, am off to have a giggle watching your dvd on fast forward, sorry shouldnt laugh but it is a giggle, lol, hugs hun, xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i only said last week do you ever sleep ? We all understand you need to slow down and have more me time, Congratulations to all the winners.Elaine H. x

yorkielass said...

Congratulations to all you lucky ladies.

I agree with comment three, we are all winners, you are so generous with your time and inspiration. Now get the laundry sorted out lol. Have a good evening.
Hugs, June x

Christine said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Have not been able to comment regularly as the connection in Spain as dismal.
Of course we understand Sue and clean underwear is a must.
Hugs to you
Christine xxx

Vanessa said...

Congratulations to the winners.
I love coming to your blog to see the daily card and for that I am truly grateful. Your cards give me so much inspiration both for colour and out of the box ideas. I don't post comments and I know I should but for now let me say a HUGE THANKYOU for your blog.
Vanessa x

Lynne M said...

Congrats to all the winners. I completely agree that clean underwear is necessary, I visit your blog for inspiration any prize is an added bonus but not the reason I leave comments. Lol Lynne M

sheila said...

I think even 'Wonder Woman' would have had difficulty keeping abreast of everything that you seem to. We bloggers are very grateful for your kindness in sending out 'candy'. we are all grateful for sharing your talent with us and giving us inspiration

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I don't know how you have managed to keep up the pace you have. You know we follow your blog for your wonderful inspiration and will continue to do so, so please don't worry. Your health and your home and family must come first. You enjoy a bit of me time you really deserve it.

Love

Rosemariexx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, I've thought for a while you must be Wonder Woman! Seriously, take care of yourself, we appreciate all you do. Congratualtions to all the winners!
Chris x

hazel said...

Well done to all the winners. Hope you can now catch up on your chores Sue xx hazel

Craftycat said...

Of course everyone understands and it's all to our benefit as it leaves you more time to create things like your lovely die designs etc and I doubt anyone could get tired of seeing the cards made with them! x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear, Sue
Thank you very much!
I thought you already had suspended the daily comment game! I had not been on line all day today and when I logged on I had message from Jan to check out this post. I think most people would agree we would come to see your cards without prizes. I don't know how you managed to keep up with all this with the busy time you have had lately. Thanks again, Vee xx

Sue Parish said...

Congratulations to all the winners and I agree with everyone's comments above Sue. The joy you bring just being inspirational you is enough. Sue x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Congratulations
to all of the winner's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lindyloo said...

Hi again Sue,
Firstly, congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your candy win.
Sue, you can change what you want about the candy draws, they are your gift to us and I, for one, would be here everyday without the candy. I found you first on C&C and have followed you religiously since, not for gain to my stash, just for gain to my brain. So please do what you need to make your life better/easier and we will continue to support your blog because its your inspiration we crave not your candy.
Take care dear friend. Hugs Linda

Sandra Riley... said...

Congratulations to all the winners!
Sue most of us drop by each day for the amazing inspiration that you give us!
Its amazingly kind of you to give up the time to post everyday, thus in itself is a gift. The fact that you make time to inspire us is heart warming, thank you!
I hate to think of you in dirty knickers too! haha
Huge Crafty hugs
Sandra Riley

Rufus said...

Sure everybody loves candy, but that's not why most of us come see you! We come for the daily inspiration and gorgeous cards!!!! So you do whatever it is you need to do...clean knickers are a good thing! Congrats to all the very lucky ladies.
R/

auscrafts said...

congratulations to the winners ,and of course we understand the need for clean underwear .My mum always said never leave the house without clean underwear ,you never know what might happen

Liz said...

Conratulations to all the winners. Thank you Sue for offering the prizes

bhavana said...

Well done to you all!! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
congrats to all the winners. I did wonder how you had the time to do everything. I for one am very happy with whatever you can fit into your busy lifestyle. I don't need a prize to leave a comment about your lovely cards.
Thank you for all your hard work. Ps have you thought about paper knickers. LOL
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Clare said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you for always being so generous Sue, not just with the prizes but with taking the time to write such lovely posts and giving us lots of inspiration.

Clare x

Vie Carter said...

Thank you Sue for posting your blog everyday to help the less gifted amongst us for inspiration

You are so generous with your time and indeed your prizes - your daily card is enough

Well done to all you very lucky winners!!

Vie
x

Suz said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

But i must also say congradulations to Sue, in achieveing doing daily blog for so long, - looking forward to next post!
Thanks!

lion_tamer said...

Your generosity in time and goodies is simply amazing. you never cease to amaze me how you fit it all in. You have no worries if you need to change things just go for it. Not a problem x

Maggie said...

Congrats to all the winners have fun playing with your new stash!!

Thanks to you Sue for an awesum blog with soooooooo much inspirations and tips and ideas...not forgetting fabby giveaways!:))

Maggie H*

Vee Cassidy said...

Thank you to people who said well done and thank you to Sue I received lovely stamps this morning. Vee xx

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