Monday, March 1, 2010

March has arrived! Special celebrations!



March is here again, and do you know what that means?
Madness and Mess is turning 2! My very first post was March the 2nd.





Almost 500 blog posts, and over 70 followers!
And so many friendships - near and far!




To celebrate my blogging birthday, I have decided to throw out a challenge.
Last year I gave away a gift each week for the whole month.
This year I decided to take it to the readers.




This is how it will work:

For the first 3 weeks in March I will give away 3 of my collectible postcards,
I will make a draw at the end of each week from the weeks comments,
(and comments can be made on any blog posts not just those made that week)
.




and each
winner can pick a post card from the 3 pictured here.




Then the fun begins,

during the month of March, I want to see if I can get my followers
to exceed 100.

Can we do it?
You may have to spread the word!





If we can exceed 100, by the end of the last week of March I will
make a draw from all the names of my followers for
this beautifully bound, hand made journal.




Pages have been prepared for use




And I have started adding treasures to the pages myself, to get you started.




It's ready for you to start using.
Record your holiday, keep memories, treasures, goals.





It's my gift to you for following my blog.




So, do you think we can do it?
Can we make 100 followers?

Make sure you are a follower, if you want to have a chance of winning this gorgeous journal!


Carole :)

63 comments:

Linda said...

We can do it! Yes, we can! If we can't do it..........no one can!

loulee said...

Congratulations on reaching a milestone.

Joy said...

Carole those are fabulous giveaway prizes ... so generous of you!!!
Congratulations on 2 years and (almost lol) 500 posts ... WOOHOO ... YAY for you :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Doreen G said...

Congrats on the milestone Carole-let's spread the word like vegemite on toast.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I think our Linda must have been a cheerleader at some point :)

BIG Congratulations on 2 years of creativity and sharing Carole!
Here's to many many more!

Thank you for the chance to receive one of your lovely creations ... one can never have enough "Carole Creations"!!!
oxo

Pallas said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Your postcards are lovely, and I'd be quite happy to receive one.

Lisa said...

Carole, these are gorgeous postcards! Congrats on your blogaversary!

Dotti said...

I agree, these are beautiful prizes. Plan to blog about you tomorrow (Monday) and direct people to your blog. You have a wonderful blog and should easily make it to 100!

http://piecefulmusings.blogspot.com

Kayjay said...

OH Wow, I'd love to win something you've made Carole. They're all gorgeous though.. how could we choose??? I'm going to pass the word around...

Shiree said...

what a superb idea Carole, true kiwi ingenuity huh!! well done on reaching such a milestone,

Bunty said...

Great idea Carole and such gorgeous goodies! I have been a follower since this year's OWOH event and will be a regular visitor.

Congratulations on this milestone and I'm sure you will reach your target!

Fingers crossed for one of your lovely postcards!!

Barbara :)

-girl from the bush said...

hi carole, i'm sure you can 100 followers! i'd love one of those postcards they look wonderful~!

bockel24 said...

Congrats on your blogaversary and good luck on your way to 100! Your blog is a real beauty.

Janet Ghio said...

This journal is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your blog anniversary and hope you reach the 100 followers!

Laura said...

I'm a first time visiter and your work is gorgeous! I'm going to sign up to be a regular!

Linda B. said...

Your postcards are to die for! I signed up as a follower (I think - this is the first blog i have ever tried to follow, I'm not sure I really know what it means!). I surely want to win, and I would LOVE to learn to make beautiful fabric items like you do. Congratulations on a beautiful blog!
Linda B.

Melinda Cornish said...

I am a follower already.....the postcards and the journal are just beautiful.......

Terry said...

You're work is so beautiful. And you are so generous.

Debbie said...

The postcards and art journals are fabulous my dear!
following.............

Lin52 said...

Such beautiful creations! I would be honored to win the butterfly postcard.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Congratulations to a wonderful artist/blogger!
Happy days,
Joanie

Connie said...

beautiful postcards! congratulations!

janene said...

Add me to your list. Once I saw your wonderful work, I had to be included. janene

Aimeslee said...

congrats on your blogaversary! I just signed up to Follow and I love your handiwork. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaways. xoxo, aimeslee

aimeslee at earthlink dot net

Phyllis said...

Thanks for adding me to the list for your drawings; I've just found your blog and LOVE the style of your artworks! Am gone now to become a "follower"!Keep up the good works.........

Jan from Wyoming said...

Beautiful work! If you hadn't mentioned your blog on Mixed Media Art Friends, I may not have found it, which would be a shame! Thanks for the link, because I love your cards and your other work. I will definitely keep an eye on your blog. I may not be able to become a follower since I don't have a blog of my own. I'll check.

I was amused by the mess in the guest room. I hope the bird wasn't a pet. Cats will be cats, but I sure wish they would get over the bird thing. One of my cats brought home a bat and thus had to have a second rabies shot.

I wish you success in your desire to make a living as an artist. Since so many of us live all over the world, maybe online classes would be a good way to go.

Kathy in Florida said...

Your postcards are beautiful! And the bookmarks too! And the teasing glimpses of the journal make me anxious to see more.

Joan said...

Congratulations, Carole you have a great blog. I check in regularly and enjoy your work.
Best wishes from a fellow kiwi.

Nancy said...

Your work is beautiful. And 500 posts in two years? That's a lot of photos and sharing. Well done!

esther said...

Dear Carole
i've been following your blog for quite some time now - first silently and now that i started my own i added you to my list! i totally love what you do and especially the quilt made of all the different stitchings is such an awesome idea. whenever i check your blog (having a look at all the different blogs on my list really makes my days) and catch a glimpse of the clock on your site i realize how far away you live - it's basically on the other side of the world.
well, i just wanted to let you know that there's someone far away (who's awake when you're asleep and vice versa):-) who admires what you do!
esther

Hurri_Kane said...

Wow what lovely work. I've been a silent lurker for a wee bit, but funny how butterflies prompt me to get out of the woodwork hehe. Congratulations on the impressive milestone

Annette said...

Hiya, I've added to your total.. love the blog, will have a more indepth read after breakfast..
hugs from Annette

Lindi said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I had no idea you were "here". I love your creations. It will be a pleasure, and an inspiration, following you. :)

Delia (Del) said...

Love your site you are so talanted.
Delia

myra said...

Congratulations Carole on your milestone. Love your work, very inspirational

Debby said...

WOW!!! You can do it. I just found your blog and your work is amazing. So glad to have found you and congrats on your blog.
debby

Meggie said...

I have just joined, good luck to all! I think I am number 99.

jacaranda said...

Happy blog day to you... I think I am follower 100. Congrats for a wonderful, informative and friendly blog. I love all the things you make. Jenni

Annie said...

Congratulations on your milestone and reaching the 100 followers!

You will have to up the stakes!

Doreen's vegemite spreading is working!

Keep up the wonderful work and thanks for the comment on my blog

Darlene said...

I can't believe I have been reading your blog for 2 years and I didn't list myself as a follower. I have now :) Your creativity has been so wonderful to watch.
Congratulations on reaching 2 years. It has been a wonderful ride and I look forward to the next 2 years and the next after that.....

quiltmom said...

MY friend Meggie sent me to your blog. I will add it to my list of giveaways in my newest post Carole.
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
You can find my blog here:
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

TheaM said...

Hi Carole,
I follow you will you follow me?
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!
http://theam-missingsamtoday.blogspot.com/

bad penny said...

beautiful beautiful work

Nancy said...

Congratulations on 2 years. Your blog looks great. Wonderful giveaways. Thanks, Nancy P.

*jean* said...

ooo please count me in! i am follower no. 105!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Hahahaha! Maybe it's time to raise the bar to 200 followers? As it is, you will be twiddling your thumbs until the end of the month now...

Congrats on your HUGE fan base!
Goodness, we have been swapping for a year and I am not a follower.. yet.

Yvonne said...

Wow, almost 500 posts! That's great. You have a wonderfu giveaway. Hugs, Yvonne

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your second blogoversary. This is my first time to your site. I love your postcards. They are simply adorable.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am so glad I found your blog--your work is so beautiful! I see it did not take you long to go from 70 to over 100 followers--I'm the newest one!

Congrats on your blog milestone!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Thank you for the giveaway !!
By the way, I love your work and I have no reason no to following you.
I'm your newest follower.

Chris said...

Well, this is a wonderful blog, Carole - trouble is, we spend so long silently looking at gorgeous work such as yours, we don't then get enough time to create our own art........ them's the breaks!

Margaret said...

Hoorah for milestones, well done! and may there be many more!

Jenxo said...

wooohoo Carole Congratulations and you have already got 110 followers, wtg jenxo

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Hi Carole! I am a longtime follower of your wonderful blog! Congratulations on two years of blogging!!!!
I'd love to win one of your gorgeous creations :-)

Dagmar from Germany

Jennifer Dixon said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! It is my real birthday too tomorrow-March 4! I just found your blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful work! Your postcards are beautiful-love your style! I would be honored to receive one-you could just consider it my birthday present-lol! :) Keep up the lovely work.

ancee said...

I just found your website & I am soooo inspired by your gorgeous work....You are now part of my favorite list. It would be a real honor to be picked.
Thanks, Nancy

Jennifer Dixon said...

Carole-
I just had to tell you I so love your art and your blog that I now put a link to your blog on my blog! I only have 4 followers so far but every little bit helps right?

Take Care, :)

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Just found your Blog via Bunty,what beautiful work you do.I shall be following you,even though I don't have a blog myself,shall look forward to looking at your gorgeous works of art,best wishes IreneXX p.s. am extra interested in you as well 'cos my neice and her family moved out to NZ in november

Anne said...

Happened onto your beautiful window dressing while traveling the streets of Bloggyland!

CONGRATULATIONS on your achievements. Your blog holds beautiful creativity and inspiration, Carole.

Good Luck to everyone on the opportunity to own a beautiful give-away.

Thank-you for your generosity.

{-A.}

Dianne said...

Congratulations on your second birthday. Your work is wonderful.

Beeshebags said...

As I just signed up to follow you and became follower No 119, I wish to congratulate you on achieving and excelling your March goal! Also, where did you get that delightful Owl fabric (with the blue background) please? I love owls, and haven't seen that fabric before. Hugs Naomi

JKW said...

Your embroidery is fantastic. I try to by Stitch magazine here in the States. Blessings, Janet

Rae P. said...

Hi Carole
I have been following your blog anonymously for some months,BUT the lure of winning your beautiful journal has brought me out of the closet! I find your work inspiring & it sends me off exploring new ideas.
Congratulations on your blogversary!
Rae.