Saturday, 17 September 2011

The Joys of Blogging

I started blogging about 3 years ago after visiting Pink Petticoats website to buy some papers and following the link to their blog,  oh my gosh  the wonderful creations I saw on the blog just  blew me away and  and I knew that I wanted to be able to create stunners like  the ones saw I on there and to be able to share them with other crafters, the first link from the Pink Petticoat Blog I clicked on was to the Fabulous Dawny P’s Blog,  from there I found Andrea Brownjohn, Annie (ink’n rubba), Katharina and Marlene all fantastic crafters who never minded answering all the questions I used to throw at them, I was hooked.  Now I bet you are wondering where this reminiscing is leading,  well this morning I received a fantastic e-mail (it actually brought tears to my eyes) from a lovely lady (you know who you are),  who thanked me for the inspiration I had given her, it just made me realise what a truly fantastic place the card making blogging world is and how much I had gained from that first visit to Dawny P’s blog, 100’s of new friends from around the world, working for 2 fantastic companies, Lili of the Valley, Crafters Companion,  demoing at Shows where I meet such sweet like minded people and also the chance of having my work published in magazines.  I feel really bad that all this has now eaten into my blogging time and I know I am very naughty in leaving comments, (I promise I do visit blogs still though),  but I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visit me and to thank the girls who inspired me to start my own blog.

Todays card is one I made for Quick Cards made Easy, which is on sale now so its OK to show it,  I am afraid I made it so long ago I cannot remember which Copics I used.

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I have used  the Lili of the Valley Image “Little Holly” to make this little rocker card, the papers are from Nitwits Collections, the scalloped circles have been cut with Nesties and Go-Kreate dies.  The greeting is also a  stamp from the Lili of the Valley Christmas Circular Sentiment stamp set, The swirl is a Doo Hickey Die from Crafts U Love and I have added lots of stickles.

Have a lovely Saturday

hugs

Jacqui xxxxx

28 comments:

Anne said...

You were my inspiration when I first started out and I thank you for that. I'm so glad you clicked on that PP link! Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

I just love your blog!!! Your cards are always gorgeous and this one is no different!!! Thank you
Brigitte

Elaina said...

I visit your blog every day for inspiration. I have found the card blogging world so generous about sharing their talents. Thank you

Pamela said...

I too love your blog Jacqui and you were a great inspiration when I started mine. Love to see all your fabulous creations.

Pam x

Squirrel x said...

Hunny, it's cards like this that say it all. You were one of the first blogs I signed up to follow, and I see new inspiration every time I visit. Accept it hun, you're just too darned talented, lol!! Hugs Sxx

Donna said...

Your an inspiration to many Jacqui and we know your a very busy lady. I don't always get to comment but your one of the blogs I visit regularly and your a great fix for crafters block lol. hugs Donna
Oh your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love these rockers. x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

I too remember those early days Jacqui :) Very few challenge blogs existed and we all hopped each other blogs daily, we coloured using watercolour pencils or prismas and magnolias were the latest trend....

Jacqui you have always been an inspiration thats why we all luvs you so much!

Mwah

Ali x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jacqui

You have been an inspiration to me and I have followed you since I started my blog two years ago. It is even better when I get my crafting mag and find your inspiration there too. Thank you for everything you do and all the wonderful ideas you give us.

Big hugs Ali x

Sandra said...

Hi Jacqui, your blog is amazing and its a pleasure to clink on and see all your amazing ideas:) Sandra H

Victoria said...

it is beautiful, you were the first blogging friend i made and i am so proud to call you that x

The Little Stamper said...

You are absolutely right - blogging is a wonderful way to find inspiration and make new friends (even though you may never get to actually meet them!) I love blogging and I just wanted to say that you are such an inspiration! Your cards always make me smile and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for brightening my days.

Sharon xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Ohhh this card is just lovely! You've done just a wonderful job colouring her too. Super style of card by the way!

LINDA W. said...

I always check in on your blog everyday I love looking at you gorgeous cards....Thanks for Sharing.
hugs from Texas
Linda

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I agree we are so fortunate to have this wonderful crafty community to be part of ! You are in the top crafty blogs for inspiration. Love this modern shape and fresh festive colours . Kitty :D

Joey said...

Jacqui it is gorgeous! love the little icicle border. You are a true inspiration and always willing to share your knowledge :) xx

Sol said...

Oh.. I guess she is Thankful for the Thank you, -that you are giving her... And Thank YOU.. for showing us so many Fantastic Cards all the time...
I love this image... Some of the new stamps are Gorgeous...
Beautiful Card! :o)
Have a Great Weekend!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card with a cute image. I never realized how much time blogging would take until I started my own. I enjoy your work and though I also do not often leave a comment I always admire your creations.
hugs, Marlies

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, lovely image and shape, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, I know when I come to peek at your blog I will see stunning creations and beautiful colouring. Your work is so inspirational and you are such a lovely lady. Long may you continue to show us your work, we love to see it xxx

Sarah said...

You have always been an inspiration to me as well. You've helped me when I've asked questions and you're just so kind too. I won't forget how you invited me to join yourself, Bev and the LOTV girls for dinner at the course in Ashford when I was feeling nervous about being on my own. Thank you hun!
Sarah xx :0)

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Jacqui, and a lovely "heart warming" post. I too love your blog & the inspiration you so kindly share
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, beautiful card Jacqui ... and lovely story too!

Mags said...

You inspire me, too - and I subscribe to Quick Cards simply for your articles! Thank you for your inspiration, you are a true artist!

luv, Mags x

Susan Flynn said...

What a super card Jacqui. I am new to blogging and I love it and am sorry I have only just discovered it. I get inspiration from blogs such as yours and everyone is so kind and encouraging as you say. Thank you to you and all the other bloggers out there in blogland xxxx

Di said...

I think everyone else has summed it up perfectly Jacqui! Just keep on blogging and creating and we'll be here! As always, another stunning creation! Di xx

Dawny P said...

And now you are MY inspiration Mummy Fairy xxx I totally agree with Ali W - they were different days indeed back then. So from the bottom of my heart thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us. And what I know cos I have met you lots of times, is that you are not only an amazing crafter, but you are also one of the nicest people around. Love ya loads xxx

Christine L said...

I agree Jacqui...... blogland is a lovely place to be and to get and give inspiration! I would love to get involved in demo-ing tho... what a FAB job!
Hugs
Christine x

Marjorie said...

You are such an amazing person hun, I've met you a few times at different shows and you are always so eager to help and give advise and share what you know!! But most of all you are such a lovely lady inside, and I really enjoy our brief encounters!! Just love your blog!!
Hugs
Marjorie
xx

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