Monday, 19 December 2011

DP giveaway as a bit of a celebration



Good Afternoon peeps, are you all ready for Christmas?

I think things are sorted at this end, although I would really love this lingering flu and cold to take a hike, it's on my chest now, all the benefits of that missing immune system, never mind, hopefully it will be on it's way shortly.

That all means not a lot of crafting has been happening these last few days, so a share of another one I made a couple of weeks ago for Stampalot using the Andy Skinner stamp set, along with some Glimmer Mists and stickles.


And I have another rather special share, this is what's on the shoulders of our eldest son following his promotion earlier this month to Chief Superintendent. It's a tad scary really as he seems so young to have reached these dizzy heights in just a few short years since he joined as a regular bobby on the beat. And it seems he's set to go further as they are sending him off to Cambridge to do his Masters in Criminology..........are we proud, you bet we are ! We are so blessed as all the children have done so well for themselves, been through Uni and into great jobs and every one makes us mega proud in their own way.


So a little blogland celebration, I have a collection of 12x12 DP's to give away, they include October Afternoon, Kaiser, Bo Bunny and a few pretty ribbons. All you need do to be in with a chance of winning them is leave a comment on this post and I will ask Mr Random Org., to draw a winner in a couple of days time.

Have a good day and thank you for popping by.

91 comments:

  1. Wow, your card looks so beautiful. I love this fine glitter on the snow. Great.

    Hugs, Uta

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  2. Congrats on your son's promotion! You have every reason to be proud!
    Love your card, the glittery snow is beautiful!

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  3. Hi Brenda, what fantastic good news! You really have to be proud and excited especially when you're children do so well in their lives too. Wishing you and your family all the best for christmas and a fabby New Year. Ruby x

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  4. Oh these are good news and especially in this date, it's Christmas soon ! Congrats to your son !
    Your card is superb, love the scene you created ! And love glitter !
    Merry Christmas Brenda !
    xxx

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  5. Really nice card! Love it.... Specialy the touch of "coldness", because of the glitter on the roof :) Twinkeling like snow :D

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  6. A wonderful card! As always, are participating:)

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  7. Congrats to your son on his promotion!! Love your card! Thanks for a chance to win some fab candy!! Hugsxx

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  8. Bautiful card. Love that glitter! Congrats to your son on his promotion and thanks for the chance to win this nice candy ^^
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

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  9. Super card Brenda, such a pretty scene. Congrats on your son's promotion. As a mother myself I know how proud you must be.
    Have a great christmas and Happy New Year.
    Mags
    x

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  10. Congrats to your son! It's quite a great achievement!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  11. Hi Brenda! A wonderful card!
    And thanks for the chance to win candy.

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  12. hiya sweetie
    i do hope your illness is gone befor christmas sweetie
    you've bin a bizzy girl, lovely creations hunni
    and what a gorgeous giveaway, thnaks for a chance to win sweetie
    hugs angelique

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  13. Beautiful card Brenda!!
    Congrats to your son and thanks for the chance to win this nice candy.

    Hugs Sieta

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  14. Brenda, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Big congrats on your son's promotion. Wishing you a peaceful, restful Christmas and Good Luck in 2012. Beautiful card.
    Ger x

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  15. Your card is stunning! And congrats to you and your son! What a wonderful accomplishment! I, too, am suffering from a cold..started in my head, now down to my chest. Drinking a hot cup of tea as I read your blog. :) Thanks for sharing your candy. :)
    audrey

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  16. lovely card Brenda and congrats to your son on his promotion...nice way to celebrate:)...thanks for this giveaway and wishing you a Merry christmas in advance:)

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  17. wow you must be so proud Brenda ! Well done to him i say .. he will have worked hard for it .
    LOve the card .. the snow on the roof and the little berries on the twigs are my favourites
    Lisa x

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  18. Beautiful card Brenda!
    Congratulations on your son's promotion :)
    Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous candy.

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  19. What a lovely card! Congratulations on your son doing so well! I hope you will feel better soon and I whish you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful candy. Hugs, Hanneke

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  20. Une carte comme d'habitude, jolie et elegante!!! Je vous remercie pour la chance de gagner le
    giveaway!
    Bisous

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  21. gorgeous gorgeous card! Loving the sparkle! Hugs Juls

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  22. lovely, card, thanks for the chance... :)
    hope ur feeling better soon :)
    Claudia W.

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  23. Such a beautiful card Brenda. And that is incredible news about your son. Im sure you are just bursting with pride. Im sure he is too. What an amazing achievement. A big CONGRATULATIONS to him. I hope you are feeling much better too Brenda, I know the new meds were making you feel iffy. Gorgeous papers and ribbons too. Someone is going to be a happy bunny. Thanks for the chance to win. Lee x

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  24. Congrats to your son and you as proud parents!!
    Hope you feel better soon, and can enjoy Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway chance - oh, and I love the card (obviously!)

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  25. Congatulations, Brenda. It must be one of the parents' blessings, to see you child achieving more.

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  26. I just love all the scenes you create on your cards! Serenity often comes to mind. So very glad to hear that you're enjoying your children and their accomplishments! Have a wonderful day!

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  27. Magic night! I love your peaceful cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Gorgeous cards, my friend!

    Thanks for the chance of your lovely candy :)

    Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

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  29. Congrats! Have a nice week! Thanks for the giveaway.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  30. Hi Brenda; hope you feel better and get back to crafting:0) This is an amazing card; so so pretty!

    I can only imagine how proud you are of your kids. My kids are still kiddos and I do worry about them being successful in life.

    Sending big hugs and Merry Christmas wishes:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  31. What a great job did you do. Gorgeous card with beautiful image.

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  32. That's brilliant news about your son's promotion. These things don't happen easily I know: my Mum was a Probation Officer then worked with the Chaplaincy in prison/Youth Offenders Institutions. I wish him all the very best in his career. I love your little robin & those bushes with the berries not to mention the glittery snowy roof of the shed. A glorious "Winter's Tale" definitely - I had to smile at the apt sentiment. I do hope you start to feel better & will be able to enjoy the festivities as well as returning to crafting. With much love & Best Wishes to all at Christmas.
    Paula (PEP)

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  33. very beautiful card! Love the style you colour the image! It is so gentle!

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  34. Beautiful card, love the glitter on the roof!
    congrats to your son !!!!!!
    Paula

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  35. Wow, congrats to your son. You seem to have an amazing family-fab runners as well as fab jobs. And oh how I ould love to do criminology-watching too many Crimminal Minds on T.V!
    X

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  36. Sorry that you have not been well, but hope you feel better soon. I am coming down with my third cold in the past 2 months. Congratulations on your sons promotion! Lovely card, very pretty with the glitter on roof!
    Love Pearl x

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  37. Hi Brenda. What a beautiful card yet again. You are so talented and always make the most beautiful things that I can only marvel at.
    Congratulations also to your Son on his promotion, and quite rightly, you should be proud.
    Well done.
    Love Sandra xx

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  38. Congratulations to your son on his promotion!! And thanks for the chance to win some fab candy!! Ani

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  39. Beautiful Card Brenda. And a huge congratulations going out to your son. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  40. love your card its so pretty!! love the glitter :) tfs
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  41. Congratulations with your son Brenda. That's fantastic
    You tell us about your cold. I'm in the same boat. The cold is now on my chest and cough much. We will only think it is the time of the year.
    Your card is really wonderful with the beautiful glitter roof.
    Hope you have a good and warm Christmas.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  42. This is fantastic news!!! No wonder you are so proud!! Congratulations!! He has worked hard to achieve this.
    Hope you feel a bit more like yourself soon. Take it easy and enjoy the holidays
    Ruth x

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  43. Gorgeous card, love the scene. Hugs,moni

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  44. Beautiful card!Congrats to your son!!!
    hugs

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  45. Congratulations to your son on his promotion. I love your card. The scene is fantatsic.
    Nikki x

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  46. Gorgeous card B. and congratulations to your son
    Have a lovely Christmas, BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  47. Beautiful card B...and what exciting news about your son ! Really hope your flu goes soon...lots of best wishes for a lovely Christmas..Esther xx

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  48. I love your card and the shining roof is briliant!

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  49. Congrats on your son's recent achievement...! Best wishes to you and your family and have a Joyful & Blessed Christmas!
    warm hugs,
    Heaney

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  50. Hi I adire your scene. The glistening frost on the roofto and fence is so gorgeous !! I love when you do these ! Congratulations wow he must be so proud ! as you are ! Criminology wow that would be so interesting !! Kitty ;0)

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  51. Adorable card! Congratulations for your son! Thanks for the chance!

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  52. This is so very nice of you! What a beautiful card! And thank you so very much for the chance!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  53. Hoping that you feel better soon, somehow being sick at Holiday time seems to make it even worse. Congratulations to your son! That's a very impressive accomplishment. It's marvelous to see your children doing so well. Speaking of marvelous, that's a good description of your card. It's simply lovely.
    Sending some feel better vibes,
    R/

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  54. Thanks for the opportunity!! Lovely candy!!
    Preeti
    www.creativegifts-preeti.blogspot.com

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  55. Oh my goodness Brenda! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I really need to learn some of these techniques you use! Congrats to you son - what a wonderful achievement for him! I hope your bug goes away soon.

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  56. Brenda....congrulations to your son....and to you as parents. I love the scene you have created on the card, especially the little robin. Thanks for the chance in your lovely candy. I thank you for your visits to my blog during the year and also for all the terrific inspiration you give me here everytime I visit. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

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  57. Your card is absolutely Lovely ,I have the same stamp set but must say havent used it that much !You have inspired me to go and use it n a birthday card for a male his birthday isa jan but still snowy time.Thanks for showcasing.
    Also you should be so proud what an acheivement.Hugs judex

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  58. Very beautiful card! Love the scene, coloring and the added glitters. Congratulations to your son's achievement.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  59. What a great card you make...very beautiful !

    Greetings, Anreda

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  60. That card is beautiful! So many beautiful giveaways! Very generous of you! Thank you for one more time!

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  61. Beautiful card! Congrats for your son's achievement!
    Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  62. Your card is absolutely Lovely ...

    perelka111
    www.zosia-perelka.blogspot.com

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  63. Congrats to your son.
    Beautiful card!

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  64. Bautiful card.Congrats on your son's promotion!Thanks for the chance in your lovely candy.

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  65. Congratulations to your son! I wish him well with his masters. Love your cards, such a lovely scene. Do hope you feel better real soon. Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2012 be a great one for you. Look forward to seeing more of your great creations in the New Year. Hugs ANesha

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  66. Congratulations to your son! I can understand why you are proud. I love the card and thank you for the great giveaway.

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  67. Hi Brenda, wow hun you must be proud, well done to him, hope your feeling better soon, thanks for your comments on my blog and telling me about the other challenge too,

    gorgeous card, fab scene and lovely effects, hugs Liz xx

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  68. Hi Brenda, it's been a while since I visited, sorry about that. This is such a busy time when you're a teacher, very little time for blogging. Anyway, congrats on your son's promotion. Can just imagine how proud you are, isn't it wonderful when your children do well?! I scrolled down to see what you've been up to and you HAVE been busy. I especially like the cards you made with the new Hero stamps, really gorgeous! But your today card is also lovely, I like all those stmaping techniques you use!! Hugs, Frea

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  69. Hi Brenda! Thanks you for your visit! Well done to your son! dose that mean he'll be doing murders and other scarrry things!?! The die cut on my Poloar bear card, I've only just bought, from Joanna Sheene, 'Frosty Border' by memory box, love it, and am saving...after Christmas, for some more!
    ((Lyn))

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  70. Здраствуйте. замечательная открытка с пейзажем, я люблю такие )))
    Поздравляю Вас, у Вас замечательный сын, раз Вы так и гордитесь! Надеюсь и мои мальчишки в будущем достигнут определённых высот,и я с гордостью буду об этом рассказывать. )))

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  71. Hi Brenda

    Thank you so much for your lovely message on my blog .. .. I appreciate your friendship too.

    I wish you and your lovely family a really happy Christmas and a 2012 that is filled with good and happy things!

    Looking forward to another year of your creations.

    Hope your germs are on their way out and mega congratulations to your Son.

    Love Jules xx

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  72. Beautiful card! Love that glitter! Congratulations to your son!

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  73. Wow your card is gorgeous! It's a lovely scene.
    Congratulations on your son's promotion.
    Hugs xx

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  74. Beautiful card!Love the scene....
    Congratulations to your son!
    Greetings!!!

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  75. What a great card as usual lol
    Thanks for chance to win some of you papers!
    Svetlana xx

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  76. Oh wow Brenda that card is absolutely stunning and so life like, I love the little robin. And thank you for the chance to win those papers. I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas. take care hugs Shirleyxxx

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  77. Such an awesome accomplishment!!! Congratulations to all of you!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  78. congrats to your son, how proud you must be! Gorgoeus card x

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  79. Whoo hoo, huge congratulations to your son, you must be soooooo proud of him. Hope the jolly man in the red suit brings you something lovely x

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  80. Another stunning snow scene, Brenda! It is a fabulous set of stamps, and mine arrived this morning (It's all your fault!!)
    Huge congratulations to your son. They are certainly very impressive. Happy Christmas my friend x

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  81. Congratulations to your son, and I hope you are feeling better, This card is stunningly beautiful, the scene is so beautiful and the sentiment is perfect
    Lindsay xx

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  82. Поздравляю, Бренда, с хорошими новостями! Пусть наступайщий год принесет тебе только радость!

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  83. First, congratulations to your son! Great achievement and sounds like more great things to come for him.

    And what a pretty card. I love this beautiful snowy scene with the shed and the fence. The little robin is the perfect touch.

    Thank you for sharing! :) Merry Christmas!!!

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  84. You should be proud of your Son, Brenda, that's fantastic.
    I'm sorry to hear you are suffering with this lurgy that seems to be doing the rounds, I hope you manage to shake it off before Christmas.
    I came by to thank you for your lovely comments and to apologise for being uch a poor visitor lately, time has not been on my side but i do so love looking at your creations, you are always such an inspiration.
    I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a much Healthier New Year.
    Hugs Lisax

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  85. Like all your work, this card is beautiful!
    Congratulations on your son! and you're good! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  86. С наступающим Рождеством..я очень люблю ваши работы..такая красота...

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  87. Lovely card... wishing you a wonderfull christmas

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  88. Lovely card!! Congratulations on your sons promotion! He sounds like a credit to you.

    Thanks for the chance to win some lovely prizes!!

    Hope you're feeling a bit better for christmas!!

    Merry Christmas - Julie x

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  89. Brenda you have created a fabulous winter scene on this card. Love It.
    Congrata to your Son on his promotion.
    Great candy, thanks for the chance to win.
    Avril x

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  90. очень люблю вашы роботы! спасибо большое за вдохновение!!!

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