Friday, 7 September 2012

Five Years & 1431 Posts...

...COR Blimey and THRICE! Guess what??? Today is my 5th Bloggy Birthday! That is one serious amount of waffling... I just had a quick look and this is my 1,431st post. Now, when I first started up my blog I had no idea of the opportunities it would bring, of the cameraderie of Blog Land, of the amount of friends I would make... not to mention the stack of inspiration that I would find out here in the Blogasphere. I have had a rummage through the archives and have found my very first crafty post - this is a little mini book I made for Grim, I had really only just started to use Distress Ink, and it shows lol HERE is the link to that post. Anyways, to celebrate my 5th birthday I am offering up some candy for one randomly chosen commenter on this post. That is all you need to do; leave me a comment and it would be very nice if you could grab the piccie and pop it into your sidebar to let all your followers know about it.


Speaking of followers: WOW and THRICE WOW... I have to say, my smack is thoroughly gobbed, each and every one of you who has clicked to follow my blog has brought a smile to my face and a happy feeling to my heart. I guess I had better tell you what is in the candy! I have put together some of my favourite Art Part packs for you: Arched Frames, Large Circle & Square Frames and Scallop Trim.... and I have also popped yesterdays tag into the goody bag too :O)) Remember, all you need to do is simply leave a comment. The winner will be announced next Friday, 14st September 2012.

Right, I shall away, I am up to my elbows in prep for my upcoming classes at Birds In The Barn this weekend.... can't wait for these classes, they are going to be F.U.N! Thanks for looking... and also for all your lovely comments over the years too *wipes away a tear* TTFN!

Hels x

102 comments:

Grim said...

As your first post on here was about something for me, I should be the first Inky Thinking for this post. Keep going with all this my love....you're so very good at it and I'm so proud of you xx

Becky said...

Happy 5th Bloggy Birthday Hels I am loving your blog and here's to a few more years.xx

kath said...

cor blimey indeed...that sure is a load of waffling...takes one to know one and as I am your biggest fan..I'm slotting in at Comment No 2...yes Grim she is very good at what she does and we love her very much...sending massive big hugs from kath & buddy xxx

Neil said...

Congrats on your 5 years, and here's to the next decade of fabulous inspirational waffling from you! I love hearing and seeing what you've been doing.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow Happy 5th Birthday, I shall put it on my side bar too for you lovely. Keep posting fab inspiring work, I always look even if I don't comment, hands don't always allow me to type well. Take care Zo xx

Elaine said...

Congrats on your 5 years blogging - not only are your pieces of art inspiring but you always make me smile too. Thanks for that and here's to the next 5 years!!

gayle said...

Happy blogaversary Hels! Always enjoy a read of your blog and to see what you've been working on, here's to the next 5 years :) xx

Joanie said...

Oh my goodness Hels, five years! Happy Blog Birthday. Here's to many more (raises an imaginery glass of bubbly). Hugs Joan x

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy Anniversary, Hels! Here's to many more years of blogging and inspiration... thanks for all you share!

Maisie Moonshine said...

I'm a new follower to your blog but soooo wish I'd found you 5 years ago! Your work is amazing and a fabulous source of inspiration, I can lose hours reading through your posts - you have such a fun turn of phrase. Please don't stop any time soon

Dee in N.H. said...

Awwww, how sweet and fitting that your sweet Grim has the first comment. Congrats and I so love my visits here!

Redanne said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Hels! Can it really be 5 years........here's to the next five and thank you so much for your amazing inspiration. Yours was the first challenge I ever entered, it was pretty bad but I am getting better thanks to you and a few others!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

ellen vargo said...

Happy Blog-a-versary Hon! Congrats on 5 years... hope there are many many more to come! Love & Hugs... xxx

Gabrielle said...

I love how Grim wrote a comment on your first AND latest post! He is so sweet! Not sure David ever looks at mine! Hooge congrats on 5 years and I loved looking at your first post to see just how your style has evolved and has grown. Mwah and here's to many more Blogaversaries! xxx

Buttons said...

And from your blog have come SO many others! Huge congrats on reaching this milestone - here's to your stamina, perseverence and effort. You are a true inspiration Hels. Hugs as ever, Buttons x

sandcastle said...

Happy 5th Bloggday! I love the little book in your very 1st post! Love from Sandra, Sid and Nancy-No Pants x

barbarayaya62 said...

Happy birthday blog!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!! Barbarayaya

Kathy Eddy said...

Five years already! Wow, I think I have been with you thru it all and loving every post you have made. I could listen to your "waffling" forever!

Kate said...

Wow, five years is a long time. I have been following for about a year and am enjoying your lovely creations! So talented you are! Keep sending inspiration my way.

Disco Queen said...

Happy 5th Blog Birthday Hels. Doesn't time fly. Thank you for being my crafty inspiration, sharing new techniques, stunning art work & lots of laughs. With love & admiration DQ.

Rita said...

Happy 5th Blogaversary Hels. I bet you in all these years you have had lots of fun along the way. I know I would never have had the confidence to try all the techniques that you ask us to do in your SSC. Heres to the next five and more. That is some special blog candy too, a very generous gift. Hugs Rita xx

Helen said...

5 years of waffling - sorry, creating and chatting - congratulations!! Great candy, thanks for the chance to win.

Soo said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!! Here's to another 5 (or 10) (or 20)...

Yvonne B said...

Congrats with your 5 bloganniversary. As time goes quickly when you have fun. You Candy is awesome. I would like a chance to win this beautiful candy.
I put it in my side bar.
Up to the 10th anniversary

SannaS said...

congratulations to your lovely blog on your 5th blogoversary!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Janet said...

Happy 5th blog birthday Hels,I'm looking forward to tomorrow at Birds in the Barn,myself & Nancy are coming !!!!! can't wait to getting inky with you.
Janet x

Sarah said...

Congratulations Hels on your 5th Bloggy Birthday! And what a lot of pleasure and inspiration you've given us during that time - thanks for that, no wonder Grim is so proud of you. Super candy - off to work out how to put it in my 'infant blog' sidebar. Love & purrs, Sarah & the Honey Monsters x

Sandra said...

Wow!
5 years, now that sure is something!
A big happy blog-birthday to you!

Have a great weekend!!

SandraD

lainey said...

Congrats Hels and may you long continue. your work is inspiring!!! lainey x

Caz said...

Lovely to see Grim's first post on here!!! I don't think Ian even knows where mine is!!
Wow! 5 years worth of inspiration and arty wonderfulness!!
Here's to the next 5 years, and the next, and the next.......

Lotsa
xx

wendy vecchi said...

HUGE congrats to THE Hels Sheridan!
Your work is awesome...
LOVE your style.

Hope to see you in January!
mwah!

silvia said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!

Lisette Baker said...

Hey congratulations - thats a lorra lorra work - A MAZE ING. As a newbie, hope I'm still here in 5 years and big thanks for the inspiration.

Mrs Beez

Maggie said...

HAPPY 5th BLOG BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
Love being a follower and thanks for the inspiration even when my mojo takes off!
Graham's Comment made me cry .....
thanks for sharing

Maggie :))

Larisa said...

Happy 5th Bloggo Birthday!!!
Thanks for nice candy!!

darcydaydream said...

Happy 5th Blogday...hope theres many more. Only been a follower for a couple of months but lots of inspiration so thanks....and I'll see you on Sunday at Birds in the Barn.....xx

Carole Z said...

Happy 5th Blog Birthday Hels! I've only been going a year so I've got a lot of catching up! LOL...thank you for all your fabulous inspiration!!!! Hugs, Carole Z XX

Linda said...

Happy 5th Bloggy Birthday Hels. Keep up the good work, I love your Blog. I could read your waffling all day - you always bring a smile with each post.
Here's to the next 5 years (and more!) xxx

Korry said...

Happy 5th blog birthday !!!!
I am following your blog everyday and so love your work !!!!

It always gives me a lot of inspiration and I am so glad I am able to meet you in person every now and again for workshops !

Lottie said...

My goodness that's a heck of a lot of posts you have made in five years - and what a five years you have had. All those Design Teams you have/and are on. The trip to the USA to the main man Tim Holtz and learn all those techniques from him. All those UK shows you have been attending and domo'ing at.

Those dreadful journies in bad weather. Ah yes I remember them well.

I am already a follower - and I even got to meet you once and see your fantastic jaw dropping work.

Wishing you many many years of happy waffling and art crafty happiness - off to grab your picture for my blog as requested

Good luck everyone.
xx

Scrapthat said...

Congratulations and break out the Cheetos!! :D
Happy 5th Hels! :D
I am happy to be a follower of your talented inspiration.

Kaz said...

Happy 5th birthday!!!!whooohooo!!! You always make me Lol lots!! Have a happy day creating more wonderful, fabulous art


Kaz x

Shazza said...

wow Hels that's a lot of followers but I am not surprised in the least. Can't believe it's been 5 years!!!!! Well done you x

lady e said...

You are so generous! Thank you for chance to win fab candy! Your work is just amazing and inspiring to me. Happy 5th blog birthday!
Hugs
Lady E

Julia S-W said...

Aww - what a lovely comment from your Grim!!
I have enjoyed my visit everytime and not least because of your huge talent; we also get an insight into Hels the person and so very often I leave here laughing!
Here's to the next five!
Juliaxx

Planetsusie said...

oooh your Grim has just brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely thing to say. Anyway congratulations on your 5 years blogging Hels - thank you for teaching me the 'dictionary' (you know what I mean). I popped over to the first post and this is one of my three fave Beatles songs (Blackbird and While My Guitar Gently Weeps being the other two).

Carry on inspiring and waffling - I certainly am - waffling that is ROFL!!!!!)

Hugs to you

Sue P xxx

Carol said...

Congrats hels and a big thank you from me for all that inspiration youve given over the last five years x

I am absolutely gutted that I've missed out on this weekends classes **sob** hopefully I'll get to come to one one day x

Barb Cady said...

Happy blogbirthday hon! A big thankyou to all you have taught me and for your bubbly enthusiasm, long may you rein over us! I will pop blog pix on when i can get to my lap top! love ang hugs xxx

Marleine said...

Hiya Hels,
What a lovely bloke you've got there.
Well long may you keep going with your inspiration and style and especially your waffling. You are a one off. All the best and many more blogs. X

Cornish Emma said...

Hiya Hels, congrats on your anniversary! As a fairly new follower of your wonderful blog i popped over to the first post, and a lovely project it was, and i can see your craftiness and mine has come on a long way over the years!
Hehehe, i now also know who Grim is!!
Keep the wonderful inspiration coming for us all please.
Emma

Eliza Devine said...

Congratulations. I love your blog.

whyducks said...

Happy birthday crafty Hels. I think it is a lovely tag book, so there!! If I knew how to add you I would!!!!!!

Clai01 said...

Happy 5th blogger birthday Hels, looking forward to reading more and seeing your fantastic demos on tv, love what you do, you're an inspiration!

Andrea said...

WOW all those fantastic comments for a wonderful Person, Hels well done on 5 years of blogging and I to have been with you all the way, I have no idea where them there 5 years went, seen a lot of happy and sad times among them, but some fantastic artwork from one creative lady, thanks for sharing your talent with us all and thanks for all the fantastic artwork of yours that I am proud to own, loads of love my friend xx

Michelle Webb said...

Grim is so lovely and supportive Hels xx I love your little book, to say it was your first post, it is a brilliant make. Michelle xx

Karen said...

Hels can you let your dear Grim know he's bought tears to my eyes - such a sweetheart!
You have taught me to appreciate and like what I create. You have taught me that there is no wrong way to do distress, just do it the way I like.
Thank you for all the inspiration and wishing you a very Happy Blog-Day! And I hope there are many many more to come, off to put your candy on my side bar hugs Karen x

Glennis said...

Happy 5th Birthday Hels - and many more to come I am sure! I look forward to your posts so much - such fun, and inspiring too. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize, I will post it on my blog

Carol said...

Oh that's so very thoufull that Grim put a post up. Happy 5th, I've enjoyed one even if I didn't leave a comment.

Sharkira Jones said...

Happy Blog Burpday...ooops I mean Birthday too much celebration Bubbly, Love your talent Hels, keep on inspiring the crafter in everyone..x

butterfly said...

I've only discovered Craftyblogland recently so I've only been here for the last couple of months of your wonderful 5 years... but even in that time you've provided so much inspiration, and so many smiles! It's great to get a peek at your starting point... And here's to the next 5 years!!
Alison x

j said...

Five years wow. I have only just found your blog so please keep up the good work.

Jan said...

Five years wow. I have only just found your blog so please keep up the good work.

Yvonne said...

Happy happy 5th blog a versary, Hels! Grim is soooo right, you are fabulous at what you do :)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels

Happy 5th birthday. I am new to blogging and I have to say I am loving it.
Thank you for all your inspiration.

Ria

Jennie Atkinson said...

A very happy bloggerful birthday to you! I love your blog, its "waffle" and your stunning work. Here's to the next five years!!!!!! Jennie x

Lisa said...

So lovely of you to put a goodie bag together to celebrate your bloggy birthday!! Here's to many more years to come!! Looking forward to seeing more of what you do everyday..

Lisa R
xx

lisa aka b.creative said...

Oh,Gosh! Big Congrats, Hels!!!! :) you are so talented!. I´ve linked in my sidebar. Thanks! xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi just found your blog,happy five year bloggy birthday. Will be sure to look in again

Wilma

karen said...

great give away. Congrats and have fun at birds in the barn, a couple of my frineds are going. Hope you do another class there so i can book to go. xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Happy 5th Blog Birthday to you. I popped over to your link with your first Blog book for Graham, I wasn't crafting 5 years ago, but if I had seen your book, that would have been the inspiration for me to start crafting, it's really lovely. Congratulations once again. Have a great weekend both of you. Lots of love from Patricia xx

lucretia said...

Thanks for the chance to win. What unusual candy goodies.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Congratulations - love the inspiration!

Sue said...

Wozza girlfriend 5 years. Boy have you produced some amazing pieces of art during that time. Congratulations hun heres to the next 5 years.x

hotpotato said...

ooooo what a lovely giveaway. Two of my scrapping buddies are at your workshop today at BITB....Janet and Nancy.

georgina said...

well done you!!!! keep up the super work and Happy 5th Birthday to you, luv Georginax

Chris Hall said...

Oh Happy Days!! Congratulations on your devilishly addictive blog. I've only recently found you via C@C spellbinders shows and I'm addicted. ThankYou so much for your inspiration Hels xxx

Regina said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! Best wishes for other blogging years!
And thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win such a yummy candy!

Janet Wilson said...

Love your blog, I look at it every day! Candy looks wonderful too.

rachel said...

what a sweet posting from Grim - aah - but he's right - you're fab at it so please do keep us all happy and keep going! Thanks for offering up the candy too - will advertise it happily! Hugs Rachel x

Annie said...

A very Happy 5th Anniversary Hels. How sweet to see Grim post the first comment too. You are such a sweetheart and I love to read your posts and view your creations. Blog land is certainly a fab place with wonderful crafty people. Keep up the good work

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Nancy said...

Congrats on your blog birthday. I had a fab time at your class today, really enjoyed getting messy.

Looking forward to playing more

x

Gillian .... said...

Mahooosive congrats hun and look at all the amazing art you have created, all the recognition is so fully deserved, here's to many more birthdays, miss ya, see ya soon:) xxx

toni said...

Congratulations Hels! I'm still a bit of a blogging newby having started properly in Jan 2012. It's blogs like yours that have spurred me on, I love your work you are indeed an inspiration to many, many people out there well done and here's to another 5 years x

Anita Houston said...

What a massive milestone!!! CONGRATS!!! I'm pushing a year, and can't even imagine 5...so much work you've done, and you make it look so easy! I am so thrilled to have found you...so inspiration and talented are you! I look forward to the next 5!!!

Wanda H said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!!!!! Five years... wow!!!! And your blog is a mighty good one to visit!!!! Love your projects and your waffling!!!!

Dawn Louise said...

Happy 5th blogversary always such an inspiration to the masses and fun to read x thanks for the giveaway will pop it on my blog www.craftingdawntilldusk.blogspot.co.uk

Karen R said...

Happy 5th blog birthday, only been following you for the past year and have enjoyed looking at your creations and reading your ramblings, keep it up you are an inspiration. x

craftyvonnie said...

hi hells
love love love your blog and although im quite new to your blogging world i am lost for hours reading and getting inspiration from your designs heres to many more messy inky crafty years ahead

Candy C said...

Happy 5th Anniversary of your blog, Hels! That is amazing! Love your current post with all of the bright greens and turquoise tags. Very cool! Thanks for the chance to win your goodies celebrating your 5 YEARS! <3 Candy

Saintly Lisa said...

Congratulations on your 5th Birthday Blog Hels,doesn't time fly? Birthday's should be celebrated with cake & chocolate x see you soon

Li'l Pidge said...

Congrats....5 years, wow, I dont think I had even heard of blogs let alone blogger 5 years ago!

Thanks for educating us in the crafty ways for the past 5 years.
kyla

Jolanda said...

Happy 5th blogday!!! I love your blog - you really keep me entertained :) - I look forward to many more years of your blogging xx

Ginger said...

Happy 5th Bloggy Birthday and here's to many more. x

Pat said...

Happy 5th birthday to your blog.i have only been following you for about 8 months but I have learned so much. I really look forward to see what I will find each time I look at your blog
Pat xx

Mei said...

I just started blogging not too long ago and I already find it difficult to manage a regular posting schedule. But 5 years! Wow!

Keep going at it cause you're doing awesome!!

Barbara said...

This is my first comment on your blog! You are an inspiration to all us crafters. I love watching you on Create and Craft and hope they have you back on soon!!!

Sue said...

Many congratulations on your 5th Blogging Birthday! What a milestone. Always inspirational so many thanks to you. Sx

Lou Withers said...

Amaze balls is now as of today in the dictionary lol. Here's to another 5 years love Lou x

Anreda said...

Happy 5th Bloggo Birthday, I have almost my first *lol*
Thanks for great candy!!
My fingers are crossed..............

Hugs, Anreda

Margaret Iddon said...

What a very beautiful book. Hard to believe it was your first attempt.

The song was one played at my cousins funeral nearly 1 year ago.
, it was one he lo ed too.

A
Happy bloggaversary to you.

BarbaraW said...

Happy 5th blog birthday. I'm so glad I discovered your blog a few years ago. It brings me much enjoyment! Many more happy blog years to you!

Von said...

That's some going Hells :) keep up the good work
Von ♥

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