Sunday, 16 December 2012

Bad Blogger - Christmas Candy :) lol

This post will stay on top until 6th January 2013.

Hi and good afternoon :)
Firstly I want to apologise for being a bit of a lapse blogger lately - :( 
I have struggled at times to keep up with my commenting due to my rubbish satellite internet (Avanti), and I usually pride myself on returning visits and comments and I love seeing what everyone has been up to.  Its often easier for me to visit every few days as it uses less of my costly bandwidth. 
I have moaned about my satellite internet in the past quite enough, but recently we were sold onto another company (QSat) without consultation,  and just checkout these prices and packages!! :(

Being very rural we have absolutely no other choice, and at times its cripplingly slow and imo rather costly to boot - Niall Quinn - take note!  We can only justify paying for 512kbps (like pulling teeth) and it has a very low usage cap.  As Scottish Rural customers we are not even allowed the nightsaver option!
Anyhoo - to celebrate reaching 400+ followers, and over 100,000 hits (how amazed and blown away am I) I would like to offer up some candy. 
Up for grabs are 2 of my very favourite Cheery Lynn dies (new ones, not my used ones! lol) and I will also chuck a few other bits and bobs in including a Prima Nature Garden 6 x 6 paper pad and a Kenny K rubber stamp.
This candy will stay open until 6th January, as my blog like many others is likely to go a bit quiet over the Christmas and New Year period - LOL
All I ask is that you are a follower (I always follow back) and please only follow if you like my blog.  Feel free to put a pic in your sidebar, or post about it, but its not compulsory (rules schmules!). 
Candy only blogs will be deleted (I will check).


Thanks so much for sticking with me, I always read every single comment and I appreciate all of them! :)


Desire Fourie said...

Alison. Hope you get sorted with better online speed soon. Congrats on your wonderful achievement. Your creations are just so inspiring so its no surprise that your blog is so popular. Thank you for the lovely give away. Here's to the next 400 Followers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

Unknown said...

OH BAHHH!! Technology is a bummer sometimes.. I am not as rural as you are but I get the problem. I used to live near london where the cable internet never faltered. I live by the sea now and hello connection on, off, on, off.. Still I love where i live now.. Anyhooo I digress

I have been following you forever via RSS feed and I wanted to say that.

Thank you for giving everyone a chance to have some wonderful goodies.

Happy Sunday and thank you for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Ooh heck, Alison, don't think I'll ever moan about my internet again!!

Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous candy - I'll have everything crossed!

Congrats on your 400+ followers (I'm not at all surprised!) and here's to the next 400!

Jacki Daniels said...

Surely in todays techno age something better can be done what you are paying is downright ridiculous they are punishing you for where you live IMO and it's wrong
anyway congrats on the 400 followers well deserved have a fabby Chrimbo and a wonderful New year
Jacki xx

Vicky said...

Hi Alison, technology is great - when it works, but if not you're up the creek without a paddle!! I know it's like loosing a limb when my internet goes down, we come to rely on these things so much!!

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy, you know I love your work. Congrats on the great achievement!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw that is just not fair! Your hands are tied there! There is nothing more stressful than computer problems of any sort! HUGE Congrats on your achievement though! Thanks for the chance to win. AND a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Judy x

Heidi said...

Sory to read about the internet trouble. Sounds bad.
Gorgeous candy and hopefully I'm the lucky one:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Wendy said...

Congrats Alison on your 400+ followers, not surprised all your creations are stunning.Thanks for a chance to win your gorgeous Candy.
Wendy xx

Denise said...

Congrats on your 400+ followers - not surprised - your creations are always gorgeous.
Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy.
Denise xx

Debbie said...

Hi Alison. Congrats on your followers, they will be in for a treat at your blog.
What a shame your internet connection is cr*p, so frustrating.

Did you see you won Vicky's blog candy, go girl.

Pink Dandelion said...

Hi Alison, thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous candy. What a shame about your Internet, it must be so annoying when you know there are better companies you can't use. Debs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Ooooo what a great and beautiful candy Alison.
thank you for this change.

greetings karin

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie...thanks so much for the chance to win your gorgeous candy...and well done too on all your surprises there as your creations are all so beautiful..:o)

and the internet...just outrageous hun...

take care and big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hello Alison
Thank you for the chance to win such yummy candy, very kind of you.
I love visiting your blog, the only trouble is I end up needing all the dies you have used because you make such wonderful cards with them.

That is so annoying about your internet, makes me realise how lucky I am here.

Take care


catherine said...

Well done on reaching so many followers Alison and you deserve them all. It's a pleasure to come and visit you and your wonderful creations. Thanks for the chance of some scrummy candy
x catherine

Annette said...

Oh dear Alison. Sorry to hear about your tinterweb problems. What a shame there is no competition so that there is a bit more inclination to give you a better deal. :0(

Paula (PEP) said...

My goodness it does look as if you have a very rough deal with your internet. I'd fallen off your Followers so have remedied that (I still can't get my head round how the new Reader works so have resorted to other means of keeping up - lost my RSS Feeds with the new Apple Upgrade but with what you're putting up with I've nowt to complain about. Thanks for doing this - very thoughtful.
Paula (PEP)

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Alison - thanks so much for the chance to win. I had always wondered why your internet was so slow, being a townie it never occured to me that it was because you lived in the country, I don't know how you manage.
Suzie xx

May said...

Hi Alison, Thank you for the chance to win this fab candy, Joined as a follower,, Gosh you are paying a lot for your internet connection... it should be the same price for all, I did not know if your lived in the country you were charged these prices!! shocking!! Hugs May x x x ps will pop on sidebar x x

Lorraine said...

Oh no, you're internet sounds like a right pain in the .....!
I love visiting your blog, your cards are always gorgeous and your use of dies is just fabulous.
Congratulations on all your hits and followers.
Thanks for the chance to win some fab candy too.
Lorraine x

Jude said...

Hi Alison, I am a new follower, and have put your candy pic in my sidebar.
Gorgeous candy, thank you for the chance.
Now off to check out your blog!


coops said...

Blinking ink, they have got you over a barrel really with your internet.Disgusting the ammount you have to pay for such a low GB, i have 40GB a month, changing to unlimited in january and i only pay about £30 and thats for my phone and line rental too.Makes me really aprreciate you visiting me even more.
Thanks so much too for the chance to win your fabulous candy :D

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Hi dearest Alison,nice to meet you,I'm your new follower^_^
I found your blog while leaving comment on my blogfriends^_^
I added your candy on my sidebar,thanks for the chance to win...on 6th of Genuary is my Birthday...hope the luck arrive to Italy^_^
(If you visit my blog I'll very happy too)

Rosalee said...

You are so generous to be offering this wonderful candy Alison. I would so love to have a chance. I've linked to my sidebar and I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

ellyscard creatief said...

Hello Alison, I am here for the first time and found your blog while loking on a friends blog
First I look around on your blog and saw many beautiful creations.So I became a new follower and I like to take a chance for the gorgeous candy.
I am also a new blogger and cardmaker. Mayby you will visit my blog to.Sorry for my Englisch ,I am Dutsch woman. Gr Elly

Chrissy said...

Scrummy candy Alison, so very yummy, thankyou so much for the chance to win..


Dr Sonia S V said...

You have an awesome blog and you are so generous too
Dr Sonia-

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...Thank you so much for the chance to win such lovely candy. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Debbie x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Alison, have just found you thru your candy add on May's blog - and I do indeed like your blog so am signed up. I hope your internet situation improves. Have a wonderful Christmas and many thanks for a chance to win. Nicola x

Donna Mosley said...

Thanks for the chance to win this very scrummy candy Alison, hope you get your connection sorted hun.

Donna x

Gunn`s Kort said...

I wish you a happy Christmas and a good new year!
Hugs from Gunn

cheryl said...

hi hun i just wanted to pop over to wish you and your family a wonderful christmas and to thank you for all your support love hugs Cherylxx

Jewelsmae said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. I have been a bit lax commenting lately, sorry. Your blog is amazing and how you cope so well with your internet I don't know, must be very frustrating.

Ivonne said...

Hi Alison! Thanks for the chance to win. I really hope you can fix your technical issues pretty soon because I miss you and your fabulous creations. Hugs and Happy Holidays, Ivonne

Crafteezee said...

Hope you get your internet sorted Alison. Thanks for the opportunity. I would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.
Big Hugs to you.

coops said...

Hiya Alison, just popping by to wish you a fabulous Christmas and to say thanks for all your comments on my blog this year,h uge thanks for your beautiful card too, i hope yours found you ok?


Tracey T said...

Just wanted to wish you a very, very Happy Christmas and a joyful, healthy and creative 2013! Huge hugs, Tracey xx

rovianne said...

Oh bad internet sucks..
Congrats on so many followers. I'm new here too but I do love your cards. Thanks for the chance in the candy.

Dips said...

Hi Alison, you're not alone with Satlellite Broadband (people who don't have to use it often don't know what you are on about). I have to have it here in Kent as well. We are now covered by a company called VFast and we persuaded them to come into our area after the terrible service form a previous company. Might be worthwhile having a look at too. Lovely blog candy, BTW!

Sue B said...

Blooming heck!! the price of your Broadband is disgusting!! and let's face it... they can only get away with it because they know you have no alternative... I really hope you get another company setting up into your area soon...

Thanks for all your comments and support over last year... it means a lot!

Hope you have a fab New Year!
Thanks for chance of winning your scrummy candy!
Love Sue xx

June Nelson said...

Hiya hunnie, just wanted to wish you a wonderful new year, filled with everything good, thanks for being a wonderful blogging freind im so proud to call you that, big huggies and happy new year love June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anna said...

Hi Alison. I Just wanted to wish you a wonderful New Year, filled with everything good, Hope you get sorted with better online speed soon. Thank you for all your lovely comments and all your inspiration. Thank you for the lovely give away
Big Hus

gobeagirl said...

Hi Alison. It is good to meet you. I came over to congratulate you on having over 400 subscribers. I am still trying to get to 150. It seems like I reached 135 and just kind of been creeping along ever since. lol.. Not that I mind as I mostly do this for fun and to meet new people. I love to see what other crafty people are up to and it is always such a bonus when you get to know them as well. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it. I read about your banwith problems and even though I have no idea how to gage the cost, I think it sticks that you are left with no other options. It truly is a crime that you aren't even getting extra for the extra money. That just isn't fair. Thanks for the chance at your awesome give-a-way. I just started collecting Cherry Lynn dies and OMgoodness they are so much nicer than even Spellbinder (and I had a lot of those, lol). At the moment, I have the holli die, a snowflake and a screen door. I truly can not believe how well they cut out. Hope you have a great New Years. Hugs, Lisa G

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Alison, on reaching 400 followers - not surprising though, as your creations are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win the lovely candy - very generous of you!

We too are rural (in Australia), and our internet is often VERY slow, but we also have electricity failures quite often (at least 1 per month). GRRRRRR.

Jennifer. x

Maureen said...

Just came across your blog. Nice to meet a fellow Scot. Thanks for the chance to enter your candy. Had a look around your blog and your cards are amazing, well done.

Dawn said...

Hi Alison,

Sorry about your internet :( Just popping by to wish you a happy new year - all the best to you in 2013!

Hugs, Dawn

CJ said...

Hey Alison, Am ur new follower. Just accidentally stumbled upon ur blog and loved the wonderful creations in it. Your cards are lovely. I liked the way u have embellished every other card in ur blog. They look gorgeous. Happy to be your follower.
Thanks for the Candy. Have placed a link to the candy on my sidebar.

Natali said...

Hi Hun!!
Thank you for a chance to win your yummy candy!!


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