Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Blog...

A very good morning to all our lovely bloggy buds...we're in party mood in the cubbyhole...yes this little old blog is...
years old today...
and we're so chuffed that you decided to pop in and help us celebrate.  Let me rephrase that...I'm your ultimate party animal and can't wait for the nibbles and the fun to begin...on the other hand the old crafty girl is looking slightly less enthusiastic...in fact she's feeling as though she flew all the way home hanging onto the wing of the plane and to be truthful by the look of her this morning...I'm inclined to agree.
23rd February 2008 was the day my old crafty Mum embraced the latest technology and started a blog and HERE was her very first post....short and sweet which you have to admit is unusual but hey once she got into her stride there was no shutting her up...how quickly time passes when you're having fun and we've had a ball....made lots of new bloggy friends sadly most of whom we will probably never meet...shared happy and sad times together and we're truly amazed by all the fabulous talent and inspiration in blogland and how kind and generous everyone is...a huge thank you to all our followers...all 1463 of you...without you we're basically just talking to ourselves...we love when you come to call and leave us lots of bloggy hugs. This is post number 1821...blimey that's a shed load of chatting and uploading photos and we've passed the 3/4 million hits mark but don't forget we're a team and she couldn't have done it without yours truly...always ready to step into the breach when Mum has a meltdown "don't have time to blog" day.
But hey let's get the party started and we can't have a party without some parcels....yummy goodies to give-away thanks to our lovely buddies ANDREA & MARY at...
a yummy delicious bundle of LACE...
from our lovely CRAFTWORK CARDS buddies...
SUE & JULIE
Build a Bloom and Candi Alphabet Clear Stamps
and a selection of yummy Candi to play with including the delicious Newsprint
and from Mum and Me....a bumper parcel of goodies...oh yes I had a little crafty shop while my Mistress was off gallivanting...but it's a surprise...
Edited to add: The Furry Boy's parcel of goodies has just arrived from The Glitter Pot...this stuff is so bang up to date even I don't have it...I'm green with envy...if you want a sneaky peek click HERE...hugs kath xxx
all you have to do is leave us a great big birthday hug before 8pm on Wednesday 29th February and I'll be back to announce the lucky winner on 1st March.  In the meantime I'm off to look out my best bib and tucker...get the candles lit and make sure I get a big slice of the birthday cake.
Mum will be back tomorrow to share some pics from Stitches and how Mr Holtz very nearly ended up on the naughty step...now he knows how I feel living with Mrs Bossy Knickers.
Big Hugs & Furry Snuggles
from BUDDY xxx
and lots of love from ME xxx
Edited to add: Big Thank You to Polly who e-mailed us this gorgeous card to celebrate our Blog Birthday

130 comments:

paperpapier said...

Happy Blogversary....big big hearts to you...!!!!!!!!

Christine said...

Awww, well isn't he gorgeous! OMG! My mother-in-law has a dog just like him! Beautiful! Happy 4th birthday to you!!! xx

Susan Flynn said...

Biggest birthday wishes to you and your mum Buddy I'm sure she appreciates your artistic input!! Hugs Susan x

Loopylou. said...

huge huge bloggy-versary hugs!
i know for one I am so pleased that you started your blog because your posts brighten my day and hold soooo much inspiration.
more hugs & strokes for buddy
Lou xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh Buddy dont eat all the cake I do want a tiny piece too please - thanks! and wow mum is so clever four years old and all those enormous number of posts and followers - just little secret Buddy you are the number one draw card on this blog, you know! (wink, wink!)
Off to post it on my side bar - happy happy birthday and many returns of the day too Shaz in oz.x

Alison said...

Birthday wishes hugs to you both xxAlison

the crafty duck said...

Wow 4 years, congratulations to you both!!! have a very happy blogoversary!! Love Steph

Anne said...

Happy 4th blogaversary to you both! Hugs and congratulations to the two of you. I really enjoy reading your blog, both Buddy and Kath's contributions :)
Anne
xxx

petra,s cards said...

a verry verry big birthday hug for you kath and your loveley buddy!!!!!
xx petra

Franjopani said...

Happy Birthday Hugs to you both. I hope this message hasn't been sent twice - but Mr blogger is playing up for me today. It should be us sending you Thank you candy for your lovely blog as you give us so much inspiration. kick up your heals for the party x joy

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath and Buddy a Very Happy 4th Blog Anniversary Birthday lots of Hugs and have fun Jo xxxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Big birthady love on your special day Buddy, hope you get lots of juicey bones to nibble on...team work makes the dream work as they say and we wouldn't want it any other way...Mel :)

Sylvia x said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you both..enjoy your celebrations!!!!

Sylvia x

Claire said...

Four years is one BIG achievement... Happy Blogaversary to both of you... this blog wouldn't be the same without you though Buddy.. holding the fort when needed... I hope you do get a huge slice of cake.. and your favourite tipple..
Big hugs coming your way
Tasmin and her owner xx

Glennis said...

A very happy blogaversary to you both. What a lot of fun you have had over the 4 years. Here's to many more!

Lyn said...

Happy 4th blog-versary Buddy and Kath and many hugs to you both. Your blog is great and your crafty pieces are wonderful, you have a great eye for detail and colour Kath, congratulations. Take care, Lyn x

nnalorac said...

Congrats Buddy and Kath, you make a great team. Happy Blogversary. Carolxx

Debbie said...

Hi Kath and Buddy...Huge Congratulations on your blogs 4th Anniversary. You really are a very clever and handsome chap Buddy handling this blogging game!!!....I wonder if I could get Bertie to hold the fort for me when I'm busy....
Love and Woofs...Debbie and Bertie xx

Hlora said...

Happy Blogversary Buddy! I wish you all the best!!!
Hugs. Hlora. xx

Chloe's Nan said...

Happy 4th blogday! Hope you all have fun in the cubbyhole and keep up the good work. Buddy you are a truly talented bundle of joy and I love your blogs - your mom's are very good too but sshh (I think your's just might have the edge over hers!) Thanks for all the inspiration and the generosity, crafty hugs xx

Fluffles said...

Happy Blogging you two & happy anniversary, always a joy to stop by & see your makes & read your posts, Jx

Squirrel x said...

Happy Blog Birthday Kath and Buddy! Thank you for four years of joy and for sharing all your wonderful creations! Can't wait to hear what TH did that deserved the wrath ....!! Have yourselves a super day. Hugs Sxx

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Blogversary to you both.Blogland wouldn't be the same without you.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Woot woot! Happy Blogoversary! Doesn't time fly?

BIG birthday hugs going your way.

Hugs, Sandra x

Rosietoes said...

Many happy returns on your 4th blogging birthday Kath and Buddy. You certainly make a wonderful team and a big thumbs up to Buddy who makes a wonderful Vice President of the Cubbyhole when mum is otherwise engaged.

Love visiting, the day just wouldn't get off to a proper start without popping in to see what's going on in Kath and Buddy's world.

Edna x :)

kathleen said...

Morning Buddy what a good job you are there for your Mum.A great big Happy 4th Birthday HUG.Enjoy your cake.
Kathleen x

Anj said...

Four years blogging.... I am in awe of anyone who can blog on a daily basis!
Have a happy bloggy-aversary... here's to the next 4 years!!
Love n stuff... Anj x x x

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy 4th Blog Anniversary....and it was the best thing that your mum did Buddy apart from all her wonderful inspiration we would have never met you....
Have a lovely day...

Anne

Sara said...

Huge Happy Birthday to you two =)and congrats on your new blog!!!!!
Thank you for the chance to win this great candy!

Irene said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, where would we be without these gorgeous creations to admire????
Huge cuddle and have a super day celebrating!!!

Irene

Ciska said...

Congrats Kath & Buddy, hope you will be entertaining us with your crafty ramblings and inspiration for years to come :)

Celeste said...

Congratulations.
I'd love the opportunity to win your lovely candy offerings.

Moni said...

Happy Blogoversary and to many more. Big hugs to you! :) Hugs,moni

Jo Street said...

Congratulations Buddy and Kathy on your 4 years of entertaining and inspiring the crafty nation. Here's to lots more years to come (gorgeous picture by the way, very handsome chap you are)!
Jo x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Thank you for the inspiration, you are truly amazing. Congratulatins to you both.

Andrea.xxx

Eveline said...

Happy Blogaversary. I hope you and Buddy keep up the good work for many more years to come.
Eveline.

shirley said...

Congrats to you Buddy and your crafty mum on 4 years of blogging!
Keep up the good work :)

Fiona said...

Happy blogaversary Buddy and kath...oh how the time glies!! Your stories on here are just fab buddy...you are such a clever pooch!!

Fi
x

M-J said...

Woah, can't believe you've been blogging for 4 years! Happy blogiversary! x

Anesha said...

Congratulations Buddy and your Mum. Look forward to many more years of blogging. Lots of hugs ANesha :)

Marja Sch said...

Wow alreay for years gone. Happy blog-anniversary and many to go. It's such a wonderful blog, lot's of lovely things to read and see. Hugs Marja

Selena said...

Very Happy Bloggy Birthday!
Fabby blog, first thing I do of a morning is check in!
Hugs to you Buddy (and to Mrs Bossy Knickers too)!

love Selena xx

Linny said...

Doesn't time fly when you are having fun! 4 years already. Many congratulations on your Blogoversary.
Loads of hugs for Buddy.Linda x

lilyf said...

Happy Anniversary Kate. Gosh have we all had 4 years of fun and laughter from your posts. Not forgetting all your wonderful cards and inspiration. Many thanks.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary to you both. Buddy hope you enjoy your cake and if I was nearer I would be coming to share it with you lol!!
Lyndsey xx

May said...

Happy blogversary to you both , I am glad you and mum started up this fabulous blog, with all the great inspiration on a daily basis, I so enjoy visiting you both, big hugs and lots of strokes for Buddy, enjoy your cake x x x Hugs May x x x

NGCARDS said...

Happy Blogversary! Time certainly flies over the years! lol xxx

Sue said...
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SannaS said...

here's a great big birthday hug to your wonderful 4-yer-old blog!!!! <3
hugs, SannaS

Sue said...

Love reading your blog such fun and lots of inspiration. Happy 4th Birthday to you. Susan

Pamela said...

Happy 4th Birthday! Hope you and Mum have a great day. This is the blog I read first every day. Kath your cards are truly amazing. I'm not surprised you have so many followers.

Debbi Glennie said...

happy bloggy birthday from all here at the Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe
and sending cuddles to my frazzled chum Kath and my special bundle of golden deliciousness Buddy
Debz
xx

Redanne said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary to you and to your Mum. Your Mum inspired me to start a blog, which I did one week ago and now have 5 followers!!! Can't imagine I will get to your Mum's level though - with a lot of help from you too Buddy. Hope you have a lovely day and would love to win some candy. Regards, Anne Rx

mckinkle said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary to you both!
Keryn x

Anita said...

Congrats with your blog anniversary. Love to come here.
Hope you go on like this

Hugs Anita

Kat said...

Happy blogaversary Kath and Buddy. Good thing you're there to step in when Mum's not at home or busy or just plain exhausted!

Thanks for the chance to win some amazing candy.

Hugs Kat, Blue and Max xxx

Sheena said...

Hi Buddy, I hope you're enjoying the party! It's great to have a reason to celebrate! Happy Birthday Blog!

Sheena
xxx

Sharon said...

Haooy Birthday, carry on the good work, love it x

Jessica said...

Happy aniversary Kath and Buddy too. We love all your wonderful creations. TFS

agapanthus said...

Congratulations and many hugs for your Blogaversary! Thanks for all the entertainment and info you give us followers! Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win your lovely prizes. Best wishes Karen x

KraftyKaren said...

Happy Blog Birthday to both of you - just love my daily visits to your blog, your cards are so inspiring.

Hugs
Karen xx

Aud said...

That is a great achievment, well done to both of you. Keep up the good work and enjoy your blogaversary celebrations, Buddy dont let your mum indulge to much in the gin.. Have fun. Aud x

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations are due
Both of you:
For when the hue
Of blue
Strikes my face
You quicken the pace
Of clouds away.
So it's my turn to say
Have a Happy Day.

Much love & thanks to you both
Paula (PEP)

fionalawlor said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! Congratulations on 4 years in blogland :) and here's to many more, your blog is a real delight and is always sure to put a smile on my face,especially when your adorable furry boy gets to take over lol
Thanks so much for the chance to enter.
Fiona L x

wendyp said...

Love and congratulations on your
4th blog birthday. Just love my daily visits and sharing all your joys, sorrows, ups and downs. Here's to the next four. Love and hugs, Wendy x

Suzie said...

Happy 4th Birthday, have a great day. I love visiting you both everyday, you always make me smile and give me so much inspiration. Hugs Suzie xxx

Elaine Stark said...

Happy Birthday on 4 years of blogging to you both. Enjoy your birthday bash and of course the cake...mmm. Elaine

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on your blog's 4th bday, Kath! That's a lot of blogging fun. Just love your cards - here's to many more! P.S. - what a sweet doggie!!

SueH said...

Happy Blogaversary Buddy and Kath……..is it really four years!
The pair of you are definitely more talkative then you were in that first post but I’m glad you are because thanks to the pair of you, I’ve picked up lots of hints and tips over the years.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Sue
H

Maria Ontiveros said...

Birthday hugs heading your way! I just found your blog in the last year (via Scrappy Jacky) and read everyday, even if I rarely comment. I love it! Congrats to you!
Rinda

Lucille K said...

Happy Blogiversary Buddy and Kath. Your blog inspires me all the time and I just love Mr. Buddy :)

loftylass said...

Happy blogaversary to you and your mum buddy. Having seen pictures of your mum's culinary expertise, the food will be extra scrummy. Don't forget to make a wish when you blow out the candles.Enjoy...
big hugs to you both.
Heather W
x

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Feliz cumpleañaos !!
happy birthday!!
congratulations to you both!!!
Hugs
Maria Luisa

Rosalee said...

Happy blogaversary Kath and Buddy. HUGE Hugs going out to you too.
Hugs, Rosalee

Jane said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Mwah!

Your posts give me giggle Buddy!XOXO.....and your Mums too!

Dawn said...

Happy Happy Blogversary!! I love visiting and getting to see the latest releases or some wonderful card inspiration! Have fun!!

Karen said...

Happy blog-day Kath and Buddy. Make sure your Mum well and truly rests today Buddy. I'm not surprised she is a bit tired today - Stitches is hard work for our crafting buddies.
Thank you for the chance to win some goodies and look forward to hearing your story of how Mr Holtz ended up on the naughty step hugs Karen x

judy said...

A big congratulations on your 4th
year blogversary! Happy Creating and
wishes to you both. My dog is also
Buddy.

Anna said...

happy blog-birthday! enjoy the cake!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Kath and Buddy
Congratulations on your blogaverary, I always enjoy your blog posts.

craftyfoxglove said...

Happy birthday to Buddy and Kath, the best team in the universe. You make me laugh so much with your cheery messages every day, your endless wit and sooooo much inspiration, your blog is a real tonic to read.
Enjoy the party, big huhs to you both
Val

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy blogaversry. All I can sy Buddy is that is a good job you step up and post for Mum sometimes otherwise we wouldn't have anything to read. I am looking forward to meeting her at the NEC next month and what a shame that you won't be there but I think there would be more crafty stash and glitter than you could stand. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies.

cheiron said...

Happy Blogoversary! Four years is a long time!

Toni G said...

Happy Birthday to Buddy and his funny, brilliant crafty Mum - here's to many more years of crafty inspiration! Best wishes, Toni x x

charli said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you both!!

gill said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Here's to many more as I look forward to seeing your news and card every day. You have a lovely unique and recognisable style.
Gill

hotpotato said...

happy bloggy birthday, I love your blog and visit everyday, I love your creations and your adventures.

Bernie said...

WOW Four years blogging! I am in awe of anyone who can blog on a daily basis! Wish I had someone like you, Buddy, to fill in for me.
Hope you both have a happy blog-aversary! Sending hugs and snuggles to your both.
Blessings Bernie

Laura said...

Hi Kath, happy 4th blogversary, I hope you have a wonderful day and yes your first post was very short and sweet. Laura

Suze Bain said...

Big happy bloggy birthday and big birthday HUGS! Although I'm not a regular commenter, I do pop in most days and enjoy reading your daily 'blether'. XOXO

PAULA said...

That's a lot of blogging! Happy
4th birthday! That's 4 years of wonderful inspiration for us fellow crafters!

Very intrigued with surprise package you've lined up as part of your candy, how lucky will someone be??

gmtb said...

Happy 4th year Bloganversary!!! Your blog is the first one I read every morning and such lovely goodies you're giving away. Would love to have them travel to me!
Happy fun with your party Kath & Buddy !
Linda

Clare said...

Happy Birthday, always love reading your blog! Clare x

Helen T said...

Happy Birthday... I love following your blog. The Candi & Candi stamps look fab. Please accept a BIG HUG & and add me to the draw.

iReneM said...

Happy bloggy-versary to you and your Mum, Buddy.
Big hugs to both of you

x

Cheryl Winget said...

Hey, Buddy - Happy blogiversary to you and your mum! I have to say your mum's blog is one of my favorites--I never miss a day of reading it. I love it when she hands you the reins, too. You've become quite the journalist. Have a wonderful 4-year-old celebration!

Christine B. said...

Hi Buddy and Kath Big 4th Birthday hugs to you both and the best blog on the web. Hope you've had a great day. It's my Maddison 4th Birthday on Tuesday and busy make a pass the parcel at the moment. Love and Hugs x ChrisB

Julie Brooks said...

Congratulations - 4 years! Mine is only about 2 months old so I have a way to go to catch up, and I only have one follower so far, my devoted daft husband - sob! Anyway, I love your blog and read it every day without fail. Keep it coming Kath and Buddy as it brings a smile to my face every time. Enjoy the cake! Big hugs xxxx

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Kath and Buddy too.....thanks for all the inspiration, keep up the good work, Rebecca x

caroline said...

How quickly the time has passed.Happy Birthday.xxx

pcm said...

OH my goodness! Big hugs to both of you for your 4 year blogaversary! I look forward to your posts daily :)

Lin said...

What a team you 2 make! I always enjoy the creativity from Kath and the comments from Buddy - big hugs on your blogversary to you both!

Barb said...

Huge hugs from me, to both of you, and Happy 4th blogiversary! What a wonderful giveaway - (why is the lace always so much prettier on the other side of the ocean?) Congrats and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Jackie said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday and great big hugs to you and Buddy!

sparkling stamper said...

I visited you for the first time today. I love all of Buddy's photos. Happy anniversary to both of you. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

kathy b
sparklingstampers.blogspot.com

Han said...

Happy blog anniversary love your blog. Han

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday I so enjoy visiting !! Here's to many more years of crafty goodiness !!! ;0)

Jenny said...

Happy Blogversary! It's been fun following you over the years! BIG HUGS! jenny x

georgina said...

Happy birthday to you,and thanks for the happy moments on the blog,love the Buddy days!!!! luv Georginax

BethanyR said...

Happy Blogversary...I get so many creative inspirations from you....LOVE your work and your blog.

Diane J said...

Hope you both enjoy celebrating your 4th blogversary and heres to many more :o)
Love Diane xx

pooky said...

Happy bloversary:)))) I'm so glad I found your blog....joining you and your bud in your ventures just puts a smile on my face and a hug in my heart♥

Linda S. said...

Congratulations to you both on your blogaversary. Yours is one of the most enjoyable blogs in my "arnenal" of great ideas. I especially enjoy hearing about Buddy's shenanigans. Take care. Linda S in NE

Beth Anne in PA said...

Happy 4th Blogversary to both of you!!! And M-a-n-y-y-y M-o-r-r-r-e... :)
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997ataoldotcom

Kietha said...

Happy 4th Blogversary Kath and Buddy, thanks for all the inspiring ideas that you share with us in the crafty world of blogland. Here's to many more posts and much more cake :D
Kietha xx

Wendy said...

Ah happy birthday buddy and congrats on your bloggaversary Kath you really inspire me. And you make me giggle. THanks for the chance to win some yummy candy xxx

Cynthia said...

Hi Kath & Buddy
Big hearty congrats on the 4 yrs blog anniversary, may there be many more to come.

Cheers
Cynthia

Lou said...

I am sooo pleased that you 'bite the bullet’ and embraced technology because I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your wonderful creations, and of course following all your news and of course hearing from‘Buddy'. ‘Happy Bolgversary’ Kath and Buddy, here’s to the next 4 + years Hugs Lou xxx

Liz Miller said...

Belated Happy Blogday Wishes Kath. Here's to many more inspirational posts from you and Buddy.
Liz xx

Debbie said...

Sending a big birthday hug to the pair of you.4 years -wow.I've followed your blog for a long time and love to see what you've been up to and you never fail to inspire me or make me chuckle.Love Debbie x

Laura said...

Happy Birthday you two!! 4 years wow, that's a great achievement!
Congratulations, keep up the fab work xxx

-Agnes- said...

Happy Blog-birthday! My congratuations and best wishes for the next 4 years (at least)!

Francesca said...

Congrats on your blogoversary
I love reading this blog really cheers me up
thanks for the chance to win
Hugs
Francesca

She said...

Hi Kath and Buddy...Happy 4th Birthday :-)....Love reading your blog each day..I don't get much time to leave comments, unfortunately..but just had to wish you a Happy Day!! S xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Happy blogversary hun I look forward to the next 4 years hun of crafty eye candy hugs to you both...


lots of love Em xxx

butlersabroad said...

Four brilliant years, here's to the next four too. Happy Blogiversary to you both.

HUgs
Brenda

Crafty said...

Happy Blog Birthday - and many more to come. Sending big hugsxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on 4 years! Always a pleasure to check in on your blog and see what projects are going on! I love hearing from Buddy too!
DeniseB

Roni said...

To Kath & Buddy, Happy 4th Birthday!!

Your blog is full of fun, laughter, love, ideas and lots of inspiration! Such a pleasure to read! Here's to many more!

Big hugs
Roni :o) xox

Stella said...

Dear Kath and Buddy
can't believe it is 4 years.I read your blog every day but don't always comment.Thanks for brightening my day I always leave your blog with a smile.Thanks for the tips and inspiration.Stella

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