19 July 2015

1000 POSTS !

Hi there!

Today's post is a very special one...as it is my 1000th blog post!

Just more than 4 years ago I started to share my cards here... and wow, have I enjoyed every moment. Not to mention how much I have learned and how many wonderful people I have met from all over the world!

To thank my followers I have a little something to give away... all you have to do, is leave a comment on this post, and tell me which forum (google, bloglovin, e-mail etc) you use to stay up to date with what I am creating. Easy!
I will pick a random winner from the comments in a couple of weeks time, according to the response ;) 

There's a picture of the Penny black stamp set I am giving away in my sidebar!

On to my card for today... inspired by a couple of challenges:

Less is more  ~ life's a beach

Inkspirational challenges  ~ use kraft

AAA cards ~ water world and dies

Time out challenges  ~ Nature






I created the graphic beach scene using my Silhouette software programme. I then cut the upper part in turquoise and the lower part in kraft to give the idea of sand meeting water on the beach. I added some real sand to 'plant' the 2 little footprints. and added the LIFE sentiment and 3 enamel dots as accent.
Everything was popped up with foam tape on the white card base to give dimension.


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27/07/2015 ~  Edited to add: Comments eligible for the give away now closed :) 54 comments in total




59 comments:

Neets B said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post, that's such an achievement!
And what a wonderful card to mark this milestone. I love your design where you've used the word to mimic the waves breaking on the beach,and real sand too!...you're so talented, Hannelie.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Marion said...

What an awesome card - very creative Hannelie! And a BIG congrats on reaching 1000 posts. Definitely worth celebrating. I keep up to date with all your amazing cards through Feedly.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

it's fabulous! and congratulations

Suze said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. I have been keeping up to date with Google and love seeing your cards pop up on my reader. I try to visit regularly - but sometimes life has a habit of getting in the way!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I always LOVE seeing your wonderful CAS inspirational designs show up in my Blogger reading list Hannelie! Have a wonderful Sunday and many congrats on your 1000th post! Hazel xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Wow yuor 1000 th post how brilliant is that. I have enjoyed every minute of every post. You have been such an inspiration to me and I am always amazed with the ideas you come up with ,with what appears to be such ease. Congratulations, 1000 and may there be many many more. I follow you thru Feedly which I check each day and I love that you can bookmark a post if there is something you want to keep for later reference.

Aileen (mum) said...

Sorry I forgot to say howmuch I love the card you did. Dont want to appear rude, it really is so very clever.

Lisa Kind said...

Congrats Hannelie! I love reading your posts and seeing your always lovely and creative cards! This card is so cool! Love the way you cut the word. Oh, I follow you on Feedly by the way.

Katarina Ahac said...

Congrats. I'm so happy I run into your blog few year ago. You are such a great inspiration for all of us. And thanks for all your lovely comments. I'm really glad to know you here.

Hugs from Slovenia, Keti

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Baie geluk Hannelie - dit is voorwaar 'n wonderlike mylpaal. Jou kaartjie is so pragtig en kreatief!
Amelia

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Hannelie! 1000 posts - that's awesome! Your card is gorgeous! You come up with the most creative ideas with your Silhouette! I love the addition of real sand! When I saw this on my blog feed, I had to get a closer look! I read your blog through Google Friend Connect on my Blogger Dashboard reader. Thank you for the giveaway! The PB hedgie stamps are so cute - and the party theme is perfect for your celebration!

Ardyth said...

Congratulations! Those little footprints are too cute!

Ann Richardson said...

I am new to card making and recently started following your blog. I follow you on Pinterest. Keep up the Great work! I am learning from you !!
:) Ann

Ankie vd Polder said...

this is absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Ankie

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! I've enjoyed the inspiration and this card is another wonderful, creative design. I had you bookmarked long before I figured out it was better to follow through google/blogger.

Kath said...

Congratulations on your 1000 posts. I use Google to keep up to date with your designs.
Kath x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Hannelie, such a clever design it really does look like the waves rolling onto the beach. The added sand and footprints is a wonderful touch too.
Congrats on your 1000th post, each one full of inspiring designs and thank you for all the fabulous free sentiments too. I am a blogger/ google follower.
Sue xx

Sue Kimmet said...

Have enjoyed your blog and your creations. Congratulations on 1000! I fool through e-mail.

Marika said...

Congrats, Hannelie! Wow! There is a good reason to celebrate! 1000 posts!! Awesome! By the way, your card for today is totally rock'ing and rolling! Love it! And I follow you through blogger.

Cheryl W. said...

I believe in reminding those around me to enjoy life, so I LOVE this card! Those little footprints in the midst of some real sand is perfect. I follow you through Bloglovin', Hannelie. That makes it easy for me to see ALL of your incredible creations!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. What a wonderful milestone. Your card is wonderfully beach-like.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on those posts! It's a big deal. And thanks for a chance to win. I get my updates through Feedly.

TK Watson said...

I just love the card! The word division between the sand and sea is genius! BTW, I use e-mail...

Unknown said...

My card-making brain must be similar to yours - I always love your cards! I get my inspiration from you via email and always watch for yours to come in.
Laura Holt
[Google will list me as "unknown".]

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on your 1K! Lucky us that you share your fabulous creations with the rest of us! Today's card is over -the-top creative!

Lucy Schmidt said...

I love to see "desert diva" in my email inbox and yours is one of two I never let sit there too long after seeing them arrive. I don't have a Silhouette, but am constantly amazed at your talent with it and have kept many of your sentiments and ideas in case I ever get one. I don't comment much (my bad, I know), but love your CAS style. I look forward to being still with you when you achieve your next milestone. The sand was a wonderful addition to your card. Not only are you a whiz with your card designs & Silhouette, but it's clearly evident you have the ins and outs of blogging down pat. Everything always works! ;-)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Hannelie this is SPECTACULAR, UNIQUE and AWESOME!
You have such immense talent and I'm so happy I found your blog. I tend to follow you via my read list on blogger but today I'm jumping around because you've linked this stunning card up at both Less is More and AAA Cards.
Thanks so much and here's to the next 1000 blog posts! Well done. Hugs Sarah x

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations, Hannelie! That is awesome!
I get email notifications each time you post so I don't miss a thing. So happy to have found your blog. Here's to the next 1000 blog posts!!! Hugs!

Shelly said...

YAY for 1000 posts! Awesome card!
I follow you on bloglovin' and I believe blogger, as well!?! ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Huge congrats!!!! What an achievement! You are one of my favorite bloggers out there - I am looking forward to the next 1000 posts! And this card again shows your brilliance - AMAZING!!! Genius!!!! Keep me out of your blog candy- I already have that set.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, Hannelie! The card is wonderful, sweetie, very clever design, I can feel the sand :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Geri said...

The perfect card for celebrating your 'journey along the card making beach' that knows no limits and has no boundaries! A huge, huge congrats on achieving 1000 posts. The first 1000 have been a pleasure to be part of! Can hardly wait for the next 1000!

The real sand is such an cool idea!

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations on your 1000th post, Hannelie ... a wonderful landmark for you ... and so many wonderful cards all of us! A fabulous card to celebrate with ... love the 'enjoy' waves lapping the shore ... and those little feet in the sand are so sweet ... and clever! Here's to the next 1000, my friend! Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Ooops, Hannelie ... in all the excitement, I forgot to say how delighted I am that you're playing along with us at Time Out with such a landmark card and post! Anita :)

Jenny said...

This is just a great example of why you have so many loyal blog readers!!... brilliant card :) You are a wizard with the silhouette
Jenny x

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your 1,000th post, Hannelie! I follow you on Bloglovin', but usually just click on the sidebar on my blog where I have you listed with my 'faves'!
Love this really fun 'beach' scene! Your white sentiment is such a clever way to separate the ocean from the shore...so pretty, too!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Awesome card! Congratulation to your 1000 post! Wishing you more, it's so nice to have inspiring us out there in crafter's world!

sandie said...

Congrats on this milestone and what a creative card to nark this with-adore the little feet. I follow you on blogger and by email but recently I am not getting emails from anyone I subscribe to-if you have ideas of how to fix this I would love to hear them.
I am so pleased that you entered TO with your milestone post-we are honoured x

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, thats a lot of typing, photographing and thinking about what to say 1000 times!! A huge congratulations and here's to another 1000! Love this card so much and such a cool idea to have the die between the sand and the sea. Your always so clever with your designs. And so excited to see you at TIME OUT too!

Kara said...

so cool! love how the die cut word separates the sand and sea!

Lici Lee said...

*THROWS CONFETTI* 1000th post. Congrats on your milestone, may you continue to share your blessed talent and personality!!!! I adore the little feet and sand factor LOVE IT! I am following you via E-mail, Pinterest,Google+ and GFC. I'm sure I'll see more of you and your success/creations soon!!

Karen D. said...

Big Congrats...amazing card!

Ren L said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! What a journey, isn't it? This is such an awesome card!

Ren

Gerrina said...

Gefeliciteerd met jouw 1000e post!
Jeetje, dat zijn een hoop kaarten en ontwerpen!
En nu weer zo'n mooie; super hoe je de kleuren van het strand gebruikt en het woord voor de golven!
Dank je dat je weer meedoet bij TIME OUT!
Ikvolg je posts via mijn blogrol.
Fijne week! Groetjes, Gerrina

Skye said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post.
A fabulous card. So very clever and original.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Hi Hannelie, I forgot to mention I use Feedly (free version) and Bloglovin'

cm said...

WOW, Hannelie...congrats on this impressive 1000 post milestone! Your card today: smile allll over my face in seeing your oh-so-unique beach scene! Simply brilliant, as all you cards are! I follow you on Feedly...and though I may not comment often enough, your cards do receive an abundance of oohing and ahhing, gazing and admiring! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!
~c

Anne said...

Wow what a stunning design Hannelie, I love to see what you do with your Silhouette software!
Congrats on the 1,000th post
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Petra Swart said...

Nou ja, 1000 posts, vrou, dis ongelooflik en baie, baie geluk!!! En ja, ek sal my voortande gee om daai stamps te wen, hoor!!! ...en kan ek vra dat jy asseblief my nommer trek, ...niemand sal weet nie, want ek praat mos Afrikaans!!!! LOL!!!
Jou kaartjie ...wel dis nou nie eintlik strandweer hier nie, maar dit laat my sommer na Hartenbos en Jongensfontein verlang waar ons altyd vakansie gehou het in my skooldae!!! Op hierdie stadium van my lewe swem ek natuurlik nie meer nie, maar ek geniet langgggg stappe op die strand!!!! Ai, kom tog gou somer!!! Mal oor hoe jy die sand en water gedoen het en die wit lyk soos die skuim op die branders!!! So oulik om die bietjie sand vir die cute voetjies te gee!!!! Baie oulik, vrou!!!
Groete

Sid said...

Superb card and congratulations too !!

Chrissie said...

This is simply amazing Hannelie, I never cease to be amazed by your designs.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I so love this card and the way the die cut sentiment splits the water and sand. Brilliant. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards. Congrats as well on your 1,000th.

Dora B. said...

Hello, I first saw your cards on Pinterest, and then started following you through Google. I am always inspired by your cards including today's die cut beach design. I just bought that stamp set you are giving away so I am just joining in to say congratulations on your 1000th post.

Bajalizzy said...

Heart-this-card. When I lived on the Arabian peninsula I recall writing poetry so I can imagine the inspiration you have out there. I love the persian gulf altho' I don't recall finding any black diamonds on the beach :) or crude (got more crude oil on the bottom of my feet in the Santa Barbara coastline).

Jill Vickers said...

Congrats on your 1000th post - that is an amazing milestone! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your creativity with the rest of us in Blogland - your designs are inspirational!

I really love how you used the negative of the die cut - super creative! Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards this week! Jill

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Huge congrats on your 1000th posts, Hannelie :)
And thank you for being a regular at INK for our challenges. We love to see your creativity and fab cards :)

Thank you for joining us at INK for our Kraft challenge. Hope you will join us again next time :)
Pia xx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on a wonderful milestone. And we have all been inspired by you! You are so creative with your Silhouette, and so generous with your sentiments.
I follow you on Feedly as I don't want to miss one post!

Jill Vickers said...

Congrats also on being selected as our fave over at AAA Cards! Love the creativity - definitely a well deserved win! Jill

Bobby said...

Better late than never to congratulate you on your 1000th post, Hannelie. I really stopped by to say I'm seeing you everywhere as a winner or HM on a number of challenges, not the least of which is for this card. You are really creating up a storm of wonderful winning cards and I congratulate you for that, too.