Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Milestone and Christmas Celebration GIVEAWAY

It's getting that time of year when we all start 
to think about Christmas and gift giving
and as I have reached yet another
milestone with my
thought I would like to give you an opportunity
to receive a gift from me in the form of
this collage
"In the arms of love"

based on this beautiful artwork of 
Bernardino Luini
"Madonna and Sleeping Child".

I am ever so grateful to you for your support and friendship
and for leaving such kind and encouraging comments.
My life has become so enriched in so many
different ways.


The collage is 18x12 inches and consists of

many layers of hand and machine stitched new
and vintage laces and doilies,

vintage upholstery cloth, burlap, buttons and braids.

I am giving away two gifts - the first one is the large collage
and the second gift is a smaller collage below called
"I found wings".

Now how to enter:
If you are a follower already or wish to become one
you can enter once here
if you would like to mention it or place the Giveaway
on your sidebar then
let me know in your entry here on this post
I will draw a second winner for this smaller collage.

The draw will take place on:
Wed. 5th December

 I'm wishing everyone the very best of luck
and to reiterate

"Thank you so very much"
for your continued love and 
support of my creative journey with you here!
a very special welcome to all new followers too!

......Love minus zero,
Suzy xxx


  1. Oh dear Suzy
    Your beautiful two collages just take my breath away! The Madonna and Sleeping Child is a wonderful subject for a pre Christmas Giveaway.

    Congratulations on your 700+ followers, it's easy to see why we all 'follow you'!

    Your Giveaway is on my side bar!

    love and hugs
    Shane ♥

  2. Suzy this is so beautiful
    I'm a happy follower!

  3. Congratulations Suzy on your 700th celebration....when I look at your beautiful talent it is easy to know why you have such a wonderful following. It would be such an honor to have something you made in my home....thank you for your wonderful blog.

  4. Suzy I have added your give a way to my sidebar...Your work is truly beautiful

  5. Hi Suzy,
    What a delightful collage and so beautiful to have in your home as a reminder of a lovely lady who has inspired me so much since becoming a follower.
    Thank you too Suzy for enriching my life with your comments.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and smiles, Angela.x

  6. Hi my dear friend... I am finally catching up a bit from the trip - will post photos soon. Congratulations! I am a follower and just put up your "giveaway" in my sidebar. Just an FYI - you are also in my "blog list" which I call "Inspiration." and, your lacebook collaborative is linked in my sidebar, too. Would love to have you add me to your listing if you are so inclined. I'm working on a medieval tag for you (my first tag). LOL - Love and hugs. Karen

  7. Superb, as you use to do! I love the first one with the Madone!
    Thanks and kisses

  8. Dear Suzy ~ Your collages are beautiful! I love the first one with the Madonna and Child. Whoever wins either one will be delighted. I just added a link to my sidebar.

    Congrats on your 700 followers.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and your lovely creations. You are such an inspiration.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

  9. Congratulations on 700 followers sweet Suzy!!! What absolutely gorgeous pieces of artwork you have offered!!! I would so love to be entered...thank you always for sharing and inspiring us all ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  10. These are stunning, Suzy. You never fail to inspire with all your fabulously, textured art! Congrats on your 700 followers. I would be thrilled If I were to win one of your pieces of art!

  11. Dear Suzy,
    beautiful artworks. Made with so much love, rich in details and wonderful fabrics. The Madonna with child is lovely, the artist has catched a very special moment. Thank´s for showing us!

    Have a wonderful time, warmly Babsi

  12. It's hard to know how you could part with such treasures! Congratulations on 700 followers! Wow! I love coming here~

  13. Suzy....what a gorgeous collage and timely for Christmas....thank you for your generosity! I will do a Christmas giveaway myself also!!!!!!

  14. Such beautiful work! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a piece of your art!

  15. Your art is amazing!! LOVE IT!Please enter my name (I am a follower).
    many hugs
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  16. Your work is most remarkable and beautiful. Congratulations on 700 followers and thank you for sharing your precious work.

  17. Hello Suzi,
    Congratulations on 700 followers! You have such a gorgeous blog and you are always sharing such inspired art with us all! No wonder!
    These two pieces here are masterpieces for sure! Wow! I am so inspired by your creativity!
    I would be so honored to receive one of these precious works of your art.

  18. Dear Suzy
    Congratulations on reaching 700 Followers (and more!).
    Sometimes when we view art we are rendered speechless and also transported to a quiet, peaceful spot where it appears that time stands still. This happens because we connect with what we are viewing, when it touches our heart.
    Exquisite creations filled with meaning and soul. I have an Oxford Impressions stamp which I haven't used for the longest of time but you have inspired me to use that stamp depicting Madonna and Child.
    I am a Follower and it is a privilege to be so and to possess one of your pieces of art already.
    Thank you Suzy for everything including a chance to win your Giveaway.

  19. Suzy, I have now added your Giveaway to my sidebar.

  20. Congratulations on 700 followers! Your two give-aways are absolutely beautiful! I am a follower.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  21. Dear Suzy, congrats on achieving such a milestone of 700 followers! Your giveaway pieces are both absolutely gorgeous. I will post your giveaway on my blog sidebar but you needn't put my name in for your drawing since I already have some of your stunning creations. Have a wonderful week!


  22. Very pretty! I loved to treasure it. I'm your newest follower.

  23. Hello sweet dear Suzy,
    You are truly a beautiful soul, both inside and out, Suzy- now again giving two lucky ones such stunning creations from your hands and heart,
    they are amazingly beautiful both my friend, and such joy for my eyes.
    Your materials used are gorgeous, and so beautiful, you have so many special pieces to use, and I love the use of red for the hearts.
    They could be watched for a very long time, if it wasn`t because I have to work, and also to send you a note today, my loved friend.
    Thankyou for giving me those moments of totally beauty.Warm hugs from your Dorthe.
    You will ofcource be on my sidebar,sweet friend.

  24. Oh my, your collages are just stunning! I am a follower of your blog for a while now. I love coming here for inspiration or if I just need a lift in my spirit, I can come here and get it. Your work is always just stunning and heartfelt. You are truly the queen of all things beautifully collage. I love how you just keep layering beautiful laces, doilies and ribbon to make such exquisite art! A big thank you for not only sharing your muse with us, but for allowing us a chance to own such a precious piece of who you are. Thank you!

  25. I am already a follower of your beautiful work and I am posting a link to your giveaway on my Mixed Media Vintage blog.

  26. What an incredible giveaway! All of your layers take my breath away.
    Count me in, as I adore your work.

  27. Suzy, as always your work is beyond beautiful! What a lovely and generous Christmas giveaway. I am a long time follower and each and every visit is a joy. I'll gladly post your giveaway on my sidebar. xoxo

  28. Suzy, your work is beautiful!
    thank you for inspiration!

  29. Congratulations on your milestone 700. This give of your beautiful collages is very generous. I would be honored to be included. Blessings...

  30. Congratulations on reaching the 700 followers. I love your collages big or small. You are always listed on my blog, but I will put your giveaway on my sidebar. Hope I win. That would be great.

  31. 700, amazing! These collage are absolutely beautiful, I'd love to win one, what a gift ;) I'm a happy follower too & when I work out how to do it, I'll add your Giveaway to my sidebar!

  32. Hi Suzy, what beautiful work. I would love to become the proud owner ofa piece of our art. I am a follower. Blessings Lesley UK

  33. Mein Gott, was für ein Kunstwerk!
    Mir fehlen weitere Worte dazu...
    Ich bin überwältigt von dieser Schönheit.

    Liebe Grüße

  34. Hi Suzy, Thank you very much for your comment on my blog.
    I understand that it have more than 700 followers there, your blog is always full of marvel, and I am him for years always by admiring it.
    I'll add your Giveaway to my blog!
    Have a great day. Solange

  35. I am not in the last surprised to see you already have numerous comments! As always, your fabric collages are beautiful, soft and ethereal.

  36. Dear Suzy, Congratulations with your 700+ followers, your giveaway collages are fantastic and so wonderfully made, no wonder that so many want to follow your blog and see your creations, wish you a wonderful weekend my dear friend-
    Hugs Anni

  37. Dear, sweet Suzy, Your creations are gorgeous and beautifully made! Your work is always stunning and has such heart and soul in it! You are a very kind, generous and loving person. You inspire all of us! Congratulations on 700 followers! Thank you for all of the beauty you share, your life, your home, your garden and your creations! I am grateful for your friendship and thank you for all of the kindness and love you have shown me. Much love and a big hug, Paula xo

  38. Stunning art works Suzy, I don't know how you could part with either of these Beautiful pieces, How very generous of you to share your talent with others! Congrats on your 700 and Growing followers!
    I'll gladly post on my sidebar.

    Thank you for entering my modest giveaway and best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn

  39. I've been a follower for a long while; your blog is full of inspiration and's a blessing just to visit!

  40. Congratulations on 700 followers! These pieces are just gorgeous - thank you for sharing them with us. So so inspiring.

  41. ahhh's been too long my beloved friend from afar! your beautiful soul continues to shine thru your works, lovely home, and your writings. i can only imagine what it would be like to meet soul sister!! lovely are admired my so many!!
    xo abigail

  42. I haven't seen the Madonna image before - how sweet! It just glows with such peace. Wonderful creations as always (and congratulations on 700 followers!).

  43. Suzy your giveaways are always so's like a piece of heaven fell from the clouds and you turned it into a masterpiece.
    I have been a follower..of course! for at lest a year, I think? Can help but come here and be blessed.
    I will also post your giveaway on my sidebar.
    Thank you for this opportunity to have a piece of heaven!
    Teresa in California

  44. Congratulations on 700 followers, my sweet friend! The prizes you are offering are gorgeous pieces of art. Since I have just received such fantastic gifts from you, I should not be thrown in the hat though. Of course I've put your button on my sidebar to give some others the chance to hop over to you and win.
    Lots of hugs and love ♥,

  45. I am already a follower of your lovely blog. It would be such an honor to win one your prized pieces of "Art". I have loved your work from the first moment I saw it.

    Congrats on your following. May it continue to grow

    Happy crafting

  46. That is fantastic Suzy and very well deserved. The pieces of artwork you have created are just beautiful. Thank you also for your lovely comments and advice, much appreciated. jayne x

  47. You make such wonderfull things! I sure will be following you :-)

  48. I am a follower and think your fabric collages are just so very beautiful!
    They are a feast for my eyes!

  49. So generous Suzy, these are quite gorgeous. I love the small piece it is so tender....xox

  50. Oh Suzy, these two pieces are sooooo beautiful. I am following and would love to be entered for the drawing. I am so inspired by your work and your mastery at putting things together in such a beautiful way!! Congrats on this milestone for you. Thank you. Linda

  51. Suzy,
    your collages are beautiful, such a generous giveaway.
    I have been a visitor to your lovely blog many times before becoming one of your new followers.
    I have added your Giveaway to my sidebar.

  52. Thank you Suzy for being a constant source of inspiration!
    Sweet Blessings,
    Chris Flynn

  53. Hi dear Suzy,
    congratulations on 700+ followers and more to come.Your work is as always breathtakingly beautiful.
    You know I'm a follower and your giveaway is already on my sidebar.
    So, please put my name in the hat:)
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  54. Congratulations on 700 followers- I know that they will be inspired by your beautiful work and your blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful collages. They are indeed works of art.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  55. oh Suzy your collages are breathtakig beautiful.Love all the lace and fabrics. You have stitch it togther so magnificent. Congratulations with your milestone of 700 followers. W love to come to your place to enjoy your artwork.
    Have a nice day
    Hugs Yvonne

  56. These both are beautiful. They just say SUZY. I love your work as you know. I also have been looking at your spring post of your beautiful gardens and property. What a heavenly place. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Oh Suzy, these pieces of artwork are gorgeous. I am always amazed at you put your beautiful collages together. They are always so pretty. What a WONDERFUL giveaway!

    I hope you are having fun in the garden a bit too. I bet it is getting more beautiful by the day : )
    sending love...

  58. Just beautiful! I am a follower and would love to be en
    tered in your 700 followers giveaway!

  59. Big congratulations to you Suzy! How generous that you are giving away these amazing pieces. Each one if filled with amazing details too!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  60. I just came across your blog. Oh my! I'm a new follower. Your creations are really lovely. I would love to be able to win one of the collages.

  61. Your creations are always SO beautiful. I still wish I had the knack for this that you do. Wish you could have joined us on our new lacebook.
    Happy Holidays to you.

  62. Hello Suzy,
    I'm coming with my bad english (sorry !). I have make a post on your give away on my blog ...
    I hope win because the 5th december is my birthday so I think I can be lucky ...
    Your collages are beautiful, it's a great work.

  63. aww once again you give away i will try to win one of your gorgeous sewings..iam a follower already and will place you on my side bar also.big hugs from denmark.

  64. love your work Suzy...add me to your giveaway please...

  65. Hi Suzy, I've a new follower, I've just discovered your amazing blog via Marie at Lost Bird Studio. I'm in awe of your wonderful fabric collages. I'm recently started using fabric more and am so pleased to have discovered your blog. The two collages's are exquisite and I would love to be entered in your draw. I have added a link to your candy on my side bar. xx

  66. A very generous give away to celebrate your 700. Congratulations.

  67. Having 700 followers is a testament to your true creative (and generous) spirit. I am glad to be one of those admirers.

  68. how beautiful your work is.. and such a generous present to us all a chance to win one of your pieces of artwork.. i would be delighted... and the mother and child is so beautiful it speaks to my heart :)
    hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday
    big hugs

  69. oooh Suzy your work is sooooo delicious ....thanks for giving me the chance to enter your giveaway ..xx

  70. Jamen, jeg havde jo slet ikke set din giweaway, og jeg vil da også gerne være med, jeg har været følger længe, og om lidt ligger du i min sidebar. knus morkaren.

  71. Jeg prøver lige igen, for det lykkes åbenbart ikke første gang, Kære Suzi, jeg har været din følger længe og din skønne giveaway er anbragt i min sidebar, så nu håber jeg blot min kommentar går igennem til dig. knus morkaren

  72. Jeg vil da også gerne være med, jeg er følger, du ligger i min sidebar og her er en kommentar, hvis den ellers går igennem (det er tredie gang jeg forsøger) knus morkaren.

  73. I'm a first-time visitor and I'm in awe - your work is exquisite. I'm following and will post your giveaway on my blog.

  74. I AM SPEECHLESS, Suzy!!! These are beyond gorgeous, my friend!! XO Cindy

  75. Suzy, Congratulations on the milestone of 700! Both collages are super gorgeous and are sure to be treasured by the lucky winners! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday, xo's Pam

  76. How simply gorgeous your work is Suzy!
    Congratulations on reaching 700 wonderful followers!
    I would be over the moon to win one of your lovely works of art.

    Warm hugs and Blessings,

    Art of Mine

  77. Thanks for chance to win Suzy.
    I do appreciate your labors of love and admire your sense of color.
    Count me in
    aloha Lilla

  78. I am a new follower... I am so happy to have found your blog and become acquainted with your breathtaking creations.: )

    I would be honored to be the proud recipient of one of your heirloom-quality treasures. Thank you for your generosity and for the chance to win.: ) xoxo

  79. Suzy- you deserve such a wonderful following- congrats on reaching such a milestone! We are all here to enjoy the beautiful creations you share with us-- and to sneek a peek at your lovely home!

    Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway- your creations have constantly captivated us all- these are so so lovely.

    I'll be happy to share the news on my blog as well-- we all love you Suzy dear--

  80. What a lovely giveaway, how much you deserve all the follower you are get, we love your creations. Thanks so much for the thoughts and inspiration. Di@ Cottage-wishes

  81. I am back, I have posted your giveaway on my is the post;

    Hoping I win...Di@Cottage-Wishes

  82. How beautiful these are Suzi and how generous of you to have this wonderful drawing.

    Please enter me for a chance.



    I will make a note on my blog for your giveaway and congratulations on over 700. That is wonderful.

  83. wow your page has inspired me so very much...even if I do not win I have been having a great time just looking!!!you are so creative!

  84. oh and yes I am posting a link on my blog!!! Cathee

  85. I am new to your blog! I absolutely love your designs! so beautiful! please enter me in your drawing!
    Amie R.

  86. You are amazing! You are incredibly generous to give away such outstanding works of art. I have to try much luck once again and beg to be entered! And of course it is on my sidebar with a link to this post. Hugs and a big thank you for the chance to win.

  87. Suzy~
    Please enter me in your wonderfully beautiful giveaway! Please come enter mine too!

  88. this is a beautiful and lovely give away .
    Will you give me a place on your list ??
    Love ♥RINI♥

  89. Your master pieces always look gorgeous like giveaway "In the arms of love" and "I found wings" that can attract many people's eyes. Like this two collages that shows the magic combinations from many different aspects. You always fines the perfect place for the buttons that can make eye catching. You are the person that I looked up to cause your magic hands that can make everything you touch looks alive. Congratulaion for many follower that you have and that always increase everyday. I'm very glad if I can have your giveaway. Best wishes

  90. Please enter me in your giveaway. What a wonderful gift, takes my breath away.
    Hugs Jackie

  91. Well, I don't know how you do it. Of course, you have these yummy rich luscious fabrics, and I don't know how you find those either, but your work continues to amaze me. All these combinations of gorgeous fabrics, flowers, ribbons and embroidery, it's so uniquely you, and it's so divine.

  92. I started following you. Wow...don't know how I missed your blog! Beautiful work! Please enter me in your giveaway.

  93. Congratulations on 700 followers! That is quite a milestone.
    Please enter me to win one of your most beautiful collages. So inspiring!
    Take care, Karen

  94. Dear Suzi, your pieces are always stunning! Congrats on reaching 700 followers. I am also a follower. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

  95. Of COURSE there are 95 comments as I post this. Who wouldn't want to win something of your beautiful work?

  96. Beautiful work! I signed up to follow you by email but after awhile I noticed your posts were not making it through to my email.Not sure what is happening but I decided to pop in and see what you are up to. I just love your work and your pink shawl is lovely and full of meaning.You are a one of a kind human being! Keep sending beauty out into the world. We need it!

  97. Such BEAUTIFUL work! I'm new to your blog and oh so happy I found it!

  98. I have just discovered your blog, and your work is gorgeous! I will really enjoy following from now on!

  99. No chance in the world that I could win BUT I wanted to tell you how beautiful and breathtaking your work is.

  100. I am totally blown away and in awe of your inspiring and exquisite creations just jaw droppingly (not really a word lol) beautiful. I would be honoured to display one of your pieces of art in my home. Thanks for the chance to own one, its so generous. Julia xxxx

  101. Oh my, what gorgeous works once again and how very generous of you to host this wonderful giveaway, here's hoping :)
    - Jeanette

  102. Probably not a snowball's chance in hell, as they say! But I just wanted to add my good wishes to you and to say Thank You for sharing your beautiful work to inspire us. I love to come and visit,
    June xxx


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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