Blogiversary Candy Give Away


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27th April 2009
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It is coming up to my first blogiversary at the end of April and I wanted to do a Blog Candy Giveaway to celebrate a year of craft blogging.

The candy is a collection of ribbons, brads, beads, fabric flowers, shaped eyelets, with some more things creeping in as we progress through the month! But the stars of the show are a pot of my two favourite Shimmerz paints – Angel Wings and Blingz Flashee Fushchia from the very lovely Stacey at Shimmerz Paints. If you haven’t had a chance to try these fabby paints then here it is! Or if you are already a fan then you can stock up on some more for free with this candy!

So you have noticed a bag of mixed beads at the front? Well, here is how you can join in on this blog candy. Leave me a comment telling me how many beads you think are in the bag! Yep, I did count them LOL!

You can have more than one go but only one go per day!

The more goes you have the more chances you have – so in my calculations that is 20 chances between 8th and the 27th April!

Remember also to post about the candy on your blog (leaving me a direct link to the post would
be much appreciated!).

So how many beads are there…? Teehee, I am wicked making you work for your candy! For a clue to the number just click here.

The candy will close 27th April 2009 5pm BST (GMT+1h). The people who are within plus or minus 50 beads of the correct bead count will be thrown into the pot and will pick the winner.
Open internationally.

PS. keep your eye on this space because there might be some additions between now and the end of April 🙂

Happy Counting.

Candy Composes of:
1x Shimmerz Paints Angel Wings (Unopened)
1xShimmerz Paints Blingz Flashee Fuschia (Unopened)
10x American Crafts ribbon (Each Approx 35cm)
1x Pebbles Grosgrain Black with white stripe ribbon (Approx 35cm)
1x polka dot black and orange ribbon (Approx 35cm)
1x bee motif yellow and black ribbon (Approx 35cm)
2x satin ribbon orange, yellow (Each Approx 35cm)
1x white felt garden shapes ribbon (Approx 30cm)
Multicoloured fibre
40x assorted fabric flowers
5x assorted music themed shaped brads
2x large brads
5x dragonfly shaped brads
9x shaped eyelets (heart, sun; flower)
30x brads
? mixed beads


Heads-Up Thursday

Hi all, I have a blog candy roll for you:

Siri has some yumm-i-licious candy over at her blog One Dog, Loads of Crafts with some gorgeous papers, buttons, ribbons and a beautiful handmade flower.

Funkie Monkie has some lovely Bellas (3rd May)

Tonya over at Olde Country Creations has some lovely bits and bobs up for offer (1st May)

Look at this from Debbie at Passion For Crafts (30th April)

More yumm-i-ness at Desire’s blog Doing Life. (8th June)

Jennie over at Artistic Stamper has some wonderful stamps and assorted goodies. (3rd May)

Thank you all for being so generous and good luck in your hit counts.


Go Check These Out

Yep – blog candy!

I haven’t posted a blog candy roll call for a while, so here is one for you – but I’m sure you are all way ahead of me and have seen all these already?!

Stamp With Us have a new blog. (1st April)

Much-sort-after Hanglar stamps from Malin over at Pyssel mamman. (31st March)

Steph at Any Shade Of Green has a Mystery Candy – What fun. (2nd April)

Wendy at Paper Therapy is getting over her last candy giveaway by doing another candy giveaway – hair of the dog and all that 🙂 (14th April)

Sheila at Manic Stamper celebrating a MASSIVE 80K hits and a birthday! (15th April)

Katrina at Whimsical Wishes with SU candy (29th March)

My fellow DT Member for Shimmerz Paints Claudia has some Magnolias up for grabs at Pretty Pressings (2nd April)

Maria at Imagine, Create, Inspire is celebrating a fab 10K hit count (27th March)

Helen over at Helen’s Craft Haven is celebrating a fab 5K hits (30th March)

Gosh, what a lot of candy – and I’m sure I’ve missed loads! All wonderful candies – thank you all for your generosity!

And a heads-up folks, watch this space because it is my one-year blog-iversary in April and there may be a bit of candy of my own on offer… 🙂


Blog Candy


Come back 1st February to find out who has won 🙂

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31st January 2009
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As promised here is my blog candy to you as way of celebrating – well lots of things really – being awarded Papercraft Essentials Papercrafter of the year 2008 (I will stop going on about it soon – honest – LOL), having over 5000 hits and just because I love the wonderful people I’ve met in the crafty blogosphere and I lurve blog candy 🙂

So all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to spread the word on your blog and write a comment on this post. The candy will be open until 5pm (GMT) 31st January 2009 and I will pick a winner using a random number generator. I’m happy to post overseas.

Good Luck

In the Candy:
Basic Grey 6×6 Offbeat paper pad (1)
Basic Grey 6×6 Ambrosia paper pad (1)
Assortment of satin finish ribbons + 1 blue velvet ribbon (9)
Assortment of brads including pearl and gem
Assortment metal hangers and anchors (10)
Assortment of shaped paperclips (7)
Assortment of pearl and crystal headed pins (12)
Assortment of buttons including clear and crystal edged (36)
Assortment of paper and fabric flowers (45)


Candy News

Hop on over to Carlyann’s blog CarlzCardz for some fabby blog candy, including Papermania and BasicGrey Papers and wonderful stamps. She has also launched a new challenge blog called Charisma Cards Challenges, as you are there why not join in? This week the challenge is PINK 🙂

There is also some lovely Forever Friends candy with papers and stamps up for grabs on Donna’s blog Luvocards. Finishes 21st Jan

Fabulous candy over at Lim’s place The Voices in My Head. Ahh, those lovely Hanglar and Stanglar images. Finishes 24th Jan

Wow there is just so much lovely candy out there.


Candy News, Sales News, Bloggy News and a Question

So some bits and bobs for you today and perhaps a card later if I get a wiggle on 🙂

First of all, just to let you know that Emma has a fantastic sale over at Sassy Crafts with everything – yes, I said everything – reduced. The sale ends on the 12th Jan so you better get over there, as soon as you have finished reading this (of course!).

Next a list of some blog candy on offer from some lovely people:

  • Tasha is celebrating her birthday (Happy Birthday Tasha) and is giving a massive £50 Glitterpot token to a lucky blogger on her blog Millie’s Magical Moments (finishes on the 10th Jan)
  • Rach over at Papercrafts by Rach is giving away some lovely trims and bits and pieces including some fab Sugar Nellie stamps (finishes on the 10th Jan)
  • Simon Says Stamp have a huge prize on their blog and all you have to do is look at all their lovely stamps and say which is your favourite 🙂 (finishes 10th Jan)
  • Emma is celebrating 3000 hits in just a few months of blogging – way to go girl – with some lovely SU products on her blog Something Sweet (finishes on the 15th Jan)

Is it me or has blog candy gotten more and more extravagant over the last few months? LOL. I will be posting my own celebratory candy soon – promise!

And now for the Bloggy News:
Have you seen that Clare Curd is starting her new range of crafty products on the 1st March? How exciting it must be to launch your own products 🙂 She is setting up a blog for the range called Stampin’ Chic, so go check that out too!

Finally a question:
How do you all read/visit the blogs you like? I held off doing the ‘Follower’ thing on my blog for a bit because I had signed up to my blogs list on Google Reader. But I now have both! So I have a ‘Follower’ list and my original reader list and see them both in Google Reader.

However, this means that I have some of the blogs I read in one list, some in the other and some in both. I thought I was being so clever – everything was organised into folders, I’m going to need to redo them – hey ho.

From my 325 subscriptions (I actually thought I had more!), I have apparently read 3,356 blog posts in the last 30 days – so that is what I do with my time? Mmm, think I’m going to need to do a sort-out very soon!


Candy Call

Some lovely folks are offering some lovely candy:

Silly Monkeys Craft has some candy to go with their DT announcement until 6pm today.

A beautiful card and Whiff of Joy Stamp on Le Blog De Scrapmumur until 17th Oct.

Martine is celebrating 10k hits on The Craft Table until 18th Oct.

It is Natalie’s Blogoversary at Crafting Fun until the 18th Oct.

Wish Granted Wednesday at Cake, Cocoa and Gossip until 22nd Oct.

Some lovely eyelets on Kristin’s blog Retro Cafe Art until 31st Oct.

Paul is celebrating 15k hits over at Crafty Blogocks until 31st Oct.

Thank you all very much for sharing with us Crafty blogovites.