Thursday, 18 December 2008

Last candy of the year

There is still a few candies to join in 2008 and I will gather all of them here.

Unni is having stamps, grungeboards and other embellishments in her candy. The blog is in norwegian, but the rules are the same as always: spread the word and leave a comment with a link to your blog. The winner will be picked on saturday the 20:th.

Buffy is having a ginormous papercandy as a celebration of her 12:th wedding anniversary and since it's Christmas :) The winner will be drawn on Christmas day.

Kath has some Fiskars products in her candy. It closes on saturday so hurry and join!

Dawny is trying not to celebrate her "half a century" birthday by giving away some great candy. Let's cheer her up by joining ;)

Rica is celebrating for being chosen as a DT member for the Basic Grey challenge blog. Congratulations Rica! She obviously has some BG papers in her candy and some other yummy stuff.

Robyn had quilted this amazing bag and some decorations, together with some craftgoodies. I love this bag and would love to win it! The candy is open until the end of the year.

Karen has a huge craftcandy that I would like to get my hands on. So much colorful stuff it makes me drool :)

Leah has this huge candy from cosmocricket you don't want to miss. With this you wouldn't need papers for a very long time.

Linanna will add more candy depeding on the interest in her blogcandy. There has already been over 170 comments and the candy is quite huge already :)

Mandy has an amazing handmade giftset as her candy as a celabration of 10,000 hits.

Jude has some blogcandy to celebrate her birthday in a couple of days. Happy birthday Jude!

Short cuts has a give away that ends 27:th dec. (just found it) Hurry if you have time.

Cheri is having her first blogcandy, just like me! Since her blog is called the paper freak, guess what she is giving away? ;) Ends dec 31:st.

Andrea is having a blog candy for a cause. A little baby girl named Francesca has been having a lot of problems since her birth and Andrea is asking for prayers and if you want to be entered in the candy, send her a card. You can read all about this sweet little baby on her blog. She needs your cards before dec. 30:th so if you have time, please send her one.

Emma is celebrating 3000 hits in 9 months with some fab papers ad embellishments. I'm a total paper addict ad would love to get my mittens on these.

Zhanna is a Russian blog that has some papers, stamps and embellishments for grabs. My Russian is quite rusty, but I'm guessing the rules are the same as always.

meholder has two prizes to give away, so what are you waiting for? Go to her blog and join. Ends dec. 29:th.

Heide will have three winners in her candy - a lot of images from Magnolia, Whiff of joy etc. Ends dec. 31:st.

Pittapitta is celebratig 1000 hits with some stamps, papers and other goodies. Ends jan 1:st.

Pink lady aka Shelly is celebrating 5000 hits with a bang! So many yummy stuff in her candy. Ends dec. 31:st.

Kath has another giveaway - a pack of all her fav things. I like them too :) Ends dec. 30:th.

Ultramum has a candy that will close whenever she hits 5000. Let's help her by visiting her blog.

Claudia has some new year's candy and there will be 3 winners! I love her blog, so make sure to check it out.

And finally, if you haven't joined my blogcandy, you should! The more that join the bigger the candy will be. The theme is Valentine's, so spread the word and the love. You can find all the info HERE

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

I've done something right...

...because I've gotten so much love back lately. I started blogging seriously in late september I think it was. I entered a lot of challenges and blogcandy and you know what? I've won, 6 times now. I'm so happy that I decided on having my own candy. It feels right to give some of that love back. I have looked and searched through all my stash and found so much valentine goodies for you. I will photograph it soon and put it up. If you haven't joined my candy yet, you should! Click on the image to the right to read all about it.

I also got a card from a woman named Ramona. She is on one of my yahoogroups. I was on a RAK list on that group, but took my name off due to a personal tragedy over 2 years ago. I just didn't have the strength to send cards to people. I didn't even feel like stamping for almost a year (wanted to start selling everything, but didn't have the energy to do that. Good thing I didn't) Anyway, she kept my address and sent me a card from time to time when noone else did. She brightened my days with her cards when I needed them the most. A couple of days ago I got a new card from her - congratulating me and my fiancée on our anniversary. That was so sweet of her! Here's the card she sent. I think the green circles are cut out and glued on the card. A very beautiful card, you might get an idea despite the bad scan.

Just the other day I found out that I won another candy from Suzanne. YEY! If you haven't visited her blog you should. She makes wonderful cards in so many different styles. And you want to know what the best part is? The stamp is signed by the illustrator Robin Ireland so it's a collector's item. I feel like such a groupie, lol. You can find more of these kind of stamps at Susana's custom art & carddesign They are very stylish. Can't wait to do some stamping with my new candy.
Here's what is on its way to me :D

I also got my candy I won from whimsy stamps. I had three stamps to choose from: the duck, frog or turtle. The turtle was my last choice, but when I saw him up close I noticed he was wagging his tail and I fell for him straight away. I think he can cheer up anyone's lousy day.

Before that I won a chocolate stamps treat from Michele. I haven't done anything with the stamps yet, but I want to use them for Valentine cards and birthday ones.

I also won a candy for sending Christmascards to american soldiers that were stuck in Iraq for the holidays. I got to choose one stampset from Gina K designs and chose this Halloween one

And my first candy was when I entered with a lot of cards and my name got picked out of 1500 cards! I got 2 sets of stamps from unity stamps.

I also won a stampin' up set from Heather. I get to choose one, but I don't know from which ones. She will get back to me with pics. Isn't that wonderful?!

I've had so much fun with both entering candy and having my own. I will definately have more of my own candy in the future. Too bad they just increased the postage here in Sweden again :( because I need to be careful not to get my package too heavy.
Hope you've been having a good day today. See you soon.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Last minute cards and my earrings

I'm in the middle of filling out my Christmascards. Tomorrow is the last day to send them and I want to have it overwith so I can focus on some other things.

Thought I'd show you the earrings I made for our 10:th anniversary. I'm very fond of them. Love how they sparkle. They have this shine to them like gasoline, you know the multi-colored shine. And of course they have a lot of bling :)