Sunday, 13 February 2011

Big celebration candy

I have some big news to share with you - something that I've been keeping a secret and that needs to be celebrated. Me, little old me,


Can you believe it? And I don't even have altering as my main talent (but don't tell anyone ;)

This, together with the fact that I have reached over 200 followers and have had over 10,000 hits since feb 1:st calls for a big celebration candy. I also want to thank my followers and all of you lovely blogfriends out there that take the time to leave me comments. You don't know how much it means to me.

AND I'm launching a new blog called CRAFTER'S GUIDE where I put links to all sorts of crafts: free quiltpatterns, amigurumi, magazine blogs, challenge blogs, candy, tutorials and everything that I can't fit here. I'm hoping to review products and write about webshops. It all depends on the feedback I get and what you're interested in. I'd like to be your guinaepig :)

So to celebrate I have put together the SWEETest candy ever. All stamps are given to me by Lynette - the owner of sweetpea stamps. Thank you Lynette.

There will be several winners:

First prize is the biggest one with a candy/fruit/cupcakes themed paper set from DCWV, 5 SWEETpea stamps (Ryla, white peacock dryadbad bunny and two textstamps) and a whole lot of embellishments, ribbons and other things (seen in the top image and below).

Second prize is three stamps from sweetpea stamps seen below. A fab mix of different artists from the sweetpea shop. With the first one you will be able to enter our Alice in wonderland/little red riding hood contest and that's one of the reasons I'm giving it away. So whoever wins this I hope you'll join us. Last day to enter the contest is march 30:th.

Coral immersion by ching chou kuik:
Valencia by Nikki Burnette:
Baby sweet dreams by Lisa Victoria:

Third prize is a 3-month pro membership to With the pro membership you can dowload your fav instructables as pdf, have less ads and other things. I have posted a couple of tutorials there and it's a great way to learn step-by-step. I even managed to win a weddingcontest with my silk fabric bouquet. HERE is a link to all my tutorials on instructables.

Ok, so now I would like to show you what I won and where I got published, oh and WHAT got published, lol.
Remeber my sweetpea mask? (Click the link for a tutorial of the mask)

and now seen in the january 2011 issue of craft stamper (the colours are more accurate on my pic above):

And here's what I won together with a 1 year subscription to the mag. So much loot to play with (and alter)

OK, so here's how to win one of my candies:

1. Spread the word about my candy. Add the top image to your candyblogroll if you have one, blogpost or however you do it. I'd love if you could mention my additonal blog craftersguide if you make a post on your blog. If you fancy take a look around here and become a follower if you see what you like (not a requirement)

2. Add your name to mr linky below. Only one per person please. Candy is open worldwide and closes just before I draw the winner on march 13:th (probably my time in the evening).

3. Come by on march 13:th to see if you won and to help me celebrate my birthday. This year I'll be all alone, only the computer to keep me company so I'll probably be surfing around. I'll make sure to stuff some cake on the monitor so you can have a taste ;) Only advantage to this kind of celebration is that I can have the cake aaaall to myself :D

That's it! Hope you'll help me spread the word.


Jayne said...

congratolations whit your first price... I think you the right winner... it was so beautiful....

And what a great candy you have made... i will come and say happy birdsday d. 13.3

thanks for the chance to win


Vicky said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO big congrats to you sweetie so well deserved your creations are so beautiful. I will post a piccy of your candy onto my blog in a bit hun.
Well done again its awesome!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Larisa said...

Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Julye said...

Wow and congratulations! recognition you well deserve. Am linking up your candy as I type so it will be on my side bar shortly and what a super early birthday rock girl.

Mervi said...

Fabulous masks and projects.
Thanks for this chance to win,
already your follower via OWOH;-))m

Svetlana said...

WOW! Congrats with your prizes and publishing!!! And have a very Happy Birthday
Svetlana xx

JLJ Designs said...

Happy Birthday! Your mask is beautiful. Congrats on your win.


gandi said...

What a great candy for the first!!! Thanks for tha chance to win!!!

Andreja L. said...

What a lovely candy!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Greetings from Slovenija :-))

Barb said...

Wow, Youre March blog candy is SWEET... and Congratulations for being Craft Stampers Altered/Mixed Media artist of the year for 2010. How exciting that must be. Happy Birthday early,I hope you celebrate all month. I have a little guessing game on my blog, if you can find it. It ends
March 1st! Blessings~Barb

alethea said...

OMG I love the mask you made!! It's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to share in your birthday celebrations and to win some awesome candy!! I have posted it in my sidebar!!

Becky Dunham said...

Very sweet candy Katarina! Thanks so much for sharing. Congrats on your publication - that mask is amazing - you deserved to win :) I have been a follower of yours for a while now - love your sweet blog!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Katrina, Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy. Love your blog design and hope you have a great 31st Birthday. I hope one of your friends brings you cake or shares a glass of wine to celebrate!

may-chu said...

thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy!
love your blog and I've been following it for a while now :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, First - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, and secondly, Congrats on that announcement of Winning Mixed Media Artist of the Year! What wonderful news for you! I now follow and I'd love to win any of these candies. I also have a tiny candy available, come join in.

Kasia said...

What a wonderful Candy! I found you through another great blog, but yours is wonderful!!!! >:D Im going to stay here a while and check it out! :)


Nikki said...

Congrats on being Published and what a fab stash to have recieved too & thank you for all the chances
hugs Nikki

Kleine85 said...

Hey Katarina,

first of all: Congratulation for craft stampers!!! :)

Thanks for having the chance to win this great candy. Hope you'll have a great birthday.



Annelies said...

Happy birthday! I hope you'll have a fantastic day! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Divinity said...

hi there! sorry about the double link!!!
i've added ur candy to my blog sidebar. thanks for the chance. :)

Sonya said...

And thanks for the chance to win the lovely candy!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wowie what a great candy and what a great reasons for doing this, congrats with that!
I love to take a change for it ans i hope that i will get a piece of yr cake too mjammie!

I put it on my blog and also became a follower.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

grazie per la segnalazione ti ho creato un post dedicato qui speriamo in un pochino di fortuna ciao rosa.kreattiva

Lolô Artesanato said...

your work is amazing!

I became a follower and posted about candy in my blog's sidebar, but I don't find mr.linky :(((
So..I hope the coment is valid to participate the candy



inga said...

I hope for the best:)

TanySol said...

Hi Katarina!
Congrats and best wishes on your birthday!
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy! I would like to be the lucky winner :)
I'm your follower and link this beauty on my blog...

Bettina said...

hej, svejs! Grattis! just found your blog and so glad i did. ofcourse i wanna celebreate this wonderful, happy thing with you and thanks for giving me a chanse to win this sweet candy.Hugs.(I loove sweet pea!)

Monika75 said...

Thanks for this chance to win :)
my blog

Emy83 said...

Buon compleanno!!!! Grazie per la possibilità di partecipare al tuo candy. Io non vinco mai purtroppo, ma provare non nuoce! Un abbraccio! Anna

Daša said...

Congrats for everything you've accomplished :) And thanks for the chance to win your great candy. :)

Erika said...

Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Trish and Treasure said...

Happy Birthday today from Australia Love Trish XXX