Thursday, 21 January 2010

Birthday Candy time!!!!


Yes, folks it will be my Birthday on 21st January and to celebrate I have some candy for you. Firstly , though, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to my followers. You always make me feel good about my work and want me to make more. You are the reason I am addicted to blogging!!!! I have only been doing this for 6 months and have nearly 100 followers and had nearly 10,000 hits how great is that.
I have also learned some new techniques, used new colouring mediums, made some new types of card all thanks to the fabulous challenges we are so lucky to have and not forgetting the inspiration from all of you.
Now my candy has two parts to it and I would be really please if you could do both, but it is totally up to you.

Part 1

Without further waffling here is the piccy of the goodies.

The details are as follows:-

Woodware Clear Stamp set - Fairy Delights
See D's Stamp set - Christmas theme
1 set of Craft tri beads
2 sheets of The Snowman Stickers
21 sheets of peel offs in various colours
1 Priscilla Styles envelope pattern
1 sheet of dome stickers
Approx 200 Dovecraft designer chipboard pieces - fashion
1 set of Quick kutz rockers.

So what do you have to do to win these goodies. I have made it quite simple this time!!

1. Comment below and tell me your favourite crafting tool or give me a useful crafting tip.

There isn't a 2 but if you would like to become a follower that would be great. Lets face it that's how you meet new crafters and make some good friends along the way. You can also spread the word by putting a picture on your sidebar linking back to this candy but again that is totally up to you.

Part 2

If you fancy a big bar of real candy - Chocolate - would you like to send me a Birthday card? I must admit I find a January birthday rather depressing after all the hype and stress over Christmas and New Year so it would really make my day to receive some extra fabby cards on the big day. You can find my email address in my profile, just email me and I will send you my address.

This candy will end on 21st January 2010 and I will draw the winner of my Birthday candy, and Chocolate candy on the 30th January 2010 so you have plenty of time to join in!!!



Mandy said...

Gorgeous candy Ali, I will pop a piccy and a link in my sidebar
hugs Mandy xx

Ελευθερία said...

Thanks for the lovely candy...
I just wanted to tell you that, if you like distress inks, instead of using the blending tool, you can easily use the make up pads. I find it really usefull!!
Thanks again and Merry Christmas,
I've linked your candy on my sidebar!!!

Hugs from Greece!!

bumblealsie said...

Mmmm chocolate.

Unknown said...

Hello my friend,
sorry I am late with this comment but I have been MIA for a couple of days. Woohoo what fab candy - and real stuff too!!! My favourite craft tool at the moment would have to be the computer for all those digi images!! Hints and tips - what could I possibly teach you??? Try using your waterbrush to pick up ink from an ink pad instead of watercolour crayons, I used distress inks initially but this trick works with most pads, you just have to use trial and error for how much colour you get on your brush!! Try it, I think you'll like it. Birthday card in production as we speak!!
Many hugs and the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Will speak soon.
Dawn xx

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Ali! And a Merry Christmas!
Have posted a link on my sidebar hon!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs SuzyX

Susan said...

Whoops - forgot to answer the question - my favourite crafty tool is Tim Holtz's paper distresser - who knew this little nifty gadget could do so much for me!!!!!!!
Its great on those Core'dinations cardstock!!
Hugs again

Rhonda Miller said...

Happy Birthday!! Mine is the 13th of Jan. so I know what you mean about the let down after Christmas. What a great candy you are offering. I'll be adding it to my sidebar. I think lately, my favorite crafty tool would be my Big Shot. It's fairly new and about the only "tool" besides my cutter that I have, but I have had fun with it. Thanks for a chance.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I have a crafting tip for you...since I don't own an embossing buddy yet I use a dryer sheet to rub over the area before embossing and it keeps the stray powder off! So far it has worked for me! As for a fav tool...hmmm, I would say my cricut. It really gives me alot of options for my cards!
Happy early Birthday and thanks for a chance to win some generous candy!


Ali Dantre said...

Hi Ali...fab candy glad that you like me have had a ball here in blogland. I dont think we have had the pleasure of meeting prior to me just finding your link over at Dawns (craftykitten) I dont want any chocolate or need any excuse to send you a birthday card sweetie. I will only be too happy to send you one so I will email you for your addy...have you thought of joining our xmas RAK Club? dawn knows all about it as she is one of our elves. We do birthdays with little gifts too but you haveto join in and do the same for another members birthday. its a great place to be and its private. You are most welcome.
Big Hugs

Ali Dantre said...

Hi Ali. I have added your candy to my sidebar to spread the word for you. I have noted your birthday for the birthday club ;-)
Big Hugs
what beaut candy babe.

Clare Brown said...

Hi Ali,
Just popped over from xmas rak club. The only tip I can think of at mo is when I use nesties on my big shot I place a magnetic sheet underneath the paper, it stops the nesties from slipping. I also use a magnetic board for storing them.I will put you link on my blog but wont be until boxing day or day after.
hugs Clare x

Kimmie said...

Hi Ali

Maybe a idea is that you can colour the background of the stamp with soft pastels/ oilpastels.
I became one of you're followers and I've put you're candy into the sidebar of my blog.

Come to visit my blog here

Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance to win!


Annelies said...

Merry Christmas! My favorite crafting tool is definitely my Cricut. I waited a long time to buy one as it's quite expensive, but I couldn't miss him anymore. Scrapbooking goes so much faster when you don't have to handcut the titles anymore! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Tracy Vinson said...

OOoohhhh...Ali, this looks heavenly. I check you out everyday and have a link to you on my side bar. I would LOVE to win this as these are all things I do not have!!! Good luck and congrats to you on 100 followers.

mgcreative said...

awesome candy.
my fave tool is punch.
it makes the card prettier :)
thx for the chance.

Do What You Love said...

Hi Ali, I've added your candy to my sidebar! So glad you are in the Xmas and birthday club - how fun it will be! ;D

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Ali from Canberra Australia - what YUMBLY Candy and a Priscilla Styles Template too - fabulous!! My favourite tool would have to be my Cuttlebug - love all of the texture and the cutting you can do with it - I use mine everyday! I am off to link your Candy to my Blog:
and would love you to visit sometime! Thanks for the opportunity to play! Happy Birthday to you - enjoy the moment!! God bless you!

Larisa said...

Happy Birthday Ali!
I like your blog. I became a follower already.
Answering a question - well I think the best tool is a freestyle cutter but still I have not one at me. If I have it my cardmaking would be the easier hobby for me, also any punches are good, but I have not any either ((((( Sorry )
Many thanks for the chance to win this nice candy. I linked it on sidebar. Many hugs from Larisa.

Lori said...

Hi Ali! I was just popping in to say hello and to thank you (again - hee hee!) for entering my blog candy... Now I see that YOU have some awesome blog candy -yay! You see, I will never run out of things because I give, but then I receive back :D It just seems to work out!

I would say that my copics and nesties are my fav things to work with. I don't know what I'd do with 'em!

Have fun, my friend :D

Love and hugs ~ Lori

Agus said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! lovely blog candy,thank you so much for the chance to win. I already linked your candy on my sidebar (:
My favourite crafting tool is the cricut I find it really useful!!

Debs M said...

Great candy! my favourite craft tool would have to be my cuttlebug (and nesties of course)i have only had them a few weeks but they are getting plenty of use!

Linda . J said...

Hi Ali wow delish candy and I would love to enter and posted a pic on my side bar.
My favourite tool would have to be my Cuttlebug and Nessties ohh so many favourites really.
Hugs Linda

Yuliya said...

Have linked your candy on my sidebar and thanks for the chance to win.

Viviana Jara (Chile) said...

Hi, Thanks for your candy I like all the stuffs for scrapbooking. I already linked your candy on my sidebar.
Happy Birthday and New Year!!! from Chile.

Siri Fjørtoft, kaBoks said...

Happy birthday!

I´ve become a follower and added a link with pic in my sidebar :-)


Siri Fjørtoft, kaBoks said...

Ohh... I forgot about my favorite tool! I´ve got a digital cutter from Black Cat Cutter, and thats my favorite tool!! And my heatgun, and my ATG 714, and my Big Shot, and my Glozzy Accents.... the list goes on and on :-)

I have a great tip on making your own Emaled cardstock over at my blog :


Linda . J said...

Hi Ali
Sorry about the boob new pic up and running.

Hugs Linda

Dinkum Creations said...

Hi Ali,
My favourite tools are my Bind it All, and DreamKuts. I had so many photos of the kids stuffed in boxes, now I'm busy making albums for 'em all. Sorry I can't give you any tips as I'm relatively new to all this.
Have a wonderful birthday.
Wendy Smith

Rosalee said...

Hi Ali, Thank you so much for the chance at winning your wonderful candy.
My favorite crafting tool at the moment are My Fiskars Paper Trimmer and my Fiskars Stamp Press. I just bought myself the stamp press and am loving it.
I added a link to the sidebar on my blog to help spread the word. Thanks again for the great chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Unknown said...

Hi there

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my candy & joining in with the Charisma blog hop - best of luck!

I'v become a follower of your lovely blog & will post a link on my sidebar to your scrummy candy!

My favourite technique is going around the outline of my image in grey to give it shadow & make the image pop.

Happy Birthday in advance

Jan xx
Jan xx


my cricut

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Hello-like you I am new to all of this scrapping....My favorite tool is my new big daughters gave it to me with some extras for Christmas. I have to keep practicing tho......good luck and thank you for the

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My favorite crafting tool(s) are punches. I love them. So handy. Course, they take up a lot of room if you have very many!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...


Queen La Rubba said...

Happy Birthday!!! YUMMY CANDY!! and lots of it too!!! WOHOOOOOO!
I think I would have to say that I love embossing. Even though so many things have surfaced over the years I still love my embossing gun I am very old school and use old tools and supplies. My Mom ordered me a die cut paper embossing machine for Christmas, which I am sure I am going to love!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

mae said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favourite crafting tool is the cricut!!!

Viji Siddharth said...

Happy Bday! Thanks for the chance! My favorite tool is my trimmer! I would so love to have a cuttlebug though!
My favorite tip would be...use baby wipes to clean your stamps instead of those expensive stamp cleaners! works awesome!

I have linked this to my blog!

Viji Siddharth said...

I am a follower!

Nikki said...

Hi and HAPPY BIRTHDAY May you have a wonderful day :) Your Candy is Just DELISH!!!
Fave tools... Embossing,Pencil crayons and the list keeps going
Tip -- Baby Oil is a perfect Substitue for Gamsol/Orderless Mineral Oil
HairSpray will help set an Image (digi's too)
and the one I just realized .. Hide the ribbons from your cat lol as I watch him argue with one right now
thanks for the chance
I've linked you all up
Hugs Nikki

fusiafscrapping said...

Happy Birthday!
Wonderful candy.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Your candy looks lovely :)
My favorite crafting tools are punches.


Spyder said...

ooh I'm sure I answered this ages ago!! (probably put it in someones else's blog spot by mistake!!) Happy New Year!! Happy Birthday!! Lovely the moment I'm still missing my craft room as my fav crafty thing...other than that, I need my computer and printer for all my down loads, more promakers to colour, stamps, glue (can't do without my photo glue) micro glitter, paper, card, ink!! Punches, everything and more of everything!!

Tkat said...

i agree with your comments regarding blogging. i haven't been doing it all that long (about a month or two) and i'm finding i can't stay away!!! LOL it's definitely addicting! :) but there's always that thought that you're learning something -- especially during the blog hops and contests you run across on other blogs -- there's so many different techniques out there...and the ideas keep coming! helps me be more creative!!! i love it!
anyways, thanks for the chance at your candy -- i'll try post your candy to my sidebar:

noga said...

happy birthday, enjoy your day! i'm a winter birthday too, so i'm doing a hot party every year...

Tatjana said...

I have linked ur candy to my blog. A class candy, thanks for the chance to win.

Lilly said...

My fave tools are stamps.
thanks for this lovely candy and Happy Birtday =D

Michelle said...

Hi thanks for the chance to win some fab candy! I think out of all of my crafty tools my fav has to be my old faithful pokey tool! Great for getting the backing off double sided tape picking up gems poking holes for brads and i think the list may be endless for its good uses!

cheers and a happy new year to you!

SofiaSidi Arts and Creations said...

Happy birthday and happy new year!!!
I'm a beginner in scrapbooking and I don't have many tools in order to have a favourite one!!! But I want them all!!!!! :)

Unknown said...

Hi, I am a follower, and linked this site on my blog, my favourite craft tool, is my craft robo.

Heres hoping.........

Leigh x

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! My favourite crafting tool is my craft robo which inspires me everyday x I am a follower and have linked to you on my blog
heres hoping................

Leigh x

Pam and Presley said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win the awesome candy!!!

Happy Birthday I hope you had a wonderful day filled with family, friends, love and laughter.

I have posted you on my

My favorite tool is the cuttlebug! I am very new to the cards and scrappin world but I am having a blast learning..

God Bless

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Happy Birhtday, the Blogcandy is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar.

My favourite craft tool is my new pink Slice :-))...


Unknown said...

oooh gorgeous candy :) Happy birthday for the 21st hope you have a wikid day :) my fave craft tool is my copics i have come to learn that i cant live without them lol

Rosa Forino said...

complimenti per i tuoi lavori sono molto belli...
sono felice di partecipare al tuo blog candy...
un saluto dall'italia domani sei su

Melanies Stempel Grusskarten said...


Set Your Candy is very nice, and you have a great blog. Much luck to us all. Bye Melanie /

KarenB said...

Happy birthday!!

My favourite tool is my edge distresser, I distress everything in sight!!!

Unknown said...

hi!! Wonderful candy thanks for chance to win. I added your link into my blog.
Greeting from Italy

Zetti said...

Thanks for the chance!
My crafting tip: Spellbinders + Double Do XL
Zetti :-)

theneon said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was the 13th of January and I know what you mean about it coming right after the holidays! Congratulations on your successful first six months in the blogging world! Birthday candy is nice -- so here's my favorite crafting tool (for the moment) -- you might say I am cheating: Sizzix (cause that encompasses a whole range of stuff -- LOL).

Aga said...

Hello! Amazing candy! Thanks for the chance to win! Now I'm follower and I linked your candy on sidebar of my blog!
Your blog is gorgeous!
Let me invite you on my blog candy too!
Greetins from Poland!
My Blog:

irko said...

hello! great candy!!!! my favourite tool is my heat embosser! love the effect! :)

Gill said...

Thanks for the link to my Candy Ali have now put yours in my sidebar also

Yvonne Russell said...

My favourite crafting tool is The fabulous Cuttlebug Machine.

My tip is one you would already know - use a really sharp pair of small scissors, preferably one with a protective slip case over the blades when not in use.

Congrats on your milestones.

I've added a pic and link to your blog candy post in my sidebar at PAPER FLOURISH

Thanks so much for letting us share in the fun and have a great birthday.

Create With Joy said...

Happy Early Birthday Dragonlady!

I am following your blog and have added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy - come visit, would love for you to Follow me too! :-)

My best tip for you is to organize your supplies for the new year! I am in the process of doing that and am finding it so much easier to work, the better organized I become! You find a lot of hidden treasures that way too!

Ramona :-)

Create With Joy said...

Dear Ali,

Congrats on your WIN! I am so excited that you learned about it on my blog! :-)

I'm so glad you visited and are now a part of Create With Joy. I look forward to getting to know you better and seeing more of your work during the upcoming year!

Ramona :-)

Katie L Oakley said...

I couldnt live without my CB! :)
Happy birthday for then and good luck to all xx

Эmilkina said...
I like distress inks and glitters.
Thanx for the candy)

jelonkaa - Ilona Wolnik said...

Thanks for the chance to win. The message on my blog on the right side. I cordially greet from Poland :o)

Beverley said...

Great candy, have popped it o nto my blog and happy to be a follower!

Bev x

Loz said...

I am now a follower... linked on my sidebar... and I am literally in love with my Pebbles chalks - love them!! If you use chalks, my tip, a quick spray of hairspray really does set the chalks and intensify the colours.
cheers x

Linda S. L said...

Hi :)
What a great candy giveaway! :)
thanks for the chanche :)
My favorite tool for crafting is my distress tool to make ruff edges and my ink pads along with it :) Its nearly to hard to find just one favorite tool, but its the one I use the most :)
peace and love from Linda s. l

Riane said...

Thanks for a chance tow in this lovely candy!
I couldnt craft without my little Making Memories cutter!

Greetings Stempelientje

Lena said...


hmmm... a tip... I make stamps with foamed rubber! You can make very nice things with it!

I´ve linked about your candy to my sidebar!

Greeting, Lena

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you !

I have linked your candy on my sidebar !

I'd love to send you a card too, so will get in touch !
Kate x

Katarina said...

What a cute candy. Thanks for the chance to win. I've linked you on my candypost:


Agus said...

Hi! lovely blog candy!! thank you for the chance to win :)
I have linked your candy on my sidebar.
My fav tool on crafting is my Cricut I think is one of the most useful things!

Regina said...

I'll wish you happy birthday early and congrats on so many hits and all the followers! What great reasons to celebrate!

Those are some fabulous goodies you've chosen! I have my fingers crossed.
Thanks for being generous enough to offer such gorgeous candy to win!
I'll leave a link on my sidebar spreading the news for you.

My favourite tool is my BigShot.

a lot of greetings from Germany

Grace said...

A BIG happy birthday to you!!! My birthday is the 20th and I know what you mean about Jan. birthdays! No one has any money left so your bd kind of gets lost... but at my age that's OK with me! Great candy!!! My favorite crafting tool is my spellbinders die cuts! Don't know what I'd do without them!!! This would be followed closely by the embossing folders, whether CB, SB or Sizzix... love them all!!!

Happy Birthday!

Alisha said...

Cuttlebug! I love this tool. Just bought my first set of nesties yesterday and am having so much fun with it. Hope you have a great birthday!!

Heather Schlatter said...


Happy Birthday to you!!! My favorite Crafting Tool is my SU! Big Shot and Nesties and CB folders to go with it!!!

Congrats on your birthday and your candy!!!


Olga said...

My favorite tool is eyelet setter and stickles glue. Tip: collect any ephemera (tickets etc) they really make any page alive.
Good luck in new year!

Olga said...

P.S. I've just had my birthday Jan 19 so understand your feelings about having it in January. Anyway - Happy Birthday!

gila said...

ein tolles Candy, vielen Dank für die Chance, alles alles Gute zum Geburtstag wünsche ich Dir:)
lg gila

mgcreative said...

lovely candy :)
puncher is my fave tools.
i have a punch for edged/corners to make a beautiful lace :)
thx for the chance to win :)

Bobbi said...

Happy birthday! My birthday is January 2nd so I can relate to how depressing it can be after Christmas. Hope you have a great day. My favorite tool is my Gypsy. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Unknown said...

Awesome candy Ali, I will put a link in my sidebar for sure. Greetings from Lucia, Slovakia

Panigalinka (Pandadim) said...

Thanks for the lovely candy...