Monday, 1 August 2011

BIG Birthday Candy!!

Happy August everyone, I cannot believe how quickly this year is going, blogging should come with a warning that it makes your life go quicker!!

I have a big birthday coming up later this month, BIG is the right word, as I'm going to be 50!! I know, I know, I don't look it, I can hear you all shout but that's because my profile photograph was taken 10 years ago lol! If I can find a picture I like taken this year, (maybe at my party) I will upgrade (or down grade) the profile!

As blogging has taken over my life and I've made some beautiful new friends I'd like to put up some followers candy as a thank you. And as I've been too busy to sort it all out properly I'm going to add to my candy so that when it's finally delivered to the randomly drawn lucky winner, there will be at least 50 items!
Photography is not my strong point! Hidden amongst this lot are: 4 Magnolia Stamps, 1 Stamping Bella Stamp, 2 6x6 paper pads (1 Prima Jack & Jill and 1 K & Co Hopscotch Boy), 2 Cuttlebug folders ( 1 is just embossing and 1 is cutting and embossing), 1 Tim Holtz Distress re-inker in Brushed Corduroy, 25 WOC Ivory roses, 1 pack of 10 Piggy Tales Springs, 30 asstd Pins, 1 pack of Prima Yellow flowers, a selection of ribbons, 1 pack of 6 Creative Imaginations Crown Brads, Heart shaped paper doily's, Doodlebug Simply Sweet alphabet stickers in white.

The usual rules apply
1. Become a follower if not already.
2. Post a picture of my candy in your sidebar.
3. Leave your name with the Linky thingy!!
Please leave a comment incase the linky goes awol! 

To be eligible for the draw I will be checking all the above!

The Candy will run until the end of August and I will announce the winner soon after. That gives me about a week after my birthday to get over my hangover!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x


Claire x said...

Hi Laurie - I can't believe you are going to be 50! Fabulous birthday candy sweetie. Thanks for the chance to win. I have posted in my sidebar on my blog. Hugs, Claire x

Jill said...

My sweet Laurie!
WOW what a fab candy. I will link to my sidebar ofcourse and I would defintly wan't to win this!
I tried to send you an email the other day. Did you get it? I can't find your email adress here. Can you drop me a mail at :
I have a question for you :)
Big hugs my friend

Lisa Jane said...

well who would have thunk it ... half a century! lol.. you dont look it my friend ..and what fab candy .. of course i will spread the word ..
Lisa xx

pinky said...

Know what you mean about finding a descent photo when you turn 50 Laurie, lol. Thats why I resorted to just my name instead;( Couldn't bear to look at myself any longer lol. Thanks for the fabulous candy chance;)

Tracy said...

Fabulous candy Laurie, thanks for a chance to win hun.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mary J said...

Blimey, I can't believe you are 50 - not just from the photo (where you look like you're in your early 30s) but from your fun blog!

As you know, I'm already stalking, I mean following you honey!!

Fleur said...

Hi Laurie, sending you an early birthday wish, fab candy ~ thanks for the chance
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Cor* said...

HOLY S*&T man ! LOL look at all them goodies! OOOooooo I`m so happy you have allowed blogging to take over your life!! I am proud to say I was one of your first few followers NOW look at you!! And 50YO to boot!! Woowwzwers girl! Happy birthday. I am off to post this on my blog! Mwah!

Sue said...

Wow Laurie! This is some super duper generous Candy!!! You know I'm a Follower!! or a 'Persecutor' as my Translator sometimes calls me!!! LOL Gee I thought I was bad - my profile piccie is 3 years old and I feel guilty using it !!! rofl ... I'm actually really fat at the moment - keep thinking when I lose the weight I'll do another one :-)) could take some time! I'm not far behind you! I'm 50 next March !!! the big 5 0h NO!!!! and yes my Hot Flushes have started already! :-((
I have linked you in my sidebar. Thanks for chance of winning!
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Laurie amazing candy. I can't say the fifties are the best years! lol I'll be 52 very soon going on 18.
The photo on my blog is 1 year old and it was on my best day!
You look great on the photo and it would be more great to see how you've changed, lol
Anyway, my fingers will be crossed all the way ( not much chance of crafting then)!
I haven't done much the past week as my back was stuck with pain and i really look like a very old lady in need of a zimmer frame. It's getting better slowly.
I hope you have a great birthday!
Thanks for the chance to win all these yummy goodies.
Hugs xxx

Debs said...

WOWZERS Laurie - half a century worth of Diva-ness to celebrate and what a celebration it will be I'm sure!!!
Here's to the next 50 hun!!
Will spread the word (or maybe not) as I would love love love to be the proud owner of this fabulously gorgeous sweet stuff lol!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Crea Astrid said...

Advance congratulations on your 50th birthday. Do not know what date your birthday exactly, but make it a nice day.
What a super nice candy you give away. Who would not join in here now. Thank you so much for the chance. I am on Aug. 10 birthday. Might be a nice leaving present. Lol.

Hugs Astrid.

Christine L said...

Ooops forgot to leave my comment before Laurie.... good to know there's another August birthday.... though sounds like if it's later in the month, you're maybe not a Leo like me? And WOWWWWWWWWW a big one for you! Remember...... LIFE BEGINS!
Christine x

Ms. Petersen said...

Your candy is very very fun. I really can appreciate you not wanting to give it to someone who doesn't love your blog. I admit, I LOVE entering blog candy contests, but feel bad if it's not a blog I've previously followed. But the thing is, I find the most AMAZING inspiration via the blog candy contests. I've just spent a very enjoyable chunk of time looking through your blog, and am so impressed with your talent. Plus, I love your blog's graphics! I have to figure out how to do that! So, I am now a follower and have posted a pic of your candy on my blog at: Thanks so much for both the chance to win your fab prizes, and such great inspiration!

Pami said...

Wow, flipping gorgeous birthday candy Laurie!! Will spread the word honey. And I agree with everyone, you certainly don't look like you should be celebrating a big birthday! Pami x

Wanda said...

wszystkiego najlepszego:)wspaniałego candy:)

Nikki said...

WOW what a lovely birthday candy u have put up, i also hope you have a wonderful birthday x

Sarah Moura said...


Buffy said...

Hello Laurie, I hope turning 50 is less scary than turning 40, it will give me something to look forward too. My sister-in-law says it's easier, but she never told me her brother was a pain in the bum, well not till I'd married him..LOL.
You have a lovely blog, I must try to improve mine
Congratulations and best wishes
Buffy x

Eemeli said...

Hi Laurie! Thanks for the fab candy and congrats on your B-Day ^^ I put the candy pic with link back here on my sidebar so we'll see if anyone finds your candy (and your blog ofcourse!) through my site.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lilang said...

Nice gift!

Jamie said...

WOW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful and safe birthday bash!! Thanks for the chance at your AWESOME Birthday Blog Candy!!

Tina Makuc said...

Hi Laurie! What a gorgeous birthday candy you're giving away!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!! I've posted the picture and link to your blog on my sidebar..
Hugs, TinaM

Rebekah said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win such amazing candy! hugs R xx

Laura Vasconcelos said...

Happy birthday!!! Thank you for the chance.

CraftyCj said...

have a great birthday, thanks for the chance of some fantastic blog candy.( is me in case I should get lucky enough to win and unlucky enough to get lost by the linky gadget lol x

alethea said...

Woo hoo, I'm your 100th follower!! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous candy!! Love your blog!! HUgsxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Laurie, new to your blog.
Found you through Rebekah.
Thanks for the chance to win your lovely Birthday candy.
Love, Mel. xx

Anonymous said...

hanks for a chance to win this fabulous candy!!
Hugs from Poland :)

Regena said...

Ur candy is super!!So sweet of u..thanks !!linked u on my sidebar..and became a follower

Laila said...

Happy Birthday :o) Thanks for offering such a great candy, I've added your link to my sidebar, and became a follower.
Hugs Laila

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Happy Birthday!! And as Ukrainians say MANY HAPPY YEARS!!
Thank you for the chance! I never won anything, so maybe this time... All the best to you again!

Romayne said...

Been there, done that all of 2 years ago, & can say I don't feel a day over 25 LOL! Hope you have a good one & you get plenty of wonderful handmade cards for yet more inspiration. Appreciate the candy offer. Romayne (UK)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous candy Laurie, thanks for a chance to win hun. =)

TheBipolarKid said...

How do I add the pic to a side bar? I'm good at writing but that's about it when it comes to blogs!!

Annelies said...

Happy birthday Laurie! I hope you'll have a fantastic day! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Kolina said...

thank you for the chance!!! and Happy Birthday to you, darling!!!
all the best wishes!

Nitzan said...

happy birthday!
i'm your follower
great blog!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

New follower here!! Hope you have a super Happy Birthday!! :)
♥ Laura ♥

Denise Goeldner said...

Many Happy Returns for your Birthday, thanks for the chance to win your candy and Im glad to become a follower love your creations..Hugz xx Denise xx

Shtusha said...

Hello Laurie, I wish you a good birthday party and I hope to have a chance to win so delicious candy .

Linda said...

Wishing you the best on your birthday and many many more!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy!!!!!! Wow what a package this is!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing it with all of us
hugs Nikki C
I've linked and am a new follower too

Aluap said...

HAppy birthday Laurie!! And thank you for the chance to win this fabulous candy :) Hugs!

Christine America Real said...

Wow, this is some nice candy! Happy Birthday! My birthday is September 11th and I will be 54 so "I feel your pain" lol, it just gets faster and faster, I can't believe how fast time is moving now! I have place your candy on my sidebar!

superdidine said...

Happy birthday and thanks for these gifts. It's on my blog

3s said...

Hi there! First; thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! :)
Also, a very happy upcoming birthday to you, I hope you have a great one! And what's great is this cool candy you're offering, so I had to become a follower! My first time ever entering such a thing, so I'll hope for beginners luck LOL ;)
I really like your stuff, so I'm sure to be back for more inspiration soon. :)
hugs, 3s

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

New follower...glad I found your site. The projects are too cute.

Joan's passions said...

Wow!!! It's a mazing what you offer in the candy. But first of all-Happy Birthday:) and to be honest - you must be joking about 50 or 40:))))I love your blog and what you write is so much inspiring to create:) Thank you so much:)
Kisses Joanna

crochetinspiration said...

IM IN LOVE WITH THE CANDY! crossing my fingers i will win becouse I love the items !! Happy birthday to you !!

Rosalee said...

Super-awesome giveaway Laurie. Thank you so much for the wonderful chance. I'm loving your blog.
Hugs, Rosalee

Francy said...

Happy Birthday Laurie!!!Thanks for this chance to win this wonderful candy!

Misu said...

Thank you to win.

Tina said...

happy b-day..thanks for the chance to win some lovely follower and happy to be

i posted to my blog also

Scrappin' Annie said...

Have a wonderful birthday Laurie. Thank you for the chance to win those beautiful Magnolia Stamps

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Whoooooooooo!! Happity Birfday to you!!
Fab candy hunnie & so much nommy stuff thats sugar free!!! The best kinda Candy lol

huge hugs hunnie xx


Laurie - you cannot be serious! I can't wait to see your new profile pic. - you look about 25 on this one!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

TheBipolarKid said...

:( I cant add your thing to my page :(

Chrissy said...

Thankyou Laurie for coming to my blog and your lovely comments, and thanks for inviting me back over for your beautiful candy.


CW said...

Very nice candy, thank you very much for the chance to win it

Miss StampAlot said...


Just stumbled across you`re blog... You make wery gorgeous cards ! Suddendly i discovered the candy, who can resist it ??

Just added the pic with a link in my sidebar, AND became a follower !

Keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Hugs from Marielle J AKA Miss StampAlot Norway

Sazzle said...

WOW you are certainy celebrating in style aren't you and so glad you have allowed us to join you in your celebrations too :-)

Great BIG happy birthday!

xx Sazzle xx

Betty Anne said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win your fabulous candy and happy birthday. I have become a follower and posted your candy in my sidebar.
I was looking though your blog and I love all the cards you make. I especially loved the Boys will be boys one. The Oliver paper works perfectly with the little boy and the frog.

Cheryl said...

Oh hun trust me to forget,bless you for the chance to win this fantastic candy hun and a very happy birthday to you too hun,will post the candy on my side bar love hugs cherylxxx

inge said...

What a fantastic candy! I hope you have a great birthday.


Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have the most wonderful time celebrating your special day.

Thank you so much for this chance to win such wonderful candy. I'm a new follower and have added a picture of your candy on my sidebar with a link back to you blog on my blog.

Happy Crafting!!!
Please visit: Delphinoid's Cards and Craft Blog

Leanne said...

I'm a new follower here. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Inlinkz is gone bonkers today. I was supposed to be linked at #83.

Anonymous said...

Thanks  for offering such fabulous blog candy.
Fantastic stash of goodies!
I posted your treasures on my sidebar!
With best wishes Kitika :)

HandmadebyTLC said...

Laurie, way to be super generous! I know it's fun to run a candy and meet all the new ladies! I have a blogversary running till 8-30 too! If you collect by the way come join in! Thanks for the opportunity! I never win anything! Happy Birthday I'm following and posted on my Candy tab too!
Tammy Louise

squiggle7 said...


Another new follower here, hope you don't mind me entering - hoping to stick around and see all the fab things you make and hopefully get some inspiration. Hope you have a fab birthday!!


Bits N Bobs said...

Just discovered your blog so I hope you don't mind that I am a new follower.
Congratulations on turning 50.
You certainly don't look fourty in your profile pic so way to go with whatever keeps you looking so young.
Thank you for this opportunity :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! 50 is only a number!! And I think your profile picture is wonderful!! And I'm sure you still look the same!!

Happy Birthday!


Snowflake said...

Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous candy.
Hugs, Danica

Trina said...

Hope year 50 is the best one yet!

Ashley said...

What a great giveaway for you birthday! I hope it's a great one! I've added a pic to my sidebar, and I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the chance to win!


Rebecca said...

Happy b-day! I hope it will be your best one ever :)


Hanneke said...

Hi Laurie!

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd en ik hoop een happy birthday!

Even een gedichtje gemaakt:
Wie hier een kijkje heeft genomen
wordt volger en blijft terug komen.
Met al het moois dat jij hier toont
worden jouw blogvolgers visueel beloond.
En nu deze mooie candy van jou
met allemaal spulletjes waar ik van hou.
Daarom waag ik mijn kansje hier
en kom zeker weer kijken met heel veel plezier!

Gaaf die candy! Echt super. Natuurlijk doe ik, als beginneling (die nog maar heel weinig heeft), mee!

Groetjes, Hanneke

cebelica said...

Happy happy birthday!!! I hope you got (will get) extra spoiled on your special day. :)
Thank you for giving us the chance to win all these yummy goodies. That's very sweet of you! Hugs!

Katarinas Lille Verden said...

hello happy biryhday.

sallysbitz said...

Hello Laurie, I am a new follower. I found you via a fellow blogger x

Happy Birthday Luv & thanks for the chance of winning your lush birthday candy x

hugs sally x

PS ... I have candy up for grabs too. Please feel free to go & add your name x

Made by Aisia said...

Happy Birthday!Thank you for a chance to win:-)

Sandra said...

Thank you for a chance to win...

Anniebee said...

Birthday wishes, Laurie! I was quite surprised that my 50th didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Next year, I'll reach the big 6-0 though and I'm afraid that one's gonna hurt!
Congratulations and thanks so much for the chance to win some awesome new crafting goodies. I spy lots of nice things in that photo. I followed a link from someone else's blog over here and had a look around. Love your work and will be back soon to have a better look. I have become a follower though. Would love for you to visit my blog if you have a chance.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Malin E said...

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous candy! Of course I would like to join and I have linked on my blog.BUT the follower link does not work for me???
Cross my fingers!
Have a nice day,
Hugs Malin

Elzie said...

Lovely birthday candy you have.
Do hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Kim. said...

Have a great birthday, I just found your blog and became your newest follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kim xXx

Pendra said...

Hope you have a great Birthday... mine is on the 27th! I will be 54 this year, there is life after 50... I promise! Anyway I am your newest follower and have posted and linked on my blog, and thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway! I have my fingers, toes, eyes and... well let's not go there! Pick me, pick me!!!

Cj said...

Hi hun, Happy Birthday, thanks so much for a chance to win such a fabulous prize.
Not sure how to post in the side bar but I'm going to give it a go

paperpapier said...

happy birthday to you!

Alex said...

What fantastic candy, thank you for the opportunity to win it.
Happy Birthday :).
Alex x

LadyJ113 said...

Happy Birthday, and thank you for the chance to win this amazing candy x

Betka said...

Happy Birthday Laurie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a great game! : o)
I will join, thank you for the opportunity!
Hugs :)Betka(:

Ebonyoana said...

Thanks for the chance to win this amaizing candy.

Happy Birthday!!!!

Becky said...

Amazing candy..Thank for the chance to win and also A huge happy birthday to u, I hope u have a very special 50th.

Becky x

CraftyLoops said...

Hi Laurie, hope you have a wonderful Big Birthday. I have just found your site and its wonderful. Im very new to blogging and I must say, its incredible. Everyone is so talented and friendly. I remember having time before I had a blog!! Now it disappears on blogging!! Thank you for offering such lovely candy, I have the details in my side bar. Have a lovely day, Im off to have a wander around your blog. Lee xx

Julie Temple said...

WOW, we are the same age! I will be 50 next month, so I know how exciting it can be ( cough) LOL! I hope your day is WONDERFUL, Laurie!
Thanks so much for a chance at your Blog Candy...I have it posted on my blog!

Birthday Hugs,

Jeanne/Shelle86 said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a HUGE candy...! My 25 birthday was on august 14 :)

Orsynia said...

Happy Birthday ! Thanks for chance to win this wonderful candy!

Johanna Visser said...

Happy Birthday. The big 50. And what a great candy. Would like to take a shot for it.


Elena said...

No, no, no, no, no... you're not 50, you're 20, isn't this? Eheheh you're a girl, isn't possible you're already 50! However, I'm new follower, thank you for this big opportunity, the prize is so rich... wowowow!! Hope to have luck!


LeneRidola said...

Happy :D Hope u had a great day. I don't have a scrapping blog but i make albums in my spare time so i want to join your candy :)

Lene said...

Thank you so much forthe chance to win this fab. blogcandy.And I guess a little late Happy Birthday. Hugs

Rosa-kreattiva said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia public slidebar on
i am new follower
Hugs, rosa

Takaya said...

HAaaaaapy birthday! I'm also having a birthday in august -13th :D
Have a little break in scrapbokking because my wedding day :) But I'm starting all over again and this candy will be very helpfull (just like a birthday gift for me :D)

jude said...

Happy Belated Birthday hun.Sorry it's late been away just doing some catch up!
Thanks for chance to win this lush candy.Am a follower and have linked to my candy jar.
hugs Judex

caty said...

Thanks for opportunity!!!
nick follower catymariposina

scraperka said...

thank you for the chance to win:)))

Sonia said...

What a great birthday candy! Happy Birthday from Germany!

I'm a new follower!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wishing you a fab birthday followed by a year of many happy memories and many hours of crafting.Happy birthday from South Wales and thank you for your generosity. Good things are sure to come your way.

Happy crafting!
Hugs Julie

P@tricia said...

Happy Birthday, Laurie!
Thanks for the chance, the candy is so great!


Montse said...
Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for chance!!!

MORGANA said...

Hello! I participate willingly to your candy! thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize!
and best wishes for your birthday!

Dany said...

Thank you very much for this great opportunity ... from and I wish you a happy birthday!
You have a very nice blog visitandote be followed ...

Ukka said...

Happy Birthday Laurie! And wishing you many more!
What a yummy candy!!! I have popped you in my sidebar in my blog!! Oh fingers and toes and everything else crossed!!
And i follow!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Ardilla said...

Happy belated birthday!!!
I'm a new follower and thank you for the chance :)

Heike said...

Wow, what a wonderful Blogcandy. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower.....


craftybirdlisa said...

Hi Laurie

Have just discovered your blog. Have signed up and become a follower. Please check out my new blog.


Lisa x

sonyaeverding said...

Hope I am still able to participate as I do not have a blog but have done the other things.
Thanks for the chance to win. Great candy.

Crie Artezzanato said...
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Happy Quilling said...

Hey Laurie! Happy birthday on your great number! :) I've just discovered your blog and became a follower cause your work is so beautiful! You are a true talented crafter and I'll be sure to come back very often from now on! Good luck to everybody on your great anniversary candy!

Dragonlady said...

Happy Birthday to you. Thank you for such a wonderful candy, off to link in my sidebar for you. Look forward to following.

Hugs Ali x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Happy Birthday to you. Wow you did receive a lot of cards. Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy. I am already a follower and have placed piccie in side bar. Sarahxx

Crie Artezzanato said...

Hi... Beautiful candy.

I am your follower - Crie Artezzanato.

I have posted in my sidebar on my blog

Val Rodrigues

Ateliê Ana Bananna said...

I love our candy.

I am brasilian, no inglish.


Toponne said...

This is some super generous Candy!!! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
I have posted in my sidebar on my blog: htt://
Came to visit me!

lapappilon said...

wow! amazing candy!
please enter my name

Eva from Serbia

ILARIA said...

Happy Bday!! 50 iteams, one for year....great idea and a great opportunity for us. thanks for this blog candy Hugs from Italy


Happy BirTHdaY! I am now a follower, added to my sidebar, added to Mr. Linky, so I think I'm good to go :O) I would pass out if I won this :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

SAAM said...

Happy b-Day !!!Faboulous 50!!!!!
Thank for opportunity!!!