Saturday 14 January 2012



Well I may be a little late but I am here with my candy post at last! I'm back from my Nephews wedding and it was fabulous - 2 days of non stop partying, I now need a couple of weeks off to recover!

While I was away it was my 1st blogaversay, the year has gone so quickly and been so much fun, I've made some friends for life and learnt so much from my fellow crafters I want to offer a little blog candy to my followers as a thank you. Rather than one big candy I've decided to split it up into small chunks! I was doing 6 but ran out of time putting them together so here are 4! I just may get around to putting the other 2 together before I pick the winners, but if I didn't hurry up and get this posted it would be closer to my 2nd blogaversary!
There is a 'Favourite Paper' Candy with a My Minds Eye and a Bo Bunny 6x6 pad and some organza ribbons.

A "Pink & Girly' Candy with lots of different Wild Orchid Craft flowers, a Distress Ink Pad in Spun Sugar, A Pink Copic, several lengths of ribbon and a sheet of Flat Back Pearls.

An 'Alphabet' Candy with 8 different alphabets, 3 Rub On from Doodlebug in different sizes, 4 sticker sheets, 3 from Doodlebug and 1 from Papermania and a Chip Chatter chipboard set. Each one is a different colour.

And last but not least a 'Valentine' Candy made up from red roses in several different sizes again from WOC, 2 lengths of red ribbon, a pack of heart doilies, a pack of flat back red pearls in assorted sizes, 4 chipboard hearts in 2 sizes, red satin and flock padded hearts and red glitter die cut hearts.

I will select 4 random winners from the comments left on this post

The usual rules apply:
  1. Post the picture of my candy in your sidebar with a link back to here
  2. Be or become a follower - genuine please, not just for the candy!
  3. Leave a comment to this post with a link back to you so I can contact winners
Please only enter once to make it fair to everyone
You have until the 31st January to comment I will choose the winners and post them on the 1st Feb

Once again a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me and inspired me this last year, I really have learnt a whole lot from you!

Love and Hugs
Laurie xx

I forgot I wanted to show you what my fabulous Brother In Law made for me!
Now I'm going to need to go shopping to fill this baby up with Copics!
Thank you Bobby I love it!!


Janice said...

Hi Laurie, glad you had a good time away and enjoyed the wedding. Love the blog candies you've put together & wow love the Copics storage. Jx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'd love to win the Favorite Papers especially. Thanks for the chance. It's on my sidebar already.
terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

Uta said...

Wow, what a great candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Your new copic storage looks so fantastic. Congratulation for this talented brother in law.

Hugs, Uta

Герцогиня said...

I'd love to win the Favorite Papers especially and Valentine. Thanks for the chance. It's on my sidebar already

Jill said...

Aren't you a lucky lady Laurie! That Copic storage looks fantastic!!
I haven't been able to comment on your last card from work, but it is gorgeous like every card you make and that punch on the edge, is that a new one?? Looks fantastic :)
Your colouring is always great and you just make the sweetest pink cards of all :)
Thank you for being the one you are, for all the inspiration here on your blog and all the sweet comments on my blog :)
So glad I found you :) :)
It has been a pure joy to follow your first year of blogging. After your son (I think) I was your first follower? ;)hihi, long time since now :)
Glad to hear you had a wonderful wedding weekend and I wish you a great rest of the weekend too :)

love and lots of hugs

Claire said...

Congrats on your first year and for the chance to win one of your 4 fabulous candys. It is always a pleasure visiting your wonderful blog, your creations are always amazing and full of inspiration and you are one lovely blogging buddy. Hugs, Claire xx

Tina said...

amazing givewaway thanks for the chance to win...always been a follower posted to my blog....weddings are always so much fun...i always need a couple days to recoop


Sue B said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary Laurie!!! Wow! you have achieved so much in just a year!! you should be well proud!!
and thanks for all your support over the last year!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Happy blogaversary Laurie.. that must mean we have been friends nearly a year too! Definitely something worth celebrating.
Glad to hear you got to let your hair down at the wedding .. cant wait to see some pics ( after they have been censored of course lol)
Fab to have you back..
Lisa x

Wendy said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary Laurie...Thanks for a chance to win one of your gorgeous Candies.
Wendy xx

mags said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. That storage unit looks great, just the job. Look forward to seeing all your new creations.

Unknown said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :O) I am a follower for a while now. I have posted your candy in my sidebar. Thanks so much for the chance to win..Hugs! Leah Ann

Crie Artezzanato said...


That Copic storage looks lovely. Congrats on your 1st blogaversay. Thanks for the chance and it's on my sidebar already

I am your follower a long time ago – crie artezzanato.


Val Rodrigues

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh congrats on your 1st blogaversary!.
Been a follower for a bit now.

Moniqueleslie @ gmail dot com

Blog Sorteios said...

Hello Laurie..

Happy blogaversary!!

Thanks for the chance to win.

It's on my sidebar
Follower blogsorteios

Reny Gomes

Big hug...

Rosalee said...

Happy blogaversry to you, such a wonderful giveaway to celebrate with. I would so love to have a chance. I'm a longtime follower and I've linked to my sidebar. Thanks for the chance.
I so love that Copic shelf your brother-in-law made of you. So wonderful.

Hugs, Rosalee

Debs said...

Happy Blogaversary my friend :o)
It's hard to believe you have only been blogging a year - you are super talented and your work is always stunning and inspirational.
Here's to seeing lots more over the years to come.
Have a wonderful day.
Love & hugs
Debs xx

cheryl said...

oh happy blog anniversary hunny,its hard to belive you have been blogging a year you really are super talented hun and your work is just amazing,such an inspiration to us all,have a super day hunny,will add the candy to my side bar bless you for the chance to win,love the box you had made hun its brilliant wish mine would do something nice like that for me,take care hun hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

Pamela said...

Congratulations on you blogaversary, it is amazing how fast the time goes. Love the pen storage box. Great candy, thank you for the chance.

Pam x

Christine L said...

Happy Blogaversary hon... well done on your 12 months of super creations!
Oooh and what a fab copic box.... I tried working on my brother but he didn't fall for it.... but have found that Vixx's husband is making them... So I'm his customer!
Christine x

paperpapier said...

Lovely candy..thanks for the chance to own them. I have posted the picture and link on my blog sidebar.
Heaney xx

Hazel said...

Every bundle of your goodies looks great - you're very kind. It's almost my blogaversary too, one month to go for me. Hazel x


Fantastic giveaway it posted on my sidebar - please also visit me I am giveing away candy for my 1st anniversary too.

well done


alzearte said...


That Copic storage looks lovely. Congrats on your 1st blogaversay.
Thanks for the chance and it's on my sidebar already

alzerina hardt


Tkat said...

i've posted your candy on my blog sidebar. thanks for the chance :D

noga said...

Happy 1st blogaversay! have a good luck with your blog in the next year too!
i post your great candies here:

Sandy G said...

Happy 1st Anniversary and what a fabulous shelf, I need me a brother in law like that, hmm maybe if I twist my brothers arm he might be persuaded.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Congratulations on your 1st blogaversary - I have been a follower for a while now and have posted your lovely candy on my sidebar. Lucky you shopping for copics to fill that terrific holder....

Hlora said...

Congratulations on your 1st blogaversary!!!
This is awesome candy! Тhanks for the opportunity! I am a follower)
I linked it on sidebar.
hugs. Hlora.

Unknown said...

Happy blogoversary! What an awesome blog candy giveaway - thank you for the opportunity. I am a follower and have linked my sidebar at Celestial Things
Wow, that little case looks wonderful - I need to start thinking about storage in my craft room!

Unknown said...

Happy Blogversary, Laurie! I love what your BIL made for your copic storage. A friend of mine made something for mine, too, and I love it and only have 3 spots left to fill- teehee :) I added your candy to my sidebar and i can be reached at

wendy xx

Pami said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Laurie!! Has it only been a year??!! Thank you for your friendship and all your wonderful inspiration over the year. Loving your storage, I want to see a photo of it filled up with your copics!! Pami x

FrancineB said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Time flies. :)

Your copic storage case is fabulous! Your BIL could make some serious money if he offered those up for sale!

Silvia said...

Ciao, ho appena conosciuto il tuo blog.
Che belli i tuoi lavori, mi piace molto la card con la signora con l'aspirapolvere.
Vorrei partecipare al tuo candy.

ciao ciao

Crafty Loops said...

Ohhh how fantastic is your hubby Laurie, that is a fantastic storage unit. And a very happy blogaversary to you. These are all beautiful goodies. I have them in my sidebar. Thanks for offering such scrummy goodies. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Happy bloggaversary Laurie! You are so generous. Thank you for the chance to win!
Hugs xx

Becky said...

Happy 1st Blogaversaryand thank you so much for the chance to win, each bundle of goodies are gorgeous.

Becky x

Vampirschmetterlings Basteleck said...


Congratulations to your 1st blogaversary.

Your giveaway is great und your blog realy cute.

hugs, Ingrid

Sally said...

Hi Laurie, Happy 1st Blogaversary. Love all you all looks fab. Thanks for the chance to win.
Heres to your second year of Blogging....
Hugs Sally xxx

aesthetica said...

I accidentaly jumped into your blog and am very pleased that it happened)
I found one more interesting and inspirational blog!
Would love to join your candy as well

Rania K. said...

Congratulations!!! I'm a new follower and a new blogger, and I post your candy on my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year from Greece!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Laurie. Some gorgeous candy to be had there, thanks for the chance to win. Hope you had a fantastic time at the wedding! xx Off to pop your link in my sidebar.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab candy hun thanks for giving us the chance to win, am already a follower and have posted picture and link in my sidebar. Hope you feel better soon
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Hi Laurie,sorry you havn't been to good. Thank you for your comment,love your gorgeous candy,thanks for the chance to win it.
Hugs Sue

Natali said...

Thank you for your invitation to your beautiful blog and lovely comment on my.
Your cards so memorable (I saw its at challenge blogs like DT inspiration). Finally I am here and become a follower. This way will not give me to miss any of your card )))
Get Well.

Anda said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my challenge card and telling me about the candy - it's stunning! I Love your storage box too :)

You can find me at :)

Sazzle said...

Congratulations on a fantastic first year, doesn't time go quickly when you're having fun eh?

I would love to be in with a chance of winning some of your goodies so will keep my fingers crossed :-)

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx


Manu said...

Wow!!! This candy is amazing!! And that copic storage is beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to win, hugs from Italy!

Pendra said...

Congrats on your 1 year Blogiversary! I am your newest follower and admirer and posted and linked your generous giveaway on my blogs sidebar... hope you visit me too! I came to you from Lee at Craftyloops she was working a way smaller box today and it is GORGEOUS, but I love the idea of filling a box with Copics... giving me the goosebumps!! hehehe! Do your ever rent out your Brother-In-Law? What a great job! Anyway I am off to check out your other posts. Thanks for a chance to win some great goodies, fingers crossed!
Crafty Hugs,

Designing with Debbie said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary. I am always looking for more blogs to follow for inspiration on my own blog. I look forward to seeing your talent. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Good luck on another great year. I have posted to my blog I would love if you became a follower of my blog too.


Leanne said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love the copic storage box.

Ullis said...

I have put you pic in my sidebar, linked back here, ad I'm a follower :)
I love your coloured stamps, you are really talented!
Thanks for this chance!

Hugs Ullis

Fiona said...

What fab candy. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love your new Copic storage box - how lucky are you
Hugs xxx

Regena said...

Lovely giveaway, dear! Thanks so much for a chance to win!)so sweet of u!
I`m your follower and put the link on the sidebar!

Nikki said...

Sweet Candy and thanks for all the chances and love your new copic holder have fun shoppin for some new ones
hugs Nikki
all linked up and already a follower :)

Priya said...

Thanks Laurie for letting me know about your blog candy... and its so yummy..! I am your newest follower and posted the candy pic on the sidebar of my post...

Love from India,

Priya said...

Oh.. Forgot to wish you on you 1st blogaversary.. Congratulations! A milestone well achieved..

Стокли said...

New storage is always great=)
Thanks so much for a chance to win! I posted a pic in my blog.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous candy Laurie - such an amazing collection of things. I am off to put it on my sidebar. Have you seen mine?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Romayne said...

Wow Laurie - another awesome and hugely generous candy. Loving your blog & so glad I found it last year. Trust many more will find you from my blog too :).

alethea said...

Love the copic holder!! i'm sure you'll fill it in no time!! :) Thanks for a chance to win one of these yummy candies!! Love the pink one with all the flowers!! Hugsxx

Simona said...

Hi Laurie,
Congratulations on your bloggoversary,it's so exciting when you realize another year has gone by and when you compare the work you do today to that you did at the beginning of your blogging journey... Thank you for the chance to win some candy, everything is amazing, and those flowers are just incredible!
Have a great day,

Is said...

Hi Designer Diva, your brother in law is such a cool guy! That is really nice! You'll have to shop a lot to fill it up!
Congrats on your 4th blogaversary! Such a great candy!
Thanks for the chance to win
Greetings from Spain

Chrissy said...

Congratulations on you first year Laurie..would love to see pics of the wedding and glad you had such a great time.
Thank you so much for the chance to win your fabulous candy..


Scraperka said...

Congratulations for You:))) the wedding ...mmmm:) I will have on 5th May this year:))) Thanks for the chance to win:))) Candy is wonderful. kisses:*

Crea Astrid said...

Wowww, what a beautiful candy. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I post it on my blog.

Hugs Astrid.

Ardilla said...

Thanks for the reminder, I didn´t know about the candy :)
I am already a follower and your candy is on my sidebar now.

Thanks for the chance!!!

Giftarts said...

Fabulous candy Laurie - such an amazing collection of things. I am off to put it on my sidebar.
Do visit my blog at

Small T said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! :-)
What a wonderful candy! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I've put it on my sidebar. xx

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is fab. I am now a follower of your fab blog too;)

Mrs.B said...

WOW Laurie, Congrats on a Fabulous 1st Year.
Looking forward to the next.
Avril xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

YAY! happy blogaversary hun! Sounds like you have a fab time away!

Loving the candy, none fat the best! lol!!
Hugs Shell xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Happy Blogaversary! A year goes by so fast in the www world doesn't it? And the copic holder I am sure you will have no troubles shopping to fill (*big grin*) :)) I wish all the best for another great year of crafting ahead :)

Crafting Belle said...

That's one fab brother-in-law...he should sell them. Has it only been a year, I don't comment often but feels like much longer than that that I been being inspired by your fab creations xxx

Julie's Blog said...

I realise that I've only just found you out in blog land and become a follower ... but while I was just checking out your blog I found your candy so I hope it's OK that I enter. All four candies are so pretty and very genereous of you ... Julie :D
PS You're lucky to have such a wonderful brother-in-law ... I need one just like him lol ... Awesome copic storage - have fun filling it up! Julie :D

Лиса said...

Просто шикарная конфета!!! Спасибо за шанс. ССылочка на боковой панельке

Warna Warni said...

ikutan ya kakak...

salam kenal :)

selamat ya.. tak terasa sudah 4 tahun di dunia blog :)

saya sudah follow dan pasang di sidebar saya..

jika berkenan silahkan berkunjung ke blog saya : :)

Warna Warni said...

mudah-mudahan menang ya.. buat bahan belajar saya

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow that is so awesome I love your blog, can't wait to see what else u come up with, The copic holder is so sweet.. I do have one question how do you like the copics? I have been using the prisma colored pencils and i love them but was thinking about trying the copics!!!!

Sonya said...

Really awesome candy, just like your blog!

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous giveaway, someone is going to be so lucky.

cebelica said...

This Copic storage is fantastic. You have a very nice brother in law. :)
Thank you for the chance to win some of these goodies, that's really sweet of you! Hugs! xx

Катя said...

Wow, what a great candy.
Congratulations on your blogaversary

Светлячок said...

Hi!I'd love to win the Favorite Papers especially. Thanks for the chance.

Neha Jain said...

happy blog anniversary
count me in for draw
i registered as follower

Steps Towards Crafting

Bhawana said...

Had been following you, dint know abt the candy... did posted this on my sidebar. Count me in too.

Margreet said...

Hi Laurie....glad we are Diva colleagues now...gorgeous candies...congrats on your blogaversary!
xxx Margreet

Nuki Adiati said...

What a year full of fantastic journey. The truth is I envy you. I'm a newbie in this "crafting blogland" and you had one year head of start. You've made great friendship, grab tons of inspirations, and having plenty of fun. Hope I can reach the same point as you are.

Happy blogaversary, Laurie. May your days flooded with ideas..and of course, great projects too :)

Hugs and kisses,

Highland Handmade said...

Happy Bloggaversary ... sorry I am late, blogger deleted you and 4 other ladybugs :( I only noticed when I went to comment on your card for today :( Hope I am allowed to join in, have put your pic on my bloggy! xx

Bio Stellar said...

Hi! Your works is very beautiful! =D
I have put your pic on my blog! ^^