Thursday 23 August 2012

Happy Birthday To Me & A Present For You!




 I'll get the voucher bought and emailed over and if you let me have your address
 I'll post the paper and pearls ASAP

If you email me HERE thank you Hunny

Well hello strangers!! I have been away sooooooooo long I'm missing everything about blogging, all my lovely friends out there and most of all creating, as there has been no time for that either.
It's been a little crazy at the Seaside this August but as the children head back to school in the UK in a couple of weeks I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!

It's my birthday today - I can't believe I'm 51 now!! And as I have been promising for so long I have a sweet little birthday candy for you, but first I have a bit of 'housework' to do on my blog!!

I didn't get time to join in with the new challenge this week at
 which is 'Paper Piecing' chosen by my lovely Janice but you lot can!  Follow the link to play along.

Secondly there is a brand new challenge blog on the block
I was lucky enough to be chosen for the DT along with a great bunch of talented crafters.
I met Mandy & Mandy earlier in the year when Pam and I went up north to visit Lisa and we are going back in October for a 'Blog Girls Day' and to visit the Harrogate show
If anyone is going on the Sunday and wants to meet up leave me a comment I'd love to meet you all!
So lovely people I need you all to head over to and join us, the first challenge is on the 1st of September (I hope I get time to make something!)

Now the bit you've waded through my drivel to get to!
I was lucky enough to receive one of these Saturated Canary vouchers from my lovely friend Debs (I've been waiting for the new release today to spend mine!) and in my excitement to get the Maya paper pad I bought 2! I can't seem to make a card without pearls either so my 'Birthday Candy' for one lucky follower chosen at random is

A $20 Saturated Canary Voucher
A 60 page Maya 6x6 Paper Pad (stunning!!)
A Pack of WOC Flat Back Adhesive Pearls in Brown Tones
and (not pictured) a Ribbon Girl Pearl Swirl Flourish.

This candy is for follwers only!!
Those that joined and then left after my last candy needn't apply!!

The usual rules
  1. Become a follower if not already
  2. Post a photo of my candy in your blog sidebar with link back to here
  3. Leave your name with the linky below.
Please  also leave a comment in case the linky goes AWOL as I don't want anyone to miss out!
      This candy will remain open for 1 month until 30th September

Thanks again for sticking with me in my absence!
Love 'n' Hugs and Good Luck
 Laurie xx


Светлячок said...

Hi! Happy birthday! I wish inspiration and prosperity! Thanks for a candy!

Christine L said...

Hi there sweetie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! I hope you have a fabulous day - maybe with a chance to craft for an hour or two? Well at least to enjoy a glass or two of the grape juice this evening!!

Looking forward to meeting up again in October...

And Oooooh - fabulous candy!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sharon said...

A very happy Birthday Laurie. I can understand why you missed blogging - it's such fun. I went away last week for four days and took my computer cos I couldn't bear to be away from the blog world. Good job I have an understanding husband.
Enjoy your day
Hugs Sharon. x

Laney said...

Just Popped by to wish you Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a super day

Dotty Jo said...

Many happy returns Laurie - hope you have a lovely birthday! I'll pop your candy on my sidebar. Enjoy your special day, jo x

Pami said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!! Have a fabulous day! P x

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Laurie, I do hope you are having a lovely day.
thank your of offering such generous candy, I have popped it onto my side-bar
Hugs Sue

Judith said...

Just hopped on in to say happy birthday - have a fab day
Off on my jollies tomorrow and you've missed it again ! Hugs Judith x

Brenda Brown said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday. I will post your candy when I get back off my hols.
Have fun today and try not to work tooooo hard.
Hugs Brenda xox

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday Laurie and so good to see you back.Thank you so much for the chance to win your gorgeous candy..


pinky said...

Hope you have had a lovely day for your Birthday Laurie. Sending big hugs

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, good to see you back hun. Happy birthday. Hope you've had a fabulous day. I am hoping to go to Harrogate one of the days, depends when we book a work shop but if its the Sunday would love to meet you. Will leave you a message when I know. Can't wait for a good spend!
Hugs Sue W.

Tanya said...

Happy birthday Laurie :) Thanks for the chance to win a fab prize :) I'm already a follower and your link/photo is in my sidebar now :)

Tags xx

Berry said...

Happy birthday sweetie have been off to follow that new blog and shall post your candy now! Hugs rebekah xx

Mary J said...

A very happy birthday to you Laurie - I hope you had a fab time! It is my birthday tomorrow - 44 so some way to catch up with you! ;)

Thx for the chance to win candy!

Have a lovely weekend honey!

Crafty Loops said...

Laurie I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Hopefully you will have received a wee parcel from me today. Lee xx

Crea Astrid said...

Congrats with your Birthday. What a beautiful candy. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.

Kim. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Laurie I am so sorry I missed it. I am so behind with blogging and unfortunately my only excuse is that my hubby is ill and well enough said really! It is worse than having all four of children ill at once when they were young lol. I shouldn't be cruel he has been ill for over 4 weeks now and just so fed up with it.
Kim xXx

Mau xx said...

Hoping you had a great Birthday Laurie. Hope the card arrived too xx
Thanks for chance to win your gorgeous candy.
Hugs mau xx

Sonia said...

Hi dear Laurie,I hope you had a wonderful birthday:)
Nice to meet you,I'm a dt member with you in new challenge blog^_^
I become your follower,you did/do some gorgeous creations:)
Can I partecipate in your candy?If yes..thanks a lot..I added the image and your link on my sidebar.
Big hug,
(If you visit my blog I'll very happy too:)

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday!

Jill said...

To one of the sweetest girls in blogland!!
A way to late HAPPY BIRTHDAY Laurie!!
I am so sorry for not making it in time for your day this year my sweet sweet friend!
I have been so busy and I even told my sister that I can't send Laurie a card yet, because I have to make a perfect one...
And now you haven't got ANY!!!
But just wait sweetie, I will make it sooner or later :)
I hope you had a wonderful day and I really hope your work will be less stressful soon :)
My kids loooooooved the candy you sent... I gave a shrimp to Sebastian and when I told he what it was he spit it right out again and said: I hate shrimps and I thought it was candy!!! I almost peed my pants seing the look on his face!
But when he found out it WAS candy I had a hard time hiding them...
OK my friend, long comment, sorry for that! Hope you are ok and I will send your card when I have made that perfect Laurie card :)
Thanks for all the wonderful gifts and the amazing card, love it and will treasure it for life.
Hugs and love

Janice said...

What lovely candy again Laurie, as always you are so generous. Love visiting your blog so no problem complying with your rules - silly me did all the linking yesterday then forgot to post my name - I'm so stu-pid! Jx

Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, FAB candy! Thanks for the chance to win. I have popped a piccy in my sidebar.

Lisa x

sallysbitz2 said...

Hello Laurie.
I can fully understand about you going AWOL for a while. It happens to us all for one reason or another. Glad your back though x

Congrats on your new DT post, shall pop on over & become a follower & look forward to the 1st challenge.

I must send belated Birthday wishes your way. Hope you had a fab day & was spoilt rotten x

Thanks for the chance of winning your birthday candy.

hugs sally x

Stempelomi said...

Hi Laurie,
I've post your candy in my sidebar and I'm a follower now! Great blog!And thanks for the chance to win your great candy!

A Casa di Ale said...



Sally said...

Hi Laurie,
Sorry for the very late Birthday Wishes.....hope you had a lovely time. I guess life will be quietening down some what for you now as it goes absolutely crazy for me :(
Thanks so much for thr chance to win the fab candy.
I have missed some gorgeous makes from you and just love your Italy book.
Big hugs Sally xxx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Laurie!!
First of all Belated Happy Birthday!!! God bless you!! And thanks a ton for your lovely comment on my blog!! Matters a lot to a newbie like me...:)
Im your new follower and linked my blog here.posting your gorgeous candy on my blog sidebar.

Melanie said...

Happy belated Birthday, Laurie!

Thanks for offering such a great candy! Loved the cards on your blog...


Sherry said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It's crazy how fast the years fly by. I know I just had my own birthday and hate even thinking about it LOL I hope you had a great day. Thanks for have your blog candy giveaway.
I'm more of a layout girl, but one of these days when cards stop intimidating me I'll dip my toes in the card waters. lol I see how beautiful they are and I'm just not sure I can do it. PLUS the coloring... geesh.. I don't remember coloring being so hard!! I have copics and Ya alot harder than I remember!...
Again. Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.

Lucy Patrick said...

I'm a new fan of your site Laurie, love it and won't be deleting after the birthday goodies like you mention. Happy Birthday and how generous of you to giveaway goodies, hope you received lots of presents yourself? XOX Lucy

Anreda said...


I'm also a new fan of your site. I love your creations, so i won't deleting your site after the candy... *lol*

Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous day and lots of presents !

Hugs, Anreda

Anonymous said...

I hope your birthday was fabulous. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win this great candy!

mags said...

Hi Laurie
Sorry I missed your birthday. What lovely candy you have offered. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Laurie - Happy Happy Birthday!! Thanks for leaving such sweet comments on my blog and letting me know about your wonderful blog candy. So delighted to have found your blog and just had to become a follower. You have created so many wonderful cards. So much eye candy on your blog. Definitely going to check out Heckofachallenge blog too. Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity to win such fabulous candy. Very sweet of you!!

With hugs and smiles


Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, happy belated birthday, hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of lovely surprises! And hey girl, what's 51? Nothing but a number, at least you can still flip your figures into 15 (coming Saturday I'll be flipping mine into 74, lol!). Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and letting me know about the blog candy, a truly lovely gesture! Take care, hugs, Ira ♥

xxcalamityxx said...

Happy Birthday x You have a fab blog Laurie looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards ans creations xhugsx Nikki

Hazel said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday. I've missed you and your comments. A lot has happened in my life over the past three months. Hazel x

Tkat said...

happy birthday to you!!! :)

i'm a new follower of your blog and i've also added your candy to my blog sidebar. thanks for the chance at winning some goodies. :)

ps. drop by my blog sometime. i'd love to hear what you think of my projects :)

hugs, divinity

superdidine said...

Happy birthday and thanks for this chance to win.

Is said...

Feliz cumpleaños!! A little late... :) Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs from Spain

fionalawlor said...

Hi Laurie,
Happy Belated Birthday!! Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this gorgeous prize :) I have added it to my sidebar.
Fiona L x

Sara said...

What great candy thank you for the chance to win. love all of it :)

Marjorie said...

Hope you had a fabulous Birthday... hunnie!! and what fabulous candy you are celebrating with!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Laurie - A very happy belated birthday to you - thank you so much for your kind comments on my challenge entry. I am quite new to blogging and am enjoying myself soooo much. I am your latest follower and thank you so much for giving me the chance to win your birthday candy!! Happy crafting.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
Sorry I am a bit late but Happy Birthday!
I've been away as well from my blog for 4 weeks but now I am back, I found y mojo again :)
Thank you for the chance to win!
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs xx

Crafty Tazzy said...

Happy Birthday hunny !!! Ive just came across your blog and am now a follower!!!

JennyH said...

Happy Birthday Laurie : )
I am a new follower, just been perusing your blog - lovely work : )
Thank you for the chance to win this yummy candy.

Unknown said...

Missed your birthday Laurie, happy Belated one to you. It's mine on Sunday and I'm catching up (46 lol). Life sometimes has a habit of getting in the way doesn't it...but it's good to see you're still around, thanks for the chance to win xx

Laura Love said...

Happy Birthday to you Laurie! Thank you so much for the awesome chance to win such a gorgeous blog candy package!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wishing you a belated happy birthday hun, I hope you had a wonderful day. Beautiful Candy, thanks for the chance to win
Lindsay xx

cebelica said...

Happy belated birthday. I hope you got extra spoiled on your special day! :) And thank you for the chance to win all these goodies. Hugs! xx

Wenche said...

Lovely candy, and happy belated birthday.

Hildes Scrappeunivers said...

Happy belated birthday ♥
Thanks for giving me the chance!Hugs, Hilde

Loz said...

Hi Laurie!! Wishing you a belated birthday, Hope it was a good one!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.. I ♥ Saturated Canary! Off to have a looksy around your blog now :)

paperpapier said...

Thank you for the chance to win this sweet candy!

Kleine85 said...

Hey Laurie, what a great blog!! And such an awesome candy. Wow.Thanks for having the chance to win.



Lady E said...

Thank you for a chance to win lovely candy!
Lady E

CJ said...

Hi Laurie, Sorry I missed your birthday. Belated Birthday wishes.Awesome candy u have offered. Thanks for the chance to win.

rovianne said...

Happy belated Birthday, hope you had a great day with your loved ones.
What a fabulous candy give away. Thank you so much for the opportunity

Wendy said...

Hi Laurie...Do not know how I missed your gorgeous Candy, thanks for the chance to win.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday and liked my card.
Hugs Wendy xx

zub momi said...

Great Birthday Candy! thanks for a chance to win :)

Handgathered said...

Hello Laurie and Happy Birthday. I joined your site and posted your candy on my blog. Please visit my blog and follow me too? I could use the love. Thanks.
XO Anni

Wendy said...

WOW! It's me...Thank you so much Laurie, I am so lucky to have won your GORGEOUS candy, so excited.
I have already sent you a email.
Big hugs
Wendy xx

Is said...

Congrats Wendy, you're a lucky girl!
Thanks Laurie for the chance to win!
Hugs from Spain