Sunday, 23 October 2011

All New Blog Candy and A Card!

Hi blog friends!  It's that time again!  Are you ready to win all new blog candy???  What do you think of this lot?  There are five sets of A5Stamp sets for you.  A set of Tim Holtz Grunge board pieces, a fun mask to play with, a rub it scrub it pad, a large acrylic block, black archival ink pad, a couple of jars of Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder, color spray wash,  a perfect medium pad, Cosmic Shimmer spray mist, a pack of natural wood buttons, a Tim Holtz Distress Ink, decorative stick pins and an Adirondack ink pad.  That is a whole lot of loot for some lucky follower, don't you think?  If you are already a follower, don't worry, you are entered, but you can increase your chances by leaving comments after each new post.  If you are just looking at this loot and drooling, imagining what you could do with all of it and you are not a follower yet, then it's simple, just add your name to the follower list and email me ( sue@particraft.co.uk) your postal details in case your name is picked! It doesn't get any easier than that!  We will draw the lucky name when we reach 1900 followers so you can help it along if you like by posting the candy on your blog or facebook page too.  Tell me what you would do if you won this lot!
 How about  a look at a quickie Christmas card here too.  The Spellbinders snowflake pendant was cut out of the white card and then the negative piece was used.  I ran the entire piece through an embossing folder with the snowflake die still in place, but I left the embossing folder open.  If I was to have closed it, I would risk the die cutting into the folder, so I added some extra pieces of card as a shim to make up for the thickness of the flattened folder.  Then I added the tan mat and the adaptor plate and put it through my Grand Calibur.  Once embossed, I lined it up over my navy blue card to see where the aperature opening was and I taped my smaller snowflake die in place.  I embossed it into the blue card so that it would show through once mounted.  I added some 3D foam pieces and assembled the card, allowing a mat of blue to show through.  I added a mat of white card with piercing behind the blue one too.  I finished the card with a frilly edged white bow, some blue and white Baker Twine and a white organza rose. You could easily add a small tag with a sentiment if you like to customise this card! I hope you enjoy both the new selection of candy and the quickie Christmas card! 
  On one last note, I have had quite a few emails lately from followers saying that they are having difficulty in leaving commnets.  I cannot seem to figure out why some can and some can't leave comments.  If anyone knows the answer to this, please let me know so that I can forward it on.  In the meantime, if you would like to leave a comment, try by not clicking on google at the bottom of the comment section box.  Try using the ''anonymous'' setting, but please sign your name to the post so I know. I love all your feedback so I will endeavour to figure this one out!  All for now, Sue x

112 comments:

miislucky said...

I love the dark blue on white. Very classy look. I had the same problem as some of the people and I just switched to google chrome only for blogging. It's the only thing that seems to work where I don't have to leave all that info anymore and can just sign-on like I used too.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue...wow thats some candy!!!! you generous lady, I love the card but then I love all your cards! I didnt get these dies but I may just have to!!!!! looking forward to your next card post!!!! take care Margaret

Luanne said...

wow! That is very generous of you.
Simple but very pretty card. Love the blueness of the snowflake and the embossed details is great.
I am already your follower.

Hmm i think I had a problem with leaving comments especially those with word verification like last night.

Thanks! for the chance to your candy.

Luanne
myfootahead(at)gmail(dot)com
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Oooh I love the way you've tied the bakers twine in with the organza - briliant idea x

Von said...

Simply lovely card Sue and a bow to die for :)
Von x

Amikadeja said...

OMG, what an amazing candy! Thank you for chance to win!

Card is simple but beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Striking card sue, I am also having trouble leaving comments. Lovely selection of candy.

Kind regards Edwina

Sandra F said...

Wow what a super blog candy. I think all your cards are lovely.

Soo said...

I've just started Christmas cards yesterday - thanks for the inspiration!

lydiawalker said...

your card is sooo elegant xxx love the dark blue on white xxx

sandra(misty) said...

What great candy
I love the card I bought that die must try and copy the card if tat is ok

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh my, what fab fab fab candy!!! Great card as always trace x

Neha Jain said...

i m a long time folllower :)
do i need to mail u?

i have posted candy on sideabar

Moni said...

Fab card. And great candy, thanks for the chance to win it. Hugs,Moni

marg said...

Hello Sue ! Another lovely card...and a wonderful Blog Candy, my friends would have a whale of a time if I won that one.
Love Marg

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue - a stunning card. Love this.

The issue with leaving comments on blogs, is not blog specific, it is an issue with Internet Explorer. Try using another browser such as Google Chrome. And when you sign in, uncheck the box that says remember me each time i sign in or something like this. Then you can leave comments.

This issue was affecting some and not everyone, and it seems like it is slowly going through blogs. But using another browser or unticking that box, fixs it all.

Sheila H said...

Hi Sue,
Wow,what a wonderful prize.As I am new to stamping that would go a long way to adding to my stash.I am a great admirer of all you cards and find so much inspiration in all of them.
Thank you.
Sheila H. xx

Lorraine said...

oh i do love this card its great i really love the big bow with the bakers twine its lush and gives it a really expensive look also i think this candy is awesome huni loving those stamps and mask actually everything lol the winner will be so excited to recieve these goodies xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card but love all your cards, the blog candy is so good hope I win....
I also have trouble leaving coments.
Love Christine Jones x

cotnob said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, have been watching your shows on C&C and guess what, just had to buy some more dies. I always pop by your blog each day but don't always have time to comment. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Pauline
x

Kate's Cards said...

I had a problem leaving comments and I had to enable add ons by going to Tools/internet options/enable add ons. This has solved all signing in problems on IE on Blogs.

Saw you demonstrating this card with Nigel and loved it!!

Sandra said...

Great card Sue and a new tecnnique to try out!
I found that people couldn't leave comments on my blog when the "post a comment" section was part of the blog post - now it's in a seperate pop up window no problems!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what fantastic candy, you are so generous. I am glad you posted the holly card as I loved it when you showed it on the TV and now I know exactly how to make it. I am still playing with my holly and poinsettia dies and eagerly awaiting delivery of the new sets I ordered on Wednesday.
Frances

Christine B. said...

Wow Sue super candy on offer. Love your card and that gorgeousbow. The blue and white is lovely. Have a good day Hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card, I loved it when you made one on
C & C.
Great Blog Candy too.
regards
Janet Babar

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, just love the card in blue, I have done it in all white (as you showed on C&C recently) and it looks great. I am a follower but can never leave a comment under anything other than anonymous. The blog candy looks brilliant, I would use it to make cards which I hope would look half as good as yours! Regards, Anne Redfern

Frea said...

Hello Sue, love this gorgeous card, very fresh color combination with the white and blue, love the crisp effect! Thank you so much for the chance of winning this wonderful candy! I've posted it on my blog and keeping my fingers crossed. Hugs, Frea

craftykitten said...

Wow Sue that is one stunning Christmas Card, what a fabulous effect. Love it. And what a brilliant candy - and yes, I is drooling over all those fabby goodies.
Off to post a link in me sidebar.
hugs
Dawn xx

Ang said...

Great card and WOW, what wouldnt I do with this blog candy, there is SO much there! I'm sure I would do some crafting with my kids with it and make quite a few cards, especially with the butterfly stamps

craftymum said...

Amazing candy. I would be happy with just one set of the stamps. I saw you make this card on CC and thought how elegant it looked.
Thanks for the inspiration
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning card Sue!! I love it!! I love snowflakes. The blog candy is great and I would love to be in with a chance of winning it. I'm following by email as I am one of the people who has problems leaving comments. Thanks for trying to help sort it out. Kath F xx

Jan said...

Beautiful, simple card Sue... you are an inspiration. And such a generous give-away. Thank you.

Christine said...

Hi Sue, I love the crisp clean look of your latest card. I still have your shows to catch up with.
More fantastic candy and I am sure it won't be long before you have 1900 followers.
Would love just a little of the candy and one lucky person will be over the moon to 'win' it.
Keep the creations coming.
Hugs
Christine xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty card-Love the blog candy

Eileen x

chantal said...

What a awesome candy, thanks for the change to win it.
Love your cards.

Hugs, Chantal S

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fantastic Candy, I wanna win some! Thanks for the chance.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card. All that candy. I was lucky enough to win the last one and that was fantastic.
Sue

Claire said...

Hi Sue, I'm a brand new follower and new to blogging too so still trying to get the hang of things! I'd love to be in with a chance of winning those fantastic goodies :)
I'll be sending you an email shortly, thanks! Claire x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card & great blog candy. Love all your shows on C/C. Keep up the lovely work.
Ann W

craftynana said...

Hi Sue what a generous person you are the blog candy looks just great. I love the blue and white snowflake card and have tried it myself and it looks just great. Keep up the good works.
June Ballenger

Rita said...

What a fantastic set of Blog Candy Sue. Well, I think I would be so busy creating that I would need to hibernate for the rest of the winter. Just up my street are all the TH stuff too. I love the blue & white card and its so crisp and seasonal too. Thank-You again for the chance to win. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Somebody is going to be very lucky when they receive all that loot!! Loved your shows last week as always. Let's hope it won't be long before your back again.
Cheers, Kirsty

Vee said...

Sue, it is not just your followers having trouble leaving comments. I think it is a blogger issue. Mine was when I logged in through Firefox. Explorer caused no problems.

On to this candy. It looks uber YUMMY and boy would I LOVE to have it. I would definitely get started on my Christmas cards by using/lifting some of your wonderful ideas.

I must say you are an inspiration to me and when I see a card from you, ideas start spinning in my head.

Thanks for everything.

Ardilla said...

Your card is beautiful... I love blue and snowflakes!!!

If I win this candy, it´s easy, I'll use it to make more cards :) I hope to win...

Thanks for your generosity and thanks for this wonderful chance.

Rosietoes said...

Fab card - very striking design and fab candy. Loving the stamp selection - well, all of it really. :)

Edna x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh I love this card the snow flake really stand out and I love what you have done with the ribbon too.
Carol x

iReneM said...

Love the card, Sue - the blue and white combo is so elegant and the bow and ribbon gorgeous.
Oooh, great candy! I would be doing a happy dance for days - those stamps are fab - and the cosmic shimmer - and the TH........... :-)

x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic chance to win the candy. Thought it was only me having difficulties leaving comments. Have tried several times in the past but with no luck. Fingers crossed this time.

Karen Seal

Sue said...

Sue you are very kind to offer such a huge bag of goodies, it gets better each time. I see you have included a little iteam to keep our stamps in good order.
The card is wonderful again, I loved it when you did it on C&C.

Take care.

Sue C

Valerie said...

OMG what a lot of candy!! Hope I'm the lucky crafter:) Love the use of the negative and then the embossing, very effective, and the bakers twine is genius mixed with the organza.
Val x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love the card, might try that one myself.
Wow what candy, i think i would hsve some holiday from work and sit and play. Coffee and chocolate would be needed....to help with the ideas of course.

Julie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

my little girl is showing everyone the ribbon folower you made her at Alexandra Palace. I do hope your family is doing a lot better and hope you are getting some 'me' time which is overdue.

Elphaba

Elaine Lewis said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card - especially as it used my favourite colours. The ribbon and bakers twin really top it off.
Elaine

Carole said...

Beautiful card - I love this die and can't stop using it on my Christmas cards this year...in fact it was the best seller at a craft fair yesterday! I loved all the shows on c&c last week...what a treat x Carole

Maggie Beee said...

This card is so simple but has really got the 'WOW' factor! To think only 3 separate items have been used is incredible!! Beautiful! XX

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic candy! I am already a follower and have emailed you!

lilygee said...

Cool and frosty look - real Christmas feel - gorgeous

I don't know what I would do if I won that candy but it would keep me very happy for a long time! xxLilygee

Papercraft By Carole said...

Great blog candy - as ever!! Love the card!! Cxx

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue. I'm so glad to read I'm not alone with the comment problem. Thankyou to your other followers for coming up with some good suggestions. Rocky.

Crafty mop said...

Hi sue if I won this I would first send you a card !! Without saying .....then I would play play play ...!!! Who needs a shopping addiction lol ....great card I need to start thinking about Christmas cards too fingers crossed xxxx

PaulineC said...

You are so generous Sue. What wonderful blog candy AND a wonderful card!
With regards to being able to leave comments I am now totally unable to leave them via Internet Explorer. It kept taking me in circles making me sign on over and over again and getting nowhere. At one point it did post a comment but it called me anonymous? In the end I downloaded Google Chrome and now to leave a comment I must go through that and not IE. All very odd!

KimberleyG said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue and use of negative space. Your candy always has lots of stuff I've never tried before so it would be interesting getting it. I love the butterfly stamps, so I'd start there.

Barbara Phillips said...

Lovely card Sue, your blog candy is the best as its from Creative Expressions, just love all their stamps.

ElaineC said...

Hello everyone. Your cards are stunning as usual Sue. I use Firefox as my browser and comment using Google and as yet have not had any problems posting a comment. Good luck everyone in the draw for the brill blog candy. Elaine

Maryann said...

WAUW what an awesome candy here that´s for sure. I could do loads of awesome projects of many kinds with this lot, that´s forsure. There´s some really gorgeous things here.
Your snowflakecard is absolutelu gorgeous too and in my favorit color even, so for me this is just as perfect as can be. Really awesome work like all your work is. I saw several of your shows here last week and justr enjoyed all of them so much.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Kimberly said...

Oh i would love to see a video of you doing this card, i'm not sure by reading your directions. Love love this card and would love to scraplift it for this upcoming season..tfs
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kimbob27 at hotmail dot com
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Knerten said...

Fab candy, and thanks for sharing - yet again !!

Jenny, said...

Wow there's a load of fun to be had with that lot. who ever wins aint gunna be going no where for a while, lol.

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Love the blue and white - looks very crisp. Fantastic candy.

Anonymous said...

I just love the simple elegance of this card, and change the background colour and you have a whole new look....stunning as usual..and yes you should get awards for your designs!!!

Fiona said...

Just catching up on the blogs after 2 weeks away..another great card

Anne said...

Love this card Sue the Snowflake die is one of my faves. spent a fortune again on your C&C shows lol
Hugs Anne x

Lindyloo said...

Wow, lovely stash. So generous.
My first use?:- 8x8card, 1st matt embossed with Chain mask, highlighted lightly with peach ink. 2nd matt with peach lightly inked edges and central Spellbinders label die aperture. Top left corner stamped overhanging fir branches from Trad Xmas Design plate, topped with 2 layered/decoup'd snowflakes from 'Snowflakes & Music plate' to hide ends. Next- the reindeer, stamped/decoup'd in bottom r/h corner looking up to fancy tag in centre- stamped&emb'd with 'Christmas Joy and Love to You' greeting. Embellishments then, of course, to complete.. Sorry if too long, but the stamps really inspired me. Love linda x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a yummy candy. Thanks for a chance.
I just love this card. That snowflake is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
another lovely card, this technique is on my list of 'to try'. got my extended plates and so spent 2 days cutting out edgeabilities and POTD dies from summer hols, fab. Great idea of yours to cut shapes in rough paper, I use wallpaper samples so i can play first before i waste good card/paper.
ThanKs
Ruth B (glos'shire)

Olivia said...

Goodies look great, especially the grungeboard. Love that pretty rose on the card too :)

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, Good Evening to you and your family! I have watched all your shows and demos on C&C. I love all your cards....cannot pick a favourite card at all. You're my inspiration Sue, it's because of you that I started in Cardmaking. You have awaken something inside me...the love of art! I have bought the edgeabilities and loving it! Can't wait for my new Spellbinder dies to arrive. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and techniques, we do appreciate it very much. I always look forward watching you and the demos when I know you will be in C&C. Hope one day I could be pick and receive one of your cards while watching C&C. More power to you Sue and I'll cross my fingers hoping one day I could win your wonderful prizes. Thank you for the inspiration, take care always, Agnes x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what great candy, I would have a lot of fun playing with all of these wonderful things. Another wonderful card, I have started using the negative from my dies after seeing some of your other samples and I love that you are getting two for one by using the positive and negative on two different cards.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Jan said...

You know how to get a crafters attention, not only another great card but the chance of some free goodies. WOW you are a star. By the way, love the card, am going to have a go at making one similar when I get home from work as it helps me to unwind

nasir said...

I just love this card. That snowflake is lovely!
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Clai01 said...

The candy looks fantastic, thanks for the chance to win it. I like the blue and white card esp the snowflake die , it is really pretty.

DEBBIE said...

OH SUE
LOVELY CANDY
HOPE MAYBE TO WIN FROM DEBBIE

bhavana said...

Hi Sue, I became a follower today, I saw you make the snowflake embossed card a couple of days ago on C&C!! love it! thanks so much for sharring! I would use the goodies for making christmas cards, and would try and see if i could make cards the way you do!! Very talented lady!!

Ayelet said...

Your card is so elegant and pretty!
Thank you for the chance to win this sweet candy!
I'm already a follower.

Anonymous said...

Am a follower by email as don't currently have a blog of my own. Loving the card as always, loving the blog candy too, thanks for giving us the change to win this. Am a follower by email. Fingers crossed x

Jules001

teresa said...

wow wow wow, what a fab card and you are such an inspiration to cardmakers without a doubt. Our sky recordings are 40 per cent full of your shows, keep up the great work x

Wellington said...

Gorgeous card as ever Sue TFS. And also as ever, generous candy. While I'm here, can I also say many many thanks for the shows & demos I managed to catch on C&C/IW last week - some fab samples & inspiration. It's always so nice to be able to see your designs on here too, with time to study them a bit more :)

Ange Lee said...

Hi Sue...great cards as always!
As some have already said, It's not a problem with your blog...it's a Blogger/Blogspot problem across the board. Since I changed to the updated Blogger interface I haven't had so many problems with posting or commenting on other blogs...another small thing I discovered is that I found if I uncheck the 'stay signed in' box when signing onto Blogger, it also makes commenting easier. Could be just coincidence...but works for me :) Keep up the inspirational work and hopefully see you soon! Ange x

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

Wow what fabulous blog candy :O) xx

Janet said...

had to read this through a couple of times to get it into my rather 'ageing' brain, but now I get it.I have those dies so its a must for me. I ordered my Grand Caliber last week and can't wait for it to arrive. Been using my Big Shot but had to cave in to the neeeeeeed for a GC. Keep up the wonderful work Sue xx

Anieb said...

Such an excellent greeting card for Christmas. It looking so beautiful and amazing. I want to make it.

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Anonymous said...

I love the colours in this card Sue I am going to make this one when my dies arrive from C&C
you are such an inspiration to us all thank you for sharing
Heather x

gill said...

This card is a lovely colour. I liked your tip of using card shims instead of the mat so that the embossing does not cut through.

Jean said...

Hi Sue thanks for another chance to win some fantastic blog candy. Love the card.

Jean x

Ellie said...

Hello Sue,
love this awesome card, very fresh color combination with the white and blue, love the crisp effect!
Thank you so much for the chance of winning this wonderful candy!

Rufus said...

Very pretty card! Love the crisp clean colors
R/

pickle said...

A super pretty card and what fabulous candy. Thanks for the chance to win
Kerry x

Patricia said...

This is a stunning card, the blue and white is so refreshing.
Thank you for all the "Wonderful" goodies you are offering.

Patricia

violetclouds said...

Loving the card. Not quite sure I follow the description of how to make it, but I have not looked through all the shows I recorded and that might make it clearer.

all750n said...

Hi Sue, another stunning and effective card. Thanks for the inspiration

Maggie said...

Great Candy Sue, I have at last been able to add myself as a follower and will email you, Fab cards and great shows plenty of inspiration.

Maggie

scrapper said...

Love the blue and white and a technique with embossing which I need to try so thanks Sue - great card

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win such fabulous candy, you really do spoil us with the amount of wonderful goodies you include.

The snowflake card is simply stunning. I love the blue and white together it's very elegant.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

franzesjoi said...

beautiful card!! :) and love the colors..
hope to win this sweet goodies. **crossed fingers.

thanks for the chance..
i'm a new follower :)

Eemeli said...

Fab candy - once again! And there is only 14 more new followers to go. Sorry can't help reaching the magical number 'cause been your follower for ages and can't count myself a new one ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Sandra Riley said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!
Oh what lovely candy, I have just started collecting the Creative expressions stamps, I also was lucky enough to get the dies that were the POTD on create and craft, My Husband got me the BIG selection, I was so thrilled to receive them! Now I spend all of my time looking through your amazingly inspirational Blog for ideas!
Thanks Sue
Sandra Riley

CraftyLoops said...

Sniff Sniff! Im attempting to hold back the tears of excitement having just seen the picture of your candy! lol. It looks amazing. Thank you so much for offering such yummy goodness. My word those stamps are to die for. And wow your card is incredible. That snowflake is outstanding and I just love the bow and flower. And Im a bit of a flower maker so I'd love to know if you made it yourself? Oh look, Im follower 1888! Apparently 8 is a lucky number...fingers crossed. Lee x

Mieke said...

Whow, what a breath-taking Candy! Thank you so much for the chance to win. I would love to join your Blog Candy.
I'm follower n° 1892 :-) Your card is great just like all your other cards on your blog.
Hugs, Mieke xx

Герцогиня said...

Fantastic Candy, I wanna win some! Thanks for the chance. I am your old follower.
Hugs, Tanya x

Bettina said...

wow, yum, yum. not sure if im too late? hugs!

bhavana said...

Have you picked a winner yet!!

salma said...

The dark blue on white.Give a very classy look in here's card !!!hope to win this sweet goodies....:):):)
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