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Saturday, 19 February 2011

CANDY TIME.......

Well a very good afternoon to you all folks and my apologies for it being so late in the day before I've gotten around to posting pics of the candy now up for grabs... I would say it's been one of those days but it's all been business related so didn't mind the delay.. lol.
Anyway... let's get this ball rolling... up for grabs this time around are 12 sets of clear stamps kindly donated to me by Time To Sow. As I'm sure you can probably tell from previous postings I am fortunate enough to be their designer so I get to play with all of their delicious stamps and one thing I can say with my hand on my heart... they are amazing stamps.. exceptional high quality that allows a perfect image every time and they can be adapted in so many different ways so you always have to remember to look beyond the immediate image for other potential uses.. and trust me... there are a variety of them.
The retail value of these stamps is somewhere in the region of £100 so I am very grateful to Tim, Mandy and Emma for being so generous.


First up is one of my all time favourite stamps and it gets used for just about anything... backgrounds etc and if you saw my previous 'Dream' sign.. this is also the stamp I used for the embossing... oh and 2 adorable butterflies too... lol



These are awesome stamps too... the tree is the one used in a recent project with my sizzix birdhouse.. there is so many options with this image and the oriental floral stamp is ideal for borders, foliage and simple edging.



Now so many options with this set of mini trees... ideal for background trees.. I used one of them on yesterdays project to create a tree in the distance and I also use them a lot for creating foliage and adding tufts of grass etc by masking off the bottom of the image and only using the top of them.



This one is so adaptable.. beautiful tree that can be used any time of the year for your cards and scrapbooking but also at christmas as the little bird in the tree can be seen as a partridge in a pear tree...



Well.. do I really need to say anything about these apart from they are a must have in any crafters drawer... beautiful for accents, backgrounds and corners...



The large image I used on last weeks acrylic project... the lotus flower I used a few months back on a card where I decoupaged the layers for a truly beautiful effect and on of the birds can be seen in last weeks project with the birdhouse.. he was perched upon his branch inside the house.. lol



Again... sentiments and a few flourishes... we can never be without so an essential in the craft room.




I actually used a few of these last week whilst working on an easter project... I combined them with a crackle effect background stamp and distress inks.. I amazed even myself with the finished look...



A bit early for christmas I know but at least you'll be organised well in advance and with so many trees in the one pack you certainly wont be stuck for options will you.. lol



These stamps create some stunning effects when stamped in black and combined with distress inks etc.. either rich oranges and reds for the dessert feeling or blues and greys for the midnight sky... the dove is also perfect for weddings, sympathy, holy communion etc and if you wanted to you could simply mask the word 'peace' and use the dove on it's own... just imagine doing a mirror image of it for a wedding card... beautiful dont you think.



A few lovely sentiment stickers which can be used as a main feature on the front of the card or even as a verse on the inside of your card... again multiple usage.



Finally... we have a set of really cute stamps and the really good thing about them being individual stamps is that you can create your own scene.. use one shepherd or use all three... as for the sheep... well we can never have too many of them can we... and they are the cutest wee things too.
PHEW.... finally I've reached the end of the posting... so now all I have to do is tell you the rules... oh I do love when I get to be bossy boots... lol... so here goes...
To enter...
Simply leave a comment on this posting.... that's it... simple...
There is no need to sign up as a follower... I don't like blackmail... although you are welcome to if you want to
There is no obligation to post about it on your own blog.. but if you want to I'd be grateful for the publicity.. after all... the more the merrier.
Well.. now that's done all that's left is to tell you that this candy will run until midnight (GMT) on Monday 28th February (my birthday) and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 1st March.
Finally... GOOD LUCK to all who enter...
Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxxx

62 comments:

Karen said...

wow what a generous blog candy!! gorgeous stamps xx

Good luck girlies x

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

WOW Lorraine! These Stamps are amazing! I have never even heard of the company.....I'll be checking them out for sure..
Robin

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lorraine, what a lot of lovely stamps - such a generous candy offer. I'm particularly drawn to the trees, but then I always love tree scenes. Hopefully I might win one of them. Not long now till THD - how will you keep calm until then. Elizabeth x

sweetlipzzz43 said...

I, not long been stamping and loving these stamps especially the crimbo ones my favourite time of the year, thanks for bringing them to our attention xxx

Ann said...

Very generous blog candy!!! Good luck to all who enter :D xxx

Kerry said...

Fab candy Lorraine. I've never heard of these but will check them out xxxx

Michelle said...

Although I don't do stamping (mainly because they never turn out the way I want them to) but saying that these stamps would make me want to try again! they are gorgeous :) and IF I did win this blog candy (fabulous as it is) and still couldn't get it right, I know a person who would absolutely love them!

jean.tutt said...

what a gorgeous blog candy a beautiful selection

fairymadjo said...

oh hunny these stamps are sooo stunning , ive loved seeing all the art work you have made useing these stamps , there stamps that i would not usely like as i realy would not know how to use them , bit its great seing how you used each stamp and how the stamp , good luck all xxxxxxxxxxx

janwhitby2003 said...

OH MY God what a terrific candy your tempting us all with. I would so love to win this, so many designs wre going through my mind for my cards whilst looking at the stamps. If Im lucky enough to win I would be in crafters heaven.Good luck to all who enter
jan whitby

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lorraine, just a quick note - I've included a bit about this and a link on my blog so it might tempt some others across to take a peek. Elizabeth x

Moni said...

Waw this is awesome candy, lovely stamps you are giving away. So love to be the lucky winner. Thanks for the chance. Hugs;moni

Gillian said...

Dont normally stamp - but these are lovely!!

Hope you are well Mrs!!

G xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Well seeing as you are being bossy and insisting who am I to argue my friend. Would love to win these fab stamps too lol xx

Carol Ann said...

Wow Lorraine a lot of gorgeous stamps there would definitely get the mojo flowing!
Hugs
Carol Ann xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Some amazing ideas flowing already Lorraine adore these stamps thanks for the opportunity,
Shaz in Oz.x I posted it on my blog!

triciasconfetti said...

What a lovely selection of stamps. I have never seen these before but was directed to you lovely blog by Elizabeth at The Silver Scrappers Craft Space. Thanks for giving people the chance to win one of these stamps.
x Tricia

triciasconfetti said...

What lovely stamps you are offering people. I have never come across these before but having just had a quick look at their site there is a good selection of Christian stamps which are hard to find these days.
Thanks for the chance to win one of these.
x Tricia

craftyrufus said...

Lorraine, What gorgeous stamps & I've loved everything you've done with them so far! So many possibilities.....
See you soon
Ruthx

Yvonne Russell said...

I'm already a follower and enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful creations. This is so generous of you... so many beautiful stamps. Thank you.

Wishing you everything wonderful for your birthday on the 28th and the coming year.

Nikki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! Lorraine you are just so sweet there are so many beauties Wow!!!
thanks for the chance at winning such amazing treat
hugs Nikki C

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lorraine, what gorgeous stamps. I would love to be in with a chance of winning. I hope you have a FAB birthday and especially enjoy your birthday treat. I feel unhappy that I'll only be 14 miles away from one of my craft idols but in some respects it's good I wasn't going as I am still waiting for my surgery on 7/3/11 and as you know when a tooth isn't happy you feel awful all over. I shall be there in spirit and wish you a wonderful time. I'd love to have gone to get a better picture of Tim on my desktop as the one I have pixelates if I make bigger and when I'm having a bad day I look at that or go to my tardis and look at the postcard of Tim from last years' TSV. Enjoy your crafting time. Hope hubby has a lovely birthday despite the love of his life not being there. Take care, Kym xxx

Alizabethy said...

What a great set of stamps - juast love the trees! hope you have a wonderful birthday

Caroline Hallett said...

Wow that's an awesome collection there - and you get to see lord Tim of holtz during your birthday week - how good is that? Happy Birthday xxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Lorraine these atamps are amazing, thanks for the chance to win them, hope you have a great time today seeing The Lord Tim of Holtz. Love Hazelxox

Craftyanny said...

me fingers are ever so tightly crossed Lorriane. Gorgeous candy, thanks for the chance to win
Anne x

Anonymous said...

great candy would love to win jane xx

Di said...

What generous candy - and I too hadn't heard of this company but will be looking in more detail! I just love the trees, flourishes etc. - absolutely gorgeous! Di x

scotspanda said...

Wow hun what a huge haul of stamps! Very generous of the company. Theres not many would give so many away. I'm loving them all especially those cute shepherds lol

Huggles

Amandaxx

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Lorraine x Happy birthday for the 28th February x How so very generous of Time to Sow for this amazing candy x thanks for holding it x They are beautiful x Leigh x

Lil' 'Ol Me said...

Hello Lorraine
What a busy lady you are these days! You wear me out just reading your posts!
I love the Time to Sow Stamps, they are beautiful. I really do prefer the clear stamps now, they are so much easier to use and get perfect results with.
The Blog Candy is very generous, thanks for blogging it x

JeNjOy said...

WOW fantastic stamps and sooooo many. Happy Birthay for Monday.
Time to sow!!!!
Time to check it out.
Jenjoy x

caroline said...

oh what amazing candy.Have a great birthday.

Donna said...

Wowzer Lorraine, very generous candy hun, thanks for the chance to win these beauties. Glad to see you've been having fun with tim and co. Lucky you. Donna x

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

my mojo's just gone crazy!!! oooo the ideas!!! :-) happy birthday hun!! hope you have a lovely day! hugs carlyann xxx

Larisa said...

Great giveaway! I love the stamps a lot! But I have just a few at me... I linked it on sidebar
http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Henriƫtte said...

Hi Lorraine, Happy Birthay for Monday.
These Stamps are amazing! Thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed.
Hugs Henriƫtte

Vika Dolya said...

Thank you for your love, for such a generous treat, for your kind heart. Participating with gratefulness.

Leanne said...

Just found your lovely blog. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I really hope I do. These are awesome.

Christine said...

WOW Lorraine, this is fantastic blog candy and the stamps are gorgeous.
Hugs Christine xx

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Wow! Super yummy candy. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Gill McCall said...

OMG lorraine what a fantastic candy giveaway - puts my ones to shame!
all the stamps are gorg but i especially love the fabby tree with the wee birday love love love it.
thanks for the opportunity to win and will post on my blog too.
see you next week! x

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Lorraine!!!
And let me say WOW!
Those stamps amde my jaw hit the floor!lol.
They are all so beautiful!
Thanks for the chance!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Debbie said...

Wow Lorraine, these stamps are great, I have not seen them before, (were have I been!) Thank you for giving us the chance to win this candy, would be great to win.... Debbie

Valerie said...

What fantastic candy! I love the swirly tree and all the other trees. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone
Thanks Lorraine x

cebelica said...

You are so generous! Thank you very much for the chance to win this amazing candy! Hugs!

Bea said...

fab candy - I too am new to this company and will visit their site

Jo said...

These stamps are stunning Lorraine, what a fabulous blog candy, thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have a lovely birthday and get lots of crafty goodies. Jo x

Annelies said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it'll be a fantastic day with lots of nice people around you and many great presents of course! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Butterflies said...

What a great prize! Please include me in the draw
Thanks
Sammy

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, I do follow and I'm glad I do! Thanks for the chance at these goodies. I'd love to give them all a new home!

Jasmina said...

Thank you for a great candy. Lovely stamps!!!

Debbi said...

What gorgeous stamps! I use my craft items mainly for ministry related to church, and these stamps would be so perfect. Thank you so much for the chance to win such lovely candy!
*smiles*
debbi

alethea said...

wow, this is an amazing blog Candy!!! So many stamps!!! Think I've snuck in just in time to enter!!! By the way Happy Birthday!! Hope you have an amazing day!!

KarenB said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway! I'd love to join in :)
Have a fabulous day.

E.T said...

Thank you for this generous candy! Happy birthday!

Beckie Dreyer said...

What a whole heaps of stamps! Wow! I've never heard of this company and was so glad to find it. Love what the company represents.
Have a happy day!

Judi said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that you're offering such a fabulous selection of stamps, just for leaving a comment, that really is incredibly generous! I really hope I'm LUCKY!

Hugs

Judi x

Penni said...

Wow what fabulous blog candy - thanks for the chance to win.

Love your blog BTW.

Hugs
Penni
X

Cindylu2u said...

Oh wow, what a generous giveaway, and what fantastic stamps, would truly enjoy using these!! Thanks
Cindy
http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/

Sonchyk said...

hi! it's just amazing stamps, I have not seen these, thank you for the opportunity to get such beauty
http://sonchyk-art.blogspot.com/

Selena said...

Very cool sweetie, I hope I'm lucky and I won it and thanks for the chance.
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