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Anyone for some BLOG CANDY????!!!!


*** This post will remain at the top until Friday 2nd July***
Ok peeps here is my Blog Candy to celebrate many things:
The opening of my New Look Shop - Saturday 3rd July 2010
The start of the Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts Challenge Blog - Saturday 3rd July 2010
 My Blogaversary at the end of 30th May 2010
This week 11th May - 17th May is the CFS/ME awareness week

Please note: There will be chances for extra goes at the Blog Candy & an awesome Raffle with prizes from FIVE, The Gadget Show, Ian Wright & Justin Lee Collins later on so make sure you pop back for that!

The Candy Rules!!
  1. Become a follower - if you want to that is...but it would be a good idea to keep track of the future events
  2. Advertise the Blog Candy/Opening of New Shop/Challenge blog/CFS/ME awareness day 12th May either on a post with a link back to this post or your side bar - either is fine
  3. Add your name to Mr Linky
The Candy will close Friday 2nd July at 9pm (UK time)
If you don't have a blog please make sure you leave your name on Mr Linky
Blog Candy is open to anyone worldwide
It will be drawn on 3rd July 2010

 For 2nd Entry - Candy click HERE
dont forget to add your name again e.g. Helen #2 

For 3rd Entry - Candy click HERE - totally optional
don't forget to add you name e.e Helen #3

Included in this blog candy there is:
1 x Ellephantastic knitted scarf/decoration
12 x sheets of 8x8 papermania hearts papers
1 x pack of 6x6 Dovecraft "Fantasy" papers
1 x pack of Dovecraft "Fantasy" clear stamps - Emblems
2 x Maya Road chipboard flourishes (which match the stamps perfectly!)
2 x Spotty ribbin reels
2 x Papermania blue couture ribbon/fiibres
2 x Studio G stamps (Family & Friends)
1 x small Dovecraft pastel brads
1 x small Dovecraft earthtone brads
Mixture of Prima flowers
Prize added June 8th - 4 digis of your choice


Wipso said…
Hi Helen. Some really fab blog candy. I have linked you to my last blog so hope you get lots of interest. Congrats on the shop opening.
A x
Hi Helen
Links posted on my blog for both ME/CFS and your exiting new venture. I hope the coming weeks are not too stressful and hope next week goes to plan.
Big gentle hugs,
Helen xx
Thistleblue said…
Oh some fantastic candy! Congrats on your blogaversary, the new shop and the new challenge blog, which i can't wait to start!

and link to your challenge blog added.
I am so looking forward to this, it's going to be a roaring success I'm sure
Jennifer said…
This is very exciting! Good luck, I wish you lots of success with the shop and challenge. I've linked everything in my sidebar.
Jen x
princesskitten said…
Done all that for you Helen - and I have pinched your fibro ribbon and put it on my fibro blog - hope that's ok
Twiglet said…
Good luck Helen - I have created a little blog link for you from mine!!
thread-bare said…
Heading over to my blog now to add your candy to my sidebar hun. Hope it gets loads of followers for you x Clare x
wow! what a fun & fabulous place. i just found you and i am now a follower! super images you've got too! thank you for the freebies.

i offer freebie images on the 5th of every month over at my blog. please come by sometime.
Jennie said…
great candy and thank you for the heads up:)
Twiglet said…
Managed to get my link back on - blog was playing up this am!!
kayc said…
Thanks for the chance to win your candy. I am now a follower. Kathleen x
Hels Sheridan said…
thanks for the chance of the Candy... I have CFS so sympathise anyone who suffers... mine is one of those that comes and goes depending on pain and stress levels...just one of those ailments that no one has a cure for though isn't it. Am linking on me blog :O)) x
Susie Sugar said…
Lovely candy Darling your in my side bar
Good luck with everything , you are such a busy girl these days aren't you glad things are going well for you
Hugs Susie xx
Vicki said…
wow thanks for the chance to win - this closes on my birthday (i'll be 28!!! eww) LOL xxx
hi, thanks for the change to win your fub candy, i linked you on my blog, hugs angelique
Hi, lovely candy and lovely blog, I am a follower, and have left my details in mr linky, and am a follower on the challenge blog too!

I have popped your candy on my sidebar:

I have candy too please stop by x Leigh x
jamillecost said…
I have linked you to my blog and thanks to chance to win!
Brenda said…
Congrats on you opening your new store! New follower and posted on my sidebar! Thanks for a chance to win!
Good luck with the opening of your new shop and thanks for the chance of winning this lovely candy!!

I'll be back to find out what's going on and the link is on my side bar.

Larisa said…
Good luck with the opening of your shop ))
Thanks for nice candy. I linked it on sidebar. Hugs. Larisa.
Crafty Chris said…
Good luck in everything, have link you on my sidebar.
Christine x
Mali Pering said…
Fantastic candy! Congrats on your blogaversary, the new shop and the new challenge blog, which i can't wait to start!

hugs, from Brazil, Mali pering
La Vikinga said…
Hello Helen, I saw your candy at Susie Sugar and decided to have a look - the candy is fabulous (but I don't know how to spell the word correctly...) and I've put a post on my sidebar.
Hope to win,

Charlotta / La Vikinga
Nice Candy
I placed your link on my sidebar

good day

Sweetpz said…
great blog! thanks for the chance to win =) i'm a follower on both blogs.
Cheryl Kosakura said…
Congrats on your blogaversary and opening the new shop!! Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy! I have it posted in my sidebar.
Hi, your candy is great. And your Ellephantics boxes are very nice. Thank you for the great Candy. LG Melanie
Regina said…
Congrats on the shop opening and your blogaversary! thanks for the chance for some yummy goodies! I am a follower and have added it to my sidebar.
Scrapper Maya said…
I'm blog hopping & am loving your blog! :) hope I'm the lucky winner!! LOL.. :D
Hi Helen,

what a great chance, thank you!

Best wishes
Wilma and Silvia
Nikki said…
Thanks Helen for the chance I've linked you up in my sidebar :)
hugs Nikki
(I have your little elephant in my links to)
sucor said…
Congratulations on your blog anniversary, the new shop and the new challenge blog!!I am a follower and face book fan. I have no blog but I am emailing my crafty friends and telling my scrapping group.

Su C.
i have posted the challenge logo on my sidbar, hugs angelique
jane said…
Have posted link on my side bar good luck on the new challenge blog
Luv Jane xxx
Manu Mamma said…
Hi Helen:congrats for everything!!... and thanks for your candy.
I've added your link to my blog.
Manu Mamma said…
Hi Helen: congrats for everything... and thanks 4 your candy. I've just added your link to my blog.
Mel said…
Hi Helen! I love your Blog it is awesome :)
Deca said…
Thank you for the chance to win. My blog is
Anonymous said…
Congrats, congrats and congrats! You are very busy.
Thanks for the chance to win. I am off to add you to my sidebar right now.
Marit said…
Thank you for the chance to win.
Anonymous said…
Hello from Poland! Thanks for the chance to win.
laska said…
Good luck with the opening of your shop ))
Thanks for the chance to win candy. I linked it on sidebar
Helen x said…
Lovely blog and good luck with the shop... thanks for the chance to win!

Helen x
scrapperali said…
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such fab blog candy
Anonymous said…
What a wonderful candy, thanks so much for this generous opportunity!
I habe linked you to my Blog and - of course - I am a follower of your beautiful and inspiring blog!

kimmie_35 said…
Hi, Helen,
thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy. Your blog is very inspiring... I have become a follower and look forward to your continuing inspiration...
Kim M
Josie said…
Your blog candy is too good to resist... thank you for giving us the chance to win

Congratulations on ur shop & challenge blog.
Van (Vung) said…
I love what you are giving away. Thank you for this wonderful chance to win.
Steffi M said…
What a beautiful Candy.
Since I'll be happy with it
Lg Steffi
Jasmine Wilmany said…
Good luck everyone! :)
Karen L said…
Wonderful blog candy! Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to use Mr. Linky.....don't know what to enter when they ask for a URL because I don't have a blog. Help!!

I've been a follower for about a year and have just checked out your other blogs....can't believe you are able to keep up with all this!
Karen L said…
Thanks for the help Helen. I left my name with Mr. Linky!!
Shalini said…
you are doing a super job helen... well done!!!

kayc said…
Thanks for the second chance to win. I have left you a blog award on my blog. Kathleen x
anita said…
Congrats and thanks. you,ve reached along way.

please view my blog to see ur candy
anita said…
thank u so much and congrats
BastlWastl said…
you have a very nice blog. Super!
Thanks for the chance, to win this great candy.
I have linked to my sidebar!

Lovely Greetings,
loyaz said…
Wow - that's some really great candy!!!
Kayra said…
fantastic candy! Congrats on your blogaversary!!
Amanda said…
Love your creations Helen! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy. Have done all that is required!
Have a great week!
Cheryl said…
Hi Helen. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance at candy and congrats on your New Look Shop.
Hugs. Cheryl
Congrats ~ Congrats ~ Congrats x I am sure you will do well in your shop and happy blogaversary x well done on your fund raising too x Leigh x
docneha said…
Hi Helen,
love ur candy very much.. its sweet.. LOLLLL
linked it to my blog
Hi Helen! Thanks for the chance to participate in this great candy!! hugs from Argentina
scrappingann said…
Hi Helen,

Thanks for the chance, to win this great candy.
I have linked to my sidebar!
I have become a follower.

EFI said…
Blog candy???? Of course YES!!!! Dear Helen your blog candy is awesome!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!
Fab blog candy-you are very generous. I have linked you to my blog. I have Fibromyalgia and ME so amazed to find your blogs. Thank you for furthering this cause and raising it's profile.
Marjon said…
Wowie what a great candy,i am a follower.
thnx for the chance to win this candy.
I have the link on my sidebar.

Grtzz Marjon
Marjon said…
Thnx for trying twice,great blog you have here lots of beautiful creations.

Grtzz Marjon
Marley said…
WOW!! Beautiful blog and blogcandy!! thank you so much for the chance to win.. I have the candy picture in my sidebar, your new blog blinkie in my sidebar and the Ellephantastic draw in aid of Action for M.E.on my blog!! Thank you so much hugs xx Marley
Creaine said…
wow nice candy!!
good luck.
bye Ine
Kras said…
My name is Krassimira
Join a blog a blog but confetti points fly from nowhere
Not win contests
nobody noticed me
My comments are hard to read
ONLY and I still waiting
Skrapbuker said…
Nice blog! Pretty candy!

I'm a follower.

I've also shared this on my blog.

Thanks for a chance to win!
Anonymous said…
great candy- hope I have a chance to win
Susanne said…
What a great oppurtunity to win this goreous candy.
Thanxx for that.

Susanne said…
What a great opportunity to win this gorgeous candy.

Susanne said…
What a great opportunity to win this gorgeous candy.
Thank you.

Brenda Brown said…
How exciting Helen. I have linked to my blog and become a follower because I like what you create. Thanks for the opportunity.
Luv Brenda xxx
Carole RB said…
Hi Helen
Congrats for your new shop. Thanks for the opportunity to win this super blog candy. I don't have a blog so I used your url to use MrLinky. I'm one of your follower for a while now. You can reach me at caroricbreton at hotmail dot com
Kay Griffin said…
Thanks so much for the chance to win some fantastic blog candy. Good luck with the new shop. Kay x
becnalec said…
Wow, that is great blog candy, I advertised with a link to your giveaway, new challenge blog, and the CFS/ME awareness day on blog. Thanks for the chance to win can't wait to see what else is in store.
becnalec said…
ok, added to mr.linky again, became a follower on both places and put a link in the side bar. Thank you for the chance again...
wintam said…
I follow! I added to side bar! I LOVE elephants!!!!
lemonade said…
what a gorgeos candy! Hello from Ukraine! You're on my sidebar:
samentti said…
You have a nice blog!
samentti said…
I became a follower of your blog.
wat n fantastische candy!!
zou superrrrrrr zijn als ik m zou winnen!!! liefs monique
Galinka said…
thanks for the change to win your candy, i linked you on my blog
Naama said…
This is a very nice candy, Naama:)
good luck - I'll add you to my side bar
nerllybird said…
Wondered why everyone was saying hello to me, then realised you're a Helen too, lol. Have linked in a post and become a follower, fabby blog you have here!

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