Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Friday, 27 April 2012

It's Candy time again!!

We had our Candy winner for hitting the 40 followers, so of course it's time for candy for the next biggy and that is when we reach 60 followers.   I have been wondering what to offer and after reading all your lovely comments I have I seen a few requests for a start up kit for the Decorative Pins.  So I have been thinking I need to publicise this and I want you to win Candy that you actually like and want, so I have an idea:  how about a couple of winners?   I am feeling generous again so.......how about Two runners-up who will win a Start-up set of pins plus two ready made pins for inspiration and then an overall winner who will win a Start-up set plus a full box of mixed ready made pins.  

So three lovely winners for the next draw, this is exciting!!!!  
The post office is going to love me...lol!

What do you need to do for a chance of winning:-
First, of course, please be a follower of my blog, second if you have a blog put a link to my Candy onto your sidebar and then leave me a comment under this post and all the names will be entered into the draw when we reach the big 60.  (Non-bloggers just become a follower and leave a comment please.)


The Candy Starter Pack will include:-
1. Two or three sizes (lengths) of base pins (the number of each will depend on what I have managed
     to get in before the draw takes place, but will definitely be 8pins made up from the various sizes)
2.  Spacers in various sizes (4, 6 & 8mm)
3.  Bead caps in various sizes (6 &8mm) in Silver
4.  Bead caps in 8mm Gold
5.  Bead cones in silver (one size to fit 6 & 8mm beads)
6.  Smooth round Metal spacer beads 3/4/5mm in Silver
7.  Smooth round Metal spacer beads 3/4/5mm in Gold
8.  A selection of pearls and beads in various colours and sizes
9.  Metal connectors (heart and/or circle)

I hope I have chosen well and you will take part and make it a bit more interesting.
That's it for today.  See you all soon.
Big hugs Linda x
 


40 comments:

  1. Hi Linda
    What a great idea-you certainly have chosen well.
    This will be a super prize!
    Eileen x

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  2. Christine Harrop27 April 2012 at 13:39

    What fabulous candy Linda. As Eileen said, whoever wins this will be a very lucky crafter indeed! I almost said lucky "lady" but there are so many guys crafting now, so who knows?
    Christine x

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  3. Yummy, yummy, Linda. What a lovely prize! Love your blog.
    Cathy - Drogheda

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  4. Oooh you do spoil us!!! what lovely candy, thank you so much for tha chance to win

    hugs Vicky x x x

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  5. That is so kind of you Linda, one set would be lovely but to offer three wow there will be a few very happy bunnies, hugs Fiona P xxxx

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  6. Morning Linda,
    Thank you for your very generous candy offer! I would love to have a go at making gorgeous pins like you. Have a good weekend, Desiree.x

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  7. Stunning Candi would love to win it ,thanks for the chance .Melanie

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  8. Hi Linda, Yummy candi. You are very generous. I'd love the chance to take part but don't have blog, hope that's o.k. I'll keep checking back to see if I'm lucky!
    Take care
    Sue

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    1. Sue that is fine sweetie, all are welcome blogged or not...lol!! May I ask why you haven't continued to do your blog? Good luck and Best wishes
      Linda x

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    2. Thanks so much Linda for including me. As for my blog... well it's a long story really. I was just looking to see what was involved and decided it looked a bit daunting and also I'm not sure if my cards are good enough. I do put cards onto my Do-crafts gallery though, that's where the name bearhouse comes from.
      All the best
      Sue

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  9. Would love to win your candy. Making my own pins is my desired thing to do. Was tempted to order some from c&c on Friday after seeing Sue Wilson again with her wonderful demos, but resisted because I would never get into making my own if I have them ready made. So here's hoping. Thanks so much for the chance. Maureen

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  10. Hi Linda,
    thank you for a chance to win your lovely pins. I would be very interested in learning how to make them. Where do you purchase the long pins form? Have a great crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Hi Jenny, if you look on the right-hand side of my blog you will see the full list of my posts, look for the 'Decorative Pins Tutorial' and it gives you a list of the supplies needed with links to places I buy from plus all the instructions of how to make them. I hope that helps, if you need any other help or advice email me (click on my picture, email under my profile) and I will do what I can. Best wishes Linda x

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  11. Hi Linda, seem to have my access back properly to your blog, so catching up with what I missed! Your pins are so pretty, after watching Sue Wilson's shows, I must admit they do add a certain something to finish a card off. You are so kind to offer them as candy, do hope I'm lucky enough to win, if not how can I purchase a kit to learn how to make them? Thank you so much, it's a very wet day here, can't craft with my calibur as not got it back yet, so I feel a stamping day coming on! Take care Alison:)

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  12. Hi Linda, well I guess I didn't leave a comment, so here it is. Firstly I want to thank you for your generosity, the candy sounds yummy ans I hope I shall be one of the lucky winners.I love the bookmarks and will try to enter the challenge when it starts. Take care ans keep well, best wishes, Lesley x

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  13. Hi Linda, well I guess I didn't leave a comment, so here it is. Firstly I want to thank you for your generosity, the candy sounds yummy ans I hope I shall be one of the lucky winners.I love the bookmarks and will try to enter the challenge when it starts. Take care ans keep well, best wishes, Lesley x

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  14. Hi Linda, well I guess I didn't leave a comment, so here it is. Firstly I want to thank you for your generosity, the candy sounds yummy ans I hope I shall be one of the lucky winners.I love the bookmarks and will try to enter the challenge when it starts. Take care ans keep well, best wishes, Lesley x

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  15. Hi Linda,
    Lovely stick pins and cards!! Thank you for offering the chance to win some of them! Have a great day! Sheryl

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  16. Oh, your stick pins are absolutely gorgeous! I "discovered" you through Andrea Ewen's blog. She used one of your pins on a card, and I couldn't stop "oh-ing" and "ah-ing" (are those actual words - ha/ha)! Just exquisite! I don't have a blog. I'm relatively computer-challenged. I guess I spent too many years on the mission field in Kenya. The rest of the world marched on (technologically), and I'm a little behind. But, I do enjoy making cards, and seeing all the amazing talent out there in blog-land! Thank you for offering such fantastic "candy". {That's another thing it took me a while to figure out - ha/ha!)

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  17. Beautiful stick pins!!! How generous of you to want to share these gorgeous pins-hope I get lucky lol

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  18. I, too, discovered your blog from Andrea Ewen's. Her card was lovely and had your stickpin on it.... absolutely beautiful! I'd love a chance to win some! And I do have a blog, but am still learning how to do it all, so I need some help....(ok, maybe lots of help, lol!)

    1) You said to leave a comment... in progress!
    2) I'll be signing up as a follower before I leave your blog!
    3) the "help" I need is putting a 'link' to your 'Candy' in my sidebar....

    OK... I know how to add stuff through blogger to my sidebar, like a picture, and I can even 'attach' a link to that photo that goes to a certain other page where I want it to take someone who clicks it. Are you with me so far? :)... What I need to know is... what do you mean by "a link to my Candy"? Do you mean to this post? or to the photo of your lovely pins or something in your sidebar or somewhere else? Please LMK since I'm not understanding exactly what you mean. I'd be so happy to display a photo of your lovely pins that links to your BLOG (and I know how to do exactly that with your permission to use your photo! I've done several already from other talented ladies blogs!).... I'm just not understanding that particular phrase "a link to my Candy"! So.. HELP... and thanks so much! :)

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    1. Hi Paula,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for taking the time to join me on the blog. The 'link' is just a link to this Candy post so that others will be on the correct page of my blog to comment and join in if they wish to. It is done exactly the way you have said, just go to top of this page, copy and paste its URL and put that as the link with the picture. Good luck in the draw. Hopefully it won't be too long now, as we are almost at the 60 followers. Take care Linda x

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    2. Got it!.... Thanks Linda :)

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  19. What a lovely idea the pins are beautiful, I have a trend at the moment -they are on all of my cards. Thanks

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  20. Hi Linda
    thanks for joining in my candy and for becoming a follower and for your lovely comments! Very much appreciated! I so love this candy of yours and I would love to participate, thanks for the chance!
    xoxo, Alessandra

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  21. W.O.W., Linda! What a talented woman you are!!! I am so glad I found your blog through Andrea.

    Stick pins are my new interest and imagine my joy at reading one of your replies about a stick pin tutorial you have. I've been wanting to try my hand at making them but, I must confess, I didn't know where to start. I'll check out your tutorial after leaving my complete comment here.

    Thank you so much for a chance to win your generous stick pin blog candy! I am sooooooo hoping I'm one of the lucky and blessed winners!!!

    Hugs,
    Vickie Merrick

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  22. Linda, your stick pins are amazing and very inspiring! I could look at them all day! Thanks for the chance to win! I don't have a blog but I did subscribe to yours! Blessings, Elaine

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  23. Your stick pins are just gorgeous. I really like using pins in my projects and you inspire me to have a go at making my own. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mags
    x

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  24. Hi Linda, I'm a new follower to your fab Blog, thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous pins, I've always wanted to try making my own x
    Wendy x

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  25. Hi Linda! I just found your blog and love what I see, so I am now a new follower! I have linked your photo in my sidebar and now I am hoping for luck! :) hugs Sandra

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  26. Loving your stick pins - I have tried to make my own but nothing as beautiful and professional as yours x Sarah

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  27. wow such beautiful candy. I wish if I could win, so my fingers are crossed... Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Anreda

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  28. Just found your blog today. Thanks for the candy opportunity and I look forward to following you!x

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  29. Hello Linda, I have just discovered your blog and became your 60th follower. WOW your pins are amazing and I am going to have a look at the supplies you used, I love the heart connectors. I have just started making pins so your blog is going to be invaluable.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  30. Fabulous candy! Thanks so much for the chance to win it! Ani

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  31. Greetings from sunny Spain! I am very pleased to meet you! This wonderful candy to help me carry my ideas. I'm very glad I became a regular reader of your blog http://rusalena.blogspot.com/ hug!

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  32. Lovely Candy and a great blog.

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  33. What beautyful stick pins.Thanks for the chance to win this candy!
    Nice day, Sabine

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  34. Hi !
    Great blog with great candy.
    Hope I will have a chance.
    bittan4@gmail.com

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  35. Have just become a follower, your pins look amazing. I have had a go at making simple pins, but yours look gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs
    Kim xx

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