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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Maja Design Vintage Winter Blog Candy

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Please indulge me for a few minutes and let me take you back in time a couple of weeks....to the Think Pink blog candy. My thanks go to all who entered, and who posted the candy on their sidebars. We all need to remember to keep checking for lumps, or anything that seems unusual. The sooner any lump is detected, the sooner it can be treated.
Many of you left comments. Positive, reassuring comments, and lots of good wishes for Astrid. I am very grateful for your thoughtfulness but more importantly, Astrid is very grateful and touched by everyones care and concern.

Let me take you back a little further in time to October when I wrote this on a post...

I've also suddenly started to receive "We'll send you one of these free to give away as blog candy" emails. I have refused them all - politely of course. If I was offered something I already use then I would willingly accept the occasional freebie to give away as blog candy. But if I don't use it then it's wrong to pimp it on my blog, in my opinion.


I have always done this because I feel it is wrong to promote something I wouldn't actually use myself just because it's free. I am not saying that I'm right in this matter, just that it wouldn't sit well for me. (hubby regularly tells me that I would cut my nose off to spite my face and that I am the most stubborn person he has ever met) 
But when Astrid and Kees asked me if I would like them to send me a pad of papers to offer as candy I jumped at the chance. This is something I love and something I use so I was delighted at the offer.
(Thank you very much Astrid and Kees, you are so lovely)


Maja Designs make the most gorgeous papers, the only problem I have with Maja papers is actually using them. They are so pretty that it's almost a crime to cut them! The quality of the paper is the best I've ever used, nice and substantial but still easy enough to cut. 
I also love Pion Design papers and Inkido (but I am not allowed to buy any Inkido until after I've opened my Christmas presents!) and you can find a fabulous selection of these papers at Crea Duymelot.


So for my candy I have...
Maja Design Vintage Winter



This is a beautiful pad of 6x6  papers...available to buy Here and it's a nice fat wad of papers too, 48 sheets in total, 2 sheets each of 23 double sided patterned papers and 2 die cut sheets.


And on the theme of Christmas, I also have...
One Memory Box Winterland Tree die, plus my favourite Stickles Stardust glitter glue, and a bottle of fine grade German Glass glitter in clear, which makes the most gorgeous snow.
(Please note that the glass glitter IS glass so handle with care)


Candy is open to my followers, and is open worldwide...though I am not liable for any customs/tax that some countries impose. Posting a picture of the Maya pad on your sidebar would be greatly appreciated. Candy will close on Saturday 3rd December at 6pm GMT.
Please click the blue froggy to enter.
Thanks for looking
Love Elaine xxx




63 comments:

  1. I love that you hold true to your values. Especially in cyber-space, that is truly admirable.

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  2. Hi Elaine,
    Wow, that's so generous of Astrid and you. This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the chance to win. But nr. 1 is not my lucky number.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  3. wow this is so kind of them to send and know what you mean about struggling to use some papers. Thinks these are made to stroke as tilly does with her ribbons. lol. Just got my results from muy Mamogram and I am ok always a period of fingers crossed till i get my results. Hugs Sue xx
    ps cinders arrived today

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  4. hi huni i totally agree with you on this one i think its great that yo will only offer things you love to use yourself i too have never offered anything i don't like even though i don't have the chance to offer too much but when i do its always things i have already.I think this is a great reason for candy too and your post has really opened my eyes to check my body more as i know i don't do proper checks all that often and as women we really need to keep our eyes wide open so thankyou for that huni.I do love the look of the papers and that tree is fabulous i just love the style of it so thankyou for the chance of winning it hun take care and all my love to Astrid too
    hugs
    Lorraine xx

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  5. OhWOW!! Thank you so much for the chance to win these fabulous papers and the die....gorgeous,

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Hi.

    I loved this candy. Thanks for chance to win.

    I posted candy on my blog (sidebar)

    Val Rodrigues

    http://crieartezzanato.blogspot.com/

    Hugs

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  7. I tell you Astrid and Kees are so sweet to give you this giveaway. I know these papers are just gorgeous. You all are so lucky to get those papers, I so wish someone would sell these in the states.
    My well wishes go out to Astrid and they are in my prayers.
    Big Hugs

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  8. Oh my giddy aunt Elaine, those papers look AMAZING and I love the look of that gorgeous die. Ohhhh and stickes and glitter too. So lovely. Thank you so much for offering them and to Astrid and Kees for bring so generous too. Lee xx

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  9. Wonderful candy - off to post it on my sidebar. Thanks so much

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  10. Wow Elaine! What a fantastic candy! Thanks so much for the chance to enter, I have added it to my sidebar :)
    Fiona L x

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  11. What a fantastic candy!!!Thank you so much for the chance to win!! And my thoughts are with Astrid too!! HOpe that she is well!! Hugsxx

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  12. Hi Elaine,thats so kind of Astrid and you,and Iknow what your mean
    Your not stobborn your just honest!
    Hugs Heidy

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  13. Wow...you get your Candys for free??! Wow...I have to buy mine...just offered one for my Followers.
    I LOVE Maja Design paper and like you I usually pamper them more than using them ;) So I wanna take this chance to win some!
    Greetings from Austria
    Martina

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  14. this is really sweet of Astrid and i understand why you refuse the other stuff!

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  15. Hi Elaine,
    How very kind of Astrid and Kees to offer this gorgeous pad of papers for a giveaway on your blog. They look delicious. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs
    Marion

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  16. Thanks for the chance, Elaine!
    I posted on my sidebar :)

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  17. oops silly me left me comment on the one below ha ha x
    so here is another papers so lush i would stroke them x
    they would be coming to a good home lol x
    thanks for the chance my friend
    hugs
    Suzieqx

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  18. hiya sweetie
    what a gorgeous papers hunni
    the candy in total is amazing
    thanks for the chance sweetie
    it's already linked sweetie
    have a marvelous day hunni
    hugs angelique

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  19. Girl, I would so be entering this candy if it weren't for the fact that a very sweet blogging friend just sent me this pad of paper! It is gorgeous!!!! I'm in love. I will check out your site for different pads, thanks for the link!
    Hugs, Dena

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  20. Hi Elaine
    Thanks you for this chance to win this gorgeous paper pad and beautiful die, thanks to Astrid and Kees also,
    and I agree totally with your post chum, it is so necessary for us all to check ourselves regularly, and also to raise awareness, like your posts chum, Astrid is in my prayers
    off now to pop your Candy pic on my sidebar, Lots Hugs xx
    Sarah x

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  21. Hi Elaine, Oh this is so fab of you all, thanks for a chance to win, see it didn't take that AuntySue long but where's Tilly...have you barred her from here...lol...xxx

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  22. Hi sweet Elaine, thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous papers & for reminding us to check our bodies. Sending my best to Astrid & hope everything goes well for her. I know several ladies close to me who have discovered lumps early & they are doing very well.
    Hugs, Janie

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely pad. Hope Astrid is feeling better.

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  24. Elaine, thank you for the chance to win this super sweet candy! What a great message you are spreading, I am a young woman and didn't really think about checking for lumps, but you never know. It doesn't hurt to check. I hope Astrid will be fine! Hugs, Hanneke

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  25. These are indeed gorgeous papers! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  26. thank y ou Elaine, have added to my sidebar x

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  27. Hi..

    I have added on my blog - sidebar
    http://blogsorteios.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for candy and have a nice day.

    Maria Reny sales

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  28. Thank you so much for offering this candy! Shelly x

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  29. Oh wow, the papers are lovely and that die is one I'm thinking of buying as I've seen it around a lot lately. Fingers crossed I won't have to buy it !!! LOL. Fab candy and I think you're right not to be "bought" by suppliers who you would not use. You hold on tight to your morals Elaine. Annette xx

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  30. what an awesome candy!!! Thanks for the chance to win this, I'll put it in my sidebar.

    gr. arjette.

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  31. I agree with you Elaine it,s great that you love to promote something you use yourself and love.
    Thanx for the chance of this yummy candy i love both the papers and the die.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  32. Thank you to Astrid & Kees & hope Astrid is improving. Thank you to you too & it's not stubborness at all - I think this is what integrity is about. I've managed to get this on my sidebar - am now back as a follower too though I had to unfollow & redo myself as between them Mr Google & Mr Blogger were doing odd things with updating the Reader system.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  33. Great candy! Thank you for the chance to win :-)
    Posted a linky here http://rightbrainglitters.blogspot.com/

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  34. Candy is such a fun way of discovering blogs! I've browsed yours now and I'd like to come back for more inspiration. It's always so interesting to find other crafters and all the different styles there are to crafting.

    Take good care of yourself!
    Outi xxx
    http://pappersgalen.blogspot.com/

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  35. Hi Elaine sweetie flipping blogger & google dont know who is messing me about! mmm.. thanks so much for a chance to win this lush DP not used it before.. good news re Astrid I need to go for a mamogramme in Jan..not something I am looking forward to with my track record..I see I'm not THE ONLY paper stroker in blogland..
    lol.. take care hope Hal & hubby are welll too??

    smiles Christine x

    ps off to check out this lush DP..thanks for the link..

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  36. Thanks for offering such fabulous blog candy.

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  37. Oooh Elaine you shouldn't wave such gorgeous papers in front of me, I'll be setting up camp here till the 3rd Dec, it'll be like waiting for the sales lol. Thanks for the chance to win, you are very generous. hugs Teresa xx

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  38. Hi Hun, You stubborn never lol, gorgeous candy hun, thanks for the chance, hope your ok and not working to hard, hugs Liz xx

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  39. I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :) …

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the tree.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  41. Oh Yummy Candy Elaine, would I just love to even stroke it :)Thanks for chance to own it xx
    Think of Astrid and Kees often and sending them hugs Mau xx

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  42. I have propably used up my luck for now, but I`d love to join in, and I am happy to put your giveaway on my blog. :)

    Lots of hugs,
    Anne.

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  43. Oooooo Elaine, some more fabby candy from your very generous self!! I've been over and had a drool at Astrid's shop but I'm waiting for my christmas money so that I can have a little spend up! You enabler you!! Totally agree btw about not 'pimping' (love your use of that word LOL!) something you don't use on your blog, it's hard to have respect for someone who sings the praises of something they've never even got out the packet!!! But I love and respect you, of course!! Hugs, Marie xxx

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  44. I really appreciate what you post. You have a new subscriber now.

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  45. There is nothing wrong with being true to yourself!! Well done on having standards. and what generous people to provide that paper pack!! Love the blog, and am now a follower

    Your candy is now posted on my sidebar, Thanks for the opportunity xx

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  46. What gorgeous papers! And that die is lovely.

    I've blogged and sidebarred your pic!

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  47. Wow, fabulous candy and so generous of you. Off to post it in my sidebar, thanks for the chance to win xx

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  48. Just catching up with everyone after being away for most of November. Sadly I missed the SS bloghop but am entering this. What gorgeous candy. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I have a little candy on offer too. Marianne x

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  49. Oh Elaine I do so agree with you, Ive had lots of people asking me to do things with my blog and Ive just binned them as Im not prepared to be a free advertising board for them, so far no one has offered me any freebies, but you never know perhaps one day it will come.
    You are one of the most honest people I know and you are like me I wont promote something I dont like or ever use. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  50. Fab candy, thanks for giving us the chance to win, its nice that you don't want to be part of an advertising campaign and it's always best if you are sticking to what you feel is right, love your blog, your projects are stunning
    Lindsay xx

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  51. Beautiful candy Elaine. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Debbie x

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  52. Hello Elaine,

    Thank God that there are still people who stand by their believes, and are not greedy. Indeed the paper is gorgeous. I would love to take a chance for this great candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Lots of love Johanna

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  53. OhWOW!! Thank you so much for the chance to win these fabulous papers

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  54. Hi Elaine,
    Love this giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!
    I am a follower.

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  55. Hello Elaine
    Here's another that often cuts off her nose to spite her face!stunning papers and I find it so difficult to use them when they are double-sided, but I will try lol
    See it did not take Aunty Sue long to smell a freebie!! and that Janette was not far behind----- not booked my operation yet, still deciding what will hurt the least !!
    Take care and best wishes to Astrid
    Tilly x

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  56. Wow, how gorgeous are these papers? And so different to anything else I've seen! Thanks for the chance to win it, Elaine. I clicked to have a look in the shop, but I fear I should wait a wee bit as I've had to spend an awful lot on crafty stuff in the last week, for orders, pressies and stuff I actually need......but then I COULD just LOOK, couldn't I?.......Susie x

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  57. Thanks thanks and again thanks dear!!!!
    Blessings and hugz

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  58. Dear Elaine,
    I have never had the chance to get any Maja Design papers but I'm always admiring such beautiful designs and colors from my blogging friends that use them. Thank you for the great opportunity to win this beautiful 6x6 paper pad. And I LOVE the die too.
    Love,
    Paola

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  59. Thank you so much for the chance to win this adorable candy.
    Hugs, Anja

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  60. Deep intake of breath.........MERRY CHRISTMAS Elaine!!!!
    Erika.

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  61. Forgot to add....candy yummy yum yum!
    Big hugs Ex.

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  62. Thak you so much for this fantastic opportunity. I love Maja Design Papers!!!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

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  63. Hi Elaine, i nearly missed this one again!! lol!!!, gorgeous candy thanks for the chance!!!!!!

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