Pages

Friday, 24 February 2012

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things...


This post will stay at the top - please scroll down for any newer posts, thank you.
I thought (in the absence of a card!) I would show you some of my favourite crafty buys, seeing as I've been so terribly quiet lately!

Rubber Stamps....they are an addiction! I have to admit that I don't much care for digi's. I can use them but nothing beats getting inky with some new rubber, and a girl can NEVER have too many sentiments!


These are Whimsy Thank You tabs 1, a fab set of stamps which come pre-mounted..always a bonus in my eyes! And you can also buy....

Ta-da...the matching die. Love these a lot!

Papers....I love papers soooooo much. I'm a bit of a devil for hoarding them rather than actually using them. 


The 6x6 pads are a fab size for card makers and of course they all coordinate perfectly.
My Minds Eye have a vast collection of pads..this one is called Fiddlesticks.


Spellbinders...The very first dies I bought were nestabilities and now I have a huge collection of them. I don't use them to their full potential, unlike my buddy Erika who's a whizz with them! She makes the most striking and very classy cards with them....please pop over HERE for her blog.


This set is the Shapeabilities Daisy Flower Topper....I'm sure Erika can show me how to make the most of them!

Sooooo... I have one of each of the above items to give away to one of my lovely followers.
Click on the blue froggy below to enter and (only if you've got time) leave me a comment telling me one of your favourite crafty items...always good to know for future candies!
I'll leave the link up until Friday 24th February 6pm UK time.

Thanks for looking.

54 comments:

  1. Hello Elaine, These are all beautiful buys, I love those whimsy sentiments, not seen those before. Enjoy all your new stash!
    I think my favourite things at the moment are Pion papers, can't get enough of them. Have fun,
    hugs Teresa xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Elaine,
    thanks for your nice giveaways. I love the stamps and spellbinders,too.And I'm a great fan from MFT dienamics.
    And my new love are the distress makers!

    hugs,Beate

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hiya, what a fab giveaway, thanks for giving us the chance to win have added my link and now off to add a pic and link to my sidebar
    Hope you are well. I have to say I agree that there is just so much more satisfaction to be had from stamping, I like digi's and I do use them sometimes but it's not the same as stamping. Just one favorite item is tricky though, I am not good at making decisions lol so either stamps, papers or dies would have to be my favorites
    Lindsay xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for a chance to win some of your favs - one of mine is punches. I love them. I have many and use them on most cards in some way, even if it's just to round the corners!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Elaine, like you I love my rubber stamps, images and sentiments, and would be lost without my die cuts. I adore them and have a massive collection. Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely candies.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

    ReplyDelete
  6. How cool are those stamps!! Wish they came in norwegian ;) I'm not entering as you know that i have a bunch of these pads on it's way to me ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. There are two things I just cannot craft without and that's my distress inks and my spellbinders. So I'm eagerly awaiting the new distress markers, a must have =)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Elaine, what a fantastic giveaway!! Thankx for the chance to win!!
    I love my rubberstamps and paper and I'm on the beginning with die cuts and spellbinders :o).
    Hugs
    Tiggerchen

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Elaine,
    I think my favourite things at the moment are Pion papers, can't get enough of them. Thanks for the chance to win/

    ReplyDelete
  10. What wonderful candy Elaine! I just bought that paper pad at my LSS last night - love the papers/colors. I think my favorite thing(s) right now (after SN stamps, of course) are the dies from Memory Box and My Favorite Things

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooh my fave things, where does one begin! I'd have to say rubber stamps first and foremost but I'm also a sucker for pretty papers. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Elaine
    These are all gorgeous and hope you are well
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh fabulous giveaways...i recently fallen in love with MFT...i've already purchased twice in the last couple months..there are so many more items i would love but have to wait...paper and i do love digis as well...coloured with my promarkers of course...thanks so much for the chance to win...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Elaine,
    I'm a bit like you hun, I love me paper pads but am guilty of not using them as they look so lovely on my shelf! LOL.
    I love my promarkers/flexmarkers - I'd be lost without them. Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely candies. Love the look of those flower nesties, maybe I need some of those!!! LOL
    Hugs
    Dawn x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh I came to have a peep at what you bought and only when i saw the linky did i have to read it again. Elaine you are a angel sharing like this. Still can get that cinderalla stamp to look anything like suitable for a card but I wont be beaten. Hugs Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Elaine,

    What fab candy & I am loving your new blog look.

    My favourite craft items are my treasured magnolia stamps, just love them!

    Love Kerry xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Elaine, Love all your items, I can see why you like the sentiments and matching Die they look super. I think my favourite things are Stamps and Dies, I love the Marianne/Memory Box and Joy dies, just trying to build a collection up.
    Thanks for chance to win your gorgeous candy. xxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow Elaine these are all fabulous, thank you. Youa re right, Erika is a whizz with the dies, her cards are amazing x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh Elaine your so generous,what a great items',can you believe it but my most favorite craft tool is my circle cutter,I use it all the time!
    Hugs Heidy

    ReplyDelete
  20. hoi wat een leuke candy ik hou het meest van me stempels en kan ook niet zonder me crop a dille groetjes diana

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Elaine, great candy! I just got the same papers in 12x12 and 6x6 and they're gorgeous. My addiction is rubber stamps too,(sentiments especially), and patterned papers..o and Bigz sizzix dies:-) c x

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello Elaine, could not get on this morning so popped back, what fab candy you have, I love my papers, but I love my ribbon and lace as well, those new sentiment stamps are beautiful and so are the papers lol
    Tilly

    ReplyDelete
  23. Dear Elaine!
    Thanks indeed for all the chances to win one of your great candies...!!!
    One of my fave crafty items are flowers!
    Enjoy the day, hugs
    Mo

    ReplyDelete
  24. Woooww Elaine, this is all sooo beautiful!! Thanks for giving it away!!! My favorite craft tool is my vagebond machine of Tim Holtz, I use it every day!!! (but that's too much for a candy ofcourse... haha)

    gr. ajette.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have to get me those Whimsy stamps and die ... I NEED that one!

    I love my distress inks ... not for colouring as my images look like my children's colouring with paints rather than your amazing colouring ... but I love creating tags and backgrounds and getting grubby fingers!!

    Hugs
    Cathy xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Elaine. What gorgeous goodies up for grabs, thank you for being so generous. Definitely my favourite would be my spellbinders rose creations and tattered florals flower dies with me being obsessed with making flowers. Plus my good ole glue gun because without it.....none of my flowers would ever get made! Im enjoying the last few hours of being 31! My mum has already given me the annual phone call which consists of a speech that roughly goes like this "This time 32 years ago I was in labour and excited about the arrival of my first baby"! Without fail.....I get this phone call every year on the eve of my birthday! And folk wonder where I get my madness from! Good luck to everyone in the candy draw. And thanks for you generous offer Elaine. Lee xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. wow fabulous candy elaine.good luck to all who enter.i`m passing i as i was so lucky to win your last amazing candy :D

    xx coops xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow Elaine - thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous candy - love those message stamps.
    I have loads of favourite craft items but I don't think I could be without my Promarkers and Cuttlebug. Don't have that many dies but use the ones I have got on almost every card I make!!
    Hugs
    Denise xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Elaine, yes I too am a fan of sentiment stamps, dies and patterned papers. another thing I love at the moment is Washi tape, twine and flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Just getting into die cutting so fingers crossed. Thanks for your generosity. My favourite is my rotary trimmer- its the first thing that I get out when I am crafting....

    ReplyDelete
  31. wow Elaine...too kind yet again!! I was checking out these stamps as I badly need to stock up on some messages...will keep my fingers crossed!!

    Fi
    x

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh I am a paper hoarder from way back - but it's not my favourtie thing! I love cutting dies of all shapes and sizes, esp hearts and alphas! thanks for the chance to win xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi sweetie I love Whimsy sentiments I buy them all the time you can never have too many sentiments. I have to say my favourite thing is digi's cus of the possibilities but my fave things from Craft shops are Papers, good quality ones yes like the ones here & dies.......I cant stop buying dies at the min then I forget to use them lol.

    Thank you sweetie for the chance of lushious candy you are so kind.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

    ReplyDelete
  34. Can't seem to make a card without stickles anymore and any type of die makes me happy, Memory Box, MFT, spellbinders. I'm not fussy! Sweet of you to offer up the candy but then I believe that is how you roll...

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for a chance to win some of your favourite things!!! I'd have to sat buttons are my favourite thiings!! I can never have too many buttons!! LOL!! Hugsxx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks for showing your favorite things.
    Well, I could not live without the cuttlebug. Use it with evey card I maNke.
    And what would this craft be without stamps,beautiful paper dies and flowers???? I guess it with be nothing.
    Hugs Sinikka

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Elaine

    Lovely to see some of your favourite things.... Now.... my favourite thing is always the last thing I bought!! But today I'm going to pick up some of the new Distress Ink markers from Art from the Heart, so they're going to be my VERY favourites for a while!!

    Hope you're OK... I've missed you while you've been quiet! LOL

    Hugs
    Christine x

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi Elaine,

    I just love all the same things as you, but especially stamps and papers. I just can't make a card without my stamps and my sentiments. I love the whimsy sentiments. They are all so gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for the great candy,
    Wow, it is Christmas again?
    Have a lovely week-end,
    Laetitia xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great new additions to your stash! I am a die fiend so I love all dies, but especially loving the fancy new intricate ones from Memory Box - so elegant!

    ReplyDelete
  40. hi huni wow i too love these products ive seen them but don't have any of them yet so this giveaway is amazing and so generous i totally love the sentiments with the die,my fave things are papers and dies and cute stamps well i seem to love everything i see lately lol
    thanks so much for the chance of winning your candy
    hugs
    Lorraine xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi Elaine
    love ALL your favourite thing's, just love those stamp's. HOW on earth can you expect ME to just list 1 of my fav thing's, (I thought you knew me) lol. Although at this present moment in time, I would have to say copic's, as I have just attended my first copic class today and want one of EVERY colour, (keeping my finger's crossed that I win the lotto) rotfl.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Elaine...I love all of your favourite things. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous give~aways. My favourite things...and there are many, are papers...pearls and my friends...Promarkers.
    Hugs Debbie xx

    ReplyDelete
  43. Rubber stamos tick, papers tick, dies tick. The only things I would add as my faves are flowers, pearls, ribbon,, lace and baker's twine. Fabulous choice of candy. Thanks foe the chance to win. I have a candy at the moment too so hop over to enter.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wow! Thank you so much for the chance to win such lovely goodies, love those stamps! Not seen them before! Very hard to choose a fave thing! Flowers are my main love, am really into felt at the moment, and I can never resist some yummy papers! Love the First Edition ones x
    Wendy x

    ReplyDelete
  45. My favourite thing at the minute is distress inks. I would love to try the new distress markers. Thanks for the chance of this lovely blog candy.xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful stuff Elaine. All so tempting... but I can't buy anything I'm signed up to Use it Up in 2012.... It's killing me lol!

    I'm not sure what my favourite stuff is. Stamps and promarkers maybe. Or nesties, or ribbon, or buttons....

    Susan xx

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thank you so much for the chance to win this marvellous candy. I think my favourites at the minute are dies.

    ReplyDelete
  48. My fav item would have to be Copic markers

    ReplyDelete
  49. Wow Elaine this is so generous of you! I love all the items! I recently got my cuttlebug but don't have any dies for flowers yet so it would be awesome to win one! I love embossing, just recently started with help of my cuttlebug so the folders are becoming a favourite for scrapping. I also have a candy on my blog btw for my birthday! Hugs, Hanneke

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks for a glimpse at some things that we might otherwise miss. As to my favourite items. Leaving the stamps as a given it has to be Distress Inks, Memories Black Dye inkpad, Adirondack white pigment inkpad, Polychromos pencils (& blending stumps) plus Sansador......... er how much more am I allowed - The Cutterbee scissors are a must as is the guillotine...........
    Think my new favourite might just be the new Distress Markers..........
    Thanks too for a chance of winning some items that look utterly versatile & I certainly would have missed.
    Paula (PEP)

    ReplyDelete
  51. loved them. I collect all kind of papers, cutting them in diff shapes and use them is my favourite so far.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Oooo such lovely candy Elaine!! Thanks so much for the chance to enter. My fave crafty items are deffinatly my ProMarkers and stamps....oh and MS punches :)
    Fiona L x

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hi Elaine,
    What a gorgeous candy, thank you so much for the chance.My favorites are my new flexmarkers, they color so beautiful, allthough i have to practice a lot.
    Hugs, Yvon

    ReplyDelete
  54. Now then, remind me to slip you some cash! Thanks for the mention, very yummy candy indeed...you are way too kind "me lady", LOL.
    Happy crafting,
    Erika. x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me some love :)