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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Blog candy ~ Sparklies!!

When it comes to blog candy, I think hard what to offer.
 What would other crafters like to win?
 Of course we all have different tastes, and what one person loves then maybe another won't, but my main priority is that any candy is made up of things I love, I buy and I use. 

A few months ago I was searching for a gift for the upcoming birthday of my BFF who happens to suffer terribly from an incurable condition called Magpie Syndrome. She is attracted to all things shiny and sparkly...dilated pupils, rapid shallow breathing, feeling red and flushed, eyes like saucers, yep she has it bad!
And searching online I found exactly what I was looking for and ordered some goodies.
She was delighted with them and asked me for the details of where I'd bought them from. 
Last week I posted a photo on Facebook of the goodies I'd bought for myself and I was surprised at how many people asked me where I'd bought them from.
You know it's my duty to lead you all into temptation, right?

And what better way to introduce my newly found shop than with a candy?
With this in mind, I emailed the lovely ladies at The Handcrafted Card Company to ask if they would be willing to make me up a goody bag containing a selection of their glorious products.
And I received....


A beautifully decorated box...look at the sparkle on the brooch!!
(Darn it! The ribbon is straight, my legendary photography skills came out to play again!)
My original idea was to post just a photograph of the box...the contents would remain a surprise, but then I had to go (after carefully removing the brooch and untying the ribbon) and open the box, just for a peek.
Oh dear me....I'm suddenly transported back in time to being a little girl and I'm opening the lid of a treasure chest. The contents are seriously gorgeous.
(don't worry, I retied the ribbon and replaced the brooch )

Not wanting to totally spoil the surprise but still wanting to give you an idea of what's in store, I took a photo of the contents. But you can only see the top items, not those nestling underneath :)


A gorgeous selection of pearl and diamante embellishments, ribbon sliders, brooches, ribbons, roses and I'll say no more - I need to leave some surprises.

So...would you like to win this? 

Candy is open worldwide, but I am not liable for customs charges that some countries impose.
Candy is open to my followers and friends.
If you're a regular reader then you'll know I don't make any strict rules but if you've time then I'd love you to leave me a comment letting me know what you would like to use these goodies for if you won them. The Handcrafted Card Company supplies goods aimed at the wedding market and DIY wedding stationery, and I've seen their products used on wedding cards, bouquets, shoes, tiaras etc. Whereas I mainly use them to embellish gift wrapping and boxes, I'm just interested to hear what you would like to use them for.
If you wish to spread the word then that would be greatly appreciated.

Finally, one entry per person please, but The Handcrafted Card Company also has a Facebook page, if you wish to visit their page you can find it HERE and if you hit the 'like' button on their page then you can enter the candy twice (just let me know in a comment that you've done it) and double your chances!
Thanks for looking and good luck.
Edited to Add: If you've 'liked' the FB page can you please add your name to the linky twice. So I can use Random to pick the winner...thank you 
It seems some folks can't add their name twice. 
Those that mentioned they'd 'liked' the FB page but couldn't add their name for the 2nd time, I've added the names myself, otherwise it wouldn't be a fair draw.

56 comments:

  1. Oh no am I first...how greedy of me...lol...
    WOW, What a fabulous candy Elaine, what wouldn't any of us do to get there hands on this treasure...
    I would sit and look at it for a good while, then I would use on a selection of creations, from VIP cards to pretty boxes and some stuff I am sewing....and on and on...
    Thanks for a chance to win it, will pop on my blog.xxx

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  2. Wow!!! These are certainly sparkly treasures that I would love to own. If I could bear to let them go I would use them for the wedding stationary I have been asked to make for a family wedding. Thanks for the chance to win them. Hugs Christine x

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  3. Love do some crafts for my little daughter who will be going to school for the first time..Thanks for the chance to win...liked in Face book too..so entered for the second time..

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  4. OOOOOOOOO Elaine.......how naughty are you!! not only finding a fab...lush.... shop but tempting us all to go and buy!! AND when I saw the picture I wet myself lol....... just as well I am now going for my shower hehehehe
    I have only just joined facebook but I have been across and liked it (only just getting the hang of it)..........have a lovely day and hope work has calmed down a little
    Hugs Tilly xx

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  5. Oh my goodness, YES! I would most definitely love to win this. Thank you soooo much for the chance to win such a beautiful candy.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  6. forgot to say, Those diamonds ? lol........ would make any present special and one would be going on my D-I-L prezzie in September. also they would look fab to change to look on the front of shoes, or to jazz up a chain or necklace
    Tilly

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  7. Hi Elaine, A gorgeous box of beautiful bling. My friend is getting married at the end of the month, so I amsure I could make her a beautiful gift and card with some of these goodies. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win your glittery candy... Being a bit of a magpie myself, it might encourage me to use more sparkles on my crafting instead of hoarding it up in my craft cupboard. I have just got back into scrapbooking so would love to do some glittery pages for that too.
    Thanks again.
    Hugs
    Kim M
    xx

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  9. Hi Elaine, visited, gepostet, verlinkt, liked, shared, good luck for me! :) Have a nice day!
    Brigitte

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  10. Hi, I have just 'liked' their page. Mmmm what would I use these goodies for? Firstly, I would just look and admire them for a while, then I suppose I would have to use them to embellish my cards, or make jewelery with, but then again, they may just have to looked at abit more. xxxx

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  11. Hi Elaine, what a generous soul you are. I've visited their Facebook page and loved their sparkles! With having to make invitations for my daughters wedding. I will be sending her the website to have a peek at! It would be lovely to have something that's quite unique to have on her invitations.
    Xxxxx
    Sally

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  12. Oh my Elaine those sparklies are just stunning I would really feel like Shirley Bassey (Diamonds are forever) with that lot in my stash, they are just gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win them. hugs Shirleyxx

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  13. oh - that looks so amazing! I am a cardmaker, so I would be using them on girly cards

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  14. Wow, how gorgeous is the box never mind the contents. I have liked their FB page and will have to check out their website. Your poor friend, I think it is incurable but there are things that help her condition such as buying more sparkly things. Thanks so much for the chance to win and good luck everyone, especially me, lol. xx

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  15. oh my... I feel the symptoms creeping up on me...:)

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  16. oh, and I liked their page on FB so I entered twice :)

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  17. oh my goodness, what a fabulous candy elaine.it all looks so sparkly and makes you want to delve in the box and have a good look :D
    i would love to use these on my vintage style cards, i think they would make them something extra special ;D

    xx coops xx

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  18. I didn't enter since I already have a box of it at home even though it didn't say "Magpies may not enter"! Share the love right?

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  19. Hihun, wo awesome embellies, you know i would use them on well everything, cards, boxes, and any other thing that comes in my head, wjhich of course isn't here now when I need it lol,
    your candies are always beautiful hun and this is no different can't spell exception lol,
    come via linked in and it won't let me go to the site link so I will call via blogger soon he he,
    hugs Liz xx

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  20. What a gorgeous candy. My chin is wet haha.
    My mom and dad are married for 47 years and I could use this candy to make them the most beautiful card they've ever seen. Thanks for the chance.

    Hugs,
    Nans

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  21. I can resist everything......but TEMPTATION! Now I could image some sparkly bits on a Zentangle design........... an open flower tangled with sparkly middle........hmmmm ideas are coming...... Thank you for doing so much for fellow crafters & being wholesome & amusing into the bargain!
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Oh wow!! What a gorgeous box of sparkly prettyness!! I make a lot of wedding cards so would definitely use lot's of these goodies on them. ..but I also have some wooden boxes sat on my self for far too long waiting to be decorated, if I was lucky enough to win these would be great for those :)
    Thanks so much for a chance to enter,
    Fiona L x
    Ps. I have also liked their Facebook page.

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  23. Wow Elaine, this is gorgeous! I wouldn't want to give it away if I had it!!! Thank for for the chance to win. P x

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  24. Well it would be rude not too....we could all use some extra sparkle in our lives! Woof!
    Hugs Erika. x

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  25. OMG !!! Elaine...how gorgeous is this ??? you are so kind to offer such a FAB candy...I would use the sparklies to make my son's upcoming wedding card..Hugz Gayle xx

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  26. WOW this is some serious bling...how I would love to embellish my cards and gift wrapping..this would be amazing to win. Thanks so much for the chance...

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  27. Love all the sparkles I would love to use some to create a clasp on a little purse and of course some would be used in creating some FANCY cards and maybe one or two depending on what there is to win in a halloween costume you can never sparkle enough on halloween :) thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

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  28. oooooooooo!
    I have that Magpie Syndrome too, this pic is making me feel quite giddy :-)
    If I was to win this I would use it to bath in lol! Nah I would proabably look at them a lot and EVENTUALLY use them on cards when i could bear to give them away. Thanks Elaine, I can't get entered linky twice but have liked FB page x

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  29. Wow Elaine! At last I know the name of my terrible disease! Magpie Syndrome!! lol!! problem is, just like a Magpie I can't part with my sparklies!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful box of treats!!
    huggles
    Jacqui xx

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  30. OMG!!! how gorgeous is this candy box, I'm having palpitations, breath girl breath!!!! lol. I would use these to finish off my Daughters wedding album that I'm making. Thanks for the chance Elaine.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  31. Oh Elaine thank you for sharing with us all beautiful things! I loooove it. I saw The Handcrafted Card Company last week on FB, when you tell us about them. I liked their FB page last week.
    I will used beautiful embellishments on card, gift boxes ... there are a lot possibilities.
    Have a great evening!
    Jasmina

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  32. Maybe Amanda and I could glue these on us so you will recognize us when we get off the plane.

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  33. Fabulous candy. Thank you for the chance to win it Elaine. Sorry, but though I liked the Handcrafted Cards page I can't add my link twice. Inklinkz won't let me. x

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  34. OMG, I love both the box and the jummy things inside it, I see things in there that would be perfect in my brooch bouquet! Crossing my fingers. ;)

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  35. Oooh what utterly divine sparklies. I have been across and liked the store and had a good mooch around. What a fabulous shop so many beautiful things that I can spend my hubby's hard earned cash on!!!! I have some special birthdays and of course Crimbo fast approaching (yes I did say the C word!!) that would make their cards and gifts boxes extra special. Thank you for the chance to win this amazing candy. Hope you have a great week, take care Ann-Marie xxx

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  36. Ooooh oooohhh OOOOOH well I just gotta join in haven't I??? I mean, it'd be rude not to!! LOL!!

    Big hugs lovely lady
    Christine x

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  37. Woops, not sure what happened there, half way through my sentence! LOL. So want to see what's at the bottom of that box. Magpie eyes out on stalks! What an utterly divine candy Elaine! I only popped into your blog because I was mentioning you in mine and was going to let you know. So what a gorgeous surprise to find all this yumminess! You're so incredibly generous Elaine. Whoever wins will be in bling Heaven!! I would use it mostly for my cards, but I do love a well wrapped present too, so Xmas would be rather lush this year with all that bling! Big hugs to you hun, Wends xxx

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  38. Wow! Lovely candy! I would love to use these as an embellishments on special cards and gift boxes for my family. Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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  39. Beautiful candy .I wold love to use these on my project.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gr Elly

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  40. What a gorgeous selection, thank you for the chance to win. I would certainly use these for special cards and boxes.

    I have liked the facebook page but Mr Linky won't let me enter twice.

    Pam x

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  41. Oooooooh, sooooooo pretty.......and sparkly.........and beautiful!!!!!!! I'm thinking cards, handbag cards, fabric bags with sparkly embellishments, gift tag for a special present, some hair accessories, maybe try it as a jewellery pendant........Thank you so much for offering the gorgeous candy, Elaine! Susie xx
    PS - I have also liked the Facebook page, but can't get the linky to accept a second link for me.....I can see its possible as others have managed it, but I can't - sorry!

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  42. Oooooooh, sooooooo pretty.......and sparkly.........and beautiful!!!!!!! I'm thinking cards, handbag cards, fabric bags with sparkly embellishments, gift tag for a special present, some hair accessories, maybe try it as a jewellery pendant........Thank you so much for offering the gorgeous candy, Elaine! Susie xx
    PS - I have also liked the Facebook page, but can't get the linky to accept a second link for me.....I can see its possible as others have managed it, but I can't - sorry!

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  43. WOW ! What a great candy you've offering us. Thanks a lot for the chance to win this :-)
    I have two girls and this goodie-box contains a lot of things I can make for them and their friends - girls just love bling. And decorations for a nice gift as well (as the gift box containing this)
    Have a great week !
    :-) Nina

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  44. Wow Elaine,
    You've been busy spreading an epidemic and it's soooo contagious!!! LOL. The sparklies are beautiful and well worth catching the illness for LOL. I've liked the Facebook page, but linky won't let me enter twice- sorry.
    Hope you're well. xx
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  45. Oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy ggggggggggggaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwddddd!!!! So many pretty, shiny, lovely things!! I could lock myself away and stare at these for days!! Love your candy, Elaine! Always so generous, thanks. Love you too, of course! Mxx

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  46. WOW wath a candy,if I would winn this...is soo many diferent things i would like to do with it that I dont know where to start:cards,gift box, paper shoe,scrapbook album...I would send you pfothos of the products that I made with it
    And I liked the FB page of the store,wanderful products

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  47. Oh Elaine how gorgeous is this box of bling!!!!! i have liked on fb and will add to sidebar.
    If i won this i would use it for a wedding, someone has asked me to make invites and other things so would be perfect!.
    Anyway thanks for the chance!!!

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  48. WOW!
    Wonderful candy!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    -Meretekj-

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  49. Wow Elaine these are gorgeous I'm a sparkly girl much to hubby and sons disgust thank you for directing me to the site. I've also invited my niece to the site as she gets married in October and I'm sure she'll find something there she could use.
    Personally i could use the sparklies on shoes , customizing clothes and of course cards and gifts for those special peeps who will also cherish them.

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  50. Gorgeous pretty things! Thank you so much for the chance to win x
    Wendy x

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  51. What a stunning box of sparkles. Thanks for the chance to win. I am intrigued I want to see that bottom layer. Thank you for the chance to win. It is very generous of you. Hugs Nina

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  52. Hi Elaine it would not let me link twice.....loved the fb page and on my way back right now,I'm making my sons wedding invitations and I really want them to be special and oh my... dont they have special!!I know I'll be able to find just what I want so thank you for the thumbs up!!
    hugs
    laney

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  53. Oh my giddy aunt Elaine - I can't believe that you would want to part with this box of absolute delights!

    I would use some of the beauties to decorate my Niece's Gymnastics Leotard - all gymnasts should have a bit of bling - other bits to be used on only very special cards for special people - and finally the last bits would be on my desk for me just to stare at and admire!

    Tried to enter twice but it won't let me - but never mind - invited some friends to come and have a look too - they will kill me!

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

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  54. I am still drooling Elaine! This box of pretties is just amazing!!! I enjoy creating cards, 3 dimensional projects and altered items, so depending on the size of these items will depend on what they might go on :) Sooooo hoping Mr. Random lets me bring them home lol!

    Thank you for your extraordinary generosity!!! I've liked the FB page also. Very beautiful ♥

    Love and blessings, Lori

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  55. I forgot to thell that it's on my sidebar.
    Gr Elly

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