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Saturday 17 December 2011

And Finally...

Before I get down to the good bit...

I am sorry for my lack of cards...if it wasn't for the little candy's then I would have nothing to post at all.
Besides being busy trying to prepare for Christmas - trying, as I've still not finished buying gifts, nothings been wrapped yet and there's about 60 cards that still need writing - busy at work as I need to cram 4 weeks worth of work into 3 weeks this month, and on top of that I'm still not feeling too well.
The cold I had weeks ago is still lingering. I do feel much better in myself though I'm still snotty and have a cough, and for the last 2 weeks I've had a terrible pain in my right side ribs. It only hurts when I cough or bend but it's keeping me awake at night. 
I have been advised that I could've cracked a rib...with coughing! So I'm on pain killers and anti-inflammatories to see if they ease the pain and I'm back at the doctors next week. This getting old is no fun I tell ya!

The last of the little candy's...too late for Christmas me thinks!

Whimsy (Sylvia Zett) Let It Snow rubber stamp

Whimsy Winter Notables 1 rubber stamp set

Whimsy Notable 1 die - which coordinates with the above stamps

Whimsy Elegant Notable 1 die - which also coordinates with the stamps.

Memory Box Catalina Wreath Die

As is usual..the candy is open worldwide and is open to my existing followers only.
I want to thank my followers for being there for me, I know too well I haven't been around much in blogland recently but I still get a visit and comments off my lovely followers so my candy's are a way of expressing my thanks to them.

Merry Christmas!
Love Elaine xxx


  1. Hope you get well soon - in time for Christmas :-)
    Thanks for another chance to win

    Wish you and your familiy a Merry Christmas and the best for next year!
    :-) Nina

  2. O WOWZERS Elaine!! This is one awesome candy Hun. Thanks for another chance. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

  3. Oh Hunny; I really hope that you feel better. Wishing you a Super Merry Christmas; may it be as stress free and relaxing as possible:0)


  4. oh really thanks again, i hope i win this time hihi

  5. OUCH! Elaine you poor thing that must be so painful. I have almost finished writing my cards, still a couple to make though, no wrapping done a tall and don't even have my tree up yet!!!
    I hope you feel much better soon and thank you for the getnerous candy

  6. Oh Eliane, poor you. If I lived nearer I would come and help you wrap those pressies, write your cards etc. I'd send you hugs but that wouldn't be good for your ribs so I'll just send my best wishes that you are soon better and that you get everything done in time. This is the best candy yet, love it all, so have fingers crossed on both hands and that makes typing very difficult I can tell you!

  7. Oh My Giddy Aunt!!! Look at those dies! Ahhhhhh and the stamps! I cant believe you are giving these away Elaine. Thank you so much for the chance to win these. Ohhhh Im all excited to see who wins. Gorgeous goodies. I dont have any of them. Good luck folks. Lee x

  8. Wishing you a fast recovery! I can´t imagine how you can work if you had broken some ribs...

  9. thanks for your generocity throughout the year, it doesnt matter if it doesnt get here before Christmas as i am sure there will be more opportunities to use these wonderful items. May you and your family be blessed this Christmas and enjoy a prosperous new year

  10. Lets hope you get some rest over Christmas. Those dies are fantastic, I would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance, and thanks for your generosity.

  11. Hi Elaine,
    Sorry to hear your not well, hope you get better soon, take things easy,
    Heather & Bronwyn

  12. Oh hun thats doesn't sound like fun at all,hope you feel better soon,

    I've got a sore gum at the moment so on antibiotics too,

    gorgeous candy again Elaine, thanks again for the chance, hugs Liz xx

  13. Oh Elaine get well soon, I know only to well about the broken rib mylarky....what a nightmare.....Thanks for doing this again, take care now.xxxx

  14. Hi Elaine
    Sorry to hear you are not better take care and get better soon and thankyou for the chance to win some gorgeous candy
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  15. hi elaine
    hope you feel better soon,
    thank you for another chance to win some gorgous candy. sue xx

  16. OH Elaine ..i am so sorry to hear you aren't too good .Make sure you have some rest as well as all that work..
    Lisa x

  17. OMGosh, so sorry to hear about the pain you're in Elaine! I hope you mend by Christmas, this sounds like no fun at all! Take care hun and get well soon!!! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous candy! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

  18. Oh Elaine,get well soon ,take good care of yourself!
    Thanks for another chance to win this yummy's
    Hugs Heidy

  19. You are having a bad time, hope you pick up for the Christmas festivites, not nice feeling poorly.thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing candy.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  20. Hi Elaine,
    I really hope that you feel better soon and like to thank you for the chance to win this awesome candy.
    Hugs, Anja

  21. What a lovely candy! Those dies are great and stamps are so cute. I hope you will have more time to craft in the new year. Hugs, Hanneke

  22. Darn colds - they always seem to linger! I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Rib fractures are the worst - they is pretty much nothing they can do for them but give you pain killers! I hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks for the chance to win this sweet candy!

  23. hope your feeling better soon Elaine, thanks for the chance to win! what gorgeous goodes too!!

  24. Hope you feel better soon, I know its not nice ti feel poorly at this time of year! Thank you for the opportunity to add my name to your candy list! Hope you have a lovely christmas! xx

  25. hiya sweetie
    i know what your going true right now, it happens me one's and i had the two lowest ribs crackt, it hard to breath then sweetie
    i do hope the medicine will help you soon hunni
    and i want to thank you for your generous give away's sweetie
    thank you so much for the final chance to win this huge giveaway
    what i don't understand is so many entry's and so little comments!!!
    hugs angelique

  26. This time of year is manic, isn't it? I thought I was relatively organised until the other week and I realised all the bits and pieces I needed to do in addition to my lovely orders!! But it'll happen. .......hopefully!
    Hope you start to feel better soon and thank you x

  27. squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll omg this is like the best candy evvver Elaine you are so kind i so have everything crossed thankyou xx

  28. I hope you feel better soon Elaine!!!
    Big hugs Tiets

  29. hope you are soon feeling better, thanks for doing the candy, mr blogger has been very naughty over the last 3 days, if I should win, please send it by eye of frog or web of spider!

  30. Oohhh what a cute stamp and all the other things are beautiful too, thanks for the chance to win!!!

    gr. arjette.

  31. Hope your feeling better in time to celebrate Christmas!! Thanks for all the fabulous candy you have been giving away!!! Merry Christmas! Hugsxx

  32. Do take care Elaine - I know that cracked ribs through coughing are not fun at all (had that T-Shirt before & so sorry you acquired one too). I'm glad you went to the doc. I do hope those little time imps can do more of stretching the seconds into minutes for you - now if I could persuade them to steal some of mine to give to you that might work - & it would be a fair swap......shall give them a good talking to.
    Much love from me.
    Paula (PEP)

  33. Wow! I am not sure I would describe this lot as little,gorgeous candy, thanks for giving us the chance to win. I do hope you feel better soon and that you manage to find some time to rest.
    Merry Christmas
    Lindsay xx

  34. oh Elaine, I hope you feel better soon... sore ribs is no fun at all - I have a 28wk bub pushing on mine from the inside all day long and I can't tell ya how sore they are!!
    rest up, thanks for another chance to win xx

  35. oh Elaine, I hope you feel better soon. you've pulled a muscle with coughing...that can be painful too!!

    I know the feeling crammming everything in and I haven't finished shopping or wrapping either, in fact I haven't started wrapping!!


  36. Hi Elaine,
    It is no fun having a cracked rib brought on by coughing. I did that several years ago. You have my sincere sympathy.
    I also think you do marvellously with your blogging seeing as you work full time.
    Have a good rest over the Christmas and I am sure you will feel much better in the New Year.
    Thanks so much for a chance at the lovely candy.
    big hugs

  37. Oh I hope you getting to feeling better soon, I didn't realize you still weren't up to par. Hopefully after Christmas you will get a little break. I am sending get well wishes your way now so if you trip that just means they hit you.

  38. Hi Elaine,
    Wow, you're just so generous. Thanks so much for an other chance to win some yummy candy.
    Really hope you're feeling better soon. My cold whont go away either, and i'm so sick of it.
    Hugs, Yvon

  39. Hi Elaine sorry to hear you are still not 100% I think you need a good holiday speak to that man of yours and I am not saying anything naughty to make you laugh it might hurt those ribs. i do remember this happening to me once I hadnt cracked them but Dr said that I had hurt the muscles not nice when you cant get any sleep. So hopefully you will get some tonight failing that a good strong tody might make you sleep. Nite nite oh I see I got number 69. lol

  40. Oh no Elaine~~I am sad that you are still not feeling well:( Oh yes you sure could of hurt your ribs--my daughter did that few years ago and they kept brushing it off until she demanded an x-ray 8 weeks later and Oh Yah she fractured a rib!! She then wore a rib belt for comfort.
    Now friend this candy is SUPER AMAZING!!!! What a wonderful prezzie this would make :)
    Blessings of thanks

  41. Hope you feel better soon!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  42. That sounds like a very bad cold, Elaine! I hope you are feeling better soon, it's so not fun being sick for Christmas :(

  43. So sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly Elaine and hope you soon feel better.

    Thank you for all the candy.

    Happy Christmas

    Pam x

  44. Elaine I'm so sorry to hear about your possible cracked ribs. No good at all! I remember when my older son broke some ribs he had to get muscle relaxers from the doctor. Only thing that gave him relief. Hope you will feel better soon.
    Thanks for all the wonderful candy you are offering.
    hugs to you sweetie

  45. Hi Elaine...I hope your feeling better soon. Thank you for another chance to win such wonderful candy.
    Take care.
    Debbie x

  46. Hi Elaine
    I'm so sorry to hear that you are still poorly, you make sure tht you get this all sorted, you need to take care. Yep you're right old age sucks, but you are only a spring chicken.
    As for the wrapping of the presents, do the same as I've done this year DELEGATE, I've roped hubby my daughter & my grandson into helping me this year,(as I havn't felt 100%).. I have to say their wrapping skills are not like mine (but as hubby says they are only going to rip the paper off anyway) lol. Same as all those other thing's that need doing DELEGATE (I promise you it doesn"t hurt) lol.
    As for you worring about not being able to blog (as often as you would like), please please please don't worry about it, I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv your post's & really really look forward to reading them, & I would love for you to have the time/energy to post more, BUT I would rather not have any post's from you, if it's going to infringe on your very precious limited time.
    A BIG thank you for all the FAB-U-LUS candie's that you have so kindly donated throughout the year.

    You take good care of yourself Elaine, hope you are soon back to good health.
    With tons of love
    Sandra (craftynan)

  47. Oh dear! Poor you! The last thing you need is a cold AND a broken rib just before Christmas, I do hope you're feeling better by the time the 'big day' arrives.

    Thanks for the chance to win this FABULOUS candy.

    BIG but GENTLE hugs

    Judi x

  48. Hi Hun, so sorry to hear your still unwell and I do hope you recover in time for Christmas but like you I haven't written a card or wrapped a present and am only just doing the decs, far too much going on behind the scenes but I don't want to depress you further, I'm hoping for a miracle in 2012.

    I wish you and all your family a wonderful christmas and look forward to seeing all those gorgeous cards of yours in 2012.

    Sending you a huge hug,
    Tracy x

  49. I do hope you get better soon, at least before christmas. a cracked rib is no picknick =(

  50. What a wonderful candy. Thank you for the chance to win. Hope you are soon feeling better. A very Happy Christmas to you all and every good wish for 2012.

  51. Oh wow Elaine Im so sorry to hear that your still not feeling to well, I hope the doctor listens to you this time and gets you sorted properly. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  52. Hi Elaine so sorry to hear your still suffering, I like the delegating idea..mmm trouble is its so much quicker to do it for blogging LIFE has to carry on &&&& blogging is supposed to be a pleasure not a YOUNG lady stop worrying bout know we love to see ANY creation you make..hope you ALL have a great festive holiday & you get some rest..take care Merry Christmas & a healthy & happy 2012..

    smiles Christine x

  53. Halli-Hallo,

    vielen dank für die Möglichkeit an dem Blog-Candy-Gewinn teilzunehmen.
    Alles Gute weiterhin, vor allem Gesundheit.

    GlG Meggi


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