Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Candy Showers

It never rains but it pours.
And it's currently pouring sweet blog candy for one of my lucky readers.

I've put together a BUNCH of stuff I've collected / found / purchased that would be perfect for making a mixed media album or art journal with.
There are some true and genuine vintage findings thrown in with some very good reproductions, alterable items, scrapbooking goodness, metal and fabric and paper embellishments, ribbons and buttons and more all packaged together for you in a handmade applique bag.

There's so much in this candy I needed to take 2 pictures to show it all to you :)

Candy Ingredients:
  • 1 x vintage music sheet
  • 2 x pieces of satin (gold and pewter)
  • 1 x length of satin ribbon
  • 8 x paper doilies
  • 2 x lace doilies
  • 14 x vintage buttons
  • 2 x vintage coins
  • handful of vintage beads
  • 6 x metal charms
  • 7 x felt birds (Maya Road)
  • 10 x assorted tags (journalling tags, clothing tags etc)
  • 3 x glittered paper die cuts
  • bunch of handmade paper scraps
  • 1 x length of silver ball chain
  • 1 x length of black lace trim
  • 1 x length of black mesh trim
  • 2 x lengths of sequin waste (great for stencilling)
  • 1 x packet of metal flower brads
  • 1 x packet of sequin flowers
  • 1 x packet of brown rub-ons (Delish Designs)
  • 1 x chipboard embellishment (Buzz n' Bloom)
  • 5 x square cards to use as album base
  • 1 x grey applique felt bag handmade by yours truly :)

Here's some ideas for what I was thinking you could make with it.....
Take the 5 cards and cover with music paper. Add some background texture by using the sequin mesh as a stencil and painting in random spots.
Punch holes in the side of the cards and tie them together with the ribbon.
Use the Buzz n' Bloom chipboard token on your cover as your title (it says 'enjoy the journey').
Cut the paper doilies in half and add them to the edges of your page.
Add the Delish Designs rubons to the tags for instant journalling.
Make some flowers out of the satin scraps and add brad or buttons or charms to the centre of them.

What you have to do to win....
1. Leave a comment telling me what you would like to see in further blog candy giveaways. More 'kits' like this? Do you like the vintage goodies or do you prefer more traditional scrapbook products? Themed giveaways such as girl, baby, wedding etc? Particular scrapping products or brands? Whatever you would like to see tell me!!

2. Blog / facebook / tweet / whatever, just let other people know about this giveaway. Then leave me another comments with a link for each one you did for another entry into the giveaway.

3. Becoming a new follower earns you another entry - just leave a comment and let me know.

4. All my faithful followers who would like another entry into the giveaway - add another comment :)

Giveaway ends 23d April


  1. Oh I just love the idea of kit based candy - but any candy is good candy :-)

  2. BTW - I follow your blog and have done for ages cos I love it!!! Thanks again :-)

  3. I too love the idea of putting kits together!!!! Love your Blog and I am a new follower!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!!!

  4. Wow!!! What a gorgeous kit! I feel so inspired looking at all that vintage goodness! Love to see more of these... I think kits are fab full stop - makes it so easy to create and feel inspired! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  5. Have put a note in my latest post about this yummy give away:

  6. p.s. I am a follower already, and love to check out what's happening on your blog. You have so many inspiring things to share - I love it!

  7. I'm a new follower and I truly love this blog candy more than "traditional" scrapping stuff even!!! I love scouring 2nd hand shops and flea markets to find treasures - it's super fun! Unpredictable fun! :)

  8. I like the kit goodies that are filled with peices that not everyone is using, the bits of vintage goodies!

  9. ps Im a new follower!!! dont know how I have missed your blog in previous surfing!

  10. I can't believe there aren't more comments here yet!! This is incredible! Chantal and Sarah Lou, great to see you both here!

  11. Hi Natalie
    love all the candy goodies yum oh :-)
    I love playing with vintage and if you made up a vintage kit I would be so eager to scrap with it Lol
    I have become a follower and also placed a post all about the candy giveaway in my blog
    thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies

  12. Hi Natalie: I am already a follower of your glorious blog bless you for offering more yummy eye candy - I love that it is eclectic
    and interesting
    myblog tells about your fab giveaway:
    Huge hugs

  13. OOOH I get another chance to win this Gorge eye candy because I am already a loyal follower of your fab blog
    xxxyippee love hugs Marelle

  14. Natalie,great candy!
    What I would like to see? for example...
    1.brand kits -BasicGrey,CosmoCricet,Prima and not so popular,unusual brands
    2.thems -wedding, nature
    3.goodies -stamps&all for stamping or paper set

  15. I linked your candy on my sidebar

  16. Natalie,I'm already your follower :)
    Thanks for the chance!
    Happy crafting for you!

  17. I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!
    I feel so inspired looking at all
    Greetings from Russia

  18. i love the idea of kit based candy ;-)
    Thanks for a chance to win..
    saluti dall'italia

  19. public in slidebar on
    Hugs, rosa

  20. i am followers sorriso di luna ;-) thanks

  21. Loads of yummy goodies......I am a huge lover of vintage goodies so I would have to say more vintage inspired kits would be awesome!!
    Thanks for the chance to win xo

  22. Blogged about it here:

  23. Posted to twitter:

  24. i just started to collect vintage ephemera and so i'd LOVE to see vintage goodies in future giveaways.

    such a generous giveaway -- thank you.

  25. I love the vintage kit you have put together. Unique elements are so much nicer than the mass produced ones. Thanks for a great givaway.

  26. blogged here:

  27. This whole set is just YUMMY!!!! I can see so many fun things to use them on, but because my house is filled with rooms that start with chocolate, and have accents such as chartuese, orange, and my fav cream to dark bedroom, I would use this lovely little set for a "This is my house" journal book I have been working on in scrapbooking....I have been collecting fabrics and tags(off a pillow-too cute)This would certainly take it to major hybrid status!! LOL...maybe a cute little framed piece for my front door entrance area with some broken necklace pieces I have....Oh no, better stop, more ideas are forming. Didee, Art Cupboard, sent me here for our shared love of all things trinket and otherwise. Thank you for the chance, definitely will follow your space in blog world from now on...:)....and I am sure, if this set is an example of what you normaly bring to show us, you will keep us in gooeyness to drool over!

  28. Okay, so I had to blog about it too, hahahaha! Of course..... have to pass along goodies for all! Thanks again for the opportunity, great work putting together these pieces!


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