Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Arrived!!!

Welcome everyone to the Blog Candy Fashion Show
I've been waiting for this! 
An Exclusive Premier showing
My Blog Candy Win
 from the
Outstanding Artisan

If you are into crafts, what you're about to see is exciting. 
Each item was sent to me as a bonus 
 the original blog candy win
will end the post as
"Show Stopper"

Let's begin.....

First, to open the show ...we have an amazing crafting tool packaged in such wonderful colours of blue and white.  It's from non other the global sensation Martha Stewart.  This terrific tool is the Punch Around The Page set "Eyelet lace".  Both punches are used together to create one continuous die-cut border or they can be also used separately to create elegant corners or trim on your scrapbook pages and cards.

Next on the craft runway, so fresh and creative,  we have Hero Arts Sweetness.  These script messages will look fabulous on my greeting cards and scrapbook pages.

Here is the popular...ribbon and trim.  What project wouldn't be complete without this versatile accessory?  It's the finishing touch to any gorgeous creation!

Look at those vibrant colours!  A must to any creation. 

For that extra sumpin sumpin we have GBasicGrey.  (Un)dressed tags that match preprinted tag sets and can also be painted, stamped, embossed, inked and texturized.  A craft must!

So much splendor in one place, yes?  So exciting!

Hitting the craft runway next are the twins.  Not one set, but two!  Look at these icicles bubbles by k*i Memories.  These fantastic items are clear round bubbles that you can fill with beads, photos or any memorabilia.  Mix several colours, sizes and shapes for a fresh, funky look.  You won't be able to contain yourself!

Just look at these gorgeous beads. Aren't they the most stunning colour of gold? These beads will work extremely well with the icicles bubbles. What a great creative statement.

Who doesn't love blender pens?  Here we have a Set of three for blending chalks and water based inks.  Colour or outline stamped images with markers or watercolour pencils.  Pull and blend colours with blender pens.  Dip blender pens into pastels or watercolour cake and apply directly to paper.  Every crafters creative necessity.

What project wouldn't be complete without the help of designer papers?  Here we have a very large assortment of double sided papers with every pattern imaginable.  There are an infinite number of possibilities with all the different papers here for all types of looks so let your creativity take over and my possibilities are endless.

The reverse side of the amazing papers.....

Everything starts with a great foundation.  Here is a wonderful supply of papers to help my project get underway.  Begin with a great 8 1/2 X 11 piece of designed paper and my layout has the ability become a treasured memory for years to come.  Any layout wouldn't be complete without one of these popular papers?

Go on, pick one (if you can) of these wonderful papers and begin a treasured memory.

Who doesn't love stickers?  What project is complete without the help of one of these lovely ditties?  Just add one here or one there and Voila.... that extra something that will complete my project - the perfect touch.  These little guys also make for an added touch to an envelope or even the inside of a card.  I'll just use my imagination and the sky is the limit.  An extremely versatile embellishment and compliment to any creative piece. 

To end the show....we have the Piece de Resistance or as some call it The Showstopper.  It by no means implies that it's better than the aforementioned as they were a bonus and fabulous to say the least.  It just means that this was the Blog Candy and therefore it requires a runway strut all it's own.

So here we have a fantabulous gift box probably altered by the wonderful Marianne.

Once opened.....
am I not the luckiest person right now?  Is this not awesome? 

Marianne...I can't thank you enough, honestly!  You are the most generous person in the blog world!  I'm so grateful to have won your blog candy and I want to ensure you that each and every item will be used with gratitude and a smile, knowing it came from you!  Thank you so very much - I love it all!  P.S.  I took a picture of the goosebumps on my arm when I opened the box but the heat from the light in my light box ruined them.  They disappeared, sorry!  I hope you enjoyed the creative fashion show as much as I enjoyed creating it. 

For those of you who would like to have a look at some of the wonderful things Marianne is working on, click on all the links below.  Marianne is a true Artisan and you will be quite impressed at all that she is involved with.  Wait till you see her dogs!  That is worth the visit alone!!!!! 

or here

or here

or any of these....

I think she is on BlogFrog and maybe BlogLovin' and a few others, if you see her out there please let her know.... The Crafty Elf sent you....I would appreciate it!

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations


  1. Oh my - what a runway showing! I'll have one of everything please :)

    When you use the MS PATP punch set, remember you aren't limited to their set measurements - I'm sure there are tutorial on the web on how to work with different, even smaller, sizes.

    Congratulations - a brilliant win chick, have fun! Di xx

  2. Oooo, you are one very lucky little Elf - sooooooooooo many fabulous goodies to play with. Enjoy every last one of them my friend.

    Toni xx

  3. I am happy to see that the box made it's way to you and I am so happy you like it. I love the fashion show. You are a gifted writer as well as a crafty elf.
    Enjoy !
    Thanks for the linkage. too funny.

  4. Ohhh how lovely !! You are very lucky my friend and also very generous i see with your own giveaway.
    thanks for your lovely comment. I am just back from my hols and am having a digital collage sheet giveaway myself.Please pop by and help yourself to it and see my holiday snaps
    hugs June x


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