Grab yourself a cuppa, switch off your mobile, send your family for a meal out, sit back and enjoy! :-).
Recently I've been very lucky to win some fabulous crafty goodies, through blog challenges and blog giveaways - thank you, thank you, thank you! There is certainly a fabulous fleet of very generous bloggers out there (NB. check out my sweet 2nd Blogaversary candy!).
I must admit, winning free stash not only is a real blessing for our crafty budgets but it also makes our day/week/month/year/century* (delete the one/s that don't apply).
For bloggers who offer some free blog candies, this is a way to perhaps celebrate a special occasion or say 'thank you' to their regular visitors. It can also be a way to promote their blogs/craft and gain more followers.
Whichever of the above, if you sign up for some free stash, it is always recommended to read the giveaway 'rules' first. I know, people often get put off by the 'rules'. But hey, there is free stash up for grabs - the least you could do is to appreciate the requests/requirements of the person offering the giveaway :-).
However when there are no specific guidelines, it's always nice to leave some love and become a follower of the blog offering the sweet candy.
With this in mind, have you ever thought that it would be great to have a big 'crafty giveaway centre', offering the ultimate 'retail therapy', where you can browse lots of lovely crafty stash - for FREE?!
Well, here it is! Ladies and Gentlemen - let me introduce you to Creative Spell's Blog Candy Cauldron!
I know there are various linky places where you can link up any kind of giveaways but I haven't come across a place dedicated to papercrafting goodies with 'virtual stalls' in a form of little picture thumbnails :-).
I hope this Candy Cauldron will help us crafty bloggers to easily access these little treasures and those fabulous blogs, that we would not have found otherwise.
And I hope this will also considerably help the the generous givers to get the word 'out there' and promote their site to a much wider audience.
The Blog Candy Cauldron will permanently reside at the top of my blog, in it's own page - see above.
I will be regularly adding new giveaways as I find them and invite everyone to do the same (but with the giveaway owner's permission, please). This is an ongoing Linky so please check back often to see what new candy is on offer.
Most importantly, to make this thing work to its best advantage - please help me spread the word! And I would love to know what you think of the idea.
'See' you tomorrow, when I will be back with my DT project for the new Fashionable Stamping Challenge!
Enjoy the weekend (and if you are in the UK - enjoy the LOOOONG weekend!)
Guest Designer - Niki
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