Sunday, 28 April 2013

Candy...still time to enter!

  First a "thank  you" to all of you who entered to win our candy by becoming a "follower" of our new challenge blog, A Creative Romanceset to launch May 1st!  We are so grateful for your support!
    Next, a gentle reminder to make sure you enter to win each of the other design team members' candy. Now that each of us has introduced ourselves to you here, we are posting below the candy pics and links to all the blogs you might have missed so you can visit and enter your name to win some candy! JUST CLICK ON THE LINK OF EACH DT NAME TO GO RIGHT TO THE POST TO ENTER! 
    Remember, to be eligible to win any candy, all you have to do is become a follower of this blog and enter your name under each dt member's blog post candy! Again, just click on the name below. Maybe you can even send this link to a friend who would like to join us and have the chance to win some candy too!
     Candy Inlinkz will close on May 1st and winners will be announced here and on each design team blog on May 2nd. 
     We look forward to the launch our blog with even more suprises in store for you.  Have a great weekend and good luck. Stayed tuned...

It's a Surprise!

Friday, 26 April 2013

Our Team

Hi everyone, you have now met our talented Design Team of 'Chic Crafters' and 'Elegant 'Artisans', once again here they are,



We all have candy on our blogs to celebrate this new venture, so click on the girls names to be taken to their blog. The candies will be drawn on May 1st. 

Remember to check back here also on May 1st as we have some more exciting news to share.

See you all soon.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hello from me...

Hi everyone! I'm a little bit late in introducing myself, I currently have a sickling home from school so I'm not getting much time to blog or craft! 

A little bit about me.. 

So this is me ^^^
My photo is a couple of years old, and I can't seem to find any newer ones, but I like this one so we'll go with it, lol. You should see my passport photo.. woah!! Not good.

Anyhoo.. My name is Sandie and I live in a Southern Ireland mad house with my husband, kiddos, the dog, the cat and a tank full of Mollies. I left my job as a web designer in 2004 and became a SAHM. When my daughter was born in 2005 I wanted to learn how to scrapbook so a good friend from the States sent me a whole bunch of stuff to get started with. From there it progressed to mini albums and eventually I bought my first image stamp in 2008 – the rest, as they say, is history! I am totally addicted to papercrafts and I could spend hours in my craftroom cutting, scoring and hot gluing flowers to anything that doesn't move :P 

 My preferred colouring mediums are copic markers and distress inks but I also dabble with pencils, chalks & watercolours. I am very much a flowers and pearls gal and I am also a patterned paper fanatic (ahem...hoarder!) I love love love to alter things, especially boxes and jars - you can make the cutest little giftbox from the box off of your moisturiser, lol. Nothing gets thrown out, unless my hubby gets to it first!! 

To celebrate the launch of A Creative Romance I am giving away a little candy to one random person who links up HERE on my blog.

Don't forget to check back on MAY 1st for the launch of the blog!!!! 


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Bonjour :)

Hello everyone! Delphine here today to say a little "bonjour" to you all:)! I'm 38, I have 2 sons and 2 stepchildren and I live in the suburbs of Paris. In the daytime, I teach English to teenagers and at night I colour and make cards!

I started making cards for over 3 years now. I started when I first discovered Tombow pens in my local craft store, I bought some and some stamps and that's how it all began! I quickly came across some amazing cards made using Copics and I just had to try that too... and now I never go on holiday without my Copics! I also love using pencils - to make it short I am just addicted to colouring!

I am very lucky to be a part of some amazing teams and very happy to join this group of super talented ladies at A Creative Romance

To celebrate, I have a little surprise candy on my blog - please make sure you become a follower of A Creative Romance and leave a comment on my blog post HERE! Don't forget my teamies have candy too, just take a look at the posts below!
Hugs to all! 
Delphine xx

Friday, 19 April 2013


Hello my name is Louise and I live in Lincolnshire and I have been married to my lovely hubby for 23 years
and have 3 gorgeous children who are my world Kyle 18,Jayden 15 and Tianna 11.
As if that is not enough I have a mad dog called Harley who's picture has pride of place on my blog,
one very old house bunny and two rats who are very cute.
I have been crafting for many years and tried lots of different crafts but love card making the best.
I work part time in a craft shop called Sir Stampalot and also teach a few classes and feel blessed to work in a job I love and surround by craft products.
I am lucky to be on the design team for Sir Stampalot, Cupcake craft and The Sugar Bowl  
and I feel so honoured to be asked to join this amazing team of ladies.
I have candy on my blog 'Just love to stamp' so please become a follower here and then pop over and leave a comment on my blog  for a chance to win the candy pictured below.

Big Hugs Louise xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Hello from Rosie!

Hi everyone! My name is Rosemary (Rosie, for short), and it's my turn to introduce myself as a member of this awesome Design Team. I can't tell you how excited we all are to be a part of this group. We've got lots of great things in store for all of you so we hope you come back and join us when we kick-start this baby on Wednesday, May 1st with more information and a little opening candy. :)

Now to tell you a little about myself. I'm a military brat, who spent a lot of my younger years in Germany. I even went to the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany for a couple of years. After those 2 years of college I had to transfer back to the States and ended up in Oklahoma (which is where I graduated from high school). I lived in OK for the past 18 years, met my wonderfully supportive husband and had an awesome son (who's now 6 years old). Then last August we moved to Texas with the hubby's job which has been an awesome blessing!! It's given me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for the first time son, Isaiah, loves it! 

I remember a long time ago when I was in Junior High making my first scrapbook album. Even as a little kid I loved Arts & Crafts!! I won first place in an art contest when I was in 2nd grade and got my picture in the local newspaper...which was pretty cool. I also won some art contests at a local art fair when I was in Junior High. In high school I took a step back from drawing and got more involved in photography. I love taking pictures and in my family I'm known as the paparazzi!! About 17 years ago a dear friend got me hooked onto scrapbooking and I then started my craft hoarding obsession, LOL! I started collecting stickers, which grew into paper, which grew into stamps, which grew into dies.....well, you get the picture!! Then about 3 years ago I switched gears and started making cards and participating in challenges so I could try to win free stuff. My family and friends encouraged me to start a blog. Since then I've met so many wonderful people and made some awesome friends! The blogging world has opened up so many opportunity and given me a chance to be on some amazing Design Teams!! I'm loving every minute of it and I'm so glad to be a part of this amazing new team!! 

     As you know, we are lauching A Creative Romance by offering candy from Design Team members as each one says "hello" to you. 

Please become a follower HERE on this blog, then head over to my blog, Rosemary's Creations, for a chance to win my candy. If this is the first time you are visiting, be sure to scroll down to participate in the other candy being offered up by the DT Members. Also, check back daily to see who the next person is and what she may have up for grabs!
Rosie :)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Hello everyone,
I'm Teresa, I have been with my lovely husband for nearly 38 years, we've had 4 great kids and two adorable grandchildren. I've been card making for nearly 5 years now and blogging for 4 yrs, I have always enjoyed being creative in knitting, crochet, cross stitching and tapestry, I gave scrapbooking a go and loved it, I just need more hours in a day but card making has to be my favourite.
When I'm not card making I love spending time with my family, watching romantic comedies :o)
gardening & cooking.
I am proud to be on 5 fantastic design teams ~ The Ribbon Girls, Midweek Magnolias, Tilda's Town, Addicted to Stamps and Here come the boys. I'm really excited about this new one, A Creative Romance, we are having a lot of fun getting to know each other!
I will also be having a surprise candy on my blog (Craftingallday Creations) so please come and pop your name down for it, be sure to be a follower of this blog too.
This is going to be a great challenge blog, special thanks to Jenny and Becky for asking me to join the team and I hope you will be joining us in our challenges. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

So thrilled to be here...

Hi Everyone... Ann Marie here- it is my turn today to say hello to all of you and tell you a bit about myself.  Before I do, I just want to say how excited I am to be part of such a talented design team.  We have worked so hard to bring you what we think is going to be a fun and inspirational challenge.  Over the past month, we have had the wonderful opportunity to really get to know each other as Jenny and Becky created our team. We come from all over the world, literally, yet we all feel like we have been together forever... I know we all look forward to launching our blog on May 1st...

"I grew up in an environment of "creativity". My father and brothers were always fixing or building something and each has their own talent in carpentry, construction and designing or building some of the most unique items and living spaces.  Even my son, Tim, is making custom woodworking projects as I write this! My mother, who is a meticulous seamstress, crochet and knit artist and quilter, taught me and my sisters to knit and crochet when we were young girls and it continues to bring us great joy. She also introduced me to quilting years later, and I dabbled in creating art quilts. My sisters continue to create beautiful quilts,embroidery, and painted glass, as well as knit and crochet items.  My interest in papercrafts began about 7 years ago when I took a rubber stamp class at my local library. From that moment on, I became completely and totally addicted to cardmaking and rubber stamping. I must say that of all three passions, papercrafting is the one that I love the most.  My craftroom is truly my sanctuary! I am very blessed to have such a supportive family, inspiring teachers, and wonderful friends with whom I share my love and creative expression. My blog, My Eclectic Spirit, really speaks to who I am. It has afforded me the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most talented and inspiring women all over the world.  I am also a design team member for Crafts and Me and Little Darlings Rubber Stamps- very blessed indeed!"

    As you know, we are lauching A Creative Romance by offering candy from each design team member as they say "hello" to you.  Please become a follower here on this blog, then head over to my blog, My Eclectic Spirit, HERE, to link up for a chance to win my candy. If this is the first time you are visiting, you can link up to the following blogs - Jenny, Becky, Fleur and Rebekah - for the chance to win the candy they have listed... and there is more to come!  Have a great day!

Monday, 15 April 2013


 Hi everyone, I'm Rebekah. I live in the North of the UK with my husband, 3 children and our Siberian huskyI started to scrapbook about 5 years ago but within a year found my niche in card making and started to actively blog my crafty adventure from then.
I am lucky to be a part of some amazing Design teams like Saturated Canary, Midweek Magnolias, Divas by Design, Stampin for the weekend and Crafty boots to name just a few!
I earned my nickname "Berry" at work over 9 years ago (don't even ask me how!) and it has stuck with me ever since. So much so that most people only know me by Berry, my blog is named Berrylicious and my facebook card selling page also!
I also like to make novelty cakes on occasion and relish the chance to try a new crafting technique or make whenever I can.
I am one of those massive Twilight fans, yes I truly am, my blog also emphasises this!
I am offering some candy to celebrate the launch of our new blog and would love for you to join in!
Just become a follower here and then pop over to MY BLOG to enter!
I can't wait to get started with the rest of our talented Team!
Big hugs

Sunday, 14 April 2013

So happy to be here.

 Hi everyone,  Fleur here. 
I'm in my mid 40s and I live in South Lincolnshire. England.
I have been happily married to Darren for almost 19 years, 
We have a gorgeous 10 year old girl, Mackenzie (Kenz)
A mad sprocker spaniel ~ Fletch
& 2 cute guinea pigs ~ Bubble & Squeak.

I used to work in the steel industry, 
But haven't returned since Mackenzie was born.

A friend introduced me to scrap-booking, when Mackenzie started school,
I always wondered why on earth would anyone ever want to make cards !!!!!

But now I hardly ever find the time to do any scrapping.
I am so lucky to be a part of some amazing Design Teams, 
including, Sir Stampalot, LOTV, Noor!  & MDUC

I am so honoured to be part of this brand new team, 
with an amazing group of talented ladies 

I have some candy on offer. 
Just become a follower of this blog, then pop over and enter via Mr Linky on my blog

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Meet the team :)

Hi everyone, we are starting to introduce our design team. First off are the creators of this little venture, Becky and Jenny. We've been blogging friends for quite some time now, and we are so excited to be bringing you our new challenge A Creative Romance. Come back every day, for the next few days, and the rest of the design team will be introducing themselves, we're also each offering a little candy.


Hi Everyone, I'm Jenny, I am a stay at home Mum. I gave up work after the birth of my daughter 3 years ago now. I have always enjoyed being creative, and have tried many different crafts in my time. I discovered Card making at a local craft class, I attended with my antenatal group, to make our Babies 1st Birthday cards. Shortly after I found Stamping and colouring. I love to colour, I do it everyday, so I guess you could say I am addicted. I love to colour with both Copic's and Distress Inks.
I started blogging just over a year ago. I am lucky to have been invited to be on some fabulous design teams, currently I design for Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, Midweek Magnolias, Totally Tilda and The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop so I keep myself busy :)

 I am really looking forward to the start of our new challenge, we have so many fun challenges lined up for you and some extremely generous sponsors. I hope you can join us xx
I am offering a little candy to celebrate our new venture. I have this pretty Gift book I made, filled with charms for one lucky winner. If you would like to enter please pop over to my blog and add your name to the linky, but not before you have become a follower of this site :)

Hi everyone, I live on the North East coast of England with my hubby and our two gorgeous children. I have always been into crafty stuff, my mam taught me knitting and crochet when I was younger, and I've also got quite a few finished and unfinished cross stitches round the house too. 
I made my wedding invitations in 2008, and then my brothers in 2009 and caught the bug. I saw a card with a coloured Tilda image on eBay, and well the rest as they say is history. I love sitting and colouring, and then pulling a card together and seeing the finished thing is so therapeutic. I started out using copics, but have since move on to distress inks.

I started blogging in 2011, but didn't do it 'properly' until 2012 and I have been lucky to be invited on to the design team of some amazing challenges and inspiration blogs, I like to be busy ;)

I'm so looking forward to the start of this new challenge, we have amazing sponsors, fab challenges and a talented design team that will be introducing themselves over the next few days.

I'm running late as per usual, but I do have a little candy on my blog, I'll update the picture very soon. 

Become a follower of ACR, if you have a blog, and then pop over to my blog HERE and add your name to the linky.


Becky xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Big Hello From All Of Us At A Creative Romance

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our new challenge 'A Creative Romance', we are looking forward to bringing you some great challenges with prizes from amazing sponsors along with inspiration from our talented Design Team.

Check back on Wednesday May 1st for more information and a little opening candy.

Hugs from all of us at