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December 09, 2009

Blog Candy

*****This post will remain at the top until 9th Dec, please scroll down to see new posts*******

I've been dropping a few teasers about this candy recently and now you can finally try your hand at winning it! Candy closes on 9th December and I will pick a winner using Random Interger Generator shortly afterwards.

Candy contains:
  • Pink Petticoat CD - personal collection chosen by me! Includes papers and images
  • Pink Petticoat Happy Hauntings and Spooky Doodlies - kindly donated by Liz
  • My Minds Eye - Wild Asparagus button box
  • Penny Black - set of 6 wood mounted stamps
  • For the Boys - black and white photo toppers
  • Craftworkcards - Oh My Word Birthday messages
  • Craftworkcards - Oh My Word Rescue words birthday
  • Craftworkcards - 3-D Christmas tree cards
  • Doodlebug - paper potpourri blue jean paper assortment stack
  • Dovecraft - dual tip peel off markers
  • Papermania stamp duos - reindeer and tree
  • Quickie glue pen
  • Papermania - signature vinyls
  • Paperchase - packet of 10 funky flower badges
  • Paperchase - novelty cupcake stickers
  • DCWV - Once upon a time adhesive ribbon
  • Papermania - 3D stickers
  • Papermania - 3D elements flower toppers x 2 packets
  • Papermania - 3D elements sentiments stickers
  • Card Toppers - Christmas sentiments
  • Card Toppers - mixed messages
  • Pink wooden card easel
  • Dovecraft - pink grosgrain ribbon
  • Core'dinations - Potion No.9 card stock stack
  • DecoArt - Glamour Dust
  • K&Co - remake red alphabet box

I'm getting lots of entries and tons of stuff arriving via the Postie - thanks so much :)
The candy has now been added to!

My friend Sally-Ann is donating a £15 online gift voucher to the lucky winner to be spent at Silly Monkey Crafts! When the winner is selected, she will purchase the voucher in their name, how very lovely is that? Thanks hun, you're a gem.

I'm giving away this candy to raise funds for a charity very close to my heart, SANDs Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity:

Many of my regular followers will know that 3 years ago, my first baby Flynn tragically died when he was just two days old following birth complications at 42 weeks. I don't know how I would have coped if it hadn't been for the love and support my husband and I received from this wonderful charity.

The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted. It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. Our son died in our arms and we left hospital with a blue memory box and a funeral to organise - all our hope and dreams for our sons future in tatters.

'At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it'.

In the UK alone, 17 babies are born asleep or die shortly after birth every single day.

How to help and enter:

I'd like you to send me your handmade cards and gifts wrapped with envelopes in a saleable state. I will then pass these on to SANDs who will sell and keep 100% of the proceeds to help set up new SANDs groups across the UK. I will post back at a later date how much money is raised.
  1. Create a card or handmade gift. Cards can be for any occasion or theme.
  2. You can create as many items as you like, each item = 1 entry to my candy
  3. Email me at for an address to post your items to
  4. Pop your name down on Mr Linky for each item sent. E.g. 5 cards = 5 entries. No limit to number of entries per person
  5. Post a photo of my candy along with a link on your blog please to help raise awareness
  6. Candy closes 9th December 2009
As this is for charity, I need to clarify some rules:
  1. You may include your business or personal details on the reverse of your items as you would normally
  2. Your items must be wrapped in good condition for sale - e.g. cards with an envelope in a cello bag please
  3. I will cross reference all items received against entries on Mr Linky so please don't cheat
  4. No need to follow my blog - please only follow me if you enjoy looking at my creations
  5. Candy is open to bloggers worldwide
  6. If you are posting from overseas, please take in to consideration the time for items to arrive in the UK. You must mark your envelope 'gift'.
  7. I will draw a winner using Random Integer Generator approximately 1 week after the closing date to allow additional time for items to arrive
  8. Sorry but any items that arrive late will not be considered for the draw, however the items will still be passed to SANDs
Good luck everyone and remember to check back to see if you're the lucky winner.



  1. What a fabulous way to raise awareness and money for SANDS. I wish you every success Victoria. You are an inspiration! I will definitely be entering. Big love xxxxx

  2. Victoria, this is brilliant and you can count me in. Jo x

  3. Vectoria, I have a ton of cards I would love to donate! I don't care if I am entered! Please send my the address to send them to!

  4. There's a little gift for you on my blog honey.

    Hugs Lol xxx

  5. Well done missus, this is absolutely fabulous. I'll sort out some cards at the week end and get them off to you. Couldn't resist putting my name on Mr Linky, I've never been first before ! Sue x

  6. Totally aswesome candy, Victoria!
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was getting teary eyes as I was reading this. Defintely no one should have to go through this. You are such a sweetie to help support this wonderful cause. I absolutely want to help out in any way I can. I tend to forgot to do this, can you please shoot me an email if you don't hear from me?

  7. What a fabulous charity Victoria.

  8. Aww Victoria - that is such a worthwhile way of doing blog candy! I did a stall last year at an event organised by a TA at the school. That was to raise money for SANDS too. I will mak you some cards for sure! :) Steph x

  9. A great cause, Victoria, and a lovely tribute to Flynn. Will email you to get the details.x

  10. Hi Victoria, there are 4 gifts and cards on their way to you for this very worthwhile cause. I wish you lots of luck in raising funds and awareness for sands.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  11. Hi Victoria,
    I have posted on my blog about your candy. I hope you don't mind but I copied what Vikki had put because I didn't want to get any details wrong.
    Dawn xx

  12. Hi Victoria,
    Your post moved me very much, and I hope you have a huge response. I used to be a health visitor, so have first hand experience of the wonderful work that SANDS does, and I already support the charity, but will post about your candy on my blog.
    big hugs
    En xx

  13. Hi Victoria, Fantastic candy!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  14. I wish you good luck with this Victoria and would like to help. I only have one child, now nearly 16 and can't imagine what you went through, words can not express, Godbless you and your family. janex

  15. what a fabulous idea - I will have to see what I can do for you guys - please could you let me have your address so that I can send you a bunch of cards! (samantha DOT burgess AT gmail DOT com)

  16. Thank you for doing this. Sands are fantastic. I had a stillborn son nearly 8 years ago. They rented a special room at the hospital so my husband could be with me in the hospital, they paid for and organised the funeral for us, we were too shell shocked. and everything else they were sucha support to us at that difficult time. Sorry you also lost a little boy.
    p.s. I've blog candy too here.

  17. Hi Victoria;

    What a great idea to support a charity!
    I've sent you a email for asking you're adresse so I can sent you some cards.
    I've put you're candy into the sidebar of my blog and became one of you're followers.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    XXX Kim

  18. Hi Victoria I will be joining your Post....
    Great Charity close to my heart:)
    Iwill get them postedlater in the weel but will put a link on my side bar for noe lots a love:)xxxx

  19. Victoria, what a great thing to do. Big Hugs to you, my friend.

  20. Hi Victoria, popped my cards in the post for you yesturday so they should hopefully arrive soon and intact, if Mr Postman is kind to them. Hope you get as many cards as all those who have commented have promised it should help you raise loads of money. Now off to put all my links down, I can't remember if it should be 31 or 32 so will go with the lesser just incase I miss counted. Good luck Julye Glad I could help.

  21. Hi Victoria just thought I'd let you know Mr Linky won't let me add my name more than once, I have tried 4 times but it just goes back to your turn next? Will try again later Julye

  22. I've blogged about your blog candy card drive and my own stillbirth story on my blog here:

  23. Hi Victoria

    I've sent de cards today.
    Totally I've sent you 28 cards.

    XXX Kim

  24. I think Kimmie sorted it she made each entry slightly different by numbering so I'll have a go Julye

  25. Victoria I am so moved by your story sweetie. I have had my taste of the feelings you described when my baby Sophie was born with a congenital birth defect called Diaphragmatic hernia. In the week following her surgery she was given a 20% chance of survival and as a mother, although you don't ever give up hope, deep down you start to prepare yourself for the worst and the grieving begins. Thankfully she survived and is a strong, healthy 5 year old now but I will never forget how we felt those weeks when we thought we might lose her. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you all the luck with raising as much money as possible for SANDS. I will put together something for you this week.

    Big Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

  26. Hi Victoria

    I sent you some cards yesterday for this very deserving cause. You're doing a great job!

    Love Lynda xxx

  27. what a great candy...............I so would like to win it

  28. Hi Victoria, posted some cards off on Thursday but forgot to put my details in (gonk!) So that one is

    Vicki x

  29. First time at this blog , first ever comment. nice candy and Hello from sunny Israel

  30. Have linked your fine candy on my sidebar and thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Cards are on there way to you. Having a bit of a nightmare linking the post so if there's more than 16 (no cards I've sent you) I'm sorry just being a bit thick I think??!!)

    Hugs Lol xxx

  32. Hi Victoria - popping my stuff in the post today and have blogged about your candy - I hope you get a wonderful response and Sands raise loads of money to help in the work they do - hugs Shell xx

  33. Hi Victoria,

    thank you very much for such a fab candy and the chane to win! I love it!!!

    xx Dunja xx

  34. Thanks for a candy! And i alsow try to send some cards for charity too
    i post your candy in my sidebar here -

  35. Oh this is so sad and amazing of you, so sorry about little Flynn. I have emailed you to send me your address. Will post some cards a.s.a.p.

    Take care Hun
    Hugs Di xxx

  36. I have been trying to link 10 posts but cant do it blogger wont let me! dont know how others have done it. Will send cards anyway and keep trying.

    Many hugs Di xxxxxxx

  37. I am still trying to link all my enteries but blogger still wont let me. Dont worry i will send the cards anyway. Havent had time to post them yet as been working and postie is shut at 5 will post soon.

    Hugs Di xx

  38. I'm not entering the draw as I wouldn't get my goodies to you in time. I just wanted to say well done on raising funds and awareness for this charity. We have a similar organisation here in Australia working with families who lose a baby or young child unexpectedly (unfortunately I know this through first-hand experience) and they are especially needed during those dark days/weeks/months following your loss.

    Hugs, Michey xxx

  39. Just read your story and I think its wonderful that you are taking on such a great cause. I can't even imagine what you went through.


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