Saturday, 5 May 2012

Introducing - Blog Candy Cauldron!

Hello Friends!

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!)

Big hugs


Unknown said...

Great idea, thank you:)

Brenda Brown said...

Sounds a fabulous idea Joanna. I know where to come when I offer candy again. Thanks.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ani said...

What a brilliant idea! I'm planning a candy on my blog very soon so I'll keep in mind to enter the link here.

Maria said...

What a fabulous idea Joanna! Next time I do one, I will link it up here :-)

Maria x

Mishelflos Paper Creations said...

Fab idea!! If you fancy joining in a challenge for more goodies find Mishelflo's Challenge Blog here

Great Prizes and you can choose which one you want if you win and also there is a16 & Under age Group (with a Prize for the Winner!)

Just going back to follow you on Twitter where I found you in the first place lol!
michelle x

Bligu said...

Fabulous idea! I am glad - my candy is on your list yet;)


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a brilliant idea, I have added my current candies to the list and will try and remember to do a blog post about it tomorrow
Lindsay xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments, I really appreciate them :).

And thanks Lindsay for adding your candies to the Linky!


lynne said...

Hi Joanna,

What a fab idea! Love it and thank for adding my candy also!
Will pop your cauldron badge on my blog to get the word out!
Thanks for also being my newest follower!
Lynne x

Tindaloo said...

awesome idea! just added my candy here and I'll be adding a link to the cauldron on my blog too. i've been lookin for just this kinda page! but as u said, no papercraft exclusive pages out there, until now :) thanks!

Pendra said...

Great idea...not only does it help us find these great goodies up for grabs, but it also opens up new doors to other new crafters! Thanks for doing this!
Crafty Hugs,

Pendra said...

Forgot to tell you I linked your Cauldron button on my blog sidebar too! Once again, GREAT idea!

Laurart said...

Fantastic idea...I am going to put it on my side bar so others can come here. Lots of love from Laura xxxxx

Katelyn said...

Thank you so much for this! Great idea!

butterfly said...

Thank you for helping to spread the word! Adding the button too!
Alison x

ellyscard creatief said...

Great idea.
I added it on my sidebar.
Gr Elly said...

Great idea and thank you so much!

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