Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Would you like to win this  
Pixie Crafting Sewing Machine?
$50.00 value

This offer is only open to those living in the United States.  To my crafting friends outside the U.S.  . . . I'm truly sorry but this would just be too costly to ship outside the states.  This machine was NOT given to me ... I actually purchased it a while back and since I haven't used it ... I decided to give it away.

Here's all you have to do:

1.  If you're not a follower already, please become one.

2.  Leave a comment letting me what you LIKE or DON'T LIKE about my blog.  I've been thinking of changing things up a bit and would love your input. Be sure to add your email address to the end of your comment so I can reach you when you win!!

3.  Add this blog candy offer to your sidebar with a link back to my blog.  A writeup on your blog will give you an extra chance to win.

 This Could Be Yours!

This offer will run through Memorial Day (May 30th) 
and the winner will be announced 
on June 1st.  



EileenMV said...

Hi Darlene - I love your blog! You know I really enjoy looking at all of your beautiful creations. I posted your giveaway on my blog: http://eileen-mahony-velez.blogspot.com/

THERESA said...

Now that is what i call a fine piece of candy......lol
Will have to move to USA, ya think.......hehehe
Good luck to everyone!!
I like your blog, it is Vintage and that is you, but then , you are so creative, anything will look good , as long a you are here..............*big smiles*
lotsa luv

papertrails leaver said...

Hey there Darlene! I became a follower of your blog a while back because I love your creations! Always inspiring! The Pixie looks like a great tool to use for paper projects. I don't have a sewing machine (unless you count my Sew Crafty with a bent needle that runs on batteries) so would sure love to win one. :-) Amy

Anonymous said...

I have just recently found your site, I am a follower now and love your creations, would love a chance to win you give away.

Cynthia said...

Wow, Darlene, this is a super give away! This would be much more convenient to use than my full size Brother sewing machine! LOL! I enjoy your inspiration and your blog!

(Will post to my blog this week)

Olga said...

well I'm already a follower, love your blog and tahnks for a chance to win, girl what I could do with that machine! LOL

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I already follow, love your blog. At the moment one thing I'm not fond of is the background - a little too fancy for me. But I love your cards! Thanks for a chance.

monica said...

grazie per l'opportunita

monica said...

messo saul blog con un post

barbara's paper treasures said...

Love your blog Darlene lots to look at. It is nice to have a chance to win a great gift. I have a sewing machine but don't do cards on it. This would be a fun addition to all my machines. I always enjoy looking at your creations. Thanks again and your blog looks great.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

What a prize!!! I have been wanting a sewing machine for my crafting!! I have added to my sidebar AND also made a post.

You can find my e-mail in my profile.
Thanks so much for two chances at winning!! Fingers crossed!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh yes and forgot to say I wouldn't change anything on your blog! I like it the way it is! So sorry to leave two comments. Delete one if you need to.


cgl1539 said...

I am a new follower. Thank you for the opportunity to win this. I have long been wanting to sew on my cards so this would give me a chance. I love your background, I am a huge vintage fan and your design is gorgeous.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow Darlene ~ what generous and fabulous blog candy! I lug my big/heavy sewing machine to crops and it would be wonderful to have a small craft machine to take instead!

Your blog is so beautiful. I like that the background behind the posts is muted and your posts are easy to read against it. The vintage feel is also nice.

I have posted your candy on my side bar with a link back to this post. I'll let you know when I get a post written about it on my blog as well.


Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Darlene, I created a post with a photo and links back your your blog over at my blog for an extra chance on your fabulous candy. Here's a link to my post:


Lisa said...

I'm a new follower and I'm so glad I found your blog - your work is amazing! I also love the look of your blog...the feel of romanticism in the background. Thanks so much for the chance to win...this is an amazing prize. I could do so much with it! I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar :)



First, I love your blog wouldn't change a thing. I appreciate the chance to win. The sewing machine Mom gave me has well pretty much bit the dust. I can only use it to put holes in the paper, I can't use thread in it, so this would be perfect. I am now a follower of your blog. Hugs! Leah Ann Oh! going now to put you candy on my blog!!!!

Linda W. said...

Darlene I love your entire blog - your characters and cards are so reflective of the way I like to 'see' my work turn out but it never does! hahaha!

My email is vweber@mhtc.net

Keep up the great work! Nice to meet you at Joan's!

Kiehn said...

you have an amazing blog...its beautiful...im a new follower and happy to be cant wait to see your futeur creations..thank you for the chance to win i also posted to my blog


Jan Scholl said...

Where did you find this incredible template? I am still using old blogger until I get time to address the ugliness of it. I love yours.I listed the giveaway in my side bar, hopefully someday a photo will show up instead of just a link. Have a terrific weekend. I heard the nasty word here in Michigan. Ewww.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

YOU make the blog a delightful place to visit. YOU have such a bright, cheery attitude on everything and i, for one love the visits. of course, the fact that you made some absolutely gorgeous cards ......

hugs :)

Evette K. said...

Would really love to re-create the beautiful sewing techniques I see online. Alas no newing machine! Would love to win this and start creating wonderful sewing cards. Ty for the opportunity. Hugs. Been a follower for awhile now!

Cheryl said...

New follower to your blog. It is a very pretty blog ... as are your cards!!


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

you have a very lovely blog. I am a new follower I found you through Annmaree's blog. I would love to be chosen as your winner I could use this machine a lot. I am new at card making just started 5 months ago I will post this on my blog but I have no idea how to do it to my side bar. but will be on the main blog it self. I am sure I will not be your winner but I like trying. do come a visit my blog and become one of my followers too.
somethingcraftybydottie.blogspot.com my email is dinkydoodle52@gmail.com
thank you for the chance to win ...
~ God Bless ~
Hugs :O)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow thank you for the chance to win this fabulous giveway.... I posted a post on my blog...
Thank you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog.

Brenna said...

what a great giveaway, I have never seen this machine before, but have been looking for something like it!! thanks for the chance to win!

Brenna said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog!! Hope I win!! thanks for the chance!!

Gloria Westerman said...

New follower....post your candy on side bar.....love your blog....thank you for visiting my blog and and a chance to win this .....ty

Lillian Child said...

I would love a demo on how this giveaway sewing machine actually works. It looks amazing and FUN!

What a delightful blog you have. I am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello!


Ms. Jen said...

What a great blog candy Darlene! Long time follower. I posted this on my blog under blog candy. Whoever wins this is going to be VERY lucky. Thanks for the chance sweetie!

Hugs - Jen

BunnyFreak said...

Love your cards you share on your blog.

username at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

I love the look of your blog, you might want to consider adding a blog archive, I like to pull up past months looking for different holiday inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Anniebee said...

Hi, Darlene! I just discovered your blog and even though I haven't had much time to explore it, I can't say there is one thing I would change about it. I LOVE the background and the layout is fine too. Seems very organized and easy to read to me. I am a new follower and will be posting your giveaway on my blog tonight. Thanks for the opportunity to win this nifty little machine!

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Angela said...

Love your blog! I can't believe that you are giving away this crafty sewing machine!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

MyNeed2Craft said...

Darlene, I am your newest follower. I found this post from Celeste's blog (Touched By A Butterfly). How ironic that my friend and I were just talking about a tiny sewing machine that we could have just for crafting without lugging out the big one. :)
Plus it is PURPLE (my favorite color) LOL Thank so much for a chance to win. I will post on my blog and link back to you. Hugs, Terri

shersl84bed said...

I think you have a very unique blog design. I wouldn't change a thing. I really like the fact that you don't have music playing as soon as I get to the page.

Smiles Sher

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hi Darlene - I like your blog!! I'm a big fan of vintage so it struck a cord with me. I also like your creations and your style. A big thanks for offering up this terrific candy!!! WOW!! I am a follower and have signed up for your newsletter. I don't have a blog but am looking forward to the day when I will have the time and can post all these fabulous giveaways. My email is: smarch@wildblue.net. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Wende said...

Super blog candy. This would be a great addition to anyone's crafty tools. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynne said...

I would love to win this machine. I have just been comparing different brands. I'm new to your blog and look forward to it.

marg0006 said...

I like it very much . the victorian pictures are unique. If you want add a little more at the top of your page involving scrapping. My email is marg0006@verizon.net.

A Vintage Chic said...

What fun, Darlene! This looks like the perfect little machine to stitch on all my cards--how generous you are to offer it up!

You know I'm a follower already...your blog is lovely--as are you, my friend!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Evette K. said...

Still following u Darlene. Just so excited at a chance for a little sewing machine. My cards sure would take on a better look at time. Thanks for the chance to win this. Hugs

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I love all the great colors, the background, and all the comments.
Karen= katlace2009@aol.com

Karen's Mind Thoughts said...

I love the colors of your blog. The background is pleasing and everything is so clear. But most of all I love all of your cards and projects.

Carla said...

My favorite thing about your blog is you! You are always so sweet and kind and a true ray of sunshine. I can go forever without commenting, yet I know that when I do crawl out of the woodwork, you'll be there with a smile and a loving word. That's how you roll!

Carla said...

Did my comment go through? I have your candy on my blog, hope all is well with you!

Evette K. said...

You know how much I love your blog Darlene! You are one talented lady and I love to case your cards, if I can!!!! Following you has been very easy as you have such a colorful blog. This is one blog candy that I sure could use. Thanks for doing it. hugs

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Darlene!

Thanks for sending me a heads up about your giveaway! I am now a follower. Since I am new here I can't really give you things I don't like, but I really LOVE your blog art! The soft colors are wonderful!

I'll be putting your blog candy link on my side bar so feel free to visit me at CardsbyCG.blogspot.com. While you're there, feel free to enter my 400 follower giveaway goody bag!

Thanks for the chance to win,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

DebC said...

OOOHHH what a cute little sewing machine! I have wanted one for a while. I am a new follower and you visited my blog and I wanted to return the favor. Love the blog candy! I plan to have a couple challenges around the week of April 23 when I get back home from visiting my daughter so check it out!

Becky Spinks said...

Well, I just found your blog while visiting another one that I follow so naturally I became a follower of yours immediately, lol! I don't find anything on your blog that I would change.....it is eye-catching like it is! I love that little craft machine and am hoping that I win that little booger :) Thanks for the chance to win it.

Sarah said...

Hi Darlene, I really like your blog as is but I know how we like to change things up a bit. The most important thing is that's it readable (i've seen some that aren't!). I've been admiring your work for some time and am glad to be sharing your blog candy on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Sarah http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspired-by-rainbows.html

anne said...

Darlene... I like your blog the way it is ... the background is light enough that you can read your posts. but if you feel that you would like to change it up just keep in mind the background.. i have been following you from afar but have signed in so you know that i am following you.. i have placed your candy on my right side bar here... thanks for the chance to win this adorable sewing machine...


anne said...

Anne here again....
I forgot to give you my email..it is kerrybaity@yahoo.com .. -anne-

Dee said...

I am a follower. I will leave a comment on my blog. And what I like about your blog is that it feels like I am in a fantasy world, very beautiful. Thanks for the offer.



I posted your blogcandy on my blog
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I LOVE your bcakground
Tuesday was my birthday
I have blog candy you can win
Become a follower today
Rebecca Minor

Elizabeth said...

Hi! I love your blog the way it is. I love the Victorian background. I have eye issues so I am always appreciative of thse who stick to the darker colors for print and a lighter color for the background. Yours is very readable! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Evette K. said...

Love your blog and the background has been marvelous but I think maybe another one might be in order for awhile. Stay with the vintage. Love that style and I think u do too. I am a friend of your blog of course and would really love to win this machine. Always wanted to add sewing to my cards.
Reach me at: ekciampo@yahoo.com
thank you.

pynoblem said...

I love the victorian look of your website! I don't like how I have to scroll all the way down before I can see come of your work, which is beautiful!
I'm a follower now.

Two Pink Peas Terri said...

Hi, this is Terri of www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com and I posted this giveaway on my blog. I really love your content and your creative ideas. You have a great beautiful blog. I visit daily. Terri of Two Pink Peas www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Becky said...

What fabulous candy..And what a gorgeous blog, I wouldn't change a thing. I like stopping by here to get my mojo jump started.:)



Well, I signed up as a follower because I like your style of cardmaking! I am still trying to find mine after several years...
I like your blog look now, it is different from most and that is what caught my attention. I actually went to look at the site of where you got yours. Really different! I also like all the links you have on the right column. Always looking for new places to visit.
Awesome candy, thanks for the chance to win!

Lyneen said...

What a super give away... I love your blog... just not enough time to get around to all of my favorites all the time. You art is always an inspiration!!!

Craftymaw said...

I just became a follower of your blog. What a nice sweet giveaway! I had found your blog by searching for a Cuttlebug card to do. Thanks for a chance to win.

Craftymaw said...

I had just subscribed with my email address. craftymaw8@hotmail.com

Craftymaw said...

I like your blog just the way it is. Since I dont have a blog of my own, instead I had posted your blog on my Facebook page.

bluecrayons said...

there is no need to change your blog. i love it the way it is and all it has to offer. your background makes me feel like i am following and crafting with you in a enchanted forest. love it/ thanks

Heather said...

Hey Darlene,

Just read your post on Morgan's visit. She's a very pretty girl and has one very creative grandma. I love your creations. I too especially love your blog's background. I want to run in the forest wit. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy. I will definitely write a post about your blog in my blog later on today (after my half-hearted spring cleaning).

Diane said...

I wouldn't change a thing on your blog...thats what I love about blogging, everyone is so different and unique ti themselves....I came to visit yur blog and found this lovely offereing...I will post it onmy sidebar for all to see...thanks for the chance!

Shel said...

I'm a new follower and I love your site...the background is wonderful, a fantastic "Jane Austen" feel.

The only thing I just have is a suggestion: Many times I link to a site via Google or someone else's link and once I'm there, I like to see what other posts the site owner has. I would just move your archive up towards the top so it's visible while I'm reading the current post so I can see what else you have to offer. That and maybe a visual of your work on the sidebar closer to the top. I'm so new to this that I'm always on the look-out for inspiration, tips and techniques from all you crafty geniuses. I love reading your blog!

I added your awesome blog candy button to my right sidebar too:

Thank you!
shel704 at aol dot com

thekolbes said...

Darlene, I just found your blog and am a new follower but i have to say it is one of my favs. I think it is a very artistic blog and love it. I wouldn't change a thing
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Clare Curcio said...

What a cute little machine! I love all your creations, Darlene!

Clare said...

I forgot to tell you what I like about your blog! EVERYTHING! I was born in the wrong era! I would have loved to wear some of the gowns from the Victorian times, but not go through the physical hardships they did.

Evette K. said...

Have been a follower for awhile now. Do not have a blog...oops. But sure would love to win this blog candy!! I would like to see your blog brighter and a new top picture.

Vennie Cole said...

Have visited you blog but just now signed to get it. I love your cards. Vennie

mamawcindy said...

Hi,Darlene I just found your blog. I can't remember how I got hear,but Thankful to have found It.I don't know what you would change about your site. I think it's the prettiest site I have ever seen. I wouldn't change a thing.
Thank you SO much for the chance to win a Sewing Machine. I have always wanted one.
I'm a new follower and I will be back often to see what you Create. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Denimo said...

Wow Darlene... what an extra candy you're offering here. Thanks so much for sharing such a great candy! I think your blog is great just as it is.
Hugs, Denise
denimo @ sbcglobal . net

Anonymous said...

Your blog is gorgeous, very nostalgic and the colors a beautiful.

New follower here, thank you for a chance to win. Blessings, Lori m

Becky Dunham said...

Hi Darlene - i am new to your blog - probably getting that a lot with this fabulous candy :) I love the atmosphere of your blog - that may sound strange, but it is soothing somehow. I like to read your stories and I LOVE your creative style. Loving the vintage look of your creations. i have posted your candy on my blog

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love to win a new sewing machine, mine is broken and I can't afford to have it fixed. I'm a follower and I love your blog it is really nice and I love the pictures along the side. I use to sew all the time until my machine broke so it would be nice to try again.

Thank you for the chance I sure would love to win it.


Donna Scrapp'n Nana nana2beof5@gmail.com



want to look, I would love you too.

Evette K. said...

Have been a followere for awhile now and love your blog. Do not sew on a big machine so I thought this one would be good for me. Would love to see another vintage looking background on your blog. ekciampo@yahoo.com Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Hi Darlene! New to your blog and I really like the Vintage look & all your BEAUTIFUL cards!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I would LOVE to win!!! I've always wanted to sew on my cards, but never had the opportunity. I did both a post 5/22 & a link on my side bar! Thanks for a chance to win!!




Lynn said...

This is the fist time I came across your blog and I really enjoy it I live in Michigan also in the bottom half of the thumb Your dog is really cute and I can't wait to see what else you have to offer. Thank you

Christine Real said...

Wow! What a prize! This is my very first time visiting your blog! I am hopping on the CJToo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop and I came here. Had to check out your work. I not only became a follower, I became an e-mail subscriber. I really like your work! Hope I win! This little sewing machine would be great for my scrapbook room!


Kreative Krystal said...

This is super exciting. Not only is it in my favorite color but it's such a generous and wonderful gift.

I'd love for you to come visit my blog to!

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Kreative Krystal said...

I've posted your contest in my sidebar! :)

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Barbara B said...

I just added a sidebar of your blog candy to my blog and did a little write up on my blog. I just became a follower too.
Barbara B.

Barbara B said...

I love your background. It is so unique and the colors are very attractive.
Barbara B.

Jennifer Perkins said...

I am new to your blog (lured by the blog candy link on a blog I follow), but I think it is BEAUTIFUL! The artwork decorating your blog itself is beautiful and unique -- I love it! But your cards and such are wonderful inspiration, too. You will be a blog I follow regularly, now!

Thanks for the chance to win such lovely blog candy!

Samanta/Sammy said...

hello, thank you for the wonderful candy, is a dream to win it!
your blog is very creative and his style is very vintage right ... I just think
We need more colorful in his blog.
I just added a sidebar of your blog candy to my blog .
Hugs from brazil

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello, i am your newest follower. I found you through Garden of Grace.
Your blog is beautiful. I adore the vintage feel but also like how your design does not interfere with your written content. It is a nice compliment. The font could maybe be a bit larger so it is easier to read but everything seems quite lovely.
Your crafting is quite nice as well.
Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful prize.
I am off to post about this on my blog.
Crafty best wishes.

Jennifer Scull said...

what could ever be improved here?! everything you create is amazing! as are YOU! :) and I have long been a follower.... a happy one!

Julia said...

I am your follower and have to tell you I love the vintage look of your page!

Julia said...

Just posted the candy on my blog: http://paperandscrapscreations.blogspot.com/

grandmalee said...

I love all of your fabulous creations! One thing I might change is the actual layout of the blog by adding gadgets at the bottom. Since you have so many awards, this may be a good place for all of them, so this way we don't have to scroll down through so much stuff to get to the blog archive. I love changing my backgrounds a lot, so that may be another route to go for you.

grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

MLO said...

I just became a follower and will be posting your blog candy on the off-chance the last comment wins. :-)

Thanks so much for commenting on my site!

MLO said...

Whoops! Forgot to mention that I love your site. It is one of the most beautiful blogs I have seen.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hello Darlene,
I am also a new follower....I have just come across your blog after being on Joan's Garden. I think your blog is just perfect the way it is and I love your creations. I'm afraid I don't have a blog due to family commitments as I have a daughter with Special Needs but I love to go blog hopping when I get the time and I shall tell all my crafty friends about yours. Just in case I'm allowed to enter my email is sturner1948@aol.com and thank you for offering a great prize.

Love Sheila xx

Rez said...

Aloha Dar,

You have a beautiful blog! What an amazing giveawy.
I'm a new follower and I have post this on my side bar.

I'm also having a ALOHA SWeet giveaway.


jjocarlson said...

Hi Darla I am new to your blog! I love finding blogs like yours to give me inspiration because I am new to crafting! I do not have a blog spot to post on sorry! Thank you for sharing.

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