Monday, May 14, 2012

Blogoversary Candy!!

**this post is pinned up until my candy ends, 
please scroll down for new posts**

Hi there friends,
as promised, I have put together a little candy
to celebrate my 3rd year of blogging!!
Through the year, I've had lots of fun on Design Teams
and entering challenges, and hey, occasionally winning them, 
so I think it's time to give something back!!

So here's what I'm asking of you in order to be in for a chance at winning my candy.

Firstly, please pop this image and a link back to my blog in your sidebar and

Secondly, and this I will be checking on, tell me what your favorite animal is and why.
Just a brief little description, unless, of course, you want to write an essay answer, that's up to you!!!
An example, I LOVE sea otters because they seem to be a combination of several cute animals and they get to swim around all day!!

On May 14th, I will draw a winner from the comments left on this post.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support and friendship through the years!!

hugs, stephanne


Lynne in NI said...

Happy Blogaversary, and thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous candy!
My favorite animals are dogs, especially my wee West Highland Terrier, Ruby, who we got from a rescue centre 6 years ago. She makes us laugh every single day!

CarlyJo said...

Congrats on the three years, I am just about 3 months!

I hear you with the sea otters, they make me make funny baby sounds when I see them! But my favorite animal by far is a bird. I cannot really pick one specific off the top of my head, I love them all. Especially if they stop in at my bird bath and eat some feed!

Unknown said...

Congratulations :O) !!! Wonderful candy, thanks so much for the chance to win! Oh my favorite animal is Boston Terriers. They are wonderful dogs, great with kids, fun, small, short hair. I've had several in my lifetime, and they are like having another kid :O) Best little dogs I've ever had...Hugs! Leah Ann

Unknown said...

hiya and thanks for the chance to win fav anilmal has to be my cat marvin although she has a boys..found out when booking him in for neauturing that he was a she and now affectionaltly called marvina my residents adore her as much as me as on my daily rounds she will sit on there doorsteps and wait and wait and wait till i come out and go on to the the next visit..if residents need to see me and i havent yet got to them they just look for the cat..moggy.princess and snowdrop ..just some of the other names shes picked up along the way..they know where i am.snow ...wind or rain shes out with me about devotion or giving the game away ..shes more like a dog than a cat....and i love her to bits ...hugs sassyxx

Aunty Sue said...

wow 3 years bet it only seems like yesterday. Yummy candy and not a calorie in site. My fave animal is my little sheltie he is such a softie and so gentle and is bossed about by the little yorkies in the area but protects and looks after them even though they are older than him.

Brenda Lee said...

Congrats on reaching your 3rd Blogoversary!! That is absolutely fantastic. I'd have to say my favorite animal is a cat, which would not have been my answer 10 years ago!! Starting as a baby, our family always had dogs growing up....loved all the dogs we had, mostly German Shepherds. In all honesty, I would have said I hated cats until about 10 years ago...I think mostly because I didn't know anything about cats and they scared me. I adopted my first cat from my brother almost 10 years ago. Her name is Bella. She was more like a dog than a cat, so she was the perfect introduction to cats for me. She was abandoned by her mother at 4 1/2 weeks, so my brother foster cared her and fed her with eye droppers, bottles, etc. He also had 2 dogs (yellow lab and chihuahua). Having never really been around cats, Bella basically thought she was a dog... she would bark, eat like a dog (still does), didn't know how to use the litter (still doesn't quite know how to finish up in the litter, if you know what I mean)and it wasn't until she moved in with me (and my sister at the time with her 2 cats) that she learned how to purr. Poor confused. A couple years later, I adopted another cat to keep her company. He's a lover. Now, I can't resist anything cat related - stamps, paper, embellies, etc, etc, etc. I love all animals, really, but I adore cats. Who knew I'd be a cat lover when all my life I was strictly a dog lover. Hope you enjoy reading my little essay. LOL!! Again, congrats and thanks for the chance at winning the awesome candy!! :)

alethea said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!!Thanks for a chance to win Stephanne!! I have placed your candy on my sidebar. My favourite animal well mammal is a dolphin!!! I have loved them all my life, I think they are just beautiful, graceful, playful creatures which kind of reflects who I am!! HUgsxx

Gina K said...

How generous of you! I love animals, so it's hard to pick a favorite. I guess I'd have to say bears, especially sloth bears. I love their long noses and hair. I love that they have these huge, vicious looking nails but aren't carnivores. Appearances are often deceiving and theirs definitely is. I have this awesome pic of a sloth bear at the National Zoo, just sitting down and chilling out with his belly hanging out. Fabulous!

EmbossingQueen said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the colouring, I must use the Distress Inks more often as I tend to stick with my Copics. I love the Swirly Tree used as a cloud. Thanks for sharing.

kim.scrapper said...

I don't have a blog but do follow them. My favorite animal is a dog. We always had a dog growing up and I also have had one all my adult life up until a few months ago when I lost our beloved pet. You won't find an animal that will love you and be more loyal than a dog. Congrats on 3 years and thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, Hugz, Kim

Larisa said...

Congrats with your 3rd year blogging!!!
Thanks for the nice candy! I love all the stamps so much! I wish I had them to create with them)) This dream comes never to be true thou...
I linked it on sidebar.
Hugs. Larisa. xx

heidy said...

Hi Stephanne
Congrats with your 3rd year blogging. I take a chance to win your candy, and he is on my blog!
My favorite animal's are frogs,I love them so much that I married one lol
And then my sweet beagle Kelly and all others dogs and cats.
I love to watch the birds,love all animals ecxept spiders!!!
Hugs Heidy

Moni said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary. So gorgeous candy, love to be the winner. My fav animal is tiger and it is since I was a child. So love that animal. Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy, I put it on my sidebar. Hugs,moni

JLJ Designs said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'm going domestic - my favorite animals are cats. My favorite cat is my sweet little girl Nefret.


marion said...

Wow, what a jummie stuff you're offering as candy. First I want to thank you for being so generous and I want to thank you for letting me have a chance to win it. I'm a bit in a struggle about my favourite animal, since I have 2, I love a cute mouse called Henry, he's so sweet to look at, you simply must love him, he always looks great on a card or project. The other animal is a cat. I love that they have their own personalityand that they have a mind of their own and know exactly how to play me when it comes to getting what they want. I sometimes feel they only see me as a foodcan opener LOL. But most of the times they are so cute when they are asleep and purring whilst I softly give them attention. Hope you enjoyed reading my comment, it's a long one, sorry for that. Congrats on your third blogyear. Hope many years follow, it's always a pleasure visiting your blog. Hugs, Marion

KSinMT said...

I don't have a blog but I certainly enjoy yours. My favorite animal is my cat Seeley. She was a lost little cat near our cabin in the woods and chose us. We tried to find her owners but summer people just leave sometimes without their pets. She is like a dog demanding our full attention. Kathy

Ardilla said...

Happy blogaversary!!!
I like dogs, they are good friends and faithfull. I like all sizes, big one and mini ones....
Thanks for the chance, you are in my sidebar!

Cathi said...

Hi Stephanie -

Happy 3rd Blogoversary! I just found your site from the Whimsy release and love your work! Although not original, I really love dogs. They are so faithful and true! They really live up to the expression of "wo/man's best friend". Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! (I just became a follower and added you to my sidebar)


Tami said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!

My fav animal is a dolphin I swam with the dolphins in Mexico and they just seem so gentle and smart and are just beautiful. A poem I wrote about dolphin "Dolphins dance to the music of a perfect world"

Tami at

Annette Bowes said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary Stephanne! Gorgeous candy. My favourate animal is a dolphin, love the sounds they make, they always seem so happy when swimming and jumping. Have a wonderful week, take careX:)

MILA25 said...

I congratulate the three anniversary.
My favorite pet is my doggie Hera. It is 6 years old.
There is a large dog - a German shepherd. My little daughter loves her.
Hugs from Poland Mili

fionalawlor said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary!! My fave animals other than dogs (cos that a bit boring lol) are Crocodiles. I just love them and I dont really know why lol If there is a crocodile documentaty on Tv I will always watch it, I think my fascination is because I find them so terrifying lol
Thanks so much for a chance to enter,
Fiona L x

Emily H said...

I like a lot of animals. My favorite is the elephant. I have liked the elephant since I was very little because it has the same first letter of its name as me. I always thought we are similar because of this. I know, it is kind of silly. :)

Hanneke said...

Congratulations on your third blogaversary! This candy is so cool! Great stamps and lovely flowers and embellies! My favourite animals would be penguins! I love how cute they look and how they waggle when they walk. They are just adorable to me. Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Hanneke

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Stephanne
Big congratulations to you on your 3rd anniversary of running your blog. I am only in my first month, but am enjoying it very much. Although I have only just begun my blogging life, I have been following you for a while especially since finding your lovely creations at Whimsey stamps blog, so it is a privilege to be able to put a link to your candy on my blog.
My favourite animal is the dolphin. I had always loved them and then about 4years ago I actually got to swim with them in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and I was hooked. They are so funny and so very intelligent.
Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am also offering Candy on my blog at present for anyone that becomes a follower and I would love to see you visit if you can find some time soon and anyone else for that matter. Best wishes, have a good day Linda

Anonymous said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I have added you on my sidebar. I am also a new follower. SO my favorite animal is cats I love those cut cuddly little animals! They always have a great personality and they always cheer me up when I am down! It is hard to narrow is down to one favorite because I love almost all animals. I have a dalmatian that thinks the world of me. She is my shadow and I can't imagine life without her. She is a bit over weight! LOL she is 70lbs and thinks that she is a lap dog!! She spends a lot of time with my 3 cats and I really think that she thinks she is a cat! She loves to curl up in my lap with a heated blanket on top of her! Congrats again and I can't wait to stalk your blog! :)

A Casa di Ale said...

congraturazioni per il tuo blog, io adoro gli animali abito in un piccolo paesino di campagna dove la natura la fa ancora da padrone, ho 4 cani e 7 gatti 3 uccellini. mi sono sempre piaciuti i gatti perche' ti danno qul senso di calore affettivo di coccole, ma quando arrivi ad avere un cane e' il mio ciarly e con me da 10 anni ed e' veramente un figlio per me...

Anreda said...

My favorite animals are cats and of course especially my cat "Tiger".

Unfortunately it is not such a big hero as the name suggests, but she is extra nice to us.

The many birds in our garden already know her and know that they can feel free by eating. "Tiger" goes (before the "attack") first sitting. Than in the attack position with her ​​ass back, tail to high and then a little jump and then.... she walks all mewing to the birds.
The birds therefore have more than enough chance to fly away and come back later quietly.

Her friends, the fish in the pond, pulling really nothing of her, because if they come too close to swimming to "Tiger", she runs away screaming ...

She is no hero, not a real "Tiger" ... but owww ... w hat is she sweet, loved and
pendent and what will I miss her when she is no longer among us.

My little girl, my little "Tiger"

But of course I want to just state why I have become a follower of your blog. I'm through, through, through ended up on your blog and I love your creations.
Especially the stamp with TuTu Sweet is very cute.
I hope you get lots of inspiration and will certainly often just come to "visit".

Regards, Anreda

Christine Harrop said...

Don't have a blog but I follow a number. Congratulations on your anniversary. I love dogs but don't have a pet at the moment. My passion at the moment are the birds that visit my bird feeding station. We live in the country and have so many species visit it is amazing - but also very expensive!!!!! Yesterday I saw a tree creeper for the first time although not at the feed station.

Leanne said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. I'm your newest follower. My favorite animal is the dog as it is the most faithful of all.

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Hi Stephanne,
Congrats on your blogoversary 3 years
thats a big WoW!
I just LoVe my little Gino he`s a shis-tzu,people always ask me Hey what his back and where is his nose,he`s kind of a floorsweeper LoL but true
By by Stephanne
Hugs sonja x

simply monica said...

CONGRATS - you have had an amzing 3 years so far and cant wait to see what you do in the next 3...

SNR Magazine Stadd

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Congratulations Stephanne. Three Years! I'm a relatively new follower and am in awe of your talent. I am looking forward to gathering inspiration from your work.

My favourite animals are Butterflies and Dragonflies. Every time I see them I smile, I let my imagination see the fairies that I'm sure are nearby. Nature has created some stunning colours and shapes for their wings. I also like the way butterflies come into being, that transformation is inspirational in so many ways.

Thank you for the opportunity to win your amazing candy!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Mary said...

Happy Blogaversary! My favourite animal is a monkey. I think they are just so adorable and human like they make me laugh. 2 years ago when my daughter was 8 she found out that I had always wanted a monchhichi (monkey) as a child, so she enlisted the help of my hubby and BFF and ordered one on ebay for me. She was so excited that Christmas to give me my present, of course she made me cry. I couldn't believe what an amazing little girl I had. My monchhichi sits in my craft room with me and makes me smile :) Monkeys amaze me but so do my children!

Vicky said...

Hello, and Happy Boggerversary!!
My faveourite animals are horses (and ponies) I just love being around them, I love how gracefully they move and just adore burying my head in their manes and taking a big sniff...ahhh that should be bottled!! I feel so relaxed when I'm with my horses.
I am a 41 yr old vegan mother of 2, working part time as a vet nurse. My long suffering husband allows me to "collect" many animals including 5 horses. I am also a pet portrait artist, and enjoy cardmaking.
Thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely candy, and good luck to you in the future

hugs Vicky x x x

Claire Phillips said...

Time flies so fast in blogland....big happy 3rd Birthday to you, it's been lovely following you and visiting all your wonderful creations. My favourite animal so hard.....but if I can include sea creatures it would be the Seahorse....just sooooo amazing. Cheers Claire x

no smoking signs said...

It is a good card with lots of creativity. Now I also know how to made it because of I follow your steps.

Unknown said...

I love dogs! But I don't hav one because I don't have the time it takes to take care of a dog the way you should, both me and my man works full time so the dog should be alone to many hours per day. but some day *dreaming*


Anonymous said...

I just love Tigers, They are so beautiful and majestic. I was lucky enough to get up close and touch one at Dreamworld last year and they are so muscular and beautiful.
Thanks for the chance at candy and congrats on your blogaversary
hugs julie P

Приказната Фея said...

Happy blogaversary!!!
I like dogs, they are most cute animals.
Thanks for the chance, you are in my sidebar!

Dawn Knapp said...

Congrats on the blogoversary!! My favorite animal is the dolphin. They are so friendly and happy all the time, not to mention so, so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Annelies said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love birds! I'm following a bird watching course because their behavior is so fascinating and it's really cool to know which bird is singing without seeing it :) Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Sassy Raggedy said...

Happy Blogannversary, and the chance to win your candy. My fav animal is my dog abbie. I found her when she was a pup in a rainstorm along the side of a bridge she was crossing. She was so tiny and shaking at the thunder and lightning. I could not just leave a little puppy like that. I got out and put her in my card then stopped at the gas station on the other side of the bridge and they told me the puppies were dropped off by someone that morning. No one seemed to know where the others were. So Abbie came home with me that was 8 years ago and I could not be without her. I love her so much. Joann Sassy Raggedy

Flowergirl said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower to you fab blog, Happy Blogaversary!
Thank you for the chance to win your yummy candy,
My fave animals are Dolphins, I think they are such beautiful animals and so inteligent! I was lucky enough to get a chance to swim with them last year, and it was the most amazing experience ever!! I would love to do it again x
Wendy x

cristina said...

hi! i love your blog , please count with me, my favorite animal is tiger because my husband and me we are both tiger, the best friend of the tiger is the horse and the best friend of the horse is te dog... i have two kids and they were born on the years of the horse and curios :) we are the best friends according chinese calendar :O thanks for the oportunity and greetings from mexico

Стю said...

Hi! Nice to meet you and your blog! If possible, I'll try to take part in your great candy! Well, for me my favourite animal is frog, if it counts as animal)) I adore frogs, to my mind they're so sweet and cute and funny! I have a little pond where they live and I often catch them and stroke!

Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Hi Stephanie, congratulations on your 3rd blog anniversary. I have shared the pic on my blog sidebar and linked back to your blog.

My favorite are cats, they are so adorable and soft. I adopt a lot of cats during high school to college. There is a school behind our house and I use bamboo pole to get them. I drop a glass of milk on the pole where it falls in near them and the cats will drink the milk going up the pole. that way I can get them.


Unknown said...

Happy 3rd blogaversary Steph! I have posted a pic on my sidebar and I do hope other people will come in and have a chance to play.

I LOVE dolphins because they get to swin around all day and also, they are such elegant animals that can do neat tricks which others can't do.

Laura said...

Hi Steph, congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary! That's impressive!! Lovely blog too!
I have popped your link on my side bar so thank for the opportunity to win.

My favourite animal has got to be a monkey as they are such characters!
I went to a zoo last year where this famous orangutang was and me and my partner were the only ones in there. The orangutang came right up to the glass and put his lips against the glass and 'shared' his food with us (which wasn't too pleasant) but then he put his hand up to the glass and I put my hand on his. He just sat there for ages and it was almost as if he was trying to touch us, it was amazing!!
Sorry for the essay ;) but that's why I love monkeys!
Laura xx

Unknown said...

Well, I'm so much in love with my cat, that I guess she is my favourite animal:)

Thank you for the candy:) You can also take part in mine:D

MAGDA said...

Felicidades por tu 3 años de blog y por el magnifico blog que tienes

Елена Казарцева said...

I like a cats!! It is pretty? funny and nice!!!

Bhawana said...

Congratulations dear for your blogavarsary. I love rabbit, soft in touch white in color and love the way he walks.... even my son love him.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
My favorite animal is actually a bird - hummingbirds. I love them now that I get them visiting my yard. So petite and colorful and yet they are very bold and fearless too. I think it's because they are so quick they can escape anything!

Linda Dale said...

Happy Blogavarsary. I would have to say horses. My dad was a training, judge and teacher. I have so many fond memories of spending hours with him watching, learning and loving every minute of it. My dad passed away last year at 96 and could still tell you everything you would ever need to know about horses. Just to see a horse just makes me smile. Thanks for the chance to win.

paperpapier said...

My favourite animal is dog because they tend to understand people better than any other animal. I love rabbit too and I have one white rabbit, she's almost 5 years old now.

Heidi said...

Happy blogavarsary!
Thank you for giving us the chance to win this gorgeous candy:)
I love all animals. But I need my dogs in my life, without them I feel lost:)They bring so much happiness and joy into my life. A life without dogs is not a life. A home without dogs is just a house. I guess you get the picture:) I also adore my dwarf parrots and budgie.
Your cards are gorgeous! I'm glad I found your blog:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Denise Goeldner said...

Hi Stephanne, Glad to be part of your 3rd Bloganniversary giveaway, such a wonderful blog to view and I a big lover of cats. Hugz Denise

Ksenia said...

Congrats on blogaveersary!
Thanks for the candy!
It's very sweeet!!!
I put a link on my blog.

I love cats! They are very cute!!!! Love their warm purring, soft fur, funny nose.
They bring joy with their purring and their cuddling.
They are playful, they are mysterious and possess great intelligence.

Regena said...

Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win some generous of u..not sure what my fav animals is..I guess dogs..they can be so cute

Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary! Love your cards, so sweet.

My favorite animal is dogs. I've always wanted a dog, for as long as I can remember, and finally I'm having TWO lovely dogs!! Two chihuahuaboys, 6 and 7 years old, they are a wonderful company for me all day long.

Thanks for the chance to win.

mapowska said...

Happy Blogversary! :)

I like especially birds, all kinds. I would like to fly like them ;) For me, they are a symbol of freedom :)

Sonya said...

Hello!Your candy is soo sweet!Thank you for the chance to win! I like animals very much, bot mostly I like cats,they are very sweet and cute and lovely)))

Sonia said...

Hi Stephanne,thanks for the chance to win:)
I like your beautiful creations.

Sanna Saksija said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My favourite animal is giraffe, because they are so exotic and look so beautiful with their long eye lashes.

Nicole Doiron said...

What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite animal is a dog because some of my very best friends in my life have been none other than dogs :) I also really enjoy giraffes because i find that they are beautiful to look at. I was amazed the very first time that i have seen one from up close! :)

OliwkaEwka :) said...

me to! :) picture+link on my blog

I love my dog because he is my best friend. Always I can talk and play with him. He loves me, and I love him. <3 :)

Rosalee said...

Hi Stephanne. Happy Blogaversary. Wonderful candy you have there to celebrate. I've linked it to my sidebar and I've become a new follower.
I have many favorites when it comes to animals but I have to say that my favorites are Horses. They are both beautiful and extraordinary animals. There's nothing quite like watching a horse galloping across the plains wild and free.
Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

cebelica said...

Congratrs on your blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win these yummy goodies. :)
My favourite animals are dolphins because they are sweet, they look like they are always smiling and they are so playful. I love them!
Have a wonderful day! Hugs! xx

Anonymous said...

What a super Candy. Thank you!!!
I adore cats, they are so soft& fluffy and calms me :)

Paper Doll said...

me to! :) picture+link on my blog

I love my dog because he is my best friend. Always I can talk and play with him. He loves me, and I love him. <3 :)

KellysKards said...

Congrats on the three years and thanks for the chance of winning this fab candy. Well my fav animal has to be a dog. I have two and they are the most loyal friend I have known. They are nine now and have been there for me through many a tough time. I love them to bits nothing beats a true friend.