Blog candy and challenge

Hey all!
Well, the time has come....blog candy! I'm a little nervous about doing this for the first time, so it's just a small, sweet little bundle of candy. Also first time with Mr. Linky, so let me know if he's causing any problems. :)

Now, my birthday is a month from this date, so I decided I should have blog candy soon for that.
I was also looking through a kit I bought awhile ago that had some paper clips that looked SO cool (a vintagy, bronzish look)! But the problem was, I had simply NO idea how to use them So I thought I could combine my birthday blog candy with a little challenge.

Last but not least, I just felt I had to give something back to the Hero Arts community for all their kindness - you gals rock! 

Here is the yummilishish candy;

(eta; the vintage findings kit is the Nature Collection, not the Memories as shown - the Nature collection, I think, is prettier - you can view it at the link provided, just roll over the picture with the leaves)


{includes three Inque Boutique stamps}

I'm not expecting a big response to this, but if I get more than 15 entries, I'll add a little something extra. :)

So, here's the challenge I've been blabbing about; make a card or altered project with a paper clip on/in it. Like, an actual one, not stamped, ya know what I mean? ;) Then link it back here; please, make it direct so no one has to go searching through your blog to find that post.
Here are the short, simple rules;

1. Leave a comment; get an entry

2. Make a project using paperclips, and that's another entry.

And, for my sweet Hero Arts friends:

3. Make a project using a Hero Arts stamp; another entry

4. Make a card for the "Cards for Kids" card drive over at Jennifer's blog. However, don't link a post with a card that you've already made a couple months or days ago. It must be dated after December 10th. It can be combined with other challenges, but the card/project/LO cannot be posted before the 10th. This is meant to increase the cards sent over to them. For example, you link up a card you made a month ago; that's not really helping the purpose of getting more cards sent out to them, thus the rule. I hope you understand. :) 
Link it up with Mr. Linky

Four entries is the most possible.
Pretty simple, eh? And no, you don't have to be a follower; I just did this for fun. :)

I will pick a winner on the the tenth of January, a month and two days from now

ETA: Gals, I finally figured out how to use a paperclip! Check the post out here;

Thanks all for stopping by!


  1. Very sweet of you, Clare. I really like those vintage findings!

  2. How wonderful of you to host this fun and creative challenge, Clare! I happen to have two cards that I made using paper clips. I can link it with Mr. Linky to start this off. (you don't have to consider my entry). Congrats on your first blog candy giveaway!! You are doing a terrific job!!

  3. this is wonderful Claire, love everything you are giving away. a good way to seart your pre birthday celebration.

  4. I want to participate too:) greetings from Poland:)

  5. I love the paper clip card that Doris made! Simply delightful! Can't wait to see more!!

  6. Thanks Clare for the fun challenge!I'd love to give it a try. I'll link my card or project (or maybe both!) when I have it made.

  7. Thanks for doing this Claire. I'll be linking my card as soon as I have it made. I love using paper clips, and have several different shaped ones.

  8. Happy birthday, I too buy things and don't know what to do with them! I tend to use paper clips as an extra finger when tying bows. If I am lucky enough to be picked out in your giveaway could I dontate the prize to Jennifer Mcguires cards for kids drive. Thanks

  9. What a lovely challenge. Unfortunately I don't have any paperclips- everything I own is in a box as I am moving house next week. Good luck with the challenge - have fun :)

  10. Very creative! I think I am up for the challenge!

  11. Please enter me in your drawing :) I love the card and will try to come up with one of my own using paperclip(s). I'll post a linky if/when I get it done. Thank you for hosting this!

  12. what a beautiful give away! Thanks for sharing! (I'm naughtyknots on rav)

  13. That is so cute...Love the card that you made...Im jjkawano from Rav too!

  14. What lovely candy, thanks for the chance to win! Happy Birthday for next month :)

  15. Love how you incorporate the paperclip on your card!

  16. Dear Clare

    Sorry, please can you remove my Mr Linky or ignore it. I though I'd deleted it, don't have a paperclip card - yet LOL! Sorry to be a pest


  17. Thank you so much for doing this.. such a nice thing to do. I am TiggerPooh2380on rav

  18. I love candy! Thanks for the chance to win some. And congrats on your cards being featured on two sites!

  19. Oh this sounds like fun but I don't know how to do the linky thing and I don't have a blog.
    Laceyspinner on rav.

  20. Very fun challenge and giveaway!

  21. Very fun challenge, I'll try to play! And thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  22. Clare, I can't see a way to link to Mr Linky on your post so I hope it's okay to leave a link to my project here. Here it is http://www.flickr.com/photos/38067075@N02/4247964900/. Thanks again Clare for organising the fun and getting me to use up some of my scraps!

    Heather Maria

  23. I'm going to try to make a card tonite!


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