Wednesday 21 January 2009

Blog Candy - Now Closed!

I am excited to tell you that today an article I wrote for my school newspaper "Crowlands Crunchers" was published! I wrote the article about my blog and also my challenge website Crafty Monkey's which I co-run with my friend Hannah.

Here is a copy of the page from the newsletter. You will need to click it to read. Sorry for the poor quality but we couldn't get it to scan very well.

I asked my Mum if I could have some blog candy when my counter hits 5000.. Well it's nearly there and with my article being published today thought it was time to celebrate now.

To enter my blog candy please leave a comment on this post and help spread the word by posting about my candy on your blog. My blog candy includes K&Company Brenda Walton Designer Mat Pad, Wooden hearts, an acrylic calendar stamp and the cute fox stamp. I will also make a special card for you and my Mum will stamp some Hanglar images. If you do not have a blog don't worry just email me and I will include you in the draw.

The closing date for my candy is Saturday 31st January.

Good Luck!



My candy draw is now closed


Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations on your wonderful article in the newsletter Zoe :) I hope you have inspired more of your friends at school to try making some cards :) Maybe even some parents or teachers!!

Also congratulations on your 5000 posts - that is a terrific achievement and you should be very happy :)

I will link your blog candy on my sidebar in my candy store

Hugs Heather

Ila said...

This Article is Wonderful Zoe!! I so enjoyed reading it! Thank you for sharing!!...Looks like Fabulous candy too...I will link it on my blog....Hugs!!...Ila

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congratulations on your article and your 5000 hits. I will tell others about your blog candy tonight. Have a great day!!

Tina said...

Zoe well done sweetie.... i really enjoyed reading about you getting published for the first time... i will add your candy to my blog and pass on the word to come see you... well done again sweetie you really do deserve it... Big Hugs Tina xx

Paula's ponderings said...

Well done Zoe, on getting published and your 5000 surely are an inspiration and a credit to your parents. I will link you on my blog (after Ive cooked dinner which is just about to burn - yikes!!) xx

Paula's ponderings said...

Sorry Zoe forgot to leave the link (in my haste to save the potatoes!) You can find me HERE

Lynne in NI said...

WOW - your cards are amazing Zoe! (Wish mine were half as good as yours!) Congratulations on your article in the newspaper and on your blog hits. Keep up the great work!

Cheri said...

Congratulations, Zoe! You have some very nice work here on your blog; thank you for sharing it with us!

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Hi Sweetie,

What great your own article and 5000 hits wow.I'm making a link on my and sanne her blog so everybody can read it.Have nice day !
Big hugs from Agnes and Sannexx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Congratulations on your article Zoe, your not only a talented crafter but also a little journalist!

Warm regards, Renata

Anonymous said...

Congrats Zoe for the article you have written in your school's newspaper!! I think you have got friends who want now to craft!!
Congrats also for your 5000 hits!! Your blog Candy is marvellous!!
I will make a link to your blog candy when I will post my next article on my blog!!
Have a great evening,
Big hugs Sweetie

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoe,
I just came back from school(on thursday I leave school at half past fifteen).
Congratulations Zoe for your article on the newspaper!! You have choosen two marvellous cards to put on it(but all your cards are gorgeous)!!
Congratulations also for your blog candy, I love it!!
I will put a link on my blog!!
Big hugs,

DawnMarie said...

Hi Zoe, well done you for doing such a good job on your article, I wish they had a School paper when I was at school.x

flatis stempelwelt said...

Hi little Queen of Rock... (o:
I'm making a link from your lovely candy on my blog, so everybody can read it.
I wish you a wonderful weekend

Big Hugs, Sonja xxx

Debbie said...

Wow what a fab article Zoe, well done you for getting published in the school newspaper,I also love your blog candy and will pop a link onto my blog later on this afternoon, Hugs Debbie x

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow! congrats on the school paper article there!!!! What cute cards you have made and posted. I will put a link to your blog on my myspace blog. It is the only blog I have!!! Congrats on all your hits on your blog!!! have a Great weekend!!! ~Heidi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations n your artical hunni and on your hits, very well deserved for such a lovely blog! thanks for the chance to win have linked you on my blog Carly xxx

jacque4u2c said...

You are so inspiring. My daughter is 8. Her birthday is in November. She loves to look at your blog. I have a feeling that we will need to set her up her own blog up soon. Awesome job on the newsletter, I know everyone is very proud of you. I am going to put a post to win the candy on my blog as well, but if I win - I am going to give it to my daughter. Here's to the young scrappers!!!!

Annelies said...

Congratulations on the hits and even more on your article, Zoe! Here's my link . Have a fun weekend! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Georgia said...

Hi Zoe,
Thanks for offering such lovely candy and congratulations on the hits! Please would you enter me into the draw - I have added a link to the candy from the sidebar of my blog.
Love from,
Georgia xxxx

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Hi sweet Zoe, Congratulations for your wonderful article.......

Thanks for the chance to win this great Blogcandy, i link you on my sidebar.......

Have a nice Weekend :-)))

Unknown said...

Hi Zoe, You did such a great job on your article! You have really lovely blog:))) Beautiful cards! I linked you to my sidebar, Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lucia:)

Rosette said...

Oh wow Zoe.. it looks like you're making good competition with your mum!! :)
I love your cards Zoe, they are very cute and wonderfully made.. Keep it up! :)I will be delighted to take part in your yummy candy.. even more so if your super talented mum is putting in some lovely images :) I'll likn you up in my sidebar!! Off now!

Deb said...

oh wow, Zoe, well done on being published and good way to spread the word on the challenge! congratulations on all your blog hits too! I will link your candy on my blog now!

Ana Isabel said...

Hola enhorabuena por el artículo...suerte

Helena said...

Oh wow ZOE, congrads on getting published!!!

I love the header of your blog, shhh don't tell my dh but I have a crush on Shane!!!!!

Thanks for the lovely blog candy, I have linked you in my blog!

Justine said...

What a treat it was to come visit your blog. Congratulations on your 5000 hits. Would love to have you visit my blog and I will link you to all of the blog candies that I listed today.
Hugs from Italy

Anne said...

Hi Zoe!
I really love your work on Crafty Monkeys and all the fab cards you create.
You Have a great blog candy!
I'll write about it just after this comment!
Amelie XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoe Congratulations on all of your blog hits. You must be very proud. I can see why people come by to visit. Your work is gorgeous. I hope you keep posting.
Linda in NE

bumblebee creations said...

wow!! what a lucky little gal you are!! Your own really cool blog and a published article!!! You rock!! Your mum must be so very proud of you! Your article is fantastic, and your card too!! Thanks for letting Emily play along-you should've seen her-she was so excited!! (she even got to be a gd before her mum did!!) Congrats also on all your hits! WOW!!

ella bella said...

Wow Zoe congrats on your article its fabulous, something to be very proud of.
congrats also on all your blog hits :)
I will link to your candy on my blog now

have a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Evelyn Daihana said...

Congratulations!! I link your candy on my blog!!! Thanks for the chance. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your article and your blog hits. That is very special. Thank you for a chance to win some goodies. I will have my mom put it on her blog.
~Ansley (and mom)

SCRAP DIDI said...

5000 visits, congratulations.
come to my blog I have a surprise.
and I will immediately put your blog candy on my blog.
didi said...

Congrats for your article, lovely candy!

hugs elisabetta

Bev said...

Congrats on being published sweetheart - that's awesome!!

I'll go and link your candy in my sidebar now, hope you get loads of hits!!

huggles Bev x

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Zoe Congratulations on your article being published and reaching 5000 on your counter
Looks like you are following in the footsteps of your talented crafty mum you clever girl.
I will pop a link to your blog & your candy in my blog.
Thank you for giving us crafty girls the chance to win your blog candy and the chance to see you blog.
Happy crafting
Love Susie xx

Carly said...

Hey Zoe,
This is sooooooooooooo cute. Everything is so adorable. I'd love to own this.


6 wacky women said...

Congratulations on your wonderful article and your 5000 hits, Zoe. You create fabulous cards, I just love your blog.

I have something for you. I e-mailed it to your Mom.

Have a great day
Karen x

Lorraine A said...

Hi Zoe, What lovely candy :-) You and your mum are very generous !!
Well done on having so many hits on your blog, you are obviously a very talented young lady !!
I will put a pic link on my blog

Alex said...

Well done Zoe for all the lovely cards that you make and for reaching your 5,000 hits!

You and your Mum make a great team :)

ViolaMoni said...

Great blog candy!I linked it on my blog!Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being published!

And this candy is just awesome! I hope you keep on crafting and making more cute projects!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your beautiful blog getting noticed in your school's newspaper!

Kelly Schelske said...

Way to go Zoe!! Your projects are fabulous sweetheart!!

I've put a link on my sidebar as well!!

Big hugs, Kelly

Ewelina said...

So sweet candy.
I put a link to your candy on my sidebar.Thanks for the chance to win.

debby4000 said...

Congratulations Zoe and what a great article about your blog.

Karin said...

Hi Zoe,

congratulations on your article.
I loved reading your story about your hobby and the challenge blog.

And I also have to congratulate you with that many hits!!!!
(no surprise to me with all those beautifull cards).
I made a post on my blog about your candy and hope there will be lots more ladies/girls entering your candy.

xoxo Karin

Karin said...

5,000 hits, that's a lot.
We made a post on our blog telling everybody about your candy.

Thank you for giving us a chance to winn this fabulous candy.

Ruby and Britt

Anonymous said...

Dear Zoe,

your candy is so nice, and it contain the stamp, what i look so long for. I linked you on my blog.
I wishe you a nice day.

With love


janil said...

Congratulations Zoe for beig published and for your visits! You have a wonderful blog ang your works are very beautiful!!!!

I blogged in


*AnGy* said...

Hello Zoe, I do not know so far. I love your blog, you're a great artist, really. I congratulate you for what you do. I want to point to your candy. My e-mail is:
Sure that your article was great but can not see very well.
I announced in my blog.

ursula Uphof said...

Hi Zoe, well done. Your cards are so lovely. thanks for a chance to win

Erin... said...

Wonderful article and congrats on your hits! Thanks for the chance at some yummy candy! I linke dyou on my sidebar.

Saetta said...

Congratulations for your wonderful article, Zoe! You're a little talent! :o)

Thanks for the chance to win this great Blogcandy, i've linked your blog on my sidebar, under the section "Blog Candy"!

Stay Rock! ;O)

COSTAR said...

Hi Zoe,
Lovely Blogcandy.. and I wish I will win..Love hanglar , so your mum can stamp some ..LOL and also love the month stamp that is in your Candy..

Lots of KNUFFELS ( hugz in dutch)

Colinda in the Netherlands
and I put a link on my Blog

Safiro said...

Wonderful article and congrats on your hits! Thanks for the chance at some yummy candy! I linke dyou on my bag.

Jenny said...

Wow,herzlichen Glückwunsch zu 5000 Klicks.Ich werd mein Glück doch auch mal versuchen.lächel.

Maria said...

Congratulations Zoe on your 5,000 hits and on your wonderful article! So impressed with your creativity. Posted about your candy on the sidebar. Big Hugs, Maria, Isabelle & Juliette

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoe! Congratulations on the article and on the hits! Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous candy! I posted about it here
Greetings from Serbia

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, Zoe! Great work!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway! Please count me in!

cardsandacuppa said...

Well done Zoe on so many hits, I will go and put a post on now for you, Sarah-Jane xx

mellem said...

congrats on your article and on your 5000 posts, and a lovely blog candy.

hugs from Norway

hello gorgeous said...

Hi Zoe, congrats on the newspaper article and the blog hits, it's not surprising as your blog is fab and some lush creations within it! Keep going lovely :D

Have linked you in my sweetie jar, pop on over when you have time! xxxx

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Congratulations on your hits! Great candy Zoe. Thanks for the chance. I linked you here.
x Natasha x

K said...

Congratulations for 5000 hits, what a fab candy! Thanks for the chance :) I blogged your candy here
Bye, Kitty

The Crafty Den said...

Wow Zoe what a fantastic achievement. I've never had an article published but I'm sure you must be feeling very proud of yourself - well done. Also congrats on your 5,000 hits. I will leave a link on my sidebar so that everyone can see your candy. Lots of love, Denise x

Maria Matter said...

Congratulations on your article being published, that is a great achievement! When others at your school read your article, they may want to start a blog too! What a wonderful adventure you may have started for someone!
Congratulations also, on all your hits! Your candy is lovely and I put a big picture of it on my blog to spread the word, check it out:
Zoe has Candy!
Have fun meeting all the people who will be visiting your blog!
Blessings, Maria

Jezz79 said...

Hello Zoe, I must say that I´m soooo impressed by your work, and you are only 8 years!!! Good work Girl. I will put a link on my blog so others can be amazed by you too/Jessica from Sweden

Janna said...

Congratulations Zoe!!! You are one talented girl!! This article is amazing and I am so proud of you!

Lots of smiles,

Scott Franson Photography said...

Way to go Zoe !! Congratulations. Love your blog, it's great.
I've linked you to mine.

Katarina said...

Congratulation Zoe, great job! Thanks for giving us a chance on your candy. I've written about it on my blog:


Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

Hi Zoe, first I will tell you that you have a wonderful blog - so beautiful cards. wow!! congratulations on your 5000 posts!!! thank you for the chance to win. hugs - renate

Benedicte said...

Hello :-)

I've added a link on my left sidebar.

Hugs, Benedicte

Kjerstin said...

Wow, Zoe! Awsome! Really great to be a part of your candy! Looking forward to see more of your scrapping! I'll scrap some more with my kids, too! :D

I've left a link on my blog!

Hugs from Norway!

Sunshinecoastgrl said...

Love your Blog!!! You are an amazing little girl!! Good for you to have this much dedication to your blog. Wow! You go girl!! I am much much older than you and I'm just learning how to blog. I will try to post a link to your blog on mine LOL
Many Cheers for you from Canada!! Colleen
...oh and Zoe give your mom a BIG hug for her support because I think she is probably a pretty awesome mom.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, congratulations on getting published in the paper! Awesome, you must be pleased as punch with yourself! What an accomplishment! I linked your contest on my blog! I hope I win!!

Ivolina said...

Congratulations, Zoe! Your cards are wonderful.
My daughter is 6 years old and she is interesting in craft, too.
My link is here

Angela said...

Hy Zoe,
congratulations for so many hits.Thanks for the chance to win this great candy,i put a link on my blog.
Many greetings

Helena said...

Congratulations, Zoe! Really great to be a part of your candy! I've linked your blog on my sidebar, under the section "Candy"!

Lavender stamper said...

What an amazing achievement, I had to re-read your age.
Well done Zoe

Kepp blogging & writing.
My daughter does a family blog and writes an online diary with photo's when we have been out for the day or on holiday & sends the link to her Grandparents & brothers & sister.


Alice said...

So sweet blog! :)
I will put a link to my candybar about your nice blog candy!
Greetings from Italy,

Jenny V. said...

Congratulations on your article. I've linked your blog on my sidebar. Enjoy your weekend.

Teri said...

Lovely article Zoe! Well Done! Yummy candy too - thank you for th chance to win.

Teri xx