Sunday 8 May 2011

Birthday Blog Candy and a Scarecrow!

On sunday 15th May I will be celebrating my birthday, it's one of those milestone ones, you know the kind with a big fat zero on the end.
It's lucky that I am not precious about my age as my grandson Will has told everyone he's met - since about January - that his nanny Col will be half of a hundred on her birthday, but he's only half of ten (he will be lucky to reach half of twelve LOL!). Don't you just love kids!

Anyway to celebrate reaching the half of a hundred (LOL!) milestone,  I thought I would offer some Birthday Blog Candy, it will run from today until Midnight on Sunday 22nd May. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a birthday message in the comments section of this post.
I will put all the names into a draw and announce the winner on Monday 23rd (evening), so don't forget to check back then just in case it's you!

I am lucky enough to be on the design teams of some lovely and very generous designers who have all donated something to my candy.
Nikky - Polkdoodles - Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD rom
Wendy - Clipart Fairy - Creative Card Fronts CD rom
Gayle - Teddy Bo and Co - not shown but winner will receive, a mounted hand drawn trio by the artist herself and a Teddy Bo Trio download from her store.

Also included will be a Teddy Bea shopping tote, and a Teddy Bea watch (these are items I have had printed myself) along with various embellishments.


My local council hold a lot of events in the parks around the borough for people to get involved in, they vary from hedgerow surveys, mini beast hunts, planting hanging baskets, bowls taster sessions, building bird boxes, and crafts for kids (all free of charge). I have a park right in front of my house so don't have far to go to join in with whatever is going on there. Yesterday I took Will to a scarecrow making workshop. All materials are provided, so Will could pick from a variety of different things to make his scarecrow. This is what we ended up with.

He insisted that it had shorts and a scarf, he also seemed to have a penchant for pom-poms and wanted to stick them everywhere, I had to curtail him as best I could, oh and his favourite colour is green, hence green top, arms and hair.

Don't forget to leave your comment to be in with a chance of winning the candy.


Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fantastic candy - I soooooooo want that bag!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful birthday or are you only allowed half of one LOL!

Big Hugs Hun

Gayle Cook said...

Me too!!!!!

I'll post this on the Teddy Bo blog tomorrow honey..xx

Gayle x

Gayle Cook said...

Will...your scarecrow is fabby...well done..x

Lisa said...

Fab candy Colette! How cute is that bag ... I soooo NEED it lol! Thanks for the chance to win :-) I love Will's scarecrow ... he must get his crafty talent from you Colette.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Lisa x

Clairebears said...

Happy Half a Century Birthday Colette :o)
And I need that bag is just so sweet!
Thanks for letting us play along and I hope you have a fur-bo-laus (that took ages to work out!)day.

Will I love your scarecrow, and every scarecrow need pom poms :o)

Love Clairebears x

littlebee said...

Hiya Colette, wishing you a very happy "0" birthday for Sunday, have a lovely day whatever you decide to do. Love all your creations on your blog, I've been following you for a while and wish I was as creative! Would love to be the lucky winner of all that great candy. Will, that scarecrow is awesome.
Sue :)

Miss Emerald said...

Wow, the bag is really amazing! I'll be very happy if I can win! Thanks for this chance!

Karen said...

Colette - hope you have a great birthday - don't worry about numbers, the bigger the number the more celebrations you can have!!!! Partyyyyyy!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Colette, Happy 42nd birthday (+VAT!) lol Hope you have a fabby day, certainly one that you'll never forget.

Thanks for the sooooper candy too and the chance to win.

Ashlin said...

Hi Collette,
Wishing you a fantastic 50th, hope it's one to remember. You know what they say, age is just a number.
Thanks for the chance to win some fab candy.
Linda A

Karen said...

Hi Colette, the number doesn't matter - you will always be young at heart! Have a great birthday. Will's scarecrow is fab - lovely photo of him. Karen xx

carmim said...

Happy Birthday in advance Colette, thank you for the chance of winning some really awesome candy :-)

Pamela said...

Great candy Colette, thank you for the chance. Happy Birthday, 50 is great, I remember it well!

Pam x

Unknown said...

lovely candy, happy birthday in advance, its mine on saturday 14th the family say they wont buy me any crafting stuff mean lot

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milliep said...

whoooo think ive set this up right, firstly collette id like to wish you a very happy birthday, and hope you get spoilt rotten. Secondly i would like to thank you, you are an inspiration and you have made me realise even people like me CAN make cards lol, your cards are always stunning and i always look forward to the next one x

Sue said...

Hi Colette,hope you have a lovely Birthday on Sunday.I say its just another number.Great candy you have,and great scarecrow too.Nice to know of another Liverpool crafter.
Sue x

val090 said...

Hope you have great birthday Collette, and don't panic it's no big deal, just remember you're as old as you feel!

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! Kids are fantastic! Jacob asked me very loudly in front of a load of kids and sniggering parents if that was my age as shown on my top (66). I said that I might feel it but I'm not there just yet!

Card is in the post and hope you have a fab birthday!!

Rosietoes said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Colette. 50 is the new 30 so you're fine for now. :)
I'm the new 40! LOL
The candy prize is fantastic and thank you so much for the chance to win - I need that tote of course.
Your grandson must take after you - that is one fandabbydozey scarecrow.

Edna x

Seafield Jo said...

Happy birthday for Sunday, enjoy the celebrations. Thanks for the chance to win the fab candy.

The scarecrow is fab!

Jo x

DONNA said...


mamof9 said...

wow great blog candy, love the scarecrow, love Paula x

Crafty_Kitten said...

Have a wonderful 'Half a Hundred' Birthday!
Hope you have a fantastic day and get all you have wished for.
The blog candy looks great, thanks for giving us the opportunity to be lucky and win it.
xx Lynn xx

Unknown said...

Great candy happy birthday, dont worry about the big zero, been there done that have fun x lol

Hellma said...

A wee birthday verse from me to you,

It's not very young
nor is it old.
It's just in the middle
or so we are told.

Still, I am younger
and so thrilled to be,
I’m glad you are 50
and that it’s not me!

Very Happy 100/2 Birthday Colette.
Hope you have a great day.

Will is so gorgeous.

juicie said...

hi hun hope you have a 50th to remember enjoy your day and of course the little man is a cutie but then i am biased i need to win this prize to add to my craft table ha!ha! i want that watch it is brill so have a great day nanny jan xxxxx

* Shell B.* said...

Well you sure don't sound like your gonna be 1/2 of 100........LOL so as the saying goes "On your birthday count your candles, count your years, and count your blessings"


Will is such a handsome budding artist and I'm sure he's grans treasure!


angelwhispers said...

Well would never have said you where ??? anyway age isn't important your as young as you feel!!!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday and will keep everything crossed for your to die for candy!!! Loving the tote and the watch looks awesome!!! Love Chanelle xx

Katie L Oakley said...

I found you via the Teddy Bo link :)

Firstly, Happy 'half a hundred' to you! :) Enjoy it! And thank you so much for giving us all the chance to win these gorgoues goodies! I LOVE that bag! Its lovely!


Janetb said...

Have a great birthday Colette
, love all the blog candy, you are so creavtive
Janet xxxx

Marianne Louise said...

Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy bithday, happy birthday.
Happy birthday to you.

Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win this awsome candy.

lots of love
Marianne Louise

Helle said...

I love your candy!
There is a picture and link to your candy in my sidebar.
And I am singing your birthday-song hoping that you would hear me all away from Norway!


Carol said...

Colette you must be my husbands twin - he's 50 too next Sunday! Hope you have a fab day whatever you do. Thanks for the chance to win super candy. Carol x

merypoppins said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Very sweet candy!!!
Congratulations on your nice blog!!!

kerry said...

Hope you have a great birthday!
Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog and I hope I am not too late as I would love love love to win this candy!!!

Hellma said...

Colette thought I had already left your birthday message, I would just love that birthday candy, thanks for your comment on my blog.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy 100/2 birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Have a great day

PS Will is just gorgeous his scarecrow is lovely.

Laney said...

Happy Birthday hun!! Enjoy your special day!!!
Your candy is wonderful, I dont know how you can part with that bag LOL!! but I'm sure no-one is complaining!

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday !! Hope your day is filled with lots of surprises ! I love his scarecrow how much fun ! looks great. What wonderful unique candy. The winner will be so pleased to have a teddybo bag and watch !. Thankyou for your generosity . Good Luck Everyone . Kitty :)

Jeni said...

Happy 1/2 of 100 Birthday Colette! You go girl, hope your day is fabulous!! ~jeni :)

Camilla said...

Happy birthday!

I would love to win that bag!

craftingsue said...

Happy Birthday Colette. I will be 1/2 of 100 on my next birthday, too, so I know EXACTLY what you mean. Thanks so much for the great blog candy and the chance to win.

BlueCat said...

WoW! There are tones of birthdays today!

I wish you a very Happy Birthday to you. Hope this day will be a fabulous one.

Silvia, Sly voor intimi said...

OMGosh, your blog is stunning and so is this candy, love to win it...And of course I wish you a VERY happy birthday, even without this candy!
And what about this talk of half any age? You rock to be one hundred LOL!
Hugs, Sly

pat moore said...

OMG I would so love to win that Candy, the bag is to die for!!


I'm nearly half a hundred + 4 XX LOL XX


Karen Brooks said...

Awe, Happy Birthday to You!!! You are still a Spring Chick!!! Thanks for a chance to win some candy and your cards are very inspiring!!!

allex said...


I have just passed my half hundred and ..... it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would !!!

Thanks for the chance to win candy and especially ... that bag I have to have one !!! lol

hugs, sandra xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OOOoooooo what yummy candy you're offering for your birthday celebration! Thanks so much, Colette! It's so very sweet of you.
Your grandson Will is just adorable with his cute little scarecrow. What a darling boy with such a cute sense of humor..........half a century old. LOL What a hoot! Happy Birthday!!!!!
Huggies ~

Anne said...

Have a lovely birthday Collette, its not so bad being 50, just wait until you are nearing 60!!! Thank you for such an inspirational blog your cards are fantastic. Anne

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

what a lovely blog you have your creations are beautiful! thanks for the chance to win some goodies, have shared your link on my blog with piccy! hugs carlyann xxx

p.S I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! xx

-Agnes- said...

Happy Birthday, Colette! Thanks for your kind offering!

Edel said...

What a really fantastic candy dear!!
Thank you a LOT for a chance to win it!


Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wow what a great candy, hope you have had a great birthday! I love the scarecrow!