My shiny new home – and a giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my new blog home.  I, like a few of my fellow blogging friends have decided to take the step to move from Blogger to WordPress.  I have been blogging since 2008 and felt like a new direction and fresh start was in order.  I think I have designed a blog that pretty much reflects me and my crafting style with my favourite colours, design elements and my penchant for sparkly things all represented here.

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So, what better way to share my joy at the birth of my wee blog than to have a good old fashioned giveaway.  As my new blog theme is inspired by a few of my favourite things I thought I would go with that idea when picking some crafty goodies to give away to one lucky randomly drawn reader.  I have collected together some crafty supplies (and some not so crafty but equally important) that I just can’t live without.  I have picked from some of my most loved companies and put together a bundle that I think a lot of folks would agree is one tasty little haul!

What’s in it? (see inlinkz images below)

Clearly Besotted Stamps: Butterfly Wishes, Blooming Marvellous and Post It: Love (kindly donated by Steph at Clearly Besotted)

Papertrey Ink: Selection of cardstock (not all colours shown), A2 envleopes and a roll of Pure Poppy satin ribbon.

Memory Box Die: Cosmic Star Border

MFT Die-namics dies: Stocking Trio, Santa’s Sleigh, and Bon Appetit

Rangers Glossy Accents

Stix 2 High tack permanent tape roller (essential)

Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Cabury’s chocolate selection (is there any other kind??)

So here’s the all important deets….

To be in with a shout of winning all the fabulousness listed above please do the following:

Become a follower of my blog by using one of the tools provided (facebook, feedly, networked blogs etc); leave a comment letting me know what your “can’t-live-without” item is in your crafting collection; share my give-away image above on your blog or facebook page (let me know if you have) with a link the THIS POST and get your name thrown in again!

This giveaway is worldwide!

Thank you for visiting me and I hope you pop along again soon.  Who knows, now that I’m done with all this techie blog stuff I might even make a card or two to share with you!!

Cheerio for now,

Caryn x



  1. I saw your Lily card on Clearly Besotted Stamps’ facebook page and love your work! I’ve become a follower via blog lovin’. Can’t wait to see all the wonderful new cards you make. 🙂 There are several supplies I can’t be without, a good tape runner being one of them and memento black ink, another. I love trying new techniques and seeing what works for me.

  2. Lovely new looking blog… my cant livewithout crafty item is my metalruler, use it every day 🙂


  3. I just wanted to say that I just found you and you r”home” is beautiful!! I LOVE your cards and the creativity you have. I have had fun going through your blog today. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  4. I have shared on my Facebook page and am now following you on Feedly.

  5. I love the look of your new blog., red is my favourite colour. I would have to say my can’t live without item would have to be my Fiskars paper trimmer, with my stamp press a close 2nd. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  6. Your blog is gorgeous and I am loving it already! I shall add it to my feedly as well so that I can keep up to date!!

  7. Love the new blog! My can’t live without it tool is the ATG. I definitely can’t do anything with out it.

  8. Sherry Butcher says:

    Wonderful new blog! follow by email

  9. Just shared on my FB page:)

  10. gorgeous new “blog home” Caryn and thank you for a chance to win, very kind of you ♥
    probably my cuttlebug and ever growing die collection … LOL .. oh and versafine black ink 🙂

  11. What a wonderful opportunity Caryn, Ifound my way here via my sister Karen (serendipitydragonfly), love your blog header:) What can’t I do without? STAMPS:) so fingers crossed!
    Val x

  12. Caryn, your new home is so lovely! Very CAS and a very You style! Love it!! I’ve just followed your blog and facebook, thank you so much for the give away, the goodies look amazing!!
    One thing I can’t live without in my cardmaking? Ohhh, it’s so hard to choose just one thing, maybe stamps, but then I need inks, pattern paper, different markers, ect.. What about you?


    • caryndavies@hotmail.com says:

      Aargh – I can’t answer that!!!! Lol! I’d struggle to name one thing but I think it might currently be my Hero Arts inks – I love them!!

  13. Kailash says:

    I shared on Facebook here
    Kailash Ranchod Naidoo

  14. Kailash says:
  15. Nancy L. says:

    Really pretty blog! Great job!
    I’m already your blog follower!

  16. Hi Caryn – amazingly generous blog candy! Do like the new twinkly red header style. Reminds me of Xmas (not a bad thing!)
    I couldn’t live without my paper trimmer.
    PS I also love your Passion For Papertrey blog – fab inspiration – just wish you cd get hold of PTI over here!

  17. Hi Caryn! I just love your new blog look. I already follow your blog. I couldn’t live without many of my craft goodies, but I do love my dies! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  18. Hi Caryn – love the look of your new blog. I’ve popped over from visiting Stephanie. Well, what can’t I do without??? Just about everything! lol But I suppose my eBosser, all my Clearly Besotted stamps and matching dies and MB dies, Pinflair Glue Gel, my new best friend which is Glue Gloss (looks just like a lipstick) which is brilliant for sticking down all those tiny elements in your die cuts and lastly all my lovely crafty blogging friends. This is an amazing giveaway, so generous, thanks for the opportunity of being “in it to win it”. I’m just going over to my blog to post your giveaway details with a link back to you.

    Karen x

  19. I love the look of your new blog too. I often stop by to see what you have made. As for my can’t live without item, well this is a bit of a cheat, but I would have to say, it is my flower stamps. I like all the bling and die cuts etc, but at heart I am a stamper and I just love to stamp flowers above all else!

  20. Kailash says:

    I have just become a new follower. Thanks for this amazing giveaway, you are so generous. I can’t live without my little creative memories cutting guillotine and my distress inks, love them!!

  21. RedGem says:

    Great new location… as I’m not a blogger don’t know the difference between WordPress and blogger but I’m here to follow… As for ONE item I can’t live without.. cardstock as its the base of a wonderful card!

  22. Miriam Prantner says:

    I shared on FB too 🙂

  23. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a beautiful blog! I’m a new follower, following via feedly 🙂

    • Miriam Prantner says:

      Oh and I forgot, my can’t live without item is my detail scissors….I love to fussy cut and they save my hand!

  24. Just found your blog.. What i’ve seen so far, ilike it, a lot =) My crafting item i could not do without is my inktense pencils. I shared this giveaway in fb and pinned it.

  25. Wow, have been visiting your blog for a while, because I love Stephanie and her Clearly Besotted stamps..Your new look is FAB…love the hearts hanging from the tree! I have liked you, I am following you and thank you for the chance to win all those goodies!!

  26. Hayley Fountain says:

    wow what a great giveaway and fab blog. I was going to say i cannot live without my double sided tape, but also my ribbon as i think it adds a little extra to a card x

  27. I’m following your blog too, of course! 🙂 (Yay!)

  28. I love the look on your new blog! 🙂 I really love to see more of the Clearly Besotted stamps! I’m in awe of your feather cards!

    What I can’t live without when crafting – my Tim Holtz scissors! They’re the best scissors I’ve ever had and I actually own 2 pairs (just to have one at my desk and one at my craft table)! I shared in my FB feed about your giveaway too!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win so much great stuff! And thanks for being my friend!

  29. Amy Kolling says:

    I now follow your blog by email! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Amy Kolling says:

    I shared your giveaway over on my FB wall!

  31. Amy Kolling says:

    Hi Caryn! I’ve been a follower for a while and I love your blog and the new blog makeover! Love your header!!!

    • Amy Kolling says:

      My can’t live without item(s) while crafting are my DIES! I may or may not have a little problem! 🙂

  32. I love your new blog ~ it’s very tastefully designed. Love the giveaway ~ such great goodies to be won. My most favourite craft item has to be my Copics ~ I love colouring. Have added your giveaway piccy to my blog. Thanks for the chance of winning. Bev xx

  33. Hi Caryn,
    loving your shiny new blog and design , very brave of you ! lol
    my one thing i could not live without and think this will always be the case and that is “my love of kraft” it is always somewhere on my cards and projects, simply love the stuff
    thank you for the chance to win some fab goodies
    good luck to all x
    Suzie qx

  34. Hiya Hun, love the new blog, shared your news on FB.

    I cannot live without my sizzix, paper cutter and tweezers, love all my stuff and need it all but would miss these 3 big time!!!

    Hope the family are all well 🙂

  35. I just shared this link on my facebook. Thanks!! ~Karen Sue Molder Haralson (fb) – ScrappyKsue

  36. I love your new blog and I love the name. Glitter is great but I would have to say I could not live without my lace. I love lace! Thanks so much for the giveaway sweetie. I am now following through facebook and email. ~Karen Sue Haralson / ScrappyKsue

  37. I became a follower and posted on FB. 🙂

  38. Lovely new blog, Caryn! What a great prize, too!
    My can’t live without items are my stamp press and my alphabet dies.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • caryndavies@hotmail.com says:

      Oh yes – my stamp press is my latest obsession! How did I survive all these years without it?!

  39. I just shared this on my fb! Thanks again! My fb name is Lisa Bankes – Lahiff

  40. Fabulous blog! So happy to be a new follower/subscriber! I don’t know if I could name just one but I’ll limit myself to three can’t live withouts hehehe! That would be my fiskars trimmer, my hoards of paper and my ATG love them so much and those 3 things could give me endless fun! Thanks so much!

  41. Caryn, this is beautiful!!!!

  42. Beautiful website Caryn! The item that I can’t live without is my Cuttlebug. I think I use it for every card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Carole says:

    Great blog and cards I can’t do without all my lovely papers and double sided tape for sticking it all together. X

  44. Shared on Facebook, and pinned so far.

  45. Your new home ks gorgeous! Already following in blogger and blogloving. My can’t live without item, that is a tough one, only one? Oh I think my stamps, but then I need ink, and something to colour them, and scissors to cut them out or die cutters. Well I could do it without cutting out, CAS style, maybe even no colouring, but still need ink!

    Off to share now.
    Cazzy x

  46. Tricia says:

    Nice looking blog, Caryn! I am very happy to follow your blog, now and follow you on Facebook! Great giveaway! Picking my favorite craft item, the one I can’t live without, is liking choosing my favorite child – not possible! But, my new Pool Party embossing powder from Stampin’ Up is a definite favorite!

  47. Sharon says:

    Your blog is looking good Caryn. There are many crafting goodies I can’t live without, my glamour dust for one thing along with a glue pen, stickles star dust glitter glue and I am loving Candi at the moment. Thank you so much for a chance to win your give away. Hugs, Sharon x

  48. Debby Hughes says:

    No need to enter me for the giveaway just wanted to say what an awesome job you’ve done of your new blog home! Love it and it is so ‘you’ too which makes it all the more special 🙂

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