Wednesday, 25 March 2009


... and for many of us this is a time to blow away the Cobwebs of Winter ... do some decluttering ... reorganising ... and general Spring Cleaning.
Much as we hate it ... it needs to be done.
Sooooooo ... with that in mind I intend to take some time away from Blogland and 'Spring Clean' both my home and my personal life.
However, so's you won't forget about me while I'm away, I am putting some fabulous blog candy up for grabs.
But you'll be wondering ... what are the Surprises ... plural ... mentioned in the title and what makes my blog candy different to all the others out there?

Well ... there's going to be slightly different format because ...
... Firstly ... there is no deadline,
... Secondly ... winners will be selected totally randomly and ...
... Thirdly ... the surprise element is that prize photo's will only be revealed after the winner has been selected so you don't actually know what you're going to win until you've won it!! (although sneaky peeks may be posted occasionally to whet your appetite.

So here's the ROOLZ.

* Add a comment to this message (only 1 entry per person please) and pop a direct link on your blog (if you have one) telling others about "Max's March Madness Spring Surprises Candy"
AND if you have commented and are also one of my Followers then you'll have 2 chances of winning.
*If you don't have a blog then you can e~mail me if you prefer to be in with an equal chance of winning.

At random times over the coming weeks I will pop in and randomly select a name (or names!) from the comments list ... that lucky person will win a spot prize!

* Announcements will be made in a separate message, along with a photo of the prize they've won.
Prizes are many and varied and will include stamps, albums, card kits, paper packs, embellishments, ribbons, chipboard, and various combinations of ... in fact oodles of crafty goodies that all deserve a good home.

* The winners should contact me via e~mail at with their snail mail address before the next draw or they will forfeit their prize.
So you'll need to keep checking back regularly to see if you've won and make your claim before the next draw.

* In the event of an unclaimed prize, it will automatically roll over to the next winner, so they will actually win 2 prizes! Lucky Devils!

*Winners will still be eligible for future draws as their names stay in the Prize Pot so if you're very lucky, you could win multiple times ... it's up to you to keep checking.*

NB: Entries are invited from all visitors regardless of location as I am willing to post overseas ... so join in the fun and spread the word.



Ann said...

yeah Max count me in - what fun - March Madness eh?

I'll put a link on my blog for you.

Ann xxxx

Susan.... said...

Not only clever,but generous too!please count me in...all sounds very exciting...
Susan (saramar) x

weewiccababe said...

Hi Max, am following and have direct-linked you in my sidebar candy box
great idea, i love it.
good luck to everyone

jude said...

Wow Max what fabby candy hun even though we dont know what werew will add link to candy jar and have been follower from beginning,
Have some great family time and chill!
love n hugs judex

Ayelet said...

Hi Max! I'm a follower and also have linked your candy in my blog.
Great idea!!!
Thank and good luck to all!

queenie said...

Hi Max,
some fantastic cards you have been making,busy busy busy.....
Can you pop on over to mine as i have something for you please.
Sorreeeeee not been in touch,soon i promise.
luv n hugs

Anita Hovey said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'll link you on my blog :)

Christine said...

Hi Max you are one generous lady with all this candy to give away, I have added myself to your followers list & will link your candy to my side bar of my newish blog. Love to look at peeps work as there are lots of amazing talented peeps with great inspiration.

Hugs Christine xx

Christine said...

I love surprises. Let the games begin!!!


Heike said...

Wow, Max i'm following and have linked you in my sidebar candy box. The idea is so wonderful....


Danka Doo said...

How fun! I love surprises! This a great blog candy giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nikki said...

This Sounds fun and is like a big mystery can't wait to see what those lucky winner's get and will add you into my blog too Here and will follow too
Nikki C

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

Pretty please count me in.


queenie said...

Helloooo Max can i join in your madness,lol please with cherries on top.
was lovely to hear from you.
luv n hugs

queenie said...

Helloo again have popprd your link in my sidebar...ohhhh exciting!!!!
the mad woman

Owl Whimsy said...

How fun! A surprise candy!!:)


Regina said...

Oh, this Blog Candy is very exciting! Your blog candy giveaway is a fun one! I love surprises!
I linked you on my blog and I am your follower!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Greetings from Germany

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

What a fun giveaway. I posted about it in the bar on the right side of my blog. Your blog layout is fantastic.

Di said...

Count me in PLEASE !!!!
Hugs Di x

Rachel said...

Hey Max, I will join in please...will pop a link on my blog now...
cheers hunny..


tracy said...

hi max can i be included as well pretty pleeeeze lol tracy

lilacanglia said...

great blog,
have left a link to your march madness on my blog for you,
hope you get spring cleaned soon as love the blog,
craftin hugs

dragonflyjoy said...

Don't know if I qualify Max, this technology is all too much for my age :-(

Joyce xx

jude said...

OHHHH Max count me in hun have been away from blog land as some reason could nt get in
will love to play

Just Sweet Creations said...

Hi Max just found your wonderful candy and will add a link for your mystery stash giveaway
thanks so much and off to add you on my blog site :)
Anne L
Also will follow you to so I won't miss out thanks for the chance(s)

Cheryl said...

wow great candy hun love the march maddness.

love cheryl

Littlebear said...

Hi Max,
How intriguing! Please count me in. I have become a follower and added a link to my blog.
Happy spring cleaning!!!
Clare x

Craftyanny said...

What a brilliant way to give out candy!
Anne x

Craftyanny said...

Forgot to say, I'm now a stalker lol and have left a link on my cnady bar for you
Anne x

twiggypeasticks said...

Oooo I'm a bit slow on the uptake, cos I've been poorly :( can I join in please. Will pop a link on my blog.
twiggy x

LORI said...

OMGoodness Max!!! Your blog Candy is FABULOUS!!! Woo Hoo ...How nice of you!!!!


Ksenia said...

Very generous!
Would love to be included!
I made a post about your candy in my blog


P.S. I'm your follower.

Anonymous said...

Hi Max! The candy is fabulos!
My link is

Jennie said...

hi, I have just popped over from the world of twiggypeasticks and thought I would dare to add my name to your giveaway as it is fabulous and fun. *hugs* I will link to your blog on my next post (which I am hoping will be today) xxx

VickyLou said...

Hi Max!
Great idea for suprise candy! I love your work and have added myself as a follower.
I've added a post on my blog too
I'll keep popping back to see if I win.
Vicky x

JanJ said...

Hi Max, loving your March Madness (in April too LOL) and have become a follower and added a link to your fab giveaways on my blog.



Esme said...

Ooh you've got me curious now!! What a fab idea - bit different, and very exciting!!

Here's my link to the post:

Esme x

Jacilynn said...

Hey There,
Just found your blog and love it. Great Candy, thanks for the chance to win. I'm now a follower!

Jodi said...

I just came across your blog and added you to my follow list. What a fun giveaway this is! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jodi said...

Sorry ~ forgot to mention I linked your giveaway on my blog as well.

AliMayes said...

This is truly mad but as I am too count me in! I'm a follower and I'll link you now!
Ali xx

Swedie said...

What a clever idea for a game! I'd love to join in. Happy Spring!


tracy said...

hi max
just letting you know i recieved my lovely parcel off goodies yesterday,
couldnt believe how much there was, you are sooo generous its all great one big huge thank you,

would post a pic but my son has borrowed my cable to my printer,grryour a star
lol tracy xxx

yvonne said...

Right i have added you to my blog , im following .. now to work this game out , lol