Saturday, 24 December 2011

Winner of November/December Blog Candy Draw

Well the wait is over - the winner of the November/December blog candy is:
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Random numbers generated Dec 24 2011 at 9:50:11 by www.psychicscience.org

Congratulations to Jaqi - your name was chosen at random by the random number selector.  I will arrange delivery of your prize after the Christmas festivities.

Thank you to all who participated in the quiz.  All that remains is for me to wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas' and a brilliant New Year.  All the very best for 2012.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q18.

This is the final quiz question before the blog candy draw tomorrow and I would like to thank everyone for taking part and being such good sports.  This picture is not very Christmassy I must admit but it does make sense when you see what the question is for today.

Question: Which Ocean is Christmas Island in?  If you know and are the first person to answer correctly you will get 2 entries into the draw for tomorrow.  Everyone else - just leave a comment and I will enter your name in too (if you qualify).  See you tomorrow with the winner's name!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q17.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We had plenty of the white stuff last year and just to remind you how beautiful it looks I found this picture of a lovely snow scene.  It is a bit of a clue to today's quiz question:

What is the title of the biggest selling Christmas single, globally?  The first person to leave the correct answer today will get the 2 entries into the blog candy draw.  Everyone else who leaves a comment (see rules) will get an entry also.  Not long to go now!  I hope everyone is getting suitably excited!!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q16.

Little Robin Redbreast!  We associate this bird with Christmas and this species is popular on Christmas Cards.
Today's quiz question: In Victorian England, what people were popularly called 'robins' because of their red uniform?  If you are the first person today to leave the correct answer to this question you will get 2 entries into the blog candy draw.  Everyone else - leave a comment and I will enter your name into the draw as well (only 1 entry though!).  Another question tomorrow.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q15.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  This phrase is written in Christmas Cards and is part of a Christmas Carol.

Today's quiz question:  What is 'Merry Christmas' in another language? (e.g. French, German, Spanish etc.).  For everyone that leaves these words in a different language (please say what it is when you comment), I will give you 2 entries into the draw.   Thanks for stopping by and joining in the quiz.  Not long to go now until the draw!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q14.

The Christmas Pudding is just as important to the traditional Christmas Dinner as the turkey.

Today's quiz question: which British Monarch (born 1865, died 1936) introduced the custom of giving Christmas puddings to staff?  If you know the answer and are the first person to answer (see rules to qualify), you will get 2 entries into the blog candy draw.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q13.

They are back!  Love them or hate them those Wombles of Wimbledon have made an appearance again this Christmas with a record called 'Wombling Merry Christmas' in the charts. 
Today's quiz question: name ONE of the wombles.  There are plenty to go around, so everyone should be able to get the answer correct today.  As it is near to the draw date - everyone who leaves (a different name) of one of the wombles will get 2 entries into the draw.  Usual rules apply.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q12.

If you are a vegetarian then you won't be eating this for your lunch on Christmas Day!  I am referring to the traditional turkey with all the trimmings!
Today's quiz question: what is a baby turkey called (other than a chick)?  If you give me a correct answer (and you are first to do so), I will give you 2 entries into the draw to be held on Christmas Eve (not long to go now).  For everyone else - what will be on the menu for you on Christmas Day - the traditional turkey or something else?  Leave a comment and I will enter your name into the draw.  Usual rules apply.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q11.

A town called Christmas!  That sounds like a lovely place to live!  There is somewhere in the world (look at the map for a clue) that has 2 towns called 'Christmas'.

For today's quiz question:  Name the country (not very difficult!) and give me the names of the two states (a bit of a giveaway) that has towns called Christmas.  The first person (who qualifies) to give me the correct answer will be given 2 entries into to draw.
For everyone else - if you leave a comment on today's post I will give you an entry into the blog candy draw (see rules).  Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q10.

2012 is very nearly here - a matter of weeks away!  The New Year always heralds 'new starts' whether it is a New Year resolution to get fit, spend less money, buy less shoes etc., etc.

Today's quiz question: what is the New Year celebrations called in Scotland?  The person with the first correct answer will be given 2 entries into the blog candy draw (which will be drawn on Christmas Eve).  For everyone else - leave a comment on how (and where) you spend New Year and I will give you an entry into the blog candy draw.  usual rules apply to qualify for entry.  Good luck!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q9.

It has become known as the day the 'sales' start (in the UK anyhow) but it seems very unlikely that 'Boxing Day' sales will be anything especially different this year as many retailers have had to slash their prices to entice customers to buy early.
Today's quiz question: what other name is given to 'Boxing Day'?  The first correct answer will receive 2 entries into the draw for today.  For everyone else - leave a comment and let me know what is the best ever sale bargain you have ever bought?  Perhaps you don't like the January sales and keep clear of them!  Let me know and I will enter your name into the draw (if you qualify).  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q8.

Traditional or modern?  That is the question!  I am talking about Christmas Cards.  There are many different types of Christmas cards available now and here is a lovely scene of a deer in the snow, which would make a lovely card.
Traditionally, a certain 'bird' (of the feathered variety) appears on Christmas cards.  If you can give me the name of the species of this bird I will give the first person with the correct answer 2 entries into the draw for today.

For everyone else, what kind of Christmas cards do you like, traditional, modern, funny?  Leave a comment and you will receive an entry into the draw (if you qualify - see rules).  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q7.

Following on from yesterday's quiz question - real verses artificial - how many different varieties of Christmas tree are there?  For today's question:  name ONE variety of Christmas tree (there are quite a few so everyone entering should be able to name a different type).

If you identify a variety of (real) Christmas Tree I will enter your name into the blog candy draw (if you qualify - see rules).  Lets see if we can name several different species (but only one per person please).  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q6.

The debate goes on - real or artificial?  Whatever your preference Christmas Trees have been around in our society for a while now.  Who actually introduced the Christmas Tree in England?
If you know the answer to this question (and you are correct), I will give you 2 entries into the blog candy draw for today.  Usual rules apply though.  For everyone else - what is your preference - real or artificial (and why).  Leave a comment and you will qualify for 1 entry into the draw (see rules).  Thanks for stopping by.  Another quiz question tomorrow.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q5.

We all send them, some are made, whilst others buy them!  I am talking about Christmas Cards - millions are sent each year, sometimes to people we see on a regular basis or to those whom we see less often.

For today's quiz question - who invented the 'commercial Christmas Card' (clue: it was in 1846).  First person to leave the correct answer will receive 2 entries into the draw for today.  For everyone else, let me know - are you a maker or a buyer?  Do you make all your own cards, just a few for those 'special' people in your life or do you go out and buy all your Christmas Cards?  If you leave a comment (and you qualify) I will enter your name into the draw.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q4.

He's behind you!  Thousands of children (and possibly adults too) will be shouting these words in theatres across the land as it's that time of year again ..... Pantomime season!
What pantomime is this iconic image from?  The first correct answer will receive an extra entry into the blog candy draw (see rules). 

For everyone else not lucky enough to get in there first - leave a comment telling me what is your favourite pantomime and why and you will get an entry into the draw also (if you qualify).  Pop back tomorrow for another question.  To be fair to everyone, the questions will appear at different times of the day!  Good luck!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q3.

Snowflakes - they are beautiful!  Isn't nature wonderful to create something so special as this!

Today's quiz question: how many sides does a snowflake have?  The first correct answer will be given an extra entry into the blog candy draw (if you qualify).  For everyone else - leave a comment on where is the best place you have ever been when it has snowed?  Back tomorrow with another question.  Bye for now.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q2.


Christmas Crackers - one tradition most people buy as they look lovely on the table on Christmas Day!  But where did they originate from?

The first person to give me the correct answer will receive an extra entry into the draw.  Have you ever made your own Christmas crackers?  If so what do you put inside them?  Leave a comment (and if you qualify) I will enter your name into the blog candy draw.  The draw will take place on Christmas Eve - Good Luck!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Q1.



Seeing as it's nearly Christmas I thought we could do a few quiz questions to get you in the festive mood!

From which Christmas Carol is this line from?

'Peace on earth and  mercy mild'

If you know - leave the answer in the comments box.  The first person to answer correctly will get an extra entry into the blog candy draw.  Everyone else - let me know what your favourite Christmas Carol is and I will give you 1 entry.  Thanks for stopping by.  Usual rules apply.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Count down has begun ......


It's the final 3 weeks to Christmas Day and the shops have Christmas songs playing constantly.  One of my favourites is 'Last Christmas' by Wham.  Whenever it is played I can't help but sing along to it (ever so quietly or in my head).  What Christmas song does that to you when you hear it?  Perhaps you hate them!  Leave a comment to let me know and I will enter your name into the blog candy draw (to be drawn on Christmas Eve).  Best of luck!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Design Team: Pennant Hanging

Another gorgeous creation from Julia in the shape of this Christmas Pennant.Using Tando Creative chipboard  'Christmas' letters and patterned papers from Prima North Country range, she has created another beautiful decoration.


The Tando Creative letters have been embossed using red embossing powder and added to the pennants cut from Julia's Craft Robo.  She has added Prima North Country Flowers and flowers cut from off cuts of other patterned papers from the range.  Further information can be found on her blog at www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

Leave a comment on this post and I will enter your name into the blog candy draw.  Usual rules apply.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Design Team: Advent Calendar

Yes, it's that time of year again when the Advent Calendars are out for Children (and adults too) to count down the days until Christmas.

Julia has made this gorgeous Advent Calendar by creating a 12" x 12" box that is made up of lots of smaller boxes for the construction.  I suspect many hours of work went into this fab creation!  She used Prima North Country patterned paper for the front of the calendar embellishing with flowers, snowflakes and Christmas Tree (cut from the papers).  Each box has goodies inside and can be used year on year. 
 Fab, fab project once again from the DT!

If you would like more information on this project, visit Julia's blog at www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by.  If you leave a comment (see rules) I will enter your name into the blog candy draw, which will be drawn on 24th December (a nice little extra Christmas gift for someone).  Julia has 1 more project for you tomorrow, so don't forget to pop back then!