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Monday, 2 May 2011

Birthday Candy Winner & A Little Rant!

Hello peeps,
Why do some people feel the need to email me and leave comments saying they can't see the winners name? I did say I would announce the winner today or tomorrow, so my not in the least bit sincere apologies to the candy grabbers who are waiting impatiently for me to stop having a life and spending time with my family!!! Maybe I shouldn't bother to check if the person with the winning number is a follower of mine and has only entered once to make sure everyone had a fair chance at winning!

This is the second candy I have held where I have had people emailing me straight away wanting to know if they have won and to be honest it has put me off of holding another candy right now which I intended doing.

The people who have emailed me are followers who have joined in the past couple of weeks and will vanish when they see they haven't won, and unfortunately won't even bother reading this to know it's them I am naffed off with.

For my GENUINE friends and followers I will instead offer goodies at random as I enjoy hosting giveaways and sincere apologies for my little rant, I feel better for getting that off my chest, at least it wasn't as long as my last rant lol.

For now the winner of this little prize, and thankfuly it's not a candy grabber, if it had been I'd have drawn again!

as picked by Random.Org is
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Congratulations hunny please email me your full name and postal addy to
moominstacey@live.co.uk
within the next 7 days and I will pop your goodies in the post.

110 comments:

  1. oh I totally agree with your rant hun, and know that feeling well, it is so frustrating when people follow you to grab the goodies and then leave you if they do not win, I am sure you are the same as me that would wish someone to follow you because they love your work and not just because you are very generous and like to celebrate on certain occasions.

    Congratulations Sandiblu

    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. I think you have a right to rant!!! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!! Congrats to Sandi blu!! Look forward to seeing your next creation!! Hugs xx

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  3. Oh Mandy,it`s such a shame that your generosity has been treated like this.If they were a true follower they would see like us true followers when you had drawn out the winner in their dashboard.Congrats to Sandiblu for winning and i hope you can enjoy the rest of the bank holiday Mandy.Were not all like that promise!
    Hugs Kelly.

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  4. Aww well done! It is a shame that some people are just in it to win it rather than to enjoy reading your fab blog x

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  5. Congratulations to the winner! I don't blame you for having a rant at the candy grabbers Mandy. Now calm down, have a nice cuppa and relax.LOL. Don't forget to come and checkout my birthday blog candy, just leave a comment for a chance to win.
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  6. Hi hi,

    congratulations for the winner!!! And Mandy, you are soo right!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  7. OMG I know what you mean - do they have a life. I am more likely to lose out becasue I forget to check or just don't have the time to see if I win anything. You did make me laugh though. I am doing a candy soon - in fact it will be more than one but I feel I haven't done enough recently but you will love the rules for the first one - should make you laugh!!!
    Congratulations to the winner.

    Hugs Ali x

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  8. Well said Mandy.. but wow some people amaze me!!! I was really disappointed with my last Blogaversary candy winner .. I have never seen her since I sent her the goodies. Now I just hold them randomly and without the Candy in the title ha ha :) and of course only my loyal followers see it, which I am so happy to give to :) Thank you for organizing this candy.. and I'm really happy I'm following you, you are such an inspiration. Big hugs xxx

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  9. Hey Mandy,
    It's your candy hun and if you want to rant then you rant away. I agree with what Kelly said - if they followed they'd see the updates in their dashboard (which funnily enough is what I did!!) LOL I don't know about a nice cuppa sounds more like a glass of wine you need - enjoy spending time with your family hun.
    Congrats to Sandiblu - lucky monkey!!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  10. Congratulations to Sandiblu, and Mandy you rant away love, I never enter candy on peoples blogs who I don't usually visit. Greedy crafters are awful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  11. I know exactly what you mean, and also the ones that expect you to chase them to tell them they have won. Go figure?, well done to the winner and I hope you had a good time with your family, I have had a few days off as well enjoying the beach a bit of camping and most importantly my family and dogs. Great fun!! Hugs Heidi x

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  12. Congrats to the winner!!! and thanks for the chance Mandy!, i am gonna be doing one for my birthday in June!.Watch for it!

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  13. Congrats to the winner! But I am sorry Mandy that you've been getting grief over something which should be in fun :(
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your day,
    Sparkly Moo x

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  14. And so you should rant hun! I think its appauling - when I held my first birthday blog candy, I had a big influx of followers, alot did stay, but alot did go too - I absolutely hate that and I always make sure any candy goes to genuine followers when I use random.org - I however can't believe people actually emailed you to find out if they had won .... I mean come on get a life - they are just candy grabbers and I would never dream of entering for someone's candy if I didn't know them. Congrats to Sandiblu. Hugs, Claire x

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  15. Well Done Sandiblu! Also, Mandy your rant is perfectly justified. What a cheek they've got. I am often drawn to a blog by a giveaway highlighted on my friends blogs - which I think is the point of mentioning them but I'd never dream of leaving an interesting blog and love seeing the work of other crafters.....sorry I'm ranting....oops x

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  16. Congratulations SANDIBLU, Mandy i loved your rant.

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  17. Congrats to the winner, and hey you are so generous giving a candy, you rant away! plus it might just make people read instead of messaging right away! Apart from this hiccup hope you are enjoying your weekend, Judy x

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  18. congrats to the winner and to the candy grabbers who emailed you , dont be so greedy!!!

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  19. You rant away hun, I'm with you all the way. So frustrating that they become followers just for the candy and then disappear after the draw. Wish there was a quick way of identifying these people and shaming them as "Bad Bloggers". Makes me mad too. Right, after that little rant, lol, congratuations Sandiblu. Enjoy your goodies. Hugs Tracy x

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  20. OMG the cheek of it. It's your candy so if you want to post the winner a day or even a week late what's it got to do with them. If they are true followers they will see it on their dashboard. I'd have crossed their name off the list if it was me. Debs xx

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  21. Hehehehe, you go on Mandy, rant away! Fair play, it's so rude, I can't believe anyone would do that...my birthday's not until November, so I'm thinking that I'll put in the 'candy offer' that anyone hassling me with emails will be disqualified :( greedy candy grubbers!
    Well done Sandiblu, hope you enjoy the candy:)
    *hugs* Sal x

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  22. Omg what a cheek asking you to do the draw, I would be ranting too and the people emailing would def not be in the running, congrats to Sandiblu.
    Chris x

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  23. You rant away hun, don't blame you either is it all they have to think about I mean PLEASE get a life!!!!

    will write tomoz lol hugs Liz xx

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  24. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Mandy !!! I can't believe I have won (but I'm very glad I have !! lol) and .... if you want to rant, you rant girl. I would never become a follower just to get the candy I think it's unfair to the ones who have been following for some time !!

    Hugs, sandra xx

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  25. Congratulations to Sandiblu and yes rant away Mandy you have all the right too,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  26. Congratulations Sandiblu

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  27. That's me, that's me! NAHhh!!! JOKING! But it felt good to think it was me for a second. I couldn't agree more with your rant. FRUSTRATING> Like the woman who actually worked out how I figured out my last, last candy (not my latest). Actually counted thru my followers to try and figure out if I did it right! LOL THE NERVE> Screw em! Keep up the good work. The loyal ones will remain. Who has the energy to drop blogs.....rEALLY?!>!>! Love you tons! Take Care.

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  28. Congrats to the winner and hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Hugs to you, Dee

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  29. Are you kidding me???? I guess it takes all kinds and good for you to call them out! However, you are right, they probably won't even read it! I really love your blog as I've told you and would come and visit even if you didn't have candy... and that's the way it should be!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri
    Oh, and congrats to the winner!!!! :o)

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  30. Hats off to you Mandy for telling it like it is. I don't join a site either just for the candy, I have to be a follower before entering and then sometime I don't even do that for the same reasons you just stated. Rant on GF, I'm with ya!

    Congrats to Sandiblu, those flowers are fab so enjoy Hun!
    "Hugs" Carol

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  31. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER WELL DONE XXX
    THANKS FOR HOLDING THE CANDY WAS LOVELY OF YOU AND ARE VERY MUCH WITHIN YOUR RIGHT TO RANT, I WOULD HAVE TOO XXXX
    YOUR GALLERY IS FABULOUS AND IM NOW A VERY KEEN FOLLOWER,THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION XXXX

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  32. Hiya hun
    You are so within your rights to rant Mandy - you are so generous to even offer a candy - no-one has the right to chase you for the winner details.
    Congrats to Sandiblu - enjoy the gorgeous stash.
    Hope you have had a wonderful wekend with the family hun.
    Take care
    Speak soon.
    Debs xx

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  33. Congrats to the candy winner..& baby girl you rant all you like its your blog/candy think peeps have a down right cheek emailing at all..yep puts you off having candy..my rant is when peeps have won & you have to keep asking them if they have received the prize..takes just as long to say thanks as it does to enter...

    smiles blogging mummy xxxxxxx

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  34. Ah Mandy you make me smile and laugh too but happy you feel better after all what are friends for if not to listen to your rants so yoyu vcan feel beeter. andrew says maybe you should have screws taken from your shoulder to make it feel better he didn't realise there were non there to start with, so he suggested you had one put in to see if that worked but either way wishes you pain free too as do I .Have a fab evening hugs Julye

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  35. Hi Mandy,
    I'm sorry to hear you were getting such e-mails. Some people! >:( *sigh* But don't pay attention to them, they are not worth it! There are many more of us who love checking out your blog and reading about your daily life.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs!

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  36. How rude of people to email you to see if they have won. I pop by all the blogs I have entered but would never dream of emailing someone to find out if I had won. Follow the blogs and you will find out anyway. You are quite right to rant, I would be fuming. I hope these people read this and might make them think in future. Thanks for giving me the chance to enter and congratulations to the winner.
    Maureen........x

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  37. oh Mandy,...I can't believe people would do that!! I won candy a couple of times but actually got the freebies but I would never dream of emailing the person giving it away to ask where it is!!
    I am having a candy in a few weeks for my birthday but might think of something else so that this doesn't happen.

    Take care

    Fi
    x

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  38. Congratulations for the winner.

    Don't say sorry for your rant, it's good that you got it off your chest and it needed to be said. Yes, I've one of the followers that found your blog throug a Candy you hosted a little while ago, but I like the cards and projects you made and therefore I decided to join your Candy and see if I was lucky. I wasn't, but I still am here to stay, because your cards and projects give me inspiration and ideas for my own projects. Thank you for inspiring me and giving me ideas.

    Marie-Anne

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  39. Congrats lucky SANDIBLU!!!
    Awesome prize!

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  40. Big congratulations to the winner, hope you enjoy your goodies!!!

    Mandy, such a shame about the grabber people, I can't believe people actually email you demanding to know if they've won, grrrrrr, I am so cross, people like that give all us bloggers a bad name :-(

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  41. I understand you... just relax now and don´t think about these people!
    Congrats to Sandiblue!

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  42. Hey honey! I had this happen to me when I last offered candy, and I agree it really puts you off and totally naffs you off too LOL....I am so glad that you have had a rant about it...wished I had too know LOL....good on ya babe!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  43. Oh sweetie, don't let those people get under your skin, I've recently joined your blog and I don't even think I have participated, I just joined because I loved your cards and eventhough there will be people who join just because of the candy, many more will (have) join(ed) because of your talent.
    I really truly love your cards and I'm not the only one, so candy or no candy, they should be so glad to be able to follow your blog ;)
    Hugs Nathalie

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  44. I do agree with all of the comments and you are totally justified in having a rant. I'm sure that your candy giveaways are as a thank you to your genuine followers and not a way to boost your followers number by insincere candy chasers!

    Congratulations to the winner!


    Amanda

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  45. ((((((((((Mandy))))))))))) am so sorry people felt the need to hound you b4 waiting patiently for the winner to be announced... you have every right to rant... you are so kind & generous to offer such AWESOME goodies... people should be gracious & wait patiently... I am a recent follower & will pop often to check out ya blog... am not a huge poster as I dont always have the time I'd like to be online blog hopping or even crafting but I promise... I will add you to my list & check you out regularly ;o)
    Hope you've had a great Bank Holiday 8o)
    Congratulations Sandiblu... have lotsa fun with your new goodies ;o)
    lotsa love n huuuuuuuuuuuge hugz Angie xXx

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  46. I appreciate that you make your family a priority and am so sorry that you have had people hounding you about your lovely candy! I hope you have a wonderful day, and don't worry about people like that.

    Congratulations Sandiblu!

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  47. I think people are very generous when giving away blog candy and I wouldn't dream off entering unless I followed the blog. I totally agree with what your saying.

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  48. Hi Mandy, You rant away hun, bloody cheek......your so right about people like that, fancy e-mailing you.....omg I would be so angry........on a brighter note, congrats to the winner...and thanks for being so generous in the first place sweetie..xxx

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  49. That is just awful Mandy and totally cheeky! I am glad it was one of your regulars who won the candy. I have had a couple of candies on my blog a while back and hate to see people just following for the sake of a few crafty delights. But unfortunately there ain't too much we can do about it:( well besides having a redraw lol. Thanks for the candy chance and I WILL be back:)

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  50. Hi Mandy, you go ahead and rant hun, it really does naff you off how rude some people can be. If they were'nt being so greedy they would see they are missing out on an amazing blog full on fantastic inspiration. Oh! & yes, there's Daisie Mae too. :o)

    Well done to the candy winner, have fun with your lovely goodies.

    Donna x

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  51. Congratulations to the winner!
    And Mandy, dont' mind that kind of people, they are stupid.
    Excuse me, my bad english, I'm studing and I understund more than can write or speak.

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  52. Well said! Good for you. I became a follower when I saw your amazing work :) I have no intention of leaving :) Congrats to the winner.

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  53. Congrats to the winner.hugs linda

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  54. I know exactly what you are saying, and I feel the same. I lost followers after mine too.I have my thinking cap on...trying to figure out how to do it next time...I follow blogs because I want to..I join different ones because I find them through candys, hops, and general comments.
    Have been a follower of your blog for along time,I love your work and lets just ignore the grabbers..another sneaky way is copy the comments list...watch who comes and who goes...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  55. Congrats on the winner!
    Oh Mandy...how awful that some people just become a follower in order to make a chance to win the candy...and then being so bold to email you...you are right having poured out your heart about this!
    xxx Margreet

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  56. Sorry to hear you have had a few problems with the candy!
    Congrats to the winner!
    xxx

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  57. Congratulations for the winner!! And Mandy, thanks for the change to win it.
    Groetjes, Tineke

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  58. Congrats to the winner! And now sweetie, I am so sorry you had to deal with that type of behavior...unfortunately they are the ones missing out on seeing your BEAUTIFUL creations all the time. I subscribe to your newsletter and love to see each new thing. Sweetie, I have found we can't change people only how we react to what it is they do. So have a better day and those faithful will be back!!! Hugs to you.

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  59. felicidades a la ganadora!!

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  60. Congratulations to the winner! And a big AMEN to you Mandy! I totally agree with you 100%! I have giveaways all the time and people can be a little impatient! I get tons of emails and comments too and frankly I just ignore them. When I am giving away a $300 sewing machine and people can't be patient enough to wait for the winner, it just shocks and amazes me!! But I am glad you said it out loud! Thank you for being so generous!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  61. Congratulations to Sandiblu,and thank you Mandy for being so kind. Don't let rude people spoil your day.
    hugs from Dorte

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  62. Congratulations to the winner and Mandy: You are very right!! LOve, Marianne

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  63. You go girl - I know exactly what you mean ...... glad you had a nice winner sweetie xxx

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  64. Well said Mandy, totally agree with you, don't let them get to you Mandy, they should be ashamed of themselves. If they are not faithful followers of yours then they are the losers! Congrats to Sandiblu and keep that candy coming!! Chin up girl!!

    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  65. Hi I just love your rants So many crafters don't say it and you give it too them !! They have no manners how rude !!! GO GIRL !!! KItty :)

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  66. Congrats to Sandiblu!

    And yes..you have every right to rant, that is just down right rude! ;)

    audrey

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  67. Woo Hoo Mandy, way to go girl........you little fire dragon.....lol Hugs Annette x

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  68. Huge congrats to Sandiblu - enjoy your win! I totally agree with what you say too Mandy.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  69. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy, BUT your blog is so worth following - blog candy is not necessary.

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  70. Well said Mandy!! And congrats to Sandiblu :)

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  71. hi huni omg i really can't believe that people can be so shallow and email you and all that its unreal and i don't blame you for your little rant lol you deserve to get it off your chest its so cheeky of them but on a better note big congrats to todays winner i am pleased its a well deserving winner xxx

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  72. Believe me I understand how you are feeling. We have to take care of our everyday life first. That's one of the reason's I have been taking a break for a little while, things that I need to deal with. I want to get back in the swing soon, just got to get my heart back into it. Just wanted to let you know if it will make you feel any better. I may not always leave a comment, but I'm loving your artwork! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  73. So sad Mandy that there is a need to even have to write this rant to begin with. I am learning more and more that there are those who will selfishly grab away at anything they can get, but to hound someone about it is even worse. Do people really think we do not have lives? I for one did not enter this time as it has been a while since my last visit. My apologies, life just gets a little hectic sometimes. All the best to you. :-)

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  74. Congrats SANDIBLU! I know just how that is. I have only been blogging one year and recently had my first candy, I gained new followers and lost them immediately afterwards.

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  75. I follow you even without candy - your work is eye candy on its own!!!

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  76. Congrats to the winner....i wish it was me...:):)
    I love your blog and will continue to visit...
    www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  77. WTG Mandy!!! I agree wholeheartedly with you!! I blog to share not receive--If I do win I count it a blessing :)
    Congrats to Sandiblu~~Yippee!!!
    Hugz

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  78. Well done SandiBlu - and to you my dear Mandy - I just want to say thank you for your inspiring blog and please dont let a few small people ruin your day. I get to work in the morning here in OZ and peruse most of the blogs i subscribe to and this makes a wonderful start to the day. Thank you for being one of those special people who have the generousity to share their imagination and kindness with others.
    Sally

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  79. Sorry it's not fun! That's a real bummer when you're being so generous. Thanks for the chance and congrats to the winner.

    Jen

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  80. Congrats to the Winner And Mandy your right about the emailing it's very rude.
    hugs Nikki

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  81. hehe, you tell 'em! I reakon any future candies I do will be for my existing followers only! any new ones drop like flies afterwards! congrats to your winner ♥

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  82. I cant believe people would email asking about winners! Thats unbelievable. There was other blogger who was giving away candy but made it open it to existing followers only. Any new followers who joined after the candy was posted was not able to enter. Maybe thats the way to go in the future! I still cant believe that they pester you for the winner!! You deserved that rant!

    Love your work!
    Hugs
    Lynne x

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  83. Congratulations to a very lucky winner!

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  84. Congrats to the winner! (Oh! I was so close )))) )

    You're absolutely right, speaking about such things, hun. I don't understand why such "followers" never think, how THEY would feel in such situation. Unfortunately, such people are inevitable. But there are much more of your genuine friends and people, attracted by your talent. Remember that!

    xoxoxoxo
    Julia K.

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  85. Congratulations to the winner... Though I dont know ya personally I keep coming back to your blog because it sums up your work so systematically and helps me ( a new crafter) to learn so much... Thanks...

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  86. Hello Mandy!

    I just wanted you to know that I have read your note above and I agree whith you!
    I have also a Candy right now, and I wonder who will still be following me and leave comments to my blog when the candy is over....

    Congratulations to the winner!

    I follow you even without candy-Love your work!!!!

    Hugs Susy

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  87. How perfectly rude. You are perfectly justified in your rant. I can't believe anyone would actually email and ask (demand) for candy.

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  88. congrats to sandiblu ...enjoy your fab candy

    i enjoyed your rant mandy ,you are so right it is so infuriating ,the same thing happened to me too so before i drew a winner i removed the cheeky devils from the list !!!

    don't let them get to you hun,
    have a great week happy crafting
    tracey x

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  89. Congratulations to the winner.
    Mandy: You are very right!!
    Have a nice day,
    Nettie

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  90. Congrats to the winner!
    And Mandy,I'm so sorry that you have been so upset!
    There are more of us that love and enjoy your creations and your blog than candy grabbers.lol.
    I would follow your blog with or without your candy's.
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  91. Glad you got that off your chest Mandy! I so know that feeling, will be hosting another candy soon and know I will get followers just about for the candy who will dissapear once it's over, very sad really! Guess you are stuck with me though candy or not lol! hugs Rebekah xx

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  92. Hi Many yes I do so agree with you over your rant, and i think you are taking a stand is a grand idea, Im right behind you and will do the same when the time for my blogcandy is due.
    I also get rather p....ed of with those that join with the chance of hopefully taking the main prize and never coming back again after theyve done so. And if you look its mainly other countries as well who are the worse ones, they really only have blogs that carry blogcandy and nothing else.
    So from now on Im only going to give my blog candy to one of my regular followers by choosing on the date and not telling them in advance. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  93. Mandy, you've every right to rant!! It's so generous of you to host candy in the first place and I love popping in to visit and check out your newest creations in any case. Hope you have a great week :)

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  94. Congrats to SandyBlu :) and dear Mandy, rant away! If someone had mailed me like that after one of my candies I'd be utterly shocked! *hugz*

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  95. Congrats to the winner. I am a new follower who did enter your candy, but only after having a look round your blog and some of your creations and liking what I saw. I can totally understand your rant as I would feel the same too but hope you don't think that all your new followers are only following for the candy some of us want to be inspired by what you do. I regularly look at the blogs I follow when new posts are made using the blog roll in my sidebar, and try to leave comments when I see something I really like. I'm relatively new to blogging and would hope that I don't give this bad impression. I usually come across blogs which are new to me, like yours, by seeing a link on a blog that I'm already following. I don't follow every blog I visit there are just too many, but from what I've seen of yours so far I'm sure you'll become one of my faves. Thanks
    Luv Hev xx

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  96. Hi Mandy,

    Firstly I would like to say congratulations to the winner, I dont blame you for having a rant, how dare people e-mail you asking about if they had won, why are some people so rude it was very kind of you doing the candy. I will be visiting your blog more often now I found you, may I say you have a lovely blog.
    Margaret

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  97. YEAHHHH!!! You go girl!!!!!! I'm with ya there!!! I usually miss out on prizes cuz I forget to go back and check! LOL Congrats to the winner!!!
    Big hugs,
    Chris

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  98. Girl, you have a right to rant!! Out of the goodness of your heart you give a chance to win something we would love to have. But at the same token, it would be better given to those who come here to be inspired, whether to win or not to win.

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  99. Well dnoe sandiblu.

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  100. Mandy, Loved your rant and it was right to let them know how we ALL feel!! I was picturing you sitting at your PC letting your fingers do the walking and your mad mad hair flying all over the place but how do they keep up with your mind - when I have a rant on the PC I end up with loads of errors and sp mistakes etc. Then I have to rant some more as I am so angry that I have to redo my work he he.......
    What a bl@@dy cheek!! Emailing you to ask if they have won?? I have experienced this as well but nowhere near the scale of yours so well done girl!! Hope you are nor offened bu what I have written....your rant is just so so funny Mandy, Sheila:)X

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  101. Hi Mandy,this is the reason i never put my name down for blog candy.I would hate to look as if i was grabbing.Having said that,the first time i have added my name,i'v won Gemma's rofl.Hope all well with you hunni.How is that naught shoulder.Hugs xxxxx

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  102. Hi Mandy!
    Well.........I'm a new follower as of today!
    I'm so sorry that you've had to deal with the takers in this world. I can drive you crazy but I'm glad you didn't let them get you down.
    I'll be adding your blog to my blog sidebar where I can check in on you to see what's new. I love your style & your cards are beautiful!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  103. congrats to the winner! that is sad...don't people realise what a put of greed is!!
    brenna

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  104. That was a great ol' rant Mandy, well said, couldn't agree more. Congrats to Sandiblu.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  105. No need to apologize for your rant. You have a ton of followers who appreciate the projects that you share on a regular basis. I visit your blog often but don't often comment, however, I do love your cards. Congrats to the winner and thanks for the chance.

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  106. Congrats to Sandiblu! Totally understand your rant Mandy, that's why although I never really offer big candys on my blog, I'll only randomly draw from my list of genuine followers, just to show my appreciation. :) Hope you'll have a wonderful day!

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  107. Way to go!!!!

    And congrats to sandiblu

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  108. Congrats to Sandiblu!!! What an awesome time you're going to have with these lovely goodies.

    Mandy, I haven't been following your blog for very long but I totally understand your feelings concerning the candy snatchers. That's the unfortunate downside to publicizing giveaways. I enter a lot of giveaways and I follow a lot of blogs but I don't do so just for the candy. Of the few I have won so far, all have been from blog hops and they have all been relatively small but I'm still tickled pink every time I get that email notifying me that my number came up. Since I have been unemployed for over 9 months, I am very thankful and appreciative of every extra little goody I receive. They add to my modest stash and give me something to look forward to while I'm looking for work.

    I love your blog and all of your wonderful creations. So don't get down-hearted because of a few greedy people. What goes around comes around!

    Hugs,
    Anniebee

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