Sunday, 15 September 2013

Blogoversary Give Away

This post will stay at the top of my blog till the 15th September so you will need to go down to find any newer posts!

On the 15th September this blog will be 7 years old.  So as a thank you to all the lovely people that have been on this blogging journey with me, my time in Saudi Arabia, then Canada and now, Australia, and have been so supportive and kind about all of my mini books, weird projects, tales of abayah wearing and snow shovelling, I thought I would do a blogoversary give away.

I did think perhaps the way to go was to dig into my stash (it's not like there is a shortage of the stuff) but then I thought perhaps the person who won it might not be into stamps and paper and stuff... so I made something instead. The person who wins might now be thinking why didn't she stick to the stash idea!
So I found one of my precious Bisto Gravy Granual tubs and made a cotton reel...
This is the lid that lifts off...
The decorated sides... with dangly bit... gotta have a dangly bit!
and inside is the snippet roll I have been working on...
There are beads, bling, buttons, lace, Chinese coins... paper beads... yep, I flung the lot at it!
Close up of the paper beads I made... I love them!
I used Graphic 45 Communique papers for the cotton reel and Communique fabric in the snippet roll.

So if you would like to win this.... it is very easy! Just add a comment to this post....   which if I am successful will stay at the top of my blog till the 15th September, which is the anniversary and on the 15th I will use a random number generator to pick a number.  yep, that's all you have to do... no jumping through hoops and I don't mind where you live.... 

42 comments:

  1. heck yea! i would love a chance to win this beautiful creation of yours!

    but even if i don't win, it's a great excuse to congratulate you on 7 years of blogging! that is quite an accomplishment!

    you go girl!

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  2. Congrats on seven years. I remember when you were getting ready to move from Saudi Arabia to Canada. What a fun journey this has been seeing all the places you have lived and all the trips you and Chris (and Christopher, too) have taken.

    I feel I should not put my name in the hat because you have gifted me with so many wonderful goodies in the past. But I love this awesome assemblage you have made, and hope whoever wins it realizes you truly ARE the Queen of Embellishments!

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  3. Wow 7 yrs of blogging. Huge congratulations xx

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  4. Congratulations on your years of blogging, a great achievement x

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  5. cant decide..is it your unrivalled skills with paper and fabric or your lovely friendly humour that attracts me to your blog all the time? I dunno, but Ive enjoyed the effortless travelling (!!!, see, I can do humour). seven years of blogging...my word, if we ever meet, will we have anything left to talk about? I absolutely LOVE the cotton reel, but please don't include me in the draw...I'm a previous recipient of your generosity and it wouldn't be right.
    And just to check..now you've reached seven...you aren't about to retire or do anything rash?..

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  6. ...you forgot possum relocating LOL.

    Congratulations on your up & coming blogaversary - it has been a fabulous journey so far with much more fun & excitement to come; I'm sure.

    I too have been lucky enough to receive one of your fabulous creations...but who wouldn't put their name down for a chance at this - it is amazing.

    Love & hugs
    Toni xx

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  7. Congratulations!! and thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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  8. Congratulations on 7 years. Going by lots of others you should be 'retiring' your blog to start another one or something, but I hope you don't, I love reading it. Love your cotton reel, you have some amount of imagination! x

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  9. Wow! Seven years! Congratulations!
    Thank you for a chance to win!
    Michelle

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  10. Wow - I would love to win this beautiful creation - found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I'm loving your art.
    Alison

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  11. Oh wow it's gorgeous, I'd love to win it. I love visiting your blog as I love what you create, just surprised you don't do more cards cos what you have done are lovely.x

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  12. How awesome that it will be 7 years!! I hope my blog make it that long! congrats! Also your, cotton reel project is absolutely beautiful anyone who wins it will be completely lucky!!

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  13. Oh my Annette how could I resist I'd love to own an original, loved all your mini book instructions so this would be the icing on the cake - and 7 years that's fantastic!

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  14. Oh My! What a lovely bit to give away. Your blog always amuses me and I love your humor. Would I like to win this??? YOU BET!!

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  15. I really enjoy reading your blog, you come up with some amazing ideas, so to be in with a chance to win one of your creations is fantastic!

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  16. Wow you've been at it a long time :-) congrats .
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  17. Happy 7 year blogversary, and what a wonderful gift to send out, love it, hun, will add it to my sidebard xxx

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  18. Wow! Is it really 7 years. I remember you starting this blog. I love following you on all your travels and all the crafty creations you make. Xx

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  19. Congratulations on 7 years! Your blog has always given me a smile and a lot of inspiration on the side.
    Your giveaway gift is amazing. I don't think anyone can embellish the way you do.

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  20. Happy 7 years! I may not have been there from the start, but I have enjoyed looking back over most of your earlier posts. I would love a chance to own a piece of your art!

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  21. You can't give that away!! It's beautiful - but I would love to be in with a chance of winning it. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging - and packing and unpacking your amazing craft space - around the world! Helen

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  22. Happy happy 7th!! And we are lucky to share in your adventures vicariously, so thank you for sharing. And Oh. my. word. that is one gorgeous decorated reel and then it opens and is even more fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win it : D.

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  23. I hesitated on putting my name down for reasons unknown to others but I cannot resist trying for this reel. I have admired your work for so long so to own a piece! Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs, neet xx

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  24. Wow to keep blogging for seven years is a great achievement! You have shared so much with us all over the years and I will never forget when I met you and told you about this great crafter on UKS, you asked who it was and when I told you Voodoo Vixen you said pleased to meet you!!! How amazing was that! Been with you through you journey and will never forget when Pandy came into your lives and how I was able to name her on my 40th birthday, who though she would travel with you then lol!!

    Look forward to hearing more of your adventures xx

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  25. OMG I want to win everything you make lol, I would have a museum for all your stuff. Also could you email me your snail mail and real name again hahahaha so I can send you those rolls. bridget.larsen@gmail.com

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  26. Congrats on all those years of blogging and Wow - what a stunning creation that is - did you reeally mean you made it with a Bisto tin? I just bin mine!!!! Will have to save them and recycle from now on. x Jo

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  27. wow this is beautiful. congratulations!

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  28. Well that is a great give a way and a great job to keep up and on this blog for so on.. so Congrats to you. I would love to be in the drawling. Roberta

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  29. Hey Annette, Congrats on you Blogaversary. Sept 15 is also my son Jacob's birthday. I will be sure to throw an extra candle on the cake in your honor. BTW… I'd so LOVE to win one of your FABULOUS creations!!! ((((HUGS))))

    Kimmie

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  30. I love reading your blog, and what a gorgeous giveaway :)

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  31. You are so funny! I love the dangly bits!
    Happy 7th Bloggerversary!

    Cazzy x

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  32. Congrats! Keeping at it that long is quite an accomplishment. Good for you!!

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  33. Oh to win would be a dream come true! GORGEOUS projects!!

    You are such an inspiration....
    Mary Anne

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  34. 7 years? Wow, that's amazing...many congrats!! Long may you continue with your wonderful crafting :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 54 xx

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  35. Congrats on 7 years - here is to many more!

    - MB

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  36. Oh my gosh!!! What a give-away! It is absolutely awesome. I only found you recently through WOYWW and am so grateful I did however I missed all the adventures of the last 7 years! And now every post I read of yours I am pulling all the wonderful adjectives I can think of to describe your creations!!! You are simply amazing (see, there's 2 more, lol). I'd love in on the giveaway and HAPPY 7 YEARS!!!!! Rasz

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  37. Congrats on 7 years of beautiful blogging!! I would treasure such a treasure so put me in please and I'll hope!
    The C tree is sooo easy... hope you have a go as you will be pleased with the result.
    Love jo x

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  38. How could I not add a comment as this is AMAZING too. BJ

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  39. OMG this is gorgeous and yes you have to have dangly bits what's a piece of art without dangly bits? If I won this I would find it very hard not to tell friends I made it. hehe
    janet #28

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  40. WOW Annette, this is AWESOME... I would LOVE to win it! I never win anything, apart from I once entered a raffle where there were 15 prizes and only 15 tickets given out... and my prize? Poker chips! And I couldn't even find an altering use for them lol Congrats on your bloggy birthday, 7 years has gone so fast and I have loved keeping up with your adventures... congrats! XX

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  41. Oh my!!! What a fabulous piece - or should I say pieces... the lucky winner will have such a treasure!
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad to find you!

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  42. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us. You are such an inspiration,,.

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