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Freebies winner is…

Cheryl from

Thank you to those who took part. Cheryl, I will be in touch 🙂



I don’t know whether everyone has gone to sleep, or just don’t like my giveaways, but the response has been minimal. There is no catch. Just leave me a comment on here or one of my other blogs, and include the message that you’d like to win a freebie. That’s all! Here are the two prizes the winner can choose from:-

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For details of the contents of the craft package, click here. Good luck!


Feel like winning something? Read on…

It is now two weeks since the draws of the One World – One Heart took place. Hundreds of them. And how exciting it was to meet new people, read new blogs and learn about new crafts. New to me, that is.  We all had great fun, and will continue to do so for a while yet, as we visit those blogs that we didn’t know existed before.

Well in the spirit of the warmth generated from that event, I am offering a freebie giveaway this week. There is one prize, but the winner gets to choose from two items. The items 0n offer are:-


Two pairs of handcrafted earrings, made by myself. One pair is blue, and I think, ceramic, although they could be glass, difficult to tell. I have to admit to being the worlds worst at labelling beads when I get them. The other pair are very distinctive owl faces – the sort of thing you either like or dislike. I have no idea what they are made from…looks and feels like bone or ivory, but could be synthetic. I have a feeling they are bone.


The alternative prize is materials for crafty people. I originally put it up as a swap, along with a similar package. The other one has been swapped, and this one is left. The picture is fairly self explanatory, but if you want a run down and description…here goes!

 Parcel 2

Debbie Mumm quilting fabric, christmas tree design, measuring 19.5″ x 11″ (50cm x 29 cm)
Red Hessian strip, open weave, red, measuring approx 12″ x 2.75″ (31cm x 7.5cm)
Green hessian strip, same as red
Selection of star cutouts in holographic card,  4 x red , 1 x gold
3 x matt gold star embellishments, quite chunky.
Two little train engine embellishments (with adhesive dot attached)
4 x red berries.
Packet of gold sequin type snow flakes.
Felt square, bright ed, 9″ x 9″ (23.5cm x 23.5cm)
2 x gold bows, organza (I think!),
One red holographic box,  fits CD, but I sometimes use for special cards with chunky embellishments.
Plus one secret gift!

If you would like to win one of these, all you have to do is leave a comment, either on this blog, or one of my other three blogs (see sister blogs at top of sidebar) and tell me that you’d like to be entered for the draw. You may enter five times, but no more.

On Friday 7th March at mid-day GMT, I will close the draw and give all entrants a number and then use the random number generator ( to pick a winner. The winner will be announced on this blog, and I will contact them so that they can tell me which prize they’d like. Any questions, just leave me a comment.

Good luck and enjoy!


What a week!


The excitement of the last few days is not over yet. In the last few hours I have had two more surprises, and what lovely surprises! I have been picked as the lucky recipient of two more giveaways in the One World – One Heart event.I receieved an email from Trisha at telling me that I have won one of her lovely little hearts. I don’t know anything about needle-felting, so I am very excited to be receiving something like this, and her hearts are so pretty. Just look at these. If you visit her site you can read about how these little beauties came into being.


Then today I received a message from Cliodhna at  telling me that she had had an extra draw and I was the winner of an embroidered  card. Of course I hotfooted it across to see the card, and Wow! What a beauty! I think I will frame it and dispaly it. I will not want to part with it.

I think he is something else. How beautiful. I shall treasure him, and all the other wonderful gifts I have won.
Thank you girls. I am chuffed to bits!
More than that, I am so happy to be finding all thes egreat blogs that I would never have found by myself. I am going to have a ball visiting them all. If you have not already done so, please visit as many of the participants sites as you can. It really is mind blowing…all that creativity and talent.

To see a complete list of all the participants in this years event, click on the link below.



Well, now that I have finished my draw, I can take time out to revel in my own winnings. I won two giveaways. I am so excited about them.

The first is a georgeous pair of earrings from Angela at I think Angela was worried because I was giving away earrings, but I live for earrings, and it’s always wonderful to have some made by someone else, just as it is great to buy them from a shop. These are the earrings. I love them, and can’t wait to wear them. they are exactly what I would have chosen for myself! (And I’m not just saying that!)


Then I was lucky to have a second win, this time  from Antonelli’s website… Now this was particuarly amazing because it is down to Antonelli’s site that I became aware of the One World – One Heart event. I was looking for some information about quilling, something I love to see, but have never tried. I Googled ‘quilling’ and found her wonderful site, which explains what quilling is and how to get started with some of the basic shapes. There are free patterns too. I am dying to have a go! Anyway, having been made aware of the contest, I decided to participate and whilst I was entering all the draws, I kept wishing I could remember where I had first seen the information about it. When I won my beautiful giveawy on Antonelli’s blog, I suddenly realised. This was where it had all started. This is the lady I have to blame for all the fun and excitement of the last few days. As a thank you to her, I am going to send her a reciprocal gift. This is my Santa giveaway, made by Antonelli, and yes…Quilled! I am very excited.


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Angela and Antonelli. Both blogs will be added to my blogroll, as will quite a few of the blogs of other participants.


I still have some cards to finish making for the second prize winner, but I should have them done very soon. I am now looking forward to reading all these blogs and seeing all the creative things other people do. There is such a wealth of talent. Aren’t we so lucky to have a tool that enables us to contact people thousands of miles away and share our lives with them? Whatever the disadvantages of the internet, there are overwhelming advantages too. If only people would appreciate it and not abuse it!

I have enjoyed this experience so much that I am going to have a weekly giveaway, so watch this space for more info!


Free Giveaways!


I am participaing in the One World-One Heart event , organised by Lisa. It’s great fun, but the purpose behind it is to bring all the like-minded bloggers across the world together, by means of a reason to visit each others sites…a freebie giveaway! I love visiting other artists and craft people’s sites. It’s good to make connections and to learn new techniques, styles and find inspiration. The thing I’ve most noticed during my two days participation is that  it appears to me that it is women who particpate – sorry guys…I may not have reached you yet, and that everyone has a lovely word for everyone else. Ok, so we would all like to be entered in the contests for the freebies, so we aren’t going to say…’oh and by the way, your blog isn’t very good’ are we? But it’s more than that. People are genuinely interested, and often take the time to email you separately afterwards to thank you. I am very impressed. At the risk of being bull-dozed flat, I have to say I still maintain the world would be a better place if run by females(for the most part anyway) ;(

Ok, I’m out of hiding now!

I have decided that because the response is so much better than I expected, I will offer some more freebies. Not having been prepared for this I am falling back on things already made, and I am going to have to make some more gift cards. What I am going to offer now is five prizes…as drawn from the proverbial hat. They will be :

1) The three cards you see below in the previous post

2)  Another three gift cards, similar to the others, with earrings.

3) A set of three birthday cards…similar designs, but without the earrings

4)  Two pairs of earrings made with semi-precious stones

5) A set of toppers, suitable for cards or tags.

As soon as I get a chance I will photograph them and post here, but for the moment, I have to get busy and start creating! I just thought that the more separate prizes, the more likelyhood that folk will win something somewhere. Everyone is so deserving!


Now, back to the design board. Catch you all later, and GOOD LUCK!.

Another update!

Giveaway no 3…

Three birthday cards, two in similar vein to the Gift cards, but I have also included another which is totally different. The cat is my own artwork by the way. The flower cards are left blank inside for your own message, and the Cat card reads, ‘Many Happy Returns’ inside.






Giveaway No.4

Here is a group of earrings for the earring prize (no.4). The winner of this prize can choose two pairs out of the six pairs illustrated. All the earrings are made with semi -precious gems and have either silver plate or gold plate findings. From top left clockwise..


Yellow, Carnelian (I think) , much more pale yellow than the photo suggests.

Lavender Jade and Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

Green Moss Agate and Hematite


Hematite stars and seed beads.

Hope you like them 🙂





One world – One heart!


Whilst surfing yesterday I came across this site,

I think it is a worthwhile cause, and worthy of promotion, but though I am gift-card-2.jpggoing to try and particpate, I think I have already got confused in my hurry to produce something to give away! Anyway, here’s Lisa’s notes…she can explain far better than me.

‘I created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. Last years event had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it……friendships that are still going strong a year later.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and now this year(2008) we have just about tripled.
This is more than wanting to win something…….that is only the means…….in the end it’s about finding kindred spirits. Someone may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them….Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the art community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs……it’s a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become. This year I created this blog especially for OWOH – it will remain up all year and beyond.
My heartfelt thanks go out to all who chose to board the Love Train.
Lisa Oceandreamer

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