Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Giveaway - with a twist...

***This post will stay at the top of the blog until the giveaway closes - scroll down for new posts!***

So, to celebrate my 200th blog post, I thought I'd have a giveaway... but this is a giveaway with a difference.

Last week, I got to work making some embellishments: a little lace, a bit of the old tape measure, a button or butterfly or two, maybe some text paper, a spot of stitching.... and the all important paper clip. And here's what I've come up with:

Each one is slightly different but they all follow a similar design with a scalloped circle and a little tag, combined with snippets of lace or ribbon and an embellishment or two. Each one also features a paper clip. They can be glued to things permanently or you can use the paper clip to simply to clip them to something, and take it off when you've had enough!

The giveaway challenge is this: all you have to do is request an embellishment and I will send one winging its way to you through the post. Then, you need to do something with it, whether that's include it on a scrapbook page, a minibook, a card...even just using it as a bookmark counts! Whatever you do, however you use it, snap a picture or two and get ready to blog it. All being well, I can then set up a bloghop so we can all admire your work! Interested? Just scroll down for the details.

But first, a little inspiration. Not my final project, but a work in progress :D

Below are the nuts and bolts of the thing. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!
  • If you want to take part, drop me an email at kirsty dot merran at googlemail dot com. Or leave a comment with your email address if you prefer. Either way, let me know what address you'd like me to post your embellishment to! Make sure you include your country if you're outside the UK!
  • Wednesday 31st August is the last day for emailing - I hope to get the embellishments made and posted out by the beginning of September.
  • Assemble a project. It doesn't matter how big or small, but it must include the embellishment somewhere. Absolutely anything goes! Well, apart from throwing it in the recycling.
  • You have until Friday 16th September to get it ready, snap a picture and put together a blog post ready to publish. I'll email anyone who wants to play along nearer the time and organise the blog hop for Saturday 17th September, and all the posts will go live together.
I really hope you can take part - it doesn't have to take hours. I've never done anything like this before so I'd really love it if lots of people could join in, in any way at all! One of the things I love most about projects like this is seeing the hugely different interpretations people have on the same idea :D

So. Have I whetted your appetite?

Kisses xxx

P.S. If you mention this on your blog, let me know and I'll send an extra embellishment your way! It's a good way to get people involved (I hope :D)

19 comments:

  1. Ooh, ooh, count me in!!! Not only are your embellishments fabulous but the whole idea makes me smile! I am emailing you right now! Your sneak is fabulous and I can't wait to see the whole page!!

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  2. OK, I haven't managed to visit for ages and when I do there's a giveaway so it looks like I'm only hear for that.... *sigh!* But it's a lovely giveaway so I'd be delighted to take part please, and I know just the project for such a pretty embellishment :) I think you have my email address already? If I don't hear from you I'll send an email your way when I have a bit more time xx

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  3. Those embellishments look lovely - I'd love to join in. I'm off work first week of september too so I will have some time - Yay!

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  4. I'm in! (please) it sounds like a brilliant idea. Love it.

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  5. me too Kirsty, would love to give it a go xx

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  6. I'm in too - Off to mail you now :0) Great idea

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  7. Great idea Miss Smith, love it. Am just off to jot you an email, I hope quite a few join in, it'll be great to see everyones work with those lovely little embellies :)

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  8. I just blogged about it! :)
    http://anounceofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/08/hybrid-cupcake-and-rak.html

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  9. What a wonderful way to celebrate! Your embellishments look lovely :). Hoping to join in ...

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  10. I'd love to take part please! Have just sent you an email. Such a great idea. Becky x

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  11. What a great idea...am off to send you an email!
    Alison xx

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  12. Oh, I want to play along too! Love those embellishments. I'll send an email with my address. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. Sounds fun - have emailed you, and blogged it.

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  14. If there's space can I join in too please? I'm away to email you and I'll blog it as well. Sonja.

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  15. What a fabulous idea and gorgeous embellishments...I would like to join in to please if there is still space..I will email and blog later this morning when I finally get up...thanks for an exciting challenge...
    Kirsti...xxx

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  16. Think this is just so much fun - would love to join in but am away on holiday. Will perhaps come and have a look at the work produced when I get back.
    Ann xxx

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  17. ooh, such cute embellishments. I'd love to join in - will send you an email now! x

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  18. What a fantastic idea, aargh - I missed it! Drat! Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes :)

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