Woohoo! It’s time for the March Giveaway, naturally in April. Why am I giving stuff away every month this year? No other reason that I like winning free stuff myself and I take part of every raffle that I find so this is my way of paying back. Anyhoo, do you want to know what’s up for grabs?
A Finnish craft/home decor chain has had bunch of their craft goodies on -70% discount. By the time I got there, the shelves were pretty picked but I got something that you might like. First is a wood mounted stamp by Stampendous, then a pack of 4 Memento felt tips and last but not least, some lovely, yellow brads. Since these were on sale, they fill the only requirement I have for the prize, it has to be something thrifty/thrifted.
Now the important part. How to enter:
Leave a comment on this giveaway post AND your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The e-mail won’t be visible to anyone else but me.
For a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway with a link back here. There’s no need to use picture but if you do, the first one is the one you should use.
Follow me on Facebook and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.
Follow me on Pinterest and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.
That is four chances to win, my friends! The giveaway closes on 30th of April at 23.59 Helsinki time and is open globally. I will contact the winner personally and announce it here too. The winner has 7 days to respond to my e-mail before I draw a new name.
Disclaimer: This prize was bought by me, by my own money. The companies mentioned here have no idea who I am. They might come to check out my site when they see in their stats that someone has linked to their sites but that’s about it.
I’ve had these blocks in my stash for quite some time. I’ve actually managed to cover them with scrapbook paper but lost interest after sanding one cube. Isn’t that always the story? I think I’m going to give them to my friend’s kids after I’m done. Whenever that is.
Can you believe I’ve actually done something cool with these fabrics? My sister had a photo shoot (she’s a stylist) and she needed some accessories for it. No, I don’t have the pictures to share yet but imagine something really great and that would be it ;D
Sometimes you get the proof that you have awesome friends. For me that happened on Wednesday. My sister came over to do my laundry (our communal laundry room is in the basement and can be accessed only through outdoors) and she also got my mail (our mail boxes are also outside, not far but there is usually ice around them so I don’t dare to go there yet).
There were the usual suspects, bills, ads and some cards from Postcrossing but then there was this gigantic brown padded envelope. Naturally at first I suspected something horrible was about to happen (what do you mean I’m too strung out?) but when I saw it was from my friend in Turku I got all excited.
Care to see what she sent me? Of course you do:
A magazine! For paper lovers! I died. I so died when I saw this. She had gotten two copies from our mutual friend in Holland (who is an awesome illustrator) and who had then suggested that the other copy could be sent to me to cheer me up. And boy, was she right.
The magazine is printed on amazing paper. There are amazing illustrators. Freebies, in this case some gift wrapping paper AND a notebook. Articles! You know, for when looking at pretty pictures isn’t enough. My favourite page is this :
As for the articles…I cannot really comment on them as I’m saving them for a moment I feel like reading. But I already like the typeface they are using on the headings:
But guess what got me most excited? A coupon for a free poster! You bet your *ss I’m going to claim mine:
I was going to subscribe Mollie Makes for myself as a Congratulations On Recovering From an Operation-gift but now I don’t know. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
In January I applied for a position as a DT for Paper Crafting Journey. I didn’t get it but Wendy (founder) suggested I could be a guest designer. Naturally I said yes. The sponsor to this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs and I chose the image Paris. For some weird reason ;D
Anyhoo the theme for this week is bingo. My card is following the top line. Except I forgot the bling.
*hungs her head in shame*
And at one point making the card I had bling on it but in the end decided to change it into a washi tape banner! Oh well…Here’s my card:
I had a little (?) colouring mishap with the hair. I had changed the ProMarker fine tip extension from a red marker to the cinnamon and didn’t do the “doodle cleaning” thing to erase the red leftovers. Now there’s a red patch in the hair! Another mistake is that I used my brush tip copic to colour in the shoes and stripes which resulted in some interesting effects. Stupid thing to do when I HAVE a matching ProMarker. I was just too lazy to change markers after I finished the beret…
Some guest designer I am. I think I have to take this as a learning lesson. If you are interested in this week’s challenge click HERE. You have a chance to win 4 digi images from Sassy Studio Designs. I’m also entering this card in following challenges:
My sister celebrated her umpteenth birthday last weekend. Let’s not dwell on the age but rather talk about the card I made. Which is totally pretty and awesome:
I busted out my washi tapes and taped rows of them on a basic square card.
Then on the inside wrote greetings with Dymo. On my brand new PINK Dymo-tape. It says “Happy 29th Birthday Anniversary Sister, from Sister” I added some more washi here too because, why not.
Then on the back I added the year. Leaving the back blank just didn’t work and adding this small bit made the whole card more interesting. To finish things off I rounded the corners with my round corner punch.
So here it is. Pretty in Pink & Washi! Easy! I wish I had taken the pics in better light because the graphic style really doesn’t show off in these pics. Anyhoo, I’m happy with the end product and I’m entering this card in following challenges: