Due to the 'Dudley Dude' time constraints I had to buy some tiny gift notelets to enclose with prizes rather than make them myself. Something had to give I guess!
So let's go right ahead with the fortnightly picks and first of all we have a *Gold Star* Award for this absolutely amazing 'miner's lamp':
Right at the end of the challenge, Kathy A raced in to add her entry, using 'inchies' and punched hearts. Such a great way to use up snippets and I'm sure this is an idea a few of you will want to try out! I love how the single heart on the ridged gold square stands out so well.
Over the Holiday Fortnight we had a total of 61 entries (with no new Playmates, which I was rather glad about as it meant that no-one joined in for the first time purely as there were a good few prizes on offer). Those of you who came to play brought some wonderful makes as usual! The odds were quite good to win something - as always I so wish everyone could be a winner though!
Prize draw time (BIG drum roll) and I haven't gone through the rigmarole of adding in screen shots of the Random Number Generator results. You have to trust me.
And so my friends, - here's the list of 23 lucky winners:
Prize A - Gina K 'Wreath Builder' template set, two Inkylicious stamp sets ('Mini Branches' and 'Mini Flowers') and a Whimsy stamps 'Country Christmas' sentiments stamp set:
#51 - Pat
Prize B - set of two dies made by Pink & Main called 'Merry Christmas - times three:
#52 - Chris Smith
#43 - Valerija
#12 Jane's Journal
Prize C - MFT 'Deer Love' set of dies as well as a Lawn Fawn 'Birch Trees' set of dies (including a cardinal!):
#44 - Carol G NZ
Prize D - set of two dies from The Works (Bauble 2-piece), set of sentiment stamps by Creative Expressions called 'Festive Traditions - Sentiments' and, a packet of the XCut Adhesive Glitter Sheets - Pastels:
#8 - April
Prize E - Lil' Inkers die called 'Noel Word Antlers' - times three:
#41 - Sandra H (especially delighted Sandra's name popped straight out for this prize as she always comments and tries to play along but it's really rare for her to say 'yes please' to a prize!)
#3 - Val
#36 - Jackie T
Prize F - matching stamps and dies by Reverse Confetti - 'Christmas Cheer':
#39 - Ionabunny (Gail)
Prize G - Your Next Die 'Winter Scene Border' die and an Impression Obsessions 'Seasons Greetings' die:
#24 Jeanne H
Prize H - Lawn Fawn 'Winter Sparrows' stamps and dies - times three:
#25 SHartl (Shannon)
Prize I - The Works dies, 'Joy Message' and 'Snowflakes':
#17 Alice (scrAPamondo)
Prize J - Lawn Fawn 'Here We Go A-Waddling' set of stamps and a matching set of dies:
Prize K - Nellie Snellon 'Hokey-pokey' stamp - times three:
#49 Em (Fairley)
#1 Shaz in Oz
Prize L - Sheena Douglass 'Winter Snowflakes' stamp set and a 'Winter' die:
Prize M - set of Lawn Fawn Christmas stamps with a matching die called 'Winter Owl' - times three:
#21 Lesley G
I hope there are a few Happy Dances going on right now! As I already said above, really wish everyone could have won a prize - as I always feel after doing a big draw like this. Next time (if I'm up to running another one!!) I will cut up squares of paper with numbers on and draw the numbers out that way - just like an old fashioned raffle. It's amazing how often the random number thingy picks the same number over and over - so, by removing the winners pieces of paper as I go I won't need to keep checking back if they already won a prize as it was just one prize per person! And also the odds would automatically diminish in favour of those still left in the draw. As they say, hindsight is 20/20 vision!
I do need addresses for ALL winners please (with your full name as well please) so I can do some quick copy/pasting then print off the addresses easily. This still applies if you know fine well I already have your address - an trying to make this as easy for me as possible.
Just add the subject 'Holiday Giveaway' in an email and send it to my addy which is on the right hand sidebar. The sooner the better please although it may take me more than one trip to the Post Office anyhow!
Keep those snippets entries coming folks, you still have a week left to play HERE for Challenge #343! The prize is selection of goodies, all stamps, that I used for my snippets card. Creative Expressions 'Snow Flurry' background, Wild Rose Studio 'Snowmen' and Crafters Companion Gemini 'Festive Phrases'.
Huge thanks to all those who commented about my concerns regarding Bravecto flea treatment tablets for Dudley. I did loads more research, spoke to other pet owners we know and came up with a plan to use an alternative to tablets. I ran it past the vets on Friday and got the thumbs up - with some additional advice from them to ensure Dudley is fully covered against everything in the world of worms, fleas and ticks we can think of. So it shows that it's always possible to find a solution in the end!
Now I need to get round to commenting on entries for Challenge #343 - all things will happen in good time!
Love from the little white peril Parsnip, Dudley Dog - and of course me,