First of all - what a wonderful group you are! I've been swamped with emails asking for Mary's address so you can send her a card and/or something to boost her craft stash. If you haven't already seen the post then do please check my previous three posts.
And finally/at last, the prize draws have been made for our Christmas/New Year Grand Giveaway challenge.
First of all, let's go right ahead with the fortnightly picks:
All my picks this time were Christmas makes - pure coincidence I promise!
Over the Holiday Fortnight we had a total of 65 entries. 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 this time I used little slips of paper to make life even easier so you have to trust me. It makes life much easier when doing a big draw like this.
And so my friends, - here's the list of 18 lucky winners:
Prize A - Impression Obession 'Angels' die set plus Tonic Studios 'Peace Strip' double die set:
Prize B - Creative Expressions 'Snowman Edger' die plus Creative Expressions 'Festive Mini Christmas Wishes' die:
Prize C - MFT 'Large Christmas Background' stamp and Memory Box 'MERRY' set of dies:
Prize D - MFT 'Snowfall Horizontal' stencil, MFT 'Classic Snow Globe' die set (along with a pack of 10 matching shaker pouches), a packet of 'Jewels - Ice Cube Mix' shaker elements from Lucy's Little Things - plus a set of Clearly Besotted 'Simply Said Christmas' sentiment stamps:
Prize E - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Poinsettia Flower Square dies and a Sue Wilson 'Festive Mini Expressions - Christmas Wishes' die - times three:
Gail (Iona) #47
Janis in ID #39
Prize F - Nellie's Choice 'Christmas Silhouette' stamp (donated by Shaz in Oz) a Spellbinder's 'Wonky Rectangles' set of nesting dies plus a pack of Clarity Stamp's 'Christmas & Celebrations' word stickers:
Prize G - Impression Obsession 'Reindeer - F10007' stamp plus a Do-crafts Papermania 'Traditional Sentiments' stamp set:
Prize H - four packets of assorted Christmas stamps - donated by Jackie T:
Prize I - Clearly Besotted's 'Jingle Bells' stamps and matching die sets - times three:
Lesley G #16
Heather Mills #36
Prize J - Woodware set of 'Sparkly Trees' stamps:
Prize K - Clearly Besotted 'Drink & Be Merry' set of stamps
Jane Willis #45
I did have a good giggle when Jane's name popped out for this prize! Serendipity methinks :)
Prize L - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Pudding' stamps and matching die sets - times three:
Lynne in NI #40
I hope there are a few Happy Dances going on right now! As I already said above, really, really wish everyone could have won a prize - as I always feel after doing a big draw like this. I think over half the prizes will be heading out of the UK as well - so a couple of trips to the Post Office will be coming up.
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 will take me more than one trip to the Post Office anyhow! Last year I got a rather stroppy new member of staff (think shoulder with a log rather than a chip on it and you'll get my drift). She was almost rolling her eyes and tapping her fingernails when the packages kept on coming, even though I'd gone at a quiet time of the day. Her attitude hasn't improved sadly - I asked for some Airmail stickers before Christmas and she reluctantly handed me two! I think I'll need a zipper fastened to my mouth in case she does a repeat performance this year!
Keep those snippets entries coming folks, you still have a week left to play HERE for Challenge #369! The prize is a Crafters Companion 'Three Baubles' set of dies (six dies in total) plus a Tonic Studios 'Large Merry Christmas' die. 'Festive Phrases'.
Progress with the shoulder is slow but it's steadily improving. I certainly won't be doing cartwheels anytime soon though! We'll be taking Dudley to the groomers before too long, I don't think I can handle him on my own just yet so it will be joint effort. We did have a laugh the other morning, his ears are now getting quite long and need of a trim - he was lying dozing with his ears flopped over his eyes - just like a little sleeping mask! 'DO NOT DISTURB'!
Love from Parsnip, Dudley Dog - and of course me,