Further down this post you will find the results of the Christmas/New Year Grand Giveaway challenge.
First of all, let's go right ahead with the picks from the three weeks the challenge ran for and first of all we have a *Gold Star* pick:
Jane W made a truly stunning card using plenty of snippets and it's quite breathtaking! The urn itself is gorgeous and the flowers and greenery just amazing! Worthy of a *Gold Star* - if you would like the badge for your blog Jane then just take it from my RH side bar.
The other picks (four as I just couldn't whittle it down to three) are:
Such a soft and pretty card, made by Alison C. Plenty of snippets and a real delight! The colours and design are just perfect.
I LOVE this Christmas card, made by Lynne R. It's a perfect combination of snippets of different papers and tree sizes - one to try for sure.
And last but by no means least, is such a lovely monochrome card made by Inkami. The strips are a super way to use up snippets and of course the sentiment is just so perfect! Love it!
We had one new Playmate:
|Nancy J (Inkblocks)|
What an appropriate card for the Playground! Welcome Nancy - please come back and play with us again.
Over the three weeks we had had a total of 67 entries. Those of you who
came to play brought some wonderful makes as
usual! And, I reached the magic 500 followers on my sidebar as well! I only recently realised that a lot more people also follow by email - it's all quite humbling to be honest.
The odds were quite good to win a prize - as always, I so wish everyone could be a winner though! Some people are previous Grand Draw winners and that's purely the luck of the draw.
Prize draw time (BIG drum roll) and once again I used little slips of paper to make life even easier so you have to trust me that it was 100% fair. It makes life much easier when doing a big draw like this.
And so my friends, here's the list of 21 lucky winners:
Prize A - Uniko 'Rustic Wreath' stamp set - times 3
Prize B - Lil'Inker 'Merry & Bright' Christmas die - times 3
Prize C - Woodware 'Peaceful Night' stamp set - times 3
Prize D - Colarado Craft Company 'Christmas Presents' stamp set
Prize E - Hero Arts 'Cut Out Season' die - times 3
Prize F - Bumper prize - MFT 'Stacked Merry' die plus 'MFT 'Joyous Holidays' stamp set and matching dies
Prize G - Colarado Craft Company 'Christmas Tree Cat' stamp set
Prize H - Uniko 'Simply Said Blocks - Christmas' stamp set - times 3
Prize I - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Hoot' stamp set - times 3
I hope there are a few Happy Dances going on right now! As I already said
above, I really, really wish everyone could have won a prize - as I
after doing a big draw like this. I've added a link to each name in case winners need to pinch themselves - the names are 100% correct (and I double checked your comments so please don't change your minds!) plus I hope I got all the links right!
With us in another lock down and only essential trips being allowed, I might not get your prizes posted straight away. I'll be using Click and Drop to avoid the Post Office and that in itself takes time to populate and print out all the labels. My car was booked in for its first service on this coming Tuesday and, after much angst and worrying to myself, I've even postponed that for a while having been assured that the manufacturer is allowing leeway whilst the Pandemic is on. Having got this far I most certainly don't want to run any risks for either Len or myself.
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 - am trying to make this
as easy for me as possible. Who knows, I may take the car for a small 'tootle' or two to my local mahoosive post box - which everyone else seems to have now found! The local cops seem to be watching the motorways for obvious distance drivers - so if I stick to local country roads, sit bolt upright and peer over the steering wheel like a dear little old lady, I might be fine!
Just add the subject 'Holiday Giveaway' in an email and send it to my addy which is on the right hand sidebar. And can you please do it as soon as possible so that I can at least begin the packaging and addressing process - rather than do it piecemeal.
Sorry if I've seemed a bit 'whiny' here. So, so many of you play
absolutely perfectly and fairly - you know who you are and I love you
for it. But to the others, please don't make life harder than it needs
to be. I wish in future draws I could do as ScrappyMo does and limit Grand Draw entries to regular players - in fact, I may even do that if I run the whole show again this next Christmas ........... so this is a little 'heads up'!
Keep those snippets entries coming folks, you still have a week left to play HERE for Challenge #394 where we have Jane W as our lovely guest designer! The prize is a Hunkydory ''Retro Music' set of stamps.
This has been a marathon post to write so I hope no-one fell asleep along the way ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.
After the hot water fiasco, it's absolute bliss to be back to 'normal' here. I felt a bit like Mitzi Gaynor in 'South Pacific' ............ 'warbling' away as I washed my hair under the shower right away. Psst - Rosanno Brazzi was looking after Dudley to give me some 'me time'.Dudley is still gently placing his toys on top of me when I'm asleep - it's now a nightly routine for him I think.
Love from Parsnip, Dudley Dog - and of course me,