Saturday, 31 December 2011

Blogging is for sharing giveaway

     I just had to spotlight Rhonda for the month of August                 

This is the card that Rhonda shared in one of her entries. It has been made by her little two year old daughter, looks like talent runs in the family.

Rhonda has been visiting my blog for sometime now and is a regular who  leaves comments that I truly appreciate. She has entered my giveaway several times and she has so much to share on her blog and on the entries she has shared in this giveaway. Make sure to check out her blog at Rhonda's place to share,you will definitely be inspired.

 I will be spotlighting a favourite entry by the end of  every month until this giveaway is over. Rhonda has  won a small prize that I will link up in the next few days.

The spotlight entry for the month of June was from Rochelle, Two tears in my bucket
The spotlight entry for the month of July was from Leanne, LEEARTS
It's time for a new giveaway on my blog, this giveaway is going to be a little bit different to what I have done in the past. With previous giveaway's people entering got extra points if they became a follower on my blog, this is not the case for this giveaway as I only want people to become followers if they are genuinely interested in my work and not just to win a prize. I would like as many people to enter as possible as I think this giveaway is going to be of benefit to everyone. All you have to do is share something that will inspire fellow bloggers.

This is my list of examples
*An inspirational quote
*Details of a challenge blog where people can enter their cards etc
*A creation that you are proud off and want to share with other bloggers 
*Details of an online store selling handmade goods etc
*A book or movie that you have enjoyed and feel others would benefit from
*A tutorial of something you have made
*A music CD old or new that you think others will enjoy
*ways to raise money for a charity by selling your handmade goods
*ways to stay motivated and keep creating
*ideas to decorate your craft space and storage ideas
*ways to incorporate recycling in crafting
*Details of a giveaway you may be having on your blog

This list is only meant to give you an example of what can be shared, don't feel constrained by this list and feel free to just share, you can also get ideas to share from my "Check it out" section on this blog. If you can't think of anything that others might be interested in just leave a link to your blog for everyone to check out.

Extra details
*Everyone who enters gets five chances to win on each entry. You can enter as many times as you want and I would also appreciate it if you added the giveaway badge to your blog sidebar. The overall winner will be chosen using random org
*Everyone who enters Brittani's giveaway here will get an extra five points. Just make mention that you have entered the giveaway in your comment on this post. I would really like Brittani to get 30 followers on her blog as she will then have a great prize on offer.
*Please leave links that can be accessed easily, if any problems with this email me.
*The giveaway will run from 21.06.2011 to 31.12.2011. I will announce the winner on the 01.01.2012 and the prize details will be emailed to the winner by 05.01.2012. I am running this giveaway for so long to give people plenty of time to enter.
*You don't have to enter as an individual. If for example you are a member of a design team and want to make the team you design for known just leave a comment. You could maybe use the voucher as a giveaway for a future challenge.

*The prize is A $100 voucher to spend at a store of your choice

If more than 50 people enter I will have a smaller prize to give away. Also if you are not wanting the prize for yourself  I am more than happy to donate $100 to a charity of your choice, I will just have to be given clear instructions on how to do this.

I will also be spotlighting an entry towards the end of every month until the giveaway is over. For the month of August I have spotlighted Rhonda's place to share. Every featured entry winner will get to add this badge to their blog sidebar.

I really want lots of people to enter this giveaway as I know we all have something interesting and inspirational to share. I would also encourage everyone to check out each others links as this is the main reason I have organized this, we can all learn from each other in everything we do.


suzARTe said...

I am doing this comment as an example and not entering my own giveaway.

One of my favourite books is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni.I can read it over and over,would highly recommend anyone to read this as I am sure you will enjoy it.

patti west said...

hi Susan, I have read the Kite Runner and thoroughly enjoyed it as well! I would like to enter your giveaway by linking up a card that I made yesterday. I was inspired by Paige Evans' challenge at the create blog to create an animal shaped card. Here is the link.

Here is the link to the create blog.

Thank you, Susan for this awesome, fun giveaway!!! Fondly, patti

Chrystie said...

Hi there, I'm glad to of found you via your comment on my blog & thank you for the compliment & the invite to your blog. I will share the entry you commented on. Thanks for this fun opportunity, very creative giveaway idea! :) I look forward to seeing what other people post!

Priyanka Bokdia said...

suzy do we need any introduction, may be ppl out there might be, yes she's one blog friend who i feel is the most talented and i love her cards so so much. She is so talented and definitely i admire her and her cards. I don't miss any of her cards, and i don't get tired seeing it again and again. i am back on track and suzy you will now see my card's of your inspirations soon. wish me luck! and wow what a beautiful give away. more than that i liked the concept so unique and so much of fun to know what is going around, as so many people miss it. This is even more wonderful way to make friends. Now din't i say she is so talented and always her ideas are unique. thanks for all the beautiful comments. I will share the link which you have commented on:

thank you susan!

Erum Tasneem said...

Hey WOW 100$ papertrey ink products!!!!!!!
I added your candy in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful! Hope you get lots of traffic via Feline Playful blog!

Now what would I like to share with everyone.... probably the freebie sentiments on my blog... HERE is a direct link to all the freebies!
I will have to think of things to come back everyday to enter LOL or I culd have just posted one freebie link at a time! Anyhoo, thank you very much for this, papertrey ink... wow!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

First of all, I am a follower b/c I truly enjoy your work!

Here is a fun three part challenge, it's called Triplicate Trials Tuesday:

A great way to use recycled materials in your crafting is to keep all your packaging from your crafting items. I use the packing on my projects all the time!

Susan, this is an awesome idea for a give away! Thanks!

אורית said...

Hi Susan.
I wanted to share with you a mini album made from CD's that I've made to my daughter's birthday. I think it's a very unique one- Here is the link.
Thanks for sharing a great idea.I become a follower (love your work).

Spyder said...

ohoo what a fabulous give away! Thank you for popping over. I can't add anything else to my sidebar, it won't save, so will try and post it instead! Being dyslexic I don't read that often but have most of the Harry Potter Books on tape! (yes, some people still use tapes!) Just recently I made this. which I would like to share after joining in with a 'world wide' PiF. My make stayed here in the Uk but my gift came all the way from Australia!
Happy Crafting!

Spyder said...

oho you don't have 'create a link' so I will try and paste and copy your post!

Antonella said...

What a super giveaway! I followed your link from a comment you left and am so happy I did... If you haven't yet, check out all the links from previous comments!

This is a link to one of my paper quilling tutorials, click here!

Hugs, antonella :-)

P.S. I've become a follower because I enjoy your work!

Unknown said...

Hi x I have just read a Khaled Hosseini book called "A Thousand Splendid Suns" which is also inspiring and one I recommend too! x I feel inspired by crafting because it is so positive, and I am yet to meet a crafter who hasnt done something for charity or others x Win! Win! situation x I feel crafting offers no barriers, brings people together to make beautiful things to make others smile!!!!!!
Ooohhhh I could go on and on x Leigh x

Michelle said...

Hi Susan

What a wonderful idea to encourage the sharing of inspiration in blogland!!

You are a very generous lady.

I would love to share my most popular tutorial for my large baby carriage. Large enough to hold a small gift or a couple of face washers.

Thank you Susan for this fabulous give away.

Michelle :-)

Shirley-Anne said...

hello Susan
Thank you for your interest in my Challenge ..

The idea was that when you create a card, or cards, let me know when you post it / them on your blog by adding the link in a comment on one of my posts on my blog and I will enter you in the challenge and keep tally on my side bar linking your name to your blog so people can visit you .
All you need to do to enter is .

1. create 50 new Christmas cards by 1st December.

2. Post them on your blog with a link back to

3. Now place your link to your card in a comment on a post on .

On the 4th of December I will choose one out of those craftys who have reached target of 50 . I will contact winner and request postal address . I will post to any where .. So you see there is no hurry have till 1st December For you who are behind us in time I'll use the date on your post , that's why the draw is on the 4th .

I'll keep the numbers you have made here so please check from time to time to see the count . You don't have to join as a follower but I'd be stoked if you did. .. . . .
hope that this is clear as I am a novice at this sort of thing .
It all happened because I am a hobby Stampin'Up Demonstrator and I have accumulated lots of freebies over time and would like to share some of them ..rather than sell all of them .
I have checked out your blog and feel we have lots in common so will happily tell others of my challenge on your blog if you would like to share it .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Kind Regards

Shirley Barber

CG said...

Such a great idea! I've been conflicted about what to share...there's so many incredible ideas and inspiration out there! I started looking into crafting blogs when I got my Cricut a year and a half the time I was mostly interested in making pop-ups. If anyone is at all interested in pop-up type projects, you MUST check out Extreme Cards & Papercrafting. She has wonderful tutorials for all levels, and provides lots of templates.
Thanks again for your great blog and inspiration, and for being such a good follower :)

CraftyGirl said...

Great Give Away! What should I share. I will share a recent card for a challenge over at Dustin Pike's web site Doodledragons.
I love comments so be sure to stop by and make a comment. Thanks for the give away.


suzARTe said...

No I am not entering my own giveaway. This is an entry I am doing on behalf of Lisa from Lisa's Fiber Creations.
"did you see other recycling things I did, used soda bottles to mail surprises to crafty friends, things you can include in the bottle are scraps of fabric, beads, paint sticks, charms, buttons and any kind of do dads... also we made fabric paper, you take a piece of muslin and with a sponge brush wet it all over with a mixture of 1/2 glue (Elmer's is fine) and water, then you take scraps of tissue paper or a thin wrapping paper and lay that on top and brush it down with the sponge brush and glue mixture. The tissue paper colors will bleed some which which make it look cool and then after it is dry you can use other mediums on it like stamping, scraps of fibers and threads, watered down paints, just keep experimenting..this was one of my favorites... I have also used soda cans cut up and sewn down onto a stiff interfacing and made postcards with them and then mail to friends..."

B. Nguyen said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
I would like to share that I recently watched Eat, Pray, Love and I have also read the book. I think they are both wonderful!! I love to travel and really LIVE life so this movie spoke to me. For anyone out there who likes travelling, see this movie if you haven't already....or read the book! You will not be disappointed!

Margie said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and would like to share my favorite challenge blog (I admit I am biased, because I am on the DT)- The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog-you should definantly check us out!

Margie said...

Oh, I would like to share the giveaway on my blog here:
I will pick a winner on Friday, July 8th and post on Sat the 9th.

B. Nguyen said...

Hi Susan,
I'm back to share a giveaway I found...

:) Good luck!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Suzan Thank You for dropping by my blog and honouring me by becoming a follower. I likeep ear dry your blog and have become a follower. This share idea is super. I would like to share a link to the tutorials on my blog which are growing in number and variety day by day.
Link to tutorials:

Jan Hennings said...

I often use my packaging on my projects, too :) Great way to recycle and reuse!

Leanne said...

I'm here at last to link up to your awesome giveaway. The books I last read are a few of Joseph Girzone's novels about Joshua. They're about Joshua, the carpenter who transforms ordinary lives with words of peace and loving actions.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dear Suz
Please drop by my blog and accept an award from me

Nikki said...

What a sweet giveaway!!! thanks for the chance and I love the idea of sharing everyweek on Friday I create a digi to share with the rest of the crafting world and if you'd like to enter my little giveaway here your more then welcome to join in and win something yourself. I totally believe in sharing and always share with my friends so thanks :)
hugs Nikki
I've also linked you in my side bar to let others know about this to

Rochelle Sodipo said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for my prize! I absolutely L-O-V-E it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Here is a card I shared on my blog today. I just love to share my crafty time with my kids.

Leanne said...

I came across a very meaningful quote & thought I'd share. You'd find it at this link...

Leanne said...

Follow the 3 R's & save the earth. Do not throw chocolate trays, wrappers & even boxes away. They can all be used. The Anton Berg chocolate liqueur box of 68 pieces has 4 compartments. I have used it to store color pencils of the same hue in each. See image of the box in this link...(
Pretty chocolate wrappers can be used to make a background while chocolate trays can be used to make embellishments. I have used the Lindt chocolate tray & some pretty chocolate wrappers to make the card in this link...
AND the Brandy beans chocolate tray to make the card in this link...
I see many more uses with those trays & have collected them to use someday. So, DO NOT THROW CHOCOLATE TRAYS AWAY!

Rhonda Miller said...

I shared about a new challenge blog.

Leanne said...

Thanks so much Suz for featuring the quote I love & my blog banner too. I'm truly honored. My Sunday has been perfect from start to end!

Rhonda Miller said...

Here's a post sharing a challenge and sweet freebie digi image of my little girl.

Leanne said...

Sharing a post of a card I made using a new technique for cards~Paper weaving
I call it new as I tried searching for cards using this technique & did not find any.

Erum Tasneem said...

I thought I posted this earlier but I guess I was wrong. I have a card to share in which I have used wood shaving/scrapping and stamped a sentiment on it. It's gives an interesting effect esp if you are using a wood grain background or woodsy theme.
You can view it HERE.

Marivic said...

Recently had a great girly pampering short break at Crystal Creek Meadows, Kangaroo Valley, NSW. Had a comfortable cottage with a fireplace, incense, aromatherapy spa bath, breakfast and afternoon tea hampers plus an aromatherapy massage plus they are environmentally friendly. Check out

Erum Tasneem said...

Hey! I am hosting a challenge right now at Yvonne's blog "Do More with Less", I have done a ribbon flower tutorial there, thought I'd share :)


Rhonda Miller said...

Here's another entry sharing some challenges and a fund raising opportunity for a fellow blogger.

Rhonda Miller said...

Here's a post sharing a huge giveaway.

Marion said...

That is wonderful card! Love the design so much! Glad that I saw your card. Thanks for the inspiration. Anyways can I include that card in my collection of printing samples? Thanks.

Leanne said...

Just been blog hopping today & came across a new challenge blog
that will post it's first challenge on 3rd Nov. To celebrate, they have a launch candy. Check out Just Inspirational Challenges at

Leanne said...

Sharing a beautiful quote I came across & is so true at Dan's Daily Dose.

Leanne said...

Check out this incredible work of art by Jenny Lee Fowler at

Leanne said...

Sharinf Faux Metal art using toilet paper tubes. How talented people can be!

Leanne said...

Sharing Altered Book Sculptures by Daniel Lai a Chinese at his Etsy shop Kenjio. Clic on the images to view his remarkable work with books. Visit
Chech his video where he demonstrates how to alter a book.

Leanne said...

Intricate quilling... check it at

Leanne said...

Sharing popup art at Popupology
Click on the images there for a larger view.

Leanne said...

to admire the beautiful work of the Ukranian paper sculptor, Asya Gontsa.

МамаФиалка said...
great blog candy!!!Thanks

Erum Tasneem said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father... I just found out about this sad news via Leanne.

Leanne said...

Hope all is well with you & your mum. Just stopped by to share this cause I love this .... Life is good...unwrap the present....leave behind the past...and don't worry about the future. Live for today---IN today... From

Rhonda Miller said...

I shared a big blog candy here.

Neha Jain said...

i would love to share a tutorial i had made...

Leanne said...

Susan, hope all is well out there. Get back here soon.
I've entered Brittani's giveaway.

Leanne said...

Check out the amazing talent here using chocolate wrappers.

Leanne said...

My latest recycled creation.

Rhonda Miller said...

I shared a couple of blog candy giveaways on my blog.

Rhonda Miller said...

I am a follower of Brittani's blog and have entered in her candy.

CG said...

Hi Susan, Miss your work! Hope you are well, and Happy New Year!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is not for an entry, I just wanted to pop in and wish you a Very Happy New Year!!

THERESA said...

Not sure if this is too late, will understand......:))
Have done a few post's and sidebar links to assist some of our fello bloggers, like Katie, and some of their children, like 'Simply Betty's' son - Christian, it is a great passion in my life!!
Thanks for the chance....:))
lotsa luv

THERESA said...

Am following Brittani now, wow, she is just 7 away from 30, jippe for her!!
Forgot to mentoin, also love sending RAK's where it is needed !!
lotsa luv