Saturday, 27 February 2016

The "Bad Blogger" Giveaway Announcement



Hey everyone.  Boy did that 2 weeks fly by!  Well, my Birthday has been and gone and as promised, it's time for me to announce the winner of my first "Bad Blogger" Giveaway.  And the winner is.....


As stated before, you have 5 days to get in touch with me through the contact form at the top right of my blog.  Simply fill in your details (don't worry, it will be private) with a message giving me your full name and address.  As soon as I get the message I will reply to let you know that I've received everything I need and let you know when I post your prize to you.

And to everyone else.......don't be discouraged.  I bought pretty much the same items again, so I have another 2 giveaways coming. The items are slightly different, like the stamps and a few other bits but they are for the most part, the same.  So look out for the next Giveaway, coming very (very) soon, lol.

Toodles Noodles.....Lee aka Crafty Loops xx

Saturday, 13 February 2016

The "Bad Blogger" Giveaway

It's my Birthday this coming week so.....I'm giving you a present.
 I know I have been a bad Blogger and Crafter this Year (and last year....Shame on you Loops!), so I decided to reward you all with some goodies.  And since it's my birthday this coming week, I thought it would be nice to give one of you a present.  In fact, I have 2 more Giveaways after this one....so keep watching.

I wish I didn't have to state this, but those that are "Prize Poachers" will not be welcome to join these giveaways, and I will be checking you out.  Also those people who join blogs for a giveaway, only to disappear when they don't win are also not included.  I'm sorry to be harsh but its not fair on my regular and loyal followers (of which I have a print out of you all, so I know who my long time followers are.....I'm sad, I know, lol).  If you happen to win and then unfollow, I will take a note of your name and blog and you'll be on the "Bad Blogger Blacklist"......Oh yes......I have one of those too, Mwahhhhh!

Old and new followers are more than welcome.  One random winner will be announced in 2 weeks time from today, so that will be Saturday the 27th of February 2016.  As I said, new followers are more than welcome.....provided you are a genuine follower.  I want this to be fair for everyone who does stick around therefore, I want only genuine followers.

The only thing you need to do is be a Follower of this blog and leave a comment below.  No need to advertise these Giveaways and no need to add it to your blogs or sidebars.  I'm the one doing the Giveaway and asking you to be a follower and leave a comment therefore I don't think you should be jumping through hoops in order to enter.  This is only my personal opinion on how I do my giveaways and is not meant to offend anyone who does their Giveaways differently.  But for my Giveaways, you only need to be a Follower and leave a comment below, that is it.

If you don't win this time, don't worry.  I actually made up 3 almost identical prizes, so there are another 2 very similar prizes to give away after this one is through, so don't despair, you might win yet.  Plus, I haven't shown it in the photos....but I've thrown in a few extras too as a wee surprise for the winner. So you will be getting more than what you actually see here.

This Giveaway is open Internationally, so anyone home or abroad can enter.  Just follow the simple rules....leave a comment and be a (genuine) follower.  Don't forget to come back on the 27th February to see who the winner is.  Once I announce the winner you will be given 5 days from that date to claim your prize.  If you don't claim it within that time, I'm sorry but I cannot wait around for you to contact me.  A new name will be redrawn and the prize given to the new winner.  And if you don't claim in time, please no sob story emails telling me how your Great-Uncles parrot escaped from its cage and you were attempting a rescue mission by camping out in the woods, away from civilisation and an internet connection, tirelessly searching for Great-Uncle Henry's talking Parrot....Philip (I'm just making this up as I go, lol) and you were unable to see that you won.  5 days is adequate time to get back to me and if not....it will go to someone else.  That's just how I do it here.  I never ask for you to promote my Giveaways, only to be a follower and leave a comment.  So please respect my right to redraw if you don't get in touch.

So without further ado, here is what's up for grabs prize.
Everything is brand new of course.  One 6x6 Vintage style Paper pad, 32 sheets. 1 package 9 Resin Flowers, Bunch of mixed Flowers approx 23 in total, 3 Large Binder Rings, 1 Package of 5 mixed Ribbons, 5m total, 1 Skein peach coloured lace, at least 2m, 4 Cabochons, 1 Lillibet Stamp, Washi tape,1 full roll, 4 Bronze coloured box corners, 4 Arrow shaped corners, and lastly a bag of mixed doo-dad blingy goodies which include heart ribbon sliders, diamonte style ribbon sliders and all the blingy bling you could want.
A closer look at the 6x6 paper pad, washi tape, resin flowers
A closer look at the 5m ribbon, cabochons, box corners, arrow corners, flower, lace and washi tape
A closer look at the binder rings, lots of bling and the Lillibet stamp.
Thanks for stopping by folks.  Sorry I've been so absent.  Oh and on a side note....this is kinda one of the reasons.....My Brother and sister-in-law had a wee baby girl just 5 days ago AND....my sister and her boyfriend are due their baby any time from next month....Ahhhhhh baby madness, lol.  So it's all babies, babies, babies around here.  Finally, I'm an Auntie on my side of the family, lol.  I'm going to teach them all the things that I know will send their parents crazy, teehee.  That's the joy of being the big sister of one of their parents.....I know what drives Mummy and Daddy nuts, Mwahhhhh!  I'm going to love being an Auntie to them both, lol.  
Toodles Noodles.....Lee aka Crafty Loops x

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Craft Box monthly box reveal

Finally!  A monthly subscription box us UK and NI Crafty peeps can get, Yippeeeeee!  Craft Box (monthly subscription box.)  You can buy these boxes on a month by month bases or buy 3 or 6 months in one go.  This would make such an amazing gift for your other half or the crafty friend or relative in your life.
I know its been a while since you've seen me and I can only apologise about that.  It's been all go here in my little corner of the world. My brother and sister-in-law just had a wee baby girl a few days ago and my sister is also due to have her baby in the next month or so too.  So its all baby stuff around here.

I've come to show you something new today.  Something I never thought us Crafters in the UK and Northern Ireland would ever really be able to get.  Im sure you've seen the monthly subscription boxes doing the rounds, especially across the pond in America.  A lot of Make up and beauty companies do them.  You pay a monthly fee and you get a random and surprise box of goodies in it.

Well, I never thought we'd get anything like that for Crafting but finally, we do.  Here is a video I did today of what I received in my first ever Craft Box.  The owner is called Anna and she's such a lovely lady.  If you pre-order your box, you also get a free gift.  The boxes are only £16.99 a month plus postage which brings the whole thing to around £20.59 or thereabouts.

Anyway, here is the link to Anna's website so you can see for yourself.  I am not employed or affiliated with Anna's shop in any way.  I just really like this box and wanted to share it with you.  Here's the site info and video of the box unveiling below:  http://www.craftbox.co.uk/