Monday, 1 February 2010

The Big Prize Draw

You know how I do my monthly prize draws? Well, I've been thinking about those and I decided that I'd try something a little different this year.

I've met some wonderful people through my website and the blogosphere. Some of them I've actually met face-to-face and others I 'speak' to via blogs and emails. When I was thinking about the giveaway I decided to see if any of these fab folk would like to join me in this prize draw thing and guess what? That's right, they did! Yeah!

So now I'm very pleased (and a tad excited) to present The Big Prize Draw. There are three - yes three - prizes up for grabs this month. That means that there will be three winners! And that's not a first, second and third prize. They're all pretty much the same value. Four talented people have donated prizes for the draw and there's also a chance to win some of my beads too.

Do you want to take a look at what you could win?

First off (and these prizes are listed in no particular order) we have some beautiful polymer clay beads made by the very clever Zuleykha. She has donated a set of four flowery focal beads ranging from 25-50mm diameter.

Polymer clay beads by ZuleykhaAren't they pretty? To see more of Zuleykha's wonderful polymer clay work please visit her Etsy shop and click here to have a read of her blog.

Lyn from Florspace has donated three of her super-handy and very cute handmade MiniZ purses. There are two Everyday Cupcake ones and one Metro Dots one. These little purses are great for keeping all your odds and ends in. I have about five of them myself and I love them!

MiniZ purses by FlorspaceTo see more of Lyn's amazing handcrafted bags and purses please head on over to her Etsy shop. Lyn has a blog too.

Next up is this exclusive Alice In Wonderland necklace by the lovely Janine Byrom of Cherished Trinkets. This gorgeous pendant features a classic illustration of Alice and the 'Drink Me' bottle. It's perfectly finished with a blue satin ribbon. The chain measures approximately 18 inches.

'Alice In Wonderland' necklace by Janine ByromJanine has a whole range of Alice jewellery on her newly re-vamped and very swish website. Please click here to visit her online emporium and click here for her blog.

Senior Art Clay Silver Instructor Joy Funnell has donated a seven gram pack of Art Clay Silver. This wonderful stuff can be used to make fine silver beads, pendants, findings and much more.

Art Clay Silver from Joy FunnellJoy has lots more information about Art Clay Silver on her website and her online shop contains lots of Art Clay Silver products. She also blogs here.

And finally we have some lampwork bead dangles made by moi. There is a cupcake (naturally), a sweet little mushroom and a pretty scrollwork bead. These dangles are great for prettying up your mobile phone, camera or bag zipper pull.

Lampwork Dangles by Laura SparlingSo, that's the prizes. I've split them up into three lots and these are as follows :

Prize One

Prize Number 1Zuleykha's four flower beads, my mushroom dangle and one of Lyn's cupcake MiniZs.

Prize Two

Prize Number 2Janine's Alice necklace, one of Lyn's cupcake MiniZs and my scrollwork dangle.

Prize Three

Prize Number 3Joy's pack of Art Clay Silver, my cupcake dangle and Lyn's dotty MiniZ.


How To Enter

All you have to do to enter the draw is leave a comment on this post.

Usually I take email entries too but from now on all draw entries have to be made by blog comment. This will make it easier to keep track of and it will make the drawing of the winners simpler too. Over time my prize draws have become so popular that the poor Lego Tombola can't take any more! The winners will be picked by a random number generator instead. Each comment will be assigned a number (number one being the first comment posted) and I will use random.org to choose the three winners.

If you normally enter my giveaways by email, please don't let the blog commenting put you off. It's really simple and you don't need a Blogger account to comment. Just leave your name in your comment and check back at the end of the month to see if you've won!

The draw is open to anyone anywhere in the world but it's only one entry per person please.

I will draw the three winners on the evening of February 28th.


I'd like to say huge massive 'thank yous' to Zuleykha, Lyn, Janine and Joy for being so generous with their prizes. Please take a moment to visit their websites and blogs and add yourself as followers so you can keep up with all their goings-on!

I'm hoping to do more of these Big Prize Draws so please bookmark or follow my blog for news of when they will take place. If you're at all interested in donating a prize for upcoming giveaways please send me an email.

Best of luck for the draw!

172 Comments

rebekka said...

I would like to enter the BIg Prize Draws.... I hope that I win :o)

name: Rebekka Slagor

Fingers crossed :o)

Mary said...

Ooooh, am I the first then?

Please include me in the draw Laura. I must admit though that I'll miss the lego tombola. I thought it was a work of genious! (I've got two boys, the house is full of lego)

BeadyPool said...

Oh yeah....enter me please Laura. I hope no 2 will be a lucky number for me :)

Linda said...

Please enter me!

Linda Ostrom

Melanie Jane said...

Love the lampwork danglies and all the other prizes. Enter me please!
Melaniex

Continuum Designs said...

Aw, what a generous idea - may I be put in pliz? :D

TesoriTrovati said...

That is so very awesome. I am amazed at the generosity of the beaders and designers I have met through the blogdom! These are all great prizes and it would be an honor to win any of them.
I am having a contest on my blog that will run each month called Inspired by... February is inspired by the Solar System. Stop by and check it out!
Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Shari said...

Whoop whoop, I'm in!

Shari x x

SueBeads said...

Thanks so much, Laura, for doing such a nice giveaway! I have a few of Zu's things and love them! Hope I win!

McCrafty said...

This is a gorgeous giveaway, would love to win :)

Laura Cameron said...

Such gorgeous things - what a give away!
Count me in please!

Caroline B said...

oooh-ooh! Put my name down too, please!
Also, stop by my blog as I'm holding a giveaway too, an original painting by moi this time.
Caroline x

Lucinda said...

Lovely prizes - please enter me!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh my this is a WONDERFUL giveaway! Thanks for hosting and absolutely count me in please!!

FairlyGirly said...

They are all gorgeous prizes, thanks for the chance to win.

Kella said...

What a lovely giveaway and how great other artist have donated to the prizes.

I'm at the moment in a bead soup swap with Zuleykha and so I have had the opportunity to work with her creations and thay are beautifully made.

Won't it be great to get my hands on some of that silver clay. Hope I'm lucky.

Virginia Rees said...

Ooo please enter me into the draw too. They are all gorgeous prizes, fingers crossed.
A big thank you to all of you for putting up such lovely prizes :-)

JessamineDesigns said...

Brill idea, I'd like to put my name in the hat too please :D

Sue C said...

What a generous and fantastic bunch of giveaways. I really like them all and would like to be entered in the drawing, also. Thanks, smiles and hugs,

Jo Sacker said...

I'd love a chance to win all of the gorgeous beauties too... x

PatchworkRose said...

Just Love the prizes Laura. Great Idea. Great Prizes. Fingers Crossed ;-)
Cheers
Lynne

Laura G said...

Oh random number generator ... please be kinder than the Lego tombola!!

Lurvely prizes!!

Coburg Crafts said...

What fantastic prizes! My fingers will be tightly crossed all month!

Josie said...

A pleasure to have found your blog.
this is very generous of you. I would like to be entered please.

Denise : ) said...

Please count me in, lovely lovely donations~hope one of the prizes finds a home with me : )

Tania - Jet Designs said...

what a fantastic roll up of prizes - This in one that I would definitely love to be in the running for. I have really enjoyed following your blog over the last couple of weeks and thank you for visiting mine as well - cheers Tania

Carmen Isaacs said...

Yummy prizes!

Sue Doran said...

Excellent prizes, I would definitely like to be in for a chance to win one.

Angela said...

What a great idea and super prizes,
Please enter my name into the draw.

Jo Bailey said...

Many thanks to all who've donated prizes, such a fantastic idea. Can I be entered please?

Jessica said...

What fab prizes, I'd love a chance at winning!

Mel P said...

Beautiful prizes Laura, what a fab idea. Please enter me too xxx

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

Please enter me.

Can't believe I missed this one.

What great prizes, hope I'm lucky (need some luck at the moment).

Thanks for organising

averilpam said...

I'd love to be included in you prize draw,
thanks,
pam x

trinket box said...

Ah lovely stuff! Please can I be entered? :) x

janice said...

Wow count me in, I'm new to the blog came from a comment on folksy, great stuff

thecolorofdreams said...

Great prizes. Thanks for the drawing.

Dorith said...

Wow! I would love to win one of those cute prices!!!
Great job!
grtz Dorith

Anonymous said...

please enter me into Your prize draw. manY thanks NIKY SAYERS

Anonymous said...

Wow what gorgeous giveaways!!!!Just had a look at the artists links at the side of your page they have some fabulous work..
Debbie Fowler

Anonymous said...

Please enter me Laura!

Karen Lorenz

Anonymous said...

Laura, please enter me in the drawing also. All of the prizes are really wonderful. Thank you for this great opportunity!!

Cheryl

Abi said...

I'd love to enter, all three prizes look great!

Dance with Silver said...

Lovely and fun! Please add me! I have been reading your blog for some time! Love your work! :)

Vivian

jancockle said...

Oh no more objects of desire....please enter me into the Big Prize Draw....Lovely idea to promote other artists...xx

Kate said...

Awesome idea! Please count me in. I'll be adding you to my reader so I can see all your future posts too :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! Please enter me in the draw. The prizes are all so stunning.

Kellie Cales

Sally said...

Would love to be added to the draw - lovely, lovely prizes. Thanks to all who donated so generously.

Kira said...

I've only just stumbled across this blog after following a link from Joy Funnell's blog but I love the cupcake charm! I've always loved the idea of having a foodie charm hanging from by bag so I'd love to win that :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for these great prizes. Please enter my name too. Toika Vuille

pudontour said...

Wow, what wonderful prizes - could I be entered too? Thanks : ) Nikki B (aka Pudontour).

wigglejewellery said...

Please enter me in the draw too--what a fab idea :)

Sue said...

Great prizes, I hope my random number comes up!

Sue said...

These are great prizes! Thank you
I'd like to be entered too.
Sue Solenthaler

Yvette said...

Wow what fantastic giveaways, simply stunning. Please put my name in the hat.

Yvette x

Pips said...

Oh wow, what fabulous prizes! I found your blog and giveaway via Zu's blog. She is an amazing Polymer Clay Artist.

Thank you so much for doing this - what fun!

Laura said...

This is such a lovely idea! Amazing items - add me to the drawing, please! :)

Maja said...

These are so fantastic!! Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win something so beautiful!

surfingcat said...

I have just come across your blog (from Zuleykha's blog) and your website and am now more inspired than ever to take up lampwork (currently working with polymer clay. Your videos on YouTube are very well made with good information. Thank you for taking the time to share it!

tanya904 said...

Thank so much for the awesome giveaway Please enter my name to win the great goodies
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Lucy Wilkinson said...

Wow, this looks like a brilliant giveaway! Please add my name to the hat.

Maple Glass said...

Laura, please would you enter me into your fantastic prize draw.

Pam

Anonymous said...

Laura, I would love to be entered into the draw as they are such wonderful goodies. Thanks

Lynne S

Clare S said...

Beautiful dangles, Love the chance to win.

About Me said...

What wonderful prizes! I found your blog via Joy Funnell and I'm glad I did!
Tracy
Cinnamon Jewellery

FloRaeMe said...

I love your and Zu's work. I'm a polymer clay girl myself but would love (one day) to have a go at lampwork!

Tiziana said...

It was impossible for me not to try, so here I am and let's cross the fingers for such beauties to be won!! Thanks and cheers!

Leeshy said...

I am DYING for a cupcake bead.
I think that is going to be my "treat" to myself for V-day!
Thanks to ALL the artists, this is a truly fab giveaway.

Ally

Catherine Bonham said...

Hi! Please enter me too. Great giveaway! Thank you. X

Anonymous said...

Please enter me - Cathy Zaccheo

Aiya said...

Wow , such generous prizes :)
Please enter me into the prize draw x

Kay said...

Hi I absolutely love the muffin beads, so please can I enter?

They are wonderful, I first saw them on the blog "Fired With Imagination" where they had been cleverly used on top of a trinket box. Fantastic!

S. AYRES said...

What generous prizes,please enter me into the draw, i would be happy with any one of them.
Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
please pop me in the hat.

Thanks

Maggie x

Anonymous said...

I love all the prizes ! What a fabulous giveaway! I am an avid follower of your blog! Im a polymer clay artist in Bakersfield California and find inspiration from your beautiful work ! Please enter me in your contest!
dgibson@bak.rr.com
Debras Dezinez

PrettyPrincess said...

Would love to win the silver metal clay.

Jill P said...

Ooooh, lovely prizes! Please enter me too...thank you!

Kim J said...

Cant miss this.Some great prizes. Please enter me.Pretty please with a cherry cupcake on top!!
Kim J xx

Pretty Things said...

I hope I'm not too late! Wow, Art Clay, but WOW all the rest! And I'll email you about donating!

Margram said...

I'm feeling lucky so please enter me too :O)
Marg x

Irit said...

Wow! I would love to win ANY of these wonderful goodies! :-D

Irit
iritca AT gmail com

Diane said...

Beautiful offerings for this giveaway. Thanks :O)

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

caledonea studio said...

Wonderful idea!
Please enter me in the draw

Annette

a little pea in a pod said...

woah...all stuffs are so lovingly handmade and so useful in life! am hoping over to their blogs now...

hope i am lucky! ;) thanks for organising this giveaway!

Patricia said...

Wow this is amazing! Please count me in!
Thanks!
Patricia

Apple Hu said...

Please enter me!
And thanks to the people that donated the prizes :)

gene + experiments said...

The cupcake and mushroom is gorgeous! And of course the mini purse. Very creative.

geneinthebattle[@]gmail.com

marla_kipuw said...

I enjoy and heart them all.
All of them are preety, i wish im lucky too..

They all gorgeous !!

sewfunky said...

Please enter me in the draw - great giveaways!

LisbonSky said...

Wow - what a lovely assortment of gifts! Great work everyone :)

ciaivelisse said...

I'd like to enter. (:

email: ciaivelisse@aol.com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

ooo sign me up for sure! <3

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Damla said...

I'd love to win! Thank you very much.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Irit said...
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miss ibiscus said...

Pease count me in!

missibiscus at gmail dot com

JL said...

Please enter my name too! Thanks
^__^

Andrea said...

Great giveaway!!!Enter me please!!!
deamarina@gmail.com

Luke said...

Enter me, hope I am going to be lucky enough to win :)

blue eyed night owl said...

I love those prizes you put together. That cupcake you made is gorgeous!

Surge said...

Id loove to win this =) Thank you for the chance

timesurge(at)live.ca

Flutterfly said...

Please enter me into the drawing!

Thanks =)

Jeanniegems said...

Such a long list of names but please add me too. It would be a pleasure to win any of the prizes they are all fab!
Jeannie

tartankiwi said...

wow! what a great giveaway!

jc said...

What an awesome giveaway, please count me in!
yumihamano@gmail.com

Missy said...

Those are all lovely prizes , please enter me !

seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Hi,
would like to enter this lovely prize draw.
mei_lins@hotmail.com

momtoem said...

I'd love to be the lucky winner of these fabulous prizes!

lejn05@yahoo.com

Miss Rowley said...

I would love to win these wonderful giveaways....please enter me....
mariescozycorner at hotmail dot com

TigerLily said...

wow all those prizes are amazing especially the alice necklace. Love the colors of the prizes you posted, nice picks ^__^

yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com - Review & Giveaway

Nanbon44 said...

I love all the items you are offering, but the cupcake charm really caught my eye, Just what I need, do you sell just the charms...

please enter me in the drawing

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Such a cute giveaway! Thank you!!
laprochaine@gmail.com

bebopyasha said...

Hope I win :D

-Lorena R.

Lulu said...

Ooo, very cute. Please enter me.

spamtrap27@internode.on.net

Gabriela said...

Please, enter me! :)
Loved those prizes. So cute!

Gabriela Villa
gabyzinh4@gmail.com

Amanda31Gifts said...

Please enter me in your contest! Thank you, Amanda :)
amanda31gifts@gmail.com

Bachuchay said...

You have a great giveaway! please count me in

huggie0109(at)yahoo(dot)com

CeeGee Jewellery Design said...

Oooo, nearly missed this! Fab prizes :).

Joanna Kopijczuk said...

What a greate giveaway with such a beautiful prizes! Please, enter me in The Big Prize Draw:) Greatings from Poland!

Heather said...

I'd love a chance to win! Lovely prizes all around.

jupi said...

Great prizes !!

Christy said...

These are gorgeous prizes, really sweet! Thank you for the chance!

helbels@bluebottle.com said...

Amazing prizes from some very generous contributors. I hope I am lucky enough to be a winner!

averilpam said...

Hi, I'd love to enter the draw, I'd be delighted with any of those lovely prizes!
pam x

Anonymous said...

Gosh, would love to win but I'm not that lucky usually!!!! Maybe my luck will turn around!!!

Jody Fraleigh
jofraleigh@att.net

hagar said...

Oh what lovely prizes, I dont mind which one I win, as long as I win one of them!

Pretty Things said...

Please add me!

Yvonne said...

GORGEOUS... please count me in too! They all look sooo tempting... what lovely bloggy friends you have
Love Yvonne xx

Claire said...

Wow I am in awe of all the prizes on offer by so many artists, mini pieces of art by many great designers, hey I might get luck on my side, never know, fingers and everything crossed!!
Thanks Claire Ennis

Creative Crafter UK said...

What fabulous prizes!
Please add my name into the draw....fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

What a great, generous idea. It would be lovely to win - good luck everyone!

Marinella B

hellomyflumps said...

What a good idea - Oooh i hope i win :-) !!

409cope said...

As someone who dabbles in making my own jewelry, this would be the perfect prize for me. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

LittleGems Jewellery said...

Great prizes - count me in please! xx

Rach said...

Count me in for the prize draw please! Fingers crossed!

lypstix said...

Laura I love your work as you know! I am snowed in and catching up on your blog. I am also admiring your work and adore your talent. I hope I can win!

Its All About Creating said...

I subscribed to your blog long ago and enjoy it very much! Count me in on the giveaway! What fun. - Marlene

anastasia said...

i'm in! don't even care if i win prize 1, 2 or 3 because they're all fabulous!!

Tatiana said...

Fantastic prizes. Please count me in!

aurin said...

What a great idea! I'd like to be entered too...
I hope i win ..
I hope i win....
I hope I win.....:-)

Lu said...
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Amber Young said...

The mushroom lamp work bead is super cute! :)

ayoung3360@hotmail.com

BlueBoxStudio said...

Wonderful prizes! Count me in too. Sue

Anonymous said...

Such lovely things from such talented and generous people. Yes, I would love to be included. Nina

EVA SB said...

There are so really lovely prizes. Please enter me in this giveaway

Mojo Jojo (otherwise known as Jo) said...

What lovely goodies! Count me in please :-)

scarlett k. said...

I got to your site from Janine's etsy shop and flickr photostream. I bought one of her trinkets today and now I'm hooked. Great blog!

Steph

Rebecca said...

Please count me in!! What amazing prizes!

Rebecca

JenniferB said...

what a wonderful giveaway- please enter me- thank you!
Jennifer
ejxd95@gmail.com

Darlene said...

What beautiful items. Enter me.
Thanks :)

Val said...

This is a fantastic draw, please can I be in with a chance ?
Many thanks to all who donated the prizes.

Julia said...

How on earth did I miss this? I may be comment number three thousand but I'm gonna go for it anyway! Though I'm not surprised as the prizes are so fab! I've got my fingers crossed! Thanks
Julia x

Sarah said...

What a lovely idea! Please enter me :)

Thank you!
Sarah
pointycat@hotmail.co.uk

bluefairy said...

What a great giveaway, very generous of everyone, I'd love to be entered please :o)

teoeunice said...

i would like to enter the draw too!

Celeste said...

I feel very cheeky entering after winning a great prize anyway.

Fab prizes!

Regina said...

What great goodies, I hope I am the lucky one! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely load of goodies from some very generous and talented people. Please enter me into the draw Laura - thanks! Kanina xx

Eirene said...

Love your work! :)

EVY Designs said...

What a wonderful selection, please enter min in your draw :)

IK said...

love you for doing all dis for us :)

itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura, please enter me into your prize draw to win some luverly goodies. Catherine B

Kelly said...

Hello! I would love to enter your prize draw! Some gorgeous things you gals are making there.

Kelly x

Lynne Glazzard said...

Please add me, I would love the enter too x

Abby said...

Those are some great prizes! Thanks for this giveaway!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Selene said...

Oh my what a lovely stash! Please please please enter me! Thank you!

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Nikki said...

Thank you very much for this Big Prize Draw! Would love to be entered.

abysinnian at gmail dot com

ladymeme123 said...

What lovely prizes, please count me in1

Lyuda said...

I would love to win your prizes!

name: Lyudmila

Betsabè said...

Thanks for this chance.
hugs

ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

Mary Ann said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained! :-). I'd love to win.

kisieltruskawkowy said...

Great prize. thanks for the chance to win it :)

aercraft said...

What fantastic prizes!
Those bags (and beads of course) are gorgeous.