Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Blog celebration winners


Hello all my crafty friends....................be warned that this is a mega long post................the time has come to announce who has won some goodies from my blog celebration but first of all I want to say how very humbled I feel that so many of you joined in and that it was evident from every one that so much thought had gone into your work. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. 

I also realised with many smiles reading all your blogs that I am more than a little transparent when it comes to the things I most enjoy in my crafting endeavours and the elements of Nature I draw from everyday life. All of you reflected this in some way in your artwork adding your own personal slant which made each and every piece so special.................doesn't that make crafting the very best form of expression and escapism one could wish for ? You can check them all out here.

Anyhow, I need to cut to the chase and announce some names and this is the bit I have found so very difficult. It was my intention to choose some favourite entries to receive the prizes, but it soon became abundantly clear that was going to be an impossible task as I liked them all, so I moved to plan B and reverted to good old Ramdon Org., it seems the only way I could deal with it without heaps of guilt and not including everyone. 

So this is how I dealt with it, I packaged all the prizes shown in the photos on my original post plus a few more smaller ones of things like embellishments to spread the love a bit further. However I don't actually have the Grand Calibur as that will be sent direct from the supplier so I felt the fairest way was to allocate that to the first number drawn which was 52........................drum roll please........................


From then onwards I placed names as their numbers came up onto random packages so I didn't have to make decisions who I would send what.................I'm such a coward with these things................so here are the names, fifteen in total and I am pleased that the mix was a really wide one all over the world and it really is a lucky dip as I have no idea what I am sending to who................














And there is one final entry that I would like to mention, this name didn't come out of the draw and I hope nobody is offended and will understand my reasoning, but this entry has a very special place in my heart and I would like to send a little gift to Marianne entry no 22:


Please all mail me with your full postal addys and I will post you lucky dip prize off to you. And thank you all for giving me so much pleasure this last month and extending your friendship in such a very special way.

52 comments:

  1. Goodness me, you did have a difficult job and i'm not surprised, you went with random org - well done to all the winners, and i really enjoyed entering this challenge, as it was so different, thank you for doing it, Luv Sam x

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  2. Wow, that's a long list of lucky winners Brenda. It's lovely to see how each of these winning entries reflects certain aspects of your own work. I think it was very wise of you to have Mr. Random pick your winners. Congratulations to them all! Enjoy your goodies!
    I'm sure that all of your followers will understand why my namesake's entry is so special to you. Her drawing of sweet Buffy touched many hearts besides yours...
    Marianne x

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  3. Wow!! You are so incredibly generous, but what a fabulous array of winning entries. Helen,

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  4. You had so many entries into your challenge Brenda, each one so beautifully made.
    Well done to all the winners, I especially love Marianne's card.
    Sue xx

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  5. Congratulations to all the winners and such fantastic entries and I agree with you Brenda the extra one really fits the challenge so well and is stunning.
    x catherine

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  6. Well done everyone, and to you Brenda, a mammoth task. xxx

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  7. Wowo loads of winners.
    Congratulations to all.
    There really were some beautiful entries.
    I would hate to have to choose in these things.
    Like you I am such a coward and hate to let anyone down LOL
    This was very generous of you Brenda and just goes to show how caring you really are.
    Have a wonderful day honey.

    Julie (yes I remembered to sign my name lol)

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  8. Congrats to all the lucky winners. All your cards are so very Brenda inspired. And how could you not give special mention to Mariannes card that is just amazing.

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  9. Wow what a surprise to see my name and card come up.....congrats to all the other winners...

    Brenda I have having trouble emailing you as it says it doesn't reckonise your email address???

    Anne

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  10. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
    Gr Elly

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  11. Wow Brenda...random org is the way to go with soooo many awesome entries!!! There are some wonderfully talented bloggers out there...and you showcased some great ideas.
    Dot x

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  12. I'm so happy to see that my name is among lucky winners. Thank you so much for the challenge.
    Congratulations to all winners. I really love Marianne's with your sweet dog. It's gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Eret

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  13. Congrats to all winners... All the cards are Wonderful... Enjoy! Hugs May x x x

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  14. wow! thanks for sharing the link to all the wonderful cards the players submitted, Brenda. How exciting for everyone! hugs, de

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  15. Congrats to all winners!! And Thank you very much Brenda, for your little give-away for the card I made of Buffy. I will email you right away.
    Lots of love,
    Marianne

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  16. Congratulations to all the lucky winners! All the cards are fantastic, and the card with Buffy on it is definitely a deserving winner :)

    Tanya xx

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  17. Wow, thanks so much and well done to all the lucky winners. I am so pleased that another Marianne is also getting a very very well deserved prize for her amazing card. Hugs xx

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  18. Well done on all the entries, so many beautiful ones. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

    Pat xx

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  19. Congrats to all winners! To me all the participants are winners as they have put great effort in CASing Brenda's card.

    Brenda, thank you so much for this fun challenge!

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  20. Congratulations to all the winners.So well-deserved.Thanks Brenda for your generosity to us all.Hugs Debbie x

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  21. I love all the entries! COngrats winners!

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  22. Congratulations everyone & a huge thank you Brenda for creating such a very interesting challenge to partake in. It certainly gave me many hours of thought & taught me a few things about design in the process.
    I don't see how you could have conducted the draw any more fairly than you have as it would have been absolutely impossible for you to pick them yourself & I heartily agree about Marianne's card of Buffy..... that just has to be special.
    You give much joy & pleasure with your posts & creations & have been a huge source of encouragement to me personally. You are often on my mind & I do hope that one day we will meet.
    With much love & thanks for all you do & give.
    Paula (PEP)

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  23. Ohhhhhhhhh ! Can't believe it ! I won ! Oh no, so happy meeeeee !
    I want to congrat all the winners and participants, there were so so beautiful creations !
    And i understand that the creation of Marianne is special, Buffy is always in our hearts !
    So, thank you very much Brenda, and thanks to Mr. Random too !
    I send you an e-mail now !
    Thankkkkkkkkkkkkkks !
    xxx

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  24. Oh Wow, I won! Brenda you are so kind & generous, it was a pleasure to participate. I am still looking forward to the 4,000 follower number popping up! What a major accomplishment that is. The painting of Buffy certainly touched my heart along with all of us, I'm sure. Thank you so much! Happy dance! Shirleyxx

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  25. It was a really super challenge Brenda and I loved entering it. Well done to all those very lucky winners and as you say thank goodness for Mr Random. Marianne's painting was indeed just super and it's very fitting to send her something. You are a most generous and kind crafter and it's always a pleasure to visit here.
    Jane x

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  26. My goodness me Brenda what a lot of beautiful projects were entered - just wonderful! And well I'm guess we all can understand what drew you to the fabulous entry by Marianne. At last catching up after my hols - thrilled to see the photo of your son, what a wonderful achievement. Cheers Claire x

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  27. Well done to all your winners Brenda you are such a generous lady x Susan x

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  28. OMG, no wonder you couldn't choose, they are all gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

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  29. Congratulations to all the winners - some favulous cards .. and they are all "you" lol
    My favourite has to be the last one .. it stole my heart too
    Lisa x

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  30. Oh wow Brenda thank you very much, I really enjoyed making my card for this very generous challenge - I only have another 3873 followers to catch up with you! There were so many beautiful entries it would have been really difficult to choose any other way so that makes it doubly brilliant Mr R picked mine. I will drop you an email forthwith. Pauline xx

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  31. wow some really gorgeous cards, it would be hard to choose, congrats to everyone !!!
    Paula

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  32. Congrats to all the winners. I'm not surprised you ended up using Random to choose the winners as there were so many fantastic cards. I think all your followers will understand why you wanted to send a little gift to Marianne for her card with the beautiful picture of your beloved Buffy.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  33. Well done to all the winners, fab cards.
    Lynn x

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  34. I don't blame you for going down the Random org route. I wouldn't have liked the job of choosing from so many beautiful pieces of work. I hope you realise what a great inspiration you are to so many people now - as if you didn't already of course.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    Beryl xx

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  35. Congrats to the winners and congrats to you Brenda for this fabulous event, as your blog celebration was something very special. I want also to thank your for your kind comment on my blog - I imagine it isn't easy to comment on all the entries when you're just back from Paris.

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  36. Ohhh B,thank you so very much, Mr Random.org chose me amongst the lucky, Here's to many more years of friendship and blogging!.x

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  37. Congratulations to everyone, I did have a look the entries and wow I can understand why you would have trouble choosing, it's lovely that everyone is so inspired by your work
    Lindsay xx

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  38. Congratulations to all winners! Random or not, these cards are beautiful!!!

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  39. Lots of gorgeous creations you have inspired lovely Brenda! So awesome to see!!!

    I do have a card I made, just forgot to blog it! and I did indeed send that one onto a friend who loved it! Will have to blog it on the weekend for you to see!

    Have a great rest of week xoxo

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  40. Congratulations to all the winners...there were so many fabulous makes!

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  41. Good that you used random org...how could you ever choose out of these beautiful entries... Everyone congrats and enjoy the beautiful things Brenda will send you! Brenda, have a good day and hugs, Gerrina

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  42. Hi Brenda, oh wow what a lovely set of cards and Im not surprised you had such a job of picking winners, and well done to them to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  43. ah all are such fantastically worthy winners so can agree with you B. far to hard to pick but quite understand your sentimental choice too :D God bless, Shaz in oz.x

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  44. Congrats to all the winners. Everyone's creations were so lovely. I enjoyed seeing all of them.

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  45. Not surprised you couldn't choose from all those entries! Congratulations to all the winners. Of course you had to choose the wonderful portrait of Buffy - thanks for sharing it with us again - such a stunning creation x

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  46. Congrats to all the winners! Maryanne's entry #22 was indeed the most special.

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  47. OH I'm so happy dearest Brenda,thanks a lot,thanks thanks thanks again^_^
    You are very loved from many of you followers,included me ^_^
    I sent you the mail^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  48. Congrats to all the winners and all entries were gorgeous! xxx

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  49. Wow, all the entries are gorgeous! Congrats too all the winners! Hugs, Hanneke

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  50. Congratulations to everyone!
    Glad so many played along!

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  51. Congratulations!
    I am glad to be in good company!

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