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.