Monday, 14 March 2011

First Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Happy Blogiversary to me!

A year, a whole year of your lives, homes, giggles, photos, inspiration, support, friendship, advice, recipes, classes, kindness and wisdom.

Along the way I have somehow collected 90+ lovely Followers, many of whom leave such sweet, encouraging and often very funny comments on my posts.

My life has been so enriched by this new community that I joined just 12 months ago and I would like to celebrate all I have gained with a little giveaway.
I initially thought I'd offer a particular book (from Amazon) but when I mentioned it yesterday to my dear sister-in-law, Karen, she said, "Oh, yes, I've got that one, it's lovely."  This made me rethink.  

Now, how on earth do I choose a book that you ALL don't already have.  


As my Blogiversary present I would like to offer the winner ANY book of choice from etc to the value of £10'ish, or equivalent (I think it's about $16 US, 11.50 EURO'S etc etc).  I'm not going to quibble over the odd 50p so as long as it's in that region then that's ok.  Once the winner has chosen I'll order it and either have it sent direct (preferably) or have it delivered to me to send on.

Would you like to be in with a chance to win?  
This is what you have to do.......

One name in the hat : Just leave a comment at the bottom of this and any subsequent posts from now until next Monday,  21st March, 5pm GMT.  Each post comment 'wins' a name in the hat (one comment per post please!).  This won't be difficult for many of my lovely followers who loyally leave a comment with every post.  If you often look but don't usually leave a comment, now is the time to comment!

 I'll also put your name in if you remind me that you are already are a follower or if you now become one.

For an extra chance, you could grab my giveaway button (on my right hand sidebar) and let me know.  This is a great way for me to meet more lovely bloggers :0)

Yeah, there's lots of hoops to jump through but worth it for that book, I hope.

I hope I'm going to need a mighty big hat to hold all these names!

On Monday evening I will ask a blindfolded DD Hope to pick the winning name from the hat and as long as you have left contact details I will contact you.  

I will also, of course, post the result.



Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Jo! I can't believe it's a whole year since you started. I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Sorry not visited so much recently, have been without a pc for a while. I missed my blogging friends enormously! Congrats on your fabulous following which comes as no surprise to me ... I'm a huge fan! Pen xxx

Ati. said...

Hi Jo, I like your work so much and follow you for a while now. Congratulations with the blogiversery!
I would love to have my name in the hat :)

Pixie said...

My, my...what a great year it has been! Please do add my name to the hat and don't forget I'm a follower too!

Gina said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging. I can't believe I'll have been doing it for four years this summer! And what a generous giveaway... I couldn't resist after your invitation!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Jo,
This is me popping over.
Congrats on your blogiversery, yippee for one year!
Please enter me in the giveaway, I already follow you & will pop your button onto my blog.

Virginia said...

Hi Jo

Thanks for letting me know you're having a give away - well done you on your blogiversary! Hope you get lots of lovely comments



Katie said...

It's a good thing you can't hear me singing Happy B-day! Congrats! Great giveaway prize. fingers crossed.

Bunty said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging and many more to come! Thanks for the lovely comments you have left me on my blog. I have been so busy in the last few weeks that I haven't had time to reciprocate. I will pop back here to browse your older posts when our medical issues have settled.

I would love a chance of winning your kind giveaway! Many thanks,

Barbara :)

bad penny said...

Wow Jo, that's generous. Funnily enough, I was on Amazon today to order a textile sketch book & more & more book ideas would pop up & I'd add to basket... in the end I bought none !
Congratulations my dear ...I love your Blog xx

Susan Allan said...

Congratulations Joanna on your blog anniversary. Your gift is so generous. It is an amazing one and so useful and for that amount of money the winner could buy something special that they could treasure.

Sue xx

Irish3 said...

Hi Joanna! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, thanks so much for finishing up the pay it forward! How exciting! My address is
D. Roberts
P.O. Box 1015
Belmar, NJ 07719
Now I have to catch up on all your blog posts I've missed! Have a great day!!

sugar Creek said...

A whole year! That's awesome, really it is! Yes please count me in I would love to win. Plus yes I am a follower!! Thanks for the comment on my quilt!

she dreams big! said...

Oh my goodness! Has a year gone by already? Congratulations my dear Joanna! It is been such fun and quite an honor to get to know you this year!

Hugs ~~ Connie

she dreams big! said...

I'm continuing the hoop jumping by telling you that I am a follower. And loving every little thing you post. It is such fun seeing what rocks your world every week!

she dreams big! said...

Last hoop! (I needed the exercise today anyway!) I'm honored to give you a shout out on my sidebar. Congrats again!

Hugs ~~ Connie

Yvonne said...

I would love to be included in your birthday celebration, Jo! Thanks for the chance to win!

D @ Homemade and Happy said...

Hello dear,
Happy blog birthday !!! Congratulations :-) I've really enjoyed your posts over the months and look forward to many more. Thank you for being such a regular visitor to my place :-)
I've added the giveaway button over on my blog, so now I'm going to make sure I'm in your followers box too !! Oh what fun a giveaway is, isn't it?
Happy days to you,
D x

missy k said...

Hi Jo

Happy Blog Birthday!

Love Karenx

Miss Iowa said...

Happy Blogoversary! Isn't it amazing how much we can talk? LOL! Does Amazon UK ship to the U.S. because I'm feeling lucky today. ;)

Ella Jane

Linda said...

Happy anniversary's amazing how fast the time flies when you're having so much fun!

Julie Forest said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary, Joanna! I just found my way here from Kimberly's ArtJoyStuff blog and certainly glad I did. I've been browsing your past posts and nearly falling off my chair with laughter! What a hoot! You have a lovely blog here and I'm glad I've stumbled upon it! Hope your day has been fabulous! :)

Julie Forest said...

Hi, I'm back to report that I'm your newest follower! :)

Julie Forest said...

Me, again...heehee...just wanted to let you know i've shared your beautiful cupcake button on my blog {} and if you stop by make sure to enter my giveaway while you're there! :)

trisha too said...

Well Happy Blogaversary to you, Joanna! Thank you for inviting me to your party--I'm going to try to get your party button up in my sidebar!



quinn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm here by way of Gina's blog, and am happy to have found another interesting blog to read - and who can resist a book giveaway?

Lenna Young Andrews said...

A whole year, wow! I love your blog. You always have great things to share and you are often very funny too. You often also reduce me to giggles!
I am a follower, so please toss my name in the hat! what fun.

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! THanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

Oh, and I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is very sweet of you of course, but I am just so happy that you are here ~ filling up my days with lots of joy! I am so glad you decided to blog my dear so that I could get to know wonderful you!
Congrats and here's hoping you blog for many many more! Blessings, me

Nancy said...

I need some new blog buddies! I love the ones I have but I'd love to join swaps and such. I would love to win a book, too. Thank you for offering an opportunity to enter the contest. I will become a follower after I post this comment. ~Nancy~

carole brungar said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! happy blogbirthday to you!! A whole one year old, such a toddler! hahaha

What a generous gift, I could always find another book to drool over, thanks for the chance to enter!

I wish you many more blogbirthdays!
Carole :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Jo,
happy blogiversary to you and many more to come!
What a generous gift - thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower and I will post on my sidebar.Have a wonderful day.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Happy Blogaversary Jo!!
So glad to have met you in Blogland during the last year :) Love your Blog.
Your posts often fill my days with Inspiration and lots of Giggles! :)

Jan x

Oh, and of course I will stick your lil cupcake button in my sidebar :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

Congrats on your blogaversary Jo - its a great way to document things especially if you do as I do and put sniippets of home life in - more of an online diary and great to look back over - here's to the next year's worth - such a generous giveaway too - hope I'm lucky x

Jane Housham said...

Thanks for the little nudge. I didn't want to seem overkeen, but I would love the chance to win your giveaway. What a nice idea. x

Susan T said...

Happy Blog day to you. You are now one of the lights in my life - Don't let that comment influence the giveaway result will you !


Carmen said...

Giveaway? Did someone say GIVEAWAY? BOOK GIVEAWAY? Be still me beating heart. Let me just limber up a bit for all these hoops, do I get extra points for a dodgy back?

Sqat, squat, lunge, lunge, squat, stretch. Right here we go.

I DO want to seem over keen so if you are open to bribery and corruption just tip me the wink... was that a wink...?

Ok Hoop 1 - a comment! Tadaaaaaaaaa!
Hoop 2 - I thought I was a follower *gasp!* I wasn't, I have certainly rectified that misdeed now!
Hoop 3 - You just know I'll stick your link on my sidebar ;)

And for the treble twist with rotating scissor kick through the last hoop (blindfolded) I shall now stalk your harse and comment daily till the draw :P

Happy, happy blogaversary lovely Jo! Thank you for lurking over at mine and putting up with all my ramblings.

Nathalie Thompson said...
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Nathalie Thompson said...

I would never guess that you've been blogging only a year-- you seem like a pro! :)
Congratulations! And yes! count me in!
I follow your blog, but am I an officially registered follower? Must go check...

joy said...

Hi, Jo! Yes, I would love to have my name in the hat - you know I am a follower, too! And, I will post your "badge" on my blog. What a nice giveaway you are offering. Thanks, sweet girl!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Hi, Joanna. I could not "pop over" before because I was at work. Hey, a year of blogging!! Istn't that neat? Congratulations!

I pray for many, many more years of good health, peace and happiness in the house from where this blog comes. And many more years of art and your sweet presence in our houses.

If you still have a piece of paper left, I would love to have my name in that HUGE hat that you will have to come up with!

Love ya, girl.

Anash said...

congrats on your blogaversary@@@! i love this blog...anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com


Such a lovely blog pressie and so generous of you to give me the nod about your lovely giveaway. Happy blog anniversary sweetie. I was one of your very first followers. Lots of love, Carolyn xx

Lorraine said...

very generous giveaway Jo..good luck everyone

Scrappy Grams said...

My first visit, I came by way of "Lost Bird Studio." I have several books on a wish list on I'd love to win any one of them that fits within the price frame. I'm not sure how that works with others' seeing them. So I'm going to go check now. Back in a jif. I'm baaack! I changed my list to public. So maybe you'll be looking at it.
Love the looks of your blog! I'm following,
Norma Ruttan

Gaby Bee said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging and many more to come, Jo!
What a generous giveaway...good luck everyone!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Jo!! THANKS for telling me about this!! I know I'm late (not unusual for me) but count me in for this!! Even if I don't win, I'll be happy for the one that does, and hope YOU have many more blogiversaries!!

PS: THANK YOU also for your kind and thoughtful words on the loss of our boy Tanner--I so appreciate them, and your friendship...

Sharon said...

Jo--one of the best parts of Lenna's recent swap (other than receiving one of your superb note cards) was the discovery of your blog. Now I am a daily visitor. Sign me up!!!

Sabrina said...

I'm lucky number 49 - what a following you have built in a year! Many happy returns for Fiddlesnips (clever name, clever girl!)

Gail said...

Happy one year anniversary! Great blog, great giveaway. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Joanna said...

The draw is now closed - back later with the winner!