Saturday, 1 September 2012

Giveaway winners, my Lili of the Valley winnings and my Mini Moo cards and stickers

Thank you to everyone who put their name in the hat for my 2nd Bloggerversary giveaway. Thank you also for your kind comments. I really do enjoy writing Jane's Journal and it gives me great pleasure to see you also enjoy reading it. Without further delay there were 17 ladies who asked to be counted in and so they were put into my ever trusty straw hat and drawn out by the adjudicator of my draw (dear Hb). He picked out....drum roll....

1st prize Teje
2nd prize Susan 

Well done ladies. I shall be in touch. Teje wins my special Olympic Badge and I decided to make a bag charm too for her ;0) She chose blue with sewing charms.
These are a couple I sold in the past so I can make something similar for her.


Susan was happy with any colours/theme but I am sure she will probably like something knitting related!
I am sorry there can only be 2 lucky winners but you know me there is always a future giveaway to look forward to.

I woke up to some winning news myself that I have won none less than a £25 gift voucher from the Lili of the Valley Idea to Inspire blog.....I was doing a happy dance when I saw  my name there. As you know they were my first love when I started stamping and they still are. Their sweet images just rock. I recently bought just a few things from the new release and now I can really splash out. Terrific, thanks girls.

I also wanted to share in this post my recent delivery of Mini Moo cards. I am not sure if they are a UK only company? This is most certainly not a commissioned advert from me as sadly I can't share in the discount code, but with my recent delivery they are offering a 15% off by entering this code at the checkout.

                                2RB2CK

to any 1st time customer. I was delighted with my newest order as I decided to try using photos of some of my cards as well as my jewellery, which is what I have done in the past. This is what arrived recently in the post.


 My card photos look great and I have started to put them in with my Etsy Shop Orders.




These are some of my jewellery photos
I used.






I also decided for the 1st time to try one of their Sticker Books and I was so glad I did as they really are sweet and look fab stuck on the outside of my envelopes.









I think I am hooked...my next order will definitely include more of these sweet little stickers.

I can hardly believe that today is the first of September; how did that happen? I noticed yesterday morning when I got up for work that there is a definite autumnal feel in the air and the mornings (and evenings) are getting much darker. I therefore decided that I can start to safely use  Christmas cards for some of my card challenges. As every card maker knows the time between now and Christmas gets so busy that it makes great sense to try to get some made now. I have actually sold several already in my Etsy shop so it is obviously not just me who likes to get organised ;0) Here is today's card. Of course after my winnings today from Lili of the Valley it just had to be one of their images.She is called Moonlight Wishes.


This was one of my favourite stamps from their release last year. I have used a sheet of paper from the gorgeous new paper pads they have released (I can now buy another ;0)



I coloured her with my Promarkers and highlighted her with my Prismacolor pencils. I had fun using my new Viva pearl pen and added lots of snow. I also added lots of snowy die cuts and punched snow flakes. The final touches of course how to be plenty of glitter!

I really want to thank LOTV for their generosity!

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges;
Weekly Christmas card challenges Challenge 39
 I love Promarkers Anything Goes #132
Divas by Design Celebrate #50
Paper Shelter Layers on Layers #79
Sparkles Christmas Challenge Sparkle and Bling #20
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #88 Christmas Bells
ABC card challenge  W for Wishes
Simon Says stamp Anything Goes
Make It Monday linky party # 105






Have a wonderful weekend everyone, mine just got off to the very best start!

Bye for now,

Jane x

64 comments:

  1. Congrats to the lucky winners of your giveaway Jane!!
    Congrats also to you on your great win as well!!
    I love your new Moo cards and stickers, they look great!! I got some stickers from them too and I love them. Moo is such great value for money too!
    I suppose I'm going to have to expect to see 'C' cards here from now on! ;)It does look lovely! :)
    The weather has got a bit a chilly hasn't it, we were at a wedding yesterday and of course I was dressed for the summer but it definitely didn't feel like the summer!!!
    I had a lovely surprise waiting for me when we got home, I haven't opened it yet but thank you so much lovely friend, can hardly wait to see inside but I'm going to be a good girl!!:)
    Vivienne x

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  2. Welcome home Vivienne great to have you back. I hope you had a wonderful break. I have been a lucky girl haven't I! It's nearly time for your celebrations too....no peeping. Have a good weekend my friend.
    Jane x

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  3. WOW, what a beautiful card!!!! I love the colours and that sweet stamp in the corner! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  4. Congratulations Teje and Susan!!
    Love this post, Jane. I need new business cards and I'm inspired by your great selection of Moo cards.( We can order their cards here in the States.)
    Good luck with all of your card challenges.
    I can't wait to see my card!!

    Happy weekend,
    Anne
    PlumCreek
    etsy

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  5. Hi Anne, that's good that you can get Moo out in the States, I love them. I hope your card will be with you really soon, my last Etsy order I sent to the States got there in 5 days which I think must be a record for snail mail ;-0) Have a great weekend,
    Jane x

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  6. Congrats to the winners.. now I'm going to go sulk in the corner.. :-) I *LOVE* the bag charm I won from you and it's on my purse zipper and so I think of you ever day when I open my purse. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Ahh bless you Teresa ;0) Hugs to you too,
    Jane x

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  8. Thank you so much Jane - I'm so surprised and happy, happy!!! And happy to hear that you won, too! Your bag charms are so beautiful!
    I just can't think Christmas yet and soon it's on our door step. We have still +30 day time and at night +20 the best time of the year! Your card is beautiful and it's good you remind us to get busy. Have a lovely Sunday! x Teje

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  9. So much wonderful creativity to see here and such a gorgeous Christmas card with bells - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 88 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  10. I'm so pleased for you Teje, you are on a winning streak ;0) and yes Christmas is fast approaching. I will make your charm tomorrow in my little studio ;0)
    Jane x

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  11. Hi Hazel, lovely to see you here. It's my first entry to your fun challenge blog today ;0)
    Jane x

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  12. Hello Jane....I have had such a busy day preparing for Ashley to leave for Madrid tomorrow and taking a quiet 5 mins to read my emails this was the most wonderful surprise and totally unexpected...I am so thrilled as your bag charms are beautiful!
    I would dearly love any of your designs but now you have mentioned knitting related I have to say that would be lovely and if it makes things easier to choose a colour I would pick blue but I will be delighted with any colour too!!
    Congratulations on your own win Jane and your cards and stickers look fab...I think I may order some myself...
    Skipping off for my cocoa!
    Sweet dreams,
    Susan x

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  13. Hi Susan, I shall make something knitting related with pleasure and blue is no problem at all.I plan to have some studio time tomorrow so will get this done tomorrow. Enjoy Sunday, bedtime now for me too ;0)
    Jane x

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  14. What a gorgeous card!!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC!

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  15. Brilliant card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

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  16. Hi Ginny thanks for visiting,
    Jane x

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  17. Congratualations to the lucky winners of your lovely giveaway, and congratulations on your own win too, Jane! It will be such fun choosing what to buy! I love Moo cards and stickers too, and there are so many different uses for them.
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen x

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  18. Beautiful card. Love your colors and layout.
    Thanks for joining CHNC.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

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  19. First, many congrats on your Lotv win Jane. Your card is adorable, I love blue and white Xmas cards and your colourng of this sweet image is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Abc wishes challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  20. Thanks Helen, I have been attaching little Moo stickers to the envelopes of my prizewinnners ;0) They do look so sweet. Enjoy your Sunday and have a creative week,
    Jane x

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  21. Thank you Berit for your kind visit,
    Jane x

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  22. Thanks Suzi, I was a lucky girl. I so agree, blue and white is one of my favourite Christmas colour combos,
    Jane x

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  23. Congratulations to the winners, the prizes are fabulous, as always your post is just so interesting and beautiful, love all the reading and piccies and the card is fantastic love it have a lovely evening mahoosive huggies June xxx

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  24. Such a pretty card and what a lovely image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  25. It's always lovely to see you here June.
    Thanks for your sweet comments.
    Jane x

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  26. Congrats to the winners, lovely winnings! And beautiful moo-cards, I have been wanting to get some for ages, but haven't managed to find the time (explanations, explanations...), but after seen yours...I'm going to visit their site NOW!

    Happy new week, dear friend, and it's definitely time to start C-cards (sorry Vivienne!)... It's only...how many days, dear ;)?

    Yours,
    Mia

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  27. Good morning Mia. Do try using that code and save some money. Your bags would look so sweet on a set of cards . Just 113 days til C Day ;-)
    Jane x

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  28. A beautiful card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  29. Congrats to the lucky winners! I really like how you made cards of your jewelry photos. Beautiful!

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  30. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13 and #53.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  31. A super sweet card, Jane, lovely Moo cards and fabulous charm thingy. Well done on your win too! I spotted you on MIM! Hugs, Lesley

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  32. These are all STUNNING Jane. I saw these on MIM..Loz

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  33. Hi Jane .Your "C" card is simply exquisite !
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  34. Hi Linda I so love my new Moo cards,
    Jane x

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  35. Hi Lesley glad you enjoyed your visit here thanks for popping by,
    Jane x

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  36. That's very kind Loz, many thanks,
    Jane x

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  37. Hi Shirley-Anne, lovely to see you here,
    Jane x

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  38. Gorgeous card and great image, love your charms too!! Thank you for taking part at I &hearts' Promarkers and good luck in the draw!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  39. Oh what a sweet card and I love the other bits and pieces too. Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Love Hazelxox

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  40. Stunning card......thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers :)

    Jenny xx

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  41. Thanks for liking my card and my charms Hazel,
    Jane x

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  42. Hi Hazel number 2 lovely to have you popping by,
    Jane x

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  43. Hello lovely Jane...the postman arrived today and he delivered my beautiful bag charm!!!
    It is simply stunning...such pretty beads too I have to say. Also Jane, in my latest post...the new fabrics for my workroom match the colours beautifully ...you are so clever..I'm sure you couldn't have seen the post when you made it!
    I shall cherish my gift and my surprise card too. It's wonderful to see one of your cards 'in the flesh' even more lovely than in your pics!
    Thank you so very much, I'm over the moon,
    Speak soon,
    Susan x

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  44. I am so pleased it arrived safely Susan, it was made with my very best wishes for you.Glad you like the card too ;0) Summer seems to have returned..enjoy and thanks always for visiting my blog, it's always lovely to see you here,
    Jane x

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  45. Hi there. Saw your card on MIM and had to stop by for a closer look as I thought it was just lovely. I would love to have your opinion on one of my entries this week. They are numbers 185, 186, 187, 193 and 194.

    Sharon x

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  46. Hi Sharon thanks for stopping by and I will pop over to your blog in the morning.
    Jane x

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  47. Your card and charms are beautiful! I love the details you put into them!

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  48. I enjoy making my bag charms Ruth they are all so different ! Jane x

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  49. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Sparkle and Bling' challenge xx

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  50. Thanks Lesley it's one of my favourite stamps of all time.
    Jane x

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  51. Happy September and congratulations to the winners! Jane, each visit here is like opening a gift box full of treasure. How fun to see your MM cards and stickers this week, along with the first (gasp) real sign of Christmas with your cute card! I know you'll be busier than ever creating as the days progress toward the holiday season! :o)

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  52. Your card is gorgeous!



    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

    --Cheryl--

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  53. Thanks Michele, the Christmas season will be here in no time at all!Enjoy your weekend,
    Jane x

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  54. Thanks for stopping by Cheryl,
    Jane x

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  55. Lovely giveaway prizes, and happy blog anniversay (I'm back reading yet again - I need to try to make more time for blog reading so I don't get so behind!) The moo mini's and stickers look great, I especially like the seaside jewellery cards, they make me want to go on holiday! Nice Christmas card as well, great colours, I am ready for the change in weather to be honest, I know we haven't had much sun but I need to change into my winter wardrobe. Beth/thelinencatx

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  56. Hi Beth always good to see you here . The weather seems to be on the change but what a glorious weekend we had.
    Jane x

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Jane x