Monday, 3 June 2013

Grand Opening Giveaway, Rainbows and Scrapbook Fantasies!!!

Hi Everyone,

This is very exciting - here's a clue to what's coming up ...



For a long LONG time I've been wanting to turn our little spare room into a proper workroom and last week all my dreams came true. My Fairy Godmother arrived and (with  LOT of help from my lovely husband John) turned the Shameful Shambles you see here ...


...into the Cool Creative Space, the Organised Oasis pictured below ...


As promised in my previous post, I've come up with an exciting way to celebrate with all my Scrappin Soulmates and here it is ...
Your chance to win this beautiful  Rainbow of Ribbons from Scrapbook Fantasies !!!

The Amazing Alicia Redshaw from Scrapbook Fantasies has designed this beautiful pack of ribbons and trims especially for my Grand Opening - can you believe it?! I asked for a Ribbon Rainbow and here it is -

  • all the colours of the rainbow 
  • blue blue sky
  • little raindrops 
  • fluffy white clouds 
  • a glint of gold ... 

I LOVE IT! ... even more exciting - Alicia has very kindly donated a second pack, so TWO of you have a chance to win - wooHOOO!!! Each pack contains 30 generous lengths of ribbon worth over $10 and the prize includes free international P&P :o) xxx

You may remember from an earlier post that I was lucky enough to win one of the gorgeous Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon packs which Alicia puts together every single week for the CSI Star Witness prize - they look beautiful in the pictures but I promise you that they are positively mouthwatering in real life!
Check out all the other gorgeous goodies at Scrapbook Fantasies


So, on Wednesday 3rd July all my local scrap mates will be invited to the Grand Opening - these girls have been gathering around my dining table to scrap and eat cake since I first discovered Scrapbooking back in 2007 and we've shared a lot of happy times together. DH John will be the Guest of Honour and cut the ribbon, then I expect much oooohing and aaaahing and rummaging through drawers and eating of cake.

A whole new world opened up to me when I started wandering through Blogland (was that really only just over a year ago?!) Exploring the worldwide creative community, connecting with like-minded people and sharing ideas and inspiration via the internet has become an important part of my life. I wanted to be able to share this celebration with all my online friends as well, so the Giveaway is open internationally. 

Give it a go - you have to be in it to win it! There are four different ways to enter


  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd like to find at the end of your rainbow, then enter the giveaway by clicking on the "Leave a Comment" button on the Rafflecopter widget *.
  2. Tweet it! If you have a Twitter account just click on the Tweet button on the Rafflecopter widget* (you can do this one every day if you like for extra chances to win)
  3. Post about this giveaway on your own blog, then come back and click on the "Post on Your Own Blog" button on the Rafflecopter widget* to leave a link to your post and enter the giveaway 
  4. Pin it!If you are a member of Pinterest, just click on the "Pin an Image" button on the Rafflecopter widget* for another entry into the draw!
* The "Rafflecopter Widget" means this white box below

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This is my first go at running a giveaway, so please let me know if you spot any booboos! Thanks so much to Jennifer of Jennifer Grace Creates for all the advice x
Good Luck Everyone :o) xxx

21 comments:

Jennifer Grace said...

Congrats on your new scrap space Annie, it looks great! The rainbow pack of ribbons looks gorgeous too.

I'd love to find all kinds of things at the end of the rainbow, but right now it would be a new house to rent. This one has only a teeny courtyard garden and I want a big garden for my kids to run around in! We shall see! x

AnnieC said...

Thanks so much for all your help Jennifer - you make this giveaway business look so easy - hopefully I have it cracked now!
Looking forward to the first class next week :o)

john claxton said...

DH John just testing again! Not really entering the contest! XXX

Treenie said...

Hiya, I would like to find a little pot of ' time' that I could open and use every time I don't have time to scrap which seems to be quite often at the mo :( .

AnnieC said...

hehehe I think that would be a brilliant thing to find at the end of the rainbow - a bottomless pot of time! :o)

AnnieC said...

My hero! x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely idea Annie, and at the end of my rainbow I would like to find some shelves like your new ones - they look so gorgeous! Have fun in your new space! Valerie

AnnieC said...

Thanks Valerie - it's been a long time coming!

Helen said...

Hi Annie - just popped over to see you tidy room and WOW! So the next bit is easy I would love to find your storage system at the end of my rainbow. ;-) Enjoy x

AnnieC said...

Thanks Helen, I really AM enjoying - sometimes I go in just to have another look! Only problem so far is that I can't remember what is in each drawer - I need to get labelling! :o)x

Jane Greiner said...

Well done for claiming your own art space, Anni! It looks very organised and I hope you are inspired to have many happy days creating in there.
At the end of my rainbow I would love to find lots of beautiful fabrics and haberdashery!
Jane
www.texturetrail/blogsport.co.uk

Alison said...

Hi Annie!..have popped over fro PROJECTS THAT WOW!....I totally LOVE your storage system and would be more than happy to find that at the end of a rainbow...good luck with your new project!

Lululiz said...

That storage system is just the most fabtastic thing I have seen in ages, can I be just the littlest bit envious? I have hopped over from Tag Tuesday, btw. I'd love to win a ribbon pack, of course, who could resist such lovely ribbons?

dstandard said...

Your scrap space looks awesome and that storage unit is to die for!!! I'd love to find that at the end of my rainbow - would work perfectly in my scrap space!

Erica said...

Hmmmm... at the end of my rainbow... I would love to live at the beach with a full view from my art studio overlooking the sea, creating art, being happy & taking daily walks on the beach with my Hubby, 2 Girls & Dog Children!! :~}

Denise van Deventer said...

Love your super, new organised scrappy place...! You lucky girl you! At the end of my rainbow, I would also love a super, organised and creative space...to be shared by NO-ONE...just my woman cave!!;-)
Thanks for the chance to win some of those super ribbons! ;-)

AnnieC said...

Hey everyone, lovely to see you all here - but please remember after you've left a comment you need to click on the "leave a blog post comment" on the rafflecopter widget (the white bit at the bottom of the post) in order to register your entry and be included in the draw - I've just gone in and manually entered the people who'd left lovely comments but not clicked, so they won't miss their chance to win :o)

annette said...

At the end of my rainbow I would simply love to find an amazing scraproom similar to yours .. have a blast at your grand opening Annie .. eats lots of cake & you really must scrap your DH cutting the ribbon .. hugz Annette

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

What a lovely space you have there, Annie! Enjoy it :-)

And enjoy your Grand Opening - please have a piece of cake for me.

On the end of the rainbow? ...Hmm...that's a tough one... political correct or not political correct... good health or a huge pot of money... hmm, let me think about it....


Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such an inspiring post! I hope you have a fabulous time with cake and craft!
At the end of my rainbow I would like to find a perfect hexagonal summer house I could use as a studio, filled with pretty but practical storage, plenty of space for my existing stash and drawers and cupboards full of crafting goodies...And some of the wonderful new friends I've made from all over the world through woyww waiting to enjoy a crafting party with me! Julie Ann #54 xx

AnnieC said...

WaHAY!!! That's the end of my very first giveaway - thanks to everyone who took part, I enjoyed reading about the ends of your personal rainbows :o) Very well done to Jennifer and Alison - you've each won a gorgeous rainbow of ribbons from Scrapbook Fantasies - ENJOY! I'll be in touch by email to sort out getting your prizes to you. The Grand Opening was lots of fun - I'll do a post about it later this evening - but I'm glad to have shared the day with some of my "virtual" friends as well :o)xxx