Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Fresh start Giveaway


FRESH START GIVEAWAY

 

Hello to all my blogger friends!!  Do you remember me ???
I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't!! It has taken a long time for me to return to my blog .
In my last post,ages and ages ago I mentioned that I was turning to Facebook to be able to continue as a presence online. In fact I did find facebook much more manageable than my blog time wise.  Although I have to admit I couldn't talk as I used to here...so I missed that. However today I have removed my craft facebook page and have returned here to old faithful, my blog. I won't go into detail why.... except that FB is too greedy for paid advertising and I was fed up with all the obstruction!


                                                                                     

I had promised myself that I would offer my craft and blog friends a giveaway as soon as lock-down had finished here where I live.  


Today is day 1 for my giveaway.



All you have to do to participate in the giveaway is:

1. Leave your comment here on this post indicating you wish to participate and describe why you are drawn to or prefer certain colours.  
You do not have to be a follower if you do not want to be although I would be delighted if you do become one.

This giveaway is open to crafters world wide and beyond (Klingons, Silvan and Middle Earth Elves are welcome to participate too).
  The draw will take place on 31st July.

The Giveaway and the Goodies!! 

 Colour preferences and the choice of colour is vital to crafters!!! Psychology today states that colour preferences are deeply rooted emotional responses that seem to lack any rational basis, yet the powerful influence of color rules our choices in everything from the food we eat and the clothes we wear. In my case I am always drawn to green and orange!! According to Viewzone , people who are drawn to green do so because it stimulates a restful, secure and balanced feeling. Green is regarded as a great harmonizer, capable of creating a balance between positive and negative emotions. The Colour Wheel indicates that orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. By now you may be wondering what has this got to do with the giveaway!! It is all involved with the condition to enter the giveaway...nothing complicated I assure you!! As mentioned above post comments here describing why you are drawn to or prefer certain colours.


and now the goodies....   

Well I just couldn't fit anymore on this display! I think there is something for practically everybody!! I have also added as an extra gift my latest RAOCK make (RAOCK = Random act of crochet kindness group).

 



A little of practically everything:buttons and pom-poms, small and tiny. Tassels,buttons,hearts, ribbons,eyes,beads,rings,bells,key-ring clasps,pins,markers and yarn.



The Yarn:4 balls of silky Katia Brisa and 2 balls of Katia Peques;baby soft.
         
 


The contents of the Giveaway parcel will be sanitized before sending! Please take precautions when you receive the parcel set it to one side and do not open for 3 days.   

I now have to get cracking and contact you..........to let you know I am back!!!


so.... best of luck with the giveaway.


Stay safe!


Amanda :-)

















59 comments:

  1. I am gutted..devastated..traumatised..
    I don't do Facebook..Don't do Twitter..
    or Twatter..! :(.
    And..l wanted to enter this 'give away'
    for my daughter..I have actually won a
    couple of give~aways before, by leaving
    a comment, never heard of one by Facebook..! :(
    HeHe! Bless!

    So! So! So! I'm gonna enter it anyway..and hopefully
    my name can be put onto a piece of toilet paper and
    put into the 'hat'..like the good old days..! :).

    My colour is 'PINK'..I loved pink, before l was born,
    being Sicilian, and Sicilian Mums are supposed to now
    the sex of their child before it is born..So..mia Mama,
    she get ready everything in pink, bonnets, socks, booties,
    dresses..YES! dresses..! And..l popped out..so, l had to wear
    baby girlie things for the first 12~14 months..And..the rest
    is history..
    If anyone would like to know more..and would like a week off...

    http://williewine.blogspot.com/ (it's an adventure)...! :o).

    So Pink...Pink is similar to my birth sign..l'm a Virgo...
    And, very much a Virgo..it all blends together quite nicely..
    Pink is my favorite colour, l am loving, kind, generous and
    sensitive to the needs of others..l am a nurturer of the world,
    l love to give nurturing and to receive nurturing in return...
    I have a maternal instinct, with a need to protect and take care
    of others....! So Pink is the colour..! Forever..! :o).
    🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼 🌼

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    1. Confused about number two (2)...???
      2.Please upload the GIVEAWAY image at the top of this page to your blog roll and link it to here...???
      You will then receive an entry number from me...???
      mention my giveaway in one of your next posts...???

      It's ALL a bit to much..just for a give~away...Jeeeeese!

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    2. Hi Willie.
      Do you think so?
      The giveaway conditions are the same as I have always used in the past here on my blog and pretty minimal when compared with other giveaways. Just two conditions: Your comment about colour preference which you have already done and uploading the Giveaway image to your blog OR mentioning the giveaway in a post. In your case,as I recall you don't use your blog so if you would like to give a brief mention in one of your emails that would be very nice.:-) Keep well Amanda PS: I have to give out entry numbers otherwise how can I draw out a winner.

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    3. Don't fully understand..
      And..never ever heard of having or giving out
      numbers..what on earth for..
      It's ALL a bit complicated..
      All you need to do is ask for people to comment on
      your post by a certain date..then make the draw..That's
      everybody does it..l've entered numerous give~aways,
      ..leave a comment..by a certain date..draw the winner..
      After all, we're only entering a give~away..NOT..buying
      a row of houses!
      I've mentioned your Blog, and actually sent your link
      many, many times..
      If after ALL this l can still be entered, then fine..
      If not..forget it...!
      Jeeeese! I don't need all this on a Wednesday afternoon..! :(

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    4. This is rather upsetting Willie.....!! I am sorry you do not find the way I organise giveaways to your liking. Personally I have always found it the easiest way to do it and I didn't invent it myself. Nevertheless many thanks for your suggestions. I really do appreciate the mentions and recommendation you have given related to my blog in the past. I am sorry if you feel I have overextended by asking you to mention this giveaway to your blog contacts. Your are entry Nº 8. The draw will take place on 31st July 2020. Good luck!! Amanda.

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    5. I am removing myself from your followers list..
      Deleting And blocking your e~mail address...
      Ten un buen dia....Adios..! :(

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    6. As you wish Willie. Keep well Amanda

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  2. So many wonderful things but sadly I don't have facebook.

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  3. Hi there, It is all sorted! You can participate from here on the blog :-)

    keep well

    Amanda

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  4. Thank you for stopping by and letting me know, what fun. My favourite colour is green no particular reason but I am drawn to it.

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    1. Thank you for participating. Entry Nº 9. The draw will take place on 31st July. Good Luck!
      Amanda x

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  5. Amanda, so glad to see you here. I am not a fan of Facebook so rarely go on it. I am so glad to see you are doing well. Thank you for the giveaway offer but I am fine, I am trying to give away too much myself. Stay well.

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    1. I am so glad you called in here Mere!! Facebook has finished for me thank goodness!! Hold tight there over there in Florida dear....not hearing good things so I am sending lots of super positive vibes!! Stay safe Amanda x

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  6. from Bev Wills's Facebook comments:
    I love the orange and green he looks so happy Entry Nº 1.

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  7. from Kaz Kew's Facebook comments: Purples and blues life long favourites. 💜💙
    But green/teal/turquoise/duck egg have been my go to colours of choice lately .💚 simply drawn to them. Calming I suppose. Entry Nº 2

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  8. from Caroline Soley's facebook comments:Green is the colour I am drawn to, been my favourite as long as I can remember, it does not matter what shade of green 💚 if my grandchildren see a green car they say.. ‘Nanny would like that’ 😂 Entry Nº 3

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  9. from Dawn Churchill's facebook comments: Green has always been one of my big favourites. I also like orange and apricot....I think they are comforting colours. Thank you for this generous giveaway.🧡💚🧡 . I have shared the Giveaway post and I have liked the page too. Entry Nº 4

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  10. from Linda Groom's facebook comments: "I love the rainbow 🌈 colours - they really brighten up the lockdown days , so many lovely combinations ! Entry Nº 5

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  11. from Danijela Miloservic's comments on facebook:My favorites are blue and earth colors. They are peaceful for me, bring me joy, and always choose them. Amazing giveaway, love it!!!! Thank you for the the chance to win it. Entry Nº 7

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  12. from Valda Parekh's comment on facebook: I am drawn to bright colours they are cheerful and make me smile , however my favourite colours are purple and yellow any shades. Opposites attract . Entry Nº 10

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  13. from Kate Flucker's facebook comments: I'm drawn to greens and blues, (turquoise/teal) I'm a cancerian a water sign so think that's why I'm drawn to these colours but drawn to purples since a child too. Entry Nº 11.

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  14. Glad to see you post! I love red, white and blue! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Fabulous Teresa!! I have given you entry No.12

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  15. I understand how you stayed away but facebook doesn't do it for me either, I do often think, 'shall I stop blogging' but always return after a break.
    Briony
    x

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    1. HI,Thank you for you for calling into my blog Briony. You didn't mention it so I am not sure if you would like to enter the Fresh start giveaway. :-)

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  16. Hello ole thing and welcome back. Please do enter me in to your competition, such a good idea to spread the word you are back :)My most favourite colour is blue. I like green too and really dislike red/pinks.

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    1. Hello! Many thanks for calling into my blog and so glad you are participating in the giveaway. I have given you entry Nº.13. The draw will be on the 31st July. Good Luck!

      Keep well Amanda x

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  17. It's nice to see you back again. I won't enter as I am supposed to be destashing

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    1. So glad you have found your way back :-) I'll be over to visit very soon. keep well Amanda x

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  18. Hi Amanda, lovely to see you here again, brilliant giveaway! I won't enter as my stash is still huge even after stashbusting for 7 years haha. I just popped by to say hello and stay safe. xx

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    1. thank you for posting Linda...I'll be over to your blog soon to see what you have been up to. Stashbusting is a way of life for me now!! ha!ha!

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  19. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway. I have made mote of my entry Nº...:-) DC

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  20. Welcome back Amanda, it is amazing how fast time slips away. My go to colours nare red and yellow, although all shades of teal pop in and out. My eyesight means that it takes me longer to do just about everything, but I get there in the end. It is quite delightful not to be able to see dust and I 'fess up to not looking very hard, mustn't risk eye strain. I have been sewing through the stash of random pre cuts and scraps, once I get my vision back I will be quilting for weeks.

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    1. Thank you Pam for participating. I have given you Entry Nº 14. the draw is on 31st July. Good Luck!! Amanda x

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  21. It's wonderful to hear from you and how sweet to have a giveaway. It's such a hard time for all of us right now and this lifts our spirits! Hugs!

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  22. PS I like all kinds of colors...pastels AND bright cheerful colors and I love to craft and sew! I would be thrilled to win! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Diane for participating. I have given you Entry Nº 15. the draw is on 31st July. Good Luck!! Amanda x

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  23. Hello dear Amanda!
    Welcome back again! Its so nice to see you safe and healthy!
    What a lovely giveaway! So wonderful creations!
    I’m sorry that i can't join in,i don’t have a Facebook or Intstagram profile!
    Good luck to everyone! Enjoy your weekend! Take care!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you for posting on my blog Dimi. I think there has been a misunderstanding. You certainly can participate in my Fresh Start Giveaway on the blog because you have your blog where you can give a mention if you wish! You do not need to have Facebook or Instagram that was optional. Sorry for that I should have made it clearer!! Wonderful photos of Rhodes dear!! You certainly have a good eye for a fabulous photo! Keep well, Amanda x

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    2. Hello dear Amanda!
      Thank you for your lovely comment on my post!
      Of course i will participate then on your wonderful giveaway!
      I like all kinds of colors! Thank you for explaining but i read the first comments and got confused LOL!
      Have a happy day! Hugs!
      Dimi...

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    3. Thank you Dimi for participating. I have given you Entry Nº 16. The draw is on 31st July. Good Luck!! Amanda x

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  24. Hello Amanda. I'm a new follower and will put you on my blog list and reader. Your craft work is impressive. I would like to participate in your giveaway. All the best.

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  25. Hello Linda :-) Thank you! Welcome to my blog. Please give me the name of your blog so I can pop in and say hello. I can then also add you to my blog list and follow it too. You are certainly welcome to enter the Fresh Start giveaway. Entry details are given at the top of this post. keep well Amanda :-)

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    1. My blog link is https://life-atapestry.blogspot.com and the blog is called a rich tapestry. Hope that helps. Thank you.

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    2. Hello Amanda. Thank you for your message to say one of my blog posts had popped up on your reader today. I was experimenting with New Blogger using an old photo blog which I've now deleted. Have a lovely day!

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  26. That's perfect thanks Linda. I have followed you on your Followers,reading and blog list. I shall sit down with a cuppa this afternoon when I get back home and have a good read. Amanda :-)

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  27. Hi Amanda happy to see you back. Thanks for the comments on my blog post. My favourite colour is pink. Whenever I look at it, it soothes my eyes. Do count me in for the giveaway.

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    1. Hello Shami. Thank you for calling in my blog. I have just found this comment which was awaiting approval...sorry for the delay. Your entry number is Nº 20. The draw is on 31st July 2020. Good Luck!!

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  28. Nice seeing you again.I share others opinión about Face,fun is out of it!
    Please, please ,want to participante in the give away and get any of those beautiful crafties. Hope to speak to you soon! Hughes!

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    1. Hello Mary Thank you for posting. Here is your giveaway entry Nº 17. Good Luck!!!

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  29. Hello Amanda, thank you for popping over to my blog to say hello - so glad you are back in blog-land. I hadn't realised you'd been on FB (I use it for my art work - bit quite on that front at the moment) but happy you are back blogging xx

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    1. Many thanks Hawthorn for calling in. keep well Amanda xx

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  30. Hi Amanda, so happy to read you are back to blogging-these are trying times for sure-for the whole world. thanks for dropping by
    How nice of you to hold a giveaway-My favorite colors are the earthy colors-nothing bright for me like pinks etc.

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  31. I must be losing it I swear I posted a reply here!! Never mind :-) Thanks Kathy for calling in and here is your entry No.18. The draw is on 31st July. Good Luck Amanda x

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  32. Helloooooo - I have added your link to my post today! My favourite colour is....... PURPLE! Blue rather than red though!

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  33. Thank you Rachel,that's great!. Your entry nº is 19 The draw is on 31st July. Good Luck! Amanda x

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Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)