This week's Messenger column. Please check the closing dates as some may have passed since I wrote this for hard copy publication.
Crafters are a generous lot. Not only do they openly share their skills but they are always donating their time and craft efforts to various charitable causes. It is no wonder that this generosity has extended to include blog giveaways. These are not competitions just good old fashioned craft generosity. This article has taken forever to write. Researching blog giveaways is so much more time consuming than I thought. I kept stopping to enter my name in the draws. To save you a little time I have listed some of the sites I found (and entered).
The first site is http://brisstyle.blogspot.com/ Every month BrisStyle features two members combined with giveaways. This month they feature Little Mary Moo and Wicked Child Designs. Entry is simple - just leave us a comment at the bottom of the post.
The blog site found here http://thehabygoddess.blogspot.com/ has regular giveaways. The easiest way to find the current giveaway is to click on the label ‘giveaway’ in right sidebar. Lots of great crafty supplied are offered.
http://www.mixed-media-artist.com/2009/09/book-review-giveaway-art-of-fabric.html This site is currently giving away this book The Art of Fabric Collage. Lots of ideas designs and instructions. Needless to say this is one I entered. This next one is for scrapbookers and paper artists. Lots of ways to enter this draw choose your favourite or enter multiple times to increase your chances.
This blog is giving away giving an embellishment package including an acrylic stamp and stamping block, and more! http://francineclouden.typepad.com/it_takes_all_kinds/2009/09/welcome-back-giveaway.html
I haven’t forgotten the quilters. This site is giving away a 2 Mini Fabric Honey Buns and the directions for the Secret Santa Stocking. http://sewfabulousquiltshop.danemcoweb.com/
These 2 sites combine an artist interview with a giveaway, I love reading about each artist inspirations. http://thedrifterandthegypsy.blogspot.com/2009/09/interview-giveaway-oh-hello-friend.html & http://www.audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/
Before you drop everything to enter a couple of words of caution. Please read all the conditions carefully. Some giveaways exclude people from various countries. This is usually stated clearly. As I said before giveaways are not competitions and therefore are not covered by all the legal conditions. Some people use their kids to draw the winner, other use a random number generator. Go and have a look , your name might just get drawn. Good Luck.
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