Friday, 29 June 2012

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SJ Crafts

The Giveaway is now CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner will be announced on Thursday 5th July!

This weekend I'm thankful for some lovely people who are going to sponsor a few giveaways.

The first exciting sponsored giveaway comes to you from the wonderful Sarah at SJ Crafts:


I love Sarah's shop, and not just because I'm lucky enough to be on the design team! It's mainly because Sarah stocks fantastic items (and the fact she's such a lovely lady is just an added bonus!).

Here's some of the things in stock right now that I'd like to get my hands on:

1. The Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 Paper Pad - I already have a couple of the stamps from this collection, but I'd love to have this paper pad too, for summer crafting:


2. It's no secret that I like using gems on my projects, especially lately - I just can't resist scattering them around my layouts! I'm always running low on blue gems, so these Hero Arts Light Blue Gemstones that arrived recently have caught my eye:


3. I've been wanting some K&Co Smash products since they were announced, and now they're in stock at SJ crafts, whoop! There's lots of bits I want, including the tape with different patterns, but the item I'm most keen on is the 'Travels' Smash Pad:


Which I know will be great for documenting the trips we go on over the holidays!

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In the spirit of this organisational weekend, Sarah's going to tell us a tip about storing her supplies:

Keep your most used and favourite tools and supplies in a handy basket or box so they are always near at hand!!
 


These days I find I have less and less time to scrap my photos, so whenever I do get an hour or two to sit down to scrap, I want to be able to get straight on with a layout and not spend too much time gathering together my tools and supplies. 

Unfortunately I'm not lucky enough to have a dedicated craft room or even a worktop specifically for scrapping, where I can leave my supplies out. The table I use often has to be cleared for my daughter to do her homework or for us to eat dinner. 

I have a tiered cake stand which holds my adhesives, acrylic block, favourite punches, scissors and whatever else I am tending to use a lot of on my layouts. For example at the moment I can't seem to make a layout without adding some washi tape so I currently have 3 rolls sitting in the middle tier! This may change - next week it might be paint dabbers or a stamp set. I can grab my stand from the shelf where it lives when not in use, and place it on the table so I have all my tools close at hand, and ready to start scrapping. 

My stand came from Homebase but a basket would work equally well! 

Thanks Sarah, brilliant tip! I have a little basket on my desk for a few bits and bobs, but now I really want a stand like this to keep even more items within my reach. I can see how it would make things so much faster having this near to hand!

SJ Crafts is giving away a £10 gift voucher! All you have to do to try and win the prize, is to pop over to the SJ Crafts Shop, take a look around, and come back to comment and tell me what items you like that Sarah stocks, try to tell me about something I haven't mentioned - I want to know if there's anything I've missed. Let's see if there's a trend for things that are the favourites!

This giveaway will close at 11.59pm BST on Monday 2nd of July {NOW CLOSED}, and the winner will be announced, along with winners of all this weekend's giveaways, on Thursday 5th July. The giveaway is open internationally. Please make sure that you tell me how to contact you if you win, if you're not easily reached via a google account.

Finally, don't forget that commenting on this post, and any other this weekend, will count as an entry into the Big Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} - but only if you've registered your interest in winning that prize right here!

Don't forget to let me know what you like in the SJ Crafts shop! See you in an hour! x

30 comments:

Nathalie said...

One thing that I am in dire need is a butterfly punch (am I the only one on the planet without one?!) - SJ Craft has a great one from Martha Stewart :) Thank you for the chance!

Maria Ontiveros said...

eeek - she has the Tim Holtz seasonal distress pads!! Would love those!
Rinda

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I love the Echo Park anything...but especially This and That Collection. :)

Bethany

Jimjams said...

Having no washi tape at all (apart from home-made ones) I fell in love with the section tape - how brilliant to have all those patterns on ONE roll!

fiona g said...

Hi
The echo paper so happy would be good but also a trimmer as i don't have one or even nestabilities anything that will help me cut out!

Julie said...

No Nathalie is not the only one without a butterfly punch. I have been wanting one for some time. I was so glad to see SJ had a classic one. And a Martha Stewart at that!

Louise said...

I agree Sarah has some lovely items in her shop. For me i'd like the Echo Park-Paradise Beach-Collection Kit

Patricia said...

I really like how many items she has! The washi tape caught my eye though!

hueisei said...

Ohh.. I need one of this - http://www.sjpapercrafts.co.uk/k--company--smash-tape--calendarnew-1885-p.asp

AnnieC said...

I'd love to get hold of the new Distress colours, and there are loads more of the old ones I'd like to add to my collection too. Also plenty of gorgeousness in the ribbons/twine/tape etc section. Yummy!

scrappymo! said...

I loved the Tim Holtz seasonal distress inks...I have seen them on blogs but not yet in real life at my stores!!!

Caroline Hackney said...

I'm a new washi tape convert, and a longer-time 6x6 paper pad fan - both are great for Project Life!

Daphne said...

This is sooo true! I also have the important things handy all the time - right here on my desk!

Carin McDonough said...

Oh my, lots of it! I love all the smash goodies but especially the smash tape, this is the first time I have seen the ones with the sections and calendars! Also the Spring Distress inks and all of the new Dear Lizzy stuff and the Echo park, especially Paradise Beach :)

Ali said...

Lovely Cosmo Washi Tape, Jenni Bowlin hexagon stickers, and also craving those seasonal distress inks - yummy!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm loving the Echo Park summer kits.....so sunny,bright and cheerful.

Emily Mae said...

I would still love to pick up that Dear Lizzy mason jar stamp set, and maybe a new 6x6 pad (Echo Park's Paradise Beach is so pretty!) or some Thickers!

Callie Callender said...

I have a smash book and there are a lot of great things to go with that here that I'd love to add to mine!

S said...

I've been craving some more Jenni Bowlin lately, and she has those great hexagon stickers. Too cool.

dogmatix said...

I have been quietly coveting a smash book for a few months now ;P

Ana Laura said...

Wow everything there is great, I can't find ONe thing I like, I mean I like all! LOL
well this are my favorites

first "K & Company ~ SMASH ~ Calendar Pockets"
and also "EK Success Paper Shapers/Punch ~ Rounder Punch (Medium 57212)" ('cause I already have one that had a little accident =()

thanks
sra_de_romero (at) yahoo. com.mx

Sally said...

oh no....how can you make me choose one thing???? Am going to be a rebel, can't choose between the washi tape or seasonal distress pads so I'd like both please :D

cathy0536 said...

I am rather loving the Jenni Bowlin Identify Stickers - cute hexagons, lovely colours and journalling! Shame they're out of stock...

Melissa said...

I have one of those Smash pads & I've enjoyed using the pages as journal spots on layouts recently.

justasiam said...

There were so many things on this site that I had to have, I had a hard time choosing any favourites. I like Bazzill for background paper and also have found the 6 x 6 paper pads to be great for cards and as additions to scrapbook layouts. I like the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection...Rosy, Sunshine, Nostalgia and especially Breeze.

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

Tooooooo much! Only the fun of looking at all the lovely stuff, knowing I could buy something would be a joy. Stamps... paper... punch... stickers... tapes... I could use anything, but I would need some HOURS to look at all the nice stuff.
Mattie

Kirsteen said...

I am loving the K&Co Smash tape http://www.sjpapercrafts.co.uk/k--company--smash-tape--section-new-1893-p.asp

Tape is my new scrappy love :) xx

Helen said...

I'm using punches a lot at the minute and have my eye on the new MS doiley embroidery punch - oh and I want (need!) another butterfly punch too ;)

Yolanda said...

I really need that camera stamp

Lisa-Jane said...

washi tape washi tape washi tape

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