Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Favourite Stamp Giveaway!

Hello everyone,

As my two year 'blogiversary' approached, I thought I would like to do a little something to show my appreciation to all of my blog's followers and visitors.  That date has come and gone, but better late then never :o).

I first started blogging for fun and because I was so inspired by other crafters and challenges.  I had no idea that I would get invited to join some amazing design teams and I would meet so many wonderful crafters in blogland.  I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support, visits and comments.  I truly appreciate each one of you!

As a small token, I thought I would host a giveaway of my favourite stamp.  Of course, monogamy is reserved strictly for my husband and when it comes to stamps I have plenty of love to go around.  As new stamps are released, my favourite stamp changes (those designers are so clever and talented!).  So, I decided that each time I have a new favourite stamp, I would have a new giveaway!  This way, there are more chances of winning for everyone :o).  I will continue this giveaway until my next blogiversary in February.

Let's get to my first favourite stamp then, shall we?  I have to confess, this project has been done for a while now but I've struggled with finding time to post it so it isn't as fresh off the press as I would have liked.  I'll do better next time :o).

First up is this adorable Dreamy Dragon by Wee Stamps for Whimsy.  I just love Sylvia Zet's illustration style, so I wouldn't be surprised if more of her images make it to my favourites list.  I thought this Dreamy Dragon would make a cute little lantern/night light for my son's room - he likes a little light left on when he goes to bed.  After dark, it looks like the little dragon is sleeping in front of a full moon:


Paper - white Bazzill card, vellum, DP is from the Cabana line by Inque Boutique (in my stash from ages ago)
Stamps - Dreamy Dragon by Wee Stamps for Whimsy stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Prismas, sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear set
Other - Martha Stewart border punch, Stampin' Up Floral Frames die for the base and the frame around the moon is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.

Entering this giveaway is super easy!  Here is what you need to know:

- All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what your current favourite stamp or stamp company/artist is. I will draw randomly from all the qualifying comments.  If you do not comment about your favourite stamp/company/artist, I will assume you do not wish to be entered in the draw.

And if you like reading the fine print, here you go:

- My favourite stamp giveaway is open to all of my followers and visitors.  If you are reading this right now, you can enter.  You do not have to be a follower, but if you like my projects, I would love it if you would.  Please do not follow me with a 'blog candy only' account.
- There is no requirement to post about this on your blog, or put a link in your side bar or anything else that requires effort, but if you want to then go ahead.
- I will ship anywhere in the world that Canada Post will allow.  Please give up to 3-4 weeks for delivery depending on where you live.
- Anonymous comments have been blocked as a result of spam issues.  If you do not have an account to leave a comment you can still enter by sending me an e-mail at dlb5555athotmaildotcom.  Put My Favourite Stamp Giveaway in the subject line and tell me your current favourite stamp/company/artist.
- This giveaway will remain open until midnight (mountain daylight time) April 30, 2013.  I will announce the winner shortly thereafter, and if your comment allows e-mail replies, I will also send you an e-mail notifying you.  If you are set up as no reply, then please be sure to check back.  
- You will have 1 week to claim your stamp.  If you don't, I will draw a new name from the hat.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your comments and support!  



PS - my newest favourite is already on order, so a new giveaway will be coming soon!


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Dawn. I LOVE that cute Dreamy Dragon and the night light you have made looks amazing.
Congrats on your 2 years of blogging. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a cute stamp.
My favourite stamp company at the moment is Lili of the Valley but I do love the Wee stamps too although I only have a couple of them.
Hugs Sue

Bea und Doreen said...

this is so cute - fabby creation Dawn
Doreen xx

Michaela said...

Hi Dawn
I have not been your follower for long so please don't count me in, it would not be fair on others but I just would like to say great giveaway xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Dawn, how I wish I was your little boy right now, lol! You have made him such a darling night light, it really looks awesome both ways, when it's light and when it's dark. And the image is way too cute! And how very sweet of you to host a giveaway. Some of my favourite brands are LaBlanche and Whimsy Stamps, two totally different styles but fab all the same! Hugs, Ira xox

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, this is quite possibly the CUTEST nightlight I've ever seen. Beyond adorable - it's clever - how he looks like he's sleeping in front of the moon? I love it :)
I think as for my own favourite stamp company, Paper Smooches seems to be the one. I just mulled it over, and yep, I think that's the one :) Right now I could even narrow it down to the little pug stamp - he comes out to play all the time :)

MB Isaac said...

cute stamp! It is hard to find cute stamps for boys. I am a new follower :)

Chris x said...

Beautiful! I love this little dragon.
Chris x

June-Marie said...

Oh sweet stamp and my grandson loves dragons so would be great to make him a similar night lite...thanks for the opportunity to win....I have several fav stamp companies so it is hard to chose but will go with La-La Land - just love the adorable little faces..thanks

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my gosh, what a sweet idea and CUTE stamp... love him dangling on the branch like that!! My favorite stamp company right now is Chocolate Baroque. Their stamps are so unique and beautiful. They are designed by Glenda Waterworth and her husband, and she has just started a fabulous newsletter called Mojo Monday Magic where she gives some great tutorials on stamping. (www.chocolatebaroque.com)

fairyrocks said...

On two years. I am sure your work has inspired many bloggers as well as lurkers.
That little shadow light is just too adorable. If I had to pick a favorite company...that would be tough I do love the Kraftin Kimmi's moonlight whispers collection. But am partial to T Holtz as well. Ah, so many stamps so little time.
Keep smiling and creating.

Dora said...

Awww how nice of you to make this giveaway and what a gorgeous stamp.. no wonder it is one of your favourites :) Thank you for the chance to win, I'd love to have a chance too as this stamp is adorable. My fave stamp company is Lili of the Valley .. these are the stamps that I have most in my stash.. although I would like to have more Tilda stamps :P wishing you a nice weekend and congrats on your two year blogaversary :) xxx

Barb Murphy said...

My gosh, what a sweet image! You've used it beautifully too!! I love this project...I never think to alter items...I just make cards! lol

My favorite stamp company is The Alley Way Stamps. Alison Spelman is the owner/illustrator and I love her fun, punny, whimsical style...my current favorite set is Wings of Hope...and I love her sentiment sets too!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning make, love the adorable little dragon and it looks so fabulous lit up, love it
Lindsay xx

Laila Bianca said...

What a lovely night lamp, I`ll have to copy your idea :). But I will have to adapt, because I have a little daugther who loves pink.I hope my turns out so cute as yours.
My favorite stamp, at the moment is Gorjuss Girl by Santoro "The last Rose".

cebelica said...

Ooooh, this is so sweet! What a fab idea to create a night light. I'm sure your son loves it!
Also, thankyou for the chance to win sucha grenerous prize. It's really hard to choose just one stamp company - there are so many great ones out there. But if I really had to pick just one, I think I would pick Stempelglede. Unfortunately their stamps are really hard to get (I think they are only available in Norway at the moment), but I just love the vintage look of them.
Have a nice day!

Denise Price said...

Happy Blogiversary! I can see why you love that sleeping dragon. It is sooooo cute!

mixamatoasties said...

Oh wow, that's so sweet Dawn. I love him :)

Susan x