12.8.12

Winnings, Gifts and Honors

Recycling Craft
I share my love of recycling with my blogger friend Indira who had a blogversary challenge and  I was so thrilled my recycling project pink stationary set was chosen winner by Priya .These awesome goodies were sent to me by the sponsor Pie Lane . Pie Lane stuff are an Indian crafters must have these days as they are unique, affordable and oh so irresistible!! I think my little one is quite famous in blogland for her love of crafting and I must specially thank Tom and Srinanda of Pie Lane for adding all those extra goodies for my little one to craft!
Challenge win goodies
Sharing yet another challenge win - this time by my 6 year old at BGC's sea themed challenge ! BGC is one of my fav challenge blogs..they have such unusual yet playable challenge themes! And the DT always drop by to encourage the participants [I think that is so very important in craft challenges].My daughter received this gorgeous stamp from Pooja's  awesome online shop called Lightbox Creative Store.My kiddo was literally jumping up and down to receive a parcel addressed to her!Thank You so much Pooja. 
Challenge win  from Pooja
My friend Priya Sivaraj is not only a multitalented crafter but has an online craft supply shop based in Chennai.Recently I got some fantastic scallop oval dies from Priya [ I find her prices so reasonable compared to many others].Priya sent my kiddo these large gorgeous felt flowers and stamp. Thank You so much Priya you are a super generous friend and you know the way to a little girls heart is by calling her a princess!!
Gift from Priya
Most bloggers dont have international giveways due to the terribly expensive shipping but my Blend [blogger friend] Jessica is so super generous that she encourages one and all!This is the 2nd time I won her blog giveaway and I actually felt guilty for winning thinking Jessica would be spending so much to ship from the US to India!! My hubby thinks both me and her are crazy !! Jessica sent me 6 wonderful stamps and can you believe it -a fantastic die with matching embossing folder!I went dizzy with excitement seeing this!!
Giveaway win from Jessica
I belong to an awesome group of Indian Crafters called ICR[Indian Craft Room]created by the talented  and dynamic Asha .ICR organizes challenges,meets,swaps and even craft selling mega events.Recently some of the Bangalore crafters met and we swapped card kits. This kit was given to me by the talented Bhawana Singh. Such yummy things--I don't feel like cutting up any of the gorgeous stuff!!Thank You  so much Bhawana [for the awesome gift], Thank You Bhavana Kesarkar [  for organizing the meet] and Thank You Asha for ICR!
Card Kit swap from Bhavana
My  dear blogger friend Sudha had a giveaway on her blog and am so super thrilled for winning an awesome book on tea bag folding .She also sent me this gorgeous cutie quilled card!I am going to be drooling over this gorgeous book for quite some time before I cut up the papers! Thank You so much Sudha! Sudha also has a fantastic online crafty supply store based in Delhi and stocks some unusual hard to come by goodies. 
I generally only enter giveaways of blogs I am already following or blogs I genuinely intend to follow and end up lucky quite often!Kelli had a 30 follower celebration giveaway and was so super sweet to sent gifts to all those who entered her giveaway--how amazingly generous is that! These are the mind blowing goodies she sent me all the way from the USA! There are laces,doilies,gorgeous buttons,pearls,tags, paper,stamps,stamp pads,vellum sentiments,butterfly embellishments and beautiful acrylic butterflies . Acquiring quality crafting goodies is a big challenge in India and would you believe me if I told you I actually skipped dinner to drool over these goodies!!
Candy winnings from Kelli
I entered this Book Shaped Card 
Book Shaped card
and Pink recycled Stationary Set in the  Anything goes challenge at For the Love of crafting and was super thrilled they both came top 4 at For Love of Crafting .
Recycling Craft
My fav challenge blog BGC had a  " no stamping" challenge recently and my cascading card became top 4 at BGC  and I have been invited to be guest DT.Woo Hoo!
Cascading card
I am on a high for one more reason--my blog crossed 900 followers!! I find it actually hard to believe myself !! Thank You so much dear friends for all the support and encouragement you leave me from day to day. Thank You so much for sharing in my happiness!

66 comments:

  1. Congrats to you & your daughter on such wonderful prize winnings. I have the Owl your daughter rcvd. My daughter likes Owls. Have fun!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. What a fabulous win. Lots of goodie. I know you will create some beautiful things with it all.

    Love your cards as always they are gorgeous.

    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  3. now give me one good reason why you are surprised to have 900 fo0llowers... you deserve every bit of the things you have won doc for your hard work shows... And prisha's too... :d

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    1. Khush Thank You dearie!! I am always surprised as I am not a professional crafter and this blog is strictly fun for me!!

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  4. congrats dr. n dear prisha..u have won wonderful goodies from different challenges n your crafting talent deserves all this n more !!

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    1. That is so sweet of you Poornima!

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  5. WOW, such a beautiful gift !!!

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  6. awesome, super duper hit.... Congratulations dear... Love u all the way....

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    1. Honestly Bhawana your card kit is so gorgeous I dont feel like cutting it up and creating a card with it! Lemme ask Asha permission to convert it into a 3 D project--that way I can preserve it forever in my showcase!!

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  7. Wow, so happy for you getting all those superb crafty things... you deserve them and so does your little one. You have brought so much cheer into blogland. And that stationery set is awesome and so is that book card.

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    1. Oh Thank You so much Monica you have always been such a supportive blogger pal!

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  8. Congratulations! As always you are keeping busy... And winning for your gorgeous work. I especially like your book card, it looks so real!

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  9. Wow you really on a winning streak!! You have won such awesome prizes, a big CONGRATS to you! I am not surprised you have surpassed the 900 mark. Your work is amazing!! It is so awesome to have crafting friends throughout the WORLD!!!

    I love the book card the recycle set is just darling!!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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    1. Thank You so much Laurie for always being a darling and putting me on cloud 9 with your generously sweet comments!

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  10. Sonia, you and your daughter deserve every single recognition coming your way!!!! Kudos and Good Luck! :)

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    1. Oh that is so kind of you Pritesh. In blogging just getting a sweet comment makes one's day!!

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  11. I am so looking forward to seeing what you create. You are wonderful.
    HUGS, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  12. Omg !!! Dr. sonia !!! i think u and ur daughter are the luckiest Duo in the crafting world !! I cant believe u win so often !!!!! :D (okay did that sound a lil jealous) :P
    Nonetheless ur work it amazing ! thanku for saying such kind words about Beyond Grey challenges and me :) Loveee such enthusiastic people like you who always play with us :) And we at Beyond Grey are really proud that we are ur fav challenge blog :)
    thanks !!

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    1. He He He no prob Pooja we are incredibly lucky these days! Love BGC because either you or your DT always stop by to comment on all the participants entries, you are prompt and regular in announcing new challenges and fairly fast in announcing winners and the top 3/4 and you vary your themes between easy to "scratch your head" type!! Wishing you all the best!

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  13. Congrats to you and Prisha....and very well deserved

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  14. Sonia, what a beautiful post honoring all the fabulous friendships you have made during your journey of blogging. I can't tell you how fond I am of our Blend-ship! I am so delighted to see your crafts each and every time I stop by. All of your creations, are hands-down, some of the most talented work I have seen. I also love hearing of you sweet little princess crafting with you and she has to be told, that her talent is also TOP-NOTCH! Thank you for the lovely words and congrats on all of your challenge wins and Top 4. Love ya!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  15. You are a very talented lady and deserve all of the wonderful goodies that you get. I love seeing your wonderful projects:) I am so glad your daughter also shares your passion for making wonderful creations:)
    (:(:smiles:):)

    Robin

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  16. Congrats to you and your daughter!!! Wyhat fun stuff you've got to play with, and I can't wait to see some of your amazing projects!!! Must be loads of fun to have your beautiful daughther to work along with and share your love of crafts!!!

    Love-love the beautiful pink stationary set and your cascading card is just gorgeous!

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  17. Congrats Sonia .you and your little princess do great jobs .i was amazed at the cascading card and the pink butterfly ..lovely colors and great work .
    keep crafting .

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  18. That makes you a celebrity!! Congrats!

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    1. Oh that is so sweet of you to say so Anita!

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  19. Congratulations, Dr Sonia!!! You are one lucky crafter:) If I were you, you should play the lottery...if they have that in India. I would love to exchange some of your special crafting supplies with some that you would like from the US. Just let me know. We would just have to keep it light in weight:) Have a wonderful week and thanks for always commenting on my blog. You are such a talented crafter. Hugs

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    1. Oh Barabara you are such a sweet heart and so kind but I could not take up the offer as it would be frightfully expensive and I would feel too guilty!!Maybe if I come over to the US we will exchange crafty stuff!!

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  20. Congratulations Dr. Sonia! Thanks for sharing your goodies! You and your daughter are very talented so we can't wait to see what you make with your new things! I think it's awesome ya'll can spend quality time creating! :)

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  21. Well done Sonia - you really deserve it and your daughter is certainly following in your footsteps

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  22. wow, you won some great stuff. I'm sure you and your daughter will be making lots of wonderful things with all that. Congratulations

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  23. Dr. Sonia, Congratulations on all your winnings and the reaching the 900 followers mark! The awards are very well deserved! You and your daughter are an a amazing team. I love all your crafts. Thank you for inspiring us! Your bloggie friend. Hugs!

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  24. Congrats Dr Sonia and prisha on your various wins...Totally deserving !! and wow an amazing 900 followers that is so amazing!! i guess you have a lot of fans in the blogland :) just keep up the good work :)

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  25. Sonia
    I am so happy for your good fortune. Of course, you and your DD deserve every bit of it. Your projects always make me feel so good and your tutorials are so easy to follow.
    Well done beautiful lady and little one.
    Myrna

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  26. I think I need to get you to buy me a lottery ticket! LOL! Amazing winnings and all well deserved! :)

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  27. Sonia, all of these prizes are very well deserved! Your creations are fabulous! Keep up the winning my friend :)
    Hugs to you!

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  28. Congratulations to you and your daughter Sonia. Wonderful projects..Loz

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  29. Wonderful goodies you have got..and you deserve it ... I have always admired the neatness of your project..none of them look like they are recycled.. you are fabulous at what you do..and It shows that you enjoy it:) As I had said earlier..Prisha is very lucky and so are you to have her :) Njoy..

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  30. Congratulations. You deserve all these.

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  31. congrats to you and your daughter...awesome work by both of you......all your wins are so well deserved........many many more your way!

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  32. Congrats sonia. you deserve it.

    http://adhiraacreations.blogspot.com

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  33. The luck is with you and it shows! Very good days for you and the sweet little one-I am already waiting for new beautiful creations ! cheers

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  34. Congrats on all your winnings!! Your projects are wonderful!

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  35. Big congratulations on the winnings by you and your daughter. Just think of all wonderful crafting you'll be doing with these goodies.

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  36. Congratulations Dr. Sonia & to Prisha .....Lovely Gifts just to reward ur amazing creativity....
    Shalu..

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  37. My God - this is just amazing Sonia! So many wins and so many goodies. Im really impressed that international challenges have sent goodies over! Fantastic Sonia, you are truly an inspiration!

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    1. Sunehra Thank You !! And its not challenge blogs but individuals who have sent the goodies from the US--isnt that more amazing!!

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  38. Congratulations on all of your so-deserved winnings, Sonia!! All of your projects are always fabulous and creative and inspiring!! And congrats on passing 900!! You will be at 1000 in no time :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  39. Sonia, I am so happy for you and your daughter. What a thrill to receive so much happy mail almost all at once. You certainly deserve winning that Top 4 challenge and your generosity in sharing your talents, along with tutorials well deserves the large following you have on your blog.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  40. Congratulations Dr Sonia and Prisha (That's such a sweet name,by the way :)) Been following your blog for a month now (though became your follower just a couple of days ago..)...and all the presents you received are well earned... Your recycling is just awesome... and your work is so unique...
    Good luck...looking forward to see more such stuff from you...
    Lots of love and best wishes..

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  41. OMG OMG....Congrats lucky lady.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  42. congrats for both of you,for winning............enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  43. Congratulations Prisha
    Congratulations Dr.Sonia.
    Very happy for you both.I am sure you are pretty excited to come up with wonderful creations with all these goodies!! Very much deserved.
    900 followers is awesome!!! Congrats again

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  44. His impressive work I love all
    Congratulations for the beautiful gifts.
    A great week for you.

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  45. Hi Sonia,
    You have some lovely prizes how wonderful to win all these, I look forward to seeing them in your creations. I also love your recycled stationery set.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  46. Sonia, I am so glad that you enjoyed the goodies that you received. It was such a pleasure to be able to send them out to you. Thank you for being one of the followers. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things that you will create with all your new supplies! Something truly remarkable, I'm sure of it! I am looking forward to having a 50 followers giveaway so stay tuned ;D

    Kelli

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  47. Congratessss i guess u guys would be exciteddd

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  48. Congratulations again Doc :) You are just amazing :)

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  49. Congratulations again Doc... you are just amazing :)

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  50. what an impressive and inspiring list !! You and your little one certainly deserve it ...and much more..! Congratulations and Good luck for more awards !!

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  51. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Dr. Sonia for taking us through this winning streak journey!!! Congrats on all your winnings and thanks for sharing your daughter's as well, what a duo in bloggy land!!!!!! Incredible!!!

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  52. Wow...that is a ton of goodies you won! Congrats to your and your budding artist on the well deserved win!

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  53. Great job winning all of these giveaways! We have to feel lucky to have so many people within our network that support each other's crafting adventures! Happy to be a new follower. ;)

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  54. Congrats on all your goodies. Hope you and your daughter have tons of fun using them. :)

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  55. wow great winnings i liked the pink stationary very much

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