Saturday, June 18, 2011

Contest Giveaway

Giveaway rules revised.

I can’t help but notice all of the blog giveaways. It’s always exciting, isn’t it? Well, I want to join into the excitement.

I needed to come up with an idea for a giveaway and so after dusting it off I put on the old thinking cap. At first, there was nothing so I strained and I strained and then POOF! The cap turned into dust leaving me in need of a good shampooing.

Since the cap was gone and hadn’t been working very well in recent times I had to try to come up with something on my own and I think I may have come up with an idea.

I’ve been working on a Santa that I’m going to show you in a moment, and he is going to be the prize in this giveaway. Now as you see from the title of this post it is not just a giveaway, but a contest.

I've decided the rules for entering the contest/giveaway needed to be revised as the last two on the first list may have seemed heavy handed to some of you. That was not my intention. This contest/giveaway is here not to promote more followers as I'm happy with those of you who already follow this blog. It is my way of saying thanks to all of you for your support and to allow one of you to win a Santa.

Here are the revised rules for entering the contest.

     1. You must be visibly following this blog.

     2. Leave a comment on this post saying you want to be entered into the contest.

     3. Make a guess as to what Santa is going to be holding in his hands.

The rules are fairly simple, right? If you do want to copy my giveaway button and put it on the side bar of your blog, that's up to you but not necessary to enter the giveaway. For those of you who did this prior to the revised post, thank you, and if you wish to do so feel free to remove it as it makes no difference on your chances of winning.

All entries with the correct guess will be eligible for the drawing which will be held on 
 Sunday July 24, 2011.

There will be a second drawing for those who entered but guessed incorrectly about what Santa is holding. The winner of that drawing will receive a prize to be announced at the time of the drawing.

Here is the Santa that will be awarded to the contest winner. Obviously he isn’t completed and won’t be until we have a winner. The reason for this is the winner is going to get a choice of picking the colors he is to be painted with or leaving the choice of colors up to me. Also, since there is no painting done yet, if there is a pattern choice for the coat that is also an option the winner can choose.

So, what do you think? Is this a contest you would like to enter? If so, good luck.
Okay, here's a clue:

It is not a bear or a doll or a bird. It is not cocoa and cookies but that's the closest guess yet.  Does that help?

 As always, thanks for stopping by.


The Bear's Blog said...


Oh how exciting. My guess is that Santa is holding (what else than) a TEDDY BEAR. (o:

I have your giveaway on my sidebar.


Leola - Southshoreartist said...

I'd love to be entered in your contest. I love your Santas :)

I think Santa is going to be holding the "Naughty/Nice" book

I follow your blog faithfully, have put the contest button on my blog, and I mentioned the contest in a post. Whew! Hope I did it all correctly :)

Maggie said...

Well, since Santa doesn't use a crystal ball, I'm going to go with a naughty or nice list.
I'll mention your contest in my next post, and I'll put your button on my sidebar today.
I love your santas, and I hope I win!

Heather said...

Yes, I would love to enter!!! I think he is holding cookies! or hot cocoa or snow???
anyway, i love your work, and am proud to be a follower!! hugs to you!

Mina said...

Oh, please enter my name for this delicious contest/giveaway! Such a challenge to guess what he is holding...hmmm...Maybe a snow globe or a wrapped gift? Whatever he is holding, this will be an awesome prize to go to some lucky person!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Count me in please!! I'd like to see him holding two darling wee dolls ~ one named Maddy and the other named Maggie! ;)
Got you on my blog sidebar ~ hope you get lots of visitors!

pinkglitterfae said...

heck yes count me in, I've been a follower right from the start :-)
as to what he is holding....why it's a teddy bear of course, lol!

Angela said...

I would like to enter and he is certainly holding a bird. A red one me thinks.

Diny said...

Please count me in!I like this.
I think Santa is holding a pigeon.
A pigeon of hope and peace.
I will link you to my blog.
Greetings, Diny

Diny said...

Oke, I try again: Santa is holding a doll, I think I see a little arm....
Greetings, Diny

Crystal Cook said...

Oooh! A giveaway! I want to be enetered!! I am going to guess that he is holding a dragon. Because I just really hope he is. :)

Katy Cameron said...

Well, I'm following you already, and I want to be entered. I think he's carrying a bear, you know, because you're balancing things up, right? Right?! ;o)

Brenda said...

I think he will be holding a bird - maybe a dove! I'd love to be entered and am now following publicly, thanks to the post from my friend Katy! :o)

The Bear's Blog said...

Okay, here is my second guess - Reindeer feed/snacks.

Just send him to me now - hahahaha.
I'm being serious. (o:


Mina said...

Okay Miss Maddyrose, for my second guess I am going to say a plate of milk and cookies?

Mina said...

Third it a plate of carrots for the reindeer? Or a plate of Christmas candy?

Mina said...

Um, it's me again. This time I am going to guess a ham or stuffed turkey on a plate? Do you get extra points for perseverance? ;-)

Dawn in the Forest said...

I would love to enter your contest:) According to your hint it must be something to eat or drink......maybe a gingerbread house, or a bowl of soup??? Hmmmm...what about a bowl of Christmas candy.

Diny said...

It is me again LOL
Now I think Santa houlding a cup of candy tied up with a ribbon
Greetings, Diny

Mina said...

How many times can I guess before it's considered stalking? ;-)

Is it a fruit cake on a plate?

Mina said...

How about cake or cupcakes on a plate?

Diny said...

I will try again: Santa is holding a plate with muffins....
Greetings, Diny

Mina said...

It is a plate with a Yule log candy?

Ascension said...

Bueno a ver si tengo suerte!!!!!
Yo creo que es un precioso regalito de Navidad (dentro habra lo que cada uno desee).
Me encantaria participar pero no se si es esto lo que tenia que hacer.
En todo caso le deseo mucha suerte a quien lo adivine.
Yo subo tu sorteo a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Ascension said...

Otra vez por aqui...jejeje
Vamos a ver...en el plato de la mano lleva:
Una taza de crema de avena con canela, azucar y leche fria ( dentro de la crema se esconde una almendra que da buena suerte).
Volvereeeeee jejejeje
besitos ascension

Ascension said...

Mi ultimo intento.....
Puedes ser "carbon dulce"? o sea carbon de azucar que se les pone a los niños que no se han portado bien como regalo de Papa Noel (en el caso español de los Reyes Magos)
besitos ascension

Ascension said...

Y por ultimo jejejeje
Los muñequitos de pan de gengibre, que sirven para adornar y para comer.
Y ahora a esperar el sorteo.
besitos y gracias por tu paciencia.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Yes, please enter my name in your giveaway!!!! Now, I think Santa might be holding a gingerbread house.