It's My Birthday Giveaway!

Heyhey everyone,
It's my birthday today!!! I feel so old... ;) I didn't do very much today but had a lovely time working on my cross stitch in the park, it's really starting to take shape. The cross stitch, not the park ;) I also found one of the eggs that had been destroyed by some moron and the artist had to remade it. But it's now back on display, so provided they bring back the two missing ones, I only have 2 to go.

Since it is my birthday, I wanted to share it with you also. I recently decided to start up an Etsy shop. Not as a living, but just to sell some of the things I make just because I enjoy making them but don't actually have much use for myself. I loved making the teacup pincushions a while back (you can see version 1 and version 2 here), so I really wanted to make some more but I just couldn't find the right cups. I spent ages looking for the perfect cup to host this giveaway and then suddenly I found it. IN 4 COLOURS! Naturally this meant I had to make 4 cups. I made all four of them and am going to list them in my shop once the giveaway is over, because my readers can have have first pick of their favourite teacup!

 I have 4 of them: pink, blue, purple, and yellow. Each one has a decorated teaspoon matching the colours of the cup also.

The pink cup has a grey/pink flower design on the cup, a pink felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with a large pink gemstone and several smaller clear gemstones.

 The blue cup has a grey/blue flower design on the cup, a dark blue felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with a several small blue heart-shaped gemstones.

 The purple cup has a grey/purple flower design on the cup, a purple felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with purple square gemstones in various sizes.

 The yellow cup has a grey/yellow flower design on the cup, a yellow felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with several off-white heart-shaped pearls.

I'm still working on my photographic skills, but I really wanted to post about this giveaway today so that it coincides with, you guessed it, my birthday!

This giveaway is open to international readers! Very important :) I always hate it when I see some really nice giveaways (as I hope you think this is also) and they're only open to US readers.. So no fear: no geographical boundaries here.

Now for the rules, after all we must have rules... There are several options to participate in this giveaway:

Mandatory entry: become a follower and leave a comment saying that you're a new follower (current followers please also leave a comment to get your entry).

Optional entries: 
  • leave a comment wishing me a heartfelt happy birthday(it is my day after all today hihi)
  • leave a comment telling me which teacup is your favourite, thereby also indicating which one you would like to win
  • blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment linking back to it
  • mention this giveaway on your Twitter account and leave a comment linking back to it
  • mention this giveaway on your Facebook account and leave a comment linking back to it 
  • follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment that you have done so or if you are already following me on Pinterest
That's 7 possible entries for each person! I hope this will be big :) It would be a great start to my little shop at least :) The giveaway will be open until midnight Sunday 25 March UK time, and I will choose the winner on Monday. Please make sure that your email address is listed in your profile, otherwise please leave it in your comment as I will have no way of contacting you otherwise. One more small thing: pins are not included in this giveaway.

I'm off for a nice dinner now, good luck everyone!!


  1. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!
    I hope you have a great day - it's mine next week!

  2. So hard to choose my favourite teacup! Possibly purple - or pink!!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet! Hope you have a faaaab day! Here's a little birthday song to make you smile -

    p.s. im following you on pinterest too as cherry lane! :-)

  4. oh I forgot to mention I really like the purple one! They are all just sooooo cute!! I will defo be checking out ur etsy store x

  5. Happy Birthday! Wish you to have some blast today! I like the pink cup I have some associations from childhood with this cups.

  6. een zeer zeer gelukkige verjaardag!!!!!!!
    Ik hoop dat je er ene fijne dag van gemaakt hebt!
    ( en goed in de watten bent gelegd )
    ik kijk uit naar het verslag!

    Ik kan niet goed kiezen eigenlijk...
    wel, ik ben in een 'geel ' mood de laatste dagen, laat ik dat dan maar doen...

    En ik neem het op in mijn give awaylijst ;)

  7. What a lovely giveaway! I'm a new follower via GFC (Jasmine1485) :)

    kate1485 at

  8. I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday, how very generous of you to give presents rather than receive them.

    kate1485 at

  9. I adore the blue teacup, such a nice bright colour and the pattern on the teacup is very pretty.

    kate1485 at

  10. Happy Belated Birthday!! Of course I'm already a follower!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Love the purple pincushion (my favourite colour!!)

  12. Tweeted this giveaway:!/jillinamillion/status/184052367371681792

  13. Shared it on facebook too!!


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