Friday good deeds… Crafty ‘Pay it Forward’

It’s Friiiiiiidaaaaay!!! And because it’s nice to do a good deed on a Friday…….

I read earlier this week about a fabby fun project on the wonderful Matin Lapin blog, and I knew I had to join in. Not only would joining in mean that the brilliant Vixie of said blog will make something for me (squee!) but it means I get to make some pretty things for my readers too! Sounds cool huh?!

This is how it works:

I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me, and a total surprise (I don’t even know what it will be yet!). I will then post it to you sometime in the next few weeks. All you need to do in return is the following:

  • Leave me a comment, including your email address so that I can get in touch with you about your mailing address and some other information about you too.
  • To complete signing up, you must play along too by blogging a similar post and pledging to make a surprise for the first 3 people who comment on it.

So, who wants to play?! Comment quick below to get involved!

I’m so excited about sending post and getting post, and making and stuff! I’ll be sure to blog about my surprise when it arrives from Vixie, as well as what I end up making to send out too!

*scuttles off to plan surprises to make*

Ems x

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100th Post Celebratory Give Away!!!

100 posts! Yes, I’ve now written 100 posts! Proud of me? I am!

And I’m going to celebrate…. with my first ever give away!

I’ve been amazed by how much my little blog has grown over the last few months…. since I’ve been posting more regularly I’ve been getting some great feedback, which is very encouraging! I’d like to thank everyone who’s been reading my blog and has contributed to it…. as well as encourage some more people to do so as well!

And so I thought it apt, that since I’ve been beavering away making things for my Folksy shop lately, that I make something special as a prize. I also wanted it to reflect my blog, so I’ve gone with a London theme….. and it’s even under its own little ‘glass sky’……

This ring is made on a silver plated, adjustable ring base, and inside is a snippet from one of the vintage maps I’ve found on my treasure hunts (from the Gazeteer section of my beloved Pears Cyclopaedia in fact)…. it’s protected by a glass lens so it is shower proof (just don’t do the washing up wearing it!). I’ve been working on a whole range of jewellery like this, with cut outs of music, maps and text…. and I’ve been preparing some with my own drawings and paintings to put inside too. But this is the first to be available, so quite special I think…. I hope to have the other pieces on my shop in the next few weeks.

So, to enter your name into the hat, you can…..

  1. Follow my blog by hitting the subscription button on the top right of the page…. this will send an email to you containing each new post as it is published
  2. Follow my blog using Bloglovin’…. I know I love this app which handily keeps together all the blogs I follow and sends me a daily round up of all new posts… there’s a button on the top right of the page to do this
  3. ‘Like’ the Under A Glass Sky Facebook page
  4. ‘Favourite’ my Folksy shop
  5. Share this post on Facebook, mentioning Under A Glass Sky within the post
  6. Share this post on Twitter, mentioning Under A Glass Sky within your Tweet

You’ll get your name in the hat for each of the above that you do….. please let me know you have by commenting on this post for each entry. So, if you subscribe and also share this on Facebook for example, you’ll need to leave two comments to let me know, and then you’ll get your name in the hat twice! Hope that makes sense!

The competition is open to everyone, including those in far off places internationally. Maximum of 5 entries per person. The competition closes at midnight GMT on 3rd May 2012. After that, I will write each entry onto a bit of paper and my independent adjudicator (probably Adam) will pick one winner at random from a hat (probably my top hat for theatricality).

Soon after that I will update this post to let you know who the lucky winner is! Please make sure you check back in to see if you won, or if you have a Twitter account please include your handle in your comments/entries so that I can let you know that way.

Good luck!

Ems x

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! I WILL POST THE WINNER SOON! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!