Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Giveaway winners announced!

I had a great response to my first ever giveaway - who knew pyrex jelly-moulds would prove so popular? It closed yesterday, so I settled down last night to torture myself with the latest episode of Glee (it's a love/hate thing) and Mr Charity Shopping independently adjudicated the draws a la National Lottery. Incidentally, perhaps my American readers can shed some light - is the name of the Glee club supposed to sound rude or is it my British ears hearing American accents? I mean, Nude Erections? Seriously? Anyway, I digress.

I started with the draw for the craft magazine. First name out of the cut glass and silver dressing table pot - or was it a tupperware from the kitchen - who can tell when bloggers fib?  - was:

Hope you get lots of crafting inspiration Janys.
Next up was the Cath Kidston book Stitch with a free cross-stitch project, which will be winging its way to:

Tea and cross-stitch and Antiques Roadshow and you'll be more British than me!

And finally - drum-roll - the winner of the much coveted jelly-moulds is:

LandGirl1980! I expect to be seeing those cucumbers in aspic or another war-time treat please.

Could the winners please email me their address details at charityshopqueen@gmail.com and I'll get the prizes in the post. If you didn't win, then not to worry, no doubt I'll do another giveaway on a spurious premise in the not too distant future. I reached 100 followers yesterday, but maybe that's a little soon ;-)

Finally - at the request of  Mizz Scarlett - here's a picture of the pirate cake I made for my 3 year old's birthday. You can't tell so much from this photo but I had a bit of a disaster with the victoria sponge and it's several broken bits welded together with vanilla buttercream! Still, he liked it. Professional cake decorators look away now.

Shiver me timbers, it's the fearsome Cap'n Marshmallow

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone. I have craft group tonight and have been frantically practising my crochet all week. Tonight's the night for granny squares. Very exciting!


  1. Do I see right??? How many Janysssss took part??? Yipppeeeeeeeeee! I needed this news badly...so what do I do now? Hang on...let me see if you can be contacted...hmmmmmmmm

  2. Oh my CRUMBS!!!!I hardly ever win nuffin!!!! HOOOOOOOOORAY!!! This has just made my day!!!! Thank you!!!

  3. Well done to all the winners :o) The pirate cake is beyond awesome - i better get practice in before July to come anywhere close to that, i wonder how many bits of dodgy pirate cake hubby can take to work between now and july! Scarlett x

  4. oooh and i forgot to say congrats on the 100 :o) *high five* Scarlett x

  5. Congrats to the winners :) the cake looks amazing, you're so talented!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  6. It's not just you - I keep thinking 'Nude Erections' too! Maybe our minds are just in the gutter!? :-P

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Jem xXx

  7. Congrats you lucky girls Love that cake too MY 6 yr old Gson would love it too

  8. Lakota, Cap'n Marshmallow is fantastic!!!
    Goodluck with your crochet tonight x

  9. Well done to the winners! The cake is tremendous.
    Enjoy your crocheting later. xxx

  10. Congrats to all the winners:)


  11. I DONT BELIEVE IT!!! my first time EVER to win a giveaway and to win a book from CK that I love!!!! *jumping up and down in joy* Thank you so much! onto the pirate cake for your 3 year old son is adorable!! i dont think i can make something like that yet! i'm still learning how to bake and decorate, i'm sure the victoria sponge cake is still delicious!! Congrats to Janys and Land girl too! I doubt i'll be more british than you are but i'm trying hehe xx

    Congrats on your 100 followers too!!

  12. In my rush to go off and claim my prize, I forgot to congratulate the other winners...so congrats and enjoy your prizes. I can hardly wait to see mine, though I'm certain that the Italian postal system will ensure that the wait is eternal!

  13. Excellent Cake - Am sure I could steal your ideas for a fairy version!!!!

    I agree that the Glee name is tongue in cheek given that another goup were called oral intensity! Heehee I too am a Gleek!!! Nothing to do with Puckerman at all!!

  14. aaahh congratulations to all the winners. Great cake it looks fab ;-) Good luck with your granny squares and enjoy your class tonight, dee x

  15. Well done to the winners :)

    I love that cake - he looks great :)

  16. That cake is brilliant - am very impressed indeed! X

  17. Very impressed with that cake, full of character!

  18. Boo hoo I didn't win! Congrats to the winners though.

    Ahoy me hearty, that pirate cake be grand that's for sure.

    Oooh granny squares, I'm genuinely excited for you. Have a great evening!

  19. Hello my lovely, congrats on reaching 100 followers! And congrats to the lucky winners of your giveaway. (I've just announced my first giveaway too!) The pirate cake is BRILLIANT - love the marshmallow nose. Sarah x

  20. Congratulations on finishing your first granny square Lakota. Yay!

    p.s. all the best ones are wonky!

    p.p.s. thanks for your curse on my spray painting "friend" ( I like it! ) x

  21. Well done your winners.

    Love your cake :0)

  22. Congratulations to your winners! ... :0)


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