Monday, January 17, 2011

Fabulous Fifty...Fifty Dollar Gift Card Giveaway


Hello friends and readers worldwide. Before I get into the giveaway on this post I would like to welcome my latest Blog Sponsor Michele of Glass Bead Treasures! Please click on the blog button for her Etsy shop in the right had side bar...she has some very lovely things and blogs at http://michelestreasures.blogspot.com/

It's amazing here in blog land how we really do develop friendships and connections on a world wide basis and this post is a chance for you to enjoy one of the connections that I've made.
I was contacted several weeks ago by a company named NOVICA, that is in association with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC to to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market, where otherwise they would not. I'm all for helping other talented artisans, as I've been given the opportunity to do so for quite a few years on my website at Shabbyfufu. 

Novica gave me the choice of either $100 gift card for myself...in which I could order merchandise to review and post, or 2 gift cards for $50 each.....one to order something for myself and one to give away. Guess which I chose (do you know me ~ lol!). I thought I could actually accomplish both prospects by ordering something for moi and reviewing the product and service....and then letting YOU chose something for yourself to enjoy! So please....read on and then go over to NOVICA to see what YOU might like to have. Contest rules below!


There were so many things to chose from amongst what they call their "corporate gifts", from gorgeous art glass to entertaining, jewelry, handbags and travel bags, eco friendly and green gifts and much more. Their artisans hail from all over the world...Mexico, Thailand, India, Brazil, Bali..just to name a few countries. 

I chose the necklace by an artist in Thailand named Busarin, as I am completely smitten with her work and will definitely be ordering some more pieces (oh Mr. honey....my birthday is next month if you are reading this:-). The necklace is called Bouquet Of Pearls and once ordered arrived from Thailand in about a week with the lovely hand made presentation gift pouch made from sustainable tree bark paper and an artist story card enclosed. I think that the necklace speaks for itself and will let the pictures do the talking. 





So....what do you think? Would you be smitten with a $50 spending spree? Perhaps you aren't a jewelry person. I am enamored with these drinking glasses....perhaps you might select something like these for your home instead?


Can you help spread the word about them.....I know that they would appreciate it and so would I. 

Once chance to win: Please leave a comment here for a chance to win the $50 gift card to NOVICA

Two chances to win: Post the button below on your blog and link it here to my blog so that others can come over to comment and have a chance. 

Three chances to win: Tweet for a third chance.



"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world."
~ William Shakespeare~
www.shabbyfufu.blogspot.com

Please visit:
http://corporate-gifts.novica.com
http://eco-friendly.novica.com
http://unique-gifts.novica.com
http://microfinance.novica.com

36 comments:

DEB said...

Oh Janet...that necklace is gorgeous!!!! I am so glad you got for YOU! The drinking glasses are darling too...please dont enter my name in drawing..as I have just won one of your giveaways.. which came a few days ago & I LOVE..LOVE:) Christie is a doll & came packaged soooo pretty!
I love to see new talent also..YAY for you hon!
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

beautiful! would love to win :)
beth
goodvariety@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Oh the jewelry and the glasses are beautiful. I would love to win this give away!

Suzie Button said...

I love your choice of the gorgeous necklace, I think I'd have chosen that too! Thanks for a chance to win! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Suzie Button said...

I don't have a blog right now but I did tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/SuzieButtons about your giveaway! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Anonymous said...

I would love a chance to win!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing..
cassies_cricket@hotmail.com

NanaDiana said...

Janet...I REALLY love the necklace. You can sign me up..and you know I am a follower. Congrats on being picked to do this---that is great recognition! Hugs-Diana

Victoria said...

How sweet of you to choose the gift cards:) Do you have an Etsy shop? I just ordered something from Shabbyfufu on Etsy today but I don't see an Etsy widget on your blog so don't know if it's your Etsy shop or just a coinky dink!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The necklace you chose is beautiful! I hopped over to their site and am sure I could find something to spend that $50 gift card on. The hard part would be stopping there! Please enter my name. Connie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I did post your giveaway on my sidebar, but I didn't find a date for the giveaway to post with it. Hope you are having a great week. Connie

Melissa F said...

I would love to win. Thanks!!

Mariette said...

Dearest Janet,

Great way you did handle this; that reveals a lot about your character! Compliments.
Your Thai selection looks very precious.

Have a great week and who knows I might win...

love,

Mariette

shala_darkstone said...

I love that necklace! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/27167323320229888
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the great giveaway:)
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hi Janet,
I am a woman who loves jewelry...this necklace that you picked is wonderful!! You have such good taste, and how sweet of you to offer one of the gift cards, that was very thoughtful. I do not know how to post on my blog without the little part that you copy and paste, if I can figure out how to do it I would love to put it on my blog... lets see if I can do it. Have a wonderful night. Please enter me in your contest.
Ps I visited the site and I have to say everything is beautiful put I would pick the same necklace that you picked.. : )

Lorene
The Gilded Cherub

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous necklace! You are so sweet to do the 50/50! I love the glasses you showed also. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

Mary Ellen said...

The necklace is so pretty! Would love to to be entered!

bee blessed
mary

SKO said...

This is perfect...will go with beige, pastels, and the classic black. What a perfect accessory with simple button pearl earrings.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Janet, oooh everything is so gorgeous, and I would love to win any one of her tresors... I am posting your giveaway on my sidebar right now, and will come back and let you know it is linked... xoxo Julie Marie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Me again... okay, you are posted on my sidebar now!... xoxo, kisses to Murphy!... Julie Marie

Sweepstaker said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win.
shabbyfufu@mysweepslink.com

fawn said...

SO NICE! Novica has some really wonderful items. Please count me in. :)

Kathy B. said...

I can see why you chose the necklace--it is so beautiful! The drinking glasses are art pieces in themselves. I think I would use them as little vases rather than drink out of them! Thank you so much for this opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway.

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

I can see why you chose the necklace--it is so beautiful! The drinking glasses are art pieces in themselves. I think I would use them as little vases rather than drink out of them! Thank you so much for this opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway.

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Alison Gibbs said...

Janet what a great giveaway.
The necklace you chose is gorgeous
Alison

Tara said...

Janet,your so kind to share your gift..Please enter me,I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed..xx

We live in the said...

That necklace is amazing! Wear in good health and great happiness and thanks for introducing me to this site; it will provide entertainment and wishful pondering.

Ellie said...

The necklace is gorgous, and I know just the person who would love it - MOI! ! ! I don't blog, but am addicted to reading many out there. Have followed yours for a long time. Love the teacup chandeliers in your previous post. Look forward to more new creations on your website. YUMMY!

Julia Coenobita said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
-Julia
coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com

Illoura said...

Such a gifted jeweler/beader, that Busarin! She deserves the focus you've given here and I wish her well. Your necklace is just to die for beautiful.
My mother and her sister spent time in Thailand doing missionary work and they brought over 36 years of worth of collection things, like baskets and ELEPHANTS, lol, but I never saw anything so darling as the necklace you're featuring. (My aunt's house blew away in a tornado a year after they returned home, and all she found were a few seashells, and my mom downsized and sold her elephant collection.)
If you hear the tornado whistle, WEAR your necklace to the basement!
Now I'm off to try and figure out how to link your button!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win...

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

I want to win! Please!

Lynda Del. said...

I love this artist, too! I recently placed an order for the Carnelian and citrine choker, 'Floral Cascade' and can't wait to receive it. Her work looks beautiful!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/29012065481920513
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Cinner said...

What a wonderful necklace Janet, wow, I will do a post tomorrow about the link , you are awesome and thanks for the giveaway chances. hugs to you.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

That IS a gorgeous necklace! I can see why you chose it. Thank you for the link! ; )
~Michele