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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Great Easter Birthday Blogger Giveaway!

is here!
is nigh!
is at hand
a-foot even...

This awesome giveaway is to celebrate my recent 1000th visitor, my upcoming 50th post, trip to hong kong AND my birthday. Because it’s all about me, i decided to share the love/pay it forward, and make it a little bit about you. Just a little bit. Coz it’s really all about me. ME. So, without further ado – here is my very first blog giveaway. drumroll please...

There’ll be some of these
loads of these

A little bit of this

...and to top it all off, a craft project and a few other crafty items.

this is what it will look like in all its glory (please note, i won't be posting the basket). it's purely for asthetic purposes. i think it works well, don't you?

SO! Leave a comment at the end of this post, run and tell all your friends they’ve got til 9am NZ DST (that’s daylight saving time) Easter Monday to be in with a chance to win the goodies. I will make the draw using a random number generator, before jumping on a plane for hong kong, and i will post the goodies on my return (in a couple of weeks).

PLEASE NOTE! - i am happy to post ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! your goodies will be safely packaged to avoid melting and any and all other sundry weather related scenarios! if i forget to announce the winner, please know it will be due to my immense excitement at flying out to hong kong (something i have wanted to do for YEEEEEEEEEEARS). don’t worry; i will hide the chocolate so my family can’t eat it while i’m away.

Did i mention i was going to hong kong? Or that it’s my birthday?


34 comments:

paula clare said...

WOOHOO! A chocolate giveaway? Could there be ANYTHING more wonderful? (I submit to you there cannot!) Count me IN! YAY! I'm First! I'm first! Happy Birthday AND Happy Hong Konging...I've heard the folks there are COMPLETELY obsessed with food...how WONDERFUL for you! Have a great time! I shall await the happy announcement (and photo "show and tell") upon your return!

Blessings!
Paula Clare
pclouse07@hotmail.com
http://www.pclouse.blogspot.com

Gemma said...

Well I'm just thrilled for you to be going to Hong Kong. Wooopeee!!
Have fun!!!! Hope you find lots of bargains and fun things there. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have plenty of chocolate for yourself!

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Yaaaayyyy!!!! I know what yumminess that basket contains. NZ chocolate confectionery and Easter eggs are the best (besides Belgium and Switzerland) but the marshmellow eggs are AWESOME.

Aesthetic or not, I want the basket too! haaa! WITH a ribbon! ...sides I'm just on the other side of the puddle!

...OK! ok... ok... I'll settle for just the yummy goodness then! Sheesh...

Janette said...

ALL I can say is mmm mmm good! Happy Birthday Darling and have a wonderful trip!!!!!

Colleen said...

now THAT is a serious basket

and i'm emailing you. have some bday love for you and i need your snail mail

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I'll be in to win :)

Love reading your blog.

Cheers - Natalie (fellow scrapmate)

ikkinlala said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Easter (unusual to have Easter so early, isn't it? My birthday's on Thursday, and I can't remember it ever being so close)! And a wonderful trip to Hong Kong, too, of course!

Ellie said...

Hi there in Ngaio gorge.

Have a wonderful birthday (number ?) and just have a wonderful, enjoyable, exiting time swanning around Hong Kong. Eating Shopping Sleeping, Eating Shopping, Sleeping, Eating, Shopping, Sleeping............ how many days did you say you are going for????

Will miss you

See you when you get back.

Ellie
PS: Would LOVE to be in the draw.

Kristi Smith said...

Is today your actual birthday??? The 18th??? If so, Happy Birthday!!! I am so jealous of your trip to Hong Kong.

I can't believe you already have 50 posts!!!

Anonymous said...

aaaahhhhh I heard chocolate was looking for a home... only have to ask me once and I'm there with BELLS on....so count me in....

Happy Birthday too and Happy Holiday - sounds great...have a greeeeeeeat time.

mandyb (another fellow scrapmate)

Hong Kong Muse said...

Mmm...Easter candy. I'm in!

There isn't much selection of Easter candy in Hong Kong, so I am salivating as I gaze upon the photo.

What a lovely 45th anniversary of you being born gift going to Hong Kong will be!!

If you have questions, need advise/help, or wish to meet for lunch in Hong Kong just let me know! I think you can email me via my blog or just leave another comment...by the way, thanks for stopping by catandmuse.com for the visit.

Oh, and I looked at some of your photos and they are lovely. Assuming those are your 4 awesome daughters, they are lovely too...there is true kindness in their eyes (and mischief as well!).

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, please enter me in your fun Easter giveaway! I'd love to win!

Thanks so much!

Janette said...

WOW looks like lots of people love chocolate! =)

Melinda said...

ok I am here and in! Have a blast on your trip. Happy Birthday (early since you'll be away)!!
It is okay keep the basket just send the goods!!

Margerie said...

Wishing you a Happy Hoppy Birthday! And a wonderful trip to Hong Kong. I love your blog. And it makes me want to get on the scrappy wagon again!

And did you say chocolate? LOL I can't seem to shake that one.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I am crossing my fingers for some goodies.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Happy birthday! Have a great trip... I'm hoping for pictures. Will there be pictures?

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire! said...

I love chocolate! What a great idea. Happy birthday and have a spectacular time in HK!

Joh said...

Love the choccie prize! If I win I will have to hide it from my hoards of children...
Have a great time in Honkers. Can I call it that?
Think of all the great things about being 45!
Loads of free stuff from ....the Health Ministry!
Ha.

Susan said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks for the invitation!

Kris said...

Oooh - choccie! Have a great time in HK Sue - you will have fun shopping and dining out!

Margo :-) said...

Well now.... HAPPY 45th Birthday, HAPPY 1000 visitors, HAPPY 50th post and a very HAPPY safe trip to Hong Kong!!!!!!!! :-)

Scattered Mom said...

Oh my, that is a HUGE basket! How generous of you..not to mention that you'll send it anywhere?

Wow.

Please count me in your giveaway. :)
Hope you have a great time in Hong Kong and a fantastic birthday! We March babies know how to party.

PS..I'll have to add your blog to my bloglines.

Mummy LOL said...

Happy birthday to you, I am not sure how I found your blog. Too much blog hopping I guess LOL

Sandra in the Manawatu

Custom Metal Plaques said...

Have a great time in Hong Kong and make sure to post some pics :)

Tres Chic Boutique said...

Your city looks beautiful!Congratulations on your birthday and your trip! That chocolate looks delicious-- one of our favorite things about Easter here are the availability of the Cadbury Mini Eggs. YUM! Have fun in Hong Kong. Oh and I really like 2 Peas in a Bucket as well.

toners said...

Awesome! Happy birthday and have a fantastic trip!!

Kristy said...

Thanks for telling me about your site. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I have a program that shades the corners of the pictures. It's really easy on a mac. It's just 1 click and im done. hahaha. I just got photoshop, so that will be a beast to learn. But hopefully I can do some fun things to my photos. Fun that your doing a little giveaway. This is awesome!! Maybe I should do one. :0) I have another (more popular) blog too. It's afewpreciousmoments.blogspot.com Maybe I will do one on that one. Or both. You never know!! :0) YUMM...If anyone doesn't make a post, something is wrong with them. Chocolate is THE BEST!! Well....Happy Birthday, and have FUN in HONG KONG!! :0) Take care!!

Working mum said...

Hi ScrapySue
Thanks for visiting my blog. What a generous giveaway. You knew I couldn't resist!

Looking forward to coming back and learning more about your life. Love to know more about NZ. Have a great time in HK! :-)

Amanda said...

I saw you on working mum and reluctant housewife. I just had to come check you out. I didn't win when reluctant had a giveaway and I will be absolutely demolished if I don't win on this one either. (can you tell I'm still bitter?)
Happy Birthday and Have fun in Hong Kong!!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Oh my! You've got a lot of good stuff to look forward to! Happy Birthday! Happy Hong Kong Trip! Happy Blogging!
What a fun prize pack!

suesue said...

Wow thanks for the invitation. This Easter giveaway is lovely. Count me in ya. Again have a nice and fun trip ya.

St. Ignatius Church Junior Youth Ministry, PJ said...

I love those chocolates you have for this giveaway but I absolutely LOVE your scrappy stuff more!!!

If you pick my number, will you swap some of the chocs for some scrappy stuff instead!!!! It's a tall request but I'll be your scrappy friend forever!!! Promise!!! Love ya!!

My blog: http://onabentofrenzy.blogspot.com/

Mean Mom said...

It's great to have someone dropping by from New Zealand. Thanks for giving me the chance to be included in your draw. Your site is great - so many pictures! Have a good birthday and trip to Hong Kong!

Dusty Spider said...

Thought I'd pop over and see you. Thanks for your kind thoughts on my post. What a lovely surprise to have a chance of winning some goodies! Hope you have a wonderful time in Hong Kong and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Go Girl!! Flick xx