Monday, 1 April 2019

Ninth Birthday giveaway No1.


This coming week on April 5th my blog turns nine. Nine years of highs and lows. Our lives, the lives of the three daughters, the two boys choose not to feature on here. Grown from two grandchildren to nine, including one set of twins. We have shared the amazing day that was  DD2's wedding. We have shared our three dogs with you,our traumas, some medical issues, the menopause and our family allergy problems.

I have shown you the places I have visited and the people I have met. The beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer and the fun the grandchildren and I have had.

By way of a thank you to everybody for taking the time to read what I have to share I am running a few giveaways over this month.

Giveaway No 1 is a very lovely giveaway from a company I worked with last year as well. Pop up designs make amazing 3D wooden cards that are purchased flat and assembled by the purchaser
Our range of unique laser cut wooden Pop Up postcards and gift cards designed and made in Scotland featuring designs for Scottish Animals, Scottish Heritage, Fun/Novelty, Christmas, Occassions, Boxsilhouettes, mini Cards, Birds, Transport, Charles Rennie Mackintosh..... Wales..... the list just keeps growing
It has been great to see how they have grown and what charitable sponsorship's they are currently working with.

.
The business grew and our retirement plan of making a hundred cards a week from the shed in the garden, changed rapidly after winning the best new Product award at the Scottish Gift Trade show in 2016. We now have a workshop with eight laser cutters and can make about 120 an hour. 
We hope to raise much money for other projects. In 2017 we helped with a project in Kenya (funding a woodworking skills vocational course with tools and a teacher for 30 a year to get a chance of a future vocation) and in 2018 we hope to help with a project for cooking and woodwork in Tanzania.
We partnered with Adopt-A-Child (based in Inverness) in 2018 to fund projects they do for child sponsorship in Albania and Guatemala. giving food, aid, sponsorship. We have just heard back from a workshop we funded with tools in Kenya, and have sponsored solar panels and water pumps in Togo!

Anyway they are generously offering five A6 cards of your choice to include some from their new range called "A wee bit of colour" You can see their full coloured range here. The Spring daffodil one is my favourite.

A Highland Coo is on of the A6 range


They also have a series of frame cards that are new for 2019. In all honest these don't come in much more expensive than a good quality card. This wagtail and wren card comes with the flowers for £6. 









Win five A6 pop up design cards

57 comments:

  1. Oooh congratulations on 9 years of blogging! I'll definitely be entering this as soon as I have time - those cards look amazing. I'd be tempted to try to recreate the ideas in cardboard - in fact I wonder why the places that make cutting gies for cardmakers don't make dies to make something similar with?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy 9th blogiversary! I would choose the Cat Sat Coloured Wood Gift Card to give to my mam, as she has two cats and loves anything cat-related!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'd choose the red shore crab, I think it looks amazing

    ReplyDelete
  4. The sat dog is soo cute so id pick that! I love this idea too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These look like a really great set of cards, I would love to win

    ReplyDelete
  6. we'd pick the scottish animals. we love animals and these cards are gorgeous

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would pick the Dog Sat Coloured Wood Gift A6+ because the colours would fit my mums room where she would display it, as I would gift it to her

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would choose the Cat Sat Coloured Wood Gift Card because I love cats.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nessie is so cute perfect for my scottish pal. Well done on 9 years xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Natalie Burgess2 April 2019 at 09:29

    The cat sat coloured gift card as im cat mad! Xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like the dog and I would choose this for my eldest granddaughter who is mad about dogs.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Being Welsh I like the Daffodil Card which I would send to my sister

    ReplyDelete
  13. I’d choose the Spring Daffodil, Bee, Butterfly because it is ideal with it being spring now

    ReplyDelete
  14. These are just lovely, I would choose the robin red breast, would make that special little treat card for my special mother-in-law, she loves robin's.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow congrats on 9 years. thats so impressive. Id probably choose the cat ones :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the Cat Sat - we are a cat mad family and every one of us would love to receive this.

    ReplyDelete
  17. love the dog liked and shared

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the robin, we have a friendly one in our garden who comes right down to me when I am gardening

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would choose the cat sat because they are really cute and would be loved by the recipients

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging, to coincide with 9 grandchildren, Elaine! I have never seen these wooden cards before and they are gorgeous. My favourite is the Highland "Coo". I like the colours and I love this breed anyway because they look so impressive and ancient, but friendly at the same time, with their long horns and massive fur.
    Many thanks for running this giveaway. (Petra)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Id choose the Chick coloured Wood Gift Card, as it looks so cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congrats on the 9 years blogging!
    I really like the Nessie with Fish hat. He is very cute x

    ReplyDelete
  23. It's a tough decision but I'd probably choose the dog sat coloured because he looks a bit like my border collie although I do love the Highland coo too

    ReplyDelete
  24. The robin is my favourite because I love spotting robins in my garden especially around Christmas time!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would choose the cat or robin - both lovely

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would choose the Cat Sat Coloured Wood Gift Cards because my kids adore cats and kittens - Leanne W

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love the Robin Red Breast card, it would be great for my friend who is mad about bird watching.

    ReplyDelete
  28. the scottish animals are pretty amazing, they really appeal to me! Congrats on 9 years blogging! xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like the cat one and this would be perfect for my Mum who loves cats.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Highland Coloured Coo Wood - the colours are amazing! This is really different, had a look on Facebook too - I love the black and white cut outs, really differece

    ReplyDelete
  31. cat sat coloured card(s) as its a house full of cat lovers

    ReplyDelete
  32. I absolutely love the First Prize Highland Coloured Coo with Birdie. I have a friend who travels back up to Scotland regularly and she loves highland cows. This would be perfect for her!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Not seen anything like these before. Nessie would be perfect for my best friend as she got engaged at Loch Ness

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the highland cow.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'd use the Wagtail and Wren card first and give to my daughter because she deserves a treat.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'd pick the Highland Coloured Cop range to send to family in Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love the highland cow as I just find them so amusing with their hair do over the face!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would choose the robin as a gift for my Father. We lost Mum last year and we've always said a robin would be her coming to say hello, so I think he'd really love it.

    ReplyDelete
  39. It would have to be Cat Sat as we are a cat mad family

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congratulations on your 9th blogiversary. I would choose the Highland Coo as I love the way they look with long shaggy hair.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would choose the Red Lobster. My son loves all things to with sea creatures and this would make a wonderful card for him.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Fiona Johnstone10 April 2019 at 11:58

    I like the Highland coloured coo. I'd never heard of these cards before. They look great.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congratulation on the 9 years, and here's to many more. I love the Robin Red Breast with Coloured Flowers Gift Card. It's so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I would choose the Dog Sat Coloured Wood because I love dogs and this one looks so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  45. lovely giveaway thank you love the cat one xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. I would choose the Cat Sat Coloured Wood Gift Card because they are my favourite animal.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I like the dog. It is cute! Nice and ornamental.

    Rachel Craig

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would choose one of the bids, I not sure which has I like them all

    ReplyDelete
  49. I’d choose the chick one it’s so cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. l like the Dog Sat Coloured Wood, as we have a beautiful Great Dane and would be in his honour

    ReplyDelete
  51. These are absolutely gorgeous, and so unique. I like them all, but am particularly drawn to the blue one with the birds.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Congrats on 9 years!
    I'm a huge dog person so the sitting dog one is definately the one I love the most, plus the dog has such a cute face! I love these though, something different that also looks really nice.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I like the dog, simply because I love dogs and all things doggie

    ReplyDelete
  54. That spring daffodil, bee and butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for this time of year!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I would choose the Red Lobster as I like anything with that kind of imagery

    ReplyDelete

Nice to see you stopping by. Thank you for your comment and I hope you stop by again.